Category: Digital

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Phase One Introduces Free 5-Year Warranty Programme

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Phase One has launched a complimentary five-year warranty programme and also a five-year uptime guarantee programme for selected camera systems. Customers who purchase new Phase One IQ2 camera systems will receive a free five-year warranty on all key camera system components, including: camera body, lenses and digital backs. The five-year uptime guarantee programme consists of free loaner units being made available should the camera, lense(s) or digital back(s) need to be repaired under terms of this warranty.  "We're excited to offer these great new five-year warranty and uptime guarantee programs on all new IQ2 camera system purchases,” said Franck Roussel Rasmussen, Director Product Management, Phase One. "It's a fitting match when the world's most demanding photographers invest in the world’s best camera systems.”

Monday, September 29, 2014

Phase One iXA-R and iX Controller

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Phase One Industrial today announced the Phase One iXA-R camera platform and the iX Controller (pictured). The new 80 MP, 60 MP and Achromatic iXA-R cameras share many of the same features as the iXA aerial cameras, including focal plane and central leaf shutters, optional Forward Motion Compensation, scalability to form multi-camera arrays, as well as easy integration with popular flight management systems and GPS/IMU receivers. Phase One iXA-R cameras expand the iXA lens range by adding three new dedicated lenses with focal lengths of 40 mm, 50 mm and 70 mm. The Phase One iXA 180-R (including one of three lenses) has a list price of $67000 / €50000. The enhanced lenses are designed and built by Rodenstock. Each lens/shutter combination is adapted for aerial photography and offers low distortion, high MTF and excellent contrast. The iX Controller ($7000 / €5300), a fanless PC with a small footprint, uses a 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and is easily integrated into any aircraft. The cameras and iX Controller will start shipping 1 November 2014.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Robo –  Trumble

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, General
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Nikon UK has released a new film by John Wright titled ‘Robo – Trumble’, featuring ex Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and ‘Studio Bot’, a bespoke robotic camera setup that demonstrates the capabilities of Nikon / MRMC’s remote camera system solution. John Wright, Nikon UK Ambassador, shot the entire film on a Nikon D810 and MRMC robotic head in order to capture multiple angles as Kimberly and Studio Bot perform together.  The film highlights the precision and accuracy of the system that affords photographers, videographers and broadcasters complete creative control and the opportunity to shoot from "almost impossible" locations. Click through for the Robo –  Trumble film and a behind-the-scenes video.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi Hands-On Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi medium-format camera / digital back looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the  Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi prototype showcased at Photokina 2014. The H5D-50c with Wi-Fi makes it possible for users to fully control the camera and browse/view images on iPhone/iPad on location via Phocus Mobile software, without the need for a computer. It also features a 'Live View' function, allowing photographers to see and zoom in on a live image on the rear LCD even when the camera is untethered.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Relonch Camera Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones, Digital, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Relonch camera look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Relonch camera.

The Relonch camera adds an APS-C sensor and an f/2 lens to your smartphone. Importantly, this is not a working prototype but a mockup. The working one is just a hodgepodge of existing parts, with a much bigger lens taped to a rather different-looking camera body. The app, shown in the photos, seemed to be final though. The Relonch Camera is available now for pre-Order for $499.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

EIZO ColorEdge 4K and ColorEdge CS240 Monitors Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Digital, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new EIZO ColorEdge 4K and ColorEdge CS240 monitors look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the EIZO ColorEdge 4K and ColorEdge CS240 monitors.

RED Epic Dragon 6K Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new RED Epic Dragon 6K cinema camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the RED Epic Dragon 6K cinema camera.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Leica S-E Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica S-E camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica S-E camera.

Leica X (Typ 113) Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica X (Typ 113) camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica X (Typ 113) camera.

Leica X-E Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica X-E camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica X-E camera.

Hasselblad H5X Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Hasselblad H5X medium format camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Hasselblad H5X medium format camera.

Samsung 28 Megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor

Mark Goldstein | Digital, Photokina 2014
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Samsung Electronics has revealed more technical details about its new 28 megapixel (MP) APS-C BSI CMOS image sensor for digital cameras. The S5KVB2 is designed into Samsung’s new compact system camera, the NX1, and will be showcased alongside the camera at Photokina 2014. The S5KVB2 is the industry’s first APS-C sensor to adopt back-side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology.

Toshiba EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards

Mark Goldstein | Accessories, Digital, Photokina 2014
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Toshiba EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards are focused on continuous shooting and full HD (including 4K resolution) video. Great for professional DSLR photographers, videographers and content creators who demand high-performance tools, these EXCERIA SD cards offer faster write speeds than Class 10 SD cards, have greater mobile storage capacity (up to 128GB1) than other EXCERIA products and include UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)2 support for 4K2K video recording and playback. The EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards (128GB model available in January 2015) are available for purchase at select retailers and on toshiba.com/us/storage for $59.99 MSRP for the 16GB model, $99.99 MSRP for the 32GB model and $179.99 for the 64GB model.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sony QX1 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony QX1 smart lens camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony QX1 smart lens camera.

Sony QX30 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony QX30 smart lens camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony QX30 smart lens camera.

Leica S (Type 007) Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica S (Type 007) camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica S (Type 007) camera.

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica M-P (Typ 240) camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica M-P (Typ 240) camera.

Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi

Mark Goldstein | Digital, Photokina 2014
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The Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi is a Wi-Fi enabled medium-format camera. The H5D-50c with Wi-Fi makes it possible for users to fully control the camera and browse/view images on iPhone/iPad on location via Phocus Mobile software, without the need for a computer. It also features a 'Live View' function, allowing photographers to see and zoom in on a live image on the rear LCD even when the camera is untethered. The Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi will be available first in Europe at the end of November and will retail at €21,400 excl. tax. Between January and March 2015 Hasselblad is offering photographers the opportunity to upgrade their H5D-50c model for the new Wi-Fi version for €500. All new features (except Wi-Fi) will be available to H5D-50c and CFV-50c owners as a firmware upgrade.

Leica S (Type 007)

Mark Goldstein | Digital, Photokina 2014
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The Leica S (Type 007) is the new top model of the Leica S-System. With a burst frequency of up to 3.5 frames per second, full-HD video in full-frame medium-format sensor size and 4K video recording, fast Live View mode and exceptional imaging quality at all ISO settings, the Leica S (Type 007) once again documents its status as the benchmark in the medium-format segment. The launch of the Leica S (Type 007) is planned for spring 2015; £18,720.00 RRP

Leica S-E

Mark Goldstein | Digital, Photokina 2014
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The Leica S-E is the entry-level model in the Leica S medium-format system. The Leica S-E provides practically all technical advantages of the Leica S (Type 006) and presents an attractive alternative within the Leica S-System. The new colour scheme, with a top deck in anthracite grey paint and a silver anodised shutter speed dial, adds even more to its attraction.
The Leica S-E will retail at £12,480 RRP and will be available from September 2014 from Leica Store Mayfair, Leica Store Burlington and selected Leica dealers.