Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Finding the best DSLR for an amateur

If we look few years back, DSLR or SLR world is limited only for professional photographers. People like you and me would never think of buying a DSLR at that time due to the huge cost and complexity of the operation. But the time and technology has changed everything and today most of the people (cool ones like you and me) are going for DSLRs instead of compact cameras.

If you have decided to upgrade from a compact camera to a DSLR there would be so many questions you may have. Buying a good and suitable DSLR is not easy task and you’ll need little bit of understanding about professional photography terms, technologies, trends … etc. to select the best camera for you.

DSLR world is growing very fast and you will find number of DSLR manufacturers, brands as well as technologies in today’s market which offers thousands of new features. Therefore buying a new DSLR has become extreme difficult task. I was one of the victims of this and the most difficult thing for me was to understand which camera suits me most. I started writing this post to share my experience and give you some tips as well as some important factors which I found really useful when buying a DSLR after few years in touch with the photography world.

This is a continual attempt of providing a best buying guide for a DSLR mainly for amateurs. Please feel free to send your comments so I can improve this blog.

Here are some of the questions you may have right now with DSLR world. See whether they are useful!

Is Canon reaching the heights of Mega pixel war?

Canon Sensor
Canon Rumor told that there will be a development announcement of a high end DSLR from Canon. It seems that both 39 MP and 46 MP prototypes are among the candidates. If this will be a success in this year then Canon will be far ahead from Nikon where Nikons biggest achievement of this year, D800 will be with 36MP sensor.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why we get different ads for different Google accounts?

Do you know that Google is storing our personal search preferences and other sensitive information to display the most relevant ads when a web page is loaded?

Here’s a cool way to check it.
To get successful results, you’ll need a Google account which you have put searches regarding a specific area for a bit long time. If you are a computer geek like me, who’s searching for code segments, ORA errors or similar things throughout the day you’re an ideal person to check this

Here’s a good example I found recently.
I have two Google accounts and one used for most of my work related things. Most of the searches performed related to technical stuff done with this account. Here’s the advertisement (left side) I got in a website which loaded with this account.
interest based ads

Then I opened the same web page with Chrome connected to my other Google account, the Gossip one! See the difference
interest based ads

Google Ads are primarily filtered based on the content of the web site and the preferences of the user. You can check/modify the ads preferences by logging into Ads Preferences Manager. If you don't want ads to be personalized, you can Opt out the ad preferences. If you want to check which companies have enabled interest based ads on your browser and Opt out the preference, you can do it by visiting

Check this video about Ads personalisation

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Megapixel war

Major marketing weapon still used by DSLR manufacturers is the number of mega pixels in the camera. But do we have to really worry about this? Are you planning to enlarge your photo to large format poster or a sky scrape banner?? If not then don’t worry about the mega pixel of the camera. The least DSLR in today’s market has more than 10 MP. It’s pretty enough for enlarge into a 12 X 15 without distortion. Having large megapixels is sometimes become a headache. You’ll need more memory to store the pictures, super fast computers to process and take long time to transfer. So be careful when you buy. 15-18 MP is more than enough for you even your picture is nominated to display in an art gallery.

Why we should worry about brand?

There’s a never ending war in DSLR world between several companies. Nikon and Canon are the frontiers in the market but now Sony is also catching the market with the improved alpha-α range DSLRs. It’s quite important to get in touch with new releases form them for some period because then you can get an idea about the current market trend and what is best for you. I’m not force you to go for one of these brands but they have improved a lot than their competitors and products are reliable and easy to use. Most importantly there are lot of help forums available for these camera brands so it’s easy to search for an answer to your problems.


Price is the main decisive factor when buying a DSLR. Basically there are three types of DSLRs in the market, Amateur DSLR, Mid-Range DSLR and Professional DSLR. You can identify the type of the camera by its product name and the price also tells what type of a camera it is.

Buying a DSLR is pretty different than buying a mobile phone or a laptop. Usually most expensive phone or laptop has the best configurations and super cool features. But story is different in DSLRs. In DSLR world most expensive cameras are the professional type ones. If you are very new to the field, don’t go behind most expensive cameras. Their operation is complex and you’ll need some knowledge before operating these alien machines.

If this is your first step in DSLR world, what suits you most is an amateur DSLR camera. You can buy an amateur type DSLR for comparatively lower price and you don’t need to have much knowledge in photography to operate this type of a camera.
Mid range DSLR are bit advanced than amateur type once but it’s suitable for a beginners as well. If you’d ask me what to buy, I’d say to buy a mid ranged DSLR because you can learn more and try out advanced photography techniques with these ones. Basically a mid range DSLR will be there with you longer time in your photography life than an amateur camera.

I’m not going to say many things about buying a professional DSLR because I’m also not there yet. If you know the field and need a professional DSLR, you should know what to buy better than me!

What is a DSLR, Why it’s better than a compact camera?

