From the monthly archives:

July 2010

Here are the latest firmware updates for both Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 and LX3 digital compact cameras. The firmware version 1.3 for the TZ7 and firmware version 2.2 for the LX3 are said to “optimize software processing without affecting camera performance.” You’ll be able to download these updates starting today via Panasonic’s official website. [PhotographyBlog]

Sinar p-slr Adapter

by Johan on July 30, 2010

The Sinar p-slr adapter allows DSLR users to attach their camera bodies to Sinar view cameras, and use them as digital backs. This camera adapter can be used with all digital single lens reflex cameras (Canon, Nikon) that are currently available on the market. Thanks to the quick clamping adapter that is included with the set, the change from vertical to horizontal format can be performed with effortless ease within seconds. The Sinar p-slr adapter will be available in August 2010. [Sinar]

Sigma APS-C Hood Adapter For Bigma

by Johan on July 29, 2010

Sigma has rolled out an APS-C lens hood adapter for use on the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 DG OS HSM telezoom lens, which is also known as the Bigma. This hood adapter extends the length of the lens hood and provides more effective shading when used with digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. The HA1030-01 adapter will be supplied with all APO 50-500mm DG OS HSM lenses starting on July 2010. For UK customers who have already purchased the Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 DG OS HSM telezoom lens, the hood adapter will be available for free through Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd. [PhotographyBLOG]

Samsung HMX-E10 Full HD Pocket Camcorder

by Isaiah on July 29, 2010

Samsung is set to drop another Full HD pocket camcorder into the market called the HMX-E10. This ultra-compact video camera is equipped with a 1/3.2-inch CMOS image sensor, a 270-degree swiveling lens, a 2x digital zoom, a 2.7-inch touchscreen display, a microSD card slot, a built-in USB connector, an HDMI output and has the ability to capture both 1920 x 1080p Full HD video in H.264 format as well as 8-megapixel digital still images. The Samsung HMX-E10 will become available in September for $199.99. [Press Release]

Apart from having their new HDC-SDX1 Full HD camcorder, Panasonic has also introduced their new pocket-sized Full HD camcorder called the HM-TA1. Specs-wise, the HDC-SDX1 sports a 2.93-megapixel 1/4.1-inch CMOS image sensor, a 4x digital zoom, a 2-inch LCD display, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, a pop-out USB arm and can capture both 1920 x 1080p Full HD video at 30fps as well as 2.1-megapixel still images. The Panasonic HM-TA1 will go on sale in August for a retail price of $169.95. [Panasonic]

Samsung ST80 WiFi-enabled Camera

by Johan on July 28, 2010

Samsung ST80 WiFi-enabled Camera

Samsung Electronics will release the ST80 14.2-megapixel point‑and-shoot camera, which is part of the company’s Wi-Fi-enabled digital camera series. The digicam features a 3x optical zoom and a large 3.0-inch wide touchscreen display. The Samsung ST80 also adopts the Smart Crop feature, which is a unique editing tool that takes place directly on the camera. Meanwhile, the Smart Auto (Still & Movie) scene recognition technology automatically recognizes the user’s current shooting environment and selects the appropriate settings to achieve the best results possible. At 30 frames-per-second, the ST80 allows users to record high‑quality, 720p HD video utilizing the H.264 format, which provides up to three times more recording capacity than the MJPEG video format. The Wi-Fi internet connection enables users to easily upload their favorite pictures and videos directly to social networking sites such as Facebook, Picasa, YouTube, Photo Bucket or even Samsung’s own website. The Samsung ST80 WiFi-enabled camera will be launched in September 2010 for $249.99. [Digital Camera Resource]

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