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{ Thursday, November 29, 2012 }
 

Happy 15th anniversary DCRP!

I'm a bit late (thank you never-ending cough), but I wanted to mention that Thanksgiving weekend marked the fifteenth anniversary of the Digital Camera Resource Page. 2012 has been another difficult year, but I'm still at it. Thanks to each and every one of our readers for your support over all these years!

- Jeff

 

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{ Thursday, November 15, 2012 }
 

Olympus intros new F1.8, 17 mm M. Zuiko lens

Olympus has introduced a compact F1.8, 17 mm M. Zuiko lens for their Micro Four Thirds cameras. This lens has Olympus' ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low reflection optical coating) to reduce flare, and it's movie and still compatible (MSC) for fast and quiet focusing when you're recording movies. It has an all-metal body and a snapshot focus mechanism with a distance indicator. You'll be able to pick up one for yourself next month for $499.

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{ Monday, November 12, 2012 }
 

Samsung Galaxy Camera now available in the U.S.

Remember the Samsung Galaxy Camera from back in August? This compact, Android-powered super zoom will finally be available in the USA later this week, exclusively through AT&T. The Galaxy Camera runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and sports a 21X optical zoom lens, 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 4.8" Super Clear LCD, tons of point-and-shoot features, and Full HD video recording. It's priced at a hefty $499, and you will need a data plan in order to use AT&T's 4G network. There are a few more details in the press release after the break.

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{ Wednesday, November 7, 2012 }
 

Nikon announces new mid-range D5200 digital SLR

Nikon announced their new D5200 digital SLR on Tuesday morning (though not in the US, probably due to the storm damage). While the design hasn't changed very much, the "guts" inside have given the D5200 several new capabilities. Here's the rundown:

Nikon D5200 [specs]

  • 24.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor (apparently not the same one that's in the D3200)
  • Expeed 3 image processor
  • Support for all Nikon F-mount lenses, though autofocus is only supported on AF-S and AF-I models
  • New 39-point autofocus (with 3D subject tracking) and 2016-pixel metering systems
  • Flip-out, rotating 3-inch LCD display with 921,000 pixels
  • Optical viewfinder has a magnification of 0.78x and coverage of 95%
  • Full manual controls, with 14-bit RAW support (and an editing tool in playback mode)
    • ISO range of 100 - 6400, expandable to 25600
    • Shutter speed range of 30 - 1/4000 sec
  • Plenty of special effects and scene modes
  • Continuous shooting at 5 frames/second
  • Two-shot HDR mode (why can't they do three shot like everyone else?)
  • Redesigned user interface
  • Records movies at 1080/60i or 720/60p with stereo sound, continuous AF, and manual controls
  • Optional wireless adapter (for smartphone/tablet connectivity), wireless remote control (that uses radio waves instead of infrared, for a much longer range), and GPS receiver
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • Uses EN-EL14 li-ion battery, 500 shots per charge
  • Available in black, red, and bronze
  • US pricing and availability TBD
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Canon releases new 24-70, 35 mm EF lenses

Canon introduced two new EF lenses earlier in the week. First is the new F4L, 24 - 70 mm IS USM lens, which offers Canon's Hybrid IS system (with 4 stops of correction), an ultrasonic motor, and the ability to focus on subjects 20 cm away at its telephoto end. You'll be able to pick up the new 24-70 next month for $1500. The second lens is an F2, 35 mm IS USM prime, which offers improved image quality and faster/quieter AF than its predecessor. This lens will be also be available in December, for $850.

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{ Sunday, November 4, 2012 }
 

Canon PowerShot G15 review now available

I've posted my review of the Canon PowerShot G15 premium compact camera. While I'm not thrilled about Canon's decision to remove the rotating LCD, there was still plenty to like about the G15. Read the review to find out more!