News

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The OnePlus 9 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone for 2021 from OnePlus. Find out if this is the best smartphone for photographers and videographers by reading our in-depth OnePlus 9 Pro review, complete with full-size sample photos and videos.

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds System camera that combines a classic design with powerful photographic features such as Colour Profile Control, a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation.

The Olympus E-P7 will be available from mid-June 2021 in two colour combinations, white & silver or black & silver, as body only priced at £749 or as a kit with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens for £849.

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds System camera that combines a classic design with powerful photographic features such as Colour Profile Control, a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation. The Olympus E-P7 will be available from mid-June 2021 in two colour…

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO is a new 16-50mm equivalent, constant F4 aperture lens for Micro Four Thirds System mirrorless cameras.

It features a retracting mechanism to ensure a compact size, Olympus’ acclaimed weather sealing, a maximum shooting magnification of 0.42x, and is highly portable at just 411g.

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25 mm F4.0 PRO lens including the LH-76E lens hood will be available from the beginning of July priced at £899.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO is a new 16-50mm equivalent, constant F4 aperture lens for Micro Four Thirds System mirrorless cameras. It features a retracting mechanism to ensure a compact size, Olympus’ acclaimed weather sealing, a maximum shooting magnification of 0.42x, and is highly portable at just 411g…

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Nik Collection 4 by DxO now features Meta Presets, improved U Point technology, and more seamless interactions with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Nik Collection 4 (Windows and macOS) is now available for a special price of £86.99 instead of £125, and £49.99 instead of £69 for the upgrade until June 30, 2021.

Nik Collection 4 by DxO now features Meta Presets, improved U Point technology, and more seamless interactions with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Nik Collection 4 (Windows and macOS) is now available for a special price of £86.99 instead of £125, and £49.99 instead of £69 for the upgrade until June 30, 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 new Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 30fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking, an integrated grip design with professional levels of weather-proofing, Canon's most advanced autofocusing system ever, an innovative new autofocus Eye Control Function, and compatibility with Canon’s Mobile File Transfer smartphone app.

In an update released on 2nd June 2021, Canon have also revealed that the R3 will feature Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports including racing cars and motorbikes, focusing in extreme darkness at light levels -7EV, up to 8-stops of protection against camera shake, RAW file capture at 30fps with full AF/AE tracking, the ability to record oversampled 4K video and a fully articulating display.

The full specifications, price and availability of the Canon EOS R3 have yet to be announced.

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 new Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 30fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking, an integrated…

The NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 are the first two macro lenses for Nikon's full-frame Z-series cameras.

Available from the 24th June 2021, the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S will cost £999.00 and the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is priced at £649.00 in the UK.

The NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 are the first two macro lenses for Nikon's full-frame Z-series cameras. Available from the 24th June 2021, the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S will cost £999.00 and the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.…

Nikon are expanding its Z mount lens range with the development of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2.

Both lenses are scheduled for release in 2021.

Nikon are expanding its Z mount lens range with the development of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2. Both lenses are scheduled for release in 2021.

Panasonic has just announced a new lightweight 50mm F1.8 lens for its LUMIX S Series range of full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 will be available by the end of June 2021 priced at £429 in the UK.

Panasonic has just announced a new lightweight 50mm F1.8 lens for its LUMIX S Series range of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 will be available by the end of June 2021 priced at £429 in the UK.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Sigma fp L is a 61 megapixel, 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera that shoots 4K/30p video. It's aimed at both demanding film-makers and stills photographers alike, but can this 2021 update of the original fp model really satisfy the needs of both types of user? Find out out now by reading our in-depth Sigma fp L review, complete with full-size sample JPEG and Raw images and videos.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Panasonic have just announced that the long-awaited GH6 mirrorless camera is currently in development and will be available by the end of 2021.

Panasonic are splitting the GH-series into two, with the flagship GH6 targeted at professional videographers and the new GH5M2 that was also announced today aimed more at vloggers.

The GH6 will have a new high-speed sensor and a new Venus engine image processor, and will offer unlimited 4:2:2 10-bit Cinema 4K/60p video recording.

In addition, the GH6 will record 5.7K 60p video and support 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) recording.

As well as announcing the GH6, a new Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7 zoom lens is also under development, which will join the existing Leica DG 10-25mm F1.7 optic. No release date has yet been set for this.

