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Sony A7s Low-Light Test Video

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The Sony A7s FIRST low-light test video surfaced over the web, the Video shows the true sensitivity power of the recently announced A7s Fullframe mirrorless camera, please see it full screen in Full HD mode…

Camera price will be also rumored to be quite high (double than current A7 camera), read more about Sony A7s camera here.

Nikon D4s Announced - Press Release, Price and Videos

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Finally the long rumored Nikon D4s announced today the camera features newly developed 16.2 megapixel full-frame (FX) CMOS sensor, the ISO native ISO range of the image sensor is 100-25600 and expandable upto 50-409600, achieving  the ISO 409600 is complete breakthrough from Nikon and the Nikon D4s undoubtedly becomes the low-light king of camera industry.

RAW SIZES introduced in Nikon D4s DSLR, so you can now down-sample Raw files (probably, no more details available) and as usual DX mode is available for RAW and JPEG shooting with approx  1.5X crop factor.

The image processor used in Nikon D4s camera is Nikon EXPEED 4, the Nikon EXPEED 4 image processor is approx 30% faster than the previous generation of EXPEED 3 image processor used in the Nikon D4 DSLR, with the help of new image processor the camera can now capture 11fps of continuous shots with fulltime AF upto 200 JPEG and when you are working on RAW format the 14-bit RAW shooting mode, up to 104 shots can be recorded at 11 fps.

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The AF engine is same  here 51-Point Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX AF Sensor, but due the advance image processor used + New  AF algorithms supports 30% increase in AF speed compared to the Nikon D4 DSLR.

Nikon D4s can record Full HD videos 60fps frame rate, Nikon D4s supports FX and DX format lenses and also 2.7X crop factor. Nikon D4s can also record 2MP of still shot while recording videos.

No built in WiFi and NFC, users should use WT-5A and WT-4A Wireless Transmitters for optional WiFi transfer.

For latest Price and Pre-order Nikon D4s visit Amazon, B&H and Adorama

Press Release:

A next-generation flagship model offering advanced specifications that respond to the needs of professional photographers

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the D4S, its latest flagship FX-format digital SLR camera.

Based on the D4, the D4S responds more completely to the demands of professional photographers with revisions to a number of features and functions, including AF performance, image quality, workflow and operation, and movie recording, adopted after running a variety of simulations of the functions required by professional photographers who sometimes find themselves working under quite severe conditions.

Algorithms used by the AF system have been refined for greater accuracy and versatility demanded by professional photographers. Autofocus is initiated faster and is better able to acquire and track the intended subject, whether it enters the frame suddenly or takes up the entire frame for a more powerful composition. In addition to the four time-tested modes available with the D4 (Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, and Auto-area AF), the D4S offers a fifth AF-area mode known as Group-area AF (uses 5 focus points: one specified by the user, as well as one each above, below, to the left, and to the right of the selected focus point). This mode enables not only smoother autofocusing, but also a faster workflow with continuous shooting at approximately 11 fps* with AF and AE tracking.

  • *Measured according to CIPA guidelines. Value with shooting in AF-C autofocus mode, [S] or [M] exposure mode, shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, all other settings at their default values.

The new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, a new Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor, and an effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels enable capture of images that exhibit stunning sharpness, enhanced depth, and natural skin tones. A range of standard sensitivities from ISO 100 to ISO 25600 achieves images exhibiting sharper edges and smoother, more beautiful colors. The D4S also supports extended sensitivities as low as the equivalent of ISO 50 and as high as the equivalent of ISO 409600. What’s more, the accuracy of auto white balance has been increased for clear color reproduction, even with shooting under difficult artificial lighting.

A number of other improvements have been adopted without compromise in consideration of the advanced demands of professional photographers. Among these are improved viewfinder visibility with a more stable viewfinder image during continuous shooting and a shorter viewfinder blackout time, as well as smoother operation with less stress from a redesigned grip and refined layout of operational buttons and controls. Communication speed has also been increased with 1000BASE-T support for wired LAN communication, making extremely fast image transfer possible. A RAW S Small (12-bit uncompressed RAW) setting has also been added for faster post-capture editing on a computer.

The D4S supports movie recording at a frame size of 1920 x 1080 with a frame rate of 50p or 60p. EXPEED 4 enables rich tone reproduction, with very little noise, throughout the entire range of standard sensitivities (ISO 200-25600). Movies recorded at a 1920 x 1080 crop setting exhibit especially sharp and clear picture quality. Changes in exposure are also better controlled for smoother transition between frames with recording of scenes in which brightness changes greatly, even with time-lapse movies.

Development Background

Nikon’s flagship D4 camera, released in February 2012, expanded possibilities for photographic expression for professional photographers primarily in the fields of sports, press, and nature photography. The D4 offered a number of features that not only responded to the demands of professional photographers, but also enabled capture of images of decisive moments that moved those who saw the images. Among these were excellent performance over a broad range of sensitivities for superior image quality under difficult lighting conditions, fast and accurate AF capable of capturing the intended subject, the Advanced Scene Recognition System, which provided more advanced automatic control that allowed photographers to concentrate more fully on shooting itself, and support for the superior rendering characteristics of NIKKOR lenses developed with optical technologies only Nikon can offer. Moreover, the D4 also contributed to cultivating new possibilities for imaging expression with the ability to express shallow depths of field and maximize the characteristics of excellent performance at high sensitivities with movie recording.

Developed as the next-generation flagship successor to the D4, D4S functions, features, and performance were thoroughly examined and analyzed from a variety of angles, resulting in a digital SLR camera that responds more completely to the demands of professional photographers. With this background, the D4S was developed to embody Nikon’s response to the demands of professional photographers, upon which we place great importance, with functions and performance that support shooting in even the most difficult environments, and are able to respond to a variety of subjects and situations, as well as various lighting conditions.

D4S Primary Features

  1. Advanced AF performance that responds to the strict demands of professional photographers

High-performance AF that more accurately acquires and tracks the intended subject, even under extreme conditions
Reflection of ideas from professional photographers and repeated simulation of various advanced techniques they often use has resulted in the very precise subject acquisition and tracking performance that these photographers require, and upon which they can rely, under the most extreme conditions. Very precise adjustment of AF algorithms based on the Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module enables certain acquisition of even erratically moving subjects and those exhibiting little in the way of contrast. D4S autofocus performs even better, keeping the acquired subject in focus, even when it is coming closer, or moving away, at high speed. What’s more, the D4S offers better balanced AF control with more precise focusing on the intended subject, and more accurate tracking of that subject, even when photographing team sports, such as soccer and rugby, when action may temporarily obstruct the intended subject.

5 AF-area modes for flexible focusing
In addition to the four time-tested modes built into the D4—Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF (9-, 21-, 51-point), 3D-tracking, Auto-area AF—the D4S is equipped with a new Group-area AF AF-area mode for more powerful and versatile autofocusing. When Group-area AF is selected, the camera uses one focus point selected by the user and one each above, below, to the right, and to the left of the selected focus point, for a total of five focus points, for focusing. By capturing the subject within the five-point group, even if it is small and moving quickly and erratically as is often the case when photographing athletes and animals, the intended scene can be captured with greater certainty without focus shifting to the background.
In addition, an AF-area mode can be assigned to the AF activation button on super-telephoto NIKKOR lenses. When this is done, the specified AF-area mode is enabled while the AF activation button is held down. This enables strategic switching between the AF-area mode selected with the camera and a different AF-area mode assigned to the AF activation button, allowing users to switch back and forth between vital modes instantly, without ever taking their eye off the subject, when photographing a variety of scenes that change drastically. This allows users to better maximize AF performance between bursts of high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 11 fps* with AF and AE tracking.

