Pentax and Samsung Mon, 17 Feb 20 09:49:51 +0000 Pentax and Samsung en-CA Ricoh GR III finally announced Wed, 26 Sep 2018 02:16:37 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20522@/talks/discussions image



LONDON 25 SEPTEMBER 2018 - RICOH COMPANY, LTD. and RICOH IMAGING EUROPE, S.A.S. are pleased to announce a preview showing of the RICOH GRIII camera at Photokina 2018 --- the world's largest, full-scale trade fair of photographic and imaging products, to be held from September 26 to 29 in Cologne, Germany. The new camera has been in the process of development as the latest model of the RICOH GR series, which features a line-up of high-end digital compact cameras combining exceptional image quality with a compact, lightweight body ideal for snapshot photography.

Over a history of more than 20 years, the RICOH GR series has always kept its basic concept of optimising the essential values of a camera --- high image quality, snapshot capability and portability --- while at the same time making the changes and refinements needed to meet emerging needs. Because of this, GR-series models have been preferred by a great many photographers, particularly professionals and highly experienced amateurs.

Currently under development, the RICOH GRIII inherits the basic GR-series concept, but it incorporates totally new devices in its main components, including a newly designed lens, a new image sensor, and a new imaging engine. These are designed to further upgrade image quality, strengthen many of the functions and improve the user interface.

Designed to be the ultimate snapshot camera, the RICOH GR II is a totally new breed of GR camera, one that will give the user new and different creative possibilities. We hope Photokina 2018 visitors will enjoy their first look at this new-generation GR-series model.



Sigma will introduce Foveon FF L mount camera Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:59:50 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20514@/talks/discussions Kazuto Yamaki told that they'll do it after killing all present SA line.

Announcement will happen in 2019.


Pentax K-1 FF DSLR camera topic, anti video camera for $1800 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:16:59 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12317@/talks/discussions image

  • 36.4 MP CMOS sensor
  • Prime IV 14-Bit Image Processor (main issue)
  • 33-AF points -3 EV, 25 cross type
  • ISO sensitivity up to 204,800
  • 5 axis sensor stab, 5 stop SR
  • anti-aliasing filter simulation
  • 300,000 actuations, 1/8000s shutter speed
  • 4.4fps full-frame JPEG L (70 frames, 17 raw)
  • 6.5fps APS-C JPEG L (100frames, 50 raw)
  • flexible, 3.2" tilt-type monitor 1037K dots
  • 0.7x 100% pentaprism VF
  • Weather resistant magnesium alloy body
  • Wi-Fi, GPS, compass
  • Horrible 1080 interlaced 50 and 60 fps video, 30p, 25p and 24p also
  • Operation assist light
  • $1800 body at


Most probably will share the fate with his cousin K-01.

As FF DSLR for Pentax users is same as second coming for Christians I am sure something big will happen in the world this year.

PENTAX K-1 Mark II Camera Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:06:09 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19053@/talks/discussions image


  • 36.4 MP CMOS sensor, exactly same as on K-1
  • Prime IV 14-Bit Image Processor (main issue)
  • 33-AF points -3 EV, 25 cross type
  • ISO sensitivity up to 204,800
  • 5 axis sensor stab, 5 stop SR
  • anti-aliasing filter simulation
  • 300,000 actuations, 1/8000s shutter speed
  • 4.4fps full-frame JPEG L (70 frames, 17 raw)
  • 6.5fps APS-C JPEG L (100frames, 50 raw)
  • flexible, 3.2" tilt-type monitor 1037K dots
  • 0.7x 100% pentaprism VF
  • Weather resistant magnesium alloy body
  • Wi-Fi, GPS, compass
  • Horrible 1080 interlaced 50 and 60 fps video, 30p, 25p and 24p also
  • Operation assist light
  • Handheld sensor shift mode
  • New kit lens
  • $1999 body (with free battery grip for now!)
  • $2396 8-105mm F3.5/5.6 ED Lens kit
  • February 22, 2018 preorders start


Samsung Galaxy NX, APS-C, Android camera Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:46:07 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7245@/talks/discussions image


  • 20.3MP CMOS sensor
  • 1.6GHz quad core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • Android 4.2
  • Wi-Fi
  • LTE
  • SVGA viewfinder
  • 1080p24/1080p25, 720p50
  • 8.6fps stills
  • maximum shutter speed of 1/6000th of a second
  • 4,360mAh battery
  • $999 kit price

Previews and such:

Available at:

Hasselblad X1D ll 50C Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:15:35 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22200@/talks/discussions



In the pursuit to continue the journey of taking medium format outside of the studio, Hasselblad is pleased to announce the next installment of the X System – the X1D II 50C Mirrorless Medium Format Digital Camera. Dedicated to optimising the X System for a wider audience of creatives, Hasselblad has listened to user feedback and improved upon the first generation with enhanced electronics for a quicker and more intuitive medium format experience.

Continuing in the legacy of being the most portable and lightweight digital medium format camera, the X1D II 50C lets you take the power of medium format in a footprint smaller than most full frame DSLRs in a beautifully designed, compact package. Its large, high resolution 50-megapixel CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.9 mm) is 1.7 times larger than 35mm full format sensors, packing in huge pixels (5.3 x 5.3 nm) for capturing images with superb tonality. With outstanding colour depth and an impressive dynamic range of 14 stops, which allows for capturing immense details in both shadows and highlights, the photographer is left with plenty of room for adjustment in post-processing. With Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology integrated into the camera’s system, exceptional, true-to-life tones are delivered that match what the human eye sees.

Building upon the award-winning first generation, the X1D II 50C blends form and function with minimalistic, Scandinavian design aesthetics and a smooth handling experience with its ergonomic grip. The new X1D II 50C continues to provide creatives with incredible Hasselblad image quality, with 16-bit RAW images and now full resolution JPEGs, in a compact, lightweight design.

