Category: Compact System Camera

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Leica M10-P “Ghost Edition”

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Leica M10-P “Ghost Edition” pays homage to HODINKEE Founder Ben Clymer’s vintage timepiece in celebration of legacy storytelling.

Limited to just 250 sets worldwide, the Leica M10-P “Ghost Edition” for HODINKEE includes a Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens. The set also includes a stylish and rugged gray rope strap with genuine Italian vegetable-tanned black leather accents, and a certificate of authenticity.

The Leica M10-P “Ghost Edition” pays homage to HODINKEE Founder Ben Clymer’s vintage timepiece in celebration of legacy storytelling. Limited to just 250 sets worldwide, the Leica M10-P “Ghost Edition” for HODINKEE includes a Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens. The set also includes a stylish and rugged gray rope strap…

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Olympus Updates Micro Four Thirds Lens Roadmap, November 2019

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Olympus have added three new products to their M.Zuiko digital lens roadmap - the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS and an as yet unspecified "pro telephoto zoom" lens.

Olympus have added three new products to their M.Zuiko digital lens roadmap - the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS and an as yet unspecified "pro telephoto zoom" lens.

Fujifilm X-T3 Version 3.10 and 3.20 Firmware Updates

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujilm have announced plans to release a series of firmware updates for the X-T3 camera, starting in mid-December 2019.

Version 3.10 will enable controls for video recording from a gimbal or drone.

Version 3.20 will improve the tracking performance of the eye AF frame and add the capability to save up to 9,999 pictures in each folder on an SD card.

Fujilm have announced plans to release a series of firmware updates for the X-T3 camera, starting in mid-December 2019.Version 3.10 will enable controls for video recording from a gimbal or drone.Version 3.20 will improve the tracking performance of the eye AF frame and add the capability to save up to…

Wednesday, November 20, 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.

Update2: The E-PL10 has now been officially launched in Europe. In the UK, it is available now exclusively in the Olympus online shop priced at £549.99 and in a kit with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens at £649.99.

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.Update2…

Friday, November 15, 2019

Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ Mirrorless Camera Price and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ is the second special edition camera created in collaboration with the acclaimed British designer, Paul Smith.

The classic Leica CL has been given a design makeover featuring a unique, colorful look with nods to Smith’s artistic references.

The technical specifications of the camera and lens are identical to those of the serial production models.

The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ is strictly limited to 900 sets for the global market and is on sale from today for $3,995.

The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ is the second special edition camera created in collaboration with the acclaimed British designer, Paul Smith. The classic Leica CL has been given a design makeover featuring a unique, colorful look with nods to Smith’s artistic references. The technical specifications of the camera and…

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Leica SL2 First Impressions

Gavin Stoker | Compact System Camera

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Leica SL2 mirrorless camera in central London, UK.

Find out what we thought of Leica's brand new full-frame sensor camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Leica SL2 mirrorless camera in central London, UK. Find out what we thought of Leica's brand new full-frame sensor camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Leica SL2 Hands-on Photos

Gavin Stoker | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Leica SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica SL2 mirrorless camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the original, 4-year old Leica SL camera, and the top-plate of the new SL2.

Want to see exactly what the new Leica SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica SL2 mirrorless camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the original, 4-year old Leica SL camera, and the top-plate of the new SL2.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Leica SL2 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera, Price, Specs and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Leica SL2 is a brand new full-frame mirrorless camera for professional stills photographers and videographers.

It offers a 47 megapixel full-frame sensor, Maestro III processor, 20fps burst shooting, 4K/60p video recording, in-body image stabilisation, improved ergonomics, a more comfortable grip, simplified three-button control layout, Object Detection AF, electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 5.76 megapixels, 3.2-inch LCD screen with 2.1 megapixels, and a 187 megapixel multishot mode.

The Leica SL2 will be available from 21st November 2019 priced at £5,300 / $5,995 body only.

The Leica SL2 is a brand new full-frame mirrorless camera for professional stills photographers and videographers. It offers a 47 megapixel full-frame sensor, Maestro III processor, 20fps burst shooting, 4K/60p video recording, in-body image stabilisation, improved ergonomics, a more comfortable grip, simplified three-button control layout, Object Detection AF, electronic viewfinder…

Reach for the Stars with the Canon EOS Ra Astrophotography Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The EOS Ra is Canon's first ever full-frame camera for astronomical photography.

Featuring a new infrared blocking filter (IR filter) allowing even higher hydrogen alpha (Hα) light to reach the imaging sensor, it enables four times as much of this hydrogen alpha light to be transmitted compared to the EOS R.

Unlike other full frame astro cameras, it is portable and has no need for external power and connection to a computer.

The new Canon EOS Ra will be on sale in early-mid December priced at £2599.99 / €3019.99 / $2,499.00.

