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Friday, June 1, 2007

Behind The Design


A look at the art and science of creating the digital cameras we use today, from tiny pocket models to pro D-SLR systems

Samsung NV11
Samsung NV11

Samsung’s NV series of compact digital cameras features futuristic good looks and a nice array of features. The top-of-the-line 10-megapixel NV11 sports a slim, black, stainless-steel body with the NV-series blue ring around the lens, an intuitive Smart Touch user interface, a 2.7-inch high-definition LCD monitor, a 5x Schneider optical zoom lens (38-190mm 35mm-camera equivalent) and ISOs up to 1600. The camera also can shoot MPEG-4 VGA (640 x 480) movies at 30 fps, with 5x optical zooming, for up to 4 GB duration, assuming you have an SDHC card of that capacity loaded.

Canon EOS-1D Mark III back

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro back
Nikon D2Xs back


Pro D-SLRs are even more complex. Here are three: the Canon EOS-1D Mark III (left), Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro (center) and Nikon D2Xs (right). The EOS-1D Mark III will feel familiar to Canon pro-model users, film or digital, while the D2Xs and Nikon-based FinePix S5 Pro will make Nikon pros feel right at home.

Pro D-SLRs

Resources

Canon U.S.A.
(800) OK-CANON
www.usa.canon.com

Fujifilm
(800) 800-FUJI
www.fujifilm.com

Leica
(800) 222-0118
www.leica-camera.com

Nikon
(800) NIKON-UX
www.nikondigitalusa.com

Olympus
(800) 622-6372
www.olympusamerica.com

Panasonic
(800) 211-PANA
www.panasonic.com

Pentax
(800) 877-0155
www.pentaximaging.com

Samsung
(800) SAMSUNG
www.samsungcamerausa.com

Sigma
(800) 896-6858
www.sigma-photo.com

Sony
(800) 222-SONY
www.sonystyle.com

 



 


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