Category: Compact System Camera

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Full-frame Mirrorless Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the first f/2.8 pro lens for the Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless camera system. The Nikkor Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S is a professional lens that boasts an exceptionally compact build, advanced optics, and extensive weather sealing.

The Nikon Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S will be available from April 2019 priced at £2199 / €2599 / $2299.

The Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the first f/2.8 pro lens for the Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless camera system. The Nikkor Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S is a professional lens that boasts an exceptionally compact build, advanced optics, and extensive weather sealing. The Nikon Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S will be…

Nikon Unveil Firmware Plans for Z7 and Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Nikon have announced further details on the development of new firmware for its full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6. The firmware will enable new functions, such as Eye-Detection AF, RAW video output, and support for CFexpress memory cards. In addition, the cameras’ AF/AE functions will be improved.

Nikon have announced further details on the development of new firmware for its full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6. The firmware will enable new functions, such as Eye-Detection AF, RAW video output, and support for CFexpress memory cards. In addition, the cameras’ AF/AE functions will be improved…

Fujifilm X-T30 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera, including side-by-side comparisons with the X-T3 and the X-T20.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera, including side-by-side comparisons with the X-T3 and the X-T20.

Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The new Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera is designed for all photographers, from beginner to advanced.

The Fujifilm X-T30 comes in three colours, Black, Silver and Charcoal Silver, and will be available from March 2019 for Black and Silver and May 2019 for Charcoal Silver, priced as follows:

  • Fujifilm X-T30 Body Only - £849 / $899
  • Fujifilm X-T30 with XC 15-45mm lens - £899 / $999
  • Fujifilm X-T30 with XF 18-55 lens - £1199 / $1299

The new Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera is designed for all photographers, from beginner to advanced. The Fujifilm X-T30 comes in three colours, Black, Silver and Charcoal Silver, and will be available from March 2019 for Black and Silver and May 2019 for Charcoal Silver, priced as follows: Fujifilm X-T30 Body…

Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR is a compact, lightweight and stylish wide-angle lens for X Series mirrorless cameras. This lens features a focal length equivalent to 24mm (in the 35mm format) and has a maximum aperture of F2.8.

The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR will be available in silver and black and will be available from March and May/June 2019 priced at £349 / $399.

The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR is a compact, lightweight and stylish wide-angle lens for X Series mirrorless cameras. This lens features a focal length equivalent to 24mm (in the 35mm format) and has a maximum aperture of F2.8. The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR will be available…

Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR lens.

Fujifilm X-T30 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Fujifilm X-T30 is a new APS-C mirrorless camera, offering 26 megapixels and using the Fujifilm XF lens mount.

We were shown a pre-production version of the X-T30 by Fujifilm ahead of today's launch. We've shot some sample JPEG and RAW images with the camera and got some hands-on time with the X-T30.

So read on for our first impressions of the new Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C mirrorless camera...

The Fujifilm X-T30 is a new APS-C mirrorless camera, offering 26 megapixels and using the Fujifilm XF lens mount. We were shown a pre-production version of the X-T30 by Fujifilm ahead of today's launch. We've shot some sample JPEG and RAW images with the camera and got some hands-on time…

Fujifilm Improve Camera Remote App for iOS and Android

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Software

Fujifilm have launched a new version of their Camera Remote app which improves overall usability and connectivity. Version 4.0 will offer a newly designed interface with an easier pairing process, an “Album” function that allows you to browse only the images imported from the camera, and a more stable connection between the camera and smart device.

Fujifilm have launched a new version of their Camera Remote app which improves overall usability and connectivity. Version 4.0 will offer a newly designed interface with an easier pairing process, an “Album” function that allows you to browse only the images imported from the camera, and a more stable connection…

Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update 3.00 in April 2019

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm have announced a new firmware update, version 3.00, for the X-T3 camera. Due for release in April 2019, the new X-T3 update will strengthen the accuracy of face and eye detection AF performance, add a new Face Select function, introduce faster AF speed for subjects at a distance, and make the touch screen operation more intuitive.

Fujifilm have announced a new firmware update, version 3.00, for the X-T3 camera. Due for release in April 2019, the new X-T3 update will strengthen the accuracy of face and eye detection AF performance, add a new Face Select function, introduce faster AF speed for subjects at a distance, and…

Fujifilm X-T100 and X-A5 Version 2.00 Firmware Updates

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for the X-T100 and X-A5 mirrorless cameras, available for download today. Version 2.00 adds a new Bright Mode, 5 step adjustment for “Portrait Enhancer” Mode, and a new Night+ setting.

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for the X-T100 and X-A5 mirrorless cameras, available for download today. Version 2.00 adds a new Bright Mode, 5 step adjustment for “Portrait Enhancer” Mode, and a new Night+ setting.

Canon EOS RP Full-frame Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Canon EOS RP is a small, light and practical full frame mirrorless camera aimed at advanced amateurs looking to take a step-up into Canon’s new EOS R System. The EOS RP’s 26.2 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, coupled with Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 processor, offers a creative step-up with the optimal balance of detail, control over depth of field and incredible low light shooting performance.

The Canon EOS RP will be available from 27th February 2019 with the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R priced at £1,399.99/€1,629.99.

The Canon EOS RP is a small, light and practical full frame mirrorless camera aimed at advanced amateurs looking to take a step-up into Canon’s new EOS R System. The EOS RP’s 26.2 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, coupled with Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 processor, offers a creative step-up with…

Canon Announces Six New EOS R Lenses for 2019

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Canon has announced the development of six new lenses for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system for release in 2019. They are the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM, Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS, Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM, Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM, Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.

