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Yi announces development of 180 VR camera with Google

23 Jun

Yi, which already has VR offerings in the Halo and 360 VR cameras, is announcing the development of a new, stereo 3D camera called the 180 VR. They’re working directly with Google Daydream, and promise it will be easy to use, and easy to view.

Any real details regarding the product, including pricing and availability are still to come.

Press release:

YI Technology Announces Upcoming VR180 Camera with Google

ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 22, 2017 – Today at VidCon 2017, the annual conference for online video fans, creators, and industry leaders, it was announced that YI is working with Daydream on an upcoming VR180 camera. Later this year YI Technology will deliver a new stereo, 3D camera, designed from the ground up for VR180. Technical details, pricing, exact availability dates, quantities and the product name remain undisclosed but together with Daydream, this camera will be as easy to use and as compact as a 2D camera. And 3D videos and livestreams will be just as easy to upload to YouTube.

This camera will just be the latest in YI Technology’s growing line of advanced yet approachable virtual reality solutions, including most recently, YI Halo, the most advanced, cinematic quality VR camera ever, and the YI 360 VR Camera, the first high-end, live-streaming VR camera for everyone.

To learn more as details are announced, and to be considered for early shipments, please visit the pre-launch website, www.yitechnology.com/180-vr-camera and to learn more about YI Technology’s other current VR offerings go to yitechnology.com/yi-360-vr-camera and yitechnology.com/yi-halo-vr-camera. To learn more about Daydream’s VR180 program go to vr.google.com/vr180.

About YI Technology:

YI is the leading provider of advanced, intelligent video, imaging and computer vision technologies. We are inspired by a singular, bold vision of a future powered by widespread, intelligent, video technology, where smart cameras everywhere will make people’s lives safer, richer and more fun.

We are passionately dedicated to, and humbled by, the mission to make even the most sophisticated, ground-breaking, complex innovations useful every day to everyone from high-end professionals to kids. We work incredibly hard toward these goals across a large and growing range of offerings. But across them all we stand by a consistent set of values and standards that combine the very best technology, the very best design, and great value.

At YI Technology we are committed to the promise that such technology will extend everyone’s reach so they can…

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Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products

16 Jun

Nikon has released details of its pricing for the range of collectables it will be selling to mark its 100th anniversary. The gifts and special edition cameras, lenses and binoculars are due to begin shipping in late July, but orders will be taken between now and the end of August – though check your local region for dates as these may vary by location.

RRPs:

  • D5 body 100 years £7,699.99 / €9,399.00/$ 7999.95
  • D500 Body 100 years £2,599.99 / €3,199.00/$ 2799.95
  • Triple lens kit 100 years £7,699.99 / €9,399.00/$ 7999.95
  • 70-200E w/ lens display 100 years £3,599.99 / €4,399.00/$ 3999.95
  • Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model £1,299.99 / €1,500.00/$ 1499.95
  • Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap BK £99.99 / €109.00/$ 99.95
  • Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap BR £99.99 / €109.00/$ 99.95
  • Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera £129.99 / €149.00/$ 139.95
  • Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection £250/$ 269.95
  • 8×30 E II 100th Anniversary Edition $ 799.95
  • WX 7×50 IF 100th Anniversary Edition $ 5999.95
  • WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Edition $ 6399.95

The products will be sold direct from Nikon’s websites as well as via specific retailers. For more information see the Nikon website.

Press Release

Nikon 100th Anniversary Commemorative Models and Goods Now On Sale

Nikon is pleased to announce the release of a number of commemorative models and goods celebrating its 100th Anniversary on July 25, 2017. Official Nikon shops will be accepting orders for these commemorative models and goods starting as of today, June 15. Orders will be accepted through August 31, 2017.

For full details, please see our 100th Anniversary site and authorized Nikon retail partners.

100th Anniversary Editions

D5 100th Anniversary Edition
The commemorative edition of the D5, Nikon’s flagship digital SLR camera has a metallic grey finish and a stamp on the bottom noting Nikon’s contribution to the study and exploration of space. An Anniversary booklet detailing these contributions is also included.

D500 100th Anniversary Edition
Featuring a special anniversary design, the D500 Anniversary Edition comes in an exclusive metal case with engraved commemorative logo and serial number. It also comes with both a body cap and leather strap embossed with the commemorative logo.

NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a fast telephoto zoom lens that offers both superior agility and excellent optical performance. The Anniversary Edition comes with a set of the individual glass elements that make up the lens (special display stand and case included).

NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition
The NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition is comprised of the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, the normal AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and the telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. The same commemorative serial number is engraved on all three lenses.

WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Editions
The 100th anniversary editions feature the special commemorative logo and exclusive serial number. In addition to the usual strap, they also come with a WX leather strap embossed with the commemorative logo. Sales of these are limited to a total of one hundred (7×50 and 10×50 combined).

8×30 E II 100th Anniversary Edition
This elegant commemorative edition of Nikon’s 8×30 E II has an exclusive metallic gray finish and is imprinted with the Anniversary logo.

100th Anniversary Special Collection

Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I
A beautiful crystal reproduction of Nikon’s first camera the Nikon Model I from 1948, created by Swarovski®1, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer.

Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera
The historic Nikon F, Nikon’s first flagship model and the camera that set the standard for single-lens reflex cameras around the world, is faithfully reproduced with this 1/2-scale model.

Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection
This collection of pins looks back over Nikon’s 100-year history by Nikon’s most historic and popular products, as well as its various corporate logos.

Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap
This premium camera strap is made entirely of the best Italian leather that improves with use and age.

*Order period, sales period, and price for each product varies by country or region.
*Please note that delivery of purchased goods may take some time if a large number of orders are received.

