Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi


Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 6 November 2012: Nikon introduces the latest D-SLR to its mid-range DX-format line-up, the 24.1 megapixel Nikon D5200, designed to bring out your creative side. From beautiful still photos to smooth Full HD movies, this camera empowers your freedom of expression, letting you capture your own unique view of the world.
Marina Gurevich, Product Manager for Nikon Europe, says: “The inspiring Nikon D5200 is ideal for those who are passionate about photography and want to experiment with the camera’s superior features. The impressive image and movie quality alongside a versatile vari-angle LCD monitor lets users unlock their creative potential.”
Breath-taking image qualityThe third camera in its series, following the D5000 and the D5100, the Nikon D5200 offers a massive leap in image-quality. In addition to the 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor for finely detailed images, the new EXPEED 3 image processor provides high-speed operation and excellent, rich colour reproduction – as well as enhanced movie recording. The high ISO sensitivity (100-6400 which is extendable to 25600) delivers brilliant shots in dark or poorly lit environments as well as producing clear images of fast moving subjects.
The Nikon D5200 shares an AF system, metering sensor and scene recognition with the Nikon D7000 series, giving this camera a new level of performance and much enhanced image quality. The superior accuracy of the 39-point AF system and nine cross-type sensors delivers razor sharp images by focusing precisely on the subject you choose. Meanwhile, the 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor provides precise data to the camera’s Scene Recognition System, which optimizes exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released.
Image creations from any angleThe Nikon D5200’s versatile 7.5cm (3-in) vari-angle LCD monitor provides the ultimate freedom and flexibility to take beautiful shots and movies from virtually any position. You can flip, tilt or turn the swivel monitor to get really creative with your angles. In addition, the Nikon D5200 is an intelligently designed lightweight camera, with clear menus and superior ergonomics, making it a pleasure to maneuver and shoot with.
Wireless connectivity to share your creationsWirelessly transmitting images from your camera to an Apple™ or Android™ smart device is possible by using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. This means you can share images that you are proud of with friends via social networks and email for instant reactions. It is even possible to control your camera remotely from your smart device to help you take beautiful shots without disturbing your subjects.
Distinctive HD moviesEffortlessly alternate between shooting stills and Full HD movies with smooth (up to 60i/50i) recording at the flick of a switch. The camera’s subject tracking of moving objects in three dimensions, with full time servo AF (AF-F), ensures focus of moving objects throughout filming. Adding to that, creating movies to be proud of can be achieved with in-movie editing and the camera’s built-in stereo microphone.
Inspirational Effect and Scene modesBe even more original with the Nikon D5200 Effects mode. A range of seven special effects: Selective Colour, Miniature, High and Low Key, Silhouette, Colour Sketch and Night Vision can be applied in real time to images and movies through Live View so you can see what your final creation will look like before you shoot it. In addition, in-camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) and D-lighting capture detailed images of high-contrast scenes, increasing creative possibilities. You can also select from 16 different Scene modes – they optimize the camera settings, such as shutter speed, ISO and aperture – to the situation you are shooting. It is great for a quick shot or if you are still learning about D-SLR photography.
Key features
  • DX-format, 24.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor with EXPEED 3 for exceptional quality
  • Vari-angle LCD monitor: View life at a unique angle with a high resolution, 7.5cm (3.0-in), 921k dot vari-angle screen
  • Compatible with Wireless Mobile Adaptor WU-1a to transmit images from the camera to Apple™ or Android™ smart device and remote shooting*1
  • High ISO (100-6400) extendable to 25600: keeps the detail with low noise in low-light situations
  • Razor-sharp 39-point AF system with nine cross-type sensors in the center. Offers fast and precise autofocus coverage across the frame
  • 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor delivers highly accurate metering for exact exposures and provides precise data to the camera's Scene Recognition System
    • Scene Recognition System optimizes exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released
    • Continuous shooting at 5fps: so you do not miss that fast-moving action shot
    • High dynamic range (HDR): Gives detailed shots of high-contrast scenes by combining two shots taken within a single shutter release
  • Active D-Lighting: Retains details in highlights and shadows for well-balanced images, even if the subject is moving
  • D-Movie: Full (1080p) HD movies with smooth (up to 60i/50i) recording and a built-in stereo microphone
  • D-Movie AF modes: Live View autofocus works when shooting movie clips, keeping subjects in sharp focus
  • In-built stereo-microphone for improved sound quality
  • Updated new generation GUI Design
    • 16 Scene modes: Automatically adjusts camera settings, including Picture Controls and Active D-Lighting, for optimal results.
  • Effects mode – seven effects including Selective Colour and Miniature, which can be applied in pre-shoot, for more creative movies and stills
    • Compatible with WR-R10 Wireless Remote transceiver and WR-T10 Wireless Remote transmitter that let you control key camera functions from a distance
  • GPS compatible: Records the exact location of the camera when a picture is taken by using the optional GP-1 unit
  • NIKKOR lenses: take advantage of Nikon’s legendary NIKKOR lenses and make the most of the camera’s 24-megapixel resolution. Capture photos with vivid colour and striking contrast. Shoot movies with crisp detail or experiment with cinematic effectsAvailable in three colours: black, red and bronze
  • Lightweight body (505g) with an intelligent design and superior ergonomics 
*1 Compatible with iOS™ and Android™ smart devices. This feature requires use of a dedicated Wireless Mobile Utility application that can be downloaded for free from Google Play™ and the Apple App Store™.

