Category: Digital SLR Cameras
Friday, February 5, 2016
Nikon Japan have announced that the launch of the Nikon D500 DX-format digital SLR camera has been postponed. Originally scheduled to be available in March, the camera and an assortment of accessories - including the WT-7 wireless transmitter, the MB-D17 Multi-Power Battery Pack, the CF-DC8 semi soft case and more - are now expected to hit the shelves in "late April."
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Canon have posted nine full-resolution sample images and a reduced-size sample video recorded with the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II digital SLR camera. Taken with a variety of lenses including the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM; the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II sample photos were captured at sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100 - ISO 25,600.
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is a new flagship DSLR camera that's capable of shooting 14 frames per second with full AF/AE tracking and 16 fps in Live View mode. With the new CFast 2.0 card capability, the camera can deliver a burst of unlimited JPEGs or 170 RAW images in continuous high speed shooting. The EOS 1D X Mark II features a new 20.2 MP full frame CMOS sensor and new Al Servo AF III+, improved 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type AF points, new 360k RGB+IR metering sensor, Dual “DIGIC 6+” processors, 4K video capture up to 60p and an ISO range of 100 to 51200 (expandable from 50 up to 409600).
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II will be available in the UK in May for £5199.99 body-only.
In the USA, the estimated retail price for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is $5999 (MSRP) for the body or $6299 for the Premium Kit which includes a 64 GB CFast memory card and card reader. The new camera is scheduled to begin shipping to authorized Canon USA dealers in April 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Nikon Europe have released a 4K sample video recorded with the new Nikon D5 digital SLR camera. Entitled 'My Nebraska,' this 5-minute short film was directed by Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes. Click through / scroll down to watch the movie.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Nikon Europe has released a 4K sample video recorded with the new Nikon D500 DX-format digital SLR camera. Showing dramatic scenes from a mountaineering / rock-climbing / cave trekking / rope-walking adventure, this spectacular short movie titled 'Exposure' was filmed exclusively on the Nikon D500 by National Geographic photographer and filmmaker Keith Ladzinski. Click through / scroll down to watch the video.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Nikon will be exhibiting the Nikon D500 for the first time in the UK at The Societies’ Convention Trade Show from 22-24 January 2016. The company has invested in an interactive stand that will host the complete camera line-up and range of lenses and will also host a range of talks from wedding and lifestyle photographers Kate Hopewell-Smith, Mark Seymour and Jerry Ghionis. The show will take place at the Hilton London Metropole hotel.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
We're revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2015.
The DSLR Camera of the Year 2015 award goes to the Pentax K-3 II.
“the K-3 II is another keenly-priced DSLR camera from Pentax/Ricoh that once again delivers a feature-set, handling and image quality that far out-performs its price-tag...”
Congratulations to Pentax and the K-3 II!
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Nikon today officially unveiled its latest flagship digital SLR camera. The Nikon D5 - whose development was announced back in November - has a 20.8-megapixel FX sensor, a 153-point AF module with 99 cross-hatched focus sensors, a maximum shooting speed of 14fps at full resolution (12fps with AF), as well as 4K movie recording capabilities. The extended buffer lets users shoot for up to 200 frames of 14-bit lossless RAW/NEF files + JPG fine when using approved XQD cards. Of the 153 focus points, 55 AF are directly selectable by the photographer. This all-new AF module is coupled with a new 180K pixel RGB metering sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition System, helping users achieve optimally balanced exposures and accurate white balance in even the most challenging light. The camera has a "native" sensitivity range of ISO 100-102,400 (expandable to an unprecedented ISO 3,280,000),a built-in 1000 Base-T 400MBps Ethernet connection port and a 3.2”, 2359K-dot touch-sensitive rear screen. The Nikon D5 DSLR will be available in March for a suggested retail price of £5,199.99/€6,989.00/$6,499.95 in two different versions, with either dual XQD card slots or dual CF card slots.
The 20.9-megapixel Nikon D500 is a new DX-format semi-professional DSLR camera with a 153-point AF module (including 99 cross-type sensors), 10fps continuous shooting for up to 200 raw images, and "always on" Bluetooth LE technology for seamless smartphone connectivity. Successor to the D300S, the new model uses the latest version of the SnapBridge app, and features a tiltable 3.2" touchscreen with a resolution of 2,359K dots. The sensor offers a native sensitivtity range of ISO 100-51,200; expandable to 1,640,000. Images can be saved on either a fast XQD card or an additional SD card for maximum workflow efficiency. Like the also-new Nikon D5, the Nikon D500 is capable of recording 4K video at a variety of frame rates including 24, 25 and 30fps. The camera is compatible with the separately sold MB-D17 Multi-Power Battery Pack, which can be used with various types of battery. The Nikon D500 APS-C digital SLR camera will be available in March 2016 for $1999.95 (body only) and $3069.95 (in a kit with the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR lens).
