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Fujifilm FinePix X100

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 24th, September 2010

New report Photokina - Fujifilm announces the new FinePix X100, a premium digital compact camera featuring an APS-C CMOS sensor, a Fujinon 23mm fixed focal length lens and a newly developed Hybrid Viewfinder, due for commercial release in early 2011. The Fujifilm FinePix X100 is aimed at the professional photographer or keen enthusiast looking for exceptional quality pictures from a compact camera. The Fujifilm FinePix X100 camera is designed to appeal to the millions of DSLR users who need a slim back-up camera for high quality in-fill shots when the use of a bigger SLR system is either inconvenient or impractical.

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Pentax K-5

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 24th, September 2010

News report Photokina - Pentax has announced the Pentax K-5 digital SLR camera. The new Pentax K-5 digital SLR camera offers a true high-end prosumer design and features normally found only on the most costly of professional cameras. With exceptional reliability, user-friendly operation, and the compact, lightweight body of its predecessor, the Pentax K-7, the new Pentax K-5 offers several important and improved features. The Pentax K-5 digital SLR camera will ship in October 2010 as a body kit only for $1,599.95 USD or as a lens kit with the Pentax 18-55mm WR for $1,749.95 USD.

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Sigma SD1

Posted by: Mark Peters Friday 24th, September 2010

Photokina news report - Sigma announces the SD1 digital SLR camera, incorporating a 46 megapixel 24×16mm APS-C X3 direct image sensor. The SD1 is Sigma’s flagship digital SLR camera, adopting a lightweight yet solid magnesium alloy for its body and O-ring sealing connections to make a weather-resistant design throughout for use in harsh conditions. The Sigma SD1 DSLR camera incorporates a 24×16mm direct image sensor and dual “TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) 2” image processing engines. The combination of the 46 megapixel sensor and dual TRUE II processing engines ensure the high resolution pictures are processed quickly with high definition and a smooth and subtle graduation of colour.

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Ricoh G700SE multifunctional camera

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 23rd, September 2010

News report Photokina - Ricoh announces the G700SE water and dust resistant digital camera. In addition to its wireless data communication capabilities, the Ricoh G700SE can also utilize options supporting GPS functions and laser barcode reader functions. As an expanded function model of the Ricoh G700 water and dust resistant digital camera released in 2010, the new Ricoh G700SE digital camera has wireless LAN and Bluetooth functions as standard features and supports the use of GPS and laser barcode reader functions with options.

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Olympus E-5 gallery

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 21st, September 2010

Photokina 2010 report : I had the opportunity to shoot for a very short time some pictures with a full production Olympus E-5 camera at the press day of Photokina 2010. The test photos are made with an Olympus ZUIKO Digital 12-60mm f/2.8-4 lens. The Olympus E-5 camera was introduced just before the Photokina 2010 started and is Olympus' most recent Four Thirds high-end DSLR camera. The new Olympus E-5 camera features a new Live MOS sensor and a newly developed powerful TruePic V+ engine. The Olympus E-5 camera should bring the Four Thirds quality to the next level. The Olympus E-5 is improved with key features and had some added bonus like HD movie recording.

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Nikon D7000 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 15th, September 2010

Photokina 2010 reviews : Nikon is extending its D-series with a new SLR camera, the Nikon D7000. This is part of a nice series of SLR cameras, the D3100, D5000 and now also the Nikon D7000. A Nikon D9000 might just be the next model… The new Nikon D7000 is a whole new DSLR camera generation and falls between the Nikon D5000 and the D90, at least in terms of pricing. The D90 is still part of the picture, at least until it gets a successor (the Nikon D9000?). This Nikon DSLR is a camera aimed at the serious amateur photographer and offers a full package of camera-settings for creative photography as well as videography, as the Nikon D7000 supports Full HD 1080p video.

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Nikon D7000

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 15th, September 2010

News Report Photokina - Nikon launches the D7000, a D-SLR that offers exceptional image quality, reliability and performance packed into a durable and portable body. The Nikon D7000 includes a range of new features to ensure superior image quality including 16.2 effective megapixels with the newly developed Nikon DXformat CMOS image sensor. There is a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, which delivers higher image quality, higher speed processing and multiple functions with more power. And the Nikon D7000’s increased ISO sensitivity (100-6400, extendable up to 25600) ensures exceptional detail with minimal noise when capturing fast moving subjects or in poor light situations, even without the flash.

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Olympus E-5 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 15th, September 2010

Review Photokina 2010 - At the time of the official introduction of the Olympus E-1, the first Four Thirds DSLR camera, on sunny Mallorca, the first step was made to set up the Four Thirds System. I was present, in 2003, and got to know the first generation Four Thirds DSLR camera. In the years thereafter, a lot of models were added, but there were few high-end Four Thirds DSLR cameras. Four years later came the Olympus E-3, which was an improvement on many fronts, and a nice evolution. Three years later, I ‘finally’ have my hands on the Olympus E-5, the newest Olympus Four Thirds DSLR camera. Do we still have to wait for a new DSLR evolution?

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The market for digital compact cameras is steady but does no longer show a significant growth. Within the camera market, the digital SLR camera expanded its market share which gave camera manufacturers like Nikon and Canon a boost in sales. However, the DSLR segment is changing and although the traditional DSLR is still the most important one for consumer and professional photographers, a new segment is grabbing market share and attention from the public. Micro Four Thirds, and other system cameras from Sony and Samsung, could change today’s market share. Canon and Nikon will not give away their market share for free… Photokina 2012 Imaging & Trade show will be the place to be and to get the latest information from all camera manufacturers and their digital cameras.

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