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Nikon D40x

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 6th, March 2007

Nikon has introduced the D40x : a sister model to the D40 for anyone who needs more pixels, to for example, make enlargements of a crop of their files or to practise digital photography as a serious hobby. Nikon D40x has the same functionality and user friendliness as the D40, but now has a 10.2 Megapixel CDD image sensor.

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Nikon D40 Review

Posted by: Mark Peters Thursday 16th, November 2006

Nikon's newest weapon is the D40, and Nikon is using it to raise the stakes. The Nikon D40 DSLR is primarily meant for consumers who want more than a compact camera. In the profile of the target group, Nikon sees a family person between 30 and 70 years old. The typical user of the Nikon D40 is looking for a camera that stimulates creative qualities and reacts quicker than a compact camera.

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Hasselblad H3D

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Hasselblad is ready to introduce the world's first 48mm, full frame DSLR camera system; the Hasselblad H3D. The Hasselblad H3D represents an entirely new approach to integrated digital cameras. Built around a ground-breaking new digital camera engine, the H3D camera takes photographic flexibility and image quality to new levels and enables unprecedented photographic benefits from the various system components. The innovative communications between lens and capture unit in the Hasselblad H3D results in a new level of image quality with a higher level of detail and true sharpness. This inter-communication lays the ground for Hasselblad's Digital APO Correction (DAC) and the new Ultras-Focus functionality.

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Sigma SD14 digital SLR

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new Sigma SD14 Digital SLR camera. The new Sigma SD14, powered by the 14 Megapixels Foveon X3 direct-image-sensor, can reproduce high definition images rich in gradation and impressive three-dimensional detail. The Sigma SD14 Digital SLR camera features four JPEG recording modes, large and bright pentaprism viewfinder with 98% coverage, a built-in flash with a Guide Number of 11, 5-point AF system, a large 2.5-inch 150,000 pixel resolution LCD monitor as well as high resolution and user friendly design. The durable shutter mechanism has over 100,000 cycle life and is ideal for the demands of digital photography.

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Olympus E-System

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 25th, September 2006

The Olympus E-System is a “designed-for-digital” SLR camera system that has grown considerably since the original Olympus E-1 camera body was launched in 2003. Today, the system includes 5 camera bodies, 17 ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses, and a wide range of accessories. In addition to this growth in the E-System lineup, we have lead the way with innovations such as a Dust-Reduction System, fulltime Live View, and the introduction of the world’s lightest, most compact, digital SLR camera body. We think of this as Chapter One in the history of the Olympus E-System, and we hope it has helped more people to enjoy photography and be satisfied with the quality of the images they obtain.

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Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 25th, September 2006

Fujifilm announces the development of the much anticipated follow-up to the FinePix S3 Pro DSLR, the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro. The new Fujifilm S5 Pro is an important step in continuing with the company’s goals for achieving professional DSLR image quality consistent with Fujifilm’s professional film heritage. The increased dynamic range from the Super CCD SR double pixel technology (6.17 million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels) became popular in the FinePix S3 Pro with portrait and wedding photographers. The Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro continues these advancements by coupling the proven Super CCD SR Pro with the companies new Real Photo Processor Pro for even more outstanding film-like results.

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Samsung GX-10

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 21st, September 2006

Samsung announced the launch of the 10.2 Megapixel Samsung GX10 digital SLR, the first DSLR from the company to be positioned firmly towards the discerning enthusiast photographer searching for comprehensive functions, stunning design, ease of use and real value for money, all in one camera. Samsung also announced the launch of five more lenses, that each would be released before the end of 2006, giving Samsung GX10 and GX-1 series users alike even more freedom to express their creativity through the Samsung DSLR range. The Samsung GX-10 boasts a 10.2 Megapixel image sensor, which offers the photographer a sharper image, with richer colours for a truly compelling composition.

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Olympus DSLR at Photokina

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 19th, September 2006

Those of you who have read our exclusive Olympus E-400 digital SLR preview may have noticed that we mentioned something about an upcoming answer from Olympus on their current DSLR E-System top model, the Olympus E-1. At the last Olympus press meeting we had in Hamburg, Germany, where we were informed about the new line-up of Mju and FE-series of digital cameras and the 10 Megapixel Olympus E400 digital SLR model, we received the information that the Photokina visitor should not expect Olympus to showcase an extra digital SLR next to the new E-400 model. However, we have got official information from Olympus Japan that Olympus will have more to unveil at Photokina 2006…

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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.