    • *Measured according to CIPA guidelines. Value with shooting in AF-C autofocus mode, [S] or [M] exposure mode, shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, all other settings at their default values.

Powerful AF with a variety of combinations of NIKKOR lenses and teleconverters
The D4S is equipped with 51 focus points capable of acquiring the intended subject throughout the frame. 15 cross-type focus points at the center of the frame use phase-detection AF to detect the subject horizontally and vertically, and as all 51 focus points support a maximum aperture of f/5.6, the performance of line sensors and cross-type sensors is fully utilized with all AF NIKKOR lenses. In addition, the 15 focus points (9 at the center of the frame, and three each to the left and right of these 9)*1 support maximum apertures faster than f/8, and 11 focus points (9 running horizontally at the center of the frame and 1 each above and below)*2 support maximum apertures of f/8. This results in stress-free focusing, even when using 1.4x or 1.7x teleconverters, and certain autofocusing capability when a 2.0x teleconverter is used with super-telephoto NIKKOR lenses for a combined maximum aperture of f/8.

    • *19 focus points at the center of the frame function as cross-type sensors; the remaining 6 focus points function as line sensors.
    • *21 focus point at the center of the frame functions as a cross-type sensor; the remaining 10 focus points function as line sensors.
  1. Superior image quality with stunning sharpness and enhanced depth that responds more completely to the demands of professional photographers and supports the speed press photographers require

Beautiful image quality straight out of the camera
Press photographers working on-site demand not only certain capture of decisive moments, but also the ability to quickly transmit their photos as soon as they are taken. Understanding this need, the D4S captures JPEG images with stunning sharpness, enhanced depth, and natural skin tones that allows use of these images straight out of the camera. Less noise with shooting at high sensitivities and a range of standard sensitivities from ISO 100 to ISO 25600 enables images exhibiting sharper edges and smoother, more beautiful colors throughout the entire range (sensitivity can also be reduced to the equivalent of ISO 50 (Lo 1), or increased up to the equivalent of ISO 409600 (Hi 4) as shooting conditions demand). Images captured with the D4S also exhibit little significant loss in resolution, even when cropped for use in newspapers, magazines, or online. An effective pixel count of 16.2-million pixels, and the new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine and Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor, both developed by Nikon with meticulous research and repeated simulations, contribute greatly to these capabilities.

Accurate white balance for healthy skin tones and textures
Auto white balance achieves healthier, more vivid skin tones under a variety of lighting conditions. Adoption of a new image analysis system enables more accurate extraction and identification of white portions within the frame. In addition, as white balance can be fine-tuned in smaller steps than ever before, more precise settings can be specified. The D4S is also equipped with a spot white balance option that allows users to manually measure white balance data beforehand from even a very small white or gray portion of the frame. When the D4S is unable to accurately or satisfactorily measure preset white balance data, simply changing the area from which data is measured as many times as needed eliminates the need for repeating the process from the beginning. This helps to increase shooting efficiency for professional photographers who must work quickly when on-site.

  1. Exclusive Nikon technologies and functions for more convenient and smoother workflow

A high-performance viewfinder with greater visibility achieved with suppression of viewfinder image shake during continuous shooting
Improvements to components such as the mirror bouncer with the D4S suppress shake caused by mirror bound movement for more stable display of the viewfinder image. Viewfinder visibility with continuous shooting has also been improved with a shorter viewfinder blackout time and continuous display of the active focus point, even when the shutter is released.

RAW S Small* (12-bit uncompressed) image size option
A new RAW S Small option that records images using 1/4 the number of pixels used for full-sized RAW images has been added. This makes editing images on a computer after they have been taken faster and more convenient (file size is approximately 1/2 that of 12-bit uncompressed RAW L Large images).

    • *Editing functions built into the camera and available from the Retouch menu, such as NEF (RAW) Processing and Image Overlay, cannot be applied to images captured at this setting.

1000BASE-T support
The D4S is equipped with an Ethernet connector (compatible with the 1000BASE-T standard) that enables smooth transfer of high-quality image data, regardless of the format in which it was recorded (JPEG, NEF, TIFF), after capture.

LCD monitor with function for customizing colors
The D4S is equipped with a 3.2-inch, approximately 921k-dot wide viewing angle TFT LCD monitor with which the protective glass and LCD panel have been integrated to suppress internal reflections. Display characteristics have been carefully adjusted for more faithful color reproduction. In addition, the camera is equipped with a function that allows users to customize colors to suit their individual preferences.

A form and layout for operational controls that make the camera easier to hold and operate
The shape of the grip has been optimized to make holding the camera more comfortable, even for those with small hands. What’s more, thorough examination of the shape of the rear of the camera, and design and materials used for the sub-selector have resulted in a camera that offers a better hold and more reliable operation.

  1. D-Movie function for recording full-HD 1920 x 1080 60p/50p movies

Movies recorded at a frame rate of 60p exhibit smooth subject movement and changes in exposure, even when the brightness of the scene changes greatly. Noise is effectively suppressed throughout the full range of standard sensitivities (ISO 200-25600) for rich expression of tones and stunning sharpness that preserves details. The D4S offers selection from three image area* options that respond to imaging intent—FX-based movie format, DX-based movie format, and 1920 x 1080 crop. With recording at a setting of 1920 x 1080 crop, 1920 x 1080p full-HD movies are generated without resizing for stunningly sharp movies rich in detail.

In addition, uncompressed movies can be recorded directly to an external HDMI device connected to the camera’s HDMI connector in movie live view mode. A dedicated HDMI cable clip is supplied with the D4S. When used with the optional HC-E1 HDMI cable, this clip prevents accidental disconnection of the HDMI cable from the camera. In addition, movie recording with the D4S is even more convenient as movies can be recorded to an external HDMI device and a memory card inserted in the camera at the same time.

The D4S responds to demands for movie recording with a variety of other capabilities as well, including the ability to change the image area in movie live view, and to enable Auto ISO Control for automatic adjustment of ISO sensitivity at a fixed shutter speed and aperture value.

The D4S also offers a new exposure smoothing function for time-lapse movie recording. This function smooths exposure between frames for less flicker in resulting movies.

    • *Movies are recorded with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 regardless of the format selected. Aspect ratio is 3 : 2 with recording at a frame size/rate of 640 x 424/30 fps and 640 x 424/25 fps.

Nikon D4s Full Specification

Specs:

Body type
Body type Large SLR”
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 4928 x 3280
Other resolutions 4096 x 2720, 4096 x 3280, 3696 x 2456, 3200 x 2128, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2464 x 1640, 2400 x 1592, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1640, 1600 x 1064
Image ratio w:h 5:4, 3:2
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Expeed 4
Color space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter array RGB Color Filter Array
Image
ISO Auto, ISO 100-25600 (expands to 50-409600)
White balance presets 12
Custom white balance Yes (4 slots)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW + TIFF
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal, basic
File format
  • NEF (12-bit or 14-bit, compressed or lossless compressed RAW)
  • NEF + JPEG
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp No
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 51
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD with brightness and color adjustment
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture-priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hotshoe, flash sync port)
Flash modes Auto FP high-speed sync, front-curtain, rear-curtain, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec
Drive modes
  • Single frame
  • Continuous low speed
  • Continuous high speed
  • Quiet shutter-release
  • Self-timer
  • Mirror up
Continuous drive 11 fps
Self-timer Yes (2-20 seconds, 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (2-9 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes Bit rates for 1080/60p: 42Mbps (10 min limit), 24Mbps (20 min limit)
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types CompactFlash, XQD
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Optional
Wireless notes via WT-5A or WT-4A
Remote control Yes (wired or wireless)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL18a rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 3020
Weight (inc. batteries) 1350 g (2.98 lb / 47.62 oz)
Dimensions 160 x 157 x 91 mm (6.3 x 6.18 x 3.58″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (9999 shots)
GPS Optional
GPS notes via GP-1A

