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iPhone SLR Mount – Turns your iPhone 4 into a DSLR

Your Apple iPhone 4 can act not just as a high-end mobile phone but also many other things such as an alarm clock, an MP3 player, a gaming device, a calculator, a recorder, a storage device, and a digital camera. Because of all these functions, this cool gadget becomes one of the most sought after gadgets in the market today. However, there is one thing that this gadget is not designed to be – and that is as a DSLR. Sad, isn’t it? Because if only this thing can act as a DSLR, who would need getting the said high-end camera anyway? But hey, haven’t you heard that it is possible now to turn your iPhone 4 into a DSLR using real SLR lenses? Yes, it’s true – and that’s made possible by this iPhone SLR Mount!

The only reason why you have that DSLR is because of the poweful depth of field and manual focus that it provides, right? Whether it’s a Canon EOS or a Nikon SLR, simply mount its lenses to this iPhone SLR Mount and in no time, you’ll be enjoying the same quality pictures that your DSLR provides using only your iPhone 4. So who says you need to bring that bulky gadget with you every time just to get really quality pictures? Because whoever it is doesn’t know that all you need are its lenses, this SLR mount, and your iPhone 4.

Really it is so amazing to have this gadget accessory around. But hey, there are more choices that you can check if you really want to make the most out of your iPhone 4’s camera feature! Feel free to check out these iPhone 4 lense now!

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

If you love the Alpha A230, you sure will appreciate the Alpha A290 more. This new Alpha model comes with a body similar to the A290 but it has a more traditional grip that makes it more comfortable. The A290 is based on a Sony Bionz Image processor and an APS-C sized 14.2 effective megapixel image sensor. The said sensor is positioned on a moveable platter which provides it with its in-body SteadyShot image stabilization capability. With the unit’s optical viewfinder, it becomes capable of shooting at 2.5 frames per second. It also includes the company’s anti dust system which is made up of low-charge coating over the sensor. To remove dust, you just have to use the sensor shift mechanism.

The Alpha A290 comes with a very simple design. Its interface has fewer rear-panel buttons and it comes with a GUI design with extensive settings which is available via the LCD display. Also, this camera comes equipped with a pentad dach-mirror TTl optical viewfinder with 95% coverage, 0.83x magnification, -2.5 to +1.0m-1 diopter correction and a 16.5mm eyepoint. On the camera’s rear panel is a 2.7” LCD display with 230,400 dots of resolution. It offers five-step manual brightness control and live view capability.

Moreover, the Sony Alpha A290 is outfitted with a nine-point autofocus system with sensitivities ranging from ISO 100 (minimum) to ISO 3,200 (maximum) and shutter speeds range from 1/4000 to 30 seconds plus bulb. Metering is also achieved, thanks to the unit’s 40-segment honeycomb SPC. Sony has also equipped the A290 with Dynamic Range Optimization, built-in auto popup flash, as well as hot shoe for external flash strobes. Since this unit will be available in July, you can go for its predecessor, the Sony A230, which is available at Amazon.

Samsung NX10 – A Step towards DSLR Evolution

The last 2010 Consumer Electronics Show gave birth to a lot of new and interesting gadgets; it’s almost like the Primordial Soup for consumer electronics. But like evolution, not are all born butterflies or swans, there are gadgets destined to compete to be on top of the food chain. CES showed that photography and cameras are a major part of the consumer electronics industry. Enthusiasts and regular household still wants higher megapixel and the latest features like GPS, face detection, information tagging and touch screen display. As a result, cameras try to out evolve each other to get the lion’s share of the market and this time Samsung and their new NX10 next generation camera might be the next alpha male. For starters, this latest camera from Samsung features a smart and fast auto focus, large 14.6 MP APS-C size CMOS, pop-up flash, electronic viewfinder and a bright 3.0” AMOLED screen. The NX10 also supports 720p HD video recording in H.264 format.

What sets the Samsung NX10 apart from other DLSRs? Since Samsung NX10 features a mirror-less design; it is smaller, lighter and more compact than other SLRs. The mirror-less lens are completely interchangeable but it comes with a catch – Samsung opted for a proprietary K-mount for the lenses but word is, that there will be an available adapter. With the NX10, professional photographers can enjoy all the benefits of a full featured SLR without the extra weight. The other unique feature is Samsung NX10’s AMOLED screen which promises less power consumption coupled with faster refresh rates.

Other cameras like the Samsung GX-10 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Schneider D-XENON Lens can be found here.

Nova DSLR Takes The Lighter Side of Photography

Think of a DSLR. What might come into your head is a big chunky camera that amateurs and professionals use for some creative output of theirs (or boring repetitive job at a photo studio). Now think of a compact camera or even your cellphone camera. You probably are thinking about the camera that you personally use on parties, hanging out with friends, or even for taking pictures of yourself for your Facebook profile. The main reason is that both DSLR and a point and shoot really are two different things but does the same job of taking a picture. This concept camera on the other hand tries to ease the separation between the two by changing how users will use a DSLR.

The biggest change here is how the camera is held. Usually, using an SLR means having a strap on the neck with one hand having a grip on the sides and one below. On Nova, the user will use both hands holding the handle that could only remind me of pruning shears. The weight is also significantly reduced with only the “arms” and the center lens taking weight so portability is also considered. The grip of the camera also has the control buttons that can easily be pressed by the fingers. Furthermore, you can take pictures like you do with your cellphone or take videos like on a compact video cam since the arms move around the center lens.

This DSLR would surely entice more amateurs to try out photography especially with the design moving away from being too professional looking.

Pentax X70: The True Bridge between Compact Digicams and SLRs

A lot of people value a good-looking picture and with the advent of digital cameras, it’s now easier to take one — but it’s definitely not easy to pick one. With the wide range of cameras available nowadays, you’ve got a whole smorgasbord of options. Plus the fact that you know they’re not created equal, choosing one is truly hard. The latest addition to the extensive collection of digital cameras is the Pentax X70 that will ship in April this year for USD 399.95.

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Featuring a high magnification optical 24x optical zoom lens with a wide-angle to super-telephoto coverage, this new model works superbly in a great variety of photographic situations – from casual day-to-day snapshots to travel and sports photography. With 12Megapixels, SLR-like styling and flexible exposure modes, the Pentax X70 is perfect for the intermediate to advanced shooter who wants to improve in form and function from digital compact offerings without the size, weight, and expense of a true DSLR camera.

Major Features:

• Reliable shake-reduction system for sharp, blur-free images
• Large, easy-to-view 2.7 inch color LCD monitor
• High-speed continuous shooting to capture the decisive moment
• High image quality
• Movie shooting in high-definition TV image quality and with anti-shake protection
• Auto picture mode for the automatic selection of seven different shooting modes
• Fast face detection AF&AE captures up to 32 faces in focus in approximately 0.03 seconds
• Auto sensitivity control up to a high ISO of 6400
• Red eye reduction function that can be applied during capture, or as a post-capture filter
• Approximately 33.6MB of built-in memory, also compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards
• Frame composite mode to style up your shots

The features of this megazoom digital camera do not end there. Learn more here, and you can even pre-order it already.