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Nikon: D600 SLR Camera Photo Sample Gallery Posted

Nikon D600 SLR camera sample photos posted and first look review Sept 17th. The newly announced Nikon D600 SLR camera features a full frame FX format 24 MP CMOS sensor, employs a pentaprism glass viewfinder with 100% field of view, offers Live View and Movie recording up to full HD 1080p with stereo sound, provides fast AF with 39 focus points, can shoot up to 5.5 frames per second, offers a 3.2-inch 921k dot LCD monitor with automatic brightness adjustment, incorporates a built-in flash with wireless commander function, and includes a range of features and technologies inherited from the upper end Nikon D800 and flagship Nikon D4 SLR cameras. The Nikon D600 is also compatible with the new WU-1b wireless transfer adapter (optional) for wireless file sharing, and the optional Nikon GP-1 geotagging device. With a body design that resembles the popular Nikon D7000 DX format SLR camera, the Nikon D600 is geared towards serious enthusiast and professional photographers. The MSRP on the D600 body only is $2179 in Canada and $2099 in the US. We have had the opportunity to test the Nikon D600 under a variety of conditions, and tried out the camera with a selection of Nikkor lenses including the Nikon AF 80-200mm F/2.8D, the Nikkor AF 18-35mm F/3.5-4.5D, and the Nikon AF 50mm F/1.4D, among others. To learn more and see how the Nikon D600 SLR camera performs check out the Nikon D600 sample photo gallery at our new site.


Canon: EOS M Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and New Accessories

Canon announces first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the Canon EOS M July 23rd. Canon has today announced its first step into the compact mirrorless camera market with the introduction of the 18MP Canon EOS M compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The Canon EOS M mirrorless interchangeable lens camera features an APS-C size 18MP CMOS sensor (same size as Rebel series DSLR's) combined with Canon's DIGIC 5 image processor, offers fast AF and response with up to 4.3 frames per second continuous shooting, provides for Full 1080p HD movie recording at 30 fps with stereo sound and manual control options, and Hybrid AF system to maintain focus during live view video recording. Additional headline features of the Canon EOS M mirrorless interchangeable lens camera include; easy automatic point and shoot operation or full manual override settings for extended creative control, 31-area AF system, a dedicated hotshoe for external flash support, optional adapter to fit Canon EF and EF-S lenses, and the camera comes supplied with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger. In addition, two new EF-M lenses have been specially engineered for the EOS M, offering photographers the ideal compact lenses to take with them wherever they go... See full story


Nikon: Coolpix L810 Long Range Zoom Camera Review

Nikon Coolpix L810 review with full size sample images posted May 17th. The Nikon Coolpix L810 is the successor to the Nikon Coolpix L120 from 2010. Nikon has designed the Coolpix L810 to appeal to those who are looking for an affordable and user-friendly camera with long range zoom capabilities. The 16 megapixel Coolpix L120 offers features that include; a 26x optical zoom lens with a unique side zoom control lever, optical lens shift image stabilization for steadier handheld shooting, advanced face detection technology, EXPEED C2 image processing, 720p HD movie recording with stereo sound, user-friendly Auto Scene modes, and a 921K dot high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor. Check out our Nikon Coolpix L810 review to see how it performs... See full story


Panasonic: Lumix TS4 Durable Underwater Camera Review with Sample Images

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Compact Camera ReviewApril 28th. Aimed at active lifestyle photographers, the compact and rugged Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 serves as an update to the highly acclaimed Lumix DMC-TS3 introduced last year. With respect to the design of the Lumix DMC-TS4, Panasonic has adopted the philosophy of “if it is not broken why fix it?”, since all of the major functions and technologies incorporated in the TS4 remain essentially unchanged compared to the TS3. The Panasonic TS4 also offers the same durable body construction as its predecessor by being waterproof up to depths of 12m, dustproof, freezeproof down to -10°C, and shockproof against a drop of up to 2m. Both camera’s also feature built-in GPS, altimeter readings, barometer readings and a compass. We have now published our Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Review complete with a series of full size sample photos from this new durable compact camera.


Nikon: D3200 SLR Camera with 24MP Sensor and Full 1080p HD Movie

Nikon D3200 SLR CameraApril 19th. Nikon has today announced the entry level Nikon D3200 DX format SLR camera, an update to the popular Nikon D3100. The Nikon D3200 features a high resolution 24MP CMOS sensor, incorporates new EXPEED 3 image processing based on technology developed for the Nikon flagship D4 SLR, offers an updated 3-inch 921K dot LCD monitor, and provides the ability to record full 1080p HD movies with selectable frame rates up to 30 fps. Additional headline features of the Nikon D3200 SLR camera include; Nikon's 3D Colour Matrix Metering II exposure control, 11-point AF system (same as D3100), built-in flash, up to 4 frames per second continuous shooting, and a useful in camera "Guide Mode" to assist novice users to learn how to get better pictures. Nikon has also announced an optional WU-1a accessory for the Nikon D3200 SLR that will allow you to send images wirelessly to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets... See full story


Nikon: AF-S 85mm F/1.8G Fast Prime Lens

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm F/1.8G Fast Prime LensNikon has announced the Nikon AF-S 85mm F/1.8G FX format Nikkor lens, a more modern redesigned version of the classic Nikon AF 85mm F/1.8 prime lens. Featuring a built-in AF-S motor, the new Nikkor AF-S 85mm F/1.8G provides full auto focus compatibility with Nikon cameras that do not have a focus motor built-in to the camera body (Nikon D3100, D5000, D5100 etc). When mounted on a DX-format D-SLR, the FX format AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens provides an effective field of view of 127mm in 35mm terms. The AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G also features Nikon's Internal Focus (IF) system providing fast and quiet AF and produces sharp and clear images at all apertures. Its fast maximum aperture is ideal for taking stills or HD videos under ideal lighting, in low light, head and shoulder portraiture, weddings or concerts... See full story


Nikon: D800 FX Format Full Frame 36MP DSLR with Full 1080p HD Video

Nikon D800 FX format full frame 36MP DSLR camera bodyFeb 7th. Nikon has today announced the ground breaking enthusiast and professional oriented Nikon D800 FX format full frame digital SLR camera incorporating an impressive 36MP CMOS sensor rivaling medium format output quality. The Nikon D800 serves as an update to the popular Nikon D700. The Nikon D800 functions as an advanced multimedia tool providing for Full 1080p HD video recording with manual control, selectable frame rates and the ability to add an external stereo microphone. Additional headline features of the Nikon D800 professional SLR include; a new enhanced 3D Colour Matrix metering system (III), 51-point 3D autofocus tracking, ISO boost up to 25,600 ISO, dual memory card slots (SD and CF), and features a large 3.2-inch LCD screen with 921K dot resolution and wide viewing angle and anti-reflective coatings... Learn more about the Nikon D800


