January/February 2015

Nikon D750

Nikon has introduced the D750 with a 24.3-megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 Image Processing Engine. The camera has an ISO range of 100-12,800 (50-51,200 extended) with a 51-point AF system, and the Advanced Multi-Cam 3500-FX II AF tracks quick-moving sports and wildlife at a 6.5 fps burst rate. With the same full HD video features as the D810, the D750 has full manual control with Power Aperture for smooth transitions between adjustments. Recording can be done with dual SD cards or to HDMI output. For ease with shooting angles and video viewing, the D750 is Nikon’s first FX-format DSLR with a tilting Vari-Angle 3.2-inch, 1229K-dot LCD screen. It’s also the first Nikon DSLR with built-in WiFi for remote use with your smartphone or tablet. List Price: $2,299 (body only). Contact: Nikon, www.nikonusa.com.

Canon EF 100-400mm

Canon has redesigned their compact supertelephoto zoom lens. Fully compatible with all EOS cameras, the EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6L IS II USM now utilizes a rotation zoom ring for exact adjustments and weight balance instead of the previous model’s push-pull zoom, coupled with an improved zoom torque adjustment ring for personalizing zoom tension settings. With a redesigned set of optics, including one Fluorite and one Super UD lens element for increased sharpness and contrast, the lens now has three Image Stabilizer modes—standard, panning and during exposure only. The optical IS provides four shutter speed steps of correction, increased from the previous 1.5 steps. The magnesium housing is dust- and water-resistant, allowing for use even in harsh rain-forest environments. The lens includes the ET-83D lens hood, which features a side window that allows for filter adjustment while keeping the hood in place. List Price: $2,199. Contact: Canon, www.usa.canon.com.

Sigma Quattro

The second camera in Sigma‘s Quattro series has arrived. The dp1 Quattro has a fixed 19mm ƒ/2.8 lens (28mm equivalent on a 35mm camera), making it the widest angle of the set. Using an effective 29-megapixel Foveon Quattro Direct sensor with a TRUE III Image processor, the dp1 provides true color, increased detail and quick processing. With an ISO 100-6400 range, the camera uses a 9-point contrast-detection AF system with Face Detection mode. The lens contains one FLD glass element and two glass mold aspherical lenses to minimize aberration. List Price: $999. Contact: Sigma, www.sigmaphoto.com.

Epson SureColor P600

Epson‘s new SureColor P600 13-inch printer offers a high-quality home printing option. The MicroPiezo AMC printhead prints up to 5670×1440 dpi resolution. Using the Epson UltraChrome HD pigment inks, the AccuPhoto HD imaging technology precisely places each droplet of ink for grain-free prints. The front-in and front-out paper path allows for cut-sheet prints up to 13×19 inches on glossy, matte and fine-art paper up to 1.3mm thick. The printer has paper roll support for panorama prints over 10 feet long. The P600 has a 3.5-inch tilting color LCD touch panel, plus USB, WiFi and Ethernet connection abilities. List Price: $799. Contact: Epson, www.epson.com/P600.

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