DSLR

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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Sony prepares new APS-C compact camera rival to Canon’s G1 X

Sony prepares new APS-C compact camera rival to Canon’s G1 X

Highly trusted sources of Sony Alpha Rumors have revealed that Sony has plans to one up Canon's G1X (as pictured below). This new compact camera is expected to have a DSLR-grade APS-C sensor with a fixed zoom lens. Although still only a rumor, the site gives it its highest "SR5" rating of being "almost certainly correct!"

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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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Nikon confirms third new DSLR incoming

Nikon confirms third new DSLR incoming

Nikon has promised another new DSLR sometime in 2012, joining the freshly revealed D800 and D4, and while the company won't say exactly what is in the pipeline, its says its focus is improving the quality of existing models rather than adding new types of camera. The D800 and D700 will remain on sale alongside each other, general manager for marketing Nobuaki Sasagaki told Amateur Photographer, though a new Nikon is expected to make its debut later in the year.

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Nikon D800 pre-ordering frozen as demand surges

Nikon D800 pre-ordering frozen as demand surges

Demand for Nikon's D800 36-megapixel DSLR has apparently outstripped initial supply, with online retailers no longer accepting pre-orders for the much-anticipated FX-format camera. Sales of the D800 and its D800E low-pass filter-free sibling began shortly after the DSLR's announcement on Monday, ahead of their release in March and April respectively; now, though, pre-ordering has been frozen.

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Nikon D800 1080p sample leaves videographers giddy

Nikon D800 1080p sample leaves videographers giddy

Nikon has partnered with photographer Sandro Miller to whet would-be D800 buyers' appetites, putting the 36-megapixel camera through its Full HD 1080p paces. The five minute short film, titled Joy Ride, joins Nikon's existing sample photos from the D800 and its low-pass filter free sibling the D800E, which you can find here (D800) and here (D800E).

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Nikon D800 and D800E DSLRs address low-pass filter debate

Nikon D800 and D800E DSLRs address low-pass filter debate

Nikon has confirmed pricing and availability for the new Nikon D800 DSLR, as well as revealing its D800E sibling that dumps the low-pass filter for higher-resolution shots. The D800 has a 36.3-megapixel sensor and Nikon's new EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, and will present an interesting alternative to the D700 being slightly lighter - though in some dimensions larger - but targeting more of a video-shooting, studio or landscape style of image capture. As for the Nikon D800E, that addresses the optical low-pass filter debate with an entirely separate model.

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Tamron announces 24-70mm lens with image stabilization

Tamron announces 24-70mm lens with image stabilization

Tamron, budget alternative to the more expensive official lenses from the likes of Canon and Nikon, has a new baby they're showing off today. The 24-70mm F/2.8 zoom lens will compete with similar models from the official camera manufacturers, with one crucial distinction: it includes image stabilization technology, which no other manufacturer is offering at this size at present. Tamron's low-noise motor is also packed in under their "Ultrasonic Silent Drive" label. There's no word on pricing or availability for the "SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD", but expect it to come in mounts for all the popular Digital SLRs out there.

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Nikon D800 to be unveiled February 7, new Coolpix cameras on February 2

Nikon D800 to be unveiled February 7, new Coolpix cameras on February 2

The much anticipated Nikon D800 DSLR will be unveiled on February 7, according to NikonRumors. Details on the D800 along with a picture of the camera have been leaked in previous months, revealing a whopping 36-megapixel full-frame DLSR that manages to be slightly smaller than Nikon's D700 while still having three times the megapixels and a larger LCD.

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