Category: Compact System Camera

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The brand new Nikon Z6 II and the older Nikon Z6 are very similar in appearance, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Nikon Z6 II versus the Z6.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Nikon are set to unveil the Z7 II and Z6 II full-frame mirrorless cameras on October 14th 2020.

Announced via a countdown on the Nikon USA website, the second generation of the Z6 and Z7 will make their worldwide debut at 12.00AM EDT / 5.00AM GMT / 6.00AM CET.

Other than confirming the Z7 II and Z6 II product names, Nikon have not revealed anything else about the two new cameras.

So what would like to see improved or added to the next generation of Nikon's full-frame mirrorless cameras? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Nikon are set to unveil the Z7 II and Z6 II full-frame mirrorless cameras on October 14th 2020. Announced via a countdown on the Nikon USA website, the second generation of the Z6 and Z7 will make their worldwide debut at 12.00AM EDT / 5.00AM GMT / 6.00AM CET. Other…

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The brand new Sony A7C and the slightly older Sony A6600 are very similar in appearance, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Sony A7C versus the A6600.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The brand new Sony A7C and the older Sony A7 III are very similar in price, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Sony A7C versus the A7 III.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The new Nikon Z5 and the older Nikon Z6 are very similar on paper and in the flesh, so which full-frame mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our head-to-head comparison of the Nikon Z5 versus the Nikon Z6.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The new Panasonic S5 mirrorless camera is smaller and lighter than the popular GH5, but with a full-frame sensor rather than a much smaller Micro Four Thirds one!

It even has exactly the same 24.2 megapixel sensor as the much more expensive S1H model.

The Lumix S5 offers 4K 60p 4:2:0 internal video recording (with small crop), making it the only sub-£2000 camera to offer this.

Internal 10-bit video is available with a 30 minute time limit, tested at 40-degrees (almost double the temperature of some rivals).

You can then re-record for another 30 mins straight-away, and so on. In 8-bit, there is no recording time limit at all.

The full V-Log profile is pre-installed on the Panasonic S5 – it's not the light version or a paid upgrade – offering 14-stops of dynamic range.

You can switch between NTSC/PAL modes at any time without having to reformat the memory card or power down the camera.

The Panasonic Lumix S5 still uses contrast-based auto-focusing with DFD technology, but Panasonic claim that a brand new algorithm means that Face/Eye/Head AF is greatly improved.

There's no All-Intra codec – LongGOP instead - and the S5 uses a Micro HDMI port rather than a standard one.

Anamorphic 4K is included, as is automatic dual native ISO (you can't manually turn this feature on and off though). 4:3 Anamorphic mode is recorded in super-35mm crop mode.

There's a free-angle LCD screen on the back, 6.5 stops of in-body image stabilisation, and dual SD card slots

The Panasonic S5 can shoot 96 megapixel jpegs or raw files in the clever hi-resolution mode.

There are now 7 different 4K 10-bit cameras in Panasonic's extensive line-up. The S1H actually outsold the Panasonic S1 in 2019, despite only selling for 6 months rather than 12.

The Sony A7III, Canon EOS R and Nikon Z5 are the S5's main rivals.

The Panasonic Lumix S5 is priced at £1799 body only or £1999 with the 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, and it will ship mid-end September 2020.

In addition, Panasonic have unveiled a new firmware roadmap for the end-2020.

There's also an updated lens roadmap with an 85mm F1.8 lens due to be shipped by November and costing less than $1000. 24mm, 35mm and 50mm F1.8 lenses are the other new additions, along with a 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom.

The new Panasonic S5 mirrorless camera is smaller and lighter than the popular GH5, but with a full-frame sensor rather than a much smaller Micro Four Thirds one! It even has exactly the same 24.2 megapixel sensor as the much more expensive S1H model. The Lumix S5 offers 4K 60p…

Panasonic have announced new firmware update programs for the Lumix S1, S1H and S1R cameras by the end of 2020.

The new firmware will enable the Panasonic S1R to record 5K video, and bring the enhanced AF technology and performance of the new Lumix S5 to the Panasonic S1, Panasonic S1H and the S1R.

