Due to low sales volume Sony may completely stop making small sensor based compact camera, Sony will keep active its RX and QX line only… so if the rumor is true than we will not going to see any new cybershot compact camera from Sony, Sony will only update it’s RX and QX line-up of camera.
A Canon new patent surfaced over the web that shows details of to be announced EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens, that may be replacement of Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens, take a look at the details below…
Example (Google Translated)
Zoom ratio 2.07
Focal length 11.61-15.50-24.07mm
Half angle ω = 49.64-41.38-29.58 °
Image height Y = 13.66mm
Overall length of the lens 133.0-129.1-133.3mm
Negative positive and negative positive 4-group zoom
Inner focus (Lf part of the first group)
Hurry, Olympus OMD EM5 camera available at $599 only at B&H and Amazon, the price dropped from $999 to $599 and hence you save approx $400 in this deal.
The Olympus OMD E-M5 is one of the best mirrorless camera of the world, it features 16 Megapixel live MOS sensor with ISO range of 200-25600, TruePic VI Image Processor, 5-axis image stabilization system, and can compensate for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake and capture Full HD Video at 60fps. On the rear side we a EVF and have 3-inch OLED touchscreen that enables touch and shoot control.
Keep in mind that this is low-credible rumor, Canon is expected to announce new EOS-M mirrorless camera this December, the old demo units of previous EOS M now recalled by Canon in US and other countries, Canon may announce a brand new EOS M camera anytime soon having advance core specification then the current Canon EOS M and EOS M2 camera (EOS M2 available only in Asia only).
The upcoming model is said to be a true replacement of Canon existing EOS M camera by having advance core specification and sensor mau be similar to Canon 70D DSLR. The announcement is expected in December 2014 and shipping will start from Jan-Feb 2015
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Today Sony announced a new generation of Stacked sensor, the newly announced Exmor RS™ IMX230 sensor is small in size (1/2.4″), pixel size is 1.12μm, and features 21 MP effective megapixels, the sensor is fabricated with 192 AF points and the earlier features 179 active phase AF points, the major area of implementation of this sensor is smartphones and compact cameras…we do hope that Sony will use its new IMX230 sensor in Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone,
The Sony will start shipping the sensor to its partners in April 2015 with a price of $18 (CNY 2,100).
Take a look at the press release
Tokyo, Japan – November 17, 2014 – Sony Corporation (hereafter “Sony”) today announces the commercialization of the Exmor RS™ IMX230 for smartphone cameras and other devices requiring increasingly sophisticated image-capture functionality. With 21 effective megapixels, this stacked CMOS imaging sensor features compact size, higher image quality, and improved functionality. This is the industry’s first CMOS image sensor for smartphones to be equipped with an onboard image plane phase detection AF signal processing function to achieve excellent focus tracking of fast-moving subjects. The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function, which captures both backgrounds and subjects clearly and vividly even in high-contrast scenes such as backlit locations, now supports high-resolution still images and 4K video recording. This new CMOS image sensor will ship in April 2015.
||Shipment date (planned)
|Type 1/2.4 21 effective megapixels*2 stacked CMOS image sensor
*2: Based on the method for specifying effective pixels in image sensors
Rather than the traditional back-illuminated CMOS image sensor’s support substrate, the Exmor RS™ uses a chip consisting of signal processing circuits, on top of which is stacked a pixel section consisting of back-illuminated pixels for an original stacked construction. This kind of stacked CMOS imaging sensor, which delivers superior image quality and high functionality in a compact size, was first commercialized by Sony in 2012.
The new IMX230 is a type 1/2.4 stacked CMOS image sensor with a significantly improved 21 effective megapixels, and it is also equipped with a newly developed signal processing function. These features fulfill the growing needs in smartphone photography for high-speed autofocus (image plane phase detection AF) and clear, high-quality capture of bright and dark areas even in backlit scenes (HDR imaging). Image plane phase detection AF is a technology used in mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, and HDR imaging now supports not only 4K (4096 x 2160) high-resolution videos but also still images. Sony also plans to extend the lineup by adding a 16 effective megapixels stacked CMOS image sensor equipped with image plane phase detection AF and HDR imaging functions by the end of the next fiscal year.
