We are proud to post an in-depth review of the new Fuji X-Pro 1, which is a retro-style mirrorless camera launched by Fuji in April. This camera is the first from Fuji to accept interchangeable lenses.
With its 16 megapixel sensor and full-HD video recording, the Fuji X-Pro 1 looks outstanding on paper. It also inherits the praised hybrid viewfinder from the X100. How does it fare in practice, though, and is it worth the $1699 price tag? Read our review to find out!
Pentax announced today a new mid-range DSLR called the K-30. This camera is something new for Pentax, as it's the first to bring two control dials as well as weather-sealing to an affordable body. This means that the camera will be easier to use than intro-level models, as you will be able to control the shutter speed and aperture simultaneously without having to use any internal menus or additional buttons. The K-30 also features a new autofocus system called SAFOX IXi+ which we hope will bring its performance closer to that of the competition.
The K-30 is already available for pre-order at B&H photo for $849 (body-only). The camera will start shipping in late June, 2012.
- 16.28 Megapixel sensor
- Full HD video recording at 30FPS, 720p at 60FPS
- Weather sealed body
- 2 control wheels and additional external controls
- 3-inch VGA LCD
- Uses AA or rechargeable batteries
- 6FPS shutter
- Fast prime M processor
- Smooth 60FPS live view
- ISO range: 100-25,600
- Modernized 11-point autofocus
- 100% viewfinder coverage
- Available in black, blue, or white
- Price: $849
For more details on the Pentax K-30, please visit the official K-30 announcement post on PentaxForums.com.
We all use our cell phones to take pictures on a daily basis, but why is it that the resulting pictures often come out unclear or blurry? The answer is simple: phone cameras are expected to take good photos in all lighting conditions when hand-held, which is in fact very difficult to accomplish.
If it were possible to stabilize your phone just like your camera, you'd notice that photos would come out much, much sharper! Our own Blackberry Bold 9700, when placed on a stable surface such as a table, was able to produde a printable copy of an 8.5x11 hand-written document!
Even better than a table is a tripod, and fotrunately, companies have recently begun making these for cell phones! One of the better ones is the Capta Tripod Mount, pictured above, as it features a universal mount and connects to any normal tripod. For under $35, this will turn your phone into an even better camera, possibly eliminating the need for a dedicated point-and shoot!
Been looking for a padded insert for your backpack, something which you can use by itself or use to hide your expensive kit in your non-descript bag when traveling? Don't want to buy a camera backpack which will be impossible to carry your books in unless you tear out all the velcro inserts? Well, have we got the thing for you!
Enter the Kit Cube by Mountainsmith, the legendary pack and climbing company from Colorado, whose lumbar packs exploded on to the college and high school scene in the 1990s and who have been making quality packs and accessories since 1979.
Samsung has introduced a full line-up of mirrorless cameras for its NX range: The brand new NX1000 entry-level model, the NX210 mid-tier model, and the NX20 enthusiast model. They all share the same new 20.3MP sensor already seen in the NX200, but notably, they all feature advanced WiFi capabilities, a first in the world of mirrorless cameras.