Category: Compact System Camera

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sigma Announces Pricing for Seven New Sony E-mount Art Prime Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Sigma have just announced the pricing and delivery dates for the seven new Sony E-mount Art prime lenses.

Sigma have just announced the pricing and delivery dates for the seven new Sony E-mount Art prime lenses.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fujifilm GFX 50S Firmware Update v3.10

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Fujifilm will release a free firmware update for the GFX 50S (GFX 50S) medium format mirrorless digital camera in May 2018.

Fujifilm will release a free firmware update for the GFX 50S (GFX 50S) medium format mirrorless digital camera in May 2018.

New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 and X100F

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Fujfilm will release free firmware updates for the  X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 and X100F X Series digital cameras in late April and May.

Fujfilm will release free firmware updates for the  X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3 and X100F X Series digital cameras in late April and May.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Canon Interchangeable-lens Digital Cameras are Number 1 Since 2003

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Canon Inc has announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 15 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2017.

Canon Inc has announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 15 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2017.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

New Fujifilm X-H1 Firmware Update

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Fujifilm are set to release a new firmware update for the X-H1 camera by the end of March 2018 to address two "malfunctions". They are:

  1. In the EF (E-FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER) setting, the warning of “TURN OFF THE CAMERA AND TURN ON AGAIN” could appear in rare cases when the FLICKER REDUCTION setting is ON.
  2. Switching the CUSTOM setting can make the ISO AUTO setting return back to default when the ISO AUTO setting is changed.

Fujifilm are set to release a new firmware update for the X-H1 camera by the end of March 2018 to address two "malfunctions". They are: In the EF (E-FRONT CURTAIN SHUTTER) setting, the warning of “TURN OFF THE CAMERA AND TURN ON AGAIN” could appear in rare cases when the…

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Fujifilm X-H1 is Dead, Long Live the X-H2!

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The new Fujifilm X-H1 has only been out for a couple of weeks, but the even newer X-H2 is already for sale, at least according to this sales flyer that we spotted on the London Camera Exchange stand at the Photography Show. Either LCE know something that the rest of the world doesn't know, or there's been a slight mix-up with the letters H and T in their marketing department...

The new Fujifilm X-H1 has only been out for a couple of weeks, but the even newer X-H2 is already for sale, at least according to this sales flyer that we spotted on the London Camera Exchange stand at the Photography Show. Either LCE know something that the rest of…

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sony A7 III Unboxing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Are you patiently waiting for your Sony A7 III pre-order to arrive? Or just curious about what's inside the box of the latest 35mm full-frame camera? The Sony A7 III mirrorless camera has just arrived with us for testing, but before we bring you our full Sony A7 III review, here's an unboxing gallery to whet your appetite...

Are you patiently waiting for your Sony A7 III pre-order to arrive? Or just curious about what's inside the box of the latest 35mm full-frame camera? The Sony A7 III mirrorless camera has just arrived with us for testing, but before we bring you our full Sony A7 III review…

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Novoflex Lens Adapters for Hasselblad X1D Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Accessories
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Novoflex is announcing a series of lens adapters allowing 35mm and medium format lenses to be used on the Hasselblad X1D camera. The first adapters are available now for Leica R-, Leica M-, Nikon F- as well as Hasselblad V-type lenses. The introduction of adapters for Canon FD, Contax/Yashica, Minolta MD/MC and for the universal bellows of the NOVOFLEX BALPRO series is planned for early April, 2018.

Novoflex is announcing a series of lens adapters allowing 35mm and medium format lenses to be used on the Hasselblad X1D camera. The first adapters are available now for Leica R-, Leica M-, Nikon F- as well as Hasselblad V-type lenses. The introduction of adapters for Canon FD, Contax/Yashica, Minolta…

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Olympus x Bleu de Chauffe Accessories for PEN-F Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Accessories
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To celebrate the second birthday of their PEN-F camera, Olympus have collaborated with artisanal French leather makers Bleu de Chauffe to offer new range of accessories.