1 Swarovski® is a registered trademark of Swarovski AG.

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Ricoh announces WG-50 rugged compact with 5x zoom, built-in macro lights

25 May

Ricoh has introduced a new rugged compact camera – the WG-50 – which replaces the WG-30. The WG-50 offers a 28-140mm equiv. F3.5-5.5 lens. The WG-50 uses a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor and is capable of recording Full HD video at 30 fps. It is waterproof for two hours at a depth of 14m/45ft, and can cope with being dropped from a height of 1.6m/5ft, will operate at temperatures as low as -10°C/+14F and can withstand 100kg/220lbs of force.

As with Ricoh’s other recent rugged cameras, the WG-50 has an array of six LEDs around the lens that can be used to assist macro shooting, selfies and when using the 2MP digital microscope mode.

The camera will go on sale at the end of June in a choice of orange or black, and will cost $ 279/£249. For more information see the Ricoh website.

Press release

RICOH COMPANY, LTD and RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. announced the launch of the RICOH WG-50 digital compact camera.

This new model features a compact, lightweight body design, delivering exceptional waterproof and shockproof performance.

Developed as a standard-class waterproof digital compact camera, the RICOH WG-50 provides dependable performance and outstanding operability in demanding outdoor conditions. The WG-50 is waterproof to a depth of 14 metres, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 metres, and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C. It also provides a range of features to facilitate all types of still-image and movie shooting, including approximately 16.0 effective megapixels and Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) movie recording capability. It also comes equipped with an outdoor friendly LCD screen on the brightness can be instantly adjusted to the lighting levels in a particular shooting situation.

The RICOH WG-50 features a range of optional camera-mounting accessories allowing the user to fix the camera securely on a bicycle or watercraft. Using the camera’s creative shooting functions, such as interval shooting and Full HD movie recording, the user can capture unique images seen from a very different angle or viewpoint.

RRP £249.99
Availability: End June 2017
Colours: Orange or Black

Main Features

1. Heavy-duty construction allowing underwater shooting down to 14 metres, for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX 8 or JIS Class 8). The RICOH WG-50 is also shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 metres,* dustproof (equivalent to IPX 6 or JIS Class 6), freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C, and crushproof against weights up to 100kgf (kilogram force). ** Thanks to this heavy-duty construction, the camera performs superbly and dependably even in difficult and demanding outdoor conditions.
* Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards — from a height of 1.6 metres, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood — conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F
** Measured under RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards

2. Exceptional image quality
The WG-50 comes equipped with a back illuminated CMOS image sensor, which delivers excellent high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics and high-speed readout of image data signals. Coupled with a high-performance imaging engine, this image sensor delivers a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 and super-high-resolution images with approximately 16.0 effective megapixels. This model also provides advanced image processing functions, made possible by the latest super-resolution technology, to assure sharp, clear, high-resolution images. It also offers such innovative features as Hand-held Night Snap mode, which automatically captures several images of the same night-time scene from which it produces a single, blur-free composite image. Some advanced features have also been added to this model to facilitate and upgrade scenic photography. For example, white-balance optimisation in the Landscape shooting mode reproduces brilliant greens of trees.

3. 5X optical zoom lens with a 28mm wide-angle coverage
The WG-50 features a high-performance, five-times optical zoom lens with a focal-length coverage from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent to approx. 28mm to 140mm in the 35mm format) to accommodate a wide range of scenes and subjects, including sweeping landscapes. It also provides other convenient shooting functions, such as a macro mode to capture dramatic close-up images from a minimum focusing distance of a mere one centimetre; an Intelligent Zoom function to extend the zoom range to approximately 36 times (equivalent to 1008mm in the 35mm format) without compromising image quality and ideal for superior telephoto photography; and an interval shooting mode, which comes in handy for fixed-point observation.

4. Underwater shooting mode
Specifically designed for underwater photography, the Underwater and Underwater Movie shooting modes are programmed to optimise colour and contrast, based on the data of images actually captured under the water. These modes deliver sharp, true-to-life images by enhancing shades of red which are lost in underwater photography, while effectively compensating for the loss of contrast caused by the diffusion of light in water. During Underwater mode, the Flash Off + Flash On option, allows the user to consecutively capture two images — with a single shutter release — one without flash and another with flash.

5. Six Macro Lights to assist close-up shooting, and a Self-Portrait Assist mode
Ideally positioned around the circumference of the lens barrel for macro shooting, six LED Macro Lights allow the WG-50 to provide bright, uniform illumination on a subject when the Digital Microscope mode is selected.*** Using these Macro Lights, the user can clearly see a magnified view of the microscopic world on the camera’s LCD screen, normally undetectable by the naked eye, to effortlessly capture eye-catching, close-up images. In order to minimize camera shake and subject shake, the Instant Illumination Enhance function allows for the use of a higher shutter speed by automatically raising the discharge level of the Macro Lights at the moment of shutter release. The Macro Lights also provide other useful functions, such as a Self-Portrait Assist mode, which uses the blink of an LED lamp to check if the subject’s face has been safely captured within the picture frame, and the LED Lighting mode, which uses the Macro Lights as a lighting device in the dark.
*** When this mode is selected, the image size is fixed at 2.0 megapixels (at 16:9 proportions).

6. Full HD movie recording for extended shooting of high-quality movies
The WG-50 provides Full HD movie recording employing the H.264 recording format. Users can capture high-quality, extended movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels, 16:9 proportions) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. To add some creative touches to movie recording, it also features a high-speed camera function**** for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips, and an interval movie function. A micro-HDMI terminal (Type D) is also provided on the camera body for simultaneous output of Full HD movie clips and sound to external audio-visual devices.
**** When this function is selected, the recorded size is fixed at 1280 x 720 pixels.

7. Triple anti-shake protection to prevent blurred images in all applications
(1) Pixel Track SR mechanism
When recording still images, this advanced shake-reduction mechanism effectively compensates for camera shake by digitally processing affected images.

