CP+ Cancelled Due to Fears of Coronavirus, But There’s Still WPPI

CP+, one of the Photo Industry’s most important trade shows, is canceled due to fears of Coronavirus.

Journalists, attendees, and manufacturers won’t be heading to Japan later this month due to fears of Coronavirus. The global epidemic is causing fear of travel and slowed down economic growth. Earlier this month, Mobile World Congress was cancelled due to fears of Coronavirus as well. And while CP+ is cancelled, this may not be as gloomy as we think. WPPI 2020 still seems to be on even amid PDN shutting down.

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Behold the ProGrade Digital 1TB CFexpress 1.0 Memory Card (and More!)

The ProGrade Digital 1TB CFexpress is getting its first public look at CP+

If you’ve got a camera with an XQD slot of some sort, you should be aware of a big new change coming to the industry and it apparently starts with the new ProGrade Digital 1TB CFexpress. Yes, that’s right: 1 Terabyte of storage will be available for cards like this. The company is showing off the card at CP+ very soon, and is looking to make a big splash by not only doing something brand new, but also creating a memory card that’s got absolutely massive storage. All the important specs are below for the ProGrade Digital 1TB CFexpress and their new SDXC UHS-II U3 cards.

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Tokina AT-X PRO SD 24-70mm f/2.8 (IF) FX Lens Spotted at CP+

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Although CP+ is in full swing, Photokina can’t get here soon enough. Photo Rumors spotted a new full-frame camera lens from Tokina sporting the insanely popular 24-70mm focal length range. Labeled the Tokina AT-X PRO SD 24-70mm f2.8 (IF) FX, the lens will supposedly be officially announced at Photokina in September, but for now it’s making a display only showing at CP+ show in Japan.

Sadly we have yet to see the earlier rumored Tokina wide-angle 12-28mm f/4 lens for crop sensor cameras or the Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f4 PRO FX VCM-S telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLRs. The new Tokina 24-70mm lens will run into some heavy competition from Nikon and Canon as well as the recently released Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 SP VC. Another 24-70mm lens that’s due for a Photokina appearance is the earlier rumored Sigma 24-70mm f2 lens.

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Fujifilm Has a New X100s 50mm Teleconverter and X-Mount Body Cap Lens

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The CP+ show in Japan is in full swing and we’ve already got a couple of new camera lens add-ons for the ever-popular Fujifilm X100s. First up, a teleconverter that transforms the normally 35mm equivalent, 23mm f2 fixed lens into a 50mm piece of glass. The new attachment screws into the 62mm filter thread on the front of the prime lens and essentially acts as a focal length magnifier.

Details on the lens convertor are still sparse, but as DPReview reports it will come for a price of $300. The new lens attachment adds even more versatility to the fixed lens X100s and its older sibling, the Fujifilm X100. Previously, Fujifilm released a WCL-X100 wide-angle convertor, which transforms the 35mm equivalent lens into a wider 28mm. For a little less cheddar, Photojojo also has a vast array of lens convertors including a 2x convertor for $50.

Fujifilm also brought another little oddity for its X-mount series of cameras. Check it out after the break!

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Sony Announces the 63x H400, the Highest Zoom Bridge Camera Yet, and More at CP+

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Alongside the Sony A6000, the Japanese camera company also updated parts of its superzoom Bridge Camera lineup as well as two new Point and Shoots at CP+. Heading up the new additions is the Sony DSC-H400, a bridge camera that breaches 60x optical superzoom barrier. With a 63x zoom lens, the H400 has a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 24.5-1550mm. Thus far the highest zoom bridge camera we’ve seen was the 60x Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70. Along with the long reach of the lens, the H400 sports a 20.1MP sensor that can take 720p video at 30fps. The Sony H400 will be available $320.

