Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sony Alpha 57 Review

Alpha middle class brings leading-edge performance

More powerful than an entry level DSLR, but priced well below the 1,000 euro mark - that place the new Sony Alpha 57. The test convinced the camera with top performance in all areas and gets first place in the ranking DSLR for amateur photographers.
review Sony Alpha 57

The Alpha 57 is the successor to the A55, Sony's first camera with a partially transparent mirror. Improvements, there are indoor and outdoor. The housing put to a few millimeters in width. This brings the Alpha 57 is not only visually closer to the more expensive alpha 65, but also ergonomic. Photographers with large hands can hold the camera felt better now, which is particularly in combination with a telephoto zoom lens Posititve noticeable. The well designed handle with rubber coating provides a secure fit.

Very good image quality in 16 megapixels

The APS-C image sensor has a 16 megapixel - as early as the 55th Alpha Who now thinks stopped assumed wrong. Sony's engineers achieved all sorts of detail improvements that lead to the sum of a first-class picture quality and bring in this important category score a full 15 points ahead of its predecessor.

The maximum resolution is 1397 with line pairs per picture height but of slightly lower, but the alpha scores 57 in the higher ISO range with the better performance. A similar pattern shows the comparison with the middle-class competition and Nikon D5100 Canon EOS 600D. A peak power accomplishes the Alpha 57 in the figure fine, low contrast details. Colors it is quite natural dar.

The image noise, Sony has in good control. The Visual Noise measurements indicate that you can use the photos to ISO 6400 for A3 printing without interference pixel. On screen you see in the full view of injected noise at ISO 3,200. The largest dynamic range offers the Alpha 57 with 9.7 stops at ISO 400 to 800 Maximum you can increase the ISO speed to 16,000, with burst support even 25,600. Many images from the laboratory and practice, you can look at the photo shoot in full resolution.

Equipment is also very good

Sony updates Alpha 57 with a high resolution and for two-way swivel 3-inch display. In addition, a high resolution electronic viewfinder is also available. This uses a small LCD display is used, which shows a sharp image, but does not reach the excellent quality of the OLED viewfinder in the Alpha 65 and 77. Switching between the two display options either by reliable eye sensor or manually via button. About the viewfinder sits the flash that comes with a guide number of nine measured a proper lighten. You can attach an external flash on the accessory shoe, which takes due to the proprietary form of primarily original Sony accessories. Sony has saved the other hand, the GPS-module: The Alpha 55 photos were automatically provided with geo-coordinates, the Alpha 57 can not anymore.

The controls on the back are made sufficiently large and labeled. For some keys, you can vary the benefits such as "AEL", "ISO" and "Preview." The information displayed on the display can be matched to your needs, even separately for the monitor and viewfinder. An electronic level is available.

Sony Alpha 57 Review

Correctly quickly by dissolving trick

The mode dial offers settings for advanced users and professionals. The PASM modes allow the largely free adjustment of acquisition parameters. In Sweep Panorama provides the Alpha 57 extra-wide photos of good quality that are already assembled in the camera. Furthermore, it is digitally calculated 3D images, scene modes, eleven color effects and a high-speed burst mode. Via this Sony's advertising tells only half the truth, because there is the promised twelve images per second at reduced resolution only. With a full 16 megapixels, we measure nearly eight frames per second. Still a good speed, but slower than its predecessor, Alpha 55th

Faster autofocus

Through the partially transparent mirror, the alpha divert a portion of the incident light to the 15 sensors of the phase autofocus. At the rate there is nothing wrong. In daylight, 0.29 seconds elapse until the sharp absorption in the twilight still very good 0.42 seconds. With an on time of just 0.8 seconds, the Alpha is also very quickly ready to fire. Stored on SDHC or SDXC card, and the expensive Sony Memory Stick Duo storage media. As known from Alpha Battery of 65 and 77 NP-FM500H is used. Nearly 1,000 photos are both in the viewfinder display and operation is possible if you do the power consumption. So far the 57s the most persistent alpha is partially transparent mirror.

