pma 2009

  • Lowepro announces three new camera bags at PMA

    At PMA, Lowepro announced a handful of new camera gear ranging from pro-level equipment to amateurish point and shoot gear.
    The Pro Roller x-Series comes in various sizes and is perfect for the traveling photog. The Lock & Go System is TSA approved and has a retractable cable and combination locking system. A zip away backpack ensures your Pro Roller will fit overhead. You can even use… Read More

  • Pentax launching advanced DSLR this summer

    Like every other major camera manufacturer, Pentax had a lackluster PMA showing this year, but an interview between a Swedish mag and Pentax official says otherwise. Whether it’s the successor to the K20D is up for debate, which is exactly what’s going on over at DPreview forums. Read More

  • Sample video from the Panasonic Lumix GH1

    Without having held and shot with the GH1 myself it’s hard to say if Panasonic’s latest Micro Four Thirds Lumix is worth a hoot. Sure, it shoots HD video, which is fine and dandy, but these are cameras and not camcorders. If you fail to produce high quality still images then who gives a damn if it shoots HD video or bakes you a cake. Anyway, Eric over at PB got a little face time… Read More

  • GE announces a waterproof point and shoot, the G3WP

    As an amateur photographer, I generally look down on point and shoots because their image quality stinks something fierce on top of other things, but once in a while a few gems pop up like Fujifilm’s F30 and upcoming F200EXR. And then there are folks like General Imaging or GE or whatever they are that have no business making or selling consumer digital cameras. Read More

  • Case Logic announces new line of bags? How out of character!

    Case Logic announced recently at PMA that they are expanding on their already extensive lineup of bags. Of course, this announcement is focused on camera bags, but that is to be expected considering the venue. Read More

  • Sigma's DP2 approaches release; pics and specs updated

    We’ve been aware of the DP2 for some time, and although its predecessor was coolly received, I’m excited about this one. Everyone agreed that the DP1 was a technical accomplishment, but its actual performance was lacking. AF, shutter lag, speed in general was an issue, poor low light performance — the list goes on, even more so than I remember. But if Sigma has made the… Read More

  • Panasonic adds new Micro Four Thirds Lumix with the GH1

    Now we’re talking, folks. Panasonic just announced an updated version of their Micro Four Thirds camera, the G1, that records HD video. Videos are recorded using the AVCHD codec and 1080p video is shot at 24fps while 720p is shot at 60fps. There’s a dedicated video record button on the back of the GH1. Read More

  • Six new Alpha Series lenses coming from Sony

    Aside from the HX1 announcement, Sony sort of announced six new lenses for the Alpha DSLR line at PMA. They’re not official yet, but PB managed to snag a photo during the press conference. Read More

  • Delkin launches SDHC series aimed at HD folk

    And the PMA fun continues! Delkin just announced their VideoPro line of SDHC cards ranging from 4GB to 32GB. They’re supposedly optimized for HD recording. Read More

  • Sony announces swiveling HDMI cables

    Sony sure does pick random times to announce a bevy of goods. At PMA, Sony launched a new swiveling HDMI cable. Read More

  • Sony outs the Cyber-shot HX1

    Yet another craptacular hybrid digital camera being announced at PMA and this time it’s coming from Sony. The HX1 first made the rounds last week and it looks like everything was true; 20x optical zoom, 1080p video, 3-inch tilt LCD, and a 9.1-megapixel 1/2.4-inch Exmor CMOS sensor. Continuous burst mode captures images at 10fps. Read More

  • Lensbaby announces the 0.42x Super Wide Lens

    In case you didn’t know, PMA is going on in Vegas right now and I wish I were there. This weather is getting ridiculous. Anyway, Lensbaby announced their new 0.42x Super Wide Lens attachment that works with the recently announced Composer, Muse, and Control Freak fixed focus lenses. So what’s so special about this thing? Read More

  • Pentax officially unveils the X70 and DA 15mm lens [Update]

    No need to tell you what we already found out this morning about the X70 other than it shipping in April (official spec sheet can be found here (PDF)), so we’ll move onto Pentax’s other PMA announcement, the smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL lens. Update: Updated photos of the 15mm lens on a body after the jump. Read More

  • Pentax's PMA announcement leaked, hybrid X70 being announced

    Hmm. Well, this is sort of a disappointment. I was expecting the K30 or K300 to be announced, but instead we’ve got a hybrid. Lame. The X70 is a 12-megapixel (1/2.33-inch CCD) shooter with 24x optical zoom that’s capable of shooting HD movies. The EVF got me all excited and I initially thought an SLR with Live View would finally be announced, but no, I was wrong. I just hope… Read More

  • Samsung announces NX Series hybrid digital camera

    With all the pre-PMA announcements that Samsung made in the last few weeks I wondered if they had anything left in the tank. While it’s not a production ready model, the NX Series hybrid looks interesting, but it’s a still a hybrid and I don’t think they’re any better than a point and shoot. However, I won’t pass judgment until I’ve taken this one for a ride. Read More

  • Samsung outs a pair of point and shoots ahead of PMA, again

    Unfortunately for Samsung, we’ve all known about the TL320 for the last week thanks to Amazon, but the HZ15W is brand spankin’ new. Read More

  • Digital Foci's Photo Book is suprisingly cool

    This Photo Book from Digital Foci actually looks pretty cool and it’s perfect for photographers or even casual picture takers. It’s an 8-inch photo album with an 800×600 LCD color screen and 4GB of internal memory. What makes this photo album worth posting is that it supports RAW. A lot of photographers shoot in RAW and nothing else, so this makes perfect sense. Read More

  • Samsung announces four new SL-series point and shoots

    It’s announcements like this that make trade shows not worth going to. Today, Samsung updated their SL-series of point and shoots with four new models: SL820, SL620, SL202 and SL30. Read More

  • Fujifilm gets wet with the FinePix Z33WP

    Let’s just get this out of the way, so we don’t have to deal with the elephant in the room. These things are hideous. OK, I’m done now. In the ever-growing trend of announcing products well ahead of the big show. Fuji announced a slew of point-and-shoots today, which includes the waterproof FinePix Z33WP. The 10-megapixel “Life-Proof” camera is being marketed… Read More