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Pluto: Planet of the Sith

Using actual New Horizons data and digital elevation models, NASA mission scientists have created flyover movies of Pluto and its largest moon Charon. The dramatic Pluto flyover shows dark, cratered terrain, rugged and fractured highlands, deep and wide pits, bladed terrain, and a great expanse of nitrogen ice–exactly where a Dark Lord of the Sith would inhabit.

The Charon flyover isn’t any more welcoming: wide chasm dividing the landscapes, a colorful depression (appropriately dubbed Mordor), craters, mountains, and crevices–and darkness seems to permanently cover the moon. Amazing pictures and videos.

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Nikon Teases the D850 Again, Expected Announcement Next Week

Nikon has posted a teaser on both Facebook and Instagram with an invitation to view the camera at the Nikon Fan Meeting 2017 on August 26-27 in Tokyo and Sep 2-3 in Osaka.

The Nikon D850 is a full-frame DSLR that replaces the D810, and its development was first announced last month in a teaser. Of course, there have been many leaks since that first teaser, with pictures purporting to show the camera and its specs.

The Nikon D850 should be announced about a week from now, with a mid september shipping date.

Nikon D850 Product Page

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EISA Awards: Sony Wins 6 Photography Categories and 1 Home Theatre TV

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Sony celebrates record haul of seven categories at the 2017 EISA awards

Aug 14, 2017 23:00 BST

Sony has been recognised by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) for delivering inspiring products to its customers that are redefining the boundaries of what is possible in the imaging and home theatre markets. This year, Sony was honoured with a record seven awards, more than any other manufacturer and more than Sony has ever won in a single year.

With 53 expert magazines from 25 countries across the globe, EISA represents the largest editorial collaboration in the world of consumer electronics, and has been celebrating the very best products for over 35 years.

EISA CAMERA OF THE YEAR 2017-2018: Sony α9

The Sony α9 is a groundbreaking mirrorless camera that in many ways surpasses traditional DSLR rivals. Thanks to an innovative design, the 24.2 million pixel full-frame image sensor captures up to 20 frames per second in full resolution with no EVF blackout and offers completely silent, vibration-free shooting at up to 1/32,000th second. The new super-fast autofocus system, with 693 phase detection AF points covering 93% of the image area, ensures that even fast-moving subjects are in focus. The 5-axis image stabilisation allows a 5-step slower shutter speed. The oversampling process and full-frame pixel read-out result in excellent 4K movie quality.
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EISA Awards: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Wins Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018

Canon is still the preferred DSLR for professionals and consumers as judged by the editors of the EISA Awards 2017-2018. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV wins the Professional DSLR Camera award and the Canon EOS 77D wins the Consumer DSLR Camera award. The Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM lens wins the Professional DSLR Lens award.

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Canon recognised as a class-leader by the 2017 EISA awards

London, UK, 15 August 2017 – Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, is honoured to today announce it has been awarded three prestigious accolades from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The EOS 5D Mark IV has been named ‘EISA Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018’, the EOS 77D has been awarded ‘EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018’ and the Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM has been awarded ‘EISA Professional DSLR Lens 2017-2018’.

Voted by a panel of editors representing over 50 internationally-respected magazines from across 20 European countries, plus USA and Australia, EISA celebrates new products that combine the most advanced technology and desirable features with class-leading performance.

“Canon has a long-standing reputation within the industry for delivering high-quality products that enable users to tell the best story of their lives through unlocking their creative shooting potential with the support, reliability and consistency needed,” commented Lee Bonniface, Marketing Director, Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe. “Feedback on our products through award recognition such as EISA, is paramount as we strive to produce pioneering and class-leading solutions that enable photographers around the world to discover, capture and share their own unique stories through photography.”

In recognition of Canon’s award-winning products, the EISA judging panel commented with the following citations:
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Cameras Nikon

EISA Awards: Nikon D7500 Wins Prosumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018

The Nikon D7500 Digital SLR Camera Receives EISA Award

August 17, 2017

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that its Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera, the Nikon D7500, is the recipient of the EISA Prosumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018 award presented by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).