Nikon D5200 specifications


Price
MSRPWith 18-55mm VR lens: Eu: €920 UK: £820
Body type
Body typeCompact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Other resolutions4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24.1 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors24.7 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 3
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Image
ISOAuto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (5)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points39
Lens mountNikon F mount
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3"
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD monitor
Live viewYes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95 %
Viewfinder magnification0.78×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
Scene modes
  • Auto
  • Portrait
  • Child
  • Close up
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Color Sketch
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
Continuous driveYes (3, 5 fps)
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Videography notes1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s), high/normal 1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini Type C)
WirelessOptional
Remote controlYes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries)555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
Dimensions129 x 98 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07")
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSOptional
GPS notesGP-1

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FUJIFILM announces new 50x extreme long zoom FinePix SL1000 bridge camera

FUJIFILM announces new 50x extreme long zoom FinePix SL1000 bridge camera


New SL1000 offers amazing 50x long zoom with Optical Image Stabilization, fast autofocus and response times for extraordinary flexibility and performance
Valhalla, N.Y., January 7, 2013 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the amazing FinePix SL1000 bridge camera that features a 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor, a powerful processor and a bright FUJINON 50x zoom lens that gives consumers a digital camera that can capture a wide photographic range that fits their lifestyle.
 
“The new FinePix SL1000 is ideal for those looking for the widest range and flexibility of a fixed lens camera” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “With its new 50x lens (24-1200mm) and super macro ability, the SL1000 has you covered from less than 1” to extreme telephoto shots without ever having to move, or change out any lenses like an interchangeable lens system camera.”
Extreme Long Zoom with Powerful Optical Image Stabilization
The FinePix SL1000 uses a newly-developed 50x optical FUJINON zoom lens (24-1200mm*1) with a fast aperture of F2.9-5.6 and a powerful new Optical Image Stabilization that reduces the effect of blurring at longer zoom lengths. And what’s more, the zoom doesn’t stop at a 1200mm*1– with Intelligent Digital Zoom – the focal length is effectively doubled to 2400mm or an incredible 100x with absolutely stunning results.
The SL1000’s FUJINON lens has 17 elements in 12 groups, and the lens combines aspherical and ED elements for reduced aberration and superior image quality. FUJINON’s unique Super EBC coating technology is employed to reduce ghosting and flare for sharp results in challenging low light shooting situations, and is capable of super macro photography as close as 0.39” for maximum flexibility.
Fast Autofocus and High Speed Response Times
The FinePix SL1000 uses a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor with the ability to shoot at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800*2, ensuring that users can capture high quality images even in low light conditions. The SL1000 also achieves autofocus speeds as fast as 0.2 seconds*3, a startup time of 0.9 seconds*3, and continuous shooting mode at 10fps at full resolution (max 9 frames)*3 for quick action and a better overall shooting experience.
Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with stereo sound
Using its 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor, the SL1000 is capable of 1080i full HD movie capture at 60 fps with stereo sound. Users can activate movie mode with the dedicated movie button on the back of the camera, and also take advantage of a number of advanced movie-editing features, including “movie trimming” to cut unwanted footage from movies, and “movie join” to join multiple separate clips into a single movie.
Bright, Easy to Use Tilting LCD Screen
The FinePix SL1000 has a highly detailed (920k-dot) electronic viewfinder (EVF) that is perfect for helping frame shots in bright sunshine, and with its eye sensor, the SL1000 is able to switch automatically between the EVF and the 3.0” tilting LCD (920k-dot) screen.
Second Zoom Control
In addition to the standard zoom toggle controls on the top of the camera, a second zoom lever is placed on the side of the lens barrel, allowing you to adjust your zoom range with your left hand while your right index finger rests on the shutter button, ready to take the shot. Choose from three zoom speeds or use “auto return zoom” for long zoom photography. The mode dial makes choosing a shooting mode easy - P, S, A, and M modes can be selected at the twist of a dial for sophisticated photographic techniques using manual exposure control.
Artistic shooting effects
The FinePix SL1000 uses advanced in-camera filters that bring creative photography to life. The SL1000 artistic effects include:
  • Pop Color - Emphasizes contrast and color saturation
  • Toy Camera - Create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
  • Miniature*3 - Adds top and bottom blur for a diorama or miniature effect
  • Partial Color – Retain one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white
  • High Key - Enhance brightness and reduce contrast to lighten tonal reproduction
  • Cross screen*5 creates starbursts around bright objects
  • Soft Focus – creates a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image
FinePix SL1000 Key features:
  • 50x optical zoom (F2.9-6.5,24-1200mm*1) with Optical Image Stabilization (Lens shift),
Intelligent Digital Zoom effectively doubles the focal length to 100x (2400mm*1)
  • 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor
  • Autofocus speed of 0.2seconds*3 in fastest conditions
  • Continuous shooting up to 10fps at full resolution (max 9 frames)
  • Start-up time of 0.9 seconds
  • Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps
  • Bright 3.0” Tilting LCD screen (920K-dot)
  • Electronic Viewfinder (920K-dot) with eye sensor
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG)
  • Hotshoe attachment for the use of external flash
  • Function (Fn) button which can be assigned to frequently used features
  • Advanced Filters, Instant zoom and Zoom Bracketing
  • Dual Zoom Control
  • Lithium Ion battery with 350 shots per charge
*1 35mm format equivalent
*2 ISO6400 is effective in image size M or S. 12800 is effective in image size S.
*3 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA guidelines and conducted in “High Performance” mode.
*4  High Speed Movie can be recorded at the following speeds and sizes:
480fps (240 x 180 pixels), 240fps (320 x 240 pixels), 120fps (640 x 480 pixels)
*5  Only in Post Shooting View
Pricing and Availability
The FinePix SL1000 will be available March 2013 at the price of $399.95.

