Photography News Issue 25 absolutephoto.com
Ricoh is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the first digital GR camera with the launch of a GR II Premium kit. With only 1200 units available worldwide, if you want to invest in this very limited edition, speak to your Ricoh dealer right now. The outfit costs £999.99 and it will be available from 28 October. The camera has the same specification as the standard GR II but the kit comes with several exclusive items such as the aluminium case, leather camera case, coloured ring caps, and a GR Digital anniversary pin badge. Also enclosed is the GV-1 external viewfinder, wide-angle converter, lens hood, and orange camera strap and jacket. Only 1200 of these very special celebration kits will be available
Are250-megapixel cameras on theway? Canon has announced it’s working on a 250-megapixel sensor. The APS-H sized sensor measures 29.2x20.2mm with 19,580x12,600 pixels and Canon claims it can capture images enabling the distinguishing of lettering on an airplane flying 18km away. The lettering was seen when zooming on a section 1/40,000th of the image. The sensor achieves an ultra-high signal read-out speed of 1.25 billion pixels per second, avoiding signal delays and time discrepancies. Video capability is equally impressive with movies delivered at a resolution 125 times better than Full HD and 30 times better than 4K. When the technology will appear in DSLRs is unclear, with incremental increases in pixel count more likely first. That said, the company also announced an 8K video camera and a 120-megapixel DSLR are in development...
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