Nikon: AF-S DX 55-200mm F/4-5.6G IF ED VR Zoom Lens Review

Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm VR zoom lens reviewJan 23rd. Most digital SLR cameras are sold in a kit form with a standard 18-55mm type of zoom lens. While suitable for more common photo situations, such as group shots of people or wide-angle landscapes, a standard kit lens is not as practical for capturing distant subjects. The solution is to invest in a secondary telephoto zoom lens which provides the longer focal range to zoom in on the subject from further away, ideal for sports or candid photography. A popular solution is a telephoto zoom lens that offers a focal range from approximately 55 to 200mm coverage. We have had the opportunity to review the Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm F/4-5.6G IF-ED VR Nikkor lens, and feel it provides a good example of the advantages offered by a longer zoom lens in this focal range. The Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm VR is a reasonably priced, compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens, and serves as a complement to the standard 18-55mm kit lens, providing a combined range of coverage from 18mm to 200mm focal length (DX format) or 27mm to 300mm in 35mm terms. Read our Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm VR Nikkor Zoom Lens Review


Canon: Powershot G1 X Large Sensor Compact Camera

Canon Powershot G1 X large sensor 4x zoom high end compact cameraJan 9th. One of the more exciting new photography products to be announced at this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the Canon Powershot G1 X prosumer higher end compact digital camera. Designed to appeal to photography enthusiasts looking for the highest image quality in a compact, take anywhere type of camera, the Canon G1 X sets itself apart from the competition by featuring a brand new, large 14.3-megapixel High-Sensitivity Canon CMOS sensor (only 20% smaller sensor size compared to Canon's APS-C format digital SLR cameras), delivering shallow dynamic range, an ISO range of up to 12800 and enhanced light gathering ability to help ensure better image quality in difficult low-light conditions. Learn more about the Canon Powershot G1 X


Side by side: Nikon J1 Compared to Sony NEX-C3 Review

Nikon J1 compared to Sony NEX-C3 mirrorless interchangeable lens compact camera reviewJan 7th. Nikon recently released the 10.1 MP Nikon J1 digital camera, one of their first entries into the mirrorless interchangeable lens compact camera market. The Nikon J1 is positioned as the current entry level model in the new Nikon 1 system, and is designed to appeal to family and travel photographers by featuring a very compact form factor, and by offering a wide range of both user friendly automatic options and manual creative control. Compared to Nikon's DX format F mount SLR cameras like the Nikon D3100 and D5100, the Nikon J1 offers a much more compact design by eliminating the optical viewfinder and incorporating a smaller sensor and lens mount. A more direct competitor to the Nikon J1 is the Sony NEX-C3 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The Sony NEX-C3 differs from the Nikon J1 in that it incorporates a larger APS-C type sensor, the same size found in Sony's Alpha SLR camera's like the SLT-A65, and approximately the same size as the one found in the Nikon D3100. We have now published a Nikon J1 versus Sony NEX-C3 Comparison Review to show how these two cameras compare against each other.


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-ZS8 Long Range Zoom Compact Camera Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 ReviewNov 27th. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is the successor to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 from 2010. Panasonic has designed the Lumix DMC-ZS8 to appeal to those who are looking for a versatile and affordable compact camera that offers an extended feature set with long range zoom capabilities. The 14 megapixel Panasonic ZS8 highlight features include; a 16x wide-angle zoom lens (24-384mm equivalent in 35mm terms) with optical image stabilizer, manual exposure control or user friendly Scene modes for point and shoot simplicity, 720p HD movie recording with sound, and a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor. We have now published our Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Review complete with a series of full size sample photos.


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-TS3 Rugged Underwater Compact Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 ReviewOct 31st. Aimed at active lifestyle photographers, the compact and rugged Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 serves as an update to the popular Lumix DMC-TS2 introduced in 2010. The Panasonic DMC- TS3 sports a new durable body design and better waterproofing up to depths of 12m compared to its predecessor the TS2 (up to 10m). Like the TS2 it is also dustproof, shockproof against a drop of up to 2m, and freezeproof down to -10°C. The Lumix DMC-TS3 adds features such as built-in GPS, altimeter, barometer and a compass. The 12MP CCD-based camera with a 2.7 inch LCD and 28-128mm equiv. lens also features 1080i60 HD movies (from 30p sensor output) and comes with the company's latest 3D photo mode. We have now published our Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Review complete with a series of full size sample photos from this new durable compact camera.


Sony: a65 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 24MP and 1080 HD Movie

Nikon AF-S 50mm F/1.8G Nikkor Lens ReviewAug 24th. Sony has announced the Sony SLT-a65 interchangeable lens camera, aimed at aspiring and more advanced photographers. The Sony a65 feaures a newly developed Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with impressive 24 megapixel effective resolution, as well as the world's first XGA OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder, the same features found in the higher end Sony a77 digital SLR (simultaneously announced). The SLT-a65 features translucent mirror technology which replaces a conventional DSLR moving mirror with a fixed translucent mirror, which provides for ultra-fast shooting with speedy, accurate phase detection AF, designed to capture the action as it unfolds. The Sony a65 interchangeable lens camera also offers 1080p HD movie recording capability in the AVCHD format with stereo sound, which can be conveniently activated with a simple push of the dedicated one touch movie recording button... See full story


Nikon: AF-S 50mm F/1.8G Nikkor Lens Review

Nikon AF-S 50mm F/1.8G Nikkor Lens ReviewJuly 11th. Nikon recently released the AF-S Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G, a reasonably priced fast prime lens geared towards enthusiast photographers. When attached to a digital SLR camera with a DX format size sensor, the lens offers approximately a 75mm field of view in 35mm equivalent terms. As a result, The Nikon AF-S 50mm F/1.8G presents itself as a good portrait lens, although it can just as easily be used for other types of applications such as travel, low light and fine art photography. By providing a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, the Nikon AF-S 50mm F/1.8G offers both an extended depth of field control for still and movie recording, and the ability to shoot at higher shutter speeds than would be possible under the same conditions with a slower aperture kit lens attached. By incorporating an AF-S motor in the lens, the AF-S 50mm F/1.8G provides full auto focus capability with all Nikon digital SLR cameras, including the Nikon D3100 and the D5100. We have had the opportunity to test and review the Nikon AF-S 50mm F/1.8G lens and have added a brief comparison versus the standard Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm F/4-5.6G VR kit zoom lens. as well as some sample images... See full story


