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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Canon EOS 5D Mark X to Come Feb 28th?.

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Rumors a-buzz with the Canon response to the D800, a new 5D, with a tentative name of 5D Mark X following in its bigger brothers footsteps for naming, it is said to have a price point of $2700 and be on the shelves in April.
Specs are a little faint right now but from potential images of a unit being tested on a safari in Africa show a redesigned grip and some new button layouts. MP to be higher for sure, but how high is the question. More advanced video functions also to be expected as the series has become known more for its video function than excellent still image quality.
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RUMORED specs:
  • DIGIC 5 processor
  • at least 22 mp
  • up to 6.9 FPS
  • 61pt AF

The New Pentax "Adventure Proof" Optio WG-2

With the Pentax Optio Water-proof line scoring constant high marks and possible seconded by he Olympus Tough in some specs, they have a history of producing one heck of a nice compact life-proof camera that you don't have to worry if its wet, hot, cold or dusty, it just works and produces nice images. We here at P3 have tested the Optio Wp-WG line throughout the years and constantly love them. Here is hoping this continues the tradition of greatness...

From Pentax:

The toughest PENTAX outdoor camera yet, the new WG-2 is more resilient, more advanced and ready for any adventure. It's now waterproof to 40 feet, shockproof from 5 feet and cold-proof to 14°. Take your adventures to new heights - and new lows - with the PENTAX WG-2.

  • Higher resolution with a 16MP backlit CMOS sensor
  • Brighter with 6 LED macro lights
  • Wider 3" LCD screen
  • Full HD (H.264) and high-speed camera mode
  • Rugged ergonomic body
  • GPS model with more location and logging capabilities
Full specs and Release after the jump...

Nikon D800 produces stunning video, Samples HERE

With great broadcast quality video output, a mic and headphone jack on camera for quick integrated audio and the power of famous Nikkor lenses the D800 shows its might against the likes of the Canon 5D Mark II in the cross over camera-video market. Combine this with the HDMI out for remote monitoring HD content this will set the new bar for the market for sure.

Check out this video shot all with the new D800

Joy Ride by Sandro:

Joy Ride from Sandro on Vimeo.

Behind the Scenes look at the making of Joy Ride with the Nikon D800:

Joy Ride - Behind the Scenes from Sandro on Vimeo.

CRU-DataPort Introduces UltraDock™ v5 with USB 3.0 Connectivity VANCOUVER, WA – February 7, 2012 –Accessing data from bare hard drives is now

CRU-DataPort/WiebeTech announce the launch of their UltraDock v5 hardware device that will provide access to data on bare 2.5” and 3.5” SATA and 3.5” IDE hard drives via five host interface connections (USB 3.0/2.0, eSATA, FireWire 800/400 host interfaces). The product is ideal for photographers because they may use the device to quickly access archived drives. 

 Faster, smarter and more affordable with UltraDock v5 from CRU-DataPort. UltraDock v5 is an aluminum constructed hardware device that allows access to data on bare 2.5” and 3.5” SATA and 3.5” IDE hard drives via five host interface connections including USB 3.0. UltraDock v5 has a user friendly menu, LCD screen and access to S.M.A.R.T drive data, which makes it the most versatile drive dock from CRU-DataPort.
5 Host Interfaces
SATA and IDE drive ports
UltraDock v5       

Canon Updates PowerShot Elph Series

New PowerShot Lineup Enables Photographers To Stay Connected While Capturing Legendary Canon Image Quality

Highlighted Features include Wi-Fi, Powerful Optical Zoom and Ruggedness

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of four PowerShot digital cameras: the ELPH 530 HS, ELPH 320 HS, SX260 HS, and D20. Photographers no longer have to sacrifice image quality for the ability to instantly share images and videos with the use of the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and ELPH 320 HS Wi-Fi enabled cameras. The PowerShot SX260 HS camera puts Canon's amazing optical reach into a pocket sized camera, with a 20x optical zoom (25mm to 500mm) letting you pull subjects in close. Designed for the adventurous photographer looking to take spectacular photos, the rugged PowerShot D20 camera is ideally suited for the backpacker, snowboarder or tropical-traveler.
"Canon wants to help people capture the best images possible with the ability to quickly and easily share them with the world. With new PowerShot features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, people can quickly upload and share images on social networks," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "Whether it's a powerful zoom, Wi-Fi or waterproof features, our new PowerShot lineup empowers people to be creative with their photography. There are good enough images and there are great images, we always aim to help people capture the best images."

