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Canon G12 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 30th, September 2010

Photokina camera review - The Canon PowerShot G12 camera features a powerful combination of high-sensitivity image sensor and a fast DIGIC 4 processor. The Canon PowerShot G12 is an advanced digital camera, a perfect (extra) small camera for the enthusiastic and professional photographer. The Canon PowerShot G12 digital camera features full manual mode with RAW format giving the photographer complete control during post-shot editing; and with support for Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software, digital SLR users can integrate the Canon PowerShot G12 into an existing workflow. A high-quality Canon zoom lens covering 28-140mm allows for flexible photography.

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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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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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Samsung NX100 gallery

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 14th, September 2010

Review Photokina 2010 - The Samsung NX100 is 14.6 Megapixel compact system camera with APS-C size sensor for quality pictures and a 3-inch AMOLED display for easy viewing. An entry-level camera system, but the Samsung NX100 camera is packed with very interesting new features. It is equipped with the world’s first i-Function lens, a new and innovative new method of camera control. The design of the Samsung NX100 camera is just stunning for a system camera, which comes in four different colors; black, white, brown, and silver. The lightweight, compact and modern design makes the new Samsung camera extremely portable, and with the quality of a DSLR, the Samsung NX100 combines into a strong combination.

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Samsung NX100 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 14th, September 2010

Review Photokina 2010 - The system camera product group is steadily advancing. They were a bit slow to get going, but with the arrival of new manufacturers such as Samsung, the speed is increasing. According to Samsung, the system camera will conquer 4% of market share in 2010, but it is expected to increase five times in 2011 to 20% of market shares in the DSLR and system camera segment. It is clear that this will be at the cost of part of the digital SLR camera market. The new Samsung NX100 is expected to be part of that increase. The Samsung NX100 is a 14.6 Megapixel system camera with an APS-C format sensor and a friendly price tag. That makes for a remarkable combination.

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Nikon P7000 review

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 8th, September 2010

Photokina 2010 Reviews - The Nikon Coolpix P-series stands for Great Performance; it is an advanced camera aimed at the serious photographer who demands a lot from his camera. The new Nikon Coolpix P7000 is meant to live up to that and at first glance the camera specifications look very promising. The Nikon P7000 is not just a logical successor to the P6000. Nikon has taken a step back in terms of the amount of Megapixels, has changed the design, and has exchanged the short zoom range for a mega zoom lens. Nikon seems to be getting back to basics with the P7000. Gadgety functions such as GPS and Ethernet-interface have been eliminated, and the emphasis is obviously on the image quality.

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Nikon Coolpix P7000

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 8th, September 2010

News report Photokina 2010 : Nikon Europe announces the launch of a high performance Coolpix model, the Nikon P7000, that sets a new benchmark for quality photography in a discrete and stylish package. The result of extensive research amongst professional photographers, the Nikon Coolpix P7000 digital camera delivers outstanding pictures in a less intimidating form factor than a SLR. The Nikon Coolpix P7000’s superb image quality is guaranteed by a wide-angle 7.1x zoom Nikkor lens giving a 28mm to 200mm range (35mm format equivalent), with optical Vibration Reduction (VR), two ED glass elements and Nikon’s brand new Expeed C2 image processing system.

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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.