GERMANY – 15 September 2008 – The LEICA D-LUX 4, introduced by Leica Camera AG, Solms, is a compact digital camera with powerful optics and a comprehensive range of settings. Premiering with the camera is the wide range of accessories for additionally widening its photographic potential, offering the sophisticated user even more possibilities for creative photography. With its 1/1.63″ CCD image sensor, unusually large for this class of camera, the LEICA D-LUX 4 produces images of superior quality. [Read more…]
It looks like the Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM may have slipped out a bit early. The PDF manual for this new 105-600mm equivalent has surfaced on the web. Notable in the specs is that the zoom is a twist rather than a push-pull zoom seen on similar super-telephoto zoom lenses like the Canon EF 100-400mm L.
This could be a killer telephoto zoom when matched with the Super SteadyShot IS on Sony Alpha DSLRs. Check out the full specs below and stay tuned to Photography Bay for the latest on digital cameras and lenses as we approach Photokina 2008.
Steve’s Digicams has published a review of the new Canon EOS 1000D (aka Digital Rebel XS). The EOS 1000D takes over for the EOS 400D (aka Rebel XTi) at the bottom rung of Canon’s DSLR lineup. It features a 10.1 megapixel sensor.
Canon has put together yet another awesome Digital SLR for the beginner to intermediate user. The combination of easy of use and versatility make this a very appealing model in the “entry-level” category.
For the latest news, reviews and more, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon Rebel XS Reviews and Resources.
Officially, Newsweek’s Visions of China photo blog focuses on the athletes and events of the Beijing Olympics. But there are a few hidden gems that show off all the hard work that goes into the photos making it into Newsweek and other publications.
Two posts have particularly stood out so far: “Preparing for the Biggest Organized Event of Them All” and “More Than a Ten Hour Wait for an Event That Lasts Less Than 10 Seconds.”
Ever wondered what equipment a Newsweek photographer takes to the Olympics? In the first post, Vincent Laforet describes his equipment and how he packs it. What about the set up for photographing an event like the men’s 100 meter race and the problems photographers are running into in Beijing? Laforet covers all that in the second. These two posts provide a lot of insight into all the work that goes into photographing the Olympics, and there are plenty of great photos throughout the rest of the blog.
The deadline for PDN and Billboard’s music photography contest is getting close: submissions are due by August 29. They’ve actually split the Summer Music Moment contest into two separate competitions. You can enter either as an amateur or a professional, through the contest’s website.
There’s a wide variety of prizes, including cash, cameras and computers. Just a head’s up, though: you must have written releases from anyone appearing in your photographs before you enter your work. You may have an absolutely awesome shot of some famous singer rocking out, but if you can’t get a written release, you’re out of luck.
You can see recent entries here, and some of them really do rock.
Sony uses that slogan – ‘like.no.other’. Dead right. You can not call the Alpha 350 ‘recommended’ or ‘best buy’ or anything else like that. It is unique at the price, it offers performance features entirely out of line with the expected aims of a new DSLR at £399, and it can do half a dozen things which no competitor can match.
For more digital camera reviews and news on the A350, visit Photography Bay’s Sony A350 Reviews and Resources.
Just saw these deals from the Dell store and the current Day 3 of the 10 Days of Deals for Dads and Grads promotion.
- Photo Factory featuring Adobe® Premiere Elements & Photoshop Elements. Inspiron 530s Desktop $599 after $269 off.
- View photos in hi-def on this 17″ widescreen. Inspiron™ 1720 Laptop $799 after $320 off!
- Kodak® EasyShare® 12.0 MP Digital Camera $149.00 after $50 off. Features 5X optical/digital zoom, 64 MB* internal mem!
UPDATE: The Nikon D3X has been officially unveiled. See details of the Nikon D3X Announcement here.
The rumors surrounding the Nikon D3X have been stirring quite a bit over the last few days. See here and here for examples. Thom Hogan has stepped out with some more solid dates based on supposedly more solid rumors.
Current rumors out of Japan have Nikon introducing the D90, D3x, plus lenses, in the second week of June. I’m tightening my D90 (or whatever they decide to call it) prediction date to between May 12th and June 16th.
Looks like Amazon just listed the A300 and A350. I just pre-ordered the A350 w/ 18-70mm lens, so I’ll let you know what I think when it arrives. Currently, Amazon is showing availability dates in May for the A300 and April for the A350.
Here’s the links:
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I’m not sure you call it a leak if they’ve been in the wild for as long as they have, but the ever-diligent crew over in the DPReview.com forums have purportedly lifted the K20D specs from a Russian Pentax distributor (I’m not making this up). Anyway, here’s a quick rundown of the specs:
- 14.6 CMOS megapixel sensor
- 3 types of dust removal
- ISO – Auto, fixed 100-1600 (standard values), manual 100-3200 with possibility of ISO6400.
- 2.7″ display consisting of 230k pixels
- 12 bit RAW
- 3fps – 9 RAW, unlimited JPEG
- PC-contact for studio flashes
- Same battery and vertical grip as K10D
If this stuff is really floating around on a distributor’s website (it was taken down when I checked), then I imagine we’ll hear something official in the next couple of days. Stay tuned.
Watch the Pentax K20D page for the latest updates.
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