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Sony Alpha A99 full-frame DSLR totes revolutionary dual-AF

Sony Alpha A99 full-frame DSLR totes revolutionary dual-AF

Sony's last new camera of the day is arguably the most mainstream, the Alpha α99 full-frame DSLR, though it does use the firm's translucent mirror tech and pack an impressive new Dual AF system. The 24.3-megapixel A99 flagship delivers a 19-point AF system that pairs its eleven cross-sensors with a 102-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor; together - and for the first time in a full-frame Sony camera, with the translucent mirror system - they add up to faster, more accurate autofocus, Sony claims, with tracking supported even for objects that move out of the 19-point frame.

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Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs offer DLSR with or without anti-aliasing

Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs offer DLSR with or without anti-aliasing

Pentax's Q10 isn't the company's only new camera today; there's also a pair of new full-sized DSLRs, the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs, for those wanting native K-series lens support. Each packing a 16.28-megapixel sensor and Pentax's PRIME II imagine engine, the two new DSLRs offer ISO 100-12800 (ISO 80-51200 in expanded mode) and a 3-inch 921k dot LCD preview display with anti-glare finish and toughened glass cover.

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Sony NEX-5R revealed with video demo

Sony NEX-5R revealed with video demo

This week Sony has brought on a collection of new devices including the lovely NEX-5R digital camera, a successor to the NEX-5N. This device bring a fast hybrid AF as well as wi-fi so you can share your shots instantly with a collection of apps. And yes, there are a bunch of apps you'll be able to download and work with directly from your camera for full featured forward-thinking action!

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Nikon D600 full-frame DSLR tipped for September

Nikon D600 full-frame DSLR tipped for September

It appears that the next generation in inexpensive high-quality cameras may be right around the corner as a report this morning has the Nikon D600 set for a September release. This camera will bring full-frame DSLR action to your mitts for somewhere around $1,500 USD, cutting the price of Nikon's current full-frame DSLR the D800 in half. How fabulous would it be for you to only have to drop less than a couple K for a camera that's quite close to the quality you, up until now, had to drop $3 grand on?

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Strategy behind Sony A99 DSLR detailed

Strategy behind Sony A99 DSLR detailed

Sony is reportedly busy behind the scenes cooking up the A99, a DSLR that will rival offerings from Canon and Nikon. The specs for the camera are still up in the air, and it’s not clear when the company plans on announcing the A99, but Sony Alpha Rumors has been talking to inside sources to try and figure out the exact strategy behind the camera. Sources suggest that the camera is aimed at those looking for professional video, with Sony taking note of the popularity of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III in that particular area.

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Canon: EOS M is our DSLR gateway drug

Canon: EOS M is our DSLR gateway drug

Canon aims to break open a new market with its newly-announced Canon EOS M, straddling the divide between the traditional EOS DSLR audience and those who have higher expectations than point-and-shoots. "Although there's no question that this is an EOS camera" Canon UK's David Parry told TechRadar, "it's targeted at people who are not traditionally an EOS camera customer." The new model is Canon's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

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Canon T4i rubber grips suffering from chemical reaction

Canon T4i rubber grips suffering from chemical reaction

The Canon T4i is the latest DSLR into the entry-level market, although a small batch of cameras seem to have been affected by a manufacturing problem. Canon has released a statement saying that the front rubber grips on some cameras may turn white after a short period of time. Canon has looked into the issue and determined that its caused by a reaction to zinc bis after exposure to high temperature or high humidity.

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Canon EOS-1D C 4K sample footage revealed

Canon EOS-1D C 4K sample footage revealed

Back in April, Canon announced the EOS-1D C and the 500D, both capable of recording 4K video. The company didn’t announce pricing back then, but we’ll hazard a guess that neither camera will be cheap. If handheld 4K video is relevant to your interests, then new footage reportedly shot using the EOS-1D C might be worth a watch. The folks over at EOSHD have managed to get their hands on the footage, embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

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Olympus to suitors: We’ll take your cash but not your name

Olympus to suitors: We’ll take your cash but not your name

Olympus has been struggling recently, reporting massive losses while those within the company have been struggling to get the brand back to profitability. There have been rumors that Panasonic was a potential saviour for the company, with a plan to invest around $635 million in Olympus as part of a rescue package. Panasonic quickly denied the rumors, saying there were no plans to invest. Now an Olympus executive has said that even if it does acquire much-needed capital from another firm, the company will try to retain its brand.

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Canon EOS Rebel T4i touch DSLR official

Canon EOS Rebel T4i touch DSLR official

Canon has launched its latest EOS Rebel DSLR, the T4i - aka the EOS 650D - complete with an 18-megapixel APS-C sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor and an ISO range topping out at 25,000. The first Canon DSLR to sport a 3-inch, 1.04m dot LCD touchscreen, complete with the rotate-and-swivel mount we've seen on previous Rebels, the T4i supports pinch-zoom and swipe navigation, just like an iPhone.

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