SLR (Single Lens Reflex) is a camera which typically uses a mirror and prism system that permits to view exactly the same what will be captured at the end. Photo capturing mechanism is almost the same in old days film SLRs and in modern DSLRs. But DSLR is equipped with a sensor and digital storage device instead of film to store the photograph. Most distinguished difference between a DSLR and a compact camera is the lens. In a compact camera, you can’t change the lens as you want. If your manufacturer says its 24mm-500mm, that’s it! You cannot go beyond that.

But in DSLR you are free to choose the lens as you want. In SLR world, lens should fit for the purpose. If you are taking portrait photographs, 50mm standard lens would fit it mostly. If you are into wildlife photography, you would need a telephoto lens for the job. Normally most of the amateur and mid-ranged DSLRs packed with a standard lens. But most of the vendors would give a chance to change the lens if you want or sell the camera with an additional lens. Therefore you should be extra careful when choosing the DSLR since your lens might not be suitable for your expectations with the camera.

Another main advantage with DSLR is the ability of changing the settings as you want. In all DSLR cameras it should possible to change the shutter speed, aperture and the ISO sensitivity. If you are not familiar with these words, just forget them. At least most of DSLRs have many different pre defined picture modes and processing techniques which you can use to snap a good picture.

Why you would need a DSLR instead of compact camera?

You might decide to go for a DSLR due to various reasons. Maybe your friend or colleague has DSLR and you saw some great pictures taken by them in Facebook or Flickr? Perhaps you might fed up with your pocket size compact camera and aiming for a big one in size??

Whatever the reason is, I recommend you to do a pre study before buying a DSLR just to check whether you really need one. Otherwise you can go for a SLR-like (bridge) cameras which has most of the capabilities of DSLR and most importantly very easy to use than a DSLR.

If you still reading this article, that means you are really interested in buying a DSLR rite? Then we’ll go for it. Actually buying a DSLR is one of the ‘best’ things happened in my life. I was in the photography field for many years with film cameras and it took very long time for me to switch to digital world. It took me very long time to search for a good DSLR and compare the features between each of them. Do you know what I ended up at last? After going through more than 10 different models, I choose Nikon D90 which was not so popular after three years of its release. I think I made the correct choice since none of the cameras I have used ever since weren’t able to satisfy me than my beauty. That’s my story with DSLR and now we’ll get into the business.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nikon D600 Officially Announced

Nikon D600
Yesterday (13th Sep), Nikon has officially announced the New Nikon D600, Nikon's Smallest, Lightest and Most Affordable Full-Frame HD-SLR. This piece of beauty packs with many advanced features and Nikon technologies like the newly developed high resolution CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processing engine which are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding creative vision. Additionally, Nikon's new optional WU-1b wireless adapter allows users to shoot high quality HD-SLR images and transfer them to their mobile device, making it easier to stay connected, without the need for wires.

The Nikon D600 will be available on September 18for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,099.95*, for body only, or with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR for the SRP of $2,699.95*. The WU-1b will be also available on September 18, 2012 for an SRP of $59.95*. The MB-D14 Multi Power Battery Pack will be available in late September for an SRP of $322.00*. For more information on the new Nikon D600 and other Nikon products, please visit

Nikon D600 Product Tour

Source: NR

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fujifilm X-E1 Mirror-less to be released this Autumn

Fujifilm X-E1 Mirror-less bodyFujifilm X-E1 Mirror-less body + lens
The Fujifilm X-E1 looks very similar to the X-Pro1 which is a major hit Mirror-less camera by FujiFilm.However, there now seems to be a pop-up flash included and an electronic view finder rather than the clever hybrid optical and electronic types as found on the X-Pro1 and X100.

There are few details at the moment. According to sources the X-E1 will sit in Fujifilm's range just below the X-Pro1. What is interesting is that the lens attached to the mirrorless camera, and also leaked as a stand-alone pic, is a f/2.8-4 18-55mm. All previous pro lenses were primes, so it seems that the manufacturer is trying to break into a new market.

Here are some of the specs of X-E1

16MP sensor as in the X-Pro1 (with max ISO of 25,600)
6 fps
Light magnesium body
Improved AF speed
Price: bellow $1000
To be released before Christmas
Same video recording capabilities as the X-Pro1
Mic input
EVF only (not hybrid as the X-Pro1)
Two colors: black and silver
Pull 25 ISO to simulate Velvia in JPEG mode

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sony NEX-5R full Specs - Release date 29th Aug

Sony NEX 5R

Sony will announce the new Sony NEX-5R tomorrow (29th August). We have got some of the specs of NEX-5R as listed below

  • 16.1 Mpx APS-C CMOS Exmor sensor
  • New Bionz imaging engine
  • ISO 100 up to 25.600
  • Full HD video recording at 1920×1080/60p AVCHD 2.0 format
  • PASM shooting and digital zoom support
  • Phase/Contrast Hybrid AF
  • 99 phase detection AF points
  • 25 contrast AF points
  • Continuous AF and AF tracking
  • MF assist
  • Peaking level/color
  • Auto Portrait Framing
  • Self Portrait, Self timer
  • 3 inch tiltable screen
  • Touch screen LCD with Touch Shutter
  • 15 picture effects
  • 2x Clear Zoom
  • over 400 pics per battery charge
  • takes the optional FDA-EV1S external viewfinder
  • Stereo mic
  • Shutter: 30sec up to 1/4.000
  • Time lag 0.02 sec
  • WiFi
  • Remote control via Application support
Source : sonyalpharumors

Upcoming Nikon D600 with 24.7MP full frame sensor

Nikon D600 body
There’s been a lot of chatter about the new Nikon D600 which is expected soon. Specs for Nikon D600 has been released/ reviced several times and according to the latest information, this will have 24.7MP full frame sensor and weather sealed body.

