Pentax Q7

The Pentax Q7 is one of the lightest and smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera and it has the largest sensor of any the cameras in the Q range, a 12.4 MP 1/1.7″ Backlit CMOS sensor. This sensor produces high resolution low-noise images in both JPEG and 12-bit RAW formats.

The Pentax Q7 has a small rubberized body (the same body design as its predecessor) and delivers SLR-like performance and image quality. The Q7 can easily capture quick action with Fast Autofocus (with the shooter speeds of up to 1/8000 seconds) and with continuous shooting of 5 fps in full resolution. The Q7 can also record videos in 1080p Full HD resolution in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. A built-in microphone is present to record sound for videos.

Also present on the Pentax Q7 is a 3.0″ TFT LCD monitor with a 100% field of view and 460k-dot resolution. The autofocus and the manual focus are available. Also, the Q7 has the Auto and the Manual Exposure mode which allows the user to use traditional DSLR exposure modes, such as Av (Aperture priority), P (Program), Tv (Shutter priority) and M (manual). The in-camera Sensor-shift Shake Reduction operates independently of the camera’s lenses and stabilizes images for clear, blur-free quality even in low-light conditions. A built-in retractable P-TTL flash unit completes the features list of the Pentax Q7.

The Pentax Q7 is available in the three standard colors (silver, yellow and black) but, in addition, consumers can make no less than 120 color combinations.

Pentax Q7 with lens

Pentax Q7


Pentax Q7 key features:

  • Sensor: 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor with a primary color filter
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 12800
  • Image Stabilizer: Sensor Shift Shake Reduction
  • File formats: still images – RAW, JPEG; movies – MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Monitor: 3.0″ TFT LCD monitor with 100% field of view
  • Autofocus: contrast detection AF
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0 High-Speed; HDMI Type D; AV output terminal
The built-in retractable flash unit of Pentax Q7

built-in retractable flash of Q7


Pentax Q7 reviews:

The Pentax Q7 has a total of 17 “Digital Filters” that are familiar to anyone who has used a compact camera or a smartphone. 11 of these filters can be applied while shooting and six can be added post-capture. More details you can find on website, that concludes:

The new 1/1.7″ sensor has definitely served the camera well, loads of advanced features and customization options give it a little more enthusiast appeal, and it’s just so darn small. JPEG images from the camera display very good color rendition and exposure, all things considered, and there are great gains to be made in image quality by taking advantage of the Q7’s Raw shooting capabilities.

Another Pentax Q7 review comes from Photography Blog, that concludes:

In terms of picture quality this is where the Q7, whilst by no means terrible, nevertheless falls down, being neither a match for fellow CSC’s in this price bracket nor entry level digital SLRs it might offer an alternative to, As it is, we would neither suggest it as a replacement for or alternative to a DSLR.

The Pentax Q7 has a basic body style that can easily be compared to a plethora of point and shoot cameras. Its box-like structure has a small but useful hand grip. More details about built, design and controls of the Pentax Q7 you can read on website.

The Q7’s default image processing produces very natural tones, accurately reproducing the scene even in questionable lighting. Exposure metering is also generally accurate in good light. More about the image quality you can read on Pentax Q7 review by, whose verdict is:

The Pentax Q7, and by extension the whole of the Q system, is a difficult thing to summarise. On the one hand you have a surprisingly capable little camera with a good range of features, excellent build quality, performance and handling, and image quality that compares well to most high-end compacts. It’s a genuinely nice camera to use, and its compact size means you can take it anywhere, and the best camera in the world is the camera you have with you when you need to take a picture.


Pentax Q7 photo

Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7 body

Pentax Q7

Q7 LCD monitor

Q7 LCD monitor

Pentax Q7 controls detail

Pentax Q7

Q7 digital camera from Pentax

Pentax Q7


Samsung NX2000

The Samsung NX2000 mirrorless digital camera is a mid-level body in Samsung’s NX lineup (sitting between the NX300 and the NX1100) that was designed for entry to mid level photographers. This slim and stylish compact camera comes with interchangeable NX mount lenses and the revolutionary Smart Technology, and offers professional results.

