Category: Compact System Camera

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Canon Adds 24p Video to EOS M6 Mark II

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon has released firmware version 1.1.0 for the EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera which adds the much-requested option to capture movies at a frame rate of 24p.

Canon has released firmware version 1.1.0 for the EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera which adds the much-requested option to capture movies at a frame rate of 24p.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Canon Livestream for NAB Show on April 20th

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon USA have announced that they will be holding a livestream, or virtual press conference, on April 20th for their "new professional imaging products and technologies".

As April 20th is slap bang in the midle of the date range for this year's cancelled NAB show in Las Vegas, it's probably safe to assume that Canon will be focusing on their cine and camcorder product lines in the livestream, which will start at 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT) on Monday, April 20, 2020.

They may, however, spring a surprise and also formally announce all the details about the new Canon EOS R5 professional mirrorless camera, which we saw in person last month, as well as the much-rumoured EOS R6, said to be a more affordable step-down model from the R5.

We'll all need to tune in on April 20th to find out just exactly what Canon have up their virtual sleeves.

Canon USA have announced that they will be holding a livestream, or virtual press conference, on April 20th for their "new professional imaging products and technologies". As April 20th is slap bang in the midle of the date range for this year's cancelled NAB show in Las Vegas, it's probably…

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Fujifilm Updates X-T3, X-T30 and XF 16-80mm Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm have just released new firmware updates for the X-T3 and X-T30 cameras and the XF 16-80mm lens.

Fujifilm have just released new firmware updates for the X-T3 and X-T30 cameras and the XF 16-80mm lens.

Canon is No.1 in Interchangeable-lens Digital Cameras for 17th Consecutive Year

Canon has again maintained the number one share of the global market for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras for the 17th consecutive year, running from 2003 to 2019.

From the debut of the breakthrough EOS 300D in September 2003, Canon has continued to launch a range of groundbreaking products. Canon released six interchangeable-lens camera models in 2019.

Canon has again maintained the number one share of the global market for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras for the 17th consecutive year, running from 2003 to 2019.From the debut of the breakthrough EOS 300D in September 2003, Canon has continued to launch a range of groundbreaking products. Canon released six…

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Canon EOS R5 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

We were given a very early opportunity by Canon UK to see the exciting new EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera at a briefing at Canon's headquarters in London with David Parry, Product Marketing Specialist.

We were given a very early opportunity by Canon UK to see the exciting new EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera at a briefing at Canon's headquarters in London with David Parry, Product Marketing Specialist.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Canon EOS R5 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

We were given a sneak peek of the EOS R5 at an exclusive briefing with Canon UK earlier today.

So sneaky, in fact, that we weren't actually allowed to touch or hold the camera, open the various compartments, turn it on, or even look at the bottom of it.

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS R5.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?We were given a sneak peek of the EOS R5 at an exclusive briefing with Canon UK earlier today. So sneaky, in fact, that we weren't actually allowed to touch or hold the…

Friday, March 13, 2020

Canon EOS R5 Flagship Mirrorless Camera, 8K Video, 20fps Burst Shooting, In-Body Image Stabilisation, Dual Card Slots

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have announced the development of the new EOS R5 flagship mirrorless camera, which offers cinematic-quality 8K movie recording using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p and support for Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, high-speed 20fps electronic / 12fps mechanical burst shooting, unparalleled in-body image stabilisation which works in combination with the lens stabilisation system, dual memory card slots, advanced animal AF recognising dogs, cats and birds, and support for the new image.canon cloud platform service.

The EOS R5 will also have a fully articulating LCD screen and a thumb-operated AF joystick, rather than the divisive MFn bar used on the EOS R.

Richard Shepherd, Pro Product Marketing Senior Manager, said: “We’re confident that the EOS R5 will shake up the global mirrorless market and we’re excited to see the content photographers and filmmakers will be able to capture with this outstanding new device in their hands...The EOS R5 will become the new flagship Canon mirrorless camera, delivering exceptional image quality and video capture."

The official launch date and price of the exciting new Canon EOS R5 camera have yet to be announced.

A preview of the EOS R5 will be on display at the 2020 WPPI Show (February 25-27) in Las Vegas.

Reference exhibits for the EOS R5 and RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x will be on display in the Canon booth at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2020, to be held from February 27 to March 1 at the Pacifico Yokohama convention hall in Yokohama, Japan.

Canon have announced the development of the new EOS R5 flagship mirrorless camera, which offers cinematic-quality 8K movie recording using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p and support for Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, high-speed 20fps electronic / 12fps mechanical burst shooting, unparalleled in-body…

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Panasonic Updates L-mount Lens Roadmap for 2020/21

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Panasonic have released a new roadmap for 2020/21 for the Lumix S series of L-mount lenses. There are sixe new additions:

  • 24mm f/1.8 lens
  • 50mm f/1.8 lens
  • 85mm f/1.8 lens
  • Fast wide-angle zoom lens
  • Standard zoom lens
  • Telephoto zoom lens

The 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens that was on the previous version of the roadmap has now been removed.

Panasonic have released a new roadmap for 2020/21 for the Lumix S series of L-mount lenses. There are sixe new additions: 24mm f/1.8 lens50mm f/1.8 lens85mm f/1.8 lensFast wide-angle zoom lensStandard zoom lensTelephoto zoom lensThe 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens that was on the previous version of the roadmap has now…

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Fujifilm X-T4 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

We've spent a little time shooting with the brand new Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera at the official Fujifilm UK press event in central London. Ahead of our full review, check out our detailed first impressions of using the Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera now...

We've spent a little time shooting with the brand new Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera at the official Fujifilm UK press event in central London. Ahead of our full review, check out our detailed first impressions of using the Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera now...

