A rare Leica 0-Series No. 105 from 1923 recently went up from an auction. As it was Oscar Barnack’s personal camera, it was expected to break the record and fetch $3.3 million. However, it broke all the records and expectations, fetching over $15 million![Read More…]
A rare, almost 100-year old Leica is about to set a world record. The Leica 0-Series No. 105 from 1923 will soon be auctioned at Leitz Photographica Auction. It’s super-rare, but also super-special as it belonged to Oskar Barnack himself. So, not surprisingly, it’s estimated to reach up to a whopping $3.3 million!
Canon Japan has just announced their crazy new 250-megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor. Canon’s APS-H sized sensors sit in between its full-frame and APS-C sensors, measuring about 29.4 x 18.9mm. If you’re curious exactly what resolution 250-megapixels is, that’s a massive 19,568 x 12,588 pixels.
Announced today, the Canon LI8020 sensor is actually being released later this month, but now for the bad news… It’s not going inside a DSLR or mirrorless camera. It’s destined for surveillance, industrial inspection, microscope and archival use. It does shoot 8K video, though.
After hitting the record revenue of $1.84 billion in Q3 of 2017, Adobe has done it again. They broke another record and reported $2.08 billion income in Q1 of 2018. Although many photographers are unhappy with the subscription-only model, it seems Adobe is still doing just fine. Even more than fine.
When you think of Leica, one of the words to pop to mind is probably “expensive” (even if it’s not even a real camera). At the 32nd WestLicht camera auction in Vienna, a Leica camera set a new world record for the most expensive camera ever sold at an auction. A rare Leica 0-series from 1923 was sold for €2.4 million (approximately $2.95 million).
This time last year we wrote about the mind-blowing 8-terapixel 360-degree interactive virtual tour of Dubai, simply called Dubai360.
Celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the incredible project, Gerald Donovan has updated his famous Burj Khalifa pinnacle shot. The new image, and largest ever taken in Dubai, is 45 gigapixels in size and offers improved visibility.
The photography world has not yet settled after Canon’s announcement yesterday that it has developed a 250 megapixel sensor and the Japanese giant is once again making headlines.
Unlike the record-breaking sensor which is not expect to make its way to consumer cameras anytime soon, if at all, today’s announcement unveils the company’s next generation cameras including an-EOS series DSLR with a 120 megapixel CMOS sensor.
Other than the DSLR that will make the 5Ds look like an obsolete toy, Canon is also developing an EOS series 8K cinema camera and an 8K reference display.
Remember all the oohs and ahhs when Canon announced the record-breaking 50MP sensor of the 5DS? Well, the company just revealed that it has developed an APS-H sensor with a whopping 250 megapixels.
According to Canon this is the world’s highest number of pixels for a CMOS sensor smaller than the size of a 35 mm full-frame sensor, and while it is likely to have some affect on consumer cameras, I wouldn’t expect to see a 250MP DSLR or mirrorless camera anytime soon.
The record for the highest capacity MicroSD card was smashed and surprisingly the card was not revealed by SanDisk, but rather by a company called Microdia – located just a few stands away at the Computex tradeshow.
The Microdia Xtra Elite will use version 4.0 of the Secure Digital standard, meaning it will have an additional row of pins on the back of the card. Thanks to this extra row, the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus will be capable of reaching data transfer rates of up to 300MB/s.
Older devices, not supporting the SD 4.0 standard and its second row of pins, will still be able to use the card at maximum speeds of approximately 150MB/s.