The Samsung EX2 advanced point and shoot camera now comes in white (in addition to black). The 12.4MP compact camera captures RAW files, features a 3.3x optical zoom lens (24-80mm equivalent) with a f/1.4-2.7 max aperture and captures 1080p HD video. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer is a new book from photographer NK Guy. The Lens “is a momentous handbook that demystifies optical technology, decodes arcane terminology, and provides practical tips for both amateur and professional photographers to help them make smart purchasing decisions and build the perfect lens collection.”
The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $23.96 on Amazon.com.
A pair of new Nikon Coolpix models have leaked out ahead of their official unveiling in the next day or two. [Read more…]
Specs for the new Canon EOS M mirrorless camera appear to have leaked out a day ahead of launch. Canon Rumors posted the following specs on the EOS M.
Canon EOS M Mirrorless Camera Specs
- 18mp APS-C
- DIGIC V
- Phase & Contrast AF
- Video Servo AF
- 3″ Touchscreen 1.04million pixels
- ISO 100-12800 (25,600 Expansion)
- SD Card
- 1920×1080 Video 30p/25p/24p
- 1280×720 Video 60p/50p
- MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
- Adaptor at launch for EF lenses
Additionally, it looks like Canon will be employing the same 18MP sensor from the Rebel T4i with pixel-level phase detection AF sensors in place as I speculated a few weeks back. These specs make the Canon EOS M look like a killer mirrorless model.
If all this is legit, it’s going to be fun watching Canon and Sony go toe-to-toe with their mirrorless models over the next couple of years. It’s also a great thing for consumers to have two camera makers trying to one-up each other.
Does anyone see any glaring omissions that turns you off from this new mirrorless model?
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has designed a 3.2 BILLION pixel camera that it hopes to build in order to “capture the widest, fastest and deepest view of the night sky ever observed.” The above rendering of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) shows just how big this 3 ton camera will be next to a person. [Read more…]
Think Tank Photo has released four new products for packing photo accessories. Check them out via the gallery and links below. [Read more…]
Below are a few deals at B&H that I just got an email on. Several Canon lenses and various other cameras, lenses, and gear. Check them out below. [Read more…]
With the continual decline of film’s popularity, it’s great to see Fuji keeping the instant film train rolling. The Fuji Instax cameras certainly have their niche (they’re one of the most searched for products on Photography Bay), and the new Instax Mini 50S should be a hot item this holiday shopping season. [Read more…]
As I have been perusing through the Black Friday ads this week, the one thing I’ve noticed is how underwhelming most of the DSLR “doorbuster” deals have been. And how Amazon’s ordinary prices are inline with these Black Friday deals.
For instance, almost every major brick & mortar retailer is selling the Canon Rebel T3 at $479 as some kind of huge deal. It was $478 on Amazon earlier this week and is $468 at the time of this post.
Amazon is offering a free basic backpack and an 8GB memory card with several Canon Rebel kits (e.g., T3, T2i, T3i), most of which are already cheaper than what’s you’ll find if you happen to make it into a store at 4AM and find them in stock. Throw in the Transcend 8GB card and basic camera backpack, and you’ve got all the more reason to stay inside on Black Friday.
Stay on top of all the photo gear Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals here.
The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is a new Micro Four Thirds camera that steps up from the GF-series. The GX1 features a 16MP image sensor, 1080/60i AVCHD video capture and a 3-inch touchscreen display. The GX1 offers a sensitivity range of ISO 160-12800 and is compatible with the new LVF2 electronic viewfinder (a 1.44-million dot resolution viewfinder).
The Panasonic Lumix GX1 should be available in December at an initial retail price from $699 for body only, $799 with a standard kit lens, or $949 with an X-series kit lens. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]