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Impressive Canon EOS 1D Mark IV high-ISO shots appear

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The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV still has a pre-order status at most online shops but some lucky fellas have already gotten their hands on one of those babies. The professional photographer John Deeb is among the chosen ones and he has been kind enough to share some high-ISO shots taken with the new APS-H flagship (APS-H is the name of the peculiar Canon sensor with a 1.3x crop factor).

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

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Sony Alpha 450 DSLR unveiled, looks like an Alpha 550 on the cheap

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Sony have just introduced a new member of their Alpha family of DSLR cameras. The Sony Alpha 450 is a budget version of the A550 and is built around the same 14 MP CMOS sensor with available ISO settings from 200 to 12800. A few features have been sliced off to get the lower price tag and here we have the missing link between the A3xx series and the A5xx series.

Sony Alpha 450

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Mirrorless Samsung NX10 announced, with HD video and all

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The jury is still out on the “mirror-less interchangeable lens systems are the future” case but Samsung have already jumped on the bandwagon. And when a company of this caliber enters a new market it is usually a good idea to pay attention. The Samsung NX10 is the first member of the new NX series of mirror-less interchangeable lens cameras.

Samsung NX10

The Samsung NX10 body is built around a 14.6 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, which as we suspect is the same as (or closely related to) the Pentax K-7 one. Considering how bad the Pentax K-7 did, we are hoping we’re wrong on this one as the Samsung NX10 packs quite a lot of interesting features.

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Images taken with Nikon D3S know no noise, well, almost

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Taking images at night can be a tough challenge. Either you have to carry around a tripod or you’d better forget about shooting when lights are turned off. But guys, as it turns out, our prayers have been heard: the recently announced full-frame DSLR Nikon D3S may be the solution we’ve been waiting for.

Its specs list looked too good to be true but its first high-ISO tests prove that dreams come true (if you have piles of cash that is). Or at least the one of a camera capable of taking good images in low light.
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Canon patents touchscreen DSLR with sweep gestures, puzzles us

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We have a feeling the photo community won’t be exactly thrilled about this but here it goes. Canon has just filled a patent for a touchscreen DSLR that would allow changing the aperture and the shutter speed by finger sweeps across the screen.

There are many other features described in the patent that would also be touch controlled such as metering, exposure compensation etc. but there is no saying of the exact nature of the gestures that would be used.

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Canon EOS 7D review: Bridging a gap

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In terms of feature set and technology innovation, the Canon EOS 7D is definitely a ground breaking prosumer camera in the Canon DSLR portfolio. And it’s got a new portfolio segment all to itself.

I was anxious to get it as soon as it became available and for the past couple of months I’ve been using it extensively for various photography tasks. And here’s a spoiler for you – I’m really pleased with it. To learn more, check out the full preview.

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Canon EOS 7D official photos

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Canon vs. Nikon battle takes over the stage

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This is hardly really tech news but it’s so hilarious that we couldn’t help ourselves but share it with you. Apparently the eternal my lens-is-brighter-than-your-lens war is now taking over the music stage. The rap video below tells the story of the contemporary Romeo and Juliet who cannot be together due to the differences in their photography gear tastes.

The video probably won’t bring any Grammy awards to its creators but we bet it can bring a smile on your face. Check it out after the break.

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Casio announce rugged EX-G1 with a face only a mother could love

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Casio are obviously keen to refresh their digital cameras lineup in time for the Christmas shopping spree. The new offering by the Japanese company is called EX-G1 and according to the manufacturer is the slimmest shock-resistant camera in the world.

Casio EX-G1

Measuring just under 20mm (19.8 to be exact) at its slimmest part the Casio EX-G1 can withstand a drop of 2.13 meters and is waterproof at up to 3 meters. It is also capable of working in dusty and extremely cold (up to -10°C) environment.

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Nikon D300s reviewed to the bone, considered second best in class

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Nikon D300s, one of Nikon’s latest DSLR cameras, has been treated to a long and detailed review by one of the leading websites for photography gear. In one of their trademark epic 30-page articles DPreview have examined the device performance and ergonomics, telling us almost everything there is to know about it.

Nikon D300S

Quite as the naming suggests the Nikon D300S is more of a cosmetic upgrade to its predecessor, than a genuinely new camera. The added video recording, contrast-detect AF and increased continuous shooting rate will probably be enough for many to consider an upgrade, but the image quality has remained virtually unchanged.

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Casio announces high-speed EX-FH25 and EX-FC150 with back-light CMOS sensors

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Casio Japan announced a couple of pretty interesting digital cameras today. The EX-FH25 superzoom and EX-FC150 compact both feature back-light CMOS imaging sensors that should be able to deliver better signal-to-noise ratio than conventional front-lit units.

Casio EX-FH25
Casio EX-FH25

Both cameras sport 1/2.3” 10 megapixel sensors and are able to shoot video at up to 1000 FPS. Of course that number is only achievable in the miserly resolution of 224 x 64 pixels but VGA @ 120 FPS ain’t too bad either.
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