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Canon's new high-res DSLR, the 5DS, shoots giant 50-megapixel images. That's a crapload of resolution you probably don't need. But it's fun to look at anyways! We had the privilege of toying around with a pre-production beta sample of the camera. Here are the results.
For most people, cameras are about taking photos. That's what they've been about since the Kodak box Brownies and Leica Is of the start of the 20th century. But at this point in time, this mark in our 21st century, cameras are about sharing photos. It sounds twee, but that's the reason that Flickr's most popular camera is an iPhone.
Bridging the world of taking good photos and sharing your experiences is a difficult task, and within the last few years we've seen some interesting, noble but ultimately imperfect experiments like the Polaroid Socialmatic and Samsung's own Galaxy K Zoom. But I think someone has finally got it right. Samsung's NX1 is the mirrorless camera that brings forth the strongest challenge yet to its professional full-frame competitors from Canon, Nikon and Sony.
Wouldn't it be cool to discover a planet circling a lonely star light years away from Earth? Maybe you'd even get to name it. Actually exploring deep space is hard, but as IEEE Spectrum's David Schneider points out, detecting exoplanets is pretty simple, simple enough that a basic DSLR and a telephoto lens can do it.
It's difficult to find a mid-range camera these days that stands out from the crowd. Professional cameras are a long way ahead of the pack when it comes to image quality and durability, but the cheapest of the cheap DSLRs are now also impressively powerful and easy to use at the same time — which leaves the middle of the market as a very hard place to be. But cameras like the Nikon D7000 and Canon 7D have carved out a niche for themselves nonetheless.
But even the best cameras need an update every now and then. The semi-professional grade Nikon D7100 attempts to address a few of the shortcomings of the now-four-year-old D7000, and add a few much-requested features at the same time. Can Nikon improve significantly on one of the best and most highly regarded cameras of the last few years?
We really liked the NX30 on its Australian debut in April, but there's no denying that here at Gizmodo we like slightly more powerful and more professional cameras. With a new lens line-up and some genuinely impressive technology hidden away inside, Samsung's new NX1 is squarely aimed at "advanced photographers".
When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut with plenty of powerful specs, yet it's not likely to be the same wide-reaching hit as the original.
The original Canon 7D was a hit with video-makers, which is why the biggest question surrounding its successor, the 7D Mark II, has been what the video quality looks like. With our beta sample unit in-hand, we mounted a casual comparison with Canon's other video-forward DSLRs.
We just got our hands on a pre-production beta unit of Canon's latest DSLR, the 7D Mark II. We wasted no time in hitting the streets to grab some shots for your viewing pleasure.
It's finally here. The Canon 7D Mark II, probably the most anticipated, rumoured, speculated-about camera in years, is ready to make its debut. It's been five years since the original 7D hit shelves in 2009, so you better believe the expectations are high for the Mark II to be the messiah of mid-range DSLRs.