Category: Compact System Camera

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…

Panasonic Lumix G9 Compact System Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic LUMIX G9 is a new flagship compact system camera that offers the highest picture quality in the history of Panasonic cameras. Featuring a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter, the Panasonic G9 can capture 80-megapixel equivalent images using the new High Resolution mode. Other key features include a 6.5-stop Dual Image Stabilizer, the world’s fastest AF speed of 0.04 sec, 20 fps (AFC) / 60 fps (AFS) burst shooting, a 3680k pixel OLED Live View Finder with a magnification ratio of 1.66x / 0.83x, a 3.0-inch free-angle LCD screen, a status LCD on top of the camera and AF joystick on the rear, dual UHS-II SD Memory Card slots, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and 4K 60p video recording.

The Panasonic LUMIX G9 will be available from January 2018 in three kit options:

  • Body Only (RRP: £1,499 / €1,729)
  • M Kit – Panasonic G9 & Panasonic 12-60mm Lens (RRP: £1,699/€1,929)
  • L Kit – Panasonic G9 & LEICA 12-60mm Lens (RRP: £2,019 / €2,329)


The Panasonic LUMIX G9 is a new flagship compact system camera that offers the highest picture quality in the history of Panasonic cameras. Featuring a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low-pass filter, the Panasonic G9 can capture 80-megapixel equivalent images using the new High Resolution mode. Other key…

Panasonic G9 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic G9 is a new flagship compact system camera that boasts a 20 megapixel sensor, 20fps burst shooting with full-time AF or 60fps without, 80 megapixel multi-shot high-resolution mode, 6.5-stops dual image stabilisation, a vari-angle touchscreen, an OLED electronic viewfinder and 4K video recording. We've spent a little time getting to know the Panasonic G9, so check out our first impressions of Panasonic's impressive new compact system camera...

The Panasonic G9 is a new flagship compact system camera that boasts a 20 megapixel sensor, 20fps burst shooting with full-time AF or 60fps without, 80 megapixel multi-shot high-resolution mode, 6.5-stops dual image stabilisation, a vari-angle touchscreen, an OLED electronic viewfinder and 4K video recording. We've spent a little time…

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Firmware Update for YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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YI Techonology have released a major firmware update for the YI M1 mirrorless camera that offers significantly improved performance. Key improvements include 300% faster auto-focus speed, better AF speed and accuracy, new RAW+JPEG file format, full exposure and focus control before and during 4K shooting, and enhanced Touch Screen Control experience.

The YI M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera is available with the 12-40mm Zoom Lens starting at $349.99.

YI Techonology have released a major firmware update for the YI M1 mirrorless camera that offers significantly improved performance. Key improvements include 300% faster auto-focus speed, better AF speed and accuracy, new RAW+JPEG file format, full exposure and focus control before and during 4K shooting, and enhanced Touch Screen Control…

Friday, November 3, 2017

​Hasselblad XCD 135mm and XCD 80mm Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Hasselblad is expanding the XCD lens range to a total of nine lenses in 2018 with the addition of the XCD 135mm f/2.8 and XCD 80mm lenses. The XCD 135mm f/2.8 lens comes with a dedicated 1,7x converter that extends the tele lens to 230mm f/4.8, while the XCD 80mm is set to become the highest aperture lens that Hasselblad has ever introduced. 

In addition, the previously announced XCD 22mm ultra-wide-angle lens has been updated to 21mm with an aperture of f/4.0, the XCD 35-75mm zoom lens will have f/3.5-4.5, and the XCD 65mm lens will have f/2.8.

Hasselblad is expanding the XCD lens range to a total of nine lenses in 2018 with the addition of the XCD 135mm f/2.8 and XCD 80mm lenses. The XCD 135mm f/2.8 lens comes with a dedicated 1,7x converter that extends the tele lens to 230mm f/4.8, while the XCD 80mm…

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Get up to £100 / €120 Off Panasonic Lumix Cameras and Lenses

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Panasonic is offering up to £100 (€120) cashback when purchasing a Lumix or Lumix G-Series camera and £100 (€120) off Panasonic and Panasonic Leica Lenses. All cashback is available from 25th October 2017 – 30th January 2018 from participating retailers.