Developing upon the first generation of the X System, the X1D II 50C’s upgraded electronic platform includes a higher resolution 3.6-inch 2.36-million-dot touch display, which is physically the largest LCD display currently available on a digital medium format camera.

Additionally, the X1D II 50C features a higher resolution enhanced OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 3.69-million dots and a high magnification of 0.87x, letting you see the bigger picture. The much higher resolution of the rear display screen (1024x768) gives a more vivid, true to life image viewing experience.

The X1D II 50C’s live view features a faster refresh rate, reduced shutter lag and black out time between frames, an improved continuous capture rate, and a startup time cut almost in half from the first generation. Building upon the highly-intuitive user interface of the previous model, further refinements have been made to the X1D II 50C to improve the camera’s handling experience, including the ability to access the menu system when looking in the EVF, giving greater usability in the sunniest conditions.

Enabling an even more portable medium format workflow, Hasselblad’s post production solutions now include the new Phocus Mobile 2. Connected via USB-C and Wi-Fi, photographers can transfer RAW and full quality JPEG files directly from the X1D II 50C and edit RAW images on their iPad Pro or iPad Air (2019) while out on the field.


Expanding the possibilities of the Hasselblad workflow, Phocus Mobile 2 takes the image editing process to a new, portable level. Compatible with the X1D II 50C via either USB-C or Wi-Fi, this application is currently supported on iPad Pro and iPad Air (2019) models, enabling the traveling photographer to have a quicker, more mobile workflow. With Phocus Mobile 2, users can import, edit and rate RAW images and import and rate full quality JPEG images directly on their portable device. In addition, Phocus Mobile 2 supports full quality image export, tethered shooting and direct camera control.

Ricoh GR II now with WiFi and NFC Thu, 18 Jun 2015 01:49:37 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13205@/talks/discussions image


Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announced the newest camera in its GR series, the RICOH GR II, a premium compact camera with Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality. The GR II is the smallest premium compact with DSLR image quality, making it ideal for advanced photographers who want the quality of an SLR camera but the portability of a smart phone.

To manage the new built-in Wi-Fi and NFC functions, Ricoh Imaging also announced GR Remote, a web-based application which allows users to control camera settings virtually via any browser, as well as view and share images wirelessly. Image Sync, available on PENTAX DSLR models, is also supported on the new GR II. It enables GR users to easily browse and transfer images to accompanying mobile devices.

“With the introduction of the GR II, we are taking the premium compact camera to a new level, offering the key features desired by photo enthusiasts: high resolution, a wide angle lens, quick shoot time and portability,” said Jim Malcolm, President of Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “With its new Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, photographers can now easily share their exceptional street and travel shots more easily, benefiting from the best of both worlds.”

Features of the new GR II camera include:

  • High-quality, high-resolution: The GR 18.3mm F2.8 lens is a compact, high-performance GR lens with a focal length of 28mm (in the 35mm format). The GR II also boasts a large, APS-C-size CMOS image sensor with approximately 16.2 effective megapixels. Equal in imaging area to the type used for most PENTAX digital SLR models, the sensor combined with the GR lens assures exceptional image quality.
  • High-speed: The GR II’s high-speed AF system can focus in a mere 0.2 seconds, thanks to the optimization of its lens drive mechanism and AF algorithm, and it also has a one second start up and shut down time. Further, with the GR II users can go instantly from the play back mode to shooting by half pressing on the shutter release button.
  • Pocket-sized: Even though it incorporates a host of Wi-Fi functions, the GR II comes in the same size as the previous GR model. Its exterior housing is made of lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy, while its grip is shaped for easy, comfortable hold, and features a control button layout that enables simple one-hand operation.
  • Expanded creative functionality: The GR II provides a total of 17 effect modes with six new modes added including: Clarity, Brilliance, Bright, Portrait, Vibrant and HDR Tone. The new GR II also includes a full range of shooting functions including an in-camera RAW data development function, full HD movie recording for high-quality, extended videos; and, wireless control of PENTAX AF360FGZII & AF540FGZII external flashes.

Pricing and Availability

The Ricoh GR II will be available for purchase July 2015 in stores nationwide for a retail price of $799.95.

Samsung NX1, $1300 4K flagman Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:33:58 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11275@/talks/discussions image


  • 28Mp APS-C back illuminated sensor
  • DRIMe Image Processor
  • 15 fps burst, with tracking
  • 1080p60, UHD 4K Video 2160p30/p24
  • H.265 encoder
  • 3″ AMOLED Touch Display, can be titled
  • OLED 1366x768 viewfinder
  • Water and dust proof magnesium body
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC

Available at:

Phase One XF IQ4 digital back Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:37:19 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20338@/talks/discussions image

Phase One today announced a giant leap forward in photography: Phase One XF IQ4 Camera Systems are built upon the new and expandable Infinity Platform. Three full frame medium format camera systems, based on the Infinity Platform, include the IQ4 150MP (151-megapixels), the IQ4 100MP Trichromatic (101-megapixels), and the IQ4 150MP Achromatic (151-megapixels). Each delivers a flexible and customizable photographic solution designed to evolve and adapt over time. The IQ4 features a new level of workflow optimization, integration and support for all photographic applications.

With the Infinity Platform, Phase One has moved the core of Capture One's imaging processor into the IQ4 itself. 'Capture One Inside' offers unprecedented RAW file control. Image editing and processing -- once possible only in the Capture One software application -- can now be controlled within the IQ4. The Infinity Platform also allows Phase One to challenge fundamental imaging concepts, such as the limitations of dynamic range. Additionally, the IQ4 delivers new tethering and storage options, wireless integration, and performance improvements.

"Our customers drive us to break down barriers and keep pushing forward," said Henrik O. Håkonsson, CEO & President, Phase One, A/S. "With the Infinity Platform we are completely dedicated to grow the IQ4, adapting and expanding incrementally to match the pace of technology -- making it unique in the photographic world -- a camera investment that pays back with years of cutting-edge operation. We dedicate the new XF IQ4 Camera System to these individuals whose passion for perfection is unlimited."

