The Sony A350 is a 14.2 megapixel DSLR, which was introduced at PMA 2008. The A350 features a breakthrough Live View function that offers straightforward and easy-to-use image framing and auto-focusing with the rear LCD panel. What’s more, the display alternates so that you can get up high or down low without straining your neck or getting on the ground. As noted in Photography Bay’s Hands-On Preview of the A350, the articulating LCD and Live View function work quite well together. In fact, these features set the Sony A350 apart from other entry-level DSLRs, including the Nikon D60 and Canon Rebel XSi. [Read more…]
Nikon has blown photographers away this past year with the introduction of the critically acclaimed Nikon D3 and Nikon D300. Rumors abound of several new Nikon DSLRs in the works, including a D90 (update to the D80), D10 (mid-range full-frame camera) and a 24 megapixel D3X (leaked in a recent D3 firmware update). We should know by the time Photokina 2008 rolls around which of these new cameras will come to fruition.
The technological advancements found in the D3 and D300 have pushed Nikon to the forefront of the DSLR market. According to recently published patent applications, Nikon may have something special up its sleeve for its next generation of DSLRs. [Read more…]
It’s well made, easy to operate and has a feature set that appeals to the photographic savvy. However it would be nice to have some more manual control such as aperture and shutter, and a histogram would also be nice.
Canon’s inexpensive A Series PowerShot still packs a DIGIC III, providing some very advanced features. It’s Easy mode makes it no problem to hand off but it does lack any manual control. Image quality was generally good, capturing natural color with excellent detail.
I’m very pleased (actually somewhat surprised) with the improvements delivered by the Canon EOS Rebel XSi / 450D. It will be a worthwhile upgrade for many XTi / 400D owners – it is a lot of camera for the money for anyone purchasing it.
For more news, reviews and info on the XSi, check out Photography Bay’s Canon Rebel XSi Reviews and Resources.
Below are some of the best photography links from other sites that I came across this week. Enjoy!
Six and Two Halves Must-Read Free Digital Photography eBooks – DIY Photography – Six free photography eBooks (+ two halves) for your reading pleasure. Good weekend reading material here.
Basic Dubai Shooting Kit: Hi Speed Sync & a Hoodman Loupe – Joe McNally – Ever think about using your flash for shutter speeds at 1/8000s? Joe McNally shows off some awesome daylight flash usage in the deserts of Dubai at really high shutter speeds . . . with just a few Nikon SB speedlights.
Buddy, have you got a strobe? – The F-Stops Here – Keeping with the lighting theme, David Tejada shows off an awesome hack on a $5 strobe from a garage sale. You DIY types will really dig this.
14 Blogging Tips for Your Photography Business – Black Star Rising – Sean Cayton gives some solid advice to help photographers boost business by blogging. Amateurs would do well to follow some of these tips to take their photography to the next level and maybe even break into the pro side of photography.
Your Complete Guide To Adobe Bridge – Epic Edits – Brian Auer’s 7 part series on Adobe Bridge is now complete and available for free. If it’s too much to digest on your monitor, Brian’s also put the series together in an ebook.
MTI Micro testing feasibility of fuel cells in digicams – Engadget – Always on top of the latest tech news, Engadget picked up this story on the future possibilities of fuel cells for digital cameras. I wonder what that will mean for shots off a single charge . . . or fill up?
The standard of images from the A350 is generally very high. Even when the camera may struggle, features such as the Dynamic Range Optimiser and adjusting parameters of white balance presets make tweaks easy to carry out.
For more digital camera reviews and news on the A350, visit Photography Bay’s Sony A350 Reviews and Resources by clicking here.
There are many options that are akin to SLR-like cameras. The fixed focal length lens might seem limiting at first, but this is something you get used to, even enjoy using. But the LCD screen is problematic, and in bright daylight got in the way of making compositional decisions and even exposure settings.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 is quite an impressive package. It’s not perfect, but it’s arguably the best camera in the “compact” ultra zoom class. From its 28 – 280 mm lens to its 720p movie mode, the TZ5 can do just about everything.