Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sony Alpha A6400 APS-C Mirrorless Camera Just Announced!

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Sony have just announced the new A6400 APS-C mirrorless camera. Here are the key specifications of the A6400:

  • 24.2 megapixel sensor
  • World's fastest autofocus - 0.02 secs
  • Real-time Eye AF with AI-based subject recognition
  • Real-time AF tracking with AI-based subject recognition
  • 425 PDAF and 425 Contrast detection AF points
  • 84% AF area coverage
  • 11fps continuous shooting with continuous AF/AE tracking, bursts up to 116 JPEGs, 8fps in silent mode
  • ISO 102400 (expanded)
  • 4K HDR (HLG) recording, 30fps, 8-bit
  • 6K over sampling, 100Mbps bit rate
  • 180-degree tilting monitor
  • Touchscreen operation
  • XGA OLED viewfinder
  • In-body timelapses

The Sony Alpha A6400 will ship in Europe in February 2019 priced at approximately £950 / $900 / €1050. It will also be offered as a kit with the SELP1650 lens priced at approximately £1,000 or in a kit with the SEL18135 lens priced at approximately £1,300.

Sony have also announced the new Imaging Edge mobile app for the Alpha system, and upcoming new firmware updates for the Alpha A9 (Version 5.0, March 2019), A7R III and A7 III (Version 3.0, April 2019) and the Alpha A9 again (Version 6.0, Summer 2019).

You can view some official Sony A6400 sample images here.

Sony have just announced the new A6400 APS-C mirrorless camera. Here are the key specifications of the A6400: 24.2 megapixel sensorWorld's fastest autofocus - 0.02 secs Real-time Eye AF with AI-based subject recognition Real-time AF tracking with AI-based subject recognition 425 PDAF and 425 Contrast detection AF points 84% AF…

Free Affinity Photo with Selected X-Rite Products

Mark Goldstein | Software

X-Rite has teamed up with Serif to offer a free software licence of Affinity Photo for macOS or Windows worth £48.99 when purchasing a qualifying X-Rite product.

X-Rite has teamed up with Serif to offer a free software licence of Affinity Photo for macOS or Windows worth £48.99 when purchasing a qualifying X-Rite product.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

​Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size JPEG and Raw sample images taken with the brand new Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens. The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports is a professional telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the brand new Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR ultra-wide-angle lens, mounted on the Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera.

Honor View20 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

​Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the new Honor View20 premium smartphone.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Canon VIXIA HF G50 4K Camcorder

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras

The Canon VIXIA HF G50 is the first Vixia G-series camcorder to feature 4K recording. Featuring a genuine wide-angle Canon 20x (29.3-601mm) optical zoom lens, the VIXIA HF G50 provides a well-rounded feature set at an affordable price point.

The Canon VIXIA HF G50 4K UHD video camcorder is scheduled to be available in April 2019 for an estimated retail price of $1099.

The Canon VIXIA HF G50 is the first Vixia G-series camcorder to feature 4K recording. Featuring a genuine wide-angle Canon 20x (29.3-601mm) optical zoom lens, the VIXIA HF G50 provides a well-rounded feature set at an affordable price point. The Canon VIXIA HF G50 4K UHD video camcorder is scheduled…

Canon VIXIA HF W11 and HF W10 Camcorders

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras

Canon have added two new ruggedly designed additions to the VIXIA family of digital camcorders – the VIXIA HF W11 and HF W10. Both models are waterproof (up to 16.4 ft. / 5m), shockproof and dustproof and are capable of functioning in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit /-10 degrees Celsius.

The VIXIA HF W11 and VIXIA HF W10 camcorders are both scheduled to be available in April 2019 for an estimated retail price of $449.99 and $399.99 respectively

Canon have added two new ruggedly designed additions to the VIXIA family of digital camcorders – the VIXIA HF W11 and HF W10. Both models are waterproof (up to 16.4 ft. / 5m), shockproof and dustproof and are capable of functioning in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit /-1…

MOZA Mini-S 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The MOZA Mini-S is a new 3-axis smartphone gimbal designed to be flexible, compact, user-friendly and packed with features. The Mini-S has a foldable design that can alos be extended into fully stabilized selfie stick. The price and availability of the MOZA Mini-Shave yet to be announced.

The MOZA Mini-S is a new 3-axis smartphone gimbal designed to be flexible, compact, user-friendly and packed with features. The Mini-S has a foldable design that can alos be extended into fully stabilized selfie stick. The price and availability of the MOZA Mini-Shave yet to be announced.

Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Will Cost £1099 / $1399, Available January 2019

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The official price of the new SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens is £1,099.99 including VAT. Sigma, Canon EF and Nikon F mounts will be available later this month. The ETA of the Sony E-mount version is currently TBA.

The official price of the new SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens is £1,099.99 including VAT. Sigma, Canon EF and Nikon F mounts will be available later this month. The ETA of the Sony E-mount version is currently TBA.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Redmi Note 7 Smartphone Offers 48 Megapixel Camera for $150

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Xiamoi have just announced the Redmi Note 7, an affordable new smartphone that uses the Sony IMX586 1/2-inch 48-megapixel image sensor.

Initially available only in China, the Redmi Note 7 can take a 48 megapixel image with its 0.8-micron pixels, or combine 4 neighboring pixels into a 1.6-micron pixel to capture a 12 megapixel image with better noise performance and HDR processing.

Despite its budget price-tag, the Redmi Note 7 still offers a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 processor, 4000mAh battery with quick charge support, 6.3" 2340 x 1080 pixel screen, USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jacks, and a stylish glass body.

There are three versions of the Redmi 7 - 3/32 GB, 4/64 GB, and 6/64 GB (RAM/Storage) - with the cheapest costing around $150 and the most expensive around $210. It also supports up to 256GB of expandable storage via MicroSD cards.

The Redmi Note 7 goes on sale in China on January 15th 2019.

Xiamoi have just announced the Redmi Note 7, an affordable new smartphone that uses the Sony IMX586 1/2-inch 48-megapixel image sensor.Initially available only in China, the Redmi Note 7 can take a 48 megapixel image with its 0.8-micron pixels, or combine 4 neighboring pixels into a 1.6-micron pixel to capture…

Samsung Galaxy 10 on February 20th

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Samsung are set to unveil the Galaxy 10 flagship smartphone on February 20th 2019. Samsung are skipping Mobile World Congress 2019 to launch their new devices a week before the show. Rumours suggest that not one, but three Galaxy 10 models will be announced at the UNPACKED event.

Samsung Electronics will unveil new devices that promise to usher in new Galaxy experiences based on 10 years of innovations.

The exciting reveal will take place at a Samsung Galaxy UNPACKED event in London at 7pm GMT and San Francisco at 11am PT.

To experience the magic, simply head to www.news.samsung.com/uk, www.samsungmobilepress.com, www.samsung.com/galaxy or www.samsung.com for live streaming coverage on the day.

Samsung are set to unveil the Galaxy 10 flagship smartphone on February 20th 2019. Samsung are skipping Mobile World Congress 2019 to launch their new devices a week before the show. Rumours suggest that not one, but three Galaxy 10 models will be announced at the UNPACKED event.Samsung Electronics will…

Honor View20 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Want to see exactly what the new Honor View20 smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor View20 smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Honor View20 smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor View20 smartphone.

Honor View20, World's First 48 Megapixel Smartphone

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The Honor View20 is the first ever smartphone to offer a 48 megapixel rear camera. The 48MP camera is powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The new AI Ultra Clarity mode can combine multiple 48MP images into a single 48MP photo, producing a Super Photo with superb clarity. The Honor View20 also comes with an advanced 3D rear camera, which can scan and recognize real world objects.

The Honor View20 is the first ever smartphone to offer a 48 megapixel rear camera. The 48MP camera is powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The new AI Ultra Clarity mode can combine multiple 48MP images into a single 48MP photo, producing a Super Photo with superb clarity. The Honor View2…

SandMarc iPhone Lenses Review

Amy Davies

Sandmarc make a range of different lenses for iPhones, including Wide, Fisheye, Macro and Telephoto, extending the range of the iPhone's fixed lens. We take a look at the new wide-angle and telephoto lenses in our SandMarc iPhone Lenses review...

Leica M10-D Review

Amy Davies

The Leica M10-D is a simplified version of the M10 and M10-P digital rangefinder cameras, replacing the rear LCD screen with an exposure compensation dial. Why on earth would you consider buying a digital camera without an LCD screen?! Find out now by reading our in-depth Leica M10-D review...

CamFi Pro Plus Offers Wireless Tethering for 500+ Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

CamFi Pro Plus supports wireless tethering feature for 500+ cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Pentax and more. All DSLR cameras which support USB tethering can be supported by CamFi Pro Plus.

The price of CamFi Pro Plus is $339. All existing customers of CamFi Pro can order the upgrade service for $40.

