Price of Sigma sd Quattro camera announced

Sigma sd Quattro Mirrorless Digital Camera 8
Sigma announced today the price of several of their latest products:

Press release:

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The latest photo editing software news, updates and deals

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Topaz Labs released Impression 2 - an updated version of their painterly effect software that has also new features. The update is free to anyone who already owns Impression. For those who don’t own it, Impression 2 is currently on sale (40% off!) with coupon code "2IMPRESS". Some of the new features are

  • 30+ New effects - Impression 2 now comes with over 140 effects!
  • Larger Brush Panel - no more squinting to find the brush you need.
  • Masking - Impression 2 now includes masking in application! Using a brush, color range, luminosity range, or spot masking, the masking panel even includes our color aware tool.
  • Topaz Community - now you can share your created effects with the other users of Impression 2 with a click of a button. Not seeing an effect you like? Browse the Topaz Community to surf an ocean of custom user made effects.
  • New brush customization options:
    • “Number of strokes” options to change the number of strokes applied to the image.
    • “Large Brush Volume” that adjust paint volume in large areas of color to help focus on the details.
    • “Stroke “Rotation Variation” to add randomness to your effect strokes.
  • Highlight and Shadow control in the lighting menu.
  • Support for High DPI (4k) monitors in Windows 7/8/10

Franzis Cutout 5 software sale discount
Franzis Cutout 5 is currently 71% off. The software is used to select details or transparent objects:

  • comprehensive image processing function for perfect compositions
  • Easy to cut out even the most difficult objects – hair, feathers, fur.
  • For Mac and Windows
  • Cutout 5 works as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, and as a standalone application.

ON1-deal
New ON1 2-for-1 deal: ON1 Photo 10.5 + ON1 Photo RAW (available Fall 2016) and ON1 Photo 10.5 for $49.99.

Aurora HDR promotion
New Aurora HDR promotion (check out also their new HDR contest page).

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Hasselblad X1D size comparison with Sony A7r II, Canon 5DS, Pentax 645D, Leica M and SL cameras

Hasselblad X1D vs Sony A7r II 2
Hasselblad X1D vs Canon 5DS R
Hasselblad X1D vs. Pentax 645D
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Comparing the size of the new Hasselblad X1D (announcement | more info | pre-orders) with the Sony A7r II, Canon 5DS, Pentax 645D and Leica M cameras (update: Leica SL comparison added):

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Hasselblad X1D hands-on/previews videos

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Some hands-on video reports and previews of the new Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera that was announced yesterday (see announcement, additional info, pre-orders):

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Hasselblad X1D now available for pre-order

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The Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera is now available for pre-order:

Shipping is expected to start in late August/early September.

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Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera officially announced

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Hasselblad-X1D-camera
The Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera is now officially announced.

The X1D price is 7,900 EUR | 8,995 USD | 5,990 GBP (all prices without VAT). See the pre-order options here.

Key Hasselblad X1D features:

  • Compact, lightweight (725g), highly portable and user-friendly medium format technology
  • Large 50MP CMOS medium format sensor delivering up to 14 stops of dynamic range
  • New line of XCD lenses with integral central shutter; 45mm and 90mm available at launch
  • Compatible with all 12 lenses and lens accessories from the Hasselblad professional H System (adapter required)
  • Multiple image format options
  • High quality XGA electronic viewfinder or high resolution rear display with touch functionality
  • Wide range of shutter speeds: 60 minutes to 1/2000th sec. with full flash synchronisation throughout the range
  • An ISO range from 100 to 25,600
  • Dual SD card slots, GPS and Wi-Fi
  • USB 3.0 Type-C connector, Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out
  • Weather and dust sealings
  • HD video
  • Phocus 3.1 for simple and quick raw image processing. Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® compatible.

Specifications, additional images and promo video:

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