Posts Tagged ‘NikonD3S’

PMA ’10 Sneak Peek

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A day before the PMA show officially opens here in Anaheim, the press gets a “sneak peek” at an eponymously named event. Today, at that event, I got to see a lot of the cameras that have been recently announced by Pentax, Nikon, Samsung and Olympus, and several new PMA announcements from the likes of HP and GE. This is also the venue where I get the time to check out gear like bags and innovative new ideas from smaller companies, such as PhotoFramed.com.

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I got to get my hands on newly announced Pentax cameras, including the teeny tiny, adorably retro-looking Optio I-10; the brand new Samsung TL350, which was just announced this morning; and the Nikon COOLPIX S8000, with its ultra bright 3-inch LCD screen that’s similar to that of the pro level D3s D-SLR—which I also got to check out.

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New from GE (General Imaging) is a line of super automatic point-and-shoot digicams—meaning they leave almost nothing to the photographer other than to press the shutter release. The memory is all built-in, as well as the battery, but General Imaging says that’s what consumers asked for. Point. And. Shoot. The most important feature of these cameras, for the fashionistas they’re geared toward, anyway, is that they were co-designed by Jason Wu, an exciting young New York fashion designer, and feature an assortment of color choices and leather finishes.

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New from HP is a lineup of affordable point-and-shoots, including the 12.2MP PW550 with 5x optical zoom and the 12MP CW450 with a 2.7-inch touch LDC.

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The just announced Lowepro SlingShot AW series was the most exciting bag selection I saw today. Lowepro’s SlingShots have been wildly popular with photographers since they first came out five years ago because of the way they allow for rapid access to cameras and gear. For this new generation, they’ve made a few upgrades based on consumer feedback from the field to further enhance that experience, including the ability to carry a smaller tripod on the outside, and interior space for personal items besides camera gear.

Check back for more in-depth, hands-on looks at new cameras and gear over the next couple of days, as we traverse the crowded landscape of the PMA show floor.

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 10/14

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photo © Jim Marshall

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.

- Rock & Roll Photographer Jim Marshall has published a new book, “Trust,” which contains some of his most famous images, including those of the great Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, etc.

- Nikon blew a lot of peoples’ minds with the six-digit expanded ISO setting in the brand new DS3 D-SLR.

- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Chris Burden installation, “Urban Light,” with a stunning online photography exhibition of shots of the Burden piece from contributors around the world.

- Wired.com recently posted a brilliant slideshow of photographs of glaciers from space.

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Nikon Announces Full-frame DS3 D-SLR

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Breaking news: Nikon has announced the DS3 D-SLR. The 12.1MP, FX-format CMOS sensor D-SLR features low-noise ISO sensitivity from 200 – 12,800 (expanded sensitivity settings of up to ISO 102,400!) and 24fps HD video recording. Get more information on the DS3 (estimated at $5,199.95 MSRP in late November)  from Nikon after the jump…

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