Photokina Day Two – News Round-up

September 17, 2014

If ‘most new releases in a day’ were a competition at Photokina (it’s not) then Day Two’s winner would have to be Leica. Not content with launching an entry-level medium format camera, the Leica S-E, the firm also found time to introduce a new X-series compact, a special M Edition 60 with no LCD screen (!), and a new Leica M-A that ditches digital altogether in a bid to encourage photographers to get back to the essentials of photography.

Indeed yesterday was a bit of a low-fi day in Cologne, with the news that the Impossible Project has debuted a black and white instant film in which the image is framed inside a circle in the centre of a square.

Even with all this old-school news, we haven’t neglected the digital side of things. Our Deputy Technical Editor Michael Topham took a look at 13 Things You Didn’t Know About The Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

We’ve also got hold of the intriguing new Panasonic CM1 phone/camera hybrid for an exclusive first look. Michael Topham gets to the bottom of what all the fuss is about.

Our News Editor Chris Cheesman sat down for a chat with Fujifilm to find out what lenses we can expect in the future. Also, a Fuji 4K camera? Find out how they responded when we asked whether it was on the cards

We also got a closer look at some recent releases from Sigma, including a pair of smart-looking telephoto zooms. Take a look at our exclusive gallery.

That’s all for Day Two. Bring on Day Three!

Click here for our Day One round-up

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