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Pre-order Fujifilm X-E2 and XQ1

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Fujifilm finally announces the rumored X-E2 and XQ1 Mirrorless Camera, Amazon and B&H are now taking pre-order of both the camera, take look below for links.

Pre-order Fujifilm X-E2 from Amazon | B&H

Pre-order Fujifilm XQ1 from Amazon | B&H

Fujifilm X200 Coming With FullFrame Sensor

Fuji-X200The news is coming from bit low credible source, according to the latest rumors the X200 coming with X-Trans Fullframe sensor in 2014 with advance AF system and In-body image stabilization. The Overall construction of X200 is said to be better than Current Sony RX1R camera (see at Amazon).

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Panasonic GM1 Price, Press Release, Full Specification and Videos

Panasonic-GM1-image-1The long rumored Panasonic GM1 interchangeable lens (M4/3) Ultra Compact camera announced today, the camera features 16 MP Micro Four Thirds Sensor, Venus Engine Image Processor and captures  Full HD Video at 60fps, take a look at the major specification below

Panasonic GM1 Major Specification

  • 16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080i AVCHD Video at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • Highly Compact Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Panasonic-Gm1-image-2The ultra compact camera features modes like Time Lapse Shot, Stop Motion Animation or Clear Retouch, with Panasonic GM1 the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet.

Panasonic GM1 Price: $749.00 | Buy from Amazon

Panasonic GM1 Press Release:

The Ultimate DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) Camera in Ultra Compact Size
New LUMIX GM Series
Packing Highest Level of Photographic Performance Desired for a Digital SLR

Panasonic is proud to announce a new premium compact line GM series to its LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras with the DMC-GM1 with large Digital Live MOS Sensor based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. The new GM series boasts not just its outstandingly compact profile but its high functional performance for ultimate picture quality.

The DMC-GM1 realizes high-quality image recording with real-to-life details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Taking full advantage of 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine, images are rendered with highly sharp resolution even shot in low-lit situations and at max. 25600 high ISO sensitivity can be selected.

The Contrast AF System of DMC-GM1 excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signal between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps. A variety of extensive AF functions including Low Light AF, Pinpoint AF and One-shot AF enhances usability to comply with wide-ranging shooting situations. The touch-control system integrated in the 3.0-inch large approx.1036K-dot high resolution monitor immediately lets users to set focus to the subject by just touching it on the screen and you can even release the shutter. It is free and easy to enlarge the target point with fingertips to set precise focus.

The DMC-GM1 also features full HD 1920 x 1080, 60i (60 Hz) / 50i (50 Hz) high quality video recording in AVCHD and MP4* with stereo sound. The practical full-time AF and tracking AF is available in video recording, too. The cinema-like 24p video with the bit rate of max. 24 Mbps or P/A/S/M mode provide richly expressive afterimage with overwhelming image quality.

The DMC-GM1 incorporates popular Creative Control mode with a total of 22 fascinating filter effects in addition to Time Lapse Shot, Stop Motion Animation or Clear Retouch. The Stop Motion Animation allows producing unique stop motion video and the Clear Retouch function enables to erase unwanted part of a picture after shooting – both operations completes with ease in camera.

With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet to expand shooting flexibility. It is also possible to use a smartphone / tablet as a multi-capable remote shutter with a monitor. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the smartphone / tablet right after shooting. On the other hand, both photo and video can be archived to the registered digital equipment such as PC automatically via the wireless access point (router) at home.

There are a lot of ingenious inventions that let DMC-GM1 accomplish this marvelous downsizing. The unit mechanism of shutter is redesigned to newly integrate a motor instead of spring, which allows removal of charging structure inside the unit and resulting in approx. 80%** reduction in its unit’s size. The conventional digital single lens mirrorless camera has a structure that settles a frame to support the sensor unit over the main unit frame. However, by adopting the magnesium alloy for the main unit, the DMC-GM1 allows direct attachment of the sensor unit to reduce parts. Despite its ultra compact profile, the DMC-GM1 is equipped with built-in flash (GN5.6 ISO200・m / GN4.0 ISO100・m) which is enough useful for daily snapshots. This is made possible by an adoption of newly developed sliding pantograph-type flash that vertically pops up and down. By optimizing the layout of electronic components with high density mounting, the circuit board is able to have a cutout saving approx. 30%** in space for the sensor unit to fit into. This also helps achieve total volume reduction of internal content.

The DMC-GM1 comes equipped with decently designed parts including three-strand aluminum dial or high quality artificial leather grip. Especially the combination with the newly released digital interchangeable lens LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS12032) makes perfect match which even satisfies trend-sensitive users to carry around stylishly. On the other hand, the DMC-GM1 allows attachment of Hand Grip DMW-HGR1 (black / silver, sold separately***) to enhance strength of gripping.

