Photo news week in review: February 1, 2016

by | Feb 8, 2016 | News

Here’s the stories that caught our attention last week:

Canon reveals 1D X Mark II full-frame DSLR  |  Pro Photo Supply News Desk

In case you missed it, Canon’s latest flagship camera is set to go head-to-head against the Nikon D5. Key features include a new, 20MP sensor, improved autofocus, and 4K video.

Sony announces a6300 with revolutionary autofocus  |  Pro Photo Supply News Desk

The a6000 was possibly the most popular mirrorless camera ever. The a6300 will make it even better, with professional-quality 4K video and a brand-new, 425-point AF system that promises to track moving subjects for continuous shooting up to 11 FPS.

Sony G Master lenses prove mirrorless is about more than size  |  Pro Photo Supply News Desk

So if you haven’t noticed, Sony is killing it lately. Their latest lenses show that the company is ready to compete head-on with Nikon and Canon for the loyalty of professional photographers. Whether or not the impressive specs can make it off the paper and into real world results, however, remains to be seen.

Hikers find camera in Gorge, could be 50 years old  |  KATU

A couple of friends came upon a pretty incredible find when hiking in the Columbia River Gorge: a left-hand-operated Exakta film camera. We hear our friends at Blue Moon Camera and Machine are trying to recover the film that was still inside. Fingers crossed!

Panasonic and Fujifilm reveal joint sensor development  |  DPReview

Don’t hold your breath, but eventually some major sensor improvements may be coming to a Panasonic camera near you. Using Fujifilm’s Organic Photoconductive Film technology, Panasonic created a sensor that significantly improves dynamic range and offers a global shutter. As the tech is still new, we don’t expect this to show up in a Lumix GH5, but maybe by the time a GH7 comes around?

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