• October 15, 2016

The Sony A6500 is out, with features never seen on a compact camera

Never before have we seen a compact camera capable of technology and features of such a high level as the Sony A6500 which was officially launched today unannounced. 4K video, 5-axis stabilization, new image processor and a incredibly fast focus system. All of this in a surprising and extremely small camera.

Sony A6500

Earlier this year Sony introduced the A6300, a camera that arrived as part of the A6000 family, improving on the latter, though not simply as a successor, but as a different higher level camera. In the same vein comes the Sony A6500. A better camera than the Sony A6300 capable of getting better results, with very similar design. In fact, it seems that the objective of the Japanese company was to integrate better technologies into a camera with the same size and concept.

Sony A6500

Sony A6500 comes with a handful of features that make it impossible for us to remain indifferent. Its design is similar, it’s a camera with electronic viewfinder and E-mount, but the new features included are striking.

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  • October 12, 2016

The Sony A5100 has been discontinued, is the Sony A5200 coming?

It was bound to happen. The Sony A5200, or the Sony A5300, depending on what the name will be, was going to arrive this year, 2016. There were rumors, but Sony hadn’t threatened to launch a camera of this sort. Now, however, the Sony A5100 has been discontinued, which clearly indicates that a successor will arrive very soon.

Sony A5100, discontinued

The Sony A5100 is a great option for users who are looking for a good camera, small, capable shooting in RAW, and with a folding screen. All of this with the option of utilizing any lens with an E mount from Sony and other brands. Without a doubt, the Sony A5100 is a unique camera. That is why its reveal is highly anticipated, now more than ever, since we waited for it a few months ago, and it still hasn’t arrived. The problems at the factories where Sony makes their sensors have delayed the launches of several of the company’s cameras. They have only presented a Sony A99 II in Photokina 2016. And it wasn’t the camera we expected, so there should be more launches before this year (2016) ends. Of of them would be this Sony A5200.

Sony A5200, the new compact camera with interchangeable lenses.

A mirror-less camera doesn’t have to be compact. That is the case of the Sony A7 for example. However, if there is a camera that can truly claim to be compact, it’s the 5000 series from Sony. Specifically, the one that’s about to arrive would be the Sony A5300, or the Sony A5200, depending on the final name of the camera. This last name would be the logic one according to the numbering, but A5300 would also make a lot of sense if we consider that the camera will be very similar to the Sony A6300, which also skipped several numberings. Either way, if we have to bet on a name, I would say it will be called Sony A5200. The arrival of the A6300 didn’t cause the discontinuation of the A6000, but this will occur with the last version.

A5200

Anyhow, it seems that this new camera from Sony will stand out for having some features similar to the Sony A6300, like the same sensor and same processor. Thus, we will see an APS-C 24-megapixel sensor. The camera will probably also stand out for introducing 4K recording, a key feature for competing with some models Panasonic launched this year. All of that without forgetting something that’s unique to this camera, its 180 degree foldable screen which will allow us to record or photograph ourselves. All of this without forgetting about an improvement on the focus, which, while it won’t be as good as the focus on the A6300, the fastest and most precise of its class, it will be an improvement over the A5100.

Its launch though, is still unknown. We are expecting a lot more cameras from Sony this year, from the renovation of the A7 series, as well as the arrival of the new A9s, and this A5200. We’ll see when they decide to present one, or all of these developments.

  • September 12, 2016

Sony A9 and Sony A9 R, these are their possible technical specs

There is a mystery behind the cameras that Sony could present at the Photokina 2016. The japanese company is very quiet, and that’s because a storm is coming, and it may just be the perfect storm. Its name, Sony A9. And it would not come alone, it would arrive accompanied by the Sony A9 R. That alone says it all, but these are the technical features rumored about the two new cameras of the company.

Sony A9, perfect balance in high-end

The Sony A9 will be a new camera in the Sony family, a camera that comes to hold a superior position to the Sony A7, while retaining the balance between a fast camera and a good resolution. It seems that its sensor will be a completely improved Full Frame compared to the previous Sony A7, and among its features are the following:

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  • September 4, 2016

The new Fujifilm X-A3 sees light with 24 megapixels and selfies as its main claim

Today Fujifilm renovated the low-end spectrum of it’s X systems with the arrival of the X-A3, aimed at young people using reasonings like image filters and taking selfies.

For the latter task, the successor of the X-A2 features a 3-inch 180-degree tiltable LCD monitor, plus a handle optimized for grasping and shooting while taking a selfie. Fujifilm has also equipped its new mirrorless camera with Self Timer technology, that is, while taking Selfies it automatically shoots when subjects smile or two people come close together.

Fujifilm X-A3

Beyond the Selfies, the X-A3 incorporates a CMOS 24 megapixels sensor that doesn’t use the X-Trans technology and has a focusing mechanism with up to 49 points lacking phase detection technology. The range of sensitivities available goes from 200 up to 6400 ISO, with extended uncalibrated values of 100 and 25600 ISO.

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  • August 23, 2016

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, the evolution of the saga

Update august 19, 2016

Given that the sensor of the new Canon 5D Mark IV will use the Dual Pixel technology (each pixel is double, one of normal size and one smaller), it seems that the camera will have the option of photograph in a new format denominated DPRAW. After, the developing application of the Raws Digital Photo Professional will be able of carry out some special functions with the information provided by the two pixels.