Packing high photographic performance in sleek, ultra-compact body, the DMC-GM1 is offered in stylish black, traditional silver, noble white and classical orange. There are moments in life deserves to be captured – the DMC-GM1 turns every user across genders, across generations into a life artist.

* 30 fps (NTSC) / 25 fps (PAL) in MP4 recording.
** Panasonic comparison with DMC-GF5.
*** Included in the DMC-GM1W kit.

1. Ultimate Picture Quality Goes Beyond Expectation

The DMC-GM1 incorporates 16.00-megapixel, large Digital Live MOS Sensor complying with Micro Four Thirds system standard that achieves both higher resolution and higher sensitivity image recording with less noise. The photodiode in each pixel is enlarged thanks to the adoption of cutting-edge Semiconductor Fine Technology to improve color saturation by approx. 10% and the redesigned on-chip lens enhances light condensation to achieve approx. 10%* higher sensitivity. Not only these, noise generation is minimized in both pixel circuit and digital signal readout circuit to provide better S/N ratio by approx. 25%*.

The image processor Venus Engine features its advanced noise reduction systems. By extending the control level of noise, controllable area of noise is expanded by approx. 64x* in size. This makes it possible to remove large block of noise which was formally hard to detect and helps produce clear, smooth image especially for the nighttime scenery. In addition, the Multi-process NR (Noise Reduction) works in two separate steps allowing even finer control over noise level. The texture of noise itself, regardless of the noise size, is improved with this deliberate control, which is resulting in the reproduction of smooth human skin even in high sensitivity recording.

Furthermore, the optimum design of newly adopted Detail Reproduction Filter Process enhances the limit resolution by max. 3%* and the contrast of middle to high range by max. 5%*. Plus, the advanced Intelligent D-range Control offers wider dynamic range while maintaining the smooth gradation thanks to the high-precision signal processing. Suppressing both blocked shadows and blown highlights, every part of an image – from dark to bright – is faithfully reproduced. The combination of the Digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves approx. 10%* finer detail reproduction, making it possible to capture clear image even in low lit situations and allows max. ISO25600.

The DMC-GM1 complies with image recording in RAW. The bundled software SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.1 SE allows dramatically higher quality image development from RAW to JPEG. Even the images shot at high ISO setting can be produced sharply with minimum noise. This software also enables high quality JPEG processing, that lets users to adjust images in 16 bit data and re-develop it into JPEG with minimum deterioration of image quality.

* Panasonic comparison with DMC-GX1.
• SILKYPIX®; It is a registered trademark of Ichikawa Soft Laboratory Co., Ltd.

2. The Top Level of AF Performance among Conventional DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras

All cameras of LUMIX G, and DMC-GM1 adopt Contrast AF for its focus system. Compared with the Phase difference system AF, the Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy especially in shooting with bright lens with small F value. The DMC-GM1 features high-speed Light Speed AF, making it possible to capture even the fast-moving subject clearly. Not only the accuracy but also the speed of AF in DMC-GM1 surpasses the high-end DSLRs with Phase difference. The camera and the lens exchange the digital signal at max. 240 fps to minimize the time to focus. The DMC-GM1 realizes the high speed burst shooting at 5 fps in 16.00-megapixel and max. 40 fps using an electronic shutter. Also, AF Tracking enables consecutive shooting to capture moving subject in sharp focus at 4.0 fps*.

The Low Light AF, which is popular in LUMIX G DSLM cameras, is incorporated making it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in such as moonlight even without AF assist lamp. It further enhances the performance to work in -4EV lower lit situations, which is as dark as starry sky with no other light source.

With the Pinpoint AF, users can magnify the target area to set focus by 5x by just touching it on the monitor. Magnification using dial is also available and this can be selectable from 3x to 10x enlargement by 0.1x step. Picture-in-picture display is available and the magnification ratio of in-frame picture is selectable from 3x to 6x seamlessly, which enables users to set precise focus on the target point while seeing the whole image composition. The One-shot AF enables using AF even in MF mode by just pressing the Fn (Function) button** to set rough focus on the subject and you can go back to MF just to adjust precise focus.

* In 1-area-focusing AF mode.
** AF lock function needs to be assigned in advance.

3. Full-HD 60i (60Hz) / 50i (50Hz) High Quality Video Recording Performance

All LUMIX G cameras, especially the DMC-GH3, are renowned for their capability of high quality video recording. The DMC-GM1 records smooth, high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60i (60 Hz) / 50i (50 Hz) videos in AVCHD or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format*. The DMC-GM1 also supports 1080/24p native mode with 24 Mbps in AVCHD format bringing impressive afterimage to the footage. In addition, the P/A/S/M mode also lets users enjoy expressive video recording. Thanks to optimum pixel-mix technology which is made possible by the improvement of sensor sensitivity, sharpness and clarity are improved in motion images, too.

