Samsung NX1 teaser images loaded by Samsung in its samsungtomorrow website, as we can see clearly see the upcoming camera will feature a large hand-grip designed for professional shooter… according to the latest rumored specification the camera will feature a 28 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and 2nd generation of Phase Detection Auto Focus System… more details are below
Samsung NX1 Teaser Images
Samsung NX1 Rumored Specification
- 28 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor (no information about the ISOCELL sensor yet)
- DRIMe Image Signal Processor
- 154 cross-type sensors
- Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System / 2nd generation of Phase Detection Auto Focus System
- ISO 100-51200
- UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p
- Full HD up to 60p
- 3″ Tiltable AMOLED Touch Display
- Water and dust proof
- Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity
- Magnesium Alloy, Weather-Sealed Body
The expected announcement date is September 15, 2014… and Samsung may also announce a new kit lens along with a premium grade zoom lens, more to come…
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Upcoming Zeiss lenses for Sony E-Mount lenses images leaked, the first image above is of Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2.0 Biogon and the second one if of new Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2.0 Planar E-mount Full Frame lens. Both the lenses features electronic aperture control + physical aperture ring and Manual AF.
High resolution FF camera at photokina ? – Sony may also show us a very high resolution camera that may feature 50 megapixel resolution…. the name may be A7X, but we don’t have any confirmations yet.
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Casio announces advance action and sports camera today that also features detachable camera unit, the camera can split up into two parts.. if the display system is your hand and the camera will work upto 10m away… images can be recorded remotely and monitored 2″ 230k-dot touch screen.
The Casio EX-FR10 is one step ahead of GoPro cameras since once you have adjusted the camera settings and attached it to your helmet, In-front of a bike or car…you can’t change the setting, but the EX-FR-10 remote display system will allow you to select your desired setting anytime you want.
The camera features a 14 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor attached with a 21mm F2.8 wideangle lens and the Autofocus system uses traditional contrast detect method, the camera records Full HD videos. The FR10 comes with a weather sealed design that protects your camera from water upto 1m for 30 minutes and 2m drop-resistant.
You have to pay approx $480, £290 and €365 to buy this camera … currently available in JAPAN only.
We have compared the core specification of recently announced Fujifilm X30 camera with the Fujifilm X20 camera, but we are not able to find any major difference between the X30 and X20… take a look
The worst part is the Sensor and Optical lens remains same, Why a current Fuji X20 owner will spend $600 to get same image quality from a new camera? Fuji is just Re-branding old product with a new name ..improving the display screen, adding WiFi..etc… will not improve the image quality … don’t waste your money in Buying in the X30 camera.. If you want to buy compact X series camera with phase AF support we recommend you to go with Fujifilm X20, Since the X20 will cost you $150 less than current X30 camera and will give you same image quality as of the new one.
Buy Fuji X20 from Amazon — Buy Fuji X30 from – Amazon and B&H
The Olympus E-PL7 camera just anno0unced few hours ago..details can be seen here and just after the announcement Olympus uploaded five high resolution images captured via Olympus E-PL7 camera… take a look at the image below the center part is cropped to 100% and aperture was set at F5.6, 13 sec shutter and ISO down to 200…
The image clarity really impressed me.. share your thoughts also and don’t forget to see the 5 high resolution sample images here.
The long rumored Olympus E-PL7 announced today, the E-PL7 is a entry level mirrorless camera packed with a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor that supports ISO range from 200-25600, advance 3-axis image stabilization brought from the Oly E-M10 mirrorless camera.
Olympus E-PL7 features continuous shooting speed of 8 fps and records Full HD videos 1920 x 1080 (30p), the camera comes with a 180° tilting touch display unit for capturing selfie images.
The available in September, Body-only it will cost $599.99 and with kit lens (14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II) it will cost $699.99.
