Category: Compact System Camera

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.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH and APO-Summicron SL 90mm f/2 ASPH Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Leica Camera has announced the first two editions of a new line of high-performance Summicron-SL lenses for the Leica SL-System; the APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. Both lenses seamlessly work with the SL-System’s lightning-fast autofocus and, as with all SL-Lenses, have been designed and constructed in Germany with exceptional materials for a long work life.

In the USA the APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. will be available in February.

In the UK the APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. will be available from 25 January 2018, and the APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH. from 8 February 2018 at £3,750 an £4,100 (including VAT) respectively.

In the second half of 2018, Leica will launch two more lenses, the Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH.

Leica Camera has announced the first two editions of a new line of high-performance Summicron-SL lenses for the Leica SL-System; the APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. Both lenses seamlessly work with the SL-System’s lightning-fast autofocus and, as with all SL-Lenses, have been designed and constructed…

Friday, January 12, 2018

When Camera Worlds Collide...

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What a strange and exciting time we live in! This is the new Tamron 100-400mm lens for full-frame DSLRs, in a Canon EF fit, mounted on the new Sony A7R III mirrorless camera, via a Sigma MC-11 adapter! Talk about worlds colliding! And it actually works too...

(disclaimer: we've initially reviewed the lens on a Canon 5DS R)

Read our in-depth Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD review

What a strange and exciting time we live in! This is the new Tamron 100-400mm lens for full-frame DSLRs, in a Canon EF fit, mounted on the new Sony A7R III mirrorless camera, via a Sigma MC-11 adapter! Talk about worlds colliding! And it actually works too... (disclaimer: we've initially…

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sony A9 Firmware Update 2.00

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Sony have released firmware uodate 2.0 for the A9 mirrorless camera. Continuous auto-focus for moving subjects and AF-C stability while zooming have been enhanced, while "all-round operational stability" has been improved, among other minor changes.

Sony have released firmware uodate 2.0 for the A9 mirrorless camera. Continuous auto-focus for moving subjects and AF-C stability while zooming have been enhanced, while "all-round operational stability" has been improved, among other minor changes.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S Compact System Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic LUMIX GH5S is a new compact system camera designed and developed for professional filmmakers. The GH5S achieves the highest-ever sensitivity and video image quality in the history of LUMIX cameras thanks to a new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor, Venus Engine and Dual Native ISO Technology. The GH5S is the world’s first mirrorless camera to offer 4K 60p / 50p video recording in Cinema 4K (4096x2160), features internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording, and ships with V-Log pre-installed on the camera.

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5S will be available from end of January 2018 and will retail for £2199 / €2549.99 / $2499 (body only).

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5S is a new compact system camera designed and developed for professional filmmakers. The GH5S achieves the highest-ever sensitivity and video image quality in the history of LUMIX cameras thanks to a new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor, Venus Engine and Dual Native ISO Technology. The GH5S…

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic LUMIX GH5S camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic GH5S camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic LUMIX GH5S camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic GH5S camera.

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic LUMIX GH5S is a new flagship compact system camera aimed firmly at videographers, sitting alongside the G9 and GH5 models. Whereas the recently released Lumix G9 is aimed at stills photographers and the popular GH5 at both stills and videographers, the new GH5s has been designed and developed for professional filmmakers. It features a brand new 10.2 megapixel sensor, 4K 60p / 50p video recording in Cinema 4K, internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording, Dual Native ISO Technology, Timecode IN/OUT compatibility, 14-bit RAW recording, true Multi-Aspect Ratios, and it ships with V-Log pre-installed (rather than being a paid upgrade, as on the GH5).

We've spent a little time getting to know the Panasonic LUMIX GH5S, so check out our first impressions of Panasonic's new compact system camera...

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5S is a new flagship compact system camera aimed firmly at videographers, sitting alongside the G9 and GH5 models. Whereas the recently released Lumix G9 is aimed at stills photographers and the popular GH5 at both stills and videographers, the new GH5s has been designed and developed…

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S Handheld Camera Stabilisers

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DJI has unveiled two new handheld camera stabilisers at CES 2018 – the Osmo Mobile 2 for smartphones and the Ronin-S for DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 (£139) has a lightweight design that supports portrait orientation, simpler controls with cinematic zoom, a longer battery life for more filming, and intelligent features.

