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The Top 10 Cameras To Look Out For In 2012, and why

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The Top 10 Cameras To Look Out For In 2012, and why
Mon, 10/31/2011 - 20:35 (updated 4 years ago)

The end of 2011 approaches us with speed. So into 2012 we peer hoping to fulfill our need. For awesome cameras, lenses, tripods and cases. Lets hope the New Year brings smiles to our faces

Whatever you wish for; ISO, AF or even an M9.  You're sure to find something here that's sublime.  With our Top 10 of what we can't wait to see  Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Lumix and even Sony

DSLR Cameras to die for in 2012…

Canon EOS 1D X In the past, Canon fans had the choice between either a high-speed sports, action and adventure camera (The EOS-1D MK IV) or a high-resolution 21 million pixel studio camera (The EOS-1D MK III). Now, however, with the soon to be introduced Canon EOS 1D X, you get both. That’s just one reason why we are extremely excited about this model.


The Juicy Facts:

  • 18 million pixels
  • Full resolution jpegs at up to 14fps
  • CMOS sensor with gapless microlenses
  • 21% larger photodiodes than the MK III
  • Maximum ISO of 204,800
  • -2EV minimum AF sensitivity
  • 61 point AF sensor

Conclusion As rev-licious as the best of both worlds in one



Nikon D2012 (aka D800)

Not much is known about the D800 yet, not even if that’s what it’s called. What little we do know, however, is that suspicious photos have been released (as published by NikonRumors). Personally, we have been anticipating this camera for several months now. Yes, recent global catastrophes have plagued its release, but it’s about time we saw or heard something solid. There’s even a vague rumor that Nikon will release two D800s. One with the anti-aliasing filter removed. Come on Nikon; give us an early Christmas gift with an official sneak peak at the Nikon D800.



The Juicy Facts:

  • Smaller and lighter than D700
  • Resolution: 7360×4912 (36MP)
  • CF+SD memory card slots
  • Larger  display
  • Excellent video quality, better than D3s. 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24
  • AF identical to D3/D700

Conclusion As rev-licious as waiting ages for one bus, only for two to arrive at once



Mirrorless cameras we can’t wait to get our hands on in 2012…

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 At DigitalRev we hold the Lumix DMC-GF1 in high regard. That’s why we are eagerly waiting to get our hands on the DMC-GX1. The successor to the GF1 the GX1 will be Panasonic’s latest high quality, raw output, go anywhere camera for DSLR owners looking for something smaller. Thankfully, the GX1 is unlike the GF3 in that Panasonic are refocusing their aim at advanced photographers instead of worrying about simplicity and form.


The Juicy Facts

  • Full AVCHD 1080/60i video (from 30fps sensor output)
  • ISO 160-12,800
  • Four available Fn buttons (two onscreen)
  • Orientation sensor (providing information with non-OIS lenses)
  • 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor
  • Continuous shooting up to 20fps (at reduced resolution)
  • Electronic level gauge
  • 3.0", 460k dot LCD

Conclusion As rev-licious as discovering inner beauty


Sony NEX-7 body As you can tell in our recent review and shootout, we really like the Sony NEX-5N. So it’s no wonder that we are awaiting, along with the world of photography, for the arrival of the NEX-7 body. And what a magnificent magnesium alloy boy it will be. Rumor has it that it should be out before Christmas. Well, all our fingers are crossed, maybe even Kai’s, for a 2011 release, especially with the rumored feature list below.


The Juicy Facts

  • 24.3 MP Exmor sensor
  • ISO range: 100-16000
  • 1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD video recording
  • XGA OLED viewfinder
  • 3″ 921k dots TruBlack LCD display
  • 10 fps
  • HDR functionality
  • Battery life: over 400 shots
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Improved start-up time and AF speed
  • Shutter time lag: 0.02 sec
  • Face recognition functionality
  • Object tracking functionality
  • New type of auto lock hot shoe
  • Auto lens aberration compensation for Sony lenses
  • Advanced Bionz imaging processor
  • Eye Fi compatible

Conclusion As rev-licious as your partners younger, more attractive sibling



Point and shoot perfection in 2012….

Canon PowerShot S100 An extended lens range of 24-12mm, 3 new key image elements and the original S class F2 maximum aperture means the S100 is more than just a re-do for Canon. That’s especially true when you hear that the sensor for the S100 will match that of their EOS SLRs. Plus, there’s also suitable grips for fingers and thumbs. All in all, a decent offering to watch out for.


