Samsung has come up with a 35mm DSLR, which is most desirable because it is small enoughÂ Â not to be an encumbrance. The next bit get technical for which apologies are offered.
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The Epson R-D1x has a rangefinder and good lenses.
If you seriously take pictures you use a rangefinder and good lens. It is as simple as that. Yes, you can take great pictures with all sorts of cameras. Happens all the time. But the Epson R-D1x is the sort of camera serious users drool over.
The Olympus E-620 digital SLR, due out in late April, is claimed to be the smallest DSLR with built in image stabilisation. The 12.3Mp SLR, according to Olympus, weighs only 475g (without the battery) and has compact dimensions. It has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 and is based on the four thirds standard.
Canon PowerShot G10 is on sale at assorted prices but something around US$500-plus would be a good price. So it is affordable but not at the disposable end of the market.
Two years ago for a story for a Chinese company I counted all the models of digital cameras in existence at the time. The answer was 6,386. Nobody ever quite believes that number and, of course, it is not quite true. A camera company adds a different color to the casing and that it a new number. And change gets a new number.
Panasonic has hit a new depth in gubbins. It has built in ‘Face Recognition’ so the camera can identify who it has just photographed.
The Memoir from Samsung is a cameraphone. (Which is a new word to mean a camera which is also a cell phone or, if you would prefer, a cell phone which is also a camera.)
In a sense you can divide most people’s photographic career into two. There was the bit where you, if off on a trip, you lugged around a single lens reflex, sometimes with extra lenses. And a lot of film which you kept cool and got developed at a horrendous price. And the one where you packed the equivalent of a box brownie and took pictures which were, frankly, not of the best.
Panasonic has announced it will soon be releasing its first SDXC card which will be 64GB.
How big is that?