As you probably know by now, recently, I’ve been repurposing old digital cameras from the 2000 era and putting them to everyday use. What started off as an experiment to find great-looking, film-like images from their CCD sensors, turned into something very different.
Leica has just released a $1,549 camera kit that aims to kick start your street photography. The Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit is perfect if you’ve always wanted a Leica, but weren’t ready to pay thousands of dollars for a camera body only. Other than the Leica D-Lux 7, you also get a few other items that will pimp your camera and, hopefully, improve the shooting experience.
Canon PowerShot Zoom was launched earlier this year, but only in Japan. If you got interested in this weird piece of gear, it’s now coming to the US as well, and shipping worldwide. So, let’s dive in and see what you get in this strange, tiny camera.
I’m not sure how I feel about this one yet. On the one hand, it’s pretty cool and interesting. A new take on the tech that could be very useful to a lot of people – especially sports goers, if Canon’s promo video is anything to go by. But on the other, it’s pretty weird. Is it just a gimmick that’s going to disappear in a year like Nikon’s failed interpretation of 360° and action cameras?
It’s called the Canon PowerShot Zoom and the concept is actually pretty cool and looks a bit like a director’s lens. Except, instead of having an optical viewfinder and a lens mount it’s got an electronic viewfinder, it shoots photos and video and has a built-in lens that offers the equivalent field of view up to that of a 400mm telephoto lens on full-frame.
Following yesterday’s release of the Fujifilm X100V, the company published a series of promotional videos. However, one of them caused a strong backlash from the community. People complained about the featured photographer’s intrusiveness, and Fujifilm eventually decided to remove the video.
However, a copy of it can still be found on YouTube. Take a look at it below and let us know what you think.
Rumored way back in summer 2019, Fujifilm X100V is finally out. It’s the fifth-generation of the X100 series, and just like its predecessors, it’s a fixed lens camera. Still, it brings some improvements over its big brothers, including 4K video, 26MP sensor, and improved AF. So let’s see what the latest “everyday camera” from Fujifilm has to offer.
After being rumored a few days ago, the Nikon COOLPIX P950 is now officially announced. It’s another super-zoom compact camera from Nikon, and it’s kind of a crossover between the P900 and its younger brother P1000. It has the zoom range of the P900, which is smaller than the one of P1000. But on the other hand, it lets you shoot 4K video which P900 doesn’t. So let’s dive in and see what Nikon brings in its latest prosumer camera.
Despite the compact market largely dying to smartphones, there are a few exceptions out there that still manage to survive. You’ve got the high-end compacts like the new Canon G7X III and Sony RX100 VII, but then you’ve also got some lower end special purpose compacts that haven’t quite died off yet.
One such entry-level compact is Nikon’s range of waterproof point & shoot cameras. Now, Nikon has announced availability for the new Coolpix W150. It’s a waterproof and shockproof compact camera with a 13.2-megapixel sensor, 3x zoom, 2.7″ LCD that shoots 1080p video.
If you’re going to get serious about shooting all the time the best camera you can buy yourself is a quality compact. High End DSLRs and interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras can be intimidating to shoot with for the everyday, not to mention an unnecessarily heavy load to carry. A compact is a camera you can take everywhere, that will distinguish you from other ‘phonetographers’ in both improved control and image quality.
There are two premium compacts that I was stuck between; the Fuji X100F and Ricoh’s GRiii to take on my Trans-Siberian train trip.
It seems that compact cameras aren’t going anywhere despite mobile photography being more and more widespread. The V-Lux 5 is the latest compact camera from Leica, and it’s aimed at both photo and video shooters, as well as those who want to get the best of their travel images and videos.