It is finally official, the Sony Alpha A700 has a replacement in the A77. This new Translucent Mirror camera has a whopping 24.3mp APS-C sensor, offers 12fps shooting, durable dust and moisture resistant body construction, an OLED viewfinder, the list goes on and on. The A65 is a cut back version with the same sensor but less durable build claims and 10fps. There is also a new 16-50mm f/2.8 lens to accompany these cameras.
Well to the horror of many Nikon fans out there, Nikon have announced several new compact cameras and not pro model DSLR bodies. Here is a summary of what has been announced. The AW100 is Nikon’s – late possibly – entry into durable compacts. It features a 16mp CMOS sensor, 5x zoom, 10m waterproof and … Read moreNew Nikon Coolpix Cameras No D300s or D700 Replacements
Canon has announced a few new cameras and printers. The PowerShot SX150 IS features 14.1mp with a 12x zoom. It shoots HD videos and is expected to retail for R2299,00 here in South Africa. The new IXUS 1100 HS is said to be the slimmest 12x optical zoom camera in it’s class. It has a touch screen interface and a 12.1mp back-illuminated CMOS sensor. Retail expected to be around R3699.00. The IXUS 230 HS will hit shelves at R2499.00 and offers an 8x zoom on the same 12.1mp backlit CMOS. Lastly the new Canon PIXMA MG2140 is an all in one printer which features Easy-WebPrint EX and Full HD Movie Print – say what? How do you print a movie? Anyway, it will retail for around R799,00. A host of other new printers were announced including:
You may recall that in our June 2011 issue of PhotoComment we featured the work of wedding and portrait photographer Catherine Hall (no relation) from the USA. We originally “met” via Skype recording an episode the This Week in Photo. Now Catherine is hosting TWiT (This Week In Tech) Photo. She kicks things off by interviewing Chase Jarvis. You can find out more on or read on for her words on this new venture.
The new Craft & Vision eBook is Available: ANDES, The Print & The Process Series. Using both film and digital capture, Gibson captures the natural and majestic beauty of places like Machu Picchu; as well as, the rich culture and struggles of the Incas and their mountain lifestyle in a raw and intimate journey that is as much about photography as it is about adventure. Andrew is a gifted teacher and photographers will learn from this journey if they’re willing to join him.
ANDES is available now as a downloadable PDF for just $5USD. Read on for a special offer. Book review to follow soon.
We recently got this press release that Canon South Africa will be holding their own Canon Expo in Sandton come December 2011. It will be a 3 day event that can showcase their products and services best apparently. There is only one concern with this, it means that Canon SA wont be involved in any other expos or shows. That means no Canon at this years Photo & Film Expo… odd.
For the past few weeks there had been rumours of a new Olympus PEN model coming but today Olympus took many by surprise by announcing 3 new cameras in essence refreshing their entire PEN range. All three of the new cameras share the 12.3MP Live MOS sensor and boast improved autofocus. In brief the new cameras are:
The photographic world is a buzz this morning with news from Pentax of a new Q camera system which seems to hail back to their days of the Auto 110. In essence the Pentax Q is an interchangeable lens compact camera. That’s right, the 12,4MP CMOS sensor is the same size found in most compact … Read morePentax Release New Q Camera System
I like rangefinder cameras, I really do, but I am not so sure that I get so excited about the announcement of new Leica’s these days like the new M9-P. I mean, sure its slightly smaller than the other M9 (which will continue and is not discontinued) and sure it lack the Leica Red Dot logo and I like that its aimed at being more discreet but I just cannot swallow the price that competes with my car.
In addition to the new M9-P Leica have announced a new Super-Elmar M lens in the form of the 21mm f/3.4. Full press release after the break.
This is some exciting news to share. Our mother company Comment Media, has launched a new website and podcast. Its called Alpha Tutorials and while its designed to teach people more about the Sony Alpha system, the lessons on basic principles of photography are applicable to all cameras. I’ll be hosting the show, I apologize … Read moreLaunch of Alpha Tutorials Podcast