announced new lower manufacturer's recommended
retail pricing (MSRP) on their entire digital SLR lineup,
including the family photography oriented Nikon D40X, the Nikon
D80 for the advanced amateur, and the Nikon D200 and D300 for the
serious hobbyist and pro geared photographer. The soon to be released
Nikon D3 FX format professional digital SLR has been reduced in
price by $150...
Nov 7th. Nikon
Corporation has now provided another four image samples from the
soon to be released 12.4 MP Nikon D300 digital SLR. The
full size test images include a couple of portraits, one landscape/scenery
and one action shot. The images are taken at 200 ISO, except for
one of the portraits captured at 400 ISO.
While we are happy to see Nikon provide these D300 image samples
for evaluation we are eagerly waiting to get our hands on a final
Nikon D300 production camera...
Nov 2nd. Our
good friends at Letsgodigital.org have just published an exclusive
user experience report (with image samples) on Canon's new flagship
digital SLR camera, the impressive 21 megapixel professional Canon
EOS 1Ds Mark III. Dennis
Hissink from LetsGoDigital was offered the opportunity to join representatives
from Canon Europe, along with a number of fellow journalists and
photographers on a unique photo safari to Kenya, East Africa. The
event coincided with Canon celebrating 20 Years of the EOS system...
Oct 29th. Nikon
has today announced that it will conduct a special promotion in
conjunction with the release of the new D3 and D300 digital SLR
cameras, bundling the next-generation Capture NX (ver.1.3) photo-finishing
software as an accessory to be included in the camera body packages.
Capture NX is a high-quality image editing and processing application
that allows for versatile, user friendly image adjustments using
innovative U Point Technology...
Canada Inc. has now officially confirmed that the new Nikon D300
digital SLR will come with a two year manufacturer's warranty when
purchased in Canada.
We recently received Nikon Canada's "Holiday Line Up"
news release and noticed that the Nikon D300 was mentioned as one
of the DSLR's that is covered with a 2 year Canadian warranty when
purchased from an authorized Nikon Canada dealer.
A call to Nikon this afternoon confirmed that the D300 will in fact
carry the same two year warranty coverage as the current D200, D80,
D40x and D40 digital SLR cameras.
The Nikon D300 will also come supplied with (in Canada) the latest
full release of The 123 of Digital Imaging Interactive Learning
Suite (Version 4.0) by Vincent Bockaert, an excellent learning tool
and reference guide... See
has today introduced the Sony Cyber-shot T2, a compact camera featuring
8MP of resolution, a 3x optical zoom, a large 2.7" Touch Screen
LCD display and an amazing 4GB of internal memory for storing thousands
of photos. Five
colour options black, blue, green, pink, white plus
distinctive styling helps the Sony Cyber-shot T2 stand out from
the crowd. A range of other features include HD output at 1080p
and built-in software that lets users publish photos and videos
directly to popular web sharing sites, such as Crackle, Flickr,
Photobucket, Shutterfly and YouTube...
18th. Updated. Nikon
Canada Inc. has announced a special introductory price on both the
Nikon D3 FX format digital SLR and the Nikon DX format D300 digital
SLR camera. Nikon
Canada has also announced a manufacturer's recommended price for
Nikon D3 and D300 accessories, and the new Nikkor lenses, including
the wide angle AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF,
and the AF-S VR 400mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S 500mm VR f/4G ED and the AF-S
600mm VR f/4G ED telephoto lenses...
Sept 24th. Nikon
Canada Inc. recently offered accredited professional sports photographers,
(attending the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball home games at the Rogers
Stadium in Toronto), the opportunity to test out initial production
samples of the new Nikon D3 12.1 MP FX Format digital SLR during
the game. We
have just posted five sample
and full size) taken with a Nikon D3 using a range of High ISO settings
by a photographer who
was present at the event.
One of the images was taken with the new AF-S VR 500mm f/4G ED telephoto
lens. Other lenses used with the D3 include the Nikkor AF-S VR 200-400mm
f/4G ED and the AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G ED...
has today officially announced the Sony Alpha A700 Digital SLR,
newly developed 12.24 effective megapixel EXMOR
CMOS image sensor with up to 3200 ISO sensitivity, a new precision
11-point Dual Cross AF Sensor and Eye Start Auto Focus System, a
large 3.0-inch high resolution 920,000 pixel LCD information display,
5 frames per sec continuous shooting, a new Sony AF DT
16-105 mm f.3.5 5.6 kit lens
and much more...
