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Fujifilm X100T Review @ Photoxels

Mon December 1, 2014

Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100T

Just Posted! Fujifilm X100T Review

The Fujifilm X100T is a compact premium rangefinder-styled digital camera with drop-dead gorgeous retro looks. Under the hoods of this beautifully-designed digital camera, there is a quality 35mm [equiv.] F2 Fujinon lens, an APS-C X-Trans sensor and an image processing CPU engine that all work together to capture outstanding image quality rivaling the top end DSLRs. This Third regeneration of the X100 adds significant improvements to the hybrid viewfinder and fixes some of the irksome issues in the previous models.

[ Read more in our Fujifilm X100T Review… ]

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Sony

Sony: Upload Your Mini-documentary for the Chance to Win a Professional Camera PXW-FS7 Until Nov.30, 2014, 23:59 UK Time

Mon November 24, 2014

Image by Sony UK

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The new Sony PXW-FS7 is a professional camera made for documentaries, web video, corporate film-makers and more.

Key features of the PXW-FS7 include:

  • 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor XDCAM camera,
  • α Mount lens system,
  • 4K/2K RAW and XAVC recording options.

Light, rugged and easy to handle, it’s tailor-made for dependable one-man shooting in challenging environments.

Whether you’re producing documentaries, music videos or corporate productions, you’ll love fabulous 4K images and Sony’s revolutionary α Mount Lens System for near-limitless creative options. And with multi-codec support you’re right up to speed with today’s workflows.

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“The PXW-FS7 XDCAM Series camera can be operated by just a single person in situations where the extraordinary flexibility of its Alpha Mount System and compatible interchangeable lenses can be used to excellent advantage.
That makes it suitable for a wide range of shooting projects such as documentaries, music video and so on.”

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Panasonic

Panasonic Canada 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Thu October 16, 2014

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with that comes the search for the perfect gifts for loved ones – and Panasonic is here to help!

Panasonic Canada provides the following Holiday Gift Guide to suit all types of budgets:

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HX-A500 Digital Camcorder

HX-A500 Digital Camcorder

Panasonic HX-A500 Digital Camcorder

For the adventurer…

  • Wearable camcorder with built in microphone records the world as you experience it
  • Small and lightweight (just 31 grams!) make it ideal for travelling
  • Water and dustproof it can go wherever you go
  • Shoots video with 4K capability – providing four times more detail than Full HD
  • Allows easy sharing via smart phone or tablet
  • Captures still images

Price: $449.99

DMC-GH4 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-GH4 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-GH4 Digital Camera

For those with a keen eye for beauty…

  • Top-of-the-line photo and video in a digital interchangeable lens system
  • New Digital 16.055 Mpx Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine provides incredible sensitivity and resolution for colourful images for beautiful recordings
  • Tough, magnesium alloy body that is rugged enough to stand up to professional use and features splash / dustproof construction
  • Shoots video with 4K capability – providing four times more detail than Full HD

Price: $1,899.99

DMC-ZS40 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-ZS40 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-ZS40 Digital Camera

For the creative photo enthusiast …

  • Powerful 30x optical zoom and built-in Electronic Viewfinder ensure high visibility and detail
  • Full HD video capabilities, Hybrid O.I.S and level shot function ensures recordings are stable and level
  • Easy to connect to Wi-Fi and your smartphone or tablet – so you can share images and video from the road
  • Available in black or silver

Price: $479.99

DMC-FZ100 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-FZ100 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-FZ100 Digital Camera

For those that will do anything for the perfect shot…

  • This flagship Panasonic Lumix camera provides incredibly high quality images and video
  • A one inch sensor and LEICA lens with 16x optical zoom captures even the most subtle of details
  • Shoots video in 4K resolution
  • Available in black

