Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Panasonic GH5 Hands-on Photos (Final Production Version)

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic GH5 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the only Panasonic GH5 compact system camera in the World!

The Panasonic GH5 will ship on March 20th 2017, price to be announced.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic GH5 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the only Panasonic GH5 compact system camera in the World! The Panasonic GH5 will ship on March 20th 2017, price to be announced.

Panasonic LUMIX GH5

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 camera features the World’s First 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p 4:2:2 10- bit video recording function. The Panasonic GH5 is the latest flagship model of LUMIX G CSC cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. The new camera delivers a high-end, hybrid performance to photo enthusiasts and professional videographers looking to capture moments in 4K 60p / 50p video and 6K PHOTO.

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 will be available from March 2017 and will RRP at;

£1699 Body only

£1899 Body & 12-60mm Lens (M Kit)

£2199 Body & Leica 12-60mm Lens (L Kit)

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 camera features the World’s First 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p 4:2:2 10- bit video recording function. The Panasonic GH5 is the latest flagship model of LUMIX G CSC cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. The new...

Panasonic LUMIX GX800

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic LUMIX GX800 is the ultimate high performance compact mirrorless camera, offering newly integrated 4K PHOTO and 4K Video all in a sleek, stylish compact body. The 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter and the new Venus Engine combine to achieve crisp, high-resolution images in fine details with high-contrast, impressive colour reproduction and maximum ISO 25600 high sensitivity. The LUMIX GX800 records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p/25p(50Hz Area) or 24p in MP4.

The Panasonic LUMIX GX800 will be available from March 2017 in Silver, Black, Tan and Orange and will RRP at £499.99.

The Panasonic LUMIX GX800 is the ultimate high performance compact mirrorless camera, offering newly integrated 4K PHOTO and 4K Video all in a sleek, stylish compact body. The 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter and the new Venus Engine combine to achieve crisp, high-resolution...

Panasonic LUMIX FZ82

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Panasonic LUMIX FZ82 superzoom camera features ultra-wide and dynamic zoom, 4K video recording and 4K PHOTO. The FZ82 features the LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom and comes with USB charging to allow an even quicker charge. The Panasonic LUMIX FZ82 will be available from March 2017 and will RRP at £329.99.

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ82 superzoom camera features ultra-wide and dynamic zoom, 4K video recording and 4K PHOTO. The FZ82 features the LUMIX DC VARIO 20mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 60x optical zoom and comes with USB charging to allow an even quicker charge. The Panasonic LUMIX FZ82...

Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Panasonic has announced the new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 lens, the renewal of four LUMIX G lenses and a firmware update for its LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 lens.

Panasonic has announced the new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 lens, the renewal of four LUMIX G lenses and a firmware update for its LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 lens.

Ricoh R Development Kit

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
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Ricoh today announced the industry's first camera capable of delivering up to 24 hours of fully spherical, 360-degree live video streams in 2K resolution at 30 frames per second. Currently on display at CES 2017, the camera and related technology will be sold as the Ricoh R Development Kit, available in spring 2017. A unique and first-of-its-kind feature of the Ricoh R technology is that the video is stitched within the camera in real time to the Equirectangular Projection Format, which is the standard format for fully spherical images. Video is then output via HDMI or USB. The Ricoh R Development Kit consists of the camera, camera stand, downloadable software development kit, plus image-control tools and source code.

Ricoh today announced the industry's first camera capable of delivering up to 24 hours of fully spherical, 360-degree live video streams in 2K resolution at 30 frames per second. Currently on display at CES 2017, the camera and related technology will be sold as the Ricoh R Development Kit, available in spring 2017....

Nikon D5600 Soon Available in U.S.

