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Photography

Digital Cameras

Hasselblad now has a 100-megapixel 4K-shooting medium format camera

When Phase One announced it was launching a 100-megapixel CMOS full frame medium format back for its XF system, we didn't think it would be too long before Hasselblad responded. The new H6D is that response, and the Swedish firm says the camera, which comes in 50 and 100-megapixel options and can shoot video at up to 4K resolutions, has been rebuilt with an all-new electronic platform.Read More

Digital Cameras

Panasonic’s new mirrorless camera squeezes in advanced stabilization and 4K stills

Panasonic has announced its latest mid-range mirrorless camera, in the shape of the Lumix GX80 (or GX85 depending on where you live). Headline attractions of the Micro Four Thirds shooter include super-steady shooting thanks to a combo of in-body and lens stabilization, and the sort of 4K video and photo abilities we've come to expect from recent Panasonic cameras.Read More

Space

Zeiss telephoto lens used on Apollo 15 up for auction

In October 2015, Boston-based RR Auction set a new record for astronaut memorabilia when the only privately-owned watch to be worn on Moon sold for US$1.6 million. This watch, which was flown on Apollo 15 in 1972, is now followed to the auction block by a Zeiss telephoto lens from the same mission. The Zeiss Tele-Tessar 500mm f/8 lens by Carl Zeiss AG was used by Mission Commander David R Scott with a Hasselblad camera body to set a new standard of photography on manned lunar missions and is expected to fetch around half a million dollars.Read More

Digital Cameras

Sony goes big with the RX10 III superzoom camera

Sony has announced the latest iteration of its large-sensored bridge camera with the Cyber-Shot RX10 III. This time around, the 20.1-megapixel one-inch-type sensor isn't the only big part of the camera; its built-in zoom lens offers a massive 24-600-mm equivalent F2.4-F4 lens, triple the zoom of its predecessor. Also revealed are a couple of new full frame FE lenses: A 70-300-mm F4.5-F5.6 zoom and a 50-mm F1.8 prime.Read More

Digital Cameras

Hands-on: Canon’s 1D X Mark II DSLR is a wonderfuly powerful beast

Canon's 1D cameras have been the go-to choice for many news, sports, and wildlife photographers for around 15 years, and it looks like the new 1D X Mark II will be just as popular thanks to its impressive autofocus system, 14 fps continuous shooting, and 4K video recording. We recently spent a bit of hands-on time with the camera at the UK Photography Show 2016, to see what users can expect when it starts shipping.Read More

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