Photo Industry News

Nikon D4 is announced. Here are some of the specs:

  • 16.6 MP FX CMOS sensor (4928 x 3280 pixels)
  • standard ISO range of 100 – 12,800 extendable to 50 – 204,800
  • HD video capture at resolutions up to 1080p/29.97fps
  • improved Multi-CAM 3500FX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
  • in-camera HDR (2 consecutive jpegs)
  • auto timelapse movie creation
  • dual card slots – CF and SONY QXD formats
  • built-in voice memo mic
  • built-in 100Base-T Ethernet wired networking
The D4 will be available in late February 2012 with a retail price of $5999.95.

Joe McNally’s quick review here.
Rob Galbraith’s overview here.


Adobe Lightroom 4 Beta is announced.

Here are some of the new features in version 4:

  • improved video support
  • video publishing to Flickr and Facebook
  • new Map module
  • new Book module
  • new Shadow and Highlight controls
  • simplified Basic Adjustments
  • soft proofing
  • additional local adjustments including noise reduction and white balance

For more info, please visit DP Review’s article here and Tom Hogarty’s Lightroom Journal here.

Fuji X Pro 1

Fujifilm has announced the new rangefinder style mirrorless X-Pro 1 interchangeable lens camera. Here are the main features:

  • 16 MP (4896 x 3264 pixels)
  • APS-C sized X-Trans-CMOS sensor
  • hybrid multi viewfinder
  • Fujinon interchangeable XF Lens and F-Mounts

For more info, go to DP Review’s article here and FujiFilm’s page here.

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