Category: Compact System Camera

Friday, May 20, 2016

Canon UK Announce Summer Cashback Offer

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Canon are offering up to £50/€70 cashback on selected items in the UK and Ireland, plus the chance to win a three-night break in Dubai for two people. Eligible products include digital SLR cameras such as the EOS 760D (pictured), EOS 750D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D, CSCs (EOS M3 & M10), digital compact cameras, camcorders, printers, lenses and the Speedlite 430EX III-RT flash. The offer runs to 31 August 2016.

Canon are offering up to £50/€70 cashback on selected items in the UK and Ireland, plus the chance to win a three-night break in Dubai for two people. Eligible products include digital SLR cameras such as the EOS 760D (pictured), EOS 750D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D, CSCs (EOS...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Samsung NX1 Firmware Version 1.41

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Samsung have issued a firmware update for the Samsung NX1 compact system camera. Version 1.41 resolves a Bluetooth connection issue with smartphones running on Android 6.0. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Samsung NX1 Support

Samsung have issued a firmware update for the Samsung NX1 compact system camera. Version 1.41 resolves a Bluetooth connection issue with smartphones running on Android 6.0. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below. Website: Samsung NX1 Support

Samsung NX500 Firmware Version 1.12

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Samsung have posted a firmware update for the Samsung NX500 compact system camera. According to the company, version 1.12 fixes a Bluetooth connection problem with smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Samsung NX500 Support Page

Samsung have posted a firmware update for the Samsung NX500 compact system camera. According to the company, version 1.12 fixes a Bluetooth connection problem with smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below. Website: Samsung NX500 Support Page

Friday, May 6, 2016

Leica SL Voted Best Premium Camera at 2016 TIPA Awards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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The Leica SL mirrorless camera system has been honoured as ‘Best Premium Camera’ in the 2016 TIPA Awards. Featuring a full-frame, 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and matching system components, ranging from lenses to an electronic viewfinder, the Leica SL can capture full-resolution stills at rates of up to 11fps and 4K video with a frame rate of 30 frames per second. The presentation of the 2016 TIPA Awards, now in their 26th year, will take place on 20 September during the Photokina exhibition in Cologne, Germany.

The Leica SL mirrorless camera system has been honoured as ‘Best Premium Camera’ in the 2016 TIPA Awards. Featuring a full-frame, 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and matching system components, ranging from lenses to an electronic viewfinder, the Leica SL can capture full-resolution stills at rates of up to 11fps...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DJI Launches Osmo RAW

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Compact System Camera
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DJI has announced it will offer its Micro Four-Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera for use with the Osmo image stabilisation system. “When we launched the Osmo, we reimagined motion,” said Senior Product Manager Paul Pan. “With the DJI Osmo RAW, we’ve gone even further. Now, creators and filmmakers will no longer have to choose between image quality and image stability, no matter from what perspective they’re shooting.” Gimbal motors will ensure image stability on three axes, with pan and tilt functions accessible either by using the Osmo’s thumb stick or through the DJI GO app. Users can also control the X5R’s focus and aperture from within the iOS or Android app or via an optional DJI Focus unit. Also available for the Osmo system is the Micro Four-Thirds X5 camera and gimbal, called the Osmo Pro. Pricing and availability of the Osmo Pro and Osmo RAW will be announced shortly, the company says.

DJI has announced it will offer its Micro Four-Thirds Zenmuse X5R camera for use with the Osmo image stabilisation system. “When we launched the Osmo, we reimagined motion,” said Senior Product Manager Paul Pan. “With the DJI Osmo RAW, we’ve gone even further. Now,...

Friday, April 15, 2016

Leica SL Firmware Update 2.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Leica have released the newest firmware update for the Leica SL compact system camera. Version 2.0 includes numerous new features and improvements: the autofocus system has been revised and optimised, offering even faster focusing, higher precision and optimized subject tracking. A further improvement increases the number of AF focusing points available for the single point AF setting to 529. The update also features direct exposure compensation controlled by the top dial and the click wheel on the back of the camera in the three automatic exposure modes: P, T and A, as well as an extended range of shutter speeds. Further improvements include updates to the JPG quality, white balance, the video menu, Auto ISO options and the focus peaking function, while images in DNG format can now be magnified for better evaluation. The camera is also compatible with all Leica flash units and an update to the app allows the use of the optimized functions. Registered camera users can log in to the Leica Owner’s Area to download the new firmware.

Leica have released the newest firmware update for the Leica SL compact system camera. Version 2.0 includes numerous new features and improvements: the autofocus system has been revised and optimised, offering even faster focusing, higher precision and optimized subject tracking. A further improvement increases the number of AF focusing points available...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX80 Preview

Amy Davies | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic has introduced a new compact system camera which sits in between the GX(single digit) and the GF ranges in terms of who it is aimed at.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 features a 16 million pixel sensor and a Venus Engine was has been tweaked to work specifically in this camera. For the first time in a G series camera, the optical low pass filter has been removed which boosts the sensor’s capability to record fine detail.

As with several other Lumix cameras recently released, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 features the ability to record 4K video which also facilitates 4K photo modes.

Panasonic has introduced a new compact system camera which sits in between the GX(single digit) and the GF ranges in terms of who it is aimed at. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 features a 16 million pixel sensor and a Venus Engine was has been tweaked to work specifically in this...

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX80

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX80 is a new interchangeable lens camera that combines modern design and 4K performance. The GX80 (also known as the GX85 in some regions) offers a range of innovative features, including 4K PHOTO and 5-Axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabiliser), plus a sturdy ergonomic grip. The LUMIX DMC-GX80 features a 16 megapixel sensor with no low-pass filter. The Panasonic DMC-GX80 is available in Black, Silver and Tan and will be available from May 9th 2016.