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Canon Has a New Ring Flash For Macro Shooters

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It’s rare that something really cool comes out for us strobists, but today Canon has a brand new ring flash that they’re pitching specifically to the macro crowd. They’re calling it the new Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II. In our meeting with the company, they stated that you wouldn’t want to use this one for fashion work and instead it’s specifically dedicated for getting up close and personal to…stuff.

Though we don’t have many details, we were told that it can act as a master flash to the 600-EX RT but we’re not quite sure if there is radio control in there or if its via infrared. The flash surface area is smaller than Canon’s previous ring flash, so we’ve got some curiosities about just how harsh the lighting is. However, Canon assures us that by using it in conjunction with the TTL system, you won’t have an issue.

We don’t have very many details about the flash at the moment, but once we do, we’ll update the piece.

Canon’s New D30 Point and Shoot Can Go Down to 83 Feet of Water

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*Yawn*

Canon’s is introducing new point and shoots for CP+ 2014, but they really are just very minor upgrades. Perhaps Canon’s point and shoot line is doing just that well. Either way, the most exciting one to us is the new D30 waterproof camera which the company is saying can go down to 82 feet. Plus it’s shockproof to 6.5 feet and can resist up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit of cold. There is also GPS tracking and will retail for $329.99 when it launches.

Otherwise there is the SX700HS which will come in at $349.99 and features a 16.1MP sensor, Wifi, 1080p HD video and zZzZzZzZzZzZzZz…Hybrid auto mode.

You get the picture.

More photos and point and shoots are after the jump.

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Sony’s New A6000 Boasts 179 Phase Detection Focusing Points

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Today, Sony is announcing their brand new A6000 mirrorless Alpha camera at CP+–which is the successor to the NEX 6. The camera’s design and style pay homage to the NEX 7 while still retaining a bit of what the NEX 6 had to offer. For example, there are more dials than on the lower end cameras for sure.

At its heart, the A6000 houses a 24.3MP APS-C sensor. This isn’t the same that was in the NEX 7, instead it’s a brand new one. It also shoots 1080/60p and 24p video, takes SD cards, has a 1,400k dot EVF, a 3 inch 921,600 dot LCD screen, 1/4000 sec. maximum shutter speed, can shoot up to 11fps, has flash sync to 1/160 sec., ISO range from 100-25,600 and more.

But by far, one of the things that’s blowing our minds about this camera is the revamped autofocus. There are 179 phase detection points on the sensor and 25 contrast points. Plus there’s NFC and WiFi.

All this can be yours for $799 when it launches in mid-April.

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Canon’s Brand New Rebel T5 is Mostly an Older Camera

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For CP+ today, Canon is announcing their brand new Rebel T5–except that it’s mostly an older camera. The new Rebel T5 sits above below the Rebel SL1, which we really loved. It has a previously used 18MP APS-C sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, has an ISO range of 100-6400, 9 AF points with the center one being a Servo tracking type, and 3 fps. Yup, it’s the most bare bones Rebel that you can get your hands on, but it’s targeted at the really budget conscious consumer.

According to the company’s press release, “the Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens is scheduled to be available in March for an estimated retail price of $549.99.”

That’s more expensive than Sony’s A3000. More images of the new camera are after the jump.

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The New Canon G1 X Mk II May Become Your New Favorite Compact

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It’s been a while since Canon released the G1 X camera, and the company is announcing an update in the form of the G1 X Mk II today for CP+. At the heart of the camera is a new 1.5″ 12.8MP CMOS sensor, a DIGIC 6 processor, ISO range of 100-12,800, a new 9 aperture blade f2-f3.9 lens with an equivalent zoom range of 24-120mm, 31 AF points, and a 3 inch tilting LCD. Canon also has a brand new external EVF that mounts into the hot shoe for the camera.

The new G1 X Mk II also boasts WiFi connectivity, NFC, and a $799.99 price tag when it drops in April. For what it’s worth, the Ricoh GR is still cheaper and has an APS-C sized sensor.

More photos of the camera are after the jump.

