2016-10-20T12:00:00+01:00Nikkor FX-Format lenses : Nikon has announced two exciting FX-format additions to the storied Nikkor lens line-up, designed to achieve amazing optical performance for the most demanding professional and enthusiast photographers. An evolution of one of Nikon’s most versatile and popular pro-zoom lenses, the newly redesigned AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sports an updated optical formula capable of amazing image quality, while optimized for high-speed shooting. Also introduced today is Nikon’s widest perspective control lens to date, the PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens, which helps photographers effortlessly control perspective when capturing architecture, interiors, fine art, product photography and landscapes.
2016-10-20T11:58:00+01:00Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR telephoto lens : Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. Long considered an essential lens in the bag of professional photographers, this updated AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sets a new benchmark for fast telephoto zoom lenses, taking image quality and handling to the next level. An indispensable and powerful tool for nearly any photographic scenario, the Nikkor 70-200mm lens remains the professional’s choice with a wide f/2.8 constant aperture that is ideal for capturing sports, weddings, stunning portraits and more, even in low-light. The next generation design of the lens helps ensure the very best in image quality, speed and low-light performance, while offering balance and handling that is nothing short of superb.
2016-10-20T11:55:00+01:00Nikon Control Perspective lenses : Also new from Nikon is the latest perspective control lens (designated PC) in the Nikkor lens line-up, the PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED, a tilt-shift offering that will help photographers master perspective and depth-of-field. Sporting a super-wide 19mm focal length, the lens provides a unique perspective ideal for shooting horizontal or vertical panoramas, or even filmmaking. For storytellers who yearn to capture optically-challenging subjects like cityscapes and architecture, interiors or unique landscapes, this lens offers 97° of coverage - the widest focal length of any PC lens in the Nikkor family. Tilt the lens to sharpen focus throughout a scene or create a miniature effect, or shift to adjust perspective in-camera, create panoramas or eliminate converging lines.
2016-10-20T11:25:00+01:00Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 : With the Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6, Leica expands the lens portfolio of the rangefinder system with the modern renaissance of a classic Leica lens. First introduced as a screw mount lens in 1955, the predecessor of this new lens is still one of the most compact wide-angle lenses in the Leica M-System and is famed for its characteristic signature. The new Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 takes its lead from the classically compact construction of its ancestor and brings the unique, analogue look it lends to pictures into the age of digital photography.
2016-10-20T11:00:00+01:00Leica Q now available in Titanium gray : With the Leica Q Titanium gray paint finish, Leica Camera AG offers an alternative design option for its high-performance, compact camera with a fixed fast prime lens and full-frame sensor. In contrast to the discreet black of the body, lens and leather trim of the standard model of the Leica Q, the new colour option stands out with the titanium-gray paint finish of its top deck, the back of the camera and its baseplate. The combination of the look of precious metal and black elements like the leathering and the lens lend the camera its uniquely refined, premium and simultaneously robust look. In comparison with its counterpart in black, the Leica Q Titanium gray paint finish has other characteristic features not found in the standard model.
2016-10-18T08:30:00+01:00ZTE Axon 7 Mini Android smartphone : Now Available for Pre-Order in the U.S. The ZTE Axon 7 Mini features a 5.2-inch screen and premium specs all for under $300. ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market, announced it is accepting pre-orders of the Axon 7 Mini, a smaller version of its award winning flagship Axon 7 smartphone. The ZTE Axon 7 Mini smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 Processor, one of the most sophisticated smartphone chipsets in the world. From a dedicated audio chipset for Hi-Fi playback and recording, dual front-facing speakers, an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, dual-SIM with a Micro-SD memory slot, the ZTE Axon 7 Mini packs many of the same premium features consumers love in the Axon 7 all at an affordable price.
2016-10-17T09:45:00+01:00Sony Alpha 6500 system camera : Last week Sony launched the new top model in the APS-C system camera lineup. The Sony α6500 (ILCE-6500) is the successor of the only eight month old α6300 and has been designed for the advanced amateur photographer. The camera with interchangeable lens is equipped with a 24.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and a fast and precise 4D focus system to bring subjects in focus in just 0.05 seconds. The high-quality AF system with 425 points from the a6300 is also preserved. New is the ability to capture images up to 11 fps with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking.
2016-10-16T21:15:00+01:00Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100V premium compact camera : Sony has extended its successful CyberShot RX series with already the fifth edition of the RX100. In 2012, the Japanese electronics giant launched the RX100, a unique camera that became very popular in a short time and was called by many the best premium compact camera. Since then, Sony has introduced a successor every year. The new Sony CyberShot RX100V is a professional compact camera that is very similar in design to previous RX100 models. The CyberShot RX100V distinguishes itself with a fast hybrid AF system with 315 focus points that can focus in just 0.05 seconds and uses contrast and phase detection.