Here are updated Specs from NikonRumors

  • 24.7MP full frame sensor
  • Weight: 760g (850g with battery and memory cards), the D800 weights 900g
  • 3.2" LCD with 921K dot with ambient sensor control
  • HDMI output
  • Video compression: H264/MPEG-4
  • Full HD with 30p, 25p, 24p, HD with 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p
  • Viewfinder coverage: 100% for FX , 97% for Dx
  • The Nikon D600 will have built-in AF motor
  • The body most probably will be weather sealed
  • The D600 may not have built-in GPS as initially reported
  • ISO range: 100-6400 (with Lo-1 ISO 50 and Hi-2 ISO 25,600)
  • 39 AF points (with an option of 11 AF points), 9 cross-type AF points
  • AF face detection
  • Exposure compensation: ±5 EV (same as the D800)
  • The D600 will probably use the EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery

Monday, August 27, 2012

Nintendo 3DS - New Super Mario Bros. 2

New Super Mario Bros. 2
Bowser has once again kidnapped Princess Peach, but this time, Mario has another objective. The Mushroom Kingdom is bursting with more gold coins than before. Each level is littered with gold as coins rain down from overhead pipes, trails of coins are left behind special gold enemies and gold pipes transport Mario into coin-filled caverns. It's up to players to collect as many coins as possible throughout their adventure.
The game was first released in Japan on July 28, 2012 and was released in Europe, Australia, and North America in August 2012.

Nintendo 3DS - New Super Mario Bros. 2 E3 Trailer

Angry Birds "Rocked"

Angry Birds + Green Day
Rovio launched Angry Bird Friends earlier this year on Facebook. It allows Facebook users to play challenges against friends each week, tracking scores and standings. Partnerships have previously been struck with groups like 20th Century Fox, NASA and the Philadelphia Eagles. Now Rovio is turing to the music world.

For all you rockin’ gadget fans, launched this week is a new version to check out. Veteran punk band Green Day came to Angry Birds Friends. Green Day releases a trilogy of albums in the next four months – first coming September 24 – Rovio created 10 playable levels that include a rock and festival flavor. Featured within the game are “Oh Love” and “Troublemaker,” two tracks from the first album. Plus, as you can see from the picture – a new look for the birds.

Here's the sneak peek of the Angry Birds Friends ft Green Day

Canon EOS-1D C Cinema Camera before end of 2012?

Canon EOS-1D C Cinema Camera
by Michael Daniel Ho
Canon announced the EOS-1D C cinema camera a few months ago. This camera is the first Canon hybrid DSLR to offer onboard 4K motion imaging and Full HD motion imaging on CF cards, in a rugged, ultra-compact form factor. Coupled with Canon's compact EF-mount lenses, the EOS-1D C facilitates 4K image origination in the tightest and most challenging environments, opening up fresh cinematic opportunities along the way. As for retail availability, the EOS-1D C will start shipping to customers sometime before the end of 2012.

Features & Specs of Canon EOS-1D C :

  • 24 frames per second to 60p at Full HD
  • 18MP full-frame sensor
  • HD recording
  • Aspect ratio of 16:9
  • Real time audio monitoring
  • 8-bit 4:2:2 Motion JPEG 4K
  • HDMI port facility
  • Dual CF slots
  • ISO sensitivity of 25,600

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Microsoft Logo

New Microsoft Logo

Microsoft has decided to change their Logo after 25 long years. The new logo includes a multicolored symbol that's typically found on the company's Windows products. They are prepared to change the logo in Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 OS, Surface Tablet, XBox and in every other windows products.

The logo has two components: the logotype and the symbol. For the logotype, they are using the Segoe font which is the same font used in every product as well as in marketing communications.
New Microsoft Logo parts

Canon EOS 3D X is around there...

Canon EOS 3
Canon is going to release it's newest DSLR with 46 MP which will the leader in Mega Pixel game for now. Here are the specifications given in CR. Release date is not yet published but most probably it will release early in 2013?

Canon EOS-3D X Specifications

  • 46 MP
  • 3.7 frame per second
  • Dual DIGIC 5+
  • ISO: (25) 50-6400 (12800)
  • AF: Same as 1DX
  • USB 3
  • CF+SD
Another feature mentioned about the camera is better heat dissipation of the sensor compared to other EOS cameras. Apparently, this results in industry leading low ISO performance.

