Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

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This has been the week of all new every part – a brand new medium format digicam, a brand new APS-C digicam, two new full-frame cameras plus a brand new digicam cellphone. And a few of them may even be bought or pre-ordered proper now!

From Apple’s 12MP pocket rocket to Part One’s 150MP warhead, the week has revolved round new cameras. So with out additional ado, let’s roll up our sleeves and dive deep into the largest digicam information tales of the final seven days…

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

Part One XT: 150MP and $56,000!

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

(Picture credit score: Part One)

The brand new Part One XT is a transportable medium format digicam that mixes Part One’s ultra-high decision IQ4 digicam system with a trio of lenses from famend optics maker Rodenstock by way of a slimline digicam physique.

It’s massively costly, even in comparison with the greatest medium format cameras you should purchase proper now, however it’s not designed for the mass market. As an alternative, the Part One XT  is geared toward high-end panorama photographers who want the utmost attainable picture high quality however in a extra moveable digicam than these obtainable so far. It’s an echo of old-school ‘discipline cameras’ designed for each portability and high quality. 

The brand new digicam will be capable of use all three of Part One’s IQ4 Infinity Platform modules, together with the IQ4 150MP, IQ4 150MP Achromatic or IQ4 Trichromatic. All three have ‘full body’ medium format sensors equal to the the dimensions of the outdated 645 format, and bigger than these in cameras just like the Fujifilm GFX collection and Hasselblad X1D (these are ‘medium format’, however in a smaller measurement)…

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

80MP Canon EOS RS specs leaked?

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

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There’s all the time extra gossip in regards to the Canon EOS R than your common skilled soccer participant, and the most recent gossip is juicier than standard: specs have been leaked of a purported prototype of a high-res model of the digicam, which can materialize because the Canon EOS RS. 

The brand new digicam will reportedly function an 80MP sensor, twin SD card, a bigger LCD display screen, a brand new joystick design and probably a tilting digital viewfinder, amongst different additions.

Whereas clearly these particulars should be taken with a pinch of salt, they do no less than corroborate a patent disclosing an 83MP Canon sensor; given {that a} sensor’s gross megapixel rely is increased than the efficient megapixel rely (the Canon EOS R, for instance, has 31.7MP in whole however an efficient 30.3MP), it’s probably that the 80MP and 83MP experiences relate to the identical sensor…

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

Meet the images targeted iPhone 11

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

(Picture credit score: Apple)

Apple has formally introduced the iPhone 11, which is available in three varieties: the bottom iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Professional and iPhone 11 Max. The latter two fashions are images targeted digicam telephones, boasting a triple-camera array that lastly sees Apple catching as much as the competitors.

As has change into par for the course, the iPhone 11 is extra about iteration than innovation. Whereas the brand new fashions function a digicam with an extremely wide-angle lens, and Apple is attempting arduous to make “Slofies” (slow-mo selfies) a factor, it is a far cry from the times when Steve Jobs would step on stage and switch the world upside-down with the cellphone he pulled out of his pocket. 

So do the brand new iPhone 11 fashions have what it takes to rank among the many greatest digicam telephones these days? Let’s meet the brand new household and see what it has to supply…

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

Tremendous fashionable Fujifilm X-A7 introduced – in a mint inexperienced shade and with 4K video!

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

(Picture credit score: Fujifilm)

After every week of intense leaks and rumors, the Fujifilm X-A7 has formally been introduced. Packed filled with tantalizing options, the X-A7 seems to be like the right entry stage digicam for anybody eager to step away from smartphone images. Nevertheless, with 4K video and a satisfyingly massive vari-angle LCD display screen, it is also more likely to make a horny proposition for the vlogging neighborhood as properly.

For these searching for a bit of favor from their digicam, the Fujifilm X-A7 will not disappoint both; the brand new digicam is available in 4 totally different shade choices: silver, camel, mint inexperienced and darkish silver.  

One of the attention-grabbing options on the Fujifilm X-A7 is the three.5-inch LCD monitor. Whereas this implies an absence of a D-pad, the display screen appears to perform remarkably like a smartphone display screen. Actually, Fujifilm’s press launch states that “It provides a touch-response performance equivalent to or better than that of smartphones in general, enabling easy camera operation”…

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

Sony A9 II: leaked picture and $5,000 price ticket

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

(Picture credit score: Sony Alpha Rumors)

The primary (purported) picture of the Sony A9 II has been leaked, together with a rumored price ticket of $5,000. Some scant extra particulars additionally reveal that the largest modifications, apart from the newly designed 36MP sensor, are improved efficiency akin to  autofocus. 

It has additionally been reported that Sony will announce the digicam at its personal occasion in mid-October, days earlier than the Photograph Plus commerce present (happening from 24-26 October) in New York – the place it was speculated that the digicam may need been revealed to the general public. Nevertheless, Sony has since determined to forego the occasion.

Sony apparently plans to supply mortgage our bodies to skilled photographers on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games – an area that has historically been reserved by Canon and Nikon, and is doubly daring provided that the Nikon D6 is alleged to be within the fingers of execs on the Olympics…

Weekly Wash: the 5 biggest camera news stories of the week (15 September)

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