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  • 42nd Street Photo Fuji HS10 Review

    Posted on February 29th, 2012 Staff Writer

    If you are looking for a great camera with the versatility and performance of a DSLR minus the weight, bulk, or expense then the Fuji HS10 is for you. The camera has a 30x zoom lens and covers a uniquely versatile 24-720mm range from true wide-angle to ultra telephoto.  The camera also includes easy to  manage settings with a strip of buttons to the left of the screen. You can control ISO speed, white balance, metering mode, focus mode, and focus area. The menu also contains many options like RAW and JPEG.

    The Fuji HS10 also comes with Triple Image Stabilization which reduces the blurring effect caused by shake or subject movement. Video on this camera is captured at 1080p with stereo sound. The camera also has an HDMI output that allows users to easily display their video and photographs on high definition televisions. We also cannot forget the low light performance that has incorporated into this camera.  Photographers no longer have to worry about blurred pictures with the telephoto lens as the camera will produce sharp images even at higher ISO settings. This camera is great for the price and we advise to try it out.

    Other Items Included:

    - Fuji FinePix HS10

    - 4x AA type alkaline batteries

    - Strap

    - A/V cable

    - USB cable

    - Software CD

    - Manual

    If you are in the market for a new camera you should consider picking up the Fuji HS10.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i is Top Class

    Posted on August 22nd, 2011 Staff Writer

    The new Canon EOS Rebel T3i is the newest high end camera that is just above the Rebel T3 and last year’s Rebel T2i. The biggest difference between the Rebel T2i and the Rebel T3i is the new flip-out and rotating LCD display on the T3i. The Canon EOS Rebel T3i still includes the 18.0 MP sensor which was included in the T2i. Trust me when I say the T3i will not disappoint you with the picture quality no matter if shot in low light or with high ISO. The Canon EOS Rebel T3i also carries the DIGIC 4 processor to keep your performance level at top speed when snapping pictures. No matter what the picture quality is high even when shooting at 6400 ISO. This camera also includes full HD video recording and live view shooting.

     

    Other Specifications:

    • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
    • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
    • DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor
    • 3.0″ Clear View Vari-Angle LCD
    • 100-6400 ISO
    • Full HD Movie Mode w/ Manual Exposure
    • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
    • 3.7 Frames/Second Continuous Shooting
    • 63 Zone Dual-Layer Metering / 9-Point AF
    • Intelligent Auto Mode

    If you are new to photography this camera is not for you. This is for the experienced photographer who is already well versed with Canon products and DSLRs. This camera offers the best options for a camera of its price with outstanding results.

  • 42nd Street Photo Recommends the Nikon D5000

    Posted on May 28th, 2009 Staff Writer

    When it comes to competing in the world of digital photography, Nikon has always held it’s own, but with the D5000 Nikon is surpassing expectations. The D5000 has been referred to as “the poor man’s D90 (made by Canon)”, but such a brief description, while accurate, doesn’t do much justice to the value of this diamond in the rough.

    Unorthodox is the keyword here, from the model number to the appearance of the D5000, but this is likely what amateur and financially sound professionals alike are looking for in a digital SLR camera.

    While it lacks the heft and solidity of many of it’s competitors’ digital cameras, the folks here and 42nd Street Photo have enjoyed the more compact size, lighter weight and ease of use. It doesn’t feel expensive, because it’s not (compared to the Canon D90), but this doesn’t mean the D5000 doesn’t take great pictures.

    First off, the display is as unorthodox as the rest of the camera – but this just places the D5000 in a class all it’s own. This camera is one of the few which boasts a fully articulate preview display screen, which means the user doesn’t have to take pictures only from behind the lens, but from the top, bottom, and sides as well. This could prove very handy for those tough “over-the-crowd” shots, or for getting low-to-the-ground image captures. As if the sharp display, vivid colors and unmatched brightness weren’t enough, Nikon has added it’s GUI to the 2.7″, multi-angle display. This makes the extra 0.3″ of the Canon D90 seem almost pointless, at the sacrifice of these other features.

