Nikon announces the D7000

Nikon has released the D7000 mid-level digital SLR.

The new D7000 is an upgrade option for D90 and D5000 users, which occupies a new position in Nikon’s DSLR lineup, between the D90 and D300S.

Housed in a magnesium alloy body, the feature-rich camera incorporates a 16.2Mp CMOS sensor, faster ‘Expeed 2’-branded processor, 921k dot 3.0″ LCD and can record 1080p24 full HD movies. It features Nikon’s latest 39-point AF system with 3D tracking and 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor.

For the full Digital Photography Review preview read here.

For the Nikon press-release about the D7000 read here.

In addition to the announcement of the D7000 Nikon also announced a new flashlight, the Speedlight SB-700, and two fast, fixed focal length lenses compatible with the Nikon FX format, the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G and AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II. They also informed the press that the total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras reached fifty-five million in August 2010.

Leica introduces the M9

Three years after the introduction of its first digital rangefinder, the M8, Leica has introduced this week the latest follow-up in the M-serie, the M9.

Although for many of us amateur photographers way out of our budget, it once again is a beauty and a true pleasure reading about it.

The Leica M9, with its 24 x 36mm, 18 megapixel sensor is, according to the company: ‘the world’s smallest full-frame system camera.’ The body is available in a new ‘Steel Gray’ finish and offers minor button re-arrangement over the M8 – all the major changes relate to the internals.

For the official Leica M9 website click here.

For the articles on Digital Photography Review read here and here.

Canon introduces the EOS 7D

As expected Canon has today announced the EOS 7D digital SLR.

The Canon EOS 7D has a completely new design to meet the specific demands of photographers. Incorporating a new 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, developed by Canon, the EOS 7D also features: Dual “DIGIC 4” processors to offer fast, high-quality performance in all light conditions, an ISO range expandable to 12,800 and continuous shooting at 8 frames per second – without the need for additional accessories. Impressive technologies are matched by excellent build-quality designed with the photographer in mind – to create a whole new photographic experience.

For the official Canon news release read here.

For the articles on Digital Photography Review read here and here.

Nikon introduces D300S

Yesterday, July 30th 2009, Nikon introduced the D300S.

The D300S is a refreshed version of its successful mid-level DSLR, the D300. Compared to the D300, it offers full 720p HD video recording, a faster 7 fps continuous shooting and Dual CF and SD card slots.

For the official Nikon news release read here.

For the articles on Digital Photography Review read here and here.