PMA 2010 Report
Lets Go Digital posted Canon 600D test photos - The new Canon 600D digital SLR camera features an APS-C sized, 18-megapixel CMOS image sensor that captures pictures with rich detail and clarity. At the heart of the Canon 600D DSLR camera is a 14-bit DIGIC 4 image processor that provides exceptional colour reproduction, smooth tonal gradation and tight control over noise. An ISO range of 100-6400, extendable to ISO 12,800, enables high-quality digital photography in low-light conditions, without the need for a flash unit. The Canon 600D is supported by the complete Canon EOS system: flashguns, remote releases and more then 60 Canon lenses trusted by professional photographers the world over.
Canon IXUS 310 HS Test Pictures - The 12.1 megapixel Canon IXUS 310 HS compact digital camera, introduced in February 2011, is a typical Canon IXUS digital camera and thereby guarantees high image quality and a sleek, stainless steel camera body. The Canon IXUS 310 HS camera is characterized by its speed, versatility and creative control. The Canon IXUS camera can be operated via the touch screen which is 8cm in size. The Canon IXUS 310 HS camera is equipped with Canon`s HS System, which combines the 12 Megapixel CMOS sensor with the DIGIC 4 image processor for higher performance in low light and Hi-Speed shooting possibilities.
There is not much to comment about when it comes to the Nikon D3, however, Nikon has yet again updated the model. Most striking is the increase in sensitivity. The default sensitivity of the Nikon D3s ranges up to ISO 12,800, and using Hi3, an ISO equivalent of a staggering 102,400 can be reached. The number can already hardly be pronounced, let alone that you can actually imagine how sensitive it is. It's only a few years ago that it was considered a miracle if you were able to take pictures at ISO 1600, and in the film era, ISO 800 was in fact the limit.
The Nikon Coolpix P6000 is a compact camera finally looking like a true Nikon camera again. Not like a Casio look-a-like or an ultra-stylish colorful compact camera but a solidly built camera body featuring many setting possibilities that will certainly appeal to the creative photographer. As for its functions, the Nikon Coolpix P6000 is a compact camera belonging to the entry-level assortment of Nikon's DSLR cameras. The Nikon P6000 features photography functions as well as a genuine GPS module and LAN support. In short, the camera is able to distinguish itself from the masses for its specifications alone.
Nikon changed direction with the introduction of the D40 in 2006 and the D40x in 2007. The digital SLR camera was allowed to become compact and one should be able to carry it around just as easily as a compact camera. Of course there are limits from a technical point of view as to how compact a DSLR can get, but it's definitely a great achievement to develop a compact digital SLR camera and keep it easy to handle at the same time. Nikon is continuing the concept of the D40/D40x with the introduction of the Nikon D60.
Sometimes digital camera manufacturers actually listen to testers and users of digital cameras. In any case Canon did when developing the PowerShot G7. A terrific camera except for one minus; no RAW format was available and especially the photographer wanting a compact camera besides his DSLR was disappointed. But the successor, the Canon PowerShot G9, does offer RAW format making this top compact camera a very interesting one for the demanding and the professional photographer. Adding RAW format is not the only thing Canon has changed on the G9. The Canon G9 is now equipped with a new image sensor with 12 million pixels.
During a short stay in Florence, Italy, I used the new Nikon D3 professional digital SLR camera mainly in the evening and on many beautiful historical places, mostly inside museums and old buildings, to take a number of test pictures. Already various reactions of preproduction model testers and professional photographers have been published and in general one can say that the Nikon D3 is an impressive new Digital SLR and a strong weapon for Nikon to (re)gain their share of the professional photography market. I have used the Nikon D3 in combination with the new AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED and the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses and additionally the 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX Fisheye Nikkor.
Not even 3 weeks after returning from my trip to Kenya, where I attended the EOS Safari on the invitation of Canon, I found the next invitation on my digital doormat. This time it concerned an invitation from Olympus to Istanbul, Turkey, for the introduction of the long expected successor of the E1 to the press. Journalists from all over the world were flown into Turkey in groups to join the ten day event. Besides a number of Dutch colleagues, the Belgian and English press were also present during my stay. Upon our arrival at Istanbul's Atatürk airport a bus took us to the famous Topkapi palace. A guide gave us a tour through this beautiful cultural heritage and we were able to visit a few sections.