Welcome to Camera Enthusiast!

From the makers of PentaxForums.com, one of the biggest Pentax sites on the web, we are a camera forum and news site for passionate photographers who think their camera is more than just a tool. If you would like to talk about photographic technique, share photos, get critique, or discuss gear, this is the place for you! Head on over to our forum or check out our homepage news blog to start enjoying the site- we are sure that you'll love it here!

|

The Consumer Electronics Show is Coming Up!

New products to be showcased by every manufacturer · Posted on 01-07-2013 in Photo Industry News

Tomorrow, January 8th, marks the start of the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is one of the largest trade shows in the US.  The show will be on in Las Vegas through the 11th and you can read more about it on cesweb.org, the official event web site.

Although the photo industry is not the focus of this show, major camera manifacturers including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, and Samsung have all announced new products (mostly compact digital cameras) and will be exhibiting their latest offerings at the show.

Pentax MX-1

Of note are the Pentax MX-1 (above), Nikon D5200 (below), Canon PowerShot N (top), Samsung NX300, Fuji X100s, and Fuji X20, all of which will be at the show.  Read more about these cameras here.

Nikon D5200 Brown


0 comments for this news post 0 Comments  

|

The Canon 6D is here

In stock and ready to ship in the US! · Posted on 11-30-2012 in Canon News

The Canon 6D has just hit the shelves and is ready to ship, a couple weeks earlier than expected!  The 6D is Canon's new enthusiast full-frame DSLR, which bridges the world of high-end APS-C cameras and professional full-frame bodies.  Priced at just $2099 (some stores, including Adorama, will include free accessories!), this camera is an affordable way to get started with premium image quality from a full-frame sensor.

In addition to featuring a 20.2 megapixel sensor with an ISO range of 50 to 102,400, the 6D is the first camera of its kind to feature built-in GPS and Wi-Fi.


1 comment for this news post 1 Comment   Read More Read more..

|

Save on Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, and more!

Special Black Friday Deals · Posted on 11-23-2012 in Camera Deals

Pentax has lifted restrictions on its lens pricing, meaning you can save big on almost every lens they offer:

There are also some great deals available from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, and Fuji DSLRs and cameras - something for just about anyone:

Most notably, there is a $500 instant rebate on the Nikon D7000 with 18-105mm VR lens.  Happy Black Friday shopping!


0 comments for this news post 0 Comments  

|

Black Friday Brings Great Camera Savings!

save big on all brands from 11/23 through 11/26 · Posted on 11-22-2012 in Camera Deals

With Black Friday coming up in a few hours, some great deals will be available at both B&H and Adorama!  You'll be able to save on accessories as well as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, Panasonic, and Sony cameras- stay tuned!


0 comments for this news post 0 Comments  

|

Nikon D5100 - Save $250!

Special price through the end of Black Friday weekend! · Posted on 11-18-2012 in Camera Deals

Black Friday deals week is just about to start, and Nikon has already dropped the price of the D5100, resulting in an $250 instant rebate and meaning that the camera can be yours for just $446.95!

With the D5200 not hitting the shelves until next year, now is a great chance to secure this camera at a bargain price.  To learn more about the D5100, check out this review!  This rebate offer ends after Black Friday (November 24th).


0 comments for this news post 0 Comments  

|

Nikon D5200 Announced

An exciting new 24-megapixel intro-level DSLR · Posted on 11-12-2012 in Nikon News

On November 6th, Nikon finally announced the D5200 DSLR, which will soon be replacing the Nikon D5100 as their premium intro-level DSLR offering.  We recently compared the D5100 to the Pentax K-30 and Canon Rebel T4i and found that it held its ground very well, which means that the D5200 can only do better!

The D5200 retains most of the D5100's look and feel while boasting upgraded internals, including a new 24.1-megapixel sensor, EXPEED3 image processor, and full-HD video at 50/60 FPS.  The D5200 also inherits the 39-point Multi-CAM4800DX autofocus system from the D7000.  These improvements are bound to make the D5200 very competitive within its class, as no other upper entry-level DSLR boasts the same resolution or such an advanced autofocus system.  Nikon's choice to re-use components from their higher-end DSLRs is certainly a smart one, we believe!

Read on for a quick comparison of the specifications of the two cameras!


2 comments for this news post 2 Comments   Read More Read more..

|

New Stabilized Canon Lenses: 24-70mm F4, 35mm F2

EF DSLR lenses announed on November 5th, 2012 · Posted on 11-05-2012 in Canon News

Minutes ago, Canon announced two new exciting additions to their EF DSLR lens lineup: the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens and the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens.

The compact 24-70mm F4 lens is a lighter and more affordable alternative to the 28-70mm F2.8L II USM lens and is designed for full-frame and APS-C shooters alike. On full-frame cameras, it's a very handy walkaround zoom corresponding roughly to an 18-55mm kit lens on APS-C, but offering premium image quality.  Canon recommends this lens for those starting out with the recently-announced Canon 6D.  The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 20cm and has a 9-blade circular aperture to deliver smooth bokeh.  It's complete with image stabilization, silent autofocus, and allows full-time manual focus adjustments.  The lens is less than 10cm long and will launch in December at a price of $1499.

Canon 35mm F2

The EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens succeeds Canon's EF 35mm F2 lens, and is another compact addition to their lens lineup.  The lens features advanced lens coatings, image stabilization, and fast ultrasonic autofocus, and lets you manually focus at any time if you wish to do so.  This lens will also be launching in December for $849.

Canon boasts that both of these lenses feature their latest AF technology, and that the new 35mm will focus much faster and quieter than its predecessor.


0 comments for this news post 0 Comments  

|

Canon T4i vs Nikon D5100 vs Pentax K-30 Comparison

Which intro/mid-range DSLR is the best? · Posted on 10-31-2012 in Reviews

PentaxForums has posted a comparison of three intro to mid-range DSLRs, the Canon T4i, Nikon D5100, and Pentax K-30. Check it out to see which one is the one to buy!


2 comments for this news post 2 Comments