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September 16th, 2014

Phase One and ALPA of Switzerland Announce Partnership For New Fine Art Camera System

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Phase One and ALPA Capaul & Weber Ltd announce partnership
With a desire to create a compact medium format camera solution, Phase One and ALPA Capaul & Weber Ltd. have announced a product development partnership. ALPA co-owners Thomas Weber and Ursula Capaul along with Phase One President and CEO Henrik O. Håkonsson comment on the partnership in the press release below: Phase One and ALPA of …
May 16th, 2014

Sony Announces Compact RX100 III Camera

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony RX100 III
Adding to their successful line of Cybershot-RX pocket-sized cameras, Sony has just announced the RX100 III. With a 20.1 megapixel 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS censor and BIONZ X processor, the camera has an impressive Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, providing both a large, versatile range, and high quality aperture. The lens also focuses accurately at a …
February 10th, 2014

Sigma Announces dp Quattro Triology

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sigma dp2 Quattro
Sigma has announced the dp Quattro, a trilogy of compact cameras with sleek, minimalist bodies using weight distribution for a comfortable in hand feel. Each camera has a different fixed focal length – dp1 Quattro a 19mm wide angle, the dp2 Quattro a 30mm standard, and dp3 Quattro a 55mm telephoto (or 28mm, 45mm and …
February 6th, 2014

Ricoh Expands Line of Robust Compact Action Cameras

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Ricoh WG-20
Ricoh has expanded their compact action camera line with the addition of the WG-20, WG-4 and WG-4 GPS. All three of these robust, weatherproof cameras work well under extreme conditions for adventure shooters. The Ricoh WG-20 uses a 14 megapixel sensor with shake reduction. With expanded functionality, the camera has the capability to shoot in …
June 27th, 2013

Sony Announces RX1R and RX100 II Additions to Cyber-shot Lineup

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony has now expanded the Cyber-shot line with two new compact cameras. The RX1R maintains similar specs to the full-frame RX1, but removes the low-pass filter. This is of particular interest to landscape photographers who have fewer hurdles with moiré and will benefit from the enhanced resolution and sharpness. The RX100 II is a pocket …
March 5th, 2013

Nikon Unveils Large-Sensor (APS-C) Coolpix A

Posted By Christopher Robinson
The Coolpix A has a 16.2 megapixel APS-C (DX-format) CMOS image sensor and a fixed 18.5mm (equivalent angle of view as a 35mm lens on 35mm format camera).
Regular readers of OP know that I am a big fan of small cameras that have large image sensors. I like the combination of the big sensor’s inherent image quality in a camera that I can carry with me anywhere. In other words, it’s like the Millennium Falcon, “…she’s got it where it counts!” Today, Nikon has announced the Coolpix A- compact, fixed-lens camera with a 16.2 megapixel Nikon APS-C (Nikon calls it DX-format) CMOS image sensor.It will be available in March 2013 at a suggested retail price of $1099.