Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Panasonic Announces Major Firmware Updates for LUMIX S and G Series Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic has just announced the release of major firmware update programs for its LUMIX S and G Series cameras.

With the S1R firmware update, 5K video-output recorded internally in 4:2:0 10bit will become available.

The improved auto-focus from the recently released Lumix S5 will be rolled out for the S1, S1R and S1H.

The S1 will get firmware update 2.0 in the first half of 2021, which will include V-Log recording, 5.9K/C4K and 4K60/50p 4:2:0 10bit internal video recording, and 5.9K/4K/Anamorphic (4:3) 3.5K 12-bit RAW video data recording over HDMI on an Atomos Ninja V.

Panasonic has just announced the release of major firmware update programs for its LUMIX S and G Series cameras. With the S1R firmware update, 5K video-output recorded internally in 4:2:0 10bit will become available. The improved auto-focus from the recently released Lumix S5 will be rolled out for the S1…

Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Canon are introducing two new RF lenses today - the the RF 50mm F1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM.

The RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM is the world’s shortest and lightest f/4 interchangeable lens in its focal range. It weighs just 695 grams and measures 11.9cm long. It has a Dual Nano USM focusing motor, just like the F2.8 version, up to 7.5-stops of image stabilisation when used with the EOS R5 and EOS R6, 3 different IS modes and is fully weatherproof.

The RF 50mm F1.8 STM is the newest ‘nifty fifty’ lens, succeeding Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. The RF 50mm offers better image quality than the EF version, and is quieter too. It features 7 stops of image stabilisation when used on the EOS R5/6 cameras, a metal mount and a de-clicked control ring.

The RF 50mm F1.8 STM is priced at £219.99 / €249.99 / $199.99 and the RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM will cost £1699.99 / €1969.99 / $1599.99.

Canon are introducing two new RF lenses today - the the RF 50mm F1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM. The RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM is the world’s shortest and lightest f/4 interchangeable lens in its focal range. It weighs just 695 grams and measures 11.9cm long. It…

Monday, November 2, 2020

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images and videos taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV compact system camera. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is a new entry-level mirrorless camera that features a 20 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilization and 4K 30p video recording.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Sony Xperia 5 II Review

Amy Davies

The Sony Xperia 5 II is a new mid-range smartphone that inherits a lot of the core features from the flagship Xperia 1 II model, in a smaller and more affordable form factor. Read our in-depth Sony Xperia 5 II review, complete with full-size sample images and videos, to find out if this new smartphone can satisfy the serious photographer...

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Review

Mark Goldstein

The Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM joins the similar RF 35mm F1.8 Macro as an affordable prime lens for the EOS R mirrorless camera system. As well as being ideal for portraiture, the new RF 85mm also doubles up as a 1:2 magnification macro lens, and it very usefully offers up to 8 stops of image stabilisation when paired with the EOS R5 or R6 cameras. Read our Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro review now to find out if this is a must-buy lens for EOS R owners...

Zeiss ZX1 Now Available for $6000

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The innovative Zeiss ZX1 full-frame mirrorless camera that made its public debut two years ago at Photokina has finally seen the light of day.

The Zeiss ZX1 is now available in the United States and Germany priced at 6000 Dollars/Euros.

The innovative Zeiss ZX1 full-frame mirrorless camera that made its public debut two years ago at Photokina has finally seen the light of day. The Zeiss ZX1 is now available in the United States and Germany priced at 6000 Dollars/Euros.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Sample Images

Amy Davies

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample photos taken with the new Apple iPhone 12 Pro smartphone. We've been testing the iPhone 12's Night mode, as well as its three different lenses - 13mm ultra-wide-angle, 26mm wide-angle and 52mm telephoto.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hasselblad 907X 50C Review

Tim Coleman

The Hasselblad 907X 50C is a digital medium-format camera like no other, utilizing a modular system that's comprised of the 51.2-megapixel CVF II digital back and the retro 907X body. With a price tag of £5,999 for the back and body, one of the key attractions of the 907X 50C is its compatibility with film cameras, such as the Hasselblad 500C/M body and CF80mm f/2.8 lens that we tested it with. Read our in-depth Hasselblad 907X 50C with full-size sample photos and videos.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Hasselblad XCD 30mm F3.5 Review