Videos succeed with the Alpha 57 in full HD resolution at 50 frames per second. The result is pleasantly sharp and provides stereo sound. For better sound brings the camera with a microphone input, you can not, however, levels manually. Interference with the exposure settings are provided against it.


The Sony Alpha 57 manages the leap onto the top spot of the leaderboard. Due to the excellent image quality even displaced the 57s, the better equipped Alpha 65 from the top position. This Sony offers the DSLR-middle class is an excellent alternative to a direct competitor Canon EOS 600D and Nikon D5100. Even at the speed it is nothing from afflict - except that the continuous shooting capabilities have declined slightly compared to its predecessor.


Nikon offers the Nikon D5100 DSLR with a middle-class optimum performance levels. The 16-megapixel sensor delivers excellent image quality. Instead of the electronic viewfinder, you will receive a traditional optical viewfinder. This kit offers a good standard and offers even a swivel screen and full HD video. Another plus: the D5100-body but you can get from €530.
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Sony NEX-F3 with favorable NEX system camera

Sony NEX-F3 release

Finally, Sony equips a favorable NEX system camera with a flash. But this is not the only pleasant surprise of the NEX-F3: No other DSLR camera system, or less than €1,000 shoot beautiful photos.

The Sony-alphabet follows a logic unfathomable to outsiders - how else can we explain that follows on NEX and NEX-3-C3 variant NEX-F3? But much more exciting than the naming of the new technology is the entry model in the NEX system.

Excellent image quality

Sony uses an image sensor in the large APS-C format with ultrasonic cleaning. The resolution stays the same for almost all NEX cameras at 16 megapixels. However, the sensor is to take the next evolutionary stage reached. That's right, tell our measurements, because the picture quality sets a new record, even if only very thinly against the more expensive family member NEX-5N and the Pentax K-01.

The NEX-F3 offers light sensitivity between ISO 200 to ISO 16,000. The maximum resolution is up to and including ISO 3200 between 1300-1400 pairs of lines per picture height. Only in the still higher sensitivity settings, it drops slightly. The detail in image areas with fine, low-contrast elements, Sony always better under control - but this is partly at the expense of a visible sharpening and thus leads to increased color contrast. Only from ISO 3200 to capture subtle elements to blur. Sample photos of all ISO levels, we have shown in full resolution in the photo gallery.

Noise is in full view on the screen for the first time in at ISO 3,200. When A3 expression only when you have to order the 12,800 Interference pixel. The image dynamics fully convinced: Between nine and ten stops to ISO 1600, then slightly sloping. The color accuracy, we evaluate a delta E value of 9.1 as well.

You can save photos in JPEG and RAW. As the media takes advantage of the NEX-F3-XC either SDHC or cards as well as the more expensive Memory Stick Duo.

Sony NEX-F3 rumors


The NEX-F3, Sony offers an introduction to the series system camera in which you no longer have to compromise. Finally, the NEX has got a built-in flash. The picture quality is convincing across the board and has to hide from any DSLR camera system, or less than €1,000. An established, comfort-oriented operation maintains Sony. At launch, the price seems quite high, it will yield experience, but quickly.


The Canon EOS 1100D DSLR is a classic with a bulky case compared to the NEX. For this you have also an optical viewfinder available and you can select from a virtually infinite number of compatible lenses. We evaluate the image quality with very good video but there are only HD-ready resolution. When the price Canon is on top: Already under 400 euros, you get the EOS 1100D with 18-55mm kit lens.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Nikon D800 for beautiful professional photos with most pixel

Nikon brings fresh air into the professional DSLR league. Legendary 36 megapixels, the sensor triggers of D800, more than twice as much as its predecessor. This is not only brings a tremendous focus, but also results in a slight noise at high ISO speeds. At the interior we have absolutely nothing to complain about.

Nikon D800 review

Radical in the Nikon D800 raises the resolution: 36 megapixels provides the full-frame image sensor (FX format). In comparison, the same chip surface dissolves that still available only twelve megapixel D700 predecessor. And even the most direct competitor, and brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark II offers "only" 22 megapixels.

