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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...

Canon Announces Dual Flash Memory Camcorder

30 October 2010
Published in Video Cameras

With 64GB of internal flash memory and an external SDXC memory card reader, Canon’s Vixia HF M32 Dual Flash Memory camcorder can store up to two terabytes of memory.

With the internal Flash alone, the camcorder can record up to 24 hours of HD video. Once memory cards are added, the device is enhanced not just with the storage capacity, but with increased data-transfer speeds.

This model possesses many of the features found in its predecessor’s...

Sony Debuts HD Camcorder with Interchangeable Lenses

29 October 2010
Published in Video Cameras
p>Sony has unveiled the NEX-VG10, an interchangeable-lens HD camcorder with an extra-large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor.

Compatible with high-grade, E-mount lenses, the VG10 is optimized for video shooting with silent operation and autofocus. With the use of a mount adapter, it is also compatible with many A-mount lenses from Sony’s DSLR camera line.

Outfitted with an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, the camcorder enables videographers to shoot...

Fujifilm Introduces Compact with 15x Super Zoom

26 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

To help compensate for slow autofocusing when using extreme zoom settings in compact cameras, Fujifilm has released the F300EXR, a 15x zoom, supercompact camera with hybrid autofocusing technology. Only 2 x 5.5 x 6.7 inches in size, the F300 comes with 12-megapixel resolution; a 24-360mm-equivalent built-in lens; and a 3-inch high-contrast, wide-view-enabled LCD screen.

The new hybrid autofocus systems include contrast AF, which is ideal for low-light scenes, and phase detection AF, which offers faster focusing in normal-light...

Canon Expands PowerShot Line with S95, SD4500 Models

24 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Canon has added two high-performance point-and-shoot cameras to its PowerShot line: the S95 and the SD4500.

Featured on both of these cameras is a 10-megapixel high-sensitivity system for improved low-light shooting. For even more enhanced low-light shooting, the S95 also uses an f/2.0 lens.

While both models are equipped with HD video recording capabilities, the S95 shoots in 720p resolution and the SD4500 shoots in 1080p. However, the S95 is the first...

Panasonic Lumix LX5 Features High-Sensitivity Sensor, f/2.0 Lens

22 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Panasonic has created the 10.1-megapixel Lumix LX5, a compact digital camera with a high-sensitivity CCD sensor and an f/2.0 Leica lens.

With the ultra-bright, ultra-wide-angle 24mm Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens, the LX5 minimizes image distortion and offers up to 3.8x optical zoom.

The camera also offers HD video capture in AVCHD Lite — a format that allows for nearly double the amount of HD video storage — and enhanced video with an array of...

Nikon’s CoolPix P7000 Now Equipped with Full Manual Control

21 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

The CoolPix P7000, Nikon’s latest compact camera, has been outfitted with full manual controls as well as advanced photo and video features such as 10.1-megapixel resolution, a 7.1x wide-angle optical zoom lens and an ISO range of 100-12800.

To further enhance low-light shooting, the P7000 offers low-noise night mode, a noise reduction filter and a five-way VR image stabilization system. The P7000 also features a new quick dial to more easily switch between...

Fujifilm Unleashes True 3D HD Still, Movie Camera

14 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Fujifilm’s FinePix Real 3D W3 is the first camera on the market to capture stills and 720p movies in HD and in True 3D.

The W3’s 3D imagery is made possible by twin 10-megapixel CCD sensors and dual Fujinon 3x optical zoom lenses (35-105mm). Mimicking how human stereoscopic vision works, these lenses are spaced 75mm apart to create realistic 3D images. With a single press of a button, images and movies can also be captured in 2D. Auto and manual parallax controls allow the camera to...

Leica Introduces D-LUX 5 Compact

12 October 2010
Published in Digital Cameras

Leica has released the D-LUX 5, a 10.1-megapixel variation on its compact camera line, with a 5.1-19.2mm f/2-3.3 ASPH lens that has an extended range of focal lengths equivalent to 24-90mm in 35mm format.

With the broader focal range, images can be taken in macro, wide-angle or portrait format. The fast aperture allows for better low-light photography. This unit also offers extensive manual controls, 720p HD video and a control click-wheel. Like the V-LUX 2, the D-LUX comes with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

A wide range of optional accessories is available for...

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...

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