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Sony announces new A7, A7R and RX10 cameras

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Sony has announced three new cameras, two of which are particularly exciting. Those are the A7 and A7R that have been doing the rounds of the internet the past few days in the form of leaked images. The third is the RX10, which is essentially the RX100 II with high-zoom lens.

The A7 and A7R are the world’s first compact full frame mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The only difference between the two is in the sensor used. Read more »

Nikon announces D610 full-frame DSLR

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Last year Nikon launched the D600, a full-frame DSLR with a pricetag that didn’t require you to sell your kids to be able to afford it. Now, they have launched the new D610, that features some minor improvements over its predecessor.

One of the new features is a quiet, continuous shutter mode, that allows photographers to shoot discreetly at 3fps in burst mode. Nikon has also improved the white balance on the D610 over its predecessor and it now captures more natural colors than before. Lastly, the speed and performance has also been improved and the D610 is now faster, allowing it to capture at around 6fps in burst mode. Read more »

Shootout teaser: 6 best smartphone cameras go head to head

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The moons have aligned in our favor – or rather in favor of a massive shootout between the six best mobile phone cameras on the market. We have the resolution champs – Nokia Lumia 1020 and Sony Xperia Z1, the 13MP shooters – LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Apple iPhone 5s and the HTC One.

We spent a good part of the day snapping photos with all six and we’re already examining the image quality. Read more »

GoPro unveils Hero3+ Black and Silver editions: smaller, better, same price

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It’s been nearly a year since the Hero3 was announced and now GoPro has a refinement – the GoPro Hero3+. It’s available in both Silver and Black editions (the White wasn’t updated) and promises 15-20% smaller camera (when put in the waterproof housing), improved lens and 30% longer battery life plus new features.

The better spec’d model, dubbed Hero3+ Black is 20% smaller than the non-plus version, but it also has a better lens – 33% sharper and promises to cut the imaging artifacts in half – along with upgrading the microphones. Read more »

Nikon announces AW1 mirrorless camera, the world’s first waterproof shooter with interchangeable lenses

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Nikon has officially unveiled the world’s first waterproof camera with an interchangeable lenses, the AW1. The mirrorless camera is complimented with two new waterproof, shockproof and freeze proof lenses – the Nikkor AW 11-27.5mm and the Nikkor AW 10mm f/2.8.

The 11-27.5mm lens is the more versatile option with its 2.5x zoom range, while the wide angle 10mm lens due to its wider aperture offers shallow depth of field and higher shutter speeds in low-lighting conditions. Read more »

GoPro Hero 4 specs get leaked, can shoot 4K video at 30fps

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We are hearing about the first leaked specs of the upcoming edition of the popular GoPro mobile cameras, the HD Hero 4.

The leak comes by way of Ambarella, the company that makes the SoC’s that have powered the GoPro line for the last several generations. Read more »

Fujifilm announces the new entry-level X-A1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

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Fujifilm has announced the new X-A1 camera, the fourth in the line of the mirrorless interchangeable lens X-series cameras and also the cheapest one so far.

The X-A1 has a 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with an ISO range of up to 25,600 and can shoot videos in 1080p at 30fps. On the back is a 3.0-inch, 920k dot display with tilt functionality. The X-A1 also has Wi-Fi to wirelessly upload images to social networking websites and to mobile devices using Fujifilm’s app. Read more »

Canon’s new 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor can shoot fireflies in near total darkness

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Canon has developed a brand new 35 mm full-frame high sensitivity CMOS sensor, which they first announced back in March. The new sensor allows cameras to shoot in extremely low light situations where you’d have a hard time seeing even with your naked eye.

To show off the capabilities of this new sensor, Canon shot a video of Yaeyama-hime fireflies at night in near total darkness. The ambient light that you see in the video below is less than 0.01 lux, which is practically pitch dark to human eye. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z1 faces Nokia 808 PV and HTC One mini in camera shootout, shows great promise

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Three companies, three approaches to the “best camera” – Nokia uses a huge sensors with a staggering amount of pixels, HTC used fewer, but bigger pixels and Sony settled for something in between. So, how did it work out for the Japanese company?

A shootout coming from Vietnam tries to provide an answer by pitting Sony’s new hotness, the Xperia Z1, against the Nokia 808 PureView and the HTC One mini. Read more »

Apple posts first camera samples from the new iPhone 5s

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Apple just announced the new iPhone 5s and bragged about its improved iSight camera. The new unit has a wider aperture (F/2.2 vs. F/2.4 for the iPhone 5) and “15% larger pixels” (1.5µm, up from 1.4µm). Feast your eyes on the first official camera samples from the new iPhone.

By the way, Apple skirted the subject a bit but the camera still shoots 8MP stills. Read more »

Olympus OM-D E-M1 unveiled, brings premium heavy-duty body for $1,399

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Olympus has outed its new Micro Four Thirds camera flagship called E-M1. It brings along a 16.3 MP Live MOS sensor with on-chip phase detection, promising faster focusing. There’s also a new electronic viewfinder, touch-sensitive tilting LCD and rugged body capable of withstanding water, dust and freezing temperatures.

The Olympus E-M1 will become available in October with a body-only price of $1399.99/£1299.99. UK customers that pre-order prior to launch have a chance to get the HLD-7 battery grip for free. Read more »

Press images of the Fuji X-A1 mirrorless camera leak ahead of its announcement

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The launch of Fuji X-A1 mirrorless camera might just be around the corner as the official press images along with the release info have been leaked.

The upcoming mirrorless camera is said to be built around the FUJIFILM X series camera. The X-A1 will feature an interchangeable lens design, a large senor and the APS-C CMOS EXR processor. Read more »

Sony announces a new Action Cam with enhanced performance and features

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Sony has officially announced a new Action Cam model – HDR AS30V. The latest model is said to offer high-performance and a few new features like easy share via Wi-Fi, NFC one-touch remote, GPS, high resolution images and optional wearable live-view remote.

Sony’s Action Cam HRD-AS30V, the point-of-view video camera is designed exclusively to shoot full HD 1080p videos comes with an advanced design and optics. The Action Cam will come with a ruggedized waterproof housing, which is 35% lighter and 25% smaller than the previous models. Read more »

The Sony DSC-QX10 lens-style camera previewed – compared to popular smartphones

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Fellow tech journalists have obtained a working unit DSC-QX10 we can see a lot of photos comparing the accessory-slash-standalone-camera with a number of top tier smartphone cameras and some high-quality dedicated shooters.

The lens style camera has a high resolution of 18.2 MP and some 10x optical zoom, a built-in battery and a memory card slot.Still, as the preview confirms, in terms of image quality, it’s not much better than a 13MP high-end smartphone. Read more »

Sony’s QX100 and QX10 “lens-style cameras” will work with Android and iOS, cost $500 and $250 respectively

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Sony isn’t doing a great job of keeping those QX cameras secret – the press release for them plus the complete specifications have leaked, including pricing, and it’s still hours before the announcement event even starts. And yesterday we saw the promo video, too.

Most of the specs we’ve seen already, but there are questions regarding video recording and dimensions that had so far gone unanswered. And by the way, just for the record, the QX10 and QX100 are called “lens-style cameras”. Read more »