In addition to the practical full-time AF, the Touch AF in video recording also lets users enjoy professional-like rack focusing. The AF Tracking locks on the subject with focus even it moves.

High quality sound can be recorded with Dolby® Digital. A Wind Cut function is also available to block out most of the noise from background wind. The Extra Tele Conversion function virtually extends the zoom range Max. 4.8x without deterioration of image quality in smaller resolution.

The Time Lapse Shot automatically starts recording photos at time lapse sequence once the start time, interval and the number of pictures to shoot are set. The Stop Motion Animation function enables producing a stop motion (stop frame) video in camera with the pictures that are sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect makes the object appears as if it is moving by itself.

* 30 fps (NTSC) / 25 fps (PAL) in MP4 recording.
– Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [AVCHD] is 29 minutes 59 seconds in Europe and some Asian areas.
– Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.
– You can check the recordable time on the monitor. (For [FHD] in [MP4] format, the file size is large and so the recordable time will drop below 29 minutes 59 seconds.)

4. Other Features That Completes DMC-GM1

Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi® with Smartphones

The DMC-GM1 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) to offer more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. All these flexible shooting / browsing / sharing style are made possible with the DMC-GM1 and the Panasonic’s dedicated application software Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android smartphones / tablets.

Advanced iA+ (Intelligent Auto Plus Mode) and Scene Guide for Beginners

For beginners of Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode supports taking beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including new Intelligent Handheld Nightshot and iHDR (Intelligent High Dynamic Range) in addition to AF Tracking, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control. The Intelligent Handheld Nightshot generates a glamorous night scenery with optimum illumination by multi-layering the images shot consecutively even without using a tripod. With the iHDR, max. 6 images consecutively shot at different exposure levels can be overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure) in difficult lighting situations.
The iA Plus mode lets users adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
The Scene Guide* offers 23 sample pictures shot by professional photographers. Users can choose the one closer to the situation they are going to shoot and optimum parameters for shooting the scene will be automatically set. Furthermore, shooting procedure, technical advice and recommended interchangeable lens for the scene can be shown for users to learn photography.

* Video recording using Scene Guide is not possible in some scenes.

Focus Peaking

For more practical control over focusing, the DMC-GM1 incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. Users can see the peaking of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. It can be set to HIGH / LOW / OFF and the color can also be changed to blue, white or orange according to the color of the shooting scene during live view. Users can take advantage of this function when controlling the camera with smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi® in both photo / video recording.

Silent Mode

This mode switches shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound (AF, operation) off while suppress emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.

Creative Control / Photo Style for More Expanded Expression

The popular Creative Control mode features a total of 22 filter options – Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect** / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Color / Sunshine* mode. Effect parameter of each mode is also adjustable.
The Photo Style, which enables changing texture of photo, is also upgraded for DMC-GM1 with an inclusion of Monochrome Filter (Ye/Or/R/G) for more expressive monochrome photography.

* For photo only.
** Sound will not be recorded with [MINIATURE EFFECT] in Creative Control Mode and approximately 1/10 of the time period is recorded. (If you record for 10 minutes, the resulting motion picture recording will be approximately 1 minute long.)

3.0-inch, Approx.1036K-dot High Quality Touch-Control Monitor

The 3.0-inch large, approx. 1036K-dot high resolution static-type touch monitor with approx. 100% of field of view. The front panel is directly attached to the new In Cell Touch LCD without containing air layer in between. The result is that the reflection of external light is dramatically suppressed. Together with the increased resolution by approx. 13%* and improved color reproduction by approx. 20%*, the monitor for DMC-GM1 secures higher visibility even in sunny outdoor than ever. Plus, attenuation of transmitting backlight is minimized to achieve wide angle of view and by 25%* of power saving.

