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According to CIPA, sales of digital cameras for the year decreased by 25%

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Organization CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association in Japan), bringing together Japanese makers, published a June report that shows the decline in the industry continues. The total number of digital cameras shipped in June 2019, was 25% less compared to the same month in 2018. Note that the figure for June of 2018, in turn, are about 25% less than in June 2017. Clearly the dynamics of changes in shown chart:

По данным CIPA, продажи цифровых камер за год уменьшились на 25%

If we consider separately SLR camera sales in terms of quantity fell by 37% and in value by 46%. Sales of mirrorless cameras in terms of quantity decreased by 14%, but in monetary increased 4%. This means that the market is shifting towards more profitable models of the upper segment.

Compact cameras were sold in June is 19% less than a year ago. In monetary terms, the reduction was 15%.

Sales of interchangeable lenses for cameras with sensors smaller than full frame in terms of quantity fell by 31% in monetary terms by 29%. In the segment of full-frame lenses the reduction in quantitative terms amounted to 11%, but in monetary terms, recorded a slight increase by 2%.

По данным CIPA, продажи цифровых камер за год уменьшились на 25%
По данным CIPA, продажи цифровых камер за год уменьшились на 25%

Recall, even though the Association CIPA and include only Japanese companies, they are also the world’s largest manufacturers of photographic equipment (Canon, Carl Zeiss, Cosina, Fujifilm, Kenko Tokina, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sigma, Sony, Tamron and Xacti), and the above data refer to Japanese market, but to the world.

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Dulens APO lens 85mm F2 models are available in mounts for Canon EF and Nikon F

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According to the source, the Chinese company Dulens presented Dulens APO lens 85mm F2. This full-frame high-aperture moderate telephoto lens with manual control of focus and iris models are available in mounts Canon EF and Nikon F.

Объектив Dulens APO 85mm F2 выпускается в вариантах с креплениями Canon EF и Nikon F

Although Marche Dulens little is known, the source claims that the development in the company is responsible specialist who has previously participated in the creation of NiSI lens F3.

The optical design of the lens, which felt the impact of a Zeiss Sonnar consists of seven elements in six groups and includes apochromatic element to reduce chromatic aberration.

Объектив Dulens APO 85mm F2 выпускается в вариантах с креплениями Canon EF и Nikon F

Field of view angle equal to 29°, minimum focus distance 90 cm the Lens is very compact: its length is equal to 58 mm, and the installation of filter diameter — 55 mm lens Weighs 350 g.

The lens is available for pre-order on a Chinese website Taobao in black and silver versions at a price of about $ 420. The manufacturer plans to release it to the markets of USA and Europe at a price of $ 599.

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Firmware update Sony a9 adds Animal Eye AF, interval shooting, and other innovations

Sony has released a firmware upgrade for full frame mirrorless cameras a9. Firmware version 6.00 adds Animal Eye AF function, interval shooting, and other innovations.

Recall, the Animal Eye AF function detects eyes of the animal in the frame, focuses on them and monitors their movements in real time. Thanks to the technology of machine learning focus is maintained, even if the eyes are temporarily not visible — for example, occluded by other objects. For the first time this mode was introduced in firmware version 3.0 for cameras Sony a7 and a7R the III III, released in April of this year.

The time-lapse allows you to make from 1 to 9999 pictures with an interval from 1 to 60 seconds. The list of innovations in this mode involves setting the sensitivity auto exposure (AE), which can be adjusted between High, Mid or Low to account for the change in the exposure within a set time of capture. The resulting images can be combined into a full video using Sony Imaging Edge, able to publish the final video on YouTube, PlayMemories Online and other online services.

Among the innovations one can also note the possibility of choosing the color of the focus frame to be see better in different shooting conditions, and the ability to display a custom menu when clicking menu on the camera. In addition, fixed bugs and improved overall stability.

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The representative of Olympus has admitted that the Micro Four Thirds system quite a bit of advantages

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Japanese site Newswitch published an interview with the Executive Director of Olympus Shigemi Sugimoto (Shigemi Sugimoto). The source highlighted the most interesting points of this publication.

Представитель Olympus признал, что у системы Micro Four Thirds совсем немного достоинств

According to Sugimoto, in 2018, Olympus could not release more new products in connection with the transfer of production. However, the manufacturer, and plans to continue to release new cameras primary, secondary and upper level.

Will not be forgotten and lenses. Currently in development is a super-telephoto lens with equivalent focal length of 1000 mm It can be used in conjunction with a double teleconverter, receiving EGF 2000 mm. Maximum aperture and other technical data of the new lens with a focal length of 500 mm and a representative of Olympus did not disclose. He added that the company is considering automating the production of lenses, but there are many areas where the necessary people.

The real advantages of the Micro Four Thirds system Sugimoto took the mobility and image stabilization.

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