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Olympus Stylus 1 Pro Zoom Camera - Price, Press Release, Full Specification and Videos

Olympus-STYLUS-1-image-1Olympus Stylus 1 finally announced today, the camera features 12 MP 1/1.7″ back-side illuminated CMOS sensor, 10.7x optical zoom lens with an f/2.8 constant aperture, ISO range from 100-12800, on the rear side we have  1.44 million-dots resolution EVF and 3.0″ tilt-touch LCD screen has a resolution of 1.04 million dots. Take a look at the major specification below

Olympus Stylus 1 Major Features

  • 12MP 1/1.7″ BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 10.7x i.Zuiko Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-300mm Equiv; f/2.8 Constant Aperture
  • Super Macro Mode with 2″ Minimum Focus
  • 1.4M-dot High-Def EVF with Eye Sensor
  • 3.0″ 1.04M-dot Tilt-Touch LCD
  • Full 1080p HD Video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Hybrid Control Ring and Auto Lens Cap
  • Built-in Flash, Wireless, Hot Shoe

Olympus-STYLUS-1-image-2Full HD 1080p at 30 fps is supported by the Stylus 1, other features include Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity, Hybrid Control Ring enables zooming, manual focus and adjustment of aperture, shutter speed and more manually.

Olympus Stylus 1 Price – $699.00

Buy / Pre-order Olympus Stylus 1  from Amazon

Buy / Pre-order Olympus Stylus 1 From B&H

Press Release

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the OLYMPUS STYLUS 1, scheduled to go on sale in late November 2013. This model boasts an optical 10.7x (28-300mm*1), constant aperture f2.8, large-diameter, high-performance iZUIKO DIGITAL lens, and offer the DSLR-level image quality and functionality into a compact, slim camera body.

Pricing and Launch Date

Category Product Name MSRP Launch Date
Compact digital camera OLYMPUS STYLUS 1 (Black) Open Price Late November 2013

Main Features

  1. An optical 10.7x (28-300mm*1), constant aperture f2.8 i.ZUIKO DIGITAL zoom lens packed into a compact, slim body.
  2. Equipped with a built-in large-size, high-image quality, high-resolution EVF for checking versatile shooting conditions.
  3. Shooting style of enhanced operability and stability inherited from OM-D, and a premium compact, slim design
  4. Full-featured controls and customization let users focus on shooting
  5. Built-in Wi-Fi*2 for easy image sharing and wireless shooting
*1 35mm equivalent
*2 Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.

The compact digital camera market is currently shrinking across the world, however, among these conditions, models with a large-format imaging sensor, bright lens, premium high image quality and performance, and models with a high magnification which cover a wide range of shooting conditions, remain their popularity.

Since announcing the XZ-1 in January 2011, Olympus has released the STYLUS-XZ-2 and the STYLUS XZ-10 equipped with i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses that feature excellent image quality and brightness to the telephoto end, resulted in leading the high-performance model market. All-in-one cameras that support various scenes with powerful zooms have also proved to be popular among families for shooting vacations and children’s events. However, up to now it has been difficult to create a model with a powerful zoom lens that effectively balanced the size, excellent image quality, and brightness at all focal lengths.

The new OLYMPUS STYLUS 1 is equipped with a newly-developed powerful i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens that features a compact size, excellent image quality, and brightness at all focal lengths. Many powerful zoom models face the problem of subject blur that occurs in telephoto shooting in dark locations. This revolutionary lens significantly reduces subject blur without degrading image quality. The STYLUS 1 is the flagship model of the STYLUS series, achieving excellent image quality and a high zoom factor through the fusion of an i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens, and the shooting style of the Olympus Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens flagship model, the OM-D. The best functions from larger, heavier, and more expensive DSLR cameras with the similar specs have been packed into a compact, slim body.

i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens of the STYLUS 1 covers a focal distance of 28 to 300mm at 10.7x (35mm equivalent), with a rarely-seen, bright constant aperture f2.8. The brightness of the lens is available at all focal lengths, and promises excellent image quality and defocusing effects from macro shooting to telephoto shooting, with performance that departs from traditional compact cameras. Also, all types of aberrations that occur in powerful zoom cameras are almost perfectly corrected at all focal lengths.
This camera is equipped with a large-size electronic viewfinder (EVF) with the largest magnification factor in class for a compact camera that is equal in quality to the Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens camera, OM-D, where users can watch varied shooting conditions change in real time in the viewfinder. Stable shooting style while looking into the EVF, full-featured performance, and design that extends to every detail of the slim body make authentic, OM-D-inherited shooting possible. When the automatic opening lens cap is attached, the time from turning the power on to shooting is shortened, and because only the faintest sound from the lens shutter can be heard, the STYLUS 1 delivers a new experience in quiet shooting.
We also focused on the controls of STYLUS 1. In addition to using the Hybrid Control Ring made popular on the STYLUS XZ-2, the zoom lever and customization of all buttons ensure that users never miss a photo opportunity, for authentic shooting that is equal to DSLR cameras.

The STYLUS 1 is the flagship model of the STYLUS series, packing DSLR-level excellent image quality, powerful magnification, superior functions, and a wide shooting range into a compact body for an authentic shooting experience that anyone can easily enjoy – from beginners to advanced users.

Main Features Details

1. An optical 10.7x (28-300mm*1), constant aperture f2.8 i.ZUIKO DIGITAL zoom lens packed into a compact, slim body

1) Constant aperture f2.8, powerful zoom lens for those who enjoy creative shooting
This 10.7x zoom lens boasts a maximum aperture value of f2.8 that is bright in all focal length, and covers from 28 to 300mm (35mm equivalent). In particular, the beautiful defocusing effects produced by the f2.8 at a 300mm equivalent telephoto setting overturns conventional wisdom about compact cameras, making it possible to capture photos where subjects seem to float off the image. Additionally, the brightness of the lens makes it possible to lower the ISO speed, which is beneficial to image quality.
Because the aperture value is fixed to f2.8 even when zooming, control of exposure in Aperture priority (A) mode is easy. Also, because the shutter speed can be increased, subject blur that tends to occur in dim-lit shooting scenes can be reduced. The brightness across all focal length, and fixed large aperture make this a masterpiece of a lens, fulfilling the highest demands for professionals in a zoom lens.

2) Optical design and coating that support excellent image quality
i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens of the STYLUS 1 was developed based on the DSLR interchangeable ZUIKO DIGITAL lens series, for sharp, next-generation depictive performance from the center to the edges of the image. Olympus molding technology cultivated with DSLR interchangeable lenses was freely used to create a DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lens for use as an aspherical element in the lens group. A total of 9 aspherical lenses are used in the 12 element, 10 group lens construction. This construction not only effectively compensates for all types of aberration in all zoom range, but allows the lens barrel to be stored in the 52mm deep body when retracted. In order to remove ghosts and flaring, the Olympus-original ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating was applied to the surface of the lens. These measures ensure highly clear depictive performance, even in backlit or other unfavorable shooting conditions.

3) Powerful macro shooting function
At a 300mm equivalent telephoto setting the minimum shooting distance from the end of the lens is 80cm, making tele-macro defocusing effects possible. With Super Macro, close-up shooting from 5cm away from the end of the lens is available.

