The Panasonic Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras will be officially announced in next several hours. Japanese website Nokishita Camera has leaked the full press release (pdf) of upcoming L-mount to be announced in next several hours. You can see translated version below:
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The upcoming Nik Collection 2018 by DxO press release is leaked online. The official announcement is on June 6. The price of the new version will be $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 instead of $69 / £59 / €69 until July 1st, 2018. Here is the full text:
With the Nik Collection 2018 by DxO and DxO PhotoLab 1.2, DxO continues to develop innovative solutions for photographers and creative professionals
The first update of the plugin suite that DxO acquired in late 2017, the Nik Collection 2018 by DxO offers full compatibility with the latest Mac and PC OSs and Adobe CC products, while DxO PhotoLab 1.2 enhances its local correction tools that incorporate exclusive U Point technology.
PARIS – June 6, 2018 – DxO, one of the world’s most innovative consumer imaging companies, today announced the immediate availability of the Nik Collection 2018 by DxO, an updated suite of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop plugins for photographers and creative professionals. Eagerly awaited by the user community, this “by DxO” update marks the return to the market of the Nik Collection with the first stable version and with customer support. Also available today, DxO PhotoLab 1.2, an update of DxO’s acclaimed RAW and JPEG image processing software, adds new local correction features and adds support for seven additional cameras.
Nik Collection 2018 by DxO: Better user experience and stability
Since the acquisition of the Nik Collection from Google in late 2017, the DxO development team has spent several months analyzing and optimizing the code of the seven plugins that make up the software suite to make them stable and operational. “The process was long and complex,” explained Bruno Sayakhom, Product Owner at DxO. “It was necessary to recover and recompile source code that had not been maintained for a long time in order to make it compatible with the latest versions of Adobe products and the latest Apple OS updates. This is a first step that allows us to start afresh.”
The Nik Collection 2018 by DxO is now fully functional and compatible with all 64-bit Windows and Mac platforms, as well as with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC 2018, and Photoshop Elements 2017/2018. In addition, DxO now provides support in four languages on its website (http://nikcollection.dxo.com/), which will soon include exclusive tutorials. The software suite update, including the seven plugins, is now available in 13 languages, and includes a free 30-day trial period.
“We are proud to relaunch the Nik Collection, which users have been waiting for,” said Jean-Marc Alexia, DxO’s VP of Product Strategy and Marketing. “We have put all of our know-how into offering photographers and creative artists the best possible user experience. This is just the first step: using Uservoice-type surveys, we will be reaching out to the user community, from whom we greatly desire to gather feedback about their experiences and gain insight into their expectations.” Designed for expert photographers and graphic designers, the Nik Collection includes seven powerful plugins for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements that offer a full range of creative effects and filters:
- Analog Efex Pro applies analog film, camera and lens simulations to digital photos.
- Color Efex Pro includes a set of filters for color correction, touch-up, and creative effects.
Dfine reduces the noise of digital images by analyzing the specificities of each device.
- HDR Efex Pro processes images in HDR.
- Sharpener Pro increases the accuracy and enhances the detail of digital images.
- Silver Efex Pro is a black and white image conversion solution inspired by darkroom techniques.
- Viveza locally adjusts the color and tone of specific areas of the image.
Thanks to exclusive U Point technology, the Nik Collection plugins allow you to apply local settings to specific areas in a fluid and precise way.
The Nik Collection 2018 by DxO is available for download on the DxO website (http://shop.dxo.com/us/photo-software/dxo-nikcollection) for $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 instead of $69 / £59 / €69 until July 1st, 2018.
DxO PhotoLab 1.2 improves its local adjustment tools that integrate U Point technology
Recently awarded the 2018 TIPA Award for Best Image Processing Software, DxO PhotoLab (formerly DxO OpticsPro) offers a complete RAW and JPEG processing solution based on optical corrections from mathematically established laboratory models, as well as such exclusive features as PRIME noise reduction technology and DxO Smart Lighting intelligent exposure optimization.
DxO has integrated Nik Software’s U Point technology, acquired from Google in late 2017, into DxO PhotoLab. This exclusive technology allows photographers to apply local settings in a non-destructive RAW stream to specific areas in an image.
