Canon is a company which generally runs second only to Nikon when it comes to cornering the market on consumer photography. When you look at the latest in the PowerShot line, the SX150 IS, you will find that this chunky, rugged little camera is good for most consumer uses, such as general photography, but there are still areas in which the camera can tighten up its overall game.
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.
The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 was released in July 2012 and in its short time on the market, it has already gained many fans for being a stand out high end compact camera. Let us explore its important aspects in details. The lens has f/1.8 focal length; in combination with the lens zoomed out wide and the aperture set low, this is ideal for low light situations without blur.
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.
On July 18 Panasonic introduced three new cameras, the DMC- LX7, DMC-G5, and the DMC-Z200. The FZ200 is a versatile, powerful camera that will come on the market in September, 2012 and is an upgrade to the Lumix FZ- series that was introduced back in mid 2004 with the FZ3, FZ15, and FZ20 boasting at the time the less powerful 12x zoom.
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.
The power of a DSLR in the body of a point and shoot is the notion behind the Canon PowerShot G1 X. This little 14.1 megapixel powerhouse has a lot of punch behind its sensible facade. The Canon PowerShot G1 X has a price tag of a DSLR, making it an odd camera in a saturated market. Its competitor, the Nikon One, is priced at about $200 lower than the Canon.
Nikon’s Coolpix P510 follows up on the success of its 36x P500 camera. With a whopping 42x optical zoom the Coolpix P150 is a small camera with a big range. The Coolpix P150 is in the “superzoom” category of point and shoot/compact cameras. While the camera looks like a small version of a DSLR its lens is neither removable nor interchangeable.
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.
July 18 Panasonic announced the release of the LX5’s replacement, the Lumix DMC- LX7 into the compact camera market. They incorporated a 1/1.7 inch CMOS sensor. Even though their lens covers the same focal range as its predecessor, it is two stops faster and has a decent speed throughout the entire 24-90 mm zoom range.
Sony’s Alpha NEX-7 puts a lot of features into its small body with its 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a sizeable 2.4M dot OLED high-resolution electronic viewfinder. It has a three-dial interface that makes for good handling while the drawback could only be finding the right lens to get the most out of the camera. It is just the right camera for the enthusiast
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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V is the mid-range model in Sony’s trio of GPS armed travel zoom cameras, which consist of the HX10V, the HX20V, and the HX30V. All of them use the same 18.2 Megapixel sensor but, the HX10V has only a 16X zoom lens while both the HX20V and the HX30V have the larger 20X lens.
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.
The Nikon D3200 is the entry-level D-SLR for the company, and has been viewed as an upgrade from its predecessor, the D3100, most notably in the camera’s resolution. In addition to that, the D3200 boasts features that many view to be a great choice for those who are looking for their first interchangeable lens camera.