Archive for the ‘Digital Cameras’ Category

Sony, Panasonic Cameras Combine Small Size With SLR Features

March 12, 2010 1 comment

It’s been a year since Panasonic debuted the first digital camera that joint the compactness of a point-and-shoot with the flexibility of identical lenses. The Lumix G1 kick-started a new section in the camera market, which this week saw a new model from Panasonic and the second presentation of an example camera from Sony.

The small cameras are meant at users who want better photos than a dense camera can give but don’t want a larger device. They allow for interchangeable lenses but are lesser because there is no reflexive mirror like that found in SLRs. Right behind the lens is an image sensor that provides both a live preview and captures the image.

“The concept is to give customers a lot of opportunity to use different types of lenses,” said Masashi Imamura, president of Sony’s personal imaging business. By allowing photographers to change lenses, it’s possible to get different effects and more interesting pictures, he said.The cameras use a smaller lens mount than conventional SLRs to remain compact.
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FujiFilm’s Latest Camera Aims at Dogs, Cats

March 12, 2010 Leave a comment

If you own a dog or a cat then there’s a good chance you’ve exhausted hours with a camera annoying — and probably failing — to get an ideal picture of them. Now, technology is coming to the rescue.

FujiFilm’s Finepix Z700 features a face-detection function that can be familiar with canine and feline faces, and it can snap a picture mechanically when they look towards the camera lens.
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX1

March 10, 2010 Leave a comment

The 10-megapixel, 5X-optical-zoom (24mm to 120mm) Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 ($330 as of 3/8/2010) is between the first pocket cameras to propose Sony’s redesigned, low-light-optimized Exmor R sensor. Those low-light chops are the marquee quality of this extremely compact camera, which excels in dark situations thanks to its exclusive shooting modes.
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Special Auction Services Pictorial Auctions

March 9, 2010 1 comment

Experts at particular sale Services (SAS) have seen a big rise in the marketplace for Modern Classic Cameras over the history twelve months.

Despite the advent of digital photography, these cameras are still very desirable plus can command high prices at sale.  A collection of Leica cameras and lenses rose over £18,000 at a new sale.

Hugo Marsh from SAS said: “Leica, Pentax, Nikon, Hasselblad – for instance – are all very collectable and especially if a rare example. Quality counts. For instance, for instance, a rare British Reid Leica-copy 35mm camera made £2,200. We also sold an unusual wide angle Hasselblad medium format camera for £1,150.”

The next auction is on Friday 12th March and features a very large Asahi Pentax collection of cameras, scarce lenses, accessories and reference literature, manufactured between 1959 and the 1980s and widely recognised for their superb quality and durability.
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Canon EOS 550D / Insurgent T2i Appraisal

March 8, 2010 1 comment

Canon’s EOS 550D – or Rebel T2i as it’s recognized in North America – is the company’s newest higher entry-level DSLR. Announced in February 2010, it’s numerically the heir to the EOS 500D / T1i, although the older representation is expected to stay behind on-sale at a lower price point all the way through 2010.

Externally the EOS 550D / T2i very much resembles its precursor with similar dimensions, heaviness, build, styling and controls, but as Canon custom dictates, it inherits a number of key aspect from a higher-end model in the variety (in this case the EOS 7D), along with at least one make new feature.

From the 7D, the EOS 550D / T2i inherit the same 18 Megapixel declaration (albeit with a slightly different sensor), the alike 100-6400 ISO sensitivity variety (with 12,800 ISO expansion), the picking of 1080p or 720p movies at a variety of frame tax, an external stereo microphone contribution and the identical 63-zone iCFL metering. Continuous Read more…

Panasonic G2 plus G10 cameras formally announce

March 8, 2010 Leave a comment

As the rumours optional, Panasonic has announced the open of two Micro Four Thirds cameras on Sunday: the G2 and G10.

The G10 claim to be the world’s “lightest digital identical lens camera with a viewfinder”, sports the Micro Four Thirds arrangement and packs 12 megapixels into the combine as well.

In the box you’ll get a Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm).

Other features comprise Panasonic’s iA (Intelligent Auto) form that mechanically detects the most excellent option for the shot at hand while, as rumoured, the G10 will game 1280 x 720 HD video footage in Motion JPEG, QVGA, VGA and Read more…

Vanguard Photo-Video Trimmings

March 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Press Release:

Vanguard, one of the global leaders in photo-video accessories, today introduced photo-video bags, ball heads with impressive loading capacities, new tripods series and models, and accessories!

Up-Rise Messenger bags: Work, Play, Shoot!
A bag that can carry your camera and lenses, as well as tote paperwork, plus a laptop!  UP-Rise Series messenger bags are unlike anything you’ve seen before, with unparalleled, detailed quality.

These ultra-padded bags double as camera/lens gear bags or regular messenger bags for carrying office paperwork.

They securely hold a laptop and have completely customisable interiors with super soft, thick padding for great protection. They break the mould of bag standards with an innovative ability to expand in size accommodate changing lens and gear needs. They expand with one easy zipper motion and reduce back down when the extra space isn’t needed.
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