Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Samsung NX300 is a new compact system camera featuring a 20-megapixel imager with on-sensor phase detection AF sensors, an articulated OLED touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity. Other highlights include a sensitivity range of ISO100/21°—ISO25,600/45°, a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000 sec, 8.6fps continuous shooting, a 5-way manual key interface and i-Depth, an easy and simple way to adjust the depth-of-field of an image using the NX Series’ unique i-Function system. Available in either black or white with a contrast silver band, the Samsung NX300 is expected to hit the shelves priced at around $750. Also announced today is the new Samsung 45mm 2D/3D lens, which supports both 2D and 3D movie capture with the NX300, and boasts a maximum aperture of f/1.8. This new 2D/3D version of the Samsung 45mm f/1.8 lens will cost around $500.
Ahead of our full review, here are 62 sample JPEG photos and a full HD movie taken with the new Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera, including the full ISO range of 50-512,000
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.2 megapixel full-frame digital SLR camera with a built-in wireless transmitter, integrated GPS module, 1080p Full HD video and 4.5fps burst shooting.
The Nissin MG8000 Extreme flash is now available in the United Kingdom. Offered in both Canon and Nikon fit, the Nissin MG8000 Extreme sparked mass interest amongst the industry when shown for the first time at Focus-on-Imaging in March 2012 due to its unique quartz-based flash tube which ensures the unit remains cool, even in extreme-use conditions. When tested, the Nissin MG8000 can produce over 1000 full flashes without any fear of overheating, the company claims. The Nissin MG8000 Extreme boasts a recycle time of just 3 seconds for the first 200 shots, and then 5 to 7 seconds for subsequent frames, maintaining its guide number throughout the burst. Other highlights include an included external diffuser, tilt-swivel head, guide number of 60 (in metres at ISO 100/21° with the head zoomed to the 105mm position), full support for Canon’s and Nikon’s wireless TTL flash control systems, high-speed synchronisation and a stroboscopic flash mode. Weighing in at 400g, the Nissin MG8000 Extreme has a guide price of £545.40.
The Thule Perspektiv Daypack has won the prestigious iF Product Design Award. The camera bag has been recognised for it’s design, finish, material and innovation level, as well as functionality, ergonomics and safety. The Thule Perspektiv series has six camera bags in various sizes for different needs. This spring, the Thule Perspektiv Backpack, Thule Perspektiv Daypack, Thule Perspektiv Messenger Bag, Thule Perspektiv Medium and Large Top Loaders and Thule Perspektiv Action Camera Case will be launched at select retailers, both in Europe and North America.
CyberLink today released an update for PowerDirector 11 adding support for the latest GoPro HD HERO3 Black Edition camera. With today’s update, CyberLink has expanded the comprehensive 4K video editing capabilities in PowerDirector 11 to support the GoPro HD HERO3 Black Edition, which delivers 4K and 2.7K video resolutions at 12 and 30fps respectively. The new PowerDirector 11 update is now available to existing users for free via the CyberLink Update Center.
Trygger has launched a Kickstarter campaign to introduce a new product: the Camera Clip. This new, detachable iPhone 5 accessory has an integrated polarising filter to reduce glare and cut out unwanted reflections off non-metallic surfaces, while delivering richer colours and superior contrast. “It’s going to make the world through your phone look more like the world you see through your eyes so you can capture all of life’s moments the way you remember them,” the company says. “We designed it to fit snugly on the iPhone 5 so no extraneous light could leak into your photos.” The planned retail price of the Trygger 5 Camera Clip is $39.95.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The BenQ GH700 is a super-zoom camera on a budget, offering a 21x zoom lens, full HD1080p video and a 3-inch LCD screen. How does the GH700 compare to its main bridge camera rivals? Read our BenQ GH700 review to find out...
