I made a video follow-up to my past articles on Sigma DSLRs (see this and this), where I talk about where Sigma is today and why I think they're lagging behind the market by 2-3 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD0yFqWTtTw Sigma's R&D has not developed new DSLRs fast enough to keep up with market demands and the wonderful … Continue reading My thoughts on Sigma DSLRs
Update: After sending the camera in for service to a Canon authorized repair facility, it turns out I took somewhere between 75,000 - 100,000 shots with my 5D when the shutter mechanism failed. Still, most of what I wrote below is appropriate commentary on the whole situation. When DSLRs (and now HDSLRs) cost thousands of … Continue reading It’s time to demand reliability from DSLR manufacturers
I'm a little late to the table with my thoughts on the new 5D, but I have an excuse: I've been traveling abroad (see this, this and this) and only now managed to sit down and think about it. There's also an advantage to this: I got to read through the other reviews that have … Continue reading Camera preview: Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR
On September 24, 2007, I published my review of the Olympus E-510 DSLR, one of the first prosumer cameras on the market to feature Live View (TTL video preview, directly off the same CMOS sensor used for photographs). Unless people were to jump to conclusions, I wanted to make it clear that it won't let … Continue reading DSLRs and video to converge
A couple of months ago, I had a crazy idea, which I thought might just work: get a 1080p HDTV, a really nice one, and use it as my computer monitor. The advantage: cheaper and bigger than 30" LCD monitors. I also found a model that I thought couldn't be beat -- one that displayed … Continue reading Use an HDTV as my computer monitor?
New Acer notebooks feature NVidia 9-series, Blu-ray options http://tinyurl.com/2vtmx3 # An Introduction to Time-Banking http://tinyurl.com/32sc37 # Zooffice! http://tinyurl.com/2k9zcq # The Real Opportunity of iPhone Games http://tinyurl.com/2pdas9 # Dev Team Unlocks iPhone 2.0 Already http://tinyurl.com/338m7c # 101 Farting Dalmatians? (Disgusting) http://tinyurl.com/2w5yb4 # Sharp's new air purifiers combine purification and humidification http://tinyurl.com/3dvpzt # Trend Micro Lightens Exchange's … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-13
This past Thursday, Canon announced their newest DSLR, the Canon EOS Rebel XSi. This camera ups the ante for every entry-level DSLR out there and introduces a host of important new features. In a nutshell, Canon has integrated features from its more expensive DSLRs, like the DIGIC III processing engine and better AF, it has … Continue reading Camera preview: Canon EOS Rebel XSi DSLR