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Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Sony ZV-E10 is a new APS-C sensor mirrorless camera that's clearly targeted at videographers, with a vari-angle screen, fast auto-focusing, three-capsule direction microphone, and a wealth of vlogger-friendly shooting modes. Is this the ultimate mirrorless camera for aspiring YouTube creators? Read our in-depth Sony ZV-E10 review to find out...

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Panasonic Lumix S 50mm F1.8 is the second in a series of four new F1.8 lenses for the Panasonic, Sigma and Leica "L-mount" full-frame mirrorless camera system. Priced at £429.99 / $499.99, can this standard prime lens lens offer both quality and affordability at the same time? Find out now by reading our in-depth Panasonic Lumix S 50mm F1.8, complete with full-size sample photos.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Sony Xperia 1 III is a new flagship smartphone for 2021 that has a lot to offer keen photographers and videographers. This includes 20fps burst shooting, real-time AF tracking and real time eye AF for humans and animals, 16mm, 24mm, 70mm and 105mm focal lengths, and advanced Photo Pro and Cinema Pro apps. Read our in-depth Sony Xperia 1 III review, complete with full-size sample photos and videos, to find out if this new smartphone can justify its £1199 / $1299 price-tag...

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Sony Alpha 9 II and the brand new Canon EOS R3 that was unveiled today have similar key specifications, so which of these 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Sony A9 II.

Canon have revealed their answer to the Sony Alpha 1 and the Nikon Z9 in the shape of the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera.

The Canon R3 will feature a brand new, Canon-developed 24.1 megapixel back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 6K/60p RAW video recording and oversampled 4K/120p video for up to six hours of regular video, 30fps burst shooting with full AF/AE tracking, and an integrated grip design with professional levels of weather-proofing.

The EOS R3 features Canon's most advanced autofocusing system ever, with Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports including racing cars and motorbikes, focusing in extreme darkness at light levels down to -7EV, and an innovative new autofocus Eye Control Function.

There's also a 5.76 million dot electronic viewfinder with 120fps refresh rate, 5-axis IBIS providing up to 8-stops of protection against camera shake, and a fully articulating 4.1-million dot touch-screen display, and compatibility with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app.

The Canon EOS R3 is priced at £5,879.99 / €6,689.99 / $5,999.00 and it will be available in November 2021.

Canon have revealed their answer to the Sony Alpha 1 and the Nikon Z9 in the shape of the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The Canon R3 will feature a brand new, Canon-developed 24.1 megapixel back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 6K/60p RAW video recording and…

Are you excited about the upcoming Canon EOS R3 full frame mirrorless camera? Do you want to see some actual up close and personal shots of a real life model, rather than just Canon's official rendered product images?

Then you've come to the right place, as last week I was given an exclusive one-to-one briefing by Canon and had the chance to shoot an extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the R3.

As this is still an early tech announcement, though, to be more precise they were strictly hands-off photos, as I wasn't allowed to actually touch the camera, turn it on, open any of the ports or compartments, or see the bottom of it.

Canon's Product Intelligence Consultant, David Parry, was also under strict orders not to divulge any additional information about the EOS R3 other than what has already been revealed in the previous two press releases that Canon have issued. So I'm afraid I don't have any more information for you about the megapixel count of the sensor, for example, or whether it will be able to record 8K or just 4K video.

Canon did a similar thing for the EOS R5 camera in 2020, where they showed me an early pre-production model well ahead of the official launch that turned out to be virtually identical to the finished article. So if they follow the same plan for the R3, the photos that you see here will be almost 100% the same as the actual camera that will be available to buy later in 2021.

Are you excited about the upcoming Canon EOS R3 full frame mirrorless camera? Do you want to see some actual up close and personal shots of a real life model, rather than just Canon's official rendered product images? Then you've come to the right place, as last week I was…

The Sony Alpha 1 that went on sale in March 2021 and the brand new Canon EOS R3 that was unveiled today have similar key specifications, so which of these flagship 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Sony A1.

Canon have just unveiled the EOS R3, a high-end 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera that features a 24 megapixel stacked BSI sensor, 6K/60p video recording, 30fps burst shooting, eye-control autofocusing and a professional dual-grip design. We've kicked off our Canon R3 review with everything that we know so far, a gallery of hands-on photos, full specs and a look at its main rivals...

Canon have just unveiled two brand new lenses for EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras, an ultra-wide-angle prime and a super-telephoto zoom.

The RF 16mm f2.8 STM is an ultra-wide angle prime lens that is the same size as the RF 50mm f1.8, making it well-suited to vlogging and astrophotography.

Weighing just 635g, the RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 IS USM is a lightweight, compact super-telephoto lens designed for budding sports and wildlife photographers.

