Tag - DSLR
Yesterday, Apple released an update to increase the support for RAW images from more digital SLR cameras. The Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.20 now allows Mac desktops to display images for 13 more cameras that use the file format, typically used for images that are unprocessed and uncompressed by the camera itself, with the new support covering imaging devices from Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony.
Ricoh has unveiled a digital SLR camera that it believes is ideal for withstanding the elements while taking photographs outdoors. The 24.24-megapixel Pentax K-70 DSLR is an all-weather camera that can work at temperatures as low as -10C (14F), with its rugged dust-proof and weather-resistant casing said to make it ideal for outdoor shooting during activities, such as mountain climbing or while camping in a forest.
Canon has unveiled a trio of new cameras, covering the compact and mid-range DSLR markets. The EOS 80D is a prosumer 24.2-megapixel DSLR that is meant to replace the three year old 70D, while the PowerShot G7 X Mark II is a refresh of the existing compact G7 X, and the PowerShot SX720 HS is more of an entry-level version that offers slightly lower specifications in its compact size, as well as a smaller price tag.
Ricoh has unveiled what will become Pentax's first full-frame DSLR camera release, when it starts shipping in the United States in April. The Pentax K-1 houses a 36.4-megapixel 35mm-format CMOS sensor combined with a 14-bit RAW-capable Prime IV imaging engine, which also includes a five-axis shake reduction system and an AA filter simulator that uses microscopic vibrations to provide the same level of moire reduction as a normal optical AA filter.
Canon has unveiled a new version of its EOS-1D X digital camera aimed at the professional market, one it initially released four years ago. The EOS-1D X Mark II is an upgraded version of the original, housing a new 20.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, giving it a boost in terms of speed and image quality, as well as allowing it to film 4K and 1080p video at 60 and 120fps respectively with a "Dual Pixel" CMOS autofocus.
Nikon used CES to unveil three new cameras, with two DSLRs accompanied by the manufacturer's first action camera that can record 360-degree images for viewing with VR headsets. The D5 is the successor to the D4 and is capable of shooting 4K UHD video, the D500 is a 20.9-megapixel shooter that is meant to work well with smartphones and tablets, and the KeyMission 360 is a compact camera capable of recording 360-degree video in challenging shooting environments.
Pebble is shipping the circular-faced version of its smartwatch on the 8th of November, starting with those who preordered the wearable device when it was first announced in September. On the same day as shipments begin, the Pebble Time Round will be available at retail in the United States, with the smartwatch appearing in Target and BestBuy stores from Sunday onwards, priced at $250.
Sony has introduced a new Alpha DSLR camera aimed at the entry-level market, one that is said to have inherited many of the features from the Alpha A77 II. The Alpha A68 houses a 24-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor backed by a 4D Focus phase detection system employing 79 autofocus points, 15 cross points, a dedicated F2.8 AF sensor point for dark scenes, and translucent mirror technology to give it constant AF tracking while shooting at 8fps.
Ricoh has launched an updated version of its Pentax K-3 digital SLR from late 2013, improving a few elements while keeping the rest the same. Just like the original, the Pentax K-3 II has a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, but this time Ricoh has introduced a Pixel Shift Resolution system, which uses the camera's shake reduction mechanism to move the sensor in single-pixel increments and capturing four images, combinable into one higher resolution photograph.
Nikon today expanded its DSLR range with the D7200. The new model, aimed at the enthusiast and professional market, has a 24.2MP CMOS, boasting no optical low-pass filter. Due to improvements in hardware and software, the company claims 30 percent faster image processing with the new model over the now-replaced D7100.