Panasonic have just announced that the long-awaited GH6 mirrorless camera is currently in development and will be available by the end of 2021. Panasonic are splitting the GH-series into two, with the flagship GH6 targeted at professional videographers and the new GH5M2 that was also announced today aimed more at…

Panasonic is releasing free firmware updates for the LUMIX GH5S, G9 and G100 cameras to enhance the functions and usability.

Firmware 2.0 for the GH5S will enable it to capture Apple Pro Res RAW video recording over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V and also record and play back vertical videos vertically.

Both the GH5S and G9 will inherit the improved autofocus technology and performance of the Lumix S5 full-frame camera.

All three updates will be available on 9th June 2021.

Panasonic is releasing free firmware updates for the LUMIX GH5S, G9 and G100 cameras to enhance the functions and usability. Firmware 2.0 for the GH5S will enable it to capture Apple Pro Res RAW video recording over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V and also record and play back vertical…

Panasonic have just unveiled the GH5M2, a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that builds on the success of the very popular GH5 model.

The GH5II offers internal recording up to 4K 60p and 4:2:2 10-bit 30p or 4K/6K Anamorphic modes,and V-Log L is pre-installed in the camera.

The GH5 Mark II's main new feature addition is wireless live streaming in 1080/60p using the Lumix Sync app or by connecting directly to a Wi-Fi router, and wired streaming via a PC using the Lumix Webcam software.

It also uses a new image sensor that features an AR (Anti-Reflective) coating, the latest high-speed and high-performance Venus Engine processor, and offers improved in-body stabilisation which provides up to 6.5 stops of compensation.

The Panasonic GH5M2 will be available from the end of June 2021 priced at £1,499 for body only, £1,699 for the GH5M2 M Kit (with the 12-60mm Lumix lens), and £1,999 for the GH5M2 L Kit (with the Leica 12-60mm lens).

Panasonic have just unveiled the GH5M2, a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that builds on the success of the very popular GH5 model. The GH5II offers internal recording up to 4K 60p and 4:2:2 10-bit 30p or 4K/6K Anamorphic modes,and V-Log L is pre-installed in the camera. The GH…

The new GH5M2 replaces the 4-year-old GH5 as Panasonic's flagship all-round Micro Four Thirds sensor mirrorless camera for 2021 - at least until the GH6 is launched later this year. So what exactly has changed in the 4 years since the launch of the GH5, and is the older model still worth considering? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Panasonic GH5M2 versus the GH5.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

After 4 long years of patiently waiting, the Fujifilm X-E4 has finally arrived. Boasting all of Fuji's latest imaging tech wrapped up in a beautiful classic rangefinder design, could this small, lightweight and very affordable mirrorless camera be the right one for you? Find out now by reading our in-depth Fuji XE4 review, complete with full-size sample photos...

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR is a fast standard prime lens for X-series mirrorless cameras. Offering a focal range of 41mm in 35mm terms and now with added weather-resistance, an aperture ring and a hood, is this new lens a worthy successor to the original 2013 version? Read our in-depth review complete with full-size sample photos to find out...

Friday, May 7, 2021

The Fujifilm X-A20 is the cheapest Fujifilm compact system camera that you can currently buy, featuring an attractive retro design, APS-C sized 16.3-megapixel sensor, 1080p video recording and a 180-degree tilting screen with touchscreen functionality. Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-A20 review to find out if it's worth the modest asking price...

Friday, April 30, 2021

There are so many 50mm prime lenses for Sony e-mount mirrorless cameras that we've lost count, so what does the new Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G offer to stand out from the crowd? Find out now by reading our in-depth review...

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G is a very compact and lightweight prime lens for full-frame e-mount mirrorless cameras that offers a rather unique view of the world. Slotting in between the traditional 35mm and 50mm focal lengths, this 40mm optic somehow does the job of both whilst also being appealingly well-built and fully-featured. Read our in-depth Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G review to find out if it's worth adding one to your camera-bag...

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G is a wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. Boasting excellent build quality with weather-sealing, a vintage feel, fast auto-focusing and modern optics, is this tiny lens really worth its £630 / $598 asking price? Read our detailed review of the Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G complete with full-size sample photos to find out...

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE is a fast and affordable 24mm wide-angle prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. Priced at £459 / $499 and aimed at landscape and astro photographers, is this compact, lightweight lens worth considering? Read our Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE review complete with full-size sample photos to find out...