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Month: February 2013


Sony A58 officially introduced

Sony A58 introduced with 20.1-megapixel sensor and OLED Tru-Finder

Sony has decided to take the wraps off the SLT-A58 camera. This shooter has been rumored for a long time and it has finally arrived here, in order to replace both the A37 and A57, streamlining the digital SLT range of cameras. The A58 features a new 20.1-megapixel Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor and an OLED Tru-finder EVF.

Sony officially introduces new 70-400mm, 18-55mm, and Zeiss 50mm lenses

Zeiss 50mm, Sony 70-400mm and 18-55mm lenses revealed

Sony has announced three new lenses, refreshing two of its older optics, while releasing an entirely new prime lens. The Zeiss 50mm prime, Sony 70-400mm telephoto zoom and 18-55mm standard zoom lenses will become available soon for the company’s A-mount and APS-C cameras, along with a pair of new accessories.

New Sony Cybershot cameras officially announced: HX300, WX300, TX30

Sony TX30, WX300 and HX300 CyberShot cameras launched

February 20th, 2013 will go down in history as Sony’s busiest days ever. The Japanese company has already revealed two APS-C cameras and three new lenses. In preparation for the PlayStation event, Sony also announced three new CyberShot DSC compact cameras, including one waterproof and two super zoom shooters.

Ikelite Nikon D5200 underwater housing has been officially announced

Ikelite releases Nikon D5200 underwater housing for oceanographers

Oceanography is not cheap. Not very practical either, if you are trying to do it with a Nikon D5200. Well, Ikelite has managed to achieve at least one thing: it released an underwater housing for Nikon’s DSLR camera. Moreover, if you consider $1,500 to be cheap, then you will agree that the company solved both problems with its accessory.

Canon 1D X and 5D Mark III firmware update to become available for download soon

Canon announces release date for 1D X and 5D Mark III firmware update

Canon came under scrutiny after users complained that the EOS 1D X and 5D Mark III cameras are having focus problems when using the Speedlite AF Assist Beam. The company acknowledged the issues and announced that it will release a pair of firmware updates to fix the slow focus issues this Spring.

Lomography Belair X 6-12 Trailblazer limited edition introduced on the market with support for three different modes

Lomography reveals Belair X 6-12 Trailblazer edition

Lomography is a recognized brand among photographers, who like to return to the old days, when digital cameras were just a dream. Taking photos on film can be very artistic and people who like this can take advantage of the new Belair X 6-12 Trailblazer edition, which follows the footsteps of the popular “Globetrotter” edition.

Samsung has announced a WiFi-only version of its Android-powered Galaxy Camera

WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Camera officially announced

The Samsung Galaxy Camera has been dubbed as the first “working” Android-powered camera. The South Korea-based company has decided to announce a WiFi-only version of the shooter. Samsung is hoping that the lower price will attract more customers, who are turned off by the price of the original version.

Casio EX-ZS30 camera specs and release date announced

Casio introduces EX-ZS30 compact camera with 20.1-megapixel sensor

Casio has decided to continue the company’s of releasing premium compact camera, with the launch of the Exilim EX-ZS30. This shooter is made out of stainless steel, which is packing an interesting set of features, including a 20.1-megapixel CCD image sensor and 6x optical zoom.

Download Nikon ViewNX 2.7.2 update to add support for Nikon Image Space and latest Coolpix cameras

Nikon ViewNX 2.7.2 update released for download

Nikon updated its photo editing software, ViewNX, in order to add support for the company’s latest Coolpix cameras, launched at the CP+ Show 2013. The ViewNX 2.7.2 update also comes packed with support for the newly-launched Nikon Image Space, the online storage service which replaced myPicturetown.

Sony NEX-3N and SLT-A58 specs and prices leaked by an anonymous inside source

Sony A58 and NEX-3N price and specs unofficially revealed

The Sony A58 and NEX-3N cameras are the worst-kept secrets in the industry. After the cameras’ press photos were leaked on the web, an inside source has managed to get hold of the specs and final retail prices. The announcement date is no longer a secret as well, with Sony launching the new gear on February 25th.

