Today is the day. Panasonic has officially released Post Focus via a free firmware update for its Lumix GX7, G8, and FZ300 cameras that will give users the ability to shoot now, focus later. [Read more…]
It seems that with the rise of phone and mirrorless, DSLRs are dying, or with eve of DSLRs comes a new dawn of mirrorless cameras. But many still argue that Mirrorless is not there yet. To all those advocates, commercial photographer and educator Ming Thein has some ideas on where mirrorless should be going to become completely mainstream domination.
Sony has been on a roll in recent years and its latest release in the a7-series is no exception.
Featuring an ISO range expandable to 409,600, 4K video recording, 5-axis optical image stabilization and an improved AF system, the Sony a7S II is sure to be a hit.
Before I even start this article, we need to add a disclaimer – if you love charts and graphs and full resolution comparisons, or if you have a visceral emotional attachment to your gear and/or need validation for your purchase decisions from the internet – you might want to move on to the next post.
However, if you are willing to have a rational discussion on why it might not be the best idea to ditch your current DSLR for a shiny new Sony A7R II, please continue reading!
The release of the Sony AR7 II has generated quite a bit of excitement in the photography community (to say the least).
And for good reason, looking at the specs, its a beast of a camera – everything you could possibly want.
However, in this article I am going to explain why I am not switching to a Sony A7R II (or a Fuji X-T1 either for that matter) any time soon.
According to market research company NPD Group, the overall revenue from mirrorless cameras has grown by 16.5% over the past year while DSLR sales have dropped by ~15%.
Sony was the main benefactor, or stimulant, with an impactful 66% boost in its mirrorless camera sales.
“Growth in the mirrorless segment shows this new technology and form factor are resonating with consumers,” said Ben Arnold, an executive director at The NPD Group. “Going forward, mirrorless will continue to command a greater share of the interchangeable lens camera category.”
Strong innovation in the mirrorless market and the increasing popularity among younger people give Sony and other MILC manufacturers reason to be optimistic about the future.
Is this another sign that the DSLR market as we know it is coming to an end?
Nikon’s newest mirrorless system offers 4K video as expected, as well as a bump in megapixels, a backside-illumination sensor and up to 20 frames per second with continuous autofocus.
A tilting touchscreen, new EXPEED 5A image processor, built-in WiFi and NFC support make the camera even more attractive.
The camera is available for pre-order and will begin shipping on April 30th.
What could possibly be more fun than personifying inanimate objects? Especially when those objects are cameras. And not just any old Canon or Nikon DSLR, those are entirely too boring. Everyone knows those trendy mirrorless types have all the personality. They’re basically the reality TV stars of the camera world. Don’t believe me? Check out this humorous clip from The Camera Store, where they partake in a harmless little social experiment by inviting 6 different mirrorless models to a party (7 if you’re counting Samsung, that poor guy never gets any love).
The cheeky dialog between the cameras pokes fun at all the sterotypes and stigmas attached to each camera in the real world. Except for Samsung, a good time is had by all, especially the Sony a7r who convinces the Fuji X-T1 to go back to his place before the party is even over… [Read more…]
According to the latest rumors, Nikon’s next mirrorless camera will include 4K video.
The Nikon 1 J5 is expected to be announced in the next few weeks, and if this rumor is true it will be Nikon’s first camera with 4K video recording capabilities.
While Nikon DSLR users will not be getting 4K just yet, this could be good news for them as well.
Will this put pressure on Canon to Release another 4K DSLR?
It’s been rumored for a while, but the new Olympus mirrorless camera has now been officially announced. Also announced were the M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II zoom lens and the Stylus Tough TG-860.
Beefing up its video capabilities and offering a 40MP sensor-shift mode, the new E-M5 MKII will cost $1099. All three items are currently available for pre-order.