Pentax Reveals the Medium Format 645Z

Pentax Reveals the Medium Format 645Z

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Latest Phantom UAV Sports 3-Axis Gimbal and Faster Speed

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Blackmagic Reveals World's Smallest Live Broadcast Camera

Blackmagic Reveals World's Smallest Live Broadcast Camera

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Nikon Announces 1 V3 Mirrorless Digital Camera and Two New Nikon 1 System Lenses

Nikon today announced the 1 V3 mirrorless digital camera, Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom lens, and Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. The new Nikon 1 flagship is a compact camera with DSLR-like capabilities. It sports a 18.4-MP image sensor, Nikon's new EXPEED 4A image processor, a fast autofocus system and built-in Wi-Fi. The Nikon 1 V3 is capable of shooting 20 fps at full resolution and can capture cinematic 1080/60p video. The 1 V3 with the Nikon 1 10-30mm PD-Zoom lens is now available for pre-order for $1,196 from both Adorama and B&H.

Nikon 1 V3

The 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 is also available separately from Adorama for $296. The lens is a pocket-sized companion with a built-in lens cover and silent zoom for filming video.

Pre-Order the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Pre-orders are now being accepted for Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GH4 mirrorless micro four thirds digital camera. The photo and video hybrid supports 4K quality video and is capable of capturing high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills. It is equipped with a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, a 4-CPU Venus Engine and dual OLED displays. The 3.0" monitor boasts 1,036K-dot resolution and the LVF features a 2,359K-dot resolution.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

The DMC-GH4 is splash and dustproof thanks to its magnesium alloy full die cast front and rear frame. The camera also features Wi-Fi with NFC technology, a 49-area AF, in-camera RAW data development and high-speed burst shooting at 12 fps.

Pre-Order the Nikon D4S HD-SLR Camera

Pre-orders are now being accepted for the Nikon D4S HD-SLR camera. The Nikon flagship features several big improvements over its successor the D4. The D4S can capture full resolution stills at 11 fps, and it is capable of recording 1080p full HD videos with high-fidelity stereo audio. It features a broad native sensitivity range, from ISO 100-25600, and it can transfer files 10x faster thanks to its new 1000 Base-T wired LAN support.

Nikon DS4

The D4S is equipped with a full-frame, FX-format 16.2MP CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4 image processor, 3.2" LCD monitor, and a 51-point autofocus system. It is also 30% faster than the D4 and shoots in a smaller RAW SIZE S format.

The Nikon D4S HD-SLR camera body is available for pre-order from Adorama, Amazon and B&H for $6,496.95. It is expected to start shipping on March 6, 2014.

Gear 2 Smartwatch Uses Same Tizen Operating System as Samsung's NX300M Camera

Samsung has officially unveiled the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The successors to the original Samsung Galaxy Gear watch shed the "Galaxy" branding, and share the same Tizen operating system as Samsung's NX300M camera.

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Both watches feature longer battery life (2-3 days compared the Galaxy Gear's 1-day) an upgraded 1GHz dual-core processor, and a new design. The mic has been moved to the body of the device so users will have the ability to use different wristbands, and the camera is now built into the front of the Gear 2 (the Neo does not include a camera). Other specs include a 1.63-inch touchscreen display, 4GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, and a 300mAh battery. The Gear 2 will ship with a 2MP camera with 720p video, and both watches will include a heart rate sensor and S Voice.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Now Shipping for $2,995

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K has been plagued by shipping delays since it was announced at CES back in 2013. However, it is now available on the Blackmagic website and is shipping for $2,995, instead of the original launch price of $3,995. The price drop makes it the cheapest 4K pro camera currently on the market.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

The Blackmagic 4K features a Super 35mm sized image sensor and it is capable of capturing Ultra HD 4K in visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). It is equipped with a Canon EF compatible lens mount, built-in SSD recorder, a 6G-SDI connection and a Thunderbolt connection. The camera also ships with 12 to 30 volt DC input, a 3.5mm headphone input and LANC remote control.

Ricoh Launches WG-4 and WG-4 GPS Without the Pentax Logo

Ricoh has released the successor to the WG-3 and WG-3 GPS without the Pentax label. This is the first time Ricoh has ditched the Pentax name since it acquired the company back in 2011. From now on the Pentax logo will only appear on higher-end interchangeable lens cameras.

Fujifilm X-T1

The Ricoh WG-4 and WG-4 GPS are rugged point-and-shoot models that feature a 16-megapixel sensor, a 4x lens and a waterproof build. The cameras are also shockproof, coldproof and dustproof, and are capable of capturing full HD video in 1080p resolution (1920x1080) . The WG-4 will retail for $330 and the WG-4 GPS will set you back $380.

Pre-Order the Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Pre-orders are now being accepted for the newly announced Fujifilm X-T1. The SLR-styled mirrorless camera is equipped with a 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II, which are capable of capturing high-resolution images and Full HD 1080p videos at 8fps and 60fps.

Fujifilm X-T1

The X-T1 also ships with a built-in 2.36M dot electric view finder, built-in Wi-Fi for sharing photos and videos with Android and iOS devices, and the XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens. The XF lens is a standard zoom lens providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-84mm. Other features include an intelligent hybrid AF and enhanced manual focus, weather-resistant body construction and advanced filters.

Veho Unveils New K-series Action Cameras

Veho isn't well known for its action cameras but its first foray into the market was met with mostly positive reviews. Now Veho has unveiled three new models, the Muvi K-2 NPNG, Muvi K-2, and Muvi K-1. The K-2 NPNG is getting the most notice with its ability to capture 1080p HD at 60 frames-per-second. It is also capable of shooting 720p at 120 frames-per-second, and features 32-bitrate video, an integrated 2-inch display, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Veho Muvi K-2

US pricing is still unknown, but the K-2 NPNG will set you back £280. The K-2 will be priced at £240 and doesn't ship with the same waterproof case as the more expensive model.

Nikon Announces Five New Coolpix Cameras at CES

A lot of new cameras are being announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. Fujifilm and Canon announced a few new point-and-shoot models, and Nikon unveiled the successor to the entry-level D3200 DSLR -- the D3300. Nikon also announced its new lineup of Coolpix cameras: the Coolpix L30, Coolpix L830, Coolpix S3600, Coolpix S5300 and the Nikon Coolpix S6800. Here's a quick look at each model.

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix L30 - The Coolpix promises to make snapping pictures as simple as can be. It features a one-touch movie button for capturing 720p HD videos, and an Easy Auto Mode for taking 20.1-megapixel close-ups with its 5x optical zoom. The L30 also includes 17 scene modes and Nikon's Smart Portrait System.

The Nikon Coolpix L30 will retail for $120.

Pre-Order the Nikon D3300 DSLR

Nikon has replaced the D3200 with the new D3300. The D3300 is geared towards photographers who are ready to upgrade to an entry-level DSLR. The camera includes an enhanced Guide Mode for novice users, and it is equipped with a 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor for capturing high-quality images and Full HD video.

Nikon D3300

The D3300 ships with a new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, and it is compatible with Nikon's WU-1a Wireless Adapter. The D3300 has also been upgraded with a max ISO range of 25,600 and it is now capabable of 5fps of continuous shooting. Other highlights include 13 in-camera effects, four new effects modes, including Photo Illustration, Super Vivid and Pop, and an easy Panorama mode.