Cameras Press Releases Sony

Sony ZV-E10 II Features 26MP Sensor, 4K/60P Video, Subject Recognition AF and Larger Capacity Battery

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Sony Electronics Announces the Next-Generation ZV-E10 II and E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II Lens Kit

The Newest APS-C Camera in Sony’s ZV Series Brings Highly Requested Features and Updates to the Top-Selling Mirrorless Camera

SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics launches the ZV-E10 II, the second generation of the top-selling mirrorless ZV-E10 camerai. The original ZV-E10 is a staple APS-C camera in Sony’s ZV content creation camera series, designed to provide an easy, compact, and versatile tool for content creators of any level. The new ZV-E10 II maintains all the features creators love about the original, such as Creative Looks, Product Showcase Setting, Background Defocus function, and the vari-angle flip screen – and builds on it to increase sophistication and ease of use.

The ZV-E10 II’s internal hardware has been improved from its predecessor with an upgraded 26-megapixel (MP) (approx. effective) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and adoption of Sony’s latest BIONZ XR™ image processing engine. A few additional updates to this model include improved autofocus and video capturing capabilities: Cinematic Vlog Settingii , a new vertical format user interface (UI), an upgraded large-capacity Sony Z battery for improved stamina and improved connectivity for easy live streaming and data transfer. Staying true to the ethos of the ZV Series, this camera has been redesigned to streamline the content creation process even further, enabling creators to focus less on camera settings and more on their art and creativity. It is compact and lightweight and fits into a creator’s hand with ease, weighing in at approximately 377 gramsiii.

In addition, the E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS II (SEL1650/2) is announced, a compact APS-C power zoom lens which will be available separately or as part of the ZV-E10 II’s camera kit. The upgraded kit lens is lightweight and offers improved autofocus (AF) and video performance compared to the first-generation model.

“From the beginning, the goal of the Sony ZV line was to create cameras that produced high-quality results while being extremely easy to use. Today, the ZV line continues to uphold that standard, but we’re taking it a step further,” says Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “Our aim with the advancements of the ZV-E10 II is to inspire creators to develop or recreate their own unique style through features like personalized Creative Looks and Cinematic Vlog Setting. We are continually evolving our technology to help creators of all skill levels bring their visions to life.”
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Cameras Panasonic

Panasonic FZ80D Updates the Lumix FZ80 with a 2.36M-Dot 0.74X Magnification EVF

Panasonic seems to be testing the waters to see if there is still interest in bridge travel zoom cameras priced attractively at less than US $500. It has updated its very popular 2017 Lumix FZ80 with a higher resolution and much larger 2.36M-dot 0.74x magnification EVF (up from 1.17M-dot 0.46x mag.). The larger and more detailed EVF should make it easier to view and more comfortable to compose in the electronic viewfinder. It has also updated the resolution of the 3.0-in. Touch Screen LCD from 1.04M to 1.84M, and added convenient USB Type-C charging.

Panasonic Lumix FZ80D

Panasonic Lumix FZ80D

The Lumix FZ80D retains the other features: a 18.1-MP 1/2.3″ MOS sensor; a whopping 20-1200mm (equiv.) 60x image stabilized optical zoom F2.8-5.9 fixed lens with Zoom Compose Assist; 4K/30P video, 4K PHOTO function (shoot at 30 fps and extract an 8-MP still); 10 fps Continuous Shooting, HD 720P/120 slow motion; dedicated macro button (1 cm/0.4 in.); built-in Wi-Fi, pop-up flash (a rarity nowadays) and hot shoe.

The Panasonic Lumix FZ80D is now available for US $479.99.

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Cameras Leica Press Releases

Leica Posts Full Specifications for the D-Lux 8 Premium Compact Camera

Leica has now posted the full specifications for the D-Lux 8 (announced in May), a premium compact camera which uses a 17 MP 4/3” CMOS image sensor and a DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34mm (24-75mm equiv., 3.1x optical zoom) f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. fixed lens.

The Leica D-Lux 8 is now available globally at all Leica Stores, the Leica Online Store, and authorised dealers. The retail price is €1,590.00 including VAT.The US retail price is US $1,595.

Leica D-Lux 8 Full Specifications

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NEW: Leica D-Lux 8

New compact camera with zoom lens featuring iconic Leica design

Wetzlar, 02nd July 2024. Leica Camera AG presents the Leica D-Lux 8, a new compact camera that aligns perfectly with the brand’s philosophy of good design. The camera offers exceptional user comfort, not only in terms of its design but also in its operation. The intuitive controls, user interface, and optimised button layout, along with its ergonomically arranged controls, ensure a user-friendly experience.

