Canon EOS-1D C DSLR Camera with 4K Video Recording

Written By technotheory on Thursday, April 26, 2012 | 1:08 PM

Canon expands its Cinema EOS line with the new EOS-1D C, a hybrid DSLR camera that combines the convenient form factor of a DSLR with Full HD and 4K video recording. The new compact DSLR sports an 18.1 Megapixel 24mmx36mm full-frame Canon CMOS sensor and is capable of 8-bit 4:2:2 Motion JPEG 4K video recording at 24fps and Full HD 1920×1080 video at selectable frame rates from 24p to 60p. Videos are recorded to CF memory card.

According to Canon, 4K video is captured by an approximately APS-H-sized portion of the full image sensor, while Full HD video can be captured in the user’s choice of two different imaging formats – standard Full HD setting captures the full 36mm width of the CMOS sensor; and optional Super 35 crop setting enables cinematographers to match the industry-standard imaging format and angle of view achieved by traditional motion picture cameras.

Canon’s EOS-1D C is equipped with Dual DIGIC 5+ image processor to deliver high-precision AF and AE performance, and up to 12fps high-speed continuous shooting. The camera offers a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200. The Cinema EOS include a built-in headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, and the ability to view the camera’s LCD even when the HDMI port is connected to an external monitor. To be released within 2012, the EOS-1D C will be priced at $15,000.

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Nikon D3200 Entry-level DSLR Camera

Written By technotheory on Monday, April 23, 2012 | 12:04 AM

Nikon brings a new entry-level DSLR camera, the D3200 joining the D3100. While the D3100 packs 14.2 Megapixel sensor and ISO 100-3200, the new D3200 is equipped with a 24.2 Megapixel Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor, and supports ISO 100-6200 and a Hi 1 setting equivalent to ISO 12800. It also sports EXPEED 3 image processing engine with “high performance that enables faithful rendering, vivid color reproduction, and expression of a broad dynamic range.”

Designed for new DSLR users, the D3200 includes the Guide Mode for users to learn the camera’s key features and controls while you shoot, and even get advice and sample images. There are also 6 scene modes, such as Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, Close up; and Scene Auto Selector with Scene Recognition System that make shooting easier. The compact, and lightweight DSLR features a 11-point auto-focusing system for fast and accurate shooting, and Full-time-servo AF (AF-F), a focus mode with which the camera focuses continuously to keep moving subjects in focus with movie recording. It supports Full HD 1080p video recording at 24 or 30fps and provides HDMI output for showing HD content on HDTV.

The D3200 comes with a 3-inch high resolution 921,000-dot LCD screen. It is available with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens as a kit set in black or red, which will be released in late-April for $699.95. Using the optional $59.95 WU-1a wireless mobile adapter, you can send images to your smartphone wirelessly and even use your smartphone to remotely capture images from your D3200.
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InFocus IN122 and IN124 DLP Projectors

Written By technotheory on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 12:27 AM

InFocus launches its IN122 and IN124 projectors, both based on DLP display technology and feature BrilliantColor for vivid color reproduction. The IN122 features 800×600 resolution and the IN124 delivers 1024×768. They have 3000:1 contrast ratio and up to 3000 lumens brightness.

The IN122 and IN124 both have compact and lightweight design and are budget-friendly. They support 3D and provides HDMI 1.4, VGA, S-video, composite inputs as well as USB mini B and RS232 control ports. The InFocus IN122 and IN124 are priced at $429 and $499 respectively.
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS20 20x Zoom Camera

Written By technotheory on Friday, March 16, 2012 | 12:49 AM

Panasonic updates its ZS-series of long-zoom cameras with the new LUMIX DMC-ZS20 with 20x optical zoom, which is the follow-up to the LUMIX ZS10. The new ZS20 sports a 24mm ultra wide-angle 20x optocal zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, and it is the world’s slimmest digital camera with 20x zoom lens. The camera is equipped with a 14.1 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and a 3-inch Smart Touch LCD touchscreen display for easy operation that allows for Touch AF, Touch Zoom or Touch Shutter.

Panasonic’s new ZS20 features built-in GPS functionality for geo-tagging photos with latitude and longitude of where a photo is taken as well as the name of the Country/Region, State/Prov./County, County/Township, City/Town/Village and Landmark – all of which is saved in the EXIF data. The bundled DVD will included detailed worldwide maps of major regions on a scale of 1/25,000 or more precise, which can be installed to the ZS20 easily. The long zoom camera sports the Venus Engine image processor and offers Light Speed AF allows users to capture even the most fleeting photo opportunities, and 10fps high speed burst shooting. It records Full HD 1920×1080/60p videos in AVCHD format. There is a stereo zoom microphone to provide videos with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby Digital Stereo Creator.

The LUMIX ZS20 features 3D Photo Mode, Creative Control mode with a selection of artistic effects, Panorama model for taking 360-degree shots, Miniature Effect mode that the peripherals are defocused, and the Creative Retouch mode with six filters and Auto Retouch function that automatically adjusts contrast and brightness for a clearer, more natural image. Like other LUMIX cameras, the ZS20 includes the iA (Intelligent Auto) mode that offers POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode for reduced hand-shake, HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Recognition, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Handheld Nightshot, Motion Deblur mode…etc.

Along with the ZS20, Panasonic will also release the 12.1 Megapixel LUMIX DMC-ZS15 that packs a 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 24mm wide angle, and a 3-inch Intelligent LCD display. It does 1920×1080/60i video recording. Coming in March, the LUMIX ZS20 and LUMIX ZS15 will be available for $349.99 and $279.99, respectively. The former comes in black, red, white, and silver and the latter in silver and black.
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