Panasonic GM1 Full Specification

TYPE Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSOR Type Live MOS Sensor
Total Pixels 16.84 Megapixels
Camera Effective Pixels 16.00 Megapixels
Color Filter Primary color filter
Dust Reduction System Supersonic wave filter
RECORDING SYSTEM Recording File Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW
MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
File Size (Pixels) Still Image [4:3] 4,592 x 3,448 (L), 3,232 x 2,424 (M), 2,272 x 1,704 (S), 1,824 x 1,368 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[3:2] 4,592 x 3,064 (L), 3,232 x 2,160 (M), 2,272 x 1,520 (S), 1,824 x 1,216 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[16:9] 4,592 x 2,584 (L), 3,232 x 1,824(M), 1,920 x 1,080 (S), 1,824 x 1,024 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[1:1] 3,424 x 3,424 (L), 2,416 x 2,416 (M), 1,712 x 1,712 (S), 1,712 x 1,712 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image* MP4 NTSC Area [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 20Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 10Mbps)
[VGA] 640 x 480, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 4Mbps)
PAL Area [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 20Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 10Mbps)
[VGA] 640 x 480, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 4Mbps)
AVCHD NTSC Area [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 30p, 24Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps)
PAL Area [Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50i (sensor output is 50p, 17Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 50i (sensor output is 25p, 24Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 17Mbps)
Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Image)* AVCHD: Approx. 80 min with H-FS12032, H-H020A
Actual Recordable Time
(Motion Image)*
AVCHD: Approx. 40 min with H-FS12032, H-H020A
Flicker Reduction [1/50] [1/60] [1/100] [1/120] / OFF
Wi-Fi FUNCTION Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz – 2462 MHz (11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
FOCUS Type Contrast AF system
Focus Mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF Mode Face Detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
AF Detective Range EV -4 – 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF Assist Lamp YES
AF Lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
Others Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, One Shot AF
EXPOSURE CONTROL Light Metering System 1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering Mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Range EV 0 – 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure Mode Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual
ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 125 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600
(Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ±5 EV
AE Lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
AE Bracket 3, 5, 7 frames, in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. ±3 EV
WHITE BALANCE White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color Temperature Setting 2,500 K – 10,000 K in 100 K
White Balance Bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
SHUTTER Type Electronically-controll focal-plane shutter / Electronic shutter
Shutter Speed Still Images: 60 – 1/16,000
Motion Images: 1/30 – 1/16,000 (NTSC area), 1/25 – 1/16,000 (PAL area)
Self Timer 3 images after 10 sec / 2 sec / 10 sec
SCENE GUIDE Still Image Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child’s Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / Handheld Night Shot / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Motion Image Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child’s Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Handheld Night Shot / Clear Night Portrait / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
BURST SHOOTING Burst Speed Mechanical shutter: H: 5.0 frames/sec (with AFS), 4.0 frames/sec (with AFC, In 1-area-focusing AF mode), M: 4.0 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)
Electronic shutter: SH: 40.0 frames/sec, H: 10.0 frames/sec, M: 4.0 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of Recordable Images 7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files)
(depending on aspect ratio, memory card size, picture size, and the setting for the quality)
BUILT-IN-FLASH Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN5.6 equivalent (ISO200 · m), GN4.0 equivalent (ISO100 · m), Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode Auto*, Auto / Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
* For iA, iA+ only.
Synchronization Speed Less than 1/50 second
Flash Synchronization 1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.
MONITOR Type TFT LCD with touch monitor
Monitor Size 3.0 inch (7.5 cm) / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels Approx. 1,036K dots
Field of View Approx. 100%
Monitor Adjustment Brightness, Contrast and Saturation, Red tint, Blue tint
LIVE VIEW Digital Zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still Image: Max. 2.4x (Aspect ratio sets at 16:9. Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)
Motion Image: 2.4x (FHD/60i, FHD/30p, FHD/24p in NTSC area / FHD/50i, FHD/25p, FHD/24p in PAL area), 3.6x (HD/60p, HD/30p in NTSC area / HD/50p, HD/25p in PAL area), 4.8x (VGA/30p in NTSC area / VGA/25p in PAL area)
Other Functions Guide Lines (3 patterns)
Real-time Histogram
LEVEL GAUGE Yes
DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION Yes
FUNCTION BUTTON Fn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, Fn5, Fn6 Wi-Fi / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / One Push AE / Touch AE / Preview / Level Gauge / Zoom Control / Photo Style / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / Sensitivity / Metering Mode / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode / Silent Mode / AFS/AFF / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Restore to Default
CREATIVE CONTROL Still Image Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome / Silky Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Color / Sunshine
Motion Image Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Color
CREATIVE VIDEO MODE Exposure Mode Program AE / Aperture-Priority / Shutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
PHOTO STYLE Still Image and Motion Image Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
PLAYBACK Playback Mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture / Video / 3D Play / Category / Favorite), Location Logging, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit, Highlight Display
IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE Protection Single / Multi, Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
PRINT Direct Print PictBridge compatible
INTERFACE USB USB 2.0 High Speed Multi
HDMI microHDMI TypeD
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system)
Audio: Stereo
Audio Video Output Monaural Type, NTSC / PAL, NTSC only for North America
* Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Monaural
LANGUAGE OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
* Check the website of Panasonic sales company in your country / region or ask customer support for details of the OSD language available on the products sold in your country / region.
POWER Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 680mAh, 4.9Wh) (Included)
Battery Charger
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)** Approx. 220 images with H-H020A
Approx. 230 images with H-FS12032
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT Dimensions (W x H x D)
(CIPA Standard)
98.5 x 54.9 x 30.4 mm / 3.88 x 2.16 x 1.20 inch (including protrusions)
Weight Approx. 204 g / 0.45 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)
Approx. 173 g / 0.38 lb (Body only)
Approx. 274 g / 0.60 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 lens included)
Approx. 291 g / 0.64 lb (SD card, Battery, H-H020A lens included)
Approx. 361 g / 0.80 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12032 + H-H020A lenses included)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10%RH to 80%RH
STANDARD ACCESSORIES Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)
SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac OS X v10.5 / v10.6 / v10.7 / v10.8)
LoiLoScope (trial version) (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)
Standard Accessories