The Samsung NX2000 features a 20.3 MP APS-C-sized image sensor and DRIMe IV image processor. This combination enables high resolution, high quality still images, full HD 1080p video recording at 30 fps and produces notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600. Full HD video is recorded with stereo sound in MP4 format. The NX2000 also has a large 3.7″ 1152k-dot touchscreen LCD, that provides efficient, intuitive control and clear, bright viewing.

The built-in wireless connectivity enables direct connection between NX2000 and other wireless-connected devices, such as Android or iOS mobile devices, PCs and HDTVs. The Samsung SMART CAMERA App is available for iOS and Android devices and utilizes NFC (Near Field Communication) to provide faster and more secure connectivity.

The Samsung NX2000 also features the SMART Mode, that automatically apply certain exposure characteristics to images in order to best render the type of subject matter being photographed. To further modify the appearance of images, additionaly Smart Filters are also available.

The Samsung NX2000 is available in pink, black or white.

Samsung NX2000 Smart digital Camera

Samsung NX2000


Samsung NX2000 specs:

  • Image sensor: 20.3 MP CMOS sensor
  • Lens: Samsung NX mount lenses
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 25600
  • Display: 3.7″ Touchscreen LCD; 1,152k dots; 100% field of view
  • File format: RAW, JPEG, MP4
  • Storage: Internal Memory (2GB); MicroSD/MicroSDHC/MicroSDXC memory card
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Micro HDMI, built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung NX2000 interchangeable lens camera



Samsung NX2000 reviews:

Photography Blog reviews the Samsung NX2000 and concludes:

The Samsung NX2000 takes the NX-series in a more smartphone-like direction, with a much greater reliance on its Android-aping touchscreen interface than previous models. …the NX2000 is a very capable and intuitive device, with performance and quality that belies its modest price-tag.

Another Samsung NX2000 review comes from website, that says:

The Samsung NX2000 is a technological tour-de-force, and may well be a sign of things to come in the CSC market, but this is a camera for people who would otherwise buy a point-and-shoot compact.

You can find also more details about Samsung NX2000 on website.


Samsung Nx2000 body white

Samsung NX2000 body

NX2000 mirrorless Smart camera

NX2000 body

Samsung NX2000 buttons image

Samsung NX2000

The LCD touchscreen of the NX2000

NX2000 LCD

The lens of the Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000 lens


Panasonic DMC-GF6

The Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a stylish and small entry-level mirrorless camera that replaces the old GF5. This Micro Four Thirds digital camera comes with a new 16 MP Live MOS image sensor and with a new Venus Engine processor that offer clear and high resolution photo imaging with low noise, and also high-performance signal processing and start-up speed.

The Panasonic GF6 has a tiltable (to 180°) Touch Screen LCD with 1040k-dot resolution. The GF6 also has built-in Wi-Fi and built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) to allow setup of Wi-Fi connection with smartphones and other mobile devices. The Panasonic’s Image App allows the smartphone to be used as the camera’s remote control and viewfinder.

The Panasonic GF6 records Full HD 1920 1080 videos with high quality stereo sound in the AVCHD format. An one-touch dedicated button is present to immediate start video mode.

The Lumix GF6 utilizes Contrast AF for its focus system, that boasts higher accuracy especially in shooting with wide aperture lenses, compared with the Phase Detection AF.

The Creative Control Mode has now 19 filter options (compared with 14 in the GF5) with adjustable effect parameters. The Intelligent Auto Plus mode is also present and offers a variety of shooting-assist function including Face Recognition, Intelligent ISO control and AF Tracking.

The Panasonic GF6 is available in black, silver or white.

