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Olympus E-430 DSLR leaked?

A Russian website claims to have leaked information on Olympus‘ next DSLR. The E-430 would follow in the wake of the E-410, and rely on a new, 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor, paired with a TruePic III processor. As described, it would also have a “real” (faster) USB 2.0 interface; the camera’s most striking feature, however, may be its warped upper frame, which even distorts the shape of the pop-up flash housing. The camera additionally has a wired remote connection, and a 2.5-inch flip-out LCD that supports Olympus’ recent Live View technology. Image quality is enhanced by a CCD-shift stabilizer, and a “slightly higher” continuous shooting speed should be matched by a larger buffer. No prices or release dates have been mentioned.

[via Photo forum]

Source : Electronista


Casio’s Exilim Camera Blasts Out 1200 Frames Per Second

Las Vegas (NV) – Casio’s upcoming digital camera makes up for its “meager” six megapixel quality with an amazing 1200 frames per second shooting speed. The Casio EXILIM EX-F1 has a 12X optical zoom and can shoot full resolution pictures at 60 frames per second and 1200 fps movies at 336 by 96 pixels. It can also record high-resolution video at both 1920 by 1080 60/I and 1280 by 720p.

Casio rep Robert Nelson gave us an in-depth demonstration of the camera and all of its shooting modes. In addition to the high-speed picture and movies, the camera also has a Rapid Flash mode which uses a regular strobe flash at 7 fps and an LED flash at 10 to 60 frames per second.

FX-1 is a camera first and a video recorder second, but the movie options are quite impressive. Standard definition movies are recorded at 640 by 480 pixels and 30 fps while high-definition video is taken at either 1920 X 1080 60/I or 1280 X 720 30P. The high-speed video is done at 512 × 384 (300 fps), 432 × 192 (600 fps) and 336 × 96 (1200 fps).

The Casio FX-1 will be available in March for approximately $1000.

Source : Toms Hardware

Sigma APO 200-500mm world’s first lens to offer an f/2.8 aperture at 500mm focal length

sigma_200-500.jpg Sigma APO 200-500mm is the world’s first ultra telephoto zoom lens that offers a fast aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm focal length and F5.6 at the 1000mm. It covers widely used focal lengths from 200mm to 500mm and as a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. Sigma APO 200-500mm lens can be used to create amazing image expression with various types of photography such as astrophotography, portraits, wildlife, sports. For the convenience of the photographer, focusing distances and focal lengths can be viewed on the Sigma APO 200-500mm lens’s built-in LCD panel. Sigma APO 200-500mm lens weighs approximately 15,700g.

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The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high image quality from the extremely large aperture. The dedicated Li-ion battery BP-21 is used to power the zooming and AF operation. This battery is built in the lens barrel. Supplied accessories; dedicated hard case, strap, 400-1000mm F5.6 Attachment, battery charger BC-21 and battery pack BP-21.

Source : Link

Canon PowerShot A590 IS, A580, A470 round out new A-series

Some new lower-end A series cameras tonight as well, including the PowerShot A590 IS (8 megapixel sensor, 4x zoom with image stabilization, optional optical converter lenses), PowerShot A580 (8 megapixel sensor, 4x zoom, but no stabilization here — it’s got an “easy to hold grip), and the PowerShot A470 (7.1 megapixel sensor, 3.4x zoom, f/2.0 wide-angle aperture. All feature facial recognition, motion detection, high ISO, 2.5-inch LCDs, auto red-eye correction, DICI III processors, and affordable prices ($180, $150, and $130, respectively).

Source : engadget 

Canon unveils 12-megapixel EOS Rebel XSi

Canon helped inaugurate next week’s PMA show tonight by upgrading its entry digital SLR. Now dropping “Digital” from the camera name, the EOS Rebel XSi jumps from 10.1 to 12.2 megapixels while also using the same DIGIC III image processor as higher-end cameras such as the 1D Mark III. The switch provides a 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion process, better autofocusing, highlight tone priority, and noise reduction at high ISO levels up to the camera’s ISO 1600 peak; these features are the first for a camera in the class and are joined by auto lighting correction that adjusts brightness and contrast on the fly.The DIGIC processing is also responsible for boosting the burst speed of the new Rebel, Canon says; the XSi can shoot at a sustained 3.5 frames per second for either 6 shots in full-quality RAW or 45 images in its JPEG equivalent. This occurs despite the new Rebel’s switch to SD and SDHC cards over CompactFlash — while less familiar to pros, this helps point-and-shoot owners graduate to a full digital SLR without replacing memory, Canon claims.

