Samsung NX1 and massive 50-150mm lens announced and on preorder at BHphoto!

The preorder links of the new Samsung NX1 went already online before the official press release :)

Preorders:
NX1 body only at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here),
NX1 with kit lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here),
50-150mm lens at BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here),
ED-BC4NX03 Charger at Adorama (Click here),
NX1 battery at Adorama (Click here),
NX1 vertical grip at Adorama (Click here),

Product Highlights

28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor
DRIMe V Image Signal Processor
4K Video Recording at 24 fps
UHD Video Recording at 30 fps
3.0″ 1036k-Dot Tilt-Touchscreen Monitor
XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System
205 Phase-Detection AF Points
15 fps Burst with AF
Samsung NX Lens Mount

 

PRESS TEXT:

The native 4K Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Digital Camera features a 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS sensor that not only produces high-resolution images, but also 4K video at 24 fps, UHD at 30 fps, and full 1080p HD video at up to 60 fps. High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265) is applied so that even 4K and UHD video files remain easy to edit and share. A sharp, 3.0″ HD 1036k-dot touchscreen monitor and 205 phase-detection AF points benefit both cinematographers and still photographers, and in instances where it is preferable to use the camera’s viewfinder instead, a sharp, built-in XGA OLED electronic viewfinder is also built-in.

Built for fast shooting conditions, the NX1 provides a 15 fps burst with autofocus plus a 1/8000th second maximum shutter speed. For use in low-light, the ISO range can be expanded from 100 to 51,200. A full complement of shooting modes are available, including Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, and Shutter Priority, plus “smart” modes such as Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama, Rich Tone (HDR), Sunset, and Waterfall. Images can be saved as RAW files or JPEGs of various file sizes that correspond to user-selectable image ratios of 3:2, 16:9, or 1:1 and according to the user’s desired color editing space of Adobe RGB or sRGB.

Saving and outputting large video and image files are accommodated by the camera’s ability to utilize UHS-I or UHS-II SD-type memory cards, and a USB 3.0 port. Additionally, a micro HDMI connector allows video to be recoded directly to an external recording device with a 4:2:2 (8-bit) output signal. The NX1 also takes advantage of wireless technology as well. Built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) capability allows individual images to be wirelessly transferred from the camera to a smartphone or tablet. Additionally, 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi capability coupled with Bluetooth 3.0 technology allows for fast and cordless transfer of files while providing constant and accurate GPS data when the NX1 is paired with smartphone.

Designed to fit securely in hand, the NX1 is also water and dust resistant with a magnesium-alloy internal frame for added durability.

28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor
A large 28.2MP BSI APS-C CMOS Sensor works to produce high-resolution digital imagery while maintaining good shadow details and enhancing low-light performance throughout the camera’s 100 to 51,200 ISO range.

4K Recording at 24 fps, UHD Recording at 30 fps and 1080p Full HD Recording at up to 60 fps.
As a 4K-capable camera, the NX1 is among the most compact cameras in its class. Aside from 4K, video may be recorded in Ultra-HD as well as in full HD. To help ensure that even the highest resolution video files are easy work with, the NX1 accommodates UHS-I or UHS-II memory cards and employs HEVC (H.265) compression. Additionally, video may be recorded directly to an external device with a 4:2:2 (8-bit) output signal.

Hybrid Autofocus System
The Advanced Hybrid Autofocus system utilizes 205 phase and 209 contrast-detection autofocus points to acquire focus quickly and precisely. The phase-detection method is ideal for gaining focus in an expedited manner while contrast-detection is employed to fine-tune the focus for critical applications. When combined, focusing is sharp and leads to making photos in a natural and intuitive manner.

High-Speed Performance
A 15 fps burst rate with continuous autofocus and a 1/8000 sec top shutter speed keeps even the fastest action sharp. If needed, high shutter speeds are also possible in low light with an ISO range of 100 to 51,200.

Smart Shooting Modes
A full menu of “smart” modes is available to accommodate most imaging scenarios. They include: Action Freeze, Beauty Face, Fireworks, Landscape, Light Trace, Multi-Exposure, Night, Panorama (Live), Rich Tone (HDR), Samsung Auto Shutter, Silhouette, Sunset, and Waterfall. For more direct control over the output, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, and Shutter Priority modes can also be selected.

Clear Viewing Options
Whether filming video or taking still photos, a tiltable 3.0″ HD 1036k-dot touchscreen monitor is provided for subject framing, menu selection, and image review. When use of a viewfinder is preferred, an XGA OLED electronic viewfinder is available that turns on when brought up to one’s eye.

