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
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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:
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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:
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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
One news that should get many photographers excited is the development of the first and much anticipated Leica super telephoto zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system. With a 35mm equivalent of 200-800 mm, the LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens will be the longest telephoto in the Panasonic lens line-up and it makes wildlife and sports action shooting now possible with a MFT mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. Will the availability of this lens (and hopefully of more high quality long zoom lenses to come) tempt current DSLR professional photographers to finally ditch their bulky and heavy DSLRs and lenses and switch to Panasonic’s (and Olympus’) more compact and lighter mirrorless MFT alternatives? Available spring 2016. Pricing is not yet available.
Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH
Another lens being developed is the Lumix G 25mm Single Focal Length Lens with F1.7 ASPH. This lens is a 50mm (35 mm camera equivalent) single focal length lens with a large diameter. The 50mm focus distance offers almost the same viewing angle and sense of perspective of human eyes which means users can enjoy shooting a portrait or scenery as they see. The new lens also supports high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on the LUMIX G cameras. Available October with final pricing to be announced.
PANASONIC ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF FIRST LEICA TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS FOR MICRO FOUR THIRDS SYSTEM
The First LEICA DG Zoom Lens in the Lineup1
MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic Canada is pleased to announce that the company is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system. Continue Reading »
The following video presents [NEW] Panasonic LUMIX GX8 Shooting Impression by Daniel Berehulak:
Daniel Berehulak, a world-renowned award-winning photojournalist, travelled to Cuba with new LUMIX DMC-GX8 to document an evolving culture and society going through significant social, political and economic change.
The Panasonic GX8 improves on the GX7 with a dual image stabilizer: the in-body sensor-shift image stabilizer now works in conjunction with the lens optical image stabilizer to take maximum advantage of both stabilizers in wide angle as well as at the tele end. Sensor resolution has increased to 20.3MP. The 4K Photo/Video capability and DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology of the G7 are now included. Both the EVF and rear monitor are high resolution OLED with time lag of less than 0.01 sec. Available September in either black or chrome metal with an MSP of CAD $1,599 (sold body only).
PANASONIC CANADA ANNOUNCES LUMIX DMC-GX8 FLAGSHIP DSLM CAMERA
20.3-Megapixel GX8 includes Dual Image Stabilizer and 4K Video/Photo Capability
MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic Canada is proud to introduce the new LUMIX G Series DMC-GX8 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera featuring a host of advanced functions packed into a splash and dust-proof rugged design.
For the first time in a LUMIX G camera, the DMC-GX8 boasts a dual image stabilizer1. By evolving the in-body image stabilizer, the new DMC-GX8 integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)1 to secure a more powerful handshake correction. Almost any type of handshake can be effectively suppressed with this innovative image stabilization system. As a result, you can get clear handheld shots in low-light situations.
Panasonic GX8: dual image stabilizer
The new 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor excels both in response, sensitivity and dynamic range. The Venus Engine dramatically boosts its performance with a quad-core CPU that enables high speed signal processing. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, the DMC-GX8 allows for shooting at max. ISO 25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and colour reproduction are dramatically improved to achieve even higher picture quality. It is also capable of high speed burst shooting at 8 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC).
The DMC-GX8 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p (60Hz) or 24p in MP4, capturing video footage that boasts stunning detail. Taking advantage of 4K video recording performance, users can capture 4K photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel resolution. It is easy to get 4K photos with three 4K Photo modes; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst.
The following video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300 – A New Hybrid Camera with Full-range F2.8 Aperture:
Panasonic is proud to introduce a new powerful zoom camera DMC-FZ300 with full range F2.8 aperture complying with 4K ultra high definition video recording and 4K Photo function in a splash/dust-proof rugged design. The 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the new image processor Venus Engine in DMC-FZ300 feature enables shooting high quality image even in higher sensitivity recording up to ISO 6400, higher resolution and superior color reproduction. The LUMIX’s popular FZ series pack a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability including manual operation over photo and video recording. The DMC-FZ300 newly integrates a large, bright 1,440K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) with approx.100% field of view. For even faster response and higher mobility, the DMC-FZ300 newly integrates the DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology to achieve ultra high-speed AF of approx. 0.09 sec. It contributes to the high speed burst shooting at 12 fps. With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet to expand the flexibility in shooting/storing/sharing images.