Panasonic have announced new firmware update programs for the Lumix S1, S1H and S1R cameras by the end of 2020. The new firmware will enable the Panasonic S1R to record 5K video, and bring the enhanced AF technology and performance of the new Lumix S5 to the Panasonic S1, Panasonic…

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Firmware version 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS R5 camera improves temperature detection and video recording time control, no longer disables the overheat control when using an external monitor/recorder, and improves the accuracy of remaining movie recording time display in situations where the camera is frequently turned on and off between recording consecutive, short videos.

The 1.1.0 EOS R5 firmware update is available to download from today, 27 August 2020. The EOS R6 camera will also benefit from these fixes in a future update.

In addition, Canon have announced plans to add extra features to the EOS R5 and the EOS-1D X Mark III via a series of future firmware updates for those models, including the addition of Canon Log 3 and 120fps Full HD recording for the EOS R5.

Firmware version 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS R5 camera improves temperature detection and video recording time control, no longer disables the overheat control when using an external monitor/recorder, and improves the accuracy of remaining movie recording time display in situations where the camera is frequently turned on and off between…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Panasonic have just announced the LUMIX S5, a new full-frame mirrorless camera.

Other than the model name, sensor size and official launch date (2nd September 2020), Panasonic haven't released any further details about the new addition to their full-frame lineup.

The Panasonic S5 will join the current S1, S1R and S1H models.

Panasonic have just announced the LUMIX S5, a new full-frame mirrorless camera. Other than the model name, sensor size and official launch date (2nd September 2020), Panasonic haven't released any further details about the new addition to their full-frame lineup. The Panasonic S5 will join the current S1, S1R and…

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV mirrorless camera has a new 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and offers improved C-AF precision for continuous focusing on moving subjects.

"The E-M10 Series has always been a personal favourite as it captures the essence of the original film OM-10: great to hold; easy to carry around and really rewarding to use." Mark Thackara, Olympus UK

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IVwill be available from mid-August priced at £699.99 in the UK.

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV mirrorless camera has a new 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and offers improved C-AF precision for continuous focusing on moving subjects."The E-M10 Series has always been a personal favourite as it captures the essence of the original film OM-10: great to hold; easy to…

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The cinema industry is changing as it moves from Super35mm to full-frame.

Sony's one-mount strategy is focusd on E-mount, with 57 lenses in total, 37 of which are full-frame.

It's been 5 years since the launch of the A7S II, with lots of requests during the last 2 years for its successor.

Now Sony have launched the A7S III mirrorless camera, which they claim delivers “The best 4K Sony ever made”.

The whole concept of the product has changed to achieve this. With freelancers now working on their own more, the Sony A7S III is aimed at this new workflow for hybrid shooters.

The cinema industry is changing as it moves from Super35mm to full-frame. Sony's one-mount strategy is focusd on E-mount, with 57 lenses in total, 37 of which are full-frame. It's been 5 years since the launch of the A7S II, with lots of requests during the last 2 years for…

After a last minute delay due to a technical issue, RAW video data output via HDMI on the Panasonic LUMIX S1H is finally available via the free Firmware Version 2.1.

Working together with Atomos, the new firmware enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and saves it as Apple ProRes RAW.

After a last minute delay due to a technical issue, RAW video data output via HDMI on the Panasonic LUMIX S1H is finally available via the free Firmware Version 2.1. Working together with Atomos, the new firmware enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over…

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Nikon have just announced the Z5, an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera with 4K Video and IBIS that sits below the Z6 and Z7 models.

Other key features include a 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 100-51200 ISO range, 273-point Hybrid AF system with eye and animal detection, 3690k-dot electronic viewfinder, tilting touchscreen, weatherproof magnesium alloy body, dual UHS-II SD card slots, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Pitched directly against the Canon EOS RP, the Nikon Z5 has the main advantage of 5-axis vibration reduction, something that the Canon rival notably lacks. The Z5's 4K video mode does suffer from a very similar 1.7x crop, though (1.6x on the EOS RP).

