Category: Compact System Camera

Monday, July 10, 2017

Leica TL2 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica TL2 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica TL2 compact system camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Leica TL2 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica TL2 compact system camera.

Leica TL2 vs TL Key Differences

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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We take a look at the key differences between the Leica TL2 and Leica TL cameras...

We take a look at the key differences between the Leica TL2 and Leica TL cameras...

Leica TL2 24 Megapixel APS-C Mirrorless Camera, 20fps Burst Shooting, 4K Video, Touchscreen

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Leica TL2 is a new APS-C compact system camera that is precisely machined from a single block of aluminium. With a newly developed 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and Maestro II series high-performance image processor, the Leica TL2 also builds on the previous TL camera by incoporating 4K video recording,, 20fps continuous shooting using the new electronically controlled shutter, and faster auto-focusing and startup times. The Leica TL2 will be offered in a choice of two different colours, black and silver, for £1700 / $1950 body only, with sales starting today (10th July 2017).

The Leica TL2 is a new APS-C compact system camera that is precisely machined from a single block of aluminium. With a newly developed 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and Maestro II series high-performance image processor, the Leica TL2 also builds on the previous TL camera by incoporating ...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Olympus PEN E-PL8 Wins Red Dot Design Award

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Compact System Camera
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The Olympus PEN E-PL8 has just won a Red Dot Design Award with its combination of form and function. Awarding the title Red Dot Award Winner 2017, the international Red Dot jury of 40 design experts stated that “the compact and lightweight PEN E-PL8 is a prime example of retro design, high grade materials and state-of-the-art technology all in one.” To further compliment the camera, Olympus commissioned high profile Berlin fashion designer Malaika Raiss to create some beautiful accessories including specially designed straps and bags. “Women are amongst the most prolific and creative visual online content creators,” says Tanja Mehler, European Marketing Manager for Olympus PEN. “They can for example appreciate the E-PL8 camera as a way to expand their creative power if they are moving up from a phone because along with its quality, it is easy to use. Or they can appreciate how small and easy-to-carry it is compared to a conventional DSLR. What was missing were good looking accessories to go with it.”

The Olympus PEN E-PL8 has just won a Red Dot Design Award with its combination of form and function. Awarding the title Red Dot Award Winner 2017, the international Red Dot jury of 40 design experts stated that “the compact and lightweight PEN E-PL8 is a prime example of retro design,...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sony A9 Firmware Update 1.01

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Sony have issued a firmware update for the new Sony A9 full-frame compact system camera. According to the company, Version 1.01 "improves the overheating warning functionality" of the A9. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Sony eSupport

Sony have issued a firmware update for the new Sony A9 full-frame compact system camera. According to the company, Version 1.01 "improves the overheating warning functionality" of the A9. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below. Website: Sony eSupport

Friday, June 2, 2017

Leica SL System Firmware Update 3.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Firmware version 3.0 for the Leica SL-System is now available for download. The update significantly reduces the time required for saving DNG raw image files to SD memory cards and enhances the speed, accuracy and handling of the autofocus system. Video and photo exposure settings are now independent of each other, no longer needing to be adapted when switching from one mode to the other. By making these settings separate of each other, the new firmware makes shooting photo and video faster and more convenient, speeding up a mixed-media workflow.  Photographers also now have the options to capture photos exclusively with the electronic shutter. This enables completely silent exposures in a shutter speed range from 1s to 1/16,000s. Version 3.0 also includes built-in automated firmware updates for the Leica Vario-Elmarit–SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. and Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4 lenses, for further performance optimisation. In total, the new firmware update brings 31 improvements to the photo and video functions.

Firmware version 3.0 for the Leica SL-System is now available for download. The update significantly reduces the time required for saving DNG raw image files to SD memory cards and enhances the speed, accuracy and handling of the autofocus system. Video and photo exposure settings are now independent of each other,...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Olympus Expands Profoto Compatibility for Select Camera Models

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Olympus has issued new firmware updates for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Olympus PEN-F compact system cameras, expanding their compatibility with Profoto AirTTL flashes. The updates Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Version 3.0 for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Version 2.0 for the PEN-F enable compatibility with the new Profoto Air Remote TTL-O, allowing users to seamlessly integrate Profoto AirTTL flashes with these cameras. Further new functions for the E-M5 Mark II as well as the PEN-F include the ‘Save Setting/Mysets’ feature already available on the E-M1 Mark II. Click through / scroll down for the details, including an overview of all the new functions.

