Category: Digital

Friday, December 15, 2017

Apple iMac Pro Now Available from £4899

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Apple today released iMac Pro, an entirely new product line designed for pro users who love the all-in-one-design of iMac and require workstation-class performance. With Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display, iMac Pro is the fastest, most powerful Mac ever made. iMac Pro is available on December 14, starting at an Apple retail price of £4,899.

Apple today released iMac Pro, an entirely new product line designed for pro users who love the all-in-one-design of iMac and require workstation-class performance. With Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display, iMac Pro is the fastest…

Synology FlashStation FS1018

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Synology FlashStation FS1018 is a powerful and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS. FS1018 is a blazing fast and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS. It is powered by an Intel Pentium® D1508 dual-core CPU and 8GB DDR4 EEC memory, expandable up to 32GB. It’s designed for work groups and small businesses that need powerful file storage and sharing, such as creative agencies, in a smaller, more convenient package. It retails for £1436.73 (inc. VAT) in the UK.

The Synology FlashStation FS1018 is a powerful and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS. FS1018 is a blazing fast and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS. It is powered by an Intel Pentium® D1508 dual-core CPU and 8GB DDR4 EEC memory, expandable up to 32GB. It’s designed for work groups…

Leica M (Typ 262) ‘red anodized finish’

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Leica M (Typ 262) ‘red anodized finish’ camera takes the classic styling of the Leica M and couples it with the bold statement of a bright red hue. This special edition is limited to just 100 cameras worldwide, each with a unique serial number.

The Leica M (Typ 262) ‘red anodized finish’ will be available exclusively at Leica Stores and Boutiques for the price of $6,995.00.

The Leica M (Typ 262) ‘red anodized finish’ camera takes the classic styling of the Leica M and couples it with the bold statement of a bright red hue. This special edition is limited to just 100 cameras worldwide, each with a unique serial number.The Leica M (Typ 262) ‘red…

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Vuze VR Camera on the International Space Station

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Vuze VR Camera is now on the International Space Station. It will be used by Expedition 53 astronaut Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency to capture VR footage for a new National Geographic series called “One Strange Rock”. The Vuze VR Camera is the world’s first 3D-360 degree virtual reality camera that captures professional quality video combined with 3D audio at an accessible price (£895).

The Vuze VR Camera is now on the International Space Station. It will be used by Expedition 53 astronaut Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency to capture VR footage for a new National Geographic series called “One Strange Rock”. The Vuze VR Camera is the world’s first 3D-360 degree…

Insta360 ONE Android Adapter

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Insta360 have launched the Insta360 ONE Android Adapter, bringing state-of-the-art 360° photo, video and live-streaming to users of the world’s most popular mobile operating system. The adapter can be purchased on its own for $29.00 USD, or together with the Insta360 ONE at a limited-time sale price of $298.00 USD.

Insta360 have launched the Insta360 ONE Android Adapter, bringing state-of-the-art 360° photo, video and live-streaming to users of the world’s most popular mobile operating system. The adapter can be purchased on its own for $29.00 USD, or together with the Insta360 ONE at a limited-time sale price of $298.00 USD.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

DxO ONE for Android Now Available

Mark Goldstein | Digital , Camera Phones
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The professional-quality camera for smartphones DxO ONE is now available for Android. The DxO ONE Android is equipped with a Type-C USB connector and is currently compatible with 13 Android devices. The DxO ONE’s essential features are now available for Android, including photo and video capabilities in all modes (auto, scene, semi-auto, and manual), related shooting settings (aperture, sensitivity, exposure time, exposure compensation, etc.), and Direct Wi-Fi connectivity.

The professional-quality camera for smartphones DxO ONE is now available for Android. The DxO ONE Android is equipped with a Type-C USB connector and is currently compatible with 13 Android devices. The DxO ONE’s essential features are now available for Android, including photo and video capabilities in all modes (auto…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

GoPro Fusion is Now Shipping

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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GoPro's 5.2K 360-degree camera, Fusion, is now shipping to U.S. and European customers.