The GF6 mirrorless camera from Panasonic

Panasonic DMC GF6


Panasonic DMC-GF6 specifications:

  • Image Sensor: 17.3 x 13.0 mm, 16 MP Live MOS sensor
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Lens: Micro Four Thirds mount lenses
  • File format: still image – JPEG, RAW; motion image – AVCHD, MP4
  • Monitor: 3.0inch wide-viewing angle TFT LCD with Touch panel monitor, 1040K dots, 100% field of view
  • Sensitivity: ISO 160 to 25600
  • Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed Multi, MiniHDMI Type C, NTSC/PAL Monaural Type audio/video output
Panasonic DMC-GF6 with tiltable display

DMC-GF6 tiltable display


Panasonic GF6 reviews:

The GF6 is a small camera, with a compact kit zoom, flip-out screen and dedicated mode dial that allow the camera to be more point-and-shoot friendly compared with its predessor, the GF5. More about GF6 you can find website.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 produces images of excellent quality, with noise-free images at ISO 100 to 800, with limited noise starting to appear at ISO 1600. A lot of test’s results and also sample images you can find on the Panasonic GF6 review from website. This website says about GF6:

The new Panasonic Lumix GF6 is an excellent compact system camera that offers more features and performs much better than its entry-level price-tag might first suggest.

Automatic white balance does a very good job, even in mixed or artificial lighting. The touchscreen is very responsive, being a capacitive device. More about these you can read on website, that concludes:

The Panasonic GF6 is one of the best compact system cameras currently on the market, especially for the beginner user. … Image quality is fantastic, while usability, thanks in part to the touchscreen and sensible menu system, makes it one of the more pleasurable cameras to shoot with.

You can also see a lot of pictures taken with Panasonic GF6 in various conditions and with various settings on website.

Panasonic Lumix GF6 with lens


Panasonic GF6 image


Lumix GF6 photo


Panasonic GF6

Panasonic GF6

Buttons of the Panasonic GF6

Panasonic GF6


Panasonic GF6 body

Panasonic GF6 body


Sony NEX-3N

The Sony Alpha NEX-3N is an entry-level mirrorless camera from Sony and also it is one of the smallest interchangeable lens camera. The NEX-3N is the successor of the NEX-F3 and comes with improved handling and more classic design.

The Sony NEX-3N comes with an Exmor APS-C HD CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 16.1 MP, that works with a BIONZ image processor. The image processor enables up to 4 fps continuous shooting. The camera accepts Sony E-Mount lenses, including the Power Zoom (PZ) lens, which has an effective focal length of 16 – 50 mm. The NEX-3N also features a 3.0″ LCD monitor that has a resolution of 460,800 dots and tilts 180° up and 13° down. The monitor also features 100% coverage. The Sony NEX-3N can to record Full HD 1080i video at 60 fps or 1080p video at 24 fps at 24 Mbps or 17 Mbps, with stereo sound. A pop-up flash with pre-flash TTL metering is also present on this camera.

The Sony NEX-3N has an intelligent AF system that uses contrast-detect autofocus and 25 focus points. Along with this system, there is also the Superior Auto Mode. This mode lets camera to recognize the current shooting environment and automatically adjust settings for optimal results. The Auto HDR and Hand-hold Twilight modes are also present.

NEX-3N interchangeable lens camera from Sony

Sony Alpha NEX-3N


Sony NEX-3N key features:

  • Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 x 15.6 mm), 16.1 MP
  • Display: 3.0″ TFT LCD; 460,800 dots; 100% coverage.
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI Type C mini
  • Storage: Memory Stick PRO Duo/ Pro-HG Duo/ Pro-HG HX DUO; SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • File format: still image – JPEG, RAW; Video – AVCHD/MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC H.264)
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 16000
Controls of the Sony NEX-3N

Sony Nex-3N


Sony NEX-3N reviews:

A full expert NEX-3N review comes from Photography Blog website, that concludes:

The Sony NEX-3N is one of the cheapest compact system cameras on the market, but remarkably it’s also one of the more accomplished, providing an intuitive upgrade path for compact camera owners, or simply being a small and light camera that delivers great results. There aren’t too many bargains in the camera market, but the new Sony NEX-3N definitely qualifies as one of them.

A lot of information about quality, handling and performance of the NEX-3N you can read also in the Sony NEX-3N review from Expert Review website.

Another short NEX-3N review comes from website. There you can find more technical details and also a lot of sample images.


Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Nex 3N

Sony NEX-3N with tiltable LCD

Sony NEX-3N display

Sony Nex 3N image

Nex-3N display

Nex-3N with pop-up flash


Sony Nex-3N body image

Sony Nex-3N

Sony Nex 3N ports

Sony Nex 3N ports

Sony Alpha NEX-3N photo

Sony Nex 3N


Canon EOS 6D

The Canon EOS 6D is a full frame DSLR camera that features a new 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. The EOS 6D is one of the smallest full-frame DSLRs available on the market, and also offers a built-in wireless transmitter, an integrated GPS, an 11-point autofocus system and  an iFCL 63-zone dual layer metering sensor.