Olympus has issued new firmware updates for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Olympus PEN-F compact system cameras, expanding their compatibility with Profoto AirTTL flashes. The updates Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Version 3.0 for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and Version 2.0 for the...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Panasonic GH5 Firmware Update 1.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic have announced an upcoming firmware update for their Lumix GH5 cmpact system camera (pictured). Available from 24 April 2017, Firmware Version 1.1enables 4:2:2 10-bit video recording in either FHD [MP4(LPCM)] / [MOV] or Anamorphic (4:3) mode, in addition to the existing 4K video recording option, and fixes a couple of bugs. Click through / scroll down for the details.

Panasonic have announced an upcoming firmware update for their Lumix GH5 cmpact system camera (pictured). Available from 24 April 2017, Firmware Version 1.1enables 4:2:2 10-bit video recording in either FHD [MP4(LPCM)] / [MOV] or Anamorphic (4:3) mode, in addition to the existing 4K video recording option, and fixes a couple of bugs. Click through /...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sony A9 Hands-on Review

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Sony A9 is a new 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at professional sports and action photographers. It boasts a 24.2 megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, expandable ISO range of 50-204800, 693 focal plane phase detection AF points, 20fps burst shooting, 5-axis in-body image stabilisation and 4K UHD video recording. We've spent some time getting to know the Sony A9, so check out our Hands-on Review of Sony's latest full-frame mirrorless camera...

The Sony A9 is a new 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at professional sports and action photographers. It boasts a 24.2 megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, expandable ISO range of 50-204800, 693 focal plane phase detection AF points, 20fps burst shooting, 5-axis in-body image stabilisation and 4K UHD video recording. We've...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera Shoots at 20fps

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Sony A9 is a new full-frame mirrorless camera that can shoot 24 megapixel images at 20fps. The Sony A9 interchangeable lens camera will start shipping from June 2017 priced at approximately £4,500 / $4,500.

The Sony A9 is a new full-frame mirrorless camera that can shoot 24 megapixel images at 20fps. The Sony A9 interchangeable lens camera will start shipping from June 2017 priced at approximately £4,500 / $4,500.

Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS Super Telephoto Zoom Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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The Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS is the furthest reaching E-mount lens in the range. The Sony FE 100-400mm GM lens will start to ship from July 2017, priced at approximately £2,500.

The Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS is the furthest reaching E-mount lens in the range. The Sony FE 100-400mm GM lens will start to ship from July 2017, priced at approximately £2,500.

New Firmware Update for Fujifilm GFX 50S

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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A new firmware update for the Fujifilm GFX 50S camera will be released in late May 2017. It will "will add (a) new function for computer tethering via Wi-Fi and improve operability in exposure compensation and autofocus performance in difficult scenes." In our Fujifilm GFX 50S review, we noted that exposure compensation was difficult to set and that the auto-focusing system was often a little sluggish, so it will be very interesting to see what imrpovements Fujifilm can make via this firmware update.

A new firmware update for the Fujifilm GFX 50S camera will be released in late May 2017. It will "will add (a) new function for computer tethering via Wi-Fi and improve operability in exposure compensation and autofocus performance in difficult scenes." In our Fujifilm GFX 50S review, we noted...

New Fujifilm GF Lens Roadmap

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Fujifilm has unveiled an updated lens roadmap for the GFX 50S lens system. New additions include a telephoto prime lens and tele converter. With the addition of the two new lenses, the GF lens lineup has now expanded to a total of eight lenses.

Fujifilm has unveiled an updated lens roadmap for the GFX 50S lens system. New additions include a telephoto prime lens and tele converter. With the addition of the two new lenses, the GF lens lineup has now expanded to a total of eight lenses.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Canon Celebrate 14th Year of Market Leadership

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Canon have announced that their interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLRs and CSCs) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 2016. In 2003, Canon introduced their breakthrough EOS 300D DSLR camera, which was competitively priced and quickly captured the top share of the global market. Canon has continued to launch a range of interchangeable-lens cameras including the professional-model EOS-1D series and the EOS 5D series which paved the way for digital SLR video recording. During 2016, Canon released the EOS 80D for advanced amateur users, the EOS-1D X Mark II for professionals, and the 4K-enabled EOS 5D Mark IV (pictured) for video enthusiasts. Additionally, the company’s interchangeable-lens camera lineup was further expanded with the introduction of the high-end EOS M5 compact-system camera in November. This year, the company launched the Canon EOS M6, EOS 77D and EOS 800D models.

