Category: Compact System Camera

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...

Sony at Photokina

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Sony is demonstrating its full range of digital imaging offerings at Photokina 2016. Located in Hall 5.2, the Sony booth will be open from 10:00 on Tuesday 20th September until 18:00 on Sunday 25th September. In addition to showcasing the full product line-up including the newly announced A99 II camera, Sony is offering a full programme of live talks and demonstrations. At these free talks, world-renowned photographers and filmmakers will be sharing their insights as well as their own personal and professional experiences of using Sony cameras and lenses. As part of the programme, there will also be a series of live action shows which attendees are invited to photograph including a celebration of Samurai sword artistry, professional break dancers and acrobats.

Sony is demonstrating its full range of digital imaging offerings at Photokina 2016. Located in Hall 5.2, the Sony booth will be open from 10:00 on Tuesday 20th September until 18:00 on Sunday 25th September. In addition to showcasing the full product line-up including the newly announced A99 II camera, Sony is offering a...

Panasonic GX80 Firmware Update 1.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic have issued a firmware update for the Panasonic Lumix GX80 compact system camera. Version 1.1 adds an automated focus stackign function, whichenables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different areas in focus, then combine all or selected focus areas into one image. This firmware upgrade also adds other improvements to enhance the operability of the GX80. The Focus Bracket menu now has a Sequence function, which allows users to set the bracket images to be shot farther and closer from the initial focus position, or farther away. Also, Flash Mode can nowbe set to "forced-off" when using the built-in flash. You can download the firmware update from the website below.

Website: Panasonic Support

Panasonic have issued a firmware update for the Panasonic Lumix GX80 compact system camera. Version 1.1 adds an automated focus stackign function, whichenables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different areas in focus, then combine all or selected focus areas into one image. This firmware upgrade also...

Panasonic GH5 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic GH5 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic GH5 compact system camera and the three new Leica lenses. Panasonic are also showing early prototypes of an audio accessory and a battery grip for the GH5.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic GH5 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic GH5 compact system camera and the three new Leica lenses. Panasonic are also showing early prototypes of an audio accessory and a...

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80 compact system camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80 compact system camera.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80 is a compact system camera featuring 4K technologies, improved 5-Axis Dual Image Stabilisation and a splash/dust proof design. ThePanasonic DMC-G80 (also known as the Panasonic G85) features an updated Image Stabilization system – the 5-axis Dual I.S. MK II. By incorporating new gyro-sensor technology, the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis) are able to work in perfect harmony and with outstanding accuracy. The 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and new Venus Engine combine to allow users to shoot vibrant, true-to-life high quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast, impressive colour reproduction and max. ISO 25600 high sensitivity. To withstand the demands of heavy field use, the DMC-G80 adopts rugged design with a full die-cast magnesium front frame. It also features splash and dustproof construction thanks to the careful sealing on every joint, dial and button.

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80 is a compact system camera featuring 4K technologies, improved 5-Axis Dual Image Stabilisation and a splash/dust proof design. ThePanasonic DMC-G80 (also known as the Panasonic G85) features an updated Image Stabilization system – the 5-axis Dual I.S. MK II. By incorporating new...

Panasonic GH5, 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Hybrid f2.8-4.0 Leica Zoom Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Panasonic have announced that they are developing the successor to the GH4 compact system camera. The Panasonic GH5 will be released in the first half of 2017. The Lumix GH5 will feature 6K/30p 18mp, 8mp/60fps burst photo, 10-bit 4:2.2, 4K/60p and more. In collaboration with Leica, 3 new lenses will also be released - the 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Hybrid f2.8-4.0 Leica Zoom Lens series.

Dr Andreas Kauffman from Leica appeared onstage to elaborate upon Leica's long-standing relationship with Panasonic. He commented that “We have learned how to become friends during the last 15 years”. Leica and Panasonic renewed their partnership in 2016, and are working on many new products, including the three new lenses that have been announced today.

Panasonic have announced that they are developing the successor to the GH4 compact system camera. The Panasonic GH5 will be released in the first half of 2017. The Lumix GH5 will feature 6K/30p 18mp, 8mp/60fps burst photo, 10-bit 4:2.2, 4K/60p and more. In collaboration with Leica, 3 new lenses will...

Profoto and Sony Announce Collaboration

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Profoto and Sony today announced their collaboration to expand markets for professional photographers and serious amateurs. This cooperation promises enhanced compatibility across Profoto flashes and light-shaping tools and Sony's interchangeable-lens cameras. “Profoto is very pleased to enter into this partnership with Sony, a front runner of groundbreaking digital imaging. This collaboration between two industry leaders in photography and light shaping provides a unique platform that will enable future innovations for the world’s best and most ambitious photographers. We are happy to announce the first step, the highly sought-after Profoto AirTTL for Sony α users,” says Anders Hedebark, CEO of Profoto. The Profoto Air Remote TTL-S (pictured) is a small, wireless radio transmitter that can be attached to your Sony camera’s hotshoe. The remote offers full TTL and HSS capability with Profoto’s Pro-10, D2, B1, and B2 flashes. The Air Remote TTL-S will be available in early 2017.

Profoto and Sony today announced their collaboration to expand markets for professional photographers and serious amateurs. This cooperation promises enhanced compatibility across Profoto flashes and light-shaping tools and Sony's interchangeable-lens cameras. “Profoto is very pleased to enter into this partnership with Sony, a front runner of groundbreaking digital...