Category: Compact System Camera

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds System camera that combines a classic design with powerful photographic features such as Colour Profile Control, a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation.

The Olympus E-P7 will be available from mid-June 2021 in two colour combinations, white & silver or black & silver, as body only priced at £749 or as a kit with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens for £849.

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds System camera that combines a classic design with powerful photographic features such as Colour Profile Control, a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation. The Olympus E-P7 will be available from mid-June 2021 in two colour…

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Canon have revealed their answer to the Sony Alpha 1 and the Nikon Z9 in the shape of the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera.

The Canon R3 will feature a new Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 30fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking, an integrated grip design with professional levels of weather-proofing, Canon's most advanced autofocusing system ever, an innovative new autofocus Eye Control Function, and compatibility with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app.

In an update released on 2nd June 2021, Canon have also revealed that the R3 will feature Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports including racing cars and motorbikes, focusing in extreme darkness at light levels -7EV, up to 8-stops of protection against camera shake, RAW file capture at 30fps with full AF/AE tracking, the ability to record oversampled 4K video and a fully articulating display.

The full specifications, price and availability of the Canon EOS R3 have yet to be announced.

Canon have revealed their answer to the Sony Alpha 1 and the Nikon Z9 in the shape of the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The Canon R3 will feature a new Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 30fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking, an integrated…

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Panasonic have just unveiled the GH5M2, a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that builds on the success of the very popular GH5 model.

The GH5II offers internal recording up to 4K 60p and 4:2:2 10-bit 30p or 4K/6K Anamorphic modes,and V-Log L is pre-installed in the camera.

The GH5 Mark II's main new feature addition is wireless live streaming in 1080/60p using the Lumix Sync app or by connecting directly to a Wi-Fi router, and wired streaming via a PC using the Lumix Webcam software.

It also uses a new image sensor that features an AR (Anti-Reflective) coating, the latest high-speed and high-performance Venus Engine processor, and offers improved in-body stabilisation which provides up to 6.5 stops of compensation.

The Panasonic GH5M2 will be available from the end of June 2021 priced at £1,499 for body only, £1,699 for the GH5M2 M Kit (with the 12-60mm Lumix lens), and £1,999 for the GH5M2 L Kit (with the Leica 12-60mm lens).

Panasonic have just unveiled the GH5M2, a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that builds on the success of the very popular GH5 model. The GH5II offers internal recording up to 4K 60p and 4:2:2 10-bit 30p or 4K/6K Anamorphic modes,and V-Log L is pre-installed in the camera. The GH…

The new GH5M2 replaces the 4-year-old GH5 as Panasonic's flagship all-round Micro Four Thirds sensor mirrorless camera for 2021 - at least until the GH6 is launched later this year. So what exactly has changed in the 4 years since the launch of the GH5, and is the older model still worth considering? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Panasonic GH5M2 versus the GH5.

Panasonic have just announced that the long-awaited GH6 mirrorless camera is currently in development and will be available by the end of 2021.

Panasonic are splitting the GH-series into two, with the flagship GH6 targeted at professional videographers and the new GH5M2 that was also announced today aimed more at vloggers.

The GH6 will have a new high-speed sensor and a new Venus engine image processor, and will offer unlimited 4:2:2 10-bit Cinema 4K/60p video recording.

In addition, the GH6 will record 5.7K 60p video and support 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) recording.

As well as announcing the GH6, a new Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7 zoom lens is also under development, which will join the existing Leica DG 10-25mm F1.7 optic. No release date has yet been set for this.

Panasonic have just announced that the long-awaited GH6 mirrorless camera is currently in development and will be available by the end of 2021. Panasonic are splitting the GH-series into two, with the flagship GH6 targeted at professional videographers and the new GH5M2 that was also announced today aimed more at…

Panasonic is releasing free firmware updates for the LUMIX GH5S, G9 and G100 cameras to enhance the functions and usability.

Firmware 2.0 for the GH5S will enable it to capture Apple Pro Res RAW video recording over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V and also record and play back vertical videos vertically.

