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Side by Side: Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D Compared to the Nikon D90 SLR

Canon Digital Rebel T1i / EOS 500D compared to the Nikon D90 SLR side by sideApril 7th. At the 2009 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Convention held in Las Vegas early last month, the rumours were already swirling that Canon would soon be unveiling something new and "exciting" in the Digital SLR arena. A few weeks later on March 25th Canon confirmed the speculation and introduced the Canon Rebel T1i digital SLR camera (story below). As of today, the 12.1MP Nikon D90 SLR is the closest competitor to the Canon Rebel T1i / EOS 500D. The Nikon D90 is the first digital SLR camera to feature an HD movie recording option. Since its introduction last year, the Nikon D90 has quickly become one of the best selling enthusiast oriented SLR cameras on the market and has earned a reputation as the king of the hill in its category. Canon has now responded to the success of the Nikon D90 by introducing and positioning the Canon Rebel T1i into the same class at a slightly lower price point. How does the Rebel T1i compare to the Nikon D90? Check out our Canon Rebel T1i / EOS 500D versus Nikon D90 side by side comparison review... See full story


Canon: Digital Rebel T1i / EOS 500D with 15.1MP and HD Movie

Canon Digital Rebel T1i / EOS 500D SLRMarch 25th. Canon has today officially announced the Canon Digital Rebel T1i, a digital SLR that has been rumoured for some time. In some countries (Europe), the camera will be known as the Canon EOS 500D. The Canon Digital Rebel T1i joins the ranks in the Canon line-up as a step up from the 12.2 MP Canon Rebel XSi / EOS 450D, and incorporates a number of technologies found in Canon’s higher end EOS 50D. The Rebel T1i shares a similar 15.1 MP CMOS sensor and the nice 3.0-inch high resolution 921,000 dot LCD monitor with anti-reflective coatings and wide viewing angle found on the Canon EOS 50D. The Canon Digital Rebel T1i is also one of the first digital SLR's to feature Live View with HD video recording capability... See full story


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-GH1 12.1MP with Full HD Movie Recording

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 cameraMarch 3rd. Panasonic today introduced the Lumix DMC-GH1, a Four Thirds Micro System interchangeable lens camera that serves as a step up from the Panasonic G1 announced last year. The Lumix G1H offers the same compact stylish design as the Lumix G1 and features a 12.1MP Live MOS sensor, includes both an electronic viewfinder and a 3.0-inch high resolution 460K tilt / swivel LCD screen, and will be available in a kit package with a new 10x Panasonic Lumix Vario 14-140mm f/4-5.8 OIS zoom lens. The main stand out feature of the Panasonic LUMIX GH1 however, is that it provides cutting-edge video recording features, including the ability to record high-resolution full HD (1920 x 1080) video at 24 fps or smooth HD video (1280 x 720) movie at 60 fps using an AVCHD format... See full story


Canon: PowerShot Digital Camera Line Up for 2009

Canon Powershot Digital Camera Line Up For 2009Feb 24th. Earlier this week Canon announced ten new Canon PowerShot compact camera models, including the flagship PowerShot SX1 IS with a new CMOS sensor and offering full 1080p HD movie recording, and the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS, a more compact yet full featured camera incorporating a long range 12x wide angle zoom lens. Other Canon PowerShot models include updates to the popular Canon Digital Elph series, with the premium featured SD970 IS, SD960 IS and the sleek Powershot SD780 IS. Rounding out the 2009 Canon PowerShot line up are three new budget A-series cameras, the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS with a 6x optical zoom lens, the A1100 IS with 4x zoom and the entry level A480... See full story


Olympus: E-620 Evolt Four Thirds System Digital SLR

Olympus Evolt E-620 Digital SLR CameraFeb 24th. Olympus has announced the Olympus E-620 SLR an advanced version of the Olympus E-520. While maintaining the same slim and portable design of the Olympus E-520, the Olympus E-620 incorporates a 12.3MP sensor, a 2.7-inch 270 degree swivel LCD monitor with 230,000 dots , Live View AF and AF Face recognition, up to 4 frames per second continuous shooting, in-camera image stabilization, dust reduction sensor cleaning technology and a range of new creative Art filter effects. The Olympus E-620 will be available as a body only or in a standard kit form with the Olympus ED 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom lens. A range of optional accessories will also be available for the Olympus E-620, including a vertical release battery grip and an underwater housing... See full story


Canon: Powershot SX200 IS with 12x Optical Zoom and HD Movie Mode

Canon Powershot SX200 IS with 12x zoomFeb 18th. Canon has today announced a number of new Powershot digital cameras, among them the PowerShot SX200 IS. The Canon Powershot SX200 IS features 12.1-Megapixels, 720p HD Movie mode and a 3.0-inch LCD with wide-angle viewing. The Canon SX200 IS is a compact stylish camera that incorporates a powerful 12x optical image stabilized zoom lens providing a focal range coverage equivalent to 28-336 mm in 35mm terms. The PowerShot SX200 IS digital camera is scheduled to be available at the end of March, in a choice of three colors - black, blue and red... See full story


Nikkor: AF-S DX 35mm F/1.8G Fast Prime Lens for Nikon D40, D60, D90

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm F/1.8G LensFeb 9th. Nikon today announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens, which is the first fixed focal length, fast-aperture DX-format lens that affords photographers superb image quality along with the creative possibilities and versatility of the classic 50mm focal length (FX-format equivalent of 52mm). When mounted on a DX-format camera body, it enables photographers to document their world with a lens that produces a picture angle similar to the field of vision as seen through the human eye. Whether new to D-SLRs or a seasoned enthusiast, users will appreciate the extreme low-light performance and the expanded ability to dramatically separate the subject and background with the new 35mm DX lens’ wide f/1.8 aperture... See full story


