Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Camera News - updates

August 2009

Adobe DNG release v5.5 'release candidate'

Adobe has announced release candidates of v5.5 DNG and ACR raw converter.
It is available for immediate download from Adobe Labs. The update is tested but the version is not yet finalised.

There is support for more cameras: Olympus E-P1 digital Pen; Nikon D300s; Nikon D3000; Panasonic DMC-FZ35

Canon launches PowerShot G11

Canon has unveiled the G11 high-end compact camera to replace the G10. The 14.7mp sensor has been changed to a high-sensitivity 10MP CCD sensor. The lens remains at 28-140mm equivalent, but the new camera gains a tilt and swivel LCD and reduces in size by 2.8 inches.

There is also a dual anti-noise system and the Digic 4 processor.

Leica S System specs

Leica has revealed the specifications of its medium-format digital camera. The S2 will have Kodak CCD sensor at a massive 37.5 megapixels.

A basic camera with one lens is expected to cost a whopping $30,000 and be available in October.

Olympus Pen E-P1 review
Attach lots of lenses, including Leica, Voigtlander and Olympus OM1
Olympus Pen E-P1 review

Nikon world first: camera with projector
The world's first first projector camera has been announced by Nikon. The Nikon S1000pj projects images up to 40in at a maximum of about 2 meters (about 6ft). There is a 5x zoom lens (28-140mm, 35mm equivalent) and a 12.1mp sensor.

Firmware update Canon EOS 50D
Canon has released new firmware for the 50D DSLR. Available for download from Canon.
Firmware download

July 2009

Olympus Stylus Tough 6010
Olympus has launched a new rugged camera in its tough series. Called the Stylus Tough 6010, it is waterproof up to three metres. It has a 12MP sensor and 3.6x zoom from 28mm.

Nikon F & Pentax K adapter
for Micro Four Thirds

Cosina has launched an adapter to connect F and K mount lenses to the Micro Four Thirds body. This will allow Voigtlander and Car Zeiss lenses with the Nikon F or Pentax K mounts to connect to cameras such as the new Olympus digital Pen or the Panasonic DMC GH1. The adapters are Voigtlander branded

M-mount prime reviews
The British Journal of Photography has lens tests on two M-mount prime lens, the Voigtlander 15mm and the Zeiss ZM 85mm
click here

Panasonic DMC-GH1 Review
Panasonic DMC-GH1 in-depth review available at

Olympus E650 Review
Olympus E650 in depth review available at

1 comment:

nintendo dsi r4 said...

I bought the G11 for my wife, who wanted an easy-to-use camera with an optical viewfinder and a swing-out LCD that was viewable in bright light.