Monday, January 4, 2016
Phase One and Sony have designed a new 100-megapixel CMOS sensor for the Phase One XF 100MP Camera System. This new medium-format imager delivers true 16-bit colour, 15 f-stops of dynamic range, live view capturing with HDMI output, sensitivity settings from 50 to 12800 and exposure times of up to 60 minutes. The price of the Phase One XF 100MP Camera System (with Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS lens) is $48,990.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Ricoh have released the highly anticipated Pentax Tethered Capture Plug-In for use with Adobe Lightroom. Enhancing the tethered capture capabilities of thePentax 645Z medium-format dSLR camera (pictured), the new plug-in enables files to easily be uploaded into Adobe Lightroom during a studio session, where they can readily be viewed, shared and edited. “Since Lightroom is already the de-facto standard for many photographers to edit and develop their images, this new plug-in is especially welcome,” said Chris Knight, a New York-based portrait photographer. “Using Lightroom, I am able to quickly share photos with my clients, who are even able to view and comment from remote locations.”
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Celebrating 25 years since the introduction of Canon’s first EOS Rebel SLR camera, Canon U.S.A. has introduced its new “Rebel With A Cause” campaign. For the first video from the campaign (see below), Nik Wallenda - the first and only person to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon - encourages a group of senior citizens to check items off of their personal bucket lists. After visiting a senior centre in Florida, he sent one senior citizen into the sky and one to the racetrack to inspire them to finally make their dreams come true. The campaign, shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras, is about showcasing modern-day rebels entirely through the eyes of a Canon EOS Rebel camera, encouraging people to take their creativity to the next level. Every rebel has their own unique story, and the campaign will encourage everyone to find the rebels within themselves.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Ricoh have reconfirmed the launch date of their first Pentax branded DSLR. According to the company, the much-awaited camera is "coming up in spring 2016." Ricoh have updated their teaser website, and released a new product image (reprinted above) as well as a press release enumerating the most important milestones in the history of Pentax SLRs but providing no information on the specifications of the new model.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Leica has released a new firmware update for the Leica S (Typ 007) medium-format dSLR camera. Registered camera users can now login to the Leica owner’s area of the Leica Website and download the firmware update, version 22.214.171.124, or take their camera to a Leica Store for a free update. The new firmware upgrade improves auto focus, speed and precision, particularly in low ambient light, ensuring consistently reliable and precise focusing – even in unfavourable lighting conditions. In addition to this, firmware version 126.96.36.199 offers optimised white balance with manually entered colour temperature values.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Canon have surpassed a new camera-manufacturing milestone as combined production of the company’s film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 80-million mark on 10 November 2015. Introduced in March 1987 as a new generation of AF SLR cameras, EOS (Electro Optical System) cameras were the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system enabling complete electronic control not only between the lens and body, but throughout the entire camera system. Following the introduction of digital SLR cameras in the early 2000s, production of the EOS-series cameras rapidly increased, surpassing the 70-million-unit mark in February 2014 and now, approximately one year and nine months later, reaching the 80-million-unit threshold.
Nikon is developing the Nikon D5 digital SLR camera, which "represents the next generation of professional Nikon FX-format models," the company says. Further details including features,release date and suggested retail price will be communicated at a later time. Alongside the new flagship dSLR, Nikon is also developing a new top-of-the-line flashgun (the Nikon SB-5000) and a wireless transmitter (WT-6).
Friday, October 30, 2015
Nikon have released a firmware update for the Nikon D810 full-frame digital SLR camera. Version C1.10 adds an external recording control option to the setup menu. If the camera is connected via HDMI to a third-party recorder that supports the Atomos Open Protocol, selecting On allows camera controls to be used to start and stop recording. The firmware upgrade also incorporates various bug fixes and modifications to certain help texts.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Want to see exactly what the new Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens.
Ricoh Imaging Americas has announced the Medium Format by PENTAX Advantage Programme for the Pentax 645Z medium-format digital camera system. Designed to provide professional photographers with continuous access to gear in the event of a camera system failure, the programme provides three years of extended service and support from date of purchase plus loaner camera bodies and lenses, and a dedicated toll-free support number. The Medium Format by Pentax Advantage Programme packages can be purchased now at authorised Pentax dealers for $849.95 (Pentax Advantage Gold Service) and (Pentax Advantage Platinum Service).
Thursday, October 22, 2015
If you're interested in how the new Leica SL mirrorless camera compares in size to the Canon EOS 5DS R full-frame DSLR, then look no further, as we've compiled a gallery of side-by side product shots of the two cameras.