Category: Compact System Camera

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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We've spent the last couple of days shooting with the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in Lisbon, Portugal, in a wide variety of different scenarios. Check out our first impressions of using the exciting Fujifilm XH1 camera now...

We've spent the last couple of days shooting with the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in Lisbon, Portugal, in a wide variety of different scenarios. Check out our first impressions of using the exciting Fujifilm XH1 camera now...

Fujifilm X-H1 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-H1 camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the X-T2 camera, an exploded view of the inside of the X-H1's components, the two new XF cine lenses, and the VPB-XH1 Vertical Power Booster Grip.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-H1 camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the X-T2 camera, an exploded view of the inside of the X-H1's components, the two…

Fujifilm X-H1 Flagship Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The new flagship Fujifilm X-H1 is the first camera in the mirroless X series to include in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The 24.3 megapixel X-H1's 5-axis in-body image stabilization system employs three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual-processor to offer a maximum of 5.5 stops of compensation when used with most (but not all) XF and XC lenses. The X-H1 is also the first camera in the X series to include ETERNA, a new film simulation ideal for shooting movies, creating understated colors and rich shadow tones. It features a new F-log video mode and supports DCI 4K video, 200 Mbps high bit rate recording and 1080/120P high-speed video.

The Fujifilm X-H1 will be available from March 2018, priced at £1699 body only and £1949 with the new VPB-XH1 vertical battery grip.

The new flagship Fujifilm X-H1 is the first camera in the mirroless X series to include in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The 24.3 megapixel X-H1's 5-axis in-body image stabilization system employs three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual-processor to offer a maximum of 5.5 stops of…

Fujifilm MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and MKX 50-135mm T2.9 Cinema Lenses for X Series Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 are the first full manual cinema lenses to be compatible with the X Series camera range. These lenses deliver high optical performance and comfortable operability for professional video shooting.

The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 lenses will be available from early Summer 2018 priced at £3499 and £3799 respectively.

The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 are the first full manual cinema lenses to be compatible with the X Series camera range. These lenses deliver high optical performance and comfortable operability for professional video shooting. The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 lenses…

New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm GFX 50S, X-T20, X-A3 and X-A10 Coming Soon

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Fujifilm have announced new firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-T20, X-A3 and X-A10 cameras will be released in the next few months. The GFX firmware update 3.00 will add two new functions “Focus Bracketing” and “35mm Format Mode”. The X-T20 firmware update 2.00 will provide support for “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”, improve studio flash controller compatibility, introduce new AF tracking algorithm and include other functional and operational updates.

Fujifilm have announced new firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-T20, X-A3 and X-A10 cameras will be released in the next few months. The GFX firmware update 3.00 will add two new functions “Focus Bracketing” and “35mm Format Mode”. The X-T20 firmware update 2.00 will provide support for “FUJIFILM X…

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Panasonic Lumix GX9 First Impressions

Tim Coleman | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic further grows its range of Lumix G cameras with the GX9. Billed by Panasonic as a premium street photography camera, the GX9 slots into the range alongside the GX8 and GX80, replacing neither of these models. 

The Panasonic GX9 is most readily compared to the GX80. In general, any new features mentioned in this first look are against the GX80. 

We’ve had extended time with a final version of the camera prior to its announcement. Ahead of our full review, let’s take a look at our first impressions of the Panasonic Lumix GX9.

Panasonic further grows its range of Lumix G cameras with the GX9. Billed by Panasonic as a premium street photography camera, the GX9 slots into the range alongside the GX8 and GX80, replacing neither of these models. The Panasonic GX9 is most readily compared to the GX80. In general, any…

Panasonic Lumix GX9 Hands-on Photos

Tim Coleman | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix GX9 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic GX9 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix GX9 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic GX9 camera.

Panasonic Lumix GX9 Compact System Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic Lumix GX9 is a new compact system camera with a sleek design aimed at street photographers. The GX9 has a 20.3 megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor, Live View Finder that tilts up 80-degrees, 3.0-inch 1240K-dot touch monitor, 5-axis Dual Image Stabilisation system, 4K video recording, an exposure dial and a focus lever, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Panasonic GX9 will go on sale in the UK in early March, priced at £699 (body only).

