Category: Compact System Camera

Friday, October 18, 2019

Olympus PEN E-PL​10 Entry-Level Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

In addition to the OM-D E-M5 Mark III, Olympus are also rumored to be launched a follow-up to the PEN E-PL9 camera, rather unsurprisingly called the Olympus PEN E-PL10.

Update: The EPL10 has now been officially announced, but so far it's only going to be available in Japan and China.

In addition to the OM-D E-M5 Mark III, Olympus are also rumored to be launched a follow-up to the PEN E-PL9 camera, rather unsurprisingly called the Olympus PEN E-PL10.Update: The EPL10 has now been officially announced, but so far it's only going to be available in Japan and China.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera in both black and silver colours and including a side-by-side comparison with the previous E-M5 Mark II camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III camera in both black and silver colours and including a side-by-side comparison with…

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Officially Announced

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

After a lot of rumors, the long-awaited Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III has finally been officially announced.

If you don't know already, this is an update of the popular E-M5 Mark II camera from 2015. The new Mark III version offers a 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor, TruePic VIII image processor, in-body 5-axis image stabilization system, weather-proofing, 121-point all cross-type on-chip phase detection autofocus system, 10fps burst shooting, 4K 30P high-definition video recording, 2.36 million-dot OLED viewfinder, and USB charging.

Availability and Price

In the UK the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III will be available from mid November in silver or black as body only priced at £1099.99 and in different kit versions as e.g. with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40 F2.8 PRO lens at £1699.99 or with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200 F3.5-6.3 lens at £1599.99 EUR.

Olympus are also offering pre order customers a £100 trade in and free BLS-50 battery to launch the OM-D E-M5 Mark III valid on pre orders to 15 November 2019.

In the US and Canada, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III will be available in both black and silver in late November. The camera body only will have a suggested retail price of $1,199.99 USD and $1,499.99 CAD and the camera body with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II lens will have a suggested retail price of $1,799.99 USD and $2,249.99 CAD.

After a lot of rumors, the long-awaited Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III has finally been officially announced. If you don't know already, this is an update of the popular E-M5 Mark II camera from 2015. The new Mark III version offers a 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor, TruePic VIII image…

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sigma fp First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Sigma fp mirrorless camera at Brighton City Airport, UK.

Find out what we thought of Sigma's brand new camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Sigma fp mirrorless camera at Brighton City Airport, UK. Find out what we thought of Sigma's brand new camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Priced at $1199, Available on November 18th, Full Specifications

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

2019 is Olympus' official Centenary year (Congratulations!), and following the launch of the E-M1X camera back in the Spring, the company are now reportedly gearing up for the launch of a much more affordable successor to the popular OM-D E-M5 Mark II (pictured), somewhat predictably called the OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Read on for everything that we know so far...

Update 1: Internet giant Amazon has now confirmed the price and launch date of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III - it will apparently cost £1,355.60 and be available on November 18th 2019. It will feature re-engineered 5-axis image stabilisation for handheld shooting, a new OLED electronic viewfinder, and be weather-resistant. Amazon have predictably pulled the leaked product page...

Update 2: The full specifications and US price for the E-M5 Mark III have now been leaked by 4/3rumors.

2019 is Olympus' official Centenary year (Congratulations!), and following the launch of the E-M1X camera back in the Spring, the company are now reportedly gearing up for the launch of a much more affordable successor to the popular OM-D E-M5 Mark II (pictured), somewhat predictably called the OM-D E-M5 Mark…

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Sigma fp Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma fp camera with the 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma fp camera with the 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Mirrorless Camera, Specs, Price and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm have unveiled the new X-Pro3 mirrorless camera at an X-summit event in Shibuya, Japan. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera will be officially announced on October 23rd, but details have already emerged that the new model will be made entirely out of titanium, making it 10x more scratch-resistant than a stainless steel chassis.