(2) Digital SR mode
When the camera detects low-lighting conditions in still-image shooting, this mode automatically raises the sensitivity up to as high as ISO 6400, making it possible to use a higher shutter speed and effectively minimise the adverse effect of camera shake and subject shake when dealing with poor lighting conditions.

(3) Movie SR mode
During movie recording, this mode effectively compensates for the misalignment of images caused by camera shake through the use of exclusive software to produce beautiful, blur-free movie clips.

8. 2.7 inch LCD screen with Outdoor View Setting mode
The WG-50 comes equipped 2.7 inch LCD screen with horizontally extended 16:9 proportions and approximately 230,000 dots. The screen’s AR (Anti-Reflection) coating minimises annoying glare and reflections to deliver a sharp, clear on-screen image even in sunshine during outdoor shooting. It also comes equipped with such convenient features as the Outdoor View Setting mode, which easily sets the optimal screen brightness level for a given lighting situation.

9. Other features

  • A range of WG-series mount accessories (optional) for a range of shooting situations
  • Two remote control receptors (one in front and another in the back) to widen signal coverage
  • Macro stand (included) to maintain a minimum focusing distance of one centimetre to the subject during extended observation and shooting of macro images
  • High-speed Face Detection function to capture as many as 32 faces in focus in approximately 0.03 seconds (minimum); Smile Capture function to automatically release the shutter when the subject’s smile is detected
  • Outdoor friendly Style Watch function to display the time on the LCD monitor, using an extended push of the OK button when the camera’s power is turned off
  • Delay-free, push-button start of the playback mode, using an extended push of the playback button
  • Auto Picture mode to automatically select the most appropriate shooting mode from 16 different scene modes
  • A choice of 12 digital filters
  • Pet detection function to automatically detect the face of a cat or dog

Ricoh WG-50 specifications

Price
MSRP $ 279/£249
Body type
Body type Compact
Body material Composite
Sensor
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Color space sRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 125-6400
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Digital only
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal, basic
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28–140 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Maximum aperture F3.5–5.5
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Digital zoom Yes (7.2X)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Auto
  • Program
Scene modes
  • HDR
  • Handheld Night Snap
  • Movie
  • High Speed Movie
  • Digital Microscope
  • Landscape
  • Flower
  • Portrait
  • Underwater
  • Underwater Movie
  • Interval Shot
  • Interval Movie
  • Surf & Snow
  • Kids
  • Pet
  • Sport
  • Night Scene
  • Night Scene Portrait
  • Fireworks
  • Food
  • Digital SR
  • Report
  • Green
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 5.50 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes On, off
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Self-timer
  • Continuous
  • Burst
  • Remote control
  • Auto Bracketing
Continuous drive 8.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, remote)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Remote control Yes (Wireless)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description D-LI92 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 300
Weight (inc. batteries) 193 g (0.43 lb / 6.81 oz)
Dimensions 123 x 62 x 30 mm (4.84 x 2.44 x 1.18)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None

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Garmin announces the VIRB 360, a 5.7K waterproof 360-cam

24 May

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Garmin is entering the 360-camera market with the introduction of the VIRB 360, a dual camera device capable of 5.7K (30p) immersive video and 15MP spherical still images. Unlike most other 360-cameras, the VIRB 360 is completely waterproof. It also features a bevy of sensors, including GPS – information from which can be overlayed directly into 360-video in post.

The camera will launch with a free mobile app and desktop software for editing, stabilizing and sharing 360 photos and video. There does not appear to be any in-camera stabilization, though users can stabilize their 5.7K footage in post, resulting in 4K 360 footage. The camera also has live streaming capability and footage should be compatible with all VR headsets currently on the market.

Available in June, the suggested retail price is $ 799.99, putting the VIRB 360 at a substantially higher price point than other consumer 360 cameras.


Press Release

Introducing the VIRB® 360: An immersive 360-degree 5.7K camera experience from Garmin®

OLATHE, Kan./May 24, 2017/Business Wire – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the versatile VIRB 360, a compact, rugged and fully spherical 360-degree camera. The waterproof1 VIRB 360 is an easy-to-use camera that captures impressive high-quality video up to 5.7K/30fps, with four built-in microphones to ensure everything sounds as good as it looks in any direction. Whether users are kayaking down river rapids or mountain biking through rough terrain, the VIRB 360’s 4K Spherical Stabilization2 makes every video smooth and steady.

With the VIRB 360, users capture video with automatic in-camera stitching up to 4K/30fps. Videos are easily uploaded for editing or sharing instantaneously. Taking advantage of its built-in GPS and numerous other sensors, the VIRB 360 provides owners with customizable G-Metrix™ data overlays in a captivating 360-degree augmented reality3 setting.

“The VIRB 360 lets you relive personal experiences and share them with your friends – from a different point of view, every single time,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “VIRB 360 owners will no longer need to worry about trying to capture the perfect angle or setting up the perfect shot. The camera’s easy-to-use feature set will make even the most inexperienced users look like experts.”

Garmin offers a free downloadable VIRB Mobile app and desktop software to edit, stabilize, share and add data overlays to any VIRB 360 video content – features that make the VIRB 360 easier to use than most other 360 cameras. Boasting conveniently simple one-touch button controls, the VIRB 360 also incorporates helpful voice control4 options to start and stop recordings, snap photos and more. And to make the most of “in-the-moment” experiences, the VIRB 360 features livestream5 capabilities to post to YouTube™ or Facebook Live with a compatible smartphone or tablet.

