Sony A7 II surprises, with world’s first 5-axis image stabilization in a full-frame ILC

 

 

 

 

Sony Japan has unveiled the latest addition to the A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the new Sony A7 II. The “Mark II” model features not only the world's first 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system for a full-frame ILC, but also a number of design tweaks and build quality improvements.

Originally seen on the Olympus E-M5, a 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system compensates for yaw, pitch, and roll, as well as vertical…

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Google Street View takes to the desert in Abu Dhabi

 

 

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen — the perfect Hump Day story to celebrate getting past the middle of your work week! If you've ever wondered what it's like to roam the desert like Lawrence of Arabia, now you can get the experience — without the stifling heat — from the comfort of your desk, thanks to Google's latest Street View project.

This does stretch the definition of “street” to the limit, admittedly, but Google's Street View cameras have documented the desert area of the Liwa Oasis, on the outskirts of the Rub' al…

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Phase One updates Capture One with Nikon D750 and D3300, Canon 7D II support

 

 

It must be update day today: No sooner has Adobe released its new versions of Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw, DNG Converter and Lightroom with new camera support than Phase One does the same. The just-released Capture One 8.0.2 release brings compatibility with the latest Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system, as well as support for eight new cameras and four lenses. The update also squashes a long list of bugs and compatibility issues.

Cameras newly-supported by Phase One Capture One 8.0.2 include the Canon 7D Mark II,…

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Samsung NX1: 4K video samples and new full-res frame grabs available for download

 

 

One of the most heavily discussed and debated features of the powerful new Samsung NX1 is its advanced 4K video recording capabiities. The Samsung NX1 can shoot and internally record 4K movies at Cinema 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160) at 24p, and Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) at 30p. Full HD (1080p), HD (720p) and VGA (480p) resolutions are also available, all at 60p, 30p or 24p (including 50p and 25p for PAL).

We've now had an opportunity to shoot new sample videos in Cinema 4K and Ultra HD resolutions using production-level firmware…

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Flash-maker Metz files for insolvency; administrator says that production and support will continue

 

 

Germany's Metz-Werke GmbH & Co KG has today filed for insolvency, a brief article from Reuters confirms. Referred to by Reuters' Frankfurt desk as being a television maker, Metz is better known to photographers for its third-party Metz Mecablitz flash strobes, as well as a variety of lighting-related accessories. It's apparently the company's television business that has been struggling, however, with strong competition and low pricing making the situation unsustainable.

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Canon 7D II and G7X, Panasonic LX100, Samsung NX1 supported in Camera Raw, Lightroom updates

 

 

Last month, Adobe issued a new release candidate version of its Camera Raw and DNG Converter apps for Photoshop, adding support for eight new cameras and camera backs including the Nikon D750, Sony A5100 and Fuji X30. Today, it follows up with final release versions of both apps — as well as a simultaneous update to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom — that add another 16 cameras to the newly-supported list.

Of the group, the most interesting are probably the Canon 7D Mark II DSLR and Canon G7X premium compact, as well as the…

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