Category: Digital

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…

Monday, July 24, 2017

Canon UK Launch World Press Photo VR Experience

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital , Competitions
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Canon today announced the UK launch of a World Press Photo virtual reality experience. In a bid to inspire a wider photography audience, users can explore the 45 best images of 2017 – and their incredible stories – at any time. The World Press Photo VR app is available for free download in the Oculus Store. Created by the makers of Canon’s photography management platform, irista, those who engage with the VR experience will see the winning photos displayed in a virtual gallery that evolves based on each users’ individual interaction with the photos. The unique VR experience, which provides a deeper insight into the stories behind the images, is narrated by Stuart Franklin, chair of the 2017 World Press Photo Content general jury.

Canon today announced the UK launch of a World Press Photo virtual reality experience. In a bid to inspire a wider photography audience, users can explore the 45 best images of 2017 – and their incredible stories – at any time. The World Press Photo VR app is available for…

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Exposar Becomes First Agency to Install StyleShoots Live

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Amsterdam-based Exposar is the first content production agency to acquire and install StyleShoots Live, a new robotic photo and video machine that records footage without needing a camera crew. With only one user needed to operate the studio using the included iPad Pro interface, the system automatically cuts and edits videos ready for social media and e-commerce within minutes. “We’ve partnered with StyleShoots to make sure we have the most advanced photo and video creation technology in the industry. Our clients demand both creativity and speed without the loss of quality. This will always be our priority - and StyleShoots is the only solution we found that can actually help us achieve this,” says Norbert Brenninkmeijer, founder and CEO of Exposar. StyleShoots Live has evolved from the original StyleShoots concept, which was an iPad controlled all-in-one photo studio that shot, cut out and exported product images in just thirty seconds.

Amsterdam-based Exposar is the first content production agency to acquire and install StyleShoots Live, a new robotic photo and video machine that records footage without needing a camera crew. With only one user needed to operate the studio using the included iPad Pro interface, the system automatically cuts and edits…

Monday, July 10, 2017

Alison Launches New Digital Photography Course

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Alison, one of the world’s largest free online education platforms, has just launched a new ‘Introduction to Digital Photography’ course. This free online course is an updated and more detailed replacement of the old Harvard University Digital Photography course from the Alison platform and is easily accessible to anyone keen to learn photography. It contains 11 modules that gives you an opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of digital photography, including the basic features of digital cameras, working with a digital camera, processing and formatting and the different photography styles and genres. Following the introductory course, Alison has further, more advanced digital photography courses in production as follow-up courses based on the different levels of the learner’s journey. There will be 3 courses for each level - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced which will be released in the coming months.

Alison, one of the world’s largest free online education platforms, has just launched a new ‘Introduction to Digital Photography’ course. This free online course is an updated and more detailed replacement of the old Harvard University Digital Photography course from the Alison platform and is easily accessible to anyone keen…

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Leica M Monochrom “Jim Marshall Set”

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Leica have unveiled a limited-edition Leica M Monochrom set in homage to Jim Marshall, the first and only photographer to be honoured with Grammy’s Trustee Award. There will be only 50 “Jim Marshall Sets” worldwide, which include the new brass plated Leica M Monochrom with a special “Laiton” finish - which provides a unique matte quality and a one-of-a-kind appearance for each set - and an inscription of Jim Marshall’s autograph, as well as a Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, a Jim Marshall Limited Edition Estate print of “Thelonious Monk at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1964” and a special, numbered edition and estate embossed copy of the book Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival. To celebrate the launch of the “Jim Marshall Set”, the Leica Gallery Los Angeles will exhibit a selection of prints from Jim Marshall’s Jazz Festival series, chronicling the jazz festivals at Newport and Monterey during the 1960s. The exhibit will run from June 15th through July 31st.

Leica have unveiled a limited-edition Leica M Monochrom set in homage to Jim Marshall, the first and only photographer to be honoured with Grammy’s Trustee Award. There will be only 50 “Jim Marshall Sets” worldwide, which include the new brass plated Leica M Monochrom with a special “Laiton” finish -…

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hasselblad A6D-100c Aerial Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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The 100-megapixel Hasselblad A6D-100c is the latest evolution of Hasselblad aerial cameras. The A6D Aerial camera includes a feature that allows up to eight cameras to be synchronised within 20 μs. A simple bus-type cable connection is required between all cameras in the set-up. This feature completely eliminates any issues in post-production caused by un-synchronised exposures. The A6D camera is available with or without Infra-Red filter for infra-red captures from 750nm to 1000nm to serve the needs of aerial analysis, such as environment surveying and crop management. NDVI, CIR and NIR imaging is possible with third-party software. Product Manager Bjarne Hjörlund commented, “Available in 100 megapixel resolutions, the A6D camera combines the world’s best optics and sensors with a modern, compact design, resulting in a system that will ensure you attain the highest possible image quality. Hasselblad aerial cameras provide a range of important features that help deliver your imaging requirements”.

The 100-megapixel Hasselblad A6D-100c is the latest evolution of Hasselblad aerial cameras. The A6D Aerial camera includes a feature that allows up to eight cameras to be synchronised within 20 μs. A simple bus-type cable connection is required between all cameras in the set-up. This feature completely eliminates any issues…

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Phase One Launch iXG Camera System

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Phase One today announced a new capture solution for Cultural Heritage digitisation projects: the iXG Camera System. The robust, fully integrated camera - available in 50MP and 100MP configurations with exchangeable repro-lenses (72mm and 120mm macro) guaranteeing one million actuations - makes the iXG Camera System a powerful tool for processing high volumes of Cultural Heritage subject matter including documents, books, transparent film, glass plates and more. Operating on a new version of the Capture One CH software, the iXG Camera System provides precision focus control through motor driven focusing, with position recording of the lens to ensure accuracy. Contrast-based autofocus sets distance and resolution parameters accurately. The iXG Camera System is available for order now through Phase One Cultural Heritage Partners. Shipping commences in June 2017. Prices start at €33,990.

Phase One today announced a new capture solution for Cultural Heritage digitisation projects: the iXG Camera System. The robust, fully integrated camera - available in 50MP and 100MP configurations with exchangeable repro-lenses (72mm and 120mm macro) guaranteeing one million actuations - makes the iXG Camera System a powerful tool for…