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Sony Transposes Translucent Mirrors to High-End SLRs

23 October 2011
Published in Digital Cameras

With three successful translucent mirror-equipped cameras already on the market, Sony has infused this new technology to two of its higher-end alpha models — the SLT-A77 (α77) and SLT-A65 (α65).

Both units, which are capable of 24.3-megapixel resolution, house an inaugural XGA OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder that, unlike optical viewfinders, allows users to preview the effects of adjusting exposure, white balance and...

Sony Debuts Translucent Mirror, Adds Six Cameras, Lenses to Alpha Series

06 November 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Sony has engineered a series of new Alpha SLR cameras with translucent mirror technology, enabling simultaneous autofocusing and image capturing.

With this new technology, SLT-A55V and SLT-A33 models can capture images during autofocus mode at a rate of 10 frames per second (Alpha 55) or 7 frames per second (Alpha 33).

When the shutter is released, light travels through the lens and then simultaneously hits both the CMOS image sensor and the...

Phase One, Mamiya, Profoto Develop Vertical Grip, Built-in Flash Technology

30 October 2010
Published in Miscellaneous

Profoto, Phase One and Mamiya have joined forces to engineer the V-Grip Air, a vertical grip for use with Phase One and Mamiya medium-format cameras.

The first vertical grip with a built-in wireless flash trigger, the V-Grip Air enables synch speeds of up to 1/1,600 second and features all the same camera controls and functionality as 645DF cameras. Using Profoto’s built-in flash...

Panasonic Reveals High-Speed Hybrid Sensor Cameras

13 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Panasonic has added the Lumix DMC-FZ100, a 24x optical zoom and 15.1-megapixel MOS sensor camera, and the Lumix DMC-FZ4, a 24x optical zoom, 14.5-megapixel sensor camera, to its FZ-series line. As the company’s inaugural hybrid compact digital cameras, both units come with improved shooting speeds and focusing capabilities.

When using the mechanical shutter mode, users can shoot stills at up to 11 frames per second (fps); in 3.5-megapixel recording mode, images can be shot at up to 60 fps. For action shots, images can be photographed in continuous autofocus mode at...

Olympus Releases PEN E-P2 ‘Black-on-Black’ Kit

11 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Olympus has refashioned its PEN line with a new kit featuring a retro black metal E-P2 body, a black 17mm M.Zuiko lens, and a black FL-14 flash.
The E-P2 is compatible with an array of micro four-thirds lenses, including the newly announced M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/4-5.6, which both feature a high-speed, silent autofocus during still and HD movie capture...

Pentax Offers Colorful New DSLRs, 35mm Lens

09 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Pentax has introduced its new K-R line of 12.4-megapixel SLR cameras, available with white, red or black camera bodies.

The compact, lightweight Pentax K-R includes autopicture, scene and custom image processing modes to allow for more automated shooting. More advanced photographers can use the full range of manual and priority controls.

Additional improvements to Pentax’s SLR cameras in general include faster frame rates...

Nikon Releases D3100 with Enhanced Guide Mode

09 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Nikon’s D3100, a 14.2-megapixel DSLR, has been unveiled with an enhanced user guide mode, 1080p HD video and full-time autofocus.

The enhanced guide mode provides users with a message on the LCD screen that gives users suggested camera setting adjustments. Other improvements include full HD shooting capabilities, scene- and face-detection technology, and a quiet shutter release mode. This is also the first of Nikon’s D-line to offer full-time autofocus in live view and...

EOS 60D SLR Features Advanced In-Camera Imaging

08 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Replacing the 50D, Canon’s EOS 60D SLR has hit the market with full HD video recording and advanced in-camera raw processing.

HD video now has more manual features, such as audio level override (although audio cannot be adjusted once filming has begun), in-camera processing and filters. Video is shot at 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution, with selectable frame rates of 24p, 25p or 30p. Movie crop mode allows the users to zoom up to 7x magnification and crop images directly without losing image quality as with traditional zoom controls.

Raw image processing can now be done in-camera and includes several enhanced features, such as...

Canon’s Studio Version 7D SLR Touts New Workflow Features

05 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Ideal for professional event and portrait photographers, Canon’s new 7DSV SLR offers “locking” camera controls and an organizational bar-coding system.

Four levels of password-protected access allow for camera settings to be “locked” in and help to maintain more consistent photo shoots when there are multiple users. Administrators can also set custom functionality within each tier level to allow certain users greater flexibility when operating the camera.

Canon’s new bar-code solution links customer data directly with every image so that users don’t have to...

Canon’s T2i Enhanced with More Video Controls

20 July 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Canon has upgraded the EOS Rebel with the T2i, an 18-megapixel, 30-fps, full HD video DSLR. The camera has a 3-inch LCD monitor and shoots in a 3:2 aspect ratio format. New to this camera is more HD video control. With up to 1080p shooting capabilities, users can manually adjust exposure and frame rate in video mode.

Canon has upgraded the EOS Rebel with the T2i, an 18-megapixel, 30-fps, full HD video DSLR. The camera has a 3-inch LCD monitor and shoots in a 3:2 aspect ratio format. New to this camera is more...

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