Leica has finally announced the Leica Q Typ 116 fixed lens full frame compact came. The lens is stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux lens. It offers a 24MP CMOS sensor and a 3″ 1.04M dot touch-sensitive LCD. A built-in LCoS EVF offers an equivalent resolution of 3.68MP, and the Q skips a built-in flash but provides a standard hot shoe. Video recording at 1080/60p and built-in Wi-Fi are also offered.
The high megapixel Canon EOS 5Ds and Canon EOS 5Ds R now officially announced, both of which offer 50.6MP full-frame sensors inside virtually the same body as the EOS 5D Mark III. The effect of the EOS 5DS R’s low pass filter has been cancelled out for greater detail resolution, but aside from that difference the two cameras are identical. Like the EOS 5D III the new cameras offer 1080/30p video but do not feature microphone sockets or HDMI out.
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At CES 2015, Nikon has announced the new upper-entry-level DSLR Nikon D5500, to replace the Nikon D5300 DSLR, which is announced in 2013. Nikon D5500 provides a 24.2MP DX-format sensor with no optical low pass filter. It features a touch screen, which is a fully articulated 3.2-inch 1.37M-dot affair, as in the D5300. A flat picture profile is added, and the 1080/60p video specification is identical to its predecessor.
Canon has finally announced the new EOS 7D Mark II flagship APS-C DSLR camera. Headlining its Photokina announcements. The 7D II features a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, increased from the 7D’s 18MP. It also presents an upgrade over its predecessor in autofocus specification with next-generation Dual Pixel AF, 65 all cross-type points, as well as a faster 10 fps burst shooting rate.
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Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-LX100 camera. Where its LX7 predecessor used a 1/1.7″ sensor, the LX100 leapfrogs into the Four Thirds sensor class, with 16MP chip and a 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8 lens. It supports 4K video recording at 30p, and also provides Wi-Fi with NFC for faster pairing with a mobile device. The LX100 is equipped with a built-in viewfinder of XGA resolution as well as a 3″ 920k-dot tilting touch LCD. There’s no pop-up flash on board, but a clip-on external flash is included in the box.
Nikon has announced a new full frame DSLR camera named Nikon D750. A 24MP full-frame DSLR which sits between the D610 and D810 in the company’s lineup. The D750 offers an improved version of the 51-point AF system from the D810, a 6.5fps maximum frame-rate, plus built-in Wi-Fi and a vari-angle LCD. Video features are lifted directly from the D810 and include 1080/60p recording and full manual exposure control.
Nikon has announced a new telephoto prime lens AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. This lens is the successor of current AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G lens, which is cost $8,996.95. This new lens promises improved autofocus, exposure accuracy and speed, while being 816g (nearly 2lb) lighter than its predecessor. It uses an electromagnetic diaphragm controller for improved exposure stability during continuous shooting, and a new VR Sport Mode recognizes panning motion to provide accurate compensation for camera shake.