This Week in the World: 2/17 – 2/23

This Week in the World looks at this week’s most interesting stories out of the photo world.

Nikon announced their new flagship DX-format HD-SLR camera, the D7100. It sports a 24.1-MP DX-format CMOS sensor (up from the D7000’s 16-MP), full HD 1080p video capture capabilities, a native ISO range of 100-6400, a lightweight body, continuous shooting of up to 6fps for 100 shots, 51 AF points, the EXPEED 3 processor, a 1.5x crop factor, and compatibility with the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, among other amazing features. Pre-order the D7100 body for $1,196.95, or kit it with an 18-105mm VR lens for $1,596.95.

Nikon D7100
Nikon D7100

Photos leaked on Sunday revealing Sony’s latest DSLR and mirrorless cameras, plus three new A-mount lenses. Then, on Tuesday Sony announced the A58, NEX-3N, its new A-mount lenses and A- and E-mount accessories, and three new Cyber-shots.

sony nex-3n

Specs of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II leaked on Tuesday. According to PetaPixel, the 7D Mark II will “contain a 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, Dual DIGIC V processors, 10 frame per second continuous shooting (something we reported back in December), dual memory card slots, 61 autofocus points, a 3.2-inch LCD screen on the back, 5D Mark III-esque build quality, ‘lots of video features,’ and GPS/Wi-Fi capabilities.”

canon 7d mk ii

Olympus unveiled their new high-end compact camera, the Stylus XZ-10. According to PDN Pulse, this new camera “boasts a bright f/1.8 to 2.7 zoom lens, pro-style manual settings, ISO 6400 capability, a 12-megapixel back-lit CMOS sensor and Olympus’ TruePic VI image processor.” It’s slated for March 2013 release and will only set you back $399.99. Sounds good to us!


Google launched its new website for its Glass project, along with a new video showing how it might capture video and photo:

HTC announced a new flagship phone, the One (subtle name, right?), that includes a camera with a 4-MP 1/3″ CMOS sensor that captures images in “ultrapixels.”


And, in cased you missed it . . .

We looked at what makes LumoPro so special.

We helped you figure out which Adobe editing software is right for you.

We received words of wisdom from local photog phenom Ashley West.

We asked the January Facebook Cover Photo Contest some questions.

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2 thoughts on “This Week in the World: 2/17 – 2/23

  1. I have been wanting to add a mirrorless camera for some time. But with the rate of new introductions as it is, I have held out. The camera manufacturers are doing themselves a disfavor by introducing these marginally improved cameras so often. Perhaps, a decent trade in / upgrade program would be successful.

    1. Interesting! There are some really cool mirrorless cameras out there already, especially from Olympus, like the EM-5 or even their PEN series, Fuji’s X-series, and Panasonic’s LUMIX line. Feel free to call the store at 866-940-3686 to get our sales staff’s opinion on those cameras.

      I don’t know about the manufacturers, but Midwest Photo Exchange does offer trade-ins, if that’s something you’re interested in. Feel free to call the store about that as well and talk to our sales staff about trading in for cash or store credit.

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