Fuji: Finepix F200EXR with New CCD Sensor and 5x Wide Angle Zoom

Fuji Finepix F200EXR compact cameraFeb 6th. Fujifilm has today introduced the Fuji Finepix F200EXR compact digital camera. The Fuji Finepix F200EXR offers 12 MP resolution, a 5x wide angle zoom lens, a large 3.0-inch LCD screen, and comes supplied with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger. On top of this, the F200EXR offers 5 Film Simulation Modes, HD Photo Output, Dual Image Stabilization and ISO 3200 sensitivity at full resolution and up to ISO 12800 at 3MP. What makes the Fuji Finepix F200 EXR truly stand out from the competition however, is that it is the first camera to feature Fuji's new EXR Super CCD sensor technology providing 3 switchable modes in one sensor... See full story


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-ZS1 (TZ6) and Lumix DMC-TZ3 (TZ7) with 12x Zoom

Panasonic Lumix ZS1 and ZS3 compact cameras with 12x optical zoomJan 29th. Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-ZS3 and DMC-ZS1, both members of the new ZS-Series, the successor to the acclaimed Lumix TZ-Series. The compact Panasonic Lumix ZS3 (known as the TZ7 in some countries) features 10.1-megapixels, a large 3.0-inch high resolution 430,000-dot LCD screen and a wide-angle 12x image stabilized zoom lens (25-300mm in 35mm terms). The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 is being promoted as a hybrid digital still / video camera and features a new High Definition (HD) advanced video recording ability, known as AVCHD Lite. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 / TZ6 incorporates the same 12x optical zoom lens and 10.1 MP of resolution, while offering a 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot LCD screen and not providing AVCHD Lite video format recording and some additional functions... See full story


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-FS15 Compact Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 compact cameraJan 16th. Panasonic has today announced the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15, a slim 12.1 mega pixel compact camera with a 5x optical image stabilized zoom lens covering a range from 29-145mm in 35mm terms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 incorporates a large 2.7-inch LCD monitor with 230,000 pixel resolution, is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery system and offers a host of features including the ability to create a slideshow with music which can be played back straight from the camera... See full story


Sony: Compact Cybershot DSC-W220 with 4x Optical Zoom

Sony Cybershot DSC-W220 cameraJan 8th. Sony today announced a new 12-megapixel Cybershot camera named the Sony Cybershot DSC-W220. With 12 megapixel resolution for large, detailed images, a 4X optical zoom with a wide angle 30mm lens that is ideal for landscape, indoor and group photos, the compact Sony DSC-W220 is housed in a sleek metal body and will be available in a range of colours, including black, pink, silver and blue.The Sony Cybershot W220 has features that until now were only found in higher-end models (Sony Cybershot DSC-W150 and DSC-W170), including Intelligent Scene Recognition and Dynamic Range Optimizer... See full story


Pentax: Announces Slim 12MP Optio P70 with 4x Optical Zoom

Pentax Optio P70Jan 5th. Pentax has today announced the ultra-slim PENTAX Optio P70 digital compact camera. With 12 megapixels for large, detailed images, a 4X optical zoom with a wide angle 28mm lens that is ideal for landscape, indoor and group photos, the fashionable Pentax Optio P70 metal body is available in multiple colors. Additional features include a 2.7 inch high resolution, wide-angle view LCD panel, and new Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology to assist in providing sharper images with lower noise under poor lighting conditions... See full story


Quick Pics: 5 Top Digital Camera Recommendations

Five Top Digital Camera RecommendationsDec 15th. If you are still looking for a new camera for the holiday's and are feeling a little time constrained with only a little more than a week to go, we have assembled a short quick pick list of some of our favourite cameras that we would readily recommend. The cameras in our list range in price from a low of around $100 US and we tended to focus mainly on the point and shoot model category. If you are thinking of stepping up we have also provided our recommendation for those looking for a general purpose family type of digital SLR with lens kit... See full story


Side by Side Comparison: Nikon D60 Digital SLR versus the Canon Rebel XS / EOS 1000D with kit lens

Nikon D60 SLR with AF-S DX 18-55mm VR lens kit compared to the Canon Digital Rebel XS / EOS 1000D with EF-S 18-55mm IS zoom lens kitDec 6th. If you are looking for a new entry level digital SLR camera, two of the more popular models are the Nikon D60 and the Canon Digital Rebel XS (named EOS 1000D in some countries). Both cameras feature 10 megapixel resolution. To see how these two cameras compare we have completed a side by side review of the Nikon D60 and the Canon Digital Rebel XS / 1000D. We focused our attention on testing the cameras with their available standard kit lenses which tends to be the most popular configuration among buyers. We used the Nikon D60 with the Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR zoom lens and the Canon EOS Rebel XS with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens. We have also provided a detailed side by side comparison of the major features provided by the Nikon D60 and the Canon Rebel XS and a list of respective advantages... See how the Nikon D60 and the Canon Digital Rebel XS Digital SLR kits compare


Nikon: Special Holiday Savings on D40, D60, D300, and D700 DSLR's and Lower Coolpix Prices

