B&H and Adorama taking pre-orders for the recently announce Leica T Type 701 camera, the Leica T comes with a newly developed 16 Megapixel sensor, advance 3.7″ large touch display with no back buttons, for more details see the announcement page here
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The long rumored Leica T Type 701 announced by Leica T today the camera features auto-focus system, large 3.7″ touch screen display, 16MP APS-C sensor and built in GPS, its look like Leica completely changed its with the announcement of Type 701 camera..
The camera body (available in black or silver) is priced at $1850/£1350 and for the 16-56mm F3.5-5.6 zoom you have to pay $1750/£1250 again and for 23mm F2 prime you have to pay $1950/£1350. The optical viewfinder cost is $595/£400.
However you pay pay a same amount to Nikon, Canon and Sony… than you can buy a full frame camera with kit lens.
Leica T Type 701 Press Release
Solms, Germany, 3rd April 2014, Leica Camera AG presents a new camera system that combines the fine art of engineering and hand-crafted excellence with design and handling in an entirely new and innovative concept. From the initial idea through to the development process and in its final assembly, the focus of all disciplines involved was on one single thing – perfection. The outcome was the creation of the Leica T-System, a camera with an exquisite finish ‘made in Germany’ that, together with a portfolio of precise, high-performance lenses, offers exceptional versatility and particularly intuitive handling. Unique in design and pared down to the essential functions, the new Leica T-System offers everything anyone could ever need for pure, creative photography and the best image quality.
In collaboration with AUDI Design, the typical design language of Leica cameras was revisited and reinterpreted. With its timeless and sleek design, the Leica T picks up the unmistakeable attributes of Leica product design and develops them systematically – with clean lines, smooth surfaces and formal minimalism. One of the camera’s outstanding features is its compact and solid body. This is manufactured with innovative precision techniques from a single block of aluminium at the Leica factory. The use of premium materials and their processing in an elaborate manufacturing process are unique in the history of camera construction and lend the Leica T an unmistakeable look, feel and solidity. Its substantial weight and a newly developed operating concept underline its user-friendly handling and, together, these features ensure an incomparable photographic experience.
Two lenses will initially be available for the market launch of the Leica T-System. The Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18–56 mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH. is ideal for creative experimentation with various perspectives and focal lengths. For expansive landscapes, documentary pictures or portraits – whatever the genre, this standard zoom lens offers exceptional flexibility in every situation. With a focal length equivalent to 35 mm in full-frame format, the fast and compact Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH. offers a truly classic Leica focal length that is ideal for reportage photography. The Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. wide-angle zoom and the Vario-Elmar-T 55–135 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. telephoto zoom are scheduled to appear in time for presentation at photokina 2014. Developed by Leica optical designers as precision tools, all Leica T lenses offer the exceptional imaging performance for which Leica lenses are famed.
The combination of a newly designed high-performance processor and sensor ensures outstanding picture quality in every situation. The Leica T features a large, APS-C-format, CMOS image sensor with over 16.5 megapixels (effective 16.2 MP) that, due to its size, performance and imaging characteristics, represents the ideal solution in the compact class of the Leica T. It ensures brilliant pictures with outstanding contrast, finest detail resolution and natural colour rendition – even in unfavourable lighting conditions.
Complementing the purist design of the camera, the operating concept of the Leica T is equally clear, simple and concentrated on relevant functions. At the heart of the concept is the clear design of the touchscreen display. It is generously dimensioned and generates a bright and clear image that allows precise and reliable assessment during image composition and in playback mode. Numerous functions in capture and playback mode can be controlled simply by touching the screen. The only other controls are four ergonomically positioned haptic control elements that are intuitive in their operation. This ensures that camera users can concentrate fully on composing their pictures – without any unnecessary distractions. The MyCamera menu of the Leica T offers even greater flexibility, even for spontaneous snapshot situations, and can be configured and programmed with settings to meet the user’s own personal requirements. This means that the photographer always has fast access to the most frequently used features and presets.