4) Powerful image stabilization
Lens shift-type image stabilization is used on the STYLUS 1. This method enables a compact camera construction, and reduces camera shake that tends to occur at telephoto settings or when shooting in dark locations.

5) Automatic Lens Cap attached
A removable lens cap that automatically opens when the power is turned on is supplied with the camera so that users can rest easy, knowing that they will always be able to capture the moment.

2. Equipped with a built-in large-size, high-image quality, high-resolution EVF for checking versatile shooting conditions

1) Performance that exceeds entry-level DSLR cameras
The STYLUS 1 is equipped with a built-in EVF equal to the Olympus Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, OM-D E-M5. The beauty of the 1.44 million dots, high-resolution LCD is without compare when measured against previous compact digital cameras or home-use camcorders. With field coverage of 100%, it outperforms field coverage of entry-level DSLR cameras. With clear visibility from the center to the edges, users can check the exposure, color, and focus peaks before shooting.

2) Fast response and eye sensor functions
Viewfinder shooting is stress free, thanks to the fast response and short display time lag. Also, with the eye sensor function, simply looking into the viewfinder automatically switches the display from the rear monitor to the viewfinder. The eye sensor is automatically turned off when the rear monitor is tilted or the playback menu is being used to prevent misoperation and improve usability.

3) Adaptive Brightness Technology
This feature raises the brightness of backlight when shooting in bright outdoor conditions, and lowers the brightness in dark indoor conditions, reducing visual errors from light and dark adaptation of the eye. The backlight brightness is automatically adjusted in accordance with ambient light to maintain the proper brightness providing a natural appearance that is close to that of optical viewfinders (OVF).

4) Electronic level gauge and highlight & shadow display
This feature provides functions unavailable on optical viewfinders, and is useful for checking the electronic level gauge while looking at subject (previous display and 3D display), as well as displaying highlights and shadows for finishing photos with a touch of distortion or just the right exposure.

3. Shooting style of enhanced operability and stability inherited from OM-D, and a premium compact, slim design

As the flagship of the STYLUS brand, the STYLUS 1 neither function nor design were compromised, with attention down to the smallest details. The excellent control and stability of OM-D-inherited shooting style provides ease of use as a DSLR sub model.
The highly-stable grip, even when shooting at a 300mm*1 equivalent, lets users firmly hold the camera for long periods of time without tiring. The entire control scheme is designed around the right grip hand, including the zoom lever and Hybrid Control Ring so that a stable DSLR shooting style is possible while looking through the electronic viewfinder.
A compact, slim body design was achieved with a pentaprism silhouette while including a viewfinder and built-in flash. When an interchangeable lens with an equivalent focal length of 28 to 300mm is attached to a DSLR or Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, they become large and heavy, but the STYLUS 1 achieves the similar outstanding performance in a compact, slim body design. This camera can be carried around in a bag for easy and fun shooting with the authentic operation of a DSLR sub model. The camera has a premium black finish.

4. Full-featured controls and customization let users focus on shooting

The STYLUS 1 maintains its comfortable controls while providing customization to match users’ shooting style for an intuitive approach to shooting exactly as photos are envisioned.

1) Hybrid Control Ring
This model is equipped with the STYLUS XZ-2’s popular Hybrid Control Ring. Because frequently used functions can be assigned to the Hybrid Control Ring, settings such as the aperture value or exposure compensation can be quickly adjusted with a twist of the ring, letting users capture images exactly the way they want without missing a chance of shooting. Using the Control Lever located next to the lens, two control types (analog and digital) can be switched immediately.

2) Subdial
The subdial which can be controlled with the thumb of the right hand is equipped for the first time on an Olympus compact digital camera. This feature lets users grip the camera with their right hand and change all pre-assigned settings with minimal movement. In combination with the Control Ring, numerous settings can be changed quickly.

3) Two selectable zoom levers
On compact digital cameras, the zoom lever is normally located on the top of the camera. In addition to the usual location, the STYLUS 1 includes a zoom lever on the left hand side of the lens. With this innovation, the camera can be supported with the left hand for DSLR-style zoom operations, allowing users to focus on the release button with the right index finger so that photo opportunities are never missed. The left hand zoom lever can also be used to adjust the zoom slowly for fine adjustments when composing a shot.

4) Rich customization functions
Users can assign frequently used functions to the Fn1 button and movie button for quick activation. Also, each time the Fn2 button is pressed, multiple functions can be switched, and when the function is activated it can be set to the Hybrid Control Ring or Sub-dial to be used. Two different custom modes are available on the mode dial. Users’ favorite pre-assigned settings can be activated simply by turning the dial.

5. Built-in Wi-Fi*2 for easy image sharing and wireless shooting

The STYLUS 1 is equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi function which enables easy connection to a smartphone simply by touching the Wi-Fi icon. The OLYMPUS Image Share (OI.Share)*3 smartphone app can be used to easily send images to a smartphone.
With the OI.Share remote control function, the camera’s Live View screen can be viewed on a smartphone while remote shooting in P, A, S, M, and iAUTO modes for smooth operations and zoom operations is also available. By touching the Live View screen that appears on the smartphone AF points can be specified and the shutter can be activated with the same controls as on the camera. Also, users need only to transfer highly-precise GPS logs obtained with OI.Share to the camera to easily add geotags (location information) to images taken with the camera.
Using OI.Share’s simple connection function, troublesome initial settings can be easily completed simply by scanning the QR code that appears on the camera screen.

Other Features

iHS Technology
iHS stands for “intelligence”, “high-speed”, and “high-sensitivity”. With the combination of a 1/1.7 type, 12.0 megapixel*4, back-lit CMOS sensor (BSI CMOS sensor), and the TruePic image processor designed for the OLYMPUS PEN, focusing speed is improved, and users will always be able to capture the subject they want, beautifully, and without missing. Additionally, the STYLUS 1 inherits FAST AF from the OLYMPUS PEN series and Touch AF Shutter allows users to instantly shoot exactly the way they want by simply touching the screen, regardless of the subject’s position.

PHOTO STORY
The STYLUS 1 includes an advanced version of PHOTO STORY, made popular on the STYLUS XZ-10. Shoot and select moments from various viewpoint by simply touching on the Live View screen. It offers 2 themes; “Standard” which has a variation of choices including patterns, effects, aspect ratios, and the number of images, and “Fun Frames” with three variations of stylish shot. With these features, everyday life will become memorable scenes with varied personalities.

Art Filters
The 11 Art Filters and 5 Art Effects*5 will fuel the spark of imagination so that users can create more stand-out pictures that match their imaginations exactly. Art Filter effects are available for still images, but they can also be used when shooting Full HD movies for greater freedom of expression and enjoyment. Art Filter Bracketing can help out users who have trouble deciding on which Filter to use by automatically applying multiple Art Filters and playing the images back in a slide show. This feature turns mediocre scenes into a virtual kaleidoscope of enjoyment, providing new discoveries in everyday scenery through unexpected filter effects. Additionally, Art Filter Bracketing can be applied when editing RAW images.

Digital Tele-converter
By enlarging 2x in the center of image, digital tele-converter function can be used. By applying this function to the Fn button, this function can be used by simply touching the button. With the superior performance of TruePic image processor, it enables to shoot up to 600mm F2.8*1 while retaining excellent image quality. With the tele-converter lens TCON-17X, it can shoot up to approx. 1020mm F2.8*1.

