Category: Digital SLR Cameras

Monday, March 2, 2015

Nikon D7200

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Nikon D7200 is a new digital SLR camera with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, increased buffer capacity, new Picture Controls, Wi-Fi and NFC. The camera also features a wide ISO range from 100-25,600 to help minimize noise in low-light situations. Courtesy of EXPEED 4, the D7200 features 30% faster image processing than its predecessor, the Nikon D7100, and provides an increased buffer capacity that now allows the camera to shoot 18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots or 100 JPEG frames. Additionally, the Nikon D7200 offers users the capability to shoot at 6fps continuously or up to 7 fps in 1.3x crop mode. The Nikon D7200 will be available in early April 2015 either body only or kitted with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR for suggested retail prices of $1,199.95 and $1,699.95, respectively.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Nikon D810A

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon has announced a brand-new high-resolution dSLR camera optimised for astrophotography and other scientific applications. The Nikon D810A shares its architecture with the D810, and includes other new features designed uniquely to help capture the cosmos. The infrared (IR) cut filter has been modified to allow transmission of the hydrogen alpha spectral line, resulting in four times greater sensitivity of the 656nm wavelength. A new Long Exposure Manual Mode is implemented, giving users the ability to set shutter speeds from 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 600 or 900 seconds (15 minutes), as well as Bulb and Time settings. The ISO range has been optimised from 200 to 12,800 (Hi-2 51,200), for maximum sensitivity with an optimal signal-to-noise ratio. The Nikon D810A will be available in late May 2015 and pricing will be announced at a later date.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pentax K-S2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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The Pentax K-S2 is the World’s smallest dustproof, weather-resistant digital SLR camera with a variable-angle LCD monitor, wireless LAN and NFC functionality. In addition to the Pentax-original SAFOX X autofocus system, it provides a full range of advanced features, including: an AA filter simulator to assure the same level of moiré-reduction effect as an optical AA filter; an optical viewfinder with a glass pentaprism to provide a nearly 100% field of view; an in-body shake reduction mechanism; and a top sensitivity of ISO 51200/48°. The Pentax K-S2 is equipped with an APS-C sized 20.12-megapixel sensor, high-performance PRIME MII imaging engine, and a high-speed shutter capable of shutter speeds up to 1/6000th of a second. The camera will retail for £549.99 (body only). A number of kit options will also be available, priced from £649.99 / $799.95.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Official Canon EOS 5Ds Sample Images & Movies

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has posted 4 full-resolution sample photos and 3 reduced-size sample videos recorded with the 50-megapixel Canon EOS 5Ds digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, the EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, the EF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and the EF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM II; these Canon EOS 5Ds 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: Canon EOS 5Ds Sample Images & Movies

Official Canon EOS 5DS R Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon has published 3 high-resolution sample images captured with the Canon EOS 5Ds R digital SLR camera. Taken at sensitivity settings of ISO200/24° and ISO400/27°, these EOS 5Ds R samples show off the incredible resolution of the camera's 50.6-megapixel full-frame sensor. You can download the official sample photos from the website below.

Website: Official Canon EOS 5DS R Samples

Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R Preview - 50 Megapixels, Proven Design

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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We take a look at the brand new Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R cameras in our detailed hands-on preview...

Canon EOS 750D / 760D Preview - Spot the Difference…

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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We take a look at the brand new Canon EOS 750D / 760D cameras in our detailed hands-on preview...

Canon EOS 5DS Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 5DS camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 5DS camera, including a side-by-side  comparison with the 5D Mark III.

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.

Canon EOS 760D Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 760D camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 760D camera.

Canon EOS 750D Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS 750D camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS 750D camera.

Canon EOS 5DS , EOS 5DS R, EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The Canon EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R are a new breed of ultra-high resolution full-frame DSLRs, offering the highest megapixels ever seen in a full frame sensor, an astonishing 50.6 MP. The EOS 5DS R also features a low pass cancellation filter to maximise the sensor’s resolution and visible image quality.

The EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is the world’s widest-angle rectilinear zoom lens, the perfect companion for landscape and architecture photographers.

The EOS 5DS is available from June 2015 with an RSP of £2999.99/€3999.99 body only.

The EOS 5DS R is available from June 2015 with an RSP of £3199.99/€4249.99 body only.

In the USA, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras are scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June 2015 for estimated retail prices of $3,699.00 and $3,899.00 for the body only, respectively. 

The EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is available from March 2015 with an RSP of £2799.99/€3699.99. In the USA, it is scheduled to be available in late February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $2,999.00.

Canon EOS 760D and EOS 750D

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon today unveils two impressive DSLRs in its entry-level EOS line-up – the EOS 760D and EOS 750D (also known as the EOS Rebel T6s and the EOS Rebel T6i). The EOS 750D is the ideal DSLR if you’re looking to capture stunning images and Full HD movies of special memories, with the assurance of automatic shooting modes, while the EOS 760D gives enthusiast photographers more creative freedom and manual controls to instinctively create impactful photography.

The Canon EOS 760D will be available from April 2015 with the following kit combinations:

Body only - £649.99/ €859.99

The Canon EOS 750D will be available from April 2015 with the following kit combinations:

Body only - £599.99/ €799.99
EOS 750D EF-S 18-55mm IS STM - £689.99/ €899.99

In the USA, the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera and EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera are scheduled to be available at the end of April 2015. The estimated retail price of the EOS Rebel T6s is $849.99 for the body only, and $1,199.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens. The EOS Rebel T6i has an estimated retail price of $749.99 for the body only, $899.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55 STM lens, and $1,099.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135 STM lens.

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS, IXUS 275 HS, PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S

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Canon has unveiled a collection of new models in its acclaimed PowerShot, IXUS and PIXMA PRO product ranges - the PowerShot SX410 IS, IXUS 275 HS (also known as the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS), PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S.

The compact PowerShot SX410 IS combines an incredible 40x optical zoom and 80x ZoomPlus technology in a small-scale body. The PowerShot SX410 IS will be available from March 2015 with an RSP of £249.99 / €299.99. In the USA the PowerShot SX410 IS camera is scheduled to be available in March 2015 in red or black for an estimated retail price of $279.99.

The Canon IXUS 275 HS' 12x optical zoom is teamed with Canon’s HS System and 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. The IXUS 275 HS will be available from May 2015 with an RSP of £189.99 / €299.99. In the USA the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS camera is scheduled to be available in April 2015 in black and silver for an estimated retail price of $209.99.

The new PIXMA PRO-100S and PIXMA PRO-10S replace Canon’s existing PRO-100 and PRO-10 printers respectively. The PIXMA Pro-100S will be available from February 2015 with an RSP of £499.99/€599.99. The PIXMA Pro-10S will be available from February 2015 with an RSP of £699.99/€829.99.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ricoh to Exhibit Full-Frame Pentax DSLR Mockup at CP+

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Having confirmed the development of a 35mm full-frame DSLR camera back at photokina 2014, Ricoh is now planning to exhibit a mockup/prototype at CP+, one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia. The company says the new K-mount camera will be launched before the end of the year, and will not only be compatible with full-frame lenses but also DA-series optics via an image cropping function.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.3.3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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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).

Website: Canon

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.0.7 and EOS-1D C Firmware Version 1.3.9

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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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.

Website: Canon

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Nikon D750 Service Advisory Updated

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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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

DSLR Camera of the Year 2014

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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 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.”

Read the Full Review

Congratulations to Nikon and the D750!

Nikon Issues Service Advisory to D750 Owners

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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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."