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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

The world's highest-resolution 35mm-based D-SLR hits 21.1 megapixels, can shoot 5 fps, features Live View and sensor-dust removal and a whole lot more

The new 63-zone evaluative metering system (shared with the EOS-1D Mark III) is linked to the AF points for optimum accuracy in a wide range of situations. There’s also 8.5% partial, 2.4% spot, AF-point-linked spot, multi-spot and center-weighted average metering.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Nikon D3

Photographers asked and Nikon answered—its full-frame D-SLR is finally here. But that's not all the new 12.1-megapixel flagship has to offer. The D3 is a force to be reckoned with.

The broad ISO range, from 200 to 6400, allows capture of low-noise exposures in a wider variety of scene conditions. This range can be expanded even further using the built-in settings of Lo-1 and Hi-2 for the equivalent of ISO 100 and ISO 25,600, respectively.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Canon EOS 40D

This mid-range D-SLR seems more like a pro-level D-SLR, but it‚’s still only $1,299

The 40D can shoot up to 6.5 images per second, for up to 75 Large/Fine JPEG or 17 RAW images—a big improvement over the 30D’s admirable 5 fps for up to 30 JPEG or 11 RAW. The 40D also provides 3 fps, silent and single-frame advance modes. The camera retains the 30D’s superquick 0.15-second start-up time.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

The world's fastest D-SLR can shoot 10.1-megapixel images at 10 fps‚Äîand that‚’s just for starters

While Canon’s speed-king EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR offered effective improvements over its excellent predecessor, those improvements weren’t earthshaking. But the changes to the new EOS-1D Mark III are astounding, covering everything from resolution and image quality to shooting speed, dust elimination and live viewing. As you glance through them, keep in mind that these improvements all come at the same list price as the Mark II when it debuted: $4,499!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sekonic DigitalMaster L-758DR Light Meter

A new meter specifically designed for today's digital cameras

The DigitalMaster L-758DR offers four light meters in one. It measures flash, ambient, incident or reflected light, and will customize them to your camera or film type. Measured values can also be mixed and stored for interchangeable readings in reflected and incident modes.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Photoshop CS3

Adobe's latest Photoshop sports a streamlined workspace and powerful new tools that solve old photographic challenges

With every new version of Photoshop, photographers always ask, "What’s new that will be useful to me? "With the release of CS3, the answer is lots! Brand-new features do things that were previously impossible in Photoshop, and refinements make existing features more flexible and powerful. Let’s look at the new features first.


Thursday, March 1, 2007

Nikon D40

The latest from Nikon is loaded with features at an eye-popping price

Ideal for photographers who want to travel light but don’t want to give up functionality, the D40 is also Nikon’s most compact and affordable D-SLR to date. A camera that will no doubt be promoted to those making a transition from a compact digital camera, the D40 offers a host of features that will appeal to many outdoor photographers, regardless of experience and skill level.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Sigma SD14

Sigma's latest D-SLR delivers better color and performance

For outdoor photographers, the accuracy of the color captured by a digital SLR is crucial. So a camera that promises higher color accuracy and great performance definitely piques our interest. The Sigma SD14 is a camera that delivers on those counts with the help of its innovative Foveon technology. Improved image quality with a selection of new features should prove attractive to enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

This Digital Rebel has a high-res image sensor, anti-dust technology and a host of new features

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi offers more resolution, a larger LCD with a wider viewing angle and a built-in self-cleaning sensor, making it one of the most affordable and feature-loaded digital SLRs available.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Nikon D80

Nikon provides high resolution and a host of new features in itslatest D-SLR

If you've been putting off making your transition from film to digital or you've been holding out for a suitable upgrade from your existing digital camera, the Nikon D80 is very likely the camera that you've been waiting for. At a price under $1,000, the camera offers a lot in a compact, lightweight package that’s sure to satisfy the serious and passionate photographer.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Nikon D2xs

The new flagship D-SLR from Nikon adds a few twists to its professional workhorse

The 12.4-megapixel D-SLR features the High-Speed Crop Mode of its predecessor, which delivers a resolution of 6.8 pixels, but the new D2xs viewfinder is now automatically masked. This eliminates the need to replace the camera‚’s focusing screen and allows the photographer to switch between modes on the fly.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Samsung GX-1S

Samsung introduces its first digital SLR

Designed in conjunction with Pentax, the camera allows use of the Pentax KAF mount for a wide selection of fully compatible lenses.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Canon EOS 5D

A 12.8-megapixel full-frame image sensor is at the heart of a new addition to the Canon D-SLR lineup

A full-frame SLR allows you to use your existing 35mm lenses at their native focal lengths with no lens magnification.
This provides full use of your wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses while creating a high-resolution digital file.


Monday, August 1, 2005

Nikon D50

A capable new player at the budget end of the D-SLR spectrum

The camera is compatible with the Nikon iTTL flash metering system for accurate flash exposures and the ability to use wireless auxiliary flash units. Shoot in virtually any lighting conditions by adjusting ISO sensitivity between ISO 200 and 1600. The Nikon F-mount is optimized for use with DX lenses, providing limited compatibility with older AF and MF Nikkor lenses. A five-area autofocus system features user-selectable target areas, with both focus priority and continuous focus modes.

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