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Pentax K-r 12.4MP colorful DSLR outed plus new entry-level lens

Pentax K-r 12.4MP colorful DSLR outed plus new entry-level lens

Pentax has revealed its latest DSLR, the 12.4-megapixel Pentax K-r, complete with a new 35mm lens to go with it.  The K-r - which will be available not only in sober black but in Stormtrooper white and brazen hussy red - has a 3-inch 920k dot LCD display, 6fps shooting for up to 25 frames, in-camera HDR editing and a 100 - 25600 ISO range.

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Olympus E-P2 black kit and E-5 12MP tipped imminent

Olympus E-P2 black kit and E-5 12MP tipped imminent

Olympus' new Micro Four Thirds plans have been outed, and you won't have to wait long for the fruits of their development to arrive.  According to 43rumors, on Tuesday August 31st the company will announce a new E-P2 kit complete with a black 17mm lens and matching external flash, together with two new lenses, while on September 14th there'll be a new 12-megapixel Olympus E-5 to drool over.

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Canon EOS 60D debuts: 18MP, Full HD video & in-camera RAW editing

Canon EOS 60D debuts: 18MP, Full HD video & in-camera RAW editing

Canon has outed its latest DSLR, the EOS 60D, an 18-megapixel camera with Full HD video recording, a twisting & rotating 3-inch display, and a DIGIC 4 processor for in-camera RAW image editing.  For the first time on an EOS model, users of the 60D will be able to tweak Picture Style, White Balance (WB), Color Space, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Peripheral Illumination Correction, linear distortion correction and chromatic aberration correction from the camera itself, rather than waiting until they have access to a computer.

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Sony A55 and A33 Translucent Mirror DSLRs: smaller, faster & continuous focus

Sony A55 and A33 Translucent Mirror DSLRs: smaller, faster & continuous focus

It's not just the A580 and A560 that Sony is unveiling today; the company also has a pair of new DSLRs using its Translucent Mirror Technology, the 16.2-megapixel A55 and 14.2-megapixel A33, to show off.  The new system trims things down by using a fixed, translucent mirror that splits the optical pathway between the main image sensor and a separate phase-detection autofocus sensor.  Not only does that allow for a smaller camera, but it also means live image previews and phase detection autofocus are available all the time, both via the viewfinder and the adjustable 3-inch LCD display.

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Sony A580 and A560 DSLRs pack Full HD video, auto-HDR, more

Sony A580 and A560 DSLRs pack Full HD video, auto-HDR, more

Sony has announced its latest high-end DSLRs, the 16.2-megapixel A580 and 14.2-megapixel A560, each capable of Full HD video recording and up to 7fps stills.  Both models get a new, 15-point phase-detection autofocus system, the 3D sweep panorama we've seen from the NEX-5 and SteadyShot INSIDE in-body sensor shift image stabilisation.

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Canon mini-DSLR tipped to take on Micro 4/3rds

Canon mini-DSLR tipped to take on Micro 4/3rds

Canon's head of Image Communication Products, Masaya Maeda, has revealed that Nikon isn't the only company looking at a new high-end compact camera.  Speaking as Canon increased their sales forecasts, Maeda confirmed that the company is looking at a new compact camera that could be a mini-DSLR; "It's not a question of whether or not you have a mirror," he told reporters, "there is a consumer need for good-quality cameras to be made smaller."

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Nikon D90 DSLR demo unit recall tips incoming replacement

Nikon D90 DSLR demo unit recall tips incoming replacement

Rumors of a replacement for Nikon's D90 DSLR have been fuelled by reports that the company is requesting the return of retail demo units.  According to Nikon Rumors, employees at a major retailer are reporting that "all stores have been told to remove demo Nikon D90 bodies from display and send them back to head office," while others claim the Nikon SB-600 flash is also up for replacement at Photokina 2010.

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Nikon “new concept” camera incoming tips president

Nikon “new concept” camera incoming tips president

Nikon's camera plans are once again in the headlines, as company president Makoto Kimura reveals plans to launch a new model potentially as early as this financial year.  According to Bloomberg, the camera may have an "enhanced function" for recording video (and could, the news site suggest, also be mirrorless) being a "new concept" for Nikon in Kimura's words.

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Sigma SD15 DSLR finally goes on sale [Video]

Sigma SD15 DSLR finally goes on sale [Video]

It's taken them long enough, but Sigma has finally put their SD15 on sale in the US.  First unveiled all the way back in September 2008, the $989 DSLR body uses a 14-megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor, which uses three layers to capture RGB pixels individually.  Unsurprisingly, Sigma USA's general manager Mark Amir-Hamzeh reckons the lengthy maturation time for the DSLR was well-founded: "It's been long-awaited, for sure, but it's worth the wait" he says.

Video demos after the cut

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Sigma SD15 DSLR finally launching this month

Sigma SD15 DSLR finally launching this month

It's been a long time since we first saw the Sigma SD15 - all the way back in September 2008, in fact - and the DSLR has only just managed to get a price tag and release date.  According to Sigma, the SD15's specs are little changed to what we first saw all those months ago, with a 14-megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor consisting of three 4.7-megapixel layers that individually capture red, green or blue light.

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Sony Alpha A290 and A390 budget DSLRs get official

Sony Alpha A290 and A390 budget DSLRs get official

Sony has outed a pair of new entry-level DSLRs, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 and DSLR-A390, each packing 14.2-megapixels, HDMI outputs and BRAVIA Sync compatibility. Both get a 9-point autofocus system, 40-segment auto-exposure and a 2.7-inch TFT preview display; the Alpha A290 also throws in Quick AF Live View and a tilting mount for that display.

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Pentax 645D Japan launch delayed; 40MP sample shots revealed

Pentax 645D Japan launch delayed; 40MP sample shots revealed

As reasons for delaying a product launch go, overly "high demand" isn't something you can complain too loudly about, but all the same we imagine there are some disappointed Japanese photography geeks out there right now.  Pentax Japan have delayed the launch of their 645D medium format DSLR, claiming to have been surprised by the number of orders received; instead, the 645D will drop on June 11th.

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