Sony to anounce the A6100 and new E-mount lenses on Friday!

We just ave been told that Sony will not just announce a new E-mount camcorder this Friday! There is a high chance they will also introduce the A6100 and some new E-mount lenses too! It’s still unclear at the time of writing if the lens announcement is purely an updated roadmap or also some real product announcement with preorders and shipping info. I am working now to get more info about this…

You can follow the Sony livestream event live(!) here on Mirrorlessrumors at 9.00 (9am) Amsterdam time.

Samsung NX1 Readers’ Test

Samsung NX1 Readers’ Test

A few weeks ago the German Systemkamera Forum has conducted a readers’ review of the Samsung NX1: Nine forum members tested the Samsung top camera in all photographic fields. The result is a lot of praise and excitement, especially regarding speed and autofocus.
Some of the testers critized some aspects about the 4k video functionality, most of them already fixed with the last firmware update.

Although the test is in German the images speak for themself:

Jörg Haag: Street Photography and Architecture

Test & More Images by Jörg Haag: Street Photography and Architecture

René Weber: 4k Video and Sports

Test & More Images by René Weber: 4k Video and Sports

Nadine Koch: Samsung NX1 in Concert (and Sports)

Nadine Koch hat den Autofokus der Samsung NX1 bei schwierigen Lichtsituationen – bei einem Handballspiel und einem Konzert – unter die Lupe genommen.

Test & More Images by Nadine Koch: Samsung NX1 in Concert (and Sports)

Christopher Kessler: Great Macro Images

Test & More Images by Christopher Kessler: Great Macro

Matt Everglade: Landscape Photography

Test & More Images by Matt Everglade: Landscape Photography

Ranier Peredo: Shooting the Ford Focus RS Mk2

Test & More Images by Ranier Peredo: Shooting the Ford Focus RS Mk2

Maik Urbczat: Testing the Video and Photo Mode

Test & More Test & More Images by Images by Maik Urbczat: Testing the Video and Photo Mode

Alexander Breier: Studio Photography

Test & More Images by Alexander Breier: Studio Photography

Oliver Stein: Testing Autofokus

Test & More Images by Oliver Stein: Testing Autofokus

Canon announces that it will develop a new 8K Camcorder and 120 Megapixel FF camera.

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Today Canon announced that it is devleoping a new 8K camcorder and 120 Megapixel FF camera. Full press text here:

Canon developing next-generation imaging devices to expand the possibilities of visual expression

TOKYO, September 8, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that it is developing a Cinema EOS System 8K camera and professional-use 8K reference display that will support the production of next-generation 8K video content, along with a still-image single-lens reflex camera equipped with a CMOS sensor featuring approximately 120 million effective pixels. Through the Company’s proprietary imaging technologies, Canon provides still and video input and output devices that will contribute to the development of imaging culture.

Canon, as a leading company in the field of imaging technology, conducts research and development into devices designed to support cinema and video production with the aim of expanding the boundaries of visual expression. Through the further enhancement of the Cinema EOS System 8K camera and professional-use 8K reference display under development, Canon aims to contribute to smooth production workflows, facilitating not only the input and output of 8K video content, but also such processes as 8K to 4K down-conversion and 4K cropping.

The Cinema EOS System 8K camera being developed will be equipped with a Canon Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor that makes possible high-resolution 8,192 x 4,320 pixel (approximately 35.39 million effective pixels) imaging performance even at a frame rate of 60 frames per second with 13 stops1 of dynamic range and a richly expressive wide color gamut. Additionally, featuring a body size that realizes outstanding mobility and a design that delivers high levels of operability, along with an EF mount that offers compatibility with Canon’s extensive interchangeable EF lens lineup,2 the camera will support diverse shooting styles and means of visual expression.

Incorporating Canon image-processing technology, the ultra-high-resolution 8K reference display currently under development will achieve high brightness, high contrast (high dynamic range) and a wide color gamut. Additionally, with a pixel density exceeding 300 pixels per inch, a level approaching the limit of human visibility, the display will make possible ultra-realistic imaging that enables the reproduction of subtle changes in light that were previously not possible. Furthermore, when used in combination with the Cinema EOS System 8K camera, the display will be capable of conveying truly impressive levels of visual expression.

Featuring a resolution of approximately 120 effective megapixels, the SLR camera now being developed will incorporate a Canon-developed high-pixel-density CMOS sensor within the current EOS-series platform, which will realize compatibility with the Company’s diverse interchangeable EF lens lineup.3 The high-resolution images that the camera will be capable of producing will recreate the three-dimensional texture, feel and presence of subjects, making them appear as if they are really before one’s eyes. The camera will facilitate a level of resolution that is more than sufficient for enlarged poster-sized printout while also enabling images to be cropped and trimmed without sacrificing image resolution and clarity.

1
A stop is a unit of measurement used to express dynamic range, which refers to the difference between the brightest and darkest areas of an image that can be simultaneously captured.
2
Out of the 96 lenses that make up the EF lens lineup, 78 models (60 EF lenses and 18 EF Cinema Lenses) will be compatible with the 8K camera under development.
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Out of the 96 lenses that make up the EF lens lineup, 60 models will be compatible with the SLR camera under development.

Source: Canon.