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Pentax K-30 offers weatherproofing from $850

Pentax K-30 offers weatherproofing from $850

Consumers are definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to DSLRs, and here’s another one for you to consider from Pentax. The K-30 should prove somewhat tougher than the average DSLR thanks to its weatherproofing. The company says the K-30 is resistant to dust as well as the colder elements, with “every seam [and] every button” sealed to provide protection while still managing to maintain a lightweight and sturdy body.

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Photojojo reveal iPhone ioShutter Camera Remote

Photojojo reveal iPhone ioShutter Camera Remote

Over at the sweetest little camera shop on the web, Photojojo, there's a brand new gadget ready to connect your iPhone to your DSLR. All it actually consists of in the physical package is a cord with a tiny box on it able to convert signals from your iPhone to your DSLR camera that'll tell it to do a variety of actions. You can use this little beast with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and it'll work right this minute with your Canon, Samsung, Haddeblad, or Pentax camera - with Nikon on the way as well!

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Sony NEX-F3 and Alpha SLT-A37 official

Sony NEX-F3 and Alpha SLT-A37 official

Sony has added two new cameras to its lineup, the NEX-F3 that we saw leaked not too long ago, and an entry level SLT camera, the Alpha SLT-A37. The NEX-F3 will feature the same interchangeable lens system and APS-C sensor as its cousins, but in a more affordable package and with some minor tweaks. The SLT-A37, meanwhile, comes in a bigger chassis but has the option to add a telephoto lens.

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Canon moves towards robotic assembly lines

Canon moves towards robotic assembly lines

Those of you who recently picked up a Canon 5D Mark III have the comfort of knowing that your super-expensive DSLR was lovingly assembled by hand in Japan. That may not be the case for much longer: today a Canon spokesperson announced that the company would be moving towards completely automated production starting immediately. There's no definite date on when the transition will be complete, but Canon hopes to finish by 2015.

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Nikon admits D4/D800 lockup issue: working on a fix

Nikon admits D4/D800 lockup issue: working on a fix

It seems that if you’re trying to make a honest buck selling high-end DSLRs, you’re going to run into potential problems. Canon had to suspend EOS 5D Mark III shipments a few weeks ago due to a light leakage issue that affected picture output. Now Nikon seems to be facing a problem of its own with with D4 and D800. Both cameras seemingly lock up and stop responded to input, with only a battery pull and reboot fixing the issue.

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Sony NEX-F3 leak reveals 16.1 megapixel sensor

Sony NEX-F3 leak reveals 16.1 megapixel sensor

Yesterday we heard rumors that Nikon was working on another full frame DSLR, the D600, and Sony doesn’t seem to be sitting still either. A new leak indicates that an NEX-F3 is on the horizon, packing a 16.1 megapixel sensor, along with a chassis and features similar to the existing NEX line. The new mirrorless camera could be taking the place of the NEX-C3, Sony’s entry level offering.

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Nikon D600 full frame DSLR rumored

Nikon D600 full frame DSLR rumored

Rumors today have indicated that Nikon is working on a new full frame DSLR. The camera company currently offers the D800, and new information points to Nikon creating a cheaper full frame DSLR, the D600. While the megapixel count is currently unknown,  a summer announcement is reportedly on the cards that could change the current dynamic of the Nikon range.

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Canon freezes EOS 5D Mark III shipments [Updated]

Canon freezes EOS 5D Mark III shipments [Updated]

Canon has frozen shipments of the EOS 5D Mark III in Canada and the UK, after deeming the light leak problem with the camera is too serious to go uncorrected. "Canon has identified that when the LCD top light is switched on in very dark situations, the displayed exposure value may change on the EOS 5D Mark III" the company admitted last week; now it has confirmed that it will be freezing supplies until the fault can be rectified.

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Canon EOS 5D MkIII trumped by D800 in testing

Canon EOS 5D MkIII trumped by D800 in testing

Canon's woes with the EOS 5D Mark III go from bad to worse, with independent tests suggesting the core performance of its new 22-megapixel sensor is little improved from the 5D Mark II it replaces. Hot on the heels of Canon's embarrassing confirmation that the hardware design of the EOS 5D Mark III has a flaw that allows light into the body, testing by specialists DxO Labs indicate only minor advantages from the new model and - unlikely to help in the ongoing Canon vs. Nikon platform war - performance still lagging behind that of the D800.

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Nikon D3200 targets DSLR newcomers with smartphone control

Nikon D3200 targets DSLR newcomers with smartphone control

Nikon has outed its latest digital camera, the D3200, a 24.2-megapixel consumer model targeting new DSLR buyers with its speedy low-light performance and Full HD video. Offering a DX-format CMOS, Nikon's EXPEED 3 image processor for up to 4fps continuous shooting, and 1080p HD, the D3200 also support's Nikons' new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter which turns a smartphone or tablet into a remote control, with image previews and remote shutter release.

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