Category: Compact System Camera

Friday, January 17, 2020

Leica M Monochrom First Impressions

Gavin Stoker | Compact System Camera

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Leica M10 Monochrom camera in central London - find out what we thought of Leica's latest black and white camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Leica M10 Monochrom camera in central London - find out what we thought of Leica's latest black and white camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

40 Megapixel Leica M10 Monochrom Black and White Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Leica is taking digital black-and-white photography to the next level with the launch of the new Leica M10 Monochrom camera. The technical details and the handling of the Leica M10 Monochrom are identical to those of the Leica M10-P.

The Leica M10 Monochrom is available now priced at £7,250 / $8,295.

Leica is taking digital black-and-white photography to the next level with the launch of the new Leica M10 Monochrom camera. The technical details and the handling of the Leica M10 Monochrom are identical to those of the Leica M10-P. The Leica M10 Monochrom is available now priced at £7,250 / $8,295.

Leica M Monochrom Hands-on Photos

Gavin Stoker | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Leica M Monochrom black and white mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica M Monochrom mirrorless camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Leica M Monochrom black and white mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica M Monochrom mirrorless camera.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hasselblad ​XCD 4/45P Medium Format Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Weighing 320g (0.7 lbs) and measuring 47mm (1.85 in) in depth, the Hasselblad XCD 45P is the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on the market today.

The Hasselblad XCD 4/45P will be available in in late January 2020 priced at $1099 / €1199 / £1030.

Weighing 320g (0.7 lbs) and measuring 47mm (1.85 in) in depth, the Hasselblad XCD 45P is the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on the market today. The Hasselblad XCD 4/45P will be available in in late January 2020 priced at $1099 / €1199 / £1030.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR and NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lenses

The latest in the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens lineup, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 is an indispensable workhorse lens which is great for capturing action and portraits. Equipped with the technological benefits of the Nikon Z mount, a versatile focal range, fast f/2.8 aperture, an impressive 5 stops of built-in optical VR image stabilization and a premium optical design complete with Nikon’s newly developed SR element, this lens gives mirrorless shooters the flexibility to capture astonishing images and videos.

Ideal for sports, wildlife and portrait photographers, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 is a fast telephoto lens that offers sharp image quality across a range of focal lengths, replacing the need to carry multiple lenses.

The AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR will be available from early spring 2020, priced at £9,499 / $9,499.95.

The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S will also be available from early spring 2020, priced at £2,399 / $2,599.95.

The latest in the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens lineup, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 is an indispensable workhorse lens which is great for capturing action and portraits. Equipped with the technological benefits of the Nikon Z mount, a versatile focal range, fast f/2.8 aperture, an impressive 5 stops of built-in…

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Add Raw Video Output to the Nikon Z7 and Z6 for £179 / $199

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Nikon have released a firmware update for the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras which enables 12-bit RAW video streaming to an Atomos Ninja V external recorder and adds support For CFexpress memory cards. Nikon is the first camera manufacturer to enable RAW video output direct from a full-frame mirrorless camera over HDMI.

After downloading the firmware 2.20 update, support for RAW video output can be installed on Z7 and Z6 cameras at Nikon service centres for £179 / $199.

Nikon have released a firmware update for the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras which enables 12-bit RAW video streaming to an Atomos Ninja V external recorder and adds support For CFexpress memory cards. Nikon is the first camera manufacturer to enable RAW video output direct from a full-frame mirrorless 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…