Category: Compact System Camera

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…

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Leica SL and CL Firmware Updates Add L-Mount Lens Compatibility

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Leica have issued new firmware updates for the Leica SL and CL cameras which enables full compatibility with current and future L-Mount lenses from Leica as well as from their L-Mount Alliance partners (Panasonic and Leica).

Download Firmware Update 3.5 for the Leica SL

Download Firmware Update 2.2 for the Leica CL

Leica have issued new firmware updates for the Leica SL and CL cameras which enables full compatibility with current and future L-Mount lenses from Leica as well as from their L-Mount Alliance partners (Panasonic and Leica).Download Firmware Update 3.5 for the Leica SLDownload Firmware Update 2.2 for the Leica CL

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Panasonic S1 Paid Firmware Available in July 2019

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic have announced that the paid firmware for the Lumix S1 full-frame mirrorless camera will be released in July 2019. This update will enable 4:2:2 10bit 4K 30p recording, 4:2:2 10bit 4K 60p HDMI output, and V-Log recording on the Panasonic S1.

Panasonic have announced that the paid firmware for the Lumix S1 full-frame mirrorless camera will be released in July 2019. This update will enable 4:2:2 10bit 4K 30p recording, 4:2:2 10bit 4K 60p HDMI output, and V-Log recording on the Panasonic S1.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Canon is No.1 in DSLR/Mirrorless from 2003 to 2018

Canon's range of interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and mirrorless cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 16 consecutive years from 2003 to 2018.

Canon's range of interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and mirrorless cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 16 consecutive years from 2003 to 2018.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sony A9 Version 5.0 Firmware Update Released

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Sony has released a major firmware update for the flagship Alpha A9 mirrorless camera. Version 5.0 introduces a significant number of new features and improvements that were promised by Sony back in January 2019.

You can download the Sony A9 Version 5 firmware update here.

Sony has released a major firmware update for the flagship Alpha A9 mirrorless camera. Version 5.0 introduces a significant number of new features and improvements that were promised by Sony back in January 2019. You can download the Sony A9 Version 5 firmware update here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

See Inside the Panasonic S1 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic were showcasing their new Lumix S1 and S1R mirrorless cameras in more ways than one at The Photography Show this week - both in a touch and try area, and via this cool exploded cutaway that shows exactly what's inside a flagship camera.

Panasonic were showcasing their new Lumix S1 and S1R mirrorless cameras in more ways than one at The Photography Show this week - both in a touch and try area, and via this cool exploded cutaway that shows exactly what's inside a flagship camera.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fujifilm GFX 100 March 2019 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

We got the chance to get hands-on with the upcoming Fujifilm GFX 100 mirrorless medium format camera at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK.

We got the chance to get hands-on with the upcoming Fujifilm GFX 100 mirrorless medium format camera at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK.

Samyang Spring 2019 Lenses Hands-on Photos

Korean manufacturer Samyang have been gradually releasing details of 8 new lenses this Spring.

Samyang are showcasing four of them at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Check out our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the latest Samyang lenses.

Korean manufacturer Samyang have been gradually releasing details of 8 new lenses this Spring. Samyang are showcasing four of them at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Check out our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the latest Samyang lenses.

Nikon Z Lenses Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon are showcasing six new Z-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK.

Check out our extensive gallery of photos of the latest Nikon Z lenses and the Nikon stand.

Nikon are showcasing six new Z-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Check out our extensive gallery of photos of the latest Nikon Z lenses and the Nikon stand.

Canon RF Lenses Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Canon are showcasing six new RF-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK.

Check out our extensive gallery of photos of the new Canon RF lenses and the redesigned Canon stand.

Canon are showcasing six new RF-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Check out our extensive gallery of photos of the new Canon RF lenses and the redesigned Canon stand.

Sigma L-Mount Lenses and MC-21 Converter Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 24mm, 50mm and 85mm F1.4 L-mount lenses and the MC-21 Canon EF-L mount converter look like in the flesh?

Then check out our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of these three new L-mount lenses and exciting new converter.

Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 24mm, 50mm and 85mm F1.4 L-mount lenses and the MC-21 Canon EF-L mount converter look like in the flesh?Then check out our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of these three new L-mount lenses and exciting new converter.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 March 2019 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

An updated version of the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds lens is being showcased at The Photography Show in the UK.

With a constant aperture of F1.7 throughout its 20-50mm effective focal range (in 35mm terms), this is a pretty big and heavy lens by Micro Four Thirds standards, as demonstrated by it's 77mm filter thread - but then we can't think of another lens quite like it.

Still in prototype format, the latest iteration of this mirrorless camera lens is now almost fully working. The zoom mechanism works so that you can see how far the lens extends at 10mm, 14mm (the shortest length) and 25mm, the clickless aperture ring rotates, and the manual focus collar pulls back to reveal focus distance markings. There's also a marking on the front that reveals the close focusing distance to be 0.28m.

There's still no word yet on availability or pricing of the Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7, other than 2019, but this latest prototype shows definite progress has been made on this exciting Micro Four Thirds lens.

An updated version of the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds lens is being showcased at The Photography Show in the UK.With a constant aperture of F1.7 throughout its 20-50mm effective focal range (in 35mm terms), this is a pretty big and heavy lens by Micro Four…

Friday, March 15, 2019

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE Lens for Sony Alpha Full-frame Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE prime lens offers stunning resolution, bokeh and excellent AF performance.

This lens will be unveiled for the first time at The Photography Show in the UK between March 16th and 19th. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE will be available Spring 2019, pricing to follow.

The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE prime lens offers stunning resolution, bokeh and excellent AF performance.This lens will be unveiled for the first time at The Photography Show in the UK between March 16th and 19th. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE will be available Spring 2019, pricing to…

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens.


Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens.

Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM is a full-frame, large-aperture telephoto prime lens equipped with Sony’s most advanced optical technologies. The new FE 135mm F1.8 GM offers exceptionally high resolution and exquisite bokeh, two qualities that are signature attributes of Sony’s flagship G Master brand.

The FE 135mm F1.8 GM will ship in Europe in April 2019, priced at approximately €2000 / £1750 / $1900 US.

The new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM is a full-frame, large-aperture telephoto prime lens equipped with Sony’s most advanced optical technologies. The new FE 135mm F1.8 GM offers exceptionally high resolution and exquisite bokeh, two qualities that are signature attributes of Sony’s flagship G Master brand. The FE 135mm F1.…

Sigma Announce 11 L-Mount Lenses and MC-21 SA/EF Mount Converter

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma today announced 11 of its Art prime lenses will soon be available in L-Mount, plus the launch of the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, which will allow Sigma’s SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses to be used on L-Mount camera bodies.

Pricing and availability will be announced later.

Sigma today announced 11 of its Art prime lenses will soon be available in L-Mount, plus the launch of the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, which will allow Sigma’s SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses to be used on L-Mount camera bodies. Pricing and availability will be announced later.