Panasonic Lumix GH2 Announced

The Panasonic GH2 is the follow-up camera to the popular GH1.

The GH2 is built on the same Micro Four Thirds standard as all recent Lumix interchangeable lens cameras.  The GH2 features a 16MP sensor and offers an impressive sensitivity range of ISO 160-12800.

The GH2 will capture 1080p video at 24 fps in AVCHD format and records stereo audio on-camera, along with the ability to plug in an external mic.

The Panasonic GH2 should be available in December 2010 at an initial retail price of $1499.95 with a 14-140mm lens, or $999.95 with a 14-42mm kit lens.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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

 

Photo Fusion – Book Review

Photo Fusion is a book by Jennifer Bebb that deals directly with integrating audio and video capture into wedding photography coverage.  This is a book written for photographers – specifically, wedding photographers.  The clear goal of the book is to bring experienced photographers up to speed with this new genre of wedding coverage, focusing mainly on adding HDSLR video capture to the wedding day coverage. [Read more…]

Pentax K-5 Announced

The Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP DSLR geared toward the enthusiast photographer and looks to compete directly with the Canon 7D and Nikon D300s.  The K-5 features 7 fps still image frame rate, ISO 80-51200 (w/ expansion) and 1080p HD video capture at 25 fps.

The Pentax K-5 should be available in October 2010 at an initial retail price of $1599.95 for body only and $1749.95 with an 18-55mm kit lens.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

Pentax K-5 Key Features

  • 16.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • 7 fps frame rate
  • ISO 80-12800 (expandable to ISO equivalent 51200)
  • 1080p video at 25 fps
  • Built-in Sensor-based Image Stabilization
  • 3-inch 921k dot res LCD
  • 0.92x Magnification VF w/ 100% Coverage
  • External Audio Mini Plug
  • 11-point AF System
  • In-Camera HDR
  • Magnesium Alloy Body (same as K-7)
  • HDMI Out
  • SDXC Memory Card Compatibility

Alongside the new K-5, Pentax has also announced a new 18-135mm lens, which should be available in October 2010 at an initial retail price of $529.95.

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

Casio EXILIM EX-H20G Announced

The Casio EX-H20G is a 14.1MP point and shoot camera that offers a hybrid GPS function, enabling users to capture geotagging info while indoors.  To accomplish this task, the H20G stores last known GPS info in the built-in maps within the camera and uses this info to tag images while indoors until the camera can obtain a GPS signal again.

The EX-H20G also features a 10x optical zoom lens and captures 720p HD video.  The EX-H20G should be available in November 2010 at an initial retail price of $349.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.

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

Casio EXILIM EX-Z16

The Casio EX-Z16 is a 12MP, budget-oriented camera.  The Z16 features a 3x optical zoom, 2.7″ LCD screen and the ability to capture SD video, along with YouTube uploader software.

The Z16 should be available in September 2010 at an initial retail price of $99.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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