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