Category Archives: Digital Cameras
Canon U.S.A,today announced the launch of Canon PIXMA Comix, an interactive new application found on the Canon U.S.A. Facebook page that empowers fans to create fun, personalized photo comic strips to print and share with friends or share socially. Highlighting the Full HD Movie Print technology found in My Image Garden software, this application brings users’ adventures to life. Whether it’s video of a friend surfing a giant wave, photos of a baby’s first steps, or photos and video from the annual summer barbeque, Canon PIXMA Comix allows users to utilize up to six images to create a personalized comic strip.
Sony’s new interface unit allows 2K RAW and 4K RAW recording directly from the NEX-FS700 camcorder, giving professional users a significant jump in performance, a broader choice of creative tools and unprecedented production flexibility. The NEX-IFR5 interface unit connects the NEX-FS700 to Sony’s new AXS-R5 RAW recording system, creating a powerful combination that takes full advantage of the camcorder’s 4K imager. The NEX-IFR5 interface receives the uncompressed bit-stream carrying RAW sensor data, metadata, timecode and start/stop commands from the NEX-FS700U via 3G-SDI. The FS700 RAW files are recorded to the AXS memory cards in the AXS-R5 RAW recorder, where they can be screened and converted using Sony’s free RAW Viewer software.
Tamron today announces a prototype LWIR (Long-Wave Infrared) 3X zoom lens, 35-105mm F/1.6 (Model #SC001) designed for VGA resolution FPA (Focal Plane Array) with 17㎛ pixel pitch in a compact and lightweight lens design. The lens covers a versatile focal length range of 35-105mm, equivalent to approximately 110-330mm in 35mm film format, with a constant maximum aperture of F/1.6 throughout the entire range. The lens provides excellent illumination characteristics from center to corner and incident angle to FPA optimally designed to minimize any adverse influence on shading to make the most of the 640 x 480 or 640 x 512 pixel arrays.
Nikon today introduced the newest addition to the acclaimed Nikon 1 system, the 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens. With a fixed focal length of 32mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.2, the new 32mm lens is the fastest in the ever expanding 1 NIKKOR lens lineup. The 1 NIKKOR 32mm f/1.2 lens (86mm equivalent in 35mm format) enables brilliant sharpness and is able to resolve intricate details in portraits such as hair, eyes and eyelashes, while also allowing for strategically precise image blur and bokeh.
Canon today adds a new category to its range of high-performance super-telephoto lenses, with the introduction of the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x to Canon’s acclaimed L-series. The EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x features a flexible 200-400mm focal range with a fixed f/4 aperture, 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer and for the first time in a commercially available lens, a built-in 1.4x extender. Designed to answer professional demands for superior image quality and versatile zoom range, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x a boasts a premium-quality design befitting Canon’s industry-renowned L-series lenses.
NHK has developed a remote-controlled, multi-view camera system for providing dynamic images of objects at different positions and in motion. Multi-view imaging involves surrounding the objects (e.g. sports players) with a number of cameras, which can provide a virtual all-round view of them at any point of time. Existing systems have only been able to capture the objects from a limited number of vantage points, owing to the fixed direction of the cameras. NHK, however, has come up with a means of ensuring that all of the cameras can maintain the same look-at point, by having eight cameras (for pans, tilts and zooms) move in tandem with one main camera.
Nikon today announced the introduction of newest Research Stereo Microscope SMZ25/SMZ18, featuring the largest zoom range, extremely high resolution and exceptionally bright Epi-fluorescence. The Nikon Research Stereo Microscope SMZ25/SMZ18 is ideally suited for both bioscience and medical fields as well as industrial fields. The extremely large zoom range and high resolution allow users to image the sample from its entirety down to its microscopic details. The new remote controller with focusing knob enables the researcher to change focus, zoom, and intensity of the diascopic LED light with ease, and can also be used to capture images.The new Nikon stereo microscopes incorporate a newly developed zoom system (Perfect Zoom System).
