US deals: NABshow specials and Panasonic 20mm $80 off deal reminder.

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NAB specials: There are some NABshow special deals now live on BHphoto page (Click here). $20 off on the Sandisk 64 GB SDXC at BH (Click here) and $13 off on th 32 GB SDHC at BH (Click here). Up to $900 off on the Manfrott LED lights at Adorama (Click here).

20mm rules: And the Panasonic 20mm II lens is back being the most sold lens for mirrorless system at Amazon (ranking here). This thanks to the great $80 off you now get at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Cameta (Click here) and Panasonic store (Click here).

More deals: And a couple of refurbished OMD cameras are again for sale on GetOlympus (Click here). Free 40-150mm lens with the E-PM2 kit at Amazon US (Click here). And as part of the eBay deals of the day you can grab a ZS-25 with a $50 discount on eBay US (click here).

 

 

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Adobe launches Lightroom 5.4 and Lightroom mobile.

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Plenty of Lightroom Mobile How To videos have been posted on Adobes Youtube Channel.

Today is big Adobe day! They just released the new Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 for Mac (Click here) and Windows (Click here) and Camera RAW 8.4 for Mac (Click here) or Windows (Click here). It adds support for the E-M10 and ZS-40. But the biggest news is that the company also released the new Adobe Lightroom mobile (for Creative Cloud Subscribers). You can read more about it here: adobe.com/products/lightroom-mobile.html

 

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First pictures and specs of the first JVC 4K Micro Four Thirds Camera!

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Image courtesy: Dvinfo.

What you see here on top is the JVC GY-LSX2 Micro Four Thirds camera! Dvinfo and Dpreview posted some images of the camera. The camera records 4K at 24 and 30p on SDHC/SDXC media. And it can simultaneously record and stream. The ‘Super 35’ 4k-capable sensor is made by Altasens. It has 13,6 MP and a size of 22,6x17mm (Code: AL41410C)

There is no info about the price yet but rumors has it that it will be around $15,000!

also via Cinescopophilia.

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Blackmagic announces the new “Studio Camera” and features an active MFT lens mount!

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Blackmagic just announced the first ever Micro Four Thirds Studio Camera! It features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount (active means you can also use autofocus). There will be two camera versions: HD and a 4K Studio camera. You can preorder them already:
HD studio camera at Adorama (Click here).
4K studio camera at Adorama (Click here).

You can read all the info at blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicstudiocamera

They also announced the URSA camera. It doesn’t have an MFT mount but it has a very unique concept with an interchangeable sensor and mount! You can see it here: blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicursa

P.S.: BHphoto (Click here) launched many new NABshow special deals.

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First competition for the GH4 has been announced. Sony A7s.

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The first real competition for the Panasonic GH4 has been announced. And it’s hard to say if it’s a real challenger. First of all Sony didn’t unveil any pricing. From a tech point of view these are also very different cameras. For example the Sony A7s cannot record 4K internally on SD cards (the GH4 can do that). And Sony also doesn’t offer something like Panasonic’s handy YAGH interface (Sony says you have to buy a third party external 4K recorder). And the A7s uses the same slow focusing system of the A7-A7r camera which are by miles behind the GH4 speedy, reliable and video optimized af. There is also little info about the software. Overall it looks more like an A7 camera with 4K added feature rather than e specifically designed hybrid camera. The big plus of the A7s is that it doesn’t use any pixel binning and from a pure photography point of view it’s curious to get back to 12 Megapixels which on a Full Frame camera like that should deliver impressive IQ (ISO goes up to 409,600).

But like I said, it’s too early to get an idea about the A7s. it will be also interesting to see the specs of the new JVC 4K MFT camera.

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek (Click here).
GH4 camera with interface unit at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,998

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

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