The Panasonic Lumix GX9 is a new compact system camera with a sleek design aimed at street photographers. The GX9 has a 20.3 megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor, Live View Finder that tilts up 80-degrees, 3.0-inch 1240K-dot touch monitor, 5-axis Dual Image Stabilisation system, 4K video recording, an exposure dial…

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Olympus E-PL9 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Olympus E-PL9 is a new entry-level compact system camera that features a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, a built-in flash, 3-axis in-camera image stabilisation, a tiltable LCD touchscreen, 4K video recording, TruePic VIII processor from the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera, and Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity. We've spent a little time getting to know the Olympus PEN E-PL9, so check out our first impressions of this new mirrorless camera...

The Olympus E-PL9 is a new entry-level compact system camera that features a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, a built-in flash, 3-axis in-camera image stabilisation, a tiltable LCD touchscreen, 4K video recording, TruePic VIII processor from the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera, and Bluetooth and Wi-fi connectivity. We've…

Olympus E-PL9 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Olympus PEN E-PL9 camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus E-PL9 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus PEN E-PL9 camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus E-PL9 camera.

Olympus PEN E-PL9 Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Olympus PEN E-PL9 is a new entry-level compact system camera aimed at smartphone users who are looking to upgrade. The E-PL9 offers a touchscreen interface, 3-axis in-body stabilization, 4K movies, a new built-in flash, 121 AF points covering most of the image area, combined Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi connectivity, new Advanced Photo (AP) mode, and the TruePic VIII image processor from the flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera.

Due for delivery in mid-March, the Olympus PEN E-PL9 will be available in white, black or brown as body only or in a kit with lens:

  • Olympus PEN E-PL9 body only at £579.99 RRP incl. VAT from mid-March 2018
  • Olympus PEN E-PL9 with M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake lens at £649.99 RRP from mid-March 2018


The Olympus PEN E-PL9 is a new entry-level compact system camera aimed at smartphone users who are looking to upgrade. The E-PL9 offers a touchscreen interface, 3-axis in-body stabilization, 4K movies, a new built-in flash, 121 AF points covering most of the image area, combined Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi connectivity…

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Save up to $500 Off Sony Alpha Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Save up to $500 off select Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras in the Sony Trade In & Savings Event. The trade-in event is running in addition to great instant savings on full frame cameras which are running up to another $500 in savings.

Save up to $500 off select Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras in the Sony Trade In & Savings Event. The trade-in event is running in addition to great instant savings on full frame cameras which are running up to another $500 in savings.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 FE Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The new Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 FE lens will be available in Japan on February 15th. The suggested retail price (excluding tax) will be ¥ 85000.

The new Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 FE lens will be available in Japan on February 15th. The suggested retail price (excluding tax) will be ¥ 85000.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Fujfilm X-A20 Mirrorless Camera Announced, Only Available in China

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Fujfilm X-A20 is a new mirrorless camera aimed at beginners. The 16.3 megapixel Fuji XA20 has a 3.0-inch, 180-degree flip-up "Selfie" screen with touch control and interestingly Eye AF, built-in pop-up flash, Wi-Fi function, shooting mode dial, electronic shutter with a top speed of 1/32000 seconds, and a small and lightweight retro design that weighs just 494 grams with the XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens. 

The Fujfilm X-A20 is a new mirrorless camera aimed at beginners. The 16.3 megapixel Fuji XA20 has a 3.0-inch, 180-degree flip-up "Selfie" screen with touch control and interestingly Eye AF, built-in pop-up flash, Wi-Fi function, shooting mode dial, electronic shutter with a top speed of 1/32000 seconds, and a small…

Panasonic GF10 / GF90 Mirrorless Camera Announced, Only Available in Japan

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic GF10 / GF90 is a new mirrorless camera aimed at beginners. Accompanied by the strapline "My First Mirrorless", the GF10 / GF90 has a special "4K Selphy" mode that allows you to shoot selfies using the camera's 4K Photo 30fps high speed continuous shooting mode. The 16 megapixel DC-GF10 also sports a new color, now available in Black, White or Orange, a redesigned grip that looks suspiciously like the one found on the Olympus E-PL8, and it uses Micro SD memory cards. Sales of the Panasonic GF10 / GF90 will start in Japan on February 22nd 2018. Note that there is no difference in product specifications between the DC-GF10 / DC-GF90 part numbers.

