• February 12, 2017

Phone cameras will have RAM and will record in 4K at 60 fps and 1080 at 240 fps.

Phone cameras have features increasingly amazing, and in some cases they surpass professional cameras. For example, you could spend more than a thousand dollars in a camera that records in 1080p at 120 fps, while a modern high range mobile phone has it built-in. obviously, the size of the sensor and the image quality differ from one another, but it still is amazing that today’s mobile phones are able to record at such frame rate with such high resolution.

Cameras able to record in 4K at 60fps and 1080 at 240 fps thank to Sony’s new sensor.

On top of that modern mobile phones can record in 1080 at 120fps, or 4K at 30 fps, the new sensors designed by Sony entail that in some time no so long from now we will see the first mobile phones able to record in 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, slow-motion with an amazing quality and able to play at that frame rate in compatible monitors (since there are already some with a spec up to 240 Hertz), with a maximum theoretical frame rate of 1.000fps in 1080. Regarding photographs, the sensor will count with 21.2 Megapixels.

Phone cameras

Sony has designed this new phone CMOS sensor that consist in three layers, including in one of them something that has not been previously seen in a camera sensor: a RAM memory chip. Specifically, it will include a 125 MB chip that can read 19.3 million pixels in 1/120 seconds, which is four times faster than current chips.

Phone cameras

Current phone sensors have a hard time taking pictures at high speed, these, having slight distortion due to the capture rate and the way that sensors work, even in speeds greater than 1/300 seconds. The new Sony sensor is four times faster than current ones, which helps to highly mend the problem. The pixel size of the sensor is 1.22μm, which improves the lighting as well in low light spaces, while reducing noise.

Higher speed thanks to the RAM and its new construction.

Digital sensor shutters on mobile phones don’t count with a mechanical shutter as it happens in Digital single-lens reflex cameras, for which exposure time is control digitally. That’s why distortion is created when taking pictures of moving objects as car or a train. The inclusion of the RAM chip in the sensor allows higher processing speed, while reducing software loading time.

Sony has not announce when the new sensor with RAM will be available, but it should be for year’s end or earlier next year, and it probably will be release in Xperia phones, coming later for other brands.

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  • February 5, 2017

Nikon 1 J5 (An outstanding compact camera)

Mirrorless cameras have made themselves a place in the photography market for some time now and they don’t seem to be going anywhere, more and more brands are joining this trend, with more improvements, and more competitiveness in price, design and approval of photographers who dare to give them a try. Like the DSLR or the compact ones, there are cameras for amateurs to professional, for all tastes, needs and pockets.

The Nikon 1 J5 was Nikon’s latest addition to its "Nikon 1" series of mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, a really attractive camera not only for the beauty of its retro-modern lines but also for its speed, size and portability. Let’s take a closer look.

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  • January 8, 2017

The Canon 6D Mark II will arrive in 2017

Mirrorless threaten DSLR cameras. It appears to be the future, and cameras using mirrors feel like part of the past. Is it really so? When will the transition take place? Will the Canon 6D Mark II be one of the first DSLR’s to die? Well, no. Finally it seems that the camera will be launched in 2017.

Yes there will be Canon 6D Mark II

Many photography specialized journalists have stated that the Canon 6D Mark II would not arrive next year because this camera would be replaced by a new high level mirrorless camera by Canon. However, it seems that will not be so.

Canon 6D Mark II

The new Canon mirrorless camera will have a Full Frame sensor, being thus the first mirrorless of the company with a sensor in this format, arriving after the Canon EOS M5 that has an APS-C sensor.

