Category: Digital SLR Cameras
Friday, January 30, 2015
Canon has posted a firmware update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital SLR camera. Version 1.3.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
- Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View using a wide-angle (single focal length or zoom) lens.
- Fixes the incorrect indications on the English and Russian menu screens (Note: the Russian menu is not available for Japanese models).
Canon has released firmware updates for its EOS-1D X (pictured) and EOS-1D C dSLR cameras. The new version (for both models) improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View using a wide-angle lens, and fixes various bugs. Note that the firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D C can only be obtained by sending the camera to a Canon Regional Competence Centre (RCC) or taken to an authorised Canon Repair Centre.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Nikon has updated its service advisory issued to users of flare-affected Nikon D750 digital SLR cameras with detailed instructions. To find out whether or not your unit is one of those affected by the flare issue (if you have not encountered it yet, that is), check your camera's serial number at the website below. Do note that even if a camera's serial number identifies it as one affected by this issue, a black dot inside the tripod socket on the bottom of the camera indicates that the measures to resolve the problem have already been applied. If you happen to own a defective unit, consult your nearest Nikon service centre.
Friday, January 9, 2015
This week we’re revealing our favourite products from last year in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2014.
The DSLR Camera of the Year 2014 award goes to the Nikon D750.
“...the new D750 is an excellent addition to Nikon's ever-expanding full-frame line-up. It isn't a true successor to the 6-year-old D700, or just a cheaper, less well-specified version of the D810 - instead, the D750 is a compelling camera in its own right that actually out-performs the D810 in some areas.”
Congratulations to Nikon and the D750!
Nikon has issued a service advisory to users of the Nikon D750 digital SLR camera. In order to address an issue reported by some users, the company will inspect and repair light-shielding components, and adjust the AF sensor position free of charge. The issue in question is that when photographing scenes in which an extremely bright light source is positioned near the top edge of the frame, flare with an unnatural shape sometimes occurs in images captured with the camera. "We plan to initiate this service at the end of January," the company says. "We will announce further details, including instructions for requesting servicing, as they are determined."
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Want to see exactly what the new Nikon D5500 DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon D5500 DSLR camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the D5300 model.
Want to see exactly what the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR DSLR lens looks like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR DSLR lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the previous model.
Want to see exactly what the new Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II DSLR lens looks like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II DSLR lens.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The Nikon D5500 is a new digital SLR camera featuring a 3.2" Vari-angle touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a 24.2-megapixel DX-format sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF). Intuitively designed for easy menu navigation and intelligent operation, the D5500 allows the user to choose their focus point via Touch AF, pinch in to check focus and even activate the shutter with the touch of a fingertip. Additionally, a new Fn touch feature gives one-touch access to important settings like AF point selection, aperture, ISO sensitivity, AF area mode and more. The camera features a 39-point auto focus system with 9 cross-type sensors and 3D Focus Tracking, as well as continuous shooting speeds of up to 5fps. When shooting in low-light, D5500 users can also take advantage of an expanded wide-ranging ISO spanning 100-25,600. The Nikon D5500 will be available in early February, in black and red, as a body-only offering for £639.99 / $899.95 and in two different kit configurations: alongside the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens for a suggested retail price of £719.99 / $999.95 or with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for £899.99 / $1,199.95.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Ricoh is exhibiting four digital SLR camera reference products at the 2015 International CES, including a new APS-C DSLR camera.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Ricoh Imaging Europe has announced details of its new interest-free credit offer on the Pentax 645Z camera and Pentax medium-format lenses. The offer is valid from now until 10 January 2015, and you can claim 12 months interest free credit when you spend a minimum of £5,000 on lenses, 18 months credit when you shell out at least £10,000, or 24 months if you spend a minimum of £15,000 on the Pentax 645Z and lenses. These offers are available exclusively at Park Cameras, Clifton Cameras, Calumet Photo and The Flash Centre (20% deposit required).
Monday, November 10, 2014
Ricoh UK has today launched its Winter Cashback promotion. Running until 10 January 2015, the promotion enables customers to claim up to £70 cashback on selected Pentax DSLR bodies and kits. Eligible products include the Pentax K-3, K-S1 (pictured) and K-50 digital SLR cameras. Note that with every K-S1 purchase you will also receive a free Flucard worth £99.99. For further information on the cashback offer, visit the website below.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Adorama is teaming up with Canon to put on a free event featuring the brand new EOS 7D Mark II. Held on Wednesday 12th November at the Altman Building in Manhattan action-packed evening will feature an open bar and food; giveaways including a raffle for the 7D Mark II and two tickets to the XLIX “Big Game”; special guest appearances from the world of professional sports; presentations from the industry’s top action photographers; and many more surprises to come. The star of the show, the EOS 7D Mark II, will be on display, so all attendees can get their hands-on the highly anticipated DSLR from Canon’s APS-sensor lineup. Do note that space is limited and only registering will guarantee your spot. To RSVP, visit the website below.
Nikon UK today launched a new promotion offering customers a free battery grip with purchases of selected Nikon dSLR cameras. From 30th October to 4th February 2015 customers looking to purchase a Nikon D7100 are able to claim a free MB-D15 portrait grip, whilst customers considering the Nikon D610 are entitled to a free MB-D14 battery grip. A maximum of one claim can be made per person on each model included in the promotion, and all claims must be received by the 28th February 2015 (inclusive) in order to qualify.
Canin UK has announced the imminent availability of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II dSLR camera. Announced at this year’s Photokina, the EOS 7D Mark II features a 20-megapixel imager with on-sensor PDAF, a 10fps continuous shooting mode, an all-new autofocus, expanded movie options and geotagging via an integrated GPS module. The camera, which has received the highest number of pre-orders for a DSLR in Canon UK’s history, will be available in the United Kingdom from Monday 3rd November 2014.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Canon UK has just launched its winter cashback offer, which enables you to receive up to £80 cashback on a selected range of Canon products including DSLRs, lenses, compact cameras, camcorders and printers. The offer runs from 29st October 2014 to 21st January 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers. Click through / scroll down for a list of all eligible cameras, lenses, printers and accessories.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Canon Watch reports that Amazon UK now has the Canon EOS 6D listed as "discontinued by the manufacturer." This applies to the body-only configuration as well as the single-zoom kit that comprises the EOS 6D camera and EF 24-105mm f4L USM lens. On the other hand, Amazon US still has the camera listed as current, making us wonder if the company's UK branch simply made a mistake.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ricoh today announced the Pentax K-S1 Sweets Collection. This range includes three new editions - Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie, all of which feature streamlined white bodies accentuated with vibrant colour accents. The white camera body is paired with a white SMC DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens "to enhance the overall appearance," the company says. Apart from the cosmetic differences, these cameras are identical to the previously announced Pentax K-S1 editions. The kit price - including the camera and one lens - is £599.99. Availability is slated for mid-November.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Canon Japan has published 13 high-resolution sample photos and a pair of sample movies captured with the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera. Shot using a variety of EF and EF-S lenses, these Canon EOS 7D Mark II samples were taken at sensitvity settings ranging from ISO100 to ISO6400.
Website: Canon Japan
Friday, September 26, 2014
Ricoh has posted a firmware update for the Pentax 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera. Version 1.10 adds support for the new Image Transmitter 2 tethering application and improves overall stability. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.
Website: Ricoh Japan