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NEW from Canon: the PowerShot SX270 HS & SX280 HS

Canon has added two new members to its popular PowerShot lineup: the SX270 HS and the SX 280 HS.

Available in two colours (blue and grey) the PowerShot SX270 HS has an amazing 20x zoom combined with Canon’s DiG!C 6 image processor and full HD advanced movie features.

Canon-SX270HS

KEY FEATURES:

  • By combining a powerful 12.1 MP CMOS sensorand Canon’s DiG!C Image Processor, the HS System makes PowerShot cameras dramatically more sensitive than those with identical megapixel counts. Great shots in low-light – now that’s a really bright idea.
  • DiG!C 6 image processor for the highest quality photos and videos. Improved Dynamic IS and 60p Full HD video ensure the smoothest, steadiest videos possible, and improved Noise Reduction allows for high image clarity even in low light.
  • Amazing 20x wide-angle zoom (25-500mm equivalent) in a compact camera with Canon’s proprietary Optical Image Stabilization gets you up close to the action!
  • Not all types of camera shake are the same. The Intelligent IS system automatically detects the situation and applies one of seven different types of Image Stabilization. Whether capturing photos or movies, your memories will always be in focus!
  • Record stunning Full HD (1920 x 1080p) movies enhanced with 2.1 dual-channel stereo sound. Now record full HD at 60p for smooth videos, and enjoy the flexibility of MP4 file format.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera setting based on 58 predefined shooting situations. Now featuring Face ID which shoots photos that match the subject’s age and state!
  • Add interest and dramatic visual effects to your photos with Creative Filters. Choose from filters such as ‘Toy Camera Effect’ and ‘Monochrome’, or fun favourites like ‘Fisheye’ and ‘Miniature Effect’.
  • With Fine Detail Movie Processing capture more video footage which is processed faster and gives you more clarity, enhanced resolution, realistic textures and smooth diagonal lines.
  • With Hybrid Auto selected, four-second video clips are automatically captured every time you shoot a photo, just prior to shutter release. These mini-clips are automatically assembled into a movie creating a unique “video-blog” of your day.
  • Discover amazing super slow motion movies! Captured at ultra high frame rates (240fps) – 1 second of recorded video plays back over 8 seconds, allowing you to view minute details normally invisible to the naked eye.

Also available in two colours (black and red), the PowerShot SX280 HS adds Wi-Fi and  GPS to that amazing 20x zoom, DiG!C 6 image processor, and full HD advanced movie features.

CanonSX280HS

KEY FEATURES:

  • By combining a powerful 12.1 MP CMOS sensor and Canon’s DiG!C Image Processor, the HS System makes PowerShot cameras dramatically more sensitive than those with identical megapixel counts. Great shots in low-light – now that’s a really bright idea.
  • DiG!C 6 image processor for the highest quality photos and videos. Improved Dynamic IS and 60p full HD video ensure the smoothest, steadiest videos possible, and improved Noise Reduction allows for high image clarity even in low light.
  • Amazing 20x wide-angle zoom (25-500mm equivalent) in a compact camera with Canon’s proprietary Optical Image Stabilization gets you up close to the action!
  • Whether you’re on the move or at home, with Wi-Fi you can upload your pictures and movies to a smart phone or onto a computer.
  • This GPS feature allows the user to share images with family and friends, showing exactly where they have travelled down to the time, date and exact location.
  • Not all types of camera shake are the same. The Intelligent IS system automatically detects the situation and applies one of seven different types of Image Stabilization. Whether capturing photos or movies, your memories will always be in focus!
  • Record stunning Full HD (1920 x 1080p) movies enhanced with 2.1 dual-channel stereo sound. Now record Full HD at 60p for smooth videos, and enjoy the flexibility of MP4 file format.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera setting based on 58 predefined shooting situations. Now featuring Face ID which shoots photos that match the subject’s age and state!
  • Add interest and dramatic visual effects to your photos with Creative Filters. Choose from filters such as ‘Toy Camera Effect’ and ‘Monochrome’, or fun favourites like ‘Fisheye’ and ‘Miniature Effect’.
  • With Fine Detail Movie Processing capture more video footage which is processed faster and gives you more clarity, enhanced resolution, realistic textures and smooth diagonal lines.
  • With Hybrid Auto selected, four-second video clips are automatically captured every time you shoot a photo, just prior to shutter release. These mini-clips are automatically assembled into a movie creating a unique video blog of your day.