The VIRB 360 offers a rechargeable, one-hour battery life while recording. Even more impressive, whether it’s a family event or a rigorous journey, the VIRB 360 is built to withstand overheating and wet conditions. Beyond video, the VIRB 360 can take stitched-in-camera, 360-degree, 15 megapixel spherical photos. Photo modes include single capture, burst shooting, and time lapse. Additionally, the camera is equipped with a sunlight-readable display for users to identify battery life, storage capacity and video modes. The VIRB 360 supports Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, ANT+™, and NFC (one-tap connection with Android™ devices) connectivity.

Offering a wealth of flexibility and range, the VIRB 360 is compatible with industry-leading virtual reality headsets and live playback through the free VIRB Mobile app. What’s more, the camera is compatible with Apple® and Android devices, and comes with its own unique tripod/handgrip. The VIRB 360 uses replaceable microSD memory6 cards of up to 128GB (sold separately).

The Garmin VIRB 360 has a suggested retail price of $ 799.99 and is expected to be available in June. For more information, visit Garmin.com/VIRB360.

The Garmin VIRB 360 is the latest from the consumer automotive and camera segment of Garmin, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. The company’s user-friendly navigation and action camera solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving and outdoor living.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation, advancements with camera solutions, wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

1See Garmin.com/waterrating.
2Stabillization is applied using VIRB Mobile app or VIRB Edit desktop software and is only available for videos stitched in camera.
3Augmented reality overlays require mobile or desktop VIRB app before sharing.
4Voice control available for English (US, UK), French, Italian, German, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, and Mandarin.
5Live streaming only available on compatible Apple devices.
6See Garmin.com/VIRBcards for compatibility.

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Leica announces plans for ‘peeling’ CCDs in M9 and Monochrom

23 May

Owners of Leica M cameras that suffer from ‘peeling’ CCDs will be able to claim a free repair in the future so long as the camera was purchased within five years of the fault becoming apparent, the company has announced. The plan has been set out to address what happens after the 16th August this year when the ‘regardless of camera age’ offer is due to expire.

After this date Leica will still replace faulty sensors in affected models that have been in use for more than five years but will ask owners for €982 towards the cost. Alternatively, owners may wish to take advantage of ‘even more attractive terms’ on a trade-in for a new Typ 240 class model. Quite what those attractive terms are though remains unclear.

Cameras that have an issue with a peeling layer on the CCD sensor are some M9, M9-P, M Monochrom and M-E cameras. The issue was recognised and acknowledged by Leica in 2014, and this announcement intends to begin to put a close to the free repair program.

Cameras that need to have their sensor replaced will also get a free 7-point service and overhaul as a good-will measure, which includes cleaning of numerous mechanisms and some repairs to the viewfinder and the multi-function wheel.

For more information see the Leica website.

Press Release

Latest information concerning the CCD sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E camera models

Following the successfully begun and largely completed replacement programme for corroded sensors that affected M9, M9-P, M Monochrom and M-E camera models, we would now like to inform you about how this programme will be handled in the future.

Until 15 August 2017, we will continue to offer free replacement of sensors for these camera models if they are affected by the corrosion problem. This will also apply after 16 August 2017 for the models listed above, but only in cases where the cameras have been purchased as new products within the last five years.

From 16 August 2017, and until further notice, we will offer our customers the following new programme for all camera models mentioned above that were purchased longer than five years ago. Here, the customer pays a share of the replacement costs for the affected CCD sensor amounting to 982 euros (825 euros plus 19% VAT). Included in this programme is a free general overhaul of your Leica M camera and a one year warranty on the same terms as for new products. This offer expresses our commitment to conserving the value of your camera.

We have also revised our upgrade offers with more attractive terms for our customers. Instead of a sensor replacement, we offer our customers the alternative option of sending us their camera affected by sensor corrosion in part payment for the purchase of selected Leica M camera models of the Type 240 generation at even more attractive terms. Leica Customer Care will be pleased to inform and advise interested customers about the terms and conditions of the upgraded offer.

With regard to the above, we would like to remind you that the replacement of CCD sensors and the upgrade offers apply only to cameras affected by this concrete problem, and only to the models of the Leica M-System we have listed above. Preventive replacement of sensors is not included in this programme.

The general overhaul of the Leica M camera includes the following items:
• Cleaning and overhaul of the shutter cocking mechanisms
• Cleaning and maintenance/repair of the multifunction wheel
• Cleaning of the main switch and shutter speed dial
• Adjustment of the baseplate locking system
• Refurbishment of engravings
• Renewal of the protective film on the baseplate
• Maintenance/repair of viewfinder displays

Q&A:
How can I find out whether my Leica M is more than five years old?
The date on which you purchased your camera as a new product applies. The sales receipt serves as proof of the date of purchase. If you no longer have your sales receipt, the age of the camera will be determined from its serial number. In this case, the date on which it was supplied to the dealer applies.

Which point in time is used for determining whether my camera is within the period designated for the full goodwill arrangement?
The date on which the defect was reported to Leica Camera AG applies. In each concrete case, a check of the camera by Leica Customer Care is required to prove that the problem is due to the corresponding sensor defect. This check can be made by sending the camera or a suitable test exposure to Leica Customer Care and subsequent checking of the camera by specialist personnel at Leica.

What can I expect to pay if I decide to take advantage of the upgrade option instead of having my camera repaired?
Leica Customer Care can provide concrete prices for your upgrade wishes on request.

Can I also upgrade to a Leica M10?
Due to the extremely high demand for the new Leica M10, this model is excluded from the upgrade programme. Only the direct successors of the Leica M9 listed below are available as options in the upgrade programme:
• Leica M (Typ 240)
• Leica M-P (Typ 240)
• Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

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PDN announces 2017 Photo Annual contest winners

07 May

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photo District News has announced the winners of its 2017 PDN Photo Annual competition. It selected 165 winners from thousands of entries across 10 categories, with winners ranging from established photographers to up-and-coming artists.