  • Advanced iAUTO which automatically detects scene settings
  • High-sensitivity shooting at ISO 12800 which reduces blurring and maintains excellent image quality
  • Equipped with an ND filter for controlling exposure in 3 steps, for beautifully defocused shots even in bright locations
  • The Bulb function enables up to 30 minute of shooting
  • The Custom Self function offering customizable options such as the number of shots, self timer time, and shooting interval
  • Equipped with a tilting 3.0 type, 1.04 million dots capacitive touch panel
  • Zoom Framing Assist function helping users to recapture subjects lost during telephoto shooting, by reducing to half the zoom factor with the push of a single button so they can be found again
  • Built-in flash
  • i-Enhance mode is equipped on the STYLUS 1 for the first time on any compact camera, enabling automatic detection of subjects and optimal color and contrast reproduction
  • Supported media: memory cards, (SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi cards
*3 Compatible with iOS and Android
*4 Effective pixels
*5 Art Effects and frames that can be applied differ depending on each Art Filter

Olympus Stylus 1 Full Specification

Image sensor Type 1/1.7 type CMOS sensor
Number of pixels 12 million pixels (camera effective pixels)
Lens Construction 12 elements in 10 groups (Including 9 aspherical lenses)
Focal length 6.0mm – 64.2mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm – 300mm)
Maximum aperture value 2.8
Zoom Optical zoom: 10.7x
Digital Tele-converter: 2x (21.4x in combination with the optical zoom)
Shooting range (from the end of the lens) Normal: 10 cm – infinity (W), 80 cm – infinity (T)
Super Macro: 5cm – 60cm (fixed focal length)
Image recording Recording format DCF, DPOF compliant, Exif compatible, PRINT Image Matching III
Recording image type RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Number of recording pixels RAW: 3968 x 2976, JPEG:3968 x 2976 – 640 x 480
Movie recording Recording format Full HD/HD: MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
HS: Motion JPG
– Except for some Art Filters
Number of recording pixels Full HD: 1920 x 1080, Aspect ratio: 16:9, 30p
Full HD: 1280 x 720, Aspect ratio: 16:9, 30p
HS120: 640 x 480, Aspect ratio: 4:3, 120p
HS240: 320 x 240, Aspect ratio: 4:3, 240p
Maximum recording time Full HD: approx. 29 min., HD: approx. 29 min., HS: 20 sec.
– Except for some Art Filters
Audio recording Audio recording format Conforms to WAVE format (Stereo linear PCM/16 bit, Sampling frequency: 48 kHz)
Maximum recording time Still images: Max. 30 sec., Movies: Depends on shooting time
Recording media Supported recording media Memory cards (SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi cards
Viewfinder Type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 1.44 million dots
Field of view / magnification Approx. 100%/
approx. 0.92x*1 to approx. 1.15x*2 (50mm lens/infinity/-1m-1)
*1 When using viewfinder style 1 or 2 (4:3)
*2 When using viewfinder style 3 (4:3)
Eyepoint / scope of dioptric adjustment Approx. 18 mm (at -1m-1)/approx. -4 to +2m-1 from the final lens surface
Preview Possible with the preview function button*
*Custom function
Line display Select from no lines, grid, golden section, gradation, diagonal
Electronic level gauge display 2-axis (horizontal/vertical directions) level gauge
Brightness adjustment / color temperature adjustment Adjustment in ±7 steps/Adjustment in ±7 steps
Eye cup Can be exchanged for separately-sold Eye Cup EP-11
Rear display Size, type / number of dots 3.0 type tilting LCD monitor/Approx. 1.04 million dots, capacitive touch panel
Image stabilization Type Lens shift type image stabilization
– Electronic image stabilization when shooting movies
Focus AF type Imager AF mode
Focus mode Single AF, Super Macro, Continuous AF, AF Tracking, Manual
AF Illuminator Available
Exposure control Metering method Digital ESP, Center-weighted Average, Spot, Spot Highlight & Shadow Control
Exposure control method iAUTO, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Custom1, Custom 2, PHOTO STORY, Scene Select, Art Filter
Scene Select AE Portrait, ePortrait, Landscape, Sport, Night Scene, Night Scene & Portrait, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multi-Exposure, Beach & Snow
Sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) Still images: Auto ISO 100 – 12800 (Customizable, Default settings: ISO 100 – 1600) Manual ISO 100 – 12800)
Exposure compensation range ±3EV
White balance White balance mode Auto, Pre-setting (6 types), One Touch WB (register up to 2), Custom WB
– White Balance Compensation
Shutter Shutter speed 1/2000 – 60 sec., Bulb (Max. 30 min.)
Self timer 2 sec., 12 sec., custom
Drive Drive mode 1 frame, Sequential shooting, BKT, Self-timer
Continuous shooting speed Approx. 7 fps
Maximum frame rate [RAW] Approx. 25 frames in continuous shooting),
[JPEG: LN] Approx 70 frames in continuous shooting)
(When TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I card EXCERIATMTYPE1 32GB is used, under in-house testing)
Flash Flash mode Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill In, Flash Off, Red-eye SLOW, SLOW, Manual (FULL, 1/1.3, 1/1.6, 1/2, 1/2.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/16, 1/20, 1/25, 1/32, 1/40, 1/50, 1/64, 1/80, 1/100, 1/128)
Shooting range W: 0.6 – 10.3 m*, T: 0.8 – 8.5 m*
*At ISO 1600
Shooting functions AE bracket, ND filter (equivalent to 3 steps)
Art Filter Filter Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale and Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line
Art Effects Soft Focus Effect, Pin Hole Effect, White Edge Effect, Frame Effect, Star Light Effect
PHOTO STORY Type Standard (Type I, II, III, IV)
Fun Frames (Instant, Film, Stripe)
Multi Aspect 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Playback function Single image, information display, index display, magnified display, movie (with sound, fast forward, rewind, pause), rotate playback slide show, slideshow effect (3 types)
Menu language Language selection 38 languages including Japanese and English
Input / output Computer interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interface HDMI output (HD/stereo), video output (SD/monaural)
USB / AV terminal Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL can be selected)
HDMI terminal HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Batteries Rechargeable lithium ion battery BLS-5
Number of possible shots (CIPA compliant) Approx. 410
Size 116.2mm x 87mm x 56.5mm (with lenscap, CIPA compliant – W x H x D, not including protrusions)
Weight Approx. 402g (CIPA compliant – including bundled rechargeable battery and memory card)
Bundled items Rechargeable lithium ion battery (BLS-5), Automatic Lens Cap (LC-51A), USB cable, shoulder strap, charger (BCS-5), AC cable, software CD-ROM, instruction manual

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Sony RX10 Sample Images and Videos

Sony-RX10-Sample-Image-1Sony RX10 Sample images and videos are now available all over the web, the RX10 features Sony RX100 M2 one inch sensor and newly developed Bionz X image processor and Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq).

From the image above we can clearly see that Sony RX10 giving excellent image quality, even at 100% every details are very clear, Now take a look at the sample images + video link below,

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Sony A7 and A7r Sample Images are now available, Sony A7r have no built in low-pass filter and features a week AF system + a megapixel monster sensor and on the other hand Sony A7 features advance hybrid AF system that combines 117 Phase AF points + 35 Contrast detect AF points, a (low resolution) 24 Megapixel FF sensor.

Now what it look like is Sony A7r is made for architecture and studiographers, where they have more control over the light and less need of Fast AF system. Sony A7 construction is totally different, it have low-pass filter, 24 MP sensor and advance AF system suitable for everyone else.

