Category: Compact System Camera

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sony A6400 Version 2.00 Firmware Update Enables Animal Eye AF

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Sony has released a new firmware update (Version 2.00) for the Alpha A6400 mirrorless camera which will enable Real-time Eye AF for animals.

This mode utilises Sony’s latest algorithm including Artificial Intelligence based object recognition and processes colour, subject distance (depth), pattern (brightness) as spatial information to ensure that all subjects can be captured with excellent accuracy.

Plus, when photographing or videoing humans, face and eye position information is recognised by AI and the subjects eye is monitored in real time with extremely high tracking precision. This can be activated by a simple half press of the shutter button, or can be assigned to a custom function as well.

Download the Sony A6400 Version 2.00 Firmware Update

Sony has released a new firmware update (Version 2.00) for the Alpha A6400 mirrorless camera which will enable Real-time Eye AF for animals. This mode utilises Sony’s latest algorithm including Artificial Intelligence based object recognition and processes colour, subject distance (depth), pattern (brightness) as spatial information to ensure that all…

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new FE 600mm F4 GM OSS is Sony’s longest reaching prime lens and the world’s lightest in its class, featuring high-performance AF, high resolution and beautiful bokeh.

The FE 600mm F4 GM OSS will ship in Europe in August 2019, priced at approximately £12,000 / $13,000 / €14,000.

Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS Sample Images

Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS Hands-on Photos


The new FE 600mm F4 GM OSS is Sony’s longest reaching prime lens and the world’s lightest in its class, featuring high-performance AF, high resolution and beautiful bokeh. The FE 600mm F4 GM OSS will ship in Europe in August 2019, priced at approximately £12,000 / $13,000 / €14,000. Sony…

Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens.

Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS is Sony's furthest reaching E-mount zoom lens and offers excellent image quality, high-performance AF, and outstanding control.

The Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS will ship in August 2019 priced at approximately £1,800 / $2,000 / €2,100.

Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Sample Images

Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Hands-on Photos

The Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS is Sony's furthest reaching E-mount zoom lens and offers excellent image quality, high-performance AF, and outstanding control.The Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS will ship in August 2019 priced at approximately £1,800 / $2,000 / €2,100.Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Sample ImagesSony…

Friday, May 31, 2019

Panasonic S1H Mirrorless Camera Offers 6K/24p Video Recording

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Panasonic S1H is the world’s first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K.

Panasonic will release the Lumix S1H in Autumn 2019. A prototype version of the Panasonic Lumix S1H will be exhibited at the Cine Gear Expo 2019 show at Paramount Studios in Los Angles, U.S., which runs through May 30 to June 2.

The Panasonic S1H is the world’s first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K. Panasonic will release the Lumix S1H in Autumn 2019. A prototype version of the Panasonic Lumix S1H will be exhibited at the Cine Gear Expo…

Panasonic S1 Software Upgrade Key for Video (DMW-SFU2)

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic has announced the expansion of video performance for its Lumix S1 full frame camera with a software upgrade key (DMW-SFU2).

The upgrade key will be available free of charge from 8th July 2019 for existing owners of the Lumix S1, and for new purchasers until 30th September 2019. From 1st October 2019 the key will be available to purchase at £179.00.

Panasonic has announced the expansion of video performance for its Lumix S1 full frame camera with a software upgrade key (DMW-SFU2).The upgrade key will be available free of charge from 8th July 2019 for existing owners of the Lumix S1, and for new purchasers until 30th September 2019. From 1st…

Panasonic LEICA VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH Specs, Availability and Price

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Panasonic LEICA VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH is the world’s first standard zoom lens to offer a maximum aperture of F1.7 throughout its range.

The LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH has a recommended retail price of £1,799.99 / $1,999.99 and will be available from 15th July 2019.

The Panasonic LEICA VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH is the world’s first standard zoom lens to offer a maximum aperture of F1.7 throughout its range. The LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH has a recommended retail price of £1,799.99 / $1,999.99 and will be available from 15th July 2019.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Fujifilm GFX 100 Price, Specs and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The price, specs and availability of the Fujifilm GFX 100 medium format mirrorless camera have been revealed. As the name suggests, the GFX100 has a 100 megapixel back illuminated sensor sensor (102 megapixels to be precise) with fast and accurate AF phase detection, 4K/30p video recording and five-axis image stabilisation of up to 5.5 stops, all 'world’s first' features.

The Fujifilm GFX 100 will be available from the end of June 2019 priced at £9,999 in the UK and $9,999 in the USA.

The price, specs and availability of the Fujifilm GFX 100 medium format mirrorless camera have been revealed. As the name suggests, the GFX100 has a 100 megapixel back illuminated sensor sensor (102 megapixels to be precise) with fast and accurate AF phase detection, 4K/30p video recording and five-axis image stabilisation…

Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 Lens for Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 Art lens for full-frame Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z mirrorless cameras has just been announced.

The Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 Art lens for full-frame Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z mirrorless cameras has just been announced.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Voigtländer Nokton 21mm F1.4 Aspherical Lens for Sony E-Mount

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Voigtländer Nokton 21mm F1.4 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount that was first shown at the CP+ show in Japan back in February has now been officially unveiled.

This new wide-angle prime lens is suitable for both APS-C Sony cameras such as the Alpha A6400, and full-frame cameras like the Alpha A7R III / A7 III.

The Voigtländer Nokton 21mm F1.4 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount that was first shown at the CP+ show in Japan back in February has now been officially unveiled. This new wide-angle prime lens is suitable for both APS-C Sony cameras such as the Alpha A6400, and full-frame cameras like the…

Friday, May 17, 2019

Firmware 2.0 for the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 Adds Eye-Detection AF

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Nikon has released new firmware that brings Eye-Detection AF, extension of low-light AF detection range, and addition of AE tracking in the continuous high-speed (extended) mode to the Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras.

