February 25, 2012

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Review with Test Samples.

Kakaku.com has posted FUJIFILM X-Pro1 review with many samples.

Google translation: FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Review | Kakaku.com Magazine



Fujifilm X-Pro1 Test Samples (From ISO 200 to ISO 6400)

Alltombild.se has posted Fujifilm X-Pro1 test samples.

Google Translate: Fujifilm X-Pro1 i Stockholm | Testbilder! | Alltombild



February 2, 2012

Pentax K-01 / Marc Newson Interview

pentaxian1: Marc Newson, one of the most acclaimed and influential contemporary designers, has created a new camera for PENTAX. In this video he discusses why he chose to design a camera for PENTAX, his love of photography and how he defines the K-01.

The Imaging Resource: Pentax K-01 Compact System Camera - Hands-On Preview


PENTAX Announces the K-01 Mirrorless Camera.

PRWeb: PENTAX Announces the K-01—a More Powerful Mirrorless Camera


● Contemporary styling by world renowned designer Marc Newson
● Durable aluminum frame with stylish exterior in a selection of colors
● Mirorrless body design is compatible with PENTAX K-mount lenses.
● Exceptional 16 Megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor with low noise image capture and multiple aspect ratios.
● Bright high resolution 3 inch LCD with 920,000 dots
● Full HD 1080p video capture at 30 FPS with h.264 compression (60 FPS at 720p) features outstanding video capture flexibility.
● Sensor-shift PENTAX Shake and Dust Reduction system is compatible with every mounted PENTAX lens.
● Fast 6 FPS burst mode is ideal for fast-action photography.
● Shutter speeds from 1/4000 to 30 seconds and bulb with a silent shutter action.
● Flexible ISO range of 100-25,600 ensures gorgeous noise-free imaging in any lighting environment.
● Shooting modes include P, Av,Tv, and M, as well as powerful automatic modes, creative filters and finishing options.
● Focus peaking mode provides fast and accurate manual focusing for critical focus applications.
● In-Camera HDR mode combines bracketed user-specified exposures into a single, perfectly blended still image.
● Built-in popup flash and external hotshoe compatible with modern PENTAX digital flash units.
● Captures JPG still images as well as open standard DNG RAW.

In addition and as a perfect complement to the PENTAX K01, is the new smc PENTAX DA 40mm Lens, dubbed the “World’s thinnest interchangeable lens” at the time of its production!
This superb lens was styled by world famous designer Marc Newson and features an ultra low profile of only 0.36 inches in overall thickness and is only 1.8 oz in weight!
The maximum F2.8 aperture on this lens makes it ideal for creative depth of field applications and existing light photography. Furthermore, its nine rounded aperture blades produce extraordinarily smooth, natural bokeh.

● Fixed focal length 40mm prime lens is equivalent to 61mm in the 35mm format.
● Short 16 inch minimum focus distance
● PENTAX SP (Super Protect) coating on lens surface helps repel elements and aids in cleaning.
● PENTAX K mount is compatible with current and past K-mount compatible cameras.


Nikon D7000 vs. Nikon D4: Low Light (ISO 3200) Noise Comparison.

FenchelJanisch2: Second video comparison between the upcoming Nikon D4 an the in 2010 released Nikon D7000. We used the crop mode of the D4 to get the same focal length.
Same settings on both cameras!

Lenses on both DSLRs: Nikon 35mm F/1.8 + Nikon 50mm F/1.8

Settings on both cameras:ISO 3200. Aperture F/2.8. Shutter speed 1/50s.

Music by Kevin MacLeod


January 28, 2012

Second test with the Canon EOS-1D X and the Nikon D4

Source: FenchelJanisch2.
Settings on both cameras:ISO 1600. Aperture F/2 + F/2.8. Shutter speed 1/50s


January 23, 2012

Nikon D4 vs. Nikon D7000: Video Comparison

FenchelJanisch2: First video comparison between the upcoming Nikon D4 an the in 2010 released Nikon D7000. We used the crop mode of the D4 to get the same focal length...


Nikon D4 Video - Little Freddie King, Livin' The Blues: Joe McNally Photography

Joe McNally: A short story of New Orleans Delta Blues musician, Little Freddie King. Shot entirely on Nikon's D4.

Joe McNally’s Blog


January 22, 2012

Sony Develops Next-generation Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor

Tokyo, Japan - January 23, 2012 - Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced that it has developed a new next-generation back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which embodies the continuous evolution of the camera. This image sensor layers the pixel section containing formations of back-illuminated structure pixels onto chips containing the circuit section for signal processing, which is in place of supporting substrates for conventional back-illuminated CMOS image sensors. (Read More...)


Olympus to revive OM brand for digital camera this spring.

TOKYO JAPAN, Jan. 19 (Kyodo) : Olympus Corp. plans to revive its once popular OM camera brand for its new digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera this spring, industry sources said Thursday.

The company is hoping that the new product will come to symbolize its recovery from the recent scandal involving its coverup of investment losses, they said.

Olympus launched the OM-1 single-lens reflex film camera in 1973, which became a hit because of its small size and durability. The company sold OM series products for around 30 years.

The new OM-D model will be offered in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries as the top model of the company's digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera series, selling for above 100,000 yen in Japan.

The new model resembles the OM-1 film camera and is equipped with high-speed autofocus and image stabilization functionality as well as 16 megapixel resolution.