Now its time for Sample Image
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Sony A7r Price, Press Release, Full Specification and Videos

Sony-A7r-leaked-imageSony A7r is advance than A7 mirrorless camera, the A7r features newly developed 36.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor, BIONZ X Image Processor, No Optical Low-Pass Filter for super sharp output, take a look at the major specification below

Sony A7r Major Specification

  • 36.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • Gapless On-Chip Lens Design
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Direct Compatibility with E-mount Lenses
  • 3.0″ Tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229K-Dots
  • 2.4M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Full 1080/60p Video with Remote Capture
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-in Flash

Sony-A7r-back-imageHybrid auto focus = speedy phase-detection + accurate contrast-detection AF, Sony also implemented a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm in A7 and A7r, + you also get Eye AF control – the viewfinder sync with your eye pupil to do AF, 2.4M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder with New Eye AF Control, the A7r also features 3.0″ Tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229K-Dots.

Price

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Sony A7r Press Release

Sony introduces the α7R: the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera

  • Newly developed Full-frame Exmor™ CMOS sensor with ‘gapless on chip’ design offering 36.4 effective megapixels and no optical low-pass filter
  • New BIONZ X™ processor with approximately 3x faster processing speedii and new area-specific noise reduction
  • Newly-developed fast intelligent AF is 35% quicker than conventional contrast-detection autofocus
  • Improved XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with wide field of view
  • Practical, reliable and intuitive with dust/moisture-resistant magnesium alloy body and extensive custom controls
  • AVCHD Progressive Full HD (1920×1080 – 60p/25piii) movie recording with audio level control and clean HDMI output
  • 4K photo output and support for TRILUMINOS Display
  • NFC and Wi-Fi for easy connection with smartphones & tablets

A game-changing blend of imaging power and portability, the α7R from Sony sets an exciting new benchmark in digital imaging. This mirrorless camera redefines the creative options of full-frame photography in a palm-sized interchangeable lens camera.

The α7R and new α7 provide  a limitless array of new artistic possibilities for serious photographers. Expanding the range of optics from Sony and Carl Zeiss, sixiv new full-frame lenses complement the cameras’ superlative image quality – whether you’re shooting detail-packed stills or crisp, cinematic Full HD video.

Beautifully styled and easy to hold on lengthy assignments, the α7R is a no-compromise photographic tool that puts the needs of advanced users first. Front and back dials plus a control wheel and exposure compensation dial allow intuitive adjustments while framing shots through the high-contrast, high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder or on the tiltable 3.0-type LCD screen.

The 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor incorporates light concentration and photo diode expansion technologies and also features a new ‘gapless’ on-chip lens design which eliminates gaps between adjacent pixels. These advances increase light collection efficiency, achieving outstanding resolution, sensitivity and low noise while circumventing the challenge of decreased pixel size due to the extremely high pixel count.

Together with the powerful new BIONZ X processor, the full-frame sensor also allows the α7R to shoot pro-quality Full HD videov. You’ll enjoy rich, beautifully rendered movie footage with sumptuous colours and ultra-low noise, even in low light. Clear Image Zoom has been enhanced for video recording, delivering powerful close-ups without sacrificing pixel count. Pro-style movie features include an audio recording level control and display, plus a ‘clean’ HDMI output that allows video to be viewed on an external monitor or recorded on another device.

The α7R showcases a new Fast Intelligent AF that ensures speedy, accurate autofocus and is designed to be fully customisable to exactly suit your precise photographic demands, with nine customisable buttons and 46 assignable functions.vi

High-resolution still images can be displayed directly on a 4K television that offers four times the detail of Full HD. Support for TRILUMINOS Colour delivers a stunning palette of rich, natural colours when viewing movies and photos captured with the α7R on a compatible BRAVIA television with TRILUMINOS Display.

With both Wi-Fi with NFC, the α7R offers effortless one-touch wireless connections with your Xperia™ or NFC-compatible Android smartphone or tablet. PlayMemories Camera Apps further enhance your photo experience with a growing range of free and paid apps, spanning exciting new creative effects and filters, utilities and more.

The new ‘Multiple Exposure’ app automatically composites sequential exposures, making it easy to create beautiful and dramatic effects with a choice of pre-set artistic themes as well as manual blending modes.

Pre-installed in the α7R, ‘Smart Remote Control’vii controls exposure and shutter release from your smartphone. Great for tripod-mounted group shots and self-portraits, the app also sends photos automatically to your mobile device for on-the-spot sharing.viii

With a tough magnesium alloy body that is dust- and moisture-resistant, the α7R weighs in at just 407g (body only) as the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with a full-frame sensor.

Appealing equally to busy photo professionals and advanced amateurs, it also boasts the highest image quality of any α camera to date. The brand-new 36.4-effective megapixel (approx.) full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor delivers levels of detail unprecedented in any camera of its class. The high resolution sensor of the α7R has no optical low-pass filter, ensuring that its extraordinary resolving power is fully exploited. It’s complemented by a new BIONZ X processor – Sony’s latest-generation imaging engine that maximises detail and reduces image noise over a wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range (NB: expandable down to ISO 50 and up to ISO 51,200 with Multi-Frame Noise Reduction).

New full-frame interchangeable E-mount lenses

There’s a choice of five new full-frame E-mount lenses to realise the sheer imaging power of the α7R. The E-mount full-frame family includes two mid-range zooms by Sony and Carl Zeiss, two bright Sonnar T* primes and a premium-quality G lens telephoto zoom. There’s also a new-generation mount adaptor that gives photographers extra freedom to re-use their precious collection of full-frame A-mount optics with both cameras, including the newly-announced SAL70200G2 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II telephoto zoom.

New accessories will also be available for the α7R. The VG-C1EM grip extends shooting stamina via two NP-FW50 batteries, as well as providing greater user comfort during vertical shooting. The BC-TRW Battery Charger gives visual LED confirmation of recharging status. The FA-CS1M off-camera shoe can be used as an off-camera cable by connecting with a Multi Flash Cable. The LCS-ELCA premium leather soft carrying case extends the premium quality experience of handling and using the α7R while protecting your camera from scuffs and marks whilst being carried.