IMX230 Main Features
Image plane phase detection AF This function enables the camera to capture quick-moving subjects and makes accurate, high-speed autofocus tracking possible when shooting still images and videos, such as kids and animals constantly on the move and other fast subjects including athletes at sporting events. Dedicated image plane phase detection AF pixels are discretely incorporated into the screen of the image sensor, and the distance to the subject (range) and lens position for focusing are calculated based on the information obtained from these dedicated pixels. Up to 192 AF points can be used. All of this is instantaneously carried out by the stacked CMOS image sensor’s internal image processing circuits, making it easy to enjoy shooting photos and videos of fast-moving subjects on a smartphone or other device.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging
This function enables the camera to record still images and videos that reproduce details and rich gradations in the highlights and shadows of high-contrast scenes, such as those found in backlit environments. This is made possible by setting two different exposure conditions and applying the appropriate signal processing to the image information obtained from each condition. Through improved pixel placement and signal processing, this new HDR imaging function is now compatible with both video recording and, by popular demand, still image capture, the latter a feature that was not available previously*3. The enhanced resolution and generation of images with a wide dynamic range enable a high level of visibility and the production of images with vivid backgrounds and subjects, even in backlit conditions. This function is also compatible with 4K (4096 x 2160) high-resolution video recording.
*3 The HDR movie function announced on January 23, 2012 supported video recording only.
Sample using the IMX135 3.2 effective megapixels*4Sample using the IMX230 21 effective megapixels
*4 When using the HDR movie function, the effective pixel count is reduced to 1/4 of its original number.
We aren’t here to confuse you, we have selected the best canon lenses for your Canon 7D Mark II DSLR, the list is limited and created by our experts writers. take a look at the guide now…
Best ALL Rounder Lens | Best Telephoto Zoom Lens | Best Portrait Lens | Best Macro Lens | Best Lenses for Video
Recommended all-rounder Canon Zoom Lens for Event Shooting / Low-light photography [Highly Recommended]
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 USM
The best kit lens for Canon 7D Mark II DSLR, the lens gives you a constant F2.8 aperture that gives you excellent depth while shooting portraits and a options to capture your snapshot under available light, the 17-55mm is the best lens for shooting events and indoors, the images are super sharp image when shot a F2.8 aperture, the image stabilization of the lens is very effective and allow you to use slower shutter speed without having blur…
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Best Zoom Lens for Canon 7D Mark II
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6LUSM
Buy Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6LUSM Amazon || B&H || Amazon UK
Canon 70-300MM is L series lens is a excellent super sharp lens made by Canon, the lens image stabilization is very effective and auto-focus is too fast, The lens is much more compact than the 70-200mm L and covers more zoom lens a excellent choice for your Canon 7D Mark II camera.
Portrait Lens – Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Buy Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK || B&H Store
Canon 50mm F1.4 Lens will take your portrait photography to next level, If you are a 50mm F1.8 user than believe me the feeling is similar when you purchase a 50mm F1.8 lens after using the Canon 18-55mm kit lens…
On performance scale the output of 50mm F1.4 is match-less, the bokeh is so smooth and creamy and it’s a haven for low light shooters, I highly recommend you to buy this lens if you want professional quality images.
Best Lens for Macro Photography [Highly Recommended]
Buy Canon EF-S 60mm F2.8 USM from Amazon | B&H
The EF-S 60mm F2.8 Macro lens is made for Canon APS-C fromat camera like canon 700D / 70D and 7D Mark II, the 60mm captures images at 1:1 image ratio and features Ultra Sonic Motor with full-time manual override, the minimum focus distance of 7.8″ or 20 cm.
Lenses for video shooting
If you are a video shooter than you must buy the new range of STM lenses from Canon, the STM lenses built with stepping motor (STM) drive, the gives you super smooth and quiet continuous AF during video shooting when paired with the Movie Servo AF feature on select EOS cameras.
- Buy Canon 40mm STM from Amazon | B&H
- Buy Canon 18-135mm STM Lens from Amazon | B&H
- Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens from Amazon | B&H
The theoretical structure of Sony upcoming Active Pixel Sensor Details Leaked today, as we have said earlier that the newly developed sensor has a moving color filter above the sensor that moves on horizontal direction and manages to capture three exposure / images (RGB) at the same time and merges into one,
the advantages of active pixel technology are
– Bigger pixels compared to same resolution Bayer sensor. This means more electrons captured and therefore higher dynamic range and lower noise (crazy ISO possible…even crazier than those of the Sony A7s).
– No moire issues anymore. No Anti Aliasing filter needed (increases per pixel sharpness).
– That tech also allows to make crazy high megapixel sensor. For example if you keep an Sony’s APCS pixel size same as the current Sony A7r 36MP RGB pixel size sensor you could in theory make a much higher resolution sensor with same noise level.
– Less pixels to read means also faster processing and readout.
– You actually can have a “full-monochrome” sensor
The sensor is expected to introduced in smartphones first… and later on it will be added to mirrorless and compacts.
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