Price: $949.99

DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

For those that love all things sleek and sophisticated…

  • Superior picture quality in a sleek, super-compact design with interchangeable lens options
  • Live viewfinder lets you easily frame pictures to get the perfect shot
  • Built-in WiFi for easy image sharing and remote shooting via smart devices
  • External flash hotshoe and included flash for ultimate shooting flexibility
  • Innovative features help you create stunning images and videos

Price: $999.99
Available in stores in November

DMC-LX100 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-LX100 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-LX100 Digital Camera

For the creative photographer

  • Advanced 4/3” large sensor point-and- shoot camera with manual and auto controls
  • Fast LEICA DC Vario-Summilux F1.7 – 2.8 lens ideal for low-light shooting and smooth, beautiful defocus effects
  • 4K Ultra HD Video recording and 4K Photo feature extracts 8MP still images
  • Ability to record images in 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 with the same angle of view
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

Price: $1099.99
Available in stores in November
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Nikon, Videos

Video: NIKKOR Lens Technology

Tue October 14, 2014

If you have ever been curious how optical image stabilization and the silent wave motor work on a lens, here’s an interesting promo video that gives some insight of the many mechanical technology (Vibration Reduction, Silent Wave Motor, rounded diaphragm, the lens barrel mechanism) and optical technology that go to make a NIKKOR lens.

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Cameras, Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100

Mon September 15, 2014

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100

The Panasonic revs up the enthusiast premium compact fixed-lens camera category with the new LUMIX DMC-LX100, which incorporates a large high sensitivity Four Thirds sensor to enable shooting at high ISO with minimum noise, a built-in Live View Finder with a 2764K-dot equivalent high resolution, dedicated control dials for intuitive manual operation, a redesigned bright F1.7-2.8 LEICA 3.1x optical zoom lens and 4K video capability — a combination of high-end features not currently available in other premium compact fixed-lens cameras.

In design, the LX100 reaches back to the Panasonic LC1. It is beautiful in either the all-black or silver version, and looks really elegant with not one unwarranted line, bump or color. It thankfully features a dedicated Shutter Speed Dial, Aperture Ring and Exposure Exposure Compensation Dial.

The LX100 competes with other similar cameras with a large sensor. The LX7, which it replaces, had a small 1/1.7-in. sensor; the LX100 uses a large Four Thirds sensor which is about 5x bigger than the 1/1.7-in. sensor and 2x than the 1-in. sensor used in most of the other cameras it competes with.

Panasonic has upped the ante with 4K video recording capability. The LX100 also introduces a new way of photo creation called “4K Photo”. By grabbing a 3840×2160 8-megapixel equivalent image from the 4K video footage, it basically allows you to snap 8M stills at 30fps. Or, shoot 11 fps in full 12.8M resolution using High speed burst shooting. Need to freeze action? Maximum shutter speed is 1/4,000 sec. (mechanical) and 1/16,000 sec. (electronic).

As expected from cameras these days, the LX100 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. Other practical functions include Focus Peaking, Level Gauge, White Balance bracket, highlight/shadow control, Creative Control (Filter) with adjustable aperture and shutter speed, Creative Panorama and Photo Style.

The LCD is 3.0-in. with 921k-dot resolution. It is not touch panel (hence no touch AF) and does not tilt.

The LX100 comes with a newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX 24-75mm (equivalent) 3.1x optical zoom lens with a fast F1.7-F2.8 maximum aperture. It features a 9-blade aperture diaphragm and, from images we have seen on many reviews, it produces beautiful and smooth bokeh. The lens features built-in optical image stabilization. The lens is not interchangeable.

The LX100 can develop RAW images into JPEG in-camera. A compact external flash is bundled.

Though the LX100 mainly targets the enthusiast crowd, those upgrading from a point-and-shoot will take comfort in the iA (Intelligent AUTO) button that allows the LX100 to take control of all the settings while you learn and grow in the craft. Of course, PASM modes are intuitive using the Shutter Speed dial and Aperture Ring.

