Peter K. Burian
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Peter K. Burian Feb 01, 2005 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Peter K. Burian, All Rights Reserved

Although most digital cameras produce clean images at low ISO settings, digital noise often degrades images made at higher ISO levels. Resembling colored specks that are visible especially in shadow areas, noise can be prominent in ISO 800 and higher images made with a digital SLR. It's even more problematic...

Peter K. Burian May 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Peter K. Burian, All Rights Reserved

Shortly after the professional Olympus E-1 was introduced in 2003, the company made a commitment to design a more affordable model as well. And Olympus delivered with the E-300 EVOLT for photo enthusiasts who don't want to spend over $1000 on their digital SLR. This camera employs a similar "Four...

Amateur Digital SLRs
Peter K. Burian Jul 01, 2006 0 comments

The Olympus EVOLT E-330 is the first interchangeable lens digital SLR with a true, full-time Live View feature. Framing a shot with the E-330 is just as convenient as it is with a compact digital camera. You can preview the subject in full color on a flip-out, variable-angle LCD monitor, another first for a digital SLR camera.

In fact, there are two distinct Live View...

Amateur Digital SLRs
Peter K. Burian Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

Pros
· High resolution, pleasing color rendition, snappy contrast, superb image quality at ISO 100-400
· Supersonic Wave filter is highly effective in removing dust from CCD sensor
· Overall speed should satisfy most photo enthusiasts
· Vast range of features to satisfy both novices and experienced digital...

Amateur Digital SLRs
Peter K. Burian Nov 01, 2007 1 comments

The first Four Thirds format D-SLR with a built-in Image Stabilizer, the EVOLT E-510 is an incredibly versatile camera in many respects. This 10-megapixel model offers several benefits over the previous EVOLT models, including higher resolution, the faster TruePic III processor with superior noise reduction, plus additional features in Capture and Playback modes. But the new...

Amateur Digital SLRs
Peter K. Burian Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

A few years ago, when most of us were shooting with 35mm cameras, a 400mm lens was considered to be a super telephoto, intended primarily for professional sports photography or for wildlife work. Today, an increasing number of digital cameras incorporate...

Peter K. Burian Apr 01, 2009 0 comments

Panasonic has developed an Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera (ILDC) that’s not a single lens reflex model.

Peter K. Burian Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

The second D-SLR from Panasonic, this 10-megapixel model is quite different than the original 7-megapixel Lumix DMC-L1. The latter--built like a tank, and still available--is an unusually traditional model in many respects. It resembles a large/heavy 35mm rangefinder camera and features "retro"-style controls, including a mechanical aperture ring on the...

Peter K. Burian Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

Technical Specifications
Sensor: 17.3x13mm (Four Thirds format) Live MOS; 7.4 megapixels effective
Maximum Resolution: 3136x2352 pixels
Image Formats: 4:3 aspect ratio; also, in Live View, 3:2 and 16:9 selectable (lower resolution)
Lens Mount: Four Thirds mount; 2x focal length...

Peter K. Burian Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

The first Panasonic D-SLR, the Lumix DMC-L1 is a product of an alliance with Olympus, since it employs, according to the company, some "jointly developed technologies and components." In fact, this camera shares many attributes with the Olympus EVOLT E-330, including the lens mount, Supersonic Wave sensor dust removal system, and Panasonic's Four Thirds format...