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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...
Nikon has been fairly slow to update some of their higher-end cameras (like the D700, for example), but they're refreshing the lower-end models quite hastily. This morning, the D5100 was revealed to replace the aging D5000, and it's looking to be a great mid-range option for those looking to step up from their entry-level cam. It's a good bit slimmer than the outgoing D5000, and it offers a swiveling 3" LCD, an array of Effects, a 16.2MP CMOS sensor, 1080p D-Movie mode, an 11-point AF system, built-in HDR support and 4fps burst shooting. There's also a native ISO range spanning 100-6400, with a... Read more...
Intel's Thunderbolt has the chance to be the break-out technology of 2011, but only if you have support. But support is growing. The kickstart came when Apple decided to add the Thunderbolt to their line of new MacBook Pro machines, despite the fact that no actual hardware is available now to truly support it. But that will change soon. LaCie already announced that they would soon be producing products to support the higher speed I/O port, and now it feels like Canon may follow suit. Maybe. Intel has apparently seen enough interest from Canon that the company is suggesting a "signal" of support.... Read more...
The digital camera space has evolved quite significantly over the years, and there's nothing quite like a new DSLR introduction to get the CE working talking. Well, except for two DSLR introductions! Canon has just revealed two new ones, the EOS Rebel T3 and EOS Rebel T3i. Both of these are entry-to-mid-level units, with neither costing over $800 in a body-only configuration. Neither camera is a major overhaul from prior models, but it's all about the baby steps when you're trying to keep pace with Fujifilm, Sony, Nikon and everyone else. One of the new features on both of the new models is the... Read more...
Samsung's NX100 was more than just a camera announcement for the company, it was also a lens announcement. The NX100 is the company's first interchangeable lens camera that supports a new "i-Function" lens family. This new lens has a small button on the side of it as well as a control dial; users can press a button while shuffling the dial in order to control manual settings like aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and the like. But having these i-Function lenses work exclusively on the NX100 doesn't provide a very large user base for Samsung. So, the company is enabling their earlier interchangeable... Read more...
And the megapixel race continues. In the smartphone world, anyway. Sony has just released a new sensor for cameraphones, and it's one with a megapixel count that just sounds unreal for the sector. The company's new 16.41 megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS image sensor may sound like it's designed for a next generation DSLR, but in reality, it's for phones of the future. Sony is stating that this new innovation will dramatically improve cameraphone performance, which have lagged behind in recent years despite megapixel counts that are rising. Sony is planning to launch two new lens modules... Read more...
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