Of particular note, PDN awarded its first annual Photographer of the Year award to photographer Mark Peterson for creating an outstanding body of work that reflects the year in photography, and for his book Political Theatre

Head over to the official contest site to see all the winners.

Above:

Photographer: Todd Anthony

Category: Advertising/Corporate Work

A summer campaign for UK brand Fab Ice Lollies, “A Sprinkle of Summer Fun.” [Client: Nestlé]

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Julien Grimard

Category: Sports

From a series that captures freestyle mountain biker Matt Macduff attempting the Loop Of Doom, his subsequent crash and injuries.

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Ami Vitale

Category: Magazine/Editorial

Pandas, once dangerously close to extinction, are being sent back to the wild. Following China’s massive captive-breeding program, this series shows the next step in the attempt to save the country’s ‘most famous ambassador.’ [Publication: National Geographic]

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Emile Ducke

Category: Student Work

A portrait of Aidara, a West Siberian village accessible only by boat and home to a small community of Russian Orthodox Old Believers. This faction continues liturgical practices prior to church reforms introduced in the mid-17th century. Life in Aidara, Ducke explains, consists of exhausting agricultural work, and beyond the village is a vast forest, prone to fires that the residents must control in the dry summers. [From a series]

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Jimmy Chin

Category: Sports

For this shoot, Chin accompanied Felipe Camargo while he climbed the Getu Arch in China. [From a series]

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Marcus Palmqvist

Category: Stock Photography

‘Impossible Balance’ tricks the eye with seemingly impossible moves by Swedish dancers caught in camera.

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Amber Bracken

Category: Photojournalism/Documentary

A series about the members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their allies, who camped for nearly a year in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing their territory and their water supply. Though on its face the issue is the pipeline, the conflict is steeped in generations of violent history with the American government.

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Piotr Naskrecki

Category: Personal Work

For the last few years Naskrecki has been documenting the lesser-known animals of Africa, which receive little attention due to their small size or elusive lifestyle. Images in this series were taken in Mozambique, ‘one of the least explored countries on the continent, biologically and photographically.’ [Photo of a pangolin, from a series]

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Mark Peterson

Category: Photo Books

Peterson’s caustic black-and-white series about American politicians pulls back the curtain on their performances to show them as they really are. From shortly before the 2013 government shut down to the 2016 presidential election, Peterson cuts through the staging and reveals the cold, naked ambition for power. [Book: Political Theatre, Steidl]

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Tyler Gray

Category: Personal Work

‘Blue Collar’ is an ongoing series that depicts the harsh beauty and big potential of the North American towns that never quite recovered from the 2009 financial crisis that decimated the manufacturing industry. [From a series]

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Jack Davison

Category: Magazine/Editorial

‘L.A. Noir’ features the year’s best actors—including Ruth Negga, Emma Stone, Taraji P. Henson and Denzel Washington—channeling classic film-noir looks and scenarios. [From a series]

2017 PDN Photo Annual

Photographer: Shawn Corrigan and Steve Boyle

Category: Video/Multimedia

A short film about Carol, known as ‘Grubby’ to her teammates, who became a starting middle linebacker after just two weeks of practice in 2001, when women’s tackle football was in its infancy. Nine seasons, hundreds of tackles and one brief retirement later, she’s back for one final season with the Firebirds. [Film: Grubby’s Last Stand]

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Venus Optics announces spec and price for 7.5mm F2 Micro Four Thirds lens

02 May

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Chinese optical manufacturer Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Company Limited, or Venus Optics, has released more details of a forth-coming lens it claims will be the widest rectilinear F2 for the Micro Four Thirds system. The Laowa 7.5mm F2 MFT was first seen at Photokina last year, and will offer the 110° angle of view we’d expect from a 15mm lens on a full-frame camera and will be available in two versions – a standard model that will weigh 200g / 7oz and a lightweight model that will tip the scales at 150g / 5.3oz.

Both versions of the lens will feature 13 elements in 9 groups and will use a pair of aspheric elements and three in extra-low dispersion glass. The company has stopped short of using the ‘Zero-D’ designation it applies to the Laowa 12mm F2.8 and its previously announced 15mm F2, but does claim to have minimized distortion, as well as chromatic aberrations.

The 7.5mm lens will have a 46mm filter thread, a closest focusing distance of 12cm / 4.7in, a 7-bladed iris and will be 55mm long. The lightweight version has been designed with drones in mind, will use lighter metals than the standard version and will cost $ 519 plus tax instead of $ 499. Black or silver options are available. The standard model will be shipping this month with the lightweight model following in July. For more full specification and pre-order information visit the Venus Optics website.

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Press release

Venus Optics announces the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT, the World’s Widest f/2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Camera

Featuring a 110° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2 aperture, 46mm filter thread& less than 200g in weight

Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the world’s widest rectilinear f/2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. It is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 15mm. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to less than 200g (0.44 pounds) and 55mm long. This compact and light lens comprises of 13 elements in 9 groups with 2 pcs of aspherical elements and 3 pcs of Extra-low dispersion elements. This optical design successfully minimizes the distortion and chromatic aberrations to its lowest but at the same time, delivers a superb optical performance from corners to corners.

The extreme 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allows photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for landscape photography and low-light shooting. The lens is designed with a 46mm filter thread which can gives additional portability for screw-in filters.

Venus Optics also introduce a lightweight version for this lens and controlled the weight to merely 150g. The feather-light weight opens up a new opportunity for photographers and pilots to shoot wider footage with gimbals and drones.

Availability
The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is currently available to pre-order in the official website of Venus Optics (http://www.venuslens.net/) and their authorized resellers. It comes with 2 colors, Black and Silver. Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is USD 499/pc for standard version and USD 519/pc for Lightweight version. Pricing may vary in different countries.

