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2014.08.08

Nikon D810

Nikon recently unveiled their newest digital camera, the D810 which replaces the D800E and D800 twins. They have taken the no anti-alias filter route and provided it with completely upgraded internals:

  • A new 36 megapixels CMOS sensor with base sensitivity of ISO 64, expandable down to 32. The normal sensitivity range reach ISO 12,800 and expands to 51,200.
  • An EXPEED 4 processor with unprecedented image-parameters for finer control over image rendition than any other digital camera.
  • A revised shutter and mirror mechanism to reduce vibrations. The D810 can sustain 5 FPS continuous shooting with a deeper buffer than its predecessor.

Many more processing and capabilities have been refined too. Read Neocamera’s Nikon D810 review to see what it can do.

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2014.07.24

Neocamera just published a detailed review of the Olympus Stylus 1. This is a unique premium compact with a constant F/2.8 aperture lens, equivalent to 28-300mm. This wide-angle 10.7X optical zoom lens is paired with a stabilized 12 megapixels 1/1.7″ CMOS. There is a large 1.44 megapixels EVF with built-in Eye-Start sensor showing 100% coverage at 1.15X magnification, something comparable larger mirrorless cameras.

Olympus Stylus 1

The Olympus Stylus 1 is designed with powerful photographic features and a high number of external controls. These include dual control-dials and a unique control-ring which to set focus continuously or exposure parameters in a natural way. This digital camera offers one of the richest feature-set in its class with 5 metering patterns, 5 types of bracketing, built-in WiFi and much more.

Read its detailed review to find out how it performs.

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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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2014.06.09

The Nikon D4s is the latest and most professional Nikon full-frame DSLR to date. It features a high-sensitivity 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with stellar ISO 50 to 409,600 sensitivity range. Its fast EXPEED 4 processor lets it shoot continuously at 11 FPS for up to 200 JPEG images or 78 RAW files at maximum quality in each respective formats. The D4s takes video features to the next level with full 1080p HD capture at 60 FPS which can be recorded simultaneously to flash memory and cleanly output over HDMI.

A review of the Nikon D4s was just published at Neocamera. This review covers in details differences between the D4s and its predecessor while analyzing the image-quality and performance of this new flagship DSLR.

Nikon D4s

The D4s is a true professional tool, taking the DSLR concept to its highest level. Its sturdy body houses an enormous battery capable of 3020 shots-per-charge and offers dual grips, each with dual control-dials, 8-way joysticks and AF-On buttons. A 100% coverage OVF with 0.7X magnification, 3″ LCD and weatherproof body round-off its core features.

This DSLR also offers high-end functions which are rarely found among digital cameras. Those include Time-Lapse Video, Interval Timer, Gigabit Ethernet, HTTP and FTP servers. Read the D4s review to see how this camera performs.

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2014.05.16

Today Sony announced their latest large-sensor compact, the unique Cybershot RX100 III. Already, the original RX100 is well-regarded for its outstanding image-quality and then Sony followed it with an RX100 II which added an optional add-on EVF. Now, the RX100 III sports a unique popup EVF which fits right in the body and lets the camera remain compact.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

The new Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III boasts an improved ultra-wide and ultra-bright lens. It is equivalent to a 24-70mm in 35mm-terms and sports a maximum F/1.8 aperture at wide-angle and F/2.8 at telephoto end. This makes it even easier for this camera to deliver high image-quality when light is low. While earlier RX100 models started bright, their lenses were a quite dim F/4.9 at the long end.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III

The new 0.39″ EVF offers 1.4 megapixels and 0.59X magnification. Its popup and pull-out design bring a rare EVF into the compact digital camera world. There is also an impressive 1.2 megapixels 3″ LCD which tilts for framing at odd angles. There are free-rotating dials around the lens and 4-way controller. As expected for such a premium camera, it offers full manual-controls, including custom white-balance and spot metering.

Sony fitted with RX100 III with a Bionz X processor to deliver speedy performance. This compact camera can shoot 20 megapixels images at 10 FPS for up to 12 JPEG or 13 RAW (Yes, oddly, it does more RAW than JPEG per burst). It can record full 1080p HD video at up to 60 FPS using the modern XAVC S codec. Another uncommon feature is clean 1080p HD output, something which has never been done on a compact camera before. Built-in WiFi and NFC round the mix of features.

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III is scheduled to be available next month for $799 USD. No world on availability outside of the US yet.

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