Press Release: Nikon D4

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Here is the press release everyone has been waiting for (drum roll please), the announcement of the 16.2MP, full frame, 11fps and broadcast video shooting Nikon flagship, replacement for the D3s, the Nikon D4!

PRESS RELEASE

Johannesburg, South Africa – Nikon in South Africa today announces the launch of the D4, its new flagship D-SLR for photographers who need the ultimate in photography.

Made to shatter limits and realise every shooting opportunity, this professional FX-format camera brings new levels of image quality, speed and precision to both still photography and video.

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First Impression: Sony A35 and NEX-C3

The last couple of weeks have been terrible since we got samples of both the NEX-C3 and Alpha A35 but were sworn to secrecy as – at the time – there was no official release date for either camera. Now the news is official and we can share our first thoughts and begin our reviews a little more publicly.

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News: Nikon D5100 + ME-1 Mic Announced

This morning we wake to the news that Nikon have unveiled the new D5100 and ME-1 Mic. The D5100 will obviously replace the old D5000 – which to be honest was not a favourite of mine personally – and sports a 16.2MP CMOS sensor as found in the D7000. Nikon have improved the flip-out and rotating screen by moving its hinge to the side like the Canon EOS 60D and 600D rather than at the bottom of the camera as was the case with the old D5000.

The ME-1 Mic is compatible with all Nikon’s (though it is likely to work on other brands) which accept a Mic through the standard audio jack. Nikon also have announce the production of their 60 millionth Nikkor lens. Full press release after the break.

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News: LEICA V Lux 2 in South Africa

TudorTech, the South African Distributors for Leica, have announced the V Lux 2 is available in South Africa. This camera was released at Photokina and features a 24x optical zoom or rather a DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens. The effective range is 25-600mm. There is 14mp CMOS Sensor which also allows the camera to capture AVCHD Videos and frame rates of 11fps at the full 14mp resolution through to 60fps at 2.8mp resolution.

Full press release after the break.

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News: Epson Stylus Pro 4900

We just got the following from Epson South Africa:

Epson has launched the Stylus Pro 4900 to help deliver the best print quality for commercial photographs and fine art reproduction, the printer boasts outstanding colour consistency and accurate colour matching, and can reproduce 98 percent of all PANTONE®1 colours. The printer also switches automatically between photo and matte black inks, with both installed to avoid stopping the print run.

The complete press release is after the break.

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