News from CES 2018


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Main Trends

In addition to new products for consumers: 8K widescreen TV, connected objects for animals, the most important innovations are dedicated to the professional world: Health Tech, Smart City, connected car that will change the lives of consumers but also change business models of industrials.

Artificial intelligence is becoming more prevalent in phones, home assistants and in all connected devices. The 5G should allow speeds that make possible to have a continuous and very high speed connection. Already in 2018, according to Forrester, 10% of purchasing decisions should be directly influenced by the intelligent agents developed by Gafa (Google Apple Facebook Amazon).

Data security will be provide by blockchain, a technology that stores and shares data and transacts securely, transparently, traceable and securely between two people.

While the virtual reality struggles to seduce consumers and is reinforced in its professional use, photography is smallest part of CES 2018. Very few announces.

artificial intelligence

artificial intelligence


Full Format «24x36»

new Nikon mirrorless Z-mount


new Nikon mirrorless Z-mount

Nikkor Zoom AF-S 120-400mm TC1,4 FL ED VR

Nikkor Zoom AF-S 120-400mm TC1,4 FL ED VR


Leica APO Summicron 75mm for SL





Leica APO Summicron 75mm for SL

No new full-size camera but a rumor about the upcoming presentation (at CP+) of a full-format (FX) and APS-C (DX) mirror-less Nikon camera with a new Z-mount.

This mount would have an External diameter ED of 49 mm and a Flange focal distance FFD of 16mm. For comparison the Nikon F mount has a ED of 44 mm and a FFD of 46.5 mm and the Sony E mount has a ED of 46.1 mm and a FFD of 18 mm


Nikon has announced the Nikon 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR with a built-in x1.4 converter. This converter transforms the focal in 252-560 mm in FX format (24 × 36) or 378-840 mm in DX format (APS-C).
This lens has a VR system that allows speeds to be four times slower, a VR SPORT mode to keep track of fast-moving subjects, an electromagnetic-controlled diaphragm, a minimum focus of 2 meters, and 27 lenses in 19 groups with 1 fluorite glass, 8 ED glasses and nanocrystal treatment. Finally, all moving parts have seals to resist to bad weather.
The AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR will be available for $ 14500 (March 2018).

For its 24 x 36 hybrid camera, the Leica SL, Leica is offering two new lenses with fixed focal : 75mm and 90mm.
These two lenses APO-Summicron-SL f/2 ASPH have the same apochromatic design. They have a single aspherical lens on 11 lenses in 9 groups with a minimum focus distance of 0.5 and 0.6 meters respectively. They are treated all-weather and have an announced "ultra-fast" focus.
These new APO-Summicron-SL f/2 ASPH will be available at $ 4750 for the 75mm and $ 5150 for the 90mm (March 2018).


Format APS-C and (Micro) 4/3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH9 with Leica zoom lens 12-60mm f/2,8-4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH9 with Leica zoom lens 12-60mm f/2,8-4


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5s

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5s

The Panasonic Lumix GH9 , presented at the photo show of Paris in late 2017 is a photo-oriented version of the GH5 and like it has a CMOS 4/3" of 20.3 Mpx without low-pass filter stabilized on 5-axis, it offers a sensitivity of ISO 100 to 25600, a Venus Engine processor, an Oled viewfinder of 3 680 000 points, a mechanical shutter rising to 1/8 000 s (1/32 000s in electronic mode) planned for 200 000 cycles, a very complete connectivity: HDMI, microphone, headphones, remote control, synchro-flash, USB 3.0. It also has Wi-Fi at 2.4 and 5 GHz and Bluetooth 4.2. Its 1860 mAh battery allows autonomy up to at 920 views on a load.
This camera is tropicalized and can film in Ultra HD 4K in 60p (at 150 Mb/s) and in Full HD up to 180p. It also uses the mechanism of stabilization of its sensor to generate high definition images by combining several snapshots. In this case, from the 20 Mpx of its 4/3 "sensor, the Lumix G9 can deliver 40 and 80 Mpx pictures.
The Lumix G9 is available for $ 2100 body only and € 2750 in kit with Leica zoom lens 12-60mm f/2,8-4 (January 2018).

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is a more sensitive version of the GH5 introduced last year and is also video-oriented. The new model has a new 10.2 Mpx Micro 4/3 Live MOS sensor with no low-pass filter, Dual Native ISO technology, used on pro cameras Panasonic, which allows two native sensitivities: 400 and 2500 ISO, for a sensitivity range from 160 to 51200 ISO (expandable from 80 to 204800 ISO), a 4K Cinema video mode (4096 x 2160 px) 60p.
The GH5s inherits the GH5 Venus Engine processor, the tropicalized chassis, the same connectivity, the same switchable monitor, the same 1860 mAh battery and the same accessories
The Lumix GH5S is available for $ 3000 (January 2018).


Others








Rylo 360° 4K



Rylo 360° 4K


Hasselblad H6D 400c

Hasselblad H6D 400c

The small camera Rylo has two lenses open at f 2.8 and each with a 208 degree field of view which allows you to shoot 360 ° videos in 4K.
This camera, priced at $ 499 in the USA, has a small OLED screen to display information, a battery of 830 mAh for 60 minutes in continuous shooting. We can also use application to fix an object, whether it is moving or not.

The Hasselblad H6D-400c MS has a 100 Million pixels sensor, like the H6D-100c, but uses sensor-shift to combine up to six exposures into a single image measuring 23200 x 17400 pixels. The final image is a 16-bit TIFF that weighs 2.3GB.

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