Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Friday, April 10, 2015

TIPA Award Winners Announced

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The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) member magazines recently convened for their General Assembly to vote for the best photo and imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months. Among the winners are the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (Best Digital SLR Expert), the Fujifilm X100T (Best Premium Camera), the Fujifilm X30 (Best Expert Compact Camera), the Leica T (Best Design), the Lytro Illum (Best Imaging Innovation), the Nikon Coolpix P610 (Best Superzoom Camera), the Nikon D5500 (Best Digital SLR Entry Level), the Nikon D810 (Best Digital SLR Professional), the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark ll (Best CSC Expert), the Panasonic LX100 (Best Photo/Video Camera Expert), the Panasonic FT6 (Best Rugged Camera), the Panasonic GM5 (Best CSC Advanced), the Pentax 645Z (Best Medium Format Camera), the Pentax K-2 (Best Digital SLR Advanced), the Ricoh WG-M1 (Best ActionCam, pictured), the Samsung NX1 (Best CSC Professional), the Sony A5100 (Best CSC Entry Level) and the Sony A7S (Best Photo/Video Camera Professional).

Firmware Updates for Nikon D4S, D750 and D810

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon are developing new firmware for the Nikon D4S, D750 and D810 (pictured) digital SLR cameras. The updates will improve workflow for professional video applications by enhancing capability with third-party external recording devices. Specifically, the updates will make it possible to synchronise the start / stop commands of the Atomos Shogun and Ninja-2 external recorders with recording start/stop commands of the camera. Demonstrations of the firmware (which is currently under development) will be available at both the Nikon (#C8818) and Atomos (#C8825) booths at the NAB Show. Nikon have also announced that they are now offering a Filmmaker’s Kit for the D750 and the D810, containing the camera body, the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G ED lens, the AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G lens and the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lenses, two additional EN-EL15 batteries, an ME-1 Stereo Microphone, one Atomos Ninja-2 External Recorder, and Tiffen 67mm and 58mm Variable Neutral Density Filters. In addition, the Nikon Filmmaker’s Kits feature custom foam inserts, which are ideally sized for use in a hard case for transporting equipment to the next video production.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Canon Celebrates 12th Year as Number One in ILC Market

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Canon is celebrating a 12th year as the global number one within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market. Canon’s run as market leader began in 2003 owing to the launch of the company’s first truly affordable dSLR, the EOS 300D. Since then, Canon has launched a host of interchangeable-lens cameras, including the EOS-1D series for professional users, and the EOS 5D series. More recently, Canon launched the EOS 7D Mark II (pictured), the EOS 5DS and 5DS R, which boasts the world’s highest pixel count among 35 mm full-frame sensor digital SLR cameras, the EOS M3 compact system camera plus the EOS 760D and EOS 750Do entry-level digital SLRs.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Pentax Full Frame DSLR Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh are exhibiting the Pentax full-frame DSLR mockup at the Photograph Show in Birmingham, UK. Scheduled for launch by the end of 2015, a very early prototype of the new full frame K-mount DSLR is being shown under glass. No additional details were forthcoming from the tight-lipped Ricoh staff...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Canon UK Announces Spring Cashback

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Canon UK and Irelad today launched its spring promotion allowing customers to claim up to £100/€120 cashback on selected products. These include three dSLR cameras, seven lenses, two flashes, three compact cameras, two digital camcorders and four printers. Those that purchase two products in Canon’s cashback offer can also claim a free hdbook photo book worth £99/€120. The offer runs from 5th March 2015 to 6th May 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Official Nikon D7200 Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon have released five high-resolution sample photos taken with the new Nikon D7200 digital SLR camera. Shot with the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (read review) and the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR (read review) lenses, these Nikon D7200 samples span a variety of genres including land- and seascapes, wildlife and portraiture. All of them were captured at the camera's base sensitivity setting of ISO100/21°.

Website: Nikon-Image.com

Nikon D7200

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Nikon D7200 is a new digital SLR camera with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, increased buffer capacity, new Picture Controls, Wi-Fi and NFC. The camera also features a wide ISO range from 100-25,600 to help minimize noise in low-light situations. Courtesy of EXPEED 4, the D7200 features 30% faster image processing than its predecessor, the Nikon D7100, and provides an increased buffer capacity that now allows the camera to shoot 18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots or 100 JPEG frames. This is important as the most severe criticisms levelled against the D7100 all seemed to revolve around its smallish raw buffer.  Additionally, the Nikon D7200 offers users the capability to shoot at 6fps continuously or up to 7 fps in 1.3x crop mode. In the US, Nikon D7200 will be available in early April 2015 either body only or kitted with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for suggested retail prices of $1,199.95 and $1,699.95, respectively. In the UK and Ireland, the D7200 will retail for £939.99 / €1,199 (body only), and £1,119.99 / €1,449 (camera bundled with the18-105 VR lens), with sales starting on 19 March 2015.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Nikon D810A