Panasonic is offering up to £100 (€120) cashback when purchasing a Lumix or Lumix G-Series camera and £100 (€120) off Panasonic and Panasonic Leica Lenses. All cashback is available from 25th October 2017 – 30th January 2018 from participating retailers.

Get up to £200 Cashback on Olympus Cameras and Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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For a limited time only, Olympus UK is offering a cashback bonus of up to £200 on selected OM-D cameras and M.Zuiko lenses.

For a limited time only, Olympus UK is offering a cashback bonus of up to £200 on selected OM-D cameras and M.Zuiko lenses.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sony A7R III Hands-on Photos

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

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony A7R III camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the previous A7R II model and a look at the internal component parts.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony A7R III camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony A7R III camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the previous A7R II model and a look at the internal component parts.

Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the previous A7R II model.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the previous A7R II model.

Sony A7R III First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Sony A7R III is a new premium compact system camera that boasts a 42 megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor, ISO range of 50-102400, 10fps burst shooting, 5.5-stop in-body image stabilisation, a tilting touchscreen and an electronic viewfinder. We've spent some time getting to know the Sony A7R II, so check out our first impressions of Sony's new compact system camera...

The Sony A7R III is a new premium compact system camera that boasts a 42 megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor, ISO range of 50-102400, 10fps burst shooting, 5.5-stop in-body image stabilisation, a tilting touchscreen and an electronic viewfinder. We've spent some time getting to know the Sony A7R II, so…

Sony A7R III Compact System Camera - 42 Megapixels, 10fps Burst Shooting, 15 Stops Dynamic Range, 4K Video

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Sony A7R III is a new compact system camera with a 42.4 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with 15-stops of dynamic range, continuous shooting speeds at up to 10 fps with full AF/AE tracking, 399 phase-detection AF points, 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization and 4K video quality.

The Sony A7R III will ship in Europe in November 2017, priced at approximately £3,200, and $3,200 in the US.

The Sony A7R III is a new compact system camera with a 42.4 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with 15-stops of dynamic range, continuous shooting speeds at up to 10 fps with full AF/AE tracking, 399 phase-detection AF points, 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization and 4K video quality…

Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS - Lightweight Zoom Lens with Outstanding Image Quality

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS is a new standard zoom lens that features the commonly used 24 to 105mm focal length range with outstanding G Lens imaging performance and the most lightweight design in its class.

The FE 24-105mm F4 will ship in Europe in November 2017, priced at approximately £1,200, and 

$1,300 in the US.

The Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS is a new standard zoom lens that features the commonly used 24 to 105mm focal length range with outstanding G Lens imaging performance and the most lightweight design in its class. The FE 24-105mm F4 will ship in Europe in November 2017, priced…

Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS ​- Fast Super-Telephoto Prime Lens for Sports and Wildlife

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS is a new super-telephoto prime lens that offers a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and G Master image quality. Currently in development with a target launch date of Summer 2018, the FE 400mm F2.8 is aimed at professional sports, news and wildlife photographers.

The Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS is a new super-telephoto prime lens that offers a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and G Master image quality. Currently in development with a target launch date of Summer 2018, the FE 400mm F2.8 is aimed at professional sports, news and wildlife photographers.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Panasonic GH5 Firmware Version 2.0 Now Available

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic has released a new firmware update for the Panasonic GH5 Micro Four Thirds compact system camera. As preannounced back in August, Version 2.0 enables tethered shooting via USB, using the “LUMIX Tether” PC software. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via a USB. It lets them view the image on a large PC screen while shooting, which is helpful in commercial photoshoots of portraits, products, etc where continuous confirmation is required. The firmware also improves AF performance, enables faster shooting in 4K Photo and 6K Photo modes, adds an additional ALL-Intra-I Video Recording mode, 4K HDR video recording, various enhancements to the Anamorphic video recording mode and the in-body image stabiliser, and much more

Panasonic has released a new firmware update for the Panasonic GH5 Micro Four Thirds compact system camera. As preannounced back in August, Version 2.0 enables tethered shooting via USB, using the “LUMIX Tether” PC software. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via a USB. It…