Posts Tagged ‘DSLR’

The New Workhorse: Meet the Canon 5D Mark IV

Posted by on Thursday August 25, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

Canon has officially announced its newest full frame workhorse: the 5D Mark IV. The Mark IV delivers a few main upgrades from its predecessor. The first is a new, higher-resolution sensor: it’s a 30.4-megapixel CMOS chip with a native ISO range of 100-32,000 (expandable to 50-102,400). Another big upgrade comes on the video front. You’ll... More

Ricoh Introduces Pentax K-70 Plus New Lens

Posted by on Wednesday June 8, 2016 | Camera

Ricoh’s newest DSLR is built to last. The new Pentax K-70 boasts a dust and weather-resistant body alongside a few features first introduced on higher-end Pentax models. It sports a 24-megapixel sensor with a maximum ISO of 102,400. Also new is a Hybrid AF system that uses both image-plane phase-matching and contrast-detection autofocus technology to keep... More

Canon’s EOS 1D X Mark II Records 4K, Shoots 14 FPS

Posted by on Monday February 1, 2016 | Camera, Photo Gear

Canon pulled back the curtain on its newest high-end DSLR, the 1D X Mark II, and while we’ll resist invoking Top Gun, speed is unquestionably the hallmark of the new full frame flagship. The 1D X Mark II will deliver several major upgrades from the older model, including internal 4K video recording at up to 60p, a burst... More

Photo Gear Repair Rates: LensRentals Crunched the Numbers

Posted by on Monday December 28, 2015 | Photo Gear

LensRentals has released a comprehensive overview photo gear repair rates after 24 months in the field. PDN has the exclusive details. First, a quick primer on how LensRental generated their numbers. The company bases its results on “repair events”—or an instance of when a piece of equipment is sent to the repair department. According to LensRental,... More

Canon Pumps the Pixels in Product Prototypes

Posted by on Tuesday September 8, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear, Video

If you thought Canon’s 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R were the company’s last word on pixel-packed sensors, think again. The company announced that it has built a 250-megapixel APS-H-sized sensor that can read the letters off an airplane up to 18Km away. It’s also built a 120-megapixel DSLR with an EF mount. Oh, and an... More

Ricoh Releases Weather-Resistant Pentax K-S2 DSLR

Posted by on Tuesday February 10, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear

Ricoh will ship the new Pentax K-S2 DSLR to stores in March. Hailing it as the world’s smallest dust proof and weather-resistant DSLR body, the K-S2 boasts 100 seals to protect its innards from inclement weather. The K-S2 uses a 20-megapixel CMOS sensor with an anti-aliasing filter simulator which lets users adjust the degree to which... More

Nikon D810A Captures the Heavens in a New Light

Posted by on Tuesday February 10, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear

Nikon will release a special version of its D810 DSLR, the D810A, that has been modified for astro-photography applications. The D810A incorporates a modified infrared cut filter that lets the camera capture the red hydrogen alpha gas emissions from stars and nebulae. According to Nikon, the camera is four times as sensitive to light on... More

Nikon Adds D5500 DSLR, Telephoto Lens at CES

Posted by on Monday January 5, 2015 | Camera, Photo Gear

After a year spent filling out its advanced full-frame DSLR lineup, Nikon came to CES 2015 ready to entice advanced amateurs with the new D5500. The camera sports a 24.2-megapixel DX format (APS-C-sized) sensor with no optical low pass filter and a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. It was built using the same... More