Category: Compact System Camera

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV 20 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV mirrorless camera has a new 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and offers improved C-AF precision for continuous focusing on moving subjects.

"The E-M10 Series has always been a personal favourite as it captures the essence of the original film OM-10: great to hold; easy to carry around and really rewarding to use." Mark Thackara, Olympus UK

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IVwill be available from mid-August priced at £699.99 in the UK.

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV mirrorless camera has a new 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and offers improved C-AF precision for continuous focusing on moving subjects."The E-M10 Series has always been a personal favourite as it captures the essence of the original film OM-10: great to hold; easy to…

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Sony A7S III Mirrorless Camera Offers "Best Ever 4K Recording"

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The cinema industry is changing as it moves from Super35mm to full-frame.

Sony's one-mount strategy is focusd on E-mount, with 57 lenses in total, 37 of which are full-frame.

It's been 5 years since the launch of the A7S II, with lots of requests during the last 2 years for its successor.

Now Sony have launched the A7S III mirrorless camera, which they claim delivers “The best 4K Sony ever made”.

The whole concept of the product has changed to achieve this. With freelancers now working on their own more, the Sony A7S III is aimed at this new workflow for hybrid shooters.

The cinema industry is changing as it moves from Super35mm to full-frame. Sony's one-mount strategy is focusd on E-mount, with 57 lenses in total, 37 of which are full-frame. It's been 5 years since the launch of the A7S II, with lots of requests during the last 2 years for…

Panasonic LUMIX S1H Raw Video is Available Today For Free

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

After a last minute delay due to a technical issue, RAW video data output via HDMI on the Panasonic LUMIX S1H is finally available via the free Firmware Version 2.1.

Working together with Atomos, the new firmware enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and saves it as Apple ProRes RAW.

After a last minute delay due to a technical issue, RAW video data output via HDMI on the Panasonic LUMIX S1H is finally available via the free Firmware Version 2.1. Working together with Atomos, the new firmware enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over…

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Nikon Z5 is an Entry-level Full-frame Mirrorless Camera with 4K Video and IBIS

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Nikon have just announced the Z5, an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera with 4K Video and IBIS that sits below the Z6 and Z7 models.

Other key features include a 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 100-51200 ISO range, 273-point Hybrid AF system with eye and animal detection, 3690k-dot electronic viewfinder, tilting touchscreen, weatherproof magnesium alloy body, dual UHS-II SD card slots, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Pitched directly against the Canon EOS RP, the Nikon Z5 has the main advantage of 5-axis vibration reduction, something that the Canon rival notably lacks. The Z5's 4K video mode does suffer from a very similar 1.7x crop, though (1.6x on the EOS RP).

Meanwhile, the 2-year-old Sony A7 III is more than a match for the new Nikon Z5 and is still our pick for "best entry-level full-frame camera", on paper at least, although it is admittedly slightly more expensive than the Canon EOS RP and Nikon Z5 at full RRP.

Compared to the Nikon Z6, the new Z5 commendably shares a lot of the same features, with a simpler top-plate with a shooting mode dial rather than a status LCD (which some people may actually prefer), polycarbonate rear and base plates rather than fully magnesium alloy (still the same level of weatherproofing though), and fewer video options. The Z5 is so similar to its siblings that it even uses the same MB-N10 battery grip as the Z6 and Z7.

Nikon have just announced the Z5, an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera with 4K Video and IBIS that sits below the Z6 and Z7 models. Other key features include a 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 100-51200 ISO range, 273-point Hybrid AF system with eye and animal detection, 3690k-dot electronic viewfinder, tilting touchscreen…

NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Kit Lens for Nikon Z5

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is the new kit lens for the Z5 entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. This portable lens features a retractable design that is extended by rotating the zoom ring.

It doesn suffer somewhat from having a rather modest 24-50mm focal range, wide but pretty short for an all-in-one lens, and very slow f/4-6.3 maximum apertures, but there is a customisable control ring and Nikon claims that the focusing is quiet enough for video use.

The Nikon Z5 looks like such a capable camera that we'd probably skip this lens entirely and invest in some decent glass, like the Z 24-70mm f/4 S, unless the price for the Z5 kit is simply too tempting.

The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is the new kit lens for the Z5 entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. This portable lens features a retractable design that is extended by rotating the zoom ring. It doesn suffer somewhat from having a rather modest 24-50mm focal range, wide but pretty short for an…

Nikon Z50 V2.00 and Z7/Z 6 V3.10 Firmware Updates

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Nikon has just announced new firmware updates for the Z50, Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Version 2.00 for the APS-C (Nikon DX format) Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera adds Animal-Detection AF, improves subject-tracking AF and adds support for the new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.

