Sony announces the Alpha DSLR-A500 and DSLR-A550 this morning sporting the latest generation of CMOS sensors. Coupled with their BIONZ image processor, the 12.3 megapixel A500 and 14.2 megapixel A550 are optimized for low-light performance and boast shooting at up to 12800 ISO.
Canon has released a firmware update, version 1.0.7, for its advanced amateur/semi-professional DSLR, the EOS 50D.
Pentax has released a firmware update for its enthusiast/semi-pro grade DSLR, the K-7.
Nikon has just announced the D3000 entry-level DSLR. Along with a 10.2 megapixel DX-format sensor, it will offer a host of beginner-friendly features in a lighter, smaller package. It's also debuting with an equally small price tag, making the D3000 worth a close look for the first-time DSLR user.
The rumors have been flying, and now Nikon confirms the arrival of the D300s. It updates the D300 with 720p HD video recording and faster continuous shooting. Though a couple of other features have been added, much of the technology of the D300s has been carried over from the previous model.
In the middle of a flood of new camera announcements yesterday from Olympus and Fujifilm, Canon introduced the development of its new Hybrid Image Stabilizer. It's the first optical image stabilization technology that compensates for both angle camera shake and shift camera shake.
Nikon has issued a service advisory offering free repairs to D5000 units that were sold with a faulty power control. The affected cameras contain a malfunctioning electrical component that has prevented users from being able to turn the cameras on.
The Olympus Pen E-P1 has only been public for a little more than a week, but already Olympus is looking to take full advantage of the camera's open-format Micro Four Thirds lens system - which allows the camera to use MFT lenses from several manufacturers - by updating firmware to better support Panasonic glass.
The Olympus Pen E-P1 is without a doubt one of the most technologically and stylistically aggressive new camera offerings to hit the market in 2009. After spending a few days shooting with a production E-P1, we're starting to form some opinions about how Olympus's first compact interchangeable-lens camera stacks up.
We've seen a lot of hype around Olympus's Micro Four Thirds concept camera, and today the manufacturer delivered the goods with the announcement of the production-ready E-P1. Inspired by Olympus's classic Pen models, could this be the most significant new camera of 2009? We get a hands-on look at a pre-production sample to find out...
Olympus announced today the E-P1, a revival of their classic Pen series of compact film cameras in Micro Four Thirds format. Behind the retro exterior, the E-P1 features a decidedly modern 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor and Olympus's latest TruePic V image processor, plus some novel new lenses.
Canon has recently released firmware update 1.0.7 for its EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera.
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