Category: Compact System Camera
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Digital photography specialist Fujifilm, well known for its affordable yet powerful lenses, is currently offering brilliant deals on a number of products in its popular XF range.
Buyers of one XF lens can claim a cool £100 (or €120) cashback, while those who purchase a pair of lenses will get a bonus £100 cashback, making for a whopping total of £300 (€360) cashback.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Fuji Japan has issued a service notice to Fujifilm X-T1 users regarding a recently discovered light leak issue. According to the company, the phenomenon occurs when the door covering the USB/HDMI and microphone/remote ports is opened during long exposures or video recording, and affects units with serial numbers from 41002001 to 41006000. Fujifilm Japan is asking users to send their cameras to a Fujifilm repair centre, where they will be fixed free of charge.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Nikon France has published ten full-resolution sample images captured with the new Nikon 1 V3 compact system camera. Shot with a variety of 1 Nikkor and AF-S Nikkor lenses at sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 160/23° to ISO 12,800/42°, these Nikon 1 V3 samples can be downloaded from Nikon France's Flickr pool.
Website: Nikon France | Flickr
The Nikon 1 V3 is a WiFi-enabled compact system camera with an 18.4-megapixel CX-format sensor and no low-pass filter. Key features include a sensitivity range of ISO 160-6,400 (expandable to ISO 12,800), a 171-point AF system with 105 on-sensor phase-detect auto-focus points, a continuous shooting speed of 20fps with AF (and 60fps without), a 40-shot raw buffer, a tiltable touchscreen and 1080/60p Full HD movie recording. As opposed to the Nikon 1 V1 and V2, the new V3 lacks a body-integral electronic viewfinder, although an add-on EVF is available as an optional extra. The Nikon 1 V3 will be available for €849.00 for the body only and €949.00 / £799.99 in a kit with the 1 Nikkor 10-30mm PD-Zoom lens. An all-encompassing kit including the V3 camera, 10-30mm PD-Zoom lens, DF-N1000 external EVF and GR-N1010 grip will be available for £1,049.99 / €1249.00 / $1,199.95 (for US customers, this appears to.be the only option).
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Panasonic has announced a preview campaign for the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 compact system camera. Three GH4 units will be in the UK and Ireland for this weekend only for the preview campaign to be held exclusively at three camera shops, for three days at each store. The preview campaign will start this Thursday at Conns Cameras, 54 Clarendon St, Dublin 2; continuing at Jessops, 129-131 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HU and Park Cameras, Victoria Business Park, York Rd, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9T. Each store will have a working sample of the camera for users to try, as well as a dedicated Panasonic expert to talk through product features and answer any questions.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Panasonic has confirmed pricing and availability details for its flagship Lumix GH4 compact system camera. In the United Kingdom the camera will be available from 5 May 2014, priced at £1749.99 (single-lens kit with Panasonic's 14-140mm lens), £1299.99 (body-only) and £2499.99 (body only with the DMW-YAGHE interface unit). A pre-order offer will be available, with participating retailers. Those ordering the camera between 10th March until Monday 2nd June, will receive a free battery grip and battery with their purchase. In the U.S., the Pansonic Lumix DMC-GH4 will be available in late April / early May for $1,699.99 (body only) and $3,299.99 (body only with DMW-YAGHE interface unit).
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Ricoh has posted firmware updates for ten Pentax cameras. Applicable to the Pentax K-01, K-3, K-5, K-5II, K-5IIs, K-7, K-30, K-50, K-500 (pictured) and K-r; the upgrade adds compatibility with the new HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter. You can download the updates from the websites below.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Kowa Prominar lenses look like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the new Kowa Prominar 8.5mm f/2.8, 12mm f/1.8 and 25mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lenses.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic GH4 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic GH4 compact system camera, including the YAGH interface grip,the metal chassis and an exploded view of the inside of the camera.
Panasonic were also exhibiting early samples of the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens and a non-working protototype of an intriguing super-compact 35-100mm lens.