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  • January 8, 2017

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II – With DIGIC 7 processor

Canon announced the renewal of one of its most advanced compact cameras, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, which maintains the 1" sensor with 20 Mpx resolution, but includes the company’s latest image processor, the DIGIC 7.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

The new Canon compact retains much of the features of the first Powershot G9 X –sensor, 3" touch screen, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity–, and especially its 3x optical zoom lens, with an equivalent focal length of 28-84 mm and maximum apertures of f/2-4.9. Video recording is also maintained in Full HD resolution. The differences mainly focus on the replacement of the old DIGIC 6 image processor by the new DIGIC 7, which allows, among other improvements, to increase the burst from 6 to 8 fps. Also, for the first time in the Powershot series, Bluetooth Smart functionality is added, allowing fast pairing with compatible mobile devices.

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  • December 24, 2016

Nikon D760 series, a low price Nikon D5

The coming year could see the arrival of three new Full Frame cameras from Nikon. We have already spoken about the Nikon D620,which could be considered the most economical option. But now we are receiving more news about the Nikon D760 which looks primed to turn into a low priced and high-speed version of the Nikon D5 with a high ISO and the same sensor as the Japanese company’s flagship model.

Nikon D760

Same sensor as the Nikon D5

The new information we have received concerns a new type of mini Nikon D5 that will arrive in 2017 and which will be none other than the Nikon D760. The main feature these two cameras will have in common is the 20.8 megapixel sensor. Logically the sensor will be of an inferior resolution to that of the Nikon D810 and even to the D750, however it will achieve a level of sensitivity unsurpassed by anything on the market.

A new direction for the Nikon D760

The idea behind the Nikon D760 seems to be to convert it into a low priced Nikon D5 which has had great success among its users who are looking for a versatile Full Frame option from within Nikon’s product line. It may even be considered a sort of Canon 5D, but from the company with the yellow label.

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  • December 24, 2016

Samyang Premium XP 85 mm f/1,2 and 14 mm f/2,4 – Available

Samyang has announced the availability – for the month of December – of the first two lenses from their Premium XP product line: the 85mm f/1.2 and the 14mm f/2.4.

Samyang Premium XP 85 mm f/1,2

Presented last September, just prior to Photokina 2016, Samyung’s Premium XP – eXcellence in Performance – lenses are entirely manual and have been designed to accommodate very high resolution sensors – more than 50Mpx. We were able to confirm this during our recent field trial of the ultra wide angle 14mm f/2.4 mounted on the Canon 5Ds R. Both lenses boast a high quality of optical design – which includes aspheric lenses and a UMC – Ultra Multi Coating – to minimize flare. Their circular diaphragm consists of 9 aperture blades in order to produce an harmonious bokeh.

Samyang Premium XP 85 mm f/1,2

The official price for each of Samyang’s Premium XP lenses is 1000$. At the moment, only the availability for the Canon EF mount has been announced; availability for the Nikon F and Sony E mounts remains unknown.

Samyang products are distributed in our country by Rodolfo Biber. More information can be found on the product webpages for Samyang 85mm f/1.2 and Samyang 14mm f/2.4.

  • December 24, 2016

Sony launches Cyber-shot HX350

Sony Cyber-shot HX350

The Sony Cyber-shot HX350 superzoom covers all scenes, from expansive landscapes to exotic wildlife and family portraits. It combines ease of use with a style inspired by SLR features. It fits comfortably in your hand and offers the performance of cameras much larger in a compact body and a lens fixed with endless creative possibilities.

Sony Cyber-shot HX350

It features a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T * lens and a 50x optical zoom range – equivalent in 35mm to 24-1,200mm format. The digital zoom makes the maximum magnification of 100x.

Sony Cyber-shot HX350

The SteadyShot optical stabilization system reduces blur without when pictures are taken without a tripod, while Active Smart Mode keeps Full HD videos equally sharp and free of blur using Sony’s unique frame analysis technology.

The Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers effective 20.4 megapixel resolution and the camera also features the BIONZ X image processor. This makes it possible to get clear, low-noise images as well as impeccable Full HD video streams With the camera in hand and indoors.

