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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 launched: Features, Specifications, Price

Samsung had launched a new segment breaking hybrid from the android smartphone industry and combining their experience of manufacturing the cameras into a single product called the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The cameraphone (confused on what exactly to call it, a camera or a smartphone) was a center of many debates, won lot of awards, but overall after a good spark that it created, it almost vanished. Now to keep up with the market and keep their new segment filled with products, Samsung has launched the successor to the previous confusion, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a host of changes as compared to the previous one, the Samsung Galaxy Camera.

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Consumers love the Galaxy Camera, and this next-generation version, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 was designed to improve on the successful predecessor, with upgraded and new features that will enhance the photography experience. The result is a more powerful and portable device which continues to embrace the public’s passion for the social features of smartphones, yet also provides superior image control and quality. We are dedicated to making it easier for more people to achieve great results and with the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2′s host of creative features, anyone can capture stand out images.”

Myoung Sup Han

Executive Vice President and Head of the Imaging Business Team at Samsung Electronics

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 was launched at the CES 2014. What is new in the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, I am going to write all about it in this article.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Features

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor that is capable of shooting great images, and has the full functionality of that of an android powered smartphone. With increased processor power, RAM, and higher android platform, capturing images and playing with them is butter smooth and everything is very seamless.

The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 features a 4.8 inch touchscreen and inherits the design cues from its elder sibling, and has a better retro-modern product design which comes in two colors, white and black. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a 1.6 GHz quad core processor at heart and a 2GB RAM that accelerates the processing power of the camera as well as the phone component to the max, and also has the NFC or Near Field Communication and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The camera side of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has a 21x optical zoom which is more than ample for zooming purposes, and is backed by a 2000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has 8 GB of internal storage and up to 64 GB of external SD card storage. It also comes with a pre-loaded DropBox app with a free 50GB online storage for up to 2 years.

Talking about the “funky” features of the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the camera also consists of a lot of them.

First of them all is the feature called ‘Tag and Go’ that makes the camera connect to the NFC enabled devices and share images using many functionalities. Photo Beam is a feature with which any image being viewed on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 automatically is sent to the smartphone that is paired with the camera. Next comes the Mobile Link, that allows photographers to transfer selected images to their smartphone or other devices. A cool feature is the Remote Viewfinder that acts similar to a remote desktop or TeamViewer, i-e lets photographers to control the camera with the help of their own phones from a close distance.

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 In contrast to its elder sibling’s 10, the present Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 contains 28 different preset modes to capture different styles of scenes. Looking at the increasing trend of taking selfies, and how the word made its journey to the English dictionaries too, here is also a special mode dedicated to selfies, where the camera will click 5 consecutive images so that the user can select the best one out of the bunch. The 28 different preset modes are

  • Smart mode suggest
  • Beauty face
  • Best Photo
  • Selfie Alarm
  • Continuous shot
  • Best face
  • Color bracket
  • Kids shot
  • Landscape
  • Dawn
  • Snow
  • Macro
  • Food
  • Party/Indoor
  • Action freeze
  • Rich tone (HDR)
  • Panorama
  • Waterfall
  • Animated photo
  • Drama
  • Eraser
  • Sound&Shot
  • Interval
  • Silhouette
  • Sunset
  • Night
  • Fireworks
  • Light trace

In the video department, the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 supports Multi Motion Video, which means that a user can vary the speed of capture while shooting movies, which can be from eight time slower to eight times faster than the normal video capture speed to have fancy videos right from the camera itself.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs. Galaxy Camera 1

Now this is Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs. Galaxy Camera 1 an important topic. Many might be thinking that is it useful, or what upgrades does the 2 bring over the 1. Therefore, I thought to come up with this Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs. Galaxy Camera 1 comparison for showing what major features have been changed. Please note the following table consists of the lists of major changes only, and not all specifications have been covered here. So if you wish to go through detailed specifications, just scroll down a little more.

Feature

Samsung Galaxy Camera 1

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

OS Platform

Android 4.1 Jellybean

Android 4.3 Jellybean

Processor

1.4 GHz Quad Core

1.6 GHz Quad Core

RAM

1 GB

2 GB

Preset Modes

10

28

Battery

1,650 mAh

2,000 mAh

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 detailed specifications

Below are the detailed specifications about the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Image Sensor

16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS

Lens

21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide Angle, F2.8(W) ~ 5.9(T)

IS

OIS

Display

121.2mm (4.8-inch), HD Super Clear Touch LCD Screen

ISO

Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

AP

1.6GHz Quad Core Processor

OS

Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Memory

8GB Internal memory (User memory approximately 2.8GB) , microSD slot (up to 64GB) 2GB RAM *User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.

Image

JPEG format
16M, P14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 10MP, 9.2M Wide, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M

Video

MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
Full HD 1920×1080 /30fps, 1280×720 /60fps, 1280×720 /30fps, 640×480 /60fps,
640×480(30fps), 320×240(30fps)
Multi Motion Video 768 x 512 (WVGA, x1/8, x1/4, x1/2, x2, x4, x8) /120fps

Audio

Format: AVI, MP4/3GP, WMV, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Value-added Features

Smart Mode : 28 modes (Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best Photo, Selfie Alarm, Continuous shot, Best face, Color bracket, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound&Shot, Interval, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace)

Built-in Pop-up Xenon Flash

Samsung Link, Samsung ChatON

Story Album, Xtremera, Paper Artist

S Voice

Group Play: Share Music(MP3), Share Picture(JPEG, GIF), Share Document(PDF, PPT), Play Games

Google™ Mobile Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Plus , Google Hangouts,
Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Plus Photos, Google Chrome, Google Play Books,
Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Google Play Games,
Google Newsstand, Google Setting
Note – The availability of each service may differ by country.

Connectivity

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
GPS/GLONASS
Bluetooth® 4.0
NFC

Sensor

Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor(for OIS)

Bundle Software

Samsung Kies (Windows & Mac)

Dimension

(WxHxD)

132.5 x 71.2 x 19.3 mm, 283g

Battery

Li-ion 2000mAh

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 price and availability

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 price as well as its availability is still not revealed by the company, but when it will be, we’ll certainly be the first one to keep you up with that. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is expected to hit the shelves in select market by May 2014, but again, that’s a slightest possibility. The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will be available in two colors, white and a retro styled black. It would be interesting to see the performance of Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 in the global markets.

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Nikon D3300 DSLR launched at CES 2014: Features, Specs, Price

Somehow the naming conventions of Nikon’s entry level DSLR category indicated that this would happen soon. At first they brought the upgrades to the D5000 as Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D5300, and the upgrade to the D3000 as the Nikon D3100, Nikon D3200. The next one in the series was undoubtedly the Nikon D3300. What wasn’t certain was the list of features this beginner level DSRL would host. So finally, as the title suggests, at the CES 2014, the camera manufacturer Nikon launched its next to the series, Nikon D3300. Feature wise, it doesn’t host a great amount of changes than its immediate cousin, the D3200.

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“With the new 24.2-megapixel Nikon D3300 and compact 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, capturing family vacations, dance recitals or the game-winning goal with clarity and brilliant image quality is effortless.”

Masahiro Horie

Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.