Superior image quality

What does the record-resolution? In any case, never seen increasing potential. This is noticeable if you have a photo on the screen only in the preview and then look at the 100-percent view. So deep you never came into it in a photo. Even a small image area you can still use a section of high quality.

In terms of measured data: The maximum resolution is 2,150 line pairs per picture height at ISO 100 or about 400 line pairs more than the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. But up to ISO 3200, the maximum resolution has adapted both cameras. Cut at the edge in image areas with low contrast and fine detail from both cameras perfectly. Looking at the photos from the laboratory and practice striking, then, that the images of the D800 does not show significantly more detail than the Canon.

Nikon D800 image

The oft-cited rule of thumb "leads to more noise, more resolution," also applies to the D800 - especially in direct comparison with the EOS 5D Mark II. In the full view of the screen you see in the D800 ISO 3200 photos from a slight color noise. The Canon is a similar noise intensity at the earliest from 6400. For the A3 expression you can use with the D800, however, much higher sensitivities. Let there be no misunderstanding: this critique of the noise performance will take place at the highest level, the bottom line is the D800 in this discipline before many other DSLRs. However, it seems reasonable in view of our results that Nikon is limited to the regular ISO range at 6,400, and even with no more than ISO Boost allows 25,600. By comparison, the 5D Mark II ISO 104 200 allows the D4 own house even ISO 204 800.

review Nikon D800

Reproduces the colors D800 emphasizes neutral. This leads to a very good Delta E reading of 9.0, but blues and greens are a little dull, especially in direct comparison with the EOS 5D Mark II. The image dynamics errreicht its maximum at ISO 100 with ten stops and falls slightly with each higher ISO level.

By the way: This is not tested by us special D800E model dispenses with the low-pass filter in front of the image sensor. This should bring even an ounce more sharpness, but leads to an increased risk of moiré effects.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 RC2 Available for Download

This week Adobe released the download candidate 2 of version 4.1 of Adobe Lightroom. In addition to several bug fixes and support for some newer cameras, a new tool is available. Defringe, the removal of colored borders, beyond the already present removal of chromatic aberrations.

According to the official blog of Lightroom, these edges or fringes, usually visible on the edges of objects that present a stark contrast can be caused by several factors:

    - Lateral chromatic aberration (red edges and green, or blue and yellow)
    - Axial chromatic aberration (purple or green edges)
    - Internal reflections between the lens elements and / or sensor (ghost images)
    - Burden on CCD sensors (thin purple edges)

Automatic removal of chromatic aberrations of Lightroom 4.0 and the corresponding adjustments in Lightroom 3 are designed to eliminate the lateral aberrations. The menu Defringe (removing edges) versions of these solve the problem of overloading the CCD, but for other problems no solution so far in Adobe Lightroom.

The new controls in the latest version of the program were designed to solve the problems not yet addressed.

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 RC2 new control

The new controls consist of four sliding adjustments:

    Two controls intensity (amount)
    Two controls for hue (Purple and Green Hue Hue)

The intensity is from 0 to 20, and in a zero correction is turned off. The higher the value, the greater removal of edges. Beware of very high values ​​to not affect objects that have colors similar to the aberrations.

The tint controls limit the range of colors that will be affected by the removal of edges. Must be adjusted so that the tone of the edges to be removed is between the minimum and maximum values. It is recommended to use 100% zoom (1:1) when using these controls. It can also be used the ALT key (Option on Mac) while adjusting the controls to see only the affected areas.

To make easier adjustment, there is also an eyedropper tool. Its use is simple: just select the tool and click on the edge to be removed. The dropper will detect if the border is purple or green and automatically set the intensity and hue, or warn the user if you click on an area inappropriate.

adobe lightroom 4.1

Also included is a control "Defringe" in the brush and graduated filter adjustment. This control can be used to protect areas not to be affected by the removal of edges (using negative values) or enhance the removal of borders in some areas (positive values).

