Cameras

The Smallest GoPro Ever Announced: The Hero4 Session

gopro-sessionSmaller and lighter than any other GoPro before it. The Hero4 Session is the answer to a question that many action capture enthusiasts have been looking for: size reduction. To keep footprint small, the Hero4 Session drops the LCD, instead opting for a simple one-button control scheme to start recording — connecting to the GoPro app allows for more robust controls.

Other physical features include compatibility with existing GoPro mounts, waterproofing down to 33 feet without need for separate housing, and the ability to record in 1080p60, 720p100, or 1440p30 video. GoPro will start selling their latest gadget online for $400.

Via: GoPro

Sony A7R II Is The 4K, Full Frame Monster Of A Camera

sony-a7r-2At the humble price of $3,200 considering the specs, Sony’s A7R II is the camera of dreams. The first camera to sport backside illumination, at a full-frame size 42.4 megapixel sensor. The other first that the A7R II sports is an ISO up to 102,400 and an insane 399 phase detection AF points — this supplements the capture of 4K video using the full width of the sensor, a first for a 35mm-format interchangeable-lens camera. Which of course, is insane.

Oh, and the body is made of magnesium alloy with 5-axis image stabilization. Who said your camera couldn’t have everything?

Via: Sony

Leica Q Announced: A Full-Frame, 24MP Camera With 10FPS Shooting

_IGP0538Today, Leica is unveiling the Q, a full-frame camera with a 24 megapixel sensor, full 1080p HD video recording at 60 fps, shooting at ten frames-per-second, an f1.7/28mm Summilux lens, integrated WiFi and remote shutter control via a dedicated Leica Q app on iOS and Android, an ISO range of up to 50,000, a 3″ 1.04 million-dot LCD screen, and finally, a high-res EVF that has a built-in sensor which automatically switches to the mode when held up to the user’s eye. Built in Germany and using aluminum and leather as build materials, the Q is a quintessential Leica, as well as being a modern camera capable of some serious shooting.

Asking price? $4,250, available starting today. Leica will also be producing a variety of accessories to accompany the Q, including an external grip accessory and a cross-body carrying case.

Press release after the break.

There’s A New Sexy Fujifilm Camera, And It’s Called The X-T10

xt10leadFujifilm is always a company known for its retro camera designs with modern optics and imaging, and the new X-T1o is no different.

Designed as an easier means of entering the interchangeable lens ecosystem, the X-T10 costs $800 body-only, or $900 with a XC 16-50mm lens kit. All of which, is excellent, because the X-T10 not only functions as a sort of junior version of the company’s $1200 flagship X-T1 camera, but still sports a 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor (with built-in phase detection autofocus), an EXR Processor II and compatibility with all existing Fujinon lenses.

Aesthetics? On paper, they sound pleasing: aluminum touches everywhere with lots of grip. A release is pegged for sometimes in June.

Canon Produces The EOS 5Ds: A 50 Megapixel DSLR Camera

canon5dsdsrlead-2015-wow-much-price-megapixelsHave you doubted the megapixels in your professional DSLR lately? Most likely, no. But Canon doesn’t mind. Enter, the EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R: camera equipped with a 50.6 megapixel full frame sensor. It’s so high-resolution that if you were to crop images with lenses made for APS-C image sensors, they’d be 19 megapixels. It’s insane.

Other feats that the EOS 5Ds can pull off are 5 frames-per-second shoot, 61-point autofocus, dual Digic 6 processors, 3.2-inch 1-million-dot LCDs, a mirror vibration control system (to control camera shake) with viewfinders at 0.71x magnification and 100 percent coverage.

On the non-imaging spectrum, there’s Active NFC, WiFi, USB 3.0, HDMI-out, CF/SD card support and 1080p video at 24/25/30/50/60 fps — sadly, no 4K shooting here.

Oh, and in case you were wondering: yes there are two cameras. They’re identical, sans for one trait: at a $200 premium, the 5Ds R eliminates the low-pass filter effect; that creates a “cancellation effect” specifically to cut blur from images and makes them sharper. On the other hand, the 5Ds does it too, but to a lesser degree.

Both cameras launch in June for $3,700 and $3,900, respectively.

Fujifilm X-A2: Another Mirrorless Camera, This Time Great For The Selfie Folk

fujifilm-x-a2A $1,000 Carl Zeiss lens is the best way to take your selfies, at least according to Fujifilm and their newest mirrorless camera. Included is a 175 degree flip screen for easier self-framing. It also carries face/eye detection features that are activated automatically when said 920k dot screen is flipped.

Meanwhile, the 16.3-megapixel, APS-C sensor with full HD recording capability comes in a body that is black, brown or white for $550 with a 16-50 f/3.5-5.6 lens (24-75mm 50mm equivalent). Alternatively, a $699 with a 50-230mm lens kit exists — if you’re into shooting things and people, other than yourself.

Can I just say it? This is a gorgeous camera.

Via: Amazon

Nikon Finally Makes A Touchscreen DSLR, The D5500

 

D5500_BK_18_55_frt34l.0Its main rival, Canon, introduced touchscreen LCDs for its DSLRs — back in 2012. So, enter the CES of 2015 and Nikon has taken the initiative with the D5500: a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor , shoots up to five-frames-per-second, and one of its best features, a 39-point autofocus system. Oh, and yes it records video: 1080p HD at up to 60 frames-per-second.

Pricing is rather straightforward; an early February release for $899.95, or $999.95 with Nikon’s standard DX 18-55mm kit lens.

Via: Nikon USA

Sony Boasts Its New A7 II SLR, Sporting A Full-Frame Sensor

sony-a7-iiWho doesn’t love a promisng full-frame camera? That’s right, no one (unless you’ve sworn fielty to Micro Four Thirds).

The new Sony A7 II camera sports a 24-megapixel, full-frame sensor, with 5-axis sensor-shift stabilization. To make these improvements noticeable (and worthwhile), there’s 30% faster AF speed and 1.5x better tracking performance, with support for the XAVC S video codec, a new magnesium alloy front panel and reinforced lens mount — plus a few more aesthetic tweaks to refine the camera.

Price is TBA, but expect it to be worthy of that of a full-frame camera (in the 2K range).

Via: Sony