Friday, February 25, 2011

Will Nikon D4 be the first Thunderbolt DSLR?

We just got word that the Nikon D4 will be the first DSLR to support Thunderbolt. The rumor became known a few weeks ago, but it wasn’t until the other part of the rumor (the new Macbooks) came out that the Nikon rumor appeared more valid.

You see, the rumor was that the Nikon D4 will be getting “Lightpeak” (now Thunderbolt) and that new “Lightpeak” computers were on the way (early 2011 Macbooks). This won’t mean too much for most people; but for those looking to shoot lots of HD DSLR video, especially in movie productions, this will be a nice feature.

Now the Macbook Pro comes packing Thunderbolt, it seems eminently possible that the Nikon D4 rumour will come to fruition to make it the first Thunderbolt DSLR. For folk shooting tonnes of HD video, a Thunderbolt-packing DSLR would be a dream. Let’s hope we get it!

EOS Rebel T3 18-55mm IS II Kit EOS Digital SLR Cameras Review

The Beauty of Simplicity. 
Perfect for photographers ready to make the move to digital SLR photography, the new EOS Rebel T3 delivers beautiful photos and video, speed, simplicity and fun. It features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor for richly detailed images and quick camera response. It has Canon's amazing 63-zone, Dual-layer metering for accurate exposures and features Canon's Basic+ function, HD video recording and Live View shooting, plus a convenient in-camera Feature Guide. The EOS Rebel T3 is as beautiful as the pictures it takes.

EOS Rebel T3 18-55mm IS II Kit
EOS Digital SLR Cameras

-12.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed.
-ISO 100 - 6400 for shooting from bright to dim light.
-Improved EOS HD Movie mode with expanded recording [HD: 30p (29.97) / 25p], and with in-camera movie editing options.
-High speed, reliable 9-point AF system utilizing a high precision, f/5.6 cross-type center point.
-Enhanced metering with a 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system for accurate metering between exposures.
-3.0 fps continuous shooting up to approximately 3 JPEGs or approximately 2 RAW.
-2.7-inch wide TFT LCD monitor (230,000 dots) with Live View function for improved viewing.
-Express your creativity with ease using advanced imaging features like the new Basic+ function, Quick Setting function and Creative Auto.
-New Feature Guide offers short descriptions of each function and Quick Control screen for easy operation.
-Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
-Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rumors about iPhone 5 Features

Although the last few days have been packed with rumors pointing to a smaller iPhone with a smaller display, Digitimes is now reporting that Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone or iPhone 5, due in June, will pack a 4-inch display to go toe-to-toe with Android device’s larger displays. This information is said to come directly from Apple’s production lines.

Earlier today another rumor claimed that Apple is working on three prototypes for their next generation iPhone with one of them including a physical, slide out keyboard and the other being mostly an internal upgrade with a speedier chip and an eight-megapixel camera.

Digitimes is also reporting that Apple is planning to launch an iPad 2 with an “enhanced A4″ processor, with no explanation as to what that means and a fifth generation iPhone with the rumored A5 processor. No word on the differences between the two chips or if the iPhone 5 will feature a faster chip than the iPad 2. At this point it looks like Apple’s next major handset is starting to take shape.

We are probably looking at a fairly major internal upgrade with a faster chip, perhaps more storage (cloud based?), a dual GSM/CDMA antenna, and probably more RAM. As for externals, Apple’s iPhone 4 was a major redesign so perhaps the exterior design will simply see a new display: A 4-inch Retina display with Super PLS technology?