Apple: iPhone 4 Quick Review

Apple iPhone 4 ReviewJune 23rd. The iPhone 4 is a touchscreen smartphone developed by Apple. It is the fourth generation of iPhone, and successor to the iPhone 3G introduced in 2008. The Apple iPhone 4 offers a number of new and enhanced features, including; a high quality 3.5-inch Retina monitor display with 960 x 640 pixel resolution, a new 5 megapixel autofocus camera with a 5x digital zoom, a backside illuminated sensor and built-in LED flash, HD video recording, and a second front facing VGA camera that is intended for FaceTime Video Calling (or Skype). The iPhone 4 offers a sleek and stylish all-new design and is the thinnest smartphone ever at only 9.3 millimeters thick. The front and back are made of aluminosilcate glass, chemically strengthened to be 30 times harder than plastic, and offering enhanced scratch resistance and durability. The front and back glass have an oil-resistant coating that helps keep it clean, and encircling iPhone 4 is a highly finished stainless steel band made of a custom alloy that is forged to be five times stronger than standard steel. Check out our iPhone 4 review to see more of what this smartphone model has to offer, including sample images taken with the built-in camera... See full story


Nikon: AF-S DX 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G VR II Lens Review with Sample Images

Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR II zoom lens review with sample imagesJune 12th. The Nikon AF-S 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR II Nikkor digital SLR zoom lens designed for Nikon DX format SLR cameras, is Nikon's second generation AF-S 18-200mm VR zoom lens. The newer AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, combines an 11.1X zoom range with enhanced Vibration Reduction (VR II) technology to provide DX-format Nikon SLR users with a versatile zoom range in a compact form-factor. Designed as an all in one travel lens solution, the Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR II provides a very practical zoom range for most users, suitable for photographing wide-angle landscapes or group shots of people, to zooming in on the action to capture outdoor sports, wildlife, or kids at play. The lens provides the equivalent field of view of a 27mm - 300mm focal range in 35mm (FX) terms. We recently tested the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR II with a Nikon D90 SLR camera. Check out our Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR II Nikkor Zoom review to see how it performed... See full story


Panasonic: DMC-FH25 Compact Camera Review with Sample Images

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 compact camera review with sample images June 1st. Introduced earlier this year, the compact 16.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 digital camera serves as an update to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 from 2010. The Panasonic DSC-FH25 features the same sleek design with a 2.7-inch LCD monitor and 8x optical zoom as its predecessor, with the most notable update being an increase in sensor resolution from 14MP to 16MP, and the employment of a new AF system that according to Panasonic is approx. 42% faster than the system found in the Lumix DMC-FH20. Check out our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 review to see how it performs... See full story


Side by Side: Nikon D5100 Compared to the Canon Rebel T3i / 600D SLR

Nikon D5100 versus the Canon Rebel T3iMay 8th. Nikon recently released the Nikon D5100 SLR, which serves an update to the Nikon D5000. The Nikon D5100 is designed to appeal to both novice and hobby photographers by offering a wide range of both automatic options and extended manual creative control. The Nikon D5100 shares a fairly similar body design to the Nikon D5000, although receives a number of updated features, among them an almost identical 16 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor to the one found in the popular higher end Nikon D7000. Another addition is that the Nikon D5100 now features a larger 3-inch, 921K high resolution side mounted swivel LCD screen, versus the D5000 with a smaller 2.7-inch, and lower resolution (230K) bottom hinged swivel LCD screen (less versatile). The other big news surrounding the Nikon D5100 is the upgraded video recording capabilities compared to the D5000. The Nikon D5100 now offers full HD movie recording complete with auto focus (AF) and selectable frame rates (1080P at up to 30 fps), and provides for the welcome ability of being able to plug in an optional external stereo microphone. As of today, the 18MP Canon Rebel T3i / 600D SLR is the closest competitor to the Nikon D5100. Both cameras feature a very similar feature set and are intended for the same target market including entry level to more advanced enthusiast photographers. We have now had the opportunity to test the Nikon D5100 versus the Canon Rebel T3i / 600D, and have put together a detailed comparison to show how these two models stack up against each other. Check out our Nikon D5100 versus Canon Rebel T3i / 600D side by side comparison review and the accompanying sample images.


Fuji: Z900EXR Compact Camera with 5x Zoom and 1080p HD Movie

Fuji Finepix Z900EXR stylish and compact camera with 5x zoom and 1080p HD movie April 5th. Fujifilm has today announced the compact and stylish Finepix Z900EXR. Stepping into the shoes of the Z800EXR, the new FinePix Z900EXR comes in a high gloss finish and offers a wide selection of Fujifilm's latest technologies. Specification highlights include; a 16 megapixel EXR back illuminated CMOS sensor, a Fuji 5x wide angle optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) and a large widescreen 3.5-inch high resolution touch screen LCD with an easy to use multi-touch user interface. The Fujifilm Z900 EXR also offers a new EXR Auto mode that automatically recognizes 27 types of scenes and adjusts settings accordingly based on the scene at hand. For capturing movies, the Z900EXR provides one-touch access to full 1080p HD movie recording complete with stereo sound... See full story


Nikon: D5100 SLR with Swivel LCD and 1080p HD Movie

Nikon D5100 SLR first look preview posted April 5th. Nikon has today announced the mid range Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera, an update to the popular Nikon D5000. The Nikon D5100 now fits between the entry level Nikon D3100 and the upper end Nikon D7000 SLR in the Nikon lineup. The D5100 is geared towards being more user-friendly like the D3100 while offering a range of more advanced features like the ones found in the D7000. The Nikon D5100 incorporates a 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, similar to the one found in the D7000, and offers a versatile 3-inch high-resolution 921K dot swivel and tilt LCD screen for shooting stills or capturing movies at unusual angles. The camera also offers an airflow control system and a sensor cleaning system to minimize the effects of potential dust. The D5100 can capture up to 1080p HD movies at 30 frames per second in the AVCHD format (MOV file), and offers a built-in mono microphone, while also providing a connection for an external stereo microphone like the new Nikon ME-1 (optional) that was also announced today. Additional headline features of the Nikon D5100 include; a 420-segment 3D Matrix metering system, 11-point 3D autofocus tracking, up to 4 frames per second continuous shooting, ISO boost up to 25,600 ISO, full manual or user-friendly 'Scene' modes, new in-camera Image Effects, in-camera image editing and the inclusion of Nikon's Scene Recognition System. The camera comes supplied with a Nikon EN-EL14 rechargeable battery and charger. Check out our Nikon D5100 SLR preview to find out more... See full story


Canon: EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS Zoom Lens Review: Tested with Rebel T3i

Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS telephoto zoom lens review posted April 5th. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6G IS telephoto zoom is designed to be the ideal complement to the standard EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II wide-angle zoom lens, the same lens that is sold in a kit with Canon SLR camera's like the new Rebel T3 and Rebel T3i. The compact and lightweight Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS zoom lens provides users with an affordable way to achieve telephoto zoom focal lengths from 88mm to 400mm (35mm equivalent). The telephoto capabilities of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS zoom provides the benefits of longer focal lengths for capturing distant subjects, such as at athletic events, family gatherings and vacations. The Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS zoom incorporates Canon's Optical Image Stabilization system, which provides up to four stops of correction to help create blur-free images while shooting handheld or in challenging lighting conditions. Check out our Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS zoom lens review to see how it performs... See full story


Canon: Powershot ELPH 300 HS Camera Review

Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS camera review posted April 1st. The 12 megapixel Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is the successor to the PowerShot SD1400 IS from 2010. While maintaining the same sleek compact size as its predecessor, the Canon Powershot 300 HS features a number of updates. The Canon ELPH 300 HS offers a 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization technology (supports hand-held shooting in low light), provides for the ability to record 1080p HD movies with stereo sound using the dedicated one-touch movie recording button, incorporates the Canon HS System designed to provide advanced low light performance and improve image quality, and features a 2.7-inch LCD monitor combined with user-friendly camera operation. Check out our Canon ELPH 300 HS review to see how it performs... See full story


Nikon: Coolpix L120 Long Range Zoom Camera Review

Nikon Coolpix L120 review with full size sample images posted March 23rd. The Nikon Coolpix L120 is the successor to the Nikon Coolpix L110 from 2010. Nikon designed the Coolpix L120 to appeal to those who are looking for an affordable and user-friendly camera with long range zoom capabilities. The 14 megapixel Coolpix L120 offers features that include; a 21x optical zoom lens with a unique side zoom control lever, CCD sensor-shift image stabilization combined with electronic vibration reduction (VR) for steadier handheld shooting, advanced face detection technology, EXPEED C2 image processing, 720p HD movie recording with stereo sound, user-friendly Auto Scene modes, and a large high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor. Check out our Nikon Coolpix L120 review to see how it performs... See full story


Sony: Cyber-Shot DSC-W570 Digital Camera Review

Sony DSC-W570 Review with full size sample images posted March 11th. The recently released 16.1 megapixel Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 compact digital camera serves as an update to the Sony DSC-W370 introduced in 2009. The Sony DSC-W570 features the same sleek design although the key specs have been updated to include; a 16.1 megapixel image sensor, a longer 5x zoom (25mm-125mm coverage in 35mm terms) combined with Sony's optical Steadyshot image stabilizer, and in terms of video recording the camera provides for the ability to capture 720p HD movies with sound (MP4 format). Designed to appeal to those who are looking for a compact take anywhere type of camera that can easily fit in a pocket or purse while offering a range of user friendly features, the Sony DSC-W570 seems like a worthy competitor in the sub $200 price bracket. Check out our Sony DSC-W570 review to see how it performs... See full story


Canon: Powershot SD1400 IS Review with Full Size Sample Photos

Canon Powershot SD1400 IS Review with full size sample images posted February 20th. The Canon Powershot SD1400 IS is the successor to the PowerShot SD1200 IS from 2009. Canon designed the SD1400 IS to appeal to those who are looking for an affordable stylish compact camera that offers point-and-shoot simplicity, and that is easy to bring along by fitting easily in a purse or pocket. With features such as a 4x optical zoom lens with built-in optical image stabilizer (IS), advanced face detection technology, DIGIC 4 image processor, and a 2.7-inch LCD monitor, the Canon SD1400 IS seems to offer good value for the money. We have now had the opportunity to review the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS. To see how the camera performed, check out our Canon SD1400 IS sample image gallery, along with the findings and conclusions from our review... See full story


Canon: Rebel T3i / EOS 600D SLR with Swivel LCD and Full 1080p HD Movie

Canon Announces the Rebel T3i / EOS 600D SLR with swivel LCD and full 1080p HD movie recording February 7th. Canon Inc. has today introduced the Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D in some countries) digital SLR. As an updated version of the Canon Rebel T2i (EOS 550D) announced last year, the Canon Rebel T3i incorporates the same 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor, and the same DIGIC 4 image processor, capturing images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 3.7 fps. Like the Rebel T2i / EOS 550D, the new Rebel T3i also features the same 9-point AF system, 63 zone dual metering system, and offers full HD movie recording, with full manual control and external microphone plug-in for sound recording if so desired. Additionally the Canon Rebel T3i features a very similar body design to its predecessor. In terms of what is changed on the Rebel T3i / EOS 600D, the main feature difference is that the Rebel T3i now offers a vari-angle articulated LCD monitor, although with similar specs. The screen size is 3.0-inches with 1,040K dot resolution and provides a wide viewing angle and anti-reflective and smudge resistant coatings like on the Rebel T2i SLR... See full story


Canon: Rebel T3 / EOS 1100D Entry Level SLR with 720p HD Movie

Canon Announces the Rebel T3 / EOS 1100D Entry Level SLR with 720p HD movie recording February 7th. Canon Inc. has today introduced the Canon Rebel T3 (EOS 1000D in some countries) entry level family oriented digital SLR. As an updated version of the Canon Rebel XS (EOS 1000D) announced in the summer of 2008, the Canon Rebel T3 incorporates a similar 12.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor. The Canon Rebel T3 receives a number of new features versus the Rebel XS including; a 9-point AF system, 63 zone dual metering, and now offers 720p HD movie recording. Additional new features include updates to make the camera even more user-friendly than its predecessor, with a 'Basic +' mode (like on the higher end EOS 60D) that allows novice users to make adjustments to image settings with ease by following simple guides... See full story


Canon: Powershot ELPH 500 HS with Bright F2.0 Wide Zoom Lens

Canon Powershot 500 HS with bright F2 wideangle zoom lens announced February 7th. Canon Inc. has introduced the Powershot Elph 500 HS (IXUS 310 HS in some countries), an update to the Powershot SD4000 IS announced last year. The new Powershot Elph 500 HS receives a number of updates compared to its predecessor, including a higher resolution 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, a wider angle zoom starting at 24mm, a larger 3.2-inch Touch Screen LCD with 461K dots, and adds the ability to shoot 1080p HD movies with stereo sound. Showcasing the evolution of the Canon ELPH brand, the new PowerShot ELPH models have now instituted a “HS” suffix to represent the inclusion of the HS SYSTEM in each model... See full story


