Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Monday, January 20, 2014

Camera of the Year 2013

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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 2013.

Our eight and final award is for Camera of the Year 2013, which goes to the Sony A7R.

“The Sony A7R is the most revolutionary camera of 2013, bringing 35mm full-frame, interchangeable lens shooting to the masses both in terms of cost and size. Importantly the A7R is also well-built, a pleasure to use and delivers outstanding image quality.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Sony and the A7R!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

DSLR Camera of the Year 2013

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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 2013.

The DSLR Camera of the Year 2013 award goes to the Canon EOS 70D.

“The new Canon EOS 70D offers the best all-round combination yet of viewfinder, live view and movie shooting experience for a DSLR camera, backed up by excellent image quality from the 20 megapixel APS-C sensor, proven handling and fast performance, making it a very appealing do-it-all interchangeable lens camera that suits a lot of users.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Canon and the EOS 70D!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Update 2.0.3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has issued a firmware update for its EOS-1D X digital SLR camera. Version 2.0.3. incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Nikon D4S

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras

Nikon is developing a new professional HD-SLR camera called the Nikon D4S. At the CES trade show currently taking place in Las Vegas, the company is showcasing a prototype of the new model, which will offer enhanced image quality and improved auto focus performance over the existing Nikon D4. "The D4S will further expand the possibilities for professional photographers who demand the best possible performance and image quality in challenging environments," the company says. Further details regarding the Nikon D4S, including announcement date, availability and suggested retail price will be announced at a later date.

Nikon D3300

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Nikon D3300 is a new 24.2-megapixel digital SLR camera with 5fps continuous shooting, a 921k-dot rear screen, no anti-aliasing filter and a small, retractable kit lens. Other highlights include a native sensitivity range of ISO 100/21° - ISO 12,800/42° (expandable to ISO 25,600/45° equivalent), 11-point AF system, Full HD movie recording, 13 special effects, EXPEED 4 image processing unit, 420-pixel RGB metering sensor, and compatibility with Nikon’s separately sold ME-1 Stereo Microphone and Wu-1a Mobile Adapter. The camera is sold in a kit with the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II retractable zoom, which is much more compact to carry than its predecessor that was shipped with earlier entry-level Nikon dSLRs. The Nikon D3300 will be available from February, priced at around £599.99 / €719.00 / $649.95 for the single-lens kit and £499.99 / €599.99 for the body only.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Pentax K-3 Firmware Version 1.01

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh has posted a firmware update for the Pentax K-3 digital SLR camera. According to the company, version 1.01 incorporates the following improvements: 

  • Faster HDR exposure blending
  • Improved continuous shooting when using phase-detect autofocus.
  • Extended enlarged display time for live view.
  • Improved stability for general performance.

Website: Ricoh Imaging Japan

Thursday, December 12, 2013

CSCs & DSLRs to Merge into Single Segment, InfoTrends Says

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Currently, compact system cameras and SLRs are divided into two segments but InfoTrends believes that they "will converge back into a single category." Until this happens, the research firm recommends that vendors and retailers continue to educate future camera buyers about the advantages and disadvantages of each "to create smart shoppers." InfoTrends’ new Consumer Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera study provides demographic information on different types of camera owners, examines owners’ and future owners’ attitudes, behaviours, and brand preferences, provides insight into photo activities, feature use, and future requirements, and analyses current and future market opportunities. This study also provides a market forecast from 2013 to 2018.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Canon EOS 7D 2.0.5

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has issued a firmware update for the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera. Version 2.0.5 fixes 
a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5 A, B, C or D. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Canon EOS 7D Support and Downloads

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sigma Issues Product Advisory to Nikon Df Users

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Sigma has issued a product advisory stating that the current firmware of its Nikon fitting interchangeable lenses may not work properly with the Nikon Df digital SLR camera. More precisely, Optical Stabilisation (OS) and auto focus do not function as intended. This affects lenses with and without an internal AF motor, necessitating a firmware update which will be available later today.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

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With Black Friday upon us and Cyber Monday just around the corner, we've rounded-up all 7 Holiday Gift Guides that we've published in the last week. If you're looking to buy a camera, make sure to check out our expert guides first!