Both the GH5S and G9 will inherit the improved autofocus technology and performance of the Lumix S5 full-frame camera.

All three updates will be available on 9th June 2021.

Panasonic is releasing free firmware updates for the LUMIX GH5S, G9 and G100 cameras to enhance the functions and usability. Firmware 2.0 for the GH5S will enable it to capture Apple Pro Res RAW video recording over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V and also record and play back vertical…

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Canon EOS R3 that was announced today is a brand new flagship camera that sits above last years Canon EOS R5. Which of these 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Canon R5.

The Sony Alpha 1 that went on sale in March 2021 and the brand new Canon EOS R3 that was unveiled today have similar key specifications, so which of these flagship 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Sony A1.

The brand new Canon EOS R3 that was announced today and the Nikon Z9 that was revealed last month have similar key specifications, so which of these flagship 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Nikon Z9.

The Canon EOS R3 that was launched today and the EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR look very similar, so which of these flagship 35mm full-frame sensor cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Sigma fp L is a new, ultra-compact 61 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera.

As well as the increased 61MP resolution, the fp L also improves on the original fp model by featuring hybrid autofocus (AF) that combines contrast- and phase- detection, two new Color Modes, and digital crop functionality.

The new fp L camera will run alongside the current 24 megapixel Sigma fp model. These two cameras are the smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless models on the market, each weighing less than 430g with a battery and card fitted.

Also being announced is a new optional 3.68m-dot external EVF for both models in the fp range, called the EVF-11, which uses an OLED panel, has a magnification of 0.83x, tilts up 90 degrees and has USB-C and headphone ports.

Both products will be available from 16th April 2021. The Sigma fp L will cost $2499 / £1999 and the EVF-11 Viewfinder is priced at $699 / £599,or you can buy both together for $2999 / £2449.

The Sigma fp L is a new, ultra-compact 61 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera. As well as the increased 61MP resolution, the fp L also improves on the original fp model by featuring hybrid autofocus (AF) that combines contrast- and phase- detection, two new Color Modes, and digital crop functionality. The…

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Panasonic has just announced new firmware updates for the S1, S1H, S1R, S5 and BGH1 mirrorless cameras. The 24 megapixel S1 gets the biggest update, with 5.9K/C4K and 4K60/50p 4:2:0 10bit internal video recording all added, while the S1H gains 5.9K Blackmagic RAW recording capabilities.

Panasonic has just announced new firmware updates for the S1, S1H, S1R, S5 and BGH1 mirrorless cameras. The 24 megapixel S1 gets the biggest update, with 5.9K/C4K and 4K60/50p 4:2:0 10bit internal video recording all added, while the S1H gains 5.9K Blackmagic RAW recording capabilities.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Sony have released firmware update version 4.00 for the A7 III, which adds FTP transfer and improves the overall stability of the camera.

Sony have released firmware update version 4.00 for the A7 III, which adds FTP transfer and improves the overall stability of the camera.

Sony have released firmware update version 3.00 for the A9 II, which principally allows you to crop a still image in-camera.

Sony have released firmware update version 3.00 for the A9 II, which principally allows you to crop a still image in-camera.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Nikon Z9 has just been unveiled, a new flagship 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera that will sit above the Z7 II and Z6 II in Nikon's Z-series range.

The professional level Z9 will feature the Z-mount and have a newly developed FX-format stacked CMOS sensor and a new image-processing engine, although there's no word yet on either the number of megapixels or the burst shooting rates that it will offer.

It will also feature 8K video recording, the first time that any Nikon camera has done so, which allows the Z9 to challenge the likes of the Canon EOS R5 and the Sony Alpha 1, the only other mirrorless cameras that currently provide 8K recording.

The use of a stacked sensor design and inclusion of 8K video strongly suggests that the Z9 will use the same sensor found in the Sony Alpha 1 (as Sony supplies Nikon's image sensors).

In a design move that will likely split opinion, the Z9 features a built-in vertical grip with an array of replicated controls, much like the Nikon D6 DSLR. It will therefore be significantly larger than both the Z7 II and Z6 II, which share the same size and control layout and which instead use an optional battery grip.

