The Canon EOS M50 is the first Canon mirrorless camera that I’ve really felt comfortable using. Everything works as expected and you get a great image from its 24.1MP image sensor. It’s also the first “affordable” camera in Canon’s DSLR and mirrorless lines that captures 4K video. [Read more…]
The new Fuji X-H1 is expected to be officially announced later this week on February 15. The leaked photos and specs show a very polished camera with an impressive spec list. It adds more video chops along with in-body image stabilization, which makes it a step up from the well-regarded Fuji X-T2.
The camera is rumored to retail for $1899. Check out the leaked spec list below. [Read more…]
Panasonic unveiled its new Lumix GH5S this week at CES 2018. It’s built for a low-light and video shooting with a 10.3MP Micro Four Thirds image sensor. It looks a lot like Panasonic’s version of Sony’s A7S product line.
Panasonic Lumix GH5S Key Features
- 10.28MP Multi Aspect Ratio MOS Sensor
- DCI 4K60p and Full HD 1080/240p Video
- Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit Long GOP
- V-Log L Gamma and HDR Hybrid Log Gamma
- 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
- Dual Native ISO 400 and ISO 2500
- Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
- Advanced DFD AF System
- 12 fps Cont. Shooting and 4K PHOTO Modes
Note the key features mostly highlight the video features and reinforces its position as a camera made for the video enthusiasts and pros. Nonetheless, it is still a full featured photography tool that captures 10.3MP RAW image files and up to 12fps. However, it’s worth noting that Panasonic did not include the sensor-shift stabilization inside the GH5S in order to avoid problems with sensor movement during video capture.
The Panasonic GH5S retails for $2499 and should be available in February. You can pre-order it and get the full spec list here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the new Fuji X-E3 mirrorless camera in stock and now shipping. Following the popular X-E1 and X-E2 in the product line, the X-E3 maintains the style and performance expectations, while adding the latest 24MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor to the camera, which also delivers 4K video capture up to 30fps.
The X-E3 also gets a bump in the autofocus department with a newly developed image recognition algorithm that enables the X-E3 to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The rumored Sony A7R III is now officially unveiled alongside a new Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens. Notably, the A7R III adds the more powerful battery from the Sony A9. Other improvements promise faster performance for frame rate and other hardware upgrades like a joystick for AF selection, PC sync port and dual SD card slots. [Read more…]
Canon Rumors notes new rumors that suggest Canon will use a new, dedicated sensor for its upcoming mirrorless camera. As rumored, the upcoming full frame mirrorless won’t use the sensor from the 5D Mark IV or 6D Mark II. Additionally, we’re not expected to hear official word from Canon until Photokina 2018, which is slated for next August.
What’s on your wishlist for a full frame camera from Canon? What’s the sweet spot in resolution for this camera?
Fuji just announced its new X-E3 mirrorless camera in the X-series lineup. Following the popular X-E1 and X-E2 in the product line, the X-E3 maintains the style and performance expectations, while adding the latest 24MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor to the camera, which also delivers 4K video capture up to 30fps. [Read more…]
Rumors and signs that Nikon will bring a new mirrorless camera line to market have been swirling for a while now. Now, Nikon has gone on the record with DPReview to confirm that is the case with the following statement:
While details are confidential, we can say that we are currently developing new mirrorless products that build upon Nikon’s strengths, and offer the performance prospective customers expect, including the ultimate optics performance, image-processing technologies, strength and durability, and operation.
This was brought about in response to an interview question suggesting the same. When DPReview asked for clarification and additional info, Nikon delivered the above, more specific response.
While the Nikon 1 series has its fans, it doesn’t evoke the same kind of reverence that Nikon DSLRs do – or in the mirrorless world, Fuji, Sony and Olympus. The Nikon D500 and D810 are spectacular DSLRs. No one really says that about the Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras.
Let’s hope that Nikon (and Canon too, for that matter) will compete at the highest levels in the mirrorless market. Competition yields better products for all of us photographers to enjoy. So far though, Nikon and Canon really aren’t competing in the mirrorless market, which is unfortunate because that is where we are seeing the prosumer and pro markets grow right now.
What’s on your must-have list for a Nikon mirrorless camera?