Category: Compact System Camera

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Join Canon on July 9th for their Biggest Ever Product Launch

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have just announced REIMAGINE, a live-streaming event revealing and discussing its biggest product launch yet.

On Thursday July 9th at 13:00 BST, Canon will unveil an innovative product launch which will probably include the new flagship model in their mirrorless range, the EOS R5 (pictured), which we first saw a few months ago before Covid-19 had spread across the world.

To attend the REIMAGINE event, you'll need to register at the following link: https://www.canon.co.uk/pro/ev...

Canon have just announced REIMAGINE, a live-streaming event revealing and discussing its biggest product launch yet. On Thursday July 9th at 13:00 BST, Canon will unveil an innovative product launch which will probably include the new flagship model in their mirrorless range, the EOS R5 (pictured), which we first saw…

Olympus Unveils New Lens Roadmap, 150-400mm Update, Bird Detection AF and Webcam Software for OM-D

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Olympus has just unveiled the latest M.Zuiko Digital Lens Roadmap which now includes new 8-25mm F4.0 PRO and telephoto macro lenses, an update for the development of M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, Bird Detection AF for the E-M1X and an OM-D webcam beta version.

Olympus has just unveiled the latest M.Zuiko Digital Lens Roadmap which now includes new 8-25mm F4.0 PRO and telephoto macro lenses, an update for the development of M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, Bird Detection AF for the E-M1X and an OM-D webcam beta version…

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Major Firmware Update for Fujifilm GFX Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm is releasing a major new firmware update for all three GFX medium-format mirrorless cameras - the GFX 50S, 50R and 100 models. Major improvements include enhanced image reproduction, better autofocus performance, expanded functionality and gimbal and drone support.

Fujifilm is releasing a major new firmware update for all three GFX medium-format mirrorless cameras - the GFX 50S, 50R and 100 models. Major improvements include enhanced image reproduction, better autofocus performance, expanded functionality and gimbal and drone support.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Panasonic Lumix G100 Mirrorless Camera Designed for Vlogging

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Panasonic Lumix G100 is a new mirrorless inter-changeable lens camera designed speciifcally for vlogging.

Smaller than an iPhone XR, the tiny G100 offers 4K 30p video recording, the Worlds first OZO Audio by Nokia for premium sound quality with three internal microphones, a dedicated video selfie mode for simple vlogging setup, 2x/4x slow motion and 2x/4x/8x FHD quick motion options, V-Log L recording for more advanced users, and social media frame markers and record frame indicators.

The compact and lightweight Panasonic G100 weighs just 412g with its 12-32mm kit lens and has a 20.3 megapixel MOS sensor for stills. It also features five-axis hybrid image stabilisation, a 1840K dot free angle touch LCD, 3,680K dot viewfinder, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and a dedicated button for easy image transfer to smartphone.

Compared to the recently announced Sony ZV-1 compact camera, probably its most obvious rival, the Lumix G100 is bigger and slightly heavier, but has a built-in viewfinder, higher resolution LCD screen, and you can change the lens.

Other similar competitors include the Canon EOS M50 and the Fujifilm X-T200 mirrorless models, but they're more all-round cameras with good video functionality, rather than being especially dedicated to vlogging.

Available at the end of July, the Panasonic Lumix G100 is priced from £589.99 in the UK for body only, £679.99 for 12-32mm lens kit, or £719.99 for 12-32mm lens and tripod grip kit.

The new DMW-SHGR1 Tripod Grip will also be available at launch priced at £89.99.

The Panasonic Lumix G100 is a new mirrorless inter-changeable lens camera designed speciifcally for vlogging. Smaller than an iPhone XR, the tiny G100 offers 4K 30p video recording, the Worlds first OZO Audio by Nokia for premium sound quality with three internal microphones, a dedicated video selfie mode for simple…

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Major Firmware Update 1.2.0 for Hasselblad X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Hasselblad have released a major update for the X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition medium format mirrorless cameras. Firmware Update 1.2.0 adds 2.7K (2720 x 1530) and HD (1920 x 1080) video capture, Focus Bracketing, Image Rating and more.

Hasselblad have released a major update for the X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition medium format mirrorless cameras. Firmware Update 1.2.0 adds 2.7K (2720 x 1530) and HD (1920 x 1080) video capture, Focus Bracketing, Image Rating and more.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF Lens for Canon EOS R Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF is a brand new autofocus, fast-aperture, short telephoto prime lens for Canon RF mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The Samyang AF 85mm f1.4 RF will be available in the UK and Ireland in late June priced at £599 (including VAT).