The large 20.2 MP CMOS sensor offers a high level of image quality and delivers images with a maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels with a pixel size of 6.55 µm square. This sensor is paired with the powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor and 14-bit A/D conversion, and together with these is capable to produce a native sensitivity range of ISO 100 – 25600 which can be further expanded to ISO 102400.

The 63-zone dual layer metering sensor works with the 11-point autofocus system and analyzes focus, color and luminance within the scene for the most precise exposure settings possible. The 63 zones cover the entire image area with great detail and the dual-layer design permits a wider sensitivity to different wave lengths of light.

The Canon EOS 6D can record Full HD video in multiple formats, including 1080/30p, 25p; 720/60p, 50p. The video recording is possible in the all I-frame or IPB compression, as well as the H.264/MPEG-4 codec.

Also present on this DSLR is 3.0″ Clear View TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating that provides high quality viewing with 1,040,00-dot resolution. A HDR mode is also available and allows for the creation of HDR images in-camera.

The EOS 6D DSLR from Canon

EOS 6D body


Canon EOS 6D key features:

  • Sensor: 35.8mm x 23.9mm (full-frame) CMOS sensor; 20.2 effective megapixels
  • Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • File format: Still – JPEG, RAW; Video – MOV
  • Viewfinder: Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentaprism), 97% coverage.
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 25600 (expansion possible to ISO 102400)
  • Monitor: 3.0-inches TFT color LCD monitor, 100% coverage
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; mini-HDMI (Type C); AV stereo out
Canon EOS 6D official image

Canon EOS 6D


Canon EOS 6D reviews:

Focus acquisition on the EOS 6D displays all the hallmarks of mature phase detection AF performance. The camera is quick to lock focus and under most conditions does so with a high degree of accuracy. More details you can find on website.

The Canon EOS 6D produces images of amasing quality, with noise-free JPEG images from ISO 50 all the way up to ISO 3200, with noise first appearing at ISO 6400. More such details you can read on Canon EOS 6D review by Photography Blog.

Also, you can find a lot of technical details of EOS 6D and sample images on website.


EOS 6D fully equipped

EOS 6D fully equipped

The lens of the EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D



The LCD of EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D


Fujifilm FinePix S8400W

The Fujifilm FinePix S8400W is a bridge camera that has a powerful 44x optical zoom lens and a built-in Wi-Fi that allows an easy transfer og images to computers, tablets and smartphones. The 44x optical zoom lens gives a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-1056 mm, that can be effectively doubled through the use of Intelligent Digital zoom. This lens also has a maximum aperture of f/2.9-6.5 and utilizes lens-shift type optical image stabilization.

The Fujifilm S8400W is equipped with a 16 megapixel 1/2.3″ Back-Side-Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor that is able to deliver high resolution images and notable low-light performance. This sensor also helps camera to record full HD videos up to 1920 x 1080i in the H.264 format. Video playback is possible directly on an HD TV through an HDMI connection. Also present on the S8400W is a 3.0″ 460k-dot LCD monitor that provides a large and bright area, ideal for scrolling the images. This bridge digital camera also features an eye-level electronic viewfinder that has a 201k-dot resolution and a built-in eye sensor to deactivate the LCD monitor during use.

The Fujifilm S8400W comes with a lot of options that allow shooting in various conditions but also allow the expression of creativity. There are six different artistic effects, Manual Exposure mode, Scene Position modes, Face Detection, Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, Motion Panorama 360 and many more.

