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More Nikon mirrorless camera rumors: free adapter, better sensor than the D850, shipping starts in November

I was told that Nikon will be introducing their new mirrorless cameras to several large distributors and camera chains next week. We can expect new leaks in the next few days.

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Industry News: Xiaomi to Purchase GoPro Says Report

It hasn’t been a secret that GoPro has been for sale for quite some time, and it looks like they may have found a buyer in Chinese electronics company Xiaomi. Bloomberg is reporting that the deal could be worth as much as $1bil for a company that has a current market capitalization of $761mil

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Leica Out-Performs Camera Market to Grow by 6%

Leica recorded revenue growth of more than 6% from April 1st 2016 to March 31st 2017, bucking the overall downward trend in the global camera market, which declined by around 10 per cent in the same period. Leica’s overall revenue figure of almost 400 million euros was achieved by a systematic realignment of the company that has taken place in recent years, including the setting up of an in-house retail distribution division, and a focus on the Chinese market, with plans to open 20 to 30 more stores.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review

The Mate 10 Pro is the latest flagship phone from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei , and as with a lot of new smartphones these days, it promises a lot for the keen photographer, not least Leica-branded f/1.6 lenses and dual colour / monochrome image sensors.

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All Lexar XQD memory cards already discontinued at B&H

All Lexar XQD memory cards are already listed as discontinued at B&H . Some models can still be found at Adorama and Amazon . Nikon is currently the only camera manufacturer that uses XQD memory cards (some high-end camcorders are using XQD as well)

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award Winners Honoured at Gala Event in Berlin

Leica honoured photographers Terje Abusdal and Sergey Melnitchenko with the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award and Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer, respectively.

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New interview with Tetsuro Goto from Nikon: “full frame is the trend, if Nikon will go mirrorless it must be full frame”

The Chinese website Xitek published a new interview with Tetsuro Goto from Nikon. Here is a translation of the main points from the interview: Interview with Tetsuro Goto: full frame is the trend, will have Nikon’s DNA mirrorless On modifications of Mr. Goto’s personal Df:  no major modifications, only some small ones

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Innova Art Relaunches in China

Innova Art – the first UK-based inkjet media specialist founded this century – is relaunching its brand in China. The move reintroduces to the Chinese print market a range of digital fine art and photo media originally introduced to the market via Innova’s private label service more than ten years ago. At the forefront of the Innova Art relaunch is the Editions range, comprising two category-busting photo papers and four cotton rag papers, including two produced in partnership with the famous Italian paper mill, Fabriano. Additionally, the Fine Art and Photo Art ranges will also be introduced to the Chinese market.

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Nikon D850 specifications recap

        I tried to put together all known Nikon D850 specifications into one post – please comment if I have missed something and I will update the list: 45.75MP full frame CMOS sensor New and improved version of SnapBridge No built-in GPS Tiltable LCD  (3.2″, 2.36 million dots) Fully functional touchscreen: supports touch AF, touch shutter and touch menu Memory card slots: one SD and one XQD AF system from the D5 (153 points, 130% frame coverage compared to the D810, all AF points @ -3EV,  middle/center crosshair sensor @-4EV) New smaller AF point No built-in flash Back illuminated buttons Joystick selector Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 8K time-lapse video capabilities 4k UHD video in FX format (with no crop) No EVF or hybrid viewfinder Slo-mo full HD 120fps video The SD slot will support UHS-II Improved LiveView split-screen display Improved silent shooting mode: fully-silent, no-sound electronic shutter in live view (no mechanical movement, can shoot up to 30fps @ 8MP with the electronic shutter) Improved battery life Lighter than the D810 Native ISO range: 64-25,600 ISO 64 extendable down to ISO 32 (Lo1 = 32, Hi 2 = 108,400) 7fps without grip, 9fps with grip (MB-D18a battery grip) 51 images raw buffer at 14-bit RAW 0.75x optical viewfinder (largest ever on a Nikon FX cameras) 180k RGB meter No AA filter Supports for Nikon wireless trigger WT-7 Fully-silent, no-sound electronic shutter in live view (6 fps silent shooting) Built-in focus stacking: up to 300 pictures with up to 10 levels of focusing steps (still need external software) Price will be CNY 23,999 or around $3,600 (source: Chinese forum) Announcement date could be August 16th RAW sizes: small, medium, large New 1:1 mode New natural light AWB Like the new  Nikon D850 Facebook page  and join the growing  Nikon D850 Facebook group  for a more detailed coverage of the upcoming  announcement . Related posts: Additional Nikon D850 specifications The Nikon D850 will be capable of 4k UHD video in FX format (with no crop) Nikon D850 updates: no EVF or hybrid viewfinder, even faster than 8 fps

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The Nikon D850 could be announced on August 16th

There is a good chance that the new Nikon D850 DSLR camera will be officially announced on August 16th (±1 day depending on your time zone). This is based on the date listed on the cover of the Chinese presentation slides  that leaked earlier today

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