→ New software from Topaz Labs: Topaz Impression. Impression is designed to help you transform your photos into realistic-looking studio art. 47 presets allow you to pick and choose across entire art movements. You can pull from a huge store of creative adjustment options to make masterpieces uniquely yours. Topaz Impression software is now 25% off (until September 30) with coupon code: SEPIMPRESSION.
→ Adobe announced Photoshop Elements 13 ($99) and Premiere Elements 13 ($99). You can buy both for $149 (or $79 for the student edition). Additional information is available here and here.
→ The Polaroid Cube is starting to ship on October 1st.
→ Canon unveiled a new limited edition ‘Linda’ bag for female 100D photographers.
→ Casio joins the selfie camera trend with their new EX-TR50 model.
→ At Photokina Ilford showed a prototype of a new Harman Titan 120 medium format pinhole camera. Additional information can be found here and here.
→ Olympus Capture tethering software is now available for download. Tethering was added to the Olympus E-M1 camera with the latest firmware update.
→ Sigma uploaded another video showing the features of their new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens:
In a Photokina interview with Matt Granger, Sony's representative confirmed that the Sony A mount is not dead and the company will continue to work on future future A mount products:
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The next GoPro Hero 4 camera will come with 30 fps 4k video and touch screen. Two different models will be available - Hero 4 Black and the Hero 4 Silver:
Posted in GoPro Tagged 4k
Dpreview published their Photokina interview with Canon. Here are some interesting quotes (see also the main points from their interview with Nikon):
New high-MP sensor and mirrrorless product(s) are coming soon:
Q: Currently no Canon camera offers more than 22MP. Do your DSLR customers ask for higher resolution?
A: Yes. We know that many of our customers need more resolution and this is under consideration. In the very near future you can expect us to show something in terms of mirrorless and also a higher resolution sensor.
The sensor inside the new Canon G7x camera is probably produced by Sony (both the Powershot G7X and Sony RX100M3 have a 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm), 20.9MP sensor inside):
HTC posted a video teaser for what looks like a new action camera that will be announced on October 8th:
The folks over at Reddit found a possible leak of what this new action camera may look like:
Update: here is another leaked picture of the HTC cam from Gizmodo:
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A reader sent me this screenshot of a (new?) full frame Sony 12MP sensor with an electronic global shutter. I think the Sony a7s camera uses a similar sensor.
I received some information on Samsung's plans for 2015. The S 300mm f/2.8 ED OIS NX lens wasn't a real surprise since pre-production copies have been tested for a while. There are three more NX lenses getting ready for 2015:
- Samsung 16-80mm f/4 OIS
- Samsung S 24mm f/1.4 ED
- Samsung S 11-24mm f/2.8 ED OIS
There won't be any new entry level lenses for a while, for 2015 Samsung will focus mainly on building around the new NX1 camera (starts shipping on October 15th).
Samsung is also working on two different NX300 successors - one with and one without EVF. There is also a third camera with a 20MP sensor but without Bayer and low pass filters (maybe a B&W only sensor similar to the Leica Monochrom?).
There won't be any significant new Samsung announcements in the next 6 months.