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon has announced the upcoming U.S. launch of its D5600 digital SLR camera. First unveiled in November 2016, the Nikon D5600 is a new entry-level DSLR with a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and a vari-angle touchscreen. Other notable features include built-in Wi-Fi, SnapBridge compatibility (which utilises Bluetooth low energy technology to let the D5600 maintain a constant, low-power link with a smartphone or tablet), a viewfinder with ~95% frame coverage and ~0.82x magnification, and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600. During viewfinder shooting, the refined touch Fn function offers an intuitive alternative to using the command dial or multi-selector: now photographers can operate the Auto Sensitivity control, as well as selecting the focus point or adjusting other important settings, via the touchscreen. And a frame advance bar, inherited from Nikon’s professional D5 and D500 cameras, makes it possible to quickly scroll through images in playback mode. For movie shooters, the Time-Lapse Movie function makes it simple to transform slow-moving scenes into high-speed sequences. The camera will go on sale later this month at the suggested retail price of $799.95 with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. It will also be available in a two-lens kit option, including the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lenses, for $1,149.95. Additionally, the Nikon D5600 will be sold as a body only for $699.95 or with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for $1,199.95.

Nikon has announced the upcoming U.S. launch of its D5600 digital SLR camera. First unveiled in November 2016, the Nikon D5600 is a new entry-level DSLR with a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and a vari-angle touchscreen. Other notable features include built-in Wi-Fi, SnapBridge compatibility (which utilises Bluetooth low energy technology to...

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS is a new superzoom camera featuring a 20-megapixel CCD, 45x optical zoom, Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC connectivity. The brand new Date Button adds a date and time stamp to your images. The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS will be available later this year at selected retailers with a RRP of £229.99/€299.99.

The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS is a new superzoom camera featuring a 20-megapixel CCD, 45x optical zoom, Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC connectivity. The brand new Date Button adds a date and time stamp to your images. The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS will be available later this year at selected...

Canon IXUS 185 and IXUS 190

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The new Canon IXUS 185 and IXUS 190 are the slimmest cameras in the Canon IXUS range. Each new model comes with a 20-megapixel CCD imager, a 10x zoom lens with Intelligent Image Stabilisation, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The IXUS 190 additionally offers Dynamic NFC (near-field communication). The cameras' Easy Auto feature automatically selects the best camera settings for you, and locks buttons to help you avoid pressing anything by mistake. For added ease, Auto Zoom intelligently selects the best framing for stills and movies, all dependent on the number of people in shot. Both cameras are capable of recording HD movies in 720p resolution. The Canon IXUS 185 will be available next month with an RRP of  £119.99/€149.99. The IXUS 190 will be available at selected retailers from February 2017 with an RRP of £169.99/€219.99.

The new Canon IXUS 185 and IXUS 190 are the slimmest cameras in the Canon IXUS range. Each new model comes with a 20-megapixel CCD imager, a 10x zoom lens with Intelligent Image Stabilisation, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The IXUS 190 additionally offers Dynamic NFC (near-field communication). The cameras' Easy Auto feature automatically selects...

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Canon today unveiled their new PowerShot G9 X Mark II premium compact camera. Featuring a 20.1-megapixel 1"-type sensor and a 28-82mm (eq.) f/2-4.9 lens, the CanonPowerShot G9 X Mark II offers a new Digic VII image processor, Dual Sensing Image Stabilisation, 0.14-second auto-focus, improved subject tracking and a maximum continuous shooting speed of 8.2fps in raw shooting mode. Dynamic NFC lets you quickly connect and transfer images to compatible smart devices, including the Canon Connect Station, to easily share and safely store your photos and movies. The new Bluetooth compatibility means you can maintain a constant camera connection, so you can see and share your photographs via a phone or tablet even when your camera is tucked away. The camera body is 25% thinner than that of the original PowerShot G9 X. The PowerShot G9X Mark II will be available from February 2017 with an RRP of £449.99/€569.99/$529.99.

Canon today unveiled their new PowerShot G9 X Mark II premium compact camera. Featuring a 20.1-megapixel 1"-type sensor and a 28-82mm (eq.) f/2-4.9 lens, the CanonPowerShot G9 X Mark II offers a new Digic VII image processor, Dual Sensing Image Stabilisation, 0.14-second auto-focus, improved subject tracking and a...