Canon: Powershot SX230 HS and SX220 HS with 14x Zoom

Canon Powershot SX230 HS and SX220 HS with 14x zoom announced February 7th. Canon Inc. has introduced the Powershot SX230 HS and SX220 HS, updates to the popular Canon Powershot SX210 IS announced last year. The new Powershot SX230 HS and SX220 HS feature the same long range image stabilized 14x zoom lens (28-392mm equivalent) as their predecessor, although both camera's now incorporate a new 12 megapixel (MP) back-illuminated CMOS sensor compared to the 14 MP CCD sensor found in the SX210 IS. Showcasing the evolution of the Canon ELPH brand, the new PowerShot ELPH models have now instituted a “HS” suffix to represent the inclusion of the HS SYSTEM in each model. Introduced last year, the Canon HS SYSTEM is a technology used to enhance image quality in low-light situations without the need for a flash. Making up the HS SYSTEM in these new models is Canon’s DIGIC 4 Image Processor combined with the new High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which helps to reduce noise at high ISO levels and expand the camera's dynamic range, ultimately capturing greater detail and colour in images in darker settings, like a wedding reception... See full story


Sony: DSC-HX100V with 30x Zoom, Full 1080p HD Movie and New High Resolution Panorama Mode

Sony DSC-HX100V with 30x Zoom and full 1080p HD Movie January 31st. Sony has announced the Cybershot DSC-HX100V long range zoom digital camera with an impressive feature set. The 16.2 megapixel Sony DSC-HX100V with back-illuminated CMOS sensor sets itself apart from the competition with a 30x optical zoom providing a focal range from 27-810mm in 35mm terms, a large 3-inch high resolution 921,000 dot tiltable LCD display, a GPS tagging feature with compass, and offers full 1080p HD movie recording at 60 frames per second (fps) with stereo sound. Additional headline features of the Sony DSC-HX100V include; an electronic viewfinder, manual exposure control (Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority), numerous user friendly Auto Scene modes, an HDMI output connection to a TV or monitor and a high resolution panorama mode... See full story


Nikon: AF-S DX 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR II Lens Review

Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm VR II Nikkor Zoom Lens Review with Image Samples January 25th. The Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Nikkor telephoto zoom is designed to be the ideal complement to the 18-55mm VR DX-format camera kit lens, such as the one coupled with the Nikon D3100 D-SLR camera, and provides users with an affordable way to achieve telephoto zoom focal lengths from 82.5mm to 450mm (35mm equivalent). The Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm VR II zoom brings the benefits of longer focal lengths when capturing distant subjects, such as at athletic events, family gatherings and summer vacations. We have now had the opportunity to test the Nikon AF-S DX 55-300mm VR II telephoto zoom and have published our review of this lens complete with a gallery of sample images... See full story


Olympus: XZ-1 Digital Camera with Bright F/1.8 Zoom Lens

Olympus XZ-1 Enthusiast Compact Digital Camera Announced January 6th. Olympus Corp. has announced the Olympus XZ-1 enthusiast oriented compact camera with an impressive feature set. The 10 megapixel Olympus XZ-1 sets itself apart from the competition with a bright F1.8-2.5 optical zoom providing a focal range from 28-112mm in 35mm terms (4x), a large 3-inch high resolution 614,000 dot OLED display, the option to shoot in the camera's RAW format (as well as JPEG) and the ability to record 720p HD video at 30 fps with stereo sound. Additional Olympus XZ-1 headline features include; a dedicated hot-shoe for attaching an optional external flash, manual exposure control (Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority), numerous user friendly Auto Scene modes, an HDMI output connection to a TV or monitor and a wealth of customization options. Power is supplied by a Li-Ion rechargeable battery (one battery and a charger is included)... See full story


Fujifilm: Finepix HS20 EXR with 30x Zoom and 1080p HD Movie

Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR with 30x zoom announced January 5th. The annual Consumer Electronics Show is now taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a number of camera manufacturer’s are showcasing their new models for 2011. Among the many new models being introduced, Fujifilm has unveiled the Finepix HS20EXR advanced superzoom, which replaces last years Fujifilm HS10. The new HS20EXR incorporates a 16MP EXR CMOS sensor and a 3.0-inch 460,000 dot swivel LCD screen compared to the HS10 with a 10MP sensor and a lower resolution 230,000 dot monitor. The Fujifilm HS20 EXR keeps the same 30x (24-720mm equivalent) optical zoom lens, and offers full 1080p HD video recording, manual exposure control modes, and also provides 7.6 frames per second continuous shooting capability... See full story


Side by Side: Nikon Coolpix S8100 Compared to the Fuji Finepix JZ310 / JZ300

Nikon S8100 versus the Fuji JZ310 / JZ300 comparison review Dec 7th. If you are in the market for a compact camera with a long range zoom that will fit in a pocket or purse, two options for consideration are the Nikon Coolpix S8100 and the Fujifilm Finepix JZ310 / JZ300. The Nikon Coolpix S8100 and the Fuji Finepix JZ310 offer similar top line specifications with 12.1 megapixel resolution, a wide angle 10x optical zoom lens, offer HD movie recording, feature a number of automatic Scene modes for user friendly picture taking, and come supplied with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger. The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is however priced at a considerable premium (as much as 60% more based on the manufacturer's recommended retail price) compared to the Fuji JZ310 / JZ300. We have now done a side by side comparison review between the Nikon Coolpix S8100 and the Fuji Finepix JZ310 / JZ300, taking a closer look at what might make the Nikon S8100 command the higher price, and why it may be worth spending more on a premium priced compact camera versus a more budget priced model (although with many similar features) like the Fujifilm JZ310 / JZ300... See full story


Nikon: AF-S DX 35mm F/1.8G Nikkor Lens Review with Sample Images

Nikon AF-S DX 35mm F/1.8G lens review Nov 12th. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens is a fast fixed focal length lens designed for use with Nikon DX format SLR cameras. When attached to a Nikon digital SLR camera with a DX size sensor, the lens offers the approximate equivalent of a 50mm field of view in 35mm (full frame) terms. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F/1.8 G presents itself as a great standard lens, ideally suited for applications such as low light, scenic landscape and fine art photography. With a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture the lens offers users the ability to control for shallow depth of field or to shoot at higher shutter speeds than would be possible under the same conditions with a slower aperture kit lens attached... See full story


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GF2 Micro Four Thirds Compact System Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Micro Four Thirds System CameraNov 4th. Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GF2, a model that has been reduced by 19% in size and approx. 7% in weight compared to its predecessor the Lumix DMC-GF1, making it as of today the world's smallest and lightest Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera. The DMC-GF2 features a 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor for capturing stills, and offers improved video capabilities with the ability to record full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution movies at 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL) in the AVCHD format. A 3.0-inch 460,000 dot LCD monitor provides touch screen operation, and offers a user friendly interface for adjusting camera settings... See full story


