Monday, May 25, 2020

Nikon D6 Review

Gavin Stoker

The Nikon D6 is the 2020 update of Nikon's flagship DSLR camera for professional sports, press and nature photographers. Is this the best DSLR that Nikon have ever made? Find out by reading our in-depth Nikon D6 review, complete with full-size sample photos and videos.

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…

Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Samyang have updated two of their manual focus prime lenses for DSLR cameras, the MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2, now sporting 9 aperture blades, focus lock and de-click aperture functions, weather-sealing and an updated exterior design.

The new Samyang MF 14mm f2.8 Mk2 and MF 85mm f1.4 Mk2 lenses will be available in early June with prices ranging from £359 to £439 in the UK.

Samyang have updated two of their manual focus prime lenses for DSLR cameras, the MF 14mm F2.8 Mk2 and MF 85mm F1.4 Mk2, now sporting 9 aperture blades, focus lock and de-click aperture functions, weather-sealing and an updated exterior design.The new Samyang MF 14mm f2.8 Mk2 and MF 85mm f1.…

GoPro Launch Zeus Mini Magnetic Waterproof Portable Light

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The GoPro Zeus Mini is a magnetic, clippable, compact, waterproof light that reaches up to 200 lumens.

It's now available to buy on GoPro.com priced at $69.99.

The GoPro Zeus Mini is a magnetic, clippable, compact, waterproof light that reaches up to 200 lumens.It's now available to buy on GoPro.com priced at $69.99.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

SD Cards Reach 4GB/sec Maximum Transfer Rate

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The SD Association have just announced that SD Express memory cards can now deliver a maximum of nearly 4 gigabytes per second (GB/s) data transfer rate. Perfect for RAW continuous burst modes and 8K video capture, SD Express will be offered on future SDHC, SDXC and SDUC memory cards.

The SD Association have just announced that SD Express memory cards can now deliver a maximum of nearly 4 gigabytes per second (GB/s) data transfer rate. Perfect for RAW continuous burst modes and 8K video capture, SD Express will be offered on future SDHC, SDXC and SDUC memory cards.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Review

Tim Coleman

The Instax Mini 11 is Fujifilm's new entry-point into the exciting world of instant film photography. Now featuring auto exposure and a built-in 'selfie' lens setting, is this the best instant camera for beginners? Read our in-depth Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 review to find out...

STC FoGrip for Nikon Z6 and Z7 Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

STC has announced the new FoGrip (folding grip) for Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. The new FoGrip delivers greater stability and immediate benefit with weight distribution when using medium-to-large lenses on the Nikon Z-series cameras.

STC has announced the new FoGrip (folding grip) for Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. The new FoGrip delivers greater stability and immediate benefit with weight distribution when using medium-to-large lenses on the Nikon Z-series cameras.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Nikon D6 Sample Images

Gavin Stoker

​Ahead of our final Nikon D6 review, here are some full-size JPEG and Raw sample images taken with the brand new Nikon D6 DSLR​ camera.

Sony China Teases New Vlogging Camera, Launching on May 26th

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

Sony China have posted a very short 6-second video teasing a brand new camera for vloggers. The as yet unnamed device looks suspiciously like an RX100-series camera with a fully articulating flip-out LCD, something that SonyAlphaRumors have seemingly already confirmed, along with the official name - the Sony ZV-1.

The new vlogging camera from Sony China is officially scheduled for its full reveal in one weeks time on 26th May 2020, so not too long to wait to see exactly what Sony have up their sleeves (and if it will be released globally or not).

Sony UK have now also confirmed "Coming soon… An exciting new compact camera announcement from Sony" on Twitter, with the same launch date and times.

Sony China have posted a very short 6-second video teasing a brand new camera for vloggers. The as yet unnamed device looks suspiciously like an RX100-series camera with a fully articulating flip-out LCD, something that SonyAlphaRumors have seemingly already confirmed, along with the official name - the Sony ZV-1. The…

Adobe Adds Curves to Photoshop on iPad

Mark Goldstein | Software

Adobe has today released several significant updates across a number of Creative Cloud apps for video, illustration, drawing and photography.

Notable new features and performance improvements include:

  • Adobe Fresco: Multicolour eyedrop, vector trimming tools, an additional brush category compatible with Photoshop Mixer brushes, advancements to the ruler tool, Adobe Capture integration with Shapes, and more.
  • Photoshop on iPad: The addition of two highly requested features - Curves and Apple Pencil pressure sensitivity.
  • Digital Video & Audio: ProRes RAW support in Premiere Pro and After Effects, more streamlined graphics workflows in Premiere Pro, Tapered Shape Strokes and Concentric Shape Repeater in After Effects, improvements to Audio Triggers and Timeline filtering in Character Animator, support for Audio files in Creative Cloud Libraries, ability to resize projects automatically to the 4:5 aspect ratio and back camera switching in Premiere Rush, and more.

