PMA 2008

  • PMA 2008: Big Price Cuts for Big HP Printers

    Yes, even though PMA ended on Saturday, we’re still digging news out of the show. Here’s a good one for any photographer considering buying one of HP’s well-reviewed — including in this publication — wide-format Z-Series printers which are seeing some significant price cuts. Usually this means a new model is on the way, but after meeting with HP at the show… Read More

  • PMA 2008: DSLR Rain Cover for Hydrophobes

    Here’s the perfectly designed (and named) product for photographers afraid of getting their lenses wet — the Hydrophobia Rain Cover. The cover, which fits 300-600mm lenses, was announced during PMA by Think Tank Photo after 18 months of development. If you think that’s a long time to spend designing a rain cover you haven’t seen this product yet. Though many waterproof… Read More

  • PMA 2008: LowePro Flipside & Fastpack Backpacks

    Lowepro always busts out some stylish backpacks at PMA and this year compact and convenient were the operative words in Vegas. In their slim and urban Flipside line, we like the 300 ($57), a slender, lightweight backpack with enough room for a professional digital SLR body and 80-200mm f/2.8 lens attached plus up to four additional lenses or flash units. One of these packs would be great… Read More

  • PMA 2008: Gorillapod Go-Go! Suction Cups

    Joby’s Gorillapod products have always been a lot of fun and at PMA 2008 in Vegas they debuted a new accessory for these popular bendable tripods — the Go-Go! (their punctuation, not ours) suction cup. The Go-Go! lets you attach most any small, hand-held device — iPhone, MP3 player, small digital camera — to the tripod for easy viewing. Yes, we know this sounds a… Read More

  • PMA 2008: New "Flagship" Pro DSLR from Sony

    Already a manufacturer of CMOS imaging sensors for professional digital SLRs, Sony announced this morning at PMA 2008 in Las Vesgas that it too would introduce a pro digital SLR this year. The new digital SLR — which is simply being called "Flagship" at this point — will use a new 24.6-megapixel full-frame "Exmor" CMOS sensor and employ Sony’s in-camera… Read More

  • General Imaging's GE point-and-shoots actually look pretty nice

    When I think GE, I think washer/dryer, I think fridge. Turns out this enormous company makes about everything under the sun that’s even remotely electronic. I’m a DSLR guy, but stuff like touchscreen LCDs and built-in GPS receptors could tempt even the most skeptical old-schooler. Here are the facts for the $250 E1050, for example:
    10 megapixels, 28mm equivalent lens, 5x optical… Read More

  • Kodak announces lightning fast 10-megapixel camera

    Today at PMA, Kodak announced the Easyshare Z1012IS, which is a 10-megapixel, 12x optical zoom wonder with OIS. It also has a lightning fast click-to-capture speed that’s best in class at 0.14 seconds with aufo-focus accuracy. ISO can be cranked up to 3200 for those fast action, low light situations. Kodak’s latest slew of cameras have smart capture technology that… Read More

  • Nikon updates DSLR line with D60

    The leaked specs earlier today were spot on and I don’t have too much else to add. The most exciting feature on the D60 is the Stop-Motion Movie mode, which allows you to make stop-animation movie clips from a series of as many as 100 consecutive JPEGs. Pricing isn’t yet available, but will be disclosed 30 days prior to availability. That’s cool, but you say it’ll be… Read More

  • Nikon's little superstar, S600

    The cream of the crop has got to be the S600. Why? Because it’s the snappiest of the bunch, has tons of great features and it is the best looking. That being said, you can decide based on the specs. The S600, like the S550, has a 10-megapixel sensor, 4x wide-angle 28-112mm zoom Nikkor lens, image stabilization and the fastest start-up time, 0.7 seconds, in its class. ISO sensitivity… Read More

  • Nikon knows when you've blinked

    PMA is three days away and Nikon, like everyone else else, is spilling the beans ahead of time to create some buzz. Also added to the Coolpix line is the S550, which is a 10-megapixel point-and-shoot with a 5x zoom Nikkor lens, electronic vibration reduction aka image stabilization and two new shooting modes that are sure to get you the best portrait shots ever. The Smile and Blink Warning… Read More

  • Five new lenses from Pentax

    To go along with the K20D and K200D, Pentax announced five lenses that range from 18mm to 300mm. Without getting into exact specifics since I know most of you don’t care, I’l touch on a few key things. The 200mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 lenses have Sonic Drive Motors, which basically ensure quiet and fast focusing as well as weather resistant and dust resistant bodies. The 35mm f/2.8… Read More

  • Fuji's newest flagship

    Coming out strong for Fuji in the prosumer tier is the FinePix S100FS. It’s pretty much the best of both worlds, in terms of point-and-shoot and DSLR hybrids go. I’m personally not a big fan of these hybrid types, but this one certainly has me interested. It packs an 11-megapixel CCD sensor with 14.3x manual zoom, RP III processor, 2.5-inch tiltable LCD and does some funky… Read More

  • Samsung's GX-20 announced today as flagship DSLR

    [photopress:GX20__4__3_.jpg,full,center]At CES, I was very impressed by Samsung’s GX-10 DSLR. Samsung has partnered with Pentax for the first line of DSLRs, basically re-branding the Pentaxes with a little cosmetic differences. The GX-20, announced today, is a basically a rebranding of the Pentax K20D, a good camera in its own right. At 14-plus-Megapixels, the camera is Samsung’s… Read More

  • Yet another gorgeous lens I can't possibly afford

    I like it, but really now, six thousand dollars? Canon has released the successor to the previous (and excellent) 200mm F1.8 L lens. It seems a little strange that they’d replace a F1.8 with a F2, but consider that they have added Optical Image Stabilization while at the same time lightening it and making it more weather-resistant. And that’s why it costs $6,000. I’m not… Read More

  • Canon is not a fan of surprises, prefers incremental upgrades

    Seems like if Canon has anything crazy up their sleeves, they’re saving it for NAB. Their releases for PMA are pretty tame, but as usual you can trust Canon for image quality and construction quality. Take a look at their line of point-and-shoots after the jump. Read More

  • Fuji adds even more colors of the rainbow to the Z-series

    For the fun, zany, quirky folks comes the FinePix Z20fd. The 10-megapixel shooter comes in a variety of colors and features a Fujinon 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD, 45MB of internal storage and a new feature dubbed Dual Blog Mode. What DBM does is quite simple, really. It automagically resizes any image or movie for easier and faster uploading to e-mails or YouTube. Other features like… Read More

  • Fuji's latest F-series impresses

    First up in a long list of Fuji point-and-shoots for the day is the F100fd, The latest F-series digi is equipped with a 12-megapixel, 8th generation Super CCD sensor and it has a Fujinon 5x wide angle optical zoom on top of a 2.7-inch LCD. Other features include a wide dynamic range, dual image stabilization, face detection 3.0 (more details in the press release), automatic red eye removal and… Read More

  • Canon announces "entry level" Rebel

    Today Canon introduced the EOS Rebel XSi and everyone should start shaking in their collective boots. The 12.2-megapixel (APS-C size Canon CMOS censor) Rebel has an improved AF sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, Live View, Digic III Image processor and an optically image stabilized EF-S kit lens (EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) to boot. Other improvements include a 3-inch LCD, durable ABS and… Read More

  • New Sony camera PMA roundup

    No major announcements from Sony like “we’re going analog” or “everything is now left-handed” but there are a few respectable updates for their point-and-shoots. Now’s the time to buy the last generation, people! Unless you really need your camera to only take pictures when it detects a smile. Kind of creepy. Hit the link for the good stuff. Read More