Pentax K-30 Officially Unveiled

Pentax K-30

The Pentax K-30 has been officially announced.  It features a 16MP CMOS sensor with full HD video capture at 24p and 30p, as well as 720p capture at 60fps.  The K-30 touts a weather resistant design with functionality in temperatures down to 14°F.

Additionally, the K-30 offers a new 11-point AF system with 9 cross-type AF points.  The viewfinder features 100% frame coverage at a 0.92x magnification.  The K-30 can capture 6 fps when shooting JPEG images and offers sensor-based image stabilization.

The K-30 should be available in July 2012 for $849.95 for the body only or $899.95 with an 18-55mm kit lens.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]


Canon Rebel T4i/650D Rumored Specs

Canon Rumors believes they have solid word on the short spec list for the upcoming Canon Rebel T4i set to replace the T3i.

  • 18MP Sensor
  • 9 AF Points, all cross-type
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Continuous AF in LiveView & Video Recording
  • June Announcement

If these are for real, this could be the third generation of the same 18MP sensor in the Rebel line-up. [Read more…]

Sony A37 SLT Offers 16MP and Full HD for $600

The Sony A37 was announced today alongside the NEX-F3.  Both cameras are entry-level shooters feature 16MP APS-C CMOS sensors and capture full HD video.

The A37 features Sony’s trademark Translucent Mirror Technology to enable phase detection autofocus while maintaining live view on the A37’s 3-inch tilt/swivel LCD screen.  This fast live view autofocus is available in both photo and video modes – something no other DSLR manufacturer has achieved yet.

The A37 also features sensor-based image stabilization, up to 7 frames per second with 8.4MP stills and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-16,000.  The camera also sports a 1440k dot resolution EVF with 100% coverage.

The Sony A37 should be available in June for $600 with an 18-55mm kit lens.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

Alongside the Sony A37, the new 18-135mm zoom lens was introduced.  It should be available in July for $500.  It will also be sold as a kit with the current Sony Alpha SLT cameras beginning in August 2012.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

More details and images below. [Read more…]