Sony's latest camera technology doesn't use the name "4D" just to dupe people into thinking that it is something simply better than "3D". At Photokina this year, the consumer electronics maker is showing what that name really means, which really involves injecting time into the autofocus equation.
Leica has introduced a special edition camera at Photokina, the Leica M Edition 60 Special Edition, which marks the line's 60th anniversary. The camera has the distinct Leica design, and, oddly enough, no LCD, instead featuring an ISO selector dial where a display would traditionally be found.
Digital photography isn't all just about megapixels, which some smartphone OEMs would like you to otherwise think. But even then the iPhone's cameras could perhaps do a bit better. That's were Relonch comes in, an iPhone accessory that its makers claim lets you take Magazine-class photos and instantly upload them to the cloud, hopefully only if you tell it to.
Three new PowerShot cameras are coming soon from Canon, the lot of which works with unique features made to advance the point-and-shoot universe - even as their competition hits the smartphone environment. The PowerShot N2 works with a flip-up touch panel and NFC. The G7 X works with a one-in sensor. The SX60 HS has a cool 65x Optical Zoom lens as well as a broad focal length: 21mm-1365mm.
Canon has outed its latest DSLR, the EOS 7D Mark II, replacing the aging EOS 7D with a new 20.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors. Headed to shelves in November, the 7D Mark II supports up to 10fps burst shooting and packs a 65-point All Cross Type autofocus system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. In fact, according to Canon, the new DSLR is its most powerful EOS to-date.
Panasonic has a new set of firmware updates for the GH4 and FZ1000, bringing higher quality 4K video recording as well as the company's new "4K Photo" mode for grabbing a still out of Ultra HD footage. The updates, which will be released in October 2014, also bring USB tethered shooting to the GH4.
4K video recording looks to be the must-have feature for compact cameras in 2014, and the Panasonic DMC-LX100 ticks that box and more, replacing the LX7 in the process. While its 12.8-megapixel sensor may seem low, Panasonic argues that it's actually all by design: the signal to noise ratio is kept down, with the LX100 capturing more light.
Canon might have a new PowerShot camera coming soon and it's going to be quite formidable. With a large 20 megapixel CMOS sensor and a large aperture lens, the PowerShot G7 X seems to promise bright and clear shots taken from a small and portable compact body.