GoPro's 5.2K 360-degree camera, Fusion, is now shipping to U.S. and European customers.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sony Announce 150 and 100 Megapixel Medium Format Sensors

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Sony have announced 150 and 100 megapixel back-illuminated medium format sensors that can also record 4K video. Both sensors, named IMX211 and IMX411, will offer a high dynamic range function and 14 bit rich graduation expression. Additionally, the 150 megapixel IMX411 sensor will be capable of recording 8K video at 16fps. Expect to see these sensors appear in the next generation Hasselblad and Fujifilm medium-format digital cameras...

Sony have announced 150 and 100 megapixel back-illuminated medium format sensors that can also record 4K video. Both sensors, named IMX211 and IMX411, will offer a high dynamic range function and 14 bit rich graduation expression. Additionally, the 150 megapixel IMX411 sensor will be capable of recording 8K video at…

Friday, November 10, 2017

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Canada Edition Set

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” Set has been released to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. With only 25 units available and available exclusively in North America, the limited-edition set will include a special red cowhide leather Leica M-P (Typ 240), a Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH. lens and a red rope strap. The set also features commemorative design details, including the iconic Canada 150 emblem which consists of 13 diamond shapes forming an eye-catching maple leaf.

The Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Canada Edition” Set has been released to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. With only 25 units available and available exclusively in North America, the limited-edition set will include a special red cowhide leather Leica M-P (Typ 240), a Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH. lens and a…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Yashica digiFilm Camera Y35

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital , Film
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The Yashica digiFilm Y35 is a new digital camera offering a similar shooting experience as an old film camera. Featuring a 1/3.2"-type 14-megapixel sensor, a 35mm (eq.) f/2.8 lens, a built-in viewfinder and five shutter speeds, the Yashica Y35 takes different digiFilms such as "ISO400/27° Black & White" or "ISO1600/33 High-Speed Colour," and saves the resulting photos on an SD card. In other words, instead of choosing a picture style and ISO speed from a menu, as you'd do with a regular digital camera, you need to physically insert a cartridge as with a film camera.  Actually, the Yashica digiFilm Y35 does not even have an LCD screen - to change cartridges (and batteries), you need to open the rear cover, similarly to the way you would change film in an analogue camera. The only controls on the Y35 are the shutter release, a shutter speed selector and a winder (which doesn't actually advance the "film," of course, but enhances the illusion of shooting a film camera). Backers pledging HK$1,108 (US$142) or more on Kickstarter will get a Yashica digiFilm Y35 camera plus two digiFilms, whereas those pledging HK$1,248 (US$160) will get the camera and four different digiFilms. Shipments are expected to commence in April 2018.

The Yashica digiFilm Y35 is a new digital camera offering a similar shooting experience as an old film camera. Featuring a 1/3.2"-type 14-megapixel sensor, a 35mm (eq.) f/2.8 lens, a built-in viewfinder and five shutter speeds, the Yashica Y35 takes different digiFilms such as "ISO400/27° Black & White" or "ISO1600/3…

Monday, October 9, 2017

RED Monstro 8K VV

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital , Digital Video Cameras
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RED have announced the Monstro 8K VV, a new cinematic full-frame sensor for WEAPON cameras. Billed as an "evolutionary step beyond the RED Dragon 8K VV sensor," the new Monstro 8K VV promises improvements in image quality, including dynamic range (to the tune of 17+ stops!) and shadow detail. The combination of a WEAPON camera and the Monstro 8K VV imager offers full-frame lens coverage, captures 8K full format motion at up to 60 fps, produces detailed 35.4-megapixel stills, and delivers data speeds of up to 300 MB/s. “RED’s internal sensor programme continues to push the boundaries of pixel design and Monstro is the materialization of our relentless pursuit to make the absolute best image sensors on the planet,” says Jarred Land, President of RED Digital Cinema. “The full-frame 8K VV Monstro provides unprecedented dynamic range and breathtaking color accuracy with full support for our IPP2 pipeline.” The Monstro 8K VV will replace the current RED Dragon sensor in RED’s lineup, and customers that had previously placed an order for a Dragon 8K VV imager will be offered this new sensor instead.

