Nikon D4

Check out the following hands-on and demo videos of the Nikon D4. The first one is pretty lengthy but has some in-depth discussions. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on January 6th, 2012. No Comments.
Nikon D4

The just announced Nikon D4 is capable of recording 1080p Full HD video at 30/25 or 24p in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format with broadcast quality. Here are two great videos made using the Nikon D4 (prototype?). Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras on January 6th, 2012. No Comments.

Timelapse+ is a feature rich intervalometer that provides photographers various ways of triggering DSLR cameras for timelapse photography. The device is currently a Kickstart project. The following is a video demo of the features. Read More…

Posted in Accessories on January 5th, 2012. No Comments.

We briefly mentioned the shoot-first-focus-layer camera in June. Back then, the Lytro light field camera grabbed a lot of media attention. Recently the cameras were made available for reviewers and gadget bloggers. You can check out the hands-on video at Engadget.

According to Engadget, the camera has been submitted to FCC for approval. Sales are expected to start in 2012. The user manual describes an extremely easy to use camera. The light field technology has removed the need to focus, users simply need to adjust the zoom and shoot.

The comments I have seen aren’t quite flattering though. Apparently, the camera can only output images at 1.2 megapixels. Simple-to-use can also translate into serious lack of features. Perhaps it is a little harsh to call it “pocket-sized toy”. But I am sure many of you will be hesitant to consider this camera worth the $400 price tag.

It sounds like it may not be very feasible to produce a light field camera with higher resolution. Perhaps things will change as technology advances. The fact that no other major camera companies are rushing out similar products seems to suggest there may be a long way to go.

Posted in Photography Gadgets on November 11th, 2011. No Comments.

Photography is an expensive hobby, especially if you want to get serious about it. A DSLR camera isn’t cheap but building up the accessaries can be a lot more expensive. One good example is the tripod and associated mounting hardwares.

A solid aluminum tripo can be found for around $100. A sturdy and light carbon fiber tripod is typically more expensive but $200 can buy you one. The next item you need is a tripod head. This makes adjusting composition a lot easier. The most polular choice is perhaps the ball head. A good ball head can easily cost more than the tripod it is attached to. Read More…

Posted in Accessories, Photography Gadgets on June 28th, 2011. No Comments.

Most DSLR cameras come in black although colored ones have been available, for example the Pentax K-x. It seems only the second tier DSLR camera manufacturers needed to do this in order to grab a piece of the DSLR market dominated by Canon and Nikon. Not any more.

Canon today announced Canon Online Store exclusive EOS Rebel T3 in red, brown, and metallic gray, in addition to the ordinary black color. You can check them out here.

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, News, Photography Gadgets on June 19th, 2011. No Comments.

Amazon has the recently announced Nikon D7000, SB-700, and the new prime lenses available for pre-order.

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, Photography Gadgets on September 14th, 2010. No Comments.

The economy is still struggling in much of the world but that doesn’t stop Nikon from trying to get you to upgrade your not-so-old and still-works-like-new gear. Today, Nikon announced the D7000, a successor to the mid-level Nikon D90. Obviously there is no room after “90” to name this new comer so it now starts with “7000”.

Basically, the Nikon D7000 is a DSLR camera with “a 16.2-Megapixel DX-Format CMOS Sensor, Six FPS Shooting, 39-Point AF System and 1080p HD Movie with Full Time Autofocus”. It will be available mid-October 2010 at an MSRP of $1199.95 for body only and $1499.95 for body + AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. If you need to know more, you have plenty to read below. Read More…

Posted in Digital SLR Cameras, News on September 14th, 2010. No Comments.
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