It will also feature an innovative "hidden" LCD screen on the rear which has already sparked some controversy among ardent fans. On the rear of the camera is a miniature screen which will display basic exposure information and even the currently selected film simulation.

Flip this part of the camera down, and the main, hidden LCD is revealed, hinged at the bottom so that you can use it for composing at waist-level or reviewing your shots, something that Fujifilm don't really want you to do.

Instead they want you to use the camera's viewfinder when shooting and less time chimping your images afterwards, which is why they've effectively made it more awkward to the use the rear LCD screen.

They haven't quite gone the whole hog and removed the screen completely, as on the Leica M-D, but its definitely a very bold design choice that is already polarizing online opinion.

Other new features include a Classic Negative film simulation mode, improved optical and electronic viewfinders.

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 will be available in three colours - classic black, Dura Black and Dura silver. The price and availability of the X-Pro3 will be announced on the 23rd October.

In other news, Fujifilm have abandoned plans to release a 35mm F1 lens, instead replacing it in the lens roadmap with a 50mm F1 lens, which will be smaller and more practical to use.

You can view the entire Shibuya X Summit, which is a unique chance for photographers and fans to find out more about the thinking behind the development of Fujifilm's X Series and GFX System direct from our senior management and X-Photographers, here:

https://fujifilm-x.com/global/global-events/summit-shibuya-2019/

Fujifilm have unveiled the new X-Pro3 mirrorless camera at an X-summit event in Shibuya, Japan. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera will be officially announced on October 23rd, but details have already emerged that the new model will be made entirely out of titanium, making it 10x more scratch-resistant than a stainless…

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sigma fp Priced at $1,899 / £1,999, Available from 25th October

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Sigma fp is the world's smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera with a full-frame image sensor.

It incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels into a compact body that weighs just 370g, bucking the recent trend for bigger mirrorless cameras.

The Sigma fp will cost $1,899 / £1,999 and be available from 25th October 2019 in the US and late-November in the UK.

The Sigma fp is the world's smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera with a full-frame image sensor. It incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels into a compact body that weighs just 370g, bucking the recent trend for bigger mirrorless cameras. The Sigma fp will cost $1,89…

Nikon Z50 APS-C Mirrorless Camera Specs, Pricing and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The much-rumored Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format mirrorless camera has just been officially unveiled.

The Z50 has a 20.9 megapixel APS-C sensor with 209 phase detection AF pixels, ISO 100-51200, 11fps burst shooting, EXPEED 6 processor, 180-degree flip screen, 2360k-dot EVF, 4K UHD video recording at 30p, and a 395g body.

The new Nikon Z50 will be available starting from 7th November 2019 priced at £849 / $856.95 body only.

In addition, Nikon have also introduced two new DX-format zoom lenses - the NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR and the NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR - to go with the Z50 camera.

The much-rumored Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format mirrorless camera has just been officially unveiled. The Z50 has a 20.9 megapixel APS-C sensor with 209 phase detection AF pixels, ISO 100-51200, 11fps burst shooting, EXPEED 6 processor, 180-degree flip screen, 2360k-dot EVF, 4K UHD video recording at 30p, and a 395g…

Nikon MB-N10 Battery Pack Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon MB-N10 Battery Pack for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 cameras looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon MB-N10 Battery Pack now, which is priced at £179 / $199 in the UK and US respectively.

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon MB-N10 Battery Pack for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 cameras looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon MB-N10 Battery Pack now, which is priced at £179 / $199 in the UK and US respectively.

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Officially Announced Priced at £8,299

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon have officially announced the long-awaited NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system.

The new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens will be available from 31st October 2019 priced at £8,299.

Nikon have officially announced the long-awaited NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system. The new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens will be available from 31st October 2019 priced at £8,299.

Nikon Z50 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera in central London - find out what we thought of Nikon's brand new camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera in central London - find out what we thought of Nikon's brand new camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Nikon Z Series Lens Roadmap 2018-2021

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon have unveiled a new lens roadmap for the Z series, with 13 new lenses scheduled for release by the end of 2021.

