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  • 42nd Street Photo Reviews The Sony Alpha NEX-3K/S

    Posted on February 21st, 2012 Staff Writer

    The Sony Alpha NEX-3K/S is a fantastic DSLR camera that is 48% smaller than most DSLR cameras. Even though the camera is smaller the image quality is still top of the line. The NEX-3 captures JPEGs (Fine or Standard), RAW, or JPEG+RAW in a choice of sRGB or Adobe RGB color spaces. The NEX-3 also captures 720p video @ 30 fps and standard definition video recording. This camera is designed to use Sony E series lenses. The new E-series optics are smaller than Sony’s traditional DSLR optics while retaining the imaging quality that Sony is known for. The performance levels of this camera are fantastic with auto focus having quick response times. If you like to shoot in low light you will love the ability to increase yje ISO up to 12800. Below is more information about this camera.

    Camera Highlights

    • Extremely Compact HD Imaging System
    • 14.2 MP APS (1.5x) Exmor CMOS Sensor
    • Interchangeable 18-55mm E-Series Lens
    • 720p HD / MP4 w/ MPEG-4 AAC-LC Audio
    • Tiltable 3″ 921,600-dot TFT TruBlack LCD
    • Up to ISO 12800 / Up to 7 fps
    • Auto HDR capture / DRO Optimizer
    • In-Camera 226° Sweep Panoramas
    • Polycarbonate Body (8.1 Ounces)
    • Memory Stick PRO Duo or SD/SDHC Cards

    Items Included

    • Sony Nex-3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
    • BC-VW1 Battery Charger
    • Shoulder strap
    • HVL-F7S detachable flash
    • Power cord
    • USB cable (Mini B)
    • Lens cap
    • Case for flash
    • NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery
    • CD-ROM

    Be sure and stop by 42nd Street Photo and get more information on this camera.

  • 42nd Street Photo Reviews The Pentax Optio WG-1

    Posted on November 17th, 2011 Staff Writer

    If you are looking for a tough and rugged camera that can withstand the elements then the Pentax Optio WG-1 is what you need.  This camera is built for the most rugged and sports type activities. This camera looks and feels like a real sports camera. The outer casing is made of hardened plastic and looks like a camera you would carry on an adventurous outing. The Pentax Optio WG-1 is waterproof up to 10 meters and shock proof to 1.5 meters able to withstand weight of up to 100 kilogram-force, coldproof to negative 14°F, and dustproof.

    The Pentax Optio WG-1 also boasts 14 megapixels and shoots some impressively sharp pictures. The camera also comes with a 5x zoom and 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratio and shoots in a lower resolution. The WG-1 also has an HDMI connection for direct viewing of your HD video on your HDTV. Also included is Digital Microscope mode for macro shooting.

    Features

    • Geo-tagging function
    • Waterproof to 10m
    • Shockproof to 1.5m
    • Coldproof to -10°C
    • Crushproof to 100kg
    • 14 megapixel sensor
    • 5x wide-angle optical zoom
    • HD movie recording
    • ISO80 – 6400
    • Digital microscope
    • Carabiner strap
    • 1cm minimum focus distance

    This camera is built to take on the rough and tough world and will impress the most adventurous type.

  • 42nd Street Photo Reviews the Samsung NX100

    Posted on October 4th, 2011 Staff Writer

    The new Samsung NX100 is one of the best in its class with its big sensor,  mirrorless interchangeable lens, and manual controls. Samsung boasts a 720p HD video, and an APS-C sensor with 14.6MP, all in a compact and lightweight camera. The Samsung NX100 has a brand new feature called iFunction, which enables you to make camera adjustments via a new button on compatible lenses. The iFunction feature lets you set up an extra layer of communication between camera and lens , so you get to use the Samsung NX100 lens’ focusing ring to adjust aperture, exposure compensation, and other key settings. This is a very tough and sturdy camera worth checking out.

    Specifications:

    Image Sensor: 14.6 million effective pixels.
    Metering:  Multi pattern, centre-weighted and spot.
    Sensor Size: APS-C-sized CMOS (23.4×15.6mm).
    Lens Factor: 1.5x.
    Lens: Samsung NX mount.
    Shutter Speed: 30 to 1/4000 second, Bulb.
    Continuous Shooting: three/ten JPEG shots/second (LCD on/off); three RAW shots/second.
    Memory: SD, SDHC cards.
    Image Sizes (pixels): 4592×3056 to 1280×1280.
    Movies: 1280×720, 640×480, 320×240 at 30 fps.
    LCD Screen: 7.6cm LCD (614,000 pixels).
    File Formats: JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW, MPEG4.
    ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100 to 6400.
    Interface: USB 2.0, HDMI, AV, DC.
    Power: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, DC input.
    Dimensions: 120.5x71x34.5mm WHDmm.
    Weight: 340 g (inc battery and card).

     

    You can find this great buy at 42nd Street Photo.

  • 42nd Street Photo Reviews Olympus SP-800UZ Digital Camera
    42nd Street Photo Reviews Olympus SP-800UZ Digital Camera 0.0 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.

    Posted on April 27th, 2011 Staff Writer

    When the Olympus SP-800UZ was released it was one of only two digital cameras to have a 30x zoom leans. The lens covers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 28-840mm. Maximum aperture varies from f/2.8 to f/5.6 across the zoom range. Shutter speeds range from 1/2,000 to four seconds. Seven white balance settings are provided, including automatic and six presets. The Olympus SP800UZ stores images in JPEG format, and is also able to record movies at high-definition 720p resolution or below, using MPEG-4 compression. The camera also includes a 14-megapixel sensor, a 3-inch wide-screen LCD monitor, 720p HD movie recording capability, mechanical image stabilization, high-speed continuous shooting at various speeds and resolution settings, and 2GB of internal storage plus SD card compatibility. The camera allows you to create stylized looks for your photos with Creative Art Filters, and use the Panorama mode to create one large image.

    The Olympus SP-800UZ is designed for the digicam owner who wants to move up to a 30x zoom with Super Macro. With a feature set that matches up against the likes of the Nikon P100 and Fuji HS10, the Olympus SP-800UZ has some serious competition in the superzoom department.It’s very light weight camera consuidering such a long lens.

    Items Included

    Olympus SP-800UZ digital camera
    LI-50B Lithium-ion battery
    USB-AC adapter
    USB cable
    A/V cable
    Camera strap
    Lens cap and cord
    Quick Start Guide
    Instruction manual and ib software on internal memory
    Warranty card

    This is great camera for the size and price and especially for those photographers who want some great closeups.