Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits

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Canon will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, 23-25 June 2016. The EOS 80D Video Creator Kit ($2,049.00, available from August 2016) includes an EOS 80D DSLR camera and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, an external microphone and 32GB SD card. This kit also includes the Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 which allows creators to smoothly control their zoom at the push of a button or right from their compatible smartphone by using the Canon Camera Connect app. The EOS M3 Video Creator Kit ($899.99, available later this month) includes an EOS M3 compact system camera and EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, an external microphone and a 32GB SD card. The new bundles join a family of Video Creator Kits that include the EOS Rebel T6i, Rebel T5i and EOS 70D.

Canon will showcase its new Canon EOS 80D and EOS M3 Video Creator Kits during VidCon 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center, 23-25 June 2016. The EOS 80D Video Creator Kit ($2,049.00, available from August 2016) includes an EOS 80D DSLR camera and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, an external microphone...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pentax K-70

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Pentax K-70 is a new all-weather digital SLR camera featuring a hinged LCD screen, Hybrid AF system, a top sensitivity setting of ISO 102,400 and a 24.24-megapixel CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter.  Other highlights include include a newly designed grip, redesigned mode dial and control buttons on the camera’s top and rear panels to ensure exceptional handling and operation. The Pentax K-70 even provides a range of advanced features, equivalent to those available on premium models, including the PENTAX-developed Pixel Shift Resolution System; an innovative AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator with the same moiré reduction effect as an optical AA filter; an optical viewfinder with nearly 100 percent field of view; and a built-in shake reduction mechanism with a shake reduction effect equivalent to approximately 4.5 stops. The body-only price is £559.99, while the Pentax K-70 + 18-135mm lens bundle can be yours for £799.99.The launch date will be announced at the beginning of July.

The Pentax K-70 is a new all-weather digital SLR camera featuring a hinged LCD screen, Hybrid AF system, a top sensitivity setting of ISO 102,400 and a 24.24-megapixel CMOS sensor with no anti-aliasing filter.  Other highlights include include a newly designed grip, redesigned mode dial and control buttons on...

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pentax K-1 Firmware Version 1.10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh have posted a firmware update for the Pentax K-1 full-frame digital SLR camera. Version 1.10 adds compatibility with the Pentax Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Image Transmitter 2.2.0, and improves stability and general performance. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Ricoh Japan Support

Ricoh have posted a firmware update for the Pentax K-1 full-frame digital SLR camera. Version 1.10 adds compatibility with the Pentax Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Image Transmitter 2.2.0, and improves stability and general performance. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below. Website: Ricoh...

Hasselblad H6D-50c to H6D-100c Trade-Up Promotion

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Hasselblad has announced a H6D-50c Trade-Up promotion. "The H6D has become an instant success with orders received worldwide and has far exceeded our expectations," the company said in a statement. "Unfortunately due to the recent devastating earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, the suppliers of some components, including the 100MP sensor, have been affected." Under the terms of the promotion, customers can purchase the Hasselblad H6D-50c at the standard price and retain the option to trade-up that camera to the H6D-100c for the difference in the recommended sales price. The offer is valid through 31 October 2016.

Hasselblad has announced a H6D-50c Trade-Up promotion. "The H6D has become an instant success with orders received worldwide and has far exceeded our expectations," the company said in a statement. "Unfortunately due to the recent devastating earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, the suppliers of some components, including the 10...

Canon UK Announce Summer Cashback Offer

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Canon are offering up to £50/€70 cashback on selected items in the UK and Ireland, plus the chance to win a three-night break in Dubai for two people. Eligible products include digital SLR cameras such as the EOS 760D (pictured), EOS 750D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D, CSCs (EOS M3 & M10), digital compact cameras, camcorders, printers, lenses and the Speedlite 430EX III-RT flash. The offer runs to 31 August 2016.

Canon are offering up to £50/€70 cashback on selected items in the UK and Ireland, plus the chance to win a three-night break in Dubai for two people. Eligible products include digital SLR cameras such as the EOS 760D (pictured), EOS 750D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D, CSCs (EOS...

Monday, May 2, 2016

Nikon D7200 Firmware Update C 1.01

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon have issued a firmware update for the Nikon D7200 digital SLR camera. Version 1.01 fixes te following issues:

  • Selecting Firmware version in the SETUP MENU would not display “C X.XX L X.XXX”.
  • About 4 seconds of static could be heard on audio recorded with external HDMI recorders during movie live view.
  • Exposure compensation would fail to produce the desired results if a negative value was selected when NEF (RAW) images were processed using the NEF (RAW) processing option in the RETOUCH MENU.
  • February 29th would sometimes not display correctly in leap years.

