Oh boy, are you going to like this... We managed to get an EXCLUSIVE (you won't find pictures like this anywhere else) hands-on with the new Pentax Digital SLR. What struck me about this camera was how far advanced it was. Despite being displayed only in a glass case all the design features of the camera appeared operational, finish quality was just like a final camera (not like some prototypes I've seen), although there were no batteries in the camera I had so I couldn't do a powered-on test. The camera is smaller, thinner and lighter than the D1 or EOS-D30 (with the optional portrait grip) with very distinctive styling I'm sure it'll appeal to many prospective digital SLR purchasers.
Pentax Digital SLR Specifications (so far):
|Body||Pentax design magnesium alloy case|
|Type||SLR (body only)|
|Imager||Philips 6 megapixel CCD
35mm full frame
12-bit progressive scan
12 µm pixel pitch
|Image resolution||3072 x 2048|
|Image types||JPEG, TIFF, RAW|
|Shutter speed||Up to 1/6000 sec|
|Metering||TTL six-segment metering|
|Lens mount||Pentax KAF2 mount (645N & 67II lenses can be used)|
|Viewfinder||TTL optical (true TTL)|
|LCD||2 inch TFT|
|Flash||Built-in retractable flash unit (TTL)|
Compact Flash Type II
PCMCIA Type II
|Sale price||Expected ~$7,000|
They obviously also had the EI-200 and EI-2000 on show, both being the
combined creation of themselves (lens & body design) and HP (electronics).
The Pentax Digital SLR looks very interesting indeed.. However, if the current rumoured price is correct I'd say it's a little overpriced for the market, it really needs to come in at the $3500 - $4500 price range.
Site links: Pentax Digital SLR sneak preview
Ricoh were of course making a big noise about their RDC-i700 multi-function digital camera.. demonstrating email and web browsing including taking a sample image and emailing it to a test PC on the other side of the stand. This is certainly interesting technology, but it begs the question "what gives?", for a product like this becomes a Jack of all trades and a master of none.
|Ricoh Stand||Ricoh RDC-i700 (case)|
|Ricoh RDC-i700 in use|
SanDisk had a presence displaying their current range of storage including a 300 MB CF Type II flash card and varous SD Multimedia cards. They were also showing (in use) their new collaboration with Photo-Me to provide high street printing stations which would allow digital camera users to just insert their memory card and run off prints. Pricing was $3 for the first 4x6 print and $0.30 for each subsequent print.
|SanDisk Photo-Me station||SanDisk 64 MB "SD" Multimediacard and mock-up digital camera|
|SanDisk 300 MB CF Type II card|
Samsung were displaying their new digital cameras the Digimax 210SE (2.1 megapixels, 3x optical zoom) and the Digimax 35 multi-function camera which can play MP3, act as a web camera and take stills (640 x 480).
|Samsung Digimax 210SE||Samsung Digimax 35 MP3 + Still + Webcam|
Sony's stand was dominated by the DSC-P1, their advertising campaign based on the comparison of the size of the P1 to a fictional matchstick tripod. There was certainly a lot of interested in the P1 (remember, we reviewed the P1 just a week ago). Also on display and getting a lot of interest was the DSC-F505V which is still a relatively new product here in Europe. They were also showing their new DP-SV55 dye sub printer and the MemoryStick Picture Frame. Considering Sony's lack of a photographic background their stand was considerably well populated.
|Sony making a BIG impression for the little P1||Sony DSC-F505V in hand...|
|"Then, you press this button"||Sony DP-SV55 dye sub printer|
|Sony MemoryStick Picture Frame|
Site links: Sony Digital Cameras (specs)
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After conducting a series of safety tests, the FAA is recommending that all airlines ban cameras and other electronics with Lithium Ion batteries from checked baggage. The agency believe the risk of a catastrophic fire and explosion is too great.
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We've added a selection of extra images to our Nikon D850 gallery. As part of the process of rounding off the review we made sure a number of us had shot the camera in a variety of situations, we've added those shots to the gallery to give a broad cross section of how the camera performs.
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Once connected to a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, Pholio automatically searches through the device storage and backs up all images and videos—complete with auto-tagging and intelligent search capabilities.
The 360 Round uses eight horizontally positioned camera pairs and one upward-pointing single lens to capture and livestream panoramic 4K 3D content.
Introduced just three years ago, the Samsung NX1 was both a technological tour-de-force and a great camera to use, earning one of the highest scores we've ever awarded and winning our 2015 Innovation Award. But its short-lived run in the photo world leaves us wondering what could have been.
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Like it or not, Adobe is embracing a cloud-centric, AI-rich future with the introduction of Lightroom CC. And that's a great thing, though you may not see it now, argues Rishi Sanyal.
The announcement of a more cloud-integrated Lightroom product sees the death of the company's standalone version. This need to make payments in perpetuity (whether you choose Lightroom Classic or CC), chips away at the idea that your Lightroom library is a long-term solution, argues Richard Butler.
The XPro-C 2.4GHz wireless flash trigger that Godox released for Canon users last month now has a Nikon equivalent—the aptly named XPro-N. Sony, Fujifilm and MFT versions are in the works.
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Lightroom is hogging the spotlight at Adobe MAX, but Photoshop CC got some substantial improvements as well. Find out what's new in the latest version of Photoshop CC.
The aptly-named 'Nude' app automatically detects NSFW images on your iPhone, moves them to a protected vault and deletes the original files in the camera roll and on iCloud.
The Zeiss Milvus family of manual-focus full-frame lenses just gained a new member. Meet the Zeiss Milvus 24mm F1.4: a fast, rugged new lens designed primarily for landscape and architecture photography.
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Google Research did a deep dive on the Pixel 2 smartphone's background-blurring portrait mode that uses neural networking and dual-pixel technology instead of a dual-camera setup.
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