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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...
PENTAX is the latest company to come out with a DSLR that is capable of capturing HD quality videos. The new K-x also features Live View and comes in your choice of white, black, and limited edition red and navy body colors. What really makes this camera appealing is its affordable price tag—the K-x single lens kit with body and a smc PENTAX DA L 18-55mm lens will be available in October for $649.95. Several other features also set this DSLR apart from other entry-level models, including the K-x's 12.4 megapixel sensor with sensor-shift Shake Reduction, the ability to capture 4.7 frames per second, and a 2.7 inch LCD with Face Detection autofocus. The K-x's video capabilities include the ability... Read more...
There are cameras, and then there are Leicas. Those who use them swear by them, and those that don't typically wish they could afford them. There's no doubt that each and every Leica is pricey, but each and every Leica looks like a million bucks and generally performs equally well.In the midst of news flowing from the likes of Apple, Dell and Motorola, this camera company decided to go ahead and reveal two new offerings this week in the M9 and X1. The M9 is a full-frame "rangefinder," with an incredible 18MP image sensor, support for M System lenses, and a newly developed glass sensor cover designed to guarantee the suppression of the infrared portion of the light spectrum, avoiding the need... Read more...
Panasonic introduced the “world's smallest and lightest system digital camera with a built-in flash,” the new LUMIX GF1. In addition to being small and lightweight, the LUMIX GF1 has DSLR and HD video capabilities. The LUMIX GF1 has an exterior design that is reminiscent of classic film cameras, yet offers many of today’s popular digital features, including Panasonic’s LUMIX G Series of digital interchangeable lens system built on the Micro Four Thirds standard. Like its predecessors in the LUMIX G Series line, the LUMIX GF1 eliminates the pentaprism found in traditional interchangeable lens cameras, thereby allowing Panasonic to reduce the size and weight of the camera without sacrificing advanced... Read more...
Canon just announced the new EOS 7D DSLR with a fast burst rate of eight fps continuous shooting, 18-megapixel resolution, and Full HD video recording with variable frame rates and manual exposure controls. Other enhancements to the EOS 7D include a completely new 19-point Autofocus system, a new Canon iFCL Metering System (Intelligent Focus, Color, Luminance), and a new Intelligent Viewfinder. Canon’s CMOS sensor and the Dual DIGIC 4 Imaging Processors in the EOS 7D make it possible for the camera to capture eight frames per second up to 126 Large JPEGS when using a UDMA CF card. In terms of video recording capabilities, the EOS 7D features Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution with... Read more...
Olympus expanded its DSLR line-up today with the E-600. The E-600 is essentially a lower-cost version of the E-620 which was launched earlier this year, but with a few changes that help reduce the cost and differentiate between the two models. Targeting users who are moving up from a basic point-and-shoot, the E-600 offers a 12.3-megapixel image sensor along with Olympus’ TruePic III+ Image Processor and in-body Image Stabilization. You’ll find a 2.7-inch Live View HyperCrystal III LCD that can swivel 270 degrees on the E-600. To help eliminate blur caused by camera shake, the E-600 uses three image stabilization modes. Designed for general shooting, the IS-1 mode adjusts the sensor on both the... Read more...
Sony has officially announced the rumored full-frame A850 and mid-range A550 and A500 DSLR additions to its Alpha family. The A850 offers a few less features than the A900 but keeps the same 24.6 megapixel sensor and knocks the price tag down to around $2,000 for the body. The new A550 and A500 offer 14.2 and 12.3 megapixel sensors, respectively and offer tilt-able LCDs as well as fast burst shooting speeds. Read on for additional details as we take a closer look at what each of these new models has to offer. Sony A550 &A500 DSLRs TheA550 andA500 use a new generation of Sony Exmor CMOS image sensors that offer low-noise processing for high-quality pictures. Sony calls the A550 “the first... Read more...
Confirming rumors that we'd heard over the past few weeks, Nikon has today introduced two new Digital SLR cameras in its expanding Dxxx lineup. The two cameras couldn't possibly be more different, with one of these aimed at amateur/professionals and the other aimed at those looking to finally make the leap to the DSLR world. Starting with the former (the D300s), we've got a new higher-end model that seems like a souped-up D90 in most respects. Basic specs include a 12.3MP CMOS sensor, a 51-point autofocus system, SD and CompactFlash memory card slots, one-button LiveView, a new Quiet Shutter Release mode,  Active D-Lighting bracketing, faster 7 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting... Read more...