Buy Olympus Body with kit lens (14-42mm) @ $599 at B&H and Amazon
Buy Olympus Body Only @ $599 at B&H and Amazon
Olympus E-PL7 Press Release
Capture, Connect and Create: 180-Degree Downward Flip LCD, Easy Self Portrait Mode and Advanced Performance in an Interchangeable Lens Camera for the Smart Phone User
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 28, 2014 — Olympus makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your stories in brilliant detail with the new PEN E-PL7®, an interchangeable-lens camera in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with a premium design. Featuring a new 180-degree downward flip touch LCD, Selfie-dedicated mode and built-in Wi-Fi®, combined with the enhanced Olympus Image Share app (OI.Share™), the PEN E-PL7 gives users the power to easily upload and share images instantly using their mobile devices.
Outstanding Image Quality
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 features much of the same technology as Olympus’s award-winning OM-D® line of cameras for a level of performance that rivals that of high-end interchangeable-lens cameras. The TruePic VII image processor combines with a 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor and M.ZUIKO® lenses to deliver beautiful image quality with high resolution, superior color reproduction and high sensitivity, all in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with the same high-level design and build quality of the PEN flagship, the E-P5.
The in-body 3-axis VCM image stabilization system is derived from the Olympus OM-D E-M10®. This powerful technology compensates for horizontal and vertical angular shifts (yam and pitch) as well as camera shake along the optical axis (roll) which is especially common in one-handed shooting scenarios. With the in-body image stabilization mechanism, camera shake can be prevented with any lens, allowing users to take beautiful, dynamic images, all the time.
The on-board FAST AF is Olympus’s fastest-ever AF system and uses 81 points that cover the whole image. Small AF Target and Super Spot AF modes make it possible to zoom in and focus accurately on small sections of the frame. The E-PL7 is also capable of capturing high-speed action with 8fps sequential shooting, the fast processor supports continuous capture of up to 20 RAW frames or an unlimited number of JPEG frames, and the Continuous Auto Focus with Tracking mode accurately tracks and captures moving subject as fast as 3.5 fps.
One-Touch Self Portraits
The 3-inch, 1.04 million-dot high-definition touch LCD monitor automatically turns into a mirror display and activates into its “Selfie Mode” when tilted downward in the 180-degree position, perfect for one-touch selfies. The shutter-release button appears on the screen so subjects can frame the image appropriately, shooting one second after the button is touched, and capturing beautiful selfies that could not have been captured with a smart phone alone. Selfie interval shooting provides a fun way to capture images with a custom self-timer switching button that defaults to deliver three shots at one second intervals, giving subjects time to strike different poses. When an electronic zoom lens is attached, the zoom automatically adjusts to the wide-angle position so that the user can quickly take their shot, incorporating the background as well.
The E-PL7’s built-in flash helps users take beautiful selfies against nighttime backgrounds, and e-Portrait can be activated with a single touch for more beautiful skin textures. iAuto has also been enhanced with selfies in mind: Portrait settings have been added to common scene modes to automatically detect 42 types of scenes to match the subject and optimize for the ideal image.
Easy Smart Phone Connection
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 includes built-in Wi-Fi, and connecting to a smart phone is simple. Using the Olympus Image Share app, along with a smart phone, and quickly scanning the QR code displayed on the camera’s LCD, the smart phone syncs with the Wi-Fi network created by the camera. OI.Share shooting functions have evolved, making it possible to easily operate the custom self-timer for sequential and selfie interval shooting. Live View can be displayed on the smart phone, and the camera can be controlled by touching the smart phone display as if it were the camera itself, then users can send selected images to their smart device for immediate sharing on social media sites.
Expanded OI.Share Capability
OI.Share has been enhanced with a number of remote shooting functions to expand the use of a variety of selfie options. Settings for single, sequential high and sequential low switching button, as well as controls for the timer bar and interval shooting, can all be easily accessed remotely on the user’s smart phone. A new movie button lets you quickly record a movie at customized settings, including customized time length for each movie clip. Live Bulb has been added to OI.Share, allowing users the ability to control and monitor the bulb photography process on a smart phone while the shutter is released. Images can also be geotagged through the OI.Share App, giving users a record of all of their adventures.