Despite being very stable, the RC2 version of Lightroom 4.1 should be used with the same care as a beta version: Bugs may still exist and there is no guarantee that the operation is perfect. This version is available for review at Adobe Labs in several languages ​​including Portuguese.
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nikon presents D3200

The new Nikon D3200 allows everyone can easily take beautiful photographs

Nikon introduced the D3200, a new D-SLR camera for beginners easy to use, equipped with a way to guide next generation with video in Full HD to deliver beautiful high quality photos and videos cinematic quality.
Nikon D3200

Marina Gurevich, Product Manager at Nikon Europe, said: "The D3200 comes in the wake of D-SLR camera sold most of Europe, the D3100. It is a powerful camera that offers a superior image quality, with an incredibly high megapixel count, as well as full HD video. For starters in D-SLR photography, it became easier to take spectacular photographs with how to guide that leads the user step by step through the photographic process with pictures and clear instructions. This is the ideal camera for those wanting to capture outstanding images effortlessly what interests them, such as family trips or spectacular. "

The D-SLR photography made easy

The Nikon D3200 is perfect for those looking to capture photos and video of high quality. Whether you are starting a family or about to embark on a great trip, easy to understand the functions of the D3200 camera means you can take beautiful pictures even if you never used a D-SLR camera before.

DSLR Nikon D3200
The Guide mode, already present in the popular D-SLR D3000 and D3100, is now also present in its third generation with significant enhancements to help you use the more creative options, leading him step by step through the entire process . Run in parallel, Assist Images (Wizard images) uses visual examples to help you identify the picture that is to imagine. Capturing portraits of beautiful blurred backgrounds or sharp photographs of their children to play has never been easy. Now, new items were added to the menu Advanced operation. For example, to help you increase the red sunsets or reduce the blur effect.

The Recognition System Nikon's Scene Auto will meticulously analyze the scene you're shooting and adjust the focus, exposure and white balance for best results. And if you want the camera do the work for you, there is still a large number of automatic functions such as Scene Auto Selector (Automatic Scene Selector) in scene modes and visualization that will directly apply the definition most relevant.
Superior image quality

The incredibly high 24.2 megapixel camera D3200 provide highly detailed images with details, which means it can cut or print your favorite full size, keeping the memories alive with no loss of image sharpness. The image processing Nikon's latest, fast and powerful EXPEED 3 provides a high speed operation, generating extremely sharp images with excellent color reproduction and enhanced movie recording. ISO 100-6400 (extendable to 12 800 equivalent) helps you to achieve sharp images even in dim lighting. The autofocus system is extremely accurate 11 points will ensure that everything is focused on providing clear results, even if your subject is not centered or is completely unpredictable, as your baby to smile or laugh. When shooting action to four images per second, the D3200 camera helps you capture fast moving objects, such as children to skate, just the right time.

If you are taking pictures in conditions of high contrast, backlit scenes such as the Active D-Lighting Nikon's lighting adjusts automatically while retaining the details in both bright and dark areas for stunning images with natural contrast .
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Canon EOS C500 digital movie camera

Canon announces development of digital movie camera with video recording 4K

Canon has announced the development of a digital movie camera capable of recording video at 4K resolution (4.096 x 2.160 pixels). Designed for the film industry and production of digital video resolution, the EOS C500 will offer 4K RAW recording and it's available with docking compatibility with EF lenses for Canon and PL fitting the industry standard.
digital movie camera
Canon EOS C500 prototype

In November 2011 Canon announced the EOS C300 - the first EOS Film Camera System to mark the company's entry in the market for film production. Hailed by professionals in the video, the EOS C300 provides exceptional video quality, mobility, durability and expandability thanks to its modular design and its compatibility with Canon EF lenses and film. The EOS C500/EOS PL C500 will be based on the same platform adding advanced video capturing RAW 4K, and 4:4:4 sampling color during capture 2K.

