New Firmware: Nikon D700, D300, D300S now support AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR

AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f5.6E FL ED VR

Nikon Europe released a new firmware update for Nikon D700, Nikon D300 and Nikon D300S.

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Video: Canon Singapore explained the “DIGIC 6” image processor

Canon Singapore posted a video about Canon’s new image processor “DIGIC 6“. This new image processor was first used on Powershot SX280 HS ans SX270 HS cameras. It is rumored  70D and 7D Mark II will also have this new DIGIC 6 processor. Just watch the video.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 will have built-in Wi-Fi and articulated LCD.


The built-in Wi-Fi features usually only in Panasonic’s high-end mirrorless GH3, but now, we just got some news that this built-in Wi-Fi feature will also come to the upcoming Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6.

Other features of GF6: Articulated LCD screen, image quality beats GX1.

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Canon develops high sensitivity full-frame CMOS sensor for video recording

Canon has developed a 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor designed for low-light video capture. The 16:9 sensor features a 1920×1080 pixel array, meaning each pixel measures a huge 19 microns along each edge – 7.5 times larger than the ones in the EOS-1D X. The large pixels and low readout-noise circuitry allow the sensor to capture light around 10 times less bright than current CCDs used for astronomy. The sensor will first be shown in public at a security show in Japan. Other applications the company is looking into are astronomy and medical research.

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2012 DSLR and Mirrorless sales rank in Japan

Here is a list of top selling DLSRs and Mirrorless Cameras in Japan.

Top 20 DSLR Camera sales in Japan 2012 

Rank Manufacturer DSLR Number of pixels 
image sensor 
share (%)
1 Canon EOS Rebel T3i 1800 APS-C 22.3
2 Nikon D5100 1620 APS-C 11.9
3 Nikon D3100 1420 APS-C 10.5
4 Canon EOS 60D 1800 APS-C 8.2
5 Nikon D7000 1620 APS-C 6.6
6 Canon EOS Rebel T2i 1800 APS-C 5.0
7 Canon EOS Rebel T4i 1800 APS-C 4.8
8 Canon EOS 7D 1800 APS-C 4.3
9 Sony α65 2430 APS-C 4.2
10 Canon EOS Rebel T3 1220 APS-C 3.7
11 Nikon D3200 2416 APS-C 2.3
12 Canon EOS 5D Mark II 2110 Full size 2.1
13 Pentax Ricoh K-30 1628 APS-C 2.0
14 Pentax Ricoh K-5 1628 APS-C 1.8
15 Canon EOS 5D Mark III 2230 Full size 1.8
16 Nikon D800 3630 Full size 1.6
17 Sony α57 1610 APS-C 1.1
18 Sony α77 2430 APS-C 0.8
19 Pentax Ricoh Kr 1240 APS-C 0.7
20 Nikon D600 2426 Full size 0.7

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