    Compared to the Canon D90 (as it seems appropriate since these two models share so much in common), the Nikon D5000 takes strikingly similar pictures. The main difference we’ve noticed between the two is the saturation. While the D90 takes more vivid image captures, the D5000 captures the same amount of detail and clarity, which is most important. Since most photographers perform some manner of post-capture editing, a quick color correction is all it takes to bring the captures from the D5000 to perfection.

    All in all, the D5000 isn’t the best of the best, but at it’s low price tag, it’s the best money can buy. Generally speaking, what you pay for is what you get with a digital camera, but the D5000 throws in just a little extra where it really counts.

  • 42nd Street Photo Recommends The SONY Alpha DSLR A 200K For The Amateur Photographer

    Posted on April 8th, 2009 Staff Writer

    If you’re a more-than-casual photographer looking for the package deal, the SONY Alpha DSLR A 200K just might be the perfect camera for you. From a company known for finely crafter electronics and superior quality, a single-lense reflex digital camera with all the features should be a no brainer, but in case you’re still not convinced, we’ll give you all the details.

    This DSLR from the Alpha series by SONY comes paired with a 18-70mm zoom lense, which will come in handy for those far shots. With a 10.2 megapixel resolution and a 2.7″ clear LCD screen, along with on-board shooting info and histogram display for confirmation of an image well shot, knowing that you have captured your perfect shot is much easier. Add in a center-cross 9-point autofocus with SONY’s exclusive Eye-Start activation, which automatically focuses when you look through the viewfinder, and you’ll be taking professional quality digital photographs in no time.

    All DSLR cameras run the risk of dust contamination between lense changes, it’s just a fact – however, the Alpha DSLR A 300 lens (available for purchase separately) employes a built-in self-cleaning sensor system to keep shots clear and free of grit. Additionally, pictures are perfectly balanced by an advanced D-Range Optimizer, which automatically adjusts lights and darks for a beautifully balanced image.

    As you can see, the Alpha A 200K comes standard with a load of features which increase the quality of your photos drastically over any point-and-shoot digital camera, as well as beyond that of many DSLR’s in its class, plus the option to upgrade your lenses is alway nice. Feel free to stop by the 42nd Street Photo website to view the complete list of accessories available, or simply visit the 42nd Street Photo store located in New York, NY.

  • Are Digital Single Lense Reflex Cameras Really Worth the Money?

    Posted on September 15th, 2008 Staff Writer

    The short answer? Yes, Absolutely. Here’s why.

    1. Point-and-shoot cameras offer very limited capture options. While sufficient for family photos in which one can stand still, smile, and say cheese, DSLR cameras offer far more in the way of quality, stability, and capture options. In addition to greater optical zoom and a higher quality sensor chip, there is no delay with a DSLR camera. What you see when you snap is what you get.
    2. DSLR cameras are made of higher quality parts. Period. Digital photography, no matter what the brand or model, is image capture technology at its best. However, the DSLR camera is digital image capture technology at its very best. Since point-and-shoot digital cameras are made for casual use, the megapixels only go so high, which means sensor chips need not be of superior quality, nor does the point-and-shoot lense need to reach a high level of optical zoom.
    3. Interchangable lenses. DSLR cameras have them, point-and-shoot cameras do not. While many might view the option to buy extra lenses as an unnecessary expense, anyone from the ambitious amateur photographer to the professional can appreciate the value of a telephoto-lense or a micro-lense. The likelihood of snapping the exact image you want is only as high as your options are many. With more lense choices, manual settings options, and a better sensor and resolution, investing in a DSLR is the best way to give you the advantage over the elements.

    There are many more reasons to invest in a digital single lense reflex camera, but we thought these were the most important to most photographers. For more information on digital single lense reflex cameras, please visit the 42nd Street Photo website at 42photo.com or visit our store, located at 378 5th Avenue (between 35th and 36th St.) New York, NY 10018.