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 Amazon.com.

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

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.

Sony A77 Price and Features: Soapbox Edition

In the recent post about the Sony A77 prototype camera on display at CP+, Chris left a comment asking about the price of the new camera, which is due to be released later this year.

So far, Sony hasn’t revealed the price point for this new camera.  However, we do know a few things about the A700 successor. [Read more...]

Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex

Tom Guilmette put together this great video of his night alone with a Phantom Flex camera in a Vegas hotel room.  This camera captures 2,564fps at a 1080p native resolution.

While the footage the camera produces is stunning in its own manner, Tom’s editing makes the resulting video (and audio) just plain fun.  Check out Tom’s story behind the video (and why he was doing this in Vegas hotel room) over on his blog.

Olympus VG-120

The Olympus VG-120 is a new compact camera introduced at CES 2011.  The VG-120 sports a 14MP sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and a 3-inch LCD.  The VG-120 can capture 720p HD video at 30fps.

The VG-120 should be available this month at an initial retail price of $139.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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