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Camera and lens shipments dropped again in 2015

Good news are not coming out of the digital imaging world. The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has released another report which shows that both camera and lens shipments have decreased in 2015. While DSLRs and lenses dropped only a few points, compact cameras have taken a huge hit in sales.

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Fujifilm X-T2 4K mirrorless camera coming at Photokina 2016

Although a lot of rumors suggested that Fujifilm would add 4K video recording to the X-Pro2, the company has released its flagship mirrorless camera with such feature. Well, 4K movie support is coming to the X-mount line-up in the future, as a couple of the company’s reps have confirmed this information in an interview.

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Nikon reveals new Nikon Image Space website

This might come as a surprise to a lot of people, but Nikon’s image-sharing service still exists. The Japan-based camera maker has just announced that it has revamped its Nikon Image Space website with new features. The renewal of the service brings improved sharing functions and better usability among others.

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New Canon 5D-series DSLR camera to record 4K movies

Canon is working on a new DSLR that will become a part of the EOS 5D line-up. The information is coming from trusted sources, who are claiming that the camera will be capable of recording 4K movies. While the details are scarce, we are being told that the device will be confirmed officially after the launch of the 1D X Mark II.

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Panasonic GH5 6K camera coming in 2016 fiscal year

Panasonic is working on a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera capable of recording 6K videos. The information is coming from a respectable source, who is claiming that the camera will be aimed at consumers and will be released on the market by March 31, 2017. The device could be the replacement to the GH4, called GH5.

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Panasonic introduces Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. lens

The CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2016 opens its doors on February 25, so many companies have revealed lots of products this week. The latest one of Panasonic, which has just taken the wraps off of the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

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Sigma MC-11 adapter, EF-630 flash, and two cameras announced

It has been a busy day for Sigma fans, who were expecting to see the Japan-based manufacturer unveil two new lenses. However, they have been taken by surprise as Sigma has also introduced the MC-11 mount converter, the EF-630 electronic flash, as well as the SD Quattro and SD Quattro H mirrorless cameras.

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Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens becomes official

Sigma is taking with Global Vision product line to the next level with the introduction of a telephoto zoom lens with a bright and constant maximum aperture. The new Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens is finally official after being rumored in recent weeks and it will be released in the coming months for APS-C-format DSLRs.

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens revealed

Sigma has expanded its Contemporary lens line-up with the new 30mm f/1.4 DC DN prime optic. The new lens features an internal configuration that delivers an image quality comparable to the Art series, while being the most affordable f/1.4 lens for mirrorless cameras. Sigma is expected to release it this March.

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Ricoh WG-M2 4K-ready action camera unveiled

Ricoh has just introduced a new rugged action camera that it is also capable of recording 4K movies. The Ricoh WG-M2 is now official, after being rumored in the past. The updated shooter is more compact and lightweight than its predecessor, but it is a lot tougher and ready to be taken on an adventure at an affordable price.

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Nikon DL18-50, DL24-85, and DL24-500 compact cameras launched

Nikon has finally unveiled its premium compact camera line-up. The DL18-50, DL24-85, and DL24-500 cameras are official with a 20.8-megapixel 1-inch-type image sensor. They are covering focal lengths from wide-angle to super-telephoto. All shooters are coming this summer with 4K video recording and many other features.

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Nikon introduces Coolpix A900, B700, and B500 cameras

Nikon’s latest superzoom cameras are officially here to provide an extensive list of features in compact and lightweight bodies. The Coolpix A900, B700, and B500 are all featuring extended zoom lenses and they will become available on the market this spring with affordable price tags.

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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro Di VC USD lens unveiled

The second lens of the day from Tamron is the SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Di VC USD, which has also been leaked before its official announcement. The new unit is actually the re-imagination of a classic Tamron 90mm lens and it is here to continue its legacy by providing cutting-edge features and image quality.

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Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens officially announced

Just like Tamron teased its fans in recent times, the company hosted a product launch event on February 22, 2016. The Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens is one of the products which have become official and it has arrived as the world’s first lens of its kind with integrated image stabilization technology.


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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD lens details leaked

Tamron will reveal two new lenses on February 22. The company has teased the products on the web, but the rumor mill has managed to get a hold of more information. The leaked details include specs, prices, names, release dates, and even the photos of the products. Here they are in their full glory!

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Nikon DL24-85, DL18-50, and DL24-500 cameras to be announced soon

Nikon will finally reveal its line-up of premium compact cameras that will compete against similar models from Canon and Sony. The company will drop the Coolpix branding from these shooters, which will be called DL24-85, DL18-50, and DL24-500. All three units will become official within a few days alongside four other compacts.


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Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens leaked

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens photo and specs leaked

A major product launch event will be held by Sigma within a few days. The company is preparing to unveil two new lenses, one which will surely appeal to a myriad of photographers. Without much further ado, here is everything we know about the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art and 30mm f/1.4 DN Contemporary lenses.

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Pentax K-1 full-frame DSLR camera revealed by Ricoh

Well, it is finally here after a huge number of delays. We are talking, of course, about the Pentax K-1, the first Pentax-branded full-frame DSLR. It has been announced by Ricoh, the brand’s parent company, and it has been introduced along with a couple of zoom lenses that can cover a full-frame sensor.


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