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Fujifilm hopes to find foothold in the pro market with the X-H1 camera

Create: 03/25/2018 - 07:50
Fujifilm X-H1

Fujifilm has enjoyed widespread popularity and loyalty with its excellent mirrorless X-series cameras and lenses, but there is one market that the company hasn’t cracked in significant numbers: professional photographers.

That could change with the release of the Fujifilm X-H1.

Nearly everything about this camera is intended to appeal to the working photographer, from being weather resistant to a body that is touted as being able to take some knocks.

Sony makes vast improvements in creating the A7R III

Create: 02/18/2018 - 11:51
Sony A7R III

Rather than making huge strides in its technology, the Sony A7R III improves on what already is a very popular full-frame mirrorless digital camera.

And there is much to mention with this camera.

Like its predecessor, the A7R III uses a backside-illuminated 42.4-MP Exmor sensor with an ISO range of 100-32,000, which is expandable to 50-102,400. The sensor has no low-pass filter, which should yield sharper images out of the camera.

Panasonic Lumix G9 aims high with pro-level features

Create: 12/28/2017 - 11:12
Panasonic Lumix G9

Panasonic has a new flagship mirrorless G camera, and it’s the Lumix G9.

Keep in mind that although Panasonic has never expressly stated so, it has two top-of-the-line mirrorless cameras: the G for still photographers and the GH for videographers.

The Lumix G9 takes advantage of the latest advances in digital photography, which show up in its specifications.

Fujifilm downsizes X-E3 while adding improved sensor, 4K video

Create: 10/18/2017 - 21:17
Fujifilm X-E3

Fujifilm has freshened its X-series lineup with the X-E3, which replaces the X-E2.

While not an entry-level model, Fujifilm is touting the camera’s features that would appeal to amateur photographers and content producers.

The X-E3 is smaller and lighter than its predecessor while increasing the pixel count of its APS-C sensor and adding the ability to record 4K video. There are other changes, as well, that seek to make the camera easier to use.

Fujifilm adds a wide-angle lens to its digitial GFX medium format lineup

Create: 10/15/2017 - 17:54
Fujinon f/2.8 GF45mm R WR

Fujifilm has added a sixth lens for its digital GFX medium format system. The Fujinon f/2.8 GF45mm R WR, which provides for a 36mm field of view when thought of in terms of full-frame 35mm, weighs about 17 ounces (490 grams).

Fujifilm says the GF45mm is a good choice for street photography and documentary work.

The lens has 11 elements in eight groups and includes one aspherical element and two extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses. There are nine aperture blades.

Olympus recasts the OM-D E-M10 Mark III in effort to reach smartphone photographers

Create: 09/09/2017 - 09:18
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

It's a fact that occasional photographers have abandoned point and shoot cameras in favor of their smartphones.

In response, camera makers are trying to figure out how to appeal to those in the group who might want to step up to something that offers better flexibility and expandability.

That brings us to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, the company's latest mirrorless digital camera.

Canon hopes smartphone shooters take notice of EOS M100

Create: 08/29/2017 - 18:38
Canon EOS M100

Make no bones about it: Canon wants smartphone photographers.

Canon mentions that group several times in its press release announcing the Canon EOS M100 mirrorless camera.

“The new Canon EOS M100 can be the ideal camera for those eager to step up their images and share their creative vision without sacrificing image quality or on-the-go performance,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, Canon USA’s president and COO.

Leica TL2 boasts new 24-MP sensor, 4K video, electronic shutter

Create: 07/14/2017 - 21:38
Leica TL2

The new Leica TL2 camera is more than a simple upgrade over the TL and the T.

Leica has improved its mirrorless camera in several key areas that should broaden its appeal and allow it to compete with similar offerings from rival companies.

The TL2 uses an all-new 24-MP APS-C CMOS sensor, which is tied to the new Maestro II image processor. The sensor’s ISO range is 100-50,000.

Sony makes big splash for A9 debut

Create: 05/27/2017 - 17:05
Sony A9 media event

Sony is betting big that its A9 full-frame mirrorless camera will be a megahit, and it's on making sure that everyone know it's serious when it comes to the professional photography market segment.

The electronics company played host to a media event, which it live-streamed, to officially unveil the A9. Below is the recorded session. It might take a few moments for the video to launch.

Two Sony zooms offer a wider view for your photography

Create: 05/27/2017 - 13:06
Sony G Master 16-35mm and G 12-24mm

Sony is going wide with its newest lenses for full-frame E-mount cameras.

The f/2.8 G Master 16-35mm and f/4.0 12-24mm lenses represent two approaches in the wide-angle zoom category.

While both are intended for Sony’s full-frame A7 and A9 mirrorless cameras, they also can be mounted to its bodies with APS-C sensors. Factoring in the 1.5X crop, the 16-35mm becomes a 24-52.5mm, while the 12-24mm becomes an 18-36mm.

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