Major Upgrade is coming

Phew, it’s been a while since my last post :) I guess i’m kinda overload maintaining several websites at once so that i become lazy and lazier to handle CameraRumors.net . But i love this website as much as i love photography and new cameras so i’m regaining power to get back and to revive this zombie blog :) . And nothing better spirit than to redesign the blog with new layout and features.

Major upgrade for the site :

  • Tips section : some tips to improve our photography skills , etc
  • Price section : to watch the up and down of camera prices
  • Camera accessories section : something to help newbies looking for additional accessories to their arsenal

Soon.. stay tuned

Oh and what do i missed ? Nikon D3200 , Nikon D800 , several new Sony NEX cameras , etc

Sony NEX-C3 DxOMark score and review now available !

DxOMark just tested and reviewed the Sony NEX-C3. DxOMark’s overall score for the camera is 73 , five points better than its predecessor , the Sony NEX3 (68) and Sony NEX5 (69).

sony-nex-c3-dxomark

And another interesting comparisons:

Sony NEX-C3 vs Nikon DSLRs ( D7000, D3100 )
Sony NEX-C3 vs Canon DSLRs (T3i,  60D)
Sony NEX-C3 vs m43 cameras ( GF2 , PEN E-PL2 )
Sony NEX-C3 vs Fuji X100 ( similar APS-C sensor )

Well, apparently the Sony NEX-C3 has better sensor than Nikon D3100 and Canon DSLRs ( T3, T3i, 60D ) but still below the Nikon D7000 or Sony A580. With Fuji X100, both cameras are on par.

Adobe releases Camera Raw 6.4 (support Nikon D5100 etc)

Adobe just released an update for their Camera Raw library. Version 6.4 will add support for 13 new cameras like Nikon D5100 , Canon 600D , 1100D etc. They also released Adobe Lightroom 3.4 that has several improvements over previous version and support new cameras.

New supported cameras:

  • Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i / Kiss X5 Digital)
  • Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3 / Kiss X50 Digital)
  • Fuji FinePix S200 EXR
  • Fuji FinePix F550 EXR
  • Fuji FinePix HS20 EXR
  • Fuji FinePix X100
  • Hasselblad H4D-40
  • Kodak Z990
  • Nikon D5100
  • Olympus E-PL1s
  • Olympus E-PL2
  • Olympus XZ-1
  • Samsung NX11

The updates available for download at Adobe

Amateur Photographer Award Winner 2011

Every year, Amateur Photographer will select several photography products (camera, software , etc) and photographer that has been exceptional through previous year. And AP award winner for 2011 goes to:

Power of Photography Award
Winner: Cathal McNaughton

Exceptional Achievement in Photography Award
Winner: Geoffrey Crawley

Accessory of the Year
Winner: Vanguard Up-rise Messenger 38 Photo Bag

Software of the Year
Winner: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

Printer of the Year
Winner: Epson Stylus Pro 3880

Consumer Compact Camera of the Year
Winner: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

Enthusiast Compact Camera of the Year
Winner: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Entry-level Camera of the Year
Winner: Nikon D3100

Enthusiast Camera of the Year
Winner: Canon EOS 60D

High-end Camera of the Year
Winner: Nikon D3s

Entry Compact System Camera of the Year
Winner: Samsung NX100

Advanced Compact System Camera of the Year
Winner: Samsung NX10

Zoom Lens of the Year
Winner: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Fixed Focal Length Lens of the Year
Winner: Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF

Innovation of the Year
Winner: Sony Translucent Mirror Technology

AP Reader Product of the Year
Winner: Pentax 645D

Product of the Year
Winner: Canon EOS 60D

Congratulation to Canon EOS 60d as the Product of The Year !

Wish you a merry christmas

I would like to wish a very merry christmas to CameraRumors reader. Thanks for your tip and participation :)

Christmas tree lights bokeh

photo by Jill Catley

Apple RAW Compatibility Update 3.5

Apple just release the latest update of RAW support for new cameras such as Nikon D7000, Canon G12, Leica D-Lux 5, Leica V-Lux 2, Nikon P7000, Lumix GF2 and GH2. Check the full list of supported cameras by Apple RAW here . Pentax K-5 is not in the list btw

Download the update

Phase One next 80MP digital back rumor

There is a rumor that PhaseOne will release a 80 MegaPixels Digital Back in January/February of 2011. The new digital back will be released with better design and increased megapixels ( previously 65 MP ). It will compete with the 80MP Leaf Aptus-II 12R digital camera back that has been already launched in September 2010.

There is not much information regarding its specification except for the megapixels data.

via PhotoRumors

Three Nikon D3100 books available for order

Three Nikon D3100 books now available for order on Amazon. They are:

nikon d3100 for dummies d3100-from-snapshots-to-great-shots

Thom Hogan recommendations for micro four thirds lenses

In his short review opinions , Thom shared his knowledge on several m4/3 lenses that he used.

Why and how he rate the lenses ? read more detail on Thom Hogan’s website