Canon 7D replacement

Canon 7D Mark II specs leaked

Canon delayed an EOS 7D replacement for quite some time. The time for that is rumored to have finally come as the specs of the 7D Mark II were leaked on the web. Although it may not serve as a direct replacement for the EOS 7D, the APS-C shooter has all the qualities for taking over the reigns of the camera introduced back in 2009.

High-end Nikon compact camera to be revealed on February 21st as the next-generation APS-C Coolpix shooter

High-end Nikon compact camera to be announced on February 21st

Nikon is holding a special event on February 21st. Upon sending the invitations, it had been believed that the company will introduce a direct replacement for the D7000. However, now it seems like the Japanese manufacturer will not announce the D7100 DSLR, instead choosing to reveal a high-end compact camera.


Depth of Field: A Visual Lesson

If you have a hard time understanding what aperture and depth of field is, this visual lesson will help you “get it” for good.

Facebook announced it was hacked by unknown attackers

Facebook hacked using zero-day Java exploit

Facebook is the largest social networking and photo sharing website in the world. With more than one billion users, it is natural to be targeted by hackers looking to steal user information. Unfortunately, Facebook confirmed that it was hacked in January by unknown attackers using the infamous zero-day Java exploit.

HTC teases One smartphone using a Canon DSLR lens

HTC One launch date teased on a Canon DSLR lens

HTC is preparing to introduce its flagship smartphone for 2013. The Taiwanese company will announce a new mobile phone on February 19th. In order to raise the interest in its upcoming smartphone, the company used a Canon DSLR lens to tease the HTC One. If Canon has something to do with this, we will find out tomorrow.

Photojojo's Polarizing Clip-on Filter reduces sun glare in photos taken with smartphones and tablets

Photojojo’s Polarizing Clip-on Filter reduces glare for iPhoneographers

Taking photos in direct sunlight is not very easy. Doing it with a smartphone does not make the job less difficult. However, Photojojo has found the perfect solution in the body of the Polarizing Clip-on Filter, an accessory which cuts down sun glare in images taken with iPhones and Android smartphones or tablets.

New Sony cameras and lenses leaked ahead of their official announcement

Sony NEX-3N, Alpha SLT-A58, and three A-Mount lenses leaked photos

Sony is preparing to reveal the new PlayStation 4. The gaming console will be announced on February 20th during a special event. However, the Japanese company will have enough time to announce two new cameras and three new lenses at the same event. The photos of the digital imaging equipment were leaked on the web.

Nikon D7000 replacement may not come after all, as the Thai event will be focused on a Coolpix P310 replacement

New Coolpix camera coming at Thai event, instead of Nikon D7100

Last week, Nikon sent invitations to an event in Thailand. Sources have confirmed that the company has scheduled several separate events in different countries. Although a D7000 replacement is the most likely candidate for an announcement, another source claims otherwise, saying Nikon will reveal a Coolpix camera.


MCP Editing and Photography Challenge: Highlights from this Week

On Monday, the MCP Shoot Me Group issued Photo Edit Challenge #3. This week the challenge was to edit this lovely, ethereal still life taken by David Lester – BackRoad Photography. Several members of the group have shared creative edits. Here are a few of the many favorites: Submitted by Sue Zellers Submitted by Sonia-Glasser-Sutton Submitted…


Subtle Photo Editing Using Textures and Photoshop Actions

Combining textures and photoshop actions can make for the perfect recipe for a beautiful image.

Panasonic Lumix GH3 and 12-35mm lens can be borrowed for 48 hours through the "Try Before You Buy" campaign.

“Try Before You Buy” brings you a Panasonic Lumix GH3 for 48 hours

Panasonic has decided to promote its “most advanced camera system” with an uncommon campaign. The so-called “Try Before You Buy” service will allow users to borrow the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 for 48 hours. However, at the end of the trial period, customers will not be forced to purchase the mirrorless camera.


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