Nikon has released new firmware that brings Eye-Detection AF, extension of low-light AF detection range, and addition of AE tracking in the continuous high-speed (extended) mode to the Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Panasonic Lumix GX880 Targets Fashion Bloggers

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Panasonic Lumix GX880 is a sleek and stylish mirrorless camera for high-quality 4K shooting with advanced selfie function technology.

Available in black, silver or tan, the Lumix GX880 kit with 12-32mm lens will be available to buy from the end of June 2019, priced at £399.99 / €449.00 (Ireland).

The Panasonic Lumix GX880 is a sleek and stylish mirrorless camera for high-quality 4K shooting with advanced selfie function technology.Available in black, silver or tan, the Lumix GX880 kit with 12-32mm lens will be available to buy from the end of June 2019, priced at £399.99 / €449.00 (Ireland).

Monday, May 13, 2019

Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE Lens Spec, Price and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE is a new multi-purpose lens designed for Sony Full-Frame E-mount cameras that weighs just 162g.

The Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE will be available by the end of May 2019 for a suggested UK retail price of £349.99.

The Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE is a new multi-purpose lens designed for Sony Full-Frame E-mount cameras that weighs just 162g.The Samyang AF 45mm F1.8 FE will be available by the end of May 2019 for a suggested UK retail price of £349.99.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM Mirrorless Lens Price, Availability, Specification

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new RF 85mm F1.2L USM offers the highest resolution of any Canon lens launched to date. Following Canon’s lens development announcement back in February, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the first of six RF mount lenses being introduced by Canon in 2019.

The Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM is priced at £2,799.99/ €3,219.99 / $2699.00 and will be available from June 2019.

The new RF 85mm F1.2L USM offers the highest resolution of any Canon lens launched to date. Following Canon’s lens development announcement back in February, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the first of six RF mount lenses being introduced by Canon in 2019. The Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update 3.00

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm have released a major new firmware update for the X-T3 mirrorless camera. Version 3.00 adds the auto-focus improvements that were first introduced on the X-T30 camera, including a new Face Select function, more accurate face/eye detection, and faster AF speed for subjects at a distance.

You can download the Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update 3.00 here.

Fujifilm have released a major new firmware update for the X-T3 mirrorless camera. Version 3.00 adds the auto-focus improvements that were first introduced on the X-T30 camera, including a new Face Select function, more accurate face/eye detection, and faster AF speed for subjects at a distance.You can download the Fujifilm…

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sony A7R III and A7 III Firmware Update 3.0 Adds Real-Time Eye AF for People and Animals

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Sony has released a new firmware update for the A7 III and A7R III mirrorless cameras that enhances Real-time Eye AF performance and adds Real-time Animal Eye AF and interval shooting for time lapses.

Firmware Update Version 3.0 brings three main new features to the Sony A7 III and A7R III cameras:

  • Real-Time Eye AF
  • Real-Time Eye AF for Animals
  • Interval Shooting

Sony has released a new firmware update for the A7 III and A7R III mirrorless cameras that enhances Real-time Eye AF performance and adds Real-time Animal Eye AF and interval shooting for time lapses. Firmware Update Version 3.0 brings three main new features to the Sony A7 III and A7R…

Friday, April 5, 2019

Panasonic Lumix G90 Mirrorless Camera - 20 Megapixels, 4K Video, 5-Axis Dual IS, Weatherproof

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Panasonic Lumix G90 is a new mirrorless camera aimed at both amateur photographers and vloggers. Featuring a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, the latest Venus Engine and 5-axis Dual I.S., the Panasonic G90 can record 4K 30p video for an unlimited time, with a 3.5mm headphone jack, headphone socket and V-Log L included.

The Panasonic G90 will be available in June 2019, with an anticipated retail price of £899.99 / €1,075.00 (Ireland) body only, £1,079.99 / €1,290.00 with a 12-60mm lens, or £1,259.99 / €1,505.00 with a 14-140mm lens.

The Panasonic Lumix G90 is a new mirrorless camera aimed at both amateur photographers and vloggers. Featuring a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, the latest Venus Engine and 5-axis Dual I.S., the Panasonic G90 can record 4K 30p video for an unlimited time, with a 3.5mm headphone jack, headphone socket…

Panasonic Lumix G90 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix G90 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Lumix G90 mirrorless camera, including all the menu screens and a side-by-side comparison with the Fujifilm X-T3.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix G90 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic Lumix G90 mirrorless camera, including all the menu screens and a side-by-side comparison with the Fujifilm X-T3.

Panasonic Lumix G90 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Panasonic Lumix G90 (also known as the Lumix G95 in some territories) is a new hybrid mirrorless camera for enthusiast photographers and videographers, offering 20 megapixel resolution and using the Micro Four Thirds lens mount.

Despite recently launching the Lumix S1 full-frame camera system, Panasonic have underlined their ongoing commitment to the G-series Micro Four Thirds range by unveiling the new G90 just a couple of months later.

We were shown a pre-production version of the Lumix G90 / G95 by Panasonic ahead of today's launch. We've shot a big gallery of hands-on shots of the camera and spent some time getting to know the Lumix G90.

So read on for our detailed first impressions of the new Panasonic Lumix G90 mirrorless camera...

The Panasonic Lumix G90 (also known as the Lumix G95 in some territories) is a new hybrid mirrorless camera for enthusiast photographers and videographers, offering 20 megapixel resolution and using the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Despite recently launching the Lumix S1 full-frame camera system, Panasonic have underlined their ongoing…