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...]

    Nikon D4 Official Specs Confirmed, $6K Price Point

    Nikon D4

    Lots of leaking on the Nikon D4 around the web today.  Basically, all the specs that we’ve heard recently turn out to be the real deal.  The price is gonna hurt a bit at $6000.  Hopefully, Nikon will keep the D800 in the sub-$3000 market, eh?

    Regardless, it looks like the Canon 1D X has a real bit of competition from Nikon now – not to mention that the D4 looks to beat the 1D X to market by a month or so.

    Take a look at the specs below to see how closely these cameras match up. [Read more...]

    Fuji X-S1, New X-Series Superzoom

    Fuji X-S1

    Fuji X-S1

    The Fuji X-S1 is a new ultrazoom model that takes a place next to the Fuji X10 and Fuji X100 in the premium X-series line.

    The Fuji X-S1 features a 12MP EXR CMOS sensor that is a larger 2/3″ format.  The X-S1 features a manual 26x zoom lens (24-624mm equivalent) at f/2.8-5.6 and 2x enhanced digital zoom, which Fuji claims offers expanded reach with minimal quality loss.

    The Fuji X-S1 captures full resolution images at 7 fps and will record 1080p HD video.

    The X-S1 should be available later this month at $799.95.  Check availability at Amazon.com.

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

    Fuji FinePix T350 and T400

    Fuji T400

    Fuji T400

    The Fuji T350 and T400 are the latest addition to Fujifilm’s T-series Travel compact cameras, announced just prior to CES 2012.

    The T350 and T400 offer 10x zoom lenses (28-280mm equivalent), 720p HD video capture and sensor-shift image stabilization.  The T400 features a 16MP CCD image sensor, while the T350 packs a 14MP CCD image sensor.

    The Fuji T400 should be available in March at a retail price of $149.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.

    The Fuji T350 should be available in March at a retail price of $129.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.

    Fuji T350

    Fuji T350

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