Nikon has announced that the Russian Federal Space Agency has ordered three Nikon digital SLR cameras, four interchangeable lenses, software and various accessories to be used on board the International Space Station.
Where better to put the Nikon D3S to a field test than New York's Fashion Week? Theano Nikitas gives us a look inside the tents to see if the D3S can keep up with models prowling the catwalk in our latest installment of On Assignment.
Sony adds the Alpha A290 and A390 to its DSLR lineup today, updating the existing A230 and A380 models. The Alpha A290 gets a 14.2 megapixel sensor to match that of the A390, while the A390 adds SD/SDHC compatibility.
Nikon announces the AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II super telephoto zoom lens today. It offers pro sports and wildlife photographers a generous telephoto range with a constant f/4 maximum aperture. The new lens also features Nikon's VR II vibration reduction system and is due to be released in late May 2010.
Panasonic is currently traveling to major U.S. cities with its "Touch the Future Tour," an event that gives consumers hands-on time with new products unveiled at CES and PMA. We swung by the tour's Boston stop at Copley Place to get a hands-on look at Panasonic's latest digital cameras, including the Lumix G2.
Hoya Corporation, Pentax Imaging Systems Division, has announced the launch of the Pentax 645D medium format digital SLR camera, the long-awaited digital version of the Pentax 645 medium format system.
Tamron USA has announced that, marking their 60th anniversary, they have developed a new high resolution lens for digital SLR cameras. The SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD telephoto zoom lens has been produced first for the Nikon mount, with the eventual development of compatible mounts for Canon and Sony.
Panasonic announces today the Lumix DMC-G2 and Lumix DMC-G10 Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras. Replacing the Lumix G1, the G2 will feature a 3.0 inch vari-angle touch panel LCD and a high-resolution EVF. The entry-level Lumix G10 offers many of the same features but will not have a touch screen.
Photographers who are already invested in a DSLR system may be looking at a camera like the Olympus E-P2 as a lighter secondary tool for situations that call for more anonymity than a bulky DSLR offers. We took the E-P2 out on the street in our latest On Assignment feature, giving it a field test as a low-profile, street photographer's camera.
Canon states that they will be releasing a firmware upgrade sometime this month for their EOS 5D Mark II. This 2.0.3 update will add 24p video to the camera's existing 30 fps full 1080p HD recording capability. Additionally, the upgrade changes that 30p rate to 29.97 to comply with television standards.
We're rolling out a new DCR feature called "On Assignment" with the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. Our full review is on the way, but in the meantime Jim Keenan has been testing the low-light capabilities of the new 1D in Whistler, British Columbia, taking the massive ISO range to the vibrant Olympic Village. Take a look inside the Olympic games through an L series lens.
Sony offered a look at what's coming next in their Alpha lineup including a successor to the Alpha a700 DSLR and a couple of new high-end lenses.
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