The Leica T is the first system camera from Leica to feature an integrated Wi-Fi module. Pictures and videos can be wirelessly transmitted straight from the camera to a smartphone, tablet or computer, and can then be shared by email, or on Facebook or other social media. A free Leica T app for iOS devices is available now. A particularly practical feature of the app is the remote function. This lets users wirelessly connect their smartphone or tablet to the camera and use it as an electronic viewfinder for the Leica T and, amongst other functions, allows remote setting of the shutter speed and aperture values – for example for shots with the self-timer function or from unusual angles.
The Leica T-System also offers a multitude of accessories. Developed especially for the Leica T-System, and perfectly harmonised with the camera, is the high-resolution electronic viewfinder with a selectable, integrated GPS feature. Its tilt and swivel function makes it particularly practical for creative photography and enables shooting from different viewpoints and unusual angles. Also available is the new Leica SF 26 flash unit, which provides additional opportunities for flash exposures or fill-in flash for brightening subjects. The angle of the flash reflector is adjustable. Whenever needed, the unit can even be used as an LED light source for video recording. Another practical accessory is the Leica M-Adapter T, which allows users to mount and use Leica M-Lenses on a Leica T body. The adapter features a sensor for 6-bit coded M-Lenses. This fully supports Leica T functions such as exposure metering, aperture priority mode and manual setting capability.
Further camera accessories in four trendy colours – melon yellow, orange-red, black and white – and an extensive range of premium bags and cases, all of them courtesy of AUDI Design, systematically continue the Leica system concept. Individual accessories build on and complement one another, and some offer unique options for personalised combination.
With its materials mix of hard plastic and elastic silicone, the Leica T-Snap for the front of the camera provides optimum protection against scratches and inadvertent knocks. Its unique design lends the camera an eye-catching and personalised look. The soft silicone T-Flap is the ideal complement to the T-Snap. It clicks easily into the T-Snap to protect the back of the camera with the display screen and controls when the Leica T is not in use. The design and colours of the carrying strap and wrist strap are perfectly matched to the modern T-Snap and T-Flap accessories. Both can be attached to the Leica T by Easy-Click, a system for connecting accessories to cameras that is unique throughout the world. True to the clean and uncluttered design concept of the camera, protruding strap lugs have been omitted. Carrying straps and the wrist strap now fuse with the camera to create a single entity and can be detached in a flash. The range of accessories for the Leica T also offers a leather holster, a leather protector and a system bag.
The Leica T is available May 26th, 2014 from Leica Store Mayfair and authorised Leica dealers. The range of accessories will be available following the launch of the camera.
Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, a professional digital workflow solution for Apple Mac® OS X and Microsoft Windows®, is also included in the Leica T package. This digital image processing software offers a comprehensive range of functions for the management, processing and presentation of still pictures and video recordings. Leica customers can download the software free from the Leica website after registering their camera.
Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom images surfaced over the web, the S5 rumored name is galaxy “S5 K” and run Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. It also feature a 4.8-inch display with a 720×1280 pixel resolution.
The leaked core specification says -
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- 4.8-inch display (720×1280 pixel resolution)
- Samsung SM-C115 packs in 1.3GHz hexa-core (Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa)
- Mali-T624 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 19-megapixel camera (possibly with ISOCELL Technology)
The Smartphone Zoom camera is rumored to be announced on April 29, 2014.
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Leica T type 701 Full Details Leaked accidentally by Leica, the website appread for few seconds and few spartan captured all things before the website was vanished…
“A large APS-C sensor with 16.5 megapixels ensures colour fidelity, the finest details and pictures with exceptional brightness and clarity, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. And even on large-format screens. And for pin-sharp videos in full HD resolution. Top performance at the press of a button. Fast, precise and almost silent autofocus. Exactly like the newly developed image processor, which instantaneously displays the results on the big touchscreen display.
