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Nikon Announces a New COOLPIX, Zoom Lens, and Speedlight

The Nikon COOLPIX L620 is a 14x optical zoom point-and-shoot camera that contains the latest technologies housed in an ergonomic design. The 18.1 megapixel BSI (Back Side Illumination) CMOS image sensor allows improved image quality even in low-light situations, and the 14x zoom NIKKOR lens is equipped with the company’s VR image stabilization for ensuring sharp images.

DSLR Lens Primer, Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of a three-part series that lays out the basics of lenses for novices and those who could use a refresher. In this part of the Lens Primer, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, explores concepts such as aperture, image stabilization (IS) or vibration reduction (VR), and telephoto zoom lenses versus primes.

Hands-On Review: The Olympus E-P5

Did you ever look at a camera and say, “Wow, this thing can do everything!”? My first impression of the Olympus PEN E-P5 Mirrorless Digital Camera was a bit like that; there are so many functions and customizable options I was concerned that I would get lost in the possibilities.

The New, Diminutive Sony Cyber-shot HX50V Digital Camera

Sony has announced a new long zoom, high-performance point-and-shoot camera: the Cyber-shot HX50V Digital Camera. With a 20.4MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor and the BIONZ Image Processor, sharp imagery, low-light sensitivity, quick performance, and fast autofocus speeds are part and parcel.

Hands-On Review: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Lens

The recently introduced Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens is the first lens to be part of Sigma’s Global Vision Sports line, and as such, strives to be a highly precise and optically sound lens that can function well in fast-paced situations. 

Fujifilm FinePix S Series Long Zoom Cameras

Fujifilm has recently released an array of new S series digital cameras, which combine long zoom lenses with the ease of use of a point-and-shoot system. With this amalgam of characteristics in mind, the physical construction of these cameras incorporates balanced ergonomics along with impressive image quality.

New from Nikon: 80-400 Telephoto Zoom Lens, COOLPIX A, P330 and S3500 Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Nikon has announced not only a new version of its wonderful 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, but three new point-and-shoot cameras, including the new flagship COOLPIX A digital camera with a large DX-format sensor.

 

 

New Sony Handycam Camcorders

Sony has announced their 2013 lineup of Handycam camcorders. These are consumer and enthusiast-level cameras with a host of new features, many of which have trickled down from Sony’s prosumer models. The new Handycams range from the entry-level HDR-CX220 to the HDR-TD30V, a 3D camcorder for advanced enthusiasts.

Holiday 2012: Low-Light DSLR Photography

In this video from B&H, Larry Becker offers a basic introduction to the challenges of, and solutions for, shooting in low light with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. He explains ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture settings and demonstrates how simple in-camera adjustments will provide marked improvements when shooting indoors.

Holiday 2012: Fast Glass

The number of fast, wide aperture prime optics we carry at B&H has grown over the past year, and in a market that has become increasingly populated by slower, variable-aperture zooms, this is encouraging news.

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