Nikon: D3100 SLR Review with Full Size Sample Images

Nikon D3100 Review with Sample ImagesOct 26th. We have now had the opportunity to review the Nikon D3100 and have included a gallery of Nikon D3100 SLR sample images taken with the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR zoom standard kit lens. The Nikon D3100 is a successor to the popular Nikon D3000 introduced last year. While maintaining the same basic characteristics as the Nikon D3000, in being compact and lightweight with a focus on ease of operation, the D3100 SLR offers a range of new features and a number of body design differences. Some of the more notable updates on the Nikon D3100 include; a new higher resolution 14.2 megapixel (MP) sensor versus the 10.2 MP sensor in the D3000, a Live View option enabling the LCD monitor to be used to compose your images (like on a point and shoot camera), full HD 1080p movie recording, improved ergonomics including a wider and more rounded grip, and new more user friendly controls. To see how the camera performed in our tests and for all the details check out our Nikon D3100 review


Sony: Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Review with Sample Images

Sony DSC-TX5 Review with Sample ImagesOct 9th. We have just posted a review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 complete with a sample image gallery. The Sony DSC-TX5 is an ultra compact camera that packs a 10.2 megapixel back illuminated 'Exmor R' CMOS sensor providing low-light performance with approximately twice the sensitivity of traditional image sensors, a 4x optical zoom with Sony's steadyshot image stabilizer, a large 3.0-inch LCD screen, and adds extended durability with protection against a variety of elements including water, dust, shock, and freezing... See full story


Nikon: D3000, D5000, D90, D300s, D700, Tied Lens Instant Rebates

Nikon USA Tied Lens Instant RebatesOct 7th. Nikon Inc. has announced a series of tied lens instant rebates on a number of their digital SLR cameras, including the Nikon D3000, D5000, D90, D300s, and the higher end D700. Buy one of these Nikon SLR models with a qualifying Nikkor lens or lenses and you can benefit from a $50 up to $1000 savings. Offers include a $250 US savings on the Nikon D90 SLR when purchased in a kit with the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G VR zoom and the AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF VR zoom lens. The Nikon Inc. special offers are available until Oct 31st, 2010. Check out more of the new Nikon USA tied lens instant rebates... See full story


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review with Sample Images

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 ReviewSept 30th. We have just posted our quick review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (TZ10 in some countries). The Lumix DMC-ZS7 is a full featured compact camera that features a 25mm ultra wide angle 12x optical zoom lens, a large 3.0-inch LCD screen, AVCHD Lite HD (720p) movie recording, and builds upon earlier models in the Lumix ZS series by adding built-in GPS and manual exposure control. The Lumix DMC-ZS7 incorporates a 14.5-megapixel CCD which offers up to 12.1-megapixel effective resolution. This enables multi-aspect shooting that can reproduce images in any of three aspect ratios optimized for web, print or TV viewing. One of the major new features found in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is the built-in GPS geotagging capability. Geo-tagged images can be pinpointed on maps common in social media sites, and easily shared with friends and family... See full story


Canon: EOS 60D SLR with 18MP and 1080p HD Movie

Canon 60D SLR Camera First LookSept 28th. Canon recently introduced the 18 megapixel Canon EOS 60D digital SLR, a camera geared towards enthusiast level photographers, and which serves as a successor to the Canon EOS 50D. The Canon 60D also offers 1080p HD movie recording ability with advanced controls and shares the same sensor technology found in the popular Canon Rebel T2i. The Canon 60D provides a more rugged body design compared to the Rebel T2i, and although the two camera's feature a similar 3.0-inch LCD screen with 1.02 million resolution, the rear LCD monitor on the 60D provides greater versatility by offering a tilt and swivel function for shooting at unusual and creative angles. The Canon 60D also provides faster 5.3 frames per second (fps) continuous shooting (versus 3.7 fps for the T2i), a brighter and clearer glass pentaprism viewfinder with slightly greater coverage compared to the penta-mirror viewfinder found in the T2i, and offers a different button and control layout combined with a top illuminated LCD information display and a number of additional functions... See full story


Canon: EF 50mm F/1.8 II Standard Lens Review with Image Samples

Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 Standard Lens ReviewSept 28th. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II is a low cost fast prime lens designed for the Canon EOS system of cameras. When attached to a digital SLR camera with an APS-C size sensor, the lens offers approximately an 80mm field of view in full frame 35mm equivalent terms. As a result, the Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II presents itself as a good portrait lens, although it can just as easily be used for other types of applications such as low light and fine art photography. With a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture the lens offers the ability to control for shallow depth of field, and to shoot at higher shutter speeds than would be possible under the same conditions with a slower aperture regular kit lens attached... See full story


Pentax: K5 Digital SLR with 16.3 MP and Full 1080p HD Movie

Pentax K5 with 16.3 MP resolution and Full 1080p HD MovieSept 20th. Pentax has today announced the Pentax K5, an update to the photo enthusiast oriented Pentax K7 digital SLR. In terms of body design there is little to distinguish the Pentax K5 from the K7. Apart from the name on the front and a 'Flex' label being added on the RAW button the two cameras are basically identical. Most of the changes to the Pentax K5 are found inside the camera. The most noticeable upgrade is the new 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, compared to the 14.6 MP sensor found in the K7. The Pentax K5 now features a faster continuous shooting rate at 7 frames per second versus 5.2 fps for the K7, offers a high sensitivity setting of 51,200 ISO in expanded mode (ISO boost), and provides a 1080p full HD movie recording mode... See full story


Nikon: D7000 Digital SLR with 16.2 MP and Full 1080p HD Movie

Nikon D7000 Digital SLR with 16.2 MP resolution and Full 1080p HD MovieSept 15th. Nikon has today announced the mid range Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera, an update to the popular Nikon D90, and in many ways a model that out specs the higher end Nikon D300s. With a new 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, six frames per second shooting, a new 39-point AF system, 1080 HD movie recording with full time autofocus and sound including an external microphone input, and a new 2016 pixel RGB 3D Matrix metering system among others, the Nikon D7000 is sure to appeal to both enthusiast and semi-professional photographers. Additional headline features of the Nikon D7000 include; Live View which allows the user to compose the image while looking at the camera's large 3.0-inch high resolution 921,000 dot LCD screen, a glass pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage, a durable magnesium allow body construction with weather and dust resistant seals, ISO boost up to 25,600 ISO (100-6400 ISO standard), dual Secure Digital (SD) memory card slots, a new high capacity EN-EL15 rechargeable battery that offers up to 1050 shots per charge, an optional MB-D11 vertical release battery grip, and new Expeed 2 image processing... See full story


