Pentax K200D 10-megapixel dSLR Announced

January 24, 2008

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Pentax has announced the new 10-megapixel Pentax K200D dSLR Camera with Shake Reduction. The K200D replaces the entry-level K100D. New and upgraded features include:

  • APS-C sized 10-megapixel CCD sensor (12-bit RAW output only)
  • 2.7 inch Live View LCD (230,000 dots and 160° viewing angle)
  • Improved dust reduction system
  • weather /dust sealing
  • IS0 up to 3,200 (but how does ISO 800 look)
  • 11 point Auto Focus system with 9 cross-sensors
  • SD and SDHC card
  • Battery consumption reduced by a factor of 8 over the K100D

The K200D is available in two configurations:

  1. Pentax K200D dSLR Camera with Shake Reduction (Body Only)
  2. Pentax K200D dSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

The following is an excerpt from the Pentax press release: Read the rest of this entry »


Pentax K20D 14.6-megapixel dSLR Announced

January 24, 2008

Pentax has announced the new 14.6-megapixel K20D dSLR. It is expected to ship in March for $1,299.95 (body only price). New features include:

  • APS-C sized 14.6-megapixel CMOS sensor (12-bit RAW output only)
  • 2.7 inch Live View LCD
  • Improved dust reduction system
  • weather /dust sealing
  • IS0 up to 3,200 (but how does ISO 800 look)
  • 11 point Auto Focus system
  • SD and SDHC card

It looks like Amazon already has the Pentax K20D 14.6MP dSLR available for pre-order. Read the rest of this entry »


Really Right Stuff L-Plate & Body Armor for Canon G7 & G9

December 7, 2007

Really Right Suff has introduced Body Armor for Canon G7 & G9. This protective cover slips over the camera and snap-fits into your Really Right Stuff L-plate. This industry-first cover is machined from a solid block of aluminum to produce the world’s best body armor for your camera. The finished cover weighs only 3 ounces and can be used to protect your camera and as a camera support when your tripod is not at hand! When your camera is around your neck and out for use, simply snap-fit the cover to the bottom of the L-plate to keep it handy but out of the way.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Visible Dust 724 Sensor Brush Bundle

November 25, 2007

The following is part of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

I have tried a lot of different sensor cleaning products over the last year (never change your lenses at the beach, change them in your car). Visible Dust is the company that makes absolutely superior products. They are so good, whenever I went to my local camera shops, they all told me that while they could sell me some pad or swab, but they all used something from Visible Dust.

There are three steps to dust free images 1) Check 2) Dry Clean 3) Wet Clean. The Visible Dust 3 Step Dust Free 724 DSLR Sensor Cleaning Kit has Read the rest of this entry »


Holiday Gift Guide: Make Every Lens a Macro Lens

November 25, 2007

The following is part of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

Everybody wants to try Macro photography, but not everyone can purchase a separate macro lens. Especially if you’re new to macro photography and are not sure exactly what you would need. Well here is the perfect solution, the Canon 500D Close Up Lens(77mm at Amazon or B&H Photo). This is a two-element, precision optic that screws on to the front of your lens like a typical filter. It then reduces your lens’ focal length, so you can get close to your subject and fill the frame. It’s so good that I know Nikon professionals who swear by it. Read the rest of this entry »


Holiday Gift Guide: Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket

November 25, 2007

The following is part of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

If you’re not looking for a new bag, how about a great accessory that anyone can use, the Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket from Think Tank Photo. It stores four Compact Flash cards and three Secure Digital cards in an even smaller, more compact package. Can be attached inside of Think Tank Photo products or to your clothing. That way, it just doesn’t fall out of your pocket, lost forever. It can also hold business cards in the front face. Available for just $13.50. Note, the slightly larger Pixel Pocket Rocket comes standard with quite a few bags (including the one I bought).


Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Camera Bag’s in the World

November 25, 2007

The following is part two of a much larger dSLR Dad Holiday Gift Guide:

Think Tank Photo is a company that has burst onto the scene and come out with products that meet the needs of both professional and serious dSLR Dad’s alike. They carry any number of shoulder or belt bags, rugged airport carry-on, or their fantastic modular system. You can download a copy of their catalog Read the rest of this entry »