Battery Grip BG-E11 for 5D Mark III Delayed ?

At Caonon.jp official website, we found a page said that BG-E11 for Canon EOS 5D Mark III has been delayed. It appears that we won’t be seeing them until late May, 2012.

See translated page below:

See also: Pre-order Battery Grip BG-E11

Best DSLR Cameras for 2012 Summer Olympics Photography

2012 Summer Olympics will will take place in London, England, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This is the biggest game for everyone in the world.

So if you need taking photos and videos for the Olympics, you need a great camera.

A good news for every photographer is that Nikon and Canon both updated their Professional DSLRs: The Nikon D4 and Canon EOS-1D X.

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Nikon EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery recall

Today Nikon recalled some of the EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion batteries that are used with the Nikon D7000, D800, D800E and Nikon 1 V1 cameras. The described reason for the recall is overheating. There were no overheating cases reported from users, the problem has been discovered during the manufacturing process.

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DxOMark Lab: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Vs. Nikon D800 in testing

Canon just release the new popular DLSR “5D Mark III“, with independent tests suggesting the core performance of its new 22-megapixel sensor is little improved from the 5D Mark II it replaces. Hot on the heels of Canon’s embarrassing confirmation that the hardware design of the EOS 5D Mark III has a flaw that allows light into the body, testing by specialists DxO Labs indicate only minor advantages from the new model and – unlikely to help in the ongoing Canon vs. Nikon platform war – performance still lagging behind that of the D800.

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Nikon D3200 Specifications

Nikon D3200’s features and specs.

Price
MSRP US: $699.95
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 6016 x 4000
Other resolutions 4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 24.2 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 24.7 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Expeed 3
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (12800 with boost)
White balance presets 12
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12 bit
  • JPEG
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 11
Lens mount Nikon F mount
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD with 160° viewing angle
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 %
Viewfinder magnification 0.8×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Child
  • Sports
  • Close-Up
  • Night portrait
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 12 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Flash modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
Continuous drive Yes (4 fps)
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
Exposure compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Videography notes Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Mini Type C)
Wireless Optional
Remote control Yes (Optional)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 540
Weight (inc. batteries) 505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)
Dimensions 125 x 96 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.78 x 3.03″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS Optional
GPS notes GP-1
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