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Camera Armor Armadillo and Millipod coming soon

Posted 18/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
Following the rampant success of the Camera Armor dSLR protection, we are pleased to announce the imminent availability of two more very, VERY cool Camera Armor products.The Armadillo is a camera case that wraps around the body (like the velcro wallets you can get), and includes an LCD screen for extra protection.The Millipod is a mini...actually, micro-tripod that acts as a desktop stand. It attaches with the Armadillo to the normal tripod screw on the base of the camera and tucks away so Read More

Photography Tech Tip : ISO and noise

Posted 18/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Tech Tip' articles intended as a guide to digital camera technology and terminology. Its aim is to demystify some of the language used on this site to allow you to make more informed decisions when considering purchasing a new digital camera. ISO In relation to digital photography, the ISO (International Organisation for Standards) number, refers to the sensitivity of the digital camera sensor to light, and is derived from the same term relating to film photograp Read More

In search of the optical viewfinder

Posted 17/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
*** UPDATE...please see our new category for digital cameras with an optical viewfinderWith the drive for ever-larger LCD screens, manufacturers have been forced to make sacrifices to free back-panel real estate without increasing the size of the camera. Perhaps most notable of these is the culling of the optical viewfinder, which is now a rare feature of low- to mid-level compact digital cameras.In fact, finding a camera with an optical viewfinder is such a job we thought we'd list the few [cur Read More

Photography Tutorial : Aperture

Posted 14/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
Welcome to the Camera-Warehouse aperture tutorial (see Tech Tip: Aperture). At each stage of the tutorial, please remember to save the photos you take to send to your tutor for evaluation and discussion. Before you start, in order to minimise the size of emails when sending your images for assessment, please set the resolution of your camera's images to no more than 3 megapixels, or reduce the images to this size prior to sending (this should be sufficient for evaluation purposes) Read More

Store closed on Saturday 15/09

Posted 14/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
Our Sydney CBD store will be closed for normal business this Saturday due to renovations. We will be happy, however, to accomodate you between 10am and 2pm if you need to drop by and collect your online order. Business as usual will resume on Monday morning. Read More

Photography Tutorials

Posted 13/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
Many of our tech tip and photo tip articles have an accompanying tutorial (represented by this icon ) which includes practical tasks to reinforce the subject matter. Each tutorial can be sent to a tutor for assessment and further discussion. This service will soon be available to Camera-Warehouse customers with pricing ranging from $49 for a single tutorial to $249 for 10 tutorials. This includes the tutorial itself (each of approximately 45 minutes duration), assessment by a tutor and email acc Read More

Photography Tutorial : Exposure

Posted 13/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
Welcome to the Camera-Warehouse exposure tutorial (see Tech Tip: Exposure). At each stage of the tutorial, please remember to save the photos you take to send to your tutor for evaluation and discussion. Before you start, in order to minimise the size of emails when sending your images for assessment, please set the resolution of your camera's images to no more than 3 megapixels, or reduce the images to this size prior to sending (this should be sufficient for evaluation purposes). Tha Read More

Nikon D3, D300 first look

Posted 12/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
Wow...what more can I say? I was lucky enough to attend the Nikon product launch last night where I got to play with all the latest Nikon COOLPIX range (very nice) and...drum roll please...the new Nikon D300 and D3 digital SLRs.The launch was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney's Circular Quay. The SLRs were mounted on tripods on the terrace and pointed towards the harbour bridge and opera house. A perfect setting for testing out new cameras.However, attached to the cameras we Read More

Photography Tip : Subject placement

Posted 12/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Photo Tip' articles that attempts to provide some basic instruction in the artistic side of photography. Most of these articles could collectively fall under the heading 'composition'. SUBJECT PLACEMENTSimply placing the subject or centre of interest of a photograph in a different position within the shot can make a striking difference to the overall effect. There are two recognized principles for subject placement in photography: the 'rule of thirds' and 'dynami Read More

Photography Tip : Simplicity

Posted 12/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Photo Tip' articles that attempts to provide some basic instruction in the artistic side of photography. Most of these articles could collectively fall under the heading 'photographic composition'. SIMPLICITYSimplicity is often regarded as the most important of all photographic skills. The key to achieving simplicity is to remove all unnecessary distractions from an image through positioning yourself to take the photograph from the best angle, and positioning the Read More

Photography Tip : Balance

Posted 12/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Photo Tip' articles that attempts to provide some basic instruction in the artistic side of photography. Most of these articles could collectively fall under the heading 'photographic composition'. BALANCEFor a photograph to be naturally pleasing to the eye it requires a balanced used of colour, shapes, tone and shade. All objects in the frame have a compositional 'weight', created by their size, colour and position, and balancing these within the photo Read More

Photography Tech Tip : Depth of field

Posted 11/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Tech Tip' articles intended as a guide to digital camera technology and terminology. Its aim is to demystify some of the language used on this site to allow you to make more informed decisions when considering purchasing a new digital camera. DEPTH OF FIELDThe term 'depth of field' refers to the range of an image that is acceptably in focus. The image above depicts a broad or wide depth of field. The zone of acceptable focus spans a broad range of distances Read More

Photography Tech Tip : Exposure

Posted 11/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Tech Tip' articles intended as a guide to digital camera technology and terminology. Its aim is to demystify some of the language used on this site to allow you to make more informed decisions when considering purchasing a new digital camera. EXPOSUREIn digital photography, exposure is the relationship between the amount of light and the duration of time that the sensor has to form an image. There is an optimum exposure level; too much time or light and an image Read More