* These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23°C (73.4°F) and a humidity of 50%RH

Nikon D5300 Price, Press Release Full Specification and Videos

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Nikon announced Nikon D5300 DSLR today, the camera features 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensor,  same as NikonD7100 DSLR. The camera also comes without OLPF, other features include new Expeed 4 image processor and ISO expandable upto 25600. Take a look at the major features below

 Nikon D5300 Major Features

  • 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensor, without OLPF
  • EXPEED 4 processing
  • ISO 100-6400 standard, up to 25600 expanded
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 39 point AF system, 9 sensors cross type
  • 2016 pixel RGB metering sensor
  • 1080p60 video recording, built-in stereo mic
  • 1.04M dot 3.2″ vari-angle LCD monitor
  • built-in wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®)
  • GPS

Nikon-D5300-front-image2 Nikon D5300 is Nikon first entry level model to come without AA filter, it will sure deliver super sharp images with high quality lenses. Nikon D5300 also comes with built in WiFi and GPS.  The overall design is also smaller than Nikon D5200 DSLR .

Nikon D5300 Price –
$795 body only – Buy / Pre-order from Amazon | B&H
Store, $1399 with the 18-140mm lens

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Nikon D5300 Press Release

The best image quality and definition in its class enabled by an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, no optical low-pass filter, and the new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine.
An entry-level model equipped with a vari-angle monitor, and the first Nikon digital SLR camera to offer built-in Wi-Fi® and GPS functions.

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the D5300, a Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera.

The D5300 is Nikon’s latest entry-level model. It offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and is equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as the new high-performance EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. It is Nikon’s first digital SLR camera to offer built-in wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®) and GPS functions, which enable simple sharing of high-quality images captured with the D5300 and NIKKOR lenses offering superior rendering performance via a smart device. These functions also allow users to look back on routes taken on vacation or with outdoor activities using a log feature that is part of the built-in GPS function.

The D5300 is also designed with a monocoque structure made of a new material that enables a smaller and lighter body while maintaining the necessary strength and durability. The camera is also equipped with a number of features that support various shooting situations, including a 3.2-inch, approximately 1037k-dot vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle that enables flexible shooting from a variety of angles, a full-HD movie recording function that supports recording of smooth 1920 x 1080/60p movies, and a Special Effects mode with nine options that can be applied to photos and movies with shooting for a variety of creative effects.

D5300 Primary Features

  1. An effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as the latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 4, for the best image quality and definition in its class

The D5300 offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels and is equipped with a DX-format CMOS image sensor developed exclusively by Nikon. It supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, as well as additional expansion up to ISO 25600 equivalent (Hi 1), for high-definition images exhibiting very little noise with shooting at a broad range of sensitivities. In addition, the latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 4, optimized to be even faster for high-performance digital SLR cameras, provides significantly better results with noise reduction (NR), auto white balance, color reproduction characteristics, and tone processing. What’s more, the absence of a low-pass filter maximizes the superior resolution of the high pixel count and rendering capabilities of NIKKOR lenses.

  1. Built-in Wi-Fi for transmitting high-quality images to a smart device for simple sharing

As Nikon’s first digital SLR camera equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi function, high-quality images with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels captured from a variety of angles using the flexible vari-angle monitor can be transferred to a smart device for sharing with others*1. This expands the ways in which images are enjoyed after they are taken by enabling immediate image transfer for sharing photos with family and friends via blogs or social networking sites anytime, anywhere.

