Holiday 2012: HDSLR Innovations

As 2012 draws to a close, we have the opportunity to take a look back at a year which saw many innovations in the world of HDSLR video. One of the most prominent trends of 2012 has been the continuing blending of still and video acquisition technologies into the same tools.

Hands-On Review: Nikon D600

The recently released Nikon D600 is a full-frame DSLR featuring a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, compact form factor, expandable sensitivity from ISO 50 to 25600, continuous shooting rate of up to 5.5 fps, and a large 3.2” 921k-dot LCD monitor. Full HD 1080p video recording is available and supports multiple frame rates, manual exposure control, and continuous autofocusing. 

Holiday 2012: HDSLR 101

Announcing Two New Canon EF Lenses and EOS M Kit

Canon has just announced two additions to their expansive EF lens lineup: the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS and the EF 35mm f/2 IS. These lenses fit into the lineup where previous lenses exist, but improve upon these lenses with the addition of image stabilization and more refined optical technology.

Holiday 2012: Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Accessories

When Blackmagic Design announced their new Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, the camera was instantly recognized as a game changer. Previously, the Melbourne-based company was established as a leading manufacturer of hardware and software for video recording, editing and conversion.

Holiday 2012: Professional-Level DSLR Cameras

Professional-grade DSLRs are the most technologically advanced cameras in production and provide the highest-quality imagery possible, while realizing the tools necessary for photographers to gain complete control over their imagery.

Sony Introduces the Alpha SLT-A99 Full-Frame HDSLR

The new Sony Alpha SLT-A99 digital camera features a 24.7MP Full Frame, 35mm-sized Exmor CMOS sensor. The BIONZ image processor gives the A99 ample speed for large file sizes and offers support for quick focusing, low-light sensitivity and noise reduction.

The Zacuto Z-Finder: Crisp, Clear, Magnified Viewing

The Zacuto Z-Finder is an auxiliary optical viewfinder that is specially designed for working with an HDSLR, or photographing in live view mode on your DSLR. These viewfinders encompass the LCD monitor on the rear of your camera, allowing you a clear, shaded view of your screen while working.

Canon Expands Their EOS Line with the New EOS C100 Video Production Camera

Canon has just announced the expansion of their EOS camera line with the release of the highly-versatile EOS C100 Video Production Camera. It is compact—about 85% the size of the EOS C300—and designed for one-man operation.

Full-Frame Comparison: A Look at the EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 1D X

In a comprehensive overview of Canon’s new full-frame DSLRs, John Stoilov discusses the improvements and new features on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 1D X cameras. Both cameras are presented individually, with emphasis given to each camera’s strengths and advancements compared to previous models.


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