Posts Tagged ‘digital SLR’
Pentax proudly announced its latest pocket friendly digital camera which they claims is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera, called simply ‘Q’.
The new model has lightweight, magnesium-alloy body, featuring the newly developed Q mount, with a mount diameter shortened to approximately two-thirds of that of the conventional K mount. It is equipped with 12.4 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch backlit CMOS image sensor, capable of Full HD 1080p/30 movies, high speed continuous shooting at a maximum speed of five images per second and ISO sensitivity of 125 to 6400. The Q also has integrated Shake Reduction mechanism and a DRII (Dust Removal II) anti-dust mechanism, a built-in auto flash and a 3-inch LCD where you can see your captured moments.
The new camera offers several shooting modes and effects such as Program, Aperture/Shutter Priority, and Metered Manual exposure control as well as highly convenient PENTAX Auto Picture and 21 scene modes for casual shooting, including new Forest and Stage Lighting options.
The PENTAX Q will be available in white and black body models in early Fall 2011 at around $800 with the standard lens kit.
Nikon has announce its new DX-format digital-SLR camera, the D5100 which is equipped with 16.2 MP CMOS sensor backed by EXPEED 2 image-processing engine and has a vari-angle LCD display that allows users to enjoy flexible shooting from a wide variety of angles.
The camera has rounded body with special rubber material for better grip and stability. It is capable of 1080p video at 24fps, 25fps, or 30fps with autofocus, has standard sensitivity settings of ISO 100–6400 and additional increases up to Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent).
D5100 offers 11-point AF system that captures even moving subjects and Scene Recognition System. The included High Dynamic Range (HDR) function captures two shots of varying exposure each time the shutter-release button is pressed, and then combines the two shots into a single image with a broad dynamic range.
The camera is the first Nikon digital-SLR camera to offer Special Effects mode that can be selected and applied with both shooting of still images and recording of movies. Special effects are displayed with the view through the lens in the monitor before shooting or recording begins, allowing users to confirm the desired results in real time. It also offers continuous shooting at up to 4 fps,Scene Auto Selector, HDMI port and rechargeable Li-ion battery.
The camera will be availablethis month with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR for $899.95 or body only for $799.95.