Sony Cyber-shot HX350

The Cyber-shot HX350 is easy to use and full of serious capture options. It has a manual ring for evenly adjusting the zoom / focus, plus a very accessible mode dial and a customizable button to quickly change preferred settings. It also has full P / A / S / M controls and a 24p capture mode that offers sequences with a truly cinematic style.

When it comes to framing, the choice is the user. It’s possible to look through the high-contrast electronic viewfinder of the camera or switch to the 7.5 cm articulated LCD (type 3.0) with 921,000 resolution points.

Another extra is Motion Shot Video, which maps your golf swing as a series of superimposed images of a fraction of a second.

  • December 21, 2016

Fujifilm X100F, features for the new camera coming in February

2016 is ending, but the year will not leave us without some rumors about the new Fujifilm camera. The Japanese company is preparing a new edition of its compact camera with fixed lens, the Fujifilm X100F. Its launch is expected for the month of February, and we already know many of its technical specifications.

Fujifilm X100F, a classic Fuji

Since the launch of the Fujifilm X100, this series of cameras has become one of the favorites of the brand since it perfectly represents everything that is Fuji. A camera with advanced photography options, a fixed lens that offers an impressive optical quality, and the possibility of taking it wherever you go thanks to it being very compact and small. The Fuji X100S and the Fuji X100T arrived later, but now we can expect a renewal of the latter, a new version, the new Fujifilm X100F.

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Features of the Fuji X100F

These are the features that have been rumored for the new Fuji X100F and that we hope to be true:

  • 24-Megapixel X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • Similar Design compare to the Fujifilm X100T
  • Same 23mm lens with f / 2 aperture
  • Same battery
  • Controls similar to those of the X-Pro2
  • Front Grip with Dial as in the X-Pro2
  • Joystick as in the X-T2
  • Fixed LCD Display
  • No 4K Recording

We have the already classic Fujifilm camera sensor with a resolution of 24 megapixels. And also the 23 mm fixed lens with an aperture of f/2. When we call it fixed, we are not only talking about non-variable focal, it is also not interchangeable, so it is a compact camera without interchangeable lenses, which in turn reduces its size and makes it even more portable.

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  • December 12, 2016

Fujifilm X-A10 is the cheapest mirrorless of the brand

The Fujifilm X-A10 is the newest member of Fujifilm’s range of compact mirrorless cameras. It is a model with an APS-C sensor like those found in many entry level SLR cameras, 16-megapixel resolution and WiFi connectivity.

Fujifilm X-A10

It is capable of taking pictures with a shutter time of 1/32,000 and it offers an ISO sensitivity ranging from 200 points to 6,400 (25,600 in forced mode). It has automatic and manual modes that are controlled with a two-wheel system located at the top right, in the same place as the shutter button.

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  • November 18, 2016

The mirrorless Full Frame Canon will be compatible with EF lenses

Canon is working in a mirrorless camera with a Full Frame sensor. They have recently released the Canon EOS M5 with an APS-C sensor and no mirror, a novelty in the catalog, but we are still waiting for the Full Frame. Now news tells us that the mirrorless Canon will be compatible with all EF lenses of the brand.

Compatible with your lenses

If you have a Canon camera with Full Frame sensor, obviously you also have a whole series of high quality lenses to use.

Canon

Compatible with Canon EF lenses

Some of them could be remarkably costly. And of course, the idea of moving to a mirrorless if that means having to renew all your lenses, is not very striking. However, that will not be the case with Canon’s new mirrorless Full Frame sensor camera. The latest news coming from Canon Rumors are very clear in this regard. The new body of the Canon mirrorless will be compatible with Canon EF lenses.

Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

We still do not know, of course, the characteristics the camera will have, and it is impossible to get an estimate of the resolution of the sensor, or it’s speed. Keep in mind that unlike what happens with Sony or Fujifilm, Canon has DSLR cameras that would compete with this one in the market, and they do not want to steal sales from themselves, so they could limit the specs on this Full Frame camera. It would not be ideal for users, but we’ll see which way Canon follows.

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