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Sekonic announces price and availability of ‘groundbreaking’ L-858D-U light meter

28 Apr

Light meter manufacturer Sekonic has announced that its new L-858D-U light meter is now available and priced at $ 599/£599.

This new meter offers a number of firsts, including the ability to measure flash duration and to work in HSS mode. It can read out the duration of a burst of light as short as 1/55500 sec and work with shutter speeds as short as 1/16000s ec, both of which will be useful for those working with high-speed photography or trying to balance bright daylight with flash.

Designed for moviemakers as well as still photographers, the meter can display frame rates or shutter speeds under continuous lighting, and with more sensitivity than previous models it can now measure down to 0.1 lx of illuminance for low-light scenes and night photography.

The L-858D-U is also compatible with the radio triggering and control systems of a range of studio and hotshoe flash units via drop-in modules for the PocketWizard, Elinchrom’s Skyport and Phottix Ares ll and Strato ll environments. This 2.7″ touchscreen meter offers reflected 1-degree spot metering as well as built-in filter factor modes, an ISO range of 3 – 13,107,200 and a shutter speed range for ambient light that runs from 30 minutes to 1/64000 sec. The wireless modules cost $ 159/£159 each – the Skyport and Phottix functionalities are combined into a single module.

For more information see the Sekonic website.

Press release:

Now Available: The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster

The next generation of light measurement control

Sekonic is proud to announce their ground breaking L-858D-U Speedmaster Light Meter is now available for purchase.

As previewed at last year’s Photokina, the L-858D-U Speedmaster is the combination of Sekonic’s cutting-edge light measurement technology and 60 years of experience in the photographic and filmmaking industries. The meter has undergone significant design changes from previous models and has a feature set sure to meet and exceed the demands of today’s image-making professionals.

The First of Its Kind
The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster is the first fully featured light meter to offer flash duration measurement from 1/40 to 1/55,500 sec. at t0.1 through t0.9, which can be changed in 0.1 steps. A long-held secret of some of the world’s most talented photographers, the key to freezing action consistently is found in being able to measure flash duration. Photographers are now able to do this easily for the first time, demystifying one of photography’s most challenging techniques.

Wireless Freedom
Having pioneered wireless exposure measurement, Sekonic has expanded upon this groundbreaking innovation by creating hot-swappable radio control modules for the L-858D-U Speedmaster. With the PocketWizard module, photographers can easily trigger any PocketWizard wirelessly and control the power of their lights with any Control TL compatible unit. With the combined Elinchrom & Phottix module, Phottix users have Strato II and Ares II triggering capabilities, while Elinchrom users have access to wireless triggering and Skyport’s full range of power-control capabilities.

“The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster has all the touchscreen features I love about my L-478D, with the added benefit of replacing my old spot meter. Now I only have to carry one meter, and have gained a lot of speed and convenience while on set.”
Timur Civan, Director of Photography

A Low Light Monster
Increased ISO capabilities in today’s cameras have created a need for light meters to increase their ability to measure light in the dimmest of settings. With an additional 3-stops of light sensitivity for incident light, 2-stops of light sensitivity for reflected light (spot), and an ability to capture a reading down to 0.1 lx of illuminance, accurately metering candle-lit scenes or getting the right measurement for long-exposure night photography is now a possibility.

Master High Speed Sync
Like its name implies, the Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster is optimized for photographers looking to exceed the maximum sync speed of their camera. For the first time, a light meter can measure the stroboscopic pulses fired from strobes when they are used for High Speed Sync. Finally, photographers now have an accurate way of measuring their lights when they want to overpower the sun or achieve a very shallow depth of field through using HSS.

Multifaceted
The L-858D-U Speedmaster is an invaluable tool for image-makers of every kind. A HD Cine Mode for DSLRs and CINE Mode for Motion Picture Cameras gives filmmakers the ability to set the meter to collect the information relevant to the camera being utilized. Users can set frame rates from 1 to 1000 fps and choose to adjust either their shutter speed or change their shutter angle to acquire an accurate reading. Custom frame rates and shutter angles can also be set for an unprecedented amount of versatility. Now, a content creator can accurately measure their light regardless of the camera, or combination of cameras, they are using.

Pricing and Availability:
The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster is now available for purchase at photographic retailers across the United States.
Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster (Cat# 401-858) – $ 599
RT-EL/PX Elinchrom & Phottix Transmitter Module (Cat# 401-626) – $ 159.95
RT-20PW PocketWizard Transmitter Module (Cat# 401-627) – $ 159.95

Additional Features:
Full Information Spot Viewfinder

The 1-degree spot meter has a broad reading range from EV 1 to EV 24.4 for ambient light and measures flash down to an amazing f/2.0

Expanded Shutter Speed Range for Ambient Light
Measure ambient light for shutter speeds between 30 min. to 1/64,000s

Expanded Shutter Speed Range for Strobe
Measure strobes for shutter speeds between 30 min. to 1/16,000s

Extended ISO Range
Additional ISO range from ISO 3 to ISO 13,107,200, with ISO 850 for cinema cameras

Filter Compensation Mode
Photographers and filmmakers using high-density ND filters now have a filter factor of up to 12EV. Save up to 30 “favorites,” to instantly know what exposure compensation needs to be considered.

2.7” Color dot-matrix touch screen
Allows users to quickly and easily change settings and read important information
Connectivity with MAC/PC DTS Software

Upgrade firmware, apply custom settings, and utilize exposure profiling
All-Weather Design

Dust-proof and Splash proof (JIS Standard Water Resistance Class 4, Splash-Proof Type) for continued reliability and durability on-set, in any location.

For a full list of specs and features please visit sekonic.com

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YI Technology announces consumer-level 360 live VR camera

25 Apr

YI Technology today announced the YI 360 VR consumer-level live VR camera. The new model is capable of capturing 360-degree spheric video footage at 5.7K resolution and 30 frames per second. It also offers 4K instant in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming.

