• September 29, 2014

Nikon D750, Full Frame of 24 MPx with folding screen and WiFi

If Canon updates its EOS 7D Mark II in the PhotoKina, Nikon wasn’t going to do less and present the evolution of their DSLR for advanced fans; the Nikon D750.

Nikon D750

Situated mid-road between the D610 and the D810 (just on the border between the amateur and professional cameras), the D750 ups the stakes in many fronts. Fist, the resolution of the new CMOS sensor that now reaches the 24 MPx in FX (Full Frame) format and an ISO sensibility of 100-12,800 – and forced, up to 51,200-.

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  • September 28, 2014

Interviewing Torben Hondong from Fujifilm: X-Pro2 and future lenses.

Admiringlight’s guys are thoroughly working on the coverage of Fujifilm’s stand at Photokina, and today they have interviewed Torben Hondong, Fujifilm Germany’s manager, who has answered some of the many key questions on the Fujifilm lovers’minds:

Stabilization in the XF Fujinon F2.8 16-55mm

It is a matter of size. According to the Germanic corporative, the Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 optical stabilizer fell down from the final design because it would have as result a longer, broader and heavier lens. They considered that the lens would work successfully without stabilization.

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Big size of the new lenses

Dimensions of some of the coming objectives foreseen on route sheets are not precisely restrained. The most catching in this sense is the XF 90mm F2, a “big-headed” lens considering its focal and opening. Torben Hondong has stated that future lenses exposed at Photokina are only “prototypes” that might not be correspondent with the final design which can be smaller. He highlights as well that the size of the lenses is justified with the search of the optimum image, an idea usually repeated by Fujifilm speakers.

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  • September 28, 2014

These are the reasons why Nikon won’t be launching a CSC with APS-C sensor or a Full Frame on the short run.

Everyday more photograph enthusiast ask us show is it possible that Canon and Nikon have not placed their bets on the mirror-less cameras. They could keep their confidence in their DSLR, but they could also empower a bit more their CSC offer.

But Nikon’s stand is very different. During a press release in PhotoKina, celebrated last week, the product owner of Nikon Europe, Dirk Jasper, as they reflect in “Amateur Photographers”, explained the reasons why the Japanese company “is satisfied” for the moment with its compact system camera family Nikon 1. It seems that they won’t be launching a CSC with APS-C sensor of Full Frame any time soon.

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  • September 26, 2014

Canon Powershot G7X, the new high-end compact camera

Yesterday, the new Canon Powershot G7X, Canon’s high-end compact, was presented in the PhotoKina 2014. It has a 1” sensor and the intention to compete against the Sony RX 100 Mark III, the queen to overthrow.

With all the fuzz caused by the Canon EOS 7D MarkII, yesterday in PhotoKina 2014, it seems that the new canon Powershot G7X passed without leaving a lasting impression, but from here we think that this may be the most interesting camera that Canon has presented in this fair.

Canon Powershot G7X

Canon has clearly seen the path marked by the other brands in the world of high-end compacts, and has launched its new 1” sensor and 20 Mp that are so trendy today.

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  • September 25, 2014

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1, a Smartphone with 1-inch, 20-megapixel photographic sensor

Until now, the smartphone with the physically largest sensor was the Nokia Microsoft Lumia 1020 at 1 by 1.5 inches. However, Panasonic has just presented its Lumix DMC-CM1, a compact camera-like smartphone with an impressive 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor.

But its sensor isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out. The LUMIX DMC-CM1 also has a manual focus system that’s directly adjustable through a ring on its f/2.8 lens with a focal distance of 28 mm. It’s also able to record 4K video, for which it has an additional processor, the Venus Engine, that helps its Snapdragon 801 processor, as well as 2 GB of RAM for photo and video storage.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1

Despite all these features, the absence of a xenon flash, much more powerful than the LED flash that Panasonic has opted for, seems unforgivable.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1

The smartphone part of this device uses Android 4.4 KitKat on a 4.7-inch touchscreen with FullHD resolution. It supports WiFi, NFC, and LTE. In exchange for all this the phone has a very pronounced thickness (21.1 mm at its thickest and 15.2 mm at its thinnest part), even thicker than the Galaxy K Zoom and double the thickest part of the Lumia 1020. Regardless, we’re talking about a device with a very large sensor and a lens with manual, mechanical focus, characteristics that inevitably will give the device more thickness.