Meike 6.5mm f/2 Fisheye Lens for Sony

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Meike have launched a new fisheye lens for Sony E-mount compact system cameras with APS-C sized sensors. Featuring 6 elements in 5 groups and a 9-bladed aperture diaphragm, the Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens has a diagonal angle of view of 190° and offers a minimum focus distance of 2" (5cm). Boasting "supeiror multi-layer nano coating" to minimuse flare, this manual-focus lens weighs in at 300 grams and sells for £125.99 including a lens pouch.

Meike have launched a new fisheye lens for Sony E-mount compact system cameras with APS-C sized sensors. Featuring 6 elements in 5 groups and a 9-bladed aperture diaphragm, the Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens has a diagonal angle of view of 190° and offers a minimum focus distance of 2" (5cm). Boasting "supeiror...

Friday, December 23, 2016

YI Technology to Demonstrate New Action Camera and Drone at CES 2017

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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YI Technolgy has announced plans to unveil the YI 4K+ at CES 2017, the first action camera to capture 4K photos and videos at 60fps. The company also plans to fly the YI Erida drone, the world’s fastest tricopter, for the first time live in the US. “2016 has been a whirlwind of product launches including several new action and home security cameras, the YI Erida drone, our first mirrorless camera the YI M1, as well as an exciting partnership with Google to develop a virtual reality camera rig,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology. “CES 2017 is an important milestone for us as we look to demonstrate our full product line and reveal novelty solutions. As a challenger brand in the changing imaging technology market, we are constantly looking for ways to push the boundaries and set new standards for the global industry.”

YI Technolgy has announced plans to unveil the YI 4K+ at CES 2017, the first action camera to capture 4K photos and videos at 60fps. The company also plans to fly the YI Erida drone, the world’s fastest tricopter, for the first time live in the US. “2016 has...

Canon EOS M5 Review

Amy Davies
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The Canon EOS M5 is a brand new compact system camera that offers 24 megapixels, 9fps continuous shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, full HD 60p high-definition videos, and a touch-screen interface. Other key features of the EOS M5 include a tilting 3-inch LCD screen, ISO range of 100-25600, and wi-fi and NFC connectivity. Is Canon's new mirrorless model the camera that enthusiasts have been waiting for? Read our Canon EOS M5 review to find out...

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art is a new, affordable ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, boasting an incredibly wide focal length of 12mm and a constant f/4 aperture. Read our in-depth Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art review now, complete with full-size sample images.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Magic Hour VR Photography Simulator

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software

London-based design studio Wolf in Motion has unveiled Magic Hour, a VR photography simulator for taking "dream-like" pictures. Magic Hour's VR camera has similar characteristics to those of a high-end camera and offers full control on exposure, aperture ratio, shutter speed, focal length, ISO and white balance. It can optically reproduce the physics of any camera or lens but also easily go beyond the realm of the possible. Magic Hour's hand-crafted digital playground offers countless photographic opportunities from wildlife encounters to painting light with the stars. While experienced photographers will have fun experimenting in ways they have never been able to with a physical camera, newcomers will be able to learn the technical aspects of photography through a rewarding interactive experience.:"The arrival of consumer VR has unlocked exciting new opportunities in training and education," says Charlie Fuller, founding partner at Wolf in Motion. "Magic Hour is one of the first of such products, letting players experiment with a manual control camera before they've ever held a real one in their hands." Magic Hour is available now on Steam VR.

London-based design studio Wolf in Motion has unveiled Magic Hour, a VR photography simulator for taking "dream-like" pictures. Magic Hour's VR camera has similar characteristics to those of a high-end camera and offers full control on exposure, aperture ratio, shutter speed, focal length, ISO and white balance. It can...

