Category: Compact System Camera
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Samsung has joined forces with David Bailey to create an online exhibition and auction whose proceeds will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care. The auction will feature twenty photographs, one taken by the David Bailey and the others taken by 19 of his namesakes who were recruited by Samsung back in October. Live from today, the charity auction will be open for one week until 8pm on Tuesday 14th March and will feature a range of images taken by the David Baileys on a Samsung NX300 (pictured). Each print will be available to bid on for the duration of the week-long auction, with bidders invited to identify the real David Bailey from his namesakes to be in with the chance of getting their hands on an original David Bailey print. Anyone wanting to take part in the auction should visit the website below.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Olympus E-PL5 PEN Lite has just received a TIPA award in the Entry-Level Compact System Camera category. The jury of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) praised the camera's in-body image stabilisation, tiltable 3-inch touchscreen, 8fps burst mode, full range of manual controls, Full HD movie recording capability and speedy AF system. The E-PL5 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor the Olympus E-PL3 PEN Lite, which won the same category last year.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Pentax Ricoh UK has just launched a cashback promotion across its range of digital SLRs, mirrorless and compact cameras. The cashback campaign will run from 4 May – 27 July 2013. Click through / scroll down for the list of eligible products and the amount of cashback you can claim on your purchases.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Canon has just launched its summer cashback offer in the UK. Eligible customers may claim up to £55 cashback on a range of selected products across digital SLR cameras and lenses, compact cameras, inkjet printers and camcorders. Plus, if you purchase two promotional products within the same transaction, you're eligible to claim one additional £30 bonus payment. Click through for the full list of participating products.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Samsung NX2000 is a new stylish and slim compact system camera. The NX2000 features a large 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, 3.7-inch WVGA Full Touch Screen, 8fps fast continuous shooting, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, and includes Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4. The NX2000 (MSRP: $649.99) will be available in white, black and pink from authorized Samsung retailers and at http://www.samsung.com
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Olympus China has posted a teaser for a new PEN series Micro Four Thirds camera, According to the text, the new model will be on display at various trade shows held in four Chinese cities - including Shanghai - between 11th May and 1st June. The company has not revealed anything about the uocoming camera's specifications yet.
Panasonic has released a Full HD sample movie shot with the new Panasonic Lumix G6 MFT camera. The three-minute Panasonic G6 sample video is made up of 16 shots filmed in Peru, including a few takes demonstrating the built-in Miniature effect. Click through / scroll down to see the movie.
We spent some quality time with the new Panasonic G6 Micro Four Thirds camera at a press event held earlier this month in Vienna, Austria, to deliver you a hands-on preview. Click through / read on to find out what the buzz is all about.
Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic G6 Micro Four Thirds camera looks like in the flesh? We have compiled a gallery of hands-on photos for your perusal.
Successor to last year's Lumix G5, the new Panasonic G6 is a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds system camera with an OLED viewfinder, 3" free-angle LCD screen, new-generation Venus processing engine, ultra-sensitive "night-shot AF" mode and Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity. Boasting an improved sensitivity range of ISO 160/23° - ISO 25600/45°, several new Function buttons and 7fps burst shooting capability, the Panasonic G6 retains its predecessor's dual mechanical-electronic shutter, clever Function Lever, touchpad AF function and SLR-like appearance. In terms of video capture, the Full HD 1080/50p recording mode has been carried over, and a new 24p video mode has been added enabling users to capture moving images and play them back at a ‘cinematic’ 24 frames per second. The integrated Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity means that after the initial setup, tablets and smartphones for remote shooting can be connected with a simple touch without having to re-enter authorisation details every time. The new Panasonic G6 will be available at the end of May, in four options: body-only (£549), in a kit with the 14-42mm II lens (£629), in a double-zoom kit with the 14-42mm II and 45-150mm lenses (£799) and in a bundle with the new 14-140mm superzoom lens (£949). Do note that in the United Kingdom, the G6 will be sold alongside the G5, which remains in the line-up for the foreseeable future.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Canon today announced that the company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (including DSLRs and CSCs) have consistently maintained the No. 1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the past 10 years. In 2003, Canon introduced its breakthrough EOS 300D Digital Rebel, which set the stage for growth in the digital SLR camera market. Since that time, the company has launched a number of models targeting advanced-amateur users - including the EOS 5D series, which paved the way for serious digital SLR video recording, starting with the 5D Mark II. In 2012, Canon celebrated the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the EOS camera system and marked its 10th consecutive year as the market’s world leader. During the year, Canon launched the compact-system EOS M, aimed at expanding the company’s entry-level user base, along with the EOS 6D, the world’s smallest and lightest digital SLR camera equipped with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor. This year, Canon introduced the EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 (pictured), which is billed as the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR camera equipped with an APS-C-size sensor.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Pentax Ricoh have posted a firmware update for the Pentax Q compact system camera. Version 1.12 corrects a bug related to the Smart Effect, "Tone Expansion." This effect is supposed to produce a dramatic, "quasi-HDR" image but users who have updated their camera firmware to version 1.11 when that update came out have found that the effect was no longer applied. This issue is resolved in version 1.12, which you can download from the website below.