The RF 16mm F1.8 STM is priced at £319.99 / €369.99 / $299.99 and the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM will cost £699.99 / €799.99 / $649.99.

Canon have just unveiled two brand new lenses for EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras, an ultra-wide-angle prime and a super-telephoto zoom. The RF 16mm f2.8 STM is an ultra-wide angle prime lens that is the same size as the RF 50mm f1.8, making it well-suited to vlogging and astrophotography. Weighing…

The Canon EOS R3 that was announced today is a brand new flagship camera that sits above last years Canon EOS R5. Which of these 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Canon R5.

The new Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 is a compact and lightweight prime lens for the Nikon Z mount system.

This bright, standard prime lens offers a natural angle of view that is ideal for candid portraits, interviews, and how-to videos.

Available from 30th September 2021, the Nikon 40mm is priced at £249 in the UK.

The new Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 is a compact and lightweight prime lens for the Nikon Z mount system. This bright, standard prime lens offers a natural angle of view that is ideal for candid portraits, interviews, and how-to videos. Available from 30th September 2021, the Nikon 40mm is priced…

The Canon EOS R3 that was launched today and the EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR look very similar, so which of these flagship 35mm full-frame sensor cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

The brand new Canon EOS R3 that was announced today and the Nikon Z9 that was revealed earlier in 2021 have similar key specifications, so which of these flagship 35mm full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Canon R3 versus the Nikon Z9.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Laowa have just announced the World’s Fastest 35mm lens for full frame cameras, the Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF.

Priced at $899 and available now, the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF offers extraordinary shallow depth of field and dreamy bokeh.

This auto-focus lens has an aperture ring click switch mechanism, internal focusing, low focus breathing, long focus throw and 15-aperture blades.

Laowa have just announced the World’s Fastest 35mm lens for full frame cameras, the Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF. Priced at $899 and available now, the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF offers extraordinary shallow depth of field and dreamy bokeh. This auto-focus lens has an aperture ring click switch mechanism, internal…

The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports is a very affordable super-telephoto zoom lens for Sony Alpha and L-mount mirrorless cameras. Read our in-depth Sigma 150-600mm review now to find out if it's the best all-round ultra-telephoto lens for Sony shooters...

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The new Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary is a wide-angle prime lens for the L-Mount and Sony E-mount camera systems.

Offering superb optical performance, a bright F2 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring, the Sigma 24mm F2 joins four existing I series lenses as well as the new 90mm F2.8.

The Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary will be available from 24 September 2021, priced at £549.99 in the UK.

The new Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary is a wide-angle prime lens for the L-Mount and Sony E-mount camera systems. Offering superb optical performance, a bright F2 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring, the Sigma 24mm F2 joins four existing I series lenses as well as…

The new Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary is an affordable portrait prime lens for Sony and L-mount mirrorless cameras.

Offering superb optical performance, a bright F2.8 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring, the Sigma 90mm F2.8 joins four existing I series lenses as well as the new 24mm F2.

The Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary will be available from 24 September 2021, priced at £549.99 in the UK.

The new Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary is an affordable portrait prime lens for Sony and L-mount mirrorless cameras. Offering superb optical performance, a bright F2.8 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring, the Sigma 90mm F2.8 joins four existing I series lenses as well as the…

Canon are set to unveil a big new product - possibly the full details of the EOS R3 - at a live event on September 14th at 12.00 CEST / 11.00 BST.

Canon are set to unveil a big new product - possibly the full details of the EOS R3 - at a live event on September 14th at 12.00 CEST / 11.00 BST.

Olympus have just announced the development of two new Micro Four Thirds lenses, both from the M.Zuiko PRO series.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO is a compact large-diameter single-focal-length lens. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO is a compact telephoto zoom lens.

The launch date and pricing have yet to be announced.

Olympus have just announced the development of two new Micro Four Thirds lenses, both from the M.Zuiko PRO series. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO is a compact large-diameter single-focal-length lens. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO is a compact telephoto zoom lens. The launch date and pricing…

The new Ricoh GR IIIx large-sensor compact camera has a 40mm F2.8 equivalent lens and an updated GR Engine 6 image processor.

Other than those two changes, the GR IIIx is otherwise identical to the GR III, which has a wider-angle 28mm lens.

There are also a number of new accessories to go with the the GRIIIx, including a tele conversion lens and external optical viewfinder.

The new Ricoh GR IIIx large-sensor compact camera has a 40mm F2.8 equivalent lens and an updated GR Engine 6 image processor. Other than those two changes, the GR IIIx is otherwise identical to the GR III, which has a wider-angle 28mm lens. There are also a number of new…