NEW PRODUCTS

NIKON D4

The new Nikon D4 digital SLR builds upon the legacy of the proven Nikon flagship D-SLRs before it, engineered to give today's professional multimedia photographers a new apex of speed and accuracy with unparalleled image quality, low-light capability and Full HD video. The Nikon D4 hosts a multitude of advanced new features and useful functions that deliver speedy performance and amazing image quality for when missing the shot is not an option.

Every aspect of the new Nikon D4 D-SLR has been designed to emphasize rapid response and seamless operation to help professional photographers consistently capture incredible content. Nikon’s proven 51-point AF System has been further enhanced for maximum speed in a variety of challenging shooting situations, even at 10 frames per second (fps). Considered the new Nikon flagship, the D4 renders supreme image quality, a feat accomplished with a new 16.2-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, coupled with the latest generation of Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image processing engine to help produce images and videos with stunning clarity and color. Photographers are also able to shoot in even the most challenging environments and lighting conditions with the assistance of Nikon’s new 91,000-pixel 3D color matrix meter and a broad ISO range from 100 to a staggering 204,800 for low-light capture like never before.

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CANON EOS 5D MARK III

Canon has recently introduced the latest addition to its world famous EOS range with the launch of the new EOS 5D Mark III. The EOS 5D Mark III builds on the performance of the legendary EOS 5D Mark II, offering improved speed, greater resolution, enhanced processing power and extended creative options for both stills and Full HD movies - providing unparalleled artistic freedom for the most demanding photographers.

Incorporating feedback from photographers worldwide, the EOS 5D Mark III offers better performance in virtually every area. A new 22.3 megapixel full-frame sensor offers the ideal balance of resolution for stills and HD movies and up to 6 frames per second shooting, whilst a 61-point AF system and 63-zone metering provide greater speed, flexibility and accuracy. Powered by the latest DIGIC 5+ processing technology, the EOS 5D Mark III also features enhanced video functions, offering improved image quality alongside greater audio control - redefining creative possibilities for photographers and amateur videographers alike.

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FUJIFILM X-PRO1

Fujifilm is proud to announce the X-Pro1, a new camera model that changes the rules of interchangeable lens systems. The X-Pro1 is aimed at a professional audience and incorporates advanced technologies such as a unique APS-C size 16 megapixel X-Trans sensor, a new lens mount, and a hybrid electronic/optical viewfinder.

For this camera Fujifilm has developed a new CMOS sensor called the X-Trans CMOSTM which is able to provide image quality similar to that of a "full frame" sensor. The new Color Filter Array (CFA) opens the way for a sensor that does not require an optical low-pass filter. With most digital cameras a low-pass filter is essential for the reduction of false colours and moiré generated by conventional sensors, but at the same time it also degrades the overall file resolution and sharpness. Fujifilm has developed a new CFA matrix that is inspired by the random arrangement of film grain, eliminating the need for a optical low-pass filter.

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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5

Olympus builds upon the 40-year legacy of the OM SLR film camera series and marks the beginning of the new digital imaging era with the launch of the Olympus E-M5, the first of the new Olympus OM-D (OM Digital) Series of Micro Four Thirds products. Designed to meet the needs of advanced photographers, the Olympus E-M5 is packed with a built-in electronic viewfinder, superior image technology, blazing fast speed and total creative control in a classic, rugged body ready for sand, sun, sleet or snow.

Evoking the classic design of the original OM Series introduced 40 years ago, and transforming it for the modern age, the Olympus OM-D Series is a new and entirely unique Micro Four Thirds camera system. It combines outstanding features found in the Olympus E-System DSLR line with those of the compact Olympus PEN Series to meet the requirements of discerning photographers who demand more performance and portability from their interchangeable-lens cameras.

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LEICA M9-P HERMES EDITION

Leica has collaborated with luxury fashion house Hermès to create the M9-P Hermès Edition. The camera is coated in ocre-colored calfskin leather and features a matching shoulder strap. The camera also features a redesigned, smoother top-plate and control points, designed by the automotive designer, Walter de’Silva, previously responsible for the M9 Titanium. Only 300 of the cameras will be made.

