Monthly Archives: June 2012

What else is new? [weekend digest]

New laptop sleeves from ThinkTankPhoto: Artificial Intelligence 13 V3.0, Artificial Intelligence 15 V3.0, Artificial Intelligence 17 V3.0. Samples of the new Fujifilm WCL-X100 conversion lens for the X100. New firmware released for Canon EOS 60D and Canon EOS 60Da. Pentax no longer supports the AF-540FGZ flash.

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Third mirrorless APS-C lens patent from Pentax: 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6

After the 18-70mm f/3.5-7.1 and 18-55mm f/3.5-6.7 lens patents, Pentax filed another patent in Japan for a 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 APS-C mirrorless lens:

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Canon 1D MARK IV is also discontinued

In addition to the Canon Speedlight 580EXII, it seems that the Canon 1D MARK IV DSLR camera is also discontinued. Its replacement, the Canon EOS-1D X, was announced in October 2011 and is now shipping in limited quantities.

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Panasonic patents selective exposure compensation

Panasonic filed a patent in Japan (2012114524) for selective exposure compensation: the exposure can be adjusted for every single line of pixels depending on the subject.

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Canon mirrorless camera announcement on July 24th

Canon’s mirrorless camera will most likely be announced on July 24th, 2012. There is a good chance that the new camera system will use the same G1X sensor and will probably launch with three new lenses. The mount is still unknown. The first camera is expected to be a “consumer” level with potential “prosumer” and […]

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Canon Speedlight 580EXII is discontinued

The Canon Speedlight 580EXII ($469) is probably discontinued – dealers in the US can no longer place orders for that product.

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Samsung NX-R and EX2F will have built-in Wi-Fi

A reader sent me those Wi-Fi certificates for the upcoming Samsung NX-R and EX2F cameras. The applications were filed in the past two months. Here is a full list of the Samsung Wi-Fi certified cameras:

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This 50GP camera will put an end to the megapixel war

Scientists at Duke University spent $25 million to develop the Aware-2 – a 50 gigapixel camera that consists of 100 microcameras, each with a 14MP sensor : “The new camera collects more than 30 times as much picture data as today’s best consumer digital devices. While existing cameras can take photographs that have pixel counts in the tens of […]

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