During DIYP’s visit to the photography show in the UK, an unnamed source at Panasonic stand revealed information that will make you thrilled. According to the source, the long expected GH5 is shipping out as of tomorrow! While the expected availability was March 30, it’s possible that you’ll lay your hands on this camera sooner than you hoped.
A recent interview with Sony managers discovered that Sony might keep most of their sensors in their own cameras. Mr. Kenji Tanaka and Mr. Yojiro Joe Asai from Sony shared some plans of the company, and among other things, they discovered the future of their sensors.
2016 wasn’t exactly the best year ever, and it appears it was also pretty bad for photography. LensVid has issued a report on the camera industry facts from 2009 to 2016. When you compare camera manufacturing, sales, and shipment, you will get pretty unexpected and drastic differences. 2016 seems to be the worst year for the entire camera market so far, with the total drop of whopping 81% when compared to 2010? So, what happened? What caused these enormous drops?
Normally, I don’t pay that much attention to rumours. But this is a rumour-not-rumour-sort-of-a-maybe-leak kinda thing. It may simply just be a typo. But, the good folks at The Photography Show have released their official preview mini-guide to this year’s show. Browsing through the guide, you might notice something a little interesting under Sony’s listing on page 43.
Check out Sony’s new products including the new A7, A6500, and A99 II cameras.
Both photos and specs seemed to have been leaked for Canon’s upcoming M6 mirrorless camera. And there seems very little to distinguish it from the EOS M5, released only a few months ago. In fact, the only real differences seem visual. There’s a slightly different control layout on top, the popup flash has moved, and the electronic viewfinder has been removed entirely.
Looking at the specs so far, though, they appear pretty much identical. Same resolution, same processor, same video, same tilting touchscreen LCD, built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. That is, assuming the information is accurate.
Following my recent post on the reasons why I switched from Micro Four Thirds to Full Frame mirrorless, I thought I should share my thoughts on lenses which work well for the A7 series.
As a Sony A7RII user, new to Sony, the choice of lenses is not far from infinite. This is both a good thing but also presents a challenge. Is so much choice… too much choice?
Good news for all adventurers comes from Fujifilm. They have announced new FinePix XP120, a rugged compact camera for all sorts of outdoor adventures. It has a 16.4MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor and 28-140mm Fujinon lens. The camera is waterproof to 65 feet (20 meters), shockproof to 5.7 feet (1.75 meters), freeze proof to 14°F (-10°C) and sealed against dust and sand.
Fuji’s GFX 50S medium format camera got a lot of attention when it was announced at Photokina in September. But, it was also still shrouded in quite a lot of mystery. They wouldn’t let us have a look at it outside of its glass cabinet, and certainly not test it out. Even the official GFX page on the FUji website doesn’t really have a whole lot of information now.
We know it’s medium format, mirrorless, has a 43.8 x 32.9mm 51.4MP sensor and will have an array of impressive looking lenses available. We also know that there’s a vertical grip available for it, for those that shoot portrait orientation often. Fuji have been teasing us with some videos, though. The first two appeared in September during the GFX announcement, but several more we released just a few days ago.
All the users of Fuji mirrorless cameras, you may soon get your hands on a new smart adapter. Fringer has developed world’s first Fujifilm X mount – Contax N electronic adapter. It will give you autofocus and electronic aperture control on a mirrorless camera while using an N mount lens.
Most professional wedding photographers are not thrilled when someone brings up mirrorless cameras. I understand – the concept is relatively new, and there may be some distrust towards these cameras’ performance. Especially in demanding conditions such as shooting a wedding. But an example by Kevin Mullins proves them wrong. He shot an entire wedding with a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and published a video which may break down misconceptions.