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Pentax K-1 Mark II Full Specification Leaked

Finally the full specification of the Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR leaked, the upcoming Pentax K-1 Mark II camera will have same sensor as of the Pentax K-1 DSLR camera. On of the most important thing is Pentax K-2 features ISO range of 819200 which is really amazing for 36MP high MP sensor. Take a detailed look a the the core specification

Pentax K-1 Mark II Full Specification

Valid 36.4 MP CMOS sensor
– Mount is KAF 2
– ISO 100 – 819200
– sensor shift type 5 axis shake correction (SRII)
– SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS – I compatible)
– dual card slot
– Finder is 0.7 times magnification, 100% field of view ratio
– AF of live view is contrast AF
– Liquid crystal monitor is 1037,000 dots 3.2 inches, flexible tilt type
– Wi – Fi
– size is 136.5 x 110 x 85.5 mm
– weight is 1010 g (Battery and SD card included), 925 g (body only)
– Shutter is 30 sec – 1/8000 sec, Sync speed is 1/200 sec
– Interval shooting
– Video is full HD 60i, HD 60p (25 minutes or 4 GB automatic stop )
– stereo microphone, or an external microphone corresponding
– continuous shooting is 4.4 frames / sec at full size, 6.4 frames / sec in APS-C
– GPS · electronic compass built
– battery D-LI90
– battery life is 670 sheets
– AF is SAFOX12,33 points (25 points cross type), the EV-3 18
– 8.6 million pixels RGB metering Nsa, from EV-3 20

K – 1 Mark II will be announced soon, replacing the current K – 1. K-1 Mark II will also be released with a kit with D FA 28-105 mm F 3.5-5.6. The price in North America is $ 1999.95 for the body only, and the kit with 28 – 105 mm will be $ 2399.95. The highlights of the K – 1 Mark II are as follows.

Equipped with the original accelerator unit, effectively reduces noise, maintains detail detail and rich color even at high sensitivity 14 bit processing Adopt PRIME IV image processing engine

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Fuji X-H1 vs Fuji X-T2

Fuji X-H1 vs Fuji X-T2

Fuji X-H1 camera major specs out now and it have Built-in IS that works in sync of XF lenses IS system. Take a look at the major difference between these two camera

Feature/Models Fuji X-H1 Fuji X-T2
Megapixel 24.2 Megapixel 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Image processor X-Processor PRO X Processor PRO
Low pass Filter No No
AF system Contrast Detect+ Phase detect Contrast Detect+ Phase detect
AF points 325 AF points
ISO 100-51200 100-51200
Shutter speed 60 seconds-1/32000 secs 60 seconds-1/32000 secs
Image Stabilization 5-axis in-body stabilization of 5.5 stops No
Continuous shooting speed 14 fps 14 fps
Video 4K at 24fps and 30fps 4K Video at 30 fps
Display 3-inch 1.04M-dot tilting touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot shoe Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life 320 shots 340 shots
Weight 623 g 507 g
Size 139.8×97.3×85.5mm 133 x 92 x 49 mm
 Price $ 1899  $1,599.00

We are comparing the specs of the Fuji X-H1 and Fuji X-T2.

Fuji X-T2 and X-H1 have same sensor

That means you will get same image quality. Both camera using X-Trans CMOS III Sensor with the same image processor. So, We will get same image quality either we are using the X-T2 or X-H1.

Fuji X-H1 features Image stabilization

First fuji camera to feature built-in IS. you get 5-axis in-body stabilization of 5.5 stops, the built-in IS also works with non OSS lenses. The 5.5 stops of IS only available when X-H1 camera is used with the OSS Lenses. Lens based OSS + Sensor based IS = 5.5 stops.

Fuji X-T2 Core Specs + IS + GFX Design = Fuji X-H1

The Design of the camera remains similar to the Medium format camera GFX.

At the end the X-H1 is a great camera but its just a normal upgrade from the X-T2 camera.

Pentax K-1 Officially Discontinued

Pentax Ricoh

Pentax K-1 Officially Discontinued by Ricoh, they have posted its news on @PentaxRicohCR (Czech) Facebook page take a look at the screen shot below.