Fujifilm X-T4 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the X-T3.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the X-T3.

Fujifilm X-T4 Mirrorless Camera, IBIS, 15fps Burst Shooting, Longer Battery Life, Best Ever Auto-focusing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The X-T4 is the new flagship model in the Fujifilm X Series range of mirrorless digital cameras. The Fujifilm X-T4 offers in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), a new fast, durable and quiet shutter unit, a large-capacity battery, a new Film Simulation mode, ETERNA Bleach Bypass, and the fastest ever autofocus performance in an X Series camera.

The Fujifilm X-T4 will be available in late Spring 2020 in silver or black priced at £1549.99 body only.

The X-T4 is the new flagship model in the Fujifilm X Series range of mirrorless digital cameras. The Fujifilm X-T4 offers in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), a new fast, durable and quiet shutter unit, a large-capacity battery, a new Film Simulation mode, ETERNA Bleach Bypass, and the fastest ever autofocus performance…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G Wide-angle Prime Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G is a compact, lightweight, ultra-wide prime – the widest full-frame prime lens in the E-mount line-up - with excellent G Lens resolution and bokeh.

The FE 20mm F1.8 G will be available in Europe from March 2020, priced at approximately €1100 Euros / £950.

The Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G is a compact, lightweight, ultra-wide prime – the widest full-frame prime lens in the E-mount line-up - with excellent G Lens resolution and bokeh. The FE 20mm F1.8 G will be available in Europe from March 2020, priced at approximately €1100 Euros / £950.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 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-M1 Mark III camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the previous E-M1 Mark II and the E-M1X cameras.

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 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-M1 Mark III camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the previous E-M1 Mark II and the…

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Professional Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is a new professional mirrorless camera with an exceptionally compact and lightweight design that's designed for outstanding mobility.

Coming across like a mini E-M1X, the E-M1 Mark III features a 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, the world’s best image stabilization system with 7.5 shutter speed steps of compensation, a new OLED viewfinder, the very latest Truepic IX processor, 50 megapixel Handheld High Res Shot mode and 80 Megapixel Tripod High Res Shot function, a Live ND without a filter, weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor, 18 fps high-speed sequential shooting with AF/AE tracking, and Cinema 4K video recording.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark III will be available from late February 2020 in black priced at £1,599.99 body only.

Different kit versions are also available, with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40 F2.8 PRO lens priced at £2,199.99 or with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100 F4.0 IS PRO lens priced at £2,499.99.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is a new professional mirrorless camera with an exceptionally compact and lightweight design that's designed for outstanding mobility. Coming across like a mini E-M1X, the E-M1 Mark III features a 20.4 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, the world’s best image stabilization system with 7.5 shutter…

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO is a new standard zoom lens that's lighter, more compact and more affordable than the existing M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO.

The weather-proof Olympus 12-45mm weighs in at just 254g, is comprised of 12 elements in 9 groups, has a ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating, and usefully features 0.5x magnification and a close-focusing distance of 12cm for macro shooting.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens will be available from late March 2020 in black priced at £599.99.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO is a new standard zoom lens that's lighter, more compact and more affordable than the existing M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO. The weather-proof Olympus 12-45mm weighs in at just 254g, is comprised of 12 elements in 9 groups, has a ZERO…

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III mirrorless camera at Kew Gardens in London.

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-M1 Mark III mirrorless camera at Kew Gardens in London. Find out what we thought of Olympus's brand new camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sony Camera Remote Software Development Kit

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Sony have released a Camera Remote Software Development Kit to allow third-party developers and integrators to remotely control Sony cameras.

The Camera Remote SDK initially supports the Alpha 7R IV and Alpha 9 II cameras.

Sony have released a Camera Remote Software Development Kit to allow third-party developers and integrators to remotely control Sony cameras.The Camera Remote SDK initially supports the Alpha 7R IV and Alpha 9 II cameras.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Fujifilm X-T4 Coming On February 26th 2020

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm have just announced that the successor to the X-T3, their most popular mirrorless camera, will be unveiled on Feburary 26th 2020 at the CP+ show in Japan.

Unsurprsingly, the new model will be called the Fujifilm X-T4.

Other than a countdown timer on Fujifilm's website, there are no other official details about the new camera yet.

Fujifilm have just announced that the successor to the X-T3, their most popular mirrorless camera, will be unveiled on Feburary 26th 2020 at the CP+ show in Japan.Unsurprsingly, the new model will be called the Fujifilm X-T4.Other than a countdown timer on Fujifilm's website, there are no other official details…

Friday, January 24, 2020

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Venus Optics have just announced the pricing and availability of the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO, a compact macro lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors with 2:1 magnification and invisible chromatic aberrations.

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO is available now priced at $399.

Venus Optics have just announced the pricing and availability of the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO, a compact macro lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors with 2:1 magnification and invisible chromatic aberrations. The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO is available now priced at $399.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR and GF 80mm F1.7 R WR Medium Format Lenses Announced

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Two new GFX medium format lenses, the Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR and GF 80mm F1.7 R WR, have just been announced.

The GF 30mm F3.5 R WR is a compact wide prime lens for landscapes with a focal length equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm format.

The GF 80mm F1.7 R WR has the widest aperture in the GF lens range and has a focal length equivalent to 63mm in the 35mm film format.

There's no word yet on pricing or availability of the two new GFX lenses.

Two new GFX medium format lenses, the Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR and GF 80mm F1.7 R WR, have just been announced. The GF 30mm F3.5 R WR is a compact wide prime lens for landscapes with a focal length equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm format. The GF…