Tag Archives: Prosumer Camera

Sony Announces Compact 50x Zoom Cyber-Shot HX350 Outside Of U.S.

If you ever wanted to capture images or videos from a very far off distance and thought only full-fledged DSLR could do it, well, think again. These days, many compact shooters, or the so-called prosumer cameras, are more than capable of going to length and the recently announced Sony Compact 50x Super Zoom Cyber-shot HX350 Digital Camera is one such camera. The HX350 was announced for the European and Asia Pacific market and as the model name implies, it is indeed a successor to the HX300. Having said that, it does share some features with the HX300, most notably, the 20.4MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor and of course, the insane 50x zoom lens. Continue reading Sony Announces Compact 50x Zoom Cyber-Shot HX350 Outside Of U.S.

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Camera

want a digital shooter with DSLR-style creative power, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of changing lenses? then the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Camera could be the perfect “in-between” camera for you. in fact, Sony is terming this newest addition to the RX lineup as “premium bridge camera” which is pretty self-explanatory of what are to expect of the price and performance. at the heart of the RX10 camera is a 20.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor, paired to the new BIONZ X image processor as found in several recent Sony shooters such as the a7 Full-Frame camera. on the optical aspect, it has a non-interchangeable Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm zoom lens with f2.8 aperture, available at all focal lengths and an optical zoom capability of 8.3x. Continue reading Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Camera

Sony a3000 DSLR-style Interchangeable Lens Camera

price is perhaps the major stumbling block for beginner shutterbugs; the last thing any beginner wants is to spend thousands of dollars and giving it up eventually. trust me. it happens. and that’s why we thought this latest addition, the Sony a3000 DSLR-style Interchangeable Lens Camera, to Sony’s Alpha DSLR family is an attractive proposition for anyone starting off in the hobby of photography. as the product name implies, the a3000 not only has interchangeable lens like its bigger DSLR siblings, but it also boast many DSLR capabilities at an affordable sticker. fitted with a large, high-resolution 20.1MP Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor commonly found in today’s DSLR, it offers crisp, detailed still images, as well as Full HD videoing (1080/60i or 1080/24p). with a larger sensor, it is able to capture more light, thereby reducing noise and boast the image quality in low-light conditions. Continue reading Sony a3000 DSLR-style Interchangeable Lens Camera

FUJIFILM X-M1 Compact System Camera

continuing its obsession with retro-style consumer imaging devices, the FUJIFILM X-M1 Compact System Camera gives you the power of DSLR without the bulk and heft, along with a styling that any self-respecting shutterbug would die for (well, maybe not that serious, but it is a pretty little thing, alright). sporting a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as found in the X-E1 and matched to the EXR Processor II, the X-M1 gives you up to ISO25,600 sensitivity, amazing start-up time, lightning quick shutter, and up to 5.6 fps of burst speed. other goodies include a 3-inch tilting LCD monitor, built-in high precision flash with Super Intelligent Flash technology, in-camera RAW processing, multiple exposure mode, Full HD videoing, built-in stereo microphone, and built-in WiFi that lets you wirelessly transfer your capture stills and footages to your smartphone, tablet, and computer. Continue reading FUJIFILM X-M1 Compact System Camera

Olympus PEN E-P5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

beyond its awesome retro look, this new flagship of the PEN series, the Olympus PEN E-P5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera, is every bit of sophistication and style. boasting as the first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to offer 1/8000 sec. high-speed shutter, it also features a 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor married to a TruePic VI image processor, a 3.0″ tilt touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p videoing (in .mov and .avi formats), built-in WiFi, dual control dial (front and rear), 5-axis image stabilization with IS Auto, fast AF with touch focus and touch shutter, 9 fps burst shooting, and of course, a built-in flash. all the above niceties are kept wrapped in a unmistakable retro metal body with leather accent and void of any visible screws. Continue reading Olympus PEN E-P5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Sony Cyber-shot RX1 Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot RX1 Digital Camera
Sony Cyber-shot RX1 Digital Camera | US$2,800.00 | www.sony.com

want to enjoy the benefit of a full-frame digital photography with professional features but don’t want the associated bulk that comes with powerful DSLRs? the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 Digital Camera is the camera that will fit that bill. packed within its palm-sized body is a 35mm full-frame 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor (we called it ‘a little guy with a big heart’), the RX1 is a totally capable camera with features that include Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 35mm F2 prime lens, ISO up to 25,600, a 3.0-inch TFT LCD, electronic stabilization, built-in pop-up flash Continue reading Sony Cyber-shot RX1 Digital Camera

Sony NEX-6 Digital Camera

Sony NEX-6 Digital Camera
Sony NEX-6 Digital Camera | from US$850.00 | www.sony.com

unlike smartphones, the choice of camera to buy is not always obvious cos’ we are constantly being assaulted by myriad of options. it’s like, just when you thought you wanted to settle on brand X, brand Y comes along and offers one that is as good, if not better. speaking of which, Sony has just put on the table a new compact to its NEX line that promised to offer full DSLR experience in a pocketable package. dubbed the Sony NEX-6 Compact Camera System, the camera features a 16.1-megapixel Exmor APS-C sensor matched to the BIONZ image processor Continue reading Sony NEX-6 Digital Camera

Pentax Q10 Digital Camera

Pentax Q10 Digital Camera in Silver
Pentax Q10 Digital Camera | US$599.95 | www.pentaximaging.com

we are not particularly fond of huge DSLR and that precisely we love the middle ground: a camera that straddles between the cumbersome DSLR and the dumber point-and-shoot cameras. good for us and all like-minded folks, more and more such in-between shooters are surfacing and the Pentax Q10 Digital Camera, a follow-up to the original Pentax Q, is the latest offering from the Japanese imaging firm. continuing the ultra-compact, stylish form factor, the Q10 packs an improved 12.4-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor with SR Continue reading Pentax Q10 Digital Camera

FUJIFILM X-E1Digital Camera

FUJIFILM X-E1Digital Camera
FUJIFILM X-E1Digital Camera | from US$999.95 | www.fujifilm.com

want a DSLR-quality camera but do not want to be bog down by the usual DSLR cumbersome size? well, thanks the technology advancements, now that dream is possible and the FUJIFILM X-E1Digital Camera is just one of those cameras. equipped with a 16.0-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, the compact pro-style digital camera features a top class OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF), a 2.8-inch LCD display, built-in pop-up flash, hotshoe mount for external flash, FUJIFILM X mount compatible with FUJINON XF lens range Continue reading FUJIFILM X-E1Digital Camera

Pentax K-30 Digital Camera

Pentax K-30 Digital Camera
Pentax K-30 Digital Camera | US$899.95 | www.pentaximaging.com

one of the most worrisome thing for shutterbug is rain. with the global warming going on, our weather is never as predictable as we might have liked and that’s why, shutterbug gears that are weatherproof is a welcome news. when we said shutterbug gears, we mean the serious stuff and the Pentax K-30 is just one such serious gear. equipped with a 16.0-megapixel CMOS sensor, this inconspicuous looking DSLR is fully weather sealed, rustproof and coldproof to take on what mother nature has to dish out. Continue reading Pentax K-30 Digital Camera