Phase One is widely known for its modular, open-platform approach. Like the Phase One XF camera body, introduced in 2015, the Infinity Platform of the IQ4 has been engineered to anticipate developments in technology, and expand functionality to support customers' changing workflow demands.

Key Features and Future-Forward Innovations

Building on 25 years of digital imaging innovation and the success of the XF Camera System, the IQ4 introduces:

151-Megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) Sensor

The IQ4 150MP and IQ4 150MP Achromatic models feature an ultra-efficient pixel design that delivers unprecedented image quality and detail. A world first in full frame medium format photography.

Capture One Inside

The core of Capture One's RAW imaging processor has been integrated into the Infinity Platform, opening a multitude of customizations and imaging possibilities. Key for expanding workflow efficiency, images can now be processed by the camera itself. 'Capture One Inside' enables:

  • Improved preview quality
  • JPEG processing
  • IIQ Style integration
  • Improved live view, faster frame rate, and new tools

Three New Tethering Options

Wireless, USB-C, and Ethernet offer greater control of connectivity and workflow. In addition, users will be able to interface directly with accessories such as hard drives, NAS storage, network solutions, mobile devices, etc. New ports (Ethernet and USB-C) can offer charging capabilities of the camera system or sustained power from compatible devices. Each tethering option brings its own unique workflow benefit, such as speed, extended cable length, evolving camera control and freedom from cabling.

Dual Storage

Support for both XQD and SD memory cards can be combined with the above tethering options to provide a multitude of workflow solutions.

Open Platform

Time-lapse and bracketing tools now operate independently of the camera body, enabling sequencing options across other camera bodies such as technical cameras.

More information about the IQ4, Infinity Platform and supported XF Camera System configurations can be found here: www.Phase

Availability and Pricing

The XF IQ4 150MP, IQ4 100MP Trichromatic, and IQ4 150MP Achromatic Camera Systems, will be available in October 2018 through Phase One\ Partners: www.Phase

The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for the XF IQ4 Camera Systems (including XF camera body and prism, a Blue Ring prime lens of your choice, 5-year warranty and 5-year uptime guarantee) are:

  • XF IQ4 150MP Camera System: $51,990 USD
  • XF IQ4 100MP Trichromatic Camera System: $47,990 USD
  • XF IQ4 150MP Achromatic Camera System: $54,990 USD

For more information, please go to: www.Phase or book a demo on: www.Phase

Pentax is barely alive, but presents new APS-C flagship prototype Fri, 20 Sep 2019 03:15:30 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22609@/talks/discussions image

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce a preview showing of the PENTAX K mount digital SLR camera at the "PENTAX Meeting 100th Anniversary Special" scheduled to be held Japan from September 21st.

PENTAX K mount digital SLR camera

  • Model name: to be announced later
  • Flagship model of our K-mount digital SLR camera equipped with an APS-C size image sensor
  • Currently under development for market launch in 2020
  • Price: Not decided

Situation for Pentax is horrible, as they are alone who continue to develop SLR cameras (except top sport oriented models Nikon and Canon are mostly done).

Expect horrible video features, as usual for any Pentax camera.

Samsung NX500 + 30mm pancake in the mid of 2019: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 05:43:07 +0000 IKSLIM 22279@/talks/discussions NO hack, standard bitrate, all in auto: unbelievable result to my eyes (but I’m experienced))) I still keep three NX1 with hack (for bitrate) but decided to keep NX500 without hack just for stability, and use it as a main Photo camera. But sometimes use NX500 as a run-n-gun for video, and each time I’m impressed…

PENTAX KP IR New Special IR Camera Wed, 31 Jul 2019 05:32:31 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22352@/talks/discussions image

Camera page in Japanese at

Mostly will be sold to researches and similar things, no plans to sell wide outside Japan.

Samsung NX500 4K NX camera Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:19:39 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12106@/talks/discussions image


  • 28MP BSI APS-C sensor, same as in NX!
  • D5s image engine
  • ISO range: 100-25,600
  • New hybrid AF with PD
  • 55ms super fast AF
  • 9fps with AF
  • 1/6000s shutter speed
  • Easy sharing with BT/Wi-Fi/NFC
  • 3" 1.036kdots Super AMOLED tilt &flip LCD screen (FVGA)
  • Dual command dial
  • 2160p30, UHDp24p, 1080p60/50/30/25/24...
  • 287 g
  • 120 x 64 x 43mm
  • $530 for body on deals -

Difference with NX1 - no 4K output via HDMI. no 1080p120 mode, no mic input and headphone output, no UHS-II support, no 802.11ac.


Pentax KP official topic Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:37:54 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16367@/talks/discussions image

Key specs

Hasselblad H6D-100c = 100MP chip - Shoots 4K RAW videos Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:41:40 +0000 PauloTeixeira 14934@/talks/discussions


I'd love to try this camera.

Samsung NX2 with 6K Strange Rumor Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:41:01 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18937@/talks/discussions

High-end Samsung NX2 APS-C camera based on Exynos 9810 SoC.

I got to play with something insane today. Samsung Mobile (who took over the camera division) retrofitted an NX1 with a new APS-C sensor and Exynos 9810 SoC, which is rumored to launch in the Samsung S9.

30,1 megapixels sensor (6720*4480) which is stacked (3-stack FRS) ISOCELL with Tetracell and dual-pixel AF. Extremely fast readout combined with 4K 120fps h/265 encode capability enable impressive framerates

  • Full sensor (6720*4480) @ 30fps
  • 5376*3024 @ 60fps
  • 3840*2160 @ 120fps
  • 2688*1512 @ 240fps
  • 1920*1080 @ 480fps

Up to 120fps should be full sensor read-out, 2.7K and 1080p at higher frame-rates is 2×2 pixel binning and then down-sampling (so full width of sensor is used up to 480fps (!).