Nikon Special Holiday Savings on the Nikon D40, D60, D300, D700 and Lower Coolpix PricesNov 19th. Nikon Canada Inc. has announced a series of time limited "Holiday Savings" instant rebates on a number of their DSLR cameras, including the entry level Nikon D40, the family photography oriented Nikon D60, and the Nikon D300 and D700 digital SLR for the serious hobbyist and professional geared photographer. Nikon Canada Inc. has also lowered the price on a total of 8 Nikon Coolpix models, including the new Nikon Coolpix S60 with Touch Screen control, the 10MP Coolpix S560 with 5x optical zoom, and the compact yet high resolution 14.5 MP Coolpix S710... See the Nikon Holiday Savings promotion details


Canon: Announces Special Instant Savings on Rebel XSi and XS

Canon Special Instant Rebate on Rebel XS and XSi digital SLR kitsNov 17th. Both Canon USA Inc. and Canon Canada Inc. have announced this month a instant dealer rebate program that applies to a tied purchase of the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS or the Canon Rebel XSi digital SLR with a specific lens. If you live in Canada you can save $170 with the purchase of the EOS Rebel XS or the EOS Rebel XSi together with the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens, or receive $150 CAN off with the purchase of the EOS Rebel XS or Rebel XSi together with the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens. The Canon USA Inc. EOS Rebel XS or Rebel XSi SLR tied lens promotion is different... See full story


Nikon: GP-1 Accessory GPS Device for D90 and Other Nikon Digital SLR's

Nikon GP-1 GPS Accessory Device ReviewNov 13th. We recently had the opportunity to test out the new Nikon GP-1 GPS positioning device, a Nikon digital SLR accessory which provides a “Geotagging” feature when connected to a supported camera. By tagging your photos with geotags you will not be left wondering down the road "Where was that picture taken?" The Nikon GP1 works by receiving signals from a number of satellites in space. Through triangulation, the camera will “know” where it is on the surface of the Earth and record the latitude and longitude and altitude in the meta data on pictures. Once the GPS data is stored, images can be plotted on a map in Nikon View NX software or on-line at myPicturetown.com, as well as many other programs and web sites. See full story and the Nikon GP-1 review


Canon: EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame Digital SLR Price Increase

Canon EOS 5D Mark II SLR Camera Price Increase in CanadaNov 6th. Canon Canada Inc. has recently notified retailers that the soon to be released Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR (the Canon EOS 5D replacement) has been subject to a price increase effective immediately. The new manufacturer's recommended retail price (MSRP) for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II full frame digital SLR is now $3099 CAN. See latest EOS 5D Mark II street price (Canada). When the Canon EOS 5D Mark II was announced back in September, Canon Canada Inc. indicated that the MSRP of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II would be $2799 Canadian. As we indicated in an article last week discussing the current currency volatility, the move does not come as a complete surprise. "..with the wild swing in the Canadian dollar over the past year, increasing to an all-time high of $1.10 in November 2007, and then dropping to a low of 77.59 cents (US), over time most products that are imported will go up in price if the dollar stays low"..."already some camera suppliers have warned that they will have to raise prices in mid-November if the loonie (Canadian dollar) remains weak". The question for those customers that have already placed local pre-orders for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is whether the original pre-order price will be honoured. From what we have heard, some retailers have already contacted customers to advice them that if they want to keep their pre-order for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II they will be subject to paying the new higher price. We recommend to also check out and compare the lower price on the Canon EOS 5D DSLR body (Pricegrabber US$)


Canon: USA Announces EF Lens and Canon Speedlite Accessory Rebates

Canon EF Lens and Digital SLR Accessory Instant Rebate PromotionOct 30th. Canon USA Inc. is now offering a new instant rebate program on Canon EF lenses and select Canon Digital SLR camera accessories. A number of Canon EF lenses from fixed primes like the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM to zoom lenses like the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS now come with a discount. The popular higher end Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM comes with a $80 instant rebate, and if you are in the market for a new external flash, the Canon Speedlite 580EX II now comes with a $50 US discount... See all the Canon SLR Accessory Instant Rebates


Nikon: D300 Digital SLR Firmware Update Version 1.10

Nikon D300 digital SLR firmware update Version 1.10Oct 28th. Nikon has today announced a firmware update for the Nikon D300 digital SLR (Version 1.10). The upgrade offers improvements related to auto focus acquisition and white balance, and provides a number of other enhancements to the performance of the Nikon D300, which is already a highly recommended SLR camera. The new Nikon D300 firmware update can be downloaded from Nikon Technical Support websites (country specific) and updated in camera by simply using a Compact Flash card... See full story and Nikon download links


News: Volatile Canadian Dollar Leading to Higher Digital Camera Prices

Low Canadian dollar leading to higher cost of imported goodsOct 27th. With the wild swing in the Canadian dollar over the past year, increasing to an all-time high of $1.10 in November 2007, and then late today dropping to a low of 77.59 cents (US), over time most products that are imported will go up in price if the dollar stays low as is now being predicted. It is unlikely that Canadian distributors will do much to change prices before and during the important holiday shopping season, since current inventories were purchased when the dollar was stronger. If the dollar remains low however, importers will be forced to raise prices to cover the rising cost of goods bought in US dollars... See full story


Henrys: Get a Nikon Coolpix S52 or P60 with Pixels for Pistols Program

Nikon Pixels for Pistols Toronto Gun Amnesty ProgramOct 22nd. Beginning October 22, 2008, for a 4 week period, take advantage of an amnesty period that allows you to safely arrange for turning in a hand gun in exchange for a Nikon Coolpix digital camera from Henry's. (Toronto residents only). The Pixels for Pistols amnesty program has been developed by the Toronto Police Service in participation with Henry's Cameras as part of the commitment to put an end to gun and gang violence by safely recovering and disposing of firearms. Working towards this goal requires community members to do their part by surrendering firearms and assisting to keep the City of Toronto a safe place to live... See full story