The integrated Wi-Fi module lets you transfer pictures directly from your Leica T to a smartphone, tablet PCs or computer. With the ease of wireless communication. You can also share your pictures quickly and easily on social media or by email with the Leica T app for iOS or the Browser Gallery on Android devices. Particularly practical: With the remote function of the Leica T app, you can, for example, use your smartphone or tablet PC as an electronic viewfinder and shoot with your Leica T by remote control.”
The art of engineering and craftsmanship. Individual and exclusive. Values that have been inextricably associated with the Leica name for more than 100 years.
Values that are united in the new T-System – and are experienced in every detail. From the very beginning, the guiding principle behind the design, the use and the handling of the Leica T-System was the creation of sheer joy. The joy of photography. With its unique design and lenses that are unrivalled in its segment. Crafted and assembled by hand. A new step forwards for Leica photography. And never before has it felt so good.
Love at first touch, happy forever. The new Leica T
Built according to the traditions of the art of engineering. The Leica T-System is the world’s first camera with a body made completely of aluminium. Machined from a single block of solid metal and polished by hand for 45 minutes. The outcome: the innovative and groundbreaking unibody – unique in both look and feel.
Less is more. More joy. The new Leica T
Absolute perfection is only achieved when nothing more can be omitted. We and our partner, Audi Design, systematically followed this strict policy to develop the Leica T. Form follows function. What’s more, it supports it too. To achieve this, we subtracted the superfluous and reduced what remained to the essentials.
Never before has taking a Leica picture been so easy. The new Leica T
A large touchscreen. Four haptic control elements. A logically designed, intuitive und ergonomic handling concept. The Leica T needs nothing else. Never before has it been so easy to understand a camera. And to use it. Created to let you concentrate on your pictures. To maximise the joy of photography. To get the perfect picture.
Fullfills the Highest Expectations
In the development of the new Leica-T system, we let ourselves be guided by values that have been strongly associated with the Leica name for more than 100 years. Dedication to innovation. Passion for technology. Love of design. Nevertheless, our steps took us down entirely new roads. We reduced everything to the essentials and never lost sight of our clearly defined objective: to create a camera that places the sheer joy of photography back in your hands.
More accessories. More options
The T-System offers dedicated photographers technical accessories to intensify the sheer joy of photography. Expand your creative horizons! The original accessories follow the same principles as the Leica T – a reduction to the essentials. We have subtracted the superfluous to concentrate on what’s essential. The perfect picture. And the sheer joy it brings.
The Leica T-System follows its own unique principle of reduction to the essence – and complete dedication to the joy of photography.
A clear and precise focus is essential to the nature of photography. Denial is not a suitable beginning, but fusion certainly is. A fusion of style, true craftsmanship and simple handling – a symbiosis of the best. Discover the whole story – and how Leica and the Leica T break entirely new ground in the world of photography. In this film, the story is told in the very personal words of Dr Kaufmann, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leica Camera AG. The New Leica T-System.
Less is more. More joy of photography.
The system is totally convincing. In its reduction to the essentials. Both in its design and its inner technologies. It has everything it needs and nothing more. Minimised, yet so perfect. Never before has taking pictures been this easy. And never before has it felt so good. Find inspiration in the pictures and look forward to seeing many more.
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Lytro announces its second light-field camera today, the camera comes with massive hardware upgrade compared to it predecessor, the new Illum camera features Custom-designed 40-megaray light field 1″ sensor (4X bigger than its predecessor) and a F2 (constant aperture) based 30-250mm (8X) fixed zoom lens.
The bigger sensor and a bright lens will allow lytro to create images with more depth and details, other new pro-features include full manual controls like Program, ISO priority, shutter priority. The Illum runs on android OS and features built in WiFi connectivity, on the rear side we have 4-inch articulating touchscreen LCD with 800×480 pixel resolution.
You can pre-order your camera from Lytro’s @ $1,499. Current Lytro owners can get $200 off the purchase price.
Mountain View, Calif. – (April 22, 2014) – Lytro, Inc. revealed today its powerful vision for the future of photography with the unveiling of LYTRO ILLUM, a light field camera and software platform designed to redefine the way we portray the world around us. Built to harness the full power of the light field, the professional-grade LYTRO ILLUM will give photographers a new medium capable of capturing visual experiences in their purest form — not as a static cross-section of reality but an authentic, interactive window into their world.