Ricoh may not be the first brand you think of when it comes to digital cameras, but the company has some good offerings. Take the new GR Digital III, for instance. This new camera features a fast 28mm, f/1.9 lens. That’s something you don’t usually see on a point-and-shoot digital camera. The GR Digital III also uses a new 10 megapixel CCD sensor and image processing engine that is designed to reduce noise without loss of resolution or saturation. Another cool feature of the GR Digital III is its burst speed of up to five RAW shots a second—that’s comparable to DSLRs. The high-resolution, 920,000 dot 3-inch LCD on the back is pretty impressive too. Look for this camera to be available in the... Read more...
Canon has developed an optical image-stabilization technology for upcoming DSLR lenses that will compensate for both angle camera shake and shift camera shake. The new Hybrid Image Stabilizer (IS) technology will be commercially available in interchangeable SLR camera lenses planned for release before the end of this year. Changes in the camera’s angle while the shutter is open can significantly alter captured images. Shift-based shaking generally occurs when a camera moves parallel to the imagining scene and is most pronounced in macro photography and other close-range shooting. Hybrid IS uses several methods and corrective procedures to help compensate for camera shake. An angular velocity... 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. Click the link below and check it out...Olympus... 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...
SanDisk is claiming to have announced the world’s fastest 32GB SDHC flash memory card with a Class 10 performance rating. This new card is ideal for HD video and high-end cameras such as the latest DSLRs that can capture HD video as well as still images. The cards are also compatible with the new MacBook Pro line with SD slots.The 32GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC card supports read and write speeds up to 30MBps. These speeds help support the overall system of a camera while taking pictures in rapid succession. If a user is shooting with a slow card, then the camera’s burst mode may pause unexpectedly so the card can catch up to the camera. The SanDisk Extreme SDHC card helps to eliminate this problem... 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...
Only days after Sony introduced a trio of new entry-level Alpha DSLR camera, Pentax has delivered one of its own -- though, this one is definitely not low-end. Aimed to take on the likes of Nikon's D300 and Canon's 50D, the Pentax K-7 features a 14.6MP CMOS sensor and is the first Pentax DSLR to shoot HD video.The mid-range device is fully compatible with every Pentax lens ever made (ever!), and it boasts a new, compact chassis that's built to be banged up. There's also a 77-segment metering system, an HDMI port with selectable output resolution (1080i, 720p, 480p, and auto), a dedicated AF-assist lamp, dedicated Mirror Lock-up function, in-camera Lens Correction function and a High Dynamic Range... Read more...
We've had every reason to believe that these were real, but finally we're seeing Sony itself pull the trigger on an official confirmation. Starting the week off in style, the company is introducing not one, not two, but three new Alpha models in its burgeoning DSLR range. Aimed primarily at first- and second-time DSLR buyers, the DSLR-A380, DSLR-A330 and DSLR-A230 are being launched alongside four new lenses, one new external flash and a bevy of accessories.As the entry-level DSLR landscape gets ever more crowded, Sony is dropping in three more that it hopes will lure consumers from the likes of Pentax, Nikon, Canon and Olympus. Sony's calling the new trio "smaller, lighter and easier to use,"... Read more...
Do you remember Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-GH1 that can record HD video? Panasonic has finally announced recommended pricing and availability for the camera. Expect the Lumix DMC-GH1 to be available for purchase in June for a suggested retail price of $1,499.95. The camera will come as a kit with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. This lens features a silent motor and continuous auto focusing capabilities to assist with HD movie recording. As you’ll recall, the Lumix DMC-GH1 is Panasonic’s latest Micro-Four Thirds camera with a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor that can record high definition videos with built-in Dolby Digital Stereo Creator for quality sound. The camera... 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...
Targeting consumers who are looking for an entry-level DSLR with a lot of extras, Olympus announced the new E-620 digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera. The E-620 inherits quite a few in-camera shooting effects previously found on the $1,299.99 E-30 announced in November, but at a much lower price. Some of these creative features include easy-to-use Art Filters and Multiple Exposure mode. With the creative Art Filters, you’ll get Pop Art, Soft Focus, Light Tone, Grainy Black & White, and Pin Hole modes. These Art Filters are available from the mode dial on the right side of the camera body. Thanks to the E-620’s Multiple Exposure function, you can overlay images directly in camera. This... Read more...
We're launching a brand new Cameras / Gadgets channel on HotHardware today, and with it we have a full evaluation of the Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera. Whether you’re an amateur photographer or someone who’s more serious about photography, a D-SLR can provide a lot of benefits over a simple point and shoot camera. With a D-SLR, you’ll get faster shooting speeds, better optics (and therefore a better quality picture), the ability to change lenses for ultimate flexibility, complete control over image exposure, sharpness, other image quality settings and a lot more. Like many products, there are entry-level D-SLRs, professional-grade D-SLRs, and plenty of models in between. Canon’s 50D blurs... Read more...
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