Few more details (and one image) about the new 16MP 3D stacked Olympus sensor with 10,000 fps.

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VLSsymposium (PDF file here) unveiled some more info about the new 16MP 3D stacked Olympus sensor:

A 3D stacked CMOS Image Sensor with Global-shutter mode and high speed capturing mode:
The paper by Toru Kondo et al. from Olympus Corp. will describe a 16Mpixel 3D stacked CMOS image sensor with pixel level interconnections using 4 million micro bumps.

The two semiconductor substrates are bonded by a 7.6um pitch micro-bump array, and the storage node array is comprised on the bottom substrate to improve parasitic light sensitivity (PLS). Both a 16Mpixel global-shutter mode with a -180dB PLS and 2Mpixel 10000fps high speed image capturing are achieved. (Paper C4-5, “A 3D stacked CMOS image sensor with 16Mpixel global-shutter mode and 2Mpixel 10000fps mode using 4 million interconnections,” Toru Kondo et al., Olympus Corp.)

found via Image Sensor World.

A bit of everything…


TG-4 Product Overview

More Panasonic DVX200 information, from leaked invitation only pre-NAB slides (Ironfilm.nz).
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K: First Look (Adorama).
DxO OpticsPro v10.4 adds support for the E-M5II.
Best of NAB Recap (Stronzvanderploeg).
GF7 test at DC.watch.
KOWA PROMINAR 8.5mm F2.8 MFT test at Yodobashi.

Tom:Some photos of a wild windy and sea-spray ridden bicycle ride along the west coast of Tasmania (Australia) taken with an EM5 mk2.  Overall impression is that the AF and image stabilisation are a significant improvement over mk1.  Button and dial feel much better ‘for real’.  http://bicyclenomad.com/2015/04/13/tasmania-west-coast-remoteness/

Oscar:Just wanted to share a video edited recently from timelapses recorded last summer in alsacia and mosel valley. All done with G6 and Gopro Hero3+. https://youtu.be/f-DaBTWwTko

Martin:Hey, I might have missed you posting this – but if you haven’t here’s a brave GH4 owner who deserves a pat on the back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pZgLAhxmZ4

Will:Olympus sent some photographers to Switzerland: https://player.vimeo.com/video/124522721

New March camera shipment data. Decaying Skunk….

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Graph via Personal View.

CIPA published the March digital camera shipment data. And things keep getting worse and worse or as Personal View writes it’s a “Decaying Skunk”. Compared to the already very bad sales of March 2014 we had 20% less cameras unit sold in March 2015. I guess this is also one of the reasons why companies are slowing down new camera release cycles and eventually announce only minor updated cameras with same sensor again and again. But that lack of innovation will again slow down sales…

Maybe companies should do the exact opposite….bring some exciting new kind of technologies! Easier said than done I guess…

A bit of everything…


NAB 2015: Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Camcorder

New Products from Blackmagic Design (BHphoto).
Panasonic GH4 V2.2 firmware featuring 2x anamorphic lens support (Newsshooter).
Olympus vs Sony at SonyAlphaLab.
Olympus 12-40mm, Fuji 16-55mm, Nikon 24-85mm – Standard Zooms – The Ideal Lens? (Soundimagesplus).

Simon:I added a bit of animation to my jpegs – to emphasize the story the picture tells. Made by long bursts of jpegs or in this case movie snippets taken by EM-1 & 12-40mm pro, a tourist who makes a selfie:
http://padrone.nl/simegraph2/
More about the bit of javascript and how I made the animation plus all sources for if you like to make your own you can find here:
http://padrone.nl/rembrandt_simegraph

Daniel:Here are some personal Blog links relating in using different Olympus m4/3 products:
OM-D E-M5:
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2015/03/no-perfecto-for-olympus-om-d-e-m5-but.html
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2013/03/short-black-and-white-essay-with.html
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2013/02/olympus-om-d-personal-experimentation-1.html
M.Zuiko lenses:
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2013/09/the-perfect-wide-angle-of-view-zuiko.html
http://photodanielm.blogspot.ca/2013/03/olympus-m43-lenses-personal-view.html

A bit of everything…


Panasonic LX100 Review – The Cheap 4K Pocket Camera

OlympusMag April issue has been released.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II – Smartphone Controlled Video (Soundimagesplus).
Panasonic Adventure Introduces the Wearable POV Action-cam HX-A1 (Nick Driftwood).
5 axis stabilisation of the Sony A7 II and the OM-D E-M1 (Mirrorlessons).
New firmware for the CM1 (Panasonic Japan).
E-M5II hands-on by DC.watch.
Kowa lens test at DC.watch.
Note: New FinalCut adds support for Panasonic AVC-Ultra Codec.