The camera weighs only six ounces and can be controlled via basic on-device controls or a mobile app. It uses a pair of 220-degree lenses and 12MP Sony IMX377 CMOS sensors to record video footage or 5.7K 360-degree still images.

“Virtual reality is exciting. It promises a whole new range of opportunities for creating and sharing truly immersive experiences,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology, “but it can also be really intimidating. For VR to truly take off it has to be easy and fun. At YI Technology, we challenge ourselves to bring the most innovative technologies together in a way that is simple, enjoyable and useful for anyone, from kids to professionals. VR is no exception. Too many of today’s solutions are exciting in theory but really complicated in practice. That is why we worked so hard to perfect YI 360 VR. Using the best components, rigorous industrial design and many years of testing, we eliminated the cables, confusing interfaces and bulky components and added 5.7K fidelity, 4K in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming, all in a handy, affordable package so everyone can share exciting moments live, from any angle.”

The camera is available for pre-order from today at $ 399. Delivery is scheduled for June 2017. The Yi 360 VR will also be on display at this week’s NAB 2017 show in Las Vegas.

Press Release:

YI Technology Announces YI 360 VR™, First High-end, Live VR Camera for Any Consumer

Newest pocket-sized, camera combining 360-Degree 5.7K VR capture, 4K instant in-device stitching, and 2.5K live-streaming debuts at NAB 2017 today and releases in June

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NAB Show – YI Technology, the leading, international provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, today announced the new YI 360 VR™, a major step in making truly high-end virtual reality video easy and accessible to anyone who wants to create and share content. Scheduled to be released in June 2017, the YI 360 VR™ is available for early ordering now and will be on display at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, NV.

With a simple, handheld and mountable camera design, the YI 360 VR™ is the first VR camera to combine high-fidelity, 360-degree video capture, mobile application for easy use along with 4K instant, in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming to any sharing channel. With these innovations, the YI 360 VR™ provides a complete solution for anyone to create immersive, 360-degree video experiences easily, quickly and anywhere.

“Virtual reality is exciting. It promises a whole new range of opportunities for creating and sharing truly immersive experiences,” said Sean Da, CEO of YI Technology, “but it can also be really intimidating. For VR to truly take off it has to be easy and fun. At YI Technology, we challenge ourselves to bring the most innovative technologies together in a way that is simple, enjoyable and useful for anyone, from kids to professionals. VR is no exception. Too many of today’s solutions are exciting in theory but really complicated in practice. That is why we worked so hard to perfect YI 360 VR. Using the best components, rigorous industrial design and many years of testing, we eliminated the cables, confusing interfaces and bulky components and added 5.7K fidelity, 4K in-device stitching and 2.5K live-streaming, all in a handy, affordable package so everyone can share exciting moments live, from any angle.”

YI 360 VR™ CAMERA HIGHLIGHTS:

VIVID: The camera delivers stunning video and images – in 360. YI 360 VR™ features professional-grade video quality at up to 5.7K/30fps in 360 degrees for post-production work, thanks to Ambarella’s virtual reality SOC H2V95 chip and a pair of sharp 220-degree lenses mated to a pair of 12MP SONY IMX377 CMOS sensors. It also captures 5.7K 360-degree still photos. Most other multi-lens VR cameras give you clunky, choppy video images and require streams to be stitched together on a computer. The YI 360 VR™ offers seamless in-device stitching without added software so anyone can make high-quality 4K, 360-degree VR videos instantly.

EASY: YI 360 VR™ is lightweight and compact. At only six ounces and easily mountable wherever you put an action camera, it can go anywhere you go. Simple controls are on the device or the companion YI 360 VR™ mobile app allows you to control the camera, preview, playback, edit and share 360-degree videos from any smartphone. Record for over an hour on one battery charge (AC power also included) the YI 360 VR™ connects with WiFi so you can view, edit and share instantly and continuously right in the app.

LIVE: YI 360 VR™ features up to 100Mbps high-speed WiFi (Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz & 5GHz) to enable users to live-stream 2.5K/30fps 360-degree videos or download photos and videos from camera to smartphone. Connect with a WiFi network and you can start live-streaming everything around you to Facebook, YouTube, and more at 2.5K in 360 Degrees. The high-speed WiFi makes photo auto-sync possible and video download extremely fast. Photos taken by the camera can be automatically synchronized to any smartphone instantly so manual download is no longer needed. Use the app to easily post photos or videos with one click to all your favorite social networks.

Pricing & Availability

At $ 399 MSRP, YI 360 VR™ will be available for early ordering beginning today, with scheduled delivery for limited release in June 2017. https://yitechnology.com/yi-360-vr-camera

YI 360 VR™ is only one of YI Technology’s advanced 360-degree video solutions unveiled today at NAB 2017. The company also announced today the YI HALO™, the newest professional-grade 360-degree, stereoscopic camera for the Jump platform from Google.

See and experience YI Technology’s two new products, YI 360 VR™ and YI HALO™, at NAB 2017 in the Virtual & Augmented Reality Pavilion, Booth N1121VR. Visit www.yitechnology.com for more information.

Note, the company will also present its products at the Sixteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Brasila Ballroom at the Rio Hotel.

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Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor

25 Apr

At NAB Dell announced its new UP2718Q UltraSharp 27 4K monitor, which is the company’s first HDR10 display. This 27″ monitor, which has earned UHD Alliance Premium Certification, has a peak brightness of 1000 nits (a unit for luminance). It covers 100% of the sRGB, Adobe RGB and REC 709 color spaces, plus 97.7% of DCI-P3 and 76.9% of REC2020.

Dell says that each monitor is individually calibrated at the factory and, naturally, users can create their own color lookup tables using included software and an optical colorimeter.