Canon's Re-Designed PowerShot A-series

Capture Life's Unexpected Moments In Superb Image Quality With Canon U.S.A.'s New, Easy To Use And Re-Designed PowerShot A-series Cameras

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced six PowerShot A-series digital cameras with improved operability that produce outstanding images and feature a high-quality, stylish re-design in a variety of fashionable colors. Canon's PowerShot A-series models have been instrumental for entry-level users in learning the joys of photography and these new models continue this tradition with features such as 16-megapixel sensor, 720p HD video capture and a 28mm wide-angle lens to capture images of large groups at a family function or of a child on the playground.

More D800 and D899E specs, highlights and photos

Highlights of the Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E:
·         36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS Sensor
·         91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system with Advanced Scene Recognition System
·         1080p HD video with manual control
·         Headphone jack, and uncompressed HDMI out
·         Enhanced 51 pt AF system
·         4 fps full resolution, 6 fps DX-mode with MBD-12 battery pack
·         ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 50 (Lo-1)-25,600 (Hi-2)
·         Magnesium alloy for maximum durability
·         Dual card slots / CF and SD
·         Nikon D800 will be available in late March for $2999.95, and the Nikon D800E will be available in mid-April for $3299.95

Press Release –
Product Page –

Launch 3D Demo

Full Specs after jump...

New Canon 27-70mm F2.8 L II USM, 24mm and 28mm F2.8 IS USM

Canon U.S.A. Continues The Tradition Of Incredible Optical Quality With The Introduction Of Three New Lenses

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 7, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new versions of its coveted Wide Angle Lenses and a new version of its popular 24-70mm Standard Zoom Lens for professionals and photo enthusiasts. The new EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses use a rear focusing system, high-speed CPU, and a powerful ring-type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) with optimized AF algorithms for faster auto focusing and sharp images. With large apertures these new lenses deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds for superior image quality.

"Our heritage is our optics with over 70 years of expertise, we look to continually further our promise to our users and deliver the ultimate image quality," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "These new lenses are powerful tools for photographic and video enthusiasts to pair with Canon cameras to help enable and enhance their creative vision."

Nikon d800 samples and video

D800 Samples HERE
D800e samples HERE
Nikon d800 mini site
Preview at DPReview

New Nikon D800 with 36mp!

Expectations Surpassed: The 36.3-Megapixel Nikon D800 Is The Multimedia HD-SLR That Shatters Conventional Resolution Barriers For Maximum Fidelity

The New Nikon D800 Offers Unrivaled Resolution and Features Designed for a Variety of Demanding Professional Photographic and Multimedia Disciplines, Videographers and Filmmakers

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Feb 6, 2012) – Today, imaging leader Nikon Inc. announced the highly anticipated D800 HD-SLR, engineered to provide extreme resolution, astounding image quality and valuable video features optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. A camera with an unmatched balance of accuracy, functionality and image quality, the Nikon D800 realizes innovations such as a high resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition System and many other intuitive features designed to create the preeminent device for the most demanding photo and video applications.

Whether shooting high fashion, weddings or multimedia content, Nikon’s highest resolution sensor to date, a groundbreaking new 36.3-megapixel (7360 x 4912 resolution) FX-format CMOS sensor, affords flexibility and astonishing image quality to satisfy a myriad of client requests. The Nikon D800 incorporates the latest 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III and the Advanced Scene Recognition System, coupled with an improved 51-point AF system for images with amazing sharpness, color and clarity. With its compact, lightweight D-SLR form factor and extensive video feature set, the D800 allows photographers to transition to multimedia to create an immersive story. Professional videographers will appreciate practical features that go beyond NIKKOR lens compatibility and Full HD 1080p video, such as full manual control, uncompressed HDMI output, and incredible low-light video capability. With this innovative combination of features, the D800 celebrates resourcefulness and a dedication to the flawless execution of an epic creative vision. All of this is driven by Nikon’s latest EXPEED 3™ image processing engine, providing the necessary processing power to fuel amazing images with faithful color, a wide dynamic range and extreme resolution.

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