You can download the firmware upgrade from the Nikon Download Centre.

Nikon have issued a firmware update for the Nikon D7200 digital SLR camera. Version 1.01 fixes te following issues: Selecting Firmware version in the SETUP MENU would not display “C X.XX L X.XXX”. About 4 seconds of static could be heard on audio recorded with external...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Canon Wins Five Honours at 2016 TIPA Awards

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Canon has been awarded five accolades by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The "Best Professional/High-Res DSLR" title went to the Canon EOS 5DS / 5DSR (pictured), while the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has been named the year's "Best Photo/Video Professional Camera." The Canon IXUS 285 HS has won the "Easy Compact Camera" category, and the Canon PowerShot G5 X has received the "Best Expert Compact Camera" award. Last but not least, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 has been selected as the world's best photo printer.

Canon has been awarded five accolades by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The "Best Professional/High-Res DSLR" title went to the Canon EOS 5DS / 5DSR (pictured), while the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has been named the year's "Best Photo/Video Professional Camera." The Canon IXUS 285 HS...

Monday, April 11, 2016

Leica S (Typ 007) Firmware Update 3.0.0.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Leica have released a new firmware update for the Leica S (Typ 007) medium-format DSLR camera. Version 3.0.0.0 adds automatic lens update, whereby lenses with older firmware will now be automatically recognised and updated. Further optimisations include customisability of the Live View button, as well as the shutter release, which can now be programmed for AE lock. Also new with this firmware are improved symbols for camera settings. Registered Leica S customers in the UK can log in to the Leica owners’ area and download the firmware or take their camera to a Leica Store or Leica Customer Care for a complimentary update service.

Leica have released a new firmware update for the Leica S (Typ 007) medium-format DSLR camera. Version 3.0.0.0 adds automatic lens update, whereby lenses with older firmware will now be automatically recognised and updated. Further optimisations include customisability of the Live View button, as well as the shutter release, which can now...

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hasselblad H6D

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Hasselblad have launched an all-new medium-format camera. Rather than an improvement on the existing H-series cameras, the H6D range has been completely rebuilt with new technical components and an all new electronic platform. The H6D range introduces the H6D-100c, a 100MP option (pictured), and the H6D-50c with a 50MP CMOS sensor. The new models feature a wider range of shutter speeds from 60 minutes to 1/2000th of a second, increased ISO range and a faster shooting rate along with a USB 3.0 Type-C connector. The high-definition rear touchscreen LCD delivers a pin-sharp live view experience and Wi-Fi as standard, a HDMI connector, for external monitor connectivity, completes the tool set. Built-in dual card slots allow enhanced media capability; a CFast slot allows for high-speed capture and an SD card slot enables maximum compatibility. Additionally, the H6D-100c brings 4K video capability to the medium-format world. The Hasselblad H6D-50c is priced at €22,900. The H6D-100c will be available for €28,900.

Hasselblad have launched an all-new medium-format camera. Rather than an improvement on the existing H-series cameras, the H6D range has been completely rebuilt with new technical components and an all new electronic platform. The H6D range introduces the H6D-100c, a 100MP option (pictured), and the H...

Ricoh Expands Pentax K-1 Sample Image Gallery

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras

Ricoh have added a number of new, full-resolution sample images to their Pentax K-1 gallery. Originally comprising four photographs, the expanded gallery now contains 7+2 pictures including a demonstration of the camera's pixel-shift super-resolution and skin tone adjustment technologies, and a newly added image captured at a sensitivity setting of ISO 400/27°.

Website: Ricoh Imaging Japan

Ricoh have added a number of new, full-resolution sample images to their Pentax K-1 gallery. Originally comprising four photographs, the expanded gallery now contains 7+2 pictures including a demonstration of the camera's pixel-shift super-resolution and skin tone adjustment technologies, and a newly added image captured at a sensitivity setting of...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Canon Celebrates 13th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Share of ILC Market

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Canon is celebrating its 13th year at number one in the interchangeable-lens digital camera market. The success story began in 2003 with the introduction of the EOS 300D, the first affordable digital SLR camera that combined a competitive price with a compact, lightweight design and captured the top global market share upon release. The entire EOS series is supported by Canon’s extensive EF lens collection, with production surpassing the 110 million unit mark in June 2015, and currently comprises a total of 98 models.

