Over at our sister digital photography site Digital Photography School we've just published our most popular photography tips of all time. I thought it might be worth sharing them here also.
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Here are a few new ones to hit the market:
The Canon EOS 50D builds upon the success of the great 40D and takes it up a level with a 15.1 megapixel sensor, ISO range of 100-6400 (extendable up to a whopping 12800), 3.0 inch LCD (920,000 pixels) with Live View for framing images in the LCD, a shutter speed of 30-1/8000 second, Digic IV processor, integrated cleaning system and continuous shooting at 6.3 frames per second.
The Canon EOS 50D is already available for ordering at Amazon in three configurations - check out the different combinations and price points below:
Learn more about the Canon EOS 50D and a new 18-200mm lens in the following news release from Canon announcing this new DSLR.Continue reading "Canon EOS 50D"
The Nikon D90 builds on the success of previous Nikon DSLRs and breaks a little ground of its own as the first DSLR to incorporate video.
Using Auto Exposure and Auto Focus that is featured in Nikon's pro model DSLRs the Nikon D90 has a 12.3 megapixel sensor, ISO range of between 100 to 6400, 3 inch LCD screen (920,000 pixels with 170 degree viewing), Live View mode (for framing shots with the LCD) and a lot of other great features.
The Nikon D90 shoots movies (a first for DSLRs) at 24 frames per second and at a resolution of 1280x720 pixels (16:9), 640x424 (3:2), and 320x216 (3:2).
The Nikon is already available for ordering at Amazon - check out the prices at:
Get a review of the Nikon D90 at DPS at Nikon D90 Review.Continue reading "Nikon D90"
This week Nikon have announced the Nikon SB-900 Speedlight to go with their new Nikon D700 DSLR .
It is a top of the range flash and will be available in August 2008 with a retail price of $499.95 USD.
Learn more about the Nikon SB-900 Speedlight in the promotional material from Nikon below.
New Nikon SB-900 Speedlight Advances Flash Technology At The Speed Of Light With Expansive Zoom And Intelligent Features
Nikon’s Newest Flagship Speedlight Offers a Powerful Addition to the Versatile Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Nikon, Inc. today introduced the SB-900 Speedlight to provide Nikon digital SLR photographers with a flash capable of a wide zoom range, increased versatility, faster recycling time, and a wealth of intelligent features to enhance the already vast functionality of the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). Building on the success of the popular SB-800 Speedlight, the SB-900 provides users with extensive creative lighting possibilities with a simplified interface and the ability to stay up to date with future technologies through user-applied firmware updates.*Continue reading "Nikon SB-900 Speedlight"
The Nikon D700 is a 12.1 megapixel full frame (FX), professional DSLR. It's bundled up in a body that is virtually the same as the Nikon D300. In essence it's the Nikon D3 feature wise (with a few modifications) in a smaller magnesium alloy body.
The Nikon D700 features five frames per second shooting, image sensor cleaning (vibration cleaning) and the first professional DSLR to come with an in built flash. It has an ISO range of 200-6400 (boostable up to 25600 and down to 100), support for DX lenses, a viewfinder with 95% coverage and a 3.0 inch LCD.
The Nikon D700 will have a retail price of $2999 USD when it goes on sale in July (body only).
Learn more about the Nikon D700 in the following promotional material from Nikon. We'll post reviews of the camera below as they come to hand.Continue reading "Nikon D700 DSLR"
Trusted Reviews has posted their review of the Casio Exilim EX-S10 where they write - 'As a small snapshooter the Casio may not suit everyone, even though it offers something for everyone. The handling is down to taste and personal physiology, so we can't expect the perfect camera, but the small form is quite fiddly. In terms of images the camera is also hit and miss, with reasonable but not great results. A stand out feature is the dynamic range but other than that the camera produces too many blurred, noisy and distorted images. Most snappers won't notice, but there are so many cameras available that are better that it would be a shame to miss out just through ignorance.'
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Pocket Lint reviews the Kodak EasyShare M893 IS and writes - 'The Kodak EasyShare M893 IS provides nice features within a tidy, pocketable design but image noise and sluggish performance don’t do it any favours. If you are after a reasonable snapper and you’ll print images at modest sizes you’ll be happy, but don’t buy this camera if it is 30 x 40-inch prints you’ll be wanting on a regular basis, as it might just leaving feeling disappointed.'
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Imaging Resource reviews the Canon PowerShot A470 and writes - 'Overall, the Canon PowerShot A470 is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It comes in fun colors, is easy to operate, yet offers a handful of more advanced features for more experienced users. It's small, pocketable, and has minimal controls to fiddle with. Add to this the Canon A470's great exposure and color handling, and a very low price and you have a classic bargain digital camera. What more could you ask? For around $129.99, you get a 7.1-megapixel CCD, 3.4x optical zoom lens, Canon's Face Detection and Motion Detection technologies, and a host of available scene modes and creative tools. If you're in the market for an inexpensive, portable digital camera that performs well, the PowerShot A470 definitely deserves consideration.'
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