Nikon D3300 Features

The Nikon D3300 is a sleeker and enhanced DSLR over its siblings, which features a 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor for great image cropping experience, as well as the latest EXPEED-4 digital image processor. The Nikon D3300 is capable of shooting full HD videos.

In the Nikon D3300, to increase the image fidelity, the Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) has been removed from the image sensor of the camera. The Nikon D3300 also boasts of a better battery efficiency and better performance at higher ISOs. A wide ISO range of 100-12,800 (expandable up to 25,600) is available for shooting photos and videos in challenging light, as well as the camera has got an 11-point Autofocus System for capturing subject with precision.

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What sets the this camera apart from the other older siblings is its higher capture rate of 5 frames per second, which is good for sports photography or people obsessed with clicking their kids and pets. Nikon boasts of its newest entry level DSLR to have a buffer size large enough to shoot up to 100 images continuously in jpg mode and up to 11 images continuously when shot in the RAW format at the speed of 5 fps. The Nikon D3300 also has an optional connectivity with Wi-Fi using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. Apart from that, the Nikon D3300 also has the in-camera effects, few of which are inherited from the Nikon D5x00 family.

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Nikon D3300 Price and Availability

The Nikon D3300 is not yet out in the market, but is up for preorder on the Nikon USA website for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $649.95. This will be the Nikon D3300 kitted with the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens. It will be available in three colors, black, red and grey, and will be hitting the shelves from February 2014.

Nikon D3300 Detailed Specifications

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels 24.2 million
Image sensor 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 24.78 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) Easy panorama mode: 4800 x 1080 (normal, horizontal pan) 1632 x 4800 (normal, vertical pan) 9600 x 1080 (wide, horizontal pan) 1632 x 9600 (wide, vertical pan) Other modes: 6000 x 4000 (Large) 4496 x 3000 (Medium) 2992 x 2000 (Small)
File format NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -1.7 – +0.5 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror Quick return
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
Shutter flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release mode Single frame, continuous, quiet shutter release, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3
Frame advance rate Up to 5 fps Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Metering mode TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling CPU
Mode Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting; easy panorama)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-12800 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject statusManual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation -3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity ISO 200 – 6400; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
Monitor 7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB Hi-Speed USB
Video output NTSC, PAL
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
Weight Approx. 460 g (1 lb 0.2 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 410 g/14.5 oz (camera body only)
Temperature 0 – 40°C (+32 – 104°F)
Humidity Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

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Nikon D5300 Launched: Reviews, Prices, Features, Specifications

Nikon D5300 Launched | Nikon D5300 Price reviews specs

Nikon Inc. launched a new addition to of a DSLR to its digital SLR lineup on 17th October 2013, the Nikon D5300. The Nikon D5300 is an entry level DSLR with amazing features and few “first in class” functionalities that make the Nikon D5300 a desirable DSLR for newbies. Nikon D5300 is compact, light in weight (weighing about 16.9 oz.) just like its predecessors, the Nikon D5100 and the Nikon D5200, and comes with an enhanced 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 4 image processing system. The prime functionality of the Nikon D5300, is presence of the First-in-class built-in Wi-Fi facility and GPS, which make any user capable of wireless connectivity and sharing images from any place using the camera itself.

 

With the Nikon D5300, we are continuing our commitment to delivering unparalleled performance and image quality while addressing the importance of staying connected and sharing images with ease. By answering the need to share high quality photos, the Nikon D5300 allows photographers to capture their memories in astounding clarity and share them with family and friends moments after they happen.

-          Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.

 

Nikon D5300 Features

The Nikon D5300 offers spectacular image quality with sharp, crisp details with the Expeed 4 Processor.  The 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers stunning images and HD videos with heightened clarity and detail due to the removal of the optical low pass filter (OLPF). The Nikon D5300 promises these following sets of features:

  • High ISO Range for Enhanced Low Light Performance –Nikon D5300 covers a wide ISO range of ISO 100 to ISO 12,800 and is expandable to ISO 25,600.
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor – Nikon has been doing really well with its Expeed image processors. The Nikon D5300 is equipped with the latest, top of the line Expeed 4 Processor
  • Scene Recognition System –the Nikon D5300 comes with some perks for the newcomers and amateurs, who aren’t much acquainted with the manual settings, its called the Nikon’s Scene Recognition System and assisted by 2,016-pixel RGB metering system to analyze and recognize the scene. Utilizing these systems results in adjustments to exposure, AF and white balance to deliver the best photo possible, whether it’s a landscape or portrait.
  • 39-Point AF SystemNikon D5300’s 39-point AF system is precisely accurate and track subjects throughout the frame, resulting in sharp images.
  • 5 Frames-Per-Second Frame rate – Alright, they could have given a 7fps click rate but even 5 fps is not bad.
  • 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD monitor – The Nikon D5300 comes with a 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor. This super sharp (1,037K-dot) screen comes handy while taking a self shot or taking pictures from different angles.
  • Full HD 1080p Video Capture –The Nikon D5300 supports 1080p full HD video shooting. The wide ISO range supports creation of high quality videos in any light and improved full-time AF to keep the subject in focus.
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Nikon D5300 rear / Backside

About Wi-Fi feature in the Nikon D5300

The Nikon D5300 is Nikon’s first D-SLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi, allowing the user to share images instantly. The Nikon D5300 DSLR sends images to the user’s smart device (mobile, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Laptops), allowing them to share their D-SLR quality photos through e-mail and social media. The Nikon D5300 also includes built-in GPS, another first for Nikon D-SLRs. Now the user can geotag images and allow others to see the location of the photographs. This has clearly been a social move by the camera maker.

Nikon D5300 Price and Availability

The Nikon D5300 kit with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens will be available in October 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,399.95 for the Camera + AF-S 18-140mm VR Kit Lens setup and USD 799.95 for the body-only variant. Nikon D5300 Price in India is INR 54,450 (Body only), INR 59,950 (with AF-S 18-55mm VR Kit Lens) and INR 75,950 (with AF-S 18-140mm VR Kit Lens).
The Nikon D5300 will be available in Black, Red and Gray colors.

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Nikon D5300 Specs in Detail

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels 24.2 million
Image sensor 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 24.78 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) 6000 x 4000 (Large) 4496 x 3000 (Medium) 2992 x 2000 (Small)
File format NEF (RAW): 12- or 14 bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.82 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -1.7 – +1.0 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror Quick return
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed 1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release mode Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, quiet shutter release, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3; interval timer photography supported
Frame advance rate Continuous L : Up to 3 fps Continuous H : Up to 5 fps (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW) Note: Frame rates assume continuous-servo AF, manual or shutterpriority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, Release selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection), and other settings at default values.
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Metering mode TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling CPU
Mode Auto modes (auto; auto (flash off)); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food); special effects modes (night vision; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Bracketing Exposure bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV White balance bracketing: 3 shots in steps of 1 Active D-Lighting bracketing: 2 shots
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-12800 in steps of 1/3 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF, 9-, 21-, or 39- point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation -3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity ISO 100-12800; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800
Monitor 8.1 cm/3.2-in. (3 : 2), approx. 1037k-dot (720 x 480 x 3 = 1,036,800 dots), vari-angle TFT monitor with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 80 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB Hi-Speed USB
Video output NTSC, PAL
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Operating frequency 2412-2462 MHz (channels 1-11)
Range (line of sight) Approximately 30 m/98 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles)
Data rate 54 Mbps Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard. Actual rates may differ.
Security Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK Encryption: AES
Wireless setup Supports WPS
Access protocols Infrastructure
Receiving frequency 1575.42 MHz (C/A code)
Geodesics WGS84
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 125 x 98 x 76 mm (49.2 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
Weight Approx. 530 g (1 lb 2.7 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 480 g/1 lb 0.9 oz (camera body only)
Temperature 0 °C – 40 °C (+32 °F – 104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP16 audio/video cable, DK-5 eyepiece cap, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference CD (contains the Reference Manual)