Canon: Announces EF Lens, Speedlight and Other Accessory Instant Rebates

Canon EF Lens and Digital SLR Accessory Instant Rebate PromotionOct 7th. Canon Canada Inc. has announced this week a new instant rebate program on Canon EF lenses and select Canon Digital SLR camera accessories. A number of Canon EF lenses from fixed primes like the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM to telephoto lenses like the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM now come with a discount. The popular higher end Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM comes with a $150 cash back instant rebate, and if you are in the market for a new external flash, the Canon Speedlite 580EX II now comes with a $30 discount. See more Canon SLR Accessory Instant Rebates


Nikon: Coolpix S610 / S610c Digital Camera Sample Images Available

Nikon Coolpix S610 / S610c Sample Image ReviewOct 7th. We recently had the opportunity to try out Nikon's new pocket size 10 megapixel Coolpix S610 (also available in some markets with Wi-Fi feature as the Coolpix S610c). The Coolpix S610 features a 4x optical wide angle zoom ranging from 28-112mm (in 35mm film terms) and incorporates an optical vibration reduction unit in the lens to help compensate for camera shake under lower light conditions. The camera body is made of metal and the camera provides a large clear 3.0-inch LCD with a wide viewing angle for previewing and playing back images. To see if the Nikon Coolpix S610 is right for you, read our quick overview and Check out the Nikon Coolpix S610 Sample Test Images


Pentax: 10.2 MP Pentax K-m / K2000 Digital SLR and New Lenses

Pentax K-m K2000 Digital SLR for the family photographerSept 23rd. Pentax has today announced the 10.2 MP Pentax K-m (named Pentax K2000 in some countries), an entry-class digital SLR camera. The Pentax K-m features manual exposure creative control modes as well as Auto Picture modes and useful learning functions. Additional features include a 2.7 inch, 230,000 dot-high resolution, wide view LCD panel, and in camera editing features. The K-m also features the Pentax developed Shake Reduction and Dust Reduction systems to help get better pictures. Pentax has also announced two DA L-series interchangeable zoom lenses: the smc Pentax-DA L 18-55mmF3.5-5.6AL and the smc Pentax-DA L 50-200mmF4-5.6ED. See our Pentax K-m / K2000 SLR overview and links to Pentax K-m / K2000 sample test images


Canon: Drops Price On EOS 40D, Rebel XS, Powershot SD770 SD790 IS

Canon drops price on EOS 40D digital SLR, EOS Rebel XS, Powershot SD770 IS and SD790 ISSept 19th. Canon has today reduced the price on two of their popular digital SLR cameras, the mid-range 10.1MP Canon EOS 40D and the new entry level 10MP Canon EOS Rebel XS SLR. The price has been reduced on both the Canon 40D and the EOS Rebel XS body only or the available respective zoom lens kits. Two other Canon digital cameras that have been reduced in price include the compact Canon Powershot SD770 IS and the Canon Powershot SD790 IS... See full story


Canon: EOS 5D Mark II with HD Movie and 21 MP resolution

Canon EOS 5D Mark II SLR CameraSept 17th. Canon has today introduced the much anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Building upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D camera so successful, Canon has coupled the creative power of a full-frame CMOS sensor in a relatively compact and affordable camera body, together with groundbreaking HD video capture that opens the door to a much wider range of imaging possibilities for photographers. Along with the ability to capture full HD video clips at 1920 x 1080 resolution, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera features a 21.1-megapixel full frame 24 x 36mm CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor and significantly lower noise, with an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50 to ISO 25,600... See full story


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-G1 First Micro Four Thirds System Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 CameraSept 12th. Panasonic today announced the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, the first digital interchangeable lens camera that is based on the new Micro Four Thirds System Standard. The main advantage offered by this new system compared to most high-end bridge type cameras is that the system is based on using a larger sensor, offering improvements in image quality, while maintaining the convenience of a point and shoot type of camera. With the 12.1MP Lumix DMC-G1, Panasonic has developed an entirely new-concept digital camera... See full story on the Lumix DMC-G1


Nikon: D90 Digital SLR High ISO Image Samples Available

12.3 MP Nikon D90 High ISO Image SamplesSept 3rd. We have just posted a small image gallery from the 12.3MP Nikon D90 with the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom lens. The images are taken at ISO settings from 1600-6400 ISO. Original unedited images are available for download (JPEG FINE). Please note as of today Capture NX2 has not been updated to read the Nikon D90 digital SLR EXIF data properly. To see the correct EXIF data it seems that Apple Aperture and Adobe Bridge version CS3 will display the correct EXIF data. Capture NX2 should be updated by the time the Nikon D90 digital SLR begins to ship towards the end of September. See our Nikon D90 image gallery


Side by side: Nikon D90 compared to the Canon EOS 50D and D300, D80 Digital SLR's

12.3 MP Nikon D90 versus 15.1 MP Canon EOS 50DAugust 28th. With the announcement of the new 15.1 MP Canon EOS 50D and the 12.3 Nikon D90 enthusiast digital SLR cameras coming on almost the same day, there is certainly a lot of excitement (and debate) happening among photographers within the Canon and Nikon communities. The Canon EOS 50D is a worthy update to the 10.1 MP Canon EOS 40D and the new Nikon D90 takes a big leap forward compared to the 10.2MP Nikon D80. Photographers making their way up from a digital point and shoot type of camera (and the Youtube crowd) will undoubtedly be attracted by the appeal of also being able to record D-Movie 720p HD clips with sound when using the Nikon D90. The basis of this side by side comparison overview between the Nikon D90, D300, D80 and Canon EOS 50D is to hopefully help make the buying decision process a little easier... See full story



