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I've been relatively happy with my Canon T6i (750D) and its 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, but as crazy as it sounds, what Canon is cooking up has nearly 100 more megapixels to offer. More specifically, Canon is developing a digital SLR camera with a resolution of approximately 120 effective megapixels, the company announced today. That's more than double the 50.6MP CMOS sensor used in its existing EOS 5DS.This isn't entirely new ground for Canon. Back in 2010, the company developed the world's first APS-H sized CMOS image sensor with 120 megapixels, which boasted a mind boggling 13,280 x 9,184 pixels of resolution. However, Canon never shoved its record-setting CMOS sensor into a camera and sold... Read more...
Hasselblad has been catering to photographers for over five decades and specializes in medium format cameras, which are priced accordingly. In case you didn't know, the typical medium format camera can cost as much as a Kia, or more, so the fact that Hasselblad is running a promotion where a number of models are discounted by up to 22.9 percent (let's just call it 23 percent, shall we?), well, that's a pretty big deal. Make no mistake, these cameras are still expensive even after the price cuts, and if you're a bargain shopper, there's nothing to see here. But for those who are interested in Hasselblad's cameras, now is the time to pounce. A sample of models that have been reduced include: Model... Read more...
Consumer DSLRs with HD video capabilities are becoming more and more prevalent these days. As a result, manufacturers are constantly battling to find ways to differentiate themselves and their products from the others. Nikon's D5000 offers a few features that help set it apart from other options in the company's line as well as from the models offered by other manufacturers. Like many DSLRs today, the D5000 offers Live View mode. It also has HD movie recording capabilities with the ability to capture up to 720p HD video at 24fps. While some cameras such as the Canon EOS Rebel T1i focus on a large, high-resolution display on the back of the camera, Nikon has gone a slightly different route and... Read more...
Consumer DSLRs with HD video capabilities are becoming more and more prevalent these days. As a result, manufacturers are constantly battling to find ways to differentiate themselves and their products from the others. Nikon's D5000 offers a few features that help set it apart from other options in the company's line as well as from the models offered by other manufacturers. Like many DSLRs today, the D5000 offers Live View mode. It also has HD movie recording capabilities with the ability to capture up to 720p HD video at 24fps. While some cameras such as the Canon EOS Rebel T1i focus on a large, high-resolution display on the back of the camera, Nikon has gone a slightly different route and... Read more...
Less than six months after the launch of its first PEN E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera, Olympus is introducing the E-P2. Calling the new PEN "the world’s smallest 12.3-megapixel interchangeable lens system with In-body Image Stabilization," Olympus says the camera blends the image quality of a DSLR with High Definition video capabilities, stereo Linear PCM audio recording, and In-Camera Creativity controls. Key specifications of the E-P2 include a 12.3-megapixel image sensor, in-body image stabilization, fast Imager Autofocus, 3-inch full color HyperCrystal LCD, Olympus Dust Reduction System, and the TruePic V Image Processor. The image sensor in the E-P2 is the same one used in the E-30 and E-620... Read more...
In the last year, a handful of camera manufacturers have added HD video recording capabilities to their DSLRs. Nikon initially beat Canon in this race by introducing the $999, 12.3 megapixel D90. Canon wasn’t too far behind, though, with its $2,699, 21.1 megapixel EOS 5D Mark II that is capable of capturing 1080p (better than the D90’s 720p capabilities). At close to $3,000 however, the EOS 5D Mark II wasn’t a lot of competition for the D90 in the consumer space. Time and technology always march on and now you’ll find that Canon’s latest offering, the EOS Rebel T1i, is in a much better position to compete against the D90 and against the brand new 12.3 megapixel Nikon D5000. The 15.1 megapixel... Read more...
In the last year, a handful of camera manufacturers have added HD video recording capabilities to their DSLRs. Nikon initially beat Canon in this race by introducing the $999, 12.3 megapixel D90. Canon wasn’t too far behind, though, with its $2,699, 21.1 megapixel EOS 5D Mark II that is capable of capturing 1080p (better than the D90’s 720p capabilities). At close to $3,000 however, the EOS 5D Mark II wasn’t a lot of competition for the D90 in the consumer space. Time and technology always march on and now you’ll find that Canon’s latest offering, the EOS Rebel T1i, is in a much better position to compete against the D90 and against the brand new 12.3 megapixel Nikon... Read more...
