DSLR

Canon has produced 50M EOS-Series SLR cameras and 70M EF lenses

Canon has produced 50M EOS-Series SLR cameras and 70M EF lenses

Canon has announced a significant milestone in the production of the EOS camera series and EF lenses production cycle. Canon has now produced 50 million EOS-series SLR digital cameras and 70 million EL lenses to go with those digital cameras. Production of the EOS SLR cameras started in 1987. That would include some film cameras and some DSLR units as well looking at the dates.

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Canon EOS-1D X official: $6.8k 18MP DSLR due March 2012

Canon EOS-1D X official: $6.8k 18MP DSLR due March 2012

Canon has revealed its latest DSLR, the Canon EOS-1D X, an 18-megapixel camera packing dual DIGIC 5+ processors and Full HD video recording. Weatherproof and targeting professional photographers, the EOS-1D X replaces Canon's existing EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV DSLRs, adding 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, 14-bit A/D data conversion and 12fps continuous shooting at full resolution (in JPEG mode).

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Canon DSLRs may get aperture adjustment rings

Canon DSLRs may get aperture adjustment rings

Canon may soon be offering aperture adjustment rings for its DSLR cameras. Adjusting apertures on modern day DSLRs has been relegated to electronic controls that make it difficult to get a smooth transition between aperture settings, which is especially important when it comes to recording videos. Thanks to a patent application from Canon, we now know that they've been working on addressing this issue.

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Samsung NX200 DSLR Hands-On

Samsung NX200 DSLR Hands-On

As you may well have seen earlier this week in some news straight out of Berlin's own IFA 2011, Samsung has released information about their newest DSLR with interchangeable lens, the NX200. All the information about the camera as it existed in its original release form can be found in the post Samsung NX200 gets official with i-Function 2.0 lenses in tow. You'll find out instantly that this device is part of a larger environment that includes a whole slew of additional lenses, all of this in the size and form factor of a compact point-and-shoot. We got the opportunity to take a hands-on quick look at this device this week as well, filmed and published below for you to take part in the fun!

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Sony A77 24-Megapixel Camera Updated Photos (and Specs) Leak

Sony A77 24-Megapixel Camera Updated Photos (and Specs) Leak

We've certainly seen this device before a few times: in a video, with a couple of battery grip photos, and in some tiny preview images. Today we get our best look yet at Sony's brand new 24-megapixel with two-way swivel display on the back and that big bright red "a" staring you down in the front. It's lovely, it's beautiful, it's ready for action, and we've got the most updated specs right here, right now.

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LA-EA2 Sony Lens Adapter Leaks with Mirror and Speed-Boosting AF Sensor

LA-EA2 Sony Lens Adapter Leaks with Mirror and Speed-Boosting AF Sensor

What you're seeing here in this rather confusing set of images is a leaked product from Sony, a brand new lens adapter with a brand new twist - a mirror! This is the LA-EA2, a lens adapter that allows you to put Sony's Alpha SLR lenses onto all of its smaller NEX cameras. While this sort of situation generally just has a few jimmyrigged bits making the lens not quite as awesome fitted onto the camera that's not normally meant to have the lens, this new piece of equipment has a translucent mirror inside to collect a tiny bit of light from the image as it travels into the camera, this light then sent to a phase-detection autofocus sensor in the base.

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Leaked video appears to show Sony A77 DSLR

Leaked video appears to show Sony A77 DSLR

Photographers and camera fans have been following the leaks and details that have surfaced hinting at the features and awesome that the Sony alpha A77 will be packing when it comes to market. So far, we have seen several pics with the last leaked pics showing the A77 with its battery grip. A short video has surfaced today on YouTube that shows the camera.

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HoodCap Flower Unites Lens Cap and Hood for DSLR Cameras

HoodCap Flower Unites Lens Cap and Hood for DSLR Cameras

Before we begin speaking about this cool new masterpiece, I must warn you that it is still a concept. This means it's not in production yet, and if there is a unit out there working, it's still just a prototype. That said, we sure as heck wish this particular model was out for purchase, as immediately on the lens it certainly would go. This is the HoodCap Flower, a DSLR camera cap that twists to unfold and provide the camera then with a hood for sunshine blockage.

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Watching the expensive LockCircle DSLR body cap being made is awesome!

Watching the expensive LockCircle DSLR body cap being made is awesome!

Last month the cool looking, but very expensive DSLR body cap from LockCircle surfaced for about $100. The thing was meant to replace the cap all DSLRs come with made from cheap plastic that locks onto the lens area to keep dirt and debris from getting inside the camera body. The LockCircle is certainly aimed at the pro or serious amateur shooter that wants all the protection they can get.

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DSLR Controller Beta for Canon EOS Released Today on Android [VIDEO]

DSLR Controller Beta for Canon EOS Released Today on Android [VIDEO]

Today the fine folks at Chainfire (Android developers) have released their first Beta of an app by the name of DSLR Controller. This app will allow you full control over your Canon EOS DSLR camera from your Android phone or tablet connected via USB. At the moment this is the only application that can do such a thing, and no computer, laptop, or any other hardware is required other than the camera itself, the correct USB cable and adapter, and your Android device with said app. The release we're looking at today is a BETA version meaning it almost certainly WILL have bugs, but is released on the Android market at this very moment for $8.51 if you're feeling adventurous.

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