MID YEAR / NEW PHOTO PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW CAMERA, OR JUST CHECKING OUT THE LATEST IN TECHNOLOGY, HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS ON CAMERAS AND LENSES FOR THE TRUE CAMERA ENTHUSIAST:

Nikon to Announce a New Mirrorless Camera Priced around $900

Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same interchangeable lens can be used with products that correspond to sister models such as the high-end model “Z7” launched by the company in the autumn of 18th. It is expected that the price will be in the 100,000 yen range, which is easier for the general consumer to pick up than the leading 200,000 to 400,000 yen model. The aim is to develop the demand of users other than existing enthusiasts.

DXOMARK PUBLISHED CANON RF 50MM F/1.2L USM LENS REVIEW

Conclusion from DxOMark:

There isn’t a huge pool of f/1.2 50mm lens to compare the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM against, and most of its competitors have a maximum aperture of f/1.4 or f/1.8. If optimum image quality is your major concern, then the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A makes for a better choice, although it can’t be mounted directly on Canon’s mirrorless cameras. However, if you need the extra 1/3-stop of light, then the RF lens makes a good solid proposition that is a step up from the older Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM.

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Officially Announced

The previously rumored Hasselblad X1D II 50C Medium Format Mirrorless Camera is now officially announced. The US price is $5,750, and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in Mid July, 2019.

Product Highlights

  • 50MP 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS Sensor
  • 16-Bit Color, 14-Stop Dynamic Range
  • Hasselblad Natural Color Solution
  • 0.87x 3.69m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.6″ 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
  • Leaf Shutter System, 1/2000 sec Sync
  • ISO 100-25600, Up to 2.7 fps Shooting
  • Dual SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 Type-C

This second-generation X System camera shows a revised and enhanced feature-set designed to quicken performance and make overall operation even more intuitive and streamlined. At the core of the X1D II remains the large 43.8 x 32.9mm 50MP CMOS sensor, which yields high-resolution imagery with a wide 14-stop dynamic range, 16-bit color depth, and an ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range. This sensor utilizes Hasselblad’s Natural Color Solution, too, which delivers realistic, pleasing color tones for great consistency and smooth tonal transitions. An updated electronic platform also enables a faster 2.7 fps continuous shooting rate as well as a faster startup time, reduced shutter lag and blackout times, and more responsive autofocus performance.

CONFIRMED: CANON G5 X MARK II, G7 X MARK III, RF 24-240MM F/4-6.3 COMING SOON

It is now confirmed by the Japanese website Nokishita that Canon will soon announce the new Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II, Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Lens. The detailed specs and pricing info is still unknown at the present.

Below is the full list of new products:

CAMERAS ARE ADDING MORE FEATURES FOR LESS MONEY, THE PRO CAMERAS ARE GETTING MORE PIXELS, OR MORE DEFINITION, THE PROS ARE HAPPY AND THE AMATEURS ARE HAPPY. ISN’T IT A GREAT TIME TO GET INTO THE CAMERAS ?
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