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All-New List of Canon 7D Mark II Specs Surface, Given 90% Confidence

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It seems the major rumor sites were duped about the upcoming Canon 7D replacement. According to a new Canon Rumors report published last night, previously reported specs for the Mark II were incorrect. Fortunately, it seems they’ve gotten their hands on some new specs that they’re “90% confident” are accurate this time around. Read more…

external How does the iPhone hold up against a serious camera? —The Verge

Everyone knows that the iPhone 5S has a great camera. I say it myself all the time, even as someone who’s spent too many thousands on cameras and lenses over the years. What does that really mean, though? It’s true that the iPhone 5S does take better pictures than just about any other smartphone. But how close am I to throwing away my dedicated photography setup? I decided to put the 5S against a “real” camera — taking near-identical snapshots across a day and night in Harajuku, Tokyo — to see how things shake out in practice.

 
Aug 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Sony’s New KW1 is Part Perfume Bottle, Part Selfie Camera, and All Facepalm

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It doesn’t get much more niche (or weird) than this… after releasing a teaser and leaking some images of a very nearly unbelievable perfume bottle-shaped selfie cam, Sony has made the new KW1 compact official. Read more…

Leica Announces the Leica M-P, a Humble Upgrade Focused on Speed and Durability

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Leica has officially unleashed their next M-series camera, the Leica M-P. Almost identical to the Leica M in its design and functionality, a number of significant improvements have been made that focus on bringing robustness and longevity to the M-System product line-up.

Oh, and one more thing — the signature ‘red dot’ is missing. Read more…

Rumor: Leica to Announce Digital Rangefinder Without an LCD Screen at Photokina

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How’s this for a strange rumor? According to the folks over at Leica Rumors, several sources have been tipping them off to the existence of a Leica digital rangefinder without an LCD — a limited edition camera that will supposedly arrive at Photokina. Read more…

Hasselblad’s New H5D-200c Multi-Shot Spits Out Massive 200-Megapixel Files

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Fair warning: your brain’s buffer might have a hard time processing this one. Following in the multi-shot heritage of the old CCD H5D-200MS, Hasselblad has released a CMOS version of the multi-shot behemoth. And like its older brother, it can spit out gargantuan 200MP files thanks to Hassy’s proprietary Multi-Shot technology that combines as many as 6 shots into one. Read more…

Sony Curved Sensor to Make Its Debut in Strange Perfume Bottle-Themed Selfie Cam

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You know what they say: see a need, fill a need. Or, in the case of Sony’s upcoming perfume bottle-shaped selfie camera, “see a fad, create a product.” We assume that’s written somewhere in the internal memo that first gave life to the camera you see above, a seemingly very real and definitely very strange camera that trusted sources tell Sony Alpha Rumors will be one of the first to feature Sony’s revolutionary curved sensor. Read more…

external 5 reasons the Olympus E-M1 will NOT get 4K video! —EOSHD

Sometimes the rumor mill is just so outrageous. I am not talking about the site admins (don’t shoot the messenger) but rather some of the sources who feed absolutely made up information. You may have heard the rumors of the Olympus E-M1 getting a 4K video firmware update, but 4K video on the E-M1 is a technical impossibility and here’s why…

 
Aug 19, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Nikon Issues Service Advisory for D810: Long Exposures May Result in ‘Bright Spots’

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Nikon just can’t catch a break on the advisories and service issues. Just weeks after it was revealed that they were settling class action lawsuits over the D600 sensor spot issue by handing out free D610s, a fresh service advisory (USA, EU and Japan) has been issued, this time for the recently-released D810. Read more…

Report: Nikon’s New Sports-Focused Full-Frame Will be Called the D750

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We’ve known for a couple of weeks that there is a new Nikon full-frame in the pipeline; a camera recent reports claimed would be an action/sports camera. And now, Nikon Rumors “can confirm” that the upcoming shooter will be called the D750. Read more…