Sony’s latest full-frame compact system camera ‘Alpha A7 II’ has finally been priced in the US. This interchangeable lens camera will be available in the US from December 9th for $1,700 (body only) and $2,000 (w/ Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens). Billed as the world’s first 35mm full-frame compact system camera with 5-axis image stabilization, the Alpha A7 II sports a 24.3MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch 1,228.8k-dot tilting LCD monitor, an XGA 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a BIONZ X image processor. Adopting a weather-resistant magnesium alloy body, this interchangeable lens camera comes complete with built-in WiFi connectivity and NFC support, and has the ability to capture 1080p@60fps Full HD video in XAVC S format. [PhotographyBlog]
Hasselblad hits back with a new luxury compact camera, the Stellar II. Conceived and crafted exclusively for Aficionados, Collectors and Connoisseurs, this rebadged Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II camera sports a 20.2MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor, a 3.6x optical zoom lens, a 3.0-inch 1,229k-dot tilting Xtra Fine LCD and a BIONZ Image Processor. The Stellar II also comes with WiFi connectivity that enables the camera to instantly share imagery to mobile devices and NFC support which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices. For video recording, it can capture 1080p Full HD video at 60fps. Available in four different grip finishes: olive wood, walnut, padouk and carbon fiber, the Stellar II retails for 1,650 Euro (about $2,057). [DPReview]
Panasonic has decided to launch their latest Android-powered camera ‘DMC-CM1′ in the UK. Originally to be out only in France and Germany, the DMC-CM1 will be available in the UK from 1st December for 899 GBP (about $1,410). Marketed as a camera with smartphone technology, the DMC-CM1 sports a 20.1MP 1-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor, a Venus Engine image processor, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974AB processor, a 4.7-inch Full HD touchscreen display (6,220k dots), a 2GB RAM and a 16GB ROM. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat OS, the DMC-CM1 has the ability to capture 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video at 15fps. In terms of connectivity, it provides LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS. [Panasonic]
If you’re an international superspy with a license to kill, and let’s assume you are for the purposes of this article, you don’t need a trip down to Q’s labs for the latest tech – a simple flick through Google will do.
Indeed, everyone seems to have a penchant for gadgets. Commercially available drones, voice recognition phones, watches that monitor your heart rate – without even realising it, we’ve all turned into James Bond.
Lomograhy has released another special edition medium format film camera namely the Diana F+ Explorer Nocturne Edition. Featuring our protagonist the handsome wolf – a caring companion and a fearsome explorer, the Diana F+ Explorer Nocturne Edition features a copper color scheme and a starry night sky design, and comes complete with a matching flash unit. Not to worry, this special edition medium format film camera is also compatible with the Diana F+ lens and accessory system. Limited to just 1000 units worldwide, the Diana F+ Explorer Nocturne Edition is available now via Lomography Online Shop for a retail price of 89 GBP (about $139). [Product Page]
Keep yourself protected from fraudulent lawsuits on the road with this affordable Dual Camera Car Blackbox DVR from Chinavasion. Installed directly on the windshield and powers on automatically when the engine is on, this Dual Camera Car Blackbox DVR is equipped with dual cameras (0.3MP 640 x 480 @ 30fps front & 0.3MP 640 x 480 @ 30fps rear) for recording everything on the road as well as inside the car, a 140-degree wide angle lens – front, a 120-degree wide-angle lens – rear, a 2.7-inch LCD screen and a microSD card slot (up to 32GB). Powered by a built-in lithium polymer battery, the device also comes with a GPS logger for opening up Google Maps and a G-Sensor for detecting and recording any sudden motion or speed changes in X, Y, Z axis. The Dual Camera Car Blackbox DVR retails for just $49.74. [Product Page]