RED have announced the Monstro 8K VV, a new cinematic full-frame sensor for WEAPON cameras. Billed as an "evolutionary step beyond the RED Dragon 8K VV sensor," the new Monstro 8K VV promises improvements in image quality, including dynamic range (to the tune of 17+ stops!) and shadow detail. The…

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Google Clips

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Google Clips is a lightweight, AI-enabled hands-free camera that captures spontaneous moments of your daily life automatically. "You can set the camera down on the coffee table when the kids are goofing around or clip it to a chair to get a shot of your cat playing with its favourite toy," Google says. Machine learning capabilities built right into Google Clips allow the camera to learn who is important to you and what sorts of pictures you tend to keep. The device can also capture short clips or "motion photos" that last several seconds (without audio) and transfer them to your smartphone. The companion app, which will be available for Android and iOS, can also be used to operate the camera remotely. You can view and organise anything you’ve saved in Google Photos (or your favourite gallery app), and if you’re using Google Photos, you can backup unlimited clips for free. Google Clips is going to be available in the US "soon" for $249. 

Google Clips is a lightweight, AI-enabled hands-free camera that captures spontaneous moments of your daily life automatically. "You can set the camera down on the coffee table when the kids are goofing around or clip it to a chair to get a shot of your cat playing with its favourite…

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hasselblad H6D-100c Digital Back Now Available

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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The Hasselblad H6D-100c digital back is now available as a stand-alone product. Tailored with photographers’ requirements in mind, the Hasselblad H6D-100c digital back's user-friendly interface works seamlessly with a wide range of technical and large format camera systems. Triggering by mechanical and electronic shutter units is also supported. At the heart of the digital back is a 100MP 53.4 x 40.0mm CMOS sensor, which delivers a staggering 15 stops of dynamic range and it captures 16-bit colour data using Hasselblad’s Natural Colour Solution to ensure maximum tonality and detail is captured every time. The H6D-100c Digital Back is available starting from today and retails at €22 000 / $26 495 / £19 900.

The Hasselblad H6D-100c digital back is now available as a stand-alone product. Tailored with photographers’ requirements in mind, the Hasselblad H6D-100c digital back's user-friendly interface works seamlessly with a wide range of technical and large format camera systems. Triggering by mechanical and electronic shutter units is also supported. At the…

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Canon Develops MM100-WS Multi-Purpose Module Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Canon is developing a new Multi-Purpose Module Camera, the MM100-WS. Measuring approximately 1.57"x1.57"x0.85", the multi-purpose module camera has a highly customisable body designed to accommodate various module solutions, and features a high-level of dust and moisture resistance and durability needed for a wide range of applications. In addition, the camera is capable of capturing images in low-light environments with as little as 1 lux of illumination. The Canon MM100-WS Multi-Purpose Camera will be on display in the Canon booth at IBC, SEECAT and Inter BEE 2017.

Canon is developing a new Multi-Purpose Module Camera, the MM100-WS. Measuring approximately 1.57"x1.57"x0.85", the multi-purpose module camera has a highly customisable body designed to accommodate various module solutions, and features a high-level of dust and moisture resistance and durability needed for a wide range of applications. In addition, the camera…

Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back is based on a new CMOS sensor designed to capture color as perceived by the human eye. Developed by Sony and Phase One, the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back incorporates new Bayer Filter color technology to render color more authentically than ever. The suggested price for the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back is $44,990 USD.

The Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back is based on a new CMOS sensor designed to capture color as perceived by the human eye. Developed by Sony and Phase One, the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back incorporates new Bayer Filter color technology to render color more authentically than ever…

Phase One XF Camera System Feature Update #4

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Phase One today announced the fourth major feature update for its XF Camera System. This update emphasizes autofocus control and precision, further enhancing the ever-evolving XF Camera System.