Canon has announced the development of six new lenses for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system for release in 2019. They are the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM, Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS, Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM, Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM, Canon RF 70-200mm…

Canon EOS RP Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera and various lenses, including side-by-side comparisons with the Canon EOS R, EOS 800D and EOS 6D Mark II.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera and various lenses, including side-by-side comparisons with the Canon EOS R, EOS 800D and EOS 6D…

Canon EOS RP First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Canon EOS RP is a new full-frame mirrorless camera, offering 26 megapixels and using the Canon RF lens mount.

We were shown a final version of the EOS RP by Canon ahead of today's launch. We weren't allowed to take any photos with the camera or of the presentation slides, but did get some hands-on time with the EOS RP.

So read on for our initial first impressions of the new Canon EOS RP full frame mirrorless camera...

The Canon EOS RP is a new full-frame mirrorless camera, offering 26 megapixels and using the Canon RF lens mount. We were shown a final version of the EOS RP by Canon ahead of today's launch. We weren't allowed to take any photos with the camera or of the presentation…

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is a new all-round lens that delivers the most powerful zoom of all lenses for mirrorless cameras released so far. Packing a high-speed and high-precision autofocus (AF) into an amazingly compact and lightweight form with a dust-, splash- and freezeproof design, this versatile lens is ideal for landscape, street and portraits.

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 will be available from late March 2019 priced at £799.99 / $899.99.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is a new all-round lens that delivers the most powerful zoom of all lenses for mirrorless cameras released so far. Packing a high-speed and high-precision autofocus (AF) into an amazingly compact and lightweight form with a dust-, splash- and freezeproof design, this versatile…

Friday, February 1, 2019

Panasonic S1R and S1 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Panasonic S1R and Panasonic S1 are two new full-frame mirrorless cameras, offering 47 megapixels and 24 megapixels respectively and using the Leica L-mount. In development for the last 4 years, the Lumix S Series promises to offer “Full frame without compromise”.

We were shown a very early prototype version of the S1R/S1 back in September 2018 by Panasonic. We weren't allowed to take any photos of the camera or presentation slides, such was the high level of secrecy at the time.

Early prototype versions of the S1R and S1 were then displayed under glass at Photokina 2018, with a promised simultaneous launch date for both models of “early 2019”.

Fast forward to 31st January 2019, and we've been able to shoot with a working version of the Lumix S1R and S1 at the Global press launch in Barcelona, Spain. We've updated our initial first impressions of the cameras and new lenses with some more detailed observations.

So read on for our first impressions of the new Panasonic S1R and S1 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras...

The Panasonic S1R and Panasonic S1 are two new full-frame mirrorless cameras, offering 47 megapixels and 24 megapixels respectively and using the Leica L-mount. In development for the last 4 years, the Lumix S Series promises to offer “Full frame without compromise”. We were shown a very early prototype version…

Panasonic ​S1R and Panasonic ​S1​ 35mm Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic has announced two mirrorless camera models with a 35mm full-frame image sensor - the Panasonic S1R and the Panasonic S1. The 47 megapixel S1R and the 24 megapixel S1 both feature 4K 60p/50p video recording, a new Venus image processing engine, Dual I.S. image stabilisation, a double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, and a triaxial tilt LCD screen.

In a very interesting move, Panasonic are using the Leica L-Mount standard for the S1R and S1 cameras. Panasonic will release three Lumix S Series compatible lenses at the same time as the launch of the S1R and S1 cameras - the 50mm F1.4 prime lens, 24-105mm F4 standard zoom lens, and 70-200mm F4 telephoto zoom lens - and seven more by the end of 2020. Panasonic have also partnered with Leica and Sigma to develop more L-mount lenses.

Both the S1R and S1 cameras will have HLG Photo Mode and High Resolution Mode. The former mode allows images to be shot with a wider dynamic range, whilst the latter takes eight consecutive images that are automatically shot while shifting the sensor and synthesized into a single image.

Panasonic has announced two mirrorless camera models with a 35mm full-frame image sensor - the Panasonic S1R and the Panasonic S1. The 47 megapixel S1R and the 24 megapixel S1 both feature 4K 60p/50p video recording, a new Venus image processing engine, Dual I.S. image stabilisation, a double slot for…

Panasonic S1 and S1R Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras and three new Lumix S lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras and the three new L-mount lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras and three new Lumix S lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras and the three new L-mount lenses…

Panasonic L-Mount Full Frame Lens Roadmap

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Panasonic have released an updated lens roadmap for their L-mount full-frame lenses.

In addition to the three lenses that have already been announced today, Panasonic will launch 3 more new lenses in 2019 - a 24-70mm F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8 and 16-35mm F4 - plus 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.

Then in 2020 they will add a super telephoto lens, 2 fixed focal length lenses and a macro lens to their L-mount range, bringing the total to 10.

In a separate announcement at the launch of the Panasonic S1R and Panasonic S1 cameras, Sigma have revealed that they will release 14 new L-mount lenses by the end of 2019, plus a Canon EF/Sigma SA converter.

In total, together with Leica's existing range, this means there will be 42 L-mount lenses available by the end of 2020, an impressive start to the new L-mount alliance.

Panasonic have released an updated lens roadmap for their L-mount full-frame lenses. In addition to the three lenses that have already been announced today, Panasonic will launch 3 more new lenses in 2019 - a 24-70mm F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8 and 16-35mm F4 - plus 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Then in…

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hasselblad X1D-50c Firmware Update 1.22

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Hasselblad have released a new firmware update for the X1D-50c mirrorless camera which adds support for the most recent XCD Lenses, the XCD 65, 80, and 135mm.

Hasselblad have released a new firmware update for the X1D-50c mirrorless camera which adds support for the most recent XCD Lenses, the XCD 65, 80, and 135mm.