Category: Compact System Camera

Friday, October 16, 2020

Fujifilm X-S10 vs X-T30 - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The brand new Fujifilm X-S10 and the cheaper Fujifilm X-T30 have similar specifications, so which APS-C sensor mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Fujifilm X-S10 versus the X-T30.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Fujifilm X-S10 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XS10 mirrorless camera with the XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens attached.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XS10 mirrorless camera with the XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens attached.

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR Adds Weather-Sealing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is a new ultra-wide zoom lens with weather resistance.

Based on the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS which it replaces, this new version has been updated with an f-stop scale on its aperture ring, an Auto-position lock, a new weather-resistant structure, improved OIS and slimmer focus and zoom rings.

The XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR will be available in late November 2020 priced at £899.

The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is a new ultra-wide zoom lens with weather resistance. Based on the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS which it replaces, this new version has been updated with an f-stop scale on its aperture ring, an Auto-position lock, a new weather-resistant structure, improved…

Fujifilm X-S10 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

We've spent some time using the brand new Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera before today's official launch.

Billed as the ultimate all-rounder that offers something a little bit different, this APS-C sensor camera marks quite a departure from the usual Fujifilm blueprint.

The 'S' in the product name doesn't officially stand for anything in particular, but could represent small, secure, simplicity, stabilised, or all four.

So ahead of our full review, check out our detailed first impressions of using the Fujifilm XS10 now...

We've spent some time using the brand new Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera before today's official launch. Billed as the ultimate all-rounder that offers something a little bit different, this APS-C sensor camera marks quite a departure from the usual Fujifilm blueprint. The 'S' in the product name doesn't officially stand…

Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update 4.0 Adds X-T4 Auto-focusing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm have announced a free firmware update for the X-T3 which will update the autofocus system so that it matches the same level of the X-T4.

Version 4.0 firmware for the Fuji X-T3 is due to be released on October 28, 2020.

Fujifilm have announced a free firmware update for the X-T3 which will update the autofocus system so that it matches the same level of the X-T4. Version 4.0 firmware for the Fuji X-T3 is due to be released on October 28, 2020.

Fujifilm X-S10 vs X-T4 - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The brand new Fujifilm X-S10 and the flagship Fujifilm X-T4 have similar specifications, so which APS-C sensor mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Fujifilm X-S10 versus the X-T4.

Fujifilm Adds XF 18mm F1.4 and XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS to Lens Roadmap

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Fujifilm has just unveiled the latest lens roadmap for its X-Series mirrorless camera range, adding the XF 18mm F1.4 and XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS lenses.

Both new lenses are due to be released in 2021.

Fujifilm has just unveiled the latest lens roadmap for its X-Series mirrorless camera range, adding the XF 18mm F1.4 and XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS lenses. Both new lenses are due to be released in 2021.

Fujifilm X-S10 is a £$1000 Mirrorless Camera with IBIS

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Fujifilm X-S10 is a new 26 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with in-body image stabilisation, 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video, high-speed full-HD recording at 240p and a vari-angle LCD monitor.

The Fuji XS10 will be available from mid-November priced at £949 / $999 body only, £999 with the XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens, £1299 / $1399 with the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R lens, and £1399 / $1499 with the XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens.

The Fujifilm X-S10 is a new 26 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with in-body image stabilisation, 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video, high-speed full-HD recording at 240p and a vari-angle LCD monitor. The Fuji XS10 will be available from mid-November priced at £949 / $999 body only, £999 with the XC 15-45mm…

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II Feature Dual Processors, Dual Card Slots and 4K/60p Video

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The new Nikon Z7 II and Nikon Z6 II are the next-generation versions of its flagship Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras.

They principally add dual EXPEED 6 processing engines, faster and deeper buffers, dual card slots and 4K/60p video capabilities.

They both support a new power battery pack – the MB-N11 – that features vertical shooting, as well as the new WR-R11b wireless remote.

The Nikon Z7 II is priced at £2999 / $2699 and the Nikon Z6 II will cost £1999 / $1999 when they are released sometime in "Winter 2020".

The new Nikon Z7 II and Nikon Z6 II are the next-generation versions of its flagship Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras. They principally add dual EXPEED 6 processing engines, faster and deeper buffers, dual card slots and 4K/60p video capabilities. They both support a new power battery pack – the…

Nikon Z7 II vs Z6 II - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The brand new Nikon Z7 II and Nikon Z6 II are very similar in appearance, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Nikon Z7 II versus the Z6 II.

Nikon Z7 II vs Z7 - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The brand new Nikon Z7 II and the older Nikon Z7 are very similar in appearance, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Nikon Z7 II versus the Z7.

Nikon Z6 II vs Z6 - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The brand new Nikon Z6 II and the older Nikon Z6 are very similar in appearance, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Nikon Z6 II versus the Z6.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II Launch on October 14th 2020

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Nikon are set to unveil the Z7 II and Z6 II full-frame mirrorless cameras on October 14th 2020.

Announced via a countdown on the Nikon USA website, the second generation of the Z6 and Z7 will make their worldwide debut at 12.00AM EDT / 5.00AM GMT / 6.00AM CET.

Other than confirming the Z7 II and Z6 II product names, Nikon have not revealed anything else about the two new cameras.