The Panasonic FZ300 improves on the FZ200 with the addition of 4K Photo/Video capability in a splash/dust-proof rugged body. 4K Burst, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst are available just like on the G7. Also new is the DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology. The FZ300 retains the amazing 24x 25-600mm equivalent optical zoom lens with a constant F2.8 across the entire zoom range. Available mid-September with an MSP of CAD $799.99.
Featuring 4K Photo and Video, 24x Optical Zoom and Full Range F2.8 Aperture1
MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic Canada is proud to introduce the DMC-FZ300, a powerful new zoom camera and successor to the DMC-FZ200. Building on the FZ200’s outstanding lens performance of full range F2.8 aperture (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm), the DMC-FZ300 also features 4K ultra high definition photo and video recording.
The DMC-FZ300’s stunningly fast F2.8 aperture in 600mm, which has never before been achieved by any digital compact camera, makes it possible to capture moving subjects clearly with a fast shutter speed even at a distance. In addition, the cameras 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the new Venus Engine allows for shooting high quality images up to ISO 6400, with a higher resolution and superior colour reproduction.
The DMC-FZ300 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p (60Hz) / or 24p in MP4, which allows users to capture footage in truly stunning detail. Taking advantage of 4K Photo, users can capture that perfect moment at 30 fps in 8-megapixel resolution. Three new exclusive functions will help capture the perfect moment: 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. These functions help capture unique moments by cropping the frame you want out of the 4K burst file.
The leopards roaming the jungles of Malaysia are mostly jet black, and researchers for a long time did not know that they actually had spots. And, without a clear view of these complex whirls of spots that are unique for each leopard, scientists studying them could not easily tell the black leopards apart.
Apparently, it was by accident that, by reviewing infrared images taken during the night, researchers discovered that black leopards indeed had spots. The near infrared flash that was activated in the night revealed a hidden spotting pattern underlying their coat.
The infrared flash on the camera is automatically activated at night, but the team got the camera to fire the infrared flash during the day. They did that by blocking the camera’s light metering sensor, tricking the camera into thinking it was night and therefore triggering the infrared flash. In this way, they were able to clearly photograph the spots.
Now, I wonder if they could maybe have the same results by using an infrared filter on their cameras — or, simply force firing the infrared flash during the day as fill-in flash?
NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, real NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a new short film competition premiering at Houston Cinema Arts Festival, November 12-19, 2015.
Films featuring real NASA footage collected from over 50 years of its history will be judged on the creativity, innovation, and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of spaceflight.
NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society will choose Finalist or “Official Selections,” which will screen at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November 2015. Other screenings may also take place throughout the year. NASA judges will award prizes from the Finalist pool.
What We Are Looking For: We are considering short video, film, and digital-media submissions of 15 minutes or less and are seeking works of all genres, formats, and styles including but not limited to narrative, documentary, humorous, dramatic, animation, experimental, ambient, music videos, re-mix, sports, horror, and underground.
We are looking for Submissions that
Are based on innovative artistic presentation and storytelling.
Provoke an emotional response.
Show a mastery of filmmaking craftsmanship.
Submissions MUST contain at least 10% (based on total running time) of NASA video imagery. More than 10% can be used and still photos can also be used in addition to the video imagery. This imagery may be obtained through the NASA Image Archives or other publicly available means such as YouTube or other.
Top prize for this competition is $10,000 USD.
Submission period: June 1, 2015 through July 31, 2015.
More information can be found on cinespace15.org, or by emailing email@example.com
Entries will be competing for a total of $26,000 in prizes, with cash awards going to the top three submissions and the two films chosen that best depict the themes of “Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station” and “Spirit of Future Exploration of Space.”
CineSpace is a new and untested chance to inspire the next generation of explorers. This unique opportunity allows others to help tell the story of humanity’s place in the cosmos as they see it, with the help of NASA’s vast library of moving and still imagery. Exploration and discovery, which are central to NASA’s mission, are as connected to human psyche as is art, so we are excited to see how artists can help to communicate that mission.
