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...]

    Fuji SL300, S4500 and S4200 Superzooms

    Fuji SL300

    Fuji SL300

    The Fuji SL300, S4500 and S4200 are a trio of new long-zoom cameras announced just prior to CES 2012.

    The SL300 features a rubberized body, 14MP CCD image sensor and 30x zoom lens with a 24-720mm equivalent range.  It offers power zooming with zoom buttons near the shutter release and on the lens barrel.  The SL300 should be available in March for $299.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

    Fuji S4500

    Fuji S4500

    The S4500 and S4200 feature 30x and 24x zoom lenses, respectively.  Both models offer a 14MP CCD image sensor, 720p, image stabilization and are powered by AA batteries.

    The S4500 should be available in March for $259.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.

    The S4200 should also be available in March for $229.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

    Fuji S4200

    Fuji S4200

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

    Fuji FinePix F770EXR, F750EXR and F660EXR

    Fuji F770EXR

    Fuji F770EXR

    Just prior to CES 2012, Fuji has announced its Spring 2012 line of EXR-compact cameras – the F770EXR, F750EXR and F660EXR.

    Both the F770EXR and F750EXR feature a 16MP CMOS image sensor and 20x zoom lens (25-500mm equivalent).  Additionally, these models can capture full resolution images at a rate of 8 fps.  The F770EXR offers RAW image capture and GPS functionality, while the F750EXR does not.  The F770EXR and F750EXR should be available in March.

    Fuji F750EXR

    Fuji F750EXR

    The F770EXR retails for $379.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.

    The F750EXR retails for $349.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

    Fuji F660EXR

    Fuji F660EXR

    In addition to the F770EXR and F750EXR, the F660EXR rounds out the EXR-compact line with the same 16MP CMOS image sensor; however, it sports a 15x zoom lens (24-360mm equivalent) and 11 fps image capture at reduced-resolution. The F660EXR should be available in February at a retail price of $279.95.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

    All of the above new EXR-compact models capture 1080p HD video.

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

    Fuji FinePix JZ250 and JZ100

    Fuji JZ250

    Fuji JZ250

    The Fuji JZ250 and JZ100 are among 19 new point and shoot cameras announced by Fujifilm just prior to CES 2012.

    The JZ250 and JZ100 fall under Fuji’s standard compact line and are set for March 2012 availability.  Both cameras sport an 8x zoom lens (25-200mm equivalent), offer 720p HD video capture and are powered by Li-ion rechargeable batteries.  The JZ250 has a 16MP CCD image sensor and the JZ100 offers a 14MP CCD sensor.

    The JZ250 retails for $149.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.

    The JZ100 retails for $129.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.

    Fuji JZ100

    Fuji JZ100

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

    Fuji HS30EXR and HS25EXR Superzoom Cameras

    Fuji HS30EXR

    Fuji HS30EXR

    Fuji continues the popular HS-line of cameras with the Fuji HS30EXR and HS25EXR prior to CES 2012.

    The HS30EXR now serves as the flagship HS camera, replacing the HS20, while the HS25EXR steps in as a secondary model in the HS-line.

    The HS30EXR features a 16MP CMOS sensor and 30x optical zoom.  Priced at $499.95, the HS30EXR should be available in March.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

    Fuji HS25EXR

    Fuji HS25EXR

    The HS25EXR offers the same 16MP CMOS image sensor and 30x optical zoom.  However, the HS25EXR is powered by AA batteries and does not allow users to capture RAW image files like the HS30EXR.  The HS25EXR retails for $399.95 and should be available in March.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

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