Nikon has released a new update in its continuing tease of the full frame mirrorless camera coming August 23. The teaser video (above) shows of Nikon’s historic lenses, opening with the legendary Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 lens. The video closes with a quick tease of the upcoming Nikkor Z lens.
Native lenses are an important part of any mirrorless system. While mount adapters are sure to be a part of Nikon’s new system, having native lenses for the new mirrorless mount are necessary for widespread adoption. Sony has been working overtime to build out its stable of E-mount lenses over the past several years. Let’s see if Nikon can excite its user base with some important and practical lenses out of the gate.
Nikon has officially announced the development of a new FX-format mirrorless camera. However, the complete details and specs remain somewhat of a mystery. [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…]