News from CES 2016


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Chinese drone Ehang 184

Chinese drone Ehang 184

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2016 introduced new electronic products : computers , tablets , watches and many objects connected to Internet, 4K TVs curved or not and also 8K TVs ready for the Olympic Games Tokyo of 2020, some drones including the drone of the Chinese startup EHang that can transport a person and always new mobile phones.

NVIDIA Autonomous Drive Modules

NVIDIA Autonomous Drive Modules

Automotive Industry is the real star of this CES. It was omnipresent with models without driver or with driving assistance and more and more embedded software.
In the context of a photography market with volume photo that decreases, photo companies reduce their presence and their new products and need reconquering the public by proposing new ways of photography, more connected, more fun.


Full Format «24x36» and APS-C DSLR

In 2007, Nikon had launched in the same time the D3 camera pro and the D300 camera expert, both models share many common characteristics.
In 2016, Nikon repeat this operation with its new pro body, the Nikon D5 and the highly rumored Nikon D500.

D5

Nikon D5




D500

Nikon D500




Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight


Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight










new AF-E lens

new AF-E lens

The Nikon D5 replaces the D4s. It has a new 20.8 megapixel full-size Nikon CMOS sensor (5 568 x 3 712 pixels), a 4K (3840 x 2160 px) 30p / 25p / 24p video mode, a new AF Nikon MultiCam 20k module with 153 AF points, a new EXPEED 5 image processor, a 3,5" touch screen of 2,359,000 pixels XGA in standard 400 and a maximum frame rate of 12 fr/sec with continuous AF and 14 fr/sec with mirror up. it provides above all a sensitivity range from 100 to 102,400 ISO expandable to 3 280 000 ISO (Hi5).
The D5 will be available in March 2016 at a price of $7000 camera only.

The Nikon D500 has a 20.9 megapixel Nikon DX CMOS sensor, a sensitivity range from 100 to 51,200 ISO expandable to 1 640 000 ISO (Hi5).
As the D5, the D500 has an EXPEED 5 image processor, a UH 4K (3840 x 2160 px 30 /25 / 24p). It has the same AF Nikon MultiCam 20k module with 153 AF points, the same 3,5" touch screen of 2,359,000 points but also articulated, a viewfinder covering 100% of the image, a resistant anti-dust and anti-rain body with magnesium parts but no built-in flash.
It will also be available in March 2016 at a price of $2300 camera only.

Nikon presents also the SB-5000 AF Speedlight with Radio Control Advanced Wireless Lighting, cooling system for 100 consecutive shots. It is compatible with Nikon i-TTL and its guide number is 113 at ISO 100 and 35mm.

The new lenses: 300 mm f/4E PF, 24-70 mm f/2,8E VR, 200-500 mm f/5,6E and 16-80 mm f/2,8-4E have a letter “E” added to their name.
On these E-mount lenses, an built-in motor sends control signals with extreme precision to the lamellae of the circular diaphragm. This technology makes it possible to improve the stability of the auto exposure control during burst shooting. In comparison, the diaphragm blades of Type G or D objectives are controlled with a mechanical lever.
Since the electromagnetic opening is powered by the camera, the cameras D1, D2, D40, D50, D60, D70 D80, D90, D100, D200, D3000, J5 and all film SLR cameras are not compatible with E-mount lenses.

With this latest avatar of the F-mount , the connection between the body camera and the lens becomes 100% electronic. It was already made for the Nikon One lenses. Maybe we will see in the Future a waterproof DLSR in F-Mount : the return of Nikonos RS.



Format APS-C, (Micro) 4/3 and Compact

Lumix GX7

Post Focus software available on Lumix GX7


Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II





Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

The hybrid market is struggling to find its way. Panasonic offers an interesting feature on these new models, the Post Focus function delivered by firmware:
This new function called Post Focus allows the user to focus on pictures after the shooting. The camera takes multiple shots burst and performing on each of them focus on a different area depending on the different topics that the camera detects in the image. the user can then choose Focus zone on the touch screen of the PC or rear screen of camera; the area to which he wants to make the point and the amount of blur on the rest of the image.

Olympus, like Fuji, continues to offer high-tech hybrid cameras with a vintage look. Inspired by the classic OM-2 silver camera, the Olympus OM-D EM10 Mark II has an OLED electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million points, a mechanical stabilization on 5 axis of its Live MOS 16 megapixel sensor , three wheels on the right side, a 7.6 cm tilt and touch screen of 1,037,000 pixels, a HD 1080p video mode and WiFi.

Nikon seems to put Nikon One cameras on standby as Benoit Dieuleveult, president of Nikon France, indicated last November:
"There are people who bought the Nikon 1, so we were not completely wrong, but the market responded differently, maybe because we had not done good analysis, perhaps because sometimes there are things that are not rational in consumer behavior."

The compact market decreases in Europe from 40 million units to 5 million parts, few new compact were introduced at CES (like waterproof Olympus TG-870) and no new Coolpix camera was presented by Nikon since March 2015.


Action Cams

After great success, the craze for GoPro cameras weakens due to a limited market but also increased competition. In this context, several companies offer sports cameras for shooting 360 degrees.


KeyMission360

KeyMission360


KeyMission360

KeyMission360

Nikon introduced the Nikon KeyMission 360, a compact action camera that films in 4K Ultra HD 360 degrees with its lenses and sensors put on each side. It is water resistant to 30 meters without additional protective housing and is resistant to cold, shock, dust. It also incorporates an electronic image stabilization system.
The KeyMission 360 should be available this summer for a price not yet announced.


360fly Action cam

360fly Action cam

The 360Fly, presented a year ago in the previous CES is a camera filming at 360° horizontal and 240° vertical. It films in 1504 x 1504 px at 30 frames/s, it is water resistant to 40 meters deep without protective housing, is resistant to temperatures from -20° C to +60° C, to rain, to sea water, sand and dust. And at last it easily fits in one hand.


Others







Light L16

Light L16

Phase One 101M

Phase One 101M



The Light L16 is a camera that fits like a big smartphone with an handle and 16 module camera of 13 MP each with 3 different focal lengths : equivalent to 35 mm (5 modules), equivalent to 70 mm (5 modules) and equivalent to 150 mm (6 modules). Not of all are used together, but all these combined allow to have a focal optical zoom 35-150 mm. This technology could be declined on future smartphones. This product should be available during 2016 for an advertised price of $1,300.

Phase One presents a new 101 megapixel back. The sensor was developed in collaboration with Sony.

Kodak Super 8

Kodak Super 8


Kodak has announced plans to launch a Super 8 cine camera that will record its movies on normal Super 8 film cartridges but will offer a digital LCD flip-out panel as viewfinder. Kodak says that cartridges will be sold with processing included and that customers will receive the film back as well as access to a scan of the film that they can download for more convenient editing. This camera has an integrated microphone for audio recording and maybe sound will be record on SD card. The camera have a fix Ricoh 6mm or 6-48mm lens, but its use of a C-Mount and will be capable of shooting at 9, 12, 18, 24 and 25 frames per second.
Kodak currently offers three color negative Super 8 films: a 50 ISO daylight film and two tungsten emulsions rated at ISO 500 and 200. A black and white TRI-X reversal is also available.
The Super 8 system first went on sale in 1965 and don't use since 1985.
the cost of the Super 8 film may confine this product to seventies' s nostalgic users.

 pierre j.


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Created January 7th 2016, Updated April 29th 2016.
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