We had the chance to speak to Mike Bubolo from Sony about what are arguably the most exciting new products on display at PhotoPlus 2013: the new a7 and a7R digital cameras. They're the world's first mirrorless full-frame cameras, and they're about half the size and weight of normal-sized DSLRs.
The Schneider Optics booth is minimal, but it has a couple of cool things set up. First is the iPro Lens system for iPhones. It uses a compact case, with a bayonet-style mount to attach lenses. And it looks nice enough to stay on your phone at all times. It adds some new capabilities to your phone with fisheye, macro, and telephoto options available.
Fujifilm has been busy expanding their X-Series lineup of digital cameras, so we caught up with company representative Kayce Baker to talk about the new X-E2 and XQ1. The X-E2 is a mirrorless body that features a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans II CMOS sensor. The XQ1 is a compact, pocketable camera with a 12MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS sensor. Both models feature built-in Wi-Fi for easy file sharing.
Western Digital displayed their 2TB, 3TB & 4TB My Cloud drives. Each drive has an Ethernet connection that allows you to create a personal cloud, and access it from wherever you have Internet access. There's an Android and iOS app, as well as PC and Mac desktop applications. The Mac and PC software allows you to perform backups.
David Flores from B&H talks to Richard Schleuning from Zeiss about the new Otus f/1.4 55mm and Touit f/2.8 50 M lenses. The Otus 55mm is already available for pre-order, while the Touit lens shown in this video is a prototype that features a Sony E-mount.
Connecting to external Wi-Fi networks and simultaneous streaming to multiple devices is coming soon in a new CamRanger firmware update. While the wireless capabilities already featured things like focus peaking and time-lapse programming, this update brings impressive new features. The most significant, in my opinion, is using multiple wireless devices. Using a single master device for control, you can now add others, enabling clients and friends to watch the preview image. And using a Wi-Fi network can increase the CamRanger's range.
If you’ve ever risked taking a photo at ISOs higher than 6400, you've probably had experience with trying to remove all the digital noise that crept into your photo. DxO's new PRIME noise reduction has solved this dilemma for you.
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