Its been made official, not very long after we spoke about the rumored specs of a new Nikon DSLR flagship, the D3s has been confirmed to arrive this November. So what’s new in the latest D3s? The most stunning new piece of hardware in this badboy is a redesigned sensor which allows it to shoot up to ISO 102,400 – the D3s will certainly not suffer from any nightblindness!


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Hands on Sony DSLR Alpha 500 (A500)

On August 31, 2009, in Digital Cameras, by KLS

Last week Sony announced the launch of their next in the line Alpha series DSLR cameras, the Alpha 500 and 550 (see the press release after the break). To be out from the end of October this year, the DSLR-A550 and DSLR-A500 digital SLRs are based around new CMOS sensors with added manual focus confirmation live view mode using the main imaging sensor, in addition to Sony’s secondary-sensor Quick AF live view system.


Both cameras feature Sony’s better noise reduction, include an Auto HDR mode and offer sensitivity of up to ISO 12800. The 14.2 MP A550 features a higher resolution 921k dot 3″ tilt-angle LCD, while the 12.3 MP A500 comes with a 230k dot resolution 3″tilt-angle LCD.The pictures below are the first hands on photos taken with the Alpha 500 by the folks over at Pocket Lint.



Though stepped up and improved, I think its a smart decision for Sony to keep the tilt-angle LCD as I have personally found it too useful when I tested previous models myself. See more photos after the jump…

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Both the Canon EOS Rebel T1i and the Nikon D5000 are the latest digital SLRs to be released this year by the two popular camera brands. While the Nikon D5000 is cheaper and does offer a fancy articulating display which always attracts that bit more attention, the T1i does offer more megapixels (15.1) and boasts full HD video capture.


Either way, both are not a cheap investment especially at this time and if you’ve been considering them, the specs comparison table after the jump may help you decide which would suit your needs best.

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Straight after the Easter long weekend, Nikon has now announced the recently much rumored D5000. With a 2.7-inch articulating display, the D5000 is equipped with a 12.3 megapixel DX-format sensor that maxes out at ISO 3200 with a 4fps burst rate, sports one-button Live View, and 720/24p movie mode. Other features include an 11-point AF system with 3D focus tracking and 19 scene modes. With a number of high end features, the price tag is pretty heavy as well, the D5000 will cost $849 with a 18-55 VR kit lens, or $729 for just the body – not surprisingly, this price tag is just under that of the Canon T1i.

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The original Canon EOS 5D was the world’s first ‘compact’ full frame digital SLR. The new Canon EOS 5D Mark II offers some major improvements:  a new 21MP CMOS sensor, an expanded ISO range of 50-25,600 and a wealth of improvements and new features including full 1080p HD movie recording, live view, 3.0″ 920k dot LCD, DIGIC IV processor, increased battery capacity and sensor dust reduction.
Check out the following, the world’s first but unofficial Canon 5D Mark II (Beta Version) video produced by the guys at Akihabara.