Canon: Powershot G12 Prosumer Compact Camera with 720p HD movie

Canon Powershot G12 Prosumer Compact CameraSept 14th. Canon has today announced the prosumer oriented Canon Powershot G12, a fully featured digital camera geared towards photography enthusiasts and even professional photographers seeking a compact altervative to bringing along a digital SLR. The Canon Powershot G12 is the successor to the popular Canon Powershot G11 introduced last year, and incorporates a 10.1 megapixel sensor, and a 5.0 x wide angle optical stabilized zoom lens providing a range of coverage from 28-140mm in 35mm terms with a bright aperture range from f/2.8-f/4.5.... See full story


Pentax: K-r Digital SLR Camera with 12.4 MP

Pentax K-r Digital SLR CameraSept 9th. Pentax has today announced the Pentax K-r digital SLR camera, featuring a lightweight compact body design, and combining user-friendly operation with a wide range of advanced features designed to enhance the fun and excitement of digital SLR photography. The Pentax K-r digital SLR incorporates a 12.4 megapixel sensor, features an easy-to-view 3.0-inch high-resolution color LCD monitor, offers HDTV-proportion movie recording, provides continuous shooting capability at approximately six images per second, and high-sensitivity shooting up to ISO 25600 (via a custom function). Developed to be an entry model targeted at digital SLR novices and family users, the Pentax K-r not only offers an assortment of features and functions that make it easy to capture images people expect of a digital SLR camera, but it also comes equipped with a host of handy tools that help user in creating more personalized, creative images... See full story


Nikon: Coolpix P7000 with 7.1x Zoom and DSLR Like Features

Nikon Coolpix P7000 High End CompactSept 8th. Nikon has today announced the higher end Nikon Coolpix P7000, a fully featured digital camera geared towards photography enthusiasts and even professional photographers seeking a compact altervative to bringing along a digital SLR. The Nikon P7000 incorporates a 10.1 megapixel sensor, and a 7.1 x wide angle optical stabilized zoom lens providing a practical range of coverage from 28-200mm in 35mm terms with a bright aperture range from f/2.8-f/5.6. Additional headline features of the Nikon P7000 include, full manual creative exposure control options coupled with more user friendly automatic Scene modes, a large 3.0-inch high resolution 921,000 dot LCD monitor as well as an optical viewfinder, a dedicated hot shoe offering compatibility with Nikon external Speedlights, and 720p HD movie recording at 24 frames per second with stereo sound and the ability to add an external microphone if so desired... See full story


Canon: PowerShot S95 Premium Compact Announced

Canon PowerShot S95 Premium CompactAugust 19th. Canon has now announced the Powershot S95 premium compact digital camera, a successor to the Canon Powershot S90 introduced last year. The Canon Powershot S95 inherits many of the same features as the Canon S90, including a 10 megapixel sensor, and a f/2.0 bright 3.8x zoom lens that provides a field of view from 28mm wideangle to approximately 105mm telephoto coverage in 35mm terms. The Canon Powershot S95 adds 720p HD movie recording, offers improved handling, greater levels of manual control, features the Canon HS System and is the first Powershot model to include Hybrid IS (image stabilization)... See full story


Canon: PowerShot SX210 IS Review and Image Sample Gallery

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Review with Sample ImagesJuly 16th. We have now had the opportunity to review the recently released Canon PowerShot SX210 IS compact camera. Replacing the popular PowerShot SX200 IS, the new Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is designed for the photographer seeking a small pocket camera offering both still and HD movie recording with a range of features and some creative control. Incorporating a 14x optical zoom lens (covering 28 - 392mm in 35mm terms) combined with Canon's optical image stabilizer technology, the PowerShot SX210 IS offers versatile coverage for a wide range of picture taking situations. To see how the camera performed, check out our Canon Powershot SX210 IS sample image gallery, along with the findings and conclusions from our review... See full story


Sony: Alpha A290 and A390 DSLR's with 14.2 megapixels

Sony Alpha A290 and A390 entry level digital SLR cameras June 8th. Sony today introduced two updated versions of their existing Alpha A230 and Alpha A380 digital SLR cameras, in the form of the new Sony Alpha A290 and the Alpha A390. Both the Sony Alpha A290 and the A390 now feature an enhanced grip design and the same 14.2 megapixel resolution sensor. The Sony Alpha A390 features Sony's Quick Live View AF and a tiltable 2.7-inch LCD screen with 230K resolution. The Sony Alpha A290 features a fixed 2.7-inch LCD with the same 230K resolution. Upper control areas of both models have also been revised with a clear, uncluttered new button layout. Both models are aimed at family and travel type SLR photography... See full story


Apple: iPhone 4 with 5MP Camera and HD Video

Apple iPhone 4 with 5MP Camera and HD Video AnnouncedJune 7th. Apple today presented the new iPhone 4 featuring FaceTime, which makes video calling a reality, and Apple’s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in crisp text, images and video. In addition, the new Apple iPhone 4 features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro and up to 40 percent longer talk time—in a all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world. The Apple iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4 operating system, which includes over 100 new features and 1500 new APIs for developers. iOS 4 features Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising platform... See full story


Nikon: Reduces Price on D3000, D5000, D90, D300s, D700, D3s and D3x

Nikon Canada reduces price on popular SLR camerasMay 12th. Nikon has just reduced the manufacturer's recommended retail price (MSRP) on all of their current digital SLR cameras, including the Nikon D3000, D5000, D90, D300s, D700, D3s and the D3x. The Nikon digital SLR price drops range from $30 to $150 depending on the Nikon SLR model or camera body lens kit configuration. The Nikon D300s body only was priced at $1769 CDN, and the price has now been reduced by $100 to a new MSRP of $1669. Check out the new prices on all of Nikon's SLR cameras... See full story


Sony: Alpha NEX 3 and NEX 5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Sony Alpha NEX 3 and NEX 5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Sample ImagesMay 11th. Sony has today officially introduced the Sony Alpha NEX system of compact interchangeable lens cameras. The Sony NEX 3 and the Sony NEX 5 both feature a large APS-C size sensor incorporating 14.2 MP of resolution in a small take anywhere body design. Both the Sony NEX 3 and NEX 5 cameras offer a large 3.0-inch high resolution 921k LCD screen with a tilt feature, and can shoot up to 7 frames per second. The Sony NEX 5 provides the ability to capture 1080i AVCHD HD movies with stereo sound and the NEX 3 offers 720P HD movie recording. We have had the opportunity to have a brief hands on with the new Sony NEX-3 digital camera mounted with both the new Sony E 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens and the Sony E 16mm f/2.8 pancake lens, both available in a kit with the camera body. We have posted a couple of Sony NEX-3 camera test sample shots taken at the Sony Canada Press event, and provided a quick overview complete with anticipated pricing. The Sony NEX 3 and NEX 5 should be hitting dealers shelves by late June... See full story