Source : CR

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet

Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface- PC Gamer
On Monday, June 19, 2012, Microsoft has finally unveiled their next generation tab, the Surface.
Microsoft Surface is a line of tablet devices running the company's next-generation Windows operating system and marks Microsoft's first foray into the ever-expanding tablet market. Yes, you read that correctly: Microsoft will be building and branding its own tablets, effectively competing with its own hardware partners such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Lenovo.

The Surface tablets will be available in two distinct versions. The first, running Windows RT -- effectively the "light" version of Windows 8 -- will launch in the fall, around the same time as Windows 8 does, and run on an as-yet-unnamed ARM CPU. While it won't have the full desktop version of Windows 8, running only the Metro apps available through the Windows app store, it will include a version of Microsoft Office at no additional charge.
Surface (Windows RT) tablet key specs

Windows RT operating system
  • Nvidia ARM CPU
  • 9.3mm thick
  • 676 grams/23.85 ounces
  • 10.6-inch ClearType HD Display
  • 31.5 watt hour battery
  • Ports: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro-HD video, 2x2 MIMO antennas
  • Storage options: 32GB and 64GB for Windows RT
  • Front- and rear-facing "HD" cameras
  • Surface (Windows Pro) tablet key specs
Windows 8 operating system
  • Intel third-generation Core i CPU
  • 13.5mm thick
  • 903 grams/31.85 ounces
  • 10.6-inch ClearType "Full HD" Display
  • 42 watt hour battery
  • Ports: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort video
  • Storage options: 64GB and 128GB
  • Front- and rear-facing "HD" cameras
Source: CNET

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Canon Rebel with Touchscreen on June 8?

It seems that June 8th will be the release date for the next in line Rebel DSLR for Canon. The 650D would be the Canons’ first proper DSLR to boast a touchscreen after the patent application was filed in 2011. Additions to the touchscreen, rumored specs include 18MP CMOS sensor (which is the same resolution as the Rebel T3i), 9 cross-type AF points and full-time AF in video mode.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Canon EOS-1D X will be delayed until July

Canon has previously announced that EOS-1D X will be release in mid-2012 but according to sources it seems that the release date will be delayed until July. According to CanonRumors, blame being placed on battery approval in Japan, FCC approval in the United States, production issues with certain parts of the camera, serious firmware issues that had to be resolved to name a few. Canon has kept the issues very close to the vest and very few people know the exact reasons.

EOS-1D X is Canons’ latest flagship professional DSLR. The 18MP camera is built around a full-frame sensor capable of shooting at up to 14 frames per second (12fps with AF), allowing it to replace both the 1D Mark IV and 1DS Mark III in Canon's lineup.

Source: CanonRumors

Monday, March 19, 2012

Canon EOS 650D unconfirmed features

Today CanonRumors has announces some more news regarding Canon EOS 650D. According to them the new canon EOS will have new 18-135 lens with a silent autofocus motor as the new feature of the lens.

There have also been a few suggestions the next Rebel will have a touch screen and built in WiFi. But keep in mind that any of these features cannot be confirmed at this time either.
Other unconfirmed specs show the camera to be 18.1mp and running DIGIC 5, which should improve noise performance and overall image quality.

They also predicted the announcement and complete spec for T4i/650D will be released after the 5D Mark III begins shipping across the globe this week and most probably a new Rebel could arrive before NAB Show which will be held April mid week in Las Vegas.

Source: CanonRumors
Related News: Canon EOS 650D Rebel T4i will be announced soon

Friday, March 9, 2012

iPhone 5 to support 4G LTE

Apple unveiled this week the new iPad, iPad HD. One of the major new features is the option to get 4G LTE on the iPad. 4G LTE is offered by Verizon and AT&T in the United States. The coverage area of 4G LTE is still far from complete. Verizon's 4G LTE network is available in 196 cities. On top of that the 4G LTE chip inside the iPad is not supporting European 4G LTE networks. Apple just made the 4G LTE option for the US carriers. Did Apple get paid by AT&T and Verizon to offer a 4G LTE iPad? Maybe. In any case Apple has jumped the gun and is now offering LTE connectivity on the iPad. This makes it very likely or even sure that the new iPhone 5 expected this fall will have 4G LTE connectivity.

Apple needs though to support international 4G LTE markets with the new iPhone 5 to not disappoint and confuse even more consumers abroad.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Angry Birds Space game play preview

Rovio has now leaked out a very brief taster of the game play in their lastest video:NASA announcement. You'll have to skip to the three-minute marker, but you'll get a glimpse at some anti-gravity avians, bubbles, explosions and atmosphere re-entries. The FIRST ever game announcement and gameplay footage from space presented by NASA and Don Pettit from the ISS

Related: Angry birds SPACE will be releasing March 22
             Angry birds teaser: discovery of sling shot

Nikon D4 is also delayed for another month?

