Monday, October 22, 2018

PIXII Rangefinder Camera Launches, Aimed at Smartphone Upgraders, Already Leaked...

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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As if the new Zeiss ZX1 and the Zenit M weren't surprising enough, there's another intriguing new camera in town in the shape of the rather oddly named PIXII.

This appears to be a French initiative that's just soft-launched with an on-trend teaser-based website. Unfortunately, in this current age where seemingly every new photographic product is leaked, yes, you've guessed it, the full details of the PIXII have already been leaked, including their entire financial business plan, courtesy of Leicarumors.

Aimed at smartphone photographers looking for a more affordable camera to upgrade to, the styling of the new PIXII is certainly refreshing, coming across like a miniature rangefinder on steroids that uses Leica lenses, hence the rumour site coverage.

It remains to be seen if this two-man team can actually bring the PIXII to market after being in development for the last 3 years, but the launch of their new website certainly seems to suggest that they're getting closer to their goal. Bonne chance!

Update: PIXII have now released a press releases and official product shots of their new rangefinder camera (pictured above).

As if the new Zeiss ZX1 and the Zenit M weren't surprising enough, there's another intriguing new camera in town in the shape of the rather oddly named PIXII. This appears to be a French initiative that's just soft-launched with an on-trend teaser-based website. Unfortunately, in this current age where…

Friday, October 19, 2018

Nikon D3500 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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​Ahead of our full review, here is a gallery of full-size sample JPEG and Raw images and videos taken with the new Nikon D3500 DSLR camera. The Nikon D3500 is a new 24-megapixel DX-format entry-level DSLR camera that's smaller, lighter and cheaper than its predecessor, the D3400.

Nokia 7 Plus Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Nokia 7 Plus smartphone. This mid-range smartphone has a dual camera setup with 12MP and 13MP sensors, Carl Zeiss lenses and a 2x zoom.

Apple iPhone Xs Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Apple iPhone Xs smartphone. This flagship smartphone has a dual 12 megapixel rear camera, 7 megapixel selfie camera and a 5.8-inch OLED display.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is a new professional hyper-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras (Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts). Offering a much larger focal range than comparable lenses from Nikon, Canon and Tamron, is this 60-600mm "Bigma" lens worth considering? Read our Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports review to find out...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the brand new Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone, which was announced on Tuesday. This flagship smartphone has a triple camera setup with a 27mm 40 megapixel camera, 3x telephoto module, and a new 16mm ultra-wide-angle sensor, making it one of the most versatile smartphones in terms of focal range (16-81mm).

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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​Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample images taken with the Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens mounted on a Canon EOS 5DS R body. The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is a very versatile 10x telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.

Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S Review

Amy Davies
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The Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S is a new moderate wide-angle prime lens for Nikon's new full-frame mirrorless camera system. Is this new lens offering a classic focal length worth the £849 / $849 asking price? Find out by reading our in-depth Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S review, complete with full-size sample images...

HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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The Huawei Mate 20 Series is one of the most highly anticipated smartphone series of the year. Available in 6.53-inch, and 6.39-inch the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is available in three devices: HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS.

The Huawei Mate 20 Series is one of the most highly anticipated smartphone series of the year. Available in 6.53-inch, and 6.39-inch the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is available in three devices: HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS.

Sony Lists New Sensors, Fujifilm X-T3 Uses Sony Sensor

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Sony have just published details of all their sensors that are on sale to third-party companies, from 1/3 all the way up to medium format, and it appears that the new Fujifilm X-T3 almost certainly uses a Sony sensor (the IMX571). If you've ever wondered which sensor might be inside your camera, these handy charts provide some clues.

Sony have just published details of all their sensors that are on sale to third-party companies, from 1/3 all the way up to medium format, and it appears that the new Fujifilm X-T3 almost certainly uses a Sony sensor (the IMX571). If you've ever wondered which sensor might be inside…

Leica M10-D Camera Announced on October 23rd? (Rumour)

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Leica M10-D camera is rumoured to be launched on October 23rd, with official product shots already appearing on rumour site Nokishita. This will be a replacement for the Leica M-D (Typ 262) model, which has already been discontinued. As a reminder, this Leica camera series sports a minimalist design with no rear LCD screen.

The Leica M10-D camera is rumoured to be launched on October 23rd, with official product shots already appearing on rumour site Nokishita. This will be a replacement for the Leica M-D (Typ 262) model, which has already been discontinued. As a reminder, this Leica camera series sports a minimalist design…

Insta360 Adds 180° 3D Capture to Pro Camera Series

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Insta360 are adding support for 180-degree 3D capture and editing with its leading professional VR cameras, the Insta360 Pro and Pro 2. The cameras are the first-ever pro-level VR cameras to offer support for both 180 and 360 capture.

