Sony A900 full frame DSLR

Sony has introduced the A900, its first full-frame DSLR with 24.6 megapixel sensor and many interesting features, targeting serious photography enthusiasts. The key features of the A900 are:

  • Superlative, detail-packed images from full-frame 24.6 effective megapixel CMOS sensor Exmor™
  • Bright optical glass pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage
  • Enhanced SteadyShot INSIDE™ offers up to 4.0 steps anti-shake performance with compatible lenses
  • Ultra-sharp shooting responses and flawless, low-noise images from dual BIONZ™ image processor
  • Review images on High Resolution 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD
  • Fast, high-accuracy 9-point AF with 10 focus assist points
  • 5fps continuous shooting at full resolution 24.6 megapixels

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Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on September 9th, 2008. No Comments.


Canon new DSLR teaser site

Canon has put up a teaser site at It appears to show a silhouette of a DSLR camera in the shadow of the Moon. Many seem to agree it will be the replacement for the aging 5D, but nobody seems to know for sure the exact model number. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, Rumors on September 5th, 2008. No Comments.

It seems the buzz is all around the DSLRs these days. However digital P&S cameras still outsell DSLRs by a vast margin. People love P&S digital compact cameras for various reasons: small, light weight, convenient, low cost, both still and video capable, etc. There are some nice features that have been transferred from digital P&S to DSLRs. Live view? Almost all digital P&S have it naturally without the fancy name. Video shooting? It is common on digital P&S but has been mostly a crazy dream until just a few days ago, with the release of the Nikon D90. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on August 28th, 2008. No Comments.

After days of leaked news floating around the Internet, Nikon finally released the details of the mid-range DSLR, an upgrade to the D80. Featuring a 12.3-megapixel APS-C sized (DX format) sensor and EXPEED image processing engine, the D90 is also the first DSLR to feature a moving function that can record up to 720P HD (1280×720 pixels) at 24 fps! Considering the much larger sensor in D90 compared to the tiny sensors in typical camcorders, you could imagine the superb image quality you can get. The D90 inherited many advanced features from Nikon’s flagship DX-format DSLR, the D300. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on August 27th, 2008. No Comments.

Canon has officially released the 50D digital SLR camera with 15.1 megapixel resolution and DIGIC 4 image processor, targeting advanced amateur photographers who are expecting to upgrade their cameras this holiday season. The Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR camera is scheduled for October delivery and will be sold body-only at an estimated selling price of $1,399.00 and in a kit with Canon’s EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens at an estimated price of $1,599.00. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on August 25th, 2008. No Comments.

Many places are buzzing about the upcoming new DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. If you have been waiting for the better camera to complement your growing photography skill set, and you really cannot afford the more expensive models, the wait is almost over! Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, Rumors on August 25th, 2008. No Comments.

Rumors have been floating around for quite a while. Now there is some evidence that the Nikon D90 is coming. Apparently someone (as reported by Engadget) has found the D90 in the UPC database.

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, Rumors on August 14th, 2008. No Comments.

Nikon D3 and D700 can switch between DX (24x16mm) and FX (36x24mm) modes to accommodate different lens formats. If “Auto DX Crop” is enabled, the camera will automatically adjust the picture angle (field of view) to DX format when a DX lens is attached, and to FX format if a 35mm format lens is attached.

Obviously, the DX format can use only the pixels in the center of the FX frame on the FX DSLRs. For Nikon D3 and D700, it is 5MP. This is indeed a lot fewer pixels compared to a DX format DSLR such as Nikon D300, but you enjoy the superior picture quality throughout a wider ISO sensitivity range attributed to larger pixel size that yields a higher signal-to-noise ratio and wider dynamic range. Therefore users can actually take advantage of the DX mode when you only need or have the center area of the frame even with a FX format lens. Example of such situation is when your subject is too far away to fill the FX frame. Not only you have smaller file size to handle, but also you don’t need to crop every photo to remove unnecessary pixels. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, Tips and Techniques on August 3rd, 2008. No Comments.
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