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9/14/06
 
 

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I thought the G's were gone forever!  Canon introduced several cameras today, the most interesting is the new powershot G7.  After reading the press release, I'm not sure where this camera will fit, especially with the $600 price tag.  The G6 produced some great images for a fixed lens camera, but it appears the G7 is similar to the A710 IS, only sporting a 10MP sensor, among a few other features.  Release is scheduled for October, so we'll see if it's worth the extra money.
  • 10.0MP
  • 35mm-210mm
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 80/1600 ISO with 3200 in scene mode
  • 2.5" LCD 207,000 pixels
  • No RAW mode (say what?)
  • Hot shoe
  • SR lens coating reduces flair and ghosting
  • $599 in stores 10/06

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9/13/06
 
 

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PENTAX Imaging Company announced today a very interesting new camera, the PENTAX K10D digital SLR camera with 10.2 effective megapixels and a host of advanced technologies including a PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system and a weather- resistant body. 

  • 10.2MP
  • Shake reduction for 2.5-4.0 stop advantage (bold claim at 4.0)
  • Dust removal system, CCD shake and special coating.
  • Weather-resistant body for fun in the rain.
  • Battery grip available.
  • Neat dedicated RAW switch by lens mount.
  • 2.5" LCD 210,000 pixels
  • SD and SDHC cards.
  • 32 custom functions to personalize operation
  • $899 body only or $999 as kit with 18mm-55mm lens
  • In stores by 11-06

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9/9/06
 

   Sony A100 owners; read
 

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Sony announces DSLR A100 firmware update and image data converter SR Ver. 1.1 update.  If you have firmware vs. 1.00 or 1.01 you need to update to vs. 1.02.  The following information is from the website:
  • In very rare cases, RAW format files may not be opened by the supplied image control software, Picture Motion Browser.
  • Image gradation when the shutter speed is 1 second or longer.
  • The printed picture quality when the image is printed with an EpsonŽ printer using Print Image Matching.  

This information comes from Sony europe customer support. 

Sony Europe website

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9/5/06
 
Attention: owners of Konica Minolta DSLRs, and the new Sony a 100, please see my lens reviews, right here!
 
Full review of the Sony a 100 coming up in a couple weeks or so.  Stay tuned.