Source: Nikon Official

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Camera Showcase: Pentax Ricoh K-500 Reviews, Specifications, Price

PENTAX K-500 digital SLR camera, with its solid basic specifications along with a seriously attractive value for price, is designed to enhance the real joy of high-quality digital SLR photography to everyone.  This cost-efficient model inherits many remarkable features such as a compact, lightweight, easy-to-hold body, high-resolution image reproduction with approximately 16.2 effective megapixels, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200 and high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six images per second, making it an ideal imaging tool for all casual digital photographers.

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The K-500 is provided with the state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor with a large image-capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, to assure high-speed image data readout. This image sensor is combined with PRIME M, the same high-performance imaging engine incorporated in upper-class models. This enables to deliver super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels. The K-500 also offers super-high-sensitivity shooting at a top sensitivity of ISO 51200, allowing the photographer to handhold the camera for beautiful nighttime snapshots very efficiently.

The K-500 imparts a high-speed continuous shooting function that enables you to capture active and even the fast-moving subjects such as athletes, stage performers and wildlife. It does so efficiently by capturing a series of images, at a maximum speed of approximately six images per second (in the JPEG recording format). You can grab the best moment without any worries.

PENTAX developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism that effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake. This mechanism facilitates delivering of sharp, blur-free images, even under shake-prone conditions such as when shooting in the dark without flash illumination, using a telephoto lens or taking landscapes in twilight. This innovative mechanism works with almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses, even those developed for film-format cameras. It is also the key to some special functions, including the ASTRO TRACER mode that simplifies astronomical photography in combination with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Unit.

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Lenses compatible with this mechanism: PENTAX K, KA, KAF, KAF2 and KAF3mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645 and 67system lenses (with an adapter). But some functions may not be available with certain lenses.

Although the K-50 has a compact body common to all entry-class prism, it features a glass prism finder with nearly 100% field of view and approximately 0.92-times magnification with a 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity, to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and framing. Since it delivers a clear view of the subject even in bright sunshine and eliminates parallax and time lag in the viewfinder image, the K-50 responds efficiently and reliably to demanding applications and subjects, such as landscapes requiring delicate, high-precision framing, and sports scenes where the timing of shutter release is critical. With the amazing features, you will definitely start loving your photography no matter you are a professional or a beginner!

The K-500 records high-resolution, full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) in the H.264 recording format, with a choice of frame rate of 30, 25 or 24 frames per second. Not only this, it even offers creative image-processing tools like Custom Images and useful movie-recording features such as an interval movie recording function for the production of more personalized movies.

The K-500 features the state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors, including nine cross-type sensors in the middle. It also features a spotbeam projector to assist AF operation in poorly lit locations. Its select-area expansion function keeps the sensor module tracking a moving subject, even when it moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. As the result, not only the accuracy and speed of detecting moving subjects during autofocus operation, but also the auto-tracking performance of moving subjects when using a telephoto lens, have been greatly improved.

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K-500 allows everyone to enjoy effortless and user friendly photography. The PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene from Portrait, Landscape, Macro and other distinctive shooting modes. Since the K-500 sets all vital camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness, the photographer can concentrate on image composition and the shutter chance. The K-500 also offers 19 Scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, to simplify the photographing of subjects and scenes too complicated or too demanding for entry digital SLR photographers.

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In addition to the standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of capturing approximately 480 images with a single recharge, the K-500 can also be powered by four AA-size batteries with the use of the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder. Since AA-size batteries can be easily obtained almost anywhere around the world, there’s no worry about battery shortages, even when on the road.

With a choice of 11 custom images, the K-500’s custom image function allows the user to easily and quickly select the desired finishing touch for a particular image. The K-500 also provides 19 distinctive digital filters to add distinctive visual effects to the captured images and produce creative, artistic images without the need for a computer.

The Pentax K-500 is an entry level DSLR which is available at $ 599.95 or £ 449.99 for the Kit lens variant with 18-55mm kit lens

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Pentax K50: A dustproof and weather proof DSLR that comes with 120 color combinations

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. launched the PENTAX K-50 digital SLR camera. This stylish camera is developed as the model that offers a weather-resistant, dustproof construction. The lightweight and compact camera offers outstanding operability and easy handling along with vast range of advanced shooting features which are found only in high-range models.

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The PENTAX K-50 offers tremendous specifications like high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six images per second, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200, and high-precision AF with accurate tracking of moving subjects. These outstanding set of basic specifications make Pentax K-50 SLR a real rival for the other upper class DSLR models. No matter if you are a beginner or a professional or even a casual family photographer, with this super cam you can enjoy high-quality digital photography with a very little effort. The K-50 also features a weather-resistant, dustproof design to assure solid performance under demanding outdoor conditions, and also to reduce the need for maintenance. It even provides a wide range of advanced shooting features, such as full HD movie recording and a selection of creative tools such as digital filters, to accommodate various shooting requirements. It can be powered by AA-size batteries, in addition to the standard lithium-ion battery.

Along with the K-50 camera body, two lens kits are launched simultaneously. These simplified weather-resistant lenses are— the smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR and the smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200 F4-5.6ED WR. The high quality lenses are launched to enhance the reliability and dependability of the K-50 imaging system.

The K-50 is extremely unique and stylish which offers you an unbelievable range of 120 different color variations. The color-to-order service has been extremely popular among users and is praised well. You can now express your own style in the choice of your camera system!

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The K-50 assures a high-speed image data readout as it features a CMOS image sensor with a large image-capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm. This image sensor is coupled with PRIME M which is the same high-performance imaging engine incorporated in upper-class models that delivers super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels. The K-50 also offers super-high-sensitivity shooting at a top sensitivity of ISO 51200, allowing you to handhold the camera for beautiful night-time snapshots effectively.

The SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism of K-50 DSLR effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake to deliver sharp, blur-free images, even under shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or taking landscapes at twilight. This innovative mechanism works with almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses, even those developed for film-format cameras. The SR mechanism’s flexible design tilts the image sensor unit in all directions. The K-50 offers several useful features to assist the photographer during shooting, including an Automatic Horizon Correction function to assure high-precision image framing and effortless adjustment of horizontal alignment; a Composition Adjustment function to allow minute adjustment of image alignment both to horizontal and vertical directions, as well as slant-wise rotation; and an ASTRO TRACER mode to simplify astronomical photography in combination with the optional O-GPS GPS Unit.