The Panasonic GF10 / GF90 is a new mirrorless camera aimed at beginners. Accompanied by the strapline "My First Mirrorless", the GF10 / GF90 has a special "4K Selphy" mode that allows you to shoot selfies using the camera's 4K Photo 30fps high speed continuous shooting mode. The 16 megapixel…

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

24.2 Megapixel Fujifilm X-A5 Mirrorless Camera Features 4K Video and Bluetooth

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The new Fujifilm X-A5 is the smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera within the X Series range. Combining a new 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with the X Series signature colour reproduction technology, the X-A5 offers a host of new features, including a newly developed zoom lens, 4K movie recording, touch screen and the latest Bluetooth pairing technology for immediate image transfer.

The Fujifilm X-A5 will be available as a kit with the FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens from February 2018, available in Brown, Pink and Black priced at £549.

The new Fujifilm X-A5 is the smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera within the X Series range. Combining a new 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with the X Series signature colour reproduction technology, the X-A5 offers a host of new features, including a newly developed zoom lens, 4K movie recording, touch…

Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Fujifilm have added a new lens to their more affordable XC range of lenses, the 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. This collapsible lens is the smallest and lightest (135g) zoom created for Fujifilm’s mirrorless digital camera X series range. It offers a focal length from 23mm to 69mm in the 35mm equivalent, utilises an electric zoom and includes 3-stop optical image stabilization. The FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens will be available from March 2018, in Silver and Black, priced at £259.

Fujifilm have added a new lens to their more affordable XC range of lenses, the 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. This collapsible lens is the smallest and lightest (135g) zoom created for Fujifilm’s mirrorless digital camera X series range. It offers a focal length from 23mm to 69mm in the 35mm…

Friday, January 26, 2018

Travegon 50mm f:2.5 Lens Now On Kickstarter

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Travegon 50mm f:2.5 lens is the combination of a close-to-perfect optical system designed for mirrorless cameras in a compact lens housing. The Travegon 50 is only the first lens in a series that will span from 35mm to 135mm. The Travegon 50 will be available for an early-bird price of $599 for the first 24 hours. Prices will then start at $629. Lenses are expected to ship in July / August 2018.

The Travegon 50mm f:2.5 lens is the combination of a close-to-perfect optical system designed for mirrorless cameras in a compact lens housing. The Travegon 50 is only the first lens in a series that will span from 35mm to 135mm. The Travegon 50 will be available for an early-bird price…

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Manfrotto Camera Cages for Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras

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Manfrotto have developed a series of ground-breaking Camera Cages designed to meet the needs of independent content creators who increasingly rely on high-end mirrorless and DSLR cameras to capture the perfect video content. Available in three different sizes, tThe unique modular design of Manfrotto’s new Camera Cages enables users to attach a broad range of mirrorless and DSLR camera types, whereas other models only support a single model. Manfrotto Camera Cages are available from £289.95.

Manfrotto have developed a series of ground-breaking Camera Cages designed to meet the needs of independent content creators who increasingly rely on high-end mirrorless and DSLR cameras to capture the perfect video content. Available in three different sizes, tThe unique modular design of Manfrotto’s new Camera Cages enables users to…

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Panasonic Lumix Becomes Official Photography Partner of National Trust

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic Lumix is proud to announce a brand new 12 month partnership with the National Trust Newly appointed National Trust Lumix ambassadors will go behind the scenes at special places looked after by the conservation charity to capture unique images and videos.

Panasonic Lumix is proud to announce a brand new 12 month partnership with the National Trust Newly appointed National Trust Lumix ambassadors will go behind the scenes at special places looked after by the conservation charity to capture unique images and videos.