Sigma SD1 with 46MP Foveon sensor

Sigma announces their new flagship DSLR Sigma SD1:

  • 46 MP Foveon X3 sensor (3 layers of 4800×3200)
  • New 11-point Twin Cross AF system
  • 3″ 460k dot LCD
  • Weatherproof magnesium alloy body

Link to the special Sigma SD site

Nikon D7000

Nikon announces the new Nikon D7000 DSLR camera, the perfect upgrade for all D5000 and D90 users and even attractive to a lot of others:

  • 16.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • 3″  921k dot LCD
  • 1080p full HD video with full time autofocus
  • 39-point AF with a new 2,016 pixel RGB 3D Matrix Metering System
  • ISO 100-6400 with up to 25600 HI-2 previously available only in Nikon FX cameras
  • 6 fps for up to 100 images
  • Quiet single frame advance mode
  • 14-bit RAW mode
  • Two SD card slots
  • Camera body with a magnesium-alloy top and rear covers
  • Shutter built for at least 150,000 cycles

Links: Nikon press release, Nikon fact sheet, Nikon D7000 pictures, first preview at Dpreview and an interesting test including D7000 videos.

Olympus E-5 DSLR

Olympus announces the new flagship DSLR E-5, successor to the E-3:

  • 12MP Live MOS sensor
  • 270 degree swivel 3″ 920k LCD
  • Live View with contrast autofocus
  • HD video
  • Up to 1/8000th sec shutter speed
  • Weather sealed body

Olympus E-5 video

Nikon D3s: high speed and video

Nikon introduces a new version of its professional DSLR D3: the Nikon D3s features 720p HD video recording and an astonishing sensitivity of up to ISO 102,400. The camera also has an increased buffer size for 48 RAW frames, a faster contrast detect AF in Live View and in-camera RAW-processing. To the Nikon press release.

Canon EOS 7D

Canon today announced the EOS 7D DSLR featuring

  • a new 18 MP CMOS sensor
  • a new AF system with a dedicated processor
  • Dual DIGIC 4 processors
  • ISO range up to 12800
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • continuous shooting at 8 fps
  • impressive viewfinder with 1.0X magnification and 100% coverage
  • the ability to control groups of external flashguns using its built-in flash
  • 3 inch LCD with 920k dot resolution
  • a new 18 MP CMOS sensor