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The K-50 is built to be weather-resistant, dustproof and cold-resistant, even at temperatures as low as -10°C. Thanks to the 81 seals set in its compact, lightweight, portable body. This means that the K-50 can be taken along on outdoor activities such as camping, mountaineering and sports, for the joy of high-quality digital SLR photography without worrying about weather conditions. Its compact, functional body is carefully contoured with delicate curves, assuring that photographer’s hands have a firm grip of the camera always.

The K-50 assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors (including nine cross-type sensors in the middle) as it features the state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module. It also features a spotbeam projector to assist AF operation at poorly lit locations. This means that now you need not to worry about your photography even in low or poor light conditions! Its select-area expansion function keeps the sensor module tracking a moving subject, even when it moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing the distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. This means not only greatly improved accuracy and speed of detecting moving subjects during autofocus operation, but also the enhanced auto-tracking performance of moving subjects when using a telephoto lens.

Another incredible feature of K-50 is that when you are shooting sports, stage performances or wildlife, the K-50’s high-speed continuous shooting function comes in handy. It allows you to record active, fast-moving subjects in a series of images, at a maximum speed of approximately six images per second (in the JPEG recording format).

The K-50 captures high-resolution, full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) in the H.264 recording format, with a choice of frame rate (30, 25 or 24 frames per second). It even comes with creative image-processing tools like Custom Images and useful movie-recording features like an interval movie recording function, for the production of more personalized movies.

K-50 features a glass prism finder with nearly 100% field of view and approximately 0.92-times magnification (with a 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity) to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and framing. The K-50 responds efficiently and reliably to demanding applications and subjects, such as landscapes requiring delicate, high-precision framing, and sports scenes where the timing of shutter release is critical, since it delivers a clear view of the subject even in bright sunshine and eliminates parallax and time lag in the viewfinder image. The infocus point is indicated as a red point in the viewfinder for at-a-glance confirmation.

K-50 provides the facility to select effortless, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes. The PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene from Portrait, Landscape, Macro and other distinctive shooting modes. Since the K-50 sets all vital camera settings including shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness — the photographer can concentrate on image composition and shutter opportunity. The K-50 also offers 19 Scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, to simplify the photographing of subjects and scenes that could be too complicated or demanding for entry digital SLR photographers, by optimizing all camera settings with a simple choice of the corresponding icon on the camera’s LCD monitor. The K-50’s custom image function allows the user to easily and quickly select the desired finishing touch for a particular image, with a choice of 11 custom images. These include Bleach Bypass to create a dramatic visual effect used in motion pictures, and Cross Process to produce fanciful, eye-catching images with dramatic colors. The K-50 also provides 19 distinctive digital filters to add distinctive visual effects to captured images and produce creative, artistic images without the need for a computer. The user can even explore new creative possibilities by applying multiple filters to a single image.

In addition to the standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of capturing approximately 480 images with a single recharge, the K-50 can also be powered by four AA-size batteries using the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder. Since AA-size batteries can be easily obtained almost anywhere around the world, there’s no worry about battery shortages, even when on the road.

For the new PENTAX K-50, the color-to-order service allows for the selection from 120 camera color combinations (including three standard models). Each user can choose the desired color combination to more personalize their K-50 camera body.
Color options allow you to choose from a set of 20 body colors and six grip colors. For the Lens Kit with a black, white, red or pink camera body, with the black grip, the PENTAX-DAL 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR lens will be of the identical color. The Lens Kit with any other body color comes with a black lens.

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Wow, so mane color combinations are a bit cheesy. Yo ain’t gonna buy funky ones, are you?

Overview of smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6AL WR lens

This standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 84mm moderate telephoto (in the 35mm format). Thanks to the incorporation of high-performance aspherical and super-low-dispersion glass optical elements in its optics, it assures outstanding image resolution and remarkable brightness, even at the edges, while effectively compensating various aberrations.

Overview of smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6ED WR lens

This telephoto zoom lens covers focal lengths from 76.5mm moderate telephoto to 307mm super telephoto (in the 35mm format). With the incorporation of extra-low-dispersion (ED) glass optical elements, it assures excellent description of the subject in various telephoto applications, including portraiture, sports/action and landscape, while effectively compensating chromatic aberration over the entire zoom range.

A feature common to both lenses

Both lenses feature a simplified weather-resistant construction, which prevents the intrusion of water into the lens barrel. By mounting one of these lenses on the K-50 camera body, the user creates a highly durable, dependable digital imaging system, even when shooting in the rain, mist or spray.

Price and Availability

Pentax K-50 is available at a price range of Rs. 45,941- Rs. 54,309 for body only (in India). And with 18-55mm lens it costs Rs. 48,451 – Rs. 55,146. In the American markets, the 18-55mm kit lens variant costs about $779.95

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Canon’s new PowerShot series Point and Shoot Lineup SX280 HS and SX270 HS equipped with next gen DIGIC 6 Processor

Canon’s PowerShot SX models – SX280 HS and PowerShot SX270 HS are the compact and versatile PowerShot cameras that combine Canon’s brand new DIGIC 6 image processing technology with a 20x optical zoom which makes these models the perfect travel companions. This includes recording everything from panoramic landscapes to family holidays, in stunning detail and Full HD 60p video. Shooting and sharing high-quality images on the move is also easy with the PowerShot SX280 HS, as it allows instant connectivity with other devices such as tablets, PCs or smartphones with the amazing integrated Wi-Fi function.

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Canon’s next generation DIGIC 6 image processor is the key feature, the heart of both the models. What this really means is that now you can capture the most stunning and outstanding images even in the lowest of light conditions. Not even this, you can now shoot realistically smooth, Full HD movies at up to 60fps with these PowerShot cameras. Whether at a party or under moonlight, new DIGIC 6 ensures pictures are low on noise and perfectly-exposed, with up to 30 per cent more detail captured than the models’ predecessors, without the need to use a flash or tripod.

Movies are recorded in the widely-compatible MP4 format using DIGIC 6 and can be played on a range of portable devices – providing the ability to share recordings quickly and easily with family and friends, without the need for lengthy file conversions. This sounds too cool, isn’t it?

The HS System pairs the new DIGIC 6 processor with a 12.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor to deliver exceptional images in low light, wide dynamic range, as well as with minimal blur and noise– perfect for capturing shadowy detail as the sun sets on holiday. Using the DIGIC 6 processor and HS System, users can enjoy shooting with incredible ISO sensitivity, up to ISO 6400, with outstanding results.

The PowerShot SX280 HS and PowerShot SX270 HS provides 25mm wide-angle 20x optical zoom Canon lens with a 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer (IS) which is ideal for every precious family and holiday moment that you essentially want not to forget lifelong. ZoomPlus technology even digitally extends the reach of the zoom to 40x whilst maintaining crisp, high-quality resolution, detailed, allowing users to get even closer to the action whilst maintaining a discrete distance. It’s the time for you to get closer to action with this super zoom; totally amazing!