NEW from Panasonic: the Lumix DMC-GH3

This week, Panasonic launched its newest Micro Four Thirds offering: The Lumix DMC-GH3. Offering expert control for videographers and photographers alike, the state-of-the-art Lumix GH3 delivers crisp images and videos with a 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor combined with the incredible processing power of Venus Engine in a portable 550g (with battery and SD card included) compact body.

The GH3 is full of  robust video features such as 3.5mm mic and headphone sockets, 60p/60i/30p/24p output, All-I or IPB compression options (at up to 80 or 50 Mbps respectively) and timecode support.

And the accessories to accompany the GH3 seem to reflect its expanded multimedia capabilities. A detachable battery grip  for vertical viewing angle, integrates control featuring splash / dustproof design. The external TTL flash comes with wireless function and even integrating LED for video recording. There is even a  Stereo Shotgun microphone available. They represent a first of their kind for Panasonic cameras.

 

KEY FEATURES:

  • 16.05MP digital live MOS sensor
  • Micro 4/3 sensor and lens mount
  • Magnesium alloy, weather-sealed body
  • 1080/60p 50Mbps IPB and 24p 72Mbps ALL-I
  • Venus engine image processor with 4 CPUs
  • OLED monitor and live view finder
  • Contrast Auto Focus system
  • Full-area focusing and Pinpoint AF
  • Built-In Wi-Fi links to Smart devices
  • Auto HDR for still photographs

>> Read the press release

Availability and price TBA

NEW from Canon: the EOS 6D

Canon announced, today, it’s smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR – the EOS 6D. Not only is it smaller in stature (20% lighter than the 5D Mark III), it will leave a smaller dent in your wallet with its suggested retail price of $2,099.99 (well over a grand less that the aforementioned.)

A newly designed 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ image processor, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS features, HDR and Multiple Exposure modes all pack a powerful punch.

Canon EOS 6D Key Features:

  • 20.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 3.0″ Clear View high resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ image processor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS
  • Full HD 1080p with manual controls
  • 11-Point AF with centre cross-type point
  • 63-Zone dual layer metering sensor
  • Extended ISO range of 50-102400
  • Up to 4.5 full resolution FPS
  • Built-in HDR and Multiple Exposure modes

>> Read the press release

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The Canon EOS 6D will be available December 2012; MSRP (body only) $2,099.99, (w/ EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM zoom lens) $2,899.99.

SONY PRODUCT LAUNCH: Full-frame in your pocket and more!

At a press event, Wednesday, Sony launched a slew of exciting new product, including four new cameras (the NEX-5R, NEX-6,  Alpha α99 and Cyber-shot RX1 ) as well as two new camcorders (the NEX-VG30 and NEX-VG900.)

NEW! CYBER-SHOT
A full-frame point-and-shoot, you say? That’s crazy talk. Well, not anymore! Sony’s newest member of the Cyber-shot family is a palm-sized, compact camera that boasts a full-frame 24.3 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor. Combined with a Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens and Sony’s advanced BIONZ image processing engine, this is definitely the little camera that could!

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Sony Cyber-shot RX1 Key Features:

  • Full-frame 24mp CMOS sensor
  • JPEG, 14-bit RAW image capture
  • 35mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens
  • Xtra Fine 3″ LCD Display
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24 or 60fps
  • High Speed AF as fast as 0.13 seconds
  • Dedicated focus, iris and macro rings
  • Full-frame 24MP bursts at up to 5fps
  • Hot shoe for external flash, viewfinder
  • Auto HDR protects highlight and shadow
  • Available December 2012; MSRP: $3,000

>> Download the DSC-RX1 brochure

>> Read the press release

NEW! ALPHA NEX CAMERAS
New to the NEX lineup of interchangeable lens cameras is the NEX-5R, with a 16.1mp APS HD CMOS sensor, and the NEX-6, with a 16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor. The NEX-5R features a fast hybrid AF, as does the NEX-6  – expanding upon that with an OLED viewfinder, enhanced control, expandability and Wi-Fi® capabilities.

