Category: Compact System Camera
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Samsung invites consumers to #DITCHtheDSLR at Ditch Day on New York’s Times Square today from 12pm – 6pm ET. Attendees have the opportunity to trade-in a DSLR in exchange for a new Samsung NX30 (pictured). The event features several unique shooting stations where consumers have the opportunity to experience the full line of mirrorless and SMART cameras in a variety of scenarios. Additionally, a group of Samsung #Imageloggers are on hand discussing their experiences since ditching the DSLR in favour of Samsung’s NX cameras and offering up tips for how to capture great images. The Samsung Ditch Day event is taking place on Times Square, between 42nd and 43rd streets, in front of the NASDAQ marquee.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Olympus is to release beautifully crafted special editions of its OM-D E-M10 compact system camera. Featuring luxury accessories, textures and colours, the E-M10 Limited Edition is available in a specially created shade of green (pictured), black or orange. Accessories include an exclusive genuine-leather shoulder strap and an ‘OM-D’ lens cap that exactly matches the grip and strap. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Limited Edition will be available through selected stockists exclusively at Harrods – from late June 2014, for £749.
Friday, May 30, 2014
One of the world’s most influential large-format landscape photographers, Joe Cornish, has shot a number of images of Icelandic and Scottish scenery to mark the launch of the Sony Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R. These images form part of a series of photography commissions with leading photographers Bay Garnett, Joshua Hoffine and Gavin Evans for the Sony Alpha 7 Full Frame Photography Academy. Armed with the Sony Alpha 7R, Joe travelled to the northern slopes of the Cairngorms in Scotland, where he trekked into the deep glens that run into the mountains. The Icelandic images feature the southern coastal strip of the island where the landscape is dominated by volcanic mountains, huge glaciers and the coast itself, which has huge cliffs that fall into black sand beaches. Joe commented on the commission. “Every outdoors photographer dreams of a super high quality camera that is also really small and light. To have this level of image quality in such a small camera is unprecedented.”
Sony today announced availability and pricing details for its Alpha A7S full-frame compact system camera. The Sony A7S will go on general sale in Europe from the end of July 2014 priced at approximately £2,100 and is available to pre-order now on country-specific Sony websites. Additionally, the company announced that the A7S will offer the user the ability to activate a ‘Silent Shooting’ mode, thus making the photographer as unobtrusive as possible. In addition, the recently announced RX100 III will start shipping in Europe at the beginning of July 2014 and will be priced at approximately £700.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Leica has posted a firmware update for the Leica T compact system camera. According to the German company, Version 1.1 "fulfils 100% the scope of functions and performance of the camera as described in the manual." You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.
Olympus has issued a firmware update for its PEN E-P5 compact system camera. Version 1.5 fixes a bug related to the display of aperture, sensitivity and shutter speed that plagued firmware version 1.4. You can update your camera's firmware using the free Digital Camera Updater utility.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Jessops has announced that its Exclusive Olympus OM-D E-M10 kit comprising a silver camera body and 14-42mm II R lens is available now. Priced at £599.99, the kit can be purchased online and in-store, For those who want a little help on the way, Jessops offers tailored one-to-one training sessions from as little as £39.
Review: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Panasonic has released a firmware update for its GX7 compact system camera. According to the company, version 1.3 incorporates the following improvements/fixes:
"Connection problem with Apple iOS devices via Wi-Fi is fixed."
"Improved stability of startup process in the use of UHS-I compliant SD memory card."
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Olympus has posted a firmware update for its OM-D E-M10 compact system camera. According to the company, version 1.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
- Image stabilisation compensation while shooting videos has been stabilised.
- A 0-second setting has been added to Anti-Shock mode.
You can update your camera's firmware via the free Digital Camera Updater utility.
Olympus has issued a firmware update for the OM-D E-M1 compact system camera. Version 1.4 incorporates the following improvements:
- AF response when using FourThirds lenses has been improved.
- Stabilisation of shooting in C-AF has been improved.
- Shooting images when using the remote control function of the smart phone application "OLYMPUS Image Share" now supports Art Filters, custom self timer, zoom operation when using the electric zoom, Digital Tele-converter, and Release mode.
You can update your camera's firmware via the free Digital Camera Updater utility.
