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Pentax K10D DSLR camera

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 14th, September 2006

Pentax Corporation introduced the Pentax K10D lens-inter-changeable digital SLR camera. This new digital SLR camera combines 10.2 effective megapixels with a host of advanced technologies - including the Pentax-original Shake Reduction (SR) system - to deliver high-quality digital SLR photography and responsive operations to advanced amateurs and experienced hobbyists. Pentax believes that, while some of these technologies and improvements may not be actually reflected in the product’s specifications, they do make a significant difference in the final images. The Pentax K10D digital SLR camera will start shipping at mid October, 2006.

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Zeiss Ikon SW

Posted by: Luuk Jurrien Wednesday 30th, August 2006

The Zeiss Ikon SW is the 35mm precision camera for uncompromising superwide photographers. Its lens mount takes any lens with M bayonet, in particular the Zeiss high performance superwide-angle lenses Distagon T* 2.8/15mm ZM and the Biogon T* types from the Zeiss ZM range. An accessory shoe directly above the lens takes the corresponding superwide Viewfinder. A second shoe is built in to take a flash, a bubble level or other accessory. The electronically controlled metal focal plane shutter offers speeds ranging from 1/2000 sec. - 8 sec. in automatic mode (AE-lock is available) and 1/2000 - 1 sec. + B in manual mode. Fastest flash synchro speed of the Zeiss Ikon SW camera is 1/125 sec.

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Sigma SD14

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 29th, August 2006

Sigma launched a new website with some very interesting information about their upcoming digital SLR camera; the Sigma SD14. The teaser website of Sigma is not giving very in-depth information, but enough to make us think and scratch our head again. It is always thrilling to wait for that promising product, the one that could bring something special in today's digital imaging world. The Sigma SD14 digital SLR camera will officially be introduced on September 26, 2006 at the Photokina event in Germany. It seems that the upcoming Photokina show will become the biggest Photokina ever! Visitors and our readers become part of the new standard of digital imaging with the latest news.

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Canon 400D

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 24th, August 2006

Canon today announces its next generation D-SLR: the EOS 400D. Featuring a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, new EOS Integrated Cleaning System, larger and brighter 2.5" LCD and 9-point AF, the model is predicted to take the lead as the world's most popular camera. It is positioned above the EOS 350D, currently the fastest selling SLR camera of all time. Canon's EOS 300D, the world's first consumer D-SLR, kick started a digital revolution in 2003. "We are now witnessing a mass consumer trend towards D SLR," said Mogens Jensen, Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. Consumer research shows it is not only existing film SLR owners now switching to digital SLR photography.

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Thursday 24th, August 2006

Canon’s EOS Digital Rebel XT model - the camera that set all time sales records for digital SLRs of any persuasion (supplanting the original Digital Rebel’s claim to that title) - now takes its place alongside of the newest member of the irrepressible Rebel clan: the 10.1 megapixel EOS Digital Rebel XTi SLR camera. For 16 years, the Rebel brand has stood for advanced, sophisticated and easy-to-use. The new Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera continues that legacy, taking discriminating photo hobbyists, enthusiasts, advanced amateurs and SLR aficionados to places digital dreams are made of…and more economically than ever before. The Canon XTi will be available for $899 with lens kit. The body only for $799.

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Canon EOS 400D

Posted by: Mark Peters Wednesday 23rd, August 2006

According to Engadget who spotted on the official Chinese Canon web site some new Canon EOS DSLR information, we may expect a new Canon digital SLR introduction; Canon EOS 400D. Before some of you point a finger to us and say boo…; "No, we are not under NDA. So far we have not been informed by any official Canon contact." Digging a little bit deeper we found some interesting information and will sum it for you. First of all, the new Canon EOS 400D suppose to have a new CMOS image sensor incorporated. The new CMOS sensor features 10.1 effective Megapixels and has an integrated dust removal system. Furthermore the Canon 400D is equipped with a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor and a 9-point auto focus system.

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Hasselblad 503CWD

Posted by: Luuk Jurrien Saturday 31st, December 2005

In recognition of the centenary of Victor Hasselblad’s birth on 8th March 2006, Hasselblad unveiled the Hasselblad 503CWD Anniversary Kit, a prestige high-end photographic system that offers state-of-the-art digital capture technology elegantly integrated with a classically designed Hasselblad 503CW body. Combining the rugged reliability of the black and chrome V System body, with its range of high performance, central shutter-based lenses, and Hasselblad’s latest digital technology, the exclusive Hasselblad 503CWD perfectly melds the heritage of the old Hasselblad with the focus of the new Hasselblad on digital high-end photography to create a new digital workhorse.

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Pentax K110D

Posted by: Luuk Jurrien Saturday 31st, December 2005

Pentax Corporation is pleased to introduce the Pentax K110D, an entry-class lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera that combines a host of advanced technologies with a simple, user-friendly operation system and a compact, lightweight body. It brings high-quality digital SLR photography to everyone, especially to first-time digital SLR users. Developed as a starter camera for beginning digital SLR photographers, the Pentax K110D is designed to capture high-quality images with simplified operation in a variety of applications, including the documentation of hobby scenes and the preservation of family events. The Pentax K110D is introduced next to the Pentax K100D dSLR.

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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.