Michael Suffredini, International Space Station Program manager
The Screenings and Competition (hereafter “Competition”) is offered and open only to natural persons who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.
Parents and guardians of film makers younger than 18 can submit on their behalf.
THIS COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
All genres will be considered for all prizes.
The Selection Committee and Competition Judges (collectively the “Jury”) understand that various genres and formats have different dominant qualities. The Jury will consider the following to select finalists and winners:
Is the work based on innovative artistic presentation and storytelling?
Does the work provoke an emotional response?
Does the work show a mastery of filmmaking craftsmanship?
Does the work exemplify creative excellence that pushes the boundaries of filmmaking and storytelling?
Does the work show a high level of technical, conceptual, and aesthetic innovation and display an exceptional level of creative vision.
Does the work show an exemplary use of the original NASA material used?
Does the work show an exceptional level of creative vision and execution?
Does the work capture a creative expression?
Does the work explore new ideas or techniques to further filmmaking as an art form?
Does the work offer a fresh perspective?
Considerations for Special Criteria
In general, The Jury is looking for Submissions that elevate the featured themes using creative and original cinematic and/or storytelling techniques.
“Film Best Depicting Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station”
The Jury will use the following NASA statement as a guide: “Through advancing the state of scientific knowledge of our planet, looking after our health, and providing a space platform that inspires and educates the science and technology leaders of tomorrow, these benefits will drive the legacy of the space station as its research strengthens economies and enhances the quality of life here on Earth for all people. This Special Award is for the submission that best captures and communicates this message.”
“Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space.”
The Jury will use the following NASA statement as a guide: “Exploration and pioneering have inspired and shaped civilizations since the dawn of history. Such endeavors are distinguishing characteristics of an advancing civilization. The U.S. and NASA have figured prominently in this story. As nations explore, they discover, innovate, prosper, lead— and become great. NASA missions, both robotic and human, expand the knowledge of our planet, our solar system, and the universe, leading to the expansion of mankind itself from the Earth to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. This Special Award is for the submission that best captures and communicates this message.”
Grand Prize: USD 10,000
Second Prize: USD 5,000
Third Prize: USD 3,000
Special Judging Categories and Awards for
Film Best Depicting Benefits to Humanity from the International Space Station: USD 4,000
Film Best Depicting Spirit of Future Exploration of Space: USD 4,000
All remaining finalists receive Official Selection mention.
All Finalists will be “CineSpace 2015 Official Selections” and their works will screen at Houston Cinema Arts Festival November 12-19, 2015. The Finalists’ works will also be posted on the HCAS (Houston Cinema Arts Society) website and various NASA websites. Subsequent screenings may take place at special events throughout the remaining year and a compilation of the finalist may be submitted for screening in its entirety to other collaborating film festivals internationally. All Finalists will be notified of website posts and all screenings.
The following video presents Cinespace15 Short Film Contest:
Deadline to Enter: July 31, 2015
NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society will offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by and using actual NASA imagery through “CineSpace,” a new short film competition premiering at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, November 12 – 19, 2015.
Films featuring real NASA footage collected from 50 years of exploring the universe will be judged on the same creativity, innovation and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of spaceflight. Works will compete for cash prizes and other recognition and the opportunity to be shown to audiences both on and off the Earth.
Vic Chao describes the integration of IP in a live production switching environment .
Sony is also set to show how 2015 will be a landmark year for Sony and IP.
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Sony is returning to IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) this September to showcase its latest developments around its core capabilities: image technology, IP at the core as well as demonstrating its commitment to delivering end-to-end workflows.
The Sony press conference is scheduled for 9am CET on Friday, September 11, and will be streamed live.
IP (Internet Protocol) enables multiple video, audio, reference signals and control data to be transmitted between devices using a single network cable. This simplifies live production systems, reducing installation costs and dramatically improves in the efficiency of video transmission.
Sony’s Networked Media Interface packetizes and transmits HD and 4K video, audio, and metadata in real time over standard network infrastructures. Sony is also developing low latency video codec (LLVC) technology to support the video compression required for 4K 60p transmission over 10 Gbps Ethernet.
