Canon has announced another new member of its family compact camera family. The Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II is an upgrade to the four years old G5 X. While the two models are similar in design and some specs, there are certain upgrades that could make you go for the new version: 4K video, a larger focal length range, up to 20-fps continuous shooting, or a pop-up EVF, to name just a few.
Just about all cameras come with a built-in EVF, so why would you spend thousands of dollars on a Zacuto Gratical HD EVF?
Well, not all EVF’s are created equal. Also, not all cameras are created equal when it comes to monitoring options. Here are some examples. The resolution and quality of built-in EVFs on cameras vary hugely. You may get a camera that is amazing, but its EVF is not the best. You may then also get a camera that has an amazing EVF, but the camera may be missing features. When it comes to the EVF, here are some of the features that could be missing in-camera, but the Gratical adds:
Sony has just announced the upcoming release of the ECX339A OLED Microdisplay. They claim it’s the best in its class, and it’s twice as good as the previous model in every respect. Sony’s EVF is arguably among the best reasons why many photographers switched to the mirrorless system. Will this new microdisplay convert even more DSLR hardliners? Time will tell.
I have to say, this is probably one of the more extreme camera mods I’ve seen in recent times. Sure, there were some doozies back in the days of film when everything was mechanical. But now? With all the intricacies of digital chips and circuits? Not so much beyond “How to add a microphone jack” hacks. This, though, takes it to the extreme.
One member of the Xitek forum decided he just really didn’t like his Sony A7’s electronic viewfinder. So, he got rid of it. Yup, that’s right, he removed it completely, then made a new top plate for his camera to cover the hole. Essentially, it’s now a sort of full frame version of the A6500.
This would be absolutely amazing if it turns out to be true. Nikon have filed a couple of patents for hybrid viewfinders in the past, but eagle eyed Flickr user, Anankhepi believes it may be on the way. Two dark circles above the viewfinder in the leaked Nikon D850 photos are the clue.
On first glance, one might simply believe them to be screw holes, but they don’t exist in any other camera in Nikon’s lineup. And never have. He believes these holes contain sensors to detect when the camera is being held up to your eye. This video from Angry Photographer goes into more detail about how this may work.
Canon has officially announced the latest addition to their mirrorless M series: Canon EOS M6. In addition to the two new DSLRs and the 18-55mm lens, they have also invested in the mirrorless line once again. In addition, they have also announced the optical viewfinder to go along. So, it turns out that the rumors were true: the new mirroless camera has arrived from Canon only a few months after its “older brother” M5. And what’s more, they seem to be pretty much alike.
Working in low light conditions can be very frustrating for photographers. If you have a tripod and shoot a steady scene – well, you basically don’t have a problem here. But the conditions are often far from ideal. First, you don’t have a tripod. The light is horrible to say the least, yet you must shoot from hand. Naturally, this can drive you insane because it’s hard to get sharp photos, even with the steadiest hands. But fortunately, you can stabilize the camera, reduce shake and make sharp images even in crappy light. David Bergman will show you how.
OVF vs EVF! Let’s the bloody war begin 😉
The world is divided in two… always, that is why there is people making a lot of money selling t-shirts for opposite points of view!
The users of mirrorless camera are not different, photographers loving the optical viewfinder and photographers loving the electronic viewfinder and hating each other.
For DSLR photographers looking to make the jump to mirrorless, one of the biggest turnoffs is having to settle for an electronic viewfinder (EVF). As things currently stand, most EVFs are good enough to get the job done, but many still lack in resolution and – arguably most importantly – color rendering.
That’s changing though, with the production of a new EVF from Epson (yes, the company most known for printers). It’s unglamorously called the ‘Ultimicron L3FJ63800C’ and said to be the highest resolution EVF for mass production – packing in almost twice the pixels and 30% more color gamut than anything on the market.[Read More…]