The camera paves the way for an immersive brand of storytelling in which images can be brought to life in multiple dimensions through Light Field Photography — a transformative new category that empowers artistic creation and expression beyond what is possible in the 2D world of digital and film. In capturing the color, intensity and direction of every light ray flowing into the camera, LYTRO ILLUM provides a massive amount of visual information that allows photographers to recreate sights and scenes on a truly experiential canvas.
“With LYTRO ILLUM, creative pioneers — ranging from artistic amateurs to experienced professionals — will tap into a new wave of graphical storytelling. Now artist and audience alike can share an equally intimate connection with the imagery, and, in a sense, jointly participate in the magic of its creation,” said Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal. “By combining a novel hardware array with tremendous computational horsepower, this camera opens up unprecedented possibilities to push the boundaries of creativity beyond the limits inherent in digital or film photography.”
To enable such rich, layered compositions, LYTRO ILLUM delivers unparalleled optical versatility by merging custom-built hardware with a powerful software platform. The camera offers a 40-megaray light field sensor, 8x optical zoom range, constant f/2.0 aperture and a high-speed shutter capable of freezing motion under a wide variety of conditions. After image capture, the innovative software platform empowers photographers to adjust aspects of images that were previously fixed, such as focus, tilt, perspective shift and depth of field, which allows the photographer to create images that will resonate for the viewer not just in one dimension, but in every dimension.
“My photography style pushes me to look for ways to tell a more compelling story with every image. LYTRO ILLUM gave me that ability by incorporating an interactive element that captures different visual touch points at every depth,” said Kyle Thompson, a Chicago-based photographer known for his surreal conceptual style and
one of the early users of the camera. “With LYTRO ILLUM, I’ve been able to make a multi-dimensional image with more perspectives to explore.”
LYTRO ILLUM’s totally unique photographic experience reflects the technological revolution around virtual reality and 3D graphics as powerful new storytelling formats in the Digital Age. In the hands of creative pioneers, the camera is a catalyst for a transformational shift in which the world will increasingly look for opportunities to craft a more immersive artistic experience.
“Light Field Photography is following the classic pattern for a transformational concept,” said Lytro founder Dr. Ren Ng. “The original Lytro camera, which launched in 2012, introduced an entirely new era in photography. LYTRO ILLUM will advance this movement to a new level. We are very excited by the potential of this camera to ignite a photography revolution on the magnitude of the transformation from film to digital.”
In addition to enabling post-capture image adjustments, LYTRO ILLUM’s proprietary software platform enables users to view images in 3D, build custom animations, export images into common formats like JPEG and share to the Web or mobile devices. LYTRO ILLUM’s workflow is also compatible with existing photo-editing suites like Adobe’s Photoshop and Lightroom software and Apple’s Aperture software, allowing creative pioneers to use the tools they already know and love.
LYTRO ILLUM Availability
The LYTRO ILLUM camera will ship starting July 2014 for a retail price of $1,599.
Lytro Illum Specification
Technology: Lytro Light Field Sensor and Lytro Light Field Engine v2.0
Weight: Camera 33.15 oz | 940 grams Battery 3.17 oz | 90 grams
Camera Dimensions: 3.38 in x 5.7 in x 6.5 in | 86 mm x 145 mm x 166 mm
Body: Magnesium and Aluminum
Grip and lens rings: Silicone
Lens: 8x zoom, 30 – 250 mm eqivalent focal length; constant f/2 aperture
Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
Controls: Power button; shutter button; Lytro button; zoom control (electronic ring);
focus control (electronic ring); front and rear dials; AE-L, AF, Light Field
Hyperfocal and custom buttons; touchscreen
Display: 4 in | 101.6mm, 480 x 800, articulating back-lit LCD with glass touchscreen
Exposure Control: Program, ISO Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Depth Assist Features: Depth Scale, Depth Histogram, Depth Overlay, Spot Depth Feedback
File Output: Light Field Picture file
Light Field Resolution: 40 Megarays: the numbers of light rays captured by the light field sensor.