The Ronin-S is DJI’s first single-handed stabiliser for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, with a compact form and dedicated buttons to control camera settings and precise positioning.

DJI has unveiled two new handheld camera stabilisers at CES 2018 – the Osmo Mobile 2 for smartphones and the Ronin-S for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 (£139) has a lightweight design that supports portrait orientation, simpler controls with cinematic zoom, a longer battery life for…

Friday, January 5, 2018

Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens and Silver Sony A6300 Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is a new compact, lightweight APS-C lens. Featuring a versatile 18-135mm focal length, aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 and optical SteadyShot stabilisation, the Sony 18-135mm lens produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range, while its maximum magnification ratio of 0.29x and minimum focus distance of 0.45m promises pleasing bokeh and background defocus. The Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL18135) will be available from February 2018, priced at approximately £570 / $600 US / $780 CA.

Sony will also be releasing a new silver colour option for the popular A6300 camera. The sleek new silver camera body will be available in February 2018 at select retailers in Europe.

The Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is a new compact, lightweight APS-C lens. Featuring a versatile 18-135mm focal length, aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 and optical SteadyShot stabilisation, the Sony 18-135mm lens produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range, while its maximum magnification ratio of 0.29x and minimum focus…

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hasselblad Releases 1.20 Firmware Update for X1D and H6D Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Hasselblad has released the 1.20 Firmware Update for the X1D and H6D cameras. New features include Instant Preview and Imaging Browsing through the X1D EVF, creative Selectable Crop Modes including the popular XPan Ratio (65:24), and back-up to secondary card.

Hasselblad has released the 1.20 Firmware Update for the X1D and H6D cameras. New features include Instant Preview and Imaging Browsing through the X1D EVF, creative Selectable Crop Modes including the popular XPan Ratio (65:24), and back-up to secondary card.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fujifilm X-H1 Camera With 24 Megapixels and 1/32,000sec Shutter Speed On the Way?

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Eagle-eyed website Nokoshita have noticed that a new camera, the Fujifilm X-H1, is listed in the documentation for the new X Pro Studio raw conversion software, which was released earlier today. 

Positioned above the X-T2 (pictured) and the X-Pro2 in the list of cameras supported by X Pro Studio, the new X-H1 also has a couple of key specs mentioned - a 24 megapixel sensor and a top shutter speed of 1/32,000sec.

Fuji Rumors have commented on this and confidently revealed that the X-H1 will have in-body image stabilisation, something that has only been available for Fujifilm mirrorless cameras via lens-based stabilisation, although as the site name suggests, that's only a rumor atm...

Eagle-eyed website Nokoshita have noticed that a new camera, the Fujifilm X-H1, is listed in the documentation for the new X Pro Studio raw conversion software, which was released earlier today. Positioned above the X-T2 (pictured) and the X-Pro2 in the list of cameras supported by X Pro Studio, the…

Fujifilm X Raw Studio Released, New Firmware for GFX 50S, X-T2 and X-T20 Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Software
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Fujifilm X Raw Studio is new conversion software that allows photographers to quickly and easily convert RAW files. X Raw Studio utilizes the connected camera’s X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, allowing for quick and effective conversion without compromising on image quality. Compatible with both Mac and PC systems, it enables batch conversion of a selection of images.

Fujifilm X Raw Studio for Mac is available now, and is set to launch for Windows in February 2018. It is available to users at no cost.

Also available today are Firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-T20 X Series cameras and the GFX 50S.

Fujifilm X Raw Studio is new conversion software that allows photographers to quickly and easily convert RAW files. X Raw Studio utilizes the connected camera’s X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, allowing for quick and effective conversion without compromising on image quality. Compatible with both Mac and PC systems, it…

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Leica CL Compact System Camera - Built-in Viewfinder, APS-C Sensor, 24 Megapixels, 4K Video

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Leica Camera has expanded its APS-C System product portfolio with a new camera that unites innovative technologies, extremely easy handling and iconic design: the Leica CL.

