The Sony EVIL / Micro Four-thirds concept camera was one of the first out of the PMA gate. Sony unleashed its new product line up at the 2010 PMA (Photo Marketing Association) in Anaheim, California, February 21. The new super-small compact body with interchangeable lenses will provide AVCHD video and use an Exmor™ APS HD…
Before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics are overshadowed by the PMA and the cavalcade of new gear announced and released, let’s take a quick look at what’s happening at the games. CNN has a great insider article on a day-in-the-life of an Olympic sports photographer. Many photogs dream of shooting an Olympic event, but do they…
Canon announced the newest addition to the Rebel line yesterday: The Canon 550D, aka, the Rebel T2i
The newest DLSR offers photographers a 18 megapixel APS-C sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor. The new rebel will also record HD video.
Sharing a feature with its big brother the Canon 7D, the Canon 550D uses the iFCL metering system. New is the ability for users to set a top limit for auto ISO – a new way to control noise in images.
The 550D continues with the DLSR trend of HD video capabilities. The 550D shoots video at full 1920x1080p HD resolution, and photographers can select frame rates from 30, 25 and 24fps. 720p video at 60 and 50fps is also available on the new Canon DSLR. The EOS 550D has a 3.5mm microphone jack for using an external mike when shooting video.
The display on the new 550D is a 3-inch 3:2 Clear View LCD screen with resolution of 1,040k dots. Canon says 100% of captured images (with no borders) are visible on the LCD. The display has anti-reflective and water-repellent coatings, making it easier to view in bright conditions and from different angles.
Just as the rumors were starting to dry up out comes a doozy: Canon Rumors is reporting that the Canon 5D Mark III will be announced and/or released during 2010. Canon’s professional DSLRs are released every 2 to 3 years – a Canon 5D Mark III in 2010 shaves 6 months off the expected announcement…
As the industry prepares for the PMA in Anaheim, CA, the rumors are flying.
Nikon Rumors is speculating on the future of the Nikon EVIL camera: Hiroshi Takashima (General Manger of Imaging Division at Nikon) said in an interview that Nikon has some surprises up it’s sleeve this year. Stay tuned for more.
Pre-PMA, Nikon is scheduled to make an announcement February 3. What about? No new DSLRs apparently. Nikon Rumors reports that four new CoolPics cameras will be released. Two lenses, the AF-S 24mm f/1.4 prime and the AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR zoom lenses could be announced, as well as two new teleconverters.
The new Nikon 300mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II lens has been reported in stock. Check your favorite online retailer for more info.