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Archive:  October, 2009

Pentax K-X SLR

October 28th, In Reviews, by , Comment

Compared to its predecessor, the Pentax KM, the Pentax 12.4 megapixel KX SLR can be viewed more as a whole new camera as opposed to an upgrade. What stayed the same? Only the Metering, Viewfinder and Body! The rest is a complete makeover. Instead of giving this camera unnecessary features, Pentax has put the cost [...]

SAcamera’s 5th Birthday Party

October 27th, In Events, by , Comment

We celebrated our 5th Birthday a few weeks ago. It was held at out showroom in Century City, Cape Town. Because we turned 5 we decided to celebrate like 5 year olds and dressed up as cowboys and indians. Below is a letter from the founders of SAcamera: Greetings, SAcamera turns 5 years old (young) [...]

A Crash Course | Making Friends With Your Camera

October 14th, In Tech Talk, by , 7 Comments

We, at SACamera, have put together what we think is the most basic way of explaining the most important camera settings to get your snapping happy. This very basic mini-lesson is aimed at beginners. If you know very little (or nothing at all) about cameras – take some time to read through this and by [...]

Tantalising Twin Release | Sony Alpha 500 and 550

October 9th, In Reviews, by , Comment

These two beautiful cameras are both powered by the BIONZ™ image processing engine. This means that fast-paced action shots are captured easily and with much faster continuous shooting speeds than were available in previous models. The soul of these two Alpha cameras is the new Exmor™ CMOS sensor that guarantees incredibly crisp, minimal-noise images, rich [...]

Low Light Photography – By Sean Billings

A special thanks to Sean Billings for contributing this post. Sean is a Personal Photographic Trainer. A bit about Sean: I have been in the photographic industry for 9 years. I studied Professional Photography in Cape Town in 2000 before a stint as a freelance photographer, shooting functions and fine art. I spent 2 years [...]

NSRI 4×4 Fun Day!

October 7th, In Events, by , Comment

The NSRI hosted the annual 4×4 Family Fun Day at the Koeberg Nature Reserve just outside of Cape Town on Saturday the 3rd of October 2009. The weather was superb – a baking hot cloudless day greeted the 4×4 and quad bike participants. SAcamera was there for the day gathering photographic and video footage of [...]

Extraordinaire | Sony Alpha A850

October 6th, In Reviews, by , Comment

A brand new extraordinaire! The Alpha A850 is built around a full frame 24.6 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor which snaps your pictures in amazing clarity with brilliant, intense colours and detailed textures. Featuring a 3 inch “XtraFine” TFT lcd, with 921,000 pixels and 98% coverage, the Alpha A850 allows you to view your images in [...]

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