DSLR

Sony Alpha A35: 16.2MP continuous-autofocus DSLR

Sony Alpha A35: 16.2MP continuous-autofocus DSLR

Sony's NEX-C3 isn't the company's only new camera today; there's also the Sony α35, a 16.2-megapixel DSLR replacing the A33. Using the same Exmor APS HD CMOS as the C3, the A35 can shoot 1080i HD AVCHD movies and up to ISO12800 shots, using its full-time, continuous autofocus system thanks to Sony's translucent mirror technology.

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Camera Lens Cap Holder will keep you from losing your lens cap

Camera Lens Cap Holder will keep you from losing your lens cap

I use a Nikon DSLR most of the time when I am shooting photos. The thing I always seem to misplace is the lens cap. I have had it fall out of my pocket several times while moving around taking photos and my wife always lays it somewhere when she uses the camera and can't find it later. I have spent much more time than I ever wanted to searching for my lens cap. A cool new product has landed on Kickstarter that will prevent lost lens caps if it gets the needed funds.

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Sony NEX C3 Camera, First Images Leaked

Sony NEX C3 Camera, First Images Leaked

A few images have been uncovered today of the Sony NEX-C3, the likely successor to the discontinued Sony NEX-3. The NEX-C3 will have Sony’s E-mount lens system so that you can use DSLR lenses and is reported to have the same 16.2-megapixel sensor that is used in the Sony A55 DSLR. The NEX-C3 comes with a new external flash, HD video recording capability, and unique tilt LCD screen on the back.

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Nikon D5100 DSLR packs ISO 102,400, Full HD, built-in effects

Nikon D5100 DSLR packs ISO 102,400, Full HD, built-in effects

Nikon's latest DSLR is official, the D5100, promising Full HD video recording, 16.2-megapixel stills, and fancy features like in-camera HDR photography, ISO 102,400 for extreme low-light shots, and effects like selective color sampling. The Nikon D5100 also gets the company's EXPEED 2 engine, along with a vari-angle 3-inch monitor and 4fps continuous shooting.

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Geek builds DIY iPhone hotshoe attachment for DSLR

Geek builds DIY iPhone hotshoe attachment for DSLR

There are so many apps for the iPhone that you can find something to do just about anything you can think up. If you are a photographer there are bunches of apps that you can get on your iPhone that will turn your device into a light meter and a lot more. I can see the need to mount the iPhone to your camera if it is your light meter.

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Canon Exec: Mirrorless is the reserve of DSLR failures

Canon Exec: Mirrorless is the reserve of DSLR failures

A Canon exec has accused Micro Four Thirds and mirrorless camera manufacturers of entering the segments because their mainstream DSLR models were market failures. Canon's European head of consumer imaging, Rainer Fuehres, told Amateur Photographer that the company had no need to look to Micro Four Thirds or similar, because it had no issues selling either DSLRs or compact cameras.

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Canon opts into Intel Thunderbolt

Canon opts into Intel Thunderbolt

Canon has thrown in its support for Intel's Thunderbolt technology, joining a list of external drive and A/V interface companies already onboard. According to Hiroo Edakubo, Group Executive of Canon's Video Products Group, the company is "excited about Thunderbolt technology and feel it will bring new levels of performance and simplicity to the video creation market."

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Clear Sony Alpha DSLR gets felt up, still not likely to see production

Clear Sony Alpha DSLR gets felt up, still not likely to see production

I have never been a big fan of Sony gear for many different reasons. I think the stuff tends to be overpriced compared to similar gear from competitors and often to be honest the stuff is just a bit boring. Sony unveiled a cool DSLR last month that had a clear case that let you see all the cool innards of the camera. That thing is the coolest product I have ever seen from Sony and the only product I have ever really wanted from the company other than the PS3.

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Olympus single-shot HDR camera in development tips insider

Olympus single-shot HDR camera in development tips insider

Olympus is reportedly working on a new camera with single shot HDR capabilities, able to create a high dynamic range image from a single frame. Most conventional HDR systems - such as that on the iPhone 4 for example - combine at least three frames of varying exposures to form a single picture with extra detail in both brighter and darker areas. However, according to 43 Rumors' source, Olympus is developing an in-camera HDR system that can do it with just one original frame to work from.

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Nikon D4 Thunderbolt rumor suggests high-speed tethered video

Nikon D4 Thunderbolt rumor suggests high-speed tethered video

Intel name-checked a number of storage and A/V companies on board with Thunderbolt and expecting to release products using the new 10Gbps port found on the early 2011 MacBook Pro, but we're already hearing other rumors about potential adopters currently flying under the radar. According to Nikon Rumors's source, the Nikon D4 will be the first DSLR to offer Thunderbolt as a connection option.

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USB Follow Focus makes a DSLR a serious filmmaking tool

USB Follow Focus makes a DSLR a serious filmmaking tool

When DSLRs started offering HD Video recording, independent and guerilla filmmakers finally were able to afford to get out of the camcorder ghetto while taking advantage of techniques that utilize depth of field.  But what they've really missed was the capability to accomplish a smooth "follow focus," which is the ability to focus from one part in the depth of field to another without causing camera movement.   That's where the Okii USB Follow  Focus Knob comes in handy.

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SlashGear Week in Review- Week 7 2011

SlashGear Week in Review- Week 7 2011

Welcome to another edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Before we get into the meat today, I want to note that SlashGear will be at MWC 2011 next week and you can get your MWC fix by following the "MWC 2011" tag. Monday Canon outted a pair of new DSLR cameras for the entry-level user called the T3i and the T3. The cameras have nice features, the T3i will sell for $899.99 in kit form, and the T3 will be $599.99 in kit form.

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