An even more exclusive series of 100 "Edition Hermès – Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas" kits will also be sold, in honor of the former president of Hermès. These kits will include a 28mm f/2, 50mm f/0.95 and 90mm f/2 lens, and a exclusive Hermès camera bag. The limited editions will cost US$25,000 and US$50,000 respectively.

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NIKON D800

Nikon recently announced the highly anticipated D800 D-SLR, engineered to provide extreme resolution, astounding image quality and valuable video features optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. A camera with an unmatched balance of accuracy, functionality and image quality, the Nikon D800 realizes innovations such as a high resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition System and many other intuitive features designed to create the preeminent device for the most demanding photo and video applications.

With its compact, lightweight D-SLR form factor and extensive video feature set, the D800 allows photographers to transition to multimedia to create an immersive story. Professional videographers will appreciate practical features such as full manual control, uncompressed HDMI output, and incredible low-light video capability. The Nikon D800 celebrates resourcefulness and a dedication to the flawless execution of an epic creative vision.

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CANON EOS M

Canon has expanded its award-winning EOS range with the launch of the new EOS M. The company's first ever compact system camera, the EOS M is designed for those who use photography to share their everyday passions - from food, to fashion and culture, music and art. Offering DSLR-quality imaging, creative features and Full HD movie creation in a compact and easy-to-use model, the EOS M is the perfect, take-anywhere partner for a new breed of enthusiasts who chronicle their lives through images.

The EOS M is available in sleek black, glossy white, stylish silver or bold red colours, and condenses Canon's renowned EOS imaging heritage into a stylish, compact design. The model launches alongside two new lenses, the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake and the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom, as well as the new compact Speedlite 90EX. For those who want to push their images even further, the EOS M can also utilise Canon's extensive range of EF lenses with the new Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, for even more creative freedom.

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SONY ALPHA SLT-A99

Sony’s long awaited α99 digital camera sets a new performance standard for professional-class DSLRs, combining all of the benefits of full-frame imaging with the responsiveness and speed of Translucent Mirror Technology.

The successor to Sony’s flagship α900 DSLR, the α99 camera features a brand new 24.3 MP full-frame image sensor, a unique dual phase-detect AF system and a host of other innovative technologies that work together to deliver the best image and full HD video quality in the history of Sony’s acclaimed line of α cameras.

“The new α99 camera is the ultimate combination of Sony’s expertise and rich history of image sensor production coupled with our truly innovative approach to camera design” said Mike Kahn, director of the Alpha interchangeable lens camera division at Sony. “It redefines what can be accomplished with a full frame DSLR camera.”

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LEICA M MONOCHROM

Leica Camera AG presents the Leica M Monochrom, the world's first digital camera exclusively for full-frame, 35 mm black-and-white photography. Featuring a sensor designed specifically for this purpose, the new addition to the Leica portfolio enables photographers to capture images in outstanding black-and-white quality, setting entirely new standards. The latest camera in the flagship Leica M-System, the Leica M Monochrom continues the successful story of the Leica rangefinder system.

The 18 MP image sensor of the M Monochrom is perfectly matched to the unique properties of the Leica M-System and the superior performance of Leica M-Lenses. As the sensor does not ‘see' colors, every pixel records true luminance values - as a result, it delivers ‘true' black-and-white images that are significantly sharper than comparable exposures from a camera with a color-sensitive sensor.

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CANON PIXMA PRO-1

The PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer is the quintessential tool for the professional photographer that gives you the ability to print the images you captured with your Canon EOS Digital SLR, exactly as you envisioned it.

The 12 LUCIA pigment ink system expands the color gamut with improved saturation of colors and darker, deeper blacks which allows the professional photographer to achieve new levels of skin tone reproduction, accuracy and quality, so your prints exhibit stunning detail. Five monochrome inks raise your level of professional print quality when creating the dramatic expression of grayscale photography. Additionally, these new inks are approximately 2.5 times larger than conventional ink tanks.

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