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The PowerShot SX280 HS and PowerShot SX270 HS offers Smart Auto mode which detects upto 58 different scenes to determine the most appropriate settings to achieve the best possible result. This feature makes it easy for you to point and shoot with confidence.
Combining creative flexibility with high quality images, both the PowerShot SX280 HS and PowerShot SX270 HS feature new Hybrid Auto mode which records the four seconds before every shot in 720p resolution, before using Smart Auto to determine the best settings to capture the perfect shot. At the end of each day, the four-second clips are merged into one to tell the “behind-the-scenes” story of the day’s images! Doesn’t it sound exciting?

Stills can also be transformed by using one of seven different Creative Filters, including Fish-eye Effect and Miniature Effect. More ambitious and experienced photographers, or those wanting to develop their photography skills, can also take complete control of their camera settings. Using the range of more advanced modes, including Tv and Av modes to control shutter speed and aperture, or full manual mode to control all settings, users can explore their creativity and improve their knowledge with these powerful, compact cameras.

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Another attraction grabbing feature of the cameras is that you can quickly switch from still images to movies to record action in Full HD quality (1920x1080p) with stereo sound. Advanced 60p recording allows a new level of movie performance, with the ability to capture fast paced action with improved smoothness across the whole scene. DIGIC 6 offers enhanced noise processing in Full HD movies (30fps) while Fine Detail Movie Processing technology (30 fps) offers incredible detail, allowing users to capture every moment incredibly. The huge 20x optical zoom can also be used whilst filming. Movies shot on the move are kept crisp and blur-free. This is absolutely due to the latest version of Intelligent IS, which features an enhanced Dynamic IS mode. The improved mode employs a five-axis Image Stabilizer, correcting a range of additional types of camera shake, including rotational and parallel shake – a typical occurrence when filming whilst walking, for even smoother footage.

Whether on a family holiday or the trip of a lifetime, travelers can easily frame and review their recordings on the bright 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD screen with approximately 461,000 dots. A tempered glass layer provides additional strength and protection, and high contrast also combines with Quick Bright technology to make the display perfect for movie playback in bright sunlight.

The PowerShot SX280 HS’s Wi-Fi function allows you to share their most memorable moments with friends and family by transmitting their stunning images to social networks, connected devices, or the internet for online back-up.

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Powershot SX280 HS Kit

This is deal for travellers who wish to track their route effortlessly, or remember the exact location of a perfect shot, the PowerShot SX280 HS’s inbuilt GPS automatically tags each picture or movie with the local time and pinpoints the location in which it was taken. The integrated GPS logger function tracks the location of the camera at regular intervals on a journey, while A-GPS functionality uses Wi-Fi to quickly download additional Assisted GPS data, which greatly decreases the time to acquire a satellite signal.

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS Price in India is expected to be around INR 21,000, while PowerShot SX280 HS prices in India at around INR 25,000/-

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Camera Showcase: Canon EOS 6D Reviews, Specifications, Price

Canon’s EOS 6D DSLR is the world’s smallest and lightest full frame DSLR which certainly grabs a great attention of serious photography enthusiasts. It is very similar in size and weight to the EOS 60D (in fact 3.3 oz or 95 grams less than 60D), that features a full-frame CMOS sensor, making it absolutely ideal in any condition, be it for travel or be it portrait or may be landscape photography. EOS 6D is also said to be similar to the previous 5D MARK III in terms of specification. So, if you are a photo enthusiast searching for a full-frame DSLR for ultimate technical quality and super-fast autofocus for action, but don’t want to pay extra for 5D Mark III or carry extra weight (about 26.8 oz or 760 grams) of the 5D Mark III, with the EOS 6D you will grab the best choice. The model creates a solid place in Canon’s full-frame line-up, and is perfect for those who want greater control over depth of field, or to maximize the impact of shooting with the EOS system’s extensive range of wide-angle EF lenses.

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The EOS 6D combines a powerful, full-frame imaging system and superior low-light performance with a compact, robust and lightweight design. For the first time in any EOS model, features like Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity are included, empowering photographers to capture stunning images, tag them with location information and wirelessly transfer them to a computer, the cloud, or smartphones. While slimmer front-to-back, and lighter than the Nikon D600, the 6D primarily seeks to distinguish itself on the spec sheet with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, a ‘silent’ shutter mechanism and, according to Canon, unprecedented low-light focusing sensitivity.

Canon’s EOS 6D features a newly-designed 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (slightly lower resolution than the 22.3 Megapixel EOS 5D Mark III) that allows photographers to produce poster-sized prints, or to crop into their shots with no compromise in quality. A native ISO range of ISO 100-25,600 (extendable to 50-102,400) also makes capturing crisp, natural shots in near darkness easier than ever before!


A new 11-point AF system also offers the strongest low light performance of any Canon AF system to date. With focusing down to EV-3, the equivalent of moonlight, subjects remain in-focus in even the most challenging lighting conditions – offering the freedom to shoot landscapes or portraits at night and capture the true atmosphere of the scene with minimal noise.

The EOS 6D have features that would must be enhancing your creativity; explore your creativity to the full! With the EOS 6D, photographers can now also explore the full potential of their wide-angle EF lenses to capture every detail of a sweeping landscape, with models ranging from 8mm to 800mm. The inclusion of a full-frame sensor offers greater control over depth of field in portraits, allowing photographers to easily isolate their subjects with attractive background blur. Additionally powerful DIGIC 5+ image processing offers a host of automatic modes and creative shooting features, complementing full manual controls to offer total flexibility to a wide range of users.

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The EOS 6D is full of advanced features to assist photographers in capturing outstanding quality landscapes and portraits. HDR mode enables the capture of both highlights and low lights in tricky lighting conditions, while Multiple Exposures allows photographers to combine up to nine separate exposures into a single image in-camera, creating a dramatic effect in the final picture. A silent drive mode offers a more subtle option for shooting candid portraits or weddings, and a single axis electronic level accessed through the viewfinder or via the LCD screen, ensures that horizons are level during image composition.

EOS 6D is the most compact full-frame EOS DSLR ever manufactured, measuring just 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm and weighing 770g. Its dust and drip-proof, part-magnesium body offers robust protection and an intuitive button layout for easy control. You can also view the shots in stunning detail and with natural colors on the large, high-resolution 7.7cm (3.0”) Clear View LCD screen, which features an enhanced anti-glare design to permit viewing in bright sunlight and at extreme angles.

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A new compatible Battery Grip BG-E13 provides additional power for extended shooting, while also making it easy to shoot both vertically and horizontally. When used with two LP-E6 batteries, the battery grip offers double the number of shots, and it can also be used with AA batteries for added convenience and flexibility.

With the first ever EOS to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, EOS 6D now enables you to share your work immediately after shooting. By wirelessly connecting to a smartphone, photographers can also remotely control the camera, adjusting shooting settings and focus before remotely triggering the shutter and viewing the captured image.
Images can be wirelessly transferred to external storage devices, uploaded to Facebook and YouTube, or printed wirelessly using a Canon Wi-Fi enabled printer. Alternatively, movies and images can be viewed on DLNA-enabled HDTVs – enabling high-quality, big-screen viewing.
Using the EOS 6D’s integrated GPS, images can be tagged with location data as they are shot. Travelers can also build a more complete record of their trip by using the GPS logger function to track their route, which can be displayed using the supplied Map Utility software.

