Nikon has finally unveiled the D4, the long-awaited successor to the camera maker’s full-frame D3S DSLR. It features a 16.2 megapixel sensor and an extended ISO to 204,800 at Hi-4 as well as a brand new full-frame FX-format sensor to take things next level. The D4 can also capture 10 fps stills at full resolution with full auto focus and exposure. A new 51-point AF system offers full cross-type focusing that’s compatible with all Nikon lenses, even when paired with a teleconverter. Nikon’s latest beast also features two card slots with support for both UDMA-7 CF and the recently-announced XQD format, which brings write speeds of up to 125 MB/s — enough to capture 105 consecutive RAW images at 10 fps. A release is slated for late February.
Canon’s announced the EOS-1D X, a full-frame beauty that’s set to replace the EOS-1Ds Mark III as well as the EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon lineup. The 18 megapixel sensor is supported by a pair of Digic 5+ imaging processors, which help drive a 61-point high density reticular AF system, a top ISO setting of 204,000 (51,200 native), a 252-zone metering system, a 14 fps JPEG burst mode and a built-in wired gigabit LAN connection, for remote shooting and image transfer. This one’s pretty epic as it has an incredibly sharp intelligent optical viewfinder, with an on-demand grid, AF status indicator, a dual-axis electronic level and a shooting mode readout. Beyond this, the video capturing capabilities are intense as you can choose between 1080p video at 24, 25 or 30 fps, or 720p at 50 or 60 fps.
Look for the EOS-1D X to release in March 2012 with a pricetag of $6,800.
The 12.1-megapixel D3S has officially been released, with all eyes on Nikon’s latest work of art. The professional-grade DSLR is packing a rather wide ISO range of 200 to 12,800, which can be further boosted to 102,400. Plus, there’s a 720p video recording mode at 24 frames per second with autofocus, though we’re a bit disappointed with the lack of 1080p action.
Don’t like the carrying case Ashton’s sporting in the Nikon D90 commercial? Incase has the remedy with their DSLR Camera Carrying Case and Sling Pack. With weather resistant nylon construction and adjustable padded camera and lens compartment, their carrying case is designed to “offer professional-grade protection for a photographer’s most important equipment.”
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Well, isn’t that something. Leica‘s flagship DSLR is hitting select UK shelves in October with 37.5 megapixels and a pricetag just as stunning. The starting price is £15,996, or about $26,165 in US dollars. Now, if base models aren’t your cup of tea, we suggest you opt for the S2-P which features a sapphire glass monitor screen and “Platinum Service” support package. The S2-P will run you £19,092 ($31,229). Did we mention these prices are body only? Lenses will cost you anywhere from £3,096 to £5,160 so be sure to crack open all of your piggy banks for this endeavor.
Canon’s high-end Digital SLR the 5D MK II has finally gotten its own waterproof housing, courtesy of Sea&Sea. So not only will you be able to grab some amazing underwater photos in top quality, but you’ll also get the ability to shoot some HD video while you’re at it (which we hear makes for some great photos, too).
If you’re interested in going as deep as 60m and adding to your personal video collection, expect to spend about 280,000 Yen (~$2962).
Sony’s been leaking specs and info on their new line of DSLRs and they’ve finally decided to officially confirm everything. The cameras are set to support SD/SDHC along with Sony’s very own Memory Stick format. The shooters will retail in two different kit types, with the L-series cams ringing in at $550, $650 and $850, respectively, when paired with the SAL-1855 standard zoom lens. The Y kit series adds a second lens, the telephoto SAL-55200, along with bumping the kit price $200 across the board.
Look to pre-order yours today, with availability to be in July.
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Panasonic has finally decided to officially release details about its Lumix DMC-GH1, even though most info has been speculated and rumored for quite some time. Set to be available in “early June,” this Micro Four Thirds shooter will include LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. The lens will boast a silent motor and continuous auto focusing (AF) capability for HD video, which can be shot in AVCHD 1080p/24p (or 720p/60p) form.
It’s comfortably priced at $1,499.95 so maybe this will be the one to grab next month.
The latest digital SLR to join Nikon’s stable, the D5000 is compact and powerful. It’s a remarkable blend of simplicity and advanced D-SLR capabilities with breathtaking 12.3-megapixel image quality. The swivel LCD monitor is one of our favorite features as it allows you to take a shot from just about any angle or height.
You can add an optional GPS unit for geo-tagging that automatically identifies and records every image’s latitude, longitude and altitude, with satellite time-of-day.
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Set to drop later this month, Nikon’s full-frame FX format D3X is a DSLR that packs a punch. The D3X is quite similar to the D3, just with a bigger sensor. It will give images of up to 6048 x 4032 pixels, and runs from ISO 100 to a rather conservative ISO 1600, compared to the ISO 6400 available on the smaller 12MP D3.
The price tag’s set at $8000 USD which doesn’t seem as expensive when compared to other DSLRs on the market.
Head to Nikon’s product page to read more about the newest toy on the block.