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon has announced a brand-new high-resolution dSLR camera optimised for astrophotography and other scientific applications. The Nikon D810A shares its architecture with the D810, and includes other new features designed uniquely to help capture the cosmos. The infrared (IR) cut filter has been modified to allow transmission of the hydrogen alpha spectral line, resulting in four times greater sensitivity of the 656nm wavelength. A new Long Exposure Manual Mode is implemented, giving users the ability to set shutter speeds from 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 600 or 900 seconds (15 minutes), as well as Bulb and Time settings. The ISO range has been optimised from 200 to 12,800 (Hi-2 51,200), for maximum sensitivity with an optimal signal-to-noise ratio. The Nikon D810A will be available in late May 2015 and pricing will be announced at a later date.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pentax K-S2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Pentax K-S2 is the World’s smallest dustproof, weather-resistant digital SLR camera with a variable-angle LCD monitor, wireless LAN and NFC functionality. In addition to the Pentax-original SAFOX X autofocus system, it provides a full range of advanced features, including: an AA filter simulator to assure the same level of moiré-reduction effect as an optical AA filter; an optical viewfinder with a glass pentaprism to provide a nearly 100% field of view; an in-body shake reduction mechanism; and a top sensitivity of ISO 51200/48°. The Pentax K-S2 is equipped with an APS-C sized 20.12-megapixel sensor, high-performance PRIME MII imaging engine, and a high-speed shutter capable of shutter speeds up to 1/6000th of a second. The camera will retail for £549.99 (body only). A number of kit options will also be available, priced from £649.99 / $799.95.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Official Canon EOS 5Ds Sample Images & Movies

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has posted 4 full-resolution sample photos and 3 reduced-size sample videos recorded with the 50-megapixel Canon EOS 5Ds digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, the EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, the EF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and the EF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM II; these Canon EOS 5Ds 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: Canon EOS 5Ds Sample Images & Movies

Official Canon EOS 5DS R Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has published 3 high-resolution sample images captured with the Canon EOS 5Ds R digital SLR camera. Taken at sensitivity settings of ISO200/24° and ISO400/27°, these EOS 5Ds R samples show off the incredible resolution of the camera's 50.6-megapixel full-frame sensor. You can download the official sample photos from the website below.

Website: Official Canon EOS 5DS R Samples

Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R Preview - 50 Megapixels, Proven Design

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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We take a look at the brand new Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R cameras in our detailed hands-on preview...

Canon EOS 750D / 760D Preview - Spot the Difference…

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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We take a look at the brand new Canon EOS 750D / 760D cameras in our detailed hands-on preview...

Canon EOS 5DS Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 5DS camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 5DS camera, including a side-by-side  comparison with the 5D Mark III.

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.

Canon EOS 760D Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 760D camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 760D camera.

Canon EOS 750D Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 750D camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 750D camera.

Canon EOS 5DS , EOS 5DS R, EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The Canon EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R are a new breed of ultra-high resolution full-frame DSLRs, offering the highest megapixels ever seen in a full frame sensor, an astonishing 50.6 MP. The EOS 5DS R also features a low pass cancellation filter to maximise the sensor’s resolution and visible image quality.

The EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is the world’s widest-angle rectilinear zoom lens, the perfect companion for landscape and architecture photographers.

The EOS 5DS is available from June 2015 with an RSP of £2999.99/€3999.99 body only.

The EOS 5DS R is available from June 2015 with an RSP of £3199.99/€4249.99 body only.

In the USA, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras are scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June 2015 for estimated retail prices of $3,699.00 and $3,899.00 for the body only, respectively. 

The EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is available from March 2015 with an RSP of £2799.99/€3699.99. In the USA, it is scheduled to be available in late February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $2,999.00.

Canon EOS 760D and EOS 750D

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon today unveils two impressive DSLRs in its entry-level EOS line-up – the EOS 760D and EOS 750D (also known as the EOS Rebel T6s and the EOS Rebel T6i). The EOS 750D is the ideal DSLR if you’re looking to capture stunning images and Full HD movies of special memories, with the assurance of automatic shooting modes, while the EOS 760D gives enthusiast photographers more creative freedom and manual controls to instinctively create impactful photography.

The Canon EOS 760D will be available from April 2015 with the following kit combinations:

Body only - £649.99/ €859.99

The Canon EOS 750D will be available from April 2015 with the following kit combinations:

Body only - £599.99/ €799.99
EOS 750D EF-S 18-55mm IS STM - £689.99/ €899.99

In the USA, the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera and EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera are scheduled to be available at the end of April 2015. The estimated retail price of the EOS Rebel T6s is $849.99 for the body only, and $1,199.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens. The EOS Rebel T6i has an estimated retail price of $749.99 for the body only, $899.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55 STM lens, and $1,099.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens.

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, IXUS 275 HS, PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S

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Canon has unveiled a collection of new models in its acclaimed PowerShot, IXUS and PIXMA PRO product ranges - the PowerShot SX410 IS, IXUS 275 HS (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS), PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S.

The compact PowerShot SX410 IS combines an incredible 40x optical zoom and 80x ZoomPlus technology in a small-scale body. The PowerShot SX410 IS will be available from March 2015 with an RSP of £249.99 / €299.99. In the USA the PowerShot SX410 IS camera is scheduled to be available in March 2015 in red or black for an estimated retail price of $279.99.

The Canon IXUS 275 HS' 12x optical zoom is teamed with Canon’s HS System and 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. The IXUS 275 HS will be available from May 2015 with an RSP of £189.99 / €299.99. In the USA the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS camera is scheduled to be available in April 2015 in black and silver for an estimated retail price of $209.99.

The new PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S replace Canon’s existing PRO-100 and PRO-10 printers respectively. The PIXMA Pro-100S will be available from February 2015 with an RSP of £499.99/€599.99. The PIXMA Pro-10S will be available from February 2015 with an RSP of £699.99/€829.99.