Olympus’ latest E-620 DSLR targets users who are interested in something better than a budget entry-level DSLRs, that don’t want to pay for an upper mid-range or semi-pro body. This new camera is packed with features from the higher-end E-30, but uses a body that’s closer in size to the compact E-420 DSLR. By combining high-end features in a compact body, Olympus addresses many of the complaints users had with the previous E-520 and E-420 models. In essence, The E-620 starts with the E-520’s popular built-in Image Stabilization and combines it with the higher resolution sensor of the E-30 as well as Art Filters and an articulating 2.7-inch screen. The Olympus E-620 incorporates a Four Thirds... Read more...
PENTAX introduced its most shock and waterproof digital compact camera yet. The new Optio W80 can withstand impact from a fall of 3.3 feet as well as depths of up to 16 feet under water. PENTAX also says the camera can capture underwater photos and videos for up to two hours. In addition to this JIS Class 8 waterproof rating, the camera provides JIS Class 6 dustproof and coldproof performance, withstanding temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius).The Optio W80 features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 2.5-inch LCD with an anti-reflective coating and approximately 230,000 dots, a 5X optical zoom lens covering equivalent focal lengths of 28-140mm, and a one-inch thick body. To... Read more...
Olympus’ latest camera is not a point and shoot, and it’s not a DSLR. Instead, the new E-P1 is the company’s first Micro Four Thirds camera. This 12.3 megapixel camera blends the high-quality image capabilities of a DSLR with high definition video capabilities, stereo Linear PCM audio recording, and in-camera creative options. What’s even better is that all of these features are packed into an ultra-portable body.“The E-P1 is designed for the mobile, visual generation that lives active lives online and off, and its portability ensures that it will go with you wherever life takes you,” said John Knaur, senior marketing manager, Digital SLR, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “As someone who has shot... Read more...
Eye-Fi’s latest Eye-Fi Pro card is sure to catch the eye of digital camera users. Like other Eye-Fi cards, this new wireless SDHC memory card lets you upload images straight from your camera to your computer or to the Web automatically. What’s unique about this new card is that it includes support for RAW image files as well as peer-to-peer connectivity for a direct connection between the camera and a computer, no router or Internet connection is required.In addition to announcing a new card, Eye-Fi also announced that all Eye-Fi card users will now be able to select which photos or videos they want to wirelessly transfer from their camera to their computer or to the Web using a new Selective... Read more...
Casio released its new EXILIM Hi-Zoom EX-H10 compact digital camera today. Touted as the world’s thinnest and lightest camera in its class, the EX-H10 features a battery life of 1,000 shots on a single charge as well as an ultra-wide angle 24mm (35 mm film camera equivalent), 10x optical zoom lens. The camera measures just 0.95 inches thick, making it very portable for a camera with such features.Inside the camera, you’ll find the EXILIM Engine 4.0, which is designed to deliver high image quality and low power consumption in a small package. The new Engine’s Multi-CPU is designed for high-speed image processing.This high-performance, 12.1 megapixel camera features a number of Casio’s original... Read more...
We’ve looked at rugged digital cameras, now let’s talk about rugged GPS. Garmin recently launched the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t touchscreen handheld GPS devices. These GPS handhelds combine a 3.2 megapixel digital camera with a 3-axis compass and a 3-inch sunlight readable touchscreen display. What’s more, these GPS handhelds are waterproof. As you might expect from a GPS device with a built-in camera, the Oregon 550 can automatically geotag photos with the location of where it was taken making it easy to mark, remember, and navigate back to a specific spot in the future. The handheld offers 850MB of internal memory to store your photos.  For memory expansion, the Oregon 550 has a microSD... Read more...
Just three months after announcing two new Panasonic FS-Series cameras, the company is at it again, this time with three new additions to the point-and-shoot Lumix family. Unfortunately, the DMC-FS12, DMC-FS42, and DMC-FS62 won’t be released in the U.S., but they will be available in Europe and Japan. DMC-FS12 Panasonic’s DMC-FS12 is a 12.1 megapixel camera that boasts of a long battery life of 330 pictures. This camera has a 4x optical zoom lens that can open up to F2.8. The camera’s iA (Intelligent Auto) mode includes Mega O.I.S. image stabilization, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, and Face Detection with digital red-eye correction. For viewing and framing pictures, this... Read more...
Nikon introduced the D5000 DSLR today. This new camera targets photo enthusiasts and new DSLR users with its multitude of features including a new 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor and HD video recording capabilities. The D5000 also incorporates many technologies found in Nikon’s pro-level DSLRs such as Nikon’s EXPEED image processing system and 3D Color Matrix Metering II. This 12.3 megapixel camera can capture high definition video with ease. HD movie clips (1,280 x 720) can be recorded at 24 frames per second with sound. Nikon’s D-Movie Mode and expanded automatic Scene Modes are also available to assist users with video capture. D-Movie clips are saved as Motion JPEG AVI files. The D5000’s... Read more...