Firmware version 3.10 for the full-frame (Nikon FX format) Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 mirrorless cameras adds support for the new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.

Nikon has just announced new firmware updates for the Z50, Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Version 2.00 for the APS-C (Nikon DX format) Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera adds Animal-Detection AF, improves subject-tracking AF and adds support for the new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Firmware version 3.10 for the full-frame…

Monday, July 20, 2020

Canon Clarifies EOS R5 and R6 Video Shooting Times

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

In response to some rather "heated" internet criticism about overheating during video recording, Canon have taken the unusual step of issuing an official media advisory about the video shooting times of the upcoming EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras.

In response to some rather "heated" internet criticism about overheating during video recording, Canon have taken the unusual step of issuing an official media advisory about the video shooting times of the upcoming EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras.

Leica M10-R First Impressions - New Large Sensor Leica has ‘M’ Appeal

Gavin Stoker | Compact System Camera

Leica puts an ‘M’ in the month with the unveiling of its newest high-end 40 megapixel camera, the M10-R, available in black or silver.

Leica puts an ‘M’ in the month with the unveiling of its newest high-end 40 megapixel camera, the M10-R, available in black or silver.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Canon EOS R5 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

“Re-imagine mirrorless” is the official strapline for one of Canon's biggest ever product launches, as they introduce 11 new products in total today, including the hotly anticipated Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera with its 45 megapixel full-frame sensor and ability to record 8K video.

Canon are still keen to point out that they are not stepping away from their other DSLR and APS-C mirrorless systems, just focusing on full-frame mirrorless for the next 6 months at least.

We've spent a little hands-on time with the Canon's brand new flagship camera, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions of the Canon EOS R5 now...

“Re-imagine mirrorless” is the official strapline for one of Canon's biggest ever product launches, as they introduce 11 new products in total today, including the hotly anticipated Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera with its 45 megapixel full-frame sensor and ability to record 8K video. Canon are still keen to point…

Canon Reimagine's Mirrorless - All of our Coverage

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have released 10 new mirrorless products today, including two new EOS R cameras and four new RF lenses - and we've already tried them all out! Here's a roundup of all our coverage of one of Canon's biggest product launches in years...

Canon have released 10 new mirrorless products today, including two new EOS R cameras and four new RF lenses - and we've already tried them all out! Here's a roundup of all our coverage of one of Canon's biggest product launches in years...

Canon EOS R5 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Ahead of our full review, do you want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

We were given a sneak peek of the EOS R5 at an exclusive briefing with Canon UK earlier this month

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the exciting new Canon R5.

Ahead of our full review, do you want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? We were given a sneak peek of the EOS R5 at an exclusive briefing with Canon UK earlier this month Check out our extensive hands-on…

Canon EOS R6 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

We've spent a little hands-on time with the brand new Canon EOS R6 mirrorless camera, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

We've spent a little hands-on time with the brand new Canon EOS R6 mirrorless camera, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 are two advanced full frame mirrorless camera additions to the revolutionary EOS R System, built on the future-proof RF Mount.

The pro-level EOS R5 delivers 45 megapixel stills at up to 20fps and is the first full frame mirrorless ever to record 8K RAW up to 29.97fps internally and 4K to 120p.

The EOS R6 is perfect for enthusiasts and professionals moving to mirrorless and looking for greater capabilities, capturing 20.1 megapixel stills at 20fps, 4K video up to 60p and Full HD at up to 120p.

The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 are two advanced full frame mirrorless camera additions to the revolutionary EOS R System, built on the future-proof RF Mount.The pro-level EOS R5 delivers 45 megapixel stills at up to 20fps and is the first full frame mirrorless ever to record 8K RAW…

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Join Canon on July 9th for their Biggest Ever Product Launch

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have just announced REIMAGINE, a live-streaming event revealing and discussing its biggest product launch yet.

On Thursday July 9th at 13:00 BST, Canon will unveil an innovative product launch which will probably include the new flagship model in their mirrorless range, the EOS R5 (pictured), which we first saw a few months ago before Covid-19 had spread across the world.

To attend the REIMAGINE event, you'll need to register at the following link: https://www.canon.co.uk/pro/ev...

Canon have just announced REIMAGINE, a live-streaming event revealing and discussing its biggest product launch yet. On Thursday July 9th at 13:00 BST, Canon will unveil an innovative product launch which will probably include the new flagship model in their mirrorless range, the EOS R5 (pictured), which we first saw…

Olympus Unveils New Lens Roadmap, 150-400mm Update, Bird Detection AF and Webcam Software for OM-D

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Olympus has just unveiled the latest M.Zuiko Digital Lens Roadmap which now includes new 8-25mm F4.0 PRO and telephoto macro lenses, an update for the development of M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, Bird Detection AF for the E-M1X and an OM-D webcam beta version.