Meanwhile, the 2-year-old Sony A7 III is more than a match for the new Nikon Z5 and is still our pick for "best entry-level full-frame camera", on paper at least, although it is admittedly slightly more expensive than the Canon EOS RP and Nikon Z5 at full RRP.

Compared to the Nikon Z6, the new Z5 commendably shares a lot of the same features, with a simpler top-plate with a shooting mode dial rather than a status LCD (which some people may actually prefer), polycarbonate rear and base plates rather than fully magnesium alloy (still the same level of weatherproofing though), and fewer video options. The Z5 is so similar to its siblings that it even uses the same MB-N10 battery grip as the Z6 and Z7.

Nikon have just announced the Z5, an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera with 4K Video and IBIS that sits below the Z6 and Z7 models. Other key features include a 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 100-51200 ISO range, 273-point Hybrid AF system with eye and animal detection, 3690k-dot electronic viewfinder, tilting touchscreen…

The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is the new kit lens for the Z5 entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. This portable lens features a retractable design that is extended by rotating the zoom ring.

It doesn suffer somewhat from having a rather modest 24-50mm focal range, wide but pretty short for an all-in-one lens, and very slow f/4-6.3 maximum apertures, but there is a customisable control ring and Nikon claims that the focusing is quiet enough for video use.

The Nikon Z5 looks like such a capable camera that we'd probably skip this lens entirely and invest in some decent glass, like the Z 24-70mm f/4 S, unless the price for the Z5 kit is simply too tempting.

The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is the new kit lens for the Z5 entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. This portable lens features a retractable design that is extended by rotating the zoom ring. It doesn suffer somewhat from having a rather modest 24-50mm focal range, wide but pretty short for an…

Nikon has just announced new firmware updates for the Z50, Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Version 2.00 for the APS-C (Nikon DX format) Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera adds Animal-Detection AF, improves subject-tracking AF and adds support for the new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.

Firmware version 3.10 for the full-frame (Nikon FX format) Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 mirrorless cameras adds support for the new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.

Nikon has just announced new firmware updates for the Z50, Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Version 2.00 for the APS-C (Nikon DX format) Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera adds Animal-Detection AF, improves subject-tracking AF and adds support for the new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Firmware version 3.10 for the full-frame…

Monday, July 20, 2020

In response to some rather "heated" internet criticism about overheating during video recording, Canon have taken the unusual step of issuing an official media advisory about the video shooting times of the upcoming EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras.

In response to some rather "heated" internet criticism about overheating during video recording, Canon have taken the unusual step of issuing an official media advisory about the video shooting times of the upcoming EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras.

Leica puts an ‘M’ in the month with the unveiling of its newest high-end 40 megapixel camera, the M10-R, available in black or silver.

Leica puts an ‘M’ in the month with the unveiling of its newest high-end 40 megapixel camera, the M10-R, available in black or silver.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

“Re-imagine mirrorless” is the official strapline for one of Canon's biggest ever product launches, as they introduce 11 new products in total today, including the hotly anticipated Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera with its 45 megapixel full-frame sensor and ability to record 8K video.

Canon are still keen to point out that they are not stepping away from their other DSLR and APS-C mirrorless systems, just focusing on full-frame mirrorless for the next 6 months at least.

We've spent a little hands-on time with the Canon's brand new flagship camera, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions of the Canon EOS R5 now...

“Re-imagine mirrorless” is the official strapline for one of Canon's biggest ever product launches, as they introduce 11 new products in total today, including the hotly anticipated Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera with its 45 megapixel full-frame sensor and ability to record 8K video. Canon are still keen to point…

Canon have released 10 new mirrorless products today, including two new EOS R cameras and four new RF lenses - and we've already tried them all out! Here's a roundup of all our coverage of one of Canon's biggest product launches in years...

Canon have released 10 new mirrorless products today, including two new EOS R cameras and four new RF lenses - and we've already tried them all out! Here's a roundup of all our coverage of one of Canon's biggest product launches in years...

Ahead of our full review, do you 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 this month

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

Ahead of our full review, do you 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 this month Check out our extensive hands-on…