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Nikon Coolpix S80

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 8th, September 2010

News report Photokina : Nikon Europe unveils the latest compact camera to join the Nikon Coolpix digital camera line-up. With an innovative, multi-touch, Organic OLED screen, 14.1 megapixels, 5x zoom Nikkor lens and HD movie capability, the stylish Nikon Coolpix S80 digital camera combines ease of use and great performance to guarantee stunning results and individual style. The Nikon Coolpix S80’s Touch Shutter function allows you to focus and take a picture or video simply by touching the relevant area on the screen, making framing your shots quick and easy, whilst the high resolution (819K dots) OLED touch screen allows you to scroll through the images you have already taken and share them easily with friends and family.

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Sony A580 test photos

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 31st, August 2010

Sony Alpha camera review - Photokina 2010 report - The new Sony A580 is equipped with a newly developed 16.2 Megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS censor, offers up to 7fps shooting, and Auto HDR - a feature which enables a photographer to capture shots that normally are only possible after post processing. Sony targets the A580 at photographers who wants to become better than the average compact shooter and search for new creative expressions, but are still looking for user-friendliness and easy-of-use. Another highlight is the integration of video into the series of Sony Alpha cameras. For a camcorder specialist it took them quite a while, but according to Sony there was enough reason to act in such.

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Sony A560 test photos

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 31st, August 2010

Sony Alpha camera reviews - Photokina 2010 report - Although the Sony A560 is introduced in August, just before the IFA and Photokina, both held in Germany, we receive new info that the Sony A560 will be available in the first quarter of 2011. The Sony A560 is equipped with an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 14.2 effective Megapixels. For Sony standards this is a basic resolution for DSLR cameras, but sufficient for post processing. Together with the latest iteration of Sony’s powerful BIONZ imaging processor, it supports high-speed continuous shooting plus a sophisticated range of digital image compositing and processing functions. This gives even greater artistic possibilities to beginners and photo enthusiasts alike.

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Sony A33 test photos

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 31st, August 2010

Sony Alpha SLR review - Photokina 2010 report - The last couple of years as a camera manufacturer Sony developed itself remarkable. In the early days we could choose out of a series of Cybershot cameras and a handful of Alpha DSLR cameras, but today Sony offers a rather extensive range of camera packed with the latest innovative techniques. It was only recently that Sony introduced its own version of a system camera, the NEX and only a few months later we witness the introduction of a new type of Alpha camera, the Sony A33. The Sony A33 is an interesting interchangeable lens camera. First there is the Translucent Mirror technology offering new possibilities like continues live preview of action and video clips.

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Sony A55 test photos

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 31st, August 2010

Sony Alpha DSLR review - Photokina 2010 report - Prior to the Press event where Sony introduced their latest series of Alpha cameras I was able to shoot with the new Sony A55 camera. The Sony A55 is of most interest to us as this Alpha camera is packed with features that are the most recent and innovative ones. It happens that the Sony Alpha 55 is the first Alpha camera with Translucent Mirror technology. Such a technique gives the engineers great advantages like real-time video image preview via the electronic viewfinder or via the high resolution 3-inch display - in contrast with DSLR cameras where the raised mirror prevents light from reaching the optical viewfinder during video shooting.

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Sony Alpha A580 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 31st, August 2010

Review Photokina 2010 - There is an interesting development occurring in the Sony camera division. While last year we could only choose between Cybershot and Alpha DSLR cameras, the choices have been significantly extended with only two new types of cameras. First of all, of course the very compact NEX system cameras that are very quickly becoming a sales hit. Secondly, the Sony Alpha A55 and A33 cameras with Translucent Mirror technology, a new type of camera with interchangeable lens, but now with an electronic viewfinder and translucent, fixed mirror. In fact, it is no longer a real ‘reflex’. With the introduction of the Sony Alpha A580, the traditional DSLR is equipped with the most recent technology.

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Sony Alpha A55 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 31st, August 2010

Review Photokina 2010 - Sony is actually just a rookie in terms of DSLR cameras. Although they have vast experience, surging from their take-over of Konica Minolta, it was only a few years ago that the first Sony Alpha camera was brought out onto the market. With the introduction of the Sony Alpha A55, Sony seems to be making progress in leaps and bounds. The Sony Alpha A55 camera distinguishes itself from the competition with innovative techniques and different features with which Sony proves itself as a DSLR manufacturer. The Sony Alpha A55 is the first Alpha camera that is based on the so-called Translucent Mirror technique. This is in fact an old technique, modernized and given a facelift.

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Sony A580

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 31st, August 2010

News Photokina 2010 - Appealing to digital photographers ready to explore sophisticated new creative possibilities, the Sony DSLR-A580 offers unparalleled levels of imaging refinement. At the heart of the Sony A580 SLR camera is a new-generation Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor processor. Together with the latest iteration of Sony’s powerful BIONZ imaging processor, it supports high-speed continuous shooting plus a sophisticated range of digital image compositing and processing functions. This gives even greater artistic possibilities to beginners and photo enthusiasts alike. The new Sony DSLR-A580 digital SLR camera is available from October 2010.

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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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