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New APSC mirroless from Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600

Sony has just announced two new cameras in the Alpha series, namely the a6100 and a6600. Both of these machines come mounted below (the 6100) and above (the 6600) from the a6400 we introduced a while ago.
 
Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600

 Essentially, they complement the company's mirrorless ASPC range, where the old and muscular a6000 and a5100 remain, with the a6300 and a6500 abolished. The a6600 is Sony's new high-end offer in the category. It is expected to release in October at € 1600, body only. It has quite a few new and interesting features, most notably the battery pack from Sony's full-frame cameras.

Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600

It offers twice as much autonomy, and due to the larger volume of the battery, the grip has become larger and easier to hold. It has all the features of the a6400, such as the new fast focusing system, unlimited video recording capability, continuous eye autofocus which also works in video, microphone input, maintains the a6500's 5axis IBIS and also incorporates headphone output. The electronic viewfinder and screen are the same as the a6400, so we have a touch selfie screen. Compared to the a6400 however, it has no built-in flash.



The second machine announced by Sony, the a6100, is reaching even more people and is expected to have the success of the a6000, which our company representatives have said has sold over 500,000 within 4 years.

Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600

The small α6100 is also based on the a6400 and virtually all it loses is magnesium body (it's plastic), capable of HLG video and has lower EVF resolution. But it retains the microphone input, the tilting touch screen, 4K video, 11fps continuous autofocus, real-time eye autofocus on human and animal photos and generally the same, fast focusing system. Also expected this October at the price of € 900 per body. At the same time, two lenses belonging to the G series were announced. The 16-55 with f2.8 is a much-sought-after lens, while the 70-350 with a variable f4.5-6.3 is a telephoto.


Sony: the a6100 and the top a6600


They are high-quality lenses with fast focusing mechanisms to work seamlessly with all cameras. Both lenses are APSC and come in October at € 1300 and € 900 respectively. 

Samsung unveils 108MP sensor for Redmi smartphones

Samsung unveils 108MP sensor for Redmi smartphones

The “camera war” on smartphones has warmed up again and Samsung wants to lead this new front. To this end, the South Korean giant introduced a new 108 MP sensor for smartphones. ISOCELL Bright HMX was developed in partnership with Xiaomi and is set to debut at Redmi.

Now Samsung itself has made known the main assets and characteristics of this colossal sensor.

Scheduled for release on one of Xiaomi's upcoming Redmi, this is one of the largest sensors ever made for smartphones. That is, its 1 / 1.33 inch size promises to revolutionize photography with mobile devices, here essentially having one third of the size of the sensor present in the Sony RX100 VII .

Photography and the limits of smartphones

Something that brings us again to the limitations inherent in smartphone cameras. As simple as the laws of physics, there are restrictions on the size of the optics as well as the sensors used. Therefore, the solution mainly involves reduction and subsequent optimization via software.

Still, with 108 MP on the sensor, each individual pixel will be a small size. Something about the simple fact that we are dividing something already small into thousands of individual cells (pixels). However, Samsung claims to use its Tetracell technology that adds four individual pixels.

Samsung unveils 108MP sensor for Redmi smartphones

That is, although the sensor is 108 MP, the light captured by 4 adjacent cells is aggregated into one. Then the final image is produced with about 27 MP resolution. Although it is a considerable reduction, with these dimensions you can print the photos captured by Xiaomi Redmi in large formats.

Samsung's 108 MP sensor will debut on Xiaomi Redmi

Samsung has added even more technology to this sensor such as Smart ISO. Something that automatically selects the ISO value (commonly understood as the sensitivity of the sensor to light). The purpose here is simple and involves simplifying the image capture process.

Therefore, low values ​​will be selected under abundant light conditions, whereas in low light situations the value would be automatically raised. From there, Xiaomi's Redmi smartphones could, for example, focus on optimizing other image processing software.

Samsung unveils 108MP sensor for Redmi smartphones

In addition, Samsung's new sensor enables 6K video recording at 30 fps (6016 x 3384 pixels). In practice, we have a new record resolution for mobile video capture here. Note also that besides the maximum value (6K), there are several other intermediate parameters.

Finally, it is also expected that this new sensor will radically improve photographic performance in low light scenarios. Take, for example, night photography, a point where Samsung has been the target of criticism in the past.

Leak shows Motorola One Zoom with 4 cameras and 5x hybrid zoom

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Appliance to be launched during the IFA fair in Berlin next month

In June some rumors surfaced about a Motorola Android One phone with a quad camera setup. Now new images of this device suggest that its name will be Motorola One Zoom, not One Pro, as expected.

The renderings show a four cameras, the primary sensor being 48MP, accompanied by a wide-agle camera, depth sensor and a zoom camera. The latter is speculated to be able to provide up to 5x magnification.

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Supposedly the Motorola One Zoom will have a 6.2 inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution and possibly an on-screen fingerprint sensor. However, unlike Motorola One Vision and the upcoming One Action, the One Zoom screen will not have the "movie ratio" of 21: 9. Instead, it will have the more common 19.5: 9 aspect ratio.

The Motorola One Zoom will debut at the IFA fair in Berlin next month. Along with One Zoom, the company can also introduce One Action smartphones (a variant of One Mink, already on sale in Brazil) and One Macro at the event.

Supposedly, the Motorola One Zoom will arrive in Europe for the price of approximately $ 1,900.

RealMe: 64MP Smartphone Already Has Official Release Date

RealMe: 64MP Smartphone
Nowadays, there is a big rivalry between two curious smartphone brands, RealMe and Redmi , which is actually basically the 'old lady' rivalry Oppo vs Xiaomi … But this time, it's all up to deciding not only who will be the first one. launch the equipment with 64MP. Also, who will get the most out of the big sensor.

Well, it seems that we already know the answer to one of these questions. According to the latest information, confirmed by the company itself. The new smartphone with a RealMe 64MP Quad-camera module and main sensor has an official release date set for August 15th.

Still, even with the date very close, the company has decided not to disclose the name of its new equipment.

RealMe: 64MP Smartphone

This new information was based on this RealMe Summer Video Technology Communication Meeting brand poster.

That said, the date of this meeting will be on the 15th of August, so you can say that the focus will be the new RealMe smartphone!

Incidentally, this equipment has 4 main photographic sensors, including the main sensor, the Samsung GW1 64MP. This new sensor from Samsung, has a considerable size 1 / 1.72 inches , which is really interesting in a smartphone.

First of all, now the challenge of these brands will be to get the most out of this sensor from the South Korean Giant. After all, here RealMe had no half measures and placed 3 more sensors to “support” the main one.

Still, be aware that the Samsung sensor features Tetracell technology and the ability to take 16MP photos automatically in low light conditions.

In short, both brands are ready to offer great equipment. That on paper, can even mark the photographic market (of smartphones.)

New camera created at Harvard can revolutionize technology


New camera created at Harvard can revolutionize technology


Several animals see the world in a way quite different from ours. This is the case of chimpanzees, who are able to see polarized light. The issue is a little tricky, but it's worth understanding. Roughly, polarized light is a type of light that has undergone some modification after being reflected by a surface. It is invisible to human eyes but obvious to chimpanzees. The detail is that, from polarized light, it is much easier to determine depth, texture, shape, and even distinguish natural objects from artificial objects. There are already several cameras that can see the world in the same way as chimpanzees. But, until now, they were big and expensive.

Today, Harvard researchers have announced a compact model. To achieve the reduction, the scientists worked with nanometric structures. Evolution is so important, it must influence countless segments. The new camera can be incorporated into stand-alone cars, which will gain much more precision when identifying objects. The satellites will also benefit: armed with cameras like this, they will be able to identify even objects that are camouflaged. And even our smartphones can benefit, with the possibility of much more precise systems of object recognition. As the new camera just got ready in the experiment phase, you still have no idea of ​​the costs of the device. But the scientists involved in the research are betting that it will influence a lot on the planet for years to come.