Canon is celebrating its 13th year at number one in the interchangeable-lens digital camera market. The success story began in 2003 with the introduction of the EOS 300D, the first affordable digital SLR camera that combined a competitive price with a compact, lightweight design and captured the top global market share...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tamron SP 85mm and 90mm Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 and SP 90mm Macro F/2.8 lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 and 90mm Macro F/2.8 lenses.

Want to see exactly what the Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 and SP 90mm Macro F/2.8 lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 and 90mm Macro F/2.8 lenses.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 50-100mm lens.

Want to see exactly what the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 50-100mm lens.

Irix 15mm f/2.4 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 full-frame DSLR lens (Canon, Nikon and Pentax mounts).

The Irix 15mm f/2.4 is available in the standard Firefly version (around £400) and the weather-proof Blackstone version (around £650). The Blackstone edition of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens also has flouresecent markings for easier operation at night.

Irix were also showcasing a new 11mm f/4 lens, due for release in Summer 2016.

Want to see exactly what the Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 full-frame DSLR lens (Canon, Nikon and Pentax mounts). The Irix 15mm f/2.4 is available in the standard Firefly version (around £400) and...

Canon EOS 1300D Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new entry-level Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera, which retails for £289.99 / €399.99 body only in the UK / Europe.

Want to see exactly what the new entry-level Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera, which retails for £289.99 / €399.99 body only in the UK / Europe.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Official Canon EOS 1300D Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon Japan has posted 4 high-resoultion sample images shot with the new Canon EOS 1300D digital SLR camera. Captured with a variety of lenses including the Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III and EF50mm f/1.8 STM, these Canon 1300D samples were all taken at the camera's base sensitivity setting of ISO 100/21°.

Website: Canon Japan

Canon Japan has posted 4 high-resoultion sample images shot with the new Canon EOS 1300D digital SLR camera. Captured with a variety of lenses including the Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III and EF5...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Canon EOS 1300D

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon today unveiled  a new entry-level EOS digital SLR camera – the EOS 1300D. The 18-megapixel APS-C model includes Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC functionaliy, a 3-inch 920k-dot rear screen, and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-6,400 (expandable to ISO 12,800). The camera's new "white priority" Auto White Balance setting enables users to create images with a more neutral tone when shooting under incandescent lighting. Videos can be recorded in Full HD resolution, with full manual control over exposure and gain. Using Video Snapshot mode, users can also record a series of short clips, which can be automatically joined together in a slick video sequence that shows a summary of their day. The Canon EOS 1300D is available from early April for £289.99/€ 399.99 (body only). Kit prices are £369.99 / €519.99 / 549.99 for the 1300D + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II bundle and- £329.99/€459.99 for the camera + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DCIII kit. The Canon EOS 1300D is marketed as the Rebel T6 in the US.

Canon today unveiled  a new entry-level EOS digital SLR camera – the EOS 1300D. The 18-megapixel APS-C model includes Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC functionaliy, a 3-inch 920k-dot rear screen, and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-6,400 (expandable to ISO 12,800). The camera's new "white priority" Auto White Balance setting...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Official Canon EOS 80D Sample Images & Movie

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon have published four full-resolution sample photos and a reduced-resolution sample video recorded with their new EOS 80D digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of EF and EF-S lenses including the Canon EF600mm f/4L IS II USM, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM; these Canon EOS 80D samples can be downloaded as full-resolution JPEG images from the website below. Note that unlike the stills, the sample movie has been resized for the Web.

Website: Official Canon EOS 80D Sample Images & Movies

Canon have published four full-resolution sample photos and a reduced-resolution sample video recorded with their new EOS 80D digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of EF and EF-S lenses including the Canon EF600mm f/4L IS II USM, EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF70-200mm...

Official Pentax K-1 Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh have posted four full-resolution sample photos taken witht the new Pentax K-1 full-frame digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW, the HD Pentax-D FA★70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW, the HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR and the HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mmF2.8ED SDM WR; these Pentax K-1 samples were all shot at the camera's base sensitivity setting of ISO 100/21°.

Website: Ricoh Imaging Japan

Ricoh have posted four full-resolution sample photos taken witht the new Pentax K-1 full-frame digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW, the HD Pentax-D FA★70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW, the HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mmF3.5-5....

Canon Booms with Five New Photo/Video Announcements

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Not content with launching 10 new photo products at CES, Vegas, at the start of the year, followed by the surprise announcement of the 1DX Mark II weeks later, photo stalwart Canon has launched a further five new products with May 2016 availability.

Not content with launching 10 new photo products at CES, Vegas, at the start of the year, followed by the surprise announcement of the 1DX Mark II weeks later, photo stalwart Canon has launched a further five new products with May 2016 availability.