PocketWizard Pink Plus III to Benefit TuTu Project

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, has announced that it will donate 10% of the sale price of each Pink Plus III Bonus Bundle 3 sold to The TuTu Project of the Carey Foundation. The mission of The TuTu Project is to raise funds for women, men and their families to ease the financial burdens that come with breast cancer diagnosis. “A self-portrait enthusiast who had previously transformed himself in several series of artistic images, Bob started the TuTu project on their trip east when they moved to Brooklyn, NY. Initially it was a means of self-therapy to deal with the changes the move brought into his life. After surgery and starting chemo, we found that it was a great way to ease the stress and add levity to the craziness that had become our life”, states Linda. Thus the Tutu Project was born, with all proceeds from the prints and other products (t-shirts, postcards) going to the non-profit Carey Foundation. This allowed them to self-publish a book titled “Ballerina” which included many of Bob’s self-portraits taken on location around the United States with the help of PocketWizard Plus III radios.

LPA Design, manufacturers of PocketWizard Photo Products, has announced that it will donate 10% of the sale price of each Pink Plus III Bonus Bundle 3 sold to The TuTu Project of the Carey Foundation. The mission of The TuTu Project is to raise funds for women, men and their families to...

Nikon Coolpix A900 Review

Amy Davies
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The Nikon Coolpix A900 is a new travel-zoom compact camera with a 35x zoom lens. Retailing for around $399 / £369, the 20 megapixel Nikon A900 comes complete with built-in wi-fi connectivity, a 3-inch tilting screen and 4K UHD movie recording. Read our Nikon Coolpix A900 review to find out if this travel camera is worth considering...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Photolemur for Mac

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Photolemur for Mac is billed as the World’s first fully automatic photo enhancement solution built on artificial intelligence AI). Unlike many other image enhancement tools, Photolemur doesn’t have any hard coded filters - rather, it applies specific enhancements to each image. Powered by new technology which recognises objects, faces, trees, sky, foliage and more, Photolemur differentiates between portraits, landscapes and macro photographs and applies the right enhancements for those pictures. As you bring in more images, every saved or shared photo builds a database of successful enhancements, and every non-saved image goes into an unsuccessful database. This ensures that all future enhancements are built on a record of success. Photolemur is constantly learning what you like and don’t like. Photolemur is available for pre order for $29 from the website below.

Photolemur for Mac is billed as the World’s first fully automatic photo enhancement solution built on artificial intelligence AI). Unlike many other image enhancement tools, Photolemur doesn’t have any hard coded filters - rather, it applies specific enhancements to each image. Powered by new technology which...

Camslinger Outdoor Camera Bag

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Cosyspeed has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund the commercialisation of its new Camslinger Outdoor Camera Bag. Designed for quick, one-handed access, the Camslinger Outdoor bag is worn around the hip or over the shoulder. The quick-access, comfortable way of wearing and the protection against rain and bumps makes the Camslinger Outdoor a great choice for activee photographers. The bag is made from water resistant, durable and robust  Nylon 900D fabrics, and features a magnetic closure to provide quick but safe operation. The Camslinger Outdoor was developed in cooperation with climber and photographer Stephan Wiesner. During the crowd-funding campaign, the Camslinger Outdoor Blue S. Wiesner Edition will be available for $79.

Cosyspeed has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund the commercialisation of its new Camslinger Outdoor Camera Bag. Designed for quick, one-handed access, the Camslinger Outdoor bag is worn around the hip or over the shoulder. The quick-access, comfortable way of wearing and the protection against rain and bumps makes...

FotoQuote Mobile for iOS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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FotoQuote, an image pricing application by Cradoc fotoSoftware, is now available for iPhone and iPad use. “We are so excited about the new fotoQuote Mobile that we are including it for free with every fotoQuote order placed between now and the end of the year,” said fotoQuote creator, Cradoc Bagshaw. “We want everyone who has fotoQuote Pro 7 to be given the opportunity to also benefit from the mobile version.” fotoQuote Pro 7.0 itself retails for $149.99 with a limited time introductory offer of $129.99. FotoQuote orders placed before the end of the year will include the fotoQuote Mobile version at no additional cost.

FotoQuote, an image pricing application by Cradoc fotoSoftware, is now available for iPhone and iPad use. “We are so excited about the new fotoQuote Mobile that we are including it for free with every fotoQuote order placed between now and the end of the year,” said fotoQuote...