Monday, May 19, 2014
B&H has started taking pre-orders for the Sony Alpha A7S full-frame compact system camera. Available from July, the 4K-capable Sony A7S sells for $2498 in a body-only configuration, which is only $200 dearer than the Sony A7R. The Sony A7S is a new 12.2-megapixel compact system camera with a 35mm full-frame sensor, 4K movie recording, a sensitivity range of ISO 50 to 102,400 (extendable to ISO 409,600) and an improved auto focus system that remains operational down to light levels as low as -4EV. Using data read-out from every single pixel of the 35mm full-frame sensor, the Sony A7S records 4K movies (24p and 25p) that are free from aliasing and jaggies. The camera's professional video functions include XAVC S Full HD recording at 50Mbps, time code and optional XLR audio inputs.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Nikon 1 S2 is a new compact system camera featuring a 14-megapixel CX sensor and the world's fastest continuous shooting frame rates. Designed without an optical low-pass filter, and offering a wide 200–12800 ISO range, the Nikon 1 S2 shoots ten raw-format images at up to 20 fps with continuous autofocus, and at up to 60 fps with focus fixed at the first frame. Other highlights include a hybrid AF system with 135 focus points including 73 on-chip PDAF sensors, a 3" display with a resolution of 460,000 dots, 1080/60p movies, high-speed video recording for slow-motion playback, and microSD memory card compatibility. The Nikon 1 S2 will be available for around £380 / $450 for a single-lens kit. A double-lens kit including the camera, 11-27.5mm standard zoom and 30-110mm telezoom will also be available, priced at around £530 / $700.
Nikon has announced US availability and pricing information for the Nikon 1 J4 compact system camera. Announced in April, the Nikon 1 J4 is a new, WiFi-enabled compact system camera with an 18-megapixel CX sensor with no low-pass filter, a 1-million-dot 3" touchscreen, improved hybrid AF system and an aluminium housing. The auto focus system offers 105 focus points with phase-detection AF and 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF. The Nikon 1 J4 supports high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20fps with AF tracking, and up to 60fps when focus is locked. Other highlights include a sensitivity range of ISO 100-12,800, Full HD 60p movies, improved Motion Snapshots and manual exposure modes. Available in May 2014 the Nikon 1 J4, kitted with the 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, will be sold at $649.95, while a kit with the 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR lens will also be available for $849.95. Additionally, a double lens kit including the 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens and 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens will be available for $1,049.95.
Olympus has issued a firmware update for the Olympus E-P5 compact system camera. Version 1.4 adds a zero-second option to the Anti Shock menu setting, and improves remote control functionality when using the "Olympus Image Share" app. You can update the camera firmware with the help of the Digital Camera Updater software.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ricoh UK has announced the repositioning of a number of its key products. The compact, lightweight and fully weather-resistant PentaxK-3 is now available at £949.99, the K-50 can now be had for £499.99, the weather-resistant DFA 100/2,8 MACRO WR lens has a new RRP of £549.99, the Pentax Q7 (pictured) has a new price tag of £339.99 - and the list goes on. Click through / read on for the details.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Samsung today announced the Samsung NX3000, the latest edition to Samsung’s award winning NX series of compact system cameras. Key features include an APS-C sized 20.3-megapixel CMOS imager, 3" flip-up display, 5fps continuous shooting, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity and a top shutter speed of 1/4000s. The NX3000 will be available in White, Black and Brown, and will feature Samsung’s new compact 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS lens. Availability is slated for June, with pricing to be communicated.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
As the first female Fuji X-Photographer in the UK, Kerry Hendry has teamed up with Fujifilm and Aspire Photography Training to host three seminars in May, August and November. The first one-day event, entitled Becoming a Storyteller with the Fujifilm X-T1 and X-Pro1, is scheduled for 29th May and has a Midsummer's Night theme. "Woodland, fairies, amazing styling, a little bit of creative magic and Aspire fairy dust - it should be a really fun and creative training day." Kerry says. "The Fuji team will also be joining us - and the new X-T1, X-Pro1 & range of lenses will be available to try." Click through / read on for the details.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
At a recent event held by Samsung at Sandown Racecourse in the UK, we got our hands on the company’s new NX Mini system camera. Read all about this tiny new mirrorless camera in our Samsung NX Mini preview...
The Technical Image Press Association has recognised four Sony products with TIPA 2014 awards. The Sony a7R (pictured) has been named this year's Best Professional Compact System Camera, the FDR-AX100 has been chosen as 2014's Best Camcorder, the HDR-AS100V has won the title Best ActionCam, whilst the Sony QX series has emerged as the winner of the Mobile Imaging Device category.
Fuji has released a firmware update for its Fujifilm X-E2 compact system camera. Version 2.00 reduces the display lag of the electronic viewfinder to 5 milliseconds, which is less than 1/10 compared tothe current firmware. Furthermore, the update adds new colour options to the focus peak highlight function, allows face detection and EVF/LCD toggling to be mapped onto the Fn button, adds a 'Suppressed Flash' option to the flash settings, and fixes a bug related to film simulation bracketing.