Photokina: Snapshot of camera trends (roundup)

At the Photokina imaging show in Germany, the spotlight shines brightly on high-end gear from the likes of Canon, Panasonic, Samsung, and many others.

At the Photokina show in Cologne, Germany, the spotlight shines brightly on high-end gear from the likes of Canon, Panasonic, Samsung, and many others.

High-end Pentax 645D camera heads to Europe

The Hoya subsidiary announces at Photokina that it's bringing its medium-format 645D camera to Europe. Coming along is a more aggressive marketing stance.
• Photos: Pentax's 645D camera at Photokina
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 23, 2010 7:44 AM PDT

Analyst: Cameras need networking--pronto

With smartphone cameras, photography is moving from memory preservation to in-the-moment sharing. Camera makers must respond, InfoTrends said.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 22, 2010 2:51 AM PDT

Hasselblad plans 200-megapixel camera for 2011

Extended multishot technology will quadruple the HD4-50's resolution starting in the first quarter of 2011. Also: two new Hasselblad lenses that can keep up.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 22, 2010 5:55 AM PDT

Panasonic's compact cameras get third dimension

The company, an aggressive booster of 3D technology, adds a $250 lens to its higher-end compact camera line for taking 3D photos.
• Photos: Panasonic's 3D lens for Micro 4/3 cameras
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 21, 2010 5:04 PM PDT

Sony promises higher-end SLT camera

The electronics giant is pleased with its translucent-mirror camera designs, and it promises to sell a higher-end sibling to the a33 and a55 within a year.
• Photos: Sony's up-market camera push
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 21, 2010 9:51 AM PDT

Panasonic woos prosumer videographers with the GH2

Video format options plus an articulated touch screen may attract dSLR-video experimenters, while potentially faster autofocus coupled with presumably better noise reduction may interest traditional still shooters.
(Posted in Crave by Lori Grunin)
September 21, 2010 1:00 AM PDT

Sigma starts afresh with novel SLR design

The Japanese camera equipment maker expects the new Foveon sensor in its upcoming SD1 will prove more competitive. Also: new image-stabilized lenses.
• Photos: Sigma's Foveon-based SD1 unveiled
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 20, 2010 11:20 PM PDT

Newest Lensbaby is a gift for your Micro Four Thirds camera

Lensbaby's Composer with Tilt Transformer not only serves as a Micro Four Thirds adapter for your Nikon lenses, it lets you fake tilt/shift photography on the cheap.
(Posted in Crave by Lori Grunin)
September 20, 2010 9:00 PM PDT

Canon plans cine-friendlier lens upgrade

The Japanese SLR powerhouse plans to endow its 300mm and 400mm telephotos with preset points with motorized focusing. Also: expect lighter 500mm and 600mm superteles.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 20, 2010 4:35 PM PDT

Samsung flexes young photo muscles with NX100

The Korean electronics giant is betting that the user interface on its new NX100 interchangeable-lens cameras will make the company an imaging power.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 20, 2010 5:32 AM PDT

Pentax takes on Canon 7D, Nikon D300s with K-5

Pentax's new dSLR slides into the top of its product line, with speed and video capture features designed to appeal to entry-level pros.
(Posted in Crave by Lori Grunin)
September 20, 2010 7:00 AM PDT

Olympus' 2011 high-end compact

photos Olympus announces it'll offer a high-end compact camera that for the first time brings its Zuiko lens brand out of the realm of SLRs. Here's a look at the prototype.
(Posted in Photo Galleries by Stephen Shankland)
September 20, 2010 9:21 AM PDT

Fujifilm's FinePix x100 debut

photos Fujifilm unveiled its FinePix x100 camera at the Photokina show. Here's a look at the large-sensor, retro-styled, enthusiast-oriented camera.
(Posted in Photo Galleries by Stephen Shankland)
September 20, 2010 5:04 AM PDT

previous coverage

New Pro lenses from Nikon

Nikon today announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f1.4G, and the AF-S NIKKOR 200m f2G ED VRII lenses.
(Posted in Crave by Matthew Fitzgerald)
September 14, 2010 9:26 PM PDT

Nikon D7000: The midrange model to beat?

One of the most eagerly anticipated dSLR announcements of the year, Nikon's D7000 specs don't disappoint.
(Posted in Crave by Matthew Fitzgerald)
September 14, 2010 9:01 PM PDT

Olympus gets a video dSLR at last: Hello E-5

The last manufacturer to add video capture to its dSLR product line, Olympus creates an updated entry-level professional model, the E-5.
(Posted in Crave by Lori Grunin)
September 13, 2010 11:00 PM PDT

Canon recrafting supertelephoto lens lineup

A major lens overhaul yields two new supertelephoto lenses and two prototypes. The SLR powerhouse clearly wants to keep pro shooters from defecting to Nikon.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
August 28, 2010 6:00 AM PDT

Hands-on preview: Sony SLT-A55V and SLT-A33

Sony introduces its long-anticipated ILCs that incorporate a first-for-digital translucent-mirror system, optimized for video capture and burst shooting.
(Posted in Crave by Lori Grunin)
August 23, 2010 9:00 PM PDT
 

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