The Leica D-Lux 8 offers all the essential functions for photography and video. Its manual and fully automatic modes give photographers the freedom to choose between quick snapshots and thoughtful compositions. The high-resolution touchscreen and new 2.4-megapixel OLED viewfinder with Live View function help frame the perfect shot. The camera delivers impressive results even in challenging lighting conditions thanks to a powerful 4/3” CMOS sensor with 21 MP (17 MP effective), a fast Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9-34 f/1.7-2.8 4 ASPH. zoom lens (35mm equivalent of 24-75mm) and an attachable flash. The new Leica D-Lux 8 offers photography in both DNG and JPEG formats. The optical zoom and 4k video capability make the Leica D-Lux 8 a versatile, all-purpose camera, whilst its compact and lightweight size make it ideal for taking anywhere.
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Lenses Nikon Press Releases

Nikon Announces NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Its Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4, a wide-angle prime lens for its Z mount full-frame/FX format mirrorless cameras. This lens offers a natural angle of view and is targeted to street and portrait photographers. The fast F1.4 aperture promises low light versatility and creamy bokeh.

Main features include a minimum focus distance of 10.6 in (0.27 m), a stepping motor (STM) for fast and quiet autofocus for both stills and video, clickless control ring, suppressed focus breathing, and dust and drip-resistant design.

Since Nikon’s full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras use the same Z mount, the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 can also be mounted on a Nikon APS-C mirrorless camera, though it then behaves more like a standard prime lens with an 52mm equivalent focal length.

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 lens will be available in late July 2024 for MSRP CAD $819.95 (SRP US $599.95).

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Fast and Affordable: Nikon Releases the NIKKOR Z 35mm F/1.4, a Natural Wide-Angle Lens for the Nikon Z Mount

Elevate Your Artistry with the Latest NIKKOR Z Prime Lens

MISSISSAUGA, ON – June 26, 2024 – Today Nikon Canada Inc. announced the release of the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4, a wide-angle prime lens that is compatible with Z mount full-frame/FX format mirrorless cameras. This fast, versatile lens offers a natural angle of view, popular among street and portrait photographers, with the creative freedom provided by a bright maximum aperture of f/1.4 – all at an affordable price.

Not only does the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 allow users to enjoy beautiful soft bokeh and three-dimensional rendering at wide apertures, its versatile 35mm focal length and short minimum focus distance of 10.6 in. (0.27 m) also makes it ideal for capturing a wide variety of scenes and subjects. From landscapes and street photography to portraits and photos of flowers and pets, photographers and filmmakers will enjoy outstanding sharpness, beautifully blurred backgrounds, and exceptional versatility in low light.

Despite its large f/1.4 maximum aperture the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 is a great “carry everywhere” lens for day-to-day shooting, weighing just 14.6 oz (415 g) and measuring only 3.4 in. (86.5mm)1 in length.

The superior optical performance unique to NIKKOR Z lenses allows for clear images with outstanding clarity including close-up portraits that emphasize the subject with a pleasant background blur. Stopping down the aperture when photographing landscapes realizes incredible sharpness. As a wide-angle prime lens with superior cost performance, the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.4 supports the capture of a great range of scenes and subjects, and will appeal to a wide variety of enthusiast creators.
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Press Releases Sony

Sony Strikes Another (5th) News Agency Win: REUTERS Selects Sony A7S III as Their Reporters’ Main Camera

It is surprising that SONY is not hyping this news more loudly. After all, REUTERS is the fifth (5th) major news agency that has decided to standardize on Sony camera equipment, in this case specifically choosing the A7S III, PXW-Z280 Handheld Camcorder, G Master lenses and other Sony audio equipment. This decision follows those from the Associated Press (July 2020, A9 II, A7R IV), Britain’s PA Media Group (August 2021, A series, FX3), Gannett/USA Today (November 2021, A1, FX) and The Canadian Press (January 2022, A1 and A9 II).

Main reasons given by REUTERS for standardizing on Sony cameras and equipment include:

  • compact form factor
  • exceptional picture quality
  • advanced autofocus performance for hybrid use
  • outstanding low light performance
  • vast options of Sony lenses
  • seamless and reliable content transfer from the capture location back to the remote broadcast unit

The roll out to its journalists and on location reporters at 23 Reuters locations across the world started April 2024.
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