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Pentax K20D DSLR

Posted by: Mark Peters Sunday 3rd, February 2008

The new Pentax K20D sets forth to build on the success of the acclaimed Pentax K10D which set new standards and established itself as a leading model in its class. A completely new camera concept has been developed for the Pentax K20D that clearly raises the standard for this class of digital SLR with its high performance features and extensive functions. Outwardly it is immediately clear that the Pentax K20D meets professional standards with its dust and splash-proof body. At the heart of the camera is a CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 14.6 megapixels with extremely low noise characteristics. A further new development is Pixel mapping that interpolates failed pixels, avoiding disturbing white spots in the final image.

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Nikon D60 SLR

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Sunday 3rd, February 2008

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the D60, one of the smallest Nikon digital SLRs ever. The Nikon D60 makes it fun and easy to take breathtaking pictures while also offering plenty of features for those who want to deepen their interest in creative shooting. With a split-second shutter response, the Nikon D60 captures pictures that cameras with longer time lags miss. Ease of use and creative options both come standard with the Nikon D60, whose exclusive Nikon technologies help deliver high-quality pictures with vibrant color and stunning, edge-to-edge detail. Such superior results are achieved through a high-resolution image sensor utilizing 10.2 megapixels and the world-famous Nikkor lenses delivering razor-sharp pictures.

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Canon EOS 450D

Posted by: Mark Peters Sunday 3rd, February 2008

Canon launches its latest D-SLR, the EOS 450D (Canon Digital Rebel XSi in America). Featuring a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, EOS Integrated Cleaning System, 3.0” LCD with Live View mode and a new 9-point AF system, the model presents consumers with an unprecedented level of image quality and versatility at this end of the market. The Canon EOS 450D employs features already proven in Canon’s professional EOS-1 series cameras, including the DIGIC III image processor and a redesigned menu system that enables features such as direct control of Speedlite flash units from the camera LCD. A choice of 13 custom functions allows the photographer to customise the camera to their shooting style.

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Canon EOS XSi

Posted by: Mark Peters Sunday 3rd, February 2008

Canon USA, Inc.'s EOS Rebel series of digital single lens reflex cameras - the digital cameras that defined and refined what it means to be an "entry level" digital single lens reflex - have now redefined the gateway prowess and "pro-ness" of the DSLR category with the introduction of the line's new leader, the 12.2-megapixel Canon EOS Rebel XSi digital camera. Incorporating a number of high-end functions and technology found in Canon's professional Digital SLR camera models, the Canon EOS Rebel XSi digital camera boasts an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, an advanced Live View function, and the proprietary DIGIC III image processor.

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Samsung GX-20 DSLR

Posted by: Mark Peters Friday 1st, February 2008

The Norwegian supplier of Samsung digital cameras, among other things, has some great news to share besides the various new compact camera models; a new digital Samsung DSLR. The new Samsung GX-20 has not officially been launched yet, but according to the information of Aronsen, importer and supplier of Samsung and other brands, the Samsung GX20 is expected to occupy the shop-shelves in March. The Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 has only just ended but we are already preparing for the PMA show coming up also in Las Vegas. The official Samsung GX-20 Digital SLR introduction is likely to take place just before the start of this show. For now we have to settle for some scarce data.

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Sony DSLR-A300

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Friday 1st, February 2008

Sony is bringing live-view shooting to its digital SLR camera line with the 10.2-megapixel Alpha DSLR-A300. The new Sony A300 features new technologies that make picture taking faster, easier, and more familiar for first-time DSLR users. The Alpha 300 offers Sony’s new “Quick AF Live View” technology so you can frame photos on the camera’s LCD without sacrificing auto-focusing speed common to other live-view systems. Sony’s innovative Pentamirror Tilt mechanism directs light to a dedicated live view image sensor, enabling fast and responsive TTL phase-detection auto-focusing, even during live view. Eliminating the focus delay of other systems, the new Sony A300 is equally responsive whether using live view or optical viewfinder.

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Sony DSLR-A350

Posted by: Mark Peters Friday 1st, February 2008

Sony is bringing live-view shooting to its digital SLR camera line with the 14.2-megapixel Alpha A350 DSLR camera. The new Sony A350 features new technologies that make picture taking faster, easier, and more familiar for first-time DSLR users. The Alpha 350 offers Sony’s new “Quick AF Live View” technology so you can frame photos on the camera’s LCD without sacrificing auto-focusing speed common to other live-view systems. Sony’s innovative Pentamirror Tilt mechanism directs light to a dedicated live view image sensor, enabling fast and responsive TTL phase-detection auto-focusing, even during live view. Eliminating the focus delay of other systems, the new Sony A350 is equally responsive whether using live view or optical viewfinder.

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Sony Alpha 200 DSLR camera

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 29th, January 2008

Sony is launching the DSLR-A200 as an entry-class model of the popular α series of digital SLR cameras with interchangeable lenses. As the successor model to the α100 that has been well received since its July 2006 launch, the Sony Alpha 200 upgrades basic performance to meet a variety of photographic needs, to note high resolution from effective 10.2 Megapixels, low noise image quality and simple operation that even novice users of DSLR cameras will find easy to understand. In addition to the Super SteadyShot image stabilization built into the camera body compatible with all Sony α lenses, the Sony A200 supports high sensitivity shooting of ISO 3200. With all of this, users will enjoy beautiful blur-free pictures.

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Not that long ago, a large number of manufacturers presented their digital camera line on the PMA show floor. It had already been predicted that there would no longer be room for quite so many, and thus only for a handful of manufacturers. This is partially right, however, the offer of compact and DSLR cameras does not seem to have decreased. The compact camera has matured and true innovations are over, while the digital SLR is conquering more and more market share. The Micro Four Thirds system camera manufactured by Panasonic and Olympus, is the new kid on the block. Whether more manufacturers will adopt the Micro Four Thirds system during the PMA International Convention and Trade Show, or whether they will come with their own 'Micro' system like Samsung, remains to be seen.