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Packing a 1.0-inch type, 20.2-megapixel sensor and a 3x zoom in a sleek body design that weighs 209g, Canon’s new stylish and powerful premium slim camera, the G9 X, comes with slip-proof grips on both sides of its body. It’s easy to operate—you can conveniently configure settings with either the 3.0-type touch panel LCD screen or the control ring near the lens. Wi-Fi and NFC-compatible, the G9 X enables you to upload and share quality images via your smartphone or tablet at the touch of a button. 1.0 inch-type 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor & 3x Optical Zoom (28-84mm) 209g lightweight, slim body with 3.0-type touch panel LCD screen The new product comes with Auto Level function. The PowerShot G9 X is slim, light, and highly portable, with sharp, bold body lines. The front left and right, sides and rear areas where you usually hold the camera are made from a grip material with special coating that adheres well to your hand. Furthermore, enhanced operability ensures you can keep that grip even as you adjust your settings. The 3.0-type touch panel rear LCD screen has newly optimized icons that allow easy camera operation with your right index finger. At the same time, you can use your left hand to adjust functions such as zoom, aperture and shutter speed using the control ring on the lens barrel.When it comes to image quality, the large, 1.0-inch type, 20.2-megapixel sensor puts the PowerShot G9 X a notch above smartphone cameras, allowing you to take high-resolution, smoothly gradated photos that pop. The combination of the new DIGIC 6 processor and HS system ensures beautiful images with little noise, even when shot in low light. In addition, the camera comes with Canon lens, which boasts the use of cutting edge technologies. Thanks to these, the G9 X may be compact, but you can also be assured of high image quality throughout the entire zoom range.The PowerShot G9 X is a premium camera with a rich variety of shooting features. For instance, the Auto ND filter, which automatically dims the photo in stark daylight scenes, also makes it easier to experiment with slow shutter speeds as well as take photos with a large background blur. The new ‘Refine starfocus’ feature in the enhanced Star Mode makes taking infinite, precisely autofocused shots of night skies a breeze. The Auto Level is another convenient feature for when you are shooting on the move or not looking at the screen. It compensates for camera tilt, ensuring smooth and stable video footage.
Ikegami a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will debut new technology and exhibit an advanced range of systems at the 2017 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show will see the debut of the HDK-73 camera, the latest addition to Ikegami's Unicam HD camera series, featuring F12 high sensitivity 2/3-inch CMOS sensors with exceptional picture quality in either 1080i or 720p in a cost-effective camera system. The HDK-73 has docking style construction allowing studio configuration with fiber or triax base stations, as well as self-contained operation for wireless or onsite recording applications. Fiber configurations include a choice of SMPTE or OpticalCon connectors. There is a full range of control panels from simple to sophisticated. The HDK-73 includes new key features such as Ikegami's Quick EZ Focus assist and CAC chromatic aberration correction. Also included is HLG hybrid log gamma for HDR picture origination. Ikegami will display the UHK-430 4K camera from the company's Unicam XE camera series. Designed for use in the studio and field, the UHK-430 provides Ikegami's superb imagery in true 4K. It features three 2/3-inch 4K (3840x2160) CMOS sensors with RGB prism optics, for “Real 4K” resolution from 24 million pixels (8 million per sensor). Equipped with Ikegami's latest AXII ASIC for low power and superior digital signal processing features, the UHK-430 attains 16-axis color correction from a 3D linear matrix. It also enables iLog and HLG, transfer characteristics for HDR (high dynamic range). The UHK-430 employs 40G transmission using standard SMPTE hybrid fiber/copper camera cable, uncompressed 4:4:4 resolution RGB transmission, with eight HD channels from CCU to camera, and one HD trunk channel from camera to CCU. In addition, a Gigabit Ethernet connection is available on the Ikegami UHK-430 camera for external use. The UHK-430 is switchable between 4K and 2K formats. As an option the CCU can output simultaneous 4K and 2K, with available 2K cutout from the 4K picture. A plug-in output module allows for flexible 4K signal formats including Quad 3G, 12G, and IP. The SHK-810 8K ultra high-definition television (UHDTV) camera will be at NAB Show 2017. Developed in collaboration with Japan Broadcast Corporation (NHK), the SHK-810 is a breakthrough camera notable for the significant size reduction and lightweight design that it brings to field and live production, which can be operated in the same manner as current broadcast cameras. The SHK-810 employs a 33 million pixel Super 35mm CMOS sensor with PL lens mount, achieving a limiting horizontal resolution of 4000 TV lines. This portable camera utilizes standard SMPTE hybrid camera cable between head and CCU with available portable and studio viewfinders. Pictures from the SHK-810 can be viewed on a prototype Ikegami designed 55-inch full 8K resolution LCD monitor. The HDK-95C HD portable digital camera is a highly flexible system in Ikegami's Unicam HD line. Equipped with Native multi-format 2.5 million pixel, 2/3 inch CMOS sensors, the HDK-95C has an upgrade path to 24p and 3G formats, including 1080/60p and 4:4:4 24p. Providing end-to-end digital processing, it features a low-profile docking camera head for fiber, triax, or wireless applications The HC-HD300, part of Ikegami's Unicam HD product line, is a highly flexible, docking style camera that represents Ikegami's most affordable HD studio camera system. Ready for the studio or field, it features a 1/3-inch 3-CMOS optical block design, in keeping with the outstanding imagery and same rugged construction of the broadcast-ready Unicam HD line. These Ikegami systems and more will be on display throughout NAB, at Booth C7217, April 24-27, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 II is an image-stabilized telephoto zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system (35mm camera equivalent: 200-600mm). Construction comprises 17 elements in 12 groups, including an ED (extra low-dispersion) element. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. It incorporates Panasonic's updated Power O.I.S. system to work with Dual IS and Dual IS 2-equipped cameras, and a new micro-step drive system in the aperture control section for smooth iris actuation. The lens also features faster AF for advanced DFD systems and is splash, dust and freeze proof to down -10 degree Celsius. For getting up-close and personal with your Micro Four Thirds Panasonic camera, you can't do better than this Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F/4.0-5.6 OIS Lens. A 35mm equivalent 200-600mm range makes sports action, wildlife, and any other kind of photography where you can't get too close to your subject, a breeze. Its compact design, contrast AF system support, and MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization to prevent blurry photos from shaky hands (very common with long telephoto lenses) all make this a must-have if you want to take pictures from afar. The multi-coating and ED glass used in the lens minimize ghosting or flare from any stray light. Key Features
• Long zoom range of 100-300mm (35mm camera equivalent: 200-600mm)
• MEGA O.I.S. - Panasonic's advanced hand-shake correction technology
• High-speed, silent Contrast AF for both photos and movies with inner focus drive system
• Based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard
• Circular aperture diaphragm
• Multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare
At CES2017 Panasonic announced that the long-awaited GH5 is set to ship in March 2017. First announced at Photokina October 2016, the company has now released the full specification of this replacement for the GH4 micro four-thirds format mirrorless hybrid camera. The GH4 has been very popular with indie shooters, and this new camera promises even more features at a hot price, making it eminently featured for indies wanting to get into 4K . The GH5 is the latest in Panasonic's GH line-up of hybrid Micro Four Thirds format cameras. Comparing the camera with the GH4, the headline updates are a new sensor and processor. Together these support shooting video with 4K resolution at 30P with internal recording to SD cards or 60P, 10-bit with an external recorder. At the $1999 price (US), this camera certainly shows promise for the entry-level videographer looking for value and performance. A new 4/3in 20Mpxl sensor replaces the previous 16Mpxl sensor used in the GH4. Processing the sensor output is the new Venus engine that computes a nine times larger area of pixel information during the de-mosaic process for precise detail reproduction. The noise reduction has been upgraded to High Precision Multi Process NR. Panasonic claims 4x the noise identification accuracy compared to the previous engine while preserving details even after the noise reduction process. Now that videographers expect to be able shoot black cats on dark nights, ISO is a big factor. A 17 x 13mm sensor is not going to be as fast as a larger sensor, but the secret sauce of noise reduction is what ultimately determines the maximum usable speed of the camera. The new sensor has a higher readout rate, and along with faster processing in the Venus Engine, they enable 4K 50/60P shooting. The camera can record 4:2:2 / 10-bit video to internal SD cards (restricted to 4:2:0 8-bit at 4K60P/50P). There is a choice of wrappers and codecs: MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD. At release, the camera will record at rates up to 150Mb/s long GOP, but a future firmware release will enable recording to 400Mb/s all intra. A single version supports world standard frame rates: 24, 50 and 59.94 Hz. For slo-mo shots the camera can shoot up to 180 fps at 1080P. Now that looks are so popular, the 10-bit coding and the option of a log output, means there is plenty of range to work with in the grade. The opto-electrical transfer function can be selected to be Cinelike D / Cinelike V, similar to 709 or with a paid upgrade, Panasonic’s V-LogL. Hybrid log gamma will be a future firmware update. Image Stabilization The GH5 has dual image stabilization. It combines a 2-aixs lens stabiliser (with compatible lenses) with a 5-axis body stabilizer, with a claimed 5 stops of correction. The GH5 has a larger, 3.2-in TFT LCD rear monitor free-angle with 3:2 aspect ratio and a wider viewing angle than the GH4. The viewfinder has an OLED display. The monitor also can display a waveform monitor and vectorscope. The camera also embeds SMPTE-compliant timecode either in Rec Run or Free Run count-up methods. A big improvement over the GH4 is the XLR adaptor. Whereas the GH4 had the DMW-YAGHE interface with XLR audio inputs and BNC video outputs (which cost more than the camera or an external field recorder), the GH5 has an XLR audio interface, DMW-XLR1, that sells at just under $400. The the DMW-XLR1 plugs to the hot shoe and has 2 XLR inputs with 48V phantom power from the camera battery via the hot shoe, obviating the need for a linking cable. It has level controls and input switching. Another handy feature for video users is a full size HDMI output, rather than the miniature connector normally found on cameras. As is usual with modern cameras, it includes wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 4.2 and 5GHz Wi-Fi. Bluetooth can be used to connect to a smartphone for instant image sharing with a simpler setup than Wi-Fi.
