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Nikon announces COOLPIX S6900

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Nikon has announced a new point and shoot camera, the COOLPIX S6900. This one in particular has been designed to facilitate self portraits, and features a swiveling display and a stand to place the camera on.

The S6900 also has a shutter button up front to make it easier to click while holding the camera. You can also do gestures with your hands, which the camera recognizes and takes a picture. Read more »

SanDisk announces 512GB Extreme PRO card

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With cameras coming out these days with ability to record 4K internally, it is imperative to have a high capacity memory card that can hold all that information. It’s not uncommon for photographers to carry multiple high capacity cards with them. SanDisk has now announced a new card that should make the life of videographers a bit easier.

The company has announced the world’s first 512GB SD card; that’s half a terabyte in a postage stamp size chip. Slap two of these in a camera that support two cards and you have a full terabyte of storage space available at your disposal. Read more »

Nikon announces D750, FX-format DSLR

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Nikon has announced the new D750 ahead of Photokina, their latest FX-format DSLR. For those who don’t know, FX is Nikon’s nomenclature for full frame sensor cameras. The D750 sits between the D610 and the D810 and is the successor to the old D700.

The D750 has a full-frame 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor powered by the EXPEED 4 processor. There is also a stunning 51 point AF system from the D810, and the camera has a burst rate of 6.5fps. Read more »

Canon 7D Mark II leaks ahead of launch

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After five years since the original came out, Canon is all set to launch the successor to the EOS 7D – the new EOS 7D Mark II. But although the camera is not yet official, someone managed to leak the details ahead of the official announcement at Photokina this year.

So this is what the new Canon 7D Mark II will look like. At least from the front, it looks pretty much the same (and like most other Canon bodies). But inside where you’ll find most of the changes. The new 7D Mark II uses the new 20.2 megapixel sensor from the 70D with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF, but augments it with a stunning 65-point AF system and a new DIGIC 6 processor. Read more »

Sony unveils QX1 and QX30 lens cameras, ActionCam Mini

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Just as previously rumored, Sony has just announced its next batch of lens cameras – the QX1 and QX30. Both cameras will use your smartphone as a viewfinder, have attaching mechanisms for that smartphone but will also be usable detached.

The QX1 is by far the most interesting lens camera from Sony so far. It has an APS-C sensor (the same in size as those in Sony’s line of interchangeable lens cameras and DSLRs) and uses the E Mount to allow multiple lenses to be used. Read more »

Sony’s next QX1 lens camera surfaces

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A huge flock of press images have surfaced on the web that show off the latest lens camera from Sony – the ILCE-QX1, called the QX1 in short. It’s the successor to Sony’s QX10 and QX100, which were shown on IFA 2013 and were essentially a cameras with their own lens and sensor but that could be attached to a smartphone and use its screen as a viewfinder.

The QX10 had a 1/2.3″ sensor (around the same size as an Xperia Z2′s sensor) while the QX100 had a much bigger 1.0″ one. The leaked QX1 takes things to a whole new level with an APS-C-sized sensor and the option to swap E Mount lenses. The device should share an image sensor with one of Sony’s interchangeable lens cameras like the current flagship APS-C in Sony’s line 24MP α6000 or 20MP α5000, for instance. Read more »

Olympus announces PEN E-PL7 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

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Olympus has announced the newest member of its PEN series of compact mirrorless interchangeable lens micro four thirds camera. The E-PL7 has some feature, many of which have been optimized for taking self portraits.

The E-PL7 has a 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor with TruePic VII processor. The camera features in-body 3-axis image stabilization, 81 auto focus points, 8fps burst mode (up to 20 RAW and unlimited JPEG images). Read more »

Ricoh announces Pentax K-S1 DSLR

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Ricoh has announced a new DSLR in their Pentax range of cameras. Called the K-S1, the new camera seems like a straightforward DSLR on paper, until you see the flashing strip of LED on the front and back.

The K-S1 has a 20 megapixel APS-C sensor with an ISO rating that goes up to 51,200. The camera also has built-in shake reduction, AA filter simulator, 100% field of view pentaprism viewfinder. 5.4fps burst rate, and 1/6000 shutter speed. Read more »

Fujifilm announces X30 premium compact camera

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Fujifilm has announced the new X30 camera, the successor to the X20. The X30 retains the classic, retro camera style but brings with it many improvements.

The X30 has a 12 megapixel, 2/3″ X-Trans CMOS II sensor with an EXR Processor II. The lens is a fixed FUJINON 28-112mm, F2.0-2.8. On the back is a new 2.36M dot electronic OLED viewfinder with 0.005 second lag time and a tilting 3.0-inch 920k dot LCD. Read more »

Hasselblad announces H5D-200c MS, 200 megapixel medium format CMOS DSLR

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Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad, known for its high-end medium format cameras, has announced the new H5D-200c MS. The H5D-200c MS combines the best of H4D-200MS and H5D-50c, with the ability to capture 200 megapixel ultra high resolution images with a medium format CMOS sensor.

The H5D-200c MS has a 50 megapixel medium format CMOS sensor. This is only the second Hasselblad camera after the H5D-50c to have a CMOS sensor, as the company has so far only made CCD sensor digital cameras. The camera is able to shift the sensor to take 4 or 6 shots and then combine them into a high resolution image that goes as high as 200 megapixels. Read more »

Sony has an odd-looking, dedicated selfie camera on the way

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Alleged images of a dedicated selfie camera from Sony with rather odd design made the rounds online. Designed to look like a perfume bottle, the gadget looks set to be released in Asia in the near future.

Some alleged specs for the snapper leaked out alongside the images as well. Read more »

Sony announces a5100 interchangeable lens camera

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Sony has announced the new α5100, a smaller version of the α6000 that retains most of its features in a smaller, cheaper device.

The α5100 has the same 24.3 megapixel CMOS APS-C EXMOR sensor with BIONZ X processor from the α6000, along with the super fast hybrid autofocus system with 179 focus points, which lets it focus in as little as 0.07 seconds and track the subject through the frame while shooting images or videos. Read more »

Canon announces PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras

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Canon has officially introduced two new compact, super zoom cameras – PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS. Both the cameras are designed to fulfill the need of capturing subjects from far away.

The PowerShot SX520 HS comes with a high-powered 42x optical zoom lens and with the ability to shoot Full HD videos. Read more »

Sony creates curved photo sensor, promising better images and cheaper lenses

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Sony revealed the world’s first curved photo sensor last week, and have today followed it up with a sample image showcasing a new display technology that the company hopes will result in cheaper photo sensors while delivering higher-quality images.

Curved sensors are expected to solve problems that flat sensors have with light falling in front of their focal plane in certain conditions, and can also reduce noise while reducing their manufacturing complexity. Read more »

Sony tells the history of the selfie, self-promotion since 1839

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To celebrate the launch of its selfie phone, the Xperia C3, Sony has dived into the history of the selfie and distilled the info into an easy to digest infographic. If you think “selfie” is a recent fad, you’ll be wrong – one Robert Cornelius took the first selfie in 1839.

This Victorian selfie wasn’t snapped with a cell phone in the bathroom mirror, obviously, Cornelius used the daguerreotype process. Read more »