Ushering out the week this Friday evening is a homemade digital photography oddity, the NOT-A-CAMERA. Unlike what its name suggests, the NOT-A-CAMERA is, in fact, a digital camera, only one that hides within a 2D etched wood block that, we're guessing, would get you more than a couple side glances when out and about.
Sony has revealed the new Alpha A77 II DSLR, updating the A77 and A700 with a new autofocus system, BIONZ X processing, and a claimed 20-percent bump in light sensitivity over its predecessor. The new camera now packs a 79-point phase detection AF system and supports up to f/2.8 aperture, while the sensor is 24.3-megapixels as per the old version, albeit with a new structure that Sony claims makes it considerably more precise than the outgoing camera.
Leica is ushering in its 100th birthday with the announcement of a new sleek aluminum camera, the Leica T. With this camera comes a decidedly minimalistic design, as well as an interchangeable-lens setup and a position within the company's product line up that is betwixt the M and S Series'.
Lytro's second-generation light-field camera, the Illum, is already prompting controversy among photography fans, with the prospect of a new type of post-processing from what was originally dismissed as a toy. Promising four times the resolution of the first Lytro, the Illum also looks the part: a menacing stealth-black camera that looks like a Sony NEX turned evil. Still, is the world ready for light-field photography, and is it any good?
Lytro has revealed a new light field camera, the Lytro Illum, ditching the odd, toy-like appearance of the original in favor of a prosumer design, improved specs, and a price to match. Still offering the ability to refocus images post-capture, using a new sensor technology that Lytro says has "40-megaray" resolution, the Illum's images can also be adjusted for tilt, perspective shift, and depth of field, even if they weren't taken with those factors in mind originally.
Sony's new A7s camera may look a whole lot like its A7 and A7r predecessors, but it has a powerful trick up its sleeve: incredible low-light performance thanks to a sensor with a whopping 409,600 maximum ISO. Actually envisaging what that means in terms of visibility in poorly-lit situations is tough, however, which is why Sony has put together a comparison of what extra detail you can make out when you crank up the sensitivity.
Nikon has introduced a couple of new cameras this evening, most notable among them being the new Nikon 1 J4 interchangeable lens compact camera. With the camera comes several features, as well as bragging rights for being the world's fast continuous shooting camera when using auto-focus tracking.