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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 41 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 41 2010

This was a big week for mobile phone fans with the unveiling and leaks of hoards of Windows Phone 7 handsets. Among those handsets was the HTC HD7 also known as the Schubert. The specs of the handset leaked Monday. T-Mobile's pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the US also leaked early in the week. The device will be $399 with a new contract after a $50 MIR or $649 sans contract.

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Nikon D7000 gets early unboxing as Best Buy start selling [Video]

Nikon D7000 gets early unboxing as Best Buy start selling [Video]

Nikon's D7000 DSLR isn't expected to go on sale for a few days yet, but it seems Best Buy can't quite help themselves; the lure of taking money from customers' wallets when there's perfectly good stock sitting around in warehouses is too great, and so we've got the first two unboxing videos from lucky D7000 owners Geoff and PanicInJune.  The 16.2-megapixel camera isn't exactly brimming with surprise inside the box, but it's always nice to get a sneak preview.

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Lensbaby launches Scout with Fisheye lens system for DSLRs

Lensbaby launches Scout with Fisheye lens system for DSLRs

The thing that draws many to a DSLR camera is the fact that you can get full control over your photos with all the settings the camera has to offer and you can change the lenses to suit the needs at the time you are shooting. Lensbaby is a company that makes some cool lenses for DSLRs that allow some very interesting photo effects to be made.

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Olympus Micro Four Thirds plans could eclipse entry-level DSLRs

Olympus Micro Four Thirds plans could eclipse entry-level DSLRs

Olympus expects its ageing entry-level DSLRs to be replaced by Micro Four Thirds models, rather than new DSLRs, according to product manager Toshiyuki Terada.  Speaking to fotopolis, Terada said that while no specific models could be announced, the company had no "concrete plans" to update the E-620 and other entry-level DSLRs.

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DSLR gets wood control knob

DSLR gets wood control knob

The last time I loaned anything to a friend, it was a netbook, which returned so full of spyware and viruses that I can’t even use it anymore. I would bet that many of us have loaned something to a friend and had it come back in a condition worse than it left in.

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Kingston CompactFlash 600x cards aim at high-end DSLRs

Kingston CompactFlash 600x cards aim at high-end DSLRs

Kingston has announced that it is launching a new CompactFlash card that is aimed at high-end DSLR users. The new CF card supports very fast 600x speeds with UDMA mode 6. The read and write speed for the card is up to 90MB/s.

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Sigma SD1 flagship DSLR breaks cover

Sigma SD1 flagship DSLR breaks cover

Sigma has launched a new DSLR camera and the thing is a beast. It has a 46MP 24 x 16mm APS-C sensor and a magnesium alloy body. The DSLR is also weather resistant and has sealed o-ring connections. That giant image sensor also has dual "TRUE II" image processing engines for high-resolution images with smooth gradations and fast processing.

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Nikon D7000 DSLR official: 16.2MP, Full HD, 39-point AF

Nikon D7000 DSLR official: 16.2MP, Full HD, 39-point AF

Nikon has outed its D7000 DSLR, a 16.2-megapixel camera with 6fps shooting, a 39-point AF system and full HD 1080p video capture (with continuous autofocus).  The Nikon D7000 effectively replaces the D90, promising improved low-light performance and the new EXPEED 2 engine with its 14-bit Analog / Digital conversion.

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Olympus debuts splashproof pro E-5 DSLR camera

Olympus debuts splashproof pro E-5 DSLR camera

Olympus has unveiled a new professional level DSLR camera that is tough enough to survive lots of use outside and in. The camera is called the E-5 and it has some interesting new features like the first 100% digital specific lenses and a Supersonic Wave Filter Dust Reduction System. The most interesting feature for pros that do lots of outdoor shooting may be the fact that the camera body is splashproof and dustproof with magnesium alloy construction.

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Canon 22MP EIS Micro Four Thirds rival tipped for early 2011

Canon 22MP EIS Micro Four Thirds rival tipped for early 2011

Canon's upcoming Micro Four Thirds competitor is getting further fleshed out, with the latest cycle of the rumor machine suggesting the compact camera will use an Electro Image System (EIS) and have a 22-megapixel backlit-illuminated CMOS sensor.  Tipped to be the first in a new EIS range for the company, the so-far unnamed camera will apparently be capable of 1080p Full HD video (at 24/25/30fps) and be compatible with a whole range of lenses.

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Pentax K-r 12.4MP colorful DSLR outed plus new entry-level lens

Pentax K-r 12.4MP colorful DSLR outed plus new entry-level lens

Pentax has revealed its latest DSLR, the 12.4-megapixel Pentax K-r, complete with a new 35mm lens to go with it.  The K-r - which will be available not only in sober black but in Stormtrooper white and brazen hussy red - has a 3-inch 920k dot LCD display, 6fps shooting for up to 25 frames, in-camera HDR editing and a 100 - 25600 ISO range.

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Nikon COOLPIX P7000 puts DSLR flexibility into consumer chassis

Nikon COOLPIX P7000 puts DSLR flexibility into consumer chassis

Nikon has outed three new cameras today, and first up is the Nikon COOLPIX P7000.  The new flagship to the company's COOLPIX range, the P7000 packs a 10.1-megapixel CCD sensor and 7.1x optical zoom into a consumer-sized chassis, complete with the sort of controls you might normally expect to find on a DSLR.

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