By supporting video capture 4K resolution with next-generation and data recording in RAW, the EOS C500/EOS PL C500 will provide excellent video without any quality loss. The recording at 4K allows unlocking the potential of premium range of Canon EF Cinema, in combination with Canon Log Gamma, which provides the high video quality and wide exposure latitude required by professional digital video. Furthermore, the signal RGB 4:4:4 12-bit during the video capture 2K (2,048 x 1,080 pixels) will provide rich color and high compatibility with imaging processes such as chroma key composition. The support frame rate up to 120p in both 2K and 4K resolutions, will offer greater creative flexibility allows recording high-speed video (slow motion) for high resolution.

The EOS prototype C500 will be presented at NAB 2012, one of the largest fairs in the video industry, radio broadcasting and digital media to be held 16-19 April in Las Vegas.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Canon admits problems with the 5D Mark III

It is increasingly common for cameras come with any technical problems to the market. Either that, or is that it is becoming easier for the user's knowledge. The last to do so is the EOS 5D Mark III. Canon has issued a statement acknowledging that the camera has a problem of light leakage. What happens basically is that the light from the LCD of the camera (talk about the top screen, not the rear) generates incorrect measurements in automatic exposure.

Apparently the problem is particularly evident in very dark environments. In the words of Canon, "extremely dark." Fortunately, to avoid this problem simply do not turn the LCD backlight, but it's worth spending thousands of dollars in one of the best cameras on the market and having to worry about a seemingly silly problem like this.

We imagine that Canon will have already taken up the matter to correct the defect in the production chain that does not affect future units of the 5D Mark III camera, but to be seen if you what to with those cameras already in the stores or have already reached the consumer. By the time the Japanese firm has not explained how it intends to act. Everything suggests that this is a problem of internal design of the EOS 5D Mark III, which unfortunately did not think you can fix with a simple firmware upgrade.

In recent years there has been high-profile cases of manufacturing defects. The Canon EOS 7D, without going any further, had problems with the continuous shooting mode. Was the most notorious of the EOS 1D Mark III, with serious focus. The Leica M8, meanwhile, had problems with color management and some units of the Olympus μ Tough 6010 is sold with a virus.
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Canon introduces EOS 60Da for astrophotography

Canon has expanded its range with the launch of EOS 60Da

Canon EOS 60D is a digital SLR (DSLR) high resolution designed for astrophotography. Based on the design specifications EOS 60D and succeeding the EOS 20Da, the new EOS 60Da is designed to capture rich red colors produced by emission nebulae, with a modified low-pass filter which makes it more sensitive to wavelengths of light of hydrogen alpha-(Hα).
Canon EOS 60Da

The EOS 60Da is ideal for photographing astronomical phenomena such as diffuse nebulae - the favorite of astrophotographers due to the distinctive red color caused by the ionization of hydrogen. DSLR a standard filter infrared (IR) limits the amount of light which passes Hα the camera sensor, reducing the transmission of red lights in order to avoid undesirable color effects in the final image. However, the EOS 60Da a new filter has changed, providing three times greater transparency for the light Hα EOS than 60D. This, in conjunction with the 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processing and high ISO sensitivity offers sharp images of emission nebulae red.

Canon EOS 60Da High resolution, high sensitivity and low noise

The EOS 60Da astrophotographers provides high performance and creative flexibility. Its APS-C CMOS sensor, 18 megapixels is ideal for capturing the detail of constellations and advanced performance in high ISO sensitivities up to ISO 6400 (expandable to 12,800) ensures images with low noise, reducing the need for long exposures and the use of media "star tracker". Working together with the powerful DIGIC 4 14 bit, the sensor also provides an excellent signal to noise ratio in the final data, producing images with natural colors and smooth gradations of tone - perfect for capturing, for example, the subtlety of the transitions color of clouds of interstellar gas.

Canon EOS 60Da nebula

Canon EOS 60Da Easy Control

With the same ergonomics of the EOS 60D, EOS 60Da is designed to be easy to use and highly customizable. The curved lines are part of a layout of buttons within easy reach, with the frequently used controls grouped for easier access. Checks can be quickly adjusted and customized according to the preferences of each user. Its backlit LCD screen provides additional flexibility to monitor and adjust the image parameters in the middle of shooting. Additionally, a dedicated Quick Control button, facilitates instant access to various camera settings while shooting.