If you are looking for a fixed-lens compact camera that gives great image quality as well as enjoyable operation with its dedicated manual control dials, check out the Panasonic LX100 with its impressive combination of a bright lens and a large high sensitivity sensor — and find out why reviewers are raving about it.

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Cameras, Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5

Mon September 15, 2014

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Cameras, Fujifilm

Fujifilm X100T

Wed September 10, 2014

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Cameras, Olympus

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Thu August 28, 2014

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Olympus is positioning its new PEN E-PL7 as the smartphone user’s Interchangeable Lens Camera. Smartphone users take lots of pictures with their phone’s built-in camera and most of these end up on their social sites, shared with friends and families.

The tiny sensor in the smartphone cameras puts limitations in the image quality that can be obtained. That is when smartphone users eagerly look to upgrade to a dedicated camera with a larger sensor that is as easy to use as the one on their smartphone but that will give them much better image quality and more flexibility in exposure, lenses and accessories.

Enter the Olympus PEN E-PL7. It has a proven form factor, is drop dead gorgeous in its retro design and is filled with practical features prized by smartphone users.

Main Features

  • 16M Live MOS Four-Thirds Sensor
  • TruePic VII engine
  • 81-Point FAST AF
  • 3-Axis VCM In-body Image Stabilization
  • 8fps High-Speed Sequential Shooting
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 3.0-in. Tilting and Swiveling Capacitive Touch Panel Monitor (1.04M-dot)
  • Selfie Function
  • Advanced Live Guide
  • New Partial Color and Old Film Effect Art Filters
  • New Photo Story and Hold Function
  • New Scene Mode ‘Panning Shot’


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Cameras, Fujifilm

Fujifilm X30

Tue August 26, 2014

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Cameras, Sigma

Sigma dp2 Quattro

Thu July 17, 2014

Sigma dp2 Quattro

Sigma dp2 Quattro

Photoxels Gold Award - Outstanding Image Quality from RAW
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The Sigma dp2 Quattro features a 29MP APS-C Foveon X Sensor (23.5 mm x 15.7 mm) with Contrast-detect AF. It has improved performance and AF speed compared to the model (DP2 Merrill) it replaces. Buyers of the dp2 Quattro will however be more concerned with its image quality from RAW files and the new Foveon X Quattro sensor seems to deliver.

The dp2 Quattro is no-frills, no nonsense. There are no AUTO mode, Scene modes, Art Filters (though it does have digital filters that simulate the optical filters we used to screw onto our lenses), touch panel screen or Wi-Fi. There is not even movie. If that is what you crave, head over to another brand altogether.

But, if you are still reading, you must know something that this camera delivers and that matters to you a lot: depending on who you talk to, the dp2 Quattro has probably the best image quality from RAW from any enthusiast camera. But it does not come easy: you will need to post process the RAW files through the proprietary SIGMA Photo Pro RAW Editor, which is not the fastest image editor out there. The result for those who know what they are doing is described using superlatives: “outstanding,”phenomenal”and “breathtaking.”

Features advanced photographers will appreciate: RAW file support, PASM shooting modes, manual focus ring (fly-by-wire), and two of the best control dials I’ve ever used.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Thu June 12, 2014

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Articles, Sony

Sony α77 II Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera: Product Video

Thu May 1, 2014

This video presents “α77 II from Sony: Official Video Release.”

  • Introducing the Sony’s α77 II interchangeable-lens digital camera with the world’s highest number of AF points*1 in a newly developed 79-point*2 phase-detection AF system (including 15 cross points) that stays solidly locked on the subject to ensure supremely reliable focusing.
  • The long-waited α77 II also features fast approx. 12fps*3 continuous shooting (up to 60 frames*4).
    *1 Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with a dedicated phase-detection AF sensor (as of May 1, 2014) according to Sony research.
    *2 The number of AF points used depends on the lens.
    *3 Approx. maximum speed in Continuous Advance Priority AE mode.
    *4 In Fine quality mode, L size.


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