This year at the “Salon de la Photo 2017”, Panasonic was the only manufacturer showcasing a world’s first: its latest high-end hybrid, the Panasonic Lumix G9. Largely inspired by the GH5, this Lumix is geared towards photography and is equipped with a 20.3-megapixel micro 4/3 CMOS sensor, Pixel Shift for 80 Mpx images, 60 FPS 4K UHD video, and ergonomics similar to those of a reflex camera and with a control display on its "shoulder".
- November 27, 2017
- September 8, 2017
The Chinese manufacturer Vernee hasn’t stopped with their new releases. The Mars Pro, the M5, and now the new MIX 2, a terminal with a virtually borderless screen that aims to compete with the Xiaomi MIX 2, both by features and by name. We tell you as little as we know.
Not so long ago, dual camera phones were a hit, but now smartphones with their front almost completely occupied by their screen have taken that place, like the Xiaomi MIX 2, and now the Vernee MIX 2. The latter manufacturer puts Xiaomi, the world’s most recognized Chinese manufacturer, in check, by naming their latest smartphone exactly the same, and with similar specs, but with a more competitive price, trying to get the public’s attention in some way.
At the moment, little is known about the new device. In Xiaomi’s advertising, they announce their phone as "bezel-less 2.0" (without edges 2.0) and presume that it has an almost perfect design, so that the entire front is occupied by the screen. However it seems that Vernee goes the same way since they announce it as "not only bezel-less 2.0" (not only without edges 2.0), making it see that it has "something more" than expected. It is not known what surprise will hide the brand’s new model.
There is a real filtered photo of the device, although it must still be a prototype. Because of the size of the device, it appears that its borderless screen has an 18: 9 aspect ratio, being twice as long, and almost exactly as wide. The edges of the screen have 2.5D curvature, giving a feel similar to the one given by the Samsung Note 8’s "infinity display", but no other specs are yet known. However, knowing the precedents of this manufacturer, it will not be long until we know the complete technical characteristics, price and launch date of the new device.
- September 2, 2017
Today, Canon announced the release of a new entry-level hybrid camera which will become the newest member of its EOS M product line: the Canon M100. Equipped with a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, the EOS M100 seduces by its compactness and cuteness in addition to incorporating much technology which was developed for higher-end mirrorless cameras.
It measures 10.82 x 6.71 x 3.51 cm and weighs in at 302 g (without a lens). It is the smallest and most lightweight of all of Canon’s hybrids. In fact, this camera more closely resembles a conventional compact camera than a hybrid.
- August 29, 2017
For its 100th anniversary, Nikon has announced the release of the Nikon D850.
This pixel rich reflex camera will replace the Nikon D810 to satisfy the needs of photographers who are looking for a camera with the best possible performance characteristics which is also capable of producing very high definition photos and videos.
Nikon D850: overview and technical characteristics
Just as for the Nikon D5, the announcement of the D850’s release was done in two stages: a pre-announcement in July during which time no technical specifications were given, and an announcement in August accompanied by the details of the camera’s technical data sheet.
- April 19, 2017
Nikon finally made official the launch of its new camera, the Nikon D7500, after the latest leaks.
A mid-end reflex camera which holds advanced specs such as having the same 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor as its big sister the Nikon D500 (a professional reflex camera and one of Nikon’s best selling models), and 4K video recording, a very anticipated feature in the price range of semi-professional cameras.
Specifications of the Nikon D7500
|Sensor||20.9-megapixel APS-C CMOS|
|Video||Recording in 4K UHD at 30fps and Full HD at 50 and 60fps|
|Screen||3.2-inch Tilting and touching LCD|
|ISO Sensitivity||100-51,200 and extendable up to ISO 1,640,000|
|AutoFocus||51 focus point AF|
|Burst speed||8 fps|
|Connectivity||WIFI and bluetooth|
Pentaprism with approx 100% coverage .
I’m surprised with the fact that they have reduced megapixels from 24 to 20 (with the industry’s obsession of showing the highest number on the box). That is compared to the previous model, the Nikon D7200, but we already know that megapixels can be pushed into the background if the sensor offers us professional quality.
- February 21, 2017
After a few days of rumors, Canon has made official the launch of three new models of digital cameras including a mirrorless, the EOS M6, and two SLR, the EOS 77D and T7i, the first of which opens a new tier in the firm’s catalog of DSLR models. We’ll tell you all the details about the camera and our impressions based on a short hands-on made with a pre-production model.
The Canon EOS 77D arrives to be positioned immediately below the EOS 80D, model with which it shares many features (which are also common to the other two cameras presented today), mainly the 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the next-generation DIGIC 7 processor, the rear touch screen and the low power Bluetooth connection in order to maintain a constant connection between the camera and a smartphone.
- February 20, 2017
Together with the new EOS M6 and EOS 77D, Canon has also introduced the renewal of its mid-low range of digital SLR cameras that is embodied in the new EOS T7i (EOS 800D). As we have done with the other models, we offer you all the details about it as well as some first impressions obtained in the hands-on we had with a pre-production model.
As we’ve said before, unlike the other two models presented today, the Canon EOS T7i is a model that does arrive to replace a camera, or rather two, which already have some time on the market, the EOS T6i and T6s , within a product range consolidated for years. In fact, the new EOS T7i is the new generation of the legendary EOS 300D that in 2003 broke molds by presenting itself as the first "Affordable DSLR".
After some years, this line is no longer the entry point of the DSLR, but it is located in an intermediate segment, more specifically it is the highest within the entry range and it is an "excellent camera to start your first journey in the DSLR world," according to Canon. In this sense, the model is aimed at a user who seeks image quality but who has no aspirations to go beyond that and doesn’t plan on learning advanced photography.
- February 12, 2017
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.
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.
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.
- February 5, 2017
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.
- January 8, 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.
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.