Category: Digital SLR Cameras
Thursday, January 9, 2014
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 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.
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
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
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 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 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
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!
Monday, November 25, 2013
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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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
Friday, October 25, 2013
Canon has launched a new cashback promotion in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The offer gives you a chance to receive up to £70 cashback on your purchases, plus an extra £35 bonus if you ‘Mix and Match’ by buying two promotional products at the same time. The offer runs until 26.January 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers excluding grey/parallel imports. Click through / scroll down for the complete list of eligible products.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Canon has announced plans to issue a major service upgrade for the Canon EOS-1D C 4K cinema camera. This update will enable Canon EF-mount Cinema lenses to store lens metadata in the video recorded by the camera. Furthermore, Canon EF-mount Cinema lenses will be supported by Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Correction functions. Additionally - in response to user requests -, audio on the EOS-1D C camera will also be enhanced. Currently audio recording is limited to a MIC input, but the forthcoming service update will permit selection of LINE or MIC input, allowing use of a wider variety of external audio sources. The update for the Canon EOS-1D C digital SLR cinema camera is scheduled to be available November 2013. Do note that this service upgrade that requires the camera to be sent to an authorised Canon Factory Service Center.