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Samyang announces their new 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens

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Read more: Samyang announces their new 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC LensWell here we have yet another Pre-Photokina announcement, this time from the South Korean optics company Samyang, made popular by their high quality products at unbeatable pricing, and most commonly known for their 85mm f/1. 4 Lens, Samyang have now released the details on their new 35mm f/1.4 a nice fast wide-angle lens. unfortunately no pricing or release date was given at the time of announcement, but they have said more information will be available by the end of this month, so with any luck it should be on the shelfs in time for christmas.

 

Full spec's after the break.

 

Nikon: D7000, SB700 & 2x New NIKKOR Prime Lenses!

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Read more: Nikon: D7000, SB700 & 2x New NIKKOR Prime Lenses!Well anyone would be forgiven for thinking Nikon had forgotten about the up and coming Photokina event scheduled for the 21st of this month in Cologne.

But that's simply not the case, at least not after today's press releases, Nikon has announced their new Mid-range Prosumer DSLR the D7000, which offers 16.2 Mpixel CMOS sensor in DX (or APS-C for the rest of us) format, as well as things like a 39 Point AF grid, and Nikons new EXPEED 2 image processor. 

Nikon also announced their new SB-700 Speedlight, which is the first Nikon Speedlight below the SB-900 which has the ability to act as a master controller in a multiple-strobe setup.

And to top things off, Nikon has released their new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G , and a new AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II Primes, these are both nice fast lenses, and being primes should hold up excellent image quality.

Full spec sheets for the camera & speedlight after the break.

You can on a Canon! - New PowerShot G12 & SX30 IS

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Read more: You can on a Canon! - New PowerShot G12 & SX30 IS

If you previously couldn't, you certainly can now! On top of last weeks slew of announcements we're met yet again with more announcements from Canon this week, Today Canon have proudly released details on their new PowerShot G12, their as-close-as-you-can-get-to-a-DSLR without being able to change lenses, As well as their new Super-Zoom PowerShot SX30 IS with it's amazing new 35x optical zoom, that's a 35mm equiv. of 24mm to 840mm, MASSIVE.

Stay tuned for full reviews on both these fantastic Cameras!

Full spec lists after the break!

 

Announced: Olympus E-5 DSLR with 12.3MP, 720p movie mode, swiveling LCD

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Read more: Announced: Olympus E-5 DSLR with 12.3MP, 720p movie mode, swiveling LCD



I must admit that I'm a bit of a fan of the Olympus E series. I use the rather compact E-510 as one of my cameras for aerial photography. So I was pleased to hear that the long-awaited E-5 finally made its appearance.

It's a fairly standard 12.3 megapixel with a 3-inch dual-axis swiveling LCD, a TruePic V+ image processor and full-time Live View system. The body is splash and dustproof and crafted out of magnesium alloy. The E-5 has a 720p movie mode with a 7 minute-per-clip maximum, in-body mechanical image stabilization and an 11-point auto focus system. There's also wireless flash control, support for both CompactFlash and Secure Digital (SDHC / SDXC) cards (what, no more xD cards? Hurray!). ISO range from 100 to 6400. However, the asking price is a hefty $1,699.99 for the body alone, so is there something in the Press Release we have overlooked?

Read below.

Apple Event - September 1 Roundup

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Read more: Apple Event - September 1 RoundupFollowing this mornings announcement, Apple have released their entire new iPod range including a new iPod Touch with the beautiful Retina display, 720P HD Video Recording and FaceTime support (front-facing camera). 

They've also released the new Multi-touch enabled iPod Nano, and the new iPod Shuffle which has gone back to having "Clickable" ring buttons, but still retains their voice-over control technology.

Completing their music line Apple also have released iTunes 10 with their new social music service "Ping".

But wait, there's more! the new Apple TV has also been released which features an 80% smaller device, and new TV rental services at much more affordable pricing.

Links to the media releases after the break.

ViewSonic's Android Tablet - ViewPad 7

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Read more: ViewSonic's Android Tablet - ViewPad 7

ViewSonic has previously announced here some basic information regarding their new ViewPad 7, their answer to Apples iPad, but in a more compact form factor, running the new Android 2.2 FroYo operating system, but today Androidandme have provided the details on the unit, which appears to be a re-branded OlivePad.

 Check details below.

Canon's new compacts! - PowerShot SX130 IS & PowerShot S95

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Read more: Canon's new compacts! - PowerShot SX130 IS & PowerShot S95Well it's obviously that time of year, Canon are announcing products left, right & centre.

This time around we're focusing (pun intended) on their compact range of consumer cameras... bit of a tongue twister that one, anyhow the new PowerShot SX130 IS and PowerShot S95 as shown below are targeted towards two different markets, but both are sure to be excellent value for money, and we hope to be able to review both of these new compacts at some point after their September release date.

 

Click read more for pictures & detailed specifications.

 

Canon EOS 60D Prosumer DSLR - Any day now!

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Read more: Canon EOS 60D Prosumer DSLR - Any day now!

After being officially announced just days ago (26th August 2010) we're now seeing pre-orders appearing on various popular photography websites for canon's newest prosumer SLR camera, the 18 Megapixel Canon EOS 60D.


The press release goes on to mention availability from dealers nationally in September 2010.

"Replacing the popular EOS 50D camera, the EOS 60D sits between the EOS 550D and EOS 7D and is perfect for users stepping up from an entry-level DSLR, as well as for compact users desiring more creative options and higher image quality."

Stay tuned for a detailed review on this fantastic new SLR.

See Specs below.

 

HTC Desire HD - The rest of the worlds Evo 4G!

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Read more: HTC Desire HD - The rest of the worlds Evo 4G!Yes the rumour has been around for a while, but it's finally been outed in video thanks to the guys over at 247android.com (italian) confirmed specs include: 4.3" WVGA Screen, 8 Mpixel Camera, 720P Video Recording,  XviD Playback, and of course Android 2.2 FroYo... this places the Desire HD as HTC's answer to an Evo 4G for GSM/HSDPA Networks.

Slated for an October release.

Read on to watch the video and more tech specs...

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