D800 uses numerous features from the D4 except, it is in a smaller body and at a more reasonable price. In addition, it has a densely populated sensor with 36.3MP. Other similar features to D4 include Multi-Cam 3500 FX Auto Focus system, EXPEED 3 processor that provides over 50 A/F points, and at a 91k pixel metering system.
Photographers that travel frequently and want a powerful camera with advanced GPS geo-tagging abilities are well served to check out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30. The Lumix DMC-ZS30 is a smallish travel camera that takes over where the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 left off. The ZS-30 is equipped with a whopping 20x zoom lens that gives field of views that almost rival full size DSLR cameras.
Canon seems to be going against popular thought with its EOS-1D X full frame DSLR. Instead of building on the sensor power of the predecessor Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and its 21 megapixels, Canon instead goes to a lower megapixel sensor of 18 mp for the EOS 1D-X. The company’s reason behind this is two-fold: the handling and menus are much more intuitive; the fps (frames per second) is a bold and impressive 12 fps.
The Olympus brand of cameras continues to surprise. With the Olympus E-5, the players at Olympus are showing they are ready to take on the kings of the photo industry, such as Canon and Nikon. Truth be told, the E-5 is not so much of an upgrade as it is a tribute to its predecessor, the E-3. It certainly advances the brand, as it offers a few details which are bigger and better than the E-3.
There is no denying that the Pentax K-30 has a variety of features that are similar to pricier DSLR cameras. The Digital SLR camera uses a glass pentaprism viewfinder and it can shoot photos up to six frames per second. In addition, the body is weather sealed. Photographers who prefer the visual finder to Live View should certainly consider the K-30 even though it does not provide a tilting rear LCD.
The D5100 from Nikon is a lighter and improved version of its predecessor, the Nikon D5000. It falls into the higher-end of entry-level DSLRs, alongside the Canon Rebel T3i. The D5100 combines the best specifications from the Nikon D3100 and D7000 models that are placed below and above it in the series, respectively. For example, it uses the same 16.2 MegaPixel CMOS sensor as the D7000, but the metering of the D3100.
Sony introduced the SLT-A37 in June 2012 as a part of the Single-Lens Translucent series. The Translucent Mirror Technology makes it different from the bulkier DSLR because it uses a fixed semi-translucent mirror as compared to a moving non-translucent one. Since sufficient light reaches the sensor through the mirror, the lens does not need to move.
Canon has updated its Rebel series with a brand new more video-friendly unit, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i. It’s friendlier, as long as you additionally buy the newer STM lens line made to operate with the up-to-date autofocus system. With one another, the lenses and the camera promise more accurate, smoother autofocus performance within video shooting than seen with usual DSLR systems.
Nikon builds on its DSLR success with the D7000, a camera released as a full-frame option for the “prosumer” market. The D7000 is the follow-up to Nikon’s D90 model. The D7000 is a bit of a paradox; it is stealthy in that it looks too simple to be as complex as it is. The complexity is in the innards and not in its use. Nikon keeps the camera priced under $1000
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the next in line from the evolution of the EOS 5D Mark II. The Mark II was one of Canon’ best sellers among its professional-level single shutter DSLR cameras. Released in early 2012 the Mark III builds on the success of the Mark II and adds several new features and functions to the camera.