The UP2718Q will be available on May 23rd for a price of $ 1999.99.

Press Release:

Dell Reinforces End-to-End Technology for Creative Professionals with New HDR10 Monitor with UHD Premium Alliance Certification

Date : 4/20/2017

Las Vegas, Nevada

  • World’s No. 1 monitor brand¹ introduces additional UltraSharp displays at the National Association for Broadcasters 2017 conference
  • Dell uses NAB 2017 to showcase a spectrum of technology for media and entertainment from devices to storage
  • Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One gives creators UltraSharp 4K touch display, 100% Adobe color and full workstation power with VR capabilities

To celebrate its first appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters conference as part of a combined company, Dell announces new solutions to improve its powerful ecosystem for media and entertainment professionals. The company proudly unveils the latest additions to its innovative, industry-leading monitor portfolio, including the company’s first HDR monitor that meets HDR10 standard and two new premium UltraSharp monitors with InfinityEdge displays. Joining these new monitors will be the new Dell Precision all-in-one workstation, virtual reality (VR) creation powerhouse towers and notebooks, and the innovative Dell Canvas smart workspace. The new monitors and workstation PCs are among the broad lineup of solutions designed for creative professionals in visual effects and filmmaking, post-production, broadcast and photography.

The Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor (UP2718Q), the company’s first HDR10 display with UHD Alliance Premium Certification, boasts an Ultra HD 4K display, with four times more detail than full HD and the depth of 1.07 billion colors. This monitor allows creative professionals to view and edit HDR10 content to create incredibly realistic images. With a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, the UP2718Q produces the deepest blacks and brightest whites and the REC2020 color coverage makes it an ideal choice for video editors working on color-critical post production. The UP2718Q also offers a broad, brilliant color spectrum with Dell PremierColor – 100 percent Adobe RGB, 100 percent sRGB, 100 percent REC 709, 97.7 percent DCI-P3 and 76.9 percent REC2020. For exceptional color reproduction, each monitor is individually factory-calibrated and users can customize the color parameters using the custom color mode, or make adjustments by storing the preferred color parameters onto the internal Look-Up Table using Dell UltraSharp Calibration software with an optional colorimeter.

“As the No. 1 monitor brand¹ in the world, we deliver the latest, most innovative display technology to our customers to meet and exceed their expectations, whether that’s at work or at home,” said Bert Park, senior vice president and general manager, Dell Software & Peripherals. “At NAB 2017, we’re proud to continue Dell’s tradition of world-class innovation – our first HDR monitor that meets HDR10 standard – by providing creators with the most strikingly accurate images and lifelike, unparalleled color performance.”

To provide a full spectrum of displays to meet the needs of customers in media and entertainment, finance, and oil and gas, Dell also is excited to announce the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K Monitor (U2718Q) and Dell UltraSharp 25 Monitor (U2518D), two new monitors from its premium UltraSharp line that feature Dell’s innovative InfinityEdge display. With Dell HDR², visuals are true-to-life with stunning color, terrific contrast and great detail. Both monitors allow industry professionals to push the limits of productivity with an edge-to-edge viewing experience and optimized eye comfort with a flicker-free screen featuring ComfortView. Announced to much acclaim earlier this year, the Dell UltraSharp 32 8K Monitor is now available, raising the visual bar even higher for creative professionals.

At NAB, Dell is celebrating the recent availability of the Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One workstation for digital content creators, like video editors, animators, designers and sound engineers. The 5720 features Dell’s innovative InfinityEdge display around a beautiful 27-inch 4K 100 percent Adobe color screen. The addition of Jack Joseph Puig Signature Series Audio powered by Waves MaxxAudio® Pro delivers studio-quality production, editing, and play back in one sleek and powerful workstation device. This sets an all new standard of built-in audio visual quality unlike any other all-in-one workstation in the market today.

The Precision 5720 delivers ISV certifications to optimize the hardware for major creative applications and the latest gen, responsive AMD Radeon™ Pro graphics allow it to keep pace with even the most demanding rendering and graphics-intensive tasks. The Xeon® or 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology and the exclusive Dell Precision Optimizer automatically tunes the workstation to run specific programs at the fastest speeds possible. The Precision 5720 All-in-One joins the Dell’s leading lineup of VR-ready solutions and is the first all-in-one workstation to boast VR performance.

Dell will be also be showcasing the Dell Canvas, an all-new smart workspace with touch, totem and pen capabilities that expands creative productivity for content developers and designers. Since its introduction earlier this year, leading partners and customers have been testing and delivering new application support for Canvas. Most recently, Adobe has developed totem functionality for intuitive timeline scrubbing in Premiere Pro for a Canvas environment. Dell is now expanding this early evaluation program to work with more partners and customers in preparation for global availability this summer.

“With the emergence of industry-shifting technology, we’re at an inflection point for building innovative products that empower creators to do what they do best – create!,” said Rahul Tikoo, vice president and general manager, Dell Precision. “At Dell, we’re working hard with our partners to provide the right solutions that will help revolutionize industries and we’re committed to delivering innovative solutions that will allow creators to do their best work yet.” 

Pricing and Availability

  • Dell UltraSharp 32 8K Monitor (UP3218K) is available on Dell.com in the U.S. for $ 4,999.99.
  • Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor (UP2718Q) will be available May 23 on Dell.com in the U.S. for $ 1,999.99.
  • Dell UltraSharp 27 4K Monitor (U2718Q) will be available mid-July on Dell.com in the U.S. for $ 699.99.
  • Dell UltraSharp 25 Monitor (U2518D) will be available mid-July on Dell.com in the U.S. for $ 499.99.
  • Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One is available on Dell.com starting at $ 1699.
  • Dell Canvas will be available in early July on Dell.com in the U.S. for $ 1799.

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