Photography Tech Tip : Focal length and optical zoom

Posted 11/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Tech Tip' articles intended as a guide to digital camera technology and terminology. Its aim is to demystify some of the language used on this site to allow you to make more informed decisions when considering purchasing a new digital camera. FOCAL LENGTH AND OPTICAL ZOOMAfter megapixels, the second most talked about feature of compact digital cameras in particular is the zoom. Two types of 'zoom' are available in digital photography: optical zoom and digital zoo Read More

Photography Tech Tip : Digital zoom and cropping

Posted 11/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Tech Tip' articles intended as a guide to digital camera technology and terminology. Its aim is to demystify some of the language used on this site to allow you to make more informed decisions when considering purchasing a new digital camera. DIGITAL ZOOM AND CROPPINGWhen the optical limits of a lens are reached (you're zoomed right out), in order to increase the subject size further it is necessary to enlarge the print size, creating a physically larger represen Read More

Photography Tech Tip : Aperture

Posted 10/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Tech Tip' articles intended as a guide to digital camera technology and terminology. Its aim is to demystify some of the language used on this site to allow you to make more informed decisions when considering purchasing a new digital camera. APERTUREThe aperture of a lens is the size of the opening that allows light onto the sensor when a photograph is taken. It is expressed as a ratio of the focal length of the lens, f, and the size of the opening. The aperture Read More

Photography Tech Tip : Megapixels

Posted 9/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Tech Tip' articles intended as a guide to digital camera technology and terminology. Its aim is to demystify some of the language used on this site to allow you to make more informed decisions when considering purchasing a new digital camera. MEGAPIXELSMegapixels is a reference to the number of picture elements (pixels) on the sensor within the camera, measured (roughly) in millions. E.g. a 2,000 x 1,500 pixel sensor has a total of 3 million pixels or 3 Read More

Photography Tech Tip : Sensors

Posted 9/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
This is one in a series of 'Tech Tip' articles intended as a guide to digital camera technology and terminology. Its aim is to demystify some of the language used on this site to allow you to make more informed decisions when considering purchasing a new digital camera. SENSORSWhilst much emphasis is placed on digital camera resolution, every megapixel is not created equal. The sizes of sensors within digital cameras vary considerably, with typical sizes including: 1/2.5-inc Read More

Sony Alpha 700 announced

Posted 8/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
Sony have finally added to the lonely Alpha 100 with the introduction of the Alpha 700 to their digital SLR range.Basic specs are:12.2 megapixel resolution7.5cm (3-inch) LCD viewer Built-in image stabilisation "Super SteadyShot Inside"5fps burstThat's all we have at this stage. More info as it becomes available. Read More

Pentax announces Z10 digital camera

Posted 4/09/2007 at 7:12 PM Categories: Default
Pentax have recently announced a new model to its range, the Optio Z10.Specs:8 megapixel resolution7x optical zoomFace recognition auto-focus/auto-exposure6.4cm (2.5-inch) LCD viewerSuper-slim bodyThe camera is ideal if you're looking for a super-compact, stylish body, but want more zoom than currently available models.The Pentax Optio Z10 should be priced around $350 when it's released (TBC). Read More

Olympus mju 820 price correction

Posted 4/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
Just a quick note to advise that the price for the Olympus mju 820 was incorrectly set at $449. The correct price is $379. Read More

APEC week changes

Posted 3/09/2007 at 10:21 PM Categories: Default
Due to the APEC event in Sydney this week, we will be closed on Friday 7th September and re-open on Monday 10th. We hope that our opening hours remain unchanged (8am - 6pm) for the rest of the week.Our courier has also affected by the APEC traffic restrictions, and has been forced to change their collection time to midday for this week, meaning that we will only be able to ship orders on the same day they're received if placed before 11am.We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you Read More

Nikon to add photo printers to their range

Posted 2/09/2007 at 1:38 AM Categories: Default
If you've been following the recent product announcements you'll no doubt have seen Nikon's new range of COOLPIX digital cameras.The more observant amongst you may have also seen that some of the new models include a 'dock insert'. We're not sure what this is for, but it's typical of the kind of insert that Kodak (and others) supply with their cameras to fit the photo printers.Does this mean that we'll soon be seeing a range of Nikon photo printers, or is Nikon partnering with another manufactur Read More

FujiFilm digital SLR

Posted 1/09/2007 at 10:00 AM Categories: Default
We'd like to welcome FujiFilm digital cameras back to our range. We'll be adding more products over the coming days, but for now, you can feast your eyes on the hotly anticipated S5 Pro digital SLR. Due for release soon, the S5 Pro is based on a Nikon digital SLR chassis, but has FujiFilm's Super CCD SR Pro technology, including face recognition, producing amazing results that is sure to interest many photographers. The use of a Nikon chassis means this camera has a Nikon F-Mount, so Nikon photo Read More

Comparing Nikon D300 with Canon EOS 40D

Posted 31/08/2007 at 11:37 PM Categories: Default
I thought I'd post a quick comparison of the specs of the new Canon 40D v Nikon D300 digital SLR cameras, recently announced. I've shown the 'winner' in ():Resolution (MP): 10.1 v 12.3 (Nikon)Sensor size: 22.2x14.8 v 23.6x15.8 (Nikon)ISO: 100-3200 v 100-3200 (draw)LCD viewer: 7.5cm v 7.5cm (poss. higher resolution on Nikon?)AF points: 9 v 51 (err...Nikon?)Burst: 6.5fps (70 shots max.) v 6fps or 8fps w/ battery grip or AC power (draw)Viewfinder: 95% coverage v 100% coverage (Nikon)Weight: 74 Read More






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