With version 1.2 of DxO PhotoLab, DxO continues to enhance its software by adding the Hue (HSL) and Selective Tone settings, to unblock locally dark areas or recover overexposed areas. The tool’s equalizer system has been redesigned accordingly, and local settings are now grouped by categories: Light, Color, and Detail. Each category can be shown or hidden with a single click, for an efficient workflow.
In response to user requests, DxO has added a new keyboard shortcut that displays the U Point mask in grayscale and shows the area that will be affected by the correction.
Finally, DxO PhotoLab 1.2 adds support for images from the Sony A7 III; the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G9, TZ90, and GF9; the Canon EOS 2000D; and the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Thanks to the quality of DxO PhotoLab’s RAW conversion, which is based on prior calibration of each sensor in the laboratory, images taken with these cameras and smartphones will automatically be corrected for optical defects.
The ESSENTIAL and ELITE editions of DxO PhotoLab (PC and Mac) are available for download on the DxO website (http://shop.dxo.com/), and from retailers at $129 / £99 / €129 and $199 / £159 / €199, respectively (recommended retail prices). Photographers who own a version of DxO OpticsPro can acquire an upgrade to DxO PhotoLab by logging into their customer account at www.dxo.com. A fully-functional trial version of DxO PhotoLab, valid for one month, is available on the DxO website: https://www.dxo.com/us/photography/download.
Just the day before official announcement of Nikon D850, we have got more and more leaks of upcoming Nikon D850 DSLR camera. NikonRumors has posted first leaked press photos, press release and several sample images of Nikon D850 DSLR camera. Nikon D850 featured with a new 45.7 full frame sensor without AA filter, 7 fps or 9 fps with battery pack, ISO expandable from 32 to 102,400, 153 AF points, 4K video at 30p, weather sealed for all conditions, supoort UHS-II SD card and XQD card. You can also take a look at full leaked specs here.
Today, Nikon announces a new online image sharing and storage website called ” NIKON IMAGE SPACE“. This website will available on January 28, 2013. You will get 2GB of free storage, improved usability, greater performance and collaboration with social networking sites. Existing myPicturetown accounts will be automatically transferred to the new Nikon Image Space. Read More »
|Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the lightest and smallest FX-format DSLR camera. This new camera offers excellent performance and a 24.3-megapixel image sensor for superior image quality.September 13, 2012
Hong Kong – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of its new D600 digital SLR camera. Despite having the smallest and lightest body among Nikon FX-format cameras, the D600 offers advanced performance. It is equipped with a new FX-format CMOS image sensor with 24.3-million effective pixels and the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine built into high-end Nikon DSLRs (D4, D800, D800E) for superior definition and image quality.
The D600 is the latest and most compact model in the Nikon FX-format digital SLR lineup at approx. 141 (W) x 113 (H) x 82 (D) mm, 760 g1. It is extremely portable, yet it offers the superior image quality and rendering performance, operation, and durability of high-end FX-format D-SLRs. In addition to a new FX-format CMOS image sensor with 24.3-million effective pixels and the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine built into high-end models, the D600 boasts a number of advanced features, including an optical viewfinder with 100%2 frame coverage, a large and clear 3.2-inch LCD monitor with wide angle viewing, and the same dust and water-resistance as the D800 and D800E. What’s more, this FX-format camera also supports the complete DX NIKKOR lens lineup for greater convenience with both still image shooting and movie recording. The D600 makes full use of its 24.3-million effective pixels with high-resolution, full-HD movie recording (1920 x 1080/30p). It is also equipped with the Multi-area mode Full-HD D-Movie function, which enables recording in either FX- or DX-based movie format for more creative freedom.
D600 Development Background
D600 Primary Features
1. A new 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor for superior image quality and resolution over a broad range of sensitivities
The D600 is equipped with a new FX-format CMOS image sensor with 24.3-million effective pixels to ensure a high signal-to-noise ratio and a broad dynamic range. The camera supports ISO 100 to ISO 6400 for beautiful images with very little noise and rich tones. The range of sensitivities can also be expanded to the equivalent of ISO 50 (Lo 1) or up to ISO 25600 equivalent (Hi 2). What’s more, NIKKOR lenses equipped with Nikon’s advanced optical technologies can maximise the performance of the D600’s FX-format CMOS sensor to offer clear and sharp images with the finest details.
