The following video presents【RICOH THETA】Concept movie 90sec ver.:
RICOH THETA is the world's first ultra-sma… ...
photoxels Aug 27, 2015
Canon: Compact, Lightweight EOS M3 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera Has 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor, 49-point Hybrid CMOS AF III Autofocus System, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC; New EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Wide-angle Zoom Lens, EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Compact Prime Lens and EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens
The following video presents Canon EOS M3: Travel Light, Shoot Big:
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photoxels Aug 27, 2015
New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Wide-angle Fixed-focal-length Lens: The First L-Series Lens to Feature Canon's Proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics for a Higher Level of Chromatic Aberration Correction For Significantly Better Image Quality
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photoxels Aug 27, 2015
FUJIFILM 4K Day Demonstrated 4K Optics: Fujinon Ultra HD Lenses UA22x8 Portable Zoom and UA80x9 Field Lenses for 2/3-inch Broadcast Cameras; PL Mount Cine Lenses 25-300mm Cabrio (ZK-12-25) for Digital Cinematography
Sony’s camera, sensing, telecommunications network, and robotics technologies will be leveraged alongside… ...
photoxels Aug 26, 2015
Olympus: New, Ultra-slim, Compact OM-D E-M10 Mark II Camera: 5-axis Image Stabilization, 16-Megapixel Live MOS Sensor, 4K Time-Lapse, Sequential Shooting Speed of 8.5 fps, Focus Bracketing and Extra Shooting Modes
The following video presents Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II:
Introducing the second generation of entry-level O… ...
photoxels Aug 25, 2015
The LEICA S (Typ 007) Medium-Format DSLR Now Available: Burst Frequency of Up to 3.5 Frames Per Second, Full-HD Video in Full-frame Medium-format Sensor Size, 4K Video Recording in Super 35 Format, Faster Autofocus, Integrated Wi-Fi, GPS System & Position Sensor
The following video presents Creativity. Every day. FUJIFILM X-T10:
The FUJIFILM X-T10: a stunning additi… ...
photoxels Aug 23, 2015
Leica: National Open Call for Entries for Leica Store Gallery Washington DC's 2015 Juried Exhibition to U.S. Leica Photographers: Submit Your “Unforgettable” Images Before 7PM EST August 28 - Extended Deadline
The following video presents Olympus Photography Playground Vienna 2014:
Olympus Europe’s popular Olympus Photography Playground is a very special event inviting you to discover a wonderful and amazing world through the eye of the camera. Renowned artists conceived this playground of creativity and you can take part in it. If you don’t have your OM-D with you, you can borrow one on site and start exploring exciting facets of the Photography Playground.
Olympus OM-D lineup
Last year, there were more than 137,000 visitors at these interactive exhibitions which were held in Hamburg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Cologne, and Vienna.
This year, the Photography Playground started with great success in the city of Hamburg.
Munich and Vienna are coming up next, so if you’re in the area at the time, make sure to visit this very special event!
At both venues for 2015, guests will also have the opportunity to paint with light and to photograph themselves like a Pro in a professional photo studio.
A fascinating world of light and shadow, black and white, positive and negative invites you to experiment with the latest technology and most innovative camera features, as well as to capture LightRooms in a most impressive way, even at very low lighting.
The entrance is FREE!
Every visitor can borrow an OLYMPUS camera FREE of charge.
The sd-card might be kept afterwards.
Olympus Photography Playground Munich 2015: Free admission and free rental of Olympus OM-D cameras
Olympus Photography Playground Munich 2015
Interactive Exhibition “NIGHT & DAY”
Every visitor can borrow an OLYMPUS OM-D camera FREE of charge. The sd-card might be kept afterwards.
25. August – 20. September: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In the Mixed Munich Arts, you will discover a playground of a special kind: the interactive exhibition
NIGHT & DAY, created by international renowned artists like NUMEN, MASER, Leigh Sachwitz and Eric Olofsen.
Panasonic’s next generation concept car: HIT Solar Panel Module. Image grab from video below
At one of the world’s largest motor shows held in Shanghai, China – the “Auto Shanghai 2015,” in April, where many global automotive companies gather, Panasonic presented the next generation concept car, a state-of-the-art vehicle that combines environmental-friendly solar panel modules with features that enhance the comfort and safety of drivers.
Panasonic’s next generation concept car on the presentation stage with 3D projection mapping. Image courtesy of Panasonic.
This video presents Next generation concept car CG [Panasonic]:
Panasonic’s next generation concept car: “Curved LCD display”: Image courtesy of Panasonic.