This technology also enhances Sony’s IP Live Production system, making live studio and sports broadcasts more efficient and less expensive. At IBC 2014, Sony announced an alliance of leading companies, including Evertz, for their support for Sony Network Media Interface to allow customers to use an IP infrastructure in their facilities, and support broadcasters through the transition from legacy SDI environments to IP-based infrastructures.
Sony’s IP Live Production Solutions in the UK
Sony is working with standards bodies including SMPTE, VSF, and JT-NM (Joint Task Force on Networked Media) to create a unified standard for IP Live. The IP Live codec is in the process of becoming an open industry standard through SMPTE.
Sony, in collaboration with some of the world’s leading broadcast industry organisations, has created the Networked Media Interface. This AV over IP interface delivers low latency and noise-free switching of HD and 4K video, audio and metadata, as part of IP-based networking. It forms the backbone of IP Live Production Solutions.
Sony enhances solutions-based approach at IBC 2015 to accompany partners through the networked media landscape
Basingstoke – July 10th, 2015: Sony is returning to IBC this September to reinforce and build upon its industry-leading position as a technology innovator, solutions provider, and trusted business partner. Sony will showcase its latest developments around its core capabilities: image technology, IP at the core as well as demonstrating its commitment to delivering end-to-end workflows. By expanding upon its ‘Beyond Definition’ theme, Sony will show how its latest innovations help customers optimise the creative, operational and economic value of their work. Sony will be exhibiting from 11th to 15th September in the Elicium Hall at the RAI in Amsterdam. Continue Reading »
The following video presents Introducing the Canon EOS C300 Mark II:
Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he discusses the new features and benefits of the EOS C300 Mark II Cinema camera. This camera is an evolutionary, second-generation CINEMA EOS System model that’s been reworked, redesigned, and reengineered with the valued input of thousands of users worldwide. Starting with a brand new Super 35mm 8.85 MP Sensor, the EOS C300 Mark II offers a dynamic range of 15 stops – and an amazing amount of shadow protection thanks to a new Log gamma that’s been created – Canon Log 2.
Canon Europe will be demonstrating its end-to-end professional 4K workflow at IBC 2015 (International Broadcasting Convention 2015), the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Canon demonstrates industry-leading 4K ‘glass-to-glass’ workflow at IBC 2015
LONDON, 13 July 2015 – Canon Europe will be demonstrating its end-to-end professional 4K workflow at IBC 2015, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Canon, having exhibited at IBC for more than three decades, will showcase its first-class 4K range in its entirety for the first time in Europe – with 4K lenses, sensors and reference displays, all on show to demonstrate the company’s advanced glass-to-glass 4K workflow. Continue Reading »
To users of the Nikon D750 digital SLR camera (issue regarding shading in images)
Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.
It has come to our attention that the shutter in some Nikon D750 Digital SLR cameras manufactured in October and November of 2014 may not function properly sometimes resulting in a shading of a portion of images taken with the D750 camera. To correct this issue, Nikon will service these affected D750 cameras free of charge as indicated below.
For those who have already purchased a D750 and would like to have their camera serviced to correct this issue, Nikon service centers will service cameras as indicated below. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.
Canon U.S.A. Adds To Flash Lineup With Speedlite 430EX III-RT
New External Flash Unit Features Wireless Flash Shooting and Compact Size
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT external flash unit featuring – for the first time in the Canon 430EX series – radio-controlled wireless flash shooting capabilities designed to make creative light control more manageable and versatile for photographers of all levels. This third generation Speedlite is a perfect primary flash unit for amateur and advanced amateur photographers looking to create beautiful portraits with Canon digital cameras such as the EOS Rebel T6i, as well as professional photographers looking for a small and lightweight secondary flash.
“Canon is proud to offer outstanding photographic accessories that help enhance a photographer’s overall creative experience when shooting with our EOS DSLR cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new Speedlite 430EX III-RT provides photographers with a very responsive flash unit having new wireless capabilities that enable users to create more professional lighting effects than if they were to rely on their camera’s pop-up flash alone.”
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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