Phase One today announced the fourth major feature update for its XF Camera System. This update emphasizes autofocus control and precision, further enhancing the ever-evolving XF Camera System.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hasselblad X1D Field Kit

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Hasselblad have just unveiled the new X1D Field Kit, which offers excellent value with an all-encompassing package tailored for photographers who are seeking both robust protection and easily transportable equipment. The package includes the Hasselblad X1D-50c camera body, 3 XCD lenses (30mm, 45mm, and 90mm), 2 camera batteries, a cleaning cloth, a LensPen, a dust blower, a shoulder strap, a wrist strap, a USB cable and a Pelican carrying case. The X1D Field Kit retails at £13, 250 / €14,900 / $17,495 excluding VAT and is now available to pre-order. Shipping is expected to commence on 20th September.

Hasselblad have just unveiled the new X1D Field Kit, which offers excellent value with an all-encompassing package tailored for photographers who are seeking both robust protection and easily transportable equipment. The package includes the Hasselblad X1D-50c camera body, 3 XCD lenses (30mm, 45mm, and 90mm), 2 camera batteries, a cleaning…

Friday, September 1, 2017

UK's First Sony PRO Support Centre Opens for Business

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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The first UK walk-in service centre for Sony professional camera users is now officially open at Fixation HQ (250 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5RD). Plans for the pioneering Sony PRO Support Service centre were announced in June at a special joint presentation by Yosuke Aoki, Sony Europe Digital Imaging Vice President and David Garratt, CEO at Wex Group (Fixation’s parent company) - with a planned a target opening date of September 1st. “We are delighted to announce we have met that deadline pledge. This is a truly groundbreaking partnership with Sony - and a very important development for Fixation,” David Garratt said. “Now the growing numbers of Sony professional camera shooters can simply drop their kit off at Fixation for service and support rather than having to despatch it to the Sony plant in Wales.”

The first UK walk-in service centre for Sony professional camera users is now officially open at Fixation HQ (250 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5RD). Plans for the pioneering Sony PRO Support Service centre were announced in June at a special joint presentation by Yosuke Aoki, Sony Europe Digital Imaging Vice…

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Canon CarePAK PLUS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital , Printers
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Canon U.S.A. today announced that the Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection plan will now include Image Recovery for all consumer-level Canon printers with a memory card slot. Already included with CarePAK PLUS for Canon cameras and camcorders, Image Recovery is designed to help retrieve lost or corrupted images or video files that might otherwise be gone forever. With Canon CarePAK PLUS, customers will enjoy service provided exclusively by Canon, which no other full-coverage service plan for Canon consumer-level cameras, camcorders or printers can offer. Coverage includes genuine Canon factory service using genuine Canon parts, rapid repair processing, and 100 percent U.S.-based tech support that is never outsourced.

Canon U.S.A. today announced that the Canon CarePAK PLUS accidental damage protection plan will now include Image Recovery for all consumer-level Canon printers with a memory card slot. Already included with CarePAK PLUS for Canon cameras and camcorders, Image Recovery is designed to help retrieve lost or corrupted images or…

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hireacamera.com Announce New Long-term Rental Rates

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Hireacamera.com has announced that from now onwards, all camera loans of 4 days or more will benefit from savings of up to 30%, as compared to daily hire prices before July 2017. "Instead of hiring on a job by job basis, it’s now more cost effective to hire for longer, bridging the gap between jobs and giving you the opportunity to use a camera more and get the absolute maximum value out of every hire," the company says. "We have reached a level where we are now able to pass on extra cost-savings to our customers and offer them some of the most competitive rates in the camera hire market."

Hireacamera.com has announced that from now onwards, all camera loans of 4 days or more will benefit from savings of up to 30%, as compared to daily hire prices before July 2017. "Instead of hiring on a job by job basis, it’s now more cost effective to hire for longer…