And just like that Nikon has scored another winner in the DxOMark book with the Nikon D750. Nikon’s latest full frame camera ranked in 8th place on DxOMark’s top list of cameras with an overall score of 93 points.
As we expected the Nikon D750 trails behind the D810 with the latter producing better color depth, dynamic range, and performance in low light. Oddly enough, though, the D750 also lags behind the Nikon D610 by a very slim margin. It seems the entry-level Nikon full frame camera performs ever so slightly better with color depth.
The most striking thing about these results is the Nikon D750 marks the company’s 6th camera to enter DxOMark’s top 10 cameras list. Currently other Nikon models that flank around the D750 include the D810 and D610 as previously mentioned plus the D800, D800E, and D600. Of course, it can be argued that this lineup is really just all Sony sensors, but it’s very apparent Canon and many other brands are not showing up at all.
We’re still working on our own Nikon D750 and we’re honestly blown away by the image quality it puts out and the flexibility of its RAW images. Image samples are after the jump.
Check past the break for a few of our first sample images with the camera
Just when we thought the Pentax K-S1 could not get any flashier, Ricoh has just released its LED lit DSLR in three new dessert inspired colors named Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie. In case you forgot the Pentax K-S1 strutted its way onto the camera scene with 12 different colors and a strip of LEDs.
Other than the new trio of “Sweets Collection” colors, this is still the same K-S1 underneath featuring a 20.12MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor. Despite the camera’s attention calling design, the K-S1 is still a serious Pentax shooter with a 1/6000th second maximum shutter speed, 5.4fps continuous shooting, and a maximum ISO of 51200.
On top of the lights along the front grip and surrounding the shutter button the camera has a bright 3-inch, 921,000-dot LCD on the back of the camera. The camera also come with a Flu Card, which is similar to an Eye-Fi Mobi card in that it creates a wireless LAN network to connect with smartphones and tablets.
These sweet inspired PENTAX K-S1 will be available this November in a kit with the SMC DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens plus an included Flu Card for $699.
Click past the jump to see more images of the Pentax K-S1 in these new sweet colors
Though Photogenic brand lights aren’t the most popular options, Radiopopper recently announced a new radio flash trigger designed specifically for those lights. Like the Paul C Buff Einstein receiver before it, this trigger will allow you to have power control over the lights when using a Jr2 trigger and have 16 radio channels. The receiver also has four groups/zones. If you don’t have a Jr2, then you can still trigger the lights but not have control over them.
Even more interesting is that the trigger is powered specifically by the light itself. So that means that it doesn’t rely on battery power at all.
The Photogenic receivers are available for $99 each, which if you ask us is a bit pricey. Especially for the fact that many Photogenic lights are now old and a bit archaic compared to more modern options from Profoto, Elinchrom, and Paul C Buff.
After a relatively quiet appearance at Photokina, Sony might have an exciting new Sony A7000 mirrorless camera complete with a new 24MP sensor coming down the pipeline. The camera will more than likely be a successor to the Sony NEX 7 and Sony Alpha Rumors claims it will arrive in 2015.
An anonymous source suggests the camera will be weather-sealed, retain its rangefinder style, and feature full tethering capabilities. On top of this the Sony A7000 will purportedly have a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second, which will be great for shooting wide open in daylight. It will also supposedly be the second Alpha camera able to capture 4K footage after the Sony A7s, but it’s not clear whether the Sony A7000 will also need an external recorder to do so. This makes complete sense as the company doesn’t have an APS-C mirrorless camera with weather-sealing. Granted, the A7 series isn’t weather-sealed but is splash and moisture resistant.
Supposedly the Sony A7000 will come kitted with a new mark II version of the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 power-zoom lens with much improved shooting quality. As it stands the current kit lens that comes with all Sony cameras is pretty terrible with poor corner sharpness and rampant color fringing.
Lastly, Sony is also purportedly working on a new Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f4 lens that will also be weather-sealed. It seems like the company is starting to take the higher end production scale even more seriously if any of this is at all true.
The larger the format is that you’re working with, the more time it will surely take you to get a single image due to all the work that goes into it. And while large format cameras can be expensive, a duo from Europe are Kickstarting a more affordable camera. It’s called the Intrepid 4×5 camera, and it promises to be a light weight camera made from birch ply wood.
The Intrepid will take 75-300mm lens boards, has ground glass for focusing, comes with a choice of bellows colors, and folds down into a very compact size. With it being made from plywood though, I’d personally want it to be finished with a sealant of some sort to prevent moisture from affecting it too much in the long run. For the 125 Euro that they’re apparently charging for the camera though, we can’t really expect much.
It will take standard film cases for the image loading: which means that you can enjoy many of the offerings from Fujifilm, Kodak and Ilford still available for the format.
The intro video is after the jump, but be sure to head over to their Kickstarter page too to see the different rewards offered.
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After Sony introduces 4K video recording in the A7s (with external recorder), Sony Alpha Rumors claims that the company is working on an 8K camera. Sony purportedly brought an 8K camera prototype to the BBC headquarters. A source at the event claimed the unit looked similar to the Sony A99 full frame DSLR with a vertical grip. Sony also supposedly said this 8K camera could come to market as soon as 2016.
Despite the both the Sony A6000 and Sony A7s featuring great video options along with Sony’s AVCHD format, the Japanese company still isn’t as popular in the video world as Panasonic or Canon.
Sony might be interested in starting a resolution war with Panasonic, as the electronics firm already has two cameras that record in 4K including the GH4 and LX100. There are also other mirrorless cameras that can be hacked to take quad-HD footage. However if Sony is in talks with the BBC, and potentially NHK, it could be one of the first big providers of 8K equipment for the television world.