DSLR Cameras

Compact System Cameras

Premium Compact Cameras

Superzoom Compact Cameras

Compact Cameras

Smartphones

Accessories and Software

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill Firmware Update

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Sigma has issued a firmware update for the Sigma SD1 and SD1 Merrill digital SLR cameras. Version 1.12 for the SD1 (and version 1.07 for the Merrill) fixes an issue with random noise appearing around blown-out highlights.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 - DSLR Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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In the first part of our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, we've selected our favourite DSLR cameras, with something for every budget.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Canon EOS Kiss X7 White Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon Japan has announced a white-grey edition of its EOS Kiss X7 (a.k.a. 100D and Rebel SL1) digital SLR camera. The first-ever white SLR from Canon is complemented by a 18-55mm STM and 40mm f/2.8 STM lens sporting the same colour scheme. Availability is slated for 28 November 2013. Pricing has yet to be communicated.

Source: Canon Japan

Monday, November 11, 2013

Canon Korea Teases New White DSLR

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has posted a teaser ad on its South Korean website, hinting at a new, white digital SLR camera. The ad depticts an SLR camera underneath a white sheet. As of writing, it is unclear whether Canon is planning to release a completely new model or a white variant of an existing camera.

Website: Canon South Korea

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Official Nikon Df Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon has released seven high-resolution sample photos taken with the new Nikon Df digital SLR camera. Captured at a variety of sensitivity settings from ISO 100/21° to ISO 3,200/36°; the official Nikon Df samples were shot with a selection of lenses including the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR, the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition, the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED and the AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G.

Website: Nikon Df Samples

Nikon Df Hands-On Review

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Df DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Df DSLR camera, including both the silver and black versions, a side-by-side comparison with the F3 film SLR, and all the background slides from a presentation held by Nikon UK.

Nikon Df

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon today unveiled the Nikon Df, a digital SLR camera that boasts looks inspired by the company's iconic 35mm film cameras. At the heart of the Df is the same 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor found in Nikon’s professional flagship camera, the D4. Other highlights include elegant mechanical dials, a 39-point AF system, a sensitvity range of ISO 100/21° to ISO 12,800/42° - extendable up to ISO 204,800/54° -, compatibility with non-Ai (pre-Ai) lenses, continuous shooting at up to 5.5 frames per second, a self-cleaning sensor unit and a shutter tested to 150,000 actuations. Featuring a pentaprism finder with 0.7x magnification and 100% coverage, the Nikon Df will go on sale at the end of this month at a recommended retail price of £2749.99 / $2,999.95 / €3350.00 including an AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Ricoh Imaging UK Launches Winter Cashback

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Ricoh Imaging UK has embarked on a promotional campaign offering photographers £40-£85 cashback on the Pentax K-50 (pictured) & K-5 II / IIs. In addition, consumers wishing to upgrade to the Pentax K-3 can take advantage of the latest trade-in offer. On purchase of a new K-3, consumers receive a minimum of £85 when they trade in any camera. The winter cashback campaign runs until 14 January 2014. The trade-in promotion will run from 1 November – 31 December 2013.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has released a firmware update for its EOS 5D Mark III full-frame digital SLR camera. Click through / scroll down for a list of improvements and fixes implemented in Version 1.2.3.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill Firmware Update

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Sigma has posted a firmware update for the Sigma SD1 and SD1 Merrill cameras. Version 1.11 for the SD1 and version 1.06 for the SD1 Merrill enable chromatic aberration correction with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens, which is especially useful for images shot at or aroud f:1.8. You can download the firmware upgrade from the websites below.

Website: Sigma SD1 Firmware Update

Website: Sigma SD1 Merrill Firmware Update