Adobe has today released several significant updates across a number of Creative Cloud apps for video, illustration, drawing and photography. Notable new features and performance improvements include: Adobe Fresco: Multicolour eyedrop, vector trimming tools, an additional brush category compatible with Photoshop Mixer brushes, advancements to the ruler tool, Adobe Capture…

Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S Review

Amy Davies

The Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S is a brand new ultra-wide-angle prime lens for Nikon's Z7 and Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Read our in-depth Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S review now, complete with full-size sample images...

Huawei P40 Pro Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

​Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample images taken with the Huawei P40 Pro smartphone. The P40 Pro is the new flagship phone from Huawei, featuring four different cameras, including a 50 megapixel main camera, and a 5x optical zoom lens.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

​Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample images taken with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the new flagship phone from Samsung, featuring a 108 megapixel camera, 100x zoom and 8K Video Snap mode.

Samsung's 50 Megapixel ISOCELL GN1 Camera Sensor Promises Better AF and Low-light Performance

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Samsung has unveiled a new 50 megapixel image sensor for smartphones that promises snappy auto-focusing and better low-light performance, thanks to its relatively large 1.2μm-sized phase-detecting pixels and DSLR-like Dual Pixel technology. The new image sensor also supports video recording at up to 8K resolution at 30 frames-per-second.

Samsung has unveiled a new 50 megapixel image sensor for smartphones that promises snappy auto-focusing and better low-light performance, thanks to its relatively large 1.2μm-sized phase-detecting pixels and DSLR-like Dual Pixel technology. The new image sensor also supports video recording at up to 8K resolution at 30 frames-per-second.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Fujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR Review

Mark Goldstein

The Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR is the only telephoto zoom lens currently available for Fuji's mirrorless medium format camera system - but is it a must-buy lens for GFX owners? Find out now by reading our Fujifilm GF 100-200mm review...

Zhiyun SMOOTH-X Smartphone Gimbal

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones , Accessories

The new Zhiyun SMOOTH-X is a stylish palm-sized foldable gimbal that weighs only 246g and easily fits into your bag.

The SMOOTH-X will be available for purchase by the end of May priced at £59.99 or in a combo kit with a a tripod base and case for £69.99.

The new Zhiyun SMOOTH-X is a stylish palm-sized foldable gimbal that weighs only 246g and easily fits into your bag.The SMOOTH-X will be available for purchase by the end of May priced at £59.99 or in a combo kit with a a tripod base and case for £69.99.

Capture One 20 and Capture One Nikon Now Available

Mark Goldstein | Software

Capture One 20 features brand new heal and clone tools that reduce the need for external retouching applications while increasing efficiency, and a new Before & After Tool that gives new ways to check your editing progress and to compare your edits.

The brand new Capture One for Nikon brings all the power of Capture One to dedicated Nikon users at a reduced price point, including tailored profiles for supported Nikon cameras.

Capture One 20 features brand new heal and clone tools that reduce the need for external retouching applications while increasing efficiency, and a new Before & After Tool that gives new ways to check your editing progress and to compare your edits.The brand new Capture One for Nikon brings all…

World's Largest Photo Competition Now Open for Entries

Mark Goldstein | Competitions

The fourth CEWE Photo Award is now open for entries, with prizes worth a total of more than £250,000 to 1,000 winners. Entrants will be able to enter their photos into 10 different categories and will have one year to do so.

The fourth CEWE Photo Award is now open for entries, with prizes worth a total of more than £250,000 to 1,000 winners. Entrants will be able to enter their photos into 10 different categories and will have one year to do so.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Nikon D6 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics may have been postponed due to you-know-what, but that hasn't stopped Nikon from forging ahead with the release of their brand new flagship DSLR camera, the D6.

So much so that we've just received the Nikon D6 for review. Before we bring you our full verdict on the most sophisticated DSLR that Nikon has ever created, here are some hands-on shots of the new Nikon D6.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics may have been postponed due to you-know-what, but that hasn't stopped Nikon from forging ahead with the release of their brand new flagship DSLR camera, the D6. So much so that we've just received the Nikon D6 for review. Before we bring you our full verdict…

Pentax Announce Two New Lenses, Flagship APS-C Camera Details, and Updated Roadmap

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

Pentax have released details about four new DSLR products that were due to be showcased at the Japanese CP+ 2020 show back in February, which was cancelled due to Coronavirus. They are:

  • HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm F1.4 ED SDM AW
  • HD PENTAX-D FA 21mm Limited (tentative name)
  • HD PENTAX-DA*16-50mm F2.8 (tentative name)
  • APS-C-format flagship model

In a video broadcast, members of Pentax’s Product Planning Department describe a range of models now in development, including the next flagship model of the APS-C-format digital SLR series and new interchangeable lenses. A great chance to witness the future of Pentax!

You can watch the full video here:

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/event/2020/cp_ref/

You can see the newly updated lens roadmap here:

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp...

Pentax have released details about four new DSLR products that were due to be showcased at the Japanese CP+ 2020 show back in February, which was cancelled due to Coronavirus. They are: HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm F1.4 ED SDM AWHD PENTAX-D FA 21mm Limited (tentative name)HD PENTAX-DA*16-50mm F2.8 (tentative name)APS-C-format…