The EOS 60Da also has a variable angle LCD screen of 7.7 cm (3.0 ") and Live View support - ideal for composing shots using a tripod. This articulated LCD screen offers greater flexibility, while the Live View mode allows precise control and convenient to adjust the composition and camera settings. The resolution of the LCD dot-k 1.040 provides exceptional levels of detail on the screen during and after shooting, allowing astrophotographers to compose and view their shots with confidence.

For added flexibility, the EOS 60Da is compatible with the TC-80N3 remote trigger [i] optional - a programmable remote control that allows adjustment of the settings without changing the camera position. The TC-80N3 provides the flexibility to capture images remotely on customizable intervals or long exposures, making it ideal for recording time-lapse videos of the night skies. A feeder ACK-E6 AC power supplied, allows continuous shooting, ideal for long exposures - and the EOS Utility software lets users control the settings or view the framing of the image on a PC or MAC via a USB connection in the middle of shooting.

As part of the EOS system, the EOS 60Da is compatible with the most extensive range of interchangeable lenses in the world, from 8mm to 800mm - providing an exceptionally powerful and creative offer to astrophotographers.

EOS 60Da - main features:

 Increased sensitivity to light IV
    APS-C CMOS sensor of 18 megapixels
    Clear View LCD vari-angle 7.7 cm (3.0 ") and 3:2 format
    ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800)
    Time-lapse shots with EOS Utility or Remote Trigger optional TC-80N3

[I] Connected via Remote Adapter RA-E3 supplied
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fujifilm X-Pro1 with innovative Image Sensor

Fujifilm introduces it first camera system the X-Pro1, the ignites a quality fireworks. The picture quality is on par with professional full-frame DSLRs. It costs the X-Pro1 significantly less than the top cameras from Canon and Nikon.

Fujifilm launches unusual in the new camera system. Neither there are different models, is still the only available particularly favorable. Around 1,600 euro you need to plan for the body alone.

fujifilm x-pro1

X-Pro1 with innovative Image Sensor

16 megapixel APS-C triggers the sensor on - it sounds first once not spectacular. But Fujifilm planted the X-Pro1 a new image sensor is a proprietary, which dispenses with the low-pass filter. That should bring more clarity, but carries the risk of aberrations in the form of moire patterns. Which is designed to counter a new sensor design, where else a Bayer color filter, a red, one blue and two green sub pixels together to form a square, combines the "X-Trans-sensor" 36 sub in a more complex pattern.

X-Pro1 provides the best image quality

The quality of the images demonstrates the success of self-development: In laboratory measurements, X-Pro1 is the total self-image score from DSLRs with large full-frame image sensor. Even at ISO 3,200 the highest in the evaluation of incoming light sensitivity.You can see fine details very well. Image noise is very low, moire effects inconspicuous.

The laboratory reported a maximum resolution of 1,705 line pairs per picture height. This sharpens the camera slightly, because starting from the sensor resolution are the number of line pairs more than mathematically possible. Until 6,400, the resolution drops to only 1,493 pairs of lines, a fantastically sharp result. Similarly, strong looks to the detail, starting from high level decreases with increasing ISO speed only slightly. The image dynamics provides a good result: between 10.7 (ISO min) to 8.3 (3200) f-stops, the X-Pro1.

Noise is not a problem: It was not until 6,400 when the interference pixel exceed the 100 percent view of the critical perception of the screen border. X-Pro1 is very good marks in the visual assessment, as the top DSLRs Nikon D4 or Canon EOS 5D Mark II, many sample photos from the laboratory and practice.

fujifilm x-pro1 review

To launch three fixed focal lengths

The connection to the lens produces Fujifilm about the fully automated X-bayonet. Stand ready to boot three lenses, all fixed focal lengths (18mm, 35mm, 60mm macro), you need to take into account between 580-630 euros. For this you get a fast lens in a metal case with rings for focus and aperture. The system does not provide camera. What appears, however, after mechanical hand is in fact transmitted electronically and implemented by small engines, in the case of the aperture in fine-thirds exposure levels. Other objectives are to follow, even including 2012, a zoom lens with image stabilizer.