Interestingly, only one new Z DX lens, the 18-140mm zoom, will be added to the two new Z DX lenses that were announced along with the Z50 camera earlier today.

New Nikon Z Prime Lenses

  • 20mm F1.8
  • 50mm F1.2
  • 28mm
  • 40mm
  • Micro 60mm
  • Micro 105mm

New Nikon Z Zoom Lenses

  • DX 18-140mm
  • 14-24mm F2.8
  • 70-200mm F2.8
  • 24-105mm
  • 100-400mm
  • 24-200mm
  • 200-600mm


Nikon have unveiled a new lens roadmap for the Z series, with 13 new lenses scheduled for release by the end of 2021. Interestingly, only one new Z DX lens, the 18-140mm zoom, will be added to the two new Z DX lenses that were announced along with the Z5…

Nikon Z50 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format camera now, including the new NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lenses and a side-by-side comparison with the Nikon Z6 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format camera now, including the new NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm…

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Canon Finally Adds 24p for 1080 and 4K Video Recording

In response to customer feedback , Canon have announced an upcoming firmware update which will add a 24p mode for video recording for some recently launched EOS and PowerShot cameras. These include the EOS 90D, EOS RP, PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II, and the EOS M6 Mark II.

In response to customer feedback , Canon have announced an upcoming firmware update which will add a 24p mode for video recording for some recently launched EOS and PowerShot cameras. These include the EOS 90D, EOS RP, PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II, and the EOS…

Monday, October 7, 2019

Sigma 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Lenses for Canon EF-M Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma has announced the upcoming launch of three new interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses as members of the Contemporary line.

Pricing

  • 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD)
  • 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD)
  • 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD)

Sigma has announced the upcoming launch of three new interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses as members of the Contemporary line.Pricing16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD)30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary…

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Nikon Z50 APS-C Mirrorless Camera on October 10th?

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Nikon released their full-frame mirrorless camera range last year with the launch of the Z6 and Z7 (pictured). Now, according to widespread rumors, it looks as though they're about to introduce an APS-C sensor lineup with the introduction of the Nikon Z50. Read on for everything that we know so far...

Nikon released their full-frame mirrorless camera range last year with the launch of the Z6 and Z7 (pictured). Now, according to widespread rumors, it looks as though they're about to introduce an APS-C sensor lineup with the introduction of the Nikon Z50. Read on for everything that we know so…

Sony A9 II Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Enhances Connectivity and Workflow for Pro Photographers

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The new Sony A9 II full-frame mirrorless camera offers significantly enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10fps with mechanical shutter, evolved AF performance with newly optimised algorithms, a re-designed build to enhance durability and operability, and more.

The Sony A9 II will ship in the UK, US and Europe in October 2019, priced at approximately £4800 / $4500 / €5400 respectively.

The new Sony A9 II full-frame mirrorless camera offers significantly enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10fps with mechanical shutter, evolved AF performance with newly optimised algorithms, a re-designed build to enhance durability and operability, and more. The Sony A9 II will ship in the UK…

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Canon EOS R ​Firmware Update 1.4.0

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have released a new firmware update for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera, which mainly improves the auto-focus system.

Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  2. Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  3. Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
  5. Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Download the Canon EOS R Firmware Update 1.4.0

Canon have released a new firmware update for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera, which mainly improves the auto-focus system.Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following enhancements:Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on…

Canon EOS RP Firmware Update 1.3.0

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have released a new firmware update for the EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera, which mainly improves the auto-focus system.

Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  2. Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  3. Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which Main dial icon may not appear when magnify/reduce button is pressed during the image playback.
  5. Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Download the Canon EOS RP Firmware Update 1.3.0

Canon have released a new firmware update for the EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera, which mainly improves the auto-focus system. Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus…