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Sony's SR1 High Definition Cameras Can't Hack It In Microgravity
Because an object in microgravity is actually falling towards the Earth, the camera's hard drive drop-protection kept kicking in, rendering the expensive device useless.

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Nikon D3x
Ultra-high definition 24.5-megapixel flagship takes DSLR into medium-format terrain

The professional SLR world has been transformed in just 12 months by the introduction of no less than four new Nikon pro SLR bodies. First we saw the D3 and D300. Then there was the D700. Now, with the launch of the D3x, Nikon offers more FX format pro cameras than any other manufacturer. At 24.5MP, the D3x has the highest resolution seen in a Nikon SLR to date.
The new camera shares all of the D3s features, including Live View (making it the worlds highest resolution SLR with viewscreen shooting); the 51-point MultiCAM3500FX autofocus system; Scene Recognition System; Expeed 16-bit processing; 3-inch high-resolution 922.000-dot viewing screen; and the tough, weather-resistant magnesium body.
The D3x was designed with medium format photographic applications in mind. The ISO range covers 100-1600 with a Lo1 (equivalent to ISO 50) as well as boost settings up to the equivalent of ISO 6400.

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Mobile Telescope for Nokia N96
Overcome the short coming of camera cellphone that can only near-sighted, it also makes distant view for you at the moment.

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MINOX has introduced a new DCM digiscoping system that combines a digital camera, video, monitor, and eyepiece in on package for taking photos and digital video through a high-power scope. The optics of the system work like a regular digital camera and the LCD is a 2 3/8" unit with high-resolution colour graphics.

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A brilliant world first from the renown optical specialist MINOX provides all birders, wild animal and nature observers with a completely new and very affordable digiscoping or viewing experience! With the new MINOX Digital Camera Module (DCM) fitted to a quality telescope a fast and easy-fitting solution has been provided for taking digital pictures through a spotting scope. Simply fitted to the eyepiece bayonet of a scope this highly innovative product is an exciting combination of digital camera with normal camera functions, 2.0 TFT monitor and eyepiece all in one. What is even more exciting is that nature lovers need no additional equipment such as brackets and special adapters - to get into practical digiscoping. The engineers at MINOX can now boast that they have been successful in bringing fast and convenient digiscoping to the general market through their overall knowledge and experience that has now enabled them to bridge the separate worlds of high-performance optics and digital camera technology into a compact, lightweight and economic package.

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How To Use Vintage Lenses with Your DSLR
Using vintage lenses on our DSLR is a lot easier than we thought.
All you need is a cheap adapter ring that allows you to attach a particular lens to your camera. And manual-focus vintage lenses are all over eBay, dirt-cheap and ripe for the plucking.
Yes, you have to use manual focus, but you wont miss autofocus as much as you think. Especially when you consider that vintage lenses are better-made, more reliable, and exponentially cheaper than comparable autofocus lenses.

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Leica's $11,000 Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH is a new digital camera lens from Leica. This lens is claimed to be the worlds fastest aspherical lens.

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Leica has the fastest lens
Leica Camera AG, a prestigious but small German maker of high-end cameras and lenses, is going for the speed crown again, making the world's "fastest" lens for still cameras.
This week, Leica said it has created a new version of its Noctilux lens with an aperture number of 0.95, which in the inverted math of optics means it gathers 11 percent more light than the old version, which had an aperture of 1.

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Canon EOS 50D DSLR Camera
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15.1 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor
DIGIC 4 image processor
up to ISO 12800 support
3.0-inch LCD with face detection Live View
HDMI output
6.3fps burst mode
Has the same AF system as in Canon's 40D with new Microadjustment feature.

The DSLR will be available in October.
Price: 1199.99 ($1,399) for the body only.
$1,599 with Canon's EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens

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Ricoh release their new camera - the RICOH GX200
A high-end, 24 mm super-wide-angle, optical zoom, digital compact featuring high resolution 12 megapixel CCD coupled with the latest imaging engine SIE III

Ricoh Co., Ltd. has announced today the development and release of the GX200. The GX200 is able to reproduce high quality images from edge-to-edge with low noise and natural gradation. This camera succeeds the award winning Caplio GX100 compact digital camera introduced in April 2007.

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The Imaging Source, a multi-national manufacturer of imaging hardware and software for industry, medicine and astronomy, is now offering amateur astro-photographers a series of highly affordable, low noise astronomy cameras to capture high quality images of the night sky.

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