Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR, a comparatively affordable, stabilized, variable aperture standard zoom lens for full frame cameras. It comes as Nikon celebrates the sale of the 70 millionth Nikkor lens since 1933, and the 30 millionth silent-wave motor lens since the system’s introduction in 1996. It’s hard not to interpret the announcement as lending weight to the rumors of an affordable full-frame body, since it’s hard to imagine large numbers of D800 owners using a lens with a recommended price of $599 as their everyday lens.
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Canon has developed the EF 40mm F/2.8 STM lens with stepper motors for fast, quiet operation when shooting video. The 40mm STM is a pancake prime lens for full frame and APS-C cameras. Feature stepper motors, to enable fast, quiet focus, particularly with the contrast-detection method of autofocus used for live view and video. It has electromagnetic diaphragms – allowing smooth and accurate control over aperture for video shooting.
Canon rumors posted full specs of new Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i, see below:
- 18 MP APS-C
- SDHC slot, USH-1 complaint
- Current xxD’s AF system (9 cross-type points, found in 40D, 50D, 60D)
- T3i metering system (63 zones like 7D and 5DIII)
- ~5 fps
- Standard Rebel viewfinder
- ISO 100-12,800 expandable to 25,600
- Articulated touchscreen LCD
- Hybrid AF during video shooting
Sony DSC-RX100 has just announced by Sony on June 05, 2012, RX100 is an enthusiast compact camera based around a 20MP 1″ CMOS sensor. It features a 28-100mm equivalent lens with F1.8-4.9 aperture range and image stabilization and is the first Sony compact to capture Raw files. It can shoot 1080p 60 and capture 17MP (16:9 crop) stills simultaneously. It features a lens control dial and a 3:2 aspect ratio sensor (the same proportions as most DSLRs). It’s also the first Sony compact to feature the company’s ‘White Magic’ LCD technology, promising a brighter or lower-power display.