Posts Tagged ‘dslr’

Latest Intelligence on Rumored Canon EOS 7D Successor Suggests Modest Upgrades

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A lot of what you think you know about the successor to Canon’s midline EOS 7D might turn out to be wrong. And this information is coming from, of all places, competitor Panasonic. Read more…

Nokia’s New ‘Goodbye DSLR’ 1020 Ad Will Either Make You Laugh or Piss You Off

What’s the best way to entice the professional photography market to buy into your device? Insult them of course! At least that seems to be Nokia’s strategy in its latest Lumia 1020 Ad, “Goodbye DSLR, Hello Lumia 1020.” Read more…

DxOMark Rates Zeiss 55mm FE for Sony A7/A7R as Best Autofocus Lens Ever

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Camera weenies can argue until they drop about subjective qualities like bokeh yumminess or ergonomics. For the folks who like to stick with numbers, however, there’s software maker and testing titan DxOMark, which recently declared the Zeiss 55mm FE the best autofocus lens it’s ever tested. Read more…

Report Claims Only Nikon, Canon and Sony Will Survive the Smartphone Revolution

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The camera industry is turning into a two-tier market, with Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLRs at the top, smartphones at the bottom and nothing in the middle, according to a recent Reuters report that finds little traction for mid-tier camera makers counting on mirrorless to save the day. Read more…

Return of the Teasers: Canon Korea Teases ‘White World’ Camera in New Ad

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Just when we thought we were done with all the teasers, it looks like Canon is picking up where Nikon left off. To be fair, the teaser released by Canon Korea today is an ad, not a video. And chances are there won’t be another ad every other day until the camera comes out… but who knows.

Either way, we have another camera to anticipate, and Canon is teasing this one with the words, “Canon will start from the white world.” Read more…

Financial Woes: Nikon Cuts Sales Forecast Again, Df Pre-Orders Supposedly Subpar

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News coming down the Nikon financial pipeline isn’t good. Whether you’re talking about official financial forecasts that mirror what we saw recently from Canon or unofficial sales numbers that don’t look promising, the camera company may be coming up on some hard times. Read more…

Review: The Canon EOS 70D Sets Its Phase Detection to Stun

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In the Iron Man movies, billionaire Tony Stark developed exoskeleton suits to gain superhero prowess, and refined every generation of his armor with slight upgrades. Up to Mk 7 of his suit, the changes had always been slight and incremental, and in many ways it is the same story with the Canon EOS 70D – the Mk 7 of a successful and evolving EOS DSLR line from the billion-dollar business.

So how does the new tech compare against the EOS 60D? Looking at the brochure it is like another version of the Volkswagen Golf – every generation gains more buttons and dials, more screens, more features, more efficiency and more speed.
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Canon Cuts Financial Forecast as Sales of ILCs Decline for the First Time

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Leading international camera maker Canon cut its annual profit forecast Thursday, revealing that sales of interchangeable-lens cameras are slowing for the first time ever. Read more…

The Sony A7 and Camera Development: Progress or Diversification?

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It’s hard to look at  the spec sheet on the upcoming Sony A7 and A7r mirrorless compacts and not be impressed. With a 36 MP full-frame sensor (on the A7r), compact body, interchangeable lens system, and a price tag that undercuts most full-frame DSLR’s by a good margin, some will be tempted to call it the perfect camera on its expected announcement date of October 16th.

A few might agree with that sentiment, but a better way to look at Sony’s newest wunderkind is as a manifestation of the trend towards diversification in the digital camera market. Read more…

Ricoh Unveils the Pentax K-3, a Beast of an APS-C Shooter with a Selectable AA Filter

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The K-3 webpage leaked yesterday (and along with it much of the information we now have) but now we’re done with leaks and rumors: Ricoh Imaging’s Pentax K-3 is official. A beastly APS-C shooter with a stacked spec sheet, the camera is sure to please serious photographers. Read more…