Olympus has just unveiled the latest M.Zuiko Digital Lens Roadmap which now includes new 8-25mm F4.0 PRO and telephoto macro lenses, an update for the development of M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, Bird Detection AF for the E-M1X and an OM-D webcam beta version…

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Major Firmware Update for Fujifilm GFX Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm is releasing a major new firmware update for all three GFX medium-format mirrorless cameras - the GFX 50S, 50R and 100 models. Major improvements include enhanced image reproduction, better autofocus performance, expanded functionality and gimbal and drone support.

Fujifilm is releasing a major new firmware update for all three GFX medium-format mirrorless cameras - the GFX 50S, 50R and 100 models. Major improvements include enhanced image reproduction, better autofocus performance, expanded functionality and gimbal and drone support.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Panasonic Lumix G100 Mirrorless Camera Designed for Vlogging

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Panasonic Lumix G100 is a new mirrorless inter-changeable lens camera designed speciifcally for vlogging.

Smaller than an iPhone XR, the tiny G100 offers 4K 30p video recording, the Worlds first OZO Audio by Nokia for premium sound quality with three internal microphones, a dedicated video selfie mode for simple vlogging setup, 2x/4x slow motion and 2x/4x/8x FHD quick motion options, V-Log L recording for more advanced users, and social media frame markers and record frame indicators.

The compact and lightweight Panasonic G100 weighs just 412g with its 12-32mm kit lens and has a 20.3 megapixel MOS sensor for stills. It also features five-axis hybrid image stabilisation, a 1840K dot free angle touch LCD, 3,680K dot viewfinder, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and a dedicated button for easy image transfer to smartphone.

Compared to the recently announced Sony ZV-1 compact camera, probably its most obvious rival, the Lumix G100 is bigger and slightly heavier, but has a built-in viewfinder, higher resolution LCD screen, and you can change the lens.

Other similar competitors include the Canon EOS M50 and the Fujifilm X-T200 mirrorless models, but they're more all-round cameras with good video functionality, rather than being especially dedicated to vlogging.

Available at the end of July, the Panasonic Lumix G100 is priced from £589.99 in the UK for body only, £679.99 for 12-32mm lens kit, or £719.99 for 12-32mm lens and tripod grip kit.

The new DMW-SHGR1 Tripod Grip will also be available at launch priced at £89.99.

The Panasonic Lumix G100 is a new mirrorless inter-changeable lens camera designed speciifcally for vlogging. Smaller than an iPhone XR, the tiny G100 offers 4K 30p video recording, the Worlds first OZO Audio by Nokia for premium sound quality with three internal microphones, a dedicated video selfie mode for simple…

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Major Firmware Update 1.2.0 for Hasselblad X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Hasselblad have released a major update for the X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition medium format mirrorless cameras. Firmware Update 1.2.0 adds 2.7K (2720 x 1530) and HD (1920 x 1080) video capture, Focus Bracketing, Image Rating and more.

Hasselblad have released a major update for the X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition medium format mirrorless cameras. Firmware Update 1.2.0 adds 2.7K (2720 x 1530) and HD (1920 x 1080) video capture, Focus Bracketing, Image Rating and more.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF Lens for Canon EOS R Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF is a brand new autofocus, fast-aperture, short telephoto prime lens for Canon RF mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The Samyang AF 85mm f1.4 RF will be available in the UK and Ireland in late June priced at £599 (including VAT).

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF is a brand new autofocus, fast-aperture, short telephoto prime lens for Canon RF mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Samyang AF 85mm f1.4 RF will be available in the UK and Ireland in late June priced at £599 (including VAT).

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tamron Tease Travel-Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Full-frame Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Tamron have just released a teaser image and video for their next Sony Alpha full-frame lens. Claimed by Tamron to be "a revolutionary new mirrorless lens offering performance plus versatility", it sounds as though Tamron are about to add a travel-zoom lens to the six lenses that they have already released so far for Sony E-mount.

As soon as we have them, we will publish more details, but in the meantime, what do you think the new lens will be?

Tamron have just released a teaser image and video for their next Sony Alpha full-frame lens. Claimed by Tamron to be "a revolutionary new mirrorless lens offering performance plus versatility", it sounds as though Tamron are about to add a travel-zoom lens to the six lenses that they have already…