2. The EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, optimised for the D600, offers superior and high-speed processing
The D600 is equipped with the same EXPEED 3 high-speed image-processing engine built into the D4, D800, and D800E Nikon FX-format cameras. The EXPEED 3 image-processing engine has been optimised for digital SLR cameras to offer faster and better performance for rendering, vivid color reproduction, and capturing a broad dynamic range. It also effectively reduces noise for still images captured at high sensitivities under dim lighting, while preserving definition and sharpness. Special noise-reduction was designed to maintain crisp, clear outlines in movies recorded in low-light situations.
3. Excellent camera performance and operational comfort
The Multi-CAM4800 autofocus sensor tracks the intended subject with 39 focus points. Cross-type sensors have been adopted for the nine most frequently used focus points at the center of the frame. In addition, seven focus points (5 horizontal focus points and 1 above and below the center of the frame) are fully functional at f/8. This delivers more precise autofocusing when super-telephoto NIKKOR lenses are used with a teleconverter (2.0x).
What’s more, the precise Scene Recognition System analyzes detailed scene brightness and colour information acquired from the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor, and applies that information to autofocus, automatic exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash, and white balance control.
The D600 is also equipped with a high-magnification optical viewfinder that supports an approx. 100% frame coverage in FX format and a magnification of approximately 0.7x. The 3.2-inch, approximately 921k-dot monitor with wide angle viewing is equipped with a sensor that automatically controls brightness and contrast according to ambient lighting conditions to ensure clear viewing. Dual SD memory card slots (SDXC, UHS-I* compliant) enable smoother still-image and movie recording.
1With 50-mm f/1.4 lens at infinity,-1.0m-1
4. Full-HD movie recording at 1920 x 1080/30p and Multi-area mode movie recording available in two formats
By simply pressing the movie-record button next to the shutter-release in the movie live view mode, users can enjoy video recording that optimises the camera’s 24.3-million effective pixels. Not only does the D600 support full-HD movie recording at 1920 x 1080/30p, but the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard ensures that superior picture quality is maintained while data is compressed to record a single movie for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds1.
The Multi-area mode Full-HD D-Movie function offers two movie formats2, the FX-based movie format or the DX-based movie format to record full-HD 1920 x 1080/30p (both FX- and DX lenses can be used). The FX-based movie format makes full use of the large image sensor and offers a shallow depth-of-field with an emphasis on blur characteristics while the DX-based movie format is optimal for recording movies and bringing subjects closer when lenses with short focal lengths are used.
The D600 is also equipped with a headphone jack so that headphones may be used to check sound, and movies can be viewed simultaneously in the camera’s monitor and in an external monitor via the movie live view display.Uncompressed movie data can also be output to an external recorder via the built-in HDMI interface, and the time-lapse photography function can be used to automatically photograph relatively slow moving action, such as the blooming of a flower and the passing of clouds, at specified intervals. The camera then combines the photos and records them as a silent time-lapse movie.
1Maximum length is 20 minutes with some frame size/rate and movie quality settings.
5. Connect with smart devices through the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
By using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter (sold separately), you can easily transfer your high-quality photos from your digital SLR to a smart device1. The smart device can also be used to control camera shooting as a remote with a live view display. Images captured with the D600 can be transferred to a smart device over a wireless network connection2 (remote movie recording is not supported). The WU-1b immediately transfers photos and also allows you to upload them to blogs and social networks to share with friends and family.
1Android smartphones running 2.3.x or 4.0 Android tablets running OS version 3.x or 4.0 are supported. iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) running 5.1 and 5.1.1 are supported.
2The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must first be installed on the smart device. The app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store.
Additional D600 Features and Functions
*Measured according to CIPA guidelines.
*Google, Android, and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
*Products , brand names and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
|The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.September 2012|
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