FOLLOW NEOCAMERA
RSS Twitter YouTube
TRANSLATE INTO

Archive for 2011

2011.12.21

A detailed review of the Nikon Coolpix P7100 was just published on Neocamera. The P7100 is the flagship premium compact from Nikon which is built around a 10 megapixels CCD and a stabilized 7X wide-angle optical zoom lens equivalent to 28-200mm. This is presently the most advanced compact available from any brand. Its pro features include triple control-dials, a hot-shoe, external stereo sound input, an optical viewfinder, bracketing and RAW capabilities. Read the review to found out how it performs.

Nikon Coolpix P7100

Neocamera Blog Neocamera.com © Cybernium

2011.12.15

Just in from B&H Photo, two of the Best Cameras of 2011 are on sale this holiday season. First is the Best Entry-Level DSLR of 2011, the Nikon D5100. This one features a 16 megapixels CMOS sensor which delivers truly superb image quality in relatively light and simple to use body. For a limited time, the D5100 with 18-55mm Kit lens is available for only $797 USD.

Second is the Best Ultra-Compact of 2011, the elegant and slim Canon ELPH 310 HS. This one uses a high-speed 12 megapixels BSI-CMOS sensor which delivers improved image quality and sensitivity. It can also capture full 1080p HD video and packs a impressive 8X wide-angle optical zoom lens with image stabilization. In time for the holidays, B&H Photo is selling the Canon ELPH 100 HS for only $199 USD including FREE 2nd day shipping to the US.

Neocamera Blog Neocamera.com © Cybernium

2011.11.29

Nikon just announced a new flagship Speedlight, the SB-910 which takes over from the SB900.  This new unit is very powerful while gaining a simpler user-interface and number of special features:

  • Thermal cut-out function that offers protection against damage to the flash panel and body that can be caused by overheating during continuous flash use.
  • Hard color compensation filters for fluorescent and incandescent color temperature balancing. This makes it possible to use Preset WB with flash.
  • Three illumination patterns: Standard, Center-Weighted and Even.
  • Multi-step power zoom that covers a focal-lengths from 17 to 200mm.
  • FX/DX-format identification that optimizes zoom angle based on the camera body.
  • Dedicated Menu button with quick access to custom settings.

As usual, the SB-910 can be used as an on-camera flash, wireless commander, or remote flash.  It has a high-speed recycling time of approximately 2.5 seconds for full power with NiMH batteries, and approximately 3.0 seconds with AA Alkaline batteries. There will be optional water guards for select cameras to protect the connection between the flash and camera in bad weather.

The Nikon SB-910 Speedlight is scheduled to be available in November at a suggested price of  $579.95 CDN.

Neocamera Blog Neocamera.com © Cybernium

 

2011.11.28

Neocamera just published a review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47. This is one of two ultra-zooms launched this year with an ultra-wide 24X stabilized optical zoom lens. This one features a 12 MP high-speed CCD capable of 3.7 FPS continuous shooting and full 1080p HD video capture. Read on to find out how it performs.

Neocamera Blog Neocamera.com © Cybernium

2011.11.25

Today Fuji unveiled their all-new premium ultra-zoom based on a 12 megapixels 2/3″ EXR-CMOS sensor capable of ISO 3200 and 7 FPS continuous shooting at full-resolution. The X-S1, as it is called, is precision built with a mechanical 26X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 24-624mm. It features a 0.47″ EVF with 1.4 megapixels and an Eye-Start sensor. This is likely to make it the most usable ultra-zoom of its time.

Fuji X-S1

The Fuji X-S1 is truly a full-featured camera, with full manual controls, including manual focus, custom white-balance, RAW capabilities and a hot-shoe for external lighting. It has a single control-dial but plenty of external controls for efficiency.

Like most modern digital cameras, this one records video too, up to 1920×1080 @ 30 FPS with stereo sound. There is even a mini-jack to record from an external audio source.

The Fuji X-S1 is great news for the advanced ultra-zoom category which has been less than impressive lately. Until this new one comes out, the best ultra-zoom remains the long-discontinued Fuji Finepix S100FS which will be 4 years old by the time the X-S1 ships in February 2012 for a suggested retail price of $799 CDN.

Neocamera Blog Neocamera.com © Cybernium

BLOG SEARCH

Blogroll

Log in