    • Transfer function: Images captured by the D5300, or already saved to a memory card inserted in the D5300, can be transferred to a smart device over a wireless connection. Transferred images can be viewed in the smart device display, or uploaded to a blog or social networking site. In addition, the size at which images are transferred to a smart device can be selected from two options in accordance with smart device storage capacity.
    • Manual upload function: Users can select images to be uploaded to a smart device using the D5300 monitor display. In situations or environments that do not sufficiently support immediate image upload, or when a smart device is not readily available, the camera can be used to specify images, and image file size, to be uploaded to the smart device at a later time.
    • Remote shooting function: The D5300’s live view display is shown in the smart device display, enabling remote control over shooting. The camera’s live view shooting display is shown in the smart device display, allowing users to accurately frame photos and predict results with remote control over shooting*2.
    • *1The Wireless Mobile Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store).
    • *2Effective only when AF-area mode is set to “Normal-area AF” or “Wide-area AF”.
  1. A built-in GPS function that records location data and tracks movement

The D5300 is Nikon’s first digital SLR camera with a built-in GPS function, enabling recording of location data (longitude, latitude, altitude) with images. Collaboration with ViewNX 2, NIKON IMAGE SPACE, and commercial mapping software enables display of images where they were captured on maps, as well as sharing of images with location data. What’s more, the A-GPS function makes detection of location data smoother. This capability allows users to look back on memories, or track their movement, on vacations or with outdoor activities by shooting location, and date and time of capture.

  1. A monocoque structure made of a new material for a smaller and lighter body that is strong and durable

The D5300 is designed with a monocoque structure utilizing a new material. As the camera cover and body are formed with a rigid, integrated structure, there are fewer joints. This enables a smaller and lighter camera with a width of 125 mm, height of 98 mm, and depth of 76 mm, and weighing just 530 g*, all while maintaining the necessary strength and durability.

    • *Including battery and SD memory card; excluding body cap.
  1. A 3.2-in., 1037k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for simple shooting from any angle

Adoption of a larger 3.2-inch, approximately 1037k-dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle ensures a crisp, clear display. The side-hinged vari-angle monitor opens from 0 to 180° to the side, and can be rotated up to 90° clockwise and up to 180° counter-clockwise when it is open. This enables shooting from a wide variety of angles, from low to high, and making even self portraits possible.

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

The D5300 is equipped with a D-Movie function that supports recording of 1920 x 1080/60p movies. The combination of NIKKOR lenses, an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, and the new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine provides movies with excellent resolution and very little in the way of noise, color aliasing, or moiré patterns. In addition, autofocusing during movie recording is possible using contrast-detect AF. When the focus mode is set to full-time-servo AF (AF-F) and AF-area mode is set to Subject-tracking AF, the camera automatically maintains focus on moving subjects. Manual movie settings are also available, allowing users to choose the desired shutter speed and ISO sensitivity in live view mode and with movie recording. Movie frame rate with full-HD recording can be selected from 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, and 60p. In addition to recording of high-quality sound via the built-in stereo microphone, the optional Stereo Microphone ME-1 can also be used to record stereo sound.

  1. Toy Camera Effect and HDR Painting added to Special Effects mode (total of 9 effects) for more creative expression with still images and movies

The D5300 is equipped with a Special Effects mode, with which effects can be selected and applied with recording of both still images and movies. Preview in the camera monitor before shooting or recording begins allows users to confirm the results of effect selection in real time. Users can choose from a total of nine special effects, including the seven built into the D5200 (Selective Color, Color Sketch, Miniature Effect, Night Vision, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key), as well as the new Toy Camera Effect and HDR Painting*. This allows users to easily enjoy dramatic effects like those seen in art and the movies. This mode was adopted to respond to the creative intent of users searching for a way to express their own unique style and creativity.

    • Toy Camera Effect: Create photos and movies in which colors have been changed and edges have been shaded so that they appear to have been recorded with a toy camera. Users can adjust the vividness and degree of vignetting (peripheral shading) from three options each to suit their individual preferences.
    • HDR Painting*: The camera shoots two frames at different exposures and combines them, with processing that changes color tones, for HDR images with a painterly effect.
      • *HDR Painting cannot be applied to movies. Further, results of the HDR Painting effect cannot be previewed in the camera monitor.
  1. Designed with a firm grip using just one hand and available in 3 colors, including a new gray option

The D5300 grip is designed to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand for a firm hold using just one hand, making framing via both the optical viewfinder and the monitor’s live view display easier. Further, in addition to the popular black and red colors, the D5300 is available in a new gray option. In addition, metal parts, such as the microphone cover and plate over the mode dial have a surface finish that gives the camera an elegant appearance.

