Metz has announced a new touchscreen speedlight – the mecablitz 52 AF-1. The new hot shoe flash features a guide number of 52 and is capable of wireless TTL operation.
The touchscreen rotates when holding the camera in portait orientation for easier readability. Additionally, the mecablitz 52 AF-1 sports a USB port for future firmware upgrades.
The mecablitz 52 AF-1 will be available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Micro Four Thirds versions. No word yet on final release date and pricing. Check availability here at B&H Photo.
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A recently-published Canon patent application, which was filed in April 2011, elaborates on the DSLR touchscreen features in a similar application published in 2009. The application focuses on the operation of the touchscreen [click to continue…]
A recent Nikon patent application concerning the voice recording capability of camera reveals an oddly-shaped camera with a touchscreen interface and a stylus for menu navigation. [click to continue…]
Adobe has updated its Creative Suite line of products from CS5 to CS5.5. With the introduction of CS5.5, Adobe is shifting from an 18-24 month product cycle upgrade. Instead, Adobe will now be release a major version update every 24 months and a mid-cycle upgrade every 12 months. [click to continue…]
The Fuji Z700EXR is a 12-megapixel point and shoot camera featuring Fuji’s popular EXR sensor technology. The Z700EXR offers a 3.5″ wide touchscreen display in 16:9 format, a 5x optical zoom and is capable of capturing HD video at 720p.
To see how well this casual shooter handles, read on. [click to continue…]
A pair recent Sony patent applications reveal what is clearly an Alpha-system DSLR with a touchscreen display that is functional with both the standard grip and a vertical accessory grip. (See US Patent Appl. Nos. 2010/0134676 and 2010/0134433.) According to the patent application, the challenge with integrating a touchscreen on a DSLR is keeping your nose from activating it when looking through the viewfinder, while at the same time allowing you to access features mapped to the touchscreen controls. [click to continue…]