Fuji now allows owners of select X series compacts (the Fujifilm X10, X20 and X100) and CSCs (X-Pro1 and X-E1) to personalise thir cameras by choosing from one of the customised Signature colours and textures. "Whether you already own a camera or are looking to purchase one today, simply select a style to suit your personality and we’ll get your tailor-made camera to you in a flash," the company promises. The service is available on the dedicated Fujifilm X Signature microsite.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
We're trying something new today. Saturday Spotlight is an irregular look at products that don't quite warrant a full Photography Blog in-depth review, but are very interesting none-the-less. This week we take a look at the drool-worthy new Fujifilm X100S Black Edition...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
In addition to their main stand, Olympus UK will have a separate booth at The Photography Show offering free sensor cleaning to Olympus users. "We all know that the [SSWF] anti-dust system is so good you do not really need it, but time has its effect with our polluted world, and this is a lovely free service we are happy to offer," says Mark Thackara, National Marketing Manager, Consumer Products, Olympus UK. Interested photographers should go to the main Olympus stand to book their kit in. The Photography Show will be held from 1-4 March 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham - PhotographyBLOG readers have until tomorrow to buy their tickets online at a discounted price using our special promotion code.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Fuji has issued firmware updates for a number of its compact system cameras. Available for the Fujifilm X-A1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1 and X-Pro1 models, the latest upgrade improves auto exposure (and, with the X-E2, auto focus) accuracy with the XF56mm f1.2 R lens.
Website: Fujifilm X-A1 Firmware Version 1.10
Website: Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 2.20
Website: Fujifilm X-E2 Firmware Version 1.20
Website: Fujilfilm X-Pro1 Firmware Version 3.20
Website: Fujifilm X-M1 Firmware Version 1.10
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Following a similar announcement made by its UK sister company, Samsung Electronics America today revealed availability and pricing details for the Samsung NX30 compact system camera. The traditionally-styled NX30 features a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, tiltable electronic viewfinder, 3.0-inch Super AMOLED swivel and touch display, 1/8000 sec maximum shutter speed, 9fps continuous shooting, and NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities. In the United States, the NX30 will be available from mid-March, at an MSRP of $999.99.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Panasonic will be exhibiting its newly announced GH4 compact system camera for the first time in the UK at The Photography Show, taking place from 1st-4th March at the Birmingham NEC. The most advanced camera yet in Panasonic’s series of Lumix G cameras, the Lumix DMC-GH4 boasts a Four Thirds sized image sensor and 4K video capability in a compact and durable chassis .In addition to the much-anticipated GH4, Panasonic’s 4K themed stands (G50 and G60) will also showcase its Lumix G series CSCs, Lumix compacts and HD camcorders. Click through / read on for the stands' detailed programme.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Nikon has posted a firmware update for its Nikon 1 AW1 compact system camera. Version A 1.01 fixes an issue that prevented updating of the camera’s A-GPS file with the latest A-GPS file. The firmware upgrade can be downloaded from the website below.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Photographers who buy a Samsung NX300 will receive £30/€35 cashback and a free camera case. The offer is available by redemption on purchases made until 31 March 2014 at participating retailers. The promotion can be activated online at the website below.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
See exactly what the new Sony A6000 compact system camera looks like in the flesh.
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of 58 photos of the Sony A6000 compact system camera, including both the silver and black versions.
The Sony A6000 compact system camera features the world’s fastest autofocus amongst interchangeable lens cameras. The A6000's Fast Hybrid AF system produces an autofocus performance of just 0.06 sec with high precision accuracy and an extremely wide autofocus coverage area with 179 focal points. The Sony A6000 also features a 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, built-in flash, OLED Tru-Finder, two control dials, NFC and Wi-Fi and downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps.
Available in black or silver, the Sony A6000 will be available in mid-April priced at £550 body only, £670 with the 16-50mm kit lens, £800 in a double telephoto lens kit, and £1400 with the 16-70mm Carl Zeiss lens.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Dutch e-tailer CameraNu has started taking pre-orders for the new Panasonic Lumix GH4 compact system camera. The company quotes a price of €1,499 for the body only, including 21% VAT. Panasonic itself has not yet announced the MSRP of the camera.
Special thanks to our reader Jan Tengbergen for calling our attention to this piece of news.