Website: Pentax Q Downloads: Firmware Update
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We spent some quality time with the new Panasonic GF6 Micro Four Thirds camera at last week’s European Launch, held in sunny Vienna, Austria, to deliver you an extensive hands-on preview. Click through / read on to find out what the buzz is all about.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Panasonic has released a Full HD sample movie shot with the new Panasonic Lumix GF6 compact system camera. The one-and-a-half-minute Panasonic GF6 sample video is made up of seven sequences shot in a variety of outdoor locations. Click through / scroll down to see the movie.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Nikon D4 FX-format digital SLR camera; the Nikon 1 V2, J3, and S1 compact system cameras and the Nikon Coolpix S01 digital compact camera have been awarded the “red dot award: product design 2013”, sponsored by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. This year, 4,662 products from 1,865 companies in 54 countries were entered in the competition. Winners will be on display from July 2, 2013 to July 28, 2013 in the “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2013” exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen Germany.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix GF6 looks like in the flesh? We have compiled a hands-on gallery for your perusal.
The Panasonic GF6 is a new 16-megapixel compact system camera with a 180° tilting touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support, and improved low-light auto focus. Successor to the GF5, the new Lumix GF6 features the latest-generation Venus image processing engine (the same as that of the range-topping GH3), which promises better noise filtering and improved dynamic range utilisation. The hinged rear screen, which can be rotated approximately 180° to face the subject, boasts a resolution of 1,040,000 dots and delivers enhanced visibility in broad daylight. The integrated Wi-Fi module allows for features like remote shooting, instant image transfer and the ability to play back your photographs on a DLNA compliant Viera HDTV; while the novel NFC (Near-Field Communication) capability opens up new ways for the camera to wirelessly interact with your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet. Other highlights include Full HD video recording, a Creative Panorama mode that enables you to apply a number of digital filters to your panoramic images, stop-motion animation, and a Clear Retouch function that allows users to clone out unwanted elements from a photo in-camera. The Panasonic Lumix GF6 will be available from the end of May, priced at £499 with the 14-42mm II lens and £649 in a double-zoom kit with the 45-150mm Mega O.I.S.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Panasonic and Rankin Film Productions (RFP) have released the first “GH3-minute movie,” entitled Hertz. Three weeks ago, we wrote that Panasonic had partnered with RFP to produce three 3-minute films using three Lumix GH3 cameras. The partnership represents a unique way of promoting the camera and aims to further demonstrate the credentials and benefits a CSC has for “harnessing the creative visions of up-and-coming talent,” Panasonic says. Click through / scroll down to watch Hertz, the first “GH3-minute movie” in the series.
The Olympus Stylus TG-2 and the Olympus PEN Lite (E-PL5) cameras have each been hounoured with a Red Dot design award in the “Entertainment Technology and Cameras” category. The shock, frost, crush and waterproof Stylus TG-2 convinced the jury with its “combination of brawn and brains,” whereas the Olympus E-PL5 (pictured) won over the jusrors thanks to its “cutting-edge technology in a compact design matched with exceptional user-friendliness.” A third Red Dot design award was bestowed in the “Life Science and Medicine” category to the Olympus THUNDERBEAT system. The awards will be conferred on 1 July 2013 as part of the annual Red Dot gala.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Panasonic has issued a firmware update for the Lumix DMC-GH3 compact system camera. As promised earlier, Version 1.1 enables users to connect their camera to a PC over Wi-Fi by inputting the computer’s name, and add a 60p, 28Mbps Full HD video recording mode for MP4 movies. The firmware update also enhances AF speed and continuous shooting performance when using the camera in AF-C mode in conjunction with the 14-42mm, 40-150mm and 45-175mm lenses; and incorporates a number of bug fixes and improvements.
Website: Panasonic Japan