Friday, July 27, 2012

Sony launch Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 in Ecoba, Malaysia

We just back from the launch of Sony latest high end compact camera, Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 - One of the compact camera we have been anticipating. Reason why is because of the size comparable with the Canon S100. Which makes it pocketable.

* Sony RX100 VS Canon S100 *

Another reason is the 1 inch sensor size, which is around 4 times larger than normal compact camera that have 1/2.3" sensor size. Of course, you have guesses it correctly that it share the same sensor in Nikon J1 and V1 mirrorless camera, which giving this camera 2.7x crop factor.

Here are the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Key Features :

  • 20.2 megapixels.
  • CX format (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS Sensor.
  • Bionz imaging processor.
  • ISO 100 - 25600.
  • Fixed Carl Zeiss® Sonnar T 28 – 100 mm F1.8 - F4.9 lens.
  • 3" Fixed WhiteMagic TFT LCD screen.
  • 1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps) video.
  • Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 battery and approximately 330 shot.

Our editor, Jackie Loi did a quick hands on video. Check it out!

There is an electronic control ring near the lens like Canon S100. You can set yourself what command to assign to the ring and you gain quick access from it. Not to mention, RX100 features more picture effect modes to play with.

We do a quick ISO noise performance test and lens sharpness as well. Here are the pics from RX100 ranging from ISO 100-6400. Picture are unedited and we only resize it to 50% from original size.


From our eye, the detail still sharp on ISO 3200 despite noise are pretty visible. On ISO 6400 the detail started to smudge and smooth. Noise become more visible but overall, it is pretty usable as well. It seem the 20mp sensor wasn't disappointing at all. Dynamic range is good as well.

However the lens on telephoto is at f4.9 (100mm) is pretty disappointing. Not to mention, it is hard to focus in telephoto especially when lowlight. We wonder why cant they add fast telephoto zoom like Olympus XZ-1? But the f1.8 is awesome when wide open ;) Image still sharp!

More sample from Sony RX100. All pictures are unedited beside resize. Too bad, environment are full with lowlight and the RX100 still able to cop up with it - we are amazed! Didn't manage to use the built in flash because the unit we tested cant trigger any flash.

* The famous Kenwooi *
* Eric - shoot with at 100mm f4.9 *

* Bokeh is achievable in f1.8 *
* The model of the day *

The retail price for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is RM2,499 and will available in every Sony store on early August.

Hopefully we could get a review unit from Sony so that we can did a full review for you all :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sony LT30p ‘Mint’ fully unveiled and previewed

One of the Sony next flagship phone, LT30p, codename "Mint" just get a previewed!

Here are the spec in "Mint" :

  • 4.6-inch (720 x 1280) display with on-screen buttons
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset (MSM8960)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 13MP camera with (small) LED flash
  • 16GB of internal memory, memory card support
  • MHL output, NFC and a sealed battery.

There will be a new software feature - ‘Small apps’ that allow you to place certain widgets (such as a calculator or remote control app) on top of existing apps.

Sony will held pre-IFA event on August 29 in Berlin and introduce new Xperia smartphones - the entry level Sony ST26i Xperia J, the LT26ii Xperia SL, which is probably going to be a remake of the Xperia S with a speedier CPU, the LT29i Hayabusa with its 13MP camera and a 4.55" HD screen and the Snapdragon S4-based LT30i Mint, which also sports a 13MP camera and an HD display.

So what do you think? Love the design and features? For more image and previewed, hit the source button.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Canon's first mirrorless EOS - Canon EOS M

After few days leaked, finally full spec unveiled! We have Canon to join the mirrorless circle with large sensor.

Canon EOS M Key Features :

  • 18.0 megapixels
  • APS-CMOS sensor
  • Digic 5 image processor
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (25600 with boost)
  • Fixed 3" LCD Screen with smudge-resistant touchscreen
  • 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) Video
  • Lithium-Ion LP-E12 rechargeable battery and estimated 230 battery life.

Canon also announced two lenses for the EF-M mount - EF-M 22mm F2.0 STM 'pancake' prime and an EF-M 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM stabilized standard zoom lens. Both are built around a STM linear stepping motors to drive focus, feature metal lens barrels and focus-by-wire manual focus.

There will be adapter available to mount existing Canon EF lenses and Canon promised not quality drop.

In addition to that 22mm kit optic, Canon is offering an EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for $300, or you can add the $200 EF-EOS M mount adapter to enable use with existing lenses. The $800 EOS M kit is set to ship in October, and will be available in retail stores in black.


Friday, July 20, 2012

First Images Of Canon’s Mirrorless Camera And EF-M 22mm f/2 Lens

Update : The Canon EOS M full spec leaked!

We know this day will come. Canon is joining the Mirrorless game and here, we have the first leaked image if Canon EOS M together with EF-M 22mm f/2 Lens.

