Canon’s flagship 1D X was announced quite early. But thankfully, it’s now available for pre-order at B&H PhotoVideo or at Adorama! The 1D X features full 1080p video, better autofocus, an insane 12fps continuous shooting at the full 18 megapixels, and improved metering, among plenty of other features you’d expect from the best of the best at Canon. Find all the information you’d want on Canon’s page. B&H even says quantity is limited, so if you want it anytime soon, pre-order now! [more]
Today, Lightroom 4 is available for pre-order through B&H or on Amazonfor $150 and will likely start shipping as soon as tomorrow. The price is news on its own, as it’s half the price of previously released versions of Lightroom. Adobe is really making this accessible to everyone! [more]
Along with the 5D Mark III just announced, Canon announced a new speedlight, the 600EX-RT. The 600EX-RT is Canon’s first speedlight to introduce a wireless radio capable of communicating with up to 15 other units at a range of 30m. Just as impressively, the flash features the same weatherproofing standard as Canon’s flagship 1D X. Pre-Order the new speedlight at B&H. [more]
You heard right: the camera that changed everything has been updated! The preferred video DSLR of the industry just got even better with the Canon 5D MKIII (pre-order at BHphotovideo). But is this new camera good enough to withstand the pressure from Nikon’s two new bodies? MAYBE… Read on to find out all the new features, accessories, and how it stacks up against the latest DSLRs. [more]
According to a report by the Phoblographer, Kodak is said to have confirmed it is discontinuing all of its slide film, including E100VS, E100G, and Elite Chrome Extra Color 100. This comes after several news points since Kodak discontinued its famed Kodachrome film three years ago and subsequently filed chapter 11 bankruptcy in January this year. My advice: get it while you can… [more]
A relatively new ‘sky sport’ out there makes use of a wing suit. Want one yourself? You’ll first have to log at least 200 sky-diving jumps just to buy one. Here, via Gizmodo, Jeb Corliss jumps on a beautiful day, but cuts it just a little too close… Luckily, for those that have the stomach for it, we have a first-person view thanks to a helmet-mounted GoPro.
Nikon shocked everyone when they released a whopping 36-megapixel, SLOW D800. No one can call this a ‘replacement’ for a D700. It’s not as fast and has three times the number of pixels. And at only $3000, they destroyed their D3x line. So what was Nikon thinking?
Even more so than the week of the Nikon D4, this is the most exciting week for gear news in a long time. There is news that I don’t like, a bit that I don’t get, some that is just plain stupid, and then some that is unbelievable — I’ll believe it when I see it! The new stuff is short and sweet. I’m keeping the bulk of opinions in the comments section this time…meet me there at the end of the full post!
As many of you might know, Nikon has announced that it will stop selling replacement parts to independent repair shops. This will ultimately reduce the quality and speed of your service — period. Nikonrumors has done a service by helping to publicize a petition started by Matt Fuerher. Read the succinct petition letter in the full post or when you help sign the petition at Change.org.
Pre-orders are now available for the Nikon D800 and D800E on Amazon! Just follow the links! The D800 is $3000 and the D800E is $3300. Read more about the D800 here! Or order the D800E here or the D800 here on B&H. Adorama, too, now has pre-orders open for the D800 and D800E.
After months of waiting and following terribly teasing rumors and small photo leaks, Nikon finally announced the D800! For the full specs, details, photos, pre-order information, and to find out what that ‘E’ means, read below. And don’t forget to keep checking back for updates as they roll out when the announcement goes live tonight! (Updated!) [more]
We’re all waiting for the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III — no question. It’s around the corner, but this week, if you’re looking for a new point-and-shoot or mirrorless camera, we have plenty of those: the last few manufacturers are ‘catching up’ on the mirrorless front. So here’s an overview of what happened this week, and cross your fingers for February 7th!
With a fantastic new sensor that eliminates the need for an anti-aliasing filter, producing dramatically sharper images with less noise than any chip in its class, the Fuji X-Pro 1 is Fuji’s breakthrough of the year. It features a minimalist design and classic rangefinder functionality in a modern, mirrorless body. Pre-oder now on Adorama or on Amazon if you’re interested before they sell out! Update in the full post.
Via Engadget, Canon had a tough time last quarter — Canon had a tough year, in fact. While net income rose slightly (just under 1%), profit fell almost 14% compared to the year-ago quarter. This leaves Canon with almost a 2.5% decline in comparison to the 2010 fiscal year. With this news, COO and President Tsuneji Uchida announced he is stepping down…
Mirrorless cameras are everywhere, now. By removing the standard mirror arrangement, manufacturers have been able to cram huge sensors similar to those in DSLRs into the same, tiny bodies as their point-and-shoot cousins. And if you Google “DSLR in your pocket,” half of the images that come up are mirrorless cameras. But does this hold true? And is the mirrorless right for you?