15fps burst with mechanical shutter, 30fps RAW with electronic shutter. Practically no read-out noise so extremely ISO invariant (thanks to ISOCELL’s deep trench isolation). AF is insane with combination of dual-pixel and ‘Super PD’, which is regular in-sensor phase detection.

All features of Exynos 9810 are enabled (except a small part of GPU), so a huge amount of in-camera processing power, optional LTE-connectivity with eSIM, GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou) for location tagging, SD 3.0 with UHS-II support for memory cards (up to 300 MB/s), Bluetooth 5 for continuous low-power connection and 802.11ac with 2×2 MIMO for fast image- and video transfer. USB 3.1 Type-C with DP enabled for uncompressed output up to 5K 30fps and 4K 60fps. There is a PCIe 3.0 x2 bus left if they decide to add something like a CFexpress card-slot, or Thunderbolt 3 or 10GbE.

Very impressive software feature was accelerometer-based shutter. You press the shutter, and the accelerometer registers the G-forces (acceleration). Then it takes a picture when the X- and Y-acceleration are closest to 0 and the Z-acceleration is closest to 1 (natural gravity). Doesn’t work perfect (you can still move without accelerating), but I was able to double to triple my handheld shutter-speed, so that means at least a stop lower ISO. Delay between pressing and shooting is about half a second, so it’s not for sports. They are working to also implement the gyroscopic data to pick the moment with the least amount of roll. This feature makes is probably to the S9.

Like I said, it’s a prototype, based on a NX1, and they don’t know yet if it will ever hit the market, but if it does it will be at least as ground breaking as the original NX1 (they were thinking about a few extra things (variable ND, IBIS, HBM2-buffer), but hey, research is expensive and upper management).

Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:19:04 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15261@/talks/discussions image

  • 50mp sensor, 14 stops DR
  • 3" 920k LCD multi-touch display
  • 1080p25,1080p30
  • 60 minutes to 1/2000th sec shutter
  • dual SD cards
  • USB 3.0
  • standard 2.3mp OLED EVF
  • mike input, headphone output
  • GPS
  • 150 x 98 x 71 mm
  • 725g
  • $8995, 7900 EUR price, preorder at


Hasselblad is proud to introduce the groundbreaking X1D – weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera, the mirrorless 50MP camera is a game changer in the world of photography.

Inspired by the brand’s iconic design heritage, the camera is ergonomic and compact, offering a handling experience unlike any other. Handmade in Sweden, the X1D combines Scandinavian sensibility with beautiful performance.

Like the iconic V System, the X1D seamlessly combines portability with excellent optical quality for which the brand is renowned. Hasselblad has ingeniously introduced mirrorless technology to digital medium format for the first time ever, creating a precision performance camera that can sit in the palm of your hand. The 50MP CMOS sensor captures the finest details with true natural colors.

Commenting on the announcement Perry Oosting, Hasselblad CEO noted: “The X1D marks a pivotal point in Hasselblad’s rich 75-year history. This camera makes medium format photography available to a new generation of Hasselblad users, while pushing the existing limits of photography to new heights.”

A completely new family of dedicated autofocus lenses has been developed to support optical quality and portability, offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronization up to 1/2000th second.

Weighing just 725g and including HD video, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS, the X1D is a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The robust exterior is dust and weather proof, providing durability to take with you wherever you go.

The X1D has been created with passionate photographers in mind, opening up Hasselblad to a new generation of creatives. Ideal for those who want to create the highest quality medium format images with a straightforward and easy to use camera that can fit in the palm of your hand.

The Hasselblad X1D is priced at 7,900 EUR / 8,995 USD / 5,990 GBP Prices stated are exclusive of VAT

Davinci Resolve Samsung NX color Shift Problems Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:24:41 +0000 xaratemplate 20122@/talks/discussions I'm trying to figure out how to fix problem of footage having color shifting issues when importing h.265 file from NX1 in Davinci Resolve: See screenshot below

Hasselblad H6D-400c MS, 400Mp Camera Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:14:00 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18790@/talks/discussions image


  • USB 3.0 type c connection for tethered shooting, high-speed data transfers & 30FPS live view
  • Dual media card slots: CFast 2.0 and SD card
  • 3.0-inch touch rear display
  • Smartphone style user interface
  • HD & UHD video
  • Modular system with improved back removal process
  • Technical camera connectivity (single shot)
  • Wi-Fi
  • HDMI & Audio I/O
  • True Focus II


Building on a vast experience of developing exceptional, high-quality single and multi-shot cameras, Hasselblad once again has raised the bar for image quality captured with medium format system.

Multi-Shot capture has become an industry standard in the field of art reproduction and cultural heritage for the documentation of paintings, sculptures, and artwork. As the only professional medium format system to feature multi-shot technology, Hasselblad continues to be the leading choice for institutions, organizations, and museums worldwide to record historic treasures in the highest image quality possible.

With over 10 years of digital imaging expertise, the latest Multi-Shot digital camera combines the H6D's unrivalled ease of use with a completely new frontier of image quality and detail. This new camera encompasses all of the technological functions of Hasselblad's H6D single shot camera, and adds to that the resolution and colour fidelity leaps that only Multi-Shot photography can bring to image capture.

With an effective resolution of 400MP via 6 shot image capture, or 100MP resolution in either 4 shot Multi-Shot capture or single shot mode, the Multi-Shot capture requires the sensor and its mount to be moved at a high-precision of 1 or ½ a pixel at a time via a piezo unit. To capture Multi-Shot images the camera must be tethered to a PC or MAC.

In 400MP Multi-Shot mode, 6 images are captured, the first 4 involve moving the sensor by one pixel at a time to achieve real colour data (GRGB- see 4 shot diagrams below), this cycle then returns the sensor to its starting point. A further two exposures are made moving the sensor by ½ a pixel horizontally and then ½ a pixel vertically (see 6 shot diagram on next page). These 6 captures are then merged to give the equivalent of a single 400MP image, delivered as a 2.3GB 16-bit TIFF (23200 x 17400 pixels), for those seeking the utmost in image quality and resolving power.

