Introducing Interviews

I am very excited to announce Interviews section as a new addition to MyPhotoCentral. As a group, photographers are typically very social and interactive bunch of individuals. We like to share ideas and experiences. And let’s face it, we also love to compare and talk about our equipment. I have had a pleasure of talking to many talented artists and all of them have unique and interesting styles, workflow and stories to tell. I believe that the more we know about how our colleagues create their wonderful images and philosophy behind their work, the broader our understanding of this art form will become. Continue Reading

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 announced

Today, Canon announced its newest addition to the DSLR lineup. EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Camera is the smallest and lightest DSLR camera in the world. Featuring brand new 18.0-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 5 Image Processor technology and a 3 inch Clear View LCD monitor II, EOS Rebel SL1 offers a lot to a consumer without advanced knowledge in photography. With the announcement of this camera, Canon continues the recent company trend of bridging consumer and amateur/professional level equipment. Continue Reading

Nikon D7100 Announced

Today, February 20th, 2013 – Nikon announced their new D7100 HD-SLR camera. Branded as their flagship DX model, D7100 will feature impressive 24.1-megapixel DX-format censor as well as a host of other features that stand it apart from its predecessor D7000. This new 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor will be the first in the Nikon lineup with removed optical low-pass filter (OLPF) which will result in higher resolution images than the standard 24MP sensors. The company is confident that with the new technology and using Nikkor lenses they will be able to produce clearer and more detailed images without the OLPF. Continue Reading

Canon PowerShot N announced

Today, January 7, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc. unveiled its new compact camera as part of the consumer oriented PowerShot lineup. While technically it’s not the most impressive point-and-shoot camera on the market, the new PowerShot N is a direct attempt by Canon to capture hearts and minds of smartphone generation, that have replaced their point-and-shoot cameras with IOS or Android devices. PowerShot N features 2.8-inch tilt-touch panel LCD, new wireless capabilities for convenient instant sharing with mobile devices and a brand new Creative Shot mode. Canon hopes that these features will make PowerShot N an ideal companion for people with Iphone or Android devices. Continue Reading

GoPro Hero 3 Announced

Today GoPro has announced its brand new Hero 3 camera. We at MyPhotoCentral are very fond of our handy Hero 2 and welcome its younger brother with open arms. It looks like the camera has been improved in every way possible. It is now capable of recording 4K videos, but unfortunately only at 12fps. However, since the processor inside Hero 3 camera is 2x faster than its predecessor, it can now record 1080p at 60fps and 720p at whopping 120fps which will make any action shot crawl to a stop. Hero 3 is also 30 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter. Continue Reading

Canon EOS 6D Announced

Today, Canon Inc. announced its mid-range full frame EOS 6D camera. This camera is built around Canon’s new CMOS 20.2 megapixel senor and DIGIC 5+ processor. Packing this hardware, Canon 6D offers a standard ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 and 102,400) and, according to Canon, capable of operating at extremely low light levels. It also features a built in GPS unit and integrated Wi-Fi transmitter while weighing only 1.7 lb (including battery). However, Canon 6D lacks a built-in flash, has 11 AF points with only central one being cross-type and only capable of 4.5 frames per second (fps) burst. Therefore, Canon is giving this camera just enough key specs to be tempting for people interested in upgrading to a full frame body but not enough improvements to take ways from Canon 5D Mark III sales. Continue Reading

Nikon D600 announced

Today, Nikon Inc. announced its new D600 full frame 24.3-magapixel camera. It produces excellent image quality and offers great performance while maintaining compact design and light weight. It is mostly intended for enthusiasts looking for all the advantages of a full frame FX-format sensor, although industry professionals might also look at D600 as a lightweight alternative or a backup body. In short, D600 is Nikon’s lightest, smallest and most affordable Full-Frame HD-SLR camera that packs numerous innovative features desired by most photographers. Continue Reading

Nikon COOLPIX P7700 S6400 S800c S01 announced

Today, Nikon announced the release of the P7700. A new flagship model for the COOLPIX series and the successor to the P7100, P7700 boasts 1/1.7-inch backside illuminated 12.2 MP CMOS sensor, 7.1x optical zoom lens with maximum aperture of f/2-4, build in lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) and all the manual setting a photographer may require. In addition to P7700, Nikon also announced three other new COOLPIX S-series cameras: S6400, S800c and S01. COOLPIX S6400 is a compact camera featuring 16.0 MP CMOS sensor, 12x optical zoom and 3-inch LCD touch panel. COOLPIX S800c features Android operating system and is WI-FI compatible. Essentially this camera has all the features of Android based smartphone (including Apps) without the phone capability. So now you can take a picture and post it to your Facebook through Wi-Fi, all on your S800c camera. It also features 16MP CMOS sensor and 10x optical zoom NIKKOR lens. And finally COOLPIX S01 is the tiniest camera we have ever seen. At barely over 3in wide and 2in tall, this camera can easily fit in a palm of a hand and fit into virtually any pocket. It features 10.1 MP CCD image sensor, 3x optical zoom and 2.5-inch LCD touch panel display. All of the announced cameras are capable of recording HD video. Continue Reading

PowerShot SX500 and SX160 announced

Today, Canon announced two new cameras in its PowerShot lineup: PowerShot SX500 IS and PowerShot SX160 IS. Both of these cameras are relatively compact and competitively priced. But most importantly both cameras feature outstanding zoom capabilities, image stabilization, improved autofocus and easy to use interface. The new PowerShot SX500 IS and PowerShot SX160 IS digital cameras boast a notable 30x and 16x optical zoom, respectively. This means you can now carry a compact camera that can optically zoom in on that elusive bird you have been meaning to take a picture of on your walks through the park or zoom in and capture a victory smile on an athlete from your last raw seat at a stadium. To help you capture all these shots in good focus, Canon offers its Intelligent Image Stabilization technology which can quickly evaluate camera movement during photo or video capture and compensate for it. In addition, PowerShot SX500 IS features a Zoom Framing Assist feature which makes finding your subject at a whopping 30x zoom a breeze. And finally, both cameras are equipped with Canon’s Smart AUTO mode – which can recognize the best settings for a particular scene and automatically apply the necessary adjustments. Continue Reading