Panono is one of the most interesting cameras that have ever come out of a crowd-funding platform. The device can be thrown in the air and its 36 built-in cameras will all capture a shot at the same time. The shots will be stitched together and create a single, spherical 108-megapixel photo. Panon will start shipping in spring 2015.
Several Canon patents have been unearthed by curious minds and some of them are really interesting. One of them is detailing a teleconverter that comes with a diffractive optics element. However, the most interesting one is a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens patent that describes an optic with a built-in liquid element.
The Olympus Stylus 1 replacement is allegedly in the works, as the first photos of the premium compact camera have been leaked online. The shows have appeared on the web courtesy of a trusted source and they are hinting towards some minor design changes. The announcement event could take place by the end of October.
Sony has announced a new CMOS image sensor for the automotive industry. The new Sony sensor is a 1/3-inch-type and it captures color photos at 1.27-megapixel and in 0.005 lux lighting conditions, making it the world’s highest sensitivity sensor of its kind. The IMX224MQV sensor will enter mass production next year.
Sony is currently one of the most innovative companies in the digital imaging industry. The PlayStation maker has introduced a number of interesting products and it seems like another one is bound to be announced in 2016. Sources are reporting that a Sony 8K camera is in the works and will compete against the ARRI Alexa 65 camcorder.
Panasonic may have recently launched the GH4 mirrorless camera, but this does not mean that the company is not considering the future of its Micro Four Thirds line-up. According to a company representative, the Panasonic GH5 could be capable of recording 4K videos at a 60fps frame rate as well as 8K videos.
Canon has officially unveiled a new lens with the longest zoom and focal length aimed at Super 35mm cameras. The Canon Cine 50-1000mm T5-8.9 lens comes packed with a built-in 1.5x extender as well as a removable Digital Drive. The company will release this ultra-telephoto zoom lens in early 2015 for a price of $78,000.
Fotodiox has announced a lens mount modification kit for the Sony E-mount cameras. The Tough E-mount consists of a single metal piece, whereas the regular mount is made out of two pieces, one made of metal and one made of plastic. Extended use of heavy lenses will cause wobbliness, but this issue will be fixed by the new Fotodiox lens mount.
The action camera industry is thriving, so many such products are getting released on the market. JK Imaging has just launched a new action cam, which has become the first of its kind to record 360-degree photos and videos. The device in question is the Kodak SP360, that also features a 16-megapixel sensor and built-in WiFi.
Italian photographer Guia Besana is touching sensitive subjects with her photography. The artist has created the “Baby Blues” project, which depicts the struggles of a working mother. Furthermore, the “Under Pressure” photo series is detailing the pressures women are experiencing in today’s society.
Have you ever wanted to capture creative photos of your children? Well, here is the perfect source of inspiration! Photographer Jason Lee is capturing playful photos of his two daughters, Kristin and Kayla. The two sisters are always up to something, but their father is always there to watch over them and to capture amazing photos!
Filmmakers are quite the demanding crowd. In order to make sure that all of their expectations are met, the AXIOM Beta camera has been created. This is an open-source device based on Linux OS and it can be pre-ordered right now. It captures uncompressed 4K RAW photos and it will be released in multiple versions.
Canon will allegedly make some changes to its full frame DSLR line-up. The company is planning to move a couple of its cameras up the ranks. Sources are reporting that the Canon EOS 6D Mark II will have better features and will be more expensive than its predecessor, a path which could be followed by the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 is rumored to be replaced during the first half of next year. According to a source, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 launch date has been scheduled to take place sometime towards the beginning of 2015. The mirrorless camera will feature a new 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and it should be unveiled alongside a high-speed sync flash.
Although Black Friday 2014 is still more than one month away, retailers are offering important discounts at lots of cameras. The latest to get a price hit is the Kodak PixPro S-1 which is available for under $350 at Amazon. For this amount, the mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor is accompanied by a 12-45mm lens.