Nikon D5300 Specifications

Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format
Effective Pixels 24.2 Million
Image Sensor 23.5 × 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total Pixels 24.78 million
Dust-Reduction System Image Sensor Cleaning, Airflow Control System, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image Size (Pixels) 6000 × 4000 (L), 4496 × 3000 (M), 2992 × 2000 (S)
File Format NEF (RAW): 14 bit, compressed
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, User-customizable Settings, Vivid
Storage Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.82x
Viewfinder Eyepoint 18mm
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +0.7 m
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Lens Aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible Lenses Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses; autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported),and AI-P lenses; non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Shutter type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 Remote Control)
Flash Sync Speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-3 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 5 frames per second (JPEG and 12-bit NEF/RAW) or 4fps (14-bit NEF/RAW)
Single-frame [S] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Interval timer photography supported
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5 fps
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; Spot: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Modes Auto modes (auto; auto [flash off]); programmed auto with flexible program (); shutter-priority auto (); aperture-priority auto (); manual (); scene modes
Scene Modes Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk / Dawn
FoodLandscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party / Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports Sunset
Special Effects Mode (Night vision, Color sketch, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Selective color, Silhouette, High key, Low key, HDR painting)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure Bracketing 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Exposure Lock Yes
Mirror Lock Up Yes
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 – 12,800
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting Auto, extra high, high, normal, low, off
D-Lighting Bracketing 2-3 frames
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lesn Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AFC selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area modes Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing button
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide Number Approx. 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400 or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Modes Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe Yes with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
White Balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
White Balance Bracketing 3 shots in steps of 1
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (M)
Life View AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live View Scene Auto Selector Auto mode
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/50i (50 fields/s)*, high/normal
1920 x 1080, 30p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal
640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Built-in stereo microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Audio Maximum length 29 min. 59 s (3 min. in miniature effect mode)
Audio ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 6400; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400
Monitor Size Super Density 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 1,037,000 dots
Monitor Angle of View 170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 7 levels
Playback Functions Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters
Interface Hi-speed USB
Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1, GP-1A (available separately)
HDMI Output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Stereo Microphone Input
WR-1 and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller (available separately)
Wi-Fi Functionality Yes, built-in (IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
GPS GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
H1202 GPS Unit
Video output NTSC, PAL
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Battery One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 600 shots per charge (Battery Life) (CIPA)
AC adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 125 x 98 x 76 mm/4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0 in.
Weight Approx. 16.9 oz (480g) (camera body only)
Temperature 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)

Nikon D5300 Videos

Nikon D5300 and Nikon 58mm f/1.4G Lens Coming Tonight

According to latest rumors surfaced over the Web Nikon is ready to announce Nikon D5300 DSLR with Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens tonight.

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The Nikon D5300 will feature same sensor as Nikon D7100 DSLR camera and possibly no optical low-pass filter, Take a look at the major specification leaked below

24MP Same sensor as in the D7100 (no OLPF)
39 AF points (9 cross points)3
5 fps (same as the D5200)
EXPEED 4
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in GPS
3.2″ vari-angle LCD monitor

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Other major announcement today is AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens, the lens features Nano Crystal Coating and comes with improved optics.

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Sony RX10 Price and Press Release

Sony-RX10-Leaked-ImageWith the announcement of Sony A7 and Sony A7r Sony also announced its RX series zoom camera EX10, the RX10 features same sensor as RX100 M2 camera, Carl Zeiss 8.3X Optical Zoom (24-200mm eq) Lens with constant F2.8 Aperture and Bionz X image processor advance algorithm to control more noise at high ISO range, other features include tilting 3-inch LCD, OLED electronic viewfinder, take a look at the Major features below

Sony RX10 Major Features

  • 20.2MP 1″ Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq)
  • 3.0″ 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
  • XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080i/p Video at 60 and 24 fps
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Multi Interface Shoe and Control Ring
  • Super Sonicwave Motor for Fast Autofocus

Sony-RX10-Back-ImageThe RX10 comes with a A new Direct Drive, Supersonic Wave Motor (SSM) provides fast and smooth autofocus action + Eye AF enables precise eye-detection focusing with confirmation that a subject’s eye is in focus even if their head is partially turned. Full HD 1080 video is supported in both 60i/p and 24p frame rates and in both AVCHD format and MP4.

Sony RX 10 Price is $1,298.00  | Pr-order Sony RX10 from Amazon | B&H

New RX10 Model Combines Versatile 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) F2.8 Lens with Legendary RX Series Image Quality

SAN DIEGO, October 15, 2013 – Sony’s new Cyber-shot RX10 camera adds a high-zoom model to its premium line of Cyber-shot RX series cameras.

The new camera features a 1.0-type, 20.2 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor combined with an impressive 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) F2.8 Carl Zeiss® Vario Sonnar T* zoom lens to deliver the ultimate combination of performance and versatility in a high-zoom camera, giving photographers the ability to shoot impressive high-resolution still images and crisp, clear full HD videos with ease.

This unique pairing of large, high-resolution sensor and premium zoom lens is complemented by an advanced BIONZ™ X processing engine and AF system, ensuring that all content shot with the new RX10 camera – still images and full HD videos alike – is richly detailed, crisp, and continually in focus.

“The innovative new RX10 high-zoom camera is a natural extension to our popular RX family of products, carrying on its legacy of balancing compact size and high-performance imaging in the ultimate package,” said Patrick Huang, director of the Cyber-shot camera business at Sony Electronics. “It’s an unparalleled all-around performer that will leave enthusiasts, hobbyists and even professionals reaching for their DSLRs less and less.”