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First Impressions: Sony A6000

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It’s been a while since the NEX-6 was announced, and we still love ours. But today for CP+, the company is announcing its successor: the 24.3MP APS-C sensor A6000. As Sony reported earlier, they’re getting rid of the NEX moniker and putting all cameras under the Alpha name instead. For what it is, the A6000 seems like a beast of a camera. Besides the large megapixel APS-C sensor, it has NFC, Wifi, 179 autofocus points, and loads more features.

Oh by the way, those focusing points are all phase detection points on the sensor. This coupled with the new sensor are two of the bigger upgrades to the camera.

While we’re still waiting for our review unit, we got some time to play with the camera at an event recently in NYC.

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First Impressions: Panasonic GH4

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It’s been rumored for a while now, and Panasonic is announcing the brand new GH4 just in time for CP+. The new camera is the company’s flagship and is said to live above the GH3, but is not a direct replacement to it. On that note, the GH3 will continue to be sold. During our short briefing time with Panasonic, we learned about the heavy emphasis that the company is putting on video output with the latest offering. But overall, it so far seems like only minor improvements were added to the already pretty darned good GH3. And by minor, we’re talking about a brand new sensor and a couple of features that should have been included in the first place.

Think of this almost as the upgrade from the Canon 5D Mk II to the Mk III, but with less ergonomic changes. Except that with this one, they’re targeting it at Pros and enthusiasts.

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Panasonic’s New GH4 Shoots 4K Video and Has a Brand New Sensor

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No, it doesn’t by default have that giant thinger on the bottom or that microphone–those are instead accessories. Just in time for CP+, Panasonic is announcing the brand new GH4 mirrorless camera. This new addition will not replace the GH3 but instead sit above it kind of like what Canon does with the 1D X and 1D C. The new GH4 shoots two types of 4K video. At its heart, the company says that it houses a brand new 16.05 MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor. But otherwise, it mostly seems like it’s just like the GH3 with the exception of the revamps to the autofocusing that the company spoke about.

More specs and photos of the product are after the jump. Be sure to check Adorama for the listing.

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Ricoh Announces New Pentax Teleconverter and Three Rugged Point and Shoots

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With CP+ right around the corner, it only makes sense that Ricoh would be making announcements very soon. And today, they’re giving us mostly point and shoots. In fact, we get three new ones: WG-4 GPS, WG-4 and WG-20. On top of this, Pentax users are being treated to a rear 1.4x teleconverter that will give your camera a bit more reach with the lenses attached. The very interesting thing is that even though these cameras have before been under the Pentax brand, they’re now under Ricoh.

Specs, pricing, and details about the new tough shooters and the teleconverter are after the jump.

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New Tilt Shift Adapter Coming From Kipon

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According to DC.Watch Kipon has been showing off their new tilt shift at the CP+ show. Details about the adapter are scarce due to rough translations on the web but there appears to be a NIkon, Fuji X mount and a NEX mount already made or in preproduction. It’s safe to say that there is already a Canon version out there and their official site states that they will be coming out with adapters for different camera mounts “continuously”. The adapter has 12 degrees of movement at any shift.

Pricing and availability are unknown at the moment; and there is very little information out there but we will keep tabs on them.

Canon Introduces Three New Point-and-Shoot Cameras

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Canon today announced three new point-and-shoot cameras: the PowerShot A5200, the ELPH 115 IS and the ELPH 330 HS. While the A5200 and ELPH 115 IS are clearly aimed at the lower-end consumer market with their respective price tags of US-$ 129.99 and 169.99, the ELPH 330 IS is aimed at more advanced hobbyists that are looking for a powerful zoom in a small and stylish package. Accordingly, its price tag is a bit higher at US-$ 229.99. All three cameras feature a new ECO mode for extended battery life. Additionally, the ELPH 330 IS features a new Hybrid Auto mode as well as WiFi capabilities. For details on each camera’s technical specifications, please continue after the break. Continue reading…