The D7500 is equipped with the same EXPEED 5 image-processing engine and Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor as the D500, Nikon’s flagship DX-format digital SLR camera, which enables superior image quality with little noise throughout its entire ISO 100–51200 range of standard sensitivities. The same superior image quality and high-speed performance available with the D500 is packed into a slim and lightweight body, making it popular with a wide range of users, from beginner to experienced, although it is a mid-level model.
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The Prestigious EISA Awards 2017-2018: Sony A9 Is Camera of the Year

The following video presents Sony | α | α9 – Product Feature:
α9 goes beyond the norms of camera function and operation, offering new expressive potential for professional creators.
This is the E-mount full-frame interchangeable lens digital camera to feature a 35mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory. The sensor’s stacked structure and integral memory contribute to the unprecedented readout speed achieved by the sensor and image-processing engine.
High speed enables continuous shooting at up to 20 fps, blackout-free shooting, up to 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, silent, vibration-free Anti-Distortion Shutter operation at up to 1/32,000 sec., and other capabilities that add up to an all-new shooting experience without interference from mechanical devices.

*[00:48] [00:54] Correction of annotation: At shutter speeds of 1/125 sec or higher.

The many photography experts of the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA Awards 2017-2018) have put their seal of approval on the camera that many of us already knew would win, hands down: The Sony α9 mirrorless camera is deemed “groundbreaking” and “in many ways surpasses traditional DSLR rivals,” and is therefore awarded the Camera of the Year award. At the top, while Canon edged Nikon for the third year in a row, it is not a race between Canon and Nikon anymore. Welcome, Sony.

It’s unfortunate we have only one camera per category. It would be interesting to see the runner ups in each category and the number of votes each got. For example, where does Olympus mirrorless cameras rate? They should be way up there.

Still prefer a DSLR?

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EISA Awards: Fujifilm X-T20 Wins Consumer Compact System Camera 2017-2018

The following video presents Exploring Montana with Victoria Wright and the X-T20 (USA):
“Discover more and get inspired with X-Photographer Victoria Wright as she explores the beautiful nature of Montana with the compact and powerful X-T20. All video was captured with the X-T20’s 4K.”

Fujifilm X-T20 won the prestigious 2017 EISA (the European Imaging and Sound Association) award* as Consumer Compact System Camera 2017-2018.

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2017 EISA Awards for FUJIFILM X-T20

August 15, 2017

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is delighted to announce the FUJIFILM X-T20 digital camera have been crowned at the recent 2017 EISA (the European Imaging and Sound Association) award* as Consumer Compact System Camera 2017-2018. (more…)

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FUJIFILM Canada Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of Annex Photo Concept Store in Toronto: Store Visitors Can Enter a Draw to Win One Instax® Mini 9 Instant Film Camera Every Hour + Fujifilm’s @annexphotostore Instagram Contest on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Annex Photo Concept by Fujifilm

Annex Photo Concept by Fujifilm

Annex Photo Concept by Fujifilm, located in Toronto, is celebrating their one year anniversary this Saturday, August 19. Annex Photo was created to be an immersive photo and brand experience store. Fujifilm Canada invites you to a FREE  all day event in the store with door crasher specials, caricature sketches, FREE gourmet ice-pops, an Instagram contest with prizes — plus, one Instax® Mini 9 instant film camera will be randomly given away every hour.

Fujifilm Instax® Mini 9 instant film cameras: More info about the camera at https://www.photoxels.com/fujifilm-instax-mini-9/

Fujifilm Instax® Mini 9 instant film cameras: More info about the camera at https://www.photoxels.com/fujifilm-instax-mini-9/

The following video presents Meet the new mini 9:
“The exciting new instax Mini 9… All new colors, added mirror for the perfect selfies and a close-up lens attachment.”

Annex Photo is located at 362 Bloor St. W., Toronto.

Good Luck! / Bonne chance!

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FUJIFILM CELEBRATES THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANNEX PHOTO CONCEPT STORE IN TORONTO

Fujifilm’s hybrid brand experience store has welcomed more than 80,000 guests in its first year

Mississauga, ON, August 15, 2017 – FUJIFILM Canada will celebrate the one year anniversary of Annex Photo, Concept by Fujifilm, Store in Toronto’s trendy Annex district on Saturday, August 19 with an all day event planned in store.

Annex Photo, Concept by Fujifilm, Store in Toronto

Annex Photo, Concept by Fujifilm, Store in Toronto

As part of the one year anniversary celebration of the Annex Photo Concept Store, Fujifilm will give away one Instax® Mini 9 instant film camera every hour on August 19 at the store. To enter for a chance to win, visitors can come to the store, enter their contact information on a ballot and a winner will be randomly selected each hour. There will also be an instagram contest for an additional Instax Mini 9 camera when customers post a photo with a special hashtag and tag the @annexphotostore instagram account. There will be free gourmet ice-pops from @thepopstand, caricature sketches (1-4pm) and door crasher specials.
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