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Canon repackages PowerShot G7 X Mark II for video fans

Create: 01/06/2017 - 19:38
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit

For sure, one of the more popular uses of digital cameras is for shooting video. That covers everything from smartphones to DSLRs to mirrorless cameras and point and shoots.

Canon has put together a package for those who want to test the waters of making movies but also want a credible still camera.

Canon is now offering the PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit, which includes a few extra items.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II offers faster shooting

Create: 01/04/2017 - 23:26
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

It’s been some 15 months since Canon released the PowerShot G9 X, and the most recent update makes subtle improvements. Hence, it’s known as the Mark II.

Much of what made the G9 X popular has been carried over to the Mark II.

Resolution has dropped ever so slightly to 20.1-MP from 20.2-MP from the one-inch CMOS sensor. The ISO range remains 125-6,400, which can be extended upward to 12,800 when shooting in P(rogram) mode.

Nikon is bringing the D5600 to the U.S.

Create: 01/04/2017 - 21:00
Nikon D5600

Announced for overseas markets in November, Nikon's mid-level D5600 DSLR will now be available to photographers in the U.S. and Canada.

This camera replaces the D5500. It uses a 24.2-MP DX (APS-C) CMOS sensor paired with a 39-point autofocus system.

The camera has an ISO range of 100-25,600 and records its RAW and JPG images, as well as video, to SD cards.

Speaking of video, the D5600 records Full HD 1920 x 1080 at up to 60 frames per second resolution.

Konost behind schedule but still committed to producing a full-frame rangefinder

Create: 12/26/2016 - 10:29
Konost full-frame rangefinder

Konost has finally provided an update on the current status of its full-frame digital rangefinder project.

In the two years since announcing its intent to build a full-frame digital rangefinder, there have been sporadic updates.

The update posted just before Christmas 2016 by Bob Lian, Konost’s founder, is the most comprehensive to date and provides insight into what has taken place.

Light closing in on production, shipping and makes more design improvements

Create: 12/24/2016 - 21:06
Light L16 camera

Light, the company that is making the cellphone-like camera with 16 lenses, continues to edge closer to shipping its first product, the L16.

As it has been doing all along, Light has communicated publicly through its website (https://light.co) on the progress of product development.

Konost site update promises to provide more information soon

Create: 12/19/2016 - 17:56
Konost website

After being silent for more than a year, Konost has posted a brief update on its site.

The three-sentence announcement doesn’t provide any information on the status of its project. Konost said it will overhaul its site and provide an update.

Konost made a good-sized plash two years ago among digital photographers when it announced that it was developing a full-frame digital rangefinder camera.

Fujifilm X-A10 helps photography enthusiasts dip a toe into the X-series waters

Create: 12/03/2016 - 12:14
Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm’s newest X-series camera, the X-A10, aims at the lower end of the market, hoping to appeal to inexperienced photographers who are looking for a camera that will record take photos but without having to contend with an array of features and buttons.

This is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, and it can accept any of Fujifilm’s X-series lenses.

Kickstarter-funded 'Book of Pinhole' celebrates the simplicty of the photographic genre

Create: 12/02/2016 - 23:02
f/D Book of Pinhole

Pinhole is photography in its most basic sense. No lens. No shutter. Just a tiny hole and film – and today, a digital sensor.

A new Kickstarter project aims to publish a book that celebrates pinhole photography.

f/D Book of Pinhole contains the works of photographers who responded to a “call for entries” earlier this year through the f/D website (http://www.fslashd.com), which focuses solely on pinhole photography.

Past meets the present with InstantFlex TL70 twin-lens camera

Create: 11/22/2016 - 17:02
InstantFlex 70

Instant-print cameras for the most part have been visually different from film and digital cameras.

Instant photography takes a step backward with the InstantFlex TL70 2.0, and that’s a good thing. The InstantFlex combines a classic approach to photography Fujifilm’s Instax instant-print film.

The new camera is available through Photojojo, a purveyor of fun and sometimes quirky photographic products.

Nikon D5600 adds two features but might not be coming to the U.S., Canada

Create: 11/13/2016 - 14:09
Nikon D5600

Update: Nikon announced on Jan. 4, 2017, at the CES 2017 show that the D5600 will be available in the U.S. and Canada.

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Nikon’s latest mid-range DSLR, the D5600, is an incremental improvement over the D5500.

At this moment, it’s not clear if this model will be available in the U.S. or Canada, as it’s not listed on the product offerings of either the Nikon USA or Nikon Canada sites.

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