To celebrate the second birthday of their PEN-F camera, Olympus have collaborated with artisanal French leather makers Bleu de Chauffe to offer new range of accessories.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Firmware Upgrades for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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New firmware upgrades have just been released for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F mirrorless cameras. The updates version 2.0 for the E-M1 Mark II, version 4.0 for the E-M5 Mark II and version 3.0 for the PEN-F are available for download via the Olympus Digital Camera Updater and add new functions and improved performance, along with a new Art Filter to all three models.

New firmware upgrades have just been released for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F mirrorless cameras. The updates version 2.0 for the E-M1 Mark II, version 4.0 for the E-M5 Mark II and version 3.0 for the PEN-F are available for download via the…

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art and 70mm F2.8 Macro Art, Plus 9 New Sony E-mount Lenses!

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Sigma has launched the new 105mm F1.4 Art and 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lenses, as well as announcing that 9 of its Art lenses will be made available for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras.

Sigma's new Sony E-mount lenses will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Sony’s continuous autofocus (AF-C) and high-speed autofocus, which are not supported by the current Sigma Mount Converter MC-11.

The brand new Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is the ninth lens in the Sigma F1.4 lineup. Designed for full-frame cameras and incorporating 17 optical elements in 12 groups, this lens offers minimal optical aberration and delivers incredible resolution and stunning contrast with a beautiful bokeh effect.

The brand new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art is the first Macro lens in the Art range, delivering stunning resolution and incredible clarity, while at the same time offering extremely smooth autofocus performance for a weightier, high-performance lens.

Sigma has launched the new 105mm F1.4 Art and 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lenses, as well as announcing that 9 of its Art lenses will be made available for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. Sigma's new Sony E-mount lenses will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive…

Sony A7 III First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Yesterday we spent some time shooting with the new Sony A7 III compact system camera in Surrey, UK, at the official Sony Europe press event. Check out our first impressions of using the Sony A7 III camera now...

Yesterday we spent some time shooting with the new Sony A7 III compact system camera in Surrey, UK, at the official Sony Europe press event. Check out our first impressions of using the Sony A7 III camera now...

Sony A7 III Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony A7R III compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony A7R III camera, including all the menu screens, an exploded view of the inside of the camera, and some presentation slides from today's European launch.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony A7R III compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony A7R III camera, including all the menu screens, an exploded view of the inside of the camera, and some presentation slides…

Sony A7 III 35mm Full-frame Mirrorless Camera - "Perfection For All, Everything You Need”

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Sony A7 III is the new entry-level camera in Sony's 35mm full-frame mirrorless range. Sitting below the A9, A7R III and A7S II, the A7 II offers a lot of Sony's latest imaging technologies, including a new 24.2 megapixel Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor, ISO range of 50-204800, 15 stops of dynamic range, 4K video recording with full pixel readout, 10fps burst shooting, 5-axis 5-stop image stabilisation, 693 point auto-focus system covering 93% of the image area, Eye auto-focusing mode, a joystick for adjusting the focus point, and class-leading 710 shot battery life.

The Sony A7 III will ship in Europe in March 2018 priced at approximately £2000 / €2300 (body only) or £2200/ €2500 in a kit with the FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens. In the US, it will be available slightly later from April 10th priced at about $2000 US for the body and $2200 in a kit with the FE 28‑70 mm F3.5‑5.6 kit lens.

The Sony A7 III is the new entry-level camera in Sony's 35mm full-frame mirrorless range. Sitting below the A9, A7R III and A7S II, the A7 II offers a lot of Sony's latest imaging technologies, including a new 24.2 megapixel Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor, ISO range of 50-204800…

Monday, February 26, 2018

Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH. Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH. is a new super telephoto lens that offers an effective focal length of 100-400mm. The third lens to be introduced as part of the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series, the Paansonic 50-200mm is compatible with both the 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. The Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH. will be available from the end of May priced at £1599.99 / $1699.99.

The Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH. is a new super telephoto lens that offers an effective focal length of 100-400mm. The third lens to be introduced as part of the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series, the Paansonic 50-200mm is compatible with both the 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. The…

Canon EOS M50 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Last week we spent some time shooting with the new Canon EOS M50 compact system camera in London, UK, at the official Canon press event for the M50, EOS 4000D, and EOS 2000D cameras. Check out our first impressions of using the Canon M50 camera now...

Last week we spent some time shooting with the new Canon EOS M50 compact system camera in London, UK, at the official Canon press event for the M50, EOS 4000D, and EOS 2000D cameras. Check out our first impressions of using the Canon M50 camera now...

Canon EOS M50 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS M50 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS M50 camera, including both white and black colours, all the menu screens and a side-by-side comparison with the EOS M100 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS M50 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS M50 camera, including both white and black colours, all the menu screens and a side-by-side comparison with the EOS M10…

Canon EOS M50 - Canon's Most Technologically Advanced Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Canon EOS M50 is Canon’s most technologically advanced mirrorless camera yet. It's Canon’s first mirrorless camera to feature 4K movie capability, 4K time-lapse, 4K frame grabs from 4K movies, a 7.5cm Vari-Angle touchscreen, Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor and the new CR3 14-bit RAW file format. Using a APS-C sized 24.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, the Canon M50 also offers the renowned Dual Pixel CMOS auto-focusing system, eye-detection AF mode, up to 10fps continuous shooting (7.1fps with continuous AF), a built-in Mic socket (perfect for vlogging), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and 120fps slow-motion HD movie capture.

The EOS M50 will be available to purchase from March 2018:

  • EOS M50 body only - £539.99 / €629.99 / $779.99
  • EOS M50 + EF-M 15-45mm lens - £649.99 / €759.99

The Canon EOS M50 is Canon’s most technologically advanced mirrorless camera yet. It's Canon’s first mirrorless camera to feature 4K movie capability, 4K time-lapse, 4K frame grabs from 4K movies, a 7.5cm Vari-Angle touchscreen, Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor and the new CR3 14-bit RAW file format. Using a…

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tokina FiRIN 20mm F2 FE AF Lens for Sony Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Tokina FiRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is an auto-focus version of the existing FiRIN 20mm F2 FE super wide angle lens for full-frame Sony E-mount. The FiRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is fully compatible with Fast Hybrid AF system and all AF function settings, providing the same AF performance as with common E-mount AF lenses. This new lens will go on sale in Japan at the end of April 2018 and worldwide at the end of May 2018, pricing to be announced.

The Tokina FiRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is an auto-focus version of the existing FiRIN 20mm F2 FE super wide angle lens for full-frame Sony E-mount. The FiRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is fully compatible with Fast Hybrid AF system and all AF function settings, providing the same AF performance…

Fujifilm X-H1 Size Comparison - Too Big or Just Right?

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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One of the main criticisms that we've seen aimed at the Fujifilm X-H1 since its launch last week is about its size, with lots of online comments that it's just too big for a mirrorless camera.

To that end, we've gathered a number of different cameras from the far-flung corners of the Photography Blog office, lined them up one-by-one next to the X-H1, and shot each combination from various angles to give you an idea of how they compare in real life.

The cameras are: Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm GFX, Panasonic GH5S, Sony A7R II, Sony A6500, Canon EOS 5DSR, Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EOS 80D.

Remember, this isn't meant to be a scientific test of the X-H1 - we don't have obvious rivals like the the Olympus O-MD E-M1 II to hand - but it does give you an idea of how it compares to cameras from most of the various systems available today (APS-C mirroless, Medium Format, Micro Four Thirds, 35mm Full-frame mirrorless, 35mm Full-frame DSLR, APS-C DSLR).

Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section - is the Fujifilm X-H1 too big for its boots, or is its size irrelevant?

One of the main criticisms that we've seen aimed at the Fujifilm X-H1 since its launch last week is about its size, with lots of online comments that it's just too big for a mirrorless camera. To that end, we've gathered a number of different cameras from the far-flung corners…