The key features of Panasonic’s next generation concept car also include:
Panasonic’s next generation concept car: Navigation routes and camera images. Image grab from video below.
Canon’s new multi-purpose camera employs an enhanced version of the 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor for Full HD video use that was originally developed by the Company in 20132.
The following video presents Canon Experimental Low Light Sensor (and the 2013 press release. Today’s press release is further below):
Canon Press Release:
(The video provided by Canon was low res as it is test model in an experimental sensor only. What you need to take away from this is the extreme 0.01 lux light that this was shot in and understand this will be refined and flow downstream to consumers.)
TOKYO, Japan, September 12, 2013—Canon Inc. has successfully captured video footage of Yaeyama-hime fireflies flying in darkness, a feat made possible by the high-sensitivity 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor developed by Canon for video capture that was announced in March 2013.
The high-sensitivity, low-noise video-shooting capabilities of the dedicated 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor1 for Full HD video capture were made possible not only through the integration of the high-performance sensor technologies employed in Canon’s digital SLR cameras, but also through the incorporation of new pixel and readout circuitry technologies that reduce noise.
Using a camera prototype equipped with the CMOS sensor, Canon, in cooperation with ZERO CORPORATION,2 succeeded in capturing video3 of the Yaeyama-hime fireflies that inhabit Japan’s Ishigaki Island, located off the northeastern coast of Taiwan. No artificial lighting was used during shooting, which took place after sunset amid the island’s mountains. Despite an exceptionally dark shooting environment4 of less than 0.01 lux, a level in which the naked eye would have difficulty discerning surrounding objects, the CMOS sensor was able to capture not only the color of the light emitted by the fireflies, each of which measures only a few millimeters in length, and their movements, but also the surrounding vegetation in which the species lives. Plans call for the footage to be used to benefit future research into the Yaeyama-hime firefly.
In addition to astronomical and natural observation, Canon is looking into applying this CMOS sensor to medical research purposes as well as surveillance and crime-prevention equipment. Through the further development of innovative CMOS sensors, Canon aims to expand the realm of photographic possibilities while cultivating the world of visual expression.
1 -An imaging element (aspect ratio: 16:9) that corresponds to the largest image circle size possible when shooting with a Canon EF lens.
2 – Headquarters: Musashino City, Tokyo; Representative director: Soichiro Takemoto
3 – Assistance provided by Rinpana Eco Tour Service in Ishigaki’is (Representative: Akira Naito).
4 – A full moon provides approximately 0.3 lux; a crescent moon, approximately 0.03 lux.
5 – Color video shot at 30 frames per second.
Canon announced today the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture color Full HD video in extreme low-light conditions – a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000).
The following video presents Canon ME20F-SH ( Sensor Review + Sample Footage):
New Canon ME20F-SH Full-Frame 35mm Camera Sees in the Dark with 4 Million Max ISO
Canon just announced the ME20F-SH, a full-frame 35mm camera with the ability to reach an astonishing 4,000,000 ISO.
The new 1080p camera is aimed at a number of different markets, including nighttime surveillance/security, cinema, reality TV, and nature/wildlife documentaries, just to name a few, and it comes with a positive-locking EF mount and features Canon Log and Wide DR for maximum recorded dynamic range.
The new Canon camera ME20F-SH captures color Full HD video with reduced noise in low-light conditions, without the need for infrared illumination which is a technique that only yields video in black and white.
Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications.
The Canon ME20F-SH is expected to be available in December 2015 at a suggested retail price of $30,000.
Canon’s First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent Of Over 4,000,000
MELVILLE N.Y., July 30, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1 (at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000). Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications. With the ability to capture color video in extreme low-light conditions and its simplistic and versatile design, the ME-20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera can be easily incorporated into existing infrastructures and systems to provide high-quality video capture even where subjects might not be seen with the naked eye.
Canon Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera ME20F-SH (front)
Canon’s new multi-purpose camera employs an enhanced version of the 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor for Full HD video use that was originally developed by the Company in 20132. Its compact, modular body design allows easy custom configurations for diverse usage scenarios. While capturing video in extreme low-light conditions often requires the use of infrared illumination (a technique that only yields video in black and white), the ME20F-SH camera achieves impressive high-sensitivity performance enabling the capture of color Full HD video with reduced noise in low-light conditions without the need for infrared illumination.
Canon Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera ME20F-SH (back)
Yuyang Liu, a 24-year old photography graduate and freelance photojournalist from China, has won the 2015 Ian Parry Scholarship.
