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