Category: Compact System Camera

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 Lens Delayed by 3 Months

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Sony have announced that the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens has been delayed by 3 months for new orders. In an official statement on Sony Japan's website, Sony say that it will take 3 months for them to catch-up with the production. The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 lens was originally announced back in February 2016.

Sony have announced that the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens has been delayed by 3 months for new orders. In an official statement on Sony Japan's website, Sony say that it will take 3 months for them to catch-up with the production. The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 lens...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fujifilm GFX 50S Preview

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Digital
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Unveiled at Photokina 2016, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is the first digital medium-format camera body in Fuji's brand new GFX system. Having attended the launch event in Cologne, we now bring you our first hands-on preview of this exciting new product. Do note that all of our remarks are based on a prototype/pre-production sample.

Unveiled at Photokina 2016, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is the first digital medium-format camera body in Fuji's brand new GFX system. Having attended the launch event in Cologne, we now bring you our first hands-on preview of this exciting new product. Do note that all of our remarks are based...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter

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The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a durable metal housing with a premium finish.

The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Handevision Iberit Lenses Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Handevision Iberit lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Handevision Iberit 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 lenses, which are available for Sony E, Fuji X, Leica SL and Leica M mount systems.

Want to see exactly what the new Handevision Iberit lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Handevision Iberit 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 lenses, which are available for Sony E, Fuji X, Leica SL and Leica M mount systems.

Yi M1 Compact System Camera Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Yi M1 compact system camera look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Yi M1 compact system camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Yi M1 compact system camera look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Yi M1 compact system camera.

Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG Lenses Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG lenses.

Fujifilm XF 23mm, XF 50mm, XF 80mm Macro, X-A3 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR, XF 50mm F2 R WR, and XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lenses and the X-A3 camera look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 23mm, XF 50mm and XF 80mm Macro lenses and the X-A3 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR, XF 50mm F2 R WR, and XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lenses and the X-A3 camera look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 23mm, XF 5...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Photokina 2016 Interview: The Canon EOS M5

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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We sat down with Richard Trestain from Canon Europe to discuss the new Canon EOS M5 compact system camera that has just been unveiled at Photokina.

We sat down with Richard Trestain from Canon Europe to discuss the new Canon EOS M5 compact system camera that has just been unveiled at Photokina.

Photokina 2016 Interview: Nikon on Medium-format, Mirrorless and Premium Compact

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We briefly sat down with Dirk Jasper and Jordi Brinkman from Nikon Europe to get their thoughts on medium-format, mirrorless and and premium compact cameras.

We briefly sat down with Dirk Jasper and Jordi Brinkman from Nikon Europe to get their thoughts on medium-format, mirrorless and and premium compact cameras.

Three More Tokina FíRIN Lenses for Sony E-Mount, with Auto-focus!

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Tokina are planning to launch three new FíRIN AF lenses for the Sony E-Mount full frame cameras. In addition to the manual focus FíRIN 20mm F2 FE lens that was announced at Photokina 2016, Tokina will also launch a Super Wide Prime, Fast Wide Prime and Standard Zoom, all with auto-focus.

Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE Hands-On Photos

Tokina are planning to launch three new FíRIN AF lenses for the Sony E-Mount full frame cameras. In addition to the manual focus FíRIN 20mm F2 FE lens that was announced at Photokina 2016, Tokina will also launch a Super Wide Prime, Fast Wide Prime and Standard...

Olympus PEN E-PL8 Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Olympus PEN E-PL8 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus PEN E-PL8 compact system camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus PEN E-PL8 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus PEN E-PL8 compact system camera.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Photokina 2016 Interview: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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We sat down with Setsuya Kataoka, the Deputy Division Manager of the Imaging Product Development Division of Olympus, to discuss the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera.

We sat down with Setsuya Kataoka, the Deputy Division Manager of the Imaging Product Development Division of Olympus, to discuss the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera.

Fujifilm GFX 50S Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format compact system camera and the 6 new G mount lenses.

Update: We've now added some much better hands-on photos of the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format compact system camera and the 6 new G mount lenses. Update: We've now...

Sony A99 II Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony A99 II DSLT camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony A99 II DSLT camera.

Update: We've now added some much better hands-on photos of the Sony A99 II.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony A99 II DSLT camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony A99 II DSLT camera. Update: We've now added some much better hands-on photos of the Sony A99 II.