2016-10-13T19:50:00+01:00Ricoh Theta SC 360 degree camera : Ricoh Imaging has announced it has added a full-featured, affordably-priced mid-range model to its pioneering line of Theta 360-degree spherical imaging cameras. Market demand for cameras that capture immersive imagery is on the rise, and experts predict that devices required for augmented- and virtual-reality experiences - such as 360-degree cameras and VR headsets - will be at the top of consumers’ holiday 2016 gift lists. Merging advanced imaging capabilities with simplified operation, the new Ricoh Theta SC is designed to appeal to the growing numbers of consumers interested in capturing and sharing 360-degree photos and videos. The Ricoh 360 degree spherical camera carries a suggested retail price of $299.95.
2016-10-13T08:38:00+01:00Panasonic Android Management and security services : With the adoption of Android mobile devices in business growing, Panasonic has launched a range of management and security services for its Android-based rugged Toughpad tablets and handheld devices called Compass (Complete Android Services and Security). Panasonic Compass offers businesses everything they need to deploy and manage their rugged Android tablets and handhelds securely. It is designed to give businesses the confidence to take advantage of the flexibility offered by an Android operating system with the reassurance that Panasonic’s devices are business-ready for applications, management and security.
2016-10-12T09:45:00+01:00Women4Tech event at MWC 2017 : The GSMA has unveiled Women4Tech, an important new programme designed to address the persistent gender gap in the mobile industry. Comprising a series of events and activities over the four days of Mobile World Congress, Women4Tech focuses on increasing the inclusion of women in the mobile industry and showcasing best practices and industry action for female leadership in the digital age. Women4Tech supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 (Gender Equality). Beyond the Summit, the W4T programme includes activities such as Speed Coaching and Networking sessions; the Women4Tech Glomo Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Mobile Industry Leadership”; specialised MWC Tours; a Women4Tech panel on Mobile World Live TV; and Women4Tech initiatives at 4YFN.
2016-10-12T08:55:00+01:002017 Mobile World Congress keynote speakers unveiled : The GSMA has provided an update on the 2017 Mobile World Congress, including the first keynote speakers for the conference. Mobile World Congress will be held 27 February - 2 March 2017 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with events also taking place at Fira Montjuïc. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Across the keynotes and track sessions, the conference will examine topics such as connecting the unconnected, digital commerce, digital content, disruptive technologies, enterprise mobility, financial services, IoT and connected living, mobile identity and privacy, next-generation networks and security, among others.
2016-10-11T20:00:00+01:00Sony 4K TV commercial : Sony Electronics recently launched a new advertising campaign which showcases the incredible picture quality of its new range of Sony BRAVIA 4K HDR TVs. These TVs give you the best possible picture quality whatever you’re watching, the smartest user experience with Android TV, and are stunningly designed. Shot in 4K, the ad made by American director Andre Stringer, together with DDB Berlin, brings to life a forgotten, derelict casino in Romania using 4000 balloons and over 1500 KG of glitter in the visually enchanting setting. Opening with a single white balloon entering an empty building, the casino gradually fills with balloons and mesmerises onlookers before the balloons explode in a cacophony of colour as glitter cascades around the casino.
2016-10-11T19:05:00+01:00Panasonic develops flexible rechargeable Lithium-ion battery : Panasonic proudly announced that it has developed a flexible Lithium-ion battery with a thickness of only 0.55mm, or about 0.022 inches. This flexible battery has been on display at CEATEC JAPAN 2016. Suitable for use in card-type and wearable mobile devices, this rechargeable battery can retain its characteristics even after repeatedly bent into a radius of 25mm or twisted to an angle of 25 degrees. Card devices, which are often carried in wallets or pockets, require internal components that can withstand bending and twisting. Slim lithium-ion batteries are used in such devices, but these batteries can degrade when they are bent or twisted, resulting in shorter operating time for the devices.
2016-10-11T11:24:00+01:00KPN Netherlands LoRa network for Internet of Things : As from today the KPN LoRa network is available throughout the Netherlands. This makes the Netherlands the first country in the world to have a nationwide LoRa network for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Over the past eight months a lot of hard work has gone into the rollout of the network, so it is now available outdoors throughout the Netherlands. KPN’s LoRa went live at the beginning of November 2015 in Rotterdam and The Hague. Because of substantial customer interest the rollout of the network was speeded up at the beginning of the year. The existence of the easily accessible LoRa network makes it simple to develop smart applications and to optimize processes and services.