As the newest member of the Olympus PEN Lite series, the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL6 adds substantial new functionality to make creative photography even more easy and intuitive. By combining the FAST AF system that made Olympus’s flagship model, the OM-D E-M5, the world’s fastest with the Touch AF Shutter function, which allows users to take a picture by touching the Live View screen, users can now enjoy capturing the moment they want, wherever the subject is positioned, with instantaneous autofocus.
Olympus marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary PEN F with the launch of the new Olympus PEN E-P5, a digital update of a classic film camera designed with breakthrough technology and incredible performance advancements. Designed for photographers looking for superior image quality in a portable body, the PEN E-P5 delivers a stellar shooting experience with 1/8000th of a second shutter speed – a world-first for the Compact System Camera class – built-in Wi-Fi, autofocus advancements, easy-access manual controls and a host of other features.
Transcend unveiled its next generation 1000x CompactFlash card designed specifically to meet the rigorous demands of professional photographers and creative DSLR filmmakers. When used with today’s high-end digital SLR cameras and camcorders, including the Nikon D4, the Sony Alpha 700, the Olympus E-5, and the Canon EOS C500 and EOS-1D C Cinema EOS series DSLR cameras, Transcend’s Ultimate series 1000x CompactFlash cards are perfect for capturing extremely high-resolution image data and recording up to 4k Ultra High Definition video content. Transcend’s 1000x CF cards are manufactured using premium quality toggle mode NAND Flash memory chips. Each card contains built-in BCH ECC (Error Correction Code) technology with read-retry for detecting and correcting errors during data transfer.
Samsung today announced a new addition to its NX family, with the launch of the NX2000. A stylish, slim compact system camera (CSC), the NX2000 combines outstanding, professional results with revolutionary Samsung SMART Camera technology. The large 20.3MP ASP-C CMOS Sensor in the NX2000, produced entirely by Samsung in-house, produces extremely sharp and highly detailed images. Even in low light conditions images burst with color. Designed to continuously deliver high quality images, the NX2000′s capabilities are boosted by its DRIMe IV engine, which works to reduce noise, improve speed and enable superior color reproduction.
LG today announced the launch of new videoconferencing system-VR5010H for domestic market. LG’s high-profile VR5010H videoconferencing system breaks away from the mold of complicated interactive communications to deliver a total solution offering. Everything is integrated into a single system. From a compact design to a full complement of features and technologies, the LG videoconferencing system-VR5010H delivers a vivid conferencing system to like no other. The system is equipped with the FEC (Forward Error Correction) techniques to compensate for the loss of sound quality in the control and the data communication bandwidth to the unstable network.
Sony announced a fresh range of go-anywhere accessories for Action Cam – the video camera that’s made for adventure. Six new extras offer loads of mounting options for Action Cam, wherever you’re heading. You’ll enjoy even more ways to grab nail-biting Full HD footage, whether you’re biking, surfing, kayaking or tackling that scary crevasse. The AKA-DM1 Dog Harness gives your Action Cam videos some real pooch power. Sized for medium- to larger dogs, the lightweight adjustable harness fits comfortably yet securely onto your pet’s back. Then you’re both ready for that run round the park or exhausting game of fetch.
Fujifilm today announced new addition to the JZ long zoom compact camera range, the FinePix JZ700, which is ideal all-round-stylish camera especially with fast response concept. FinePix JZ700 has superb 8x Fujinon lens in stylish body offering a focal length of 24mm wide-angle to 192mm telephoto, with Optical Image Stabilization to compensate camera shake and subject blurring, perfect for when the zoom is extended to the full 8x capability. The FinePix JZ700 has moved on from a CCD sensor (in previous JZ models), to a powerful CMOS sensor. The 1/2.3-inch, 14 million pixels CMOS sensor has the ability to capture details perfectly, even in the most challenging shooting conditions, such as low light scenes.
Toshiba today announced that its new line of high performance CompactFlash (CF) memory cards, the Exceria PRO series, will go on sale from April 27th in the Japanese market. The initial line-up of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB cards offers the world’s highest level read and writes speeds and complies with the new Video Performance Guarantee Profile 2 (VPG-65) standard. . VPG-65 enables 4K resolution movie shooting and high quality Full HD video capture at high frame rates with no dropped frames.