Month: September 2013
Canon 1D XS camera rumored to feature 3.5-inch touchscreen
Canon is working on a new EOS-1 camera. The company’s next DSLR will feature a big-megapixel image sensor, clocked at 44.7MP. Moreover, sources are reporting that the so-called Canon 1D XS will also feature a 3.5-inch multitouch screen with a high resolution. Meanwhile, work continues at the Canon medium format camera.
Interchangeable sensor revealed by Nikon patent filing
A Nikon patent application shows the design of a digital camera with interchangeable image sensor. By upgrading the sensor, the camera owner may make it last longer or transform it in a more powerful device. It would also allow for a wide variety of hardware combinations.
3 Common Mistakes Photographers Make With Senior Photography
Senior photography is quickly becoming one of the more coveted markets to be in. With today’s trends it almost mimic’s fashion photography. You would think you can’t really go wrong with youthful and excited girls that love to be in front of the camera. But you can. Here’s three common mistakes senior photographers make and…
New Fujifilm XQ1 and X-E2 cameras leaked in online database
Fujifilm is preparing the launch of two new cameras. One of them is a compact with a fixed-lens, while the other one is a mirrorless shooter with X-mount interchangeable lens system support. The Fujifilm XQ1 is the former, while the latter is the X-E1 successor, called X-E2. Both these names have appeared in an Indonesian database.
Stunning direct-positive portrait photos taken in Afghanistan
A lot of United States soldiers deployed into war zones choose to take a camera with them and capture images in their spare time. Some of them choose to bring unusual setups with them. Such is the case of M. Patrick Kavanaugh, who has brought a Sinar F2 large-format film camera in order to shoot direct-positive portrait photos.
Kylli Sparre’s amazing surreal photos of ballet dancers
Kylli Sparre had been training for several years to become a professional ballet dancer when she discovered photography. She got in touch with her creative side and then started capturing surreal photos of ballet dancers. Her portfolio is a fine example of art photography, which is a result of setting her mind free.
Panasonic GM1 to become the new tiny Micro Four Thirds camera
The name of the upcoming ultra-compact Micro Four Thirds camera has been revealed. According to inside sources, it will be launched as the Panasonic GM1. This new shooter will be the first of its kind to feature an electronic shutter instead of a mechanical one. Apparently, the camera will become official this October.
Pentax K-3 image leaked, seems to confirm the rumored launch date and specs
A first image of the upcoming K-3 DSLR from Pentax leaked online, sporting a similar look with the K-5 II. The leak seems to confirm the rumored specs: the camera will have an APS-C body. This shooter is expected to be announced on October 8 at the price of $1,299.99.
Fujifilm X-E2 release date scheduled for October 18
The month of October will be very exciting for photographers. A lot of new cameras are rumored to be announced, including the Sony NEX full frame one. It appears that plenty more will come, as the Fujifilm X-E2 release date has also been scheduled for next month. The mirrorless camera will pack some new features, such as WiFi.
Sony FE 28-70mm f/4 lens launching as the kit optic for the NEX-9
Sony is rumored to announce the NEX-9 in October. It is the company’s first E-mount camera with a full frame sensor aimed at photography. Although it will take on all NEX lenses, the current models have been designed for crop sensors. As a result, the Sony FE 28-70mm f/4 and other lenses are believed to be unveiled soon, too.
The story behind the iconic Mick Jagger’s tongue photo revealed
The Mick Jagger’s tongue photo is one of the most popular images of the Rolling Stones musician. It has been captured in the early 1970s by Richard Crawley. About 40 years after the event, the photographer has decided to tell the story behind the shot, which almost did not happen, as he has had to overcome multiple obstacles.
NASA-modified Nikon F3 camera available at WestLicht auction
The 2013 WestLicht Camera Auction has been announced to take place on November 23. Multiple antique imaging devices will be available during the sale and there are some very interesting listings, as usual. Among them, bidders will be able to find NASA-modified Nikon F3 camera, as well as the “One Millionth Leica”.
BBK Vivo to feature 20.2MP sensor with Nikon EXPEED processor
Although it is among the digital camera makers affected by the rise of the smartphones, Nikon might be the one to put the final nail in the coffin for compact cameras. The Japanese maker is rumored to have signed an agreement with a Chinese company, which will launch a BBK Vivo phablet powered by an EXPEED image processor.
Improved RAW-to-JPG conversion now available on Google+
There have been a lot of naysayers regarding Google’s acquisition of Nik Software last year. However, the search giant has actually done something good with the maker of the powerful Snapseed editing application. The latest development consists of improved RAW-to-JPG conversion technology on Google+, now supporting 70 cameras.
DxO ViewPoint 2 launched to suit your lens correction needs
DxO Labs has decided to provide a little more help to photographers using wide-angle lenses or other optics prone to distortions. Barrel, fisheye, and pincushion distortions can turn a possible great photo into a bad one, therefore DxO ViewPoint 2 is here to solve these problems as a standalone app or Photoshop CC plugin.
Samsung NX300M specs and manual leaked ahead of announcement
Samsung has not managed to raise very much interest on the digital camera market with the launch of the NX300. Fortunately, the company has a plan. The Samsung NX300M specs have been confirmed in a manual leaked on the company’s website, which says that the mirrorless shooter will feature an improved display.
Nikon D610 release date rumored to be October 7 or 8
After leaking details about this camera, the rumor mill has determined that the Nikon D610 release date is October 7 or 8. The new DSLR will replace the D600, a shooter riddled with manufacturing issues, leading to an inconsistent shutter and on-sensor dust accumulation. The woes will be over soon, as the D610 is close to its launch.
Edgertronic camera captures high-speed videos for a small amount of money
The latest in a long series of Kickstarter projects consists of a high-speed video recording camera. It has been created by Mike Matter, who has called it Edgertronic. The main advantages of the high-speed camera are its design and price, as Edgertronic has been created to be small and cheap, when compared to other such devices.
Cheaper Sony NEX-FF camera price near the prices of Canon 6D and Nikon D600
Sony will announce two new E-mount full frame shooters within the next few months. If the high-end model holds few secrets from us, the entry-level one is still a partial mystery. However, it appears that the cheaper Sony NEX-FF camera will become available for a price around $2,000, comparable to the prices of the Canon 6D and Nikon D600.
OPPO N1 rotating camera smartphone released
OPPO announced the N1, its new flagship smartphone with its main selling point being an innovative 13 megapixel camera which can be rotated up to 206 degrees and be used either as a back faced or front faced camera. Packed with many features, the phone will be available for purchase starting in December.