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Introducing the Phase One IQ250

Capture everything anywhere

The IQ250 features the widest usable ISO range of any high-end camera system.

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Phase One introduces the world’s first CMOS-based medium format digital camera back. The new 50-megapixel IQ250 brings unprecedented image capture flexibility to the IQ2 family of wireless-enabled high-end camera systems. Delivering up to 15 stops of dynamic range and improved ISO sensitivity of up to ISO 6,400, the new IQ250 digital back will also be capable of shooting up to 2 frames per second in burst shooting mode.

PhaseBackIn the studio or on a mountainside, the IQ250 lets photographers capture stunning imagery in available light — virtually anywhere and any time.
 With a sensor size of 44x33mm, the IQ250 offers 68 percent more image-capture real estate than any full-frame 35mm DSLR camera and the widest usable ISO range of any medium format camera system.
The IQ250’s phenomenal dynamic range of 14 f-stops enables photographers to capture the most demanding scenes in one shot, while retaining details in highlights and shadows. This feature is a godsend for on-location photographers whose only option is to use the light available to them.

 

 

 

 

 

In the video below, sports photographer Tim Kemple takes you through his very first day shooting with the Phase One IQ250 digital back. Witness one of the craziest days Tim has had as a photographer.

ScreenBackThe IQ250 is designed for capture versatility. With an ISO range from 100 to 6400, it delivers world-class image quality at any ISO speed. And its range of exposure time – from 1/10000s to one hour – accommodates extensive shooting options. Another key feature of the IQ250 is its fluid and responsive Live View, which offers great composition and focus assistance.

First Look: The Nikon D5300

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Want to Go Pro? Nikon’s got Your Back.

The D5300 – At a Glance:

  • With its AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G Lens
  • 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor
  • Full HD (1080p) Video Capture
  • NIKKOR Compatibility
  • WiFi & GPS for instant social sharing

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Advanced Performance When it Matters Most

The Nikon D5300 offers brilliant image quality with crisp detail. The enhanced 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers stunning images and HD videos due to the removal of the Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF). The Nikon D5300 combines performance with easy and intuitive features, to help users capture photos confidently.

 

 

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Amazing Low Light Performance

For clean, sharp details in even the most challenging lighting conditions – including night games and dimly lit restaurants – the Nikon D5300 covers a wide ISO range of 100-12,800 and is expandable to ISO 25,600.

EXPEED 4 Image Processing

Nikon’s newest image processing engine drives the rapid response and swift performance of the Nikon D5300 while maximizing energy efficiency, reducing image noise and delivering true-to-life colours.

Scene Recognition System

To further help users capture the image they intend, the Nikon D5300 features Nikon’s Scene Recognition System and 2,016-pixel RGB metering system to analyze and recognize the scene. Utilizing these systems results in automatic adjustments to exposure, autofocus (AF) and white balance to deliver the best photo possible, whether it’s a landscape or portrait.

39-point AF System

Nikon’s quick and precise 39-point AF system works with the Scene Recognition System to accurately acquire and track subjects throughout the frame, resulting in tack-sharp images. Active kids that are too busy to pose for a photo or pets chasing after a toy are easily captured in brilliant sharpness for memorable photos.

5 Frames per Second

While using the optical viewfinder or in Live View, take advantage of the D5300’s ability to shoot at 5 frames per second (fps) to capture great moments that would have otherwise been missed.

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Share Like Never Before

The Nikon D5300 is Nikon’s first HD-SLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi, allowing users to share high-quality photos instantly. The D5300 sends images to your phone or tablet, allowing you to share through email, social media or whatever else you can think of.

That means friends and family can now see your favourite moments as soon as they happen. The D5300 also includes built-in GPS, another first for Nikon HD-SLRs. You can also tag pictures and let people know where life takes you.

 

Pricing & Availability:

$849.95 for body-only
$1199.95 for the 18-140mm VR kit
$1799.95 for the new AF-S 58/1.4 G lens

The Nikon D5300 is expected to be available at Vistek stores in late October. Keep your eyes on this blog for purchase links and further details.

In the meantime, check out the following video from Nikon.

Hands on with the Olympus OM-D EM1

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The good people at Olympus Canada came in for a visit this morning, bringing the hotly-awaited OM-D E-M1 for a hands-on sneak preview.

Some quick facts about the E-M1:

  • 16MP, 4/3 Live MOS
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Dustproof, freezeproof and splashproof.
  • All new  Olympus Share 2.0 smartphone app allows you to control the camera from Android and iOS mobile devices
  • It’s Olympus’ flagship new camera
  • It’s a Micro Four Thirds successor to the Olympus E-5
  • Works seamlessly with all ZUIKO Digital lenses and M.ZUIKO lenses
  • Advanced DUAL FAST AF system combines both Contrast AF and On-Chip Phase Detection AF.
  • Electronic viewfinder (EVF) is as large as a full-frame DSLR viewfinder, and contains added creative control

Gear Alert! – The Canon EOS 70D is Here.