The H6D-400c MS encompasses all the features and functionality of Hasselblad's standard single shot cameras:

  • USB 3.0 type c connection for tethered shooting, high speed data transfers & 30FPS live view
  • Dual media card slots: CFast 2.0 and SD card
  • 3.0-inch touch rear display
  • Smartphone style user interface
  • HD & UHD video
  • Modular system with improved back removal process
  • Technical camera connectivity (single shot)
  • Wi-Fi
  • HDMI & Audio I/O
  • True Focus II

The H6D-400c MS will begin shipping March 2018 with a MSRP of € 39,999 / $ 47,995 / £ 36,250 / RMB 319,999 / JPY 5,391,380 excl. VAT.\ Pre-orders can start to be taken January 16th

The H6D-400c MS will also be available to rent through your local Hasselblad sales representative. The rental fee is approx. €399/day for short term loans, but you can save up to 50% of that cost if you rent for a longer period.

Samsung NX1 repairs? Fri, 18 May 2018 21:27:45 +0000 htinla 19741@/talks/discussions Has anyone here ever sent in their NX1 for repairs? Does Samsung still fix these things or am I SOL? My NX1 has been acting glitchy, maybe just needs a good internal cleaning (I hope that's all it is!). If anyone knows a good place for servicing in North America, please share. Thanks!

Ricoh released SDK for multiple Pentax cameras Wed, 16 May 2018 09:53:38 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19716@/talks/discussions May 16 Ricoh Co., Ltd. releasing the camera's SDK (software development kit) for free.

SDK is made to operate the corresponding digital single lens reflex camera from a PC or smartphone. It is especially tailored for use in industrial fields.

Using the SDK it is possible to remotely control camera and live view output to an external monitor. Simultaneous operation of multiple cameras and various settings can be performed. Control is available using both USB and wireless connection.

  • RICOH Camera USB SDK for Microsoft .NET Framework
  • RICOH Camera USB SDK for C++
  • RICOH Camera Wireless SDK for iOS
  • RICOH Camera Wireless SDK for Android

Supported cameras:

  • PENTAX 645Z
  • PENTAX K-1 Mark II
  • PENTAX K-1
  • PENTAX K-70
Pentax 645Z Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:01:48 +0000 davjd 10168@/talks/discussions image

Super-high-resolution images made possible by approximately 51.4 effective megapixels
The PENTAX 645Z features a high-performance CMOS image sensor, with an imaging area (43.8mm x 32.8mm) approximately 1.7 times larger than that of a 35mm full-frame sensor. By combining this sensor with the PRIME III imaging engine — with its advanced image-processing and noise-reduction capabilities and anti-aliasing filter-less design — the 645Z makes full use of the imaging power and approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to deliver super-high resolution and exceptional depth rendition.

The 645Z minimises annoying image noise during high-sensitivity shooting, allowing the photographer to comfortably take pictures even at super-high sensitivities up to ISO 204800. This provides the photographer with totally new creative options beyond the scope of existing medium-format photography.

High-speed response to accommodate professional demands.
The 645Z continuously records as many as 10 images in RAW format (or up to 30 images in JPEG L mode) at a maximum speed of approximately three images per second. It also offers quick-view function, UHS-1 speed class compatibility for high-speed data storage (in SDR104 bus speed mode; with a compatible SD memory card), and USB3.0-standard data interface for easy transfer of recorded images to a computer. Thanks to its high-speed response rivalling that of 35mm-format SLRs, the 645Z assures active, flawless shooting in a wide range of applications demanded by professionals.

High-precision AF system
The 645Z incorporates a newly designed SAFOX 11 phase-matching AF module with 27 sensor points (including 25 cross-type sensors). It also detects the light flux of an F2.8 lens to optimise focusing accuracy when using a large-aperture lens. Its wide AF working range of –3EV to +18EV (at ISO 100; at 23oC) assures pinpoint focus with dimly lit subjects, which are difficult to focus accurately with the naked eye. Thanks to the new CMOS image sensor with high-speed data readout, it also provides a live-view function. This allows the photographer to make more minute focus adjustments using the contrast-detection AF mode on the live-view screen, or by magnifying the on-screen image.

Tiltable, 3.2-inch LCD monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots In addition to its wide-view design, the 645Z’s 3.2-inch high-resolution LCD monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots (in 3:2 aspect ratio) has a tilt mechanism to adjust the monitor angle, making it easier for the photographer to capture low and high-angle images. Its front panel is made of tempered glass for extra protection. To optimise visibility during outdoor shooting, it also combines a unique air-gapless construction which eliminates the air space between the LCD layers to reduce the reflection and dispersion of the light, with an AR (Anti-Reflection) coating to minimise reflections on screen.

Full HD movie recording at 1920 x 1080 pixels and 60i frame rate The 645Z captures beautiful Full HD video clips (1920 x 1080 pixels; 60i/30P frame rate) in the H.264 recording format. Its large image sensor is effective in recording shallow-depth videos with an effectively blurred background. In addition to the built-in stereo microphone, it also provides a stereo mic terminal for external microphone connection and an audio level control function. It also provides interval video recording of 4K-resolution images (3840 x 2160 pixels; in Motion JPEG or AVI video format) to add a new dimension in creative imaging.

Solid, dependable body
Both the 645Z’s exterior housing and the LCD monitor frame installed on the back are made of sturdy yet lightweight magnesium alloy, while the chassis is made of die-cast aluminium to optimise kinematic accuracy and thermal stability against excessive heat. The LCD panels — one on the top of the camera, and another on the back — are covered with tempered-glass plates for extra protection against scratches. The camera is also designed to be extremely durable and dependable even in harsh outdoor conditions. The body is not only weather-resistant and dustproof, with 76 seals applied around it, but it is also cold-resistant against temperatures as low as –10°C, while its dependable shutter unit has withstood a punishing operation test of more than 100,000 shutter releases.

