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Archive:  July, 2009

Canon EOS 450D | Digital Rebel XSi

July 31st, In Reviews, by , Comment

The Canon EOS 450D, also known as the Digital Rebel Xsi, boasts a superb 3.5 frames per second in continuous shooting mode and Live View comes with not the usual one mode but rather two options, one being Auto Focus with Contract Detection, unlike other brands the Digital Rebel XSi can run the Contrast Detection [...]

Olympus E-520

July 29th, In Reviews, by , Comment

There has been a bit of back and forth about the look of the Olympus E-520, some have called it plasticy and oddly shaped. For me; I am happy to call the look Nostalgic! The design gives me a bit of a 1980′s mixed with modern funk feel. This camera has a rugged, strong plastic [...]

Olympus E-620

July 29th, In Reviews, by , Comment

The Olympus E-620 is very basically put, the world’s smallest mid-level, highly functional SLR camera with built in image stabilization and 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic III+ processor. Of course the E-620 is a member of the Four Thirds camera group, enabling interchangeable lenses between other camera brands. (once again a note to [...]

Canon EOS 500D

July 29th, In Reviews, by , Comment

I’m going to start this review by telling you straight away about the 500Ds impressive 15.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, this kind of feature allows for printing up to A3 size in fantastic quality! This makes plugging into the TV for viewing a pleasure as the quality doesn’t diminish on the bigger screen. Also, once [...]

TECHTALK: Four Thirds Explained – a DSLR format revolution

Four Thirds is a system pioneered by Olympus and Kodak and designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras. It exists as an open standard and is supported by a consortium of manufacturers including: Olympus, Sigma, Panasonic, Leica, Sanyo and Fujifilm. The Four Thirds Standard Defined As a mechanical standard, Four Thirds uses a sensor size roughly [...]

PRO HINTS AND TIPS: Taking Better Holiday Videos & Wildlife Photography Tips

Taking Better Holiday Videos Camcorders are getting smaller, mostly as a result of the trend toward solid state memory recording systems that use SD cards to store footage rather than tape, dvd or hard drive. As they become ever more pocket-fitting and as broadband bandwidth increases, posting videos onto social media sites like Facebook is [...]

The Canon Legria HF200 Video Camera Review

July 14th, In Reviews, by , Comment

The HF 200 is a video camera designed for amateurs but equipped with many professional features such as a mike input, adjustable audio attenuator and exposure settings. This makes it a good choice for serious enthusiasts and semi-professionals. We armed our amateur, who had previously never shot video, with just the camcorder and SAcamera’s ProHints [...]

The Olympus E-620 with 70-300mm f4/5.6 lens Review including Pictorial Spread

July 14th, In Reviews, by , Comment

All pictures displayed below were taken on location at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Safari Lodge, a 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town. All photos were taken with the image stabiliser active and no tripods or other forms of support were used. The most striking feature of the E-620 is the intelligence with which the camera [...]

SAcamera Hit Cape to Cuba – In Cuban Style

July 12th, In Events, by , Comment

Last Saturday night the SAcamera team had an outing to Cape to Cuba restaurant in Long Street. We decided it would be appropriate to don Cuban attire, including styled moustaches – even for the ladies in the team. Cape to Cuba is a very vibey establishment. We began the festivities downstairs at the Cuban-themed cocktail [...]

SAcamera Food and Fashion Lighting Workshop in JHB

July 12th, In Events, by , Comment

Although SAcamera has a Cape Town showroom, to the vast majority of our customers it exists only as a dot coza or perhaps as an occasional visitor to the inboxes of our newsletter subscribers. On the 24th of June 2009 we made a very real step into the real world as we partnered with Elinchrom [...]

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