Update 3-9-2012:
Finally Nikon is back in track.
The Nikon D4 camera is again open for pre-order on Amazon with a release date of March 20th, 2012. Amazon stopped taking pre-orders just few hours after the D4 announcement. They probably now know how many cameras they will get in the first shipment and started taking pre-orders again.

The Nikon D800 is also listed with a March 20th release date. No release date is given for the D800E.
Source : Nikonrumors

Original Post:

I should not hear this as a beloved Nikon Fan. But we have to accept the truth. While Canon is getting ready for the big day on March 2nd with Canon 5D Mark III, There are rumors going on about delaying Nikon D4 for another one month. I'm already disappointed with Nikon when I hear the story about delaying the release date for D800E and this is a shocking for me.

Proposed release dates for New Nikon product line as follows
  • Nikon D800: March 22nd
  • Nikon D800E: April 12th (B&H has listed April 16th)
  • Nikon D4: second half of April
From above, both Nikon D4 and Nikon D800E have changed their release dates. So our only hope is Nikon D800 at the moment. Let's forget about the release date. I still believe Nikon is (still) the best DSLR in universe. Please do comment on that.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Apple iPad 3 is dead, live long iPad HD

With so many rumors going all over the internet, it is now confirmed that new iPad will be named as iPad HD by Apple.According to sources, the next iPad will lose the conventional numbering system and instead tout the devices Retina display. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, the new iPad should not only be able to destroy the 720P Android competition in terms of video quality but also offer full 1080P playback on a tablet. In fact, that would make it the only tablet on the market with that feature.

To find out exactly what it's called, and exactly how it specs out as soon as is humanly possible, ride along with Gizmodo on the iPad HD Liveblog

Friday, March 2, 2012

Samsung Flexible displays will be released within a year,

Samsung has been promising flexible OLED displays for what seems like ages now, but an executive confirmed yesterday that these new trick displays are on track to ship "within a year."  Last year we were promised that we'd see them in 2012, so while "within a year" could mean early 2013 it looks like they are largely on schedule.  We call them trick displays and you've no doubt seen some crazy images like the photo to the left of a wavy smartphone, but in reality these displays will bring advantages other than odd-shaped devices.

Since the displays are flexible and don't use glass they will be nearly unbreakable, meaning the next time you drop your phone your display isn't going to shatter.  We've seen some crazy prototypes of paper-esque displays and see-though panels, but what what's likely to come to market are rounded displays that were not possible with traditional LCD or AMOLED panels.  Flexible displays make things like watch phones and wearable computers a lot more practical, and as the technology progresses we will likely see more innovative applications as designers think outside the box.

Samsung 4.5 inch flexible Amoled at CES-2011

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Canon 5D Mark III Full Spec

It's the release date for Canon 5D Mark III (or tomorrow depending on where are you). Since everyone being curious to find out the new features, we'll bring you the Full spec released by CanonRumors. It seems that early rumors are true with 22.3 MP sensor and 61-point high-density reticular AF. Here are the complete list of spec.

Unsurpassed Image Quality
  • 22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
  • DiG!C 5+ Image Processor
  • ISO 100-25600 (expandable to L:50 H1:51200, H2: 102400
  • Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)
High Performance Operation
  • 61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)
  • 6.0 fps for high continuous shooting
  • Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
  • 3.2-type, approx.1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II
  • iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor
  • Shutter durability of 150,000 cycles
High end features
  • Silent & low vibration modes
  • Dual card slots (CF & SD)
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
  • Multiple Exposures
  • Comparative Playback function
  • Improved durability & water and dust resistance
  • Available Colours – Black
  • Megapixels – 22MP
  • Sensor Size – 36 x 24mm
  • ISO/Sensitivity – 100 – 25600
  • Autofocus Points – 61 points
  • Lens Mount – Canon
  • LCD Size – 3.2″
  • Liveview – Yes
  • Viewfinder – Optical TTL
  • Min Shutter Speed – 30 sec
  • Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 sec
  • Continuous Shooting Speed – 6 fps
  • Self Timer – 10 sec, 2 sec
  • Metering – Centre-weighted, Spot, Evaluative, Partial
  • Video Resolution – Full HD 1080
  • Memory Type – Compact Flash
  • Connectivity – USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, Wireless (optional)
  • Battery – LP-E6
  • Battery Type – Lithium-ion
  • Charger – Includes Li-Ion Charger
  • File Formats – AVI, RAW, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
  • Dimensions – 152 x 116 x 76mm
  • Box Contents – Battery Pack LP-E6 .. Battery Charger LC-E6 .. AV Cable AVC-DC400ST .. Interface Cable IFC-200U .. Eyecup Eg .. Wide Strap EWEOS5DMKIII .. CR1616 Lithium Battery+
source: canonrumors

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Canon 5D Mark III sets for 2nd March Launch

We had previously reported that Canon’s next-generation 5D DSLR could be launching in February 28th. But it's already 29th February and still it hasn't released to market yet. So it’s obvious that those rumors did not pan out. Today we got a reliable evidence of release date of March 2nd for Canon 5D MK III. That's the invitation card Canon is sending out the various media, indicating that an event will be taking place on the 2nd of March. While it did not specifically mention the launch of the 5D MK III, the 2nd of March date seems to be in line with earlier rumors of a March launch.