So what would like to see improved or added to the next generation of Nikon's full-frame mirrorless cameras? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Nikon are set to unveil the Z7 II and Z6 II full-frame mirrorless cameras on October 14th 2020. Announced via a countdown on the Nikon USA website, the second generation of the Z6 and Z7 will make their worldwide debut at 12.00AM EDT / 5.00AM GMT / 6.00AM CET. Other…

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sony A7C vs A6600 - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The brand new Sony A7C and the slightly older Sony A6600 are very similar in appearance, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Sony A7C versus the A6600.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sony A7C vs A7 III - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The brand new Sony A7C and the older Sony A7 III are very similar in price, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Sony A7C versus the A7 III.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Nikon Z5 vs Z6 - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The new Nikon Z5 and the older Nikon Z6 are very similar on paper and in the flesh, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Nikon Z5 versus the Nikon Z6.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Panasonic Lumix S5 is the New Full-Frame GH5

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The new Panasonic S5 mirrorless camera is smaller and lighter than the popular GH5, but with a full-frame sensor rather than a much smaller Micro Four Thirds one!

It even has exactly the same 24.2 megapixel sensor as the much more expensive S1H model.

The Lumix S5 offers 4K 60p 4:2:0 internal video recording (with small crop), making it the only sub-£2000 camera to offer this.

Internal 10-bit video is available with a 30 minute time limit, tested at 40-degrees (almost double the temperature of some rivals).

You can then re-record for another 30 mins straight-away, and so on. In 8-bit, there is no recording time limit at all.

The full V-Log profile is pre-installed on the Panasonic S5 – it's not the light version or a paid upgrade – offering 14-stops of dynamic range.

You can switch between NTSC/PAL modes at any time without having to reformat the memory card or power down the camera.

The Panasonic Lumix S5 still uses contrast-based auto-focusing with DFD technology, but Panasonic claim that a brand new algorithm means that Face/Eye/Head AF is greatly improved.

There's no All-Intra codec – LongGOP instead - and the S5 uses a Micro HDMI port rather than a standard one.

Anamorphic 4K is included, as is automatic dual native ISO (you can't manually turn this feature on and off though). 4:3 Anamorphic mode is recorded in super-35mm crop mode.

There's a free-angle LCD screen on the back, 6.5 stops of in-body image stabilisation, and dual SD card slots

The Panasonic S5 can shoot 96 megapixel jpegs or raw files in the clever hi-resolution mode.

There are now 7 different 4K 10-bit cameras in Panasonic's extensive line-up. The S1H actually outsold the Panasonic S1 in 2019, despite only selling for 6 months rather than 12.

The Sony A7III, Canon EOS R and Nikon Z5 are the S5's main rivals.

The Panasonic Lumix S5 is priced at £1799 body only or £1999 with the 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, and it will ship mid-end September 2020.

In addition, Panasonic have unveiled a new firmware roadmap for the end-2020.

There's also an updated lens roadmap with an 85mm F1.8 lens due to be shipped by November and costing less than $1000. 24mm, 35mm and 50mm F1.8 lenses are the other new additions, along with a 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom.

The new Panasonic S5 mirrorless camera is smaller and lighter than the popular GH5, but with a full-frame sensor rather than a much smaller Micro Four Thirds one! It even has exactly the same 24.2 megapixel sensor as the much more expensive S1H model. The Lumix S5 offers 4K 60p…

Panasonic Lumix S1, S1H and S1R Firmware Updates

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic have announced new firmware update programs for the Lumix S1, S1H and S1R cameras by the end of 2020.

The new firmware will enable the Panasonic S1R to record 5K video, and bring the enhanced AF technology and performance of the new Lumix S5 to the Panasonic S1, Panasonic S1H and the S1R.

Panasonic have announced new firmware update programs for the Lumix S1, S1H and S1R cameras by the end of 2020. The new firmware will enable the Panasonic S1R to record 5K video, and bring the enhanced AF technology and performance of the new Lumix S5 to the Panasonic S1, Panasonic…

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Version 1.1.0 Addresses Overheating Issues

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Firmware version 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS R5 camera improves temperature detection and video recording time control, no longer disables the overheat control when using an external monitor/recorder, and improves the accuracy of remaining movie recording time display in situations where the camera is frequently turned on and off between recording consecutive, short videos.

The 1.1.0 EOS R5 firmware update is available to download from today, 27 August 2020. The EOS R6 camera will also benefit from these fixes in a future update.

In addition, Canon have announced plans to add extra features to the EOS R5 and the EOS-1D X Mark III via a series of future firmware updates for those models, including the addition of Canon Log 3 and 120fps Full HD recording for the EOS R5.

Firmware version 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS R5 camera improves temperature detection and video recording time control, no longer disables the overheat control when using an external monitor/recorder, and improves the accuracy of remaining movie recording time display in situations where the camera is frequently turned on and off between…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Panasonic Announces LUMIX S5 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic have just announced the LUMIX S5, a new full-frame mirrorless camera.

Other than the model name, sensor size and official launch date (2nd September 2020), Panasonic haven't released any further details about the new addition to their full-frame lineup.

The Panasonic S5 will join the current S1, S1R and S1H models.

Panasonic have just announced the LUMIX S5, a new full-frame mirrorless camera. Other than the model name, sensor size and official launch date (2nd September 2020), Panasonic haven't released any further details about the new addition to their full-frame lineup. The Panasonic S5 will join the current S1, S1R and…