Category archives: Cameras

This Beastly $50,000 Digital Camera Produces the Best Images Money Can Buy

While Nikon and Canon slug it out below, Phase One handles the cutting edge. The brand just revealed their latest medium format line, the Phase One XF Camera System. The XF is a new modular body/back combo that is capable of 80 megapixel still photography with 14-stops of dynamic range. That’s the kind of resolution and flexibility that commercial photographers — from fashion to automotive to architecture — demand in […]


Fujifilm Announces X-A2 with Selfie-Friendly LCD

Fujifilm unveiled a small update to its X-A1 compact system camera. The Fujifilm X-A2 builds on the tilting screen of its predecessor by letting it flip 175° for easier selfies. The screen itself is a 3″ 920k-dot LCD.   Alongside the new camera, Fuji unveiled two new lenses for the system – the XC16-50mm II and the XC50-230mm II. The Fujifilm X-A2 features a 16.3MP APS-C sensor backed by an […]


Nikon Launches its first Touchscreen DSLR: Nikon D5500

Nikon has announced its latest enthusiast camera in the face of the D5500 – the first DSLR by the Japan-based company with a touchscreen.     Skipping over the D5400 (out of superstition perhaps), Nikon’s D5500 adds a few improvements over its predecessor D5300 – a new fully touch-enabled articulating 3.2″ 1,037,000 dots screen, redesigned control dial, more ergonomic grip, proximity sensor above the viewfinder that turns off the LCD, […]


Sony announces: NEX-3N, SLT-A58, Planer T* 50mm F1.4 and 70-400mm F4.5.6 G SSM II

Sony has just dropped five new cameras upon us that cover various categories, from the basic point and shoot to their higher end SLT cameras and even a Planar T* 50mm F1.4 and 70-400mm F4.5.6 G SSM II lense. NEX-3N Sony has announced the NEX-3N, its entry-level NEX camera, replacing the NEX-F3. The 3N is, as before, aimed at users stepping up from compact cameras and gains a compact-style zoom […]


Samsung Announces NX300 - 3D - Capable 20MP Mirrorless Camera

Samsung has announced the NX300 – the latest in its NX series of APS-C mirrorless cameras. The NX300 looks a lot like its predecessors, the NX200 and 210, but it includes a series of updates that show signs of ever-greater integration between the company’s cameras and its smartphones. The NX300 is built around a 20MP sensor that includes phase-detection focus elements to allow a Hybrid AF system for faster focusing. […]


FinePix S6800 and S4800 Superzoom Cameras by Fujifilm

Fujifilm has launched the Finepix S6800 and S4800 superzooms with stabilized 30x (24-720mm equiv.) zoom lenses. The 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor-based S6800 captures 1080p60 full HD and high speed movies, while the 16MP CCD-based S4800 is limited to 720p30 videos. Both come with 3-inch LCDs and run on four AA batteries. The S6800 and S4800 will be available from March 2013 at a retail price of $249.95 and $229.95 respectively. The […]


A Glimpse at the World’s Largest Digital Camera, a 570-Megapixel Beast

Reuters recently paid a visit to the massive astro-camera and the scientists behind it, and created the short 2-minute piece above that offers a closer look at the unique piece of camera equipment. The camera is the size of a phone booth and uses 62 separate CCD sensors and a 13-foot light-gathering mirror. After 8 years of construction, the camera was deployed at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile […]


Canon announces EOS 6D Wi-Fi enabled full-frame DSLR

We have seen Nikon announce their smallest and lightest entry level full-frame camera, the D600, at the $2100 price point. Now, Canon has announced a rival in the form of the EOS 6D, their own smallest and lightest entry-level full-frame DSLR selling for the exact same price. The Canon 6D uses a 36 x 24mm CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20.2 megapixels. It’s lower than the 24.3 megapixels on […]


Nikon announces D600 a 24 MP full-frame DSLR

Looks like full-frame sensors are suddenly in vogue. Yesterday we saw a whole bunch of Sony cameras with full-frame sensors, including one camcorder. Now Nikon has announced the D600, which packs a full-frame sensor in what is the smallest, lightest and cheapest camera on the market right now. Other features include ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO 50-25,600), 39 point AF system, 0.13 second startup time, 1080p video recording […]


Sony announces new RX1, NEX-6 and Alpha SLT-A99 Digital Cameras

Sony has announced three new cameras, the most exciting of which is the DSC-RX1 that was leaked a couple of days ago. The other two are the NEX-6, the newest member of Sony’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and the Alpha SLT-A99. RX1 Let’s talk about the RX1 first. As was revealed before, the RX1 packs in a 35mm full frame sensor within a compact camera size body. The sensor is […]


Sony announces Handycam NEX-VG900 full-frame and VG30H APS-C Digital Camcorders

Sony has announced the NEX-VG900, a full-frame NEX camcorder along with the VG30 APS-C model and an 18-200mm powerzoom lens for APS-C E-mount cameras. The VG900 is built around the company’s 24MP sensor that also appears in the SLT A99 and RX1 and confirms the theory that the E-mount can accommodate a 36x24mm sensor. The lack of full-frame E-mount lenses means the VG900 must be used with an adapter such […]


Panasonic unveils Six new LUMIX Cameras

Panasonic has unleashed a whole bunch of new camera upon the world, six to be precise, which includes some superzoom cameras, a mirrorless camera and a premium point and shoot. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 The first is the LUMIX LZ20 (pictured above), which is a budget superzoom camera. It has a 16 megapixel sensor and a 21x optical zoom on the 25-525mm lens. The LZ20 can also record 720p videos at […]