Canon EOS 6D | PixelBing

Conclusion

In nutshell, when I personally evaluate the goods and bads in this fun-to-use camera, I find a lot to share with you guys. There’s no built-in flash in this camera. But a lot of users won’t be having an issue anyway, particularly not if you use studio lighting in a controlled environment, or you’re happy to buy an external Speedlite for the hotshoe. Also, it provides limited autofocus points which is a bit disappointing. If I ignore these two points, which actually can be ignored, 6D delivers an excellent performance overall due to very high image quality, a powerful full frame sensor and much more new advanced features. The facilities of the built-in-wifi and built-in-GPS also add to the efficiency of the camera. All these attractive features combined with an affordable price; quite less than it actually deserves, make the EOS 6D a solid hit in the photography world.

But again, there’s something that pulls me towards the con side of this camera and Canon’s smart trick behind the idea, i-e no availability of a built-in flash. Canon is publicizing the camera as lightest outdoor full frame adventure, by saving some weight for the internal speedlight unit, but for night outdoor photography, you again would have to add on a little weight on the hotshoe. Eventually, we are there from where we began.

Price and Availability:

The camera is available worldwide, with a price tag of $1,999 (Body Only) in the US markets. In the Indian subcontinent, it is available at INR 1,24,995 for the body only variant and INR 1,66,995 for the 6D kit supplied with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.

However, I personally don’t feel that a DSLR at this level being purchased with a kit lens is a wise idea because the pro DSLR owners might already be having a handsome lens inventory of their own by the time of purchasing this shooting ‘Canon’

Full Camera Specifications

The Canon EOS 6D is a featue loded DSLR, and all the specifications as per the Official Canon website is listed below.

Type
Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card*, SDXC memory card** Compatible with UHS-I
Image Sensor Size Approx. 35.8 x 23.9mm
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses (except EF-S and EF-M lenses)(35 mm-equivalent lens focal length will be as indicated on the lens)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.20 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Dust Deletion Feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image Type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording enabled
Recorded Pixels L (Large): Approx. 20.00 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M (Medium): Approx. 8.90 megapixels (3648 x 2432)
S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.00 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
RAW: Approx. 20.00 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M-RAW: Approx. 11.00 megapixels (4104 x 2736)
S-RAW: Approx. 5.00 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
File Numbering Continuous, auto reset, manual reset
Image Processing During Shooting
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
White Balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Colour temperature setting (Approx. 2500 – 10000K), White balance correction, and White balance bracketing possible* Flash colour temperature information transmission enabled
Noise Reduction: Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic Image
Brightness Correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight Tone Priority Provided
Lens Aberration Correction Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Viewfinder
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical / horizontal approx. 97% (with Eye point approx. 21mm)
Magnification Approx. 0.71x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye Point Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment Approx. -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing Screen Eg-A II provided, interchangeable
Electronic Level Horizontal: 1° increments, ±9°* During horizontal shooting only
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field Preview Provided
Autofocus
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points 11 AF points
Center: Cross-type AF at f/5.6
Center: Vertical line-sensitive AF at f/2.8
Focusing Brightness Range EV -3 – 18(at center AF point [sensitive to f/2.8 and f/5.6], room temperature, ISO 100)
Focus Operation One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AI Servo AF Characteristics Tracking sensitivity, Acceleration / deceleration tracking
AF Fine Adjustment AF Microadjustment (All lenses by same amount or Adjust by lens)
AF-assist Beam Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite
Exposure Control
Metering Modes 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering• Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)• Partial metering (Approx. 8.0% of viewfinder at center)

• Spot metering (Approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center)

• Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range EV 1 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.8 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Program AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Auto,
Special scene (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports,
Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight
Control), Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE,
Manual exposure, Bulb exposure
ISO Speed(Recommended Exposure Index) Basic Zone modes*: ISO 100 – 12800 set automatically
* Landscape: ISO 100 – 1600 set automatically, Handheld
Night Scene: ISO 100 – 25600 set automatically
P, Tv, Av, M, B: Auto ISO, ISO 100 – 25600 (in 1/3 – or whole-stop increments), or ISO expansion to L (equivalent to ISO 50), H1 (equivalent to ISO 51200), H2 (equivalent to ISO 102400)
ISO Speed Settings ISO speed range, Auto ISO range, and Auto ISO minimum shutter speed settable
Exposure Compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3 – or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3 – or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
HDR Shooting
Dynamic Range
Adjustment
Auto, ±1 EV, ±2 EV, ±3 EV
Auto Image Align Possible
Multiple Exposures
Number of Multiple Exposures 2 to 9 exposures
Multiple-exposure control Additive, Average
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/4000sec. to 30secs., bulb, X-sync at 1/180sec.
Drive System
Drive Modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-secs. self-timer / remote control, 2-secs. self-timer / remote control
Continuous Shooting
Speed
Continuous shooting: Max. approx. 4.5 shots/sec.
Silent continuous shooting: Max. approx. 3.0 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG Large / Fine: Approx. 73 shots (Approx. 1250 shots)
RAW: Approx. 14 shots (Approx. 17 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large / Fine: Approx. 7 shots (Approx. 8 shots)
* Figures in parentheses apply to an UHS-I compatible 8GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and an 8GB card.
External Speedlite
Compatible Speedlites EX-series Speedlites
Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure
Compensation
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
PC terminal Provided
External Speedlite Control Provided
* Compatible with radio wireless flash photography.
Live View Shooting
Aspect Ratio Settings 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
Focus Methods FlexiZone – Single, Face detection Live mode (contrast detection), Quick mode (phase-difference detection), Manual focusing (Approx. 5x / 10x magnification possible)
Focusing Brightness Range EV 0 – 20 (with contrast detection, at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering Modes Evaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering (approx. 11% of Live View screen), Spot metering(approx. 3% of Live View screen), Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Silent Shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Grid Display Three types
Movie shooting
Recording format MOV
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264Variable (average) bit rate
Audio Linear PCM
Recording Size
and Frame Rate
1920 x 1080(Full HD): 30p / 25p / 24p
1280 x 720(HD): 60p / 50p
640 x 480(SD): 30p / 25p
* 30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.976fps, 60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps
Compression Method IPB, ALL-I (I-only)
File Size 1920 x 1080(30p / 25p / 24p) / IPB: Approx. 235MB/min.
1920 x 1080(30p / 25p / 24p) / ALL-I: Approx. 685MB/min.
1280 x 720(60p / 50p) / IPB: Approx. 205MB/min.
1280 x 720 (60p / 50p) / ALL-I: Approx. 610MB/min.
640 x 480(30p / 25p) / IPB: Approx. 78MB/min.
* Card reading / writing speed necessary for movie shooting:IPB: at least 6MB per sec.ALL-I: at least 20MB per sec.
Focusing Same as focusing with Live View shooting
Metering Modes Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor* Automatically set by the focusing mode.
Metering Range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Program AE for movies and manual exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (±5 stops for still photos)
ISO Speed
(Recommended exposure index)
With autoexposure: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 12800), Maximum and minimum ISO speeds can be changed in Creative Zone modes
With manual exposure: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 12800), ISO 100 – ISO 12800 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 16000 / 20000 / 25600)
Time Code Supported
Drop Frames Compatible with 60p / 30p
Video Snapshots Settable to 2secs. / 4secs. / 8secs.
Sound Recording Built-in monaural microphone, external stereo
microphone terminal provided
Sound recording level adjustable, wind filter provided,
attenuator provided
Grid Display Three types
Still Photo Shooting Possible
LCD Monitor
Type TFT colour, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size Wide, 7.7cm (3.0-in.) (3:2)
Dots Approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness Adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Electronic Level Provided
Interface Languages 25
Feature Guide / Help Displayable
Playback
Image Display Formats Single image display, Single image + Info display (Basic
info, shooting info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image
index
Highlight Alert Overexposed highlights blink
AF Point Display Possible
Grid Display Three types
Zoom Magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x, starting magnification and position settable
Image Browsing Methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting
date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating
Image Rotate Possible
Ratings Provided
Movie Playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video / audio OUT, HDMI OUT),
built-in speaker
Slide Show All images, by date, by folder, by movies, by stills, or by rating
Background Music Selectable for slide shows and movie playback
Image Protect Possible
Post-Processing of Images
In-camera RAW Image Processing Brightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto
Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction,
JPEG image-recording quality, Colour space, Peripheral
illumination correction, Distortion correction, and
Chromatic aberration correction
Resize Possible
Direct Printing
Compatible Printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images JPEG and RAW images
Print Ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions
Custom Functions 20
My Menu Registration Possible
Custom Shooting Modes Register under Mode Dial’s C1 / C2
Copyright Information Entry and inclusion enabled
Interface
Audio / Video OUT / Digital Terminal Analog video (Compatible with NTSC / PAL) / stereo audio
output
Computer communication, Direct printing (Hi-Speed USB
or equivalent), GPS Receiver GP-E2 connection** GPS Receiver GP-E2 is not compatible with the EOS 6D (N, W)
HDMI Mini OUT Terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External Microphone IN Terminal φ3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control Terminal Compatible with N3-type remote controller
Wireless Remote Control Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi Card Compatible
Power
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6 (Quantity 1)* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6.* With Battery Grip BG-E13 attached, size-AA / LR6 batteries can be used.
Battery Information Remaining capacity, Shutter count, Recharge
performance, and Battery registration possible
Number of Possible Shots(Based on CIPA Testing Standards) With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 1090 shots at room temperature (23°C / 73°F)
Approx. 980 shots at low temperature (0°C / 32°F)
With Live View shooting: Approx. 220 shots at room temperature (23°C / 73°F)
Approx. 190 shots at low temperature (0°C / 32°F)
Movie Shooting Time Approx. 1hr. 35mins. at room temperature (23°C / 73°F)Approx. 1hr. 25mins. at low temperature (0°C / 32°F)(With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6)
Wireless LAN (WG)
Standards Compliance IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n
Transmission Method DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b)
OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n)
Transmission Range Approx. 30m / 98.4ft.* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio interference* With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point
Transmission Frequency(Central Frequency) Frequency: 2412 ~ 2462MHz
Channels: 1 ~ 11ch
Connection Method Infrastructure mode*, ad hoc mode, camera access point mode* Wi-Fi Protected Setup supported
Security Authentication method: Open system, Shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Encryption: WEP, TKIP, AES
Network Functions (WG)
Transfer Images between Cameras Transferring one image
Transferring selected imagesTransferring resized images
Connection to Smartphones Images can be viewed, controlled, and received using a smartphone.
Remote control of the camera using a smartphone
Remote Operation using EOS Utility Remote control functions and image viewing functions of EOS Utility can be used via a wireless LAN
Print from Wi-Fi Printers Images to be printed can be sent to a printer supporting DPS over IP
Send Images to A Web Service A link can be sent to Facebook*, Twitter, or email address.
Send movies in the camera to YouTube.* You can also upload images directly to Facebook.
View Images Using A Media Player Images can be viewed using a DLNA-compatible media player
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm / 5.7 x 4.4 x 2.8 in.
Weight (EOS 6D (WG)) Approx. 755g / 26.7oz. (CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 680g / 24.0oz. (Body only)
Weight (EOS 6D (N)) Approx. 750g / 26.5oz. (CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 675g / 23.8oz. (Body only)
Weight (EOS 6D (WG)) Approx. 750g / 26.5oz. (CIPA Guidelines)Approx. 675g / 23.8oz. (Body only)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
Battery Pack LP-E6
Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated Voltage 7.2V DC
Battery Capacity 1800mAh
Dimensions(W x H x D) Approx. 38.4 x 21.0 x 56.8mm / 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2in.
Weight Approx. 80g / 2.8oz.
Battery Charger LC-E6
Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E6
Recharging Time Approx. 2hrs. 30mins.
Rated Input 100 – 240V AC (50 / 60Hz)
Rated Output 8.4V DC / 1.2A
Working Temperature Range 5°C – 40°C / 41°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
Dimensions(W x H x D) Approx. 69.0 x 33.0 x 93.0mm / 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7in.
Weight Approx. 130g / 4.6oz.
Battery Charger LC-E6E
Compatible Battery Battery Pack LP-E6
Power Cord Length Approx. 1m / 3.3ft.
Recharging Time Approx. 2hrs. 30mins.
Rated Input 100 – 240V AC (50 / 60 Hz)
Rated Output 8.4V DC / 1.2A
Working Temperature Range 5°C – 40°C / 41°F – 104°F
Working Humidity 85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 69.0 x 33.0 x 93.0mm / 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7in.
Weight Approx. 125g / 4.4oz. (excluding power cord)
Coolpix P520, L820, S9500 | PixelBing

Nikon’s new Point and Shoot Lineup COOLPIX S9500, P520 and L820 cameras with High Zoom capabilities

 

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With a mix of compact and super-zoom models, NIKON’s range of cameras S9500, P520 and L820 COOLPIX Cameras have made a brilliant and unique place in the photography world.  The range of these 3 Coolpix Cameras were introduced to show up brilliancy in many ways. Cameras are equipped with high power zoom lenses that would allow you to capture extremely beautiful clear images and videos taken from a wide range of distances. COOLPIX P520 camera provides as much as a surprising 42x zoom lens that amazingly imparts excellent performance in terms of clarity. COOLPIX S9500 combines impressive range with an ultra slim, pocket-size package and is equipped with a 22x zoom lens. Both of these have Wi-Fi connectivity feature. Now sharing pictures with your smartphone and even the social networking sites have become easier than ever before. COOLPIX L820 offers 30x zoom and has such an efficient and optimized design that makes it really simple and fun to use. The powerful lens and the user-friendly handling make these cameras worth being used by photography maniacs or even the commoners to capture anything, at any occasion excellently!

Nikon’s new long zoom COOLPIX cameras provide consumers with the chance to capture a diverse range of subjects and scenes, whether near the subject or at a distance”, said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Designed for the frequent traveler, the instant sharer, and the family memory keeper, these new COOLPIX cameras offer trusted Nikon technology, high image quality, Full HD video and a variety of other features that meet photographers’ needs.

