A Nikon patent application shows the design of a digital camera with interchangeable image sensor. By upgrading the sensor, the camera owner may make it last longer or transform it in a more powerful device. It would also allow for a wide variety of hardware combinations.
Archives for September 2013
Canon is working on a new EOS-1 camera. The company’s next DSLR will feature a big-megapixel image sensor, clocked at 44.7MP. Moreover, sources are reporting that the so-called Canon 1D XS will also feature a 3.5-inch multitouch screen with a high resolution. Meanwhile, work continues at the Canon medium format camera.
Fujifilm is preparing the launch of two new cameras. One of them is a compact with a fixed-lens, while the other one is a mirrorless shooter with X-mount interchangeable lens system support. The Fujifilm XQ1 is the former, while the latter is the X-E1 successor, called X-E2. Both these names have appeared in an Indonesian database.
A lot of United States soldiers deployed into war zones choose to take a camera with them and capture images in their spare time. Some of them choose to bring unusual setups with them. Such is the case of M. Patrick Kavanaugh, who has brought a Sinar F2 large-format film camera in order to shoot direct-positive portrait photos.
Kylli Sparre had been training for several years to become a professional ballet dancer when she discovered photography. She got in touch with her creative side and then started capturing surreal photos of ballet dancers. Her portfolio is a fine example of art photography, which is a result of setting her mind free.
Sony is rumored to announce the NEX-9 in October. It is the company’s first E-mount camera with a full frame sensor aimed at photography. Although it will take on all NEX lenses, the current models have been designed for crop sensors. As a result, the Sony FE 28-70mm f/4 and other lenses are believed to be unveiled soon, too.
The name of the upcoming ultra-compact Micro Four Thirds camera has been revealed. According to inside sources, it will be launched as the Panasonic GM1. This new shooter will be the first of its kind to feature an electronic shutter instead of a mechanical one. Apparently, the camera will become official this October.
The month of October will be very exciting for photographers. A lot of new cameras are rumored to be announced, including the Sony NEX full frame one. It appears that plenty more will come, as the Fujifilm X-E2 release date has also been scheduled for next month. The mirrorless camera will pack some new features, such as WiFi.
A first image of the upcoming K-3 DSLR from Pentax leaked online, sporting a similar look with the K-5 II. The leak seems to confirm the rumored specs: the camera will have an APS-C body. This shooter is expected to be announced on October 8 at the price of $1,299.99.
DxO Labs has decided to provide a little more help to photographers using wide-angle lenses or other optics prone to distortions. Barrel, fisheye, and pincushion distortions can turn a possible great photo into a bad one, therefore DxO ViewPoint 2 is here to solve these problems as a standalone app or Photoshop CC plugin.
The 2013 WestLicht Camera Auction has been announced to take place on November 23. Multiple antique imaging devices will be available during the sale and there are some very interesting listings, as usual. Among them, bidders will be able to find NASA-modified Nikon F3 camera, as well as the “One Millionth Leica”.
The Mick Jagger’s tongue photo is one of the most popular images of the Rolling Stones musician. It has been captured in the early 1970s by Richard Crawley. About 40 years after the event, the photographer has decided to tell the story behind the shot, which almost did not happen, as he has had to overcome multiple obstacles.
Although it is among the digital camera makers affected by the rise of the smartphones, Nikon might be the one to put the final nail in the coffin for compact cameras. The Japanese maker is rumored to have signed an agreement with a Chinese company, which will launch a BBK Vivo phablet powered by an EXPEED image processor.
There have been a lot of naysayers regarding Google’s acquisition of Nik Software last year. However, the search giant has actually done something good with the maker of the powerful Snapseed editing application. The latest development consists of improved RAW-to-JPG conversion technology on Google+, now supporting 70 cameras.
OPPO announced the N1, its new flagship smartphone with its main selling point being an innovative 13 megapixel camera which can be rotated up to 206 degrees and be used either as a back faced or front faced camera. Packed with many features, the phone will be available for purchase starting in December.