(internet access required).
Picture Viewing: View and interact with living pictures on the Lytro camera as well as any
supported computer, smartphone or tablet.
Software: Includes a free desktop application for importing, processing and interacting with
living pictures from the camera. Software requires Mac OS 10.8.5 or higher or
Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8.
Battery: Removable Li-Ion battery
Storage Media: SD memory card slot
E-waste: RoHS certified
Box Dimensions: approx. 8.07 in x 8.07 in x 8.07 in | 205 mm x 205 mm x 205 mm
Included: Lytro Illum Camera; battery, battery charger, mirco USB 3.0 cable, lens cap,
lens hood, cleaner cloth, strap points, strap
Lytro Illum Software Platform
• Virtual camera controls in post-processing, including aperture focus and perspective adjustments and physically accurate tilt control
• Instantly displays 3D photos on 3D-capable devices
• Integrated sharing to leading social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+
• Library of drag-and-drop cinematic animations, including pan, zoom, focus and perspective shift
• Interactive depth assist
• Workflow is compatible with existing photo-editing suites like Adobe’s Photoshop and Lightroom software and Apple’s Aperture software
Take a look at the list of rumored camera that may be announced on Q2, Q3 and Q4 of 2014. The next possible announcement will be Nikon 1″ inch sensor compact camera… Nikon P700 and Nikon P8000.. take a look at the more details
Nikon Coolpix P8000
Nikon P8000 is a compact camera coming with 1″ sensor, take a look at the rumored specification below
- New 1″ Sensor made by Aptina technology
- 24- 120mm equivalent f/2.0 – 3.0 lens with 3 ED and 1 ASP glass elements (could be even faster: f/1.8 – 3.0)
- Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000 sec
- Expeed 3 / Expeed 4 image processor
- 1″ inch sensor (first Coolpix with 1″ sensor)
- 3.0″ LCD screen
- P A S M mode
- Magnesium body
- Comfortable grip
The possible date of announcement is April-May 2014.
Nikon Coolpix P700
There will also be a new megazoom camera with large 1 inch sensor, (Sony RX10 competitor) Nikon Coolpix P700 compact ultra zoom camera. Here are the rumored specs:
- Same sensor as
- 1″ Aptina made sensor
- Expeed 4 image processor
- Lens: 24-2000mm f/3.5 – 8.5 (full frame equivalent)
- 3.5″ LCD screen
- All magnesium body with a big grip
- 1.3 kg/45.8 oz
Nikon D2300 Rumored Specification
The Nikon D2300 is a entry level camera below Nikon D3200, Nikon is preparing to announces Canon SL1 competitor very soon.,
- Small DSLR similar as Canon SL1 camera
- possibly coming without optical viewfinder
- Weight: 290g
- Announcement in May 2014
The Nikon D2300 is the third camera coming
Nikon D9300 is actually Nikon D400 camera (Nikon D300s successor), the camera will feature specification above Nikon D7100, expected to be announced on Q4 of 2014 or Q1 of 2015.
Nikon D800X Rumored Specification
- 35.9 x 24.0mm CMOS FX Format Sensor (same sensor as Nikon D800)
- EXPEED 4 Image Processor
- No optical low-pass filter
- Standard ISO up to 25600
- 3.2″ LCD Monitor
Expected to be announced on Q1 and Q2 of 2015
Lenses to be announced Soon
- Nikon 1 series macro Mirrorless lens expected to be announced at Q4 of 2014.
- Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4G VR, no available info
- 16mm fisheye lens – coming on end of year
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Canon Hong Kong published a new teaser on their Facebook page, according to the teaser a new product is coming on April 24, 2014. The teaser text written below the image is quoting Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, (famous writer).
Beauty lies not in objects, but in the interaction between the shadow and light created by objects.
We don’t have any details yet, but the image above doesn’t excite me…
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