Fujifilm FinePix S8400W

The FinePix S8400W


Fujifilm FinePix S8400W specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2.3-inch CMOS BSI; 16.2 effective MP
  • Lens: Fujinon 44x optical zoom lens; 17 lenses in 12 groups
  • Digital zoom: Intelligent Digital zoom, approx. 2.0x (up to approx. 88x with 44x optical zoom)
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 12800
  • Image stabilizer: Lens shift type
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch, 460k-dot TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage
  • Movie recording: 1920 x 1080 pixels (60 fps)/ 1280 x 720 pixels (30 fps) with stereo sound
  • Storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 High-Speed; HDMI mini connector
  • Power Supply: 4xAA type alkaline batteries/ 4 x AA type rechargeable batteries
Fuji S8400W

FinePix S8400W


Fujifilm FinePix S8400W reviews:

You can find more details about Fujifilm S8400W as well as a lot of sample photos on website.



The S8400W superzoom camera from Fujifilm

FinePix S8400W

The LCD of the FinePix S8400W

Fujifilm S8400W display

Fujifilm S8400W with huge 44x optical zoom



Olympus VR-370

The Olympus VR-370 is a stylish easy-to-use point-and-shoot compact digital camera that has a 16 MP CCD sensor. This sensor, along with the TruePic III+ Image Processor, is able to obtain low-noise, color-accurate photos and clear HD 720p videos. The VR-370 has also a 12.5x optical zoom lens, with a focal range that runs from 24 to 300 mm in the 35 mm format. This lens offers the possibility to capture images in almost any situation from group shots and interiors to landscapes, action shots and close-up portraits.

The Olympus VR-370 also features a 3.0″ LCD with 460K-pixel resolution and with an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct sunlight. Also present on this camera is a built-in flash. Dual Image Stabilization system combines sensor-shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity to utilize fast shooter speeds and reduce the effect of camera shake for sharper images.

The iAuto mode is also available on the VR-370. With this mode the camera automatically detects the subject, lighting and focal length to identify the scene and adjust the settings for ideal results. With an ISO range of 100 – 1600, the camera offers accurate color reproduction and low-noise imaging even in low light situations. The Shadow Adjustment Technology is present on the VR-370 and compensates for shadowed areas to minimize the differences in highlight and shadowed areas resulting in more uniform exposure across the image.

The Olympus VR-370 is available in red, black, silver and blue.

The Olympus VR-370 stylish digital camera

Olympus VR-370


Olympus VR-370 specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2.3″ CCD sensor, 16 MP
  • Zoom: 12x optical zoom; 4x digital zoom
  • Display: 3.0″ 460K Dots LCD
  • Aperture range: f3.0(W) – f5.9(T)
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 1600
  • File format: Still image – JPEG; Video – Avi Motion JPEG
  • Storage: Internal Memory (34.9 MB); SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 High-Speed, Audio/Video output


The Olympus VR-370 image


The LCD display of the Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370

Olympus VR-370 red

VR-370 red


Nikon D7100

D7100 is the new flagship of Nikon’s DX-format HD-SLR lineup. The Nikon D7100 is a SLR camera for enthuziasts and semi-professional photographers with exceptional image quality and ergonomics, and that comes with several evolutionary upgrades over its predecessor, the Nikon D7000.

The Nikon D7100 comes with the new 24.1 MP DX-format CMOS sensor that provides superior images with accurate colors. Because this sensor is designed without an optical low-pass filters, it maximizes its resolution for exceptionally sharp details. This sensor works with the EXPEED 3 image processor, and together they produce a high-speed response, a continuous shooting speed of up to 6 frames per second and an ISO sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600.

The Nikon D7100 features a very good autofocus performance, with 51-point focus area with 15 cross-type sensor for detecting both vertical and horizontal variations to achieve precise and fast focus.

D7100 also can records Full HD 1080p video with stereo sound and with full-time autofocus and manual exposure control during video recording. The D7100 features also a new 3.2″ ultra-high-resolution 1,229-dot LCD monitor which provides crisp image playback, menu adjustments and Live View Shooting. A pentaprism eye-level optical viewfinder contains a low-power consumption OLED display that provides 100% frame coverage.

With a magnesium alloy body, a good grip and with ergonomic positioning of the buttons, the Nikon D7100 is a SLR that meets all the conditions to be appreciated by the photographers.