Canon EOS M5 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS M5 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS M5 compact system camera and the new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS M5 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS M5 compact system camera and the new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compact system camera and the new 25mm and 12-100mm Pro lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compact system camera and the new 25mm and 12-100mm Pro lenses.

Olympus Develops OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Olympus has announced the development of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II compact system camera, which promises to "set new benchmarks in speed and mobility." The new flagship comes equipped with a 20.4-megapixel sensor and reaches sequential speeds of 18fps with continuous auto focus enabled, and 60fps in S-AF mode. A completely new on-chip, phase-detection AF system offers 121 all cross-type AF points and a high-speed algorithm powered by the new TruePic VIII AF processor. With an EVF that offers a response rate of barely 6ms and a smooth frame rate of 120 fps, it’s easy to keep up with fast-moving subjects. Additionally, the innovative Pro Capture shooting mode on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II exploits the virtual elimination of shutter lag by recording up to 14 sequential frames before the shutter release is fully pressed. The redesigned 5-axis image stabiliser now offers a frankly incredible 6.5-stop advantage when paired with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm1:4.0 IS PRO lens. In addition to capturing 20-megapixel stills, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II can record 4K movies at 24fps and 30fps and a bit rate of 102Mbps/237Mbps. The new battery lasts nearly 40% longer than that of the original OM-D E-M1, whilst the charging time of 2 hours is roughly twice as quick as on the previous model.

Olympus has announced the development of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II compact system camera, which promises to "set new benchmarks in speed and mobility." The new flagship comes equipped with a 20.4-megapixel sensor and reaches sequential speeds of 18fps with continuous auto focus enabled, and 60fps in S-AF mode. A...

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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The new Olympus PEN E-PL8 is a WiFi-enabled compact system camera aimed at fashion-conscious women. Described as a product that "blends distinctly feminine curves with the seamless social skills of bloggers, fashionistas and other switched on millenials," the E-PL8 boasts a new shape and leather look finish, and comes with a flip-down LCD that's ideal for selfies. Like the existing PEN E-PL7, the new E-PL8 comes equipped with a 16-megapixel FourThirds sensor, a Micro FourThirds lens mount and a sensor-shift image stabilisation system. The E-PL8 will be available in pure white, black with silver details, and in vintage brown. The body weighs just 326 grams and costs £399.99/€449.00; or £499.99/€599.00 with an M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1-3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake lens.

The new Olympus PEN E-PL8 is a WiFi-enabled compact system camera aimed at fashion-conscious women. Described as a product that "blends distinctly feminine curves with the seamless social skills of bloggers, fashionistas and other switched on millenials," the E-PL8 boasts a new shape and leather look finish, and comes with...

YI M1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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The YI M1 is a new compact system camera with a 20.2-megapixel FourThirds sensor, a Micro FourThirds lens mount, a 3" touchscreen, an 81-point CDAF system, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE connectivity and 4K video recording capabilities. Made in China, the YI M1 offers a mostly touchscreen-based user interface and comes in a single-zoom kit (¥2199, with a 12-40mm f/3.5-5.6 standard zoom) and a double-lens bundle (¥2999 including the camera body, the afore-mentioned standard zoom and a 42.5mm f/1.8 portrait lens). US and European pricing and availability will be announced soon by YI Technology. To view the YI M1 in person at Photokina 2016, visit booth A-032, Hall 09.1.

The YI M1 is a new compact system camera with a 20.2-megapixel FourThirds sensor, a Micro FourThirds lens mount, a 3" touchscreen, an 81-point CDAF system, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE connectivity and 4K video recording capabilities. Made in China, the YI M1 offers a mostly touchscreen-based user interface and comes in...

Sony A99 II Shoots 42 Megapixels at 12fps

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Live from Photokina! The Sony A99 II is a 42.4 megapixel compact system camera that can shoot at 12fps. Aimed at professional sports, action and wildlife photographers, the Sony A99 II also offers 5-axis image stabilisation and 4K video recording. Using the Sony A-mount, the A99 II can shoot up to ISO 102,400 and down to -4EV low light with 4.5 stops of image stabilisation. It offers 4K full pixel readout without any pixel binning with both 35mm full-frame and Super 35mm cropped modes.

The price? 3600 Euros, $3100 US dollars...

Live from Photokina! The Sony A99 II is a 42.4 megapixel compact system camera that can shoot at 12fps. Aimed at professional sports, action and wildlife photographers, the Sony A99 II also offers 5-axis image stabilisation and 4K video recording. Using the Sony A-mount, the A99 II can shoot up to...