Sony has expanded its line of digital SLR cameras - A850, A550, A500

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sony yesterday added three new models of SLR digital cameras to its not yet very rich company professional tsifrozerkalok. The A850 full-frame model with a matrix of 24.6 megapixels, the sensor and stabilizer of two processors for image processing viewfinder image is reduced to 98 per cent compared to 100% in high model A900 (probably to reduce the price of the camera).

The rest of the parameters are similar profikamer: 3 ex-inch LCD-screen with live view, continuous shutter speeds three frames per second at a very high resolution, slots for memory cards, Compact Flash and Memory Stick Pro Duo.

Even a couple of additional «improvements» over the camera allowed to save on costs $ 700 and fix the price of the body at around 2000 dollars. Shipping camera will start in September. In the company of «drummette» Sony offers a lens with SAL2875 convenient for all cases of focal range 28-75 mm and aperture of 2.8. The price of the lens is expected to near $ 800, but they appear on the shelves by November.

Two other cameras A500 and A550 is written on the family to occupy a niche between the three-hundredth amateur SLR series and the A700. Both relays are equipped with LCD-screen and thanks to a combination of new sensors and processors can squeeze out of a maximum ISO of 12800 units, which will allow data cameras successfully compete in the market from competitors such as Canon EOS 500D. In addition, in the cells was improved focusing system when focusing through the screen, which suffered from sluggishness in the previous models. Also present in the cells determine the function of the frame.

Cameras differ:

  • resolution matrix: A500 - 12.3 megapixel, A550 - 14.2 MP
  • resolution display: A500 - 230000 pixels, A550 - 921,000 pixels
  • speed burst shooting: A500 - 5 and A550 - 7 frames per second

Both cameras will be available in October at a price «carcasses» A500-$ 750 and A550-$ 950.


The first photo of Motorola W766

Information about "cot" Motorola W766, which should replace the model W755, has repeatedly appeared in our news flow. Now the web was first published photo of the apparatus, which will be sold by the operator Verizon Wireless.

New, apparently, will get the name "Entice". Known, and some specifications W766: 2,2 "main LCD display, a 2-megapixel camera, card slot for microSD, touch buttons that control music playback. In general, nothing special - let's see how this unit will be adopted by U.S. subscribers.

Slider Motocubo A45 appear in Brazil

The U.S. company Motorola is actively trying to get out of the situation in which she herself opened a recent years. In recent months, the manufacturer has shown some interesting patterns that might help to stay afloat mobile unit of the company. One of these innovations is a slider Motocubo A45, which is aimed at the Brazilian market.

Telephone, formerly codenamed "Murano, differs in a rather unusual appearance, in addition, it is partly made from recycled plastic bottles and 70% can be reclaimed, so Greenpeace can be calm. Talking about the technical characteristics of note 2-megapixel camera, support for EDGE, 3,5-mm jack for headphones, easy and convenient access to social networks Facebook and MySpace. Slider on sale in Brazil next month for about $ 300.

New lens Sony SAM 28-75mm F2.8

Simultaneously with the announcement of full-frame digital SLR camera Sony Alpha A850 Sony has introduced a new lens and SAM 28-75mm F2.8, which, by the way, and will continue as a "whale" to the above cell. New, apparently, is a kind of re-issue of the once popular Minolta lens with similar specifications.

Specifications of SAM 28-75mm F2.8:

  • Focal length: 28-75 mm (42-112,5 mm when using the camera with APS-C sensor);
  • Groups / elements in the lens: 14-16;
  • Viewing angle, when installed on the camera size 35 mm: 75-32 degrees;
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 7;
  • Aperture Type: circular;
  • Minimum focusing distance: 38 cm;
  • Maximum magnification: 0.22;
  • Filter Diameter: 67 mm;
  • Dimensions: 77,5 h94 mm (diameter x length);
  • Weight: 565 g.

Recommended price for SAM 28-75mm F2.8 in the U.S. will be $ 800, and the lens will go on sale in November.

Hyperzoom Samsung WB5000 with support for HD-video

At a presentation in Singapore, the company Samsung has announced a new camera WB5000, which features a lens with a 24-fold magnification. 12.5-megapixel camera supports video footage in HD-quality, and wide-angle lens (26-624 mm) will shoot as architectural objects, and small animals like birds flying away.

Among the other advantages of the camera can be noted in support of the shooting format RAW, but for a camera of this class is not much point in this - different from intrachamber JPEG will be minimal, except that it will be convenient to put the white balance after the fact. Of course, it is possible to manually configure ekspopary, and to facilitate shooting video is a special button that launches the regime.

The new version of Xbox 360 Super Elite with 250 GB HDD

At that time, as Russia has lowered the price of a premium version of the popular gaming console, Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite for 5 thousand in South Africa was seen advertising a new version of the console called the Xbox 360 Super Elite.

What is the difference between the version of delivery? First, the hard drive capacity of 250 GB is against the 120 GB in Elite-set. Secondly, the bundle includes two wireless controllers at once Xbox. Third, owners of super-elite version of the console will drive with the latest game Forza 3. It'll pass all this naborchik at $ 644. I wonder if this gets to the console version of Russia's market?

Nokia N900 is available for pre-order in Italy and Germany

Just a few days have passed since the official announcement of the Internet Tablet Nokia N900. According to an official press release, the device must be put on sale in October 2009 for an estimated retail price of 500 Euro. But today the most impatient people in Germany and Italy can draw up pre-order on the N900, however, at a price of 599 euros.

Recall that the Nokia N900 is equipped with ARM-processor, Cortex-A8, dynamic memory to 1 GB graphics accelerator and support for OpenGL ES 2.0. As a result, Nokia N900 has a multitasking, allowing you to run multiple applications simultaneously. For comfortable viewing of web pages Nokia N900 has a touch screen display WVGA high-resolution, high speed internet connection via HSPA networks and WLAN. Browser, built on the basis of technology Mozilla, provides a mapping of Internet sites in the same form in which they appear on any computer. Support for Adobe Flash 9.4 technology allows you to view videos and use compelling interactive online applications.

Detailed specifications of Canon EOS 7D

The network has more information about digital SLR camera Canon EOS 7D. Now doubt that the announcement is not far off, virtually none. In addition, simultaneously with the camera Canon introduced three new lenses: two кропнутых "- EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, and one full frame macro lens EF 100mm f / 2.8 L IS USM Macro.

Returning to the Canon EOS 7D, give a released specification, "surfaced on a Chinese forum:

  • 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS-matrix;
  • Two DIGIC 4 processor, 14-bit ADC;
  • 19-point AF;
  • ISO 100-6400, expandable to 12800;
  • Continuous shooting at 8 fps;
  • Viewfinder with 100% coverage;
  • 3 "LCD screen, 920,000 pixels;
  • Guaranteed resource shutter 150 thousand personnel;
  • Shooting HD-video, HDMI-connector;
  • Support mode Live View, AF system with face detection;
  • Auto vignetting effect.

Judging by the performance, Canon EOS 7D will compete with Nikon D300s. However, everything depends on the price at which the new will go on sale.