Amazon Class 10 SDHC Cards On Sale

Amazon Class 10 SDHC Card

Amazon has its Class 10 SDHC cards discounted through October 2.  The discounts range from marginal to substantial; however, all of the prices are still good deals. For example, the 16GB cards are currently $23.49 and the 8GB cards are $10.34.  Complete details here at Amazon.com.

I’ve never used the Amazon Basics-branded cards before, but the ratings from users show that they are mostly well-regarded.  Here is one detailed review that looks at speed comparisons among Amazon and Transcend Class 10 cards and show that these Amazon Basics cards perform quite well.

The Class 10 rating is a rating intended for evaluating video capture performance.  In this case, Class 10 is the fastest rating currently available for video performance, which means these will work with just about every HD video camera on the market today.  For a more detailed explanation of SDHC card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.

Transcend 16GB SDHC Card for $21.99 – Deal Alert

Transcend 16GB SDHC Card

Amazon has a deal today on Transcend Class 10 SHDC cards.  The Transcend 16GB cards are on sale for $21.99 each.  You can also find 32GB cards for $44.99 each.

Note, these cards are Class 10 cards, so they should handle HD video capture for pretty much every HDSLR and HD camcorder out today.  (Learn more about SD card speeds and ratings.)

Sony NEX-5N Announced

Sony NEX-5N

The NEX-5N, along with the NEX-7, are the latest mirrorless cameras in the NEX line.   The NEX-5N upgrades last year’s popular NEX-5.

The NEX-5N features a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and improved shutter lag down to 20 milliseconds.  The NEX-5N offers a max sensitivity of ISO 25,600 and 1080p HD video capture with both 60p and 24p frame rate options.

Sony NEX-5N Back FDA-EV1S

In addition to the NEX-5N, Sony has also introduced the LA-EA2 adapter for using Sony Alpha lenses on NEX cameras.  Also, the FDA-EV1S is an electronic viewfinder for the NEX-5N.

The NEX-5N should be available in September for $700 with an 18-55mm lens or $600 for the body only.

Sony NEX-5N Availability

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

Canon PowerShot SX150 HS and ELPH 310 HS Due This Week

Canon SX150 HS

Canon SX150 HS

Low resolution images of the obligatory PowerShot compact camera updates appear to have leaked out.

The PowerShot SX150 HS should serve as a replacement for the current PowerShot SX130 HS.  The SX150 HS will upgrade to a 14.1MP sensor (from 12.1MP on the SX130) and will keep the same 12x zoom range – or so it appears. [Read more...]

Mastering the Nikon D7000 – New Book

Mastering the Nikon D7000

Mastering the Nikon D7000 is a new book from Darrell Young.  “The book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option.”

Mastering the Nikon D7000 retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available for $19.22 on Amazon.com or the Kindle version for $9.99.