Fuji: Finepix S2000HD with 15x Wide Angle Zoom

Fuji Finepix S2000HD with 15x wide angle zoomAugust 12th. Fujifilm today announced the Fuji FinePix S2000HD – the first Fujifilm digital camera model to offer high definition (HD) movie recording and output capability. The FinePix S2000HD is a compact and lightweight DSLR-style digital camera with 10 Megapixels and a 15x wide angle optical zoom lens. As well as capturing true HD movies (at 1280 x 720 pixels) and wide screen stills (at 1920 x 1080 pixels), the FinePix S2000HD will display ultra-clear, high-definition photographs and movies on any HDTV... See full story


Nikon: Coolpix P6000 with 4x wide angle zoom VR and GPS tagging

Nikon Coolpix P6000 with 4x optical zoom and VRAugust 7th. Nikon has today introduced their new Coolpix flagship compact camera, the 13.5 MP Nikon Coolpix P6000. The Nikon Coolpix P6000 features a 4x optical zoom starting at 28mm and includes optical lens shift Vibration Reduction (VR), a 2.7-inch high resolution LCD monitor, four exposure modes (P,S,A,M), dedicated TTL hotshoe for external flash, and an optical viewfinder. The Coolpix P6000 also features a number of firsts, including built in support for geo tagging using the cameras incorporated GPS function, and the ability to shoot in the new "NRW RAW" format.. See full story


New: Olympus and Panasonic Announce Four Thirds Micro Digital SLR Standard

Olympus and Panasonic Announce Four Thirds MicroAugust 5th. Olympus Imaging Corporation (Olympus Imaging) and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic) today announced joint development of technologies and devices for the "Micro Four Thirds System", a new standard that extends the benefits of the Four Thirds System for interchangeable lens type digital camera systems by enabling dramatic reductions in size and weight. Under the terms of an agreement between the two companies, they will work jointly toward commercial production of significantly lighter and more compact interchangeable lens type digital camera systems... See full story and diagrams


Price Drop: Rebel XSi Digital SLR and Powershot SD890 IS, SD790 IS and SD770 IS

Canon EOS Rebel XSi Major Price DropJuly 23rd. Canon Canada Inc. has today announced a significant price reduction on the 12MP Canon Rebel XSi camera body, and on the available Canon Rebel XSi kit configurations, including the standard EOS Rebel XSi kit with EF-S 18-55mm IS zoom lens. Canon has also reduced the price on the sleek and pocketable 10 megapixel Canon Powershot SD890 IS, SD790 IS and the Powershot SD770 IS digital cameras by up to $50... See full story and the new prices  



Panasonic: Lumix DMC-FZ28 with 18x optical zoom

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 with 18x zoomJuly 21st. Panasonic has today introduced the 10.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-FZ28 digital camera, featuring a 27mm wide-angle Leica lens with an 18x optical zoom (27mm-486mm equiv.) The powerful 18x zoom lens makes it easy to pull in subjects from far away or to take dramatic close-ups. The Lumix DMC-FZ28 is an update to the popular Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18, and incorporates a larger 10MP resolution sensor and additional feature improvements, including a new AF tracking function that lets users lock focus on a moving subject... See full story  


Nikon: D700 FX Format Digital SLR Camera First Look

Nikon D700 digital SLRJuly 1st. Nikon has today officially introduced the 12.1 MP Nikon D700 FX format (equivalent to 35mm format) digital SLR, a camera that comes as no surprise to those who visit the online photography blogs and chat rooms. News of the soon to be released Nikon D700 came to light a few days ago when a worker in the Chinese factory where the D700 brochure was being printed captured images of the copy layout complete with Nikon D700 product images (used a cell phone camera), and then posted them on a web site. We were unable to respond to related email requests for information and comment on the D700, since we were under a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Nikon until today. So if you have been away from the computer, what is the Nikon D700? It is basically a Nikon D300 sized version of the Nikon D3 digital SLR. The major advancements in performance and design that were first introduced with the Nikon D3 and D300 have been incorporated in the D700 along with a few differentiating features and functionality... See full story  


Canon: Rebel XS / 1000D Digital SLR Camera

Canon Digital Rebel XS 1000D and sample imagesJune 10th. Canon has today introduced the Canon Digital Rebel XS digital SLR. In some countries (Europe) the camera will be known as the Canon EOS 1000D. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D features an APS-C size 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC III image processor, and joins the ranks in the Canon lineup as the entry level digital SLR model under the recently announced 12.2 MP Canon Rebel XSi / 450D. The Canon Rebel XS / 1000D incorporates a number of functions and technology found in Canon’s higher end SLR models, and includes a wide 7 point AF system, 2.5 - inch LCD monitor with Live View, up to 3 frames per sec continuous shooting, compatibility with Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, and is available in a kit with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS zoom lens... See full story and official sample images  


Nikon: Coolpix P80 Test Images

Nikon Coolpix P80 Review Image SamplesJune 9th. We have just posted a Nikon Coolpix P80 sample image gallery with a number of test shots taken under a variety of conditions and representing a wide range of subject matter. Having spent the past couple of weeks shooting with the Coolpix P80 and its long range 18x optical zoom, in our experience it is a camera that is capable of delivering very good image quality all things considered. The Nikon Coolpix P80 does suffer somewhat in terms of speed of performance (AF lock), and the auto focus had a tendancy to occasionally hunt at the upper end of the zoom range. Nevertheless, the Coolpix P80 offers an ergonomically well designed compact package with a user friendly layout of controls and buttons and an intuitive plain language menu system. Overall we found the Coolpix P80 great fun to use and offering lots of creative versatility with good image quality. Check out our sample images... See full story  