Sensor and Lens

The new RX10 camera shares the same high-resolution, 1.0-type 20.2 megapixel Exmor ® R CMOS sensor used in Sony’s popular RX100 II compact camera. About 4x the size of a standard compact camera sensor, it excels in producing high quality images in all types of lighting conditions. The BIONZ X processor is about 3x faster in processing speed compared to previous BIONZ predecessors, and reinforces the impressive image quality of the sensor by applying new detail reproduction technology and area-specific noise reduction. It also utilizes diffraction-reducing technologies, which compensates for the lens diffraction at smaller apertures.

The fixed Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 24-200mm lens offers superb clarity and resolving power, with a wide F2.8 maximum aperture across the entire zoom range that delivers extra brightness and bolsters low-light capabilities. The wide aperture combined with a seven-bladed iris diaphragm allows for easy creation of professional-looking photos with smooth, defocused backgrounds.

AF System, EVF Viewfinder and LCD

The new Cyber-shot RX10 camera features an extremely speedy and responsive new contrast-detection autofocus system thanks to a new-generation Direct Drive SSM (Super Sonicwave Motor) mechanism that works with the Exmor R CMOS sensor and powerful BIONZ X processor.

Additionally, the camera has lock-on AF that accurately tracks moving subjects, even if they disappear momentarily from the frame. Users also have a choice of three selectable sizes for the spot AF frame, cutting the risk of accidental focus errors with very small subjects. It also has an upgraded ‘Eye AF’ that ensures crisp portraits focused accurately on the subject’s eyes.

The new RX10 high-zoom camera can shoot at up to 10 frames per second with continuous autofocus. This capability combined with the advanced AF and versatile 200mm, constant aperture F2.8 lens makes it an outstanding choice for shooting fast action and sports.

The camera also features a high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder™ that provides crisp edge-to-edge visibility and a wide viewing angle of about 33°, as well as a clear, bright 3.0-type White Magic™ LCD tilts up or down for easy framing for even more compositional freedom.

Impressive Full HD Video Shooting

The Cyber-shot RX10 camera has a host of advanced HD video shooting capabilities, including the ability to capture full HD video either 60p (AVCHD progressive) or a cinematic 24p frame rate, with full control over P/A/S/M exposure modes. Additionally, the camera can read and process data from every one of the large sensor’s pixels to create extremely smooth, highly-detailed Full HD videos. It also has a ‘clear’ HDMI® output which allows footage to be reviewed on an external monitor or recorded to a separate storage device.

The RX10 has an audio level meter with adjustable levels to ensure that movies sound as good as they look and there’s a microphone jack and headphone output for accurate level monitoring. Further, the RX10 model is compatible with the XLR-K1M adapter, which takes users into the world of pro-quality sound recording and allows for the addition of an external microphone via a balanced XLR terminal.

Design and Control

Aesthetically, the new Cyber-shot RX10 features a variety of fully customizable controls and settings that offer DSLR-like flexibility for advanced users. The lens itself has a manual control ring that can be used for zoom or focus control, as well as a dedicated aperture ring that can be set to ‘stepped’ (clicking) or smooth and silent (very useful for movies) when making adjustments.

The camera has six different customizable buttons plus a top-mounted LCD for instant confirmation of exposure and other key settings. The camera has a premium feel thanks to its light, rigid magnesium alloy build, and is also dust- and moisture-resistant for use in outdoor situations.

Wi-Fi and Other Convenient Features

The RX10 model has on-board Wi-Fi for easy connection with any iOS or Android™ smartphone, and features NFC (Near Field Communication) one-touch for simple connection to NFC-enabled Android devices. Consumers can share photos wirelessly on a connected mobile device, HD TV or home networked devices. Additionally, a connected phone can be used as a smart remote control to fire the camera’s shutter.

The new camera plays back high-resolution still images directly on a connected 4K television, offering four times the detail of Full HD. It also features support for TRILUMINOS™ Color, delivering an impressive variety of rich, natural colors when content shot with the camera is played back on a compatible BRAVIA™ television with TRILUMINOS Display.

There’s a range of compatible accessories for the RX10 camera including the new LCJ-RXE premium jacket case that protects the camera from dust and knocks. Additionally, the ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone can be attached via the camera’s Multi Interface Shoe™ for crisp dialogue and ambient sounds while shooting HD video, and the HVL-F43M flash and HVL-LEIR1 Video IR light ideal for capturing subjects and taking creative shots in low light.

Pricing and Availability

The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 high-zoom camera will be available for purchase this November for about $1300. The new camera and all compatible accessories will be available at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide.

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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