At a press conference this morning, Sony kicked off PMA 2010 by launching a new alpha ultra-compact interchangeable lens concept. They showed a trio of mock-up cameras and revealed very limited preliminary specs about the system and a new Exmor APS HD MOS sensor.
Nikon let a group of reporters loose on a crop of newly released Coolpix cameras and wide angle Nikkor lenses on the eve of PMA 2010. We put the Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 and 16-35mm f/4 lenses to work coupled to a D3S. Take a look at our full-res samples from the event.
What once was a trade show concept has become an imaging reality. A couple of years after the launch of the first Micro Four Thirds camera, the Panasonic G1, we're knee-deep in models from Panasonic and Olympus. In this round up, we offer a snapshot view of the current Micro Four Thirds offerings and a head-to-head look at the specs and feature sets of each camera.
Canon announces today the arrival of a new digital Rebel - the Canon EOS Rebel T2i. The Rebel XSi drops out of their entry-level line to make way for the new flagship T2i. It boosts the feature set of the T1i with a sensor nearly identical to the almost-pro Canon EOS 7D. They introduce the T2i with a price starting under $1000.
Promotional materials on Olympus's site last week featured the image of a mystery PEN camera obscured by a hand. Today, they move that hand away and reveal the third Micro Four Thirds system in their digital PEN series, the E-PL1. They've offered DCR a first-look, pre-production unit and we've had our hands all over it ever since it arrived.
After teasing the release of a new digital PEN camera last week, Olympus has officially taken the wraps off the E-PL1. It's their third Micro Four Thirds model, a step-down alternative to the E-P1 and E-P2. It compromises some of the features and build quality of the previous models to bring the price down, and it adds a built-in flash to the lineup for the first time.
With CES 2010 only days away, Samsung has just made the NX10 interchangeable-lens camera official. As promised, the compact NX10 features a large 14.6 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor alongside a 3.0 inch AMOLED monitor, 720p video, and an electronic viewfinder. A trio of lenses accompany the launch of the "hybrid" NX10.
The Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 tops off the consumer-oriented portion of the Alpha lineup. It fits comfortably below the advanced A700 with a 14.2 megapixel sensor, yet offers functions brought up from the Cyber-shot line such as Smile Shutter and face detection. Our first look includes sample images and our initial impressions of the Sony Alpha A550.
Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Lightroom 2.6, Photoshop Camera Raw 5.6, and DNG Converter 5.6 updates. Versions of the software had previously been available as release candidates for public testing. This wave of releases adds support for the Canon EOS 7D and Nikon D3S.
Pentax has released a firmware update for its K-x DSLR.
We made it through Black Friday, that Superbowl of shopping days. The 4 AM dash to your local electronics superstore is over, but many retailers are still holding sales through the weekend. We've picked some of the best bargains on point and shoots, DSLRs, and lenses still going on through Cyber Monday.
Panasonic has released new firmware for its Micro Four Thirds camera, the DMC-GF1, and its G Micro System lenses.
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