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Leica S2

Posted by: Mark Peters Monday 22nd, September 2008

Due to a leak on the Internet we got our hands on some information about a new Leica SLR camera. And it not only concerns a new SLR, it includes a brand-new digital photographic system as well, the Leica S-system. The Leica S2 will be the first DSLR camera in the new S-system, boosting 37 Megapixel of resolution.

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Panasonic G

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Sunday 21st, September 2008

During a Panasonic Press event, at which the new Micro Four Thirds system was evaluated and further explained, Panasonic also revealed the development in process of a new Micro FourThirds system camera. Panasonic already claims that it will introduce the world's smallest High Definition system camera in 2009. More information will probably be revealed at the upcoming PMA 2009 in Las Vegas. The prototype referred to as Panasonic LUMIX G, seems quite similar to the new Panasonic LUMIX G1 however, at first sight a number of striking features stand out. On top of the body a (stereo) microphone is positioned and on the back, top right side, a red button especially for HD movie capture is placed.

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Canon 5D Mark 2

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 18th, September 2008

Canon introduces the EOS 5D Mark II DSLR, the long-awaited successor to Canon's highly popular EOS 5D, introduced in 2005. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D camera so successful, Canon has coupled the creative power of a full-frame CMOS sensor in a relatively compact and affordable camera body, together with groundbreaking HD video capture that opens the door to a much wider range of imaging possibilities for photographers. Along with the ability to capture full HD video clips at 1920 x 1080 resolution, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera features a 21.1-megapixel full frame 24 x 36mm CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor and significantly lower noise, with an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50 to ISO 25,600.

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Sony A900

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 9th, September 2008

Sony introduces the Alpha 900, the world’s first full-frame 24.6 megapixel DSLR: The A900 delivers the unmatched image quality, creative expression and performance demanded by professional photographers. The Sony A900 digital SLR from Sony sets a new benchmark for serious photo enthusiasts who demand the unrivalled quality and creative possibilities of full-frame imaging. The flagship of the Alpha DSLR range features the industry’s first ever 24.6 effective megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. Developed by Sony, this groundbreaking sensor’s ultra-high pixel count and large size - equivalent to a 35mm film frame - deliver extraordinary image detail and wide dynamic range.

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Canon EOS 1Ds at Kenya Safari Event

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Sunday 4th, November 2007

When you are offered the opportunity to work with the latest digital equipment on a location you will probably never visit again; you do not have to think twice! I am talking about an invitation from Canon Europe on a press trip to Kenya with a number of colleagues from the Netherlands and many other countries. No less than 80 journalists from Europe, among them four colleagues from the Netherlands, were flown to Nairobi, Kenya, at the invitation of Canon. In Nairobi small groups were formed to fly to the Borana ranch in the Laikipia area, north of Nairobi and situated by the Mount Kenya. The Canon EOS Safari trip coincided with 20 years of EOS; a unique memorable moment in the digital world!

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Canon EOS 40D

Posted by: Mark Peters Thursday 23rd, August 2007

Canon introduces its latest digital SLR for advanced amateurs and semi-professionals: the Canon EOS 40D. With a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 6.5 frames per second burst performance, a newly developed AF system and 3.0” LCD with Live View mode, the Canon EOS 40D makes significant advances in both performance and versatility. The Canon 40D camera benefits from the new EOS technology platform introduced earlier this year with the professional EOS‑1D Mark III. Canon’s DIGIC III processor delivers responsive operation, improved color rendering and near-instant start-up time. The EOS Integrated Cleaning System combats sensor dust, while a strong magnesium alloy body with weather resistance ensures lasting durability.

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Nikon D3

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 23rd, August 2007

Nikon Europe announced the revolutionary Nikon D3 Professional Digital SLR that defines a new benchmark in professional photography. “Nikon has eclipsed the competition with the Nikon D3, a cutting edge camera that will change how professional photographers take pictures,” said Robert Cristina, Manager Professional Products & IPS, Nikon Europe BV. “The incredible speed, resolution and flexibility of the Nikon D3 digital SLR camera will enable photographers to capture images under conditions previously thought impossible.” The Nikon D3 single lens reflex, the result of years of development and feedback from professional photographers, combines many innovative Nikon technologies.

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Nikon D300

Posted by: Mark Peters Thursday 23rd, August 2007

Nikon Europe announced the D300 D-SLR, a camera that sets new standards of compact professional performance. The easy-to-use DX-format Nikon D300 offers outstanding image quality, multi-functional technologies and fast response. With class-leading 12.3 Megapixel resolution, speedy 6 fps frame advance, self-cleaning sensor unit and high definition 3-inch VGA LCD display, combined with Nikon’s legendary durability, the Nikon D300 is a breakthrough solution for photographers searching for an advanced compact SLR. “Packed with the latest technologies and Nikon’s renowned ergonomics, the Nikon D300 sets a new standard for professionals on a budget,” said Robert Cristina, Brand Manager, Nikon Professional Products, Europe.

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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.