Category: Compact System Camera

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Sony Alpha 9 II and the brand new Canon EOS R3 that was unveiled today have similar key specifications, so 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 Sony A9 II.

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.

Are you excited about the upcoming Canon EOS R3 full frame mirrorless camera? Do you want to see some actual up close and personal shots of a real life model, rather than just Canon's official rendered product images?

Then you've come to the right place, as last week I was given an exclusive one-to-one briefing by Canon and had the chance to shoot an extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the R3.

As this is still an early tech announcement, though, to be more precise they were strictly hands-off photos, as I wasn't allowed to actually touch the camera, turn it on, open any of the ports or compartments, or see the bottom of it.

Canon's Product Intelligence Consultant, David Parry, was also under strict orders not to divulge any additional information about the EOS R3 other than what has already been revealed in the previous two press releases that Canon have issued. So I'm afraid I don't have any more information for you about the megapixel count of the sensor, for example, or whether it will be able to record 8K or just 4K video.

Canon did a similar thing for the EOS R5 camera in 2020, where they showed me an early pre-production model well ahead of the official launch that turned out to be virtually identical to the finished article. So if they follow the same plan for the R3, the photos that you see here will be almost 100% the same as the actual camera that will be available to buy later in 2021.

Are you excited about the upcoming Canon EOS R3 full frame mirrorless camera? Do you want to see some actual up close and personal shots of a real life model, rather than just Canon's official rendered product images? Then you've come to the right place, as last week I was…

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 brand new, Canon-developed 24.1 megapixel back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 6K/60p RAW video recording and oversampled 4K/120p video for up to six hours of regular video, 30fps burst shooting with full AF/AE tracking, and an integrated grip design with professional levels of weather-proofing.

The EOS R3 features Canon's most advanced autofocusing system ever, with Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports including racing cars and motorbikes, focusing in extreme darkness at light levels down to -7EV, and an innovative new autofocus Eye Control Function.

There's also a 5.76 million dot electronic viewfinder with 120fps refresh rate, 5-axis IBIS providing up to 8-stops of protection against camera shake, and a fully articulating 4.1-million dot touch-screen display, and compatibility with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app.

The Canon EOS R3 is priced at £5,879.99 / €6,689.99 / $5,999.00 and it will be available in November 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 brand new, Canon-developed 24.1 megapixel back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 6K/60p RAW video recording and…

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 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.

The brand new Canon EOS R3 that was announced today and the Nikon Z9 that was revealed earlier in 2021 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.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm GFX 50S II medium-format camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm GFX 50S II camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm GFX 50S II medium-format camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm GFX 50S II camera.

The new Fujifilm GFX 50S II is the most affordable GFX branded medium-format camera ever, offering a 51.4 megapixel sensor for just £3499 / €3999 / $3999, putting in on a par with the likes of the Canon EOS R5 and Sony Alpha A1 full-frame mirrorless.

Paired with the equally new GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR kit zoom, the 50SII costs less than £4000 / €4500 / $4500 with a lens, making medium-format more accessible than ever before.

The new Fujifilm GFX 50S II is the most affordable GFX branded medium-format camera ever, offering a 51.4 megapixel sensor for just £3499 / €3999 / $3999, putting in on a par with the likes of the Canon EOS R5 and Sony Alpha A1 full-frame mirrorless. Paired with the equally…

Fujifilm have quietly announced the new X-T30 II APS-C mirrorless camera, a rather modest upgrade of the 2.5-year old X-T30.

Externally the two cameras are identical, right down to the unchanged X-T30 name badge on the front. The only physical change is an upgrade to the rear LCD screen, which now has 1.62million dots of resolution.

Fujifilm have quietly announced the new X-T30 II APS-C mirrorless camera, a rather modest upgrade of the 2.5-year old X-T30. Externally the two cameras are identical, right down to the unchanged X-T30 name badge on the front. The only physical change is an upgrade to the rear LCD screen, which…

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Nikon Z fc is a new 20 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with a design inspired by the classic FM2 SLR film camera.

Nikon have also unveiled two new heritage lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Silver Edition and NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE, to accompany the Z fc.

Pricing starts at £899 for the Z fc body only, with sales due to start on 28th July 2021.

The Nikon Z fc is a new 20 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with a design inspired by the classic FM2 SLR film camera. Nikon have also unveiled two new heritage lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Silver Edition and NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE, to accompany the…

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…

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…

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.