 Camera Overviews:

CoolPix P520

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Having a closer look to the super-zoom COOLPIX P520 resembles last year’s P510 to a great extent although it is now compatible with Nikon’s optional WU-1a wireless mobile adaptor for on-the-go uploads. It has a 42x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens and an 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for an equivalent focal length of 24-1000m. So, if you are a user searching for best performance and versatility, here you get it! Not only this but, it also has a new Vibration Reduction image stabilization function to help smooth and blur-free images and videos ; videos can be captured at Full HD(1080p) resolution along with the facility of stereo sound. The 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD display allows you shoot images at unique angles, also allowing you enhance your creative skills in photography.

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CoolPix L820

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Next in the series comes the very stunning and really cool COOLPIX L820. The compact COOLPIX L820 offers a high-power 30x zoom, a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, and Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help keep shots steady and blur-free. It has super wide-angle lens, covering from wide-angle 22.5mm to super-telephoto 675mm. This provides you have the versatility to capture crisp, vivid images, no matter whether it’s close-up or a distant shot. The camera’s 3-inch monitor, ergonomic design, along with the convenience of AA-size batteries and a dedicated video button make it easy and fun for users to shoot comfortably. Thanks to a simple and intuitive interface, users can easily access a wide range of features, including Easy Auto Mode and Smart Portrait System, which enable them to enhance their photos with options like Red Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF. Other special effects include Glamour Retouch, Filter Effects and Skin Softening for optimal portrait enhancements. The Nikon COOLPIX L820 finds itself fit for you to preserve all your family memories making each one of them really special.

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 CoolPix S950

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Lastly, let’s have a look with the Nikon COOLPIX S950. This slim COOLPIX cam sports a 22x optical zoom (25-550mm) and is the perfect companion for you if you want capturing and sharing high-quality images and HD videos along with the sleek and super stylish package. This is surprisingly small enough to keep close in a shirt pocket or purse.  The S9500 features an 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ideal for capturing low-light images with clarity and sharpness. It also sports a legendary NIKKOR lens with Vibration Reduction (VR) to minimize the effects of blur and camera shake. For those who want to capture their journey through video, this camera also offers Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound. Shooting clear images and videos while enjoying a long journey, was never so easy.  Additionally, a bright 3-inch OLED monitor assists users to clearly compose or view their recorded movies or captured images, even when in bright conditions. The COOLPIX S9500 also offers various shooting effects to enhance memories, including an upgraded Glamour Retouch function, Skin Softening and Quick Effects.

To enhance the user’s sharing capabilities when away from family and friends, the S9500 offers a built-in GPS function to provide you the ability to log your travels and share where you have been. In addition, the camera offers built-in Wi-Fi connectivity so images and videos can be shared while on the go by transferring them to a compatible smart device. It also enables users to remotely take photos with the camera from a compatible Smartphone or tablet. Really new advanced and great features indeed!

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Price and Availability:

The COOLPIX P520 is available for a price of $449.95 in Black, Red, and Dark Grey starting from February 2013 in American Markets. In India, it’s about Rs. 24000. The COOLPIX L820 is available at $279.95 in Black and Red in USA (Rs. 13798 in India), while the COOLPIX S9500 is available at price of $349.95 in Black, Silver, and Red in the United States (In India it costs about Rs. 18000).

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Pentax changes its name, now will be called Ricoh Imaging

Pentax is a brand name when it comes to variety of digital cameras and imaging technologies including weather-resistant digital SLRs, expert and outdoor compact cameras, as well as lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, and eyepieces. The company was born in some 1919 with manufacturing of spectacle lenses, which it still manufactures.

In 2011, it became a part of Ricoh, a company known for printing related solutions. The company announced that Pentax will now be called RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. The change shall be effective from 1st of August 2013.

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However, in a press release the company has also unveiled its future product brand strategy: both PENTAX and RICOH products will remain in the market under the new name to reinforce the company’s commitment to the business with Pentax becoming the brand for all DSLR, interchangeable lens cameras and binoculars, and Ricoh becoming its brand for compact camera and new technological innovations.

Lets see what effect it creates in the market after the change of name, upward or downward.

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Camera Showcase: Canon EOS 100D Reviews, Specifications, Price

Canon has come up with the latest EOS 100D which is said to be world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR till now. The EOS 100D is a fully-featured, responsive DSLR that is really small and, light enough to take everywhere. The camera seems to be especially attractive for the professionals as well as the normal users who desire the best picture quality but at the same time a far less bulky and complex as SLR series.

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The Canon EOS 100D (also called the digital REBEL SL1 in North America) offers 18 megapixels which incorporates phase-detect autofocus technology and has 14 bit digic 5 processor. It offers features like ‘Hybrid CMOS AF II’ system with 80% frame coverage, a 3” Clear View capacitive touchscreen LCD screen, a 63-zone metering sensor, 9 AF points.

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Standard ISO setting of 100-12800 which is also expandable to 25600, allows shooting images that are low in noise but full of atmosphere. It provides the advantage of continuous shooting with 4fps speed which is quite appreciable. The 100D’s video mode offers 1080p Full HD recording at 24/25/30fps and 720p HD capture at either 50 or 60fps, with full manual control over exposure and gain.

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The new 18-55mm lens bears an STM suffix (which stands for Stepping Motor) to denote its improved performance in live view mode, and smoother, quieter focusing during video capture.

It works superbly with less complex buttons on the panel. Also, the touchscreen comes in useful when setting the autofocus point in live view mode and for zooming into photos and assigning star ratings during the viewfinder. The view finder still gives best results, with extremely fast performance from the primary 9-point autofocus sensor and photos captured every 0.5 seconds autofocus point in live view mode, and for zooming into photos and assigning star ratings during playback.

The attention grabbing feature of the camera is its “Simple operation with fantastic results”.

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Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto technology analyses the scene and sets the most appropriate cameras settings automatically. And a built-in Feature Guide teaches how to get the most from the camera as the user’s photography develops. Tracking and shooting fast moving subjects becomes effectively easier at 4 fps and advantage of nine AF points to focus swiftly and accurately, even with off-centre subjects is truly amazing.

The camera provides the facility to Capture Full HD movies. Shooting high-quality video at resolutions up to Full-HD (1080p) has become possible using this small camera. Control of exposure, focusing, sound and more can be taken. Video Snapshot mode is used to capture edited movie sequences in-camera. Hybrid CMOS AF II provides continuous focusing while shooting, ideal for keeping moving subjects sharp.

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Users can express their creative side with using one of the EOS 100D’s Creative filters. Extra Effect Shot captures a filtered and unfiltered shot simultaneously. Features like Grainy Black & White, Toy Camera, Miniature Effect and more can be chosen and also, the effect of each filter can be previewed before shooting.

The EOS 100D offers the facility of choosing various shooting modes. Theme-based Scene modes automatically choose the right camera settings for the subject of shooting. Options like Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Food and more can be chosen.

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The Canon EOS 100D is available (body-only) for £579.99 / €739.99 / $649.99 or in a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for £709.99 / €909.99 / $799.99. In India, it is available at Rs. 47500/- (Body only) and with 18-55mm kit lens its available at INR 53,995.

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