Sony A7r Full Specification

Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA3/LA-EA4 adaptor
Lens Mount Sony E-mount Full Frame
Camera Type Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera
Sensor Imaging Sensor: Exmor CMOS sensor (35.8 X 24.0mm)
Processor: BIONZ X image processor
Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross: 26.8M pixels (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution: 36.4M pixels (approx.)
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Color Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS color
Still Image Mode RAW, RAW JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Still Image Max Effective Resolution 36.4 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 L: 7360 x 4144 (30M), M: 4800 x 2704 (13M), S: 3680 x 2072 (7.6M)
APS-C: L: 4800 x 3200 (15M), M: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M), S: 2400 x 1600 (3.8M)
Still Image Size 3:2 35mm full frame: L: 7360 x 4912 (36M), M: 4800 x 3200 (15M), S: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M)
APS-C: L: 4800 x 3200 (15M), M: 3680 x 2456 (9.0M), S: 2400 x 1600 (3.8M)
Panorama Still Image Size Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)
Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)
Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M)
Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
Video Mode AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Resolution AVCHD AVCHD:
PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
Video Resolution MP4 HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps
VGA – 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M (sold separately)/
Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Lens Mount: Sony E-mount Full Frame
Digital Zoom: Yes, approx. 4x
Direct Manual Focus: Yes
Exterior Finish: Black
EV Compensation: +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial:
+/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV step
Viewfinder Type: 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) color electronic viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 m-1 ~ +3.5 m-1 (diopter)
Field of View: 100%
Magnification: Approx. 0.7x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (diopter)
LCD Type 3.0″ (7.5cm) TFT LCD (921,600 dots) with tiltable design
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather mode
Coverage 100%
Live View Continuous Live View
Real-time image adjustment display Yes (On/Off)
Histogram Yes (On/off)
Peaking Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Grid Display Graphic Display / Display All Info. / No Disp. Info. / Histogram / Digital Level Gauge / Shooting information for viewfinder mode
Customization Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Focus System Contrast-detection AF
Focus Points 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
AF Modes Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
Focus Sensitivity EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Manual Focus Assist 35mm full frame: 7.2x, 14.4x
APS-C: 4.7x, 9.4x
Focus Features Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Focus lock, Eye-start AF (only available with optional LA-EA2 or LA-EA4
attached), AF illuminator (built-in, LED type, range: Approx. 0.30-3m), AF micro adjustment, AF ON
AF Illuminator Yes (with built-in LED type)
Picture Effect(s) 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Auto Exposure Lock Available with AE lock button. Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. Can be disabled from the Menu
Color Temperature 2500-9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black White, Sepia (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps)
D-Range Optimizer Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Exposure Compensation +/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Settings AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
ISO Still images: ISO 100-25600 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 can be set as expanded ISO range),
AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 200-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 200-6400 equivalent)
Metering Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/ Low/Off selectable
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
White Balance Mode Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater
Continuous Shooting Speed Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps,
Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps
Drive Mode Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Self-timer 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash Bracketing With optional external flash: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, 3 EV steps, 3/5 frames (1.0/2.0/3.0 EV: only 3 frames) selectable
Flash Compensation With optional external flash: ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Coverage 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes With optional external flash: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Flash Type Optional external flash
Convenience Features Self Timer
Red-Eye Reduction
Erase/Protect
Media/Battery
Media/Battery Indicator
Power Save Mode
Video Playback Options: Forward/Rewind (Movie)
Multiple Language Display
Advanced Features Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Smile Shutter technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Image Stabilization
Intelligent Auto
Superior Auto
Anti Motion Blur
Auto High Dynamic Range
Priority Setting (for Face Detection)
Shooting Tips
Sweep Panorama
Interface Headphone Jack
Microphone Input
Remote Commander via optional RM-VPR1
Accessory Shoe
PictBridge Compatible
A/V Remote Terminal via Multi Terminal interface
BRAVIA® Sync Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)
DC IN via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
HD Output HDMI® Type D micro connector
NFC
PhotoTV HD Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
Tripod Mount
USB 2.0
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx. 5 × 3-3/4 × 1-15/16″ (126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.) With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 1 lb. 0.7 oz. (474 g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) Approx. 14.7 oz. (416 g)
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Battery Capacity 1080 mAh
Number of Still Images Approx. 340 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Power Requirements One rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)

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Nikon 1 AW1 Announced - Press Release, Full Specification and Videos

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Nikon today announce Nikon 1 AW1 series camera, the Nikon 1 camera features 14.2 megapixel CMOS 1″ image sensor, the Nikon 1 AW1  features EXPEED 3A image-processing engine, optimized exclusively for Nikon 1 cameras, the Expped 3A used for for extremely fast image processing and High-speed continuous shooting at 15 fps with full autofocus and up to 60 fps at fixed focus, now record videos and capture still images at the same time.

Nikon 1 AW1

  • 14.2 megapixel CX format (1″ type) CMOS sensor
  • EXPEED 3A image processor
  • ISO 160-6,400
  • Advanced Hybrid Autofocus (phase-AF + contrast AF)
  • 73 autofocus points
  • 15 fps continuous shooting with AF, 60 fps when AF is locked
  • 921k dot 3″ rear display
  • 1/16,000 sec. min. shutter speed (electronic shutter)
  • 1080/30p Full-HD video recording
  • 400 fps and 1,200 fps high-speed video recording modes

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Nikon 1 AW1  Waterproof to 49 feet, Freezeproof to 14°F and shockproof to 6.6 feet, and AW versions of its 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 and 10mm f/2.8 lenses are also introduced, both  are shock and waterproof.

Advance auto correction  – The pincushion distortion that occurs with underwater shooting is automatically reduced. When Underwater is selected for White balance, the blue or green cast that frequently occurs with underwater shooting is automatically corrected for natural reproduction of colors.

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The world’s first*1 digital camera with interchangeable lenses and 2 dedicated lenses that can all be used underwater

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon 1 AW1, advanced camera with interchangeable lenses. The Nikon 1 system proposes new forms of imaging expression, and the Nikon 1 AW1 is the world’s first*1 digital camera with interchangeable lenses that is waterproof to 15 m (JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) equivalent) and can withstand the shock of a fall from up to 2 m (MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard compliant).

The Nikon 1 AW1 is the perfect compact size for taking everywhere, with the same concept as all Nikon 1 cameras are based, and supports the world’s fastest*1 high-speed continuous shooting rate of approximately 15 fps*2 with AF tracking and high-speed continuous shooting of full-resolution images at approximately 60 fps*3 when focus is locked. It is also waterproof to 15 m and can withstand the shock of a fall from a height of up to 2 m. It has a stylish and elegant design that is perfect for everyday use around town, and just as with other Nikon 1 cameras, it supports a variety of 1 NIKKOR lenses as well as F-mount NIKKOR lenses (Mount Adapter FT1 required). When used with the dedicated 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 and 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses—the world’s first*4 waterproof and shockproof lenses to be released at the same time as the Nikon 1 AW1—the places and situations in which photography is possible are expanded to include more outdoor scenes, such as in the mountains and at the beach.

The Nikon 1 AW1 is equipped with an action control function that enables quick and easy operation such as switching between menu screens, and a Control lock function that prevents accidental operation when wearing gloves, as well as built-in electronic compass, altimeter, depth gauge, virtual horizon display, and location data functions that can be used to create logs tracking depth or position. It also offers a number of unique functions that make outdoor shooting easier, including an Outdoor display option that makes the display easier to read outdoors or wherever ambient lighting is bright. A new Underwater creative mode that makes it easy for anyone to enjoy underwater photography has been added. Users can choose from three underwater options: Standard, Scuba, and Close up. What’s more, colors can be viewed and adjusted using the live view display to achieve desired colors. A number of functions convenient for underwater photography have also been added, including Underwater options for white balance and auto distortion control.

  • *1Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of September 9, 2013. Statement based on Nikon research.
  • *2Approximately 22 shots per burst of continuous shooting possible. Statement based on Nikon research.
  • *3Approximately 20 shots per burst of continuous shooting possible. Statement based on Nikon research.
  • *4Among lenses for digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of September 9, 2013. Statement based on Nikon research.

Nikon 1 AW1 Primary Features

  1. The world’s first*1 waterproof, shockproof digital camera with interchangeable lenses

The Nikon 1 AW1 maintains waterproofing to 15 m (JIS/IEC Class 8 (IPX8) equivalent) with rubber seals between the front and rear body covers, and an O-ring on the mount. It can also withstand the shock of a fall from up to 2 m (MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock standard compliant). When used with the dedicated 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 and 1 NIKKOR AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses—the world’s first*2 waterproof and shockproof lenses to be released at the same time as the Nikon 1 AW1—the camera becomes an outdoor model that can be used in situations and places never before possible, such as at the beach and while participating in winter sports. With everyday use, the camera supports a wide variety of lenses, including 1 NIKKOR lenses and various F-mount NIKKOR lenses (optional Mount Adapter FT1 required), so users can enjoy using lenses that best respond to specific subjects or achieve the desired creative results.

