El objetivo Leica APO Summicron 50mm f/2.0 ASPH está empezando a enviarse de nuevo después de un largo retraso  – Leica tenía que hacer algunos ajustes para hacer frente a los problemas de los reflejos reportados por muchos de los primeros usuarios. Los primeros objetivos de la nueva hornada ya fueron vistos en Hong Kong y se espera que lleguen al mercado de EE.UU. a finales de este mes. 

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Lo que veis aquí es el sensor de 150 Megapíxeles desarrollado por el partner de Panasonic, Towerjazz, junto a otro partner (Gpixel). Está pensado para uso medico e industrial y tiene unas impresionantes especificaciones.

Gpixel’s GMAX3005 is a monochrome image sensor with 150MP 5.5um-sized active pixels, and is capable of running at 10fps at full resolution with higher frame rates achieved in row-windowing mode. This “wafer-scale” sensor has an 167.6mm x 30.1mm chip size including 165mm x 27.5mm photon-sensitive area having 30,000×5,000 pixel array. GMAX3005 has 16-bit on-chip ADC with 12-bit ENOB, and 120 LVDS output pairs running at 200Mbps. The sensor consumes less than 2.5W at full frame rate in full resolution. GMAX3005 reaches a noise level of less than 4e-, a dynamic range of 75.4dB, and over 70% quantum efficiency at 550nm wavelength. GMAX3005 has a dark current as low as 10e-/s/pixel at 32ºC, which makes long exposure possible even without active cooling.

Y aquí tenéis la nota de prensa completa vía Towerjazz.com :

TowerJazz and Gpixel Announce World’s Highest Resolution, 150 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Image Sensor

Targets China’s fast growing medical, industrial and scientific imaging markets

LONDON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and Gpixel, Inc., a custom IC design house in China, announced today at Image Sensors 2014, the release of Gpixel’s world’s highest resolution CMOS image sensor using TowerJazz’s TS18IS technology. Gpixel’s 150 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor (GMAX3005) will target the demanding medical, industrial and scientific imaging markets. According to a 2014 image sensors report by Yole, sensors for automotive, machine vision, security and surveillance were ranked as fast emerging markets with a CAGR over 20% each. The new sensor from Gpixel and additional products expected to be released this year will answer the growing demand in China for high end image sensors.

“We believe that an intelligent imaging system is essential for all future smart ICs. The core of such an imaging system is a high performance, robust, reliable and integrated image sensor. We chose TowerJazz’s CMOS image sensor manufacturing process due to its excellent pixel performance, stitching technology for wafer scale die size, and its outstanding pixel and process customization capabilities,” said Dr. Xinyang Wang, Founder & CEO, Gpixel, Inc. “We believe China is on its way to become the biggest market in the world for high-end image sensor products and TowerJazz, as our strategic partner, is critical to our success.”

“We are pleased Gpixel is starting the production ramp of their high resolution image sensor and we are confident they will grow rapidly to address China’s rising demand in the high end CMOS image sensor market,” said Dr. Avi Strum, Vice President and General Manager, CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit, TowerJazz. “Gpixel’s GMAX3005 was a first time success due to Gpixel’s design engineers’ very high skills and knowledge of CIS design. We believe Gpixel is the most interesting and promising CIS company in China today.”

Please visit TowerJazz at Image Sensors 2014 (booth #4) at Park Plaza Victoria, London to learn more about its CMOS image sensor technology.

About GMAX3005
Gpixel’s GMAX3005 is a monochrome CMOS image sensor, offering a world record 150MP active pixel resolution, and is capable of running at ten frames per second at full frame with even higher frame rates achieved in row-windowing mode. This “wafer-scale” sensor has an astonishing 167.6mm x 30.1mm chip size including 165mm x 27.5mm photon-sensitive area. GMAX3005 has 16-bit on-chip ADC with 12-bit ENOB, and 120 LVDS output pairs running at 200Mbps. The sensor consumes less than 2.5W at full frame rate in full resolution.

GMAX3005 sits in an ultra-flat 395-pin PGA ceramic package with excellent heat dissipation and reliability. GMAX3005 is ideal for applications that require high sensitivity; it reaches a noise level of less than 4e-, a dynamic range of 75.4dB, and over 70% quantum efficiency at 550nm wavelength. GMAX3005 has a dark current as low as 10e-/s/pixel at 32ºC, which makes long exposure possible even without active cooling. These performance results place it in the category of high end industrial grade sensors matching the capabilities of the best sensors available in the market today.

About Gpixel, Inc.
Gpixel Inc. is a Chinese company specialized in providing high-end customized and off-the-shelf CMOS image sensor solutions for industrial, medical, and scientific applications. The company was founded in 2013 by experienced CMOS image sensor designers and semiconductor physicists. In less than two years, Gpixel has filed more than 10 patent applications, covering from global shutter pixel, HDR pixel, low power and high speed AD converters. Gpixel products focus on extremely high resolution (over 100Mpix), very low noise (<2e-), high dynamic range (>100dB) and ultra-high speed (>2Gpix/s) CMOS image sensor applications. Gpixel is committed to continuously innovate and work in close cooperation with its customers to deliver the most state-of-art image sensor technologies and products. For more information, please visit www.gpixelinc.com.

About TowerJazz
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM)(TASE: TSEM), its fully owned U.S. subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor, Inc. and its fully owned Japanese subsidiary TowerJazz Japan, Ltd., operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader. TowerJazz manufactures integrated circuits, offering a broad range of customizable process technologies including: SiGe, BiCMOS, Mixed-Signal/CMOS, RFCMOS, CMOS Image Sensor, Power Management (BCD), and MEMS capabilities. TowerJazz also provides a world-class design enablement platform that enables a quick and accurate design cycle. In addition, TowerJazz provides (TOPS) Transfer Optimization and development Process Services to IDMs and fabless companies that need to expand capacity. TowerJazz offers multi-fab sourcing with two manufacturing facilities in Israel, one in the U.S., and one in Japan. For more information, please visit www.towerjazz.com.

Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary from those projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. A complete discussion of risks and uncertainties that may affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements included in this press release or which may otherwise affect TowerJazz’s business is included under the heading “Risk Factors” in Tower’s most recent filings on Forms 20-F, F-3, F-4 and 6-K, as were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Israel Securities Authority and Jazz’s most recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, as were filed with the SEC, respectively. Tower and Jazz do not intend to update, and expressly disclaim any obligation to update, the information contained in this release.


JVC  se ha unido oficialmente al sistema Micro Cuatro Tercios (vía Olympus Japón ). Junto a esta noticia, se ha anunciado que presentarán una nueva cámara 4K (con montura Micro Cuatro Tercios) en el NABSHOW en Las Vegas. Más información en jvckenwood.co.jp . No hay imágenes o especificaciones de la cámara todavía


El Canon Digital Learning Center ha publicado online una utilidad: el Comparador de profundidad de campo donde podrás escoger focales desde un ojo de pez de 8mm hasta el 800mm. Se pueden comparar dos cámaras, por lo que es fácil comparar dos tamaños diferentes de sensor.

La DSLR de Nikon D9300 a la vista

Posted: 7th abril 2014 by Agusti Pardo in Nikon, Rumores



Importantes noticias para todos los que esparabais un reemplazo de la D300s: Nikon está preparando la presentación de la nueva cámara D9300. De momento el nombre es todo lo que se sabe sobre ella. Lo mas probable es que el cuerpo sea de tipo DX y obviamente se situara encima de la linea de las D7xxx (probablemente Nikon ha decidido mantener la linea Dxxx para las cámaras full frame y la Dxxxx para los cuerpos DX). Porque una D9300 y no D9000? Parece ser que para que coincida con las actuales «hermanas menores» D3300 y D5300. Todo apunta a que será la tan esperada por algunos «D400».

Los selfies pueden ser peligrosos

Posted: 7th abril 2014 by Agusti Pardo in Humor
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Vídeo de Andy Martin


Sí, el nuevo software Nikon NX-D está fabricado por Silkypix. Usando un editor hexadecimal, se ha encontrado la cadena de texto «Ichikawa Soft Laboratory SILKYPIX» en uno de los archivos del Capture NX-D llamado CNXD.dll


Si tenéis el problema de un anillo de enfoque ruidoso en vuestro Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, aquí tenéis la razón. El informe está fechado en febrero de 2014, por lo que todos los objetivos fabricados antes de agosto de 2013 están potencialmente afectadas. De momento no hay información sobre si Canon se hará cargo de la reparación del objetivo si está fuera de garantía. La funcionalidad no parece verse afectada, pese al ruido durante el enfoque.

Información de reparación
Se ha confirmado en la fábrica que al girar el anillo de enfoque, en casos raros, se puede oír un ruido anormal. Si se traen unidades debido a quejas de esta naturaleza, por favor cambie la pieza por la nueva.


Son compatibles los nuevos y los antiguos.

Tiempos de cambio
El nuevo tipo se ha incorporado a los productos posteriores a la producción de agosto de 2013.

Al montar el nuevo muelle, la bobina (CB3-3809-010), no hay necesidad de montar la PLACA DEL RESORTE DE RETENCIÓN. (No habrá problemas, incluso si está montada la placa de resorte de retención.)

Nikon D800s, especificaciones preliminares

Posted: 25th marzo 2014 by Agusti Pardo in Camaras, Nikon, Rumores


Llega la primera lista de especificaciones rumoreadas para la Nikon D800s

  • Sin filtro de paso bajo (AA) como la D800E
  • Software mejorado para eliminar el moiré
  • Expeed 4 imaging processor
  • sRAW
  • Las mismas mejoras en el AF que en la D4s
  • Mejoras en las capacidades en entornos de baja luminosidad
  • 5 fps (6fps con el MB-D12)
  • Precio entre la D800 y la D800E, probablemente unos 3000$
  • Sin fecha definitiva de presentación, siendo la Photokina en Septiembre de 2014 o en el CES en Enero de 2015 las mas probables.

Por el momento estas especificaciones pueden tomarse como un 50% de probabilidades. 





Ha sido reportado que hay un pequeño numero de especifico tipo de tarjetas de memoria  Lexar CompactFlash® que tienen un problema de comunicación con la DSLR Nikon D4s. Este articulo describe como identificar las tarjetas problemáticas y que debes hacer si tienes una.

Instrucciones de identificación 

  1. Saca la CF® de tu camera.
  2. Mira el numero de serie en el borde de tu tarjeta CF®
  3. Identifica si los seis últimos numero (marcados con una X amarilla en la foto de arriba) contienen una de las dos siguientes secuencias:

a – 8BAFBE
b – 8DCB61

  1. Si tu CF tiene un numero de serie que contiene una de las dos secuencias mencionadas arriba, debes contactar con el soporte de LEXAR para reemplazar tu tarjeta CF®
  2. Si no contiene ninguna de las dos secuencias, entonces tu tarjeta es totalmente compatible.

Instrucciones de reemplazo

Porfavor contacta con el soporte de atención al cliente para obtener un RMA para el reemplazo de la tarjeta CF®

  • US & Canada: 1-888-747-4031
  • Telefono gratuito para United Kingdom: +44 (0) 0800 013 7411
  • Japón: 570-12363
  • Todas las otras áreas: 1-208-363-5862
  • O contacta con el servicio al consumidor en linea AQUÍ