Canon: Announces EOS 40D, EOS 5D, EF Lens, Speedlight Instant Rebates

  Canon EOS 40D and EOS 5D Digital SLR and Accessory Instant US RebatesMay 18th. Canon USA Inc. has today announced a number of instant rebates on digital SLR cameras, EF lenses and accessory external speedlight units. The promotion runs from May 18th to July 19th. Save up to $125 on select lenses, and $300 US on the 12.4MP EOS 5D digital SLR camera. The popular mid-range 10.1MP Canon EOS 40D digital SLR also comes with an instant rebate, and you only have to buy the camera to qualify for the savings which now brings the camera body only to under $1000 US at street. A great deal on a very capable camera with a solid reputation... See all rebates and offers


Nikon: Announces Price Drops on D60, D40, D80, D200, D300 and others

Nikon Reduces Prices on the Nikon D40, D60, D80, D300 and D200 digital SLR'sMay 13th. Nikon Canada Inc. has today announced new lower manufacturer's recommended retail pricing (MSRP) on a number of their digital SLR cameras, including the family photography oriented Nikon D60 and the Nikon D80 digital SLR for the advanced amateur. The Nikon D200 (for the serious hobbyist and professional geared photographer) has been reduced in price by $80 to a new MSRP of $1319 CAN, while the Nikkor AF 80-400mm F/4-5.6 VR zoom lens has been reduced in price by $80 to a new retail of $1499 Canadian. Nikon Canada has also confirmed pricing for the new 10MP Nikon Coolpix P80 with 18x optical zoom... See new prices


SLR Test: 14.2 MP Sony Alpha A350 Compared to the 10.1 MP Nikon D80

Sony Alpha A350 digital SLR compared to the Nikon D80May 5th. At this year's annual Photo Marketing Association trade show, which was held in Las Vegas from Jan 31st to Feb 2nd, a number of new digital SLR cameras were introduced incorporating the latest advanced technologies for 2008. The manufacturers have been busy spreading the word that these new SLR cameras feature today's "must have" digital SLR technologies, including; higher resolution sensors, larger LCD screens, advanced Live View modes, expanded dynamic range options and more. One of the cameras to stand out from the crowd and getting a fair amount of attention is Sony's first mid range digital SLR, the 14.2MP Sony Alpha A350 with unique Quick AF Live View. To see what real world benefits the latest generation technologies and features incorporated in the Sony Alpha A350 offer in terms of image quality or enhancing the photographic experience, we decided to compare this new camera model against the popular 10.1 megapixel Nikon D80 digital SLR. The Nikon D80 remains one of the predominant cameras in the current Nikon line up even though it was first introduced to the market in 2006. Note: Most of our comparison findings apply equally to the Sony Alpha A300 SLR, essentially a 10 megapixel version of the Sony A350 with a lower price point. So check out the review, see what we liked between these two cameras and also some concerns... See full story  


Nikon: Coolpix P80, 10MP with 18x Optical Zoom and VR

Nikon Coolpix P80 with 18x optical zoom and VRApril 10th. Nikon has today announced their first entry into the "super zoom" point and shoot market with the Nikon Coolpix P80, a 10MP compact camera featuring 18x optical zoom (27mm-486mm in 35mm terms), in camera CCD shift image stabilization, an electronic viewfinder (EVF) as well as a large 2.7-inch high resolution 230K LCD rear monitor with wide viewing angle. The Nikon Coolpix P80 offers a built-in pop up flash, a range of manual overrides for creative control, and comes supplied with a Nikon EN-EL5 Li-Ion rechargeable battery... See full story  


Canon: EOS 40D, EOS 5D SLR, Select EF Lens and Accessory Rebates

Canon EOS 40D, EOS 5D, Select EF Lens and Accessory RebatesMarch 15th. Canon Canada Inc. has once again launched a series of generous "double cash back" rebates covering SLR cameras like the Canon EOS 40D and the higher end full frame 12.8 MP Canon EOS 5D, along with savings on a number of Canon EF lenses, Speedlites, Pixma Pro Printers and other Canon accessories. Qualify for double the rebate value for each product purchased by buying any combination of two or more different products listed on the Canon rebate form. Purchase any Canon EOS digital camera / kit other than the EOS 40D or 5D SLR with any one of the products listed and receive the double rebate value on that item... More details and rebates


Canon: 10MP PowerShot SD890 IS, SD790 IS and SD770 IS

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS, SD790 IS and SD770 IS Digital Cameras AnnouncedMarch 12th. Canon has today announced three new 10 megapixel compact PowerShot digital cameras, the SD890 IS, the PowerShot SD790 IS and the SD770 IS. The Canon PowerShot SD890 IS features a rounded curve body design incorporating a 5x image stabilized (IS) optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 37-185mm), optical viewfinder, and a 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II screen. The squarer PowerShot SD790 IS trades away the optical viewfinder to make room for a larger 3.0 - inch LCD monitor, and features a 3x optical zoom with IS. The PowerShot SD770 IS with a classic Canon Elph design offers a 3x optical zoom with image stabilizer, an optical viewfinder and a 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II screen. Among the technological advances shared on the new PowerShot SD890 IS, SD790 IS and SD770 IS Digital ELPH cameras is Canon’s intelligent anti-blur system consisting of: Optical Image Stabilization, Motion Detection technology, Hi-ISO Auto and Noise Reduction technology... See full story