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX80 is a new interchangeable lens camera that combines modern design and 4K performance. The GX80 (also known as the GX85 in some regions) offers a range of innovative features, including 4K PHOTO and 5-Axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabiliser), plus a sturdy ergonomic grip. The LUMIX...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Canon Celebrates 13th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Share of ILC Market

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Canon is celebrating its 13th year at number one in the interchangeable-lens digital camera market. The success story began in 2003 with the introduction of the EOS 300D, the first affordable digital SLR camera that combined a competitive price with a compact, lightweight design and captured the top global market share upon release. The entire EOS series is supported by Canon’s extensive EF lens collection, with production surpassing the 110 million unit mark in June 2015, and currently comprises a total of 98 models.

Canon is celebrating its 13th year at number one in the interchangeable-lens digital camera market. The success story began in 2003 with the introduction of the EOS 300D, the first affordable digital SLR camera that combined a competitive price with a compact, lightweight design and captured the top global market share...

Monday, March 21, 2016

Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter.

Want to see exactly what the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter.

Panasonic 12-60mm Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH.POWER O.I.S lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic 12-60mm lens.

Want to see exactly what the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH.POWER O.I.S lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic 12-60mm lens.

Sigma sd Quattro H Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the Sigma sd Quattro H compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma sd Quattro H compact system camera.

Want to see exactly what the Sigma sd Quattro H compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma sd Quattro H compact system camera.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition ‘Fox Brown’

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Olympus has announced the launch of the OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition camera. Limited to 3,500 units worldwide, the new Fox Brown version comes with a premium leather strap and a matching silver-coloured lens cap, as well as an M.Zuiko DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1-3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake lens. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition kit is priced at £699.99/€899.99/$899.95. An optional OM-D messenger bag made of brown leather and grey canvas - available in standard and Mini versions - has also been unveiled.

Olympus has announced the launch of the OM-D E-M10 Mark II Limited Edition camera. Limited to 3,500 units worldwide, the new Fox Brown version comes with a premium leather strap and a matching silver-coloured lens cap, as well as an M.Zuiko DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1-3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake lens....

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SIGMA sd Quattro / SIGMA sd Quattro H

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Sigma has announced a duo of compact system cameras featuring large Foveon X3 direct image sensors. Building on the concept of the SD1 Merrill,both cameras feature a Sigma SA lens mount, making them compatible with all of the Sigma GLOBAL VISION lenses in the Contemporary, Art and Sports lines. The Sigma sd Quattro has a 19.6-megapixel APS-C size sensor, whilte the Sigma sd Quattro H has an even larger (APS-H sized) 25.5-megapixel imager measuring 26.6 x 17.9mm. The cameras offer a combination of contrast-detect and phase-detect auto focus, plus a focus peaking function for manual focus enthusiasts. The high-resolution 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder features near-100% viewfinder coverage and a 1.09 magnification ratio. O-rings and environmental seals around buttons and seams prevent the intrusion of dust and water, making the cameras suitable for use in adverse weather conditions.

Sigma has announced a duo of compact system cameras featuring large Foveon X3 direct image sensors. Building on the concept of the SD1 Merrill,both cameras feature a Sigma SA lens mount, making them compatible with all of the Sigma GLOBAL VISION lenses in the Contemporary, Art and Sports...

Monday, February 15, 2016

Panasonic Lumix GF8

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic Lumix GF8 is a new compact system camera aimed at selfie enthusiasts. Offering the same core specifications as the existing Panasonic GF7 - such as a 16-megapixel FourThirds sensor, Micro FourThirds lens mount, tiltable 3" 1040K-dot touchscreen, integrated Wi-FI and Full HD movies -, the new Lumix GF8 comes with a variety of beauty functions including Soft Skin, Defocusing and Slimming. After shooting, you can even put on make-up or retouch in camera with the Beauty Retouch function. Available in certain markets only, the Panasonic GF8 is not planned for release in the UK or the US.

The Panasonic Lumix GF8 is a new compact system camera aimed at selfie enthusiasts. Offering the same core specifications as the existing Panasonic GF7 - such as a 16-megapixel FourThirds sensor, Micro FourThirds lens mount, tiltable 3" 1040K-dot touchscreen, integrated Wi-FI and Full HD movies -, the new Lumix GF8...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sony A6300 - 11fps / 8fps Continuous Shooting

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The new Sony A6300 compact system camera can shoot at 11fps in the Hi+ option with continuous autofocus, or a slightly slower 8fps in the normal Hi option - the key difference is that shooting at 11fps causes the electronic viewfinder to black-out.

Here are a couple of video clips showing the A6300 in action on both settings until the camera's buffer is full (using the Fine JPEG setting).

The new Sony A6300 compact system camera can shoot at 11fps in the Hi+ option with continuous autofocus, or a slightly slower 8fps in the normal Hi option - the key difference is that shooting at 11fps causes the electronic viewfinder to black-out. Here are a couple of video clips...

Sony A6300 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony A6300 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony A6300 compact system camera, including an exploded view of the magnesium alloy body.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony A6300 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony A6300 compact system camera, including an exploded view of the magnesium alloy body.

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens and a sliced-through view of the interior.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4...

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS lens, the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II A-mount lens, the new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, and a sliced-through view of the interior.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS...

Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens and a sliced-through view of the interior.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens and a sliced-through...