Of the 61 focus points, 41 will be cross type (like the MkIII model) but probably all or almost all will be working with lens of a maximum brightness of f/8. On top of that it has been said that finally the 5D-IV will incorporate the EOS iTR Af system of the EOS 1DX.

August 17, 2016

If the rumors that run in the Internet are true, the Canon 5D Mark IV camera it’s already around the corner. Its official presentation is due to the end of the month.

It has been four years and a half since the 5D Mark III was presented in society (March 2012) and since then it has become one of the most used cameras by photographers and professionals of several disciplines, among them, the nature or/and travel photographers. If we look today to the ranking of cameras used in contests such as the World Press Photo or the Wildlife Photographer of the Year we will find that the 5D Mark III is one of the most used. Its secret? Well none in specific: a very well balanced camera in performance, size and price. In my opinion is a tool that is pleasant to work with, that never had given me any technical problems in four years of use and that has endured wonderfully all the heavy use around the world. Is a camera of those that you end up loving, I think that even if it disappears from the market, the 5D MkIII will remain for years as a wonderfully choice for the photographers.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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  • August 21, 2016

The new Nikon D3400 comes with wireless SnapBridge

Nikon did not want to wait for Photokina, which takes place within a month in Colonia, and just introduced their new D3400 model as input to the SLR range. An SLR without many innovations aside from wireless connection and that at least in US does not displace the D3300 from the list but instead it offers a new option with a lower price range.

Thus, the recently announced D3400 maintains the APS-C sensor of 24 megapixels and many specifications of the previous generation, but now adds SnapBridge wireless connection via Bluetooth.

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  • July 11, 2016

Fujifilm X-T2, the new mirrorless camera with improved AF and 4K video

Fujifilm X-T2, that’s the name of the new mirrorless camera that the brand has presented, although we won’t be seeing it in display until the beginning of September.

Following the same artistic design of the Fujifilm X-T1, the new Fujifilm X-T2 camera includes greater improvements inside. It equips the same 24,3p X-Trans III sensor and the same X-Processor Pro found in the Fujifilm X-Pro2, the ability to record 4K video has been added for the first time in a Fujifilm X camera, a faster Autofocus thanks to the improvement of algorithms, and the AF-C also counts with customizable settings for extra precision in the focus of objects under continuous movement.

Almost 200 photographers from around the world, some of them brand ambassadors and others not, including 5 Chinese photographers were trying out the prototype model of the Fujifilm X-T2 for a while as it made easier their opinion of the model for the brand with the purpose of improving the product as much as possible. They all mentioned in our exposition of how satisfied they were with the new camera and how surprised they were with the new Autofocus system that is included in the camera. We’ll give you a firsthand opinion in the following days.

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  • July 5, 2016

SanDisk creates the fastest 256 GB microSD of the world

Western Digital Corporation, under their trademark SanDisk, has announced the launch of two new 256 GB micro SD memory cards, including the new SanDisk Extreme micro SDXC UHS-I, currently the fastest one in the market since its reading and writing speed reaches respectively the 100 and 90 MB/s.

 SanDisk

Video cameras capable of recording at 4K resolution are already available for sale, and to be able to manage that amount of resolution, a memory card is necessary to provide enough bandwidth for the huge flow of data that this resolution require, and on the other hand to dispose a large storage capacity to save these. The new SanDisk memory cards provide both of these things.

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  • June 24, 2016

Best Gaming Laptop under 1000 Dollars 2016

What should a gaming laptop have?

There are some minimum requirements a gaming laptop must have. Minimum requirements that are undoubtedly marked by the investment capacity. However, I think there are some basic factors to know that we are buying a gaming laptop and that it’ll properly fulfill its task.

The first is definitely the screen. We all would like to have a very powerful laptop in a small size, but if we want to make a small investment and have a minimum of adequate size to play, I think the size should be a minimum of 15.6”. The screen must have a resolution of 1920×1080 points, an IPS panel and no brightness filter, flat is better.

The processor should be a powerful version, not low-voltage processors and have a minimum of 4 cores, with or without Hyper threading, and actual working frequencies above 3GHz. RAM must be at least of 8GB or it must be easily upgradable. The PCs we present today meet this feature, but it is important to keep in mind. To have expandable memory is something that we always end up longing for, something you always want to do and having this possibility is becoming increasingly rare and therefore, more important.

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  • June 11, 2016

New Pentax K-70, prepared for ISO 102.400 outdoor working

Pentax has announced the launch of a new model of photographic camera, namely the Pentax K-70 which is the first device of this brand with a hybrid focusing approach and which is launched to the market using as a hook its high level of sensitivity as it is able for ISO 102.400 functioning.

Pentax K-70

The Pentax K-70 is a camera designed to work outdoors and so it´s prepared to withstand inclement weather as it can operate up to 10 degrees below zero and it´s sealed to make it waterproof and dustproof. The device comes equipped with an APS-C sensor of 24 megapixels. It´s capable of shooting sequences of 6 images per second.

Regarding the video, the manufacturer has not seen fit to make the jump to the 4K technology. The camera is capable of recording at a Full HD resolution up to 60 frames per second and also has the capacity to apply over the moving image a system of continuous autofocus for moving subjects.

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