Pentax Ricoh has finally taken the wraps off the Ricoh GR. The compact camera features a 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and it is ready to compete against the Nikon Coolpix A. The Ricoh GR will start shipping as of May 2013, promising a lot of good things to mirrorless fans, who want a good shooter for a small price.
Sources in Japan have revealed that Ricoh is working on a new camera, which will be called “GR”. They did not stop there, as plenty of other details, such as specs, price, and release date, have been leaked. The company will resume its digital camera business this April, when the GR is scheduled for an official announcement.
Fujifilm will keep itself busy this year, inside sources say. An insider has revealed that the Japanese company is actively working on a replacement for the X-Pro1 mirrorless cameras. The device should go by the name of X-Pro2 when it becomes available this June, alongside a new hybrid viewfinder and other novel features.
Adobe has officially released the final versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4. The latest versions of these programs are bringing RAW file support for 25 cameras from Nikon, Canon and others. Additionally, several new lens profiles are supported, along with enhancements for Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor cameras.
DxO Labs has delivered a new software update for DxO Optics Pro 8 users. As a result, the DxO Optics Pro 8.1.3 update is available for download on both Windows and Mac OS X computers now. The image processing software comes packed with support for four new cameras, several lenses, and hundreds of modules.
ACD Systems has release official software updates for its photo-editing tools called ACDSee Pro 6.2 and ACDSee 15.2. The two programs have gained RAW file format compatibility for 19 new cameras from Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Canon, Samsung, and Pentax, along with bug fixes and other general improvements.
Fotodiox has announced an innovative system, called Vizelex RhinoCam, which is capable of capturing panoramic and full 645 medium format images at 20 or 30 times cheaper costs than ever before. The company says that the RhinoCam can be attached to all Sony NEX cameras and turn them into medium format systems.
Adobe has released the so-called “release candidate” versions of both Camera Raw 7.4 and Lightroom 4.4 programs. The company believes that the RAW processing and photo-editing tools are ready for consumption, therefore it is pushing their release candidates, with bug fixes and support for new cameras, to the users.
Facebook is the perfect way for a company to stay in touch with its fans. You can present products and deals, and listen to any complaints or praises from the users. Samyang did a little more than that as it has confirmed that a 50mm f/1.2 prime lens is included in the 2014 roadmap.
Aperture and iPhoto are some of Apple’s most popular photo-editing tools. They are compatible with RAW files, however, new cameras are only supported in the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update tool. The latest version of the tool is 4.04 and it is now available for download, with support for nine extra cameras.
Choosing a camera kit is not easy for a professional photographer. There are too many things to be taken into consideration and since most people are on a limited budget, camera systems need to be put under serious testing. Roger Cicala is looking to buy a new kit and the first thing to do is to see how systems differ.
An inside source has confirmed that Nikon will announce a new full frame lens at the upcoming CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013, an event that will open its doors for visitors at the Pacifico Yokohama center, in Japan. The new Nikkor lens is expected to replace the older 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED FX lens.
DxOMark, the company which is actively testing camera sensors, has given its overall rating for the Nikon D5200, which is higher than the score achieved by the company’s other 24-megapixel shooter, the D3200. This was to be expected as the new shooter is placed one category above its Nikon counterpart.
The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM / DC Macro HSM lens is a new standard zoom lens that offers versatility in a compact and lightweight package. It is aimed at travel photographers as well as at users who enjoy capturing macro shots. It has been designed for APS-C cameras and will become available soon.
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