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF is a brand new autofocus, fast-aperture, short telephoto prime lens for Canon RF mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Samyang AF 85mm f1.4 RF will be available in the UK and Ireland in late June priced at £599 (including VAT).

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tamron Tease Travel-Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha Full-frame Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Tamron have just released a teaser image and video for their next Sony Alpha full-frame lens. Claimed by Tamron to be "a revolutionary new mirrorless lens offering performance plus versatility", it sounds as though Tamron are about to add a travel-zoom lens to the six lenses that they have already released so far for Sony E-mount.

As soon as we have them, we will publish more details, but in the meantime, what do you think the new lens will be?

Tamron have just released a teaser image and video for their next Sony Alpha full-frame lens. Claimed by Tamron to be "a revolutionary new mirrorless lens offering performance plus versatility", it sounds as though Tamron are about to add a travel-zoom lens to the six lenses that they have already…

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Panasonic has just introduced a new interchangeable standard zoom lens, the Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060), based on the L-Mount system for its Lumix S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm lens will be available to purchase from July 2020 priced at £619 (€669 Ireland).

Panasonic has just introduced a new interchangeable standard zoom lens, the Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060), based on the L-Mount system for its Lumix S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras.The new Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm lens will be available to purchase from July 2020 priced at £619 (€669 Ireland).

Monday, May 25, 2020

Panasonic and Atomos Delay 5.9K RAW Video Firmware Update

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic and Atomos have just announced that the Atomos Ninja V and Panasonic LUMIX S1H 5.9K RAW over HDMI combination has now been delayed due to an "unforeseen technical issue (that) has come to light in the final rounds of beta testing that needs rectification prior to shipping."

Panasonic are still releasing Version 2.0 Firmware for the Lumix S1H camera today, but it will no longer include the RAW video data output function.

Panasonic and Atomos have just announced that the Atomos Ninja V and Panasonic LUMIX S1H 5.9K RAW over HDMI combination has now been delayed due to an "unforeseen technical issue (that) has come to light in the final rounds of beta testing that needs rectification prior to shipping." Panasonic are…

Friday, May 15, 2020

Olympus E-M5 Mark III 12‑45mm F4 PRO Kit and OM-D Movie Kit

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Olympus have announced two new kits for the E-M5 Mark III camera - the OM-D 12‑45mm F4 PRO Kit and OM-D Movie Kit.

The new OM-D 12‑45mm F4 PRO kit will be available from mid-May priced at £1,499. The OM-D movie kit is available now priced at £1,799.

Olympus have announced two new kits for the E-M5 Mark III camera - the OM-D 12‑45mm F4 PRO Kit and OM-D Movie Kit. The new OM-D 12‑45mm F4 PRO kit will be available from mid-May priced at £1,499. The OM-D movie kit is available now priced at £1,799.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Nikon Z50 Creator’s Kit for Vloggers

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Nikon Z50 Creators Kit an essential toolkit for creators, bloggers, vloggers, DIYers, travelers, video hobbyists and storytellers. It includes a Nikon Z50 camera body, NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens, SmallRig Vlogging Mounting Plate, Joby GorillaPod 3K, RØDE VideoMicro Microphone, Nikon Travel Kit Bag and free access to Nikon School Online Class - Creator’s Mindset: Creating Video Content with the Z50.

The Nikon Z50 Creators Kit will be available starting on May 21st priced at $1,149.95.

The Nikon Z50 Creators Kit an essential toolkit for creators, bloggers, vloggers, DIYers, travelers, video hobbyists and storytellers. It includes a Nikon Z50 camera body, NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens, SmallRig Vlogging Mounting Plate, Joby GorillaPod 3K, RØDE VideoMicro Microphone, Nikon Travel Kit Bag and free access to…

Hasselblad X1D II Camera Strap, USB Cables And XCD 35-75mm Lens Shade

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Accessories

Hasselblad have just announced four new X System accessories - the X1D II Strap, USB 3.0 Cable Type-C To Type-A/M, USB 3.0 Cable Type-C To Type-C, and the XCD 35-75 Lens Shade.

