With all due respect to technology, let’s ensure that the children of today and tomorrow grow up understanding and appreciating cameras in their own right. There are future artists and perhaps future legends among them, and we want to nurture their gifts and curiosities. To start them off right, it’s important to consider the following key points of buying cameras for youngsters between the ages of about three and thirteen. (via Cameras for Kids | BH inDepth)
Canon has just announced their newest mid-range DSLR: the EOS 70D. This Wi-Fi-connected camera falls in the EOS lineup between the 60D and the 7D as a high-performance, APS-C-sized DSLR that features the newly designed Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, a refined 20.2MP APS-C image sensor, and a 3.0” vari-angle touchscreen LCD monitor along with a host of photographic and video-centric assets that combine to form a truly powerful image-making device that can handle video and still photo tasks with ease. Where this camera separates itself from previous models is through its combination of features that strive to generate higher-quality imagery with a rich feature set that facilitates wireless sharing, intuitive navigation and control over camera settings as well as an overall sense of efficiency throughout the entire system.
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This week in the news: Sony announced the RX100 II and RX1R compact cameras; Fujifilm announced the X-M1 mirrorless camera and two new lenses; Panasonic introduced new versions of the Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens; Voigtländer announced the availability of a new lens in Japan; and some popular cameras received new firmware updates.
Sony Announces New Full-Frame Camera and Accessories
Sony has just announced two new cameras along with several accessories to accompany those cameras, as well as a new and innovative external flash unit. The first camera is the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R, which is a special edition of last year’s impressive Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, the fixed-lens digital camera with a full-frame sensor and fixed 35mm f/2.0 lens.
The second new camera from Sony is also a follow-up to a camera from last year. The Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera offers numerous upgrades and additions to its partner model, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100.
Fujifilm Introduces the X-M1 and Two New X-Series Lenses
"Olympus has just announced the new E-P5, the fourth generation of their popular PEN series of interchangeable lens mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera bodies, which features an eye-catching, retro design that’s reminiscent of the original PEN F series from the 1960s and ’70s. An optional viewfinder for the E-P5, called the VF-4, was also released as well as black versions of the M.ZUIKO 17mm f/1.8, 45mm f/1.8 and 75mm f/1.8 lenses."
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"The Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera is a 16.2MP advanced point-and-shoot camera with a DX-format (APS-C) CMOS sensor, which is the sensor format utilized on many Nikon DSLR cameras. This handsome camera with a slightly retro style looks to be a real breakthrough for Nikon, with its compact form and large-camera sensor."