DSLR

  • The real hands-on with the Pentax K-7

    The real hands-on with the Pentax K-7

    So my “hands-on” post was really more of a “quick look” or a “look at some sample images” post than a hands-on you've grown accustomed to from CG, so I thought it wise to have a real hands-on of the Pentax K-7. I'm a Pentax user and I let the fanboy in me get the best of me. Apologies. Now here's the real hands-on, but before we jump into that, here is the full spec sheet of the K-7… Read More

  • Olympus pulls the trigger on the E-600 DSLR

    Olympus pulls the trigger on the E-600 DSLR

    Big news (not really) this AM from Olympus with the announcement of the E-600 DSLR. Looks like another entry-level(ish) digital SLR. Big notables for the 12.3-megapixel shooter include a swiveling 2.7-inch LCD and slew of fancy art filters. That’s seriously about it, folks. The E-600 coupled with a 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 kit lens will retail for $600 in November. Read More

  • Cute bokeh filter for cute bokeh

    Awww, how sweet. You know that fuzzy effect that everyone loves where you have a figure in focus in the foreground and the background is all blurry? That's called bokeh. Well, this lets you turn lights in the background into odd shapes using what is essentially a lens cap with a shape cut out of it (Hint: you can probably do this yourself). Read More

  • Sony goes full-frame with the α850 DSLR, will ship this fall

    Sony goes full-frame with the α850 DSLR, will ship this fall

    It seems a little unnecessary but (there's a sucker born every second, right?) the 24.6-megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor equipped α850 is being geared towards “a broader group of consumers,” says Kristen Elder, the Director of Digital Imaging at Sony. Before you raise an eyebrow and ask why Sony has another full-frame DSLR when the α900 is top dog, ask me how much the α850 is going to… Read More

  • Sony announces the α500, α550 DSLRs

    Sony announces the α500, α550 DSLRs

    Out of nowhere Sony just dropped three new α DSLRs, the α550, α500 and α850, which we’ll get to a little later. Key new features in the α500 series include the latest gen Exmor CMOS sensors and BIONZ image processors. Sony claims that the new sensors will capture high quality images in low light scenarios with the BIONZ image proc reducing color-noise as high up as ISO 12800. A couple other… Read More

  • Some Nikon D300s videos for your perusal

    Some Nikon D300s videos for your perusal

    The Nikon D300s, at $1800, represents a good option for serious prosumer photographers who don’t want or need a full-frame camera like the 5D mkII. Now that it shoots video, it’s an even more serious contender — but does it have the same rolling shutter/skew/jell-o-vision as the D90 and other DSLR video? Check out these two videos and see for yourself. Read More

  • Will your DSLR work with v1.1 of onOne's DSLR iPhone app?

    Will your DSLR work with v1.1 of onOne's DSLR iPhone app?

    onOne is hard at work on v1.1 of their popular DSLR app or so says Mike Wong (the update should be submitted early next week) and while we wait for the update to get pushed out, the boys in Portland have published a list of compatible DSLRs. Read More

  • Nikon acknowledges D5000 power-on issue, fix coming next week

    Nikon acknowledges D5000 power-on issue, fix coming next week

    So apparently the Nikon D5000 DSLR has a small problem where it doesn't always turn on. Nikon has just issued a service advisory where the company address the issue. Read More

  • Samsung NX-10 dropping in November, Sci-Fi camera and GX-30 on the way

    Samsung NX-10 dropping in November, Sci-Fi camera and GX-30 on the way

    I really screwed up by not learning to read and write the language of my people. But that's what the Internet is for! Anyway, the rumored NX-series digital SLR-like camera, the NX-10, from Samsung will supposedly be coming in November, but I'm more interested in the Sci-Fi camera that this guy in Korea is talking about. Sounds bonkers. Read More

  • Pentax K-7 now shipping

    Pentax K-7 now shipping

    Break out the credit card, photogs. Pentax is now shipping the K-7 DSLR body for $1300. You can find the HD shooting, all weatherproof, magnesium alloy shooter at the Pentax Store or Amazon. Adorama and B&H don’t seem to have them in stock yet. My birthday is this weekend, so if one of you could buy this for me that’d be great. K? Thanks. Read More