Indeed, from the front at least, the two cameras look pretty similar, so the Z9 looks set to replicate the D6 as the best camera that Nikon can possibly make, just this time without a mirror.

It might even exceed the performance of the D6, as Nikon have publicly stated that the Z9 will "deliver the best still and video performance in Nikon history" and that it offers an "unprecedented experience in terms of outstanding performance and operability, and exceeds that of previous digital-SLR and mirrorless cameras." We can't wait to try it out!

But wait we must, as although the Nikon Z9 is scheduled for release in 2021, it's still currently in development and the exact timing will only be announced at a later date - so probably best to expect mid-late 2021 then, maybe even in time for the Tokyo Olympics in July...

The Nikon Z9 has just been unveiled, a new flagship 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera that will sit above the Z7 II and Z6 II in Nikon's Z-series range. The professional level Z9 will feature the Z-mount and have a newly developed FX-format stacked CMOS sensor and a new image-processing engine…

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sony have today announced a new firmware update for the Alpha 7S III camera which adds S-Cinetone and Active Mode.

Sony have today announced a new firmware update for the Alpha 7S III camera which adds S-Cinetone and Active Mode.

First announced in the USA over 5 months ago, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II APS-C mirrorless camera has now been launched in the UK, Europe and Australia.

Don't get too excited though - it seems to be exactly the same camera in terms of hardware as the original EOS M50 that we reviewed in 2018, just with different firmware that improves the autofocusing, enables the capture of vertical video, adds some new touchscreen controls, and allows wireless live streaming to YouTube.

We're not quite sure why Canon couldn't have added these new software features to the original M50 via a firmware update - but if you're still interested, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II will be available from the end of March 2021 priced at £589.99 / €659.99 body only.

First announced in the USA over 5 months ago, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II APS-C mirrorless camera has now been launched in the UK, Europe and Australia. Don't get too excited though - it seems to be exactly the same camera in terms of hardware as the original EOS…

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Nikon have just announced a new firmware version (1.10) for the Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II full-frame mirrorless cameras which will improve Eye-Detection AF and enable 4K UHD/60p and RAW video output, including the Blackmagic RAW format.

Firmware 1.10 will be made available to download on February 25th 2021.

Nikon have just announced a new firmware version (1.10) for the Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II full-frame mirrorless cameras which will improve Eye-Detection AF and enable 4K UHD/60p and RAW video output, including the Blackmagic RAW format. Firmware 1.10 will be made available to download on February 25th 2021.

Nikon have just launched the ultimate essential kit for the independent filmmaker that's designed to take your video content to the next level.

It features the Nikon Z 6II full-frame mirrorless camera, the FTZ Mount Adapter, Atomos Ninja V, a SmallRig quick-release camera cage, and various accessories such as batteries. Take your video content to the next level.

This filmmaker’s kit includes the Nikon Z 6II full-frame mirrorless camera with the RAW video output function already enabled.

The new Nikon Z6 II Essential Movie Kit will be available from the end of February priced at £2,909 in the UK.

Nikon have just launched the ultimate essential kit for the independent filmmaker that's designed to take your video content to the next level. It features the Nikon Z 6II full-frame mirrorless camera, the FTZ Mount Adapter, Atomos Ninja V, a SmallRig quick-release camera cage, and various accessories such as batteries…

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Yet another new Sony camera, the cinema line FX3, has broken cover thanks to serial rumour-mongers Nokishita. Hot on the heels of last month’s Alpha 1 comes the more video-specific FX3 (ILME-FX3), which looks a lot like Sony’s Alpha 7C full-frame mirrorless camera on steroids.

Yet another new Sony camera, the cinema line FX3, has broken cover thanks to serial rumour-mongers Nokishita. Hot on the heels of last month’s Alpha 1 comes the more video-specific FX3 (ILME-FX3), which looks a lot like Sony’s Alpha 7C full-frame mirrorless camera on steroids.