With a brand new, sleek design and enhanced control capabilities, the new Sony NEX-6 camera packs all the imaging power, shooting responsiveness, handling and operability of a DSLR into a pocket-sized mirrorless camera.
The newest addition to Sony’s acclaimed E-mount camera line-up includes Fast Hybrid AF, Wi-Fi capabilities and the Play Memories Camera Apps platform recently introduced on Sony’s new NEX-5R model, as well as the same high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder found on the flagship NEX-7 model. Additionally, the NEX-6 adds a standard DSLR-style mode dial for fast, simple navigation between settings. Read the rest of this entry »
With tens of millions of digital cameras in the U.S., it’s possible that more than a billion photos will be taken this summer. And chances are some – maybe some of yours – will be amazing; photos that capture the emotion of a single moment in time, photos that could win contests, photos that deserve to make their way out of memory cards and into frames to be displayed, shared and treasured for a lifetime.
So it’s a good thing that May – a month ahead of summer’s official start – is National Photo Month. It gives all of us a little time to brush up on our photography skills and think about what we’ll need to do justice to those amazing summer photos that will warm our hearts no matter how cold it gets next winter. Epson, the world’s leader in digital color and black and white photo printers, has some easy tips that can turn some of your favorite summer photos into prints that can be shared for generations to come. Read the rest of this entry »
Panasonic introduced the LUMIX DMC-ZS20(TZ30) as the newest member of its acclaimed ZS(TZ) series that has won worldwide popularity for versatile lens from ultra wide-angle to telephoto and recording capability of photo and video packed in a compact body.
Newly developed high quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens extends its powerful optical zoom to 20x which fits in an outstandingly compact body. The 20x optical zoom increases its power to 40x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. Read the rest of this entry »
Canon U.S.A. introduced the EOS 60Da Digital SLR Camera, a long-awaited successor to the EOS 20Da that is optimized for astrophotography. This DSLR caters to astronomers and hobbyists who enjoy capturing the beauty of the night sky by offering a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity. These modifications allow the camera to capture magnificent photographs of “red hydrogen emission” nebulae and other cosmic phenomena.
“The EOS 60Da is a testament to the constant desire to meet the needs of every customer, including those in specialized fields,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., “This new camera enables an accurate depiction of a part of our solar system which is hard to achieve with conventional cameras but should be enjoyed and celebrated.”
The Canon EOS 60Da camera packs a powerful 18-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C) that produces sharp and high-contrast images of astronomical objects, a major enhancement over the EOS 20Da model’s 8.2-megapixel sensor. The improved infrared-blocking filter is a modification suited specifically toward astronomy enthusiasts to achieve a hydrogen-alpha light sensitivity that is approximately three times higher than that of a normal Canon DSLR camera. This produces a 20-percent higher transmittance of Hydrogen Alpha line, or Hα wavelength, allowing astronomers to capture crisp, clear images of reddish, diffuse nebulae. Read the rest of this entry »