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DSLR News Roundup

September 6, 2012

A weekly survey of Digital SLR News and Updates from around the web

  • Sony launches NEX-5R CSC  – Sony has launched its NEX-5R CSC at IFA -0 a compact system with Fast Hybrid AF.  With a resolution of 16.1 effective megapixels, the DSLR-sized sensor assures richly detailed still photos and crisp Full HD video. It’s teamed with the powerful BIONZ image processor that ensures flawless, low-noise images – even when you’re shooting dimly-lit interiors at sensitivity settings up to ISO 25600.  In a first for interchangeable lens cameras by Sony, Fast Hybrid AF combines phase- and contrast-detection autofocus methods to suit the demands of any shooting situation. First, phase-detection AF quickly detects subject distance; then contrast-detection activates to confirm extremely fine, precise focus. The Sony also has WiFi built in, making sharing, saving and viewing images easier.  Press Release

  • Nikon D600 Specs Leaked –  Camera rumor site Nikon Rumors reported from behind the lines on Nikon’s supposed budget D600 full-frame dSLR: the new dSLR will supposedly come fitted with a 24.7-megapixel full-frame sensor and a 921k-dot, 3.2-inch LCD screen. 100 to 6,400 (expandable to 25,600) ISO range, full-HD movies, 2 SD card slots, and 5fps in burst mode.  Nikon Rumors
  • Canon releases update for EOS-1D X DSLR – Version 1.0.6 fixes a number of bugs including: problem of EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM or EF200mm f/2L IS USM when used with Extender EF 1.4x III or Extender EF 2x III; “Error 80” appearing on the camera when powered on in very dark environments or when the lens cap or the body cap is attached; better 2 CF card workflow; AF microadjustment issues, including incorrect display of  value in the EXIF information; showing a “O” or “X” result to indicate whether images have been successfully transferred through the FTP protocol when using the WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter. Download the update for PC or Mac on Canon’s support website.
  • Canon announces new Cine lenses – The CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L wide-angle cinema zoom lens and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L telephoto cinema zoom lens. Each lens will be available in both EF and PL mount configurations (the EF-mount version is designated by the letter “S” at the end of the model name; the PL-mount version by the letters “SP”).  Both lenses weigh in at 2.2kg.  Price point? Around $24,000 each.
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