CamFi Pro Plus supports wireless tethering feature for 500+ cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Pentax and more. All DSLR cameras which support USB tethering can be supported by CamFi Pro Plus.The price of CamFi Pro Plus is $339. All existing customers of CamFi Pro can order the upgrade service for $40.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Sports Camera Launches on January 24th

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Olympus have registered a new camera at the United States Federal Communications Commission, which some sites are claiming will be called the Olympus E-M1X.

Olympus USA have released a short teaser video for the Olympus OM-D EM1X, which now has a scheduled launch date of January 24th 2019.

"It won’t be long until the new OM-D camera from Olympus hits the shops – giving you something to look forward to in this new year. Dedicated to meeting the demands of professional photographers, this OM-D fits the bill when it comes to easy handling, advanced technology and high-level features. Watch the video and see for yourself!"

"Test the new OM-D. Get exclusive event infos and be one of the first to try the new OM-D when it comes out and experience personally how it is the perfect tool for photo assignments and shoots. Indoors, outdoors, for any genre and style in all kinds of weather, the new OM-D will wow you."

The 18 second video shows the EM1X being used at several sporting events, including at a swimming pool and a beach, suggesting that this new camera will be rugged enough and fast enough for professional level sports photography.

Olympus have posted another 19-second teaser video on YouTube, which shows a few more glimpses of the upcoming OM-D EM1X being used at a motorsports event, plus a shadowy silhouette of the rear of the camera.

Measuring 144.37 x 146.765 x 75.345mm, the Olympus E-M1X will be a sports camera with a built-in battery grip, at least according to 43rumors.com, and will be released in January 2019.

Leaked images showing the Olympus OM-D E-M1X have now emerged from rumor site 43rumors, showing what seems to be a legitimate pre-production version of the camera. As you can see, its pretty big for Mirco Four Thirds camera, especially with the vertical battery grip attached!

Rumored specs include a new 20 megapixel sensor, a 50 megapixel handheld high-resolution shooting mode, swivelling LCD screen, AF joystick (first time on an Olympus camera), 18fps burst shooting, and an incredible 7.5 stops of image stabilisation.

The new Olympus OM-D E-M1X should make a more official appearance in January 2019, with actual release slated for the 24th January.

Olympus have registered a new camera at the United States Federal Communications Commission, which some sites are claiming will be called the Olympus E-M1X. Olympus USA have released a short teaser video for the Olympus OM-D EM1X, which now has a scheduled launch date of January 24th 2019. "It won’t…

1TB ProGrade Digital CFexpress Card

Mark Goldstein | Digital

ProGrade Digital are demonstrating a 1TB CFexpress 1.0 memory card at CES 2019. Professional photographers using Nikon Z series cameras are demonstrating workflows, both mobile and desktop, paired with the ProGrade Digital CFexpress card plus Thunderbolt 3.0-enabled computers.

ProGrade Digital are demonstrating a 1TB CFexpress 1.0 memory card at CES 2019. Professional photographers using Nikon Z series cameras are demonstrating workflows, both mobile and desktop, paired with the ProGrade Digital CFexpress card plus Thunderbolt 3.0-enabled computers.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

1TB Lexar Professional 633x SDXC UHS-I Card

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

Lexar have just announced the new Lexar Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card with a whopping 1 terabyte (1TB) of memory.

Lexar have just announced the new Lexar Professional 633x SDXC™ UHS-I card with a whopping 1 terabyte (1TB) of memory.

Sharp 8K Video Camera at CES 2019

Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras

Sharp have unveiled a new 8K Cinema Camera at CES 2019, simply known as the "8K video camera.

YouTube channel Kinotika spotted the Micro Four Thirds camera on the Sharp stand, which is being displayed as a working prototype at the show.

There aren't too many concrete details available yet, but the upcoming Sharp 8K Video Camera will offer 8K recording at 30p using the H.265 codec from its Micro Four Thirds sensor, have a 5-inch vari-angle LCD screen that's hinged at the side (great for vlogging), and offer in-camera image stabilisation for the wide range of Micro Four Thirds lenses on the market.

The Sharp 8K Video Camera is due to be more officially unveiled at the NAB 2019 show in April, but that hasn't stopped Sharp from announcing a price - under $5000, to be inexact - so expect it to retail for $4999...

The nearest rival for the Sharp 8K Video Camera is the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, which costs a lot less than $5K, but as the name suggests "only" offers 4K video recording.

Sharp have unveiled a new 8K Cinema Camera at CES 2019, simply known as the "8K video camera. YouTube channel Kinotika spotted the Micro Four Thirds camera on the Sharp stand, which is being displayed as a working prototype at the show. There aren't too many concrete details available yet…