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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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Sony translucent mirror DSLR prototype gets covetable casing

Sony translucent mirror DSLR prototype gets covetable casing

Sony has been showing off a new translucent mirror DSLR camera prototype in Japan this week, borrowing the same technology from the A33 and A55 cameras announced last year, and capable of live image previews and auto-focus in both still and video modes. Impress snapped some shots of the prototype, which is clad in a suitably transparent plastic shell.

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Canon Rebel T3i and T3 official: Affordable DSLRs

Canon Rebel T3i and T3 official: Affordable DSLRs

As expected, Canon has officially announced the new Canon EOS Rebel T3i, and the affordable DSLR also brings along a second model, the EOS Rebel T3. The T3i packs an 18-megapixel sensor, tilting/swivelling 3-inch display, ISO 100 to 6400 and Full HD 24p/25p/30p video capture. Meanwhile, the T3 has a 12.2-megapixel sensor, ISO 100 to 6400 and 720p video capture.

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Pentax K-r Bonnie Pink Model DSLR: limited edition, limited taste

Pentax K-r Bonnie Pink Model DSLR: limited edition, limited taste

LG will be giving G-Tablet buyers a pair of glasses so they can see the tablet's 3D display; maybe Pentax should give K-r Bonnie Pink Model special edition buyers a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes from the garish, clashing colors? Named after Japanese popstar Bonnie Pink, this new K-r limited edition DSLR is based on the same 12.4-megapixel camera as announced in September last year.

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Canon EOS 600D spotted: Rebel T2i replacement ahoy?

Canon EOS 600D spotted: Rebel T2i replacement ahoy?

Certification for the Canon EOS 600D has been spotted in Korea, tipping the presumably imminent arrival of the updated DSLR. The new camera was submitted to the Korean Radio Research Agency on January 25, though beyond the official name we don't know what specs the shooter will offer.

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Panasonic set to redesign some of its lenses

Panasonic set to redesign some of its lenses

I have a Nikon DSLR and it has no image stabilization built-in. If you want or need stabilization, you have to buy lenses that have the feature integrated. There are some camera brands that have stabilization in the body, but mostly you need lenses with the feature integrated if you want to reduce blur with zoom or longer exposure times with lots of the DSLRs out there.

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Pentax offers new firmware for K-7 and K-x DSLRs

Pentax offers new firmware for K-7 and K-x DSLRs

We have talked a lot about the Pentax K-x and K-7 DSLR cameras around here. The K-x is the long running entry-level DSLR from Pentax that comes in all sorts of wild colors and designs. The camera rarely gets and update with new features though.

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Sony CLM-V55 is 5-inch clip-on preview display for your HD DSLR

Sony CLM-V55 is 5-inch clip-on preview display for your HD DSLR

Sony has announced a 5-inch clip-out LCD preview display, the CLM-V55 LCD video monitor, intended to give DSLR videographers a change to see their footage in higher resolution than most camera screens provide. The 800 x 480 panel has a tilt/swivel mount that fits onto an auto-lock accessory shoe or ISO shoe, is powered either by an independent battery or AC adapter, and hooks up to the camera itself via HDMI.

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Samsung NX11 Unveiled at CES 2011

Samsung NX11 Unveiled at CES 2011

Samsung is pushing hard into the DSLR market, announcing many products, the NX11 will be the top of the line and will feature Samsung's new i-Function lenses. The device will replace the older NX10 and will be one of the first devices compatible with with the new i-Function range of lenses which offer up the ability to change shooting settings with the press of a button on the lens itself.

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Nikon patent surfaces for lens with manual and motorized zoom

Nikon patent surfaces for lens with manual and motorized zoom

The video quality you can get from a DSLR that can record video in HD is very impressive giving the capability to make really good photos and video with one go. The catch that some are finding when they are trying to make pro level video with the DSLR is that it's hard to zoom smoothly in manual zoom mode that DSLR cameras support.

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