The Leica CL will cost £2250 body only, or £3150 with the 18mm lens (prime kit), or £3275 with an 18-55mm Vario Kit lens.

Leica Camera has expanded its APS-C System product portfolio with a new camera that unites innovative technologies, extremely easy handling and iconic design: the Leica CL. The Leica CL will cost £2250 body only, or £3150 with the 18mm lens (prime kit), or £3275 with an 18-55mm Vario Kit lens.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sony Apologizes for A7R III Delay

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Sony Japan has issued a statement apologizing for delays on the shipment of A7R III camera pre-orders, due to unexpected demand. All pre-orders made before the release date will be delivered by early December. The A7R III has now started shipping to pre-order customers throughout Europe, with first deliveries in North America expected by the end of November.

Sony Japan has issued a statement apologizing for delays on the shipment of A7R III camera pre-orders, due to unexpected demand. All pre-orders made before the release date will be delivered by early December. The A7R III has now started shipping to pre-order customers throughout Europe, with first deliveries in…

Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Rent a Hasselblad" Launches With X1D-50c

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Hasselblad is introducing the ‘Rent a Hasselblad’ service at around 40 rental pick-up locations across the globe. Starting with the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera and a selection of XCD lenses, ‘Rent a Hasselblad’ is a global online service to book Hasselblad cameras and lenses for a selected period of time.

Hasselblad is introducing the ‘Rent a Hasselblad’ service at around 40 rental pick-up locations across the globe. Starting with the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera and a selection of XCD lenses, ‘Rent a Hasselblad’ is a global online service to book Hasselblad cameras and lenses for a selected period of…

Panasonic G9 Shipping on January 25th 2018

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic Japan have announced that the new G9 mirrorless camera will start to ship on 25th January 2018. In addition, the new 200mm Leica lens will be available from 14th December 2017. In the meantime, check our our early Panasonic G9 review.

Source: DC Watch

Panasonic Japan have announced that the new G9 mirrorless camera will start to ship on 25th January 2018. In addition, the new 200mm Leica lens will be available from 14th December 2017. In the meantime, check our our early Panasonic G9 review. Source: DC Watch

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Panasonic G9 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic G9 camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our massive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Lumix G9 camera, including:

  • the Panasonic G9 with the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 lens
  • the Panasonic G9 with the Leica 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 lens
  • the Panasonic G9 with the new Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens
  • a side-by-side comparison of the Panasonic G9 with the GH5 model
  • with the new BGG9E battery grip fitted

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic G9 camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our massive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Lumix G9 camera, including: the Panasonic G9 with the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 lensthe Panasonic G9 with the Leica 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3 lensthe Panasonic G9 with…

Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens mounted on the new Panasonic G9 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens mounted on the new Panasonic G9 camera.

Panasonic G9 and GH5 Side-by-Side Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly how the Panasonic G9 compares with the Panasonic GH5?

Check out our side-by-side hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic G9 and GH5 cameras.

Want to see exactly how the Panasonic G9 compares with the Panasonic GH5? Check out our side-by-side hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic G9 and GH5 cameras.

Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S.

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S. is a compact and lightweight super-telephoto lens. The Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 lens offers a 400mm super-telephoto focal length equivalent, f/2.8 maximum aperture, built-in optical image stabilisation, a rugged dust/splash/freeze--proof design, and a triple linear motor system and max.240 fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-precision auto-focusing.

The Panasonic 200mm lens will go on sale in December 2017 with an RRP of £2,699 (€3,099). The free bundled 1.4x Teleconverter (DMW-TC14) increases the focal length to 560mm.

The Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S. is a compact and lightweight super-telephoto lens. The Panasonic 200mm f/2.8 lens offers a 400mm super-telephoto focal length equivalent, f/2.8 maximum aperture, built-in optical image stabilisation, a rugged dust/splash/freeze--proof design, and a triple linear motor system and max.240 fps sensor drive…