For Yuyang Liu’s award-winning essay ‘At Home With Mental Illness’, the photography gear included the Canon EOS 6D with an EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.
Yuyang Liu’s award-winning essay ‘At Home With Mental Illness’: Taken on a Canon EOS 6D with an EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens
This video presents Canon EOS 6D.
To view the winners and runners up portfolios, please visit the Ian Parry Scholarship website here.
Yuyang Liu wins 2015 Ian Parry Scholarship
Yuyang Liu, a 24-year old photography graduate and freelance photojournalist from China, has won the 2015 Ian Parry Scholarship for a moving body of work documenting mental illness in his native country…
The judges – chaired by Getty Images’ Aidan Sullivan and Ian Parry Scholarship Creative Director Rebecca McClelland – included world-renowned photographer and Scholarship patron Don McCullin CBE, who commented: “Every single portfolio selected for this year’s scholarship has human interest at its heart and that’s why this award is so special. These are very strong stories shot well and simply, they must be commended for this.” Continue Reading »
The following video presents Samsung’s ISOCELL CMOS Image Sensors Deliver High-Quality Images:
This short, animated video takes a look into the key features of Samsung’s ISOCELL image sensor technology. ISOCELL is an improved pixel architecture that enables cameras to deliver amazing images, even in low light.
Samsung announced today the industry’s first 1.0μm-pixel-based 16 megapixel (Mp) CMOS image sensor for use in advanced mobile devices.
Samsung’s new image sensor, the S5K3P3, leverages the company’s proprietary ISOCELL technology to enable the high performance 1.0μm pixels.
Furthermore, it meets both high-resolution and slim design requirements for smartphone cameras.
Samsung’s new S5K3P3 image sensor is available today for mobile device manufacturers to design into their next-generation products.
The 1.0μm-pixel-based image sensor measures only about 5mm high, roughly 20 percent thinner than the previous 1.12μm model and offers comparable image quality. Device manufacturers now have more flexibility in designing products that are sleek and stylish and capable of taking high resolution, share-worthy photos.
Samsung Announces Mass Production of Industry’s First Mobile Image Sensor with 1.0μm Pixels
July 29, 2015
Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced the industry’s first 1.0μm-pixel-based 16 megapixel (Mp) CMOS image sensor for use in advanced mobile devices.
Samsung’s new image sensor, the S5K3P3, leverages the company’s proprietary ISOCELL technology to enable the high performance 1.0μm pixels. This market-leading small pixel minimizes the overall size and height of an image sensor module, making it an ideal solution for today’s increasingly thinner mobile devices.
“As a trendsetter in the mobile image sensor business, we are pleased to be the first to deliver the most advanced 1.0μm-pixel imager, which meets both high-resolution and slim design requirements for smartphone cameras,” said Kyushik Hong, Vice President and Head of S.LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “Starting with 16Mp sensor, Samsung plans to further expand 1.0μm-pixel product category and lead the image sensor market for high performing slim mobile devices.” Continue Reading »
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a more affordable version of the X-T1. It features the same 16.3MP sensor and fast AF, delivering image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It features a huge, very high resolution and extremely fast refresh OLED EVF, focus peak highlight and Digital Split Image assist for manual focusing. It's fast and handles superbly with direct control dials. Beginners get the addition of Scenes Modes and Advanced SR Mode.
Nikon ups the ante with their newest affordable full-frame DSLR, the Nikon D750. It features some of the most advanced features on its high-end full-frame DSLRs in an affordable, weather-resistant body. The D750 features 24.3MP on a FX-format CMOS sensor, 6.5fps burst, ISO 100-12800, 51 point AF system, dual card slots, Full HD (1080p) video at 60/50/30/25/24p with stereo sound, a tiltable LCD and built-in Wi-Fi.
The Fujifilm X-A2 targets the beginner photographer desiring to upgrade from their smartphone to a mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. The X-A2 boasts outstanding image quality, with low noise at high ISOs. A bonus: flip the LCD all the way up to face forward and the camera automatically enters into face and eye detection mode for easy selfies. A Mode Dial gives ready access to AUTO and Scene Modes to beginners while PASM modes and RAW modes are available to advanced users.
The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is ultra compact but accepts interchangeable lenses on a Micro Four Thirds mount, and delivers excellent DSLR-level image quality and performance. It features a high resolution EVF, is fully-featured and is customizable to the way you like to work.
FUNDAMENTALS If you are new to digital cameras, first read up on Digital Camera Fundamentals to understand the important features you should pay special attention to when comparing digital cameras.
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