PMA 2008

  • Pentax's new Optio point-and-shoots are alive with the sound of megapixels

    If you’re in the market for a new pocket camera, you could do worse than a Pentax. My friend just bought one from the old generation and she likes it, but when she sees these she’ll be mad. Click the link below for the whole menagerie, in arbitrary order since there are no prices and some are better than others in different ways. All the cameras have USB 2.0 high speed interfaces… Read More

  • Super special clear body Pentax K20D, K200D

    You may or may not catch a glimpse of these at PMA. [photopress:2188184989_0175870938_b.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:2188972426_f21249a9c2_b.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:2188976838_a27f04dd21_b.jpg,thumb,pp_image] Read More

  • First hands on with Pentax K20D, K200D

    The wait is officially over, folks. Today marks a new chapter for Pentax and the big boys better pay attention. The K10D and K100D Super are being replaced today with the K20D and K200D. There have been significant changes from previous models and I think many will be surprised. Read More

  • Pentax K20D, K200D outed

    Pretty sure this is legit. Not sure how this individual acquired these images, but they certainly look real and there are some mumblings in the forum that specs for the K20D were leaked. They don’t seem to be much different than what we’ve previously covered. I wonder if we’ll see an announcement today or possibly tomorrow? [photopress:8c617379.jpg,thumb,pp_image] … Read More

  • Rumors running rampant over Pentax K20D

    Can you tell I’m obsessed with cameras lately? I’ve been closely watching the forums at DPR and today I came across some interesting posts regarding the Pentax K20D. One individual claims to have seen a handful of images taken with the K20D, which include EXIF files. There are also two purported images (super boring subjects) taken at ISO 100 and ISO 3200, but no EXIF files. Read More

  • Rumor: Canon to introduce mid-pro "3D" camera and 5D replacement?

    Apparently some Canon reps technicians have loose lips and while jawing about how unpredictable their bosses were about announcing things, may have leaked a few specs for a phantom camera set to fit in between the 1D Mark III and the 5D. He also mentioned some possible upgrade specs for the 5D — maybe now is your chance to buy a used 5D on the cheap as all the pros ditch for the new… Read More

  • More Olympus point and shoots – here come the Styluses. Styli?

    Olympus has unveiled its new higher-end point and shoots, starting at $250. More megapixelage and better lenses, but slightly heavier if you’re watching those ounces. More pics and specs after the link. Read More

  • 20x, wide-angle zoom Oly makes me feel funny

    I don’t know how they do it, but the Oly SP-570UZ boasts ultra zoom with a 10-megapixel sensor, dual image stabilization, face detection, shadow adjustment and perfect shot preview, which I’ll discuss later. The 570 is sort of like an SLR, but not. It has a rather large LCD at 2.7-inches and a f2.8-4.5 lens with an equivalent of 26-520mm focal length. I guess the inclusion of… Read More

  • Olympus loves to release cameras! Here's the FE-3xx series

    Olympus, who made my first and favorite CD player, is releasing a metric ton of cameras at the PMA convention. Hit the link for the important specs, pics, and my pick. Read More

  • Olympus announces two waterproof, crushproof point-and-shoots

    Olympus is announcing two shockproof, dustproof, waterproof and freezeproof models to the SW collection. The 1030 has a slight advantage over the 850 by claiming that it’s crushproof. How crushproof? It can supposedly handle up to 220 pounds of crushing pressure. It also features a 10-megapixel CCD sensor, 3.6x optical zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD, xD card slot and 14.7MB of internal storage. Read More

  • Canon 5D Mark II, apparently, not being announced

    pma will not bring a new 5d body….. Says tsiphoto from DP Review Forums. Apparently he has a proven track record on such things and shouldn’t be questioned. No new 5d at pma [DP Review] Read More

  • LetsGoDigital details latest Pentax DSLRs

    Looks like LGD has the scoop on Pentax’s yet-to-be-debuted DSLRs. Not sure how accurate this is, but Pedro believes lightning can strike twice as he claims he found the specs on the Olympus E410 and E510 on LGD last year by manipulating the URL. I think he’s full of poo, but I have nothing to back it up. Dare to be disappointed? Waiting for ecstasy? Links look busted, though. Read More

  • Point-and-shoot or DSLR?

    Why do you have what you have and what sorts of goodies are in your camera bag? Are you excited for PMA? Read More

  • Pentax looking to kick it up a notch at PMA

    Rumors are running rampant over what Pentax may or may not announce at PMA. One thing is for sure, Pentax is focusing on DSLRs this year and that’s coming straight from the horse’s mouth. Head of Japanese sales for Pentax, Hitoshi Sasaki, was recently quoted: We will keep focusing on DSLR as we did last year,” Sasaki said. “The segment will demand not only the cameras… Read More

  • Rumors of Canon Rebel XT surface, again

    For those of you following rumors on DSLR news before PMA, here’s some info on the Canon Rebels. Again, only time will tell. It will be the Rebel XTs. Same sensor, 3″ screen, live-view, dust remover (already had in XTi), increased noise and DR performance (gaining of 2 stops more or so claims Canon), support for UDMA cards, Digic3, Canon wireless master built in, improved AF… Read More

  • Rumor: Canon 5D Mark II at PMA?

    Some slightly shady sources have suggested that Canon will be rolling out the 5D Mark II soon, possibly at the PMA convention in a couple weeks. If only I could have stayed in Vegas! AVN then PMA! There’s nothing solid, but some unnamed Canon reps seem to think we’ll be getting a couple surprises at the show, which hopefully will include the long-awaited update to their… Read More

  • Rumor: Pentax K20D outed as Samsung GX-20

    I’m totally on the fence about going to PMA only because Vegas kicked my ass this last week, but I am obsessed with cameras these days so I may bite the bullet and go. Purported images of Pentax’s refresh to their DLSR line showed up a couple weeks ago and now it seems that during the CES press release circus on Sunday revealed details of Samsung’s next DLSR, GX-20. So what… Read More

  • Photos of Pentax K200D surface?

    PMA is about a month away so the rumor mill is slowly building steam. The K100D has been cleared from Pentax’s site and I can see why the K200D would replace it, but the Super hasn’t been around a year so I don’t see it disappearing. It’s safe to say that the K100D’s replacement is coming, but the photos of the K200D look pretty fake. They look sloppy. The grip… Read More