The 180 3D update for the Insta360 Pro and Pro 2 is set to launch later this month.

Insta360 are adding support for 180-degree 3D capture and editing with its leading professional VR cameras, the Insta360 Pro and Pro 2. The cameras are the first-ever pro-level VR cameras to offer support for both 180 and 360 capture. The 180 3D update for the Insta360 Pro and Pro …

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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Want to see exactly what the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro flagship smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro flagship smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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We've spent some time getting to know the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, so check out our first impressions of Huawei's new flagship smartphone...

We've spent some time getting to know the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, so check out our first impressions of Huawei's new flagship smartphone...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800 Camera Features 30x Zoom, 18.2 Megapixels, 10fps Burst Shooting

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800 is the world's smallest camera with a 30x, 24-720mm zoom lens. The WX800 also has Fast Intelligent AF and responsive Eye AF to help capture even distant subjects beautifully, while built-in Wi-Fi/NFC makes sharing easy. There's an 18.2 million pixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 180-degree tilting touch-panel LCD screen, BIONZ X processor, 10fps continuous shooting and 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording. The WX800 measures 101.6 mm x 58.1 mm x 35.5 mm and weighs 233g with the battery and memory card fitted.

The Sony WX800 will be available in black or white.

Update: Sony have also unveiled the Cyber-shot DSC-WX700 model in China, which appears to be identical to the WX800, except that it doesn't have a touchscreen LCD.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX800 is the world's smallest camera with a 30x, 24-720mm zoom lens. The WX800 also has Fast Intelligent AF and responsive Eye AF to help capture even distant subjects beautifully, while built-in Wi-Fi/NFC makes sharing easy. There's an 18.2 million pixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 180-degree tilting…

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 Travel-zoom Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 are the World’s smallest travel high zoom cameras with 4K movie capability and an upgraded image processor. Both models offer a truly versatile zoom range from 24mm at the wide end up to 720mm super-telephoto, 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, and the latest BIONZ X image processing engine.

The new Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 will ship in Europe from October 2018, priced at £450 and €520 in Ireland for HX99 and £430 and €500 in Ireland for HX95.

Update: The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Travel Zoom camera will also be available in the USA in early November for $449.99 USD ($599.99 CAD).

The Sony Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 are the World’s smallest travel high zoom cameras with 4K movie capability and an upgraded image processor. Both models offer a truly versatile zoom range from 24mm at the wide end up to 720mm super-telephoto, 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel…

Adobe Unveils Adobe Photoshop CC for iPad, Premiere Rush CC Video Editor, and Major Creative Cloud Updates

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Adobe have announced major updates to Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC and Adobe XD. They've also unveiled Premiere Rush CC (pictured), the first all-in-one, easy-to-use video editing app for social media creators, and previewed new iPad versions of Adobe Photoshop CC and Project Gemini, a drawing app.

Adobe have announced major updates to Creative Cloud applications including Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC and Adobe XD. They've also unveiled Premiere Rush CC (pictured), the first all-in-one, easy-to-use video editing app for social media creators, and previewed new iPad versions of Adobe Photoshop…

84.5mm MID-HARD Graduation Camera Filters

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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84.5mm's new MID-HARD Graduation camera filters are intended mainly for outdoor photography with straighter lines. These new filters are available now in all filter sizes, fully compatible with holders of P type square filters (width 84-85mm) and XL type square filters (width 100mm).

84.5mm's new MID-HARD Graduation camera filters are intended mainly for outdoor photography with straighter lines. These new filters are available now in all filter sizes, fully compatible with holders of P type square filters (width 84-85mm) and XL type square filters (width 100mm).

Hensel Certo 200 and Certo 400 Compact Flashes

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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Hensel is introducing the Certo 200 and Certo 400, two new compact flash units especially tailored to ambitious amateurs, semiprofessional users, and new professionals starting out.

Hensel is introducing the Certo 200 and Certo 400, two new compact flash units especially tailored to ambitious amateurs, semiprofessional users, and new professionals starting out.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Learn More About Luminar with Libraries - Is this a Lightroom Killer?

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Skylum have just launched the new Luminar with Libraries Teasing Page, where you can find out a lot of information about the upcoming update of Luminar with Libraries. Skylum are on schedule to release Luminar with Libraries in December 2018 - a major update that comes free to all Luminar 2018 users.

Skylum have just launched the new Luminar with Libraries Teasing Page, where you can find out a lot of information about the upcoming update of Luminar with Libraries. Skylum are on schedule to release Luminar with Libraries in December 2018 - a major update that comes free to all Luminar 2018 users.