The Nikon D7100 DSLR camera

Nikon D7100 DSLR


Nikon D7100 key features:

  • Sensor: 24.1 MP; 23.5mm x 15.6 mm DX-format CMOS sensor
  • Lens mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
  • File format: still images – JPEG, RAW; movie – MOV (H.264/MPEG-4)
  • Storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Viewfinder: eye-level Pentaprism viewfinder
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 25600
  • Monitor: 3.2″ Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD; 1,228,800 dots
  • Interface: Hi-speed USB, HDMI Type C mini-pin, stereo microphone input.


Nikon D7100 top view

Nikon D7100


Nikon D7100 reviews:

The Nikon D7100 is very similar to the D700, but now incorporates the operational changes  to movie recording and live view activation that have been implemented across Nikon’s current generation of enthusiast-oriented DSLRs. The D7100 features a solidly-built magnesium alloy body that offers moisture and dust resistance. More such as details you can find on Nikon D7100 review from website, that concludes:

The Nikon D7100 rounds out Nikon’s recently revamped lineup of enthusiast-targeted DSLRs. It may sit below the full frame D800 and D600 in price, but gives both a run for their money in terms of features, handling and performance. In fact, if you don’t have a compelling reason to shoot with a full frame DSLR, or have no need for 36MP output, the APS-C D7100 offers a largely similar shooting experience, great looking images and a smaller, lighter body to carry on your shoulder.


Another short D7100 review comes from website that, among other things, says:

The Nikon D7100 is an impressive camera. Its focus system is excellent, with 51 points to choose from, and delivers faster performance than the 11-point system found in the Pentax K-5 II; the K-5 II features top-end weather sealing, but the D7100 is also protected against dust and moisture. Image quality is excellent, as is the viewfinder, and it gives you access to Nikon’s extensive lens system. The control layout is excellent, with almost every shooting control available right at your fingertips, and the rear LCD is impeccably sharp.


Opinion of professional photographers about D7100, as well as results of some tests, you can find on the website, that concludes:

Despite the rise of complex mirrorless cameras such as Panasonic’s Lumix GH3, the Nikon D7100 remains a great bang for your buck. While larger than the GH3, it feels just right in the hand and manages the weight of big lenses nicely.

Nikon D7100 body detail


The Nikon D7100 produces images of outstanding quality, with noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100 – 1600, and ISO3200 also looking pretty good. You can find more about the performances of the D7100 on website. The author of this review concludes:

In summary the new Nikon D7100 further improves on the already excellent D7000 in several key ways and many minor ones, all adding up to make this the best DX-format DSLR to date. Nikon may be focusing on a full-frame future, but the D7100 clearly shows that they haven’t forgotten the cropped sensor market.


Also, you can find technical details and a lot of sample images of D7100 on and websites.


D7100 with pop-up flash

Nikon D7100

The Nikon D7100 with lens

Nikon D7100

The D7100 with external microphone

Nikon D7100

The LCD monitor of the Nikon D7100

D7100 monitor


Sony A58

The Sony A58 is a compact digital SLR camera that uses Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology and that offers a smaller body size and high-speed shooting. This interchangeable lens camera is a part of the entry level range of Sony’s SLRs and it is designed to replace both the Sony A37 and Sony A57 models.

The Sony A58 comes with a new 20.1 MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor and an improved BIONZ image processor to produce detailed and clear low-noise photos. The A58 includes SteadyShot system, which moves the sensor to counter-act any camera shake. The Translucent Mirror Tehnology provides two means for image compositions, menu navigation and playback: a rear LCD monitor and an electronic viewfinder (EVF). The rear 2.7″ Clear Photo LCD monitor features a tilting design and it is able to turn 135° upward and 55° downward. The SVGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF provides 100% frame coverage and has a 1,440k-dot resolution.

The Sony A58 also can record 1920 x 1080 movies at either 60i/50i 24 Mbps, 60i/50i 17 Mbps, 25/24p in the AVCHD format or 1440 x 1080 at 30 fps in MPEG-4 format. Stereo sound is recorded during capture via built-in microphone.

Inttroduced with the Sony A58 is a new kit lens, the Sony DT f/3.5-5.6 18-55 mm SAM II (Smooth Autofocos Motor) that offers quick and quiet performance. This lens has two aspherical elements and one ED (Extra-Low dispersion) glass element incorporated to reduce chromatic aberration and to produce sharper imagery.

