Nikon has filed for a viewfinder switch, which can toggle between optical and electronic viewfinders. The new hybrid viewfinder technology will become available in DSLR cameras soon, as Nikon will try to compete against Fujifilm’ cameras with this feature, such as the flagship X-Pro1 mirrorless shooter.
Canadian astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield has shared some extraordinary photographs of Planet Earth. He is currently on-board the International Space Station (ISS) in a five-month mission. He is also the first Canadian Commander of the ISS and has a keen eye for photography.
Do you know how photographic lenses are manufactured? Nikon Imaging Japan published a video presenting the Nikkor glass manufacturing process, which have recently allowed the Japanese company to reach a milestone of 75 million units shipped to photographers across the globe.
Just a few days passed after UK-based photographic retail shop Jessops entered into administration on January 9, and two of the biggest camera producers have already commented on the situation. Canon is disappointed by Jessops situation while Nikon aids repairs on its gear bought through Jessops’ retail stores.
Rollei has introduced a new digital camera called Powerflex 240 HD. The new compact superzoom camera will become available in the near future with a 24x optical zoom lens, in order to continue the company’s tradition which began in 1920 thanks to Paul Franke and Reinhold Heidecke.
Canon is trying to get closer to its fans by offering them a complete hands-on experience. An inside source has confirmed that Canon is going to open its first Experience Store in the following days, while many other stores are currently being planned to be released in the coming years.
One thing that shows the dedication for research and innovation is the amount of patents filed by a company. Canon remained the top Japanese patent filer in the United States for the eighth consecutive year. The company filed for 3,174 patents in the US, outpacing its Japan-based competitors, such as Sony.
Young Boston-based entrepreneur and photographer, Preston Turk, designed a special lens holster that enables the user to switch between lenses without taking the extra steps of uncapping and capping them. His idea requires funding and you can support the cause by donating on crowd-funding website Kickstarter.
Nikon D800 may be a DSLR designed for high-resolution photography, but it was used as the primary second-unit shooter on the set of Dexter Season 7. The camera operators, who shot the series’ seventh season, praised the D800, saying that the DSLR’s amazing color depth and dynamic range met all their demands.
Canon announced the introduction of two new lenses for its Cinema EOS Prime Lens line. The new CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lenses are built especially for high-quality video recording at 4K and 2K resolutions. The new optics offer improved features that will meed the demands of EOS videographers.
CES 2013 brought novelties from the Vanguard camp. The imaging accessories producer unveiled its new products, the star of the show becoming the new GH-300T pistol grip ball head. One of the most important features about the new grip head is its shutter button, built directly into the handle.
Canon introduced a new camcorder to replace the older HF G10 in the high-end camcorder segment. It is called Legria HF G25 and it is packing some serious hardware, so it should serve as an alarm signal to Canon’s competitors in the camcorder department, like Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba.
Fujifilm announced the X100S and X20 cameras at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. The former is a high-end retro style compact camera continuing the tradition of the X100, while the latter is a point-and-shoot camera, meant to be a successor to the X10, both being premium X-series shooters.
Nikon is not using an anti-aliasing filter in its latest mirrorless cameras, called J3 and S1. The two interchangeable lens cameras, unveiled at CES 2013, are lacking an optical low-pass filter and are using a different technology, which has been introduced for the first time in the big-megapixel Nikon D800E DSLR.
The winners of the annual National Geographic Photo Contest have been announced. This year, National Geographic experts picked a surprising, yet duly-deserved, photo as the Grand Prize Winner and the photographer, named Ashley Vincent, received $10,000 for his masterpiece.