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Pentax K30 Group

ePHOTOzine are giving you the chance to win a Pentax K-30 Digital SLR – the weather resistant camera features a 16 megapixel sensor, full HD video, and compact Digital SLR body. Find out more about the Pentax K-30 here.

Nikon D3200 red or black DSLROver at ePHOTOzine you can win a Nikon D3200 Digital SLR in their December competition. The theme of the competition is “White” so you need to upload a “white” photo to be in with a chance to win the 24 megapixel Digital SLR. Find out more about the Nikon D3200 here.

COMMUNITIES IN FOCUS: PHOTO COMPETITION LAUNCHES TO CAPTURE COUNTRY’S COMMUNITY SPIRIT

Big Lottery Fund (BIG) and national communications charity Media Trust, in partnership with the Thisis and localpeople community news sites run by Northcliffe Digital, have launched Communities in Focus, a photography competition to showcase inspiring images of people and communities from across the country.

From snapshots of local events such as street parties and farmers’ markets to portraits of people making a difference, such as charity volunteers or the village choir, Communities in Focus is designed to showcase the brilliant people, groups and activities that are the life of our communities.

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Fujifilm X-E1 Black with 18-55mm OIS lens
ePHOTOzine has reviewed the Fujifilm X-E1 – the premium mirrorless compact system camera features the same 16 megapixel sensor as the X-Pro1, and comes with a new 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 OIS kit lens, 6fps continuous shooting, Full HD video recording, 2.36million dot OLED EVF, and film simulation mode. Here’s what they have to say:

“The Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 are the definition of retro digital cameras, and the moment you pick it up, you’ll be reminded of an old film camera from the past. With manual controls on the lens and body it is very easy to adjust settings and the menus and controls are well thought out and easy to get to grips with. The electronic viewfinder is excellent with an extremely high resolution and is great to use, although it’s a shame the 2.8inch screen isn’t larger and a higher resolution.”

Read more Fujifilm X-E1 reviews: Pocket-Lint, Photography BLOG, Luminous Landscape, Tech Radar, Flixelpix.

Pentax K-5 II Black FrontePHOTOzine and Photography BLOG has reviewed the new Pentax K-5 II Digital SLR – the camera features a 16 megapixel sensor, 7fps continuous shooting, updated focus system (better in low-light), improved screen, full HD video, and weather sealing.

NeoCamera has reviewed the Pentax K-5 IIs, the new IIs version is lacking, or rather has the AA (Anti-Aliasing) filter removed, for sharper images, but with the risk or moire.

Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 Silver

ePHOTOzine and AP has reviewed the new Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 – the new Micro Four Thirds camera features a 16 megapixel sensor, 8fps continuous shooting, 3 inch touch screen, Art filters and effects, built in image stabilisation and full HD video with stereo sound. The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2 is available for £499 with kit lens and free 8gb Wi-Fi card.

Sony NEX-6 with 16-50mm lensePHOTOzine has posted the first full review of the Sony NEX-6, the latest mirrorless compact system camera from Sony – it features a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, high resolution OLED electronic viewfinder, Wi-Fi, 3inch screen and 10fps continuous shooting. It’s also available with the new collapsible 16-50mm Sony OSS lens, making it much more compact as a kit zoom compared to previous Sony NEX cameras.

Nikon D5200 DSLR LargeNikon has announced the new Nikon D5200 Digital SLR – with a 24.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor it sits above the “entry level” D3200/D3100, and could be a good choice for anyone looking for a serious but affordable Digital SLR (like the Canon EOS 600/650D). It features full HD video recording, 5fps continuous shooting mode, HDR, multiple exposure, a 3 inch tilting swivelling screen and will be available in December for £719 body only, or £819 with 18-55mm VR kit lens. It’s also got an updated graphical interface, and will be available in black, red or bronze.

Read Nikon D5200 DSLR Previews: ePHOTOzine, Imaging-Resource, PhotographyBLOG

Panasonic Lumix GH3There are two new reviews of the Panasonic Lumix GH3, and currently the only full reviews of the new premium camera from Panasonic. You can find the reviews at ePHOTOzine, and Photography BLOG. The Panasonic Lumix GH3 is a weather sealed Micro Four Thirds camera with Digital SLR styling (Panasonic call it a DSLM), and it features Full HD video at up to 50 and 72mbps, with stereo sound. There is a tilting 3 inch touch screen on the back as well as a 1.744million dot EVF.

Here’s what ePHOTOzine had to say about the camera:

“Where the GH3 really excels in video recording… with all the options under the sun, with AVCHD, MOV or MP4 recording up to 50 and 72mbps full HD, with stereo sound, mic and headphone sockets as well as HDMI out for continuous recording on an external device.”

Here’s what Photography BLOG had to say:

“The GH3’s still image quality is much improved, especially the high ISO performance. Images shot at ISO 125-1600 are clean, with a little noise appearing at 3200 and more at the still very usable setting of 6400.”

Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR

EXR, ISO100, f/3.5, 1/850sec, 5mm, Landscape, Shooting into the sun.

Sample photos from the Fujifilm FinePix F800 EXR – the F800EXR is a compact travel zoom with a 20x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel EXR sensor, built in Wi-Fi and 3 inch screen. It’s got pretty saturated colour and can take some very nice images. Here are a number of sample photos. Read Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR reviews: ePHOTOzine, PhotographyBLOG, Pocket-Lint. Click below to see more sample photos.
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