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Pentax K100D

Posted by: Luuk Jurrien Saturday 31st, December 2005

Pentax Corporation is pleased to introduce the Pentax K100D lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera. The new Pentax K100D combines 6.1 effective Megapixels with a host of advanced technologies, including a Pentax-original Shake Reduction (SR) system, to deliver high-quality digital SLR photography and user-friendly operations to all levels of photographers. Developed as a popular-class digital SLR camera, the Pentax K100D packs an array of advanced, user-friendly features, including a Pentax-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system, high-precision auto focus and auto sensitivity control, into a compact, well-balanced body to accommodate a wide range of shooting and playback requirements.

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Pentax *ist DL2 DSLR

Posted by: Luuk Jurrien Saturday 31st, December 2005

Pentax is pleased to announce the marketing of the Pentax *istDL2 lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera to offer the fun and excitement of high-quality digital SLR photography to many levels of photographers, especially first-time digital SLR users. Developed as a proud successor to the *istDL, the new Pentax ist DL2 digital SLR inherits many of its predecessor’s popular features, including a compact, lightweight and easy-to-hold body and a simple, accessible operation system. At the same time, it provides several improvements and additions, such as an increased number of AF sensor points and eight user-friendly Scene Modes. As a result, it delivers greatly enhanced overall cost performance to its users.

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Olympus E-330

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 27th, September 2004

The eight million pixel Olympus E-300 digital SLR immediately stands out from the crowd. It's much more lean and unconventional form, for an SLR, is the result of replacing the penta prism with a TTL Optical Porro Finder. Combined with full SLR performance, perfect handling and a very tempting price, this model is the ideal everyday companion for ambitious users. Based on the TIPA Award-winning FourThirds Standard, the Olympus E-300 incorporates a Supersonic Wave Filter that ensures dust and other foreign particles do not interfere with the captured image. So photographers have the full freedom to explore every creative avenue, this compact SLR model is compatible with a complete range of system accessories. The optics feature a nearly telecentric construction to draw maximum performance from the camera's Full Frame Transfer CCD. The TruePic TURBO image processor further boosts picture quality and the processing speed. Compact, powerful, versatile and user-friendly, the Olympus E-300 comes in a kit with a 14-45mm ZUIKO DIGITAL zoom. Complemented with its great affordability, the E-300 is assured a large following of both newcomers and existing enthusiasts.

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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Monday 20th, September 2004

Canon, a world leader in photographic and imaging technology, today announces its new flagship camera: the 35mm full-frame 16.7 Megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark II Digital SLR. The camera is expected to appeal to professional studio and commercial photographers. Featuring a full-frame 36 x 24mm 16.7 Megapixel CMOS sensor, the EOS-1Ds Mark II produces images with outstanding colour rendition and dynamic range. It has sufficient resolution to produce files which convert to 50MB uncompressed TIFF at 24 bit colour depth, now considered standard acceptable size by leading international photo agencies and stock libraries. Replacing the award winning 11.1 Megapixel EOS-1Ds, the camera is powered by Canon's second generation DIGIC II image processor.

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Pentax *ist DS

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 14th, September 2004

Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the marketing of the Pentax *istDS digital SLR camera. Offering a compact, lightweight body, simplified operations and an affordable price, the *istDS assures high-quality digital SLR photography, including the advantage of lens interchangeability, to photographers of all levels. Developed as a sister model of the popular Pentax *istD, this new camera was designed by further advancing Pentax's digital camera development concept of "user-friendliness," or "a harmony between ease of use and portability." The *istDS is one of the smallest and lightest digital digital SLR cameras on the market today - even more compact and lightweight than the Pentax *istD.

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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.