A larger, more color-accurate 3-inch LCD boasts an improved live preview and is helped by a new battery pack that provides roughly 50 percent more shots without affecting the camera dimensions. Canon ships the XSi in April as a body-only version for $800 but also provides a kit with a new 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6 image-stabilized lens for $900.

  • 12.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS (1.6x focal conversion)
  • 3-inch live view LCD (up from the XTi’s non-live-view 2.5-inch)
  • DIGIC III image processor
  • 9-point AF, 3.5fps shot rate (up to 45 images in JPEG, 6 in RAW)
  • The usual ultrasonic sensor cleaning
  • SD / SDHC media
  • Ships April, $799 and $899 for body-only / included EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens, respectively
Source : Electronista

GE announces second-gen cameras

General Electric has announced what will only be its second generation of digital cameras, due in the spring. All of them will feature blink and smile detection, delaying shots for the best expressions. At the top of the compacts will be the E series, led by the E1050 ($249), a 10-megapixel camera able to record 720p video at 30fps. Shooters can output the video to an HD display, and control various functions though a three-inch touchscreen. Its lens is capable of 5x optical zoom, and its light sensitivity extends to ISO 3200. An optional GPS receiver can geotag images. The E1235 and 1035 switch to a 3x lens, a 2.7-inch LCD without touch control, and 20fps VGA video. The 1235 is a 12-megapixel camera, while the 1035 is rated at 10 megapixels. The E840S, meanwhile, is an eight-megapixel camera with 4x zoom, 30fps video, and a maximum ISO of 1600.

Closer to the “prosumer” level is the X3, s successor to the earlier X1. The new camera features a 12x optical lens, and supports ISO settings up to 3200, as well as 720p video at an intermediate 27fps. Its standard LCD display measures 2.7 inches.

The G-series cameras are headed up by the G3, which sports a 10-megapixel sensor, 4x zoom, ISO 1600, 30fps VGA video, and a 2.7-inch LCD. The G2 mimics its sibling, but scales down to eight megapixels and VGA video.

The cheapest cameras will likely be the A835 and A735 (pictured). These share features with other GE cameras, such as 3x zoom and 30fps VGA video; they even have greater internal memory, pushed to 32MB. Their LCDs are shrunk to 2.5 inches however, and they each run on a pair of AA batteries, limiting them to 150 shots at a time. The cameras are rated at eight and seven megapixels respectively.

Source : TWICE

Sony intros H10, T300 Cyber-shot cameras

Sony preceded the start of the PMA photography show with a major update to its Cyber-shot cameras, beginning with its highest-end home models. The H10 (shown) replaces the H3 and adds a larger, wider 3-inch preview LCD without sacrificing the camera body’s size. It shares the same 10X lens, ISO 3200 sensitivity, and optics-based image stabilization as the earlier camera; a sports shooting mode forces high shutter speeds and nonstop autofocus to capture subjects blur-free in bright areas. It supports uploading music to the camera for slideshows and ships in May at the same $300 price as the earlier model.The T300 upgrade over the T200 may be more advanced, Sony says. A new scene mode known as intelligent scene recognition, or iSCN, automatically recognizes any one of five general scene types and adjusts the image quality to match. Cautious photographers can even have the camera take a second shot using iSCN to double-check their own results. It also boasts improved smile detection that recognizes adults and children, a semi-manual focus system, autofocusing that adapts to macro shots, and smarter shadow compensation.

Sony’s 10.1-megapixel deluxe compact camera continues to provide a 3.5-inch touchscreen as its main interface, 5X optical zoom, and ISO 3200 sensitivity. It should be ready by March for $400.




 Source :  Electronista

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