February and CP+ 2015 recap: photo industry’s best news and rumors
February 2015 has housed one of the most exciting photo industry events of the year. We have compiled a February and CP+ 2015 recap article, which includes the most exciting news and rumors that surfaced on the web during the past four weeks. Here is what you may have missed if you were offline in February 2015!
New Fujifilm X-Pro2 details revealed by Fuji reps at CP+ 2015
As a follow-up to the CP+ 2015 event, company representatives have begun handing out interviews to various publications. Spanish publication DSLR Magazine has managed to get some new Fujifilm X-Pro2 details from the company’s employees, revealing that the camera will be smaller than its predecessor among others.
Updated Pentax lens 2015 roadmap announced at CP+ 2015
The CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015 is underway in Yokohama, Japan and Ricoh has joined the event in order to make a few announcements. The company has released an updated Pentax lens 2015 roadmap, which reveals the new lenses that will become available soon for K-mount, 645-mount, and Q-mount cameras.
Canon 120-megapixel CMOS sensor unveiled at CP+ 2015
After introducing a couple of full frame DSLRs with the biggest resolution in their class, Canon is now showing off an image sensor with an even higher resolution at CP+ 2015. When it becomes available, the Canon 120-megapixel CMOS sensor will be able to capture footage at 60x times full HD resolution.
Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens revealed
Tokina announced a new lens at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015. This time, it consists of a wide-angle zoom lens with a bright aperture designed for APS-C-sized DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon. The Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens will also be released on the market in the near future!
Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens photos straight from CP+ 2015
Fujifilm is present at the CP+ 2015 event and the company has taken all of its unreleased products (which are present on the official X-mount roadmap) with it. Among them, we can find the Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens along with the XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro, which will be weathersealed and will feature built-in OIS.
Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 lens announced
Tokina has officially unveiled its second lens of the day. However, this model covers Super 35mm image sensors and it is aimed at videographers using PL and EF cameras. The Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 lens is a versatile model providing a lot of functionality and value to filmmakers and it will be released this April.
Tokina AT-X SD 24-70mm f/2.8 (IF) FX lens becomes official
Tokina has announced the fourth member of its AT-X PRO FX series of lenses. The brand new Tokina AT-X SD 24-70mm f/2.8 (IF) FX lens and its specifications have been revealed at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015 with the promise that the lens is coming soon for Canon and Nikon DSLRs with full frame image sensors.
Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens coming soon?
Although this product has not been announced officially, yet, B&H PhotoVideo has begun listing it on its website. The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens has been previewed at several events for Canon and Nikon DSLRs and it seems like it is finally getting an official launch at CP+ 2015 after showing up on this retailer’s website.
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 Macro lens coming at CP+ 2015
Panasonic is rumored to join the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, a major digital imaging event which opens its doors on February 12, in order to announce two new products. Beside the usual keynotes, the company is expected to introduce the Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 Macro lens and another unknown optic.
DJI and others officially join the Micro Four Thirds system
The Micro Four Thirds system, introduced back in 2008 by Olympus and Panasonic, continues to grow. The family is now welcoming three members to the party right before the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015. JCD, FLOVEL, and DJI (the popular drone maker) will all start making Micro Four Thirds products soon.
Updated Fujifilm X-mount lens 2015-2016 roadmap revealed
The rumor mill has recently said that an updated Fujifilm X-mount lens 2015-2016 roadmap will be revealed just before the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015. These gossip talks have become true, as Fuji has announced a new lens roadmap, which includes the 120mm f/2.8 macro and 35mm f/2 R lenses among others.
Nikon D810A unveiled as a DSLR for astrophotographers
The rumored Nikon D810A is now official as a modified D810 that is aimed at stargazers. This is the world’s first full frame DSLR camera for consumers which has been built for astrophotography. The DSLR comes with a new infrared cut filter, longer exposure modes, and other features designed for low-light photography.
Nikon Coolpix AW130 and S33 rugged cameras announced
Nikon has announced two new rugged compact cameras that belong to the Coolpix series. The Nikon Coolpix AW130 and S33 are official with weatherproof capabilities, as both of them are waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof. They are small enough to fit into a pocket and they will be released this March.
Nikon Coolpix P610 and L840 revealed with superzoom lenses
Nikon continues with official announcement with the introduction of the Coolpix P610 and Coolpix L840 bridge cameras. Both models employ superzoom lenses with Vibration Reduction technology as well as WiFi and NFC. The Nikon Coolpix P610 and L840 are coming to the market this March at affordable prices.
Nikon Coolpix S9900 and S7000 compact cameras officialized
Nikon has officially concluded its pre-CP+ 2015 announcement event with the introduction of two compact cameras with high-zoom lenses. The brand new Nikon Coolpix S9900 and S7000 have been unveiled with 16-megapixel sensors and vibration reduction technology, built-in WiFi, NFC, and time-lapse support among others.
Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with fixed 14mm f/4 lens
After taking a hiatus from making any official announcements, Sigma is back with a new Quattro-series compact camera. The Sigma dp0 Quattro is based on the same design and specs list as its dp1, dp2, and dp3 Quattro siblings, except for the fact that it incorporates a fixed 14mm f/4 wide-angle lens.
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens finally becomes official
After introducing the dp0 Quattro compact camera, Sigma has revealed its second new product at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015. The brand new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens has been designed for Canon, Nikon, and Sigma DSLR cameras with full frame sensors in order to deliver superior image quality.
Pentax K-S2 becomes world’s smallest weathersealed DSLR
Ricoh returns with another event full of Pentax-branded product announcements. The new Pentax K-S2 has just become the world’s smallest weathersealed DSLR camera. The K-S2 is based on the original K-S1, but the new model comes without its predecessor’s uncanny LED illumination system and with a traditional design.
HD Pentax DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE lens unveiled
Ricoh is preparing for the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015 with another record-breaking product. After announcing the world’s smallest weathersealed DSLR, the Pentax K-S2, the company has introduced the HD Pentax DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE lens, which is the world’s shortest standard zoom lens.
Ricoh WG-5 GPS rugged camera launched with Mermaid mode
Ricoh has introduced some Pentax-branded products before CP+ 2015. It appears that the company has decided to focus on its brand as well, by announcing the Ricoh WG-5 GPS, a premium, rugged compact camera that replaces both the WG-4 and WG-4 GPS. The new shooter features an interesting photo mode, called Mermaid.