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Nikon D5100

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Wednesday 6th, April 2011
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Nikon announced the new 16.2-megapixel Nikon D5100 Digital SLR camera designed for those ready to artistically express themselves and need a versatile SLR camera that can keep pace creatively. The new Nikon D5100 Digital SLR camera includes features designed to enhance the shooting experience, including an impressive new 3 inch, sharp and clear 921,000 dot Vari-angle LCD screen and full HD (1080p) movie recording with full-time auto focus. The Nikon D5100 SLR camera houses a host of new and innovative features aimed at giving digital photographers the tools to shatter creative constraints and tell stories with amazing photo quality and stunning HD videos.

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Nikon D5100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 1st, October 2010

Photokina news report - Panasonic introduces the Lumix DMC-GH2 as a latest member of the New Generation System Camera Lumix G Micro System. Fully compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the Lumix G Micro System combines a downsized body with advanced functions that achieve both high performance and operational comfort. Featuring an intuitive touch control, the new Panasonic DMC-GH2 boasts its world’s fastest level Light Speed AF of approx. 0.1 second to capture the subject in spur-of-the-moment in sharp focus. The key components including the sensor and the image processing engine are totally refined to achieve even higher performance of the camera to render a stunning image with high resolution.

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Sony Alpha cameras

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 24th, September 2010

News report Photokina - Sony showcases the unique and creative possibilities of its full digital imaging line-up at the Photokina 2010 show in Germany. Highlights on the Sony stand include latest additions to the Sony Alpha cameras, Sony Cyber-shot compact cameras, Sony Handycam HD camcorders, Sony Bloggie Mobile HD snap digital cameras and Sony S-Frame photo frames.

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Olympus compact camera

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 24th, September 2010

News report Photokina - Since 1936, worldwide photographers have appreciated Olympus’s critically acclaimed Zuiko lenses for their innovative design, high quality and superior reliability. Today at Photokina , Olympus is pleased to announce that it is developing a new flagship compact camera that will be its first digital compact camera with a built-in Zuiko lens. Like the Olympus PEN cameras, the new Olympus Zuiko compact camera will include an accessory port so photographers will be able to expand its versatility by attaching optional accessories like the Olympus SEMA-1 external microphone adapter set.

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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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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 E5

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Wednesday 15th, September 2010

Report Photokina 2010 - Olympus has cornered the market in robust D-SLR design in recent years and its E-3 and E-1 cameras are synonymous with go-anywhere, shoot-anything pro-standard photography. Now Photokina will offer professional photographers a first reassuring grip of the new Olympus D-SLR powerhouse designed for imaging on the edge: the next generation flagship Olympus E-5. The direct successor to the award-winning E-3, the E5’s all-terrain lightweight rigid magnesium alloy body is dustproof, splashproof, incredibly robust - and ready to rough it on even the toughest assignments. And it’s not just the build quality that puts the competition to shame.

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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.