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Advanced photography, good choice, popular SLR camera recommended

Summer is the peak season for travel, and the camera is also essential for traveling with good-looking clothes. With so many SLR cameras, how to choose, today we will bring a list of popular SLR cameras to see if you have the one you like.

  Almighty SLR camera: Nikon D850
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Nikon D850 SLR camera

This camera has a 45.75-megapixel low-pass sensor, 153-point focusing system, continuous shooting speed of up to 9fps, 4K video and full HD five times slow-motion shooting capability, it can be said that it is a comprehensive performance, suitable for A versatile SLR camera for different shooting scenes. In terms of taking pictures, the Nikon D850 has a very good reputation. Not only the photographers who have experienced it, but many professional photographers have highly praised this SLR.

  The Nikon D850 reflects the various core technologies of Nikon at this stage. Whether it is a sensor, a focusing system or a video system, it is the best level of Nikon at this stage. For the D850, the goal is no longer just for commercial photography, but to create a more balanced, more comprehensive high-end camera with higher positioning, higher prices, and more powerful features.

  Powerful SLR camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV SLR Camera


  The Canon 5D4 is a full-frame SLR camera with 30.4 million pixels. This camera is not only superior in still picture quality but also recording 4K video. The 61-point AF system gives this camera a precise and fast focusing system that is easy to capture in a snap.

  Canon 5D4 has excellent performance, although the time to market is longer, the performance configuration is not outdated compared with the new generation of micro-single and SLR cameras. In addition, the camera's protective performance and endurance are one of the reasons why it is popular among photographers.

Lightweight full-frame SLR camera: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II SLR Camera

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is an entry-level full-frame SLR camera. Its biggest selling point is its lightweight design in addition to the full-frame sensor design. Compared to most full-frame SLR cameras, the Canon 6D II is smaller and lighter, so it has better portability. But this does not affect the performance of this camera in terms of image quality and control, 6D II is also equipped with a flip touch screen, while supporting WIFI transmission, taking into account the practicality.

Cost-effective full-size SLR camera: Nikon D610
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Nikon D610 SLR camera 

The Nikon D610 uses the EXPEED 3 image processor, which can process 24 million pixels of data at high speed. At high sensitivities, EXPEED 3 excels in color reproduction, grading and image quality. It can reduce the hue shift and faithfully restore the natural hue.

  This camera matches the positioning of the Canon 6D II. The only difference is that the launch time is relatively early, so the current product price is very cheap. Because the D610 is a full-frame SLR camera, its image quality, noise control, color reproduction and so on are excellent.

All-around home SLR camera: Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 80D SLR camera
Canon EOS 80D SLR camera

The Canon 80D is a mid-range SLR camera that uses the APS-C format sensor. It has 24.2-megapixel imaging capability and is equipped with a DIGIC6 graphics processor. The 45-point autofocus system and full-pixel dual-core focusing technology make this SLR camera with fast and accurate focusing performance.

  Although the current camera with a full-frame image sensor is popular, the mid-range SLR 80D still has a lot of fans. This camera performs very well in terms of performance, both in terms of image quality and focus, as well as video capture and wireless transmission.

  The above five cameras are the most popular SLRs on the market. Although these cameras are not the latest models, their prices are really attractive after the market has been honed. Moreover, the performance configuration of these SLR cameras at the beginning of the market is still very high, so even after a period of testing, performance is still a high-level mainstream model, it is worth starting.