    • *1Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of September 9, 2013. Statement based on Nikon research.
    • *2Among lenses for digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of September 9, 2013. Statement based on Nikon research.
  1. Functionality suited to outdoor use as well as an elegant design that attracts attention

Adoption of non-slip materials on the grip achieves a secure hold on the camera with shooting, and large, well-spaced buttons on the top of the camera ensure simple and convenient operation, both of which are necessary with outdoor use. Stainless steel on the front surface of the camera body increases strength and prevents rust, not only helping to make the camera shockproof, but also giving it an elegant appearance with a sense of presence that will attract the attention of others when used around town. The Nikon1 AW1 is available in a silver that makes the most of the stainless steel base, leather-tone black, and glossy white.

  1. A CMOS sensor, AF system, image-processing engine, and no optical low-pass filter for high-speed recording of high-resolution movies and still images
    • The super high-speed AF CMOS Sensor for the world’s shortest shooting time lag*1

The super high-speed AF CMOS sensor is a CX-format image sensor developed by Nikon. It offers 73-point phase-detection AF and 135-point contrast-detect AF, as well as the world’s shortest shooting time lag*1. With an effective pixel count of 14.25-million pixels that the Nikon 1 AW1 has, it offers superior performance at high sensitivities with support for ISO 160-6400. It also supports high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 15 fps*2 with AF tracking and high-speed continuous shooting of full-resolution images at 60 fps*3 when focus is locked.
What’s more, in order to assure the best possible image definition, there is no optical low-pass filter.

      • *1Tested using the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 at the wide-angle position in Single-point AF mode. Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of September 9, 2013. Statement based on Nikon research.
      • *2Approximately 22 shots per burst of continuous shooting possible. Statement based on Nikon research.
      • *3Approximately 20 shots per burst of continuous shooting possible. Statement based on Nikon research.
    • The Advanced Hybrid AF System, which offers both superior speed and accuracy

The camera is equipped with the Advanced Hybrid AF System, which utilizes both phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF. Phase-detection AF offers fast focusing and superior tracking of moving subjects. Contrast-detect AF offers superior performance with shooting in dark or dimly lit surroundings. This allows users to capture those once-in-a-lifetime shots of moving subjects, or pets or children whose movement cannot be predicted.

    • The new EXPEED 3A image-processing engine for faster image processing and even better image quality

The camera is equipped with the EXPEED 3A image-processing engine, optimized exclusively for Nikon 1 cameras, for extremely fast image processing. Still images exhibiting superior image quality can be captured while recording full-HD movies without interrupting movie recording. The combination of super high-speed AF CMOS sensor, 1 NIKKOR lenses that take advantage of the optical technologies resulting from a long history of NIKKOR lens development, and the EXPEED 3A image-processing engine ensure high-speed processing as well as still images with superior image quality and movies with equally superior picture quality.

  1. Convenient features and functions for use outdoors and in the water
    • Action control for quick and simple operation

The action control function modes enable quick and simple operation. Change shooting modes, scroll through images in playback mode, fast-forward or rewind movie playback, or toggle Outdoor display on or off by simply holding down the action button on the rear of the camera and tilting the camera left or right.

    • A Control lock function that prevents accidental button operation

This function can be used to prevent accidental camera operation that often occurs when gloves are worn, such as when participating in winter sports, by disabling selected buttons. Users can choose to enable or disable any or all of the following buttons: playback zoom in button, playback zoom out/thumbnail button, playback button, delete button, action button, and/or display button.

    • Acquisition and display of various types of information for outdoor shooting

The Nikon 1 AW1 is equipped with an electronic compass, altimeter, depth gauge, virtual horizon display, and location data functions that can be used to create logs tracking depth or position.

    • Outdoor display for sharper and clearer viewing outdoors

When Outdoor display is enabled, the High contrast display is activated and Display brightness is set to Hi. This preserves monitor visibility under glaring outdoor shooting conditions.

    • Underwater creative mode with 3 options

A new Underwater creative mode with three options has been added. Users can choose from three Underwater options—Standard, Scuba, Close up—to easily achieve the desired results. What’s more, colors can be previewed and adjusted with shooting using the live view display.

      • Underwater mode

Standard: Standard processing for shooting along the shore or in shallow water.
Scuba: Suited to deeper waters, such as when scuba diving.
Close up: Use for underwater close-ups (close-up flash photography).

    • White balance (Underwater)

When Underwater is selected for White balance, the blue or green cast that frequently occurs with underwater shooting is automatically corrected for natural reproduction of colors.

    • Auto distortion control (Underwater)

The pincushion distortion that occurs with underwater shooting is automatically reduced.

    • Built-in flash that supports i-TTL flash control and can be used underwater

The built-in flash, with its guide number of approximately 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7), can also be used underwater. A manual pop-up flash with a head that rotates on two axes has been adopted for the Nikon1 AW1.
We also plan to release the optional Underwater Speedlight SB-N10 next spring. The SB-N10 is compatible with the Nikon 1 AW1 and all Nikon 1 waterproof cases.

  1. Advanced functions unique to the Nikon 1 system for capturing unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime shots
    • Slow View for recording the perfect moment

This function is extremely convenient for capturing moving subjects with which it is difficult to gauge the best time to press the shutter-release button. When Slow View is enabled, the camera automatically buffers 20 frames at the moment focus is acquired, and then plays them back in a continuous loop at 5x slow motion while the shutter-release button is held down halfway. When the desired frame is displayed, pressing the shutter-release button the rest of the way down records the current frame to the memory card.

    • Smart Photo Selector for certain capture of the best shot

When the shutter-release button is fully pressed, the camera buffers 20 frames at high speed beginning before, and ending after, the shutter-release button was pressed. It then identifies images blurred by camera shake or subject movement, or those in which the primary subject is out of the frame, and automatically selects the best image. Users can specify whether the camera saves just the best shot, or saves the best shot and an additional four best shot candidates.

    • Motion Snapshot, Nikon’s exclusive form of imaging expression that combines a movie with a still image

By simply pressing the shutter-release button, this function records a still image and a brief slow-motion movie vignette beginning just before, and ending just after, the shutter-release button was pressed. The electronic vibration reduction (e-VR) function built into the camera is supported and can be used to digitally process movie portions to reduce the effects of camera shake. In playback mode, the ‘down’ button on the multi selector can now be pressed to easily play back all Motion Snapshot slow-motion movies in succession.

Nikon 1 AW1 Full specification

Effective pixels 14 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 15 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor EXPEED 3A
Color space sRGB
Image
ISO 160-6400
White balance presets 7
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal, basic
File format
  • JPEG
  • Raw (NEF)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 135
Lens mount Nikon 1 mount
Focal length multiplier 2.7×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 3.00″
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/16000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Scene Auto Selector
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Underwater
  • Night landscape
  • Landscape
  • Night portrait
  • Close-up
  • Auto
Built-in flash Yes (pop-up)
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash No
Flash modes Fill flash, fill w/slow sync, rear curtain sync, rear w/slow sync, redeye reduction, redeye w/slow sync, off
Flash X sync speed 1/60 sec
Drive modes
  • Single, continuous, self-timer
Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Format
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 240 (400 fps), 320 x 120 (1200 fps)
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Wireless Optional
Wireless notes via WU-1b wireless adapter
Remote control Yes (Optional ML-L3)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes (waterproof to 15m, shockproof from 2m)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion EN-EL20 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 220
Weight (inc. batteries) 201 g (0.44 lb / 7.09 oz)
Dimensions 114 x 72 x 37 mm (4.47 x 2.81 x 1.46″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS BuiltIn
GPS notes includes compass and altimeter/depth meter