Easy Connectivity
Files saved on a memory card within the NX1 can be downloaded off the camera via its speedy USB 3.0 connection. When wirelessly accessing images stored to the camera is preferred, NFC capability allows individual files to be transferred to a smartphone or tablet with one tap. Large groups of images may be transferred using 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0 technology can be used to easily activate the Wi-Fi while allowing a connected phone to constantly feed accurate GPS data to the camera for tagging to photos and videos in real-time.

Samsung NX Lens Mount
A broad array NX-mount of lenses is available for use, ranging from wide-angle primes to long-reaching zooms. The ability to change and utilize different lenses depending on the situation at hand aids in producing captivating and more dynamic imagery. Additionally, the NX1 is compatible with the unique 45mm f/1.8 2D/3D lens that enables one-lens creation of true 3D photos and movies.

Leica to announce a wave of new products!

Leica is likely the only company that takes Photokina very seriously and will announce plenty of new cameras and lenses. More than Nikon, Canon and Sony together in term of numbers! :)

Here is the list of the new stuff to be announced tomorrrow (Monday Sept 15):

– Leica M Edition 60
– Leica MA
– Leica X (Typ 113)
– Leica XE
– Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
– Leica V-Lux (Typ 114)
– Leica Summarit-M 35 mm f / 2.4 ASPH
– Leica Summarit-M 50 mm f / 2.4
– Leica Summarit-M 75 mm f / 2.4
– Leica Summarit-M 90 mm f / 2.4

 

Source: Digicameinfo.

Mitakon announces the 42.5mm f/1.2 and 24mm f/1.7 Lens for MFT, Sony E and Fuji X.

Press Release

Zhongyi Optics Announces Pricing & Availability of Two New Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

New 42.5mm f/1.2 & 24mm f/1.7 with Sony E / M43 / Fuji X mounts available in Photokina

Shenyang China, Sept 14, 2014 – Shenyang Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics), a leading Chinese manufacturer of camera lenses, has unveiled two fast prime lenses for mirrorless camera users. The new Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens features an incredibly fast aperture of f/1.2, making it ideally suited for low-light conditions shooting, greater control over selective focus and shallow depth of field imagery. Designed for the use with an APS-C-sized camera sensor, the lens gives a 35mm-equivalent focal length of nearly 64mm. Above features provide an excellent portrait shooting solution for mirrorless cameras users. The lens also houses with 7 elements in 9 groups of optical lenses to provide great deal of image clarity and color renderness. The new Zhongyi Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 Lens is a fast prime wide-angle lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35mm, making it ideally suited for everyday shooting applications. The fast f/1.7 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also avails greater control over the focus position for shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. The 0.15m ultra close minimum focus distance benefit users in image composition. The lens incorporates 9 elements in 8 groups with ED lenses in order to minimize chromatic aberrations for greater clarity and color accuracy. The compact size (55mm x 61.5mm) and light-weight (246g) of the lens also make it perfect for mirrorless camera users. Both of above lenses comes with Sony E, Micro four thirds and Fuji X mounts. It will be available for trial in the booth of ZY Optics in Photokina 2014. (Hall 5.1, booth K-049)

Pricing and Availability Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 & Zhongyi Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 will be available in this winter at ZY optics authorized resellers and at the new official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/). Pre-order will start in the end of Sept in our official website. The recommended retail price of 42.5mm f/1.2 will be at USD 359 and 24mm f/1.7 will be at USD 289. Both lenses are priced at a highly affordable price to make these excellent lenses available for every mirrorless camera user.

About Us Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company (ZY Optics) is a leading Chinese camera lens & adapters manufacturer. We currently manufacture and distribute lenses and lens turbo adapters under the brand name of ‘Mitakon’ & ‘Zhongyi’. For more information about Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company Limited and our products information, visit http://www.zyoptics.net

Specifications

Zhongyi Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2
Lens type Manual lens
Max Format size APS-C
Focal length 42.5 mm
Lens mount Sony E / M43 / Fuji X
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.2
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 9
Groups 7
Focus
Minimum focus 0.45 m
Distance scale Yes
Physical
Weight 310 g
Diameter 60 mm
Length 52.5 mm
Colour Black / Silver
Zoom method Rotary
Filter thread 49 mm

 

Zhongyi Mitakon 24mm f/1.7 Lens
Lens type Manual lens
Max Format size APS-C
Focal length 24 mm
Lens mount Sony E / M43 / Fuji X
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.7
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 12
Optics
Elements 9
Groups 8
Focus
Minimum focus 0.15 m
Distance scale Yes
Physical
Weight 246 g
Diameter 61.5 mm
Length 55 mm
Colour Black / Silver
Zoom method Rotary
Filter thread 49 mm