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2014.06.27

The Canon Rebel SL1 is an entry-level DSLR packed into a uniquely compact body. It features an 18 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor with Hybrid AF II technology which combines on-sensor Phase-Detect with Contrast-Detect to autofocus quickly while recording full 1080p HD video or shooting with Live-View.

Canon Rebel SL1 Review

Canon Rebel SL1

This small DSLR offers state-of-the-art image-quality with a wide ISO range of 100 to 12800, expandable to ISO 25600. Its newly designed mirror mechanism and processor lets it shoot continuously at 4 FPS. While it has a small buffer to hold 8 RAW files, its memory throughput is extremely high which allows up to 1140 JPEG images in a single continuous burst.

Read the detailed review to find out how the SL1 performs and compares to its larger peers. Summer weather is here and the image gallery turned out nicely. As always, there are samples at every ISO sensitivity.

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2014.06.16

Lenovo’s flagship laptop is the lightest 14″ laptop available. Made of military-grade and ultra-light carbon-fiber, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2014 is packed with features and unique technologies. New to the 2014 model is an anti-glare QHD display with 2560×1440 resolution. Revised trackpad and keyboard round-off change from the original X1 Carbon.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2014

The X1 Carbon provides incredible portability with a body under 0.7″ thick and weighing less than 2.8 lbs. Its built-in battery offers up to 9 hours battery-life and can recharge to 85% capacity in under 45 minutes! The keyboard is illuminated and spill-proof. It features Lenovo’s Trackpoint for precise pointer control and a Trackpad with 5 integrated buttons.

Read Neocamera’s Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2014 review to learn all about this high-end ultra-book and find how it measures to the competition.

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2014.05.24

As sensors reach increasingly high resolutions, Nikon is removing anti-alias filters from their DSLRs. First, they started at the high-end with the D800E, twin of the D800  minus the anti-alias filter. This proliferated down to the D7100 and D5300, already an entry-level model, until finally arriving to their most basic entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3300, which is the only one in its class to be without an anti-alias filter.

A review of the Nikon D3300 was just published on Neocamera. This entry-level DSLR features a 24 megpaixels APS-C CMOS sensor with ISO 100-12800 sensitivity range, expandable to ISO 25600. This is paired with a fast internal processor which lets it shoot continuously at 5 FPS and capture full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS.

Nikon D3300

This DSLR is quite compact and light-weight. It offers a simple user-interface with a single control-dial and few external controls. As usual though, it offers full manual-controls and a hot-shoe for external lighting. There are creative controls with scene modes and guided operation for beginners.

The key to the new anti-alias-filter-free sensor is that it resolves the maximum sharpness a lens lets through. The D3300 has a Nikon F lens-mount without AF-coupling and therefore requires a lens with built-in motor to autofocus. It also needs very high-quality lenses to take full-advantage of. This is where the low-price of the D3300 gets overridden since such high-end lenses are costly.’

Read the Nikon D3300 review to see its output quality and found out how it performs.

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2014.05.19

Olympus has been pushing the limits of mirrorless cameras with each new flagship model and their latest, the OM-D E-M1, is no exception. They tookk everything of the highly-acclaimed and ground-breaking Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewed here and put it all in a new freezeproof and still fully weather-sealed body with a spectacular 2.4 EVF having 0.74X magnification and, of course, 100% coverage.

The current flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 is designed to bridge the Micro Four-Thirds and full-size Four-Thirds lineup by bringing built-in Phase-Detect AF on a revised 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with no anti-alias filter. Together with Olympus’ weather-sealed Four-Thirds-to-Micro Four-Thirds, the OM-D E-M1 can focus legacy lenses they way they were intended and still remain fully weather-sealed.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 plus Micro Four-Thirds lineup

The just reviewed Olympus OM-D E-M1 is still without a doubt a mirrorless camera. Even with its deep hand-grip, it remains compact and considerable less bulky than a comparable DSLR when using Micro Four-Thirds lenses which are plentiful and quite versatile.

Neocamera published a full-review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 which should be particularly interesting to advanced photographers and professionals considering the move to a mirrirless system.

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2014.04.30

An express review of the Fuji Finepix S1 was just published at Neocamera. This ultra-zoom fits between the top-of-the-line SL-series and flagship X-S1, in a new line parallel to the HS-series. It packs an extreme 24 to 1200mm lens with a 5-axis stabilization system paired with a high-speed 16 megapixels 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor. The S1 is the most affordable weather-proof ultra-zoom now and the only one with at least 50X optical zoom.

This digital camera promises extreme versatility thanks to its sturdy construction and high number of controls. It is packed with features including full manual-controls, built-in HDR and even an Interval-Timer. Read the review to find out what the Fuji Finepix S1 delivers.

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