CES Unveiled Kicking Off Now

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CES gets its official start tonight with a media preview called CES Unveiled.  I’ll have more updates later this evening as WD get our first look at the newest gear for 2012.

Lexar Introduces 256GB CF Card in Pro Line Refresh

Lexar 256GB CF Card

Lexar’s biggest CF card yet just dropped at CES 2012.  The Lexar Pro 400x line of CF cards now includes a 256GB card, along with 128GB and 64GB available capacities.

The new cards are UDMA Mode 7 compliant and offer minimum transfer speeds of 40MB per second.

The 128GB and 64GB cards are priced at $469.99 and $299.99, respectively.  No word yet on pricing for the 256GB CF card; however, Lexar says it will be available in the first half of 2012.

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

Nikon Launches New 85mm f/1.8G Lens

Nikon 85mm f/1.8G

Alongside, the new flagship D4, Nikon has announced a new 85mm f/1.8G lens.  The new lens offers FX-format coverage for use on both FX cameras like the Nikon D4 and DX cameras like the Nikon D7000.

The Nikon 85mm f/1.8G Lens should be available in March at an initial retail price of $499.95.  Check availability on B&H, Amazon and Adorama.

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

Nikon D4 Officially Unveiled

Nikon D4

After many leaks and rumors, Nikon has officially unveiled its new flagship DSLR – the Nikon D4.  In several ways, the Nikon D4 exceeds what Canon offers in terms of HDSLR-video features, all the while maintaining a powerfull still-imaging machine as well.

There are plenty of details below; however, expect some up-close action next week at CES 2012.

Nikon D4 Overview

  • 16.1 megapixel FX format CMOS sensor
  • ISO range from 100-12,800, expandable from 50-204,800
  • 10 fps with full AF/ AE or 11 fps with AF locked
  • Magnesium alloy body sealed to resist the elements
  • Accepts CF and new XQD memory card format
  • 91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system
  • 15 cross type points, with nine points that work with lens speeds of f/8 and below
  • Advanced video features
    • Uncompressed HDMI out
    • Mic and audio jacks
    • Full 1080p in FX, DX and 2.7X crop modes
    • Full manual control of Exposure
  • Available February for $5999.95
  • Check availability at B&H, Amazon and Adorama.

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