The EOS Ra is Canon's first ever full-frame camera for astronomical photography. Featuring a new infrared blocking filter (IR filter) allowing even higher hydrogen alpha (Hα) light to reach the imaging sensor, it enables four times as much of this hydrogen alpha light to be transmitted compared to the EOS…

Panasonic Announces Firmware Updates for Lumix GH5, GH5s and G9 Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic has announced major new firmware updates for the Lumix GH5, GH5s and G9 mirrorless cameras.

They are firmware version 2.6 for the GH5, firmware version 1.4 for the GH5s, and firmware version 2.0 for the G9.

The new updates will be available to download on 19th November 2019.

Panasonic has announced major new firmware updates for the Lumix GH5, GH5s and G9 mirrorless cameras.They are firmware version 2.6 for the GH5, firmware version 1.4 for the GH5s, and firmware version 2.0 for the G9.The new updates will be available to download on 19th November 2019.

Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R Firmware Version 1.3

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic have announced a major new firmware update, version 1.3, for the S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new update will be available for download on 19th November 2019.

Panasonic have announced a major new firmware update, version 1.3, for the S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new update will be available for download on 19th November 2019.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF Lens for Canon EOS R Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Samyang have announced the AF 14mm F2.8 RF, their first auto-focus lens for the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera system. This ultra-wide-angle prime lens is comprised of 14 lens elements in 10 groups, with 6 special elements including 3 aspherical, 1 high refraction and 2 extra-low dispersion elements.

The Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF lens will be available in November 2019 priced at £629 in the UK.

Samyang have announced the AF 14mm F2.8 RF, their first auto-focus lens for the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera system. This ultra-wide-angle prime lens is comprised of 14 lens elements in 10 groups, with 6 special elements including 3 aspherical, 1 high refraction and 2 extra-low dispersion elements. The Samyang…

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS mirrorless camera lens,including a side-by-side comparison with the outwardly identical non-DS version.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS mirrorless camera lens,including a side-by-side comparison with the outwardly identical non-DS version…

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM DSLR lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L…

High-End Canon EOS R Camera Is Under Consideration

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

A high-end Canon EOS R system camera that sits above the current EOS RP and EOS R cameras is under consideration, according to Canon representatives.

Speaking to Canon UK's David Parry, Photography Blog was told that the possible new full-frame mirrorless camera for professionals will have dual card slots and in-body image stabilisation, two features that the current range-topping EOS R model (pictured) does not offer, and which have been very much in-demand from would-be owners.

Canon apparently sold 44% mirrorless and 56% DSLR cameras between Jan-Aug 2019, so they're very much committed to both systems.

They also have a continued focus on fleshing out their RF lens range as quickly as possible, although they declined to provide an updated RF lens roadmap when we enquired about one.

Canon are also still focused on EF and EF-M mounts as well as their newest RF mount.

A high-end Canon EOS R system camera that sits above the current EOS RP and EOS R cameras is under consideration, according to Canon representatives. Speaking to Canon UK's David Parry, Photography Blog was told that the possible new full-frame mirrorless camera for professionals will have dual card slots and…

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless camera.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Mirrorless Camera Officially Announced, Price £1699, December 2019 Launch

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

After an early peak at the recent Fuji X-summit event in Japan and the usual avalanche of rumors in the last few days before launch, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 APS-C sensor mirrorless camera has now been officially announced.

This is the new flagship model in the X Series range of mirrorless digital cameras, sitting above the popular X-T3 and the not so popular X-H1 models.

The X-Pro3 has the much-publicized tilting LCD screen which is actually closed against the body in normal use, in a concerted bid to promote greater employment of the electronic viewfinder, a feature that is already dividing online opinion.

Other key features include titanium top and bottom plates, 26.1 megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, the X-Processor 4 image processing engine, an Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, and a new Classic Neg film simulation.

The X-Pro3 will be available from December body only in three colours - Black, Dura Black and Dura Silver - priced at £1699 for Black and £1879 for the two Dura colours.

After an early peak at the recent Fuji X-summit event in Japan and the usual avalanche of rumors in the last few days before launch, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 APS-C sensor mirrorless camera has now been officially announced.This is the new flagship model in the X Series range of mirrorless digital…

Fujifilm X-Pro3 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless camera at The Shard in central London, UK.

Find out what we thought of Fujifilm's brand new APS-C sensor camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless camera at The Shard in central London, UK. Find out what we thought of Fujifilm's brand new APS-C sensor camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III mirrorless camera at The Magic Circle headquarters in central London, UK.

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

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III mirrorless camera at The Magic Circle headquarters in central London, UK. Find out what we thought of Olympus's brand new camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Monday, October 21, 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.

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…