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Nokia on PureView: DSLR tech simply wasn’t good enough

Nokia on PureView: DSLR tech simply wasn’t good enough

Nokia's 808 PureView and its 41-megapixel sensor still gives us shivers of optical delight, even a week after MWC 2012, and now the Finnish company has been talking about the path the pixel-packing CMOS took to reach a product. Damian Dinning, Nokia's head of imaging, has taken to the company's official blog to describe how even the tight tolerances and specialist materials used in DSLR production weren't enough to meet Nokia's needs.

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Adobe Lightroom 4 now available

Adobe Lightroom 4 now available

Adobe Lightroom 4 has been in beta since January, but the final version of the popular photo editing tool is now available for Mac OS and Windows. New users will be able to purchase a license for $149, down from the previous $299 for Lightroom 3. Anyone looking to upgrade will need to pay $79.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III official

Canon EOS 5D Mark III official

Canon has officially revealed the hotly anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, bringing a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor to the high-end digital camera party. Packing 61-point High Density Renticular Autofocus and up to 6fps continuous shooting, the EOS 5D Mark III also steps up its HD video game, capable of capturing 1080/24p, 25p and 30p as well as 720/60p half hour long clips with H.264 compression and a headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, a first for an EOS model.

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Canon 5D Mark III images leak ahead of March 2 launch

Canon 5D Mark III images leak ahead of March 2 launch

The next mega Canon DLSR, the 5D Mark III, has been spotted in the wild again, this time in three separate images of the camera at various angles to whet the appetites of photography pros ahead of the expected March 2 launch date. The images showed up on the forums of CanonRumors, and appear authentic, according to the site. The camera will be unveiled in at least two upcoming events, one in Singapore and the other in France.

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Canon patent app hints at mirrorless cameras ahead

Canon patent app hints at mirrorless cameras ahead

Canon may finally be entering the Micro Four Thirds or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market, according to a new patent filing that recently surfaced. The premier camera manufacturer had long been obstinate about this new mirrorless sector, even saying that competitors were diving in due to poor DSLR performance---a statement from a Canon exec, who may have to eat his words soon.

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CineSquid sucks in place for tricky camera shots

CineSquid sucks in place for tricky camera shots

Camera enthusiasts, both aspiring and pro, are getting creative with DSLR cameras for cinematic projects, which leads to interesting new solutions for their needs. Cinetics is introducing a new tripod setup called the CineSquid that's a mix of a GorillaPod Focus tripod, a BallHead X camera mount, and industrial-strength suction cups so that it can be mounted to almost any smooth surface.

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Nikon D4 and D800 launch dates revealed

Nikon D4 and D800 launch dates revealed

This week the folks at Nikon France have made themselves the first to tell the world when the Nikon D4, D800, and D800E would be released. Their dates match up with the few tips and rumors we've heard before for US releases, so it appears that it's time to call it in: March 15th will start sales for the Nikon D4, March 22nd will be the first day the Nikon D800 will be available, and the D800E will be up for sale starting on the 12th of April. Each of these cameras have been announced previously without solid release dates in-tact.

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Nikon WT-5 WiFi dongle controls up to 10 D4 cameras at once

Nikon WT-5 WiFi dongle controls up to 10 D4 cameras at once

Nikon's WT-5 WiFi dongle has just been approved by the FCC and it's ready to bring some killer effects to the pro and semi-pro DSLR category. You can now achieve similar 360-degree cinematic effects like the ones made famous in The Matrix movies with the Nikon WT-5 dongle as it lets you control up to 10 of Nikon's latest D4 DSLRs at one time.

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