As for its other features, the phone has 16 GB of memory, expandable to 128 through microSD cards, and a 2,600 mAh battery.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1

  • September 24, 2014

Canon bets on a 1”sensor in its PowerShot G7 X compact camera

Compact cameras with huge sensors are becoming more popular for the high image quality they deliver in a format much more compact than the DSLR. That is the case with the Sony RX00-III and the new Canon PowerShot G7 X recently presented at Photokina 2014.

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon’s camera comes with a 20.2 megapixel resolution in its 1-inch, backlit sensor, along with a lens with a range of 24 to 100 mm, equivalent to a more than 4x zoom. The maximum aperture is f/1.8 and the minimum goes up to f/2.8 at the lens’s maximum zoom.

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  • September 22, 2014

New Canon 7D Mark II, 10 frames per second and 65 cross focus points

Canon has presented today the new EOS 7D Mark II camera, that unites the great benefits that give prestige to the Canon EOS 7D , with some features and technologies that were present in the professional segment EOS-1D X camera, the star product of the brans. According to the company, the model has been completely re-designed and re-built.

Canon 7D Mark II

The new Canon 7D Mark II accentuates on speed and it can photograph to a speed of up to 10 frames per second (fps) at full resolution and in RAW format, thanks, without doubt, to it possessing two DIGIC 6 Dual processors and also a new shutter and mirror elevating mechanism design.

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  • September 21, 2014

Panasonic Lumix GM5, it’s official

The Japanese Brand has taken advantage of its presence at Photokina 2014 to reveal the new Panasonic Lumix GM5, a compact with a Micro Four Thirds system and a spectacular retro design. The GM5 is aimed towards an exigent public that wants a small machine that is able to take high quality pictures, even when there is not enough light while at the same time offering all the advantages of manual control.

Panasonic Lumix GM5

The first thing that calls the attention of the new compact Panasonic is its design, very elegant and with magnesium alloy chassis. Details like the aluminum dials or the high quality plastics used on the handle position the new GM5 in the high-end category.

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  • September 20, 2014

Panasonic Lumix LX-100, compact with MOS 4/3 sensor

Panasonic has resolved the usual critics to compact cameras with the new Lumix LX-100, which incorporates a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The new Panasonic Lumix LX-100 presumes a spectacular classic design, excellent behavior in high sensibility and the possibility of recording video in 4K.

Panasonic Lumix LX-100

It inherits from the mystical compact LX series a 5 times bigger sensor than its predecessor, offering a quality close to that of CSC in a compact and light size, perfect for the users that travel and move a lot. Also, it includes a new Venus Engine processor with four cores to move advanced systems of noise reduction, the open filter for environments with deficient lightning and the ability to process video captures to resolutions up to 4K (3840X2160 25/30 fps).

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  • September 18, 2014

Sony DSC-RX100 III vs Canon G1X Mark II Comparison, Which is better?

On the outside, it does not look like much and the truth is that even though internally there are similarities, they will not be mistaken for twins. One is pocket compact and comes with an integrated viewfinder; the other is compact in size, has a blunt aspect and lacks a viewfinder. One has a 1 inch sensor in the front and comes with 20 megapixels and the other has a size close to the APS-C and some 13 million points. And neither of their respective zooms bear a resemblance.

Despite these differences, those of you who have money to invest in a compact camera, will have surely have included these two cameras. We are talking about the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III. Despite their enormous differences as they aspire to be the choice among those who look for quality images, and are an advanced option in a relatively compact size.

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