Nikon has officially announced the V1 and J1 as part of the new Nikon 1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens system. Both the V1 and J1 feature a 10.1 megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and a dual core EXPEED 3 image processor. [click to continue…]
Last year, Canon showed off an 8-inch CMOS sensor, which was roughly 40-times the size of the 5D Mark II sensor. We were all summarily impressed; however, Canon has gone off and put this massive sensor into a telescope.
What’s more is that they are recording video at 60fps using this massive sensor, which works swimmingly well in the low-light scenes of space. (I think everyone’s wishlist for the 5D Mark III just went up a couple levels of intensity.)
For all of the amazing details, the below press release is a must read. [click to continue…]
The Samsung WB750 is a point and shoot camera that features a 12.5MP back side illuminated CMOS sensor and an 18x optical zoom lens.
The WB750 can record 1080p HD video and, at the same time, capture 10MP images without interrupting the video capture. The camera features an HDR mode that merges multiple exposures in camera. Additionally, the WB750 offers a variety of creative in-camera processing features for interesting filter or frame effects.
No word yet on price or release date. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details and images below. [click to continue…]
The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is a new 12.1MP camera that is powered by Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor. The SX230 HS sports a 14x zoom lens (approx. 28-392mm equivalent) with image stabilization, along with a 3-inch LCD. Additionally, the SX230 HS can capture 1080p HD video as well as super slow motion video.
The Canon PowerShot SX230 HS should be available in March at an initial retail price of $349.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
In addition to the SX230 HS, Canon has also announced several new PowerShot ELPH models – the ELPH 500 HS, ELPH 300 HS and ELPH 100 HS.
Lots of product shots and details on the new ELPH models below. [click to continue…]
Canon’s R&D group has been eating its Wheaties, as evidenced by the recent 120MP CMOS sensor and the new 8-inch CMOS sensor. That’s the 8″ sensor above, just to the left of a 35mm sensor.
The new sensor is roughly 40 times the size of the sensor found in the 5D Mark II. It measures 202 x 205mm, or roughly 8″ x 8″ – holy cow! Canon says that it is “capable of capturing images in one one-hundredth the amount of light required by a professional-model digital SLR camera.”
Don’t expect to see these in your next DSLR though – this is just bragging rights for now. Get the full tech-speak and marketing buzz in the press release below. [click to continue…]
The Canon VIXIA HF-S21 is a compact camcorder that captures Full HD 1920 x 1080 in AVCHD format with a number of frame rate options. The Canon VIXIA HF-S21 is larger than entry-level camcorders like the Sony HDR-CX350V; however, it’s not so big to prevent you from toting it on family outings or other casual endeavors.
Read the rest of the review at Tech Tilt: Canon VIXIA HF S21 Camcorder Review.