Olympus announced an upgrade to its E-420 compact DSLR today. The new E-450 builds on its predecessor’s popularity by adding a new processor, improved LCD, increased shooting buffer, and three new Art Filters. The E-450 features a small and portable design and easy to use controls for any skill level, including first time digital camera users. For increased creativity while shooting, the E-450 has three Art Filters: Pop Art, Pin Hole, and Soft Focus. The creative filters were introduced earlier this year on the Olympus E-30 prosumer DSLR. You can view the effects of an Art Filter on the camera’s 2.7-inch LCD when shooting in Live View mode. The E-450’s new and improved HyperCrystal II Technology... Read more...
Canon just introduced the latest addition to its Rebel lineup, the EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR. The Rebel T1i is the first DSLR in the Rebel line to feature full HD video capture. Canon didn’t stop with HD video: The Rebel T1i also incorporates some of the best technologies used in the EOS 50D and EOS 5D Mark II models such as a DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor. This entry-level DSLR offers a 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) monitor, and Canon’s Live View modes. You’ll also find Canon’s Auto Lighting Optimizer and Creative Auto Modes on the Rebel T1i. The Rebel T1i features 16:9 720p HD video capture at 30 fps as well as a Full HD 1080p video capture at 20 fps. The... Read more...
Eye-Fi, the company who launched the first wireless memory card for digital cameras announced two new SD cards that can upload videos directly from a camera. The new 4GB Eye-Fi Share Video and 4GB Eye-Fi Explore Video cards uses nearby hotspots to upload both photos and videos directly from the camera to one of more than 20 online photo sharing and social networking sites such as YouTube and Flickr. The Eye-Fi Explore Video card can also geotag photos and videos with location information. Eye-Fi cards work with nearly any camera that can accept an SD card. The cards store photos and videos in the same way as a normal memory card. When you power on your camera and are within a configured Wi-Fi... Read more...
Sony announced a new Cyber-shot camera (model DSC-HX1) with sweep panorama technology. Sweep panorama can capture up to 224-degree horizontal or 154-degree vertical panorama shots in a single press-and-sweep motion. The HX1 camera is also Sony’s first with the newly-developed 1/2.4-inch Exmor CMOS sensor technology. This sensor enables the camera to capture burst images at up to 10 frames per second at full 9.1 megapixel resolution. This sensor is another key component in the sweep panorama function since it allows the camera to shoot full resolution images at high speed. The camera’s BIONZ imaging processor stitches the pictures together for a panoramic photo with a maximum resolution of 7152... Read more...
Kodak expanded its EasyShare line of digital compact cameras with the new EasyShare Z915. This 10-megapixel camera has a 10x image stabilized optical zoom lens (35–350 mm) and a 2.5-inch LCD. You’ll also find Kodak’s Smart Capture feature on this camera, which promises high quality images by analyzing scenes and applying the most appropriate camera settings. Smart Capture also applies Kodak’s Perfect Touch processing to the image to enhance highlight and shadow areas. Kodak touts the Z915 as having a best-in-class click to capture speed of less than 0.3 seconds. With this speed, you’ll be able to capture action shots without delay. For low-light shooting conditions, the Z915 supports an ISO up... Read more...
Sporting a 24X optical zoom lens, the new PENTAX X70 Megazoom has definitely earned its “Megazoom” name. With a 26mm - 624mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range, the X70 is capable of wide-angle to super-telephoto shots. In addition, the camera’s Super Macro mode lets you take close-up shots, with the ability to focus as close as 0.4 inches from the lens. This 12 megapixel camera targets intermediate to advanced photographers who want more form and function than a compact camera is able to provide, but who don’t want the size, weight, and expense of a DSLR. With aperture/shutter priority and metered manual modes, the X70 offers powerful shooting options typically found on a DSLR. The camera also incorporates... Read more...
Five months after launching its Lumix DMC-G1 Micro Four Thirds camera, Panasonic is announcing another version of this camera that is capable of recording HD video. This new model, called the Lumix DMC-GH1, has a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor that can record high definition videos with continuous autofocus and built-in Dolby Digital Stereo Creator for quality sound. The camera’s advanced video recording features include the ability to record high-resolution full HD (1920 x 1080) video at 24 fps or HD video (1280 x 720) movies at 60 fps using an AVCHD format (MPEG-4/H.264). The LUMIX GH1 has a dedicated video record button that lets you start recording videos instantly, even while you’re shooting... Read more...
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