If you are one of the photographers who loved the ideas behind the Nikon D800 but were a little overwhelmed by the price and the computing power required to process the massive RAW files, fear not for there is hope on the horizon. The Nikon D600 which we first reported on back in mid-June is continuing to become a rising star in the enthusiast and professional markets despite the fact that it has not been officially announced yet. Read more on the specifications in the article.
Well that was a short-lived rumor. Just yesterday we reported on the rumored Samsung Galaxy camera, but now we have the actual product announcement just one day after specifications started surfacing for this impressive ICC. So here is the beauty in it’s full glory:
Featuring the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 3G and 4G access with instant Cloud backup all via Micro-SIM cards (presumably to be purchased through a data plan carrier) along with a plethora of abilities via the massive Google app garden, this camera is set to be a game changer in the consumer camera arena. Stay tuned for more news an a review the moment we have access to one of these beauties.
Internationally acclaimed portrait photographer Gregory Heisler will be visiting Austin, TX on October 11, 2012 as part of the Precision Camera & Video and ASMP lecture series. This photographer has garnered more than fifty Time covers and numerous editorial covers for other major magazines such as ESPN, Esquire, Gentlemen’s Quarterly (GQ), House and Garden, The New York Times Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. A prolific and acclaimed photographer, this man’s lecture and photo presentation is not to be missed. Please join us at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin at 4700 Grover Avenue, Austin TX 78756 on October 11th from 7:30 to 9:30PM. Entry is free.
According to several sources spread throughout the internet Samsung will be the next major manufacturer to enter the Intelligent Compact Camera (ICC) market with their Galaxy S III- based new compact camera. The leg up that they have on Nikon however is the fact that this camera will feature (rumored to feature really) a 4.8″ SuperAMOLED screen, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and it will be running the latest Android OS – Ice Cream Sandwich. It should be an interesting to see how each manufacturer approaches this new area of camera technology and what exactly they do to set their product apart from the herd.
The most thrilling thing about this whole thing for me personally is that all these camera are featuring an open OS system that will allow for any app maker to go wild on functional and useful tools to integrate with these cameras. This is just the start too, soon we will have this functionality in professional models where you will be able to choose between several different intervalometer or geo-tagging apps and be able to wirelessly upload to your website or Flickr/500px account while you are shooting. To the age of internet-tethered digital cameras!
Fuji is continuing to make waves in the photographic community with their continually innovative and unique camera products. While their film emulsions are slowly being whittled down to nothingness, the X-series camera portfolio is proliferating rapidly. Photos of the two new cameras and the highly anticipated XF18-55mm R zoom lens were leaked last night and the internet is already abuzz with speculation on pricing and specifications. I will be keeping you up to date as much as possible when we start seeing more reliable information crop up, but in the mean time here are the leaked photos to drool over: