Posts Tagged ‘announcement’

Amazon’s ‘Fire Phone’ Comes with a 13MP Camera and Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage

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Today, Amazon showed us that where there’s smoke, there’s most definitely Fire. After years of rumors that Amazon was working on a phone, CEO Jeff Bezos officially unveiled Amazon’s first attempt at a smartphone at today’s event.

It’s called the Amazon Fire Phone and it comes to market with a few interesting, photo-centric features that go beyond the standard camera specs. Read more…

Twitter Now Lets You Post and Play Your Animated GIFs on Web, Android and iOS

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Twitter beat Facebook to the animated GIF punch *insert punching GIF here*, announcing earlier today that the often-animated file format is now fully supported through Twitter’s web, Android and iOS clients. Read more…

Pricing & Release Date for Sigma’s Foveon-Toting DP2 Quattro Camera Announced

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Sigma has announced the pricing and release date of the first of the three unique DP Quattro cameras announced earlier this year: the 30mm lens-toting DP2. Read more…

Panasonic 4K-Capable FZ-1000 Superzoom May Be the Sony RX10’s Worst Nightmare

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Late last night Panasonic added an exciting new camera to the superzoom category. Dubbed the Lumix FZ-1000, a more accurate name might have been “Sony RX10 Competitor” or, if you’re being bold, “Sony RX10 Killer.” Read more…

Canon’s Latest Invite to Pro Dealers Hints at August Announcement of the 7DMII

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Word on the street — this particular street being Northlight Images — is that Canon pro dealers in Germany are getting invites for events in July to prepare for a particular announcement in August. And while this isn’t anything out of the ordinary, the fact that pro dealers are involved at such a level means that some sort of prosumer DSLR announcement, as well as some possible lens updates, are very likely on the docket.

When you combine that with reports that the 7D will no longer be available from dealers starting in July, it’s easy to conclude that the long-awaited 7DMII might be making an August appearance. Read more…

Phase One Announces 40mm-80mm f/4–5.6 Lens for Its Digital 645 System

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When it comes to medium format photography, prime lenses are the norm. The size, weight and quality of construction of lenses are all areas of constraint for medium format over DSLRs or mirrorless, and so zoom lenses are more of a rarity.

However, there are always impressive exceptions to the rule, which is exactly what Phase One has done with its second-ever zoom lens for the 645 digital medium format system. Read more…

Adobe Will be Revealing the ‘Next Evolution of Creative Cloud’ at June 18th Keynote

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Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen, because “the next evolution of Creative Cloud” will be revealed during a live-streaming keynote on June 18th at 1pm Eastern, and it promises to be a doozy of an announcement. Read more…

Sony Announces Pricing and Availability for the Low-Light Powerhouse A7s

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We don’t typically dedicate an entire post to a pricing and availability announcement, nor do we usually talk so much about cameras that are focused in large part on video capture, but the A7s is a big fat exception to these rules.

And so, it is with great aplomb that we tell you that Sony’s A7s, which looks to be unmatched in low-light if we’re to trust the tests that have come out thus far, will cost $2,500 and begin shipping in July.

If you’d like to find out more about the camera, check out our previous coverage. And if you’re already set to pull the trigger and buy it, you can pre-order by clicking here.

Lytro Unveils the ‘Illum': A Beautiful Beast of a Light-Field Camera

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More than two years after the debut of the company’s first camera, Lytro has come back with a vengeance. Well, actually, Lytro has come back with an ‘Illum,’ which is the name of a new camera that the company says, “advances the light field category from novelty to game-changing visual medium that could one day rival digital and film.” Read more…

Pentax’s New Medium Format 645Z Packs a 51MP CMOS Sensor and Max ISO 204,800

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It’s here. The Pentax 645Z Medium Format camera has arrived just as the rumor sites said it would, and the camera’s release date was far from the only rumor that has proven to be 100% true. In fact, we’ll have to look hard to find anything they got wrong. Read more…