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Canon EOS 60Da aims for the stars

Canon EOS 60Da aims for the stars

Hello Spaceboy: Canon has your camera. The Canon EOS 60Da gets starry specific, a camera specifically tweaked to suit astronomical photography: the company uses a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor "with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity" which, it's said, makes for "magnificent photographs of "red hydrogen emission" nebulae and other cosmic phenomena." Replacing the aging 8.2-megapixel EOS 20Da, the EOS 60Da has an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and, with the right adapter, can be mounted to telescopes.

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D4 and D800 price climbs up to 10% after Nikon blunder

D4 and D800 price climbs up to 10% after Nikon blunder

Nikon has admitted that its upcoming D4, D800 and D800E digital cameras will cost significantly more than previously promised in the UK and Ireland, blaming a systems error for suggested retail prices out by as much as £490 ($777). In a statement today, Nikon UK confirmed that, rather than £4,799.99, the D4 would in fact be £5,289.99, while there are increases for the cheaper models as well. However, it's not all bad news for those who got in early on the pre-order list.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on and samples

Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on and samples

The day the camera geeks have been waiting for is upon us: the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is finally shipping, and while supplies are tight one of the new DSLR flagships is already on the SlashGear test bench. Packing a new 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor, along with up to 6fps continuous shooting and up to 1080/24p, 25p and 30p video capture, it's little surprise that 5D Mark II owners are looking enviously on at the new model and wondering what sort of trade-in prices they might get. We've already seen what Canon can do with the Mark III, and what pre-reviews think; head on after the cut for some preview footage and shots ahead of the full SlashGear review.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III in stores and shipping now

Canon EOS 5D Mark III in stores and shipping now

If you've been eying Canon's hotly anticipated 5D Mark III we have some great news for you. The impressive 22.3-megapixel DSLR was expected to hit US stores this Sunday but is actually available now. Currently this top of the line camera can be yours for just $4,299 and is available in stores, and online from B&H.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III tipped for March 25

Canon EOS 5D Mark III tipped for March 25

The highly anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark III may start shipping at Best Buy stores and possibly other retailers on March 25. The rumored date comes from a leaked photo of a Best Buy inventory screen sent to Engadget by a tipster. Canon had previously revealed that its new flagship DSLR would go on sale sometime towards the end of March, but had not given a specific date.

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Satechi SCH-22 Camera Holder and Mount for DSLR cameras revealed

Satechi SCH-22 Camera Holder and Mount for DSLR cameras revealed

A fine summer's afternoon arrives and you've got a bunch of photos to take right out the front windshield of your car - what do you do? Certainly not hold your camera up with one hand and your steering wheel with the other - that's madness! Instead have a peek at the Satechi camera holder & mount being shown off this week for sale for the first time - it's simple and appears very much to be the solution you may be looking for.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

It's been an above-average set of hours since our last big update, with both the nighttime hours and the morning being full of big drops such as Sony's brand new a57 DSLR and the awesome new set of S-Series ultra-slim LED backlit LCD displays from Acer. Meanwhile Twitter has decided to purchase Posterous and the Costa Concordia is getting searched by robots. Of course we're not going to start the day without your fair share of iPad news, with Apple speaking on Proview in the early morning hours.

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Sony Alpha A57 image leaks, rumored for this week

Sony Alpha A57 image leaks, rumored for this week

The first press image of the Sony Alpha range's latest camera, the A57, has surfaced along with some specs and a rumored release date. Similar to the Sony Alpha A65, this upcoming Sony Alpha A57 is also a DSLT, featuring a translucent mirror, but has scaled back specs to target a lower price bracket.

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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 photo and video samples revealed

Canon EOS 5D Mark III photo and video samples revealed

Canon has released photo and video samples from its new EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, demonstrating the camera's low grain, high ISO support and more. The new shots show the range of talents the freshly-revealed EOS lays claim to: Canon is positioning it not only as a great portrait camera but as ideal for landscape photographers and more.

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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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