News from the photo world focused on amateur/enthusiast and professionals.

Sony has announced another two DSLRs to join its Alpha family, that place between the recently announced A200 and flagship A700.

Sony has announced another DSLRs to join its Alpha family: A350 that place between the recently announced A200 and flagship A700.

Alpha 350 has a new live view system called "quick AF live system": practically it is aimed to overcome the slow/manual focusing problem with current live-view systems. Great feature taken form point-and-shoot camera: the LCD can be tilted up!

It offers an anti-shake mechanism in the camera body (sensor movement) and up to 3200 ISO sensitivity. Sensor is a CCD with crop factor of 1.5.

The sensor holds 14.2 Megapixels.

Nikon has announced a new DSLR camera: D60, their latest consumer-level DSLR, as an evolution to D40X.

The new D60 has a 10.2 Mpixels, an anti-dust system with a dust shakes off mechanism and an airflow system, active d-lighting system to correct brightness and a stop-motion recording mode.

Today, January 24th, Canon announced the new entry level of its DSLR lineup: 450D / Digital Rebel XSi as an evolution of 400D / XTi.

Points of evolutions/changes are the following (not all the changes are listed):

Samsung has announced the GX-20 camera, a "twin" camera of K20D from Pentax, with which Samsung has a partnership. The major changes are the new sensor with 14.6 Mpixels (CMOS APS-C size) and live preview. Other features: image stabilization, dust removal, almost dust/water proof, 2.7" LCD with 230'000 pixels.

Pentax Imaging Co. has announced two new DSLR cameras: K20D (evolution of the K10D) and K200D (evolution of K200D).

The K20D DSLR offers 14.6 Mpixel resolution with a new CMOS sensor developed together with Samsung, shake reduction (in the body), live view, 1EV dynamic range expansion, dust removal system. The body is dust proof and water resistant, burst shooting rate about 3 frames per second.