The Juicy Facts

  • 1/1.7” High-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 12.1 million effective pixels
  • Full HD movie capabilities
  • Super slow-motion shots and miniature effects
  • AiAF face detection
  • One point tracking AF
  • ISO range 80-6400
  • A range of scene modes, movie modes and photo effects
  • 2.3 fps
  • GPS tracking and logger

Conclusion As rev-licious as doubling your money



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 WiFi It’s actually not that surprising that cameras are getting the WiFi treatment. If anything, it’s actually a really delayed addition. Still, it’s here with the DMC-FX90 and what’s more, it also comes with a touchscreen LCD. What’s promising is that, even with the addition of WIFi, the DMC-FX90 is only 0.85 inches thick. So it’s still a great point and shoot, fit in your pocket, compact camera with a reasonable 12 megapixels.


The Juicy Facts

  • 12.1 megapixel hi-speed CCD
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 24mm ultra-wide LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens (F2.5)
  • 3.0-inch Smart Touch LDC (460K pixels)
  • WiFi connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
  • 1080/60i HD Video Recording
  • Sonic Speed AF and AF tracking
  • iA Mode
  • MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) Active Mode
  • Motion Deblur
  • Face Recognition / Detection
  • Intelligent ISO Control, scene selector and exposure settings

Conclusion As rev-licious as having your cake, and eating it


Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 We can only ever thank the guy who invented cat’s eyes; they’ve saved thousands of lives. Now, they are taking the compact camera world by storm. The DMC-3D1 is one of the coolest, and most original, 3D compact cameras we’ve seen. Prepare to stop your friends in their tracks with this dual lens Panther. Your subject won’t know what to think, or where to look for that matter.


The Juicy Facts

  • 3D and 1080i HD video recording
  • 2D image capture
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • ISO range 1600-6400
  • 23 focus points
  • 25-100 mm focus length
  • 3.5” LCD screen
  • F3.9 – F5.7 maximum aperture

Conclusion As rev-licious as seeing someone in a sexy cat costume



Olympus SP-810UZ In the world of photography, the bigger the zoom the better. That’s most likely why Olympus have decided to go truly voyeuristic with their latest Compact Camera, the SP-810UZ. It has a 36x Wide angle zoom that guarantees limitless freedom for you and no place to hide for the people you’ll be spying on. It’s truly a benchmark in its class and one we can’t wait to get out hands on in the New Year.


The Juicy Facts

  • 36x wide angel zoom
  • 720p HD movie mode
  • Photo creativity mode
  • 3D photo shooting mode
  • Eye-Fi card compatibility
  • 10 magic filters
  • ISO range 80 – 3200
  • F2.9 – 5.7 maximum aperture
  • 3.0” LCD

Conclusion As rev-licious as revving the engine of a 911 Turbo


FujiFilm X-S1 Just as we thought the Fuji X series of cameras could not get any more exciting, or retro for that matter, they announce that they will be producing a high-end superzoom X-S1. Not much is known, however, about the specification, other than that it will be built around the same 2/3” EXR CMOS sensor as the X10. One thing we can say is that it looks great, like a sports car going 200mph with flames blasting out the back of it. What we are sure of is that it will bring a lot of good things to the table. Unfortunately, one of those things won’t be compactness.


The Juicy Facts

  • 62mm filter size
  • 1440k pixels EVF
  • Fixed 26x zoom lens (f/2.8 – 5.6)
  • 2/3″ EXR CMOS sensor

Conclusion As rev-licious as neon colored RayBans




Lego Camera

More overdue than Santa’s hernia, more highly awaited than the next Twilight movie and with more rumors surrounding it than that iPhone 5, DigitalRev’s Lego Camera is possibly the most highly anticipated camera ever. And it’s finally being showcased in a DigitaRev TV episode, in the not too distant future.


By the end of the year, you will be getting a full review and more of the truly epic Lego camera. Plus, there’s even a chance for you to get your hands on it. Simply like us on Facebook or subscribe to DigitalRev TV on YouTube and stay posted for more information on the camera you’ve all been waiting for.


The Juicy Facts

  • Lego bricks
  • Multiple colors
  • A high level of personalization


As rev-licious as Christmas morning 


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The bigest hit will be the
Wed, 12/07/2011 - 19:32 The bigest hit will be the Canon 5D mk III

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