System with a hybrid camera viewfinder

The X-Pro1 offers an optical viewfinder and a large electronic display. Digitally, you will see a sharp enough resolution preview image in color, as they will have the recording. At twilight, however, interfering with a slight lag with movement, visible in the dark noise. But you can switch to visual representation. Then you see your subject in size and always clear. The camera adjusts automatically to enlarge the 18mm and 35mm lens. At the 60mm lens with an electronically limited to projected viewfinder frame the shot. The camera also uses overlays to provide information on current settings. Even the deviation of the auto-focus close-ups in the field can represent the camera. The sum represents the hybrid viewfinder is an immensely practical help, unique among interchangeable lens cameras, and usually only found on the X100. As an alternative image control, there is a 3-inch display with very high resolution (1.23 million sub-pixels) with additional white sub-pixels, resulting in a first-class and bright display.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Canon 5D mark III new full-size

Shortly after the announced models D4 and D800's main rival Nikon, Canon gave they answer. What to tell the truth was not the complete answer, but the second part of the series releases the brand that started even before the aforementioned releases from Nikon, with I am not mistaken, the C300 (and EOS Cinema System, aimed at recording in 4K resolution) through 1D X, and culminating in the new objective PowerShot G1X (I have already given reasons to buy it). Now finally, the long awaited camera that nobody knew whether it was officially christened 7D or 5D mark III mark II, and a host of new accessories (flash-end RT-600EX, the battery grip BG-E11, a transmitter data, a wireless flash trigger and, whew!, a GPS receiver). Check out the new professional accessories here.

The specifications are that the site Canon Rumors published yesterday (by the way the photos came out there were apparently true):

    22.3 megapixel sensor, full-size (36 x 24mm)
    61 focus points AF (with 41 cross-type, with 05 double cross)
    continuous shooting with silent mode and maximum rate of 6 fps
    native ISO sensitivity from 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 50 [L] to 102,400 [H2])
    Full HD video in H.264 format with manual audio controls (64 levels)
    DIGIC 5 + 14-bit
    Viewfinder with 100% coverage
    Increased sealing against dust and water
    LCD monitor 3.2 "and 1.04 million points, the same 1D X
    HDR mode with presets

What can I say? The fight is good, very good! Canon is fighting on all fronts, from compact cameras to purely amateur (but with GPS!) Models the jack-of-all-trades, made for seasoned pros, and even investing in funding for film and how it's cliche to say, but it is always true, is that users end up winning, having more options, and there is only looking at what to do, which you can purchase and choose the most interesting alternative in terms of cost-effective.

But without doubt one of the coolest things I found this last release (say, a camera, as reported both accessories) that is maintained in 22.3 megapixels, slightly surpassing the 21.1 of 5D mark II, against the Nikon (who preferred 35MPs put more of the D800) and Sigma, which had the temerity to launch compact with 46MP (!). The same philosophy applied in G1X (with its 14MP, 10 against the G12, the sensor 6 times less) and SX40 (12MP vs. 14 the SX30).

Another thing that will undoubtedly appeal is in full photometry, which now follows the same system of measurement 7D, 60D and the T2i and T3i, called iFCL (Intelligent Focus Color Luminosity) metering sensor with 63 zones and double layer (red / green and green / blue). In practice this means the reduction of measurement errors that occurred in the predecessor, which is more than welcome, since even the entrance of the Canon cameras already come with such a system, while the 5D mark II (which is a level just below the so-called flagship) had not.

Another development was the natural change of focus system, which despite seeming glaring leap of nine AF points to 61 points, was not much, since the 7D has 19 points, and as the 5D is made not only to enable video recording, but do it with quality that meets health professionals, the increase is understandable points, especially the cross-type, for the best maintain focus when shooting.

Sample images and videos of the 5D III can be seen in the Japanese website of the brand.

Get even with the Press Release of the Canon 5D mark III.
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