Sony full-frame lens FE 35mm F1.8 release large aperture lightweight





Sony full-frame lens FE 35mm F1.8 release large aperture lightweight



Sony (China) Co., Ltd. officially released the full-frame wide-angle fixed-focus lens FE 35mm F1.8 (model name: SEL35F18F). At this point, Sony's full-frame E-mount lens has reached 34, and the number of E-mount lenses has reached 52. The FE 35mm F1.8 is designed with a large aperture of F1.8. It is lightweight and compact, providing flexibility and convenience for many subjects such as portrait, food, scenery and night scenes. The lens also has excellent picture quality at maximum F1.8 aperture, even at the edges of the picture. Fast, precise, quiet autofocus and powerful auto-tracking make the FE 35mm F1.8 easy to capture video and photos. FE 35mm F1.8 compact and portable features make it suitable for APS-C format body, the equivalent focal length is 52.5mm*1, the angle of view of the header is very suitable for daily and portrait shooting.
Sony full-frame lens FE 35mm F1.8 release large aperture lightweight


The F1.8 large aperture, weighs only about 280 grams and measures about 65.6 mm (diameter) x 73.0 mm (length), setting a new standard for lens portability.
The compact optical structure design, including an aspherical lens, suppresses aberrations and provides excellent resolution over the entire imaging range; the circular aperture of 9 aperture blades provides a feminine blur.
The closest focusing distance is 0.22 meters, and the maximum magnification is 0.24 times. It is easy to shoot close-up subjects such as food and macro.
Sony full-frame lens FE 35mm F1.8 release large aperture lightweight


The quiet linear motor delivers fast autofocus performance for precise focus on video and still image shots, and “vibration” for fine continuous focus control.

The focus hold button can be customized to some of the functions in the camera menu, and the AF/MF lever can quickly switch the focus mode.
Linear response to the manual focus ring for precise, sensitive manual focus control.
Dust and moisture resistance*2 expands and enhances the range and reliability of the lens, allowing users to safely use it in harsh environments.
Sony full-frame lens FE 35mm F1.8 release large aperture lightweight

The 35mm focal length can be used for a variety of subjects, such as scenery, documentary, portrait and still life, etc. It is the most commonly used hook lens focal length for photographers in fixed-focus lenses. The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 combines large aperture and lightweight advantages with excellent resolution from the center to the edge. It is easy to use for video or photo shooting. It is suitable for photographers who like 35mm focal length and pursue excellent shooting experience. Lovers choose.

The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 new product will be available in August 2019 and will be priced at RMB 4,700. From July 10th to 13th, at the 21st Shanghai International Photographic Equipment and Digital Exhibition (PHOTO & IMAGING SHANGHAI 2019) held at the Shanghai National Convention Center, the lens will also be unveiled for the first time.

Xiaomi is preparing a flagship smartphone with a camera-periscope

Xiaomi is preparing a flagship smartphone with a camera-periscope



This year, in the mobile industry, a new trend is gaining popularity - periscope cameras. These cameras are equipped with smartphones Huawei P30 Pro and OPPO Reno with 10x zoom. It seems that the company Xiaomi may soon form a company for them since the Chinese technology giant has recently patented a similar design for its future smartphone at the State Intellectual Property Office of China. The application was filed back in December last year and approved only on July 2. The document describes the design scheme of the mobile device's camera, which includes at least one primary lens and one additional lens located perpendicular to the primary one.
Xiaomi is preparing a flagship smartphone with a camera-periscope

Thanks to the process of refraction of light, the periscope lens will allow zooming without the need to increase the size of the main camera and, accordingly, the device itself. The result of this is the possibility of enlarging the image with optical stabilization without loss of quality. The existing solutions of Huawei and OPPO have a focal length of 125 and 135 mm, so it is expected that Xiaomi will adhere to the same range.
Xiaomi is preparing a flagship smartphone with a camera-periscope
According to rumors, the first device in the manufacturer’s lineup, in which the periscope lens will be installed, will be the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4. He is credited with a triple camera with the main sensor that surpasses the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 with a resolution of 64 Mp.

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