Canon EOS M Key Features :

  • 18mp APS-C
  • ISO 100-12800 (25,600 Expansion)
  • 3″ Touchscreen 1.04million pixels
  • Phase & Contrast AF
  • Video Servo AF
  • 1920×1080 Video 30p/25p/24p
  • 1280×720 Video 60p/50p
  • MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
  • SD Card
  • Adaptor at launch for EF lenses

The sensor are expected to be APS-C sized. Not confirm but put our finger cross. We expect Canon to announce its mirrorless camera on Monday, July 23th, around 6-7 AM London time.

So stay tune with us ;)


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-G5

Finally, the Panasonic G3 get refreshment, DMC-G5 a 16MP mid-level mirrorless camera.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Key Features :

  • 16.1 megapixels
  • Four Thirds CMOS sensor
  • Venus Engine VII FHD processor
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • 23 AF Point.
  • 3" Fully articulated LCD screen
  • Video 1080p HD
  • Price : haven't yet been announced

The LUMIX DMC-G5 will be available in black, white and silver in various kit options.


Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-LX7

Finally, the most anticipating LX5 get replacement by big brother, Lumix DMC-LX7.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Key Features :

  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 1/1.7" CMOS sensor
  • Venus Engine VII FHD processor
  • ISO 80 - 6400 (12800 with boost)
  • 24 – 90 mm with F1.4 - F2.3
  • 23 AF Point.
  • 3" Fixed LCD screen
  • Video 1080p HD
  • Price : haven't yet been announced

Sadly, the new LX7 didn't use larger sensor like Sony RX100. However, the fast aperture are impressive, promising a faster performance in lowlight with ISO 6400.


Panasonic announce Lumix DMC-LZ20, Lumix DMC-SZ5, Lumix DMC-FZ60, and Lumix DMC-FZ200

Whatsup peep! It is a big day for Panasonic since they are ready to introduced a bunch of new compact camera series. Let's take a look on it!

First we had the Lumix DMC-LZ20, a budget 21x superzoom camera.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 Key Features :

  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 1/2.33" CCD sensor
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (3200 - 6400 with boost)
  • 25 – 525 mm with F3.1 - F5.8
  • 9 AF Point.
  • 3" Fixed LCD screen
  • Video 1080p HD
  • Price : haven't yet been announced

Next, Panasonic also announce a budget-conscious Wi-Fi compatible compact superzoom, Lumix DMC-SZ5.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Key Features :

  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 1/2.33" CCD sensor
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (3200 - 6400 with boost)
  • 25 – 250 mm with F3.1 - F5.9
  • 23 AF Point.
  • 3" Fixed LCD screen
  • Video 1080p HD
  • Built In wifi
  • Price : haven't yet been announced

If you feel CCD sensor is not your taste, Panasonic also release Lumix DMC-FZ60, a mid-priced 24X superzoom with MOS sensor.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Key Features :

  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 1/2.33" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (6400 with boost)
  • 25 – 600 mm with F2.8 - F5.2
  • 23 AF Point.
  • 3" Fully articulated LCD screen
  • Video 1080p HD
  • Price : haven't yet been announced

The crazy not stop here! Panasonic announce a high end superzoom with constant F2.8 lens camera as well, DMC-FZ200. It has more or less same spec with DMC-FZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 Key Features :

  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 1/2.33" CMOS sensor
  • Venus Engine VII FHD processor
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (6400 with boost)
  • 28 – 672 mm with F2.8
  • 23 AF Point.
  • 3" Fully articulated LCD screen
  • Video 1080p HD
  • Price : haven't yet been announced


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Huawei Ascend G330 leaks

It has been a while we seen new phone from HuaWei and now, we have Ascend G330, said to come with ICS on board.

Huawei Ascend G330 Key Features :

  • 4-inch with resolution of 480x800 pixels.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225 chipset, 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A5 CPU.
  • 512MB RAM.
  • 5MP camera, a front-facing snapper too.
  • 4GB Internal storage.
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

We can predict the price gonna be reasonable for consumer.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Samsung releases 12MP EX2F 'Smart Camera'

Samsung EX2F, a successor for its EX1 high-end compact camera. It has highly built magnesium-bodied and features fast lens. Let's take a look on the spec.

Samsung EX2F Key Features :

  • 12.4 megapixels
  • 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) BSI-CMOS Sensor.
  • ISO 80-3200
  • 24 – 80 mm F1.4 - F2.7
  • 3" Fully articulated LCD Screen.
  • Video Full HD 1080/30p
  • Lithium-Ion SLB-10A battery

As the name suggested, the 'F' is for WiFi and the EX2F features the full complement of 'Smart' options offered by its high-end NX cousins, including Mobile Link, Remote Viewfinder, Email and Auto Backup.

The EX2F will be priced at $549 (Est RM1650) and will be available in August.