The flagship Sigma super telephoto 500mm F4 Sport lens incorporates the very latest in Sigma optical technology and innovation. Designed for the professional sports and wildlife shooter, the ultra-durable lens features magnesium alloy components, a carbon fiber hood, a water and oil resistant front element, and is dust and splash proof. The 500mm F4 features a drop-in rear filter slot for polarizers, UV and other critical filters. To help prevent damage during shooting and maintenance, the lens is also compatible with the exclusive SIGMA protector LPT-11. The Sigma 500mm F4 DG HSM OS Sports lens is the first prime telephoto DSLR lens in Sigma's critically acclaimed Sports line. Designed for professional photographers, the 500mm F4 Sports is a rugged dust and splash proof lens created to weather the harsh conditions that many photographers find themselves in when shooting outdoors. Exceptional image quality is achieved through rigorous optical design testing while autofocus and quality is maintained when paired with the Sigma TC-1401 1.4X and TC-2001 2X teleconverter. An advanced Optical Stabilizer (OS) touts a two mode switch, one for handheld photography and second for panning and tracking vertically and horizontally. The new Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) touts 1.3X the torque of previous models for fast and snappy focusing while the state-of-the-art electromagnetic diaphragm is included for Nikon mounts and provides a new degree of performance for high speed shooting. USB Lens Dock and Sigma Optimization Pro allow for lens customization including personalized focus limiters, 4 zone micro focus tuning, OS preview behavior, AF performance enhancement. Transverse chromatic aberration is greatly controlled through optical design and 500mm F4 Art allows for rear filters to be used. Key features:
• Exceptional image quality
• Magnesium Alloy components
• Dust and Splash Proof
• Included accessories: LH1388-01Carbon Fiber Hood, Filter holder with 46mm WR Protector, caps, case
Sony has announced the Cyber-shot HX350, which is the follow-up to the HX300 super-zoom compact camera. The new model is announced for the European markets and is said to go on sale for €449. The camera features a back-illuminated 20.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and an up-to-date BIONZ X image processor. The ISO range is rated at ISO 80-3200, which can be expanded to 12800 in multi-frame NR mode. You get a focal length of 24mm at the wide end and 1200mm at the telephoto end (35mm equivalent) while the available aperture is f/2.8-6.3. The new specifications let the photographer achieve a 50x optical zoom, which makes it ideal for shooting distant objects and wildlife. The HX350 is equipped with convenient features like a manual ring for smooth adjustment of zoom and focus along with an easily-accessible mode dial and custom button for quick adjustment of settings. The camera holds a capacity of 10fps burst shooting and can record video up to 1080p at 60fps. It also comes along with a tilt able 3-inch LCD display with a 921k-dot resolution. The only drawback that the new gadget holds is unavailability of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC. It uses a USB 2.0 for interfacing with a PC for transferring content over and Micro-HDMI port for viewing the content you’ve shot directly on an HDTV. There isn’t any microphone or headphone socket present. In order to prevent camera shake, the gadget comes with a SteadyShot features that helps in keeping the video steady. The inbuilt Intelligent Active Mode present in the camera ensures that the HD videos are sharp and blur-free. The camera lets you get the feel and look of a DLSR with easy-to-use controls and an ergonomic grip. Buttons and features are carefully placed and easy to reach, just like a professional camera. The Optical SteadyShot Intelligent Active Mode keeps your videos stable and shake-free, even when you’re walking or zooming. The camera also comes with a cool effect to show off jumps, tracks, and more with Motion Shot Video. Captured subject movement is displayed in a sequence of superimposed images on a single background. Another fascination feature of the camera is the picture effect. Breathe new life into a picture by using built-in Picture Effect technology. There’s a range of modes to choose from – you don’t even have to download image-editing software.