Canon have announced that their interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLRs and CSCs) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 2016. In 2003, Canon introduced their breakthrough EOS 300D DSLR camera, which was competitively priced and quickly captured the top share of the global market....

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sigma sd Quattro Firmware Update 1.04

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Sigma today released a firmware update for its sd Quattro cameras. Version 1.04 adds an option to save images in raw 12-bit DNG format, improves the focusing speed of Contemporary, Art and Sports lenses by about 10-30%, adds comptibility with the SFD mode and Live View Display of Sigma Capture Pro, delivers enhanced white balance with the Sigma EF-630 flashgun, and fixes bugs.

Sigma today released a firmware update for its sd Quattro cameras. Version 1.04 adds an option to save images in raw 12-bit DNG format, improves the focusing speed of Contemporary, Art and Sports lenses by about 10-30%, adds comptibility with the SFD mode and Live View Display of Sigma Capture Pro,...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fujifim X-T2 and X-Pro2 Firmware Updates

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Fujifilm today announced the upcoming release of new firmware updates for their X-Pro2 and X-T2 compact system cameras. X-T2 version 2.00 and X-Pro2 version 3.00 enable users to use the cameras' raw image file formats when shooting not only in AE Bracketing but also in other Bracketing modes (ISO, Dynamic Range, White Balance, Film Simulations) and also in Advanced Filter modes. Additionally, the updates add ISO125 and ISO160 to the list of extended ISO levels available, increase the maximum exposure time in T mode from 30 seconds to 15 minutes[!], add an AUTO option for the minimum shutter speed in the ISO Auto setting, enable the use of Phase Detection AF for faster performance in Face Detection AF, reduce focus hunting in AF-C mode, add a smaller Focus Point size in Single Point AF bringing the total number of available sizes to six, enable users to move the position of focus frame while enlarging it in Single-Point AF-S mode and during manual focusing, allow you to assign a specific name to Custom Settings 1 - 7, and much more. Click through / read on for the full list of improvements.

Fujifilm today announced the upcoming release of new firmware updates for their X-Pro2 and X-T2 compact system cameras. X-T2 version 2.00 and X-Pro2 version 3.00 enable users to use the cameras' raw image file formats when shooting not only in AE Bracketing but also in other Bracketing modes (ISO, Dynamic Range, White...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Inside the Panasonic GH5 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the inside of the Panasonic GH5 camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the inside of the Panasonic GH5 camera.

Panasonic are showing a cut-away/exploded version of the new GH5 camera, which we will be reviewing very soon.

Want to see exactly what the inside of the Panasonic GH5 camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the inside of the Panasonic GH5 camera. Panasonic are showing a cut-away/exploded version of the new GH5 camera, which we will be reviewing...

Kowa Prominar Micro Four Thirds Cine Lenses Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Kowa Micro Four Thirds Cine lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Kowa Prominar Micro Four Thirds Cine lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Kowa Micro Four Thirds Cine lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Kowa Prominar Micro Four Thirds Cine lenses

Laowa 15mm f/2 Sony FE, 7.5mm f/2 MFT and 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Lenses Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Laowa lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Laowa lenses, including the Laowa 15mm f/2 Sony FE, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT and an intriguing 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x super macro lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Laowa lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Laowa lenses, including the Laowa 15mm f/2 Sony FE, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT and an intriguing 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x super macro lens.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hireacamera.com Offers 25% Discount on All Fujifilm Rentals

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Hireacamera.com has announced a new exclusive offer on their range of Fujifilm cameras and lenses. From today, a 25% discount will be applied to all Fujifilm camera and lens hires. This exclusive offer is the result of a new partnership between Hireacamera.com and Fujifilm and is part of a drive to get Fujifilm’s X-Series cameras and XF lenses into the hands of more photographers. The offer also includes Fujifilm’s new medium format camera, the highly anticipated GFX 50S, and the new GF lens series. Guy Thatcher, Managing Director at Hireacamera was equally delighted, he commented, ‘The growing levels of excitement about Fujifilm’s cameras grew consistently throughout 2016 and the surge of interest we received when the GFX release dates were announced, earlier this year, was unprecedented. To that end, we’ve worked collaboratively with Fujifilm to deliver this very attractive offering to everyone who is interested in Fujifilm cameras.’

Hireacamera.com has announced a new exclusive offer on their range of Fujifilm cameras and lenses. From today, a 25% discount will be applied to all Fujifilm camera and lens hires. This exclusive offer is the result of a new partnership between Hireacamera.com and Fujifilm and is part of a...