Geonaute, a sports electronics company based in France, has announced the upcoming launch of a 360° action camera. Equipped with three wide-angle lenses and three 8-megapixel sensors, it offers an almost full spherical field of view (360° horizontal and 150° vertical). Shockproof and bundled with a waterproof housing rated to IPX7 standards, the mountable, wearable Geonaute sports camera can be used just about anywhere while having only a minimum impact on the user during their activity. Weighing in at less than 200 grams, the Geonaute records videos in MP4 format and stores them on microSD cards. The camera comes equipped with a battery that promises recording times of over 2 hours. The camera will be officially unveiled at CES, booth 26703 LVCC South Hall, with pricing to be confirmed.
Tiffen has released a special Steadicam bundle configuration – the Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest. The new kit includes the Steadicam Merlin 2 camera stabilising systems as well as the Merlin’s Arm Pin Kit and Vest, sold as one complete package. The new configuration offers a special discount over purchasing systems and components individually.
OmegaBrandess and Flipbac have announced a set of new add-on grips for digital compact cameras. Flipbac Camera Grips can be easily applied to the front of your camera to prevent slipping and create a solid hold. Made of 100% silicone, the Flipbac Camera Grips flex to the shape of your camera body for a perfect fit.
Issue 23 of Landscape Photography Magazine is now available for download. This edition includes a guide to depth of field, a review of the book “Photographing the Elements” by David Hay, a review of the Pentax 645D digital SLR camera, an interview with David Wiggett, an article on the creative use of shutter speed by Mark Sisson - and much more. Do note that the full contents of Landscape Photography Magazine are available to subscribers only.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 is a new entry-level travel-zoom compact camera. The slim and stylish Panasonic SZ1 offers 16 megapixels, a 10x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen, and 720p HD movies. Read our in-depth Panasonic DMC-SZ1 review now...
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Nikon Coolpix S30 is one of the cheapest action cameras on the market, currently costing less around £60 / $65. For that modest outlay you get a simple point and shoot with a 3x zoom lens, 10 megapixels, 2.7 inch screen and 720p HD movies. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S30 review to find out if it's the ideal family camera...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 is a small and stylish camera that's freeze, shock, water and dust proof. The Sony TX20 has a 16.2 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor, 10fps burst mode, 3 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen, a 4x zoom lens and full 1080i HD movies. Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 review to find out if it's worth the £280 / $330 asking price.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The BenQ G1 is a serious compact camera at a wallet-friendly price, offering a fast f/1.8 lens, full HD video and a tilting high-resolution LCD screen. BenQ aren't very well-known for their digital cameras, so how does the new G1 compare with the well-established competition? Read our BenQ G1 review to find out...
Friday, December 21, 2012
The PowerShot A1300 is one of the cheapest compact cameras from Canon. Offering a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x zoom lens and a very attractive price tag of less than £120 / $120, the A1300 even features a proper optical viewfinder. Read our Canon PowerShot A1300 review to find out if it's worthy of a second glance...
Following the success of the British Journal of Photography’s award-winning iPad edition, the team behind the app is now launching 125 Magazine for iPad. 125 magazine is one of the world’s leading fashion photography magazines – a visual compendium of new ideas in photography, fashion, art and culture. The iPad edition is a new version of the magazine, which showcases previously unseen content, moving image and animation. The first issue is free, and out now on the iTunes App Store. Individual paid-for issues and a subscription option will be available from January.
Adobe today announced that it has acquired Behance, an online social media platform that enables creatives to showcase and share their work. In the last 30 days, portfolios on Behance-powered sites have received over 90 million views and today there are over 3 million projects hosted on the Behance platform. “Behance will play a key role in Adobe’s efforts to serve the creative world in the years to come and will accelerate our efforts to enable a more open and collaborative creative community,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Adobe.
The 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition will open for entries on 7 January 2013. Photographers can submit images for 18 categories, with three categories specifically for those aged 17 and under. The submission deadline is 25 February 2013. To enter the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, head to the website below.
Polaroid has confirmed plans to release an Android-powered mirrorless system camera. Rumours of the upcoming launch started circulating on the Internet four days ago when the picture reprinted above popped up on a Russian social network site. Since then Scott Hardy, President and CEO of Polaroid has confirmed that the product was real and that “additional information and specs will be released” at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Interestingly, the new model exhibits a surprising degree of similarity with the Nikon 1 J1 and J2 cameras and one of their lenses - although the lens release button is in a different location.