Samsung NX200 Mirrorless Camera Announcement

Samsung NX200

The oft-rumored Samsung NX200 has finally been unveiled.  The NX200 features a Samsung-developed 20.3MP image sensor that also captures 1080p HD video.

The NX200 offers a sensitivity range of ISO 100-12,800 and sports a 3.0” VGA AMOLED display.  Additionally, the NX200 makes use of a new i-Function 2.0 lens control, which is compatible with existing i-Function lenses, as well as new lenses at 18-200mm, 16mm, 60mm and 85mm focal lengths.  Samsung also claims rapid AF and shooting speeds with a max frame rate of 7fps.

No word yet on price or release date.  Check availability on

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Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus has announced the SZ-30MR, which touts the ability to simultaneously capture 1080p HD video and full resolution still images.  The SZ-30MR features a 16MP CMOS sensor and 24x optical zoom (25-600mm equivalent).  The new superzoom features built-in, sensor-shift image stabilization and sports a 3-inch LCD at 460k-dot resolution.

The SZ-30MR should be available in April at an initial retail price of $399.99.  Check availability on

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Associated Press Sees Canon 5D Mark II as a “Game Changer”

In the above video from Beet.TV, Vice President & Director of Associated Press Broadcasting News, Kevin Roach, talks about writers taking on video projects and photographers adding the 5D Mark II to their arsenal in order to tell a story beyond a single frame.

No doubt the 5D Mark II is a game changer; however, Roach’s commentary on the AP’s approach to news gathering and what this new era of DSLRs has done for the AP is interesting nonetheless.