Summer is coming, and it’s the right time for choosing the perfect camera for the adventures it brings. Olympus seems to have this in mind, so they’ve launched their latest rugged compact camera: Olympus TG-5. It’s water-, dust-, freeze, crush- and shockproof, able to withstand a variety of weather conditions and follow you wherever you may roam. At the same time, it’s capable of 4K video shooting and high-speed Full HD 1080p at 120 fps.
After some guessing and speculations, Canon has now officially launched Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens. According to the test shots and videos, it makes really great images, and it’s quite versatile. Along with the macro, they have also released a new compact camera, Canon PowerShot SX730 HS. It’s the follow-up to the SX720, and another light and compact travel camera. So let us tell you more about both of them.
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.
Maybe I’m missing something here, but the Ricoh GR replacement was officially revealed and I’m not quite sure why.
I mean, the camera includes some nice specs for a compact camera, but Ricoh has had 26 months to work on the GR II and there’s not much to show for it.
Below are the full specs; maybe you’ll disagree and I’m still numb from the crazy upgrades packed in Sony’s a7R II.
Boasting a 25x optical zoom, equivalent to 24-600mm in 35mm terms, the camera’s lens makes it not-so-compact, but sports and action shooters will enjoy the long zoom combined with 5.9 frames per second and no buffer lag (probably just for JPEGs).
The 20.2MP 1″ CMOS Sensor and the DIGIC 6 Processor are said to enable high-resolution, low-noise images up to ISO 12800, but does it justify the rather hefty price tag?