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Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung introduced Thursday the latest edition to its NX mirrorless interchangeable lens camera line with the Wi-Fi enabled midrange NX300.
The new compact system camera, which will replaces the NX210, will ship in March at $750 suggested retail price, including a 20-50mm kit lens.
It will include the company’s Smart 2.0 technologies with dual-band Wi-Fi and intuitive operation with new 3D Still and Movie Capture, an improved hybrid AF system and a premium retro modern design.
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Melville, N.Y. – Nikon introduced Tuesday its D5200 DSLR offering several improvements over the D5100.
Advances over the D5100, which continues in the line, are a 39-point autofocus system (up from the 11 points) and a 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor.
The camera, which is scheduled for a December release at a price to be announced, will pack a 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor and accepts SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
A new Expeed 3 processor helps lift burst shooting from four to five shots per second.
Melville, N.Y. – Nikon made a significant expansion to its assortment of 35mm full-format sensor-based DSLRs with the introduction Thursday of the D600.
The FX-format DSLR was designed for “top-notch image quality and fast performance,” Nikon said, offering a new 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and an improved Expeed 3 image-processing engine. Both advances are said to produce outstanding low-light images.
Denver – Pentax Ricoh Imaging Americas introduced Monday a pair of new flagship D-SLRs in the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs.
Both models were designed to build on the popular K-5 D-SLR, which launched in October 2010. Both models feature new dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant bodies and an advanced SAFOX X AF sensor with a broad autofocusing EV range (-3 EV to +18 EV.)
San Diego – Sony introduced Wednesday a pair of Wi-Fi-enabled cameras including an updated mirrorless compact system camera for its NEX line and the company’s first foray into the action video camera, a growing camcorder sub-category.
The NEX-5R mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera features a 16.1-megapixel APS-C Exmor R CMOS image sensor and a new fast hybrid AF system. It also marks the company’s first NEX model to incorporate Wi-Fi capability.
Washington — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a notice this week that Canon USA has voluntarily recalled about 68,200 units of its just-released Canon EOS T4i DSLR for having a hand grip that can potentially cause a rash to some users.
The CPSC said consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed, and warned that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.