The A58 SLT camera from Soy

Sony A58


Sony A58 specifications:

  • Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLT camera
  • Lens: Sony A-mount lenses
  • Sensor: EXMOR APS HD CMOS sensor; 23.2 x 15.4 mm (APS-C size); 20.1 effective MP
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 16000
  • Image stabilizer: Sensor-shift mechanism SteadyShot INSIDE
  • Viewfinder: electronic XtraFine, 100% field of view
  • LCD Display: 2.7″ TFT Clear Photo LCD with 460800 pixels; tiltable
  • Storage: Memory Stick PRO Duo/ Pro-HG Duo; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • File format: still image – JPEG, RAW; video format – AVCHD ver.2.0/MP4
  • Interface: microphone input minijack; USB 2.0 High-speed; HDMI mini connector (Type D)
The Display of the Sony A58

Sony A58


Sony A58 reviews:

The Sony A58 produces images of excellent quality. ISO 100 – 800 is noise free while ISO 1600 – 6400 produces more than acceptable results. The effective Dynamic Range Optimizer function extracts more detail from the shadow areas in an image, without introducing noise or other artifacts. More about Sony A58 performance you can read on website, that concludes:

The new Sony A58 offers most of its predecessor’s design, features and performance at an aggressive price-point, which can only be good news for us consumers. Look under the hood and you do find a few corners have been cut to keep the cost down, but all things considered, this is simply a very good interchangeable lens camera at a very attractive price.

Another Sony A58 review comes from website, that says:

We’ve been impressed by the detail, colour rendition and generally good exposures in the images the Sony a58 shoots. Watch out when you’re shooting in lower light, though, and remember to dial in some exposure compensation in certain situations and you’ll soon find you’re producing very pleasing images. As with any camera, spending some time getting to know its particular quirks will be rewarded well.

The Sony A58 has a large grip, complete with logical depression where you can rest your middle and ring fingers as well as a good selection of controls located around the body. More such details you can find on website.

The website also reviews the Sony A58 and concludes:

The Sony A58’s AF performance is good for a camera in this class, with speedy AF acquirement most of the time, only hunting in low-contrast situations.


The tiltable display of the Sony A58

Sony A58

The Sony A58 with additional lens

Sony A58

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58 controls


Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR

The Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR is a compact travel zoom digital camera that has a body that is easy to put in a pocket and that continues the tradition of Fuji to offer superior photo quality, intuitive use and advanced features.

The F900EXR comes with a 16 MP 1/2″ EXR CMOS II sensor that delivers high resolution images with notable low-light performances. This sensor in combination with the EXR Processor II image processor gives camera the ability to shooting up to 9fps, continuous shooting up to 11 fps, as well as a high sensitivity to ISO 12800. The image sensor of F900EXR also incorporates phase-detection pixels into its design to enable a quick and responsive Intelligent Hybrid AF System.

The FinePix F900EXR also features a 20x optical zoom that gives a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 25-500 mm. With a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.3 and with aspherical lens elements incorporated into the lens construction, this Fujinon lens reduces the appearance of chromatic aberration and color fringing throughout the zoom range. Also present is a CMOS-shift type image stabilization system that reduces the effects of camera shake.

The F900EXR can record Full HD movie up to 1920 x 1080p at 60fps with the continuous phase-detection AF available during recording. Images can be seen on a 3.0″ 920K-dot LCD monitor. This camera also has a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity that allows for instant sharing of images directly to an iOS or Android mobile device.

The Fujifilm F900EXR is available in black, gold, champagne, red and indigo blue body colors.

The Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR



Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2-inch EXR CMOS II; 16MP
  • Lens: Fujinon 20x optical zoom lens
  • File format: still – JPEG, RAW; movie – H.264 (MOV)
  • Storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 12800
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch, 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor with 100% coverage
  • Interface: USB 2.0 High-Speed; HDMI Mini Connector
Fuji F900EXR with Fujinon 20x optical zoom lens

FinePix F900EXR


Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR reviews:

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The Fuji F900EXR's buttons

Fuji F900EXR

The LCD monitor of F900EXR

Fuji F900EXR display

FinePix F900EXR with pop-up flash

FinePix F900EXR


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