Olympus Reveals the Entry-Level PEN E-PL8, and It’s All About the Selfies

by Staff September 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

It has finally happened: an SD card has now broken the 1 terabyte threshold. SanDisk and its parent company Western Digital today unveiled a new 1 terabyte SDXC card, ushering in a new era of tiny memory cards with massive storage capacities.

Fujifilm made a bombshell announcement in the camera world today by officially revealing the development of its new medium format mirrorless camera. The GFX 50S, the first camera in the new GFX line, is a 51.4 megapixel medium format mirrorless camera.

Adobe today announced its latest version of Lightroom. Among the various features and fixes is the addition of Smart Previews, which will give your software an instant speed boost when you’re working with large, high-resolution photos.

Sigma today unveiled three new lenses that will have many a photographer fumbling with their wallets and checking their bank balance. We’re talking about the 85mm f/1.4 Art, 12-24mm f/4 Art, and 500mm f/4 Sports lenses.

GoPro finally revealed their Karma Drone, but in CEO Nick Woodman’s words: It’s so much more than a drone. Foldable, easy-to-use, and equipped with a removable stabilizer that you can use hand-held or mounted to something else, this is an incredibly impressive all-around machine.

For their 32nd annual Big Shot nighttime community photo project this year, the folks over at RIT decided to light the iconic 19-story Kodak Tower skyscraper at night… by hand… with the help of 2,800 volunteers holding flashes and flashlights.

A trip last weekend to the iconic Death Valley Racetrack Playa has left me with a burning need to write, and unfortunately it is because of the worst kind of people.

GoPro is calling the new Hero 5 Black “Simply the best GoPro, ever.” They’re not wrong. Waterproof to 33ft out of the box and featuring 4K video, stabilization, voice commands, and more, the Hero 5 Black is a lot of action camera for $400.

Here’s an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of US cities from the early 1900s and brought them to life.

When shooting with your pricey camera drone, beware of… flying jet skis. That’s probably not a warning you’ve ever heard before, but check out what happens in this video.

If you want a camera that looks like a Leica T but will cost you less than a third the price, Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaoyi has something for you. It’s called the M1, and it’s a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless ILC that won’t come close to hurting your bank account.

Karen X Cheng—the viral video maven behind this fun gravity illusion and the donut selfie—put her hard-earned dance skills to use in a new video shot with an iPhone 7 attached to a stabilizing gimbal. The trippy results are quite captivating.

The first KeyMission action camera was announced way back at CES, but Nikon hasn’t been sitting around since then. They’ve developed two more cameras, and yesterday they debuted all three to the world with full details, release dates, and prices.

Fuji made two announcements today. The first, a mirrorless medium format digital camera, rocked the industry. The second… is less dramatic. Fuji is currently developing a square format instant camera and square format Instax instant film.

One of the cooler announcements from yesterday’s avalanche of Photokina product releases wasn’t actually a release at all. Hasselblad debuted an ode to their old V-series, a 75MP square-format concept camera with modular accessories and killer looks.

The new flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a speed demon, plain and simple. With your autofocus locked, its electronic shutter can shoot 60fps. And even if you keep autofocus on and tracking, it can still pump out full-res RAW frames at a jaw-dropping 18fps.

Sony today announced its new a99 II, a full frame single lens translucent (SLT) camera. With rumors of the A-mount’s demise swirling in the industry over the past year, this new camera shows that the A-mount will live on… at least for now.

Curious how much the camera in the iPhone has improved since the very first smartphone was unveiled way back in 2007? You’re in luck. As part of his annual speed test, Everything Apple Pro did a camera comparison that shows the difference between the iPhone, 3G, 3Gs, 4, 4S, 5, 5C/5S, 6/Plus, 6S/Plus, and 7/Plus.

Photographer Victor Habchy has attended the increasingly popular annual Burning Man gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the past few years, and every year he leaves with surreal photos of dreamlike scenes thanks to dust storms, unusual artworks, and Habchy’s talented eye.

If these leaked images are to be trusted, DJI has a surprise in store for Photokina. It’s supposedly called the “Mavic,” and it’s a foldable drone that’s going to be smaller, lighter, and more portable than DJI’s current Phantom line.

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