From the monthly archives:

June 2011

Olympus PEN E-PM1

by Johan on June 30, 2011

Olympus PEN E-PM1

The Olympus PEN E-PM1 is a small and lightweight 12-megapixel compact system camera that comes equipped with 35 AF points and an AF assist light. Dubbed as the PEN Mini, the camera features a top shutter speed of 1/4000th second, a 5fps continuous shooting mode, a top sensitivity setting of ISO 12800, a hot-shoe, an accessory port and the ability to record 1080i high-definition videos with stereo sound. The Olympus PEN E-PM1 will be available in early Autumn 2011. Read more

Olympus FL-300R Flash

by Isaiah on June 30, 2011


Olympus is bringing you their newest flash ‘FL-300R’ for Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds cameras. Powered by 2x AAA batteries, this extremely compact flash offers an approximately 75 degree angle of coverage and features a built-in wide panel that allows the flash to be used with ultra-wide lenses such as the M.Zuiko Digital 9-18mm f/4-5.6. The FL-300R sells for 140 GBP (about $224). [PhotographyBlog]

ECWOX Releases New Spy Watch Series In South Korea

ECWOX has introduced a new “Elegant” spy watch series. These waterproof spy watches come equipped with a tiny camera, which is able to record 720p video. Available for both men and women, the ECWOX spy watches will be launched in South Korea very soon. [Akihabara]

Mini HD Sports Camera

by Isaiah on June 29, 2011


Record your great sports performances in top quality with the help of this Mini HD Sports Camera from Chinavasion. Codenamed CVMG-DC42, this awesome waterproof HD camera (up to 30 meters) sports a 5.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor, 4 white and 4 IR LEDs for recording during night time and in dark areas, a microSD card slot (4GB card included), a micro-USB port, a 900mAh battery and has the ability to capture both 720p HD video at 30fps as well as up to 2560 x 1920 digital still images. The Mini HD Sports Camera sells for $79.84 (bicycle handlebar mount & helmet strap included). [Product Page]

Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX For Canon And Nikon DSLRs

The Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX is a wide zoom lens for 35mm full-frame SLR cameras. Available in Canon and Nikon fit, the lens features an angle-of-view range of 103.96° -64.74°, a rubber seal around the lens mount, and Tokina’s exclusive one-touch focus clutch mechanism that allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the camera to focus manually. The Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX lens is priced at 98,000 Yen ($1,208) in Japan. [1001 Noisy Cameras]


Sigma has just announced the availability of their 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens in the US. First introduced back in February, the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro comes with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:1, a Super Multi-layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, a HyperSonic Motor (HSM) for quiet auto focus and Sigma’s own Optical Stabilizer to combat motion blur resulting from shaky hands. The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro has an MSRP of $1,400. [PhotographyBlog]

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