News: Digital Cameras
Friday, 17 May 2013
Canon is announcing an EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens with a built-in 1.4x extender, by flicking a lever the lens converts to a 280-560mm f/5.6 lens. The EF200-400MM F4L IS USM Extender 1.4X lens will be available end May, with a recommended retail price of S$16,599.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
The Raspberry Pi camera module is now shipping for US$25. First demoed at the Electronica trade fair last November, the camera module contains a 5MP CMOS image sensor from OmniVision built with a 1.4 micron backside illuminated pixel architecture.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Nikon has announced a 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens for the Nikon 1 mirrorless system cameras. It is the fastest Nikon 1 lens to be made available, and it also features Nikon's Nano Crystal coating as well as a Silent Wave motor and manual focus ring.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Olympus' new PEN flagship E-P5 comes with the best from the OM-D E-M5 plus more. It includes the E-M5's excellent 16MP image sensor and advanced 5-axis image stabilization, but one-ups the E-M5 with built-in Wi-Fi, a faster maximum shutter speed and manual focus peaking.
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013
Sony has announced three new digital imaging products - a new high zoom Cyber-Shot camera with integrated Wi-Fi and GPS Log Recording capabilities, a new handheld projector Handycam with enhanced durability for those who love to travel, as well as the successor to the 3D digital recording binoculars that Sony had launched in 2011.
Panasonic has announced a brand new advanced compact camera; the Lumix DMC-LF1, the first in the LF line and a sister series of the LX line of cameras. The LF1 comes with an f/2 Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens and a large 1/1.7" 12MP MOS sensor with built-in Wi-Fi.
Panasonic has revealed the Lumix G6, the successor to the mirrorless G5 camera. The new G6 comes with a 16MP Live MOS sensor and a new Venus Engine which promises high resolution with even lower image noise. Panasonic has also announced a new Lumix G 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with Power O.I.S.
Friday, 19 Apr 2013
The widest aperture a zoom lens could achieve was f/2.8. All that has changed with Sigma announcing the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens, which features a maximum wide aperture of f/1.8 throughout its entire zoom range.
Thursday, 18 Apr 2013
Ricoh has announced the Ricoh GR premium compact camera. In the vein of the Fujifilm X100S, Sony RX1 and Nikon Coolpix A, the Ricoh GR is a large-sensor, fixed-lens compact camera. It features a 16.2MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor with a 18.3mm (28mm in 35mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens.
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013
Fujifilm has launched the new FUJINON XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens for the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 compact system cameras.