Pentax K-1 was one of the best camera ever made by Pentax (with Sony 36MP sensor) and high end specs. The Pentax K-1 is still the only Fullframe sensor based DSLR camera in the world that features built in 5-axis image stabilization.

Pentax K-2 camera image

We have received confirmed set of information that Pentax K-1 Mark II is coming in 2018.  More details here

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Canon Working on Finger Print Sensor For Upcoming DSLR and Lenses

Fingerprint sensor or not a new technology there are lot of Smartphones that do carry a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. This fingerprint sensors are actually a authentication tool in most of the smartphones and they are used to unlock the device.

Now, Canon is also working on fingerprint sensor for their dslrs and lenses as you can see in the patent drawing below.

Canon DSLRs With touch sensor

In the drawing it is clearly visible that a DSLR also having a fingerprint sensor in the body as well as the lens attached to the DSLR also built in fingerprint sensor.

Finger print sensor in Canon Kit Lens

with the introduction of fingerprint sensor in the day lenses Canon secure the camera as well as lenses, it’s also a very positive step and if the introduce search feature inside DSLR.

So we may see these technology in upcoming Canon 5D Mark V, Canon 1DX Mark III Camera ? Who knows 🙂

Also see – Canon 90D is Allowed to Record 4K ?

Patent Details An electronic apparatus includes an authenticator configured to identify registered finger information that coincides with detected finger information by matching the detected finger information with the plurality of registered finger information in a predetermined order, an executor configured to execute a function corresponding to the registered finger information identified by the authenticator, a user identifier configured to identify the actual user among the plurality of registered users by acquiring user identification information representing the actual user or by performing a determination process configured to determine the actual user, and a controller configured to change the predetermined order according to the actual user identified by the user identifier.

Canon Group on Facebook

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Nikon D850A Coming on Q2 of 2018

Nikon D850a camera

According to latest rumors surfaced the Nikon D850a is likely to arrive on Q2 of 2018.  The Nikon D810a announced Feb 2015 and now discontinued. In general the Nikon D850a (D850 astro version) will going to be same as Nikon D850 camera with some modification to capture the comic clouds more neatly, technically modifying the infrared cut filter for the hydrogen alpha wavelength.

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Pentax K-1 Mark II Coming on 2018 ?

Pentax K-1 Mark II image

Finally we got the confirmation that Pentax K-1 Mark II camera is coming on 2018. So. it’s a really great news and Pentax do make one of the best DSLRs in industry and affordable also.

We do expect a 45MP FF BSI CMOS sensor inside upcoming Pentax K-1 Mark II Fullframe camera with advance AF system. We will inform you soon as we get any new information related to Pentax K-1 Mark II camera.

Also see – Why Pentax KP is better the Nikon D500

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Panasonic DSLR Patent

TNC EXCLUSIVE: The patent surfaced over the web shows Panasonic is working on DSLR with built- in image stabilization.The patent was published on 2014, same year when Panasonic GH4 camera was announced.  Take a look at the patent image and details below

It was possible that Panasonic was also interested to introduce a DSLR lineup parallel to Mirrorless line-up.

Do you think this patent will ever become a reality ? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below

Translated summery:

The object of the present invention is to provide a digital camera with operability thereof enhanced, which includes a movable mirror and is capable of displaying a subject image in a live view through an electronic viewfinder.

A first digital camera according to the present invention having a movable mirror provided so as to enter or retract with respect to an optical path of an image pickup optical system for purpose of guiding a subject image to an optical viewfinder includes: an image pickup element that captures the subject image formed by the image pickup optical system to generate image data; a setting manipulation portion that receives an instruction of a user regarding display of setting information on the digital camera; a display portion that displays the setting information on the digital camera in accordance with the manipulation of the setting manipulation portion, together with the image data generated by the image pickup element or image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the image pickup element to predetermined processing; and a control portion having a live view mode controlling so that the image data generated by the image pickup element or the image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the image pickup element to predetermined processing is displayed on the display portion as a moving image in real time, wherein when the live view mode is set, the control portion controls so that the digital camera comes out of the live view mode and the setting information on the digital camera is displayed on the display portion, in accordance with the manipulation of the setting manipulation portion.

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