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Panasonic gets serious about consumer dSLR’s

Panasonic is getting serious ablout consumer level dSLR’s. Check it out on DPReview . Also note that Nikon has released it fall Coolpix Lineup with some pretty impressive looking little cameras.

Oh the sweet sights of new gear

I don’t know about you but I’m still salivating over the specs of the new D3 and D300. I will give a full review as soon as I can get my hands on them (hint hint Lindsey).

Nikon Rumors

Oh the anticipation of a new body. What is it about camera bodies that gets everyone so hyped up?

Personally, I think we should be paying more attention to the lenses. So let’s really get the rumors into full swing.

To be released on July 25, 2007: 

600mm AFS EDIF VRIII 2.8 (yes, I said 2.8)

600mm AFS EDIF VRIII 4 

17-35 AFSII EDIF VRII 2.0

50mm AFS EDIF 1.2

70-180 AFS ED VRII Micro 2.8

Of course, more will be released in time for Christmas.

Now, doesn’t that just make you salivate with anticipation? Let me know what your dream lens or lenses would be.

Nikon D3

Let me throw my .02 cents into the Nikon rumor mill. My rep (who I won’t name for his benefit, but those of you that work with me know who I am referring to) has told me that he is going to a big conference end of July, beginning of August. He has been told nothing of a new D3. In fact he gets his rumors from me. Now having been in the retail business long enough, this conference is probably to launch the fall line up (read new for Christmas). However, if I were a betting man I would wager that Nikon has a trick or two up its sleeve and we may just see the launch of the D3?.

Now that that is out of the way. D4 rumors anyone? I hear that it will be a 645 sensor LBCAST, 16 frames per second quad processor with tethered 200 GB hard drive, multi cam 8000 AF with 107 AF points and can make your coffee in the morning too.

Of course, immediately following will be the new D5 with holographic HDR capture.

Enough with the rumors already!

And another on bites the dust

It appears that Pentax has accepted Hoya’s buyout bid. I’ll be the first to tell you that I haven’t been keeping up with this one, so I don’t know the details as of yet. I will repost on this topic when I learn more.

May not be news

Okay, this may not be news to some of you, but I found this link to a 160 (yes that is one hundred and sixty) mega pixel camera from Seitz.

Check it out here.

New camera announcement

  Panasonic has just announced it’s newest addition to the line up. The worlds first 12.2 megapixel point and shoot with a 28mm wideangle.

***see my previous post***