So, very soon 2013 will change to 2014 and we are wait­ing for the New Year and new events and nov­el­ties in it, but before we meet the com­ing year, we invite you to remem­ber how we remem­ber the year 2013?

Fotosklad.ru will tell you about the most mem­o­rable inno­va­tions in pho­to­graph­ic equip­ment in 2013.

Nikon DF

Full frame cam­era from the com­pa­ny Nikonas the per­fect mix of retro style and mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy. This is not to say that this mod­el was too inno­v­a­tive, but it became quite notice­able, thanks to the unique design, like a film cam­era, and mod­ern dig­i­tal con­tent.

Myself Nikon defined the pur­pose of the new full-frame Nikon Df as a tool for cre­at­ing pho­tographs. So that you do not doubt this, the cam­era did not get the oppor­tu­ni­ty for video shoot­ing, but, on the oth­er hand, its arse­nal has every­thing for cre­at­ing pho­to mas­ter­pieces and improv­ing your own skills.

Pho­tog­ra­phy — as an art, prob­a­bly just such a mes­sage Nikon I want­ed to con­vey to my fans.

We wrote more about Nikon Df in Novem­ber this year.

Sony Alpha A‑7 and Alpha A‑7R

It was in 2013, for the first time, that mir­ror­less cam­eras became full-frame. Sony were able to get ahead of their com­peti­tors and release a mir­ror­less cam­era that so far has no ana­logues on the mar­ket in this seg­ment.

Cam­eras that look like twins, but each with its own advan­tages, are sure to become one of the best-sell­ing mir­ror­less sys­tems in the com­ing year.

2014, and then 2015, promise us replen­ish­ment in lens­es for the A7 and A7R, which will be cre­at­ed specif­i­cal­ly for the full frame.

You can read more about the cam­eras them­selves here.

Canon 70D and Canon 100D

In the past year, the com­pa­ny Canon was able to please its fans not only by “updat­ing” the pop­u­lar 650D and releas­ing the 700D mod­el, but also by releas­ing two inter­est­ing mod­els at once: Canon 70D and Canon 100D. We wrote reviews about both mod­els: in Octo­ber and April.

The Canon 70D is a wel­come upgrade to its semi-pro­fes­sion­al line of cam­eras and fea­tures some of the most inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­o­gy. Dual Pix­el CMOS AF. This tech­nol­o­gy is an inter­est­ing engi­neer­ing solu­tion, the essence of which is that each light-sen­si­tive ele­ment, which is under the light-col­lect­ing microlens, con­sists of two pho­to­di­odes. Thus, it turns out that 20.2 megapix­els is only the num­ber of microlens­es that cov­er the sen­sor itself. But the res­o­lu­tion of the matrix is ​​​​usu­al­ly cal­cu­lat­ed by the num­ber of pho­to­sen­si­tive ele­ments, and there are two of them in the 70D, thus the actu­al res­o­lu­tion of the matrix is ​​more than 40 megapix­els.

This tech­nol­o­gy has its plus­es and minus­es, but we hope that in the future it will be improved and the minus­es will turn into minor flaws.

Canon 100D was not a super tech­no­log­i­cal nov­el­ty or a dis­cov­ery of some­thing new in pho­to­graph­ic equip­ment, but it became the small­est and light­est SLR cam­era that has ever been released before it.

In terms of its char­ac­ter­is­tics, the 100D is not far from its fel­low 700D, but at the same time, the com­pact body and low weight make it a very con­ve­nient and mobile mir­ror “for every day”.

But in a bar­rel of hon­ey, not with­out a fly in the oint­ment: the cam­era has become small­er, but the lens­es have remained the same size and some now look like giants for such a kid.

Olym­pus PEN E‑P5

In May 2013, not only nature was updat­ed, but also the line PENEP from Olym­pus. Almost two years Olym­pus did not release any­thing new in this line and PEN E‑P5 was intro­duced in the spring.

The cam­era turned out not only mod­ern and tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced, but also quite styl­ish. The rec­og­niz­able retro design and as many as three col­or schemes for the body made it inter­est­ing for a fair­ly large cat­e­go­ry of ama­teur pho­tog­ra­phers and fans of mir­ror­less sys­tems.

PEN E‑P5 received a Wi-Fi mod­ule, which allowed not only to trans­fer footage imme­di­ate­ly to your devices, but also to con­trol your cam­era using your smart­phone.

You can read a detailed review of PEN E‑P5 on our web­site.

Sig­ma AF 18–35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

In 2013 the com­pa­ny Sig­ma were able to sur­prise not only their fans, but all pho­tog­ra­phers in the world by releas­ing the first ever zoom lens with a con­stant f / 1.8 aper­ture through­out the entire zoom range.

Sig­ma AF 18–35mm f/1.8 DC HSM joins line of pro­fes­sion­al lens­es Art from Sig­ma and is avail­able as for bay­o­nets Nikonand for bay­o­nets Canon.

Styl­ish and mod­ern, it received an HSM aut­o­fo­cus dri­ve and com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with the Sig­ma USB Dock, which will allow own­ers to adjust and align the lens right at home, from a per­son­al PC. We wrote in detail about the lens in May this year.

We told you about what we remem­ber in 2013, and what sur­prised and pleased you in 2013? =)