(Updated) Aug 23rd.
has today officially introduced the Nikon D300 digital SLR, the
successor to the award winning Nikon D200 (Nov 2005). The Nikon
D300 incorporates major advancements in performance and design compared
to the Nikon D200, making the new camera much more than a simple
upgrade. A host of new Nikon technologies have been implemented
in the Nikon D300 including; a newly developed 12.3 effective megapixel
DX-format CMOS image sensor with up to 3200 ISO sensitivity (+ Hi1
6400), a new precision Multi-CAM 3500DX 51-point AF system, a large
3.0-inch high resolution 920,000 pixel LCD information display with
Live View Mode, 6 frames per sec continuous shooting (up to 8 fps
with new MB-D10 power grip), new Nikon Scene Recognition System
and much more. We have now completed a First Look review of the
Nikon D300, and also how the Nikon D300 compares to the Nikon D200
both from a feature and design perspective.
We will be updating this review as we go along...
has today announced the AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikkor zoom lens,
offering a full range of professional features. In addition to a
fast f/2.8 maximum aperture at all focal lengths, the AF-S 14-24mm
f/2.8G ED features a short close-focusing distance of 0.28 m/0.9
ft. with focal length set between 18-24mm. Its an ideal lens
for both photojournalism and general photographic needs and is designed
as a standard zoom for the Nikon D3 FX format digital SLR and provides
a 21mm to 36mm equivalent field of view on a DX format digital SLR...See
today released an upgrade to its highly acclaimed Capture NX software.
Capture NX version 1.2 boasts several new improvements including
increased performance, an "Updating Image" notification
during certain processes, and several bug fixes covering both MAC
and PC users...
are looking to buy a new standard wide angle zoom lens to go with
your new or existing Nikon digital SLR, there are a number of different
lens options available. We
have completed a side by side lens comparison between four of the
main solutions from Nikon; the AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II,
the AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED, the AF-S DX 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G
IF-ED, and the AF-S DX VR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED zoom. We also
compared these lenses against the Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D standard
prime lens, recognized for its optical quality...
has today announced an update to the award winning Fuji Finepix
F31fd, the Fuji Finepix F50fd. The FinePix F50fd combines a 12-MegaPixel,
7th Generation Super CCD with a 3.0x optical zoom and a 2.7
high-resolution 230,000 pixel wide angle view LCD monitor. The camera
also features Dual Image Stabilization, Fuji's new Hyper Face Detection
2.0 Technology with Automatic Red Eye Removal function, and ISO
settings of up to ISO 6400...See
has today unveiled the Finepix Z10fd, a 7.2 MP compact style oriented
digital camera with 3x optical zoom, 52MB of internal memory (optional
xD/SD card) and Face detection technology. The Fuji Z10fd also features
a new slideshow mode that let's you view and share your photos with
friends with music provided...See
July 24th. Panasonic
has today announced the Lumix DMC-FZ18, an update to the popular Panasonic
DMC-FZ8. The DMC-FZ18 incorporates a 28mm wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
lens with f/2.8-4.2 brightness and powerful 18x optical zoom (equivalent
to 28-504mm on a 35mm film camera) together with a 8.1-megapixel CCD
into a compact body... See
Canada Inc. has as of today lowered the manufacturer's suggested
retail price (MSRP) on
10.2 MP D40X digital SLR, and the compact although well featured
Coolpix P5000 camera.
Canada has also dropped the price on some of their smaller "take
anywhere" point and shoot cameras like the 7.1 MP Coolpix S500
and the Coolpix S50c... See
June 27th. Pentax
has today introduced the 6.1 megapixel Pentax K100D Super, an update
to the Pentax K100D digital SLR camera. The K100D Super incorporates
the Pentax-developed Dust Removal (DR) system, previously available
only in the K10D, to help prevent adhesion of dust to the CCD surface.
The Pentax K100D Super will also support the super sonic motors
in the new Pentax SDM lenses for smoother, quieter focusing. SDM
system lenses will be available in late July or early August. The
K100D Super, like the K100D, features a CCD-shift Shake Reduction
system, a large 2.5" rear LCD display, 11-point area Auto Focus,
and the capability to capture up to 5 shots consecutively at approximately
2.8 frames per sec...See
Canada Inc. has lowered the manufacturer's suggested retail price
on a number of their digital SLR cameras
including the popular Nikon D200, Nikon D80, D40X and the Nikon
Canada has also dropped the price on some of their digital SLR accessories,
including a couple of their higher end lenses..
Sept 12th. 06 With
Canon recently announcing the 10.1 MP Canon Digital Rebel XTi /
400D digital SLR the competition in the double digit megapixel digital
SLR market aimed at the entry level to photo enthusiast has certainly
main players in this segment now consist of the Sony Alpha A100,
the Nikon D80 and the Canon Digital Rebel XTi. To make
it easier to compare between the Sony A100, Nikon D80 and the Rebel
XTi without having to dwell into all the specification details we
have provided a general overview outlining the differences between
these cameras and added our own observations. For those that want
the more technical details see our Sony A100,
Nikon D80, Canon Digital Rebel XTi DSLR side by side feature comparison