High-precision exposure control supported by PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System
The 645Z also features the innovative PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System, which consists of an RGB light-metering sensor with approximately 86,000 pixels and a fine-tuned algorithm. This system not only ensures much-improved exposure-control accuracy, but also utilises the data obtained by the light-metering sensor to further enhance autofocusing accuracy and white-balance adjustment. By accurately assessing the type of scene or subject using the light-metering sensor, the 645Z not only selects the exposure settings that are most consistent with the photographer’s creative intentions, but also makes a clearer distinction between the subject and the background to ensure more accurate control of the discharge level in flash photography.


RICOH IMAGING UK, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera. This new model features a newly designed, large CMOS image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to deliver super-high-resolution images, all while ensuring outstanding operability and exceptional reliability to satisfy the demands of professional photographers.

The development of the PENTAX 645Z was based on the PENTAX 645D, which was launched in 2010. While retaining the proven weather-resistant, dustproof construction, it incorporates a newly developed image sensor and imaging engine to enhance image quality and reliability. It also boasts approximately 51.4 effective megapixels to produce super-high-resolution images with ‘true-to-life’ quality. It offers much-improved standard specifications, including; burst shooting at approximately three images per second; a tiltable, high-resolution LCD monitor; a state-of-the-art AF system with a live-view function; a high-precision exposure control system; and a more durable, dependable shutter unit. It also provides much faster response to the photographer’s commands in all types of shooting conditions. The result is the top level of operability and manoeuvrability required in professional work. It also features full HD movie recording capability and smartphone accessibility via Wi-Fi transmission, for more flexibility and enhanced opportunities for more creative photography.

Ricoh GR-2 will have 36mp Curved Full Frame Sensor Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:48:24 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18684@/talks/discussions Rumors

  • 36MP curved sensor
  • 28mm F2.4 lens (non-retractable)
  • 122.0 mm (W) × 64.7 mm (H) × 39.8 mm (D)
  • Customizable lens ring
  • ISO 51,200
  • New battery
  • Price: $1,800
  • To be announced in spring or early summer
Pentax LX ILC Camera Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:26:15 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18651@/talks/discussions image

Recently strange mockup surfaced to accompany strong rumors of new Pentax reentry to mirrroless market.

Sigma DP Quattro, strange camera Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:46:29 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9579@/talks/discussions image


The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new generation of high image quality compact cameras “SIGMA dp” that incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor (generation name: “Quattro”).

Unique and without peer among image sensors, the Foveon direct image sensor is similar to traditional color film in that its multiple layers capture all of the information that visible light transmits. Along with Sigma’s proprietary image processing technology, this sensor produces incredible resolution, precise gradation, gorgeous color, breathtaking realism with a 3D feel. In other words, full-bodied image quality.

For the new dp series, we rethought and redesigned every aspect of the camera, including the sensor, engine, lens, and body. While retaining its famous textural expression, which seems to give form to the air itself, the updated Foveon direct image sensor produces images that are more colorful, rich, deep, and faithful than ever before.

To a radical degree, the new-generation dp series embodies Sigma’s philosophy of creating cameras that produce works of art. Featuring the highest level of fundamental performance, this series unites artistic expression and daily experience as no other cameras can.

Special Features

With every element optimized for image quality, this camera is ready to produce works of art

Thanks to its optimized design featuring a fixed focal length lens and integrated body, the dp series offers both sensor and lens performance at the highest level. The result is full-bodied image quality.

In addition to superior holding performance, the camera body offers a balanced shape, layout, and weight distribution. With all of its elements designed for image quality, the dp offers highly intuitive operation. Its complete and robust specification allows the photographer to concentrate fully on photography itself and leverage the camera’s potential to produce outstanding images.

In everyday life, the dp series lets photographers find unexpected opportunities for experiencing emotion and enjoy photography and personal expression in exciting new ways. It is an outwardly simple yet extremely powerful embodiment of Sigma’s philosophy of photography.

Wide-angle, standard, and medium telephoto options

All of the fundamental photographic approaches in one lineup of three cameras

The dp series comprises three fixed focal length cameras, each of which features a different basic focal length for a different fundamental photographic approach: the wide-angle dp1 Quattro at 19mm, the standard dp2 Quattro at 30mm, and the medium telephoto dp3 Quattro at 50mm (respectively equivalent to 28mm, 45mm, and 75mm on a 35mm lens). Moreover, the three models share an exciting new camera body that brings out the best performance from the lens and image sensor.

It’s a simple but powerful lineup that delivers medium format-level image quality anywhere, anytime. Take all three with you and select as needed for the perfect shot. Only the dp series puts so much luxurious photographic potential in your hands.

The world’s only image capture system to use vertical color separation technology

Starting with our very first digital camera, we have featured the Foveon direct image sensor, which offers radically better image quality than any other sensor available. Leveraging the light absorption characteristics of silicon, the sensor comprises three layers of photodiodes, each at a different depth within the silicon and each corresponding to a different RGB color. Since it is the only sensor to use this superior vertical color separation technology, it is also the world’s only direct image sensor.

Almost all other image sensors are mosaic sensors, which use an array of RGB color filters in a single horizontal plane to capture color information. Each pixel is assigned only one of the three colors and cannot capture all three colors at once. In contrast, the Foveon direct image sensor captures color vertically, recording hue, value, and chroma accurately and completely for each pixel.

In the Foveon direct image sensor, there are no color filters, which cause a loss of information transmitted by light. Moreover, there is no low-pass filter needed to correct the interference caused by a color filter array. Finally, unlike the data from other sensors, which requires artificial interpolation to “fill in” missing colors, the data from the Foveon direct image sensor is complete for every single pixel and requires no interpolation. The unique technological principle of this sensor produces consistently outstanding image quality.

