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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.

Fujifilm continues to build out mirrorless medium format GFX system with lenses, accessories

Create: 04/22/2017 - 15:10
Fujifilm GF 23mm and 110mm lenses and body

Fujfilm has announced the next two lenses for its mirrorless GFX system – the GF f/2.0 110mm R LM WR and the GF f/4.0 23mm R LM WR. Meanwhile, the company also said it would release a firmware update soon to impove camera functions in several ways.

Nikon might go 'all in' on mirrorless systems. It's about time.

Nikon's 100th anniversary

As Nikon celebrates its 100th anniverary in 2017, the company reportedly is going to get serious about mirrorless cameras, according to Yahoo Japan. It includes the possibility of developing multiple mirrorless cameras.

For photography enthusiasts, there are two reactions (and one of them isn’t, “Ho, hum.”).

  • Why would Nikon do that?
  • What took so long?

I am in the second group.

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