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 specifications


Price
MSRPUS: $399.95
Body type
Body typeSLR-like (bridge)
Sensor
Effective pixels16.0 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
Image
ISOAuto, 64, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
File format
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 )
  • RAW
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24 – 1200 mm
Optical zoom50×
Digital zoomYes
Macro focus range0 cm (.15")
Lens mountUnknown
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3"
Screen dots920,000
Screen typeTFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder resolution920,000
Photography features
Maximum apertureF2.9 - F6.5
Exposure modes
  • Programmed AE
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
External flashYes (via hot-shoe)
Continuous driveYes (10)
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Videography features
Format
  • Motion JPEG
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini)
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery Life (CIPA)350
Other features
GPSNone

 

Canon SX50 HS specifications


s you may have noticed, the 'Megapixel Wars' have calmed down a bit in recent years. That doesn't mean that camera manufacturers haven't found something else to drive up to absurd levels. In the case of 'big zoom' cameras that thing is, of course, how powerful the lens is. Remember a few years ago, when 12X lenses were considered a lot? Since then we've gone through 18X, then 24X, and 30X. Things really started to get crazy over the past year, with Nikon releasing their Coolpix P510, which has a 42X lens. Then Canon did what I never thought I'd see: announce the PowerShot SX50 HS ($479), which has a whopping 50X, 24 - 1200 mm lens.
Full wide-angle (24 mm)Full telephoto (1200 mm)

As you can see, the SX50 lets you capture vast landscapes at wide-angle and can also fill the frame with subjects two miles away. There is a caveat that goes along with lenses this powerful, though. If you're shooting at ISO 80 (for best image quality), you're going to need hands of stone or a tripod in order to get a sharp photo. Conventional wisdom says that you need a shutter speed of 1/focal length in order to get a sharp photo, though you get a few stops back thanks to image stabilization. What I'm getting at here is that you may need to crank up the ISO sensitivity in order to get that sharp photo, unless you're using a tripod.
The PowerShot SX50 HS retains many of the features of the SX40 that came before it. They include a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor, rotating LCD display, manual controls, a hot shoe, and the handy Zoom Framing Assist feature that I'll explain later. Some new features include RAW support, a slightly larger/sharper LCD, faster AF and continuous shooting speeds, and more available scenes in Smart Auto mode.


Body type
Body typeSLR-like (bridge)
Sensor
Max resolution4000 x 3000
Other resolutions4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels12.1 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorDigic 5
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary Color Filter
Image
ISOAuto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (2)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24 – 1200 mm
Optical zoom50×
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Macro focus range0 cm (")
Number of focus points9
Lens mountUnknown
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size2.8"
Screen dots461,000
Touch screenNo
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Photography features
Maximum apertureF3.4 - F6.5
Minimum shutter speed15 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Smart Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Scene
  • Creative Filters
  • Movie Digest
  • Movie
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf- Timer)
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Stitch Assist
Built-in flashYes
Flash range5.5 m
External flashYes (Hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-Timer
Continuous driveYes (2.2 fps)
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±3 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Format
  • H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Videography notesMiniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage includedUnknown
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini)
Remote controlYes (RS60E3)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)315
Weight (inc. batteries)595 g (1.31 lb / 20.99 oz)
Dimensions123 x 87 x 106 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.17")
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNon