New Hasselblad X1D reviews by Thomas Ludwig and Michael Clark

Image courtesy Thomas Ludwig from Cosypeed

Thomas Ludwig writes:

Images have a very natural appearence. Colors are true to life and I have the feeling that one can see that medium format look. This might be subjective, but I think they have more plasticity than smaller sensors could deliver. I’m mostly happy with my micro 43 cameras, but these files play clearly in another league. The look, the colors, dynamic range and of course noise–simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael Clark writes:

The X1D reminds me a lot of the Mamiya 7II, which was one of my favorite medium format cameras ever. The X1D’s small size, straightforward, no-nonsense approach to photography, like all Hasselblad cameras, helps you to concentrate on the image and not on the camera. In other words the camera doesn’t get in the way of the image.

The X1D is on preorder at BHphoto, Adorama.

Those are the Canon EOS-M6 specs…

Nokishita leaked the EOS-M6 specs and this is the goolge translated text:

     Number of effective pixels: Approximately 24.2 million pixels
Video engine: DIGIC 7
Dual pixel CMOS AF
AF point: 49 points
Sequential shooting: 7 frames / sec (AF fixed: 9 frames / sec)
ISO sensitivity: 100 to 25600
Shutter speed: 1/4000 – 30, Valve, strobe synchronized maximum shutter speed = 1/200 second
Video: Full HD, HD, VGA
Liquid Crystal: 3.0 Type 104.000 Dot Tilt Type Touch Panel
Recording medium: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
Battery: LP-E 17
Size: 112.0 × 68.0 × 44.5 mm
Weight: 343 g (body only), 390 g (including battery and memory cards)
Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Color: Black / Silver
Kit: Body · EF – M 15 – 45 mm kit · EF – M 18 – 150 mm kit (Double zoom and others are also sold in some countries)

Cancellation of release of the DL series of premium compact cameras

The rumors written by other rumor sites that the Nikon DL would start shipping in march were plain wrong :(
Instead Nikon issue that note today:

Cancellation of release of the DL series of premium compact cameras

February 13, 2017

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation announced today that sales of the long-awaited DL series of premium compact camera, the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be canceled.

A June, 2016 release was originally planned for the DL series. However, with the identification of issues with the integrated circuit for image processing, release of the three cameras was delayed indeterminately.

Since then, everyone involved has worked very hard to develop products with which our customers will be satisfied. However, it has been decided that sales of the DL series will be canceled due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market.

We sincerely apologize to all those affected by this decision, especially those customers who waited so long for the cameras to be released, retailers and others whose business will be affected, for the inconvenience this decision may cause.