The PEN E-PL7 is equipped with several new creative features, including two new Art Filters. The “Vintage” art filter transfers everyday images into a photo that looks to have withstood the test of time, and “Partial Color” enables users to utilize an intuitive color ring to leave certain colors in an image while other colors are converted to monochrome to emphasize specific parts of a photo or subjects (18 colors are available). “Shade Effect” is a new art effect that adds bands of shadows on the left and right, or top and bottom of the image. Photo Story has also been expanded to include Layout mode for a photo-album-style arrangement. “Panning” is a new scene mode that matches the E-PL7’s movement to the subjects so users can track it for the optimal panning effect. And finally, a new movie effect, “Old Film Effect,” records video to look like old movies shot on film by adding noise, scratches and dust effects.
For photographers who prefer composing their shots using an eyepiece, the E-PL7 is compatible with the optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder that provides an impressive 1.48X magnification, a 2.36 million-dot LCD, eye-detect to turn it on at the right time, and intuitive functionality that enables real-time viewing of shooting conditions.
New Micro Four Thirds® Lens and Accessories
Olympus is also introducing a black version of its popular M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12mm F2.0 lens. This high-speed, single-focal-length, wide-angle lens, which was previously only available in silver, is ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and street scenes in low-light conditions. It has a beautiful full-metal body and a snap ring that enables photographers to pan focus with a distance indicator.
A genuine leather body jacket made especially for the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7, the CS-45B, will also cover the camera’s grip. In addition to the utility of protecting the camera body from damage, it also offers a robust feel, thanks to the luxuriousness and craftsmanship that comes with the use of genuine leather. The jacket is available in light brown, brown, and black, and matches the new Genuine Leather Lens Cover LS-60.5GL (compatible with the M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ lens) and is a great complement to the Genuine Leather Neck Strap CSS-S109LLII, which is already available. The special snap buttons are used to attach the jacket to the body, making the jacket smooth and easy to remove. The jacket can also be quickly removed when you want to use a tripod or insert or remove batteries or an SD card. You can also take selfies even with the jacket attached.
A waterproofing case optimized for the OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7, the PT-EP12, rated to handle water pressure down to 45m. works with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0, M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8, M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f1.8, and M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8.
Compatible with the external flash bundled with the E-PL7, you’ll be ready for underwater photography with the PT-EP12. You can also now switch to underwater mode using the arrow pad, allowing you to concentrate on taking photos stress-free even underwater. An even greater variety of underwater photos can be taken if you use the Underwater Macro Converter PTMC-01 or the Underwater Wide Converter PTWC-01, both of which can be attached directly. A brand new dedicated underwater flash, the UFL-3, operates with high-performance, is compact and reaches a guide number of GN22. With a charging time of approximately two seconds, this flash is pressure resistant to water at a depth of 75m. It’s compatible with the wireless flash controller and is bundled with a dedicated diffuser. This is a next-generation all-in-one underwater photography system that condenses all of the options needed for underwater shooting in a compact body.
A new lithium-ion battery BLS-50 with increased capacity, from 1150 mAh (BLS-5) to 1210 mAh (BLS-50), replaces the BLS-5. The BLS-50 is the same shape as the BLS-5 and can be used in Olympus models that support it.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 will be available in late September 2014 in the following configurations:
Estimated Street Price
$699.99 Body in Black or Silver with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens
$599.99 Body only in Black or Silver
$799.99 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12mm f2.0 lens in Black
$59.99 Body Jacket (Available in October)
$44.99 Leather Lens Jacket (Available in October)
$749.99 PT-EP12 Underwater Housing (Available in October)
$499.99 UFL-3 Underwater Flash (Available in October)
Olympus E-PL7 Full Specification
|PEN E-PL7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera
||Micro Four Thirds
||16 MP Live MOS
||Not specified by manufacturer
||Not specified by manufacturer
|Top Continuous Shooting Rate
||Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program, iAuto, Art Filters, Scene Modes
||Not specified by manufacturer
||FAST AF with Small Target AF
||3-Axis In-Body VCM Image Stabilization
|Number of Focus Points
|External Flash Interface
||Yes, Full HD
||3.0″ 1.04M-dot 180° downward flip LCD touchscreen
||USB / AV Output
||BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2 VDC, 1210 mAh)
||4.5 x 2.6 x 1.5″ / 11.4 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm
||10.9 oz / 309 g without battery and card
Finally the pentax K-S1 camera announced today, the camera features cores specification is same as we have published earlier.
The upcoming camera features 20.1MP APS-C sensor, user selectable low-pass filter, PRIME M II Image Processor that enables shooting upto 5.4 fps (With AF) and Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps.
The camera comes with the traditional SAFOX IXi+ 11-point autofocus sensor with a sensitivity range of -1 to 18 EV at ISO 100. Plus the sensor-shift type shake reduction image stabilization helps the user to get crystal clear images during the bad light condition.
LED Indicator Lights added on shutter button, on the rear side “OK” button and are also included in the hand-grip, the camera LED light make pluse when mode is changed and blinks in a sync order when timer function is activated.. more details are available in the press release…
Price of Pentax K-S- $796.95 (witk kit lens) – Amazon || B&H
Price of Pentax K-S- $896.95 (With kit lens and 50-200mm Lenses ) – Amazon || B&H
RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S1 digital SLR camera. This standard-class model incorporates new elements that optimize digital taste, such as a progressive design and an innovative interface system, while providing outstanding imaging performance — one that rivals even high-end models.
The PENTAX K-S1 is designed for users who have become familiar with taking photo through the use of their smartphones and tablet computers, but, because they are not totally satisfied with the image quality and features provided by those portable gadgets, have become interested in more serious photography. The K-S1 features a compact, progressive body design that overturns conventional concepts of digital SLR cameras, and an innovative Body Illumination interface system that facilitates intuitive camera operation. It also provides other outstanding features rivaling those of high-end models, including: the PENTAX-developed AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator first installed on the PENTAX K-3 (launched in November 2013); an optical viewfinder with a glass pentaprism to provide approximately 100% field of view; an in-body shake reduction mechanism; and a top sensitivity of ISO 51200. These features combine to provide the exceptional digital imaging performance that will satisfy photographers of all levels — from first-time SLR users to experienced photo enthusiasts.
1. Body Illumination interface for intuitive camera operation
The PENTAX K-S1′s power switch, mode dial, OK button and grip all feature LED body illumination, each of which indicates the current status of camera operation. The LEDs for the power switch, for instance, stay green during still-image shooting, but change color to red during movie recording. When the Face Detection function is activated, the number of LEDs illuminated on the grip corresponds with the number of faces that has been detected. These LED body illumination give a decorative illumination to the choice of distinctive body colors, furthering the look of the camera as a sophisticated digital device.
2. Compact, lightweight body with distinctive design
The K-S1 camera body’s main chassis, including the grip, is designed to be compact in size and sophisticated in appearance, while its optics including the pentaprism employ solid, time-proven designs that easily match those of high-grade SLR cameras. By harmonizing these dissimilar elements, the K-S1 delivers a body design that is totally original and remarkably fashionable.
Note: This product design was developed in collaboration with and under supervision for design and color of Ziba Tokyo, Co., Ltd., the Tokyo branch of a design consultant firm Ziba, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and with other branches in Munich and San Diego.
3. High-resolution images produced by an image sensor with approximately 20.12 effective megapixels and a super-high sensitivity of ISO51200
The K-S1 is equipped with a newly developed CMOS image sensor with approximately 20.12 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution images. It is also designed without an optical AA (anti-aliasing) filter to optimize the imaging power of the image sensor. By coupling this image sensor with the high-performance PRIME MII imaging engine, the K-S1 delivers true-to-life, fine-gradation images by effectively minimizing noise at all sensitivity levels, even during super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200.
4. In-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism, and AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator for effective moiré reduction
(1) In-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism
The K-S1 features a PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism to effectively minimize camera shake and assure sharp, blur-free images, even in camera-shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting low-light scenes with incident light only, or photographing sunset scenes.
