Olympus E-420 DSLR: Smaller, Lighter, Cheaper

In case you were worried that digital SLRs would remain priced higher than point-and-shoots, Olympus is breaking down the $500 barrier with its, well, $499.99 E-420. (Kinda makes you feel like sparkin' a doobie, don't it?) Sure, it'll cost you an extra hundred to get a 14-42mm starter lens, but this is the beginning… » 3/05/08 12:00am 3/05/08 12:00am

Nikon Steadies Up 18-55mm Kit Lens With Image Stabilization

Feature trickle—the movement of bells and whistles from high-end to low-end gear—is great. As Crave points out, image stabilization is one that's been falling down the line pretty steadily, now landing in Nikon's standard kit 18-55mm lens. The new, tricked out AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR lens— VR standing for… » 11/20/07 4:40pm 11/20/07 4:40pm

Olympus Evolt E-410 Unboxed and Well Fondled (Verdict: Quite Nice, but Nikon D40 is Nicer)

If you don't know about the E-410, it's a 10-megapixel digital SLR packed into a remarkably slim body, selling for an impressively low price ($700 for body only, $800 for one lens, $900 including two lenses). The value proposition increases when you consider it includes Live View—the ability to get a video preview… » 5/07/07 3:40pm 5/07/07 3:40pm

Foveon x3-Packing Sigma SD14 DSLR to Finally Ship

Ever since Sigma teased its upcoming SD14 digital SLR back in August and officially announced it a month later, we've been waiting around for the company to finally ship the $2000+ camera with that fancy Foveon x3 sensor inside. Sigma officials never did say why the camera's shipment was delayed, but now the company… » 2/21/07 8:52am 2/21/07 8:52am

Canon Readying 22-Megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark III?

Canon designers must be getting penis envy over that Hasselblad 31-megapixel super-camera we showed you last week (or its 39-megapixel bro), because now we're hearing rumors that Canon might at least approach that pixel count with a 22-megapixel digital SLR in the works.

If the scuttlebutt is true, the upcoming 1Ds… » 2/01/07 4:45pm 2/01/07 4:45pm

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR Digital SLR: Infrared and Ultraviolet Camera Sees the Unseen

Fujifilm introduced its FinePix S3 Pro UVIR digital SLR camera, which the company calls the world's first production DSLR that can take photos in the ultraviolet and infrared light spectrum. Fujifilm is marketing the 12.3-megapixel camera to law enforcement agencies, who can use ultraviolet and infrared photography to… » 8/09/06 10:31am 8/09/06 10:31am