So you’ve got plans to go to Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis–congratulations, big spender. But are you gonna go on this journey of a lifetime with your smartphone as your only memory-saving device? No. You’re gonna scoop up Sony’s A77 DSLR, a 24.3-megapixel camera that features the world’s first OLED electronic viewfinder in a DSLR, and a 3-inch 921,600-dot LCD monitor that flips down and swivels so you can take a few shots of yourself as your crash the Playboy party. At $1,400 for the body alone, you should have plenty of cash left over for “recreational spending” during the long weekend. Just don’t leave any proof of those “recreational activities” on the A77.
Sony A77 DSLR
Gear By on Dec 14, 2011
Nikon SB-910 Speedlight
Gear By on Dec 1, 2011
Launching this month is the new Nikon SB-910 Speedlight, the new head honcho of high-end flash units. The 910 is an upgrade of the three-year old SB-900 and features a variety of usability adjustments. The 900 featured some complex menus for users to decipher, and the 910 looks pretty much the same. It still has the same button layout, 17-200mm full-frame zoom range and guide number of 111.5 feet at 100 ISO. Other details? With an additional 5 grams of muscle added to it, the unit features more efficient battery performance, it uses hard white balance filters, and there’s a new thermal cutout feature that will slow down your shooting speed. Are these upgrades worth the $549.99 price tag? Only one way to find out.
Canon EOS-1D X
Gear By on Oct 28, 2011
Let’s just say Megan Fox were to somehow, some way, wind up in your bedroom. This would be the camera you’d want in your hands (or, ahem, on the tripod). Canon’s flagship line of digital SLR cameras is about to be upgraded with a true beast of a performer, the Canon EOS-1D X. This demon in disguise features an 18 megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, dual DIGIC 5+ imaging processors, and the ability to shoot an awesome 12 frames per second. Its low-light performance figures to be superb and audio recording will be manually adjustable both before and during shooting. Of course, such quality comes at a price, and in this case that price is $6,800. But hey, if you’re lucky enough to be hanging out with Megan Fox (or, ahem, “cuddling”), then you’ll probably be lucky enough to afford this baby when it drops in March 2012.