Canon: PowerShot SD1300 IS Review and Image Sample Gallery

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Review with Sample ImagesApril 1st. We have now had the opportunity to review the recently released Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELph compact camera. The Canon Powershot SD1300 IS is the successor to the very popular PowerShot SD1200 IS from 2009. Canon designed the SD1300 IS to appeal to those who are looking for an affordable stylish compact camera that offers point-and-shoot simplicity, and that is easy to bring along by fitting easily in a purse or pocket. With features such as a 4x optical zoom lens with built-in optical image stabilizer (IS), advanced face detection technology, DIGIC 4 image processor, and a large 2.7-inch LCD, the Canon SD1300 IS seems to offer good value for the money. To see how the camera performed, check out our Canon Powershot SD1300 IS sample image gallery, along with the findings and conclusions from our review... See full story


Side by Side: Canon Rebel T2i / 550D Compared to the Nikon D90 SLR

Canon Rebel T2i / 550D versus the Nikon D90March 14th. Canon recently released the Canon Rebel T2i SLR (also known as the EOS 550D), which serves an update to the Canon Rebel T1i / 500D. The Rebel T2i is designed to appeal to both novice and enthusiast photographers by offering a wide range of both automatic options and extended manual creative control. The Canon Rebel T2i receives a number of updated features vs. the T1i / 500D, among them an almost identical 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor to the one found in the popular higher end Canon EOS 7D. The Canon Rebel T2i / 550D also incorporates a more advanced 63-zone iFCL exposure metering system similar to the 7D and sports an updated wide screen (3:2) LCD monitor with 1.04 million dot resolution. The other big news surrounding the Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D is the upgraded video recording capabilities compared to the Canon T1i / 500D, and the inclusion of an external microphone plug. As of today, the 12.3MP Nikon D90 SLR is the closest competitor to the Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D. Since its introduction, the 12.3MP Nikon D90 has become one of the best selling enthusiast oriented SLR cameras on the market. The Nikon D90's popularity is because the camera offers excellent image quality and is backed by an impressive feature and performance set. So does the new Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D SLR have what it takes to dethrone the Nikon D90 as the DSLR benchmark in its class? Check out our Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D versus Nikon D90 side by side comparison review and the accompanying sample images to find out.


Canon: EOS 7D, 5D Mark II SLR and Select EF Lens, Speedlite Rebates

Canon EOS 7D, Tied EF Lens and EOS 5D Mark II Instant RebateMarch 7th. Canon USA Inc. has announced a new round of instant rebates, including savings on the popular Canon EOS 7D and the EOS 5D Mark II SLR cameras. The promotion also provides for a series of Canon EF lens and Speedlite rebates, which are doubled when tied with the purchase of a Canon EOS 5D Mark II body. Qualify for discounts on the Canon EOS 7D body only or in a kit with either the EF 28-135mm IS or the EF-S 18-135mm IS zoom lens. You can double the Canon EOS 7D rebates by also adding the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM to the package. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM now comes with a $80 US discount, which is doubled to $160 if tied with an EOS 5D Mark II SLR purchase. See the complete list of Canon EF lenses and Speedlite flashes being promoted... full story


Nikon USA: Instant Rebates with D3000, D5000, D90, D300s, D700, D3s, D3x SLR's and Tied Lens

Nikon USA Tied Lens Instant RebateMarch 7th. Nikon USA Inc. has announced a new round of tied lens instant rebates on all of their digital SLR cameras, including the Nikon D3000, D5000, D90, D300s, D700, D3s and the Nikon D3x. We have now outlined the available Nikon USA tied lens rebates, among them the popular Nikon D90 with AF-S DX 18-105mm VR lens, and the higher end Nikon D300s with AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED zoom lens. Deals are also available on the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II and the AF-S 70-300mm VR telephoto zoom lenses when purchased with a qualifying SLR. The Nikon USA instant rebate promotion ends March 27th, 2010... See Nikon Inc. Instant Rebates


Sony: Cyber-Shot DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55 Announced

Sony DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55 Announced Feb 17th. Sony today unveiled two new Cyber-shot digital still cameras, the Sony DSC-TX5 and DSC-H55. Slim enough to fit in a pocket or purse at less than an inch thin -- about the size of a deck of cards -- the Sony TX5 is the world’s thinnest and smallest certified waterproof (up to 10 feet deep) digital still camera with Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization and touch operation. Additionally, the 10.2 megapixel model is Sony’s first digital still camera with an “Exmor R” CMOS sensor that is also certified to be freeze proof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, shockproof up to about a 5-foot drop and dust proof. In comparison, the 14.1 megapixel Sony DSC-H55 features a 10x optical zoom Sony G lens with 25mm wide-angle (equivalent), offers 720p movie recording, and also incorporates Sony's Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization to help reduce blur in photos... See full story


Canon: Rebel T2i / EOS 550D with 18 MP and Full HD Movie Mode

Canon Rebel T2i SLR with 18 MP sensor and Full HD movie recording Feb 8th. Canon has today unveiled the successor to the popular Canon Rebel T1i / EOS 500D, in the form of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i / EOS 550D digital SLR camera with an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor. The Canon Rebel T2i, like the Canon EOS Rebel T1i, is geared towards family and entry-level enthusiast SLR photographers. The Rebel T2i includes a variety of new features including: 3.7 fps shooting, an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), a 63-zone Dual Layer Metering System, and Canon's DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor. The Rebel T2i / EOS 550D also offers Full HD 1080p video recording as well as 18-megapixel still images... See full story


Canon: Powershot SX210 IS Compact with 14x Zoom and HD Movie

Canon SX210 IS with 14x optical image stabilized zoom and HD movie recording Feb 8th. Replacing the popular PowerShot SX200 IS, the new Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is designed for the photographer seeking a small pocket camera offering both still and HD movie recording with a range of features and manual creative control. Incorporating a 14x optical zoom lens (covering 28 - 392mm in 35mm terms) combined with Canon's optical image stabilizer technology, the PowerShot SX210 IS offers versatile coverage for a wide range of picture taking situations. With a 14.1 megapixel resolution sensor, the SX210 IS provides plenty of detail for producing bigger enlargements or for cropping into an image... See full story


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