Tim Coleman

The XCD 30mm F3.5 is a wide-angle prime lens for the Hasselblad X1D and 907X 50C medium-format camera systems. Offering an equivalent 24mm focal length and priced at around £3,600, we find out just what the Hasselblad XCD 30mm F3.5 is capable of in our latest in-depth review complete with full-size sample photos.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Fujifilm X-S10 vs X-T30 - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The brand new Fujifilm X-S10 and the cheaper Fujifilm X-T30 have similar specifications, so which APS-C sensor mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Fujifilm X-S10 versus the X-T30.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Gavin Stoker

The EOS-1D X Mark III is Canon's flagship DSLR camera for sports and wildlife photographers. With a price tag of £6499 / $6499, does it have what it takes to outpace the likes of the Nikon D6 and the Sony A9 II? Read our Canon 1D X Mark III to review to find out...

Fujifilm X-S10 vs X-T4 - Head-to-head Comparison

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The brand new Fujifilm X-S10 and the flagship Fujifilm X-T4 have similar specifications, so which APS-C sensor mirrorless camera is right for you? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Fujifilm X-S10 versus the X-T4.

Fujifilm X-S10 is a £$1000 Mirrorless Camera with IBIS

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Fujifilm X-S10 is a new 26 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with in-body image stabilisation, 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video, high-speed full-HD recording at 240p and a vari-angle LCD monitor.

The Fuji XS10 will be available from mid-November priced at £949 / $999 body only, £999 with the XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens, £1299 / $1399 with the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R lens, and £1399 / $1499 with the XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens.

The Fujifilm X-S10 is a new 26 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with in-body image stabilisation, 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video, high-speed full-HD recording at 240p and a vari-angle LCD monitor. The Fuji XS10 will be available from mid-November priced at £949 / $999 body only, £999 with the XC 15-45mm…

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR Adds Weather-Sealing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is a new ultra-wide zoom lens with weather resistance.

Based on the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS which it replaces, this new version has been updated with an f-stop scale on its aperture ring, an Auto-position lock, a new weather-resistant structure, improved OIS and slimmer focus and zoom rings.

The XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR will be available in late November 2020 priced at £899.

The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is a new ultra-wide zoom lens with weather resistance. Based on the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS which it replaces, this new version has been updated with an f-stop scale on its aperture ring, an Auto-position lock, a new weather-resistant structure, improved…

Fujifilm X-S10 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XS10 mirrorless camera with the XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens attached.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XS10 mirrorless camera with the XF 18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS lens attached.

Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update 4.0 Adds X-T4 Auto-focusing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm have announced a free firmware update for the X-T3 which will update the autofocus system so that it matches the same level of the X-T4.

Version 4.0 firmware for the Fuji X-T3 is due to be released on October 28, 2020.

Fujifilm have announced a free firmware update for the X-T3 which will update the autofocus system so that it matches the same level of the X-T4. Version 4.0 firmware for the Fuji X-T3 is due to be released on October 28, 2020.

Fujifilm Adds XF 18mm F1.4 and XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS to Lens Roadmap

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Fujifilm has just unveiled the latest lens roadmap for its X-Series mirrorless camera range, adding the XF 18mm F1.4 and XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS lenses.

Both new lenses are due to be released in 2021.

Fujifilm has just unveiled the latest lens roadmap for its X-Series mirrorless camera range, adding the XF 18mm F1.4 and XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS lenses. Both new lenses are due to be released in 2021.

Fujifilm X-S10 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

We've spent some time using the brand new Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera before today's official launch.

Billed as the ultimate all-rounder that offers something a little bit different, this APS-C sensor camera marks quite a departure from the usual Fujifilm blueprint.

The 'S' in the product name doesn't officially stand for anything in particular, but could represent small, secure, simplicity, stabilised, or all four.

So ahead of our full review, check out our detailed first impressions of using the Fujifilm XS10 now...

We've spent some time using the brand new Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera before today's official launch. Billed as the ultimate all-rounder that offers something a little bit different, this APS-C sensor camera marks quite a departure from the usual Fujifilm blueprint. The 'S' in the product name doesn't officially stand…

Fujifilm X-S10 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and RAW photos and videos taken with the brand new Fujifilm X-S10 mirrorless camera.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Nikon Z7 II Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG photos taken with the brand new Nikon Z7 II mirrorless camera.