(2)Innovative AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator*
By applying microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the subpixel level during image exposure, the K-S1′s AA filter simulator provides the same level of moiré-reduction effect as an optical AA filter. Unlike an optical AA filter, which always creates the same result, this innovative simulator lets the user not only switch the AA filter effect on and off, but also adjust the level of the effect, allowing the user to effortlessly apply the desired effect for a particular scene or subject.
(3) Supportive shooting functions
The K-S1′s SR unit has a flexible design that tilts the image sensor unit in all direction, by shifting it horizontally (left/right) and vertically (up/down), and even rotating it. Taking advantage of this flexibility, the K-S1 provides a host of handy shooting functions, including ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies advanced astronomical photography in combination with the optional GPS unit,O-GPS1.
* This function is most effective with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower. This function is not available during HDR (High Dynamic Range) shooting.
5. Optical viewfinder with approximately 100-percent field of view
Despite its standard-class classification, the K-S1 is equipped with a glass pentaprism finder featuring the same optics and coatings as those used in higher-level models. It assures the highest level of viewfinder brightness in its class, with a magnification of approximately 0.95 times to provide a broad image field for easy focusing and framing.
6. High-speed shutter to capture fast-moving subjects in crisp focus
The K-S1 provides a top shutter speed of 1/6000 second to assure sharply focused images, even with fast-moving subjects. Coupled with its high-speed continuous shooting function with a top speed of 5.4 images per second, it lets the photographer freeze once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities in beautifully focused images.
7. High-precision AF with SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module
The K-S1 features the SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors, including nine cross-type sensors in the middle. It also provides a spot beam to assist AF operation in poorly lit locations. Its select-area expansion function ensures that the sensor module keeps tracking a moving subject, even when the subject moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing the distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. The AF hold function maintains the in-focus position, even when the AF system loses track of the subject after once capturing it in focus. These functions combine to improve the camera’s accuracy in the detection of moving subjects when its focus mode is set to AUTO, and upgrade its auto-tracking performance of these subjects when using a telephoto lens.
8. A selection of image-processing tools for creative, personalized expressions
Simply by setting the Mode dial to the EFFECT position, the user can apply the desired visual effect to an image while previewing the outcome on the LCD monitor. It provides a choice of 10 distinctive effects, including three new options: “Fresh” with a crystal-clean finishing touch; “Fade Color” for an elegant finish with subdued colors; and “Infrared” for a black-and-white finish like that of an infrared photo. The K-S1 also provides 21 digital filters (nine of them applicable during shooting), including a new “Color Replacement” filter.
9. Dependable lens aberration compensation system
In addition to the effective compensation of distortion, chromatic aberration and peripheral brightness, the K-S1 also provides a diffraction compensation function to effectively compensate diffraction, which deteriorates image resolution when the small aperture is used.
10. Smartphone-support functions**
By installing the optional FLUCARD FOR PENTAX 16GB memory card in the K-S1, the user can release the K-S1′s shutter, check the live-view image, and browse and download the images recorded on the card using a smartphone.
** These functions support smartphones operating iOS6 or later and Android 4.2 or later.
11. 3.0-inch, high-resolution LCD monitor, and newly designed, easy-to-use GUI
On its back panel, the K-S1 features a high-resolution, wide-view LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots. It also provides a status screen employing the newly designed GUI (Graphical User Interface), which allows the user to confirm functions and settings assigned to the four-way controller and the OK button at a glance. The RICOH RT font has been used for on-screen menus to improve readability.
12. Full HD movie recording with stereo audio
The K-S1 captures beautiful Full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels; 30/25/24 frame rate) in the H.264 recording format, which assures flawless, high-quality movies even with fast-moving subjects. It is also equipped with a built-in stereo microphone for the recording of natural sound during Full HD movie recording.
13. Other features
- Compatible with Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards
- 77-segment, multi-pattern metering system for high-precision light measurement
- DR (Dust Removal) mechanism for effective elimination of dust on the image sensor using ultrasonic vibration
- Digital Camera Utility 5 software (latest version) included