Olympus: E-420 SLR Camera with AF Live View and New Zuiko 25mm f/2.8 Compact AF Prime Lens

Olympus E-420 Digital SLR Camera and new Zuiko AF 25mm f/2.8 prime lensMarch 5th. Olympus has today announced the Olympus E-420 SLR an advanced version of the Olympus E-410. While maintaining the same slim and portable design of the E-410, the Olympus E-420 incorporates a number of new technologies, including; AF Live View, Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment Technology. Olympus has also announced a new Zuiko Digital AF 25mm f/2.8 prime lens. With an overall length of just 23.5mm and weighing in at a tiny 95g, the Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm 1:2.8 pancake-type lens matched with the Olympus E-420 currently represents the most compact digital SLR camera body and lens combination available – with a collective length of just 76.5mm... See full story


Canon: Reduces Prices on Rebel XTi, EOS 5D, PowerShot S5 IS and More

Canon Rebel XTi, EOS 5D, PowerShot S5 IS, SX100, SD950 IS, SD870 IS and more price dropsMarch 3rd. Canon has today announced a number of price reductions on a range of their digital camera models, including a $200 price drop on the 12.8MP higher end Canon EOS 5D digital SLR. Some of the other cameras that have been reduced in price include the family oriented 10.1MP Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi digital SLR, the Canon PowerShot S5 IS with 12x optical zoom, the Canon PowerShot SX100 with 10x optical zoom, the compact PowerShot SD870 IS with wide angle zoom. See all of the new Manufacturer's Recommended Retail Prices (MSRP's) from Canon... Full story and latest Canon prices


Sony: Cyber-shot DSC-H50 with 15x Optical Zoom and 3.0" LCD

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 digital camera with 15x optical zoom lens and 3.0Feb 27th. Sony Canada today announced the latest addition to its high-zoom camera line, the 9.1-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-H50 digital camera. This new model (which is a successor to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9) incorporates a 15x optical zoom lens with Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization to capture action at a distance. The Sony DSC-H50 also features extensive manual controls, including an exposure bracketing mode that newly includes settings for white balance and color modes. The large, 3-inch tilting LCD screen on the Sony DSC-H50 is designed to allow you to shoot comfortably from nearly any position, at low and high angles... See full story


Pentax: K200D Digital SLR First Look Preview and Image Samples

Pentax 10.2MP K200D First Look and Sample Images AvailableFeb 8th. We have had the opportunity to take a closer look at the recently announced Pentax K200D, a replacement to the Pentax K100D entry level digital SLR. The K200D is designed for users who may be unfamiliar with DSLR cameras but want a camera that will allow them to grow as they learn about photography. With 10.2 megapixels and a 2.7 inch wide view LCD, the Pentax K200D features an easy-to-use interface housed in a compact (now weather protected) body, and contains all the advanced imaging technology of the acclaimed Pentax K10D and many from the new higher end K20D... See full story


Nikon: D60 Digital SLR Hands On Test: Image Samples

Nikon D60 Digital SLR Sample ImagesJan 31st. We have had the opportunity to briefly test the Nikon D60 with the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G Vibration Reduction (VR) kit lens. We have published a few sample images taken with a Nikon D60 (Firmware A 1:00, B 1:00) under a range of ISO sensitivity settings and exploring some of the available options on the camera. Featuring the same body design as the Nikon D40x, the controls and menus on the Nikon D60 are equally well laid out and easily accessible making for user friendly operation. See how the Nikon D60 camera kit with AF-S DX 18-55mm VR lens performed in our tests... See full story


Nikon: D60 Digital SLR Camera and D40X / D40 Comparison

Nikon D60 Digital SLRJan 29th. Nikon has today officially introduced the 10.2 megapixel Nikon D60 digital SLR, a replacement to the popular Nikon D40x digital SLR. The Nikon D60 shares many of the same features and is mainly geared at first time users upgrading from a consumer type digital camera or moving on from an older SLR. We have just posted an overview of the Nikon D60 focusing on its key feature enhancements. To see how the Nikon D60 compares to the Nikon D40X and Nikon D40, we have also provided a detailed side by side comparison chart that highlights the differences between these cameras... See full story


Nikon: AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens

Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm ED Nikkor Zoom LensJan 29th. One of Nikon's PMA announcements today is the new AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens designed for a broad range of shooting situations. When mounted on any DX-format Nikon digital SLR camera, the picture angle is equivalent to that produced by a 24 to 127.5mm focal length lens on a 35mm film or Nikon FX-format camera. The AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR incorporates an ultra-compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) built into the lens to ensure fast, quiet autofocus operation. The lens also features Nikon's Vibration Reduction II technology... See full story


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-TZ5 and TZ4 with 10x Wide Angle Zoom

Panasonic Lumix TZ5 and TZ4Jan 29th. Panasonic has today introduced two new Lumix digital cameras, 9.1-megapixel DMC-TZ5 and 8.1-megapixel DMC-TZ4, each featuring a 28mm wide-angle 10x optical zoom Leica DC lens (equivalent to 28-280mm on a 35mm film camera). The Panasonic DMC-TZ5 features a large 3.0-inch and very high resolution 430,000 dot LCD monitor, and the DMC-TZ4 features a 2.5-inch LCD with 230,000 dots. Furthermore, the DMC-TZ5 and DMC-TZ4 boast an Intelligent LCD function, which detects the lighting condition and controls the brightness level of the LCD in 11 fine steps... See full story