Newly developed Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor. Now featuring 39 megapixel-equivalent ultrahigh resolution

Capturing the information transmitted by light vertically instead of horizontally, the full-color image capture system of the Foveon direct image sensor is the only one of its kind in the world. This system makes possible the sensor’s full-bodied image quality, which is characterized by rich tone and gradation and texture that one can almost touch.


The newly developed Foveon X3 Quattro is the latest generation of this unique sensor. While retaining the distinctive characteristics of its predecessors, it offers an even higher level of image quality. In addition to 30% higher resolution, the volume of image data has become lighter, and it enables much faster image processing and lower current consumption.

At the same time, Able to maintain the same exacting standard of image quality while increasing megapixels and enhancing noise characteristics, this 1:1:4 solution was the inspiration for the name of the current generation of Foveon sensor: “Quattro.”

Newly developed TRUE III image processing engine. Optimized for processing Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor data.

The new dp series cameras feature the newly developed TRUE (Three-layer Responsive Ultimate Engine) III. This image processing engine has evolved in pace with our Foveon direct image sensor and incorporates all of the image processing expertise we have developed over the years. Thanks to new refinements, it is the ideal engine for processing the rich and complex image data produced by the new-generation Foveon X3 Quattro direct image sensor. Our proprietary algorithm makes possible ultrafast processing of an immense volume of image data without any deterioration of the final images. The result is high-definition, 3D-like photographs with outstandingly rich color detail.

Hasselblad A6D-100c 100MP Aerial Camera Sun, 01 Oct 2017 04:53:45 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17870@/talks/discussions


  • 211MB 3FR raw files
  • 289MB 8-bit TIFF files
  • 16-bit color definition
  • 5-stop dynamic range, a max ISO of 12800
  • CFast/SD card storage
  • Computer tethering support
  • 60 shots per minute.

The A6D Aerial camera includes a feature that allows up to eight cameras to be synchronized within 20 μs. A simple bus-type cable connection is required between all cameras in the set-up. This feature completely eliminates any issues in post-production caused by un-synchronized exposures.

Nine H System lenses are available in aerial versions with secure locking mounts to minimize vibration and flexing which guarantees the image plane and sensor stay parallel at all times. These units ship with their focus precisely adjusted and fixed at infinity. The focal length range from 24 to 300mm of these lenses results in a horizontal AFOV of 96° to 10.2° covering most applications. The new generation of leaf shutters for the H lenses has an extended lifetime, which ensures reliability during flight.

In addition, the exposure time for the aerial lenses has been improved up to 1/4000 of a second, for sharp and crisp images. Traditionally, FMC systems typically only compensate for movement in a single direction, but the fast leaf shutter-based exposure time can both compensate for ground speed and the roll and pitch of the plane


Sigma sd Quattro Mirrorless - Two exchangeable lens Cameras Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:56:01 +0000 goanna 14654@/talks/discussions

Sigma has announced development of two new mirrorless "SLR-type" cameras that accept Sigma SA mount lenses


Both cameras feature a Foveon sensor, and Sigma SA lens mount to accept Sigma SA (DSLR) lenses. There is a high resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF) on the rear, along with a wide screen. The two models both have Foveon sensors, with the Quattro H featuring a larger APS-H 1.3x crop sensor, and the Quattro features an APS-C 1.5x crop sensor.

Sigma has also announced a number of optional accessories, including a battery power grip (PG-41), with 200% more shooting time, an electronic flash (EF-630) with S-TTL automatic metering, a flash USB dock (FD-11) to enable firmware updates for the flash, and a cable release (CR-31).

Release date and price is yet to be confirmed.

Sigma sd Quattro Features

  • Dual TRUE III image processor
  • New Super Fine Detail exposure mode
  • Combination of Phase detection AF and contrast detection AF
  • Focus peaking function
  • 2.36m dot electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 3.0inch 1.62m dot screen
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and splashproof design
  • Quick set menu
  • 14-bit RAW data
  • In-camera RAW processing
  • Higher precision white balance (new algorithm)
  • Colour modes, Monochrome options
  • Custom bracketing display
  • Electronic level
  • USB3 port

Available at


Sigma sd Quattro H features

  • 45 megapixel total pixels (25.5 megapixel top layer)
  • 51 megapixel max image size
  • APS-H Foveon sensor (26.6x17.9mm)
  • 1.3x crop
  • 3.8fps up to 10 images
  • 5.1fps with Low image size (20 images)

Samsung NX1 issues Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:18:14 +0000 brianl 12079@/talks/discussions A lot of early Samsung NX1 users are returning their cameras on account of an ugly exposure bug in the NX1's 4k video. There's an odd, and so far unfixable glitch in the camera when in full manual video mode. The camera randomly hunts for exposure, even when locked down. You'll see the brightness increase and decrease randomly, even if the light doesn't change and the camera doesn't move. The symptoms are worse when you pan or tilt from an overexposed area, such as a light, to a dark area, you'll see the camera hunt around for exposure as if it's set on AUTO, problem is, this is in FULL manual mode. Many say a firmware fix can solve it, but Samsung already released v1.1 and this issue wasn't addressed, so people don't want to gamble that Samsung will fix the issue. So cameras are going back. Look for USED NX1's on the shelves of B&H and on ebay. It's still a great still cam, but video functions weren't done right. Until it's fixed, IMO this camera isn't viable for serious video work. sample:

locked down, still getting exposure drift

Hasselblad A6D 100MP aerial camera Sun, 21 May 2017 05:43:59 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16977@/talks/discussions image

Aerial photography delivers better results today than ever before and Hasselblad continues to grow its presence in the market, introducing more advanced products and applications for the aerial photographic industry. This is reflected in the Hasselblad A6D-100c, the latest evolution of Hasselblad aerial cameras.

