Category: Digital SLR Cameras

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.

Canon EOS 80D Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera.

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pentax K-1 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Pentax K-1 DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Pentax K-1 DSLR camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Pentax K-1 DSLR camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Pentax K-1 DSLR camera.

HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR lens.

Want to see exactly what the new HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR lens.

Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip Hands-On Photos

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip.

Want to see exactly what the new Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip.

HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR is a large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras. When mounted on the PENTAX K-1 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera body, this zoom lens provides an ultra-wide-angle focal-length coverage from 15mm to 30mm.

The HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR lens will retail for £1449.99 and will be available from the end of April 2016.

In the US the HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8ED SDM WR lens will be available in April 2016 at http://www.ricohimaging.com and retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,499.99.

The HD PENTAX-D FA 15-30mm F2.8ED SDM WR is a large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras. When mounted on the PENTAX K-1 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera body, this zoom lens provides an ultra-wide-angle focal-length coverage from 15mm to 30mm. The HD PENTAX-D FA 1...

HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR is a compact, lightweight standard zoom lens for PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras. This new compact, lightweight standard zoom lens provides a focal-length range from wide angle to medium telephoto.

The HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR lens will retail for £499.99 and will be available from the end of April 2016.

In the US the HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6ED DC WR lenswill be available in April 2016 at http://www.ricohimaging.com and retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $499.99.

The HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED DC WR is a compact, lightweight standard zoom lens for PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras. This new compact, lightweight standard zoom lens provides a focal-length range from wide angle to medium telephoto. The HD PENTAX-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6ED...