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The high-end camera market is seriously heating up. Just months after Canon's EOS-1D X hit the scene, Nikon's response is now official. It's the D4, and while you may say it's a follow-up to the D3S, it's more like an evolutionary step. There's a new FX-format CMOS sensor (16.2MP), the same ISO range as on the D3S (100 to 12,800 natively), an ISO boost range as high as 204,800, 10fps shooting, a magnesium alloy body that's sealed to resist elements, and a dual-slot memory card system that'll take CompactFlash and the new XQD format. There's also an uncompressed HDMI output, mic/audio jacks, 1080p... Read more...
With a name like Leica, it's surely the best, right? The company famous for being famous in photography has just presented a new model, the V-Lux 3. It's a shiny new compact digital camera with an extensive range of features, including a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 4.5 - 108 mm f/2.8 - 5.2 ASPH. 24-fold super-telephoto zoom lens. It's got a 12.1MP CMOS sensor, and the company's angling this as an alternative to an entry-level DSLR. You'll also get 1080p movie mode, bursts of 12 frames per second at full resolution, or 60 frames per second at a resolution of 3.5 MP. There's also a 3" LCD display with... Read more...
Cameras these days... so hard to keep up with. You've got cameraphones, point-and-shoots, mirrorless cams, DSLRs, and evidently, "bridge cameras." These are generally spoken of as "superzoom" or "megazoom" cameras, and the Fujifilm X-S1 is the latest. We're told that the XS-1 represents a new breed of bridge camera. Featuring a Fujinon 26x optical zoom lens through to the EXR sensor technology found in the X10, the X-S1 also touts a 4-624mm (35mm equivalent) lens (f/2.8), 52x zoom range, and a lens comprised of 17 glass elements, which includes four aspherical elements and two ED lenses. The X-S1... Read more...
The holidays are just around the bend, and that means new camera systems. The mirrorless, interchangeable and Micro Four Thirds worlds have been blossoming recently, and as the market heats up, Panasonic's replacing one heralded body with another. Today, the LUMIX GX1 was revealed, joining the existing G Series with a 16.01-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine. There's a maximum ISO of 12,800, and a built-in flash, fast AF and a hot shoe. The LUMIX GX1, like all the models in Panasonic's LUMIX G Series of CSC, adopts Contrast AF for its focus system, so focusing is controlled by the image... Read more...
Look out, Hollywood! Canon just hit the big-time, with a couple of new product introductions that'll certainly have mainstays in the cinema business thinking twice about their strategy. The company's all-new cinema lens lineup is being launched alongside an entire Cinema EOS System. It's a full-fledged entry into the motion picture production industry, which offers compatibility with Canon’s wide array of high-performance EF lenses. With the debut of the Cinema EOS System, Canon today introduced seven new 4K EF Cinema Lenses—four zoom lenses and three single-focal-length models—which... Read more...
I don't care what you're planning to dress up as for Halloween, Tyler Card has you beat. Who exactly is Tyler Card and why is his costume so epic that I can feel confident dismissing all others? He's a photography nerd who took some scraps of cardboard and built a working -- yes, WORKING -- Nikon DSLR camera costume, complete with a giant LCD screen! It also has a built-in flash, shutter-release button, and is capable of wirelessly triggering his Alienbees strobes, he says. This is why I'm convinced Tyler's costume is better than yours, mine, and anything else I'm likely to see between now and... Read more...
Whoa. Get ready to bust out the wallet. Or, perhaps, the entire college fund. Canon has just introduced a bombshell of a camera, the EOS-1D X. It's consider a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup, and the company claims to have redesigned it from the inside-out. It'll feature an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of shooting an incredible 12 frames-per-second (fps). The EOS-1D X features three DIGIC processors, including Dual DIGIC 5+... Read more...
There's a new kind of camera in town, and if it's not Micro Four Thirds, it must be the broader 'interchangeable lens.' Sony has taken that segment as their own, producing the NEX-3 and NEX-5 early on. Now, it's clear they've been innovating all the while, with a unique new compact that packs DSLR-like specs into a smaller, more mobile body. The newly announced NEX-7 is the company's wildest compact yet, boasting an unheard-of 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, magnesium alloy frame, and a total weight of just 10.3oz. It also features the company's latest BIONZ image processing engine, an ultra-high... Read more...
Hasselblad is a monster of a name in the camera business. Those who know cameras know Hasselblad, and they're well known for producing some of the highest quality cameras this world has ever seen. Of course, they're primarily used by professionals, so many consumers don't even recognize the label. In other words, these guys produce cameras that are thousands upon thousands of dollars. Not exactly the kind of products you would expect to find in Best Buy or Walmart. But that said, the world would probably be a less exciting place without Hasselblad technology, and one has to wonder if things weren't... Read more...
No surprises here. With Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm and a slew of others making fistfuls of cash from their Micro Four Thirds and interchangable lens cameras, we've since heard that Nikon was also considering jumping into this market. And now, Canon will evidently be joining them. According to new reports, the world's largest camera-maker will be mulling the opportunity to launch a mirrorless model, bringing DSLR-like quality to a smaller form factor with a few corners cut, ones that most average folks won't notice. At this point, it's all speculation; Canon's not going to come right out and claim... Read more...
Consolidation in the photography industry? It's happening. It's starting on a smaller scale, but it's likely to expand in due time. Ricoh has just announced they will be the ones picking up the Pentax camera business from Hoya, with a company known for copiers and scanners evidently wanting access to Pentax's SLR technology. What's a company like Ricoh going to do with it? That's a great question. It's a bit tough to think about a Ricoh-branded DSLR, and with Nikon and Canon already owning a lion's share of the market, one has to wonder how much success the company will have in this market, anyway.... Read more...
ColorWare PC made a business out of painting everyday electronics. For whatever reason, people seem to truly enjoy getting gadgets in various colors, rather than the standard hues that any given company may ship. Camera companies have evidently figured this out as well, with Pentax being the first major company to ship a number of DSLR cameras in a number of hues. We never really expected a company like Canon to go the "color" route, but that's the route that they've found themselves on. Today, they announced that the EOS Rebel T3 EF 18-55 IS II Lens Kit would be shipping in three new color variations... Read more...
It's hard to say if we're looking at a fad or the next great leap in photography, but the interchangeable lens / Micro Four Thirds landscape is really blooming. Panasonic has been a company responsible for spearheading a lot of the efforts here, and their keeping the good times rolling with the introduction of the GF3 this year. The newest Lumix weighs just 7.83oz., and it's capable of recording Full HD video and accepting commands via a rear touchscreen. The Lumx DMC-GF3 claims to match the image quality of DSLRs while maintaining a small frame, and yes, it'll shoot 3D stills with the right lens.... Read more...
Sony introduced the new α35 (SLT-A35) interchangeable lens camera. This camera builds on Sony's α33 and α55 models and features Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology. The α35 also features Tele-zoom High Speed Shooting, a feature that magnifies a central portion of the image area while shooting at up to 7 fps. This 16.2 megapixel camera uses the Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and a BIONZ processor. Other key features include a 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD display, the ability to record AVCHD video, and a new in-camera ‘Picture Effect’ setting. The α35 interchangeable... Read more...
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