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NEX-5R Key Features:

  • 16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor
  • Full HD Movies
  • Wi-Fi® Sharing
  • 180-degree tiltable 3.0” Touch LCD
  • Accepts Sony® E-mount lenses
  • Sweep Panorama™ technology
  • Clear Imagezoom
  • Six Creative Style settings
  • Available October 2012; MSRP: (body only) $650, (w/18-55mm kit zoom lens) $750

>> Download the NEX-5R brochure

>> Read the press release

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NEX-6 Key Features:

  • 16.1MP APS-C sensor
  • Up to 10 fps shooting
  • Fast Hybrid AF with phase detection
  • AVCHD™ 1080 60p/60i/24p HD movies
  • XGA OLED electronic viewfinder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®
  • Quick Navi controls
  • Built-in flash
  • Available November 2012; MSRP: (body only) $850, (w/SELP1650 power zoom lens) $1,000

>> Download the NEX-6 brochure

>> Read the press release

NEW!  ALPHA DSLRs
More full-frame image capture has also been added to the Alpha DSLR family, in the form of the Alpha α99 and its 24.3mp 35mm full-frame sensor. The new flagship Alpha α99 combines all of the benefits of full-frame imaging with the responsiveness and speed of Translucent Mirror Technology and Sony’s new dual phase-detect AF system.

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Sony Alpha α99 Key Features:

  • 24.3MP 35mm full-frame sensor
  • 14-bit RAW output
  • Uncompressed Full 1080 HDMI® output in 24p/60p/60i
  • Up to 25600 ISO
  • Dual AF
  • Continuous AF in all modes
  • Up to 10 fps in Tele-zoom mode
  • 3″ tiltable LCD
  • Available October 2012; MSRP: (body only) $3,000

NEW!  NEX: CAMCORDERS
With its resolution of 16.1 effective megapixels, the NEX-VG30’s Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor assures outstanding image quality with the family of interchangeable E-mount lenses, while the NEX-VG900 is the first Handycam camcorder with a 35mm sensor to fully exploit the artistic potential of interchangeable lenses.

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Sony NEX-VG30 Key Features:

  • 16.1MP Exmor® APS-C HD CMOS sensor
  • Direct power zoom w/ variable zoom speed control
  • XGA OLED electronic viewfinder
  • Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround mic (5.1 channel)
  • Available November 2012; MSRP: (body only) $1,800

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Sony NEX-VG900 Key Features:

  • 24.3MP full-frame 35mm Exmor™ HD CMOS sensor
  • Full HD 1080/60i/60p/24p
  • Quad Capsule Spatial Array Surround mic (5.1 channel)
  • A-mount lens compatible via included adapter
  • Available November 2012; MSRP: $3,300

 >> Download the NEX-VG30/NEX-VG900 brochure

>> Read the press release

NEW from Sony: the Alpha NEX-5R

Sony announced, today, the latest in its series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras – the Alpha NEX-5R.

Combining a stylish, lightweight design and the freedom of interchangeable lenses with large-sensor image quality, speedy AF and the introduction of Wi-Fi capability, the new Sony Alpha NEX-5R compact system camera offers all the benefits of DSLR-style imaging in a more convenient, portable package with added connectivity.

The NEX-5R features a newly-developed 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor – identical in size to sensors found in traditional DSLR cameras – combined with a powerful BIONZ® processor to assure richly detailed still images and crisp Full HD videos in all types of lighting conditions.

KEY FEATURES:

  • 16.1 MP APS-C size HD sensor
  • Uses Sony E-mount lenses
  • Full 1080 HD 60p/60i/24p movie capture
  • 3″ 180º tiltable touchscreen LCD
  • Fast hybrid autofocus
  • Intuitive interface with control dial
  • Low light performance up to ISO 25600
  • Six-image layering
  • Wi-Fi sharing
  • PlayMemories mobile app

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Available October 2012; MSRP: $649.99(body only), $749.99 (with 18-44mm lens)