CES 2012: Canon PowerShot G1X

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This is quite likely the camera everyone has wanted from Canon for many years while still being the camera few people expected. It is a G-series on steroids. It features a 14.3MP CMOS sensor that is just a tiny bit smaller than the 1.6x crop APS-C sensor they use in much or their DSLR range. It is not the changeable lens, mirrorless machine many were expecting. Question is thought, for most photographers that this will appeal to, does it really need changeable lenses? Read on for the press release from Canon SA.

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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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Sony NEX-7 Begins to Ship to USA

Digital Camera Resource Page are reporting that the Sony NEX-7 will begin shipping in small quantities for those who have pre-ordered. They quote the following statement from Sony USA. Sony USA is happy to announce that limited quantities of the new NEX-7 camera will begin shipping to pre-order customers this month. Overall production capacity remains … Read moreSony NEX-7 Begins to Ship to USA

New Nikon Speedlight SB-910

 

Nikon have released a replacement for the their flagship flash which was a little unexpected. The new Speedlight SB-910 is said to have an easier to use interface and a new thermal protection to slow down recycle times when the flash starts getting to hot and threatening to overheat. The older SB-900 would simply shut down till it had cooled down. Check the full press release after the break.

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New Craft & Vision eBook – Making Light 2


Strobist flash is very popular yet many people are still scared of flash and or need a kick start on how to use flash more creatively. The first volume of Making Light was a fantastic eBook and now it has been followed up with an even more advanced guide in Making Light 2. Get is now at Craft & Vision by clicking here and you will be helping us out as well. Click on the Read More tag to find out about the special launch offer.

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PhotoComment Podcast Episode 003 – Sony NEX-7 Hands On, JYC Accessories and Keeping Camera Dry


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Welcome to Episode 3 of PhotoComment podcast. Today we talk about the Sony NEX-7 which we just got our hands on. We also look at two other accessories we just got our hands on, look at the latest news and finally a tip on keeping your camera dry as the summer showers hit Johannesburg.

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Nikon in the News

Two news stories are doing the rounds at the moment about Nikon. The first one which caught our eye – as we wait for our review units to test ourselves – is the Nikon 1 V1 and J1 have been reviewed over at DxO Mark. There are some interesting things to not here. As expected the smaller sensor on the Nikon is struggling against the bigger APS-C sensor in cameras like the Sony NEX-C3. On the flip side the new CX sensor in the Nikon’s is holding it’s own against the Micro Four Thirds sensors in the Olympus PEN range or Panasonic.

(Source: Nikon Rumors)

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