Posts Tagged ‘Cameras’

Samsung Announces Two New Cameras

Samsung has announced two new additions to their SL line of compact digital cameras–the SL720 and SL50. Both cameras boast 12.2MP and 5x optical zoom. The SL720 has a 28mm wide‑angle lens and Dual Image Stabilization, and the SL502 offers a standard 35mm lens and Digital Image Stabilization. More on both cameras after the jump…

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Check out the New Issue of DP!


The brand new issue of Digital Photographer features profiles on top photographers, including New York based Barbara Bordnick’s unique take on floral photography and an international look at fashion photographers from New York to London to Shanghai. You are sure to learn about and be inspired by the creative and business sides of shooting in that genre. The issue also features insightful reviews of new D-SLRs, including the Nikon D90, which shoots HD video and the Olympus E-30, which features creative art filters. There are also reviews of the retro looking Canon G10 “prosumer” camera and the Sony Cyber-shot G3, which is Wi-Fi enabled to share photos on sites like Picasa instantly and wirelessly. Also, don’t miss the “Back to Basics” features on those nagging features that you never quite understood: resolution, image quality and zoom range, and the basics of camcorder speak.

Of course, there are always the columns you love: Digital Insider, Exposure and Inside the Image, which features the work of a DP reader. Learn how your photograph could be featured in the next issue here. We look forward to your feedback on the new issue, and as always, you can catch us on Twitter for up to the minute photo world news.


Pentax Announces Optio W-80


Breaking news this minute: PENTAX has just announced their brand new, most shock and waterproof digital camera ever, the Optio W-80. It seems the summer’s big test for compact camera shoppers is to find out just how fill-in-the-blank proof a camera is. And now PENTAX is offering a strong competitor to the market with the W-80, which can withstand impact from a fall of more than three feet (perfect, since your child will likely drop it at Walley World a few times), and is waterproof to withstand depths of up to sixteen feet (for when the adults ditch said child on the shore and go scuba diving on yet another summer vacation).

The slim, one-inched body camera also boasts 12.1 Megapixels, a 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-140mm), a wide angle 28mm lens, a Super Protect coating applied to the zoom lens’ mineral crystal cover, a 2.5-inch LCD with anti-reflective coating, widescreen HD movie capture (1280 x 720pixels @ 30fps), Fast Face Detection Technology (sees up to 32 faces in 0.03 seconds), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Pixel Track Shake Reduction, and  Super Macro Mode.

The Optio W-80 will be available in July for $299.95


Midweek Photo News Roundup- 6/17

photo by erix! (creative commons)

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

-Fantasea announced two new underwater camera housings just in time for summer: the FL-19/20 for Nikon Coolpix L19 & L20 cameras and the FA-480 for the Canon PowerShot A480.

-onOne Software announced its first ever iPhone application. The new DSLR Camera Remote for iPhone allows photographers using a supported Canon EOS DSLR that is connected to a WiFi enabled computer to remotely control the settings of the camera, fire the shutter, review images, and even get a live viewfinder preview.

-Think Take Photo collaborated on a stunning concept video for their soon to be released addition to the Multimedia Wired Up Collection of bags, specifically designed for those shooting still, audio, and video in the field.

-Getty Images launched a new Flickr photo clouds feature to The Flickr Collection, which lets users visually group images that catch their eye.


Pentax Announces K-7 D-SLR


Breaking news this morning: PENTAX has just announced their brand new flagship D-SLR, the K-7. The manufacturer is already calling the compact, 14.6 Megapixel, weather, dust and cold resistant camera their “most powerful PENTAX ever.” Ideal for shooting fast action, the D-SLR features the new PRIME II Image processing engine, which allows for  5.2 frames per second and low-noise image processing, and a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. The 921,000 dot resolution 3-inch LCD features Live View mode, and the camera also boasts a 100% field-of-view viewfinder (with 0.92X magnification).

With the K-7, PENTAX is joining the ranks of Nikon by introducing a powerful, compact D-SLR that offers High Definition movie capture. HD movie mode features adjustable quality settings and aperture control, as well as Shake Reduction, and an external microphone terminal for recording stereo sound, and high resolution playback (HDMI port with selectable output resolution: 1080i, 720p, 480p, and auto).

Body only, the K-7 will retail for $1,299.95.

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