Hasselblad have just announced four new X System accessories - the X1D II Strap, USB 3.0 Cable Type-C To Type-A/M, USB 3.0 Cable Type-C To Type-C, and the XCD 35-75 Lens Shade.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Panasonic Lumix S1H Firmware Version 2.0 Adds 5.9K RAW Video

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic have just released a new firmware update for the Lumix S1H full-frame mirrorless camera which enables 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder.

Panasonic have just released a new firmware update for the Lumix S1H full-frame mirrorless camera which enables 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Canon EOS R5 Video Specs Revealed

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have revealed more details about the video specification of the upcoming Canon EOS R5 camera, claiming that it "will offer video recording capabilities unseen in any other mirrorless camera". These will include 8K RAW internal and 4K at 120p!

Canon have officially confirmed the following video modes will be offered by the EOS R5:

  • Non-cropped, internal recording 8K video capture – up to 29.97fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
  • Non-cropped internal recording 4K video capture – up to 119.88fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
  • 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ output via HDMI at 4K 59.94fps

The company's renowned Dual Pixel AF system will also be available in all video modes at all resolutions and frame rates, and Canon Log will be available in 8K and 4K internal recording modes.

In addition, the EOS will feature dual memory card slots, now confirmed to be 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II, while the Canon R5's 5-axis optical IBIS will enable lens IS and camera IBIS to be combined.

Canon have revealed more details about the video specification of the upcoming Canon EOS R5 camera, claiming that it "will offer video recording capabilities unseen in any other mirrorless camera". These will include 8K RAW internal and 4K at 120p! Canon have officially confirmed the following video modes will be…

Samyang AF 75mm f1.8 FE for Sony Alpha

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Samyang AF 75mm f1.8 FE is the World's lightest and smallest autofocus 75mm lens, weighing in at just 230g.

Designed for full-frame Sony Alpha cameras, the Samyang 75mm lens is comprised of 10 elements in 9 groups, including 5 special elements (3 Extra Low Dispersion and 2 High Refractive). It utilises a new Stepping Motor (STM) for fast, quiet and accurate focusing, has 9 aperture blades, and offers a minimum Focusing Distance of 0.69m.

The Samyang AF 75mm f1.8 FE will be available in May 2020 priced at £379.99 (inc VAT).

The Samyang AF 75mm f1.8 FE is the World's lightest and smallest autofocus 75mm lens, weighing in at just 230g. Designed for full-frame Sony Alpha cameras, the Samyang 75mm lens is comprised of 10 elements in 9 groups, including 5 special elements (3 Extra Low Dispersion and 2 High Refractive)…

Friday, April 17, 2020

Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 SE for Sony Alpha

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 SE is a new ultra-fast wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras.

The “SE” (Still Edition) branded lens is smaller and cheaper than the standard Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 lens thanks to the removal of the declick mechanism for video recording and a simpler internal design.

The Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 SE is comprised of 8 elements in 6 groups, has 10 aperture blades, weighs 340g and measures 66.5 × 51.9mm.

The suggested retail price (excluding tax) is JPY 100,000 and the lens is scheduled to be released in June 2020.

The Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 SE is a new ultra-fast wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras. The “SE” (Still Edition) branded lens is smaller and cheaper than the standard Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 lens thanks to the removal of the declick mechanism for video recording and a simpler…

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 SE for Sony Alpha

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 SE is a new ultra-fast standard prime lens for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras.

The “SE” (Still Edition) branded lens is smaller and cheaper than the standard Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 lens thanks to the removal of the declick mechanism for video recording and a simpler internal design.

The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 SE is comprised of 8 elements in 6 groups, has 12 aperture blades, weighs 383g and measures 66.5 × 58.5mm.

The suggested retail price (excluding tax) is JPY 115,000 and the lens is scheduled to be released in July 2020.

The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 SE is a new ultra-fast standard prime lens for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras. The “SE” (Still Edition) branded lens is smaller and cheaper than the standard Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 lens thanks to the removal of the declick mechanism for video recording and a simpler…

Yongnuo YN 50mm F1.8 S DA DSM for Sony E-mount

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Yongnuo have announced the YN 50mm F1.8 S DA DSM, a fast-fifty prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras.

It's priced at 699 Yuan and will be available in the US at Amazon and B&H.

Yongnuo have announced the YN 50mm F1.8 S DA DSM, a fast-fifty prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras.It's priced at 699 Yuan and will be available in the US at Amazon and B&H.

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…