2012 Waterproof cameras roundup

Jun 29, 2012 Comments Off by

Weatherproof compact cameras are now commonly offered by most camera brands. Underwater photography is now available for practically any budget. You can find waterproof cameras ranging between $129 and $499 price tags. Here is a summary of the 2012 waterproof cameras available on the market. As you will see, some go deeper than others, others […]

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Canon EOS 7D : new functions and improvements thanks to the firmware V2

Jun 28, 2012 Comments Off by

3 years after it has been launched, the prosumer APS-C DSLR Canon EOS 7D gets an important firmware update that brings improvements and new functions to the camera. And I like that ! The EOS 7D V2 firmware will be available later this Summer, expectedly in August. It will improve the operation speed of the […]

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X-Pro1 : Fujifilm confirms 2 new Fujinon XF lenses for 2012, a 14mm and a 18-55mm

Jun 26, 2012 Comments Off by

I just received Fujifilm’s XF lenses roadmap update from Fujifim France. Aside 5 new lenses in 2013, they confirm the launch of two new lenses for the X-Pro1 later this year after the summer. We’ll probably be able to get our hands on  them at the Photokina 2012 that is held in September. These new […]

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Leica's Oskar Barnack Award 2012 goes to…

Jun 22, 2012 Comments Off by

The yearly photography contest organized by Leica each year since 1980, the Oskar Barnack Award, has now a winner. The Oskar Barnack Award 2012 goes to American photographer Frank Hallam Day for his photo serie called Alumascapes. He receives a Leica M9-P, the latest Leica Full Frame digital rangefinder camera with a lens. The second Grand […]

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Samsung WB100 : a new bridge camera unveiled in France and Germany (updated)

Jun 22, 2012 Comments Off by

Oddly, the new Samsung WB100 was official in Germany only. I asked other EU PR teams about this camera and today, Friday June 22nd, the French Samsung press officer confirmed it was also going to be launched in France. Oddly, again, this camera has the same name as a 12MP compact camera launched in 2009… […]

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III update with EF 40mm F2.8 STM lens

Jun 21, 2012 Comments Off by

Canon released a firmware update for its star HDSLR, the EOS 5D Mark III which now comes in version 1.1.3. Above all bug fixes this new firmware will allow 5D MKIII users to use it with the EF 40mm F2.8 STM pancake lens, that little tiny lens that was unveiled with the Rebel T4i / […]

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DxO Optics Pro 7.5.1 supports the Nikon D800E RAW files

Jun 20, 2012 Comments Off by

last update (V7.5) of DxO Optics Pro 7 brought the support of the Nikon D800 RAW files (in addition to native 64-bit). Today, DxO comes with a new software update (V7.5.1) that will be able to process the Nikon D800E RAW files with an improved moiré correction algorithm, designed for the D800E as this camera […]

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Some images of the Pentax K-3, full frame DSLR expected for the Photokina 2012

Jun 19, 2012 Comments Off by

A Pentax Full Frame DSLR, that is something Pentax fans have been waiting for ages. Here and there, we often hearthat they are about to launch it. Now, the rumor gets insistent and pentaxforum comes with images of what should be the Pentax K-3, a full frame DSLR that could be unveiled at the Photokina […]

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Nikon D3200 review : image gallery

Jun 18, 2012 Comments Off by

Ahead of the full review of the Nikon D3200 DSLR that I am planning to publish tomorrow, here is an image gallery of images from the camera review shooting session. Clicking on each thumbnail will lead you to my Flickr D3200 album where you can download the full resolution JPEG images straight from the camera. […]

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Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i now in stock at DigitalRev and Amazon

Jun 12, 2012 Comments Off by

That was fast ! Announced on Friday, the new Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i in the US) is already in stock at DigitalRev, the Asia based camera gear dealer quite well-known all over the Internet for their funny camera review videos. I won’t comment again what’s new on the Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i. […]

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Nikon D800E review at photographyblog and vs D800 comparison at dpreview

Jun 11, 2012 Comments Off by

5 star rating, “Essential”, the NIkon D800E did great for its review among the British editors team. The key is : will a D800E do really better than a D800 ? Talking about resolution, the review answers a definite yes. You know that when I tested the D800 vs the D800E, I was not […]

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Canon EOS 650D Rebel T4i : full and official technical specs

Jun 08, 2012 Comments Off by

Hot and fresh, the Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i  is going to be the center of interest of a lot of Canon DSLR photographers with its hybrid CMOS sensor (with contrast detection AF sensors included on its surface) and full time focusing in video mode, 5 fps, swivel and multitouch screen, new HDR and […]

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Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i : multitouch swivel screen and hybrid AF

Jun 08, 2012 Comments Off by

The Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i is the yearly update of the APS-C amateur DSLR in Canon’s range. Last year, Canon added a swivel screen and wireless flash control to the EOS 550D / T2i with the launch of the EOS 600D / T3i. This year, I have the feeling that Canon added more […]

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Nikon D3200 sensor review

Jun 06, 2012 Comments Off by

My friends at DxOMark just released the test results of the Nikon D3200 24MP CMOS sensor. And guess what ? They are good ! How good did the high-definition sensor of the Nikon D3200 on DxO’s benchmark ?   Well here are the results : The Nikon D3200 is 9th on DxO’s historical chart of […]

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 : first premium compact camera with 1" sensor

Jun 06, 2012 Comments Off by

Do you remember back in 2005 when Sony unveiled an APS-C bridge camera, the Cyber-shot DSC-R1 ? The purpose of this camera was to offer the best image quality in a compact size body. This is the exact same recipe that Sony has used to design the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, a remarkably compact camera featuring a […]

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Sony Cybers-hot DSC-HX20V review

Jun 05, 2012 Comments Off by

With a powerful G series 20x zoom lens, the Sony HX20V is Cyber-shot most advanced high-end ultrazoom compact camera. Sony has packed practically every bit of technology they had into this camera : a new super high definition backlit CMOS sensor (18MP Exmor R), Full HD 60p movie recording, 10 fps, fast autofocus….   Sony HX20V and […]

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Leica M9 vs Leica M Monochrom

Jun 02, 2012 Comments Off by

David Farkas published an interesting review of the Leica M Monochrom compared to the M9 on the Leica photography gear blog, He tested bot rangefinder cameras with the Leica M-APO-SUMMICRON 50mm lens under dim light, in a church. Take a look at the comparison images. The noise difference is stunning. Even though Leica claimed […]

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Sony DSLR and lens $100 rebate

May 28, 2012 Comments Off by

Sony is offering a $100 rebate on the purchase of a DSLR with a lens. You can save on the following digital SLR : SLT-A77 SLT-A65 SLT-A57 SLT-A35 (Unfortunately, the SLT-A37 with 18-135mm lens, a new combination announced last week is not part of this discount. Yet, logical… but I do recommend this high-quality/budget friendly […]

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Nikon D800 vs D800E : download the RAW files

May 25, 2012 Comments Off by

Prior to the Nikon D800 and D800E review, here is a gallery where you can download the original RAW (NEF) files right straitght out from the cameras. I had the opportunity to test both cameras together. Nikon D800 vs D800E : extra details On this image shot with both the Nikon D800 (left) and the […]

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Leica M lens adapter for Fujifilm X-Pro1

May 25, 2012 Comments Off by

There were very little doubts about that : the Fujifilm X-Pro1 target is Leica and its rangefinder range like the M9 and now the M Monochrom. Today, Fujifilm launched the adapter ring that will allow X-Pro1 equipped photographers to use Leica M lenses and more widely, all M mount lenses. The adapter made of aluminium […]

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