Panasonic: Lumix DMC-FX35 with 4x Wide Angle Zoom

Panasonic Lumix TZ5 and TZ4Jan 29th. Panasonic has today introduced the 10.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-FX35 with an impressive 25mm ultra-wide-angle LEICA DC lens and 4x optical zoom (equivalent to 25mm to 100 mm on a 35mm film camera). The Lumix DMC-FX35 integrates the capability of recording 720p HD (high-definition) motion pictures together with its direct output function, allowing users to enjoy watching both still and motion pictures in HD quality on a large-screen HDTV via an optional component cable... See full story


Canon: Digital Rebel XSi / 450D Digital SLR Camera Overview

Canon EOS Rebel XSi 450D First Look ReviewJan 25th. Canon has today introduced the Canon Digital Rebel XSi digital SLR. In some countries (Europe) the camera will be known as the Canon EOS 450D. The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D features a newly developed, extremely low noise APS-C size 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, and enters the Canon lineup as a step up from the successful Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 400D. Incorporating a number of high-end functions and technology found in Canon’s professional SLR models, the EOS Rebel XSi camera boasts an improved autofocus sensor, enhanced 14-bit A/D conversion, a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor with an advanced Live View function, and Canon's proprietary DIGIC III image processor. We have now completed a brief overview of the new Canon Digital Rebel XSi / 450D compared to the EOS XTi / 400D... See full story


Canon: Powershot SD1100 IS / IXUS 80 IS Compact Camera

Canon Powershot Digital Elph SD1100 IS CameraJan 24th. Canon has today announced the Powershot SD1100 IS (will be known as the IXUS 80 IS in Europe). The Powershot SD1100 IS is an update to the popular Canon Digital Elph SD1000, and incorporates 8.0 megapixels of resolution, a 3x zoom with optical Image Stabilizer and a 2.5” high resolution PureColor LCD II. The camera features a compact, curved metal bodied design that will be available in four colour variations (Classic Silver, Candy Pink, Chocolate, Caramel). The Canon SD1100 IS also features a number of updated and new Canon technologies, including: improved AF Face Recognition, new Face Detection and Motion Detection, and Automatic Red Eye Correction among others... See full story


Nikon: D3 and D300 Scene Recognition System Developer Interview

Nikon D300 and D3 Scene Recognition System Developer InterviewJan 9th. Before shooting a scene, a professional photographer adjusts focus, exposure and white balance based on his or her experience. Nikon’s Scene Recognition System, incorporated in the latest Nikon D3 and D300 digital cameras, represents a completely new concept whereby the camera makes this series of judgments as if it were the photographer’s brain. To highlight the design process behind the development of this new technology and its benefits, Nikon Corporation has provided a behind the scenes interview with Mr. Hiroshi Takeuchi, the primary developer of the Scene Recognition System (SRS)... See full story


Sony: 10.2 MP Alpha A200 Digital SLR Camera

Sony Alpha A200 Digital SLRJan 7th. Sony has today announced that they are expanding the Alpha digital SLR system with the introduction of the 10.2 MP A200 camera, which is aimed at entry level photo  enthusiasts. The Sony Alpha A200 is designed as a replacement to Sony's first digital SLR, the Alpha A100, and retains many similar features. The Sony A200 is designed to be faster, lighter and easier to use. Upgraded features include a wider, 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD screen for easy playback viewing; a more compact body and an easily-accessible mode dial; an easy-to-use function menu (camera function display); improved noise control for higher quality images; and an improved auto focus speed 1.7x faster than the Sony Alpha A100... See full story


Canon: PowerShot G9 Review at LetsGoDigital

Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera Review at LetsGoDigital Dec 4th. Our good friends at Letsgodigital.org have just published a user experience test report on Canon's new 12MP PowerShot G9 with 6x zoom and image stabilizer, the successor to the popular Canon G7 prosumer compact digital camera. Dennis Hissink field tested the Canon Powershot G9 and has provided a number of sample images taken under different conditions combined with a detailed article to show how the camera measures up... Read full story


Olympus: Lowers Price and Extends Warranties on E-410, E-510 Evolt DSLR's, Discounts SP-560 UZ and Select Stylus Cameras

Olympus Lowers Price On Evolt E-410, E-510 Digital SLR and Select Olympus Compact Cameras Dec 3rd. Olympus has today announced that Canadians and Canadian retailers will now be provided with U.S. retail price parity. Olympus’ point-and-shoot digital cameras are now available in Canadian stores for the same retail prices as at U.S. retailers, representing an average of 20 per cent reduction in Canadian retail pricing. Additionally, Olympus is offering near-parity to U.S. pricing on its digital SLR cameras (Evolt E-410 and E-510) and lenses and the added incentive of free extended warranties, which are available to consumers outside of Canada only by purchase... Read full story


Exclusive: Nikon D300 Sample Test Images Posted

Nikon D300 Sample Images Posted Nov 26th. We have now had the opportunity to test a final production Nikon D300 digital SLR, and have just posted an image gallery with links to full resolution sample images from this exciting new camera. Our Nikon D300 image samples gallery includes test shots taken under a variety of conditions and lighting situations. The Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED zoom lens and AF Nikkor 50mm F1.8 were used for most of our D300 tests, although to highlight the versatility and extended system compatibility of the D300, we decided to also see how the Nikon D300 would perform with the legacy Manual Focus Nikkor 45mm F/2.8P lens... See full story


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