Photokina 2014 highlights

Simon Crisp

Simon Crisp
Simon is a journalist and photographer who has spent the last ten years working for national UK newspapers - but has never hacked a mobile phone - and specializes in writing about weird products and photography technology. When not writing for Gizmag, Simon is often found playing with LEGO and drinking far too much coffee.
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The Hasselblad H5D-50c with Wi-Fi is, as the name suggests, a Wi-Fi enabled version of its...

Hasselblad is showing off a new Wi-Fi enabled version of its H5D-50c camera at Photokina. But don't worry if you've recently splashed out on the original, as the new medium format shooter will be offered to current H5D-50c owners for a €500 (or US$1,000 in the US) upgrade fee, for a limited time. It also boasts a number of additional non Wi-Fi feature enhancements which will be available to all H5D-50c cameras via a firmware upgrade.  Read More

The Leica S (Type 007) will be the new flagship S-series model (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

Leica has used Photokina to reveal its new medium format line-up by announcing two new models. The new flagship Leica S (Type 007) brings the benefits of a CMOS sensor and features a wide ISO range, faster continuous shooting and 4K video recording, while the entry-level Leica S-E offers users a slightly more affordable way of getting into medium format Leica photography.  Read More

Canon has finally revealed the EOS 7D Mark II (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

The Canon 7D Mark II has been a long time coming, but it looks like it could have been worth the wait. Aimed at photographers who have a need for speed, the new top-of-the-line APS-C format DSLR features a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a new sophisticated autofocus system with 65-point cross-type AF points, and is capable of capturing a blistering 10 frames per second.  Read More

Panasonic has revealed a trio of Lumix cameras with large sensors

Panasonic is running with the idea of small devices with big sensors at Photokina this year. The firm has revealed a trio of Lumix devices including the CM1, an Android smartphone/camera hybrid with a one-inch type camera sensor, and the smaller-than-average GM5 mirrorless shooter. Also outed was the compact LX100, which boasts a large 4/3-inch sensor.  Read More

The Ricoh WG-M1 is a waterproof, shock-resistant, and cold-resistant actioncam

The newly announced Ricoh WG-M1 is the latest addition to the WG-series of rugged adventure cameras. But its quirky form-factor differs from the rest of the line-up, and the new 14-megapixel camera is clearly designed to compete in the action camera market. It features a wide-angle lens, built-in Wi-Fi and a 1.5-inch LCD screen.  Read More

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 can help you take more flattering selfies

The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is the latest camera to be marketed on its selfie-friendly credentials. Announced ahead of Photokina, the 16-megapixel shooter features a vari-angle touchscreen and a built-in camera stand to make the framing of self-portraits easier, and mean they don't all feature an out-stretched arm. There's also Wi-Fi and NFC so you can get those all-important selfies onto social media site posthaste.  Read More

The Nikon D750 features a newly developed full frame 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor

Nikon has announced the D750, its long-awaited follow-up to the D700, ahead of Photokina. The new camera will sit between the D610 and D810 in the Nikon full frame DSLR line-up, and boast many features we've previously seen on higher-end models. Designed for enthusiasts or pros, the 24.3-megapixel camera has a 51 point autofocus system, built-in Wi-Fi, and a tilting LCD screen.  Read More

The Fujifilm X100T boasts the world's first electronic rangefinder

Fujifilm has revealed the latest update to its X100 series of fixed focal length compact cameras. The X100T sticks with much of what made the X100S great, but offers what could be significant upgrades for some users. It boasts the world's first electronic rangefinder, an improved control layout, and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for remote shooting.  Read More

The H5X is a new medium-format system camera body from Hasselblad

Hasselblad has announced the new H5X medium-format system, which it will show off at Photokina next week, alongside its H5D-50c. The new camera body will allow photographers to use H System lenses and benefit from H5 capabilities, whether they currently have older Hasselblad backs, third party digital backs, or are still film shooters.  Read More

The Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 is a medium-format digital back with a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor

The Leaf Credo 50, from Mamiya Leaf, is the latest medium-format shooter to feature a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor. As such, the new digital back follows in the footsteps of recently-released devices like the Phase One IQ250, Hasselblad H5D-50c and Pentax 645Z, by boasting a versatile wide ISO range, improved Live View, and faster continuous shooting than its predecessors.  Read More

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