Hasselblad cameras are developed by building on the shoulders of the previous generation of models which enables all of the prior advancements and branch-demanding features to be automatically included. This process allows Hasselblad to continually enhance and develop models. The A6D heralds a technological improvement that is noticeably greater than earlier generations.

The A6D Aerial camera includes a feature that allows up to eight cameras to be synchronized within 20 ?s. A simple bus-type cable connection is required between all cameras in the set-up. This feature completely eliminates any issues in post-production caused by un-synchronized exposures.

Product Manager Bjarne Hjörlund commented, “Available in 100 megapixel resolutions, the A6D camera combines the world’s best optics and sensors with a modern, compact design, resulting in a system that will ensure you attain the highest possible image quality. Hasselblad aerial cameras provide a range of important features that help deliver your imaging requirements”.

Nine H System lenses are available in aerial versions with secure locking mounts to minimize vibration and flexing which guarantees the image plane and sensor stay parallel at all times. These units ship with their focus precisely adjusted and fixed at infinity. The focal length range from 24 to 300mm of these lenses results in a horizontal AFOV of 96° to 10.2° covering most applications. The new generation of leaf shutters for the H lenses has an extended lifetime, which ensures reliability during flight.

In addition, the exposure time for the aerial lenses has been improved up to 1/4000 of a second, for sharp and crisp images. Traditionally, FMC systems typically only compensate for movement in a single direction, but the fast leaf shutter-based exposure time can both compensate for ground speed and the roll and pitch of the plane.

Near Infra-Red Photography

The A6D camera is available with or without Infra-Red filter for infra-red captures from 750nm to 1000nm to serve the needs of aerial analysis, such as environment surveying and crop management. NDVI, CIR and NIR imaging is possible with third party software.

Phocus SDK by Hasselblad

To facilitate the development of user specific software, Hasselblad offers a complete Software Developers Kit (SDK) which allows full control of camera and image processing from the user’s own software. To quickly get started using the A6D aerial cameras for photography, Hasselblad has created a simple but effective PC sample application which can capture and store RAW files coming from the camera. All source code for this application is supplied to allow the user to adapt to special individual requirements.

Key Features

  • Medium format 100 Megapixel resolution
  • The A6D Aerial includes a feature that allows up to 8 cameras to be synchronized within 20 microseconds.
  • 9 of the H System lenses are available in aerial versions
  • The exposure time for the aerial lenses is increased up to 1/4000 of a second
  • The A6D camera is available with or without Infra-Red filter to allow infra-red captures from 750nm to 1000nm

Additional Features

  • Reduced foot print designed to fit existing POD mountings
  • Up to 15 stops Dynamic
  • Improved external connectivity via stable LEMO connections
  • Fits plane power with a power requirement of 12 – 24 volt DC
  • FMS and multiple camera synchronization
  • Secure camera mounting via 4 x M4 screws
  • Lens locking mechanism with additional lens protector
  • Onboard fast 500+ Mbytes/sec CFast2.0 storage with a capacity of up to 512 GByte
  • External storage interface via locked USB3.0 type C-connection
  • Fully mechanically fixed system to minimize effects of vibrations
Pentax K-70, Dinosaur on parade Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:54:10 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15198@/talks/discussions image

Available for $646 at

DENVER, Colo., June 8, 2016—Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the PENTAX K-70 advanced digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Compact, dustproof and weather-resistant, the new PENTAX K-70 camera incorporates features — many of which have previously only been available on top-of-the-line PENTAX models — that enable photographers to produce high-resolution still photos and HD videos in a wide variety of challenging conditions, including low light and temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). The camera’s weather-resistant capabilities and compact design make it an ideal photographic companion for hikers, climbers and snow sports enthusiasts, as well as for nature and landscape photographers.

With a newly developed image accelerator unit providing a top sensitivity of ISO 102,400, plus the PENTAX-developed PRIME MII image processor, the PENTAX K-70 is capable of capturing high quality images in extremely low-light conditions. A new Hybrid Autofocus (AF) system, integrating both image-plane phase-matching and contrast-detection autofocus technologies, delivers speedy and accurate autofocus while also providing continuous auto focus for HD video recording.

“PENTAX has a long history of developing cameras and lenses that can withstand the rigors of the great outdoors. The K-70 goes a step further, with new, advanced features that enable the creation of higher quality images and make the camera very easy to use, both in the backyard and in the field,” said Kaz Eguchi, president, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. “Combined with any one of our many available weather-resistant lenses, this camera is in a class of its own for outdoor photography.”

The PENTAX K-70 provides a variety of advanced features found only in Ricoh’s high-grade PENTAX K-series models, such as the PENTAX Pixel Shift Resolution System, which produces high-resolution, finely detailed images. These also include an AA Filter Simulator that effectively eliminates moiré without the need for an anti-aliasing filter, a variable-tilt LCD monitor, and an in-body shake-reduction mechanism that reduces the effects of camera shake up to 4.5 shutter steps. The K-70 also incorporates built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting and easy transfer to smart devices using Ricoh’s dedicated Image Sync app.

The PENTAX K-70’s exterior is designed with outdoor operations in mind. Features such as a newly designed grip, mode dial and control buttons on the camera’s top and back panels are designed to be easy and intuitive to operate, even with a gloved hand. It also comes equipped with an outdoor-friendly LCD monitor with an illumination control that can be instantly adjusted to the lighting level of any shooting location. The K-70 also has a red-lighted monitor display function which keeps ambient light from interfering with astrophotography.

In conjunction with the PENTAX K-70 camera, Ricoh Imaging is announcing the HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens, a compact, weather-resistant telephoto zoom (see details in separate news release, also issued today); plus the Cable Switch CS-310, a remote shutter release designed especially for use with the K-70.

Availability of the PENTAX K-70 camera, which comes in black and silky silver finishes, will be announced at the beginning of July. When available, it can be purchased at for $649.95, as well as at Ricoh Imaging-authorized retail outlets throughout North America.