Source :

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nokia Announced 808 PureView with 41 MP Camera

Nokia 808 PureView will be the most sophisticated camera phone out there with 41 MP camera with PureView Pro imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics. This will be running on Symbian (Belle) OS and has a Single core, 1300 MHz, ARM 11 processor with 512 MB RAM / 1024 MB ROM memory.

Nokia 808 PureView can be described more like a camera than a smart phone. Addition to 41 MP camera it has LED Xenon flash with optical zoom enabled. It can also act as a camcorder with 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) and 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) video options.

Nokia has Officially announced 808 PureView on 27 Feb 2012 and expected to release to market on 2012 Q2

Watch Nokia 808 PureView hands on preview

Monday, February 27, 2012

Canon EOS-1D X release to the market at the end of April

Canon EOS-1DX preview
The Canon EOS-1DX will finally release to the market at the end of April, soon after the releasing of 5D Mark III on March 2ndCanon EOS-1DX will geared with the new EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM following in May.

The EOS-1D X is Canon's most advanced EOS camera to date and it features a new 18.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor with a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 that can be expanded up to ISO 204800.
It also has a redesigned 61-point autofocus system and a 100,000 pixel RGB metering sensor that detects faces and color to aid exposure measurement.

The Canon 1DX is the first camera to feature dual "DIGIC 5+" processors and this enables it to have full-resolution continuous shooting of up to 12fps, or 14fps in the JPEG only super high-speed mode.
In addition to stills, the EOS-1D X is capable of recording Full HD (1920x1080p) movies.

Canon 5D Mark III images leaked

While the release date is getting closer, we received some pictures of Canon 5D Mark III yesterday. These images appeared on forum last evening and they look quite authentic.

Check more details on Canon 5D Mark III

Galaxy S3 with Quad-core 1.5 GHz expected in July

rendered preview of Samsung Galaxy S3 courtesy of

We are not 100% certain on this story but according to specs, definetely Samsung Galaxy S3 will be the hit of this year.  Certainly a June or July release date makes the most sense. According to released specs, it will run Android 4.0 powered by 1.8GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a microSD slot.

More specs are follows

  • Display : Size 4.6 inches with 720 x 1280 (HD) screen resolution built using Super AMOLED Plus technology
  • Processor: Quad core, Exynos 4412
  • memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Camera: 12.1 megapixels
  • Camcorder: 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nikon will delay release date for D800E

Pre-Orders from Amazon for Nikon D800E got a mail saying that Nikon has delayed the release date for Nikon D800E. Proposed released date for Nikon D800E was April 12. However there's no information regarding delay of Nikon D800 which will be releasing on March 22. Still no information about new release date for D800E but Nikon has to be quick since Canon is about to release series of DSLR in coming months.

Source: NikonRumors

Canon EOS-5D Mark ll price drops!

If you planned to buy Canon 5D Mark II this week, just wait a week. We got a news about price reducing of Canon EOS-5D Mark ll 21.1 MP Digital Camera on starting on March first week. We still waiting for the confirmation about what the reduction will be, but with the release of Canon 5D mark III and Canon EOS 650D Rebel T4I, definitely there will be a price drop.

Therefore one week waiting will be definitely worth the money

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Free Tower Defense Games for Android

Today we picked some best free tower defense games on Android market. Some of them you may have played before, others may be completely new to you, but they all have one thing in common – they are fun and will keep you entertained for quite a while.

1) Lair Defense
When was the last time you played a game with dragons? Well, here is one. In Lair Defense, your goal is to prevent the humans from stealing the dragons’ eggs, and you have an arsenal of skills and magic spells to do that. The game is fun, challenging, and can easily keep you occupied for hours at a time.

Download Lair Defense from Android Market

2) Empire Defense II
Have you tried the first installment of Empire Defense? Well, the second one is quite different, but fortunately, in a good way. Instead of towers, it offers an arsenal of fighters, heroes, and super skills for massive carnage. Oh, it follows a story too, but we doubt that many of you will pay attention to it.

Download Empire II from Android Market

3) Defender
Defender is not your ordinary tower defense game. You have to do the aiming yourself and stop those bad guys from tearing down the walls of your castle. The game is fun and challenging, so make sure you have a few hours to spare before engaging in battle.