Get Ready for a Game-Changer.

You’ve been waiting and now it’s finally here. Canon has officially announced the impending arrival of the EOS 70D – featuring incredible new autofocus technology unlocking the potential of Live View: Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

NEW from Canon: the EOS Rebels SL1 and T5i

Canon has two new Rebels in the family: the new flagship Rebel T5i and the Rebel SL1, which is being touted as the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR.

Loaded with high-performance features that are easy to use and deliver exceptional results, the Rebel T5i ensures you always get the best shot. This Rebel features high-speed shooting at 5 frames per second and a vari-angle touch screen that allows you to shoot high- or low-angle shots with ease.

KEY FEATURES:

  • An 18MP (APS-C sized) CMOS sensor and DiG!C 5 processor capture high resolution images boasting exceptional sharpness, clarity, tonal range and noise reduction.
  • A high ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) allowing you to capture beautiful images even in very dim or bright lighting.
  • High-speed continuous shooting allows you to capture 5.0 frames per second ensuring you’ll never miss the perfect shot. Great for capturing fast-paced action!
  • The Hybrid CMOS AF System allows you to auto focus quickly and accurately in Live View mode and Movie mode, using dedicated auto focus pixels on the CMOS sensor.
  • The high-speed, high-precision 9-point AF enables accurate focus within a split second. All 9 AF points are cross-type at f/2.8, with light source detection.
  • Capture stunning Full HD (1920 x 1080) movies. EOS Movies take advantage of DSLR camera features for the ultimate in creative control.
  • The 3.0” Vari-Angle Touch LCD screen makes it easy to shoot from very high or low-angles and features intuitive EasyTouch technology. Features a 3:2 wide aspect ratio, and an incredible 1,040,000 pixel resolution, allowing for precise focus checking.
  • Add fun and dramatic visual effects to your photos with Creative Filters. Choose from new filters such as ‘Art Bold Effect’ and ‘Water Painting Effect’, or favourites like ‘Fisheye’ and ‘Miniature Effect’!
  • The camera automatically analyzes the shooting scene based on faces, colours, brightness, movement, and contrast to give you the most beautiful picture possible.
  • Expand your creative possibilities with the ability to adjust the image aspect ratio. Choose between 1:1, 4:3, 16:9 and 3:2 for optimal creative control.
  • The benefits of Auto Mode with the flexibility to express your creative side. Shoot by Ambience or  Shoot by Lighting for intuitive image creation.

Introducing the Canon EOS T5i
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The EOS Rebel SL1 is 25% smaller and 29% lighter than the compact EOS Rebel T4i and is made to go where you go. It packs easily so that you can bring it along to any event or occasion, whether it’s a dance recital or a backpacking trip to Europe. You’ll always have room to take this DSLR with you.

KEY FEATURES:

  • An 18MP (APS-C sized) CMOS sensor and DiG!C5 processor capture high resolution images boasting exceptional sharpness, clarity, tonal range and noise reduction
  • A high ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600) allowing you to capture beautiful images even in very dim or bright lighting.
  • The Hybrid CMOS AF II System allows you to auto focus more quickly and accurately in Live View mode and Movie mode, using a larger number of dedicated auto focus pixels on the CMOS sensor.
  • Capture stunning Full HD (1920 x 1080) movies. EOS Movies take advantage of DSLR camera features for the ultimate in creative control.
  • High-speed continuous shooting allows you to capture 4.0 frames per second ensuring you’ll never miss the perfect shot. Great for capturing fast-paced action!
  • The high-speed, high-precision 9-point AF enables accurate focus within a split second. The centre AF point is cross type at f/2.8, with light source detection.
  • The 3.0” Touch LCD screen features intuitive EasyTouch technology. Features a 3:2 wide aspect ratio, and an incredible 1,040,000 pixel resolution, allowing for precise focus checking.
  • Add fun and dramatic visual effects to your photos with Creative Filters. Choose from new filters such as ‘Art Bold Effect’ and ‘Water Painting Effect’, or favourites like ‘Fisheye’ and ‘Miniature Effect’!
  • The camera automatically analyzes the shooting scene based on faces, colours, brightness, movement, and contrast to give you the most beautiful picture possible.
  • Expand your creative possibilities with the ability to adjust the image aspect ratio. Choose between 1:1, 4:3, 16:9 and 3:2 for optimal creative control.
  • The benefits of Auto Mode with the flexibility to express your creative side. Shoot by Ambience of Shoot by Lighting for intuitive image creation.

Introducing the Canon EOS SL1
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