July 2015 round-up: most important camera news and rumors

july 2015 round-up

It is that time of the month again! Here is the July 2015 round-up containing the most exciting news and rumors that featured on Camyx. The digital imaging world brought us new cameras and lenses, while even more products are rumored to become official in the near future! Here is everything that you need to know!

Canon adding DIGIC 7 processor into 5DX and 1D X Mark II

Canon 5D Mark III successor

Canon needs to replace its three full-frame DSLR cameras that have been around for a few years. The 6D, 5D Mark III, and 1D X will all be substituted by new models sooner than the end of 2016. Until then, the rumor mill is stating that at least two of them, called 5D X and 1D X Mark II, will be powered by a DIGIC 7 image processor.

The amazing aerial photography of artist Karolis Janulis

Karolis Janulis

People have always wanted to see the world from a bird’s eye view. While not all people can fly using choppers or planes, anybody can get a drone. Lithuania-based artist Karolis Janulis has stunning examples of aerial photography on his Instagram account, which is filled with amazing shots that let you see the world like a bird.

Underexposed: color portraits of the homeless by Aaron Draper

Underexposed Aaron Draper

The homeless people are often portrayed in a bad light in order to put further emphasis on their struggles. Photographer Aaron Draper is trying to go a different route by capturing color photos of the homeless which are meant to send a message of hope for these people to the viewers. His striking series is called “Underexposed”.

New Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens coming this year?

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4L USM

Canon may launch another EF-mount 50mm lens in 2015 after all. The company has recently patented such optic in Japan and it would not be a surprise if this were to be the one to come out this year. The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens would replace a 22-year-old optic and it would be better than it in every aspect possible.

Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens is in development

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens

Canon is constantly working on new products, including cameras and lenses. The Japan-based company has just patented another lens that consists of a super-telephoto prime with built-in Diffractive Optics technology. The product is the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens, which could be released at some point in the future.

Nikon 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 AW lens is in the works

Nikon AW1

Nikon has patented another lens that is designed for the company’s CX-mount mirrorless cameras with 1-inch-type sensors. The product in question is a Nikon 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 AW lens that will be capable of taking photos underwater alongside the Nikon 1 AW1 mirrorless camera without taking damage in the process.

Micro Drone 3.0 is a piloting dream with a built-in camera

Extreme Fliers Micro Drone 3.0

The drone market is growing and, as expected, it will not stop from doing so anytime soon. In this sea of unmanned aerial vehicles with implications in the digital photography world, here comes Micro Drone 3.0. It is available though a crowd-funding platform and it consists of a small, customizable drone that will suits all your needs.

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR and two more lenses coming soon

AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR leaked

Nikon will definitely announce three new lenses which have been rumored in the past. The certainty comes from the fact that a source has leaked their photos as well as details about their specs and prices. Without further ado, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, 24mm f/1.8G ED, and 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lenses will be unveiled soon.

Canon ME20F-SH camcorder announced with 4 million ISO

Canon ME20F-SH camcorder

Canon has just introduced one of the most amazing cameras of this year. However, it is not aimed at consumers. The Canon ME20F-SH is a professional multi-purpose camcorder that shoots color full HD videos at 60fps. The great part is that it can do it in extremely low light conditions thanks to its maximum ISO sensitivity of four million.

Adobe Camera RAW 9.1.1 to be the final update for CS6 users

Adobe CS6 Master Collection

A sad day is coming for Creative Suite 6 users. Adobe has officially confirmed that it will cease support for Camera RAW in CS6. The moment is near and it is represented by the Adobe Camera RAW 9.1.1, which will become the final update for CS6 users. After its release, new cameras and lenses will no longer be supported in CS6.

Zeiss Otus 25mm f/1.4 lens to be announced this September

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 telephoto prime

Zeiss is preparing a new lens that will be added to its Otus-series of manual focus optics. It was only a matter of time until the rumors started to intensify, but they had come in hot. It seems like the next model consists of a Zeiss Otus 25mm f/1.4 lens that is close to its launch as it will be unveiled officially in September 2015.

Canon 1D X Mark II rumored to feature 24MP sensor, again

Canon 1D X Mark II sensor rumors

We are already used to hearing new information about the upcoming Canon 1D X Mark II every fortnight or so. The rumor mill is back with new details about the flagship EOS DSLR camera whose megapixel count may have been decided. According to a trusted source, the EOS 1D X successor will feature a 24-megapixel sensor.

First Olympus E-M10 Mark II photos leaked

Olympus E-M10 Mark II front photo leaked

Olympus will announce a new Micro Four Thirds camera in the near future. The successor to the entry-level OM-D E-M10 will become official in early August and the rumor mill has some proof. The first Olympus E-M10 Mark II photos have showed up online, while trusted sources have confirmed that the camera is ready for launch.

Nikon announces 95 million lens production milestone

95 million Nikon lenses

A new milestone has been reached in the digital imaging world. Nikon has just confirmed that it has produced its 95 millionth lens ever. The company says that its lens production has reached the 95 million mark recently, while praising the recent advancements in optical technology, including the Phase Fresnel element.