Download Defender from Android Market

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Which way shall I shoot this - Angry Birds Space: Discovery

We have received the second video for upcoming Angry Birds Space. This has little more information than it's previous one, the Angry Birds Teaser. Await until 22nd of March for experience the new battle of Angry Birds. We will give you most resent updates of the game as soon it appears. Stay Tuned!.
Check our previous post for Angry Birds Space Teaser

Watch the Angry Birds Discovery on Moon

Check The First Ever Screenshots from the PC Version of Max Payne 3

Have a look at following screen shots of yet to release  Max Payne 3 and feel the glorious details of the  background and of the characters. According to Rockstar site PC version of Max Payne 3 will launching on May 29th in North America and June 1st in Europe. Max Payne is a revolutionary game which introduced high detailed graphics and maximum combat experience to the gaming world.

 view via the screens section of the official Max Payne 3 website

Check the latest video of Max Payne 3 Weapons

LG Optimus 3D Max to arrive at Mobile World Congress 2012

 Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona is happening next week, and you can expect LG to make quite a splash there – considering how MWC is the platform where the South Korean company is going to unveil their latest glasses-free 3D device known as the LG Optimus 3D Max. Boasting powerful 3D technology as well as a design that is fashion forward, the Optimus 3D Max intends to deliver a complete 3D entertainment platform as well as further cement LG’s 3D ecosystem with yet another high-end device.

It has been touted that the LG Optimus 3D Max is a powerful smartphone regardless of whether you use it in 2D and 3D mode – and with LG’s exclusive brightened display, your eyes will not suffer even after prolonged periods of viewing. Apart from that, LG has bumped up the Optimus 3D Max’s 3G’s network speed to HSPA+ 21Mbps, and with the inclusion of LG Tag+, you are on the receiving end of advanced NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities which was specially designed to promote greater user convenience. Let us read more about what the LG Optimus 3D Max is capable of right after the jump.

The automatic setting changes is one of the main benefits of NFC integration, where predefined tags which have been customized to certain modes such as car-mode, office-mode or sleepmode will kick in with but a simple touch. Apart from that, LG looks to the future with such benefits that will be demonstrated on the MWC showfloor, including making it available via a Maintenance Release or an application available on the LG SmartWorld.

There is also a HD Converter feature which allows HD quality playback on a TV that is connected through MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link), making it useful when transforming Open GL-based 2D games and applications to 3D and viewing Google Earth, while the Range Finder allows the smartphone to calculate the distance between the camera and the subject as well as the dimensions of an object through triangulation, with an Out-focusing Shot option to enhance camera quality beyond that of other smart-phones through image processing using depth information.

Other hardware specifications include a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, a 4.3″ 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 8GB of internal storage space, 1GB RAM, a 5-megapixel Dual-lens camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the operating system of choice, HDMI connectivity, and a 1,520 mAh battery.

Chance to join World of Warplanes pilot

World of Warplanes
With the upcoming Alpha release of World of Warplanes, invites all of their fans to join as testers for the game. You can also be one of the brave pilot of the legendary WWII warbirds and fight along with players from all over the world on original battle arenas. To apply you’ll have to create a account and sign in to the World of Warplanes site. This is the third chance for game testing we are publishing for this week together with Guild Wars 2 Limited Beta Test and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta.

For more onWorld of Warplanes, check out the World of Warplanes site

 >>> Sign up for Global Alpha Test

Checkout World of Warplanes trailer

Friday, February 24, 2012

Be the first to own a Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800 presale
Nokia Lumia 800
Pre orders are now available for Nokia Lumia 800 at phones4u, which will be releasing to market on 2nd March 2012. If you order today, you can own this beauty on 06/03.

Running Windows Phone 7.5 OS, the Lumia comes filled with unique features, all of which work to make life a little easier.

Here are some of the features of Nokia Lumia 800
  • Windows Phone 7.5 OS
  • 720p Video recording
  • 8 Megapixel Carl Zeiss Camera with LED Flash
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • Touch Focus
  • 3.7-inch AMOLED Screen
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Multi-touch input method
  • 16 GB Internal Memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPRS technology
  • HTML
  • Internet Explorer 9 with desktop rendering
  • MicroUSB v2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Check the Nokia Lumia 800 Review by Phones 4u

Guild Wars 2 beta testing received 1 million applicants in 48 hours

Guild Wars 2 beta received 1 million applications for testing

As we have informed you about a chance for participate in Guild Wars 2 beta testing, it has been revealed that there were 1 million applicants received on first 48 hours.

Those chosen to participate in the beta will be notified by email, at which time they will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before being permitted to play the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Don’t afraid if you have applied and still not received an e-mail, testing will begin on March 1st and still you have a chance to receive the invitation.

For more on Guild Wars 2, check out GameSpot's latest preview

Canon EOS 650D Rebel T4i will be announced soon

Canon EOS 600D, predecessor of  EOS 650 D 
Another member will be joining soon to Canon family,perhaps on or around March 2, 2012  This will be the third DSLR camera released by Canon for this year together with Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 5D Mark III X which will be releasing on February.

According to sources, new Canon EOS 650D Rebel T4i will be geared with EF-S 18-135 lens with a silent autofocus motor. Apart from that, there are no much details released for this product. However we can hope this will be a lightweight and low cost mid ranged DSLR as same as it's predecessors.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Will Canon 5D Mark III be releasing in end of February?

Canon is ready to make a step ahead of their DSLR product line with Canon 5D Mark III which is planned to release on February 28, 2012. 

Rumors says it will come with following specs
  • 22 Mega Pixels
  • 61 points AF
  • 6.9 fps, ISO 100-25600(50-51200)
  • 1 Digic 5+ Digic 4 sensor
  • Best HD video quality of any Canon EOS line

You might think when comparing to its competitor Nikon D 800, this is lacking of the performance but according to sources, Canon is going to split the 5D product line to two. One is this little buddy, Canon 5D Mark III and other one is 5D X.
We haven’t got any information about the lenses which will be bundled with Canon 5D Mark III. There’s a high possibility of getting newly released 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II with this but we are not exact on that yet.

2/24/2012 - Additional specs for Canon 5D Mark III
We got some additional specs for Canon 5D mark III today
  • 100% VF
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • Dual CF/SD Card Slots
  • Price: Around $3500 USD

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Get Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta keys by getting part of the survey

Counter Strike, after giving 7000 keys to current CSS and CS 1.6 players and 200 keys to community sites has launched new key offering process.

You have to fill out the survey and after that will end up with a key. If you don’t fill it out, you won’t be getting a key.

Make sure to fill out the survey today; next week first selection from the survey will be announced.
Here is a link to the survey >>>>>
In more news, Counter strike team will also continue to give gift keys to active CS:GO beta players to share with their friends. Earning these keys is easy, hit quick match and play CS:GO.

Watch the Get Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta preview

Ubuntu for Android - New era of computing begins

Ubuntu wallpaper, Ubuntu for Android
Did everyone see the news yesterday? It would have been easy enough to skip over the story, but Canonical announced its idea for bringing Ubuntu, and therefore Linux, to mobile devices (and we're talking proper Linux, not just Android). If you don't count Android (as most Linux users wouldn't), Linux is the last major desktop OS to make the transition to mobile. The strange thing is that with Ubuntu for Android, Canonical isn't exactly creating a mobile OS, just a way to easily transition from mobile to desktop and back. This sort of straddling the line has both its advantages and disadvantages, but still gives us a view of what the future holds for computing.

Canonical will be showing off the Ubuntu for Android software in full at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Of course, we should have known that Linux makers wouldn't sit back and let Apple, Microsoft and Google take over the tablet space; and, we should have known that Ubuntu would be the first Linux distro to really push to make the leap. What we couldn't have seen coming was that Canonical would not only bring Ubuntu as a player to the game, but give us a sneak peek into the future of computing. And, we mean all computing, not just desktop or mobile. This is the future.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Will there be an Office package for iPad?

Leaked image of Microsoft App for iPad
Pic courtesy of The Daily 

There’s a big rumor on web about yet to be released Microsoft office app for iPads. The daily, which is the source of this buzz have put a picture of an iPad with Microsoft office app is opened and then rumor started to fire all over the world. According to The daily, Microsoft office app will be submitting to the approval by Apple and will be released in the coming weeks.

Replying to this story, Microsoft spokesperson said that the Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation. However they have not yet denied about making an office package for iPads. Replying to the denial by Microsoft, Peter Ha, tech editor at The Daily, said that a Microsoft employee had demonstrated a version of the app on an iPad. “The launch screen may not be final, but the app itself is real,” Mr. Ha said. “We were told that the app was done and it was being tested internally.” However, with these rumors buzzing, we can hope for a Microsoft office package for iPads in this year.

Guild Wars 2 Limited Beta Test Begins

Guild Wars 2 screenshot
Hundreds of invited players and press from around the world will be logging into Guild Wars 2 for a beta test weekend of high adventure, exploration, in-depth personal stories, and teeth-rattling combat. We love playing our game as much as we love showing it off to our fellow gamers, so damn near everyone at ArenaNet will be logging in this weekend to play alongside our beta testers.
After this beta weekend we’re all going to have lots of great stories to tell about epic world vs world battles, hilarious NPC chatter, hidden wonders, narrow escapes, hard-fought victories, as well as moments of quiet awe in this magnificent handcrafted world.
Next week, media will be posting their observations and videos online, so prepare yourself for a flood of information and gameplay footage. In a Dev Update right here on the ArenaNet Blog, Lead Designer Eric Flannum will discuss some of the changes players experienced during this beta weekend event. Plus, we’ll have some very specific information about an upcoming Guild Wars 2 beta event – I guarantee you will not want to miss it!

Guild Wars 2: Beta testing videos

Monday, February 20, 2012

Giant of the smart phone world - Samsung's Galaxy Note

Giant of the smart phone world - Samsung's Galaxy Note is the ultimate choice for a smart phone lover. With 5.3-inch display, Galaxy Note is standing between smart phone and a Tab. Its design is moreover similar to its elder brother Galaxy S II but with wider display.Additionally, this giant is enriched with Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor rather than Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 user in S Galaxy II. Bigger size means bigger the battery is. This has Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery compared to Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery of Galaxy S II enabling more standby time up to 820 h with 3G.

Price of this chubby smart phone is around 470 EUR

Samsung Galaxy Note video review