People often ask me, given the improvement and ubiquity of cell phones, whether DSLRs survive. This actually entails two slightly different questions: will standalone large-ish cameras survive, and will the particular reflex design (the R in DSLR) survive? I am cautiously optimistic about the former, and very pessimistic about the latter. In this piece, I will discuss DSLR vs. mirrorless. In a future post, I will discuss cell phone vs. big discrete camera.
The Sony A7II & 28-70mm kit is currently on massive discount at B&H. They’ve dropped the price from the A7II kit’s regular $1,598 down to a mere $998. That’s almost a 40% discount. But it’s not just the camer and lens. The kit also comes with a 32GB 90MB/sec SanDisk Extreme memory card, a spare battery and an external charger.
When Yongnuo teased a new mirrorless camera the other day, there wasn’t really any information to go along with it. Pretty much the only thing we new for sure was that it had 4G capability. But we could make a few assumptions based on what we saw and prior Yongnuo history.
Now, some of those assumptions have been confirmed as Yongnuo has released the specs for the yet-to-be-named new camera, which currently bears the code YN450. And there are a couple of surprises…
A year ago, I called out Yongnuo for not being able to keep up with Godox. Their flashes seemed to have stalled in development and they had randomly switched from making inexpensive, but not completely terrible, speedlights to cheap copycat lenses. Now, though, it looks like they’re trying to break into the camera market.
When I was first introduced to the Olympus PEN E-P1 in May of 2009, I saw an opportunity to work with an interchangeable lens camera that was high quality, affordable, and nimble. In June of 2009, I introduced my podcast audience to the camera. I’ve been working with mirrorless bodies ever since.
The Fujifilm X-T3 is just out, and on paper, it seems like a pretty powerful piece of gear. Jordan Drake of DPReview tested it out for video shooting and compared it to his favorite Panasonic GH5. So, let’s see how the two cameras compare and if the new X-T3 is capable of meeting the videographers’ criteria.
With all of the big mirrorless announcements lately from Nikon and Canon, it’s easy to forget that Fuji were expected to also announce a new camera this week. Fuji X-T3 rumours have been floating around since at least July, but now it’s finally here. And, on paper, it seems like it’s everything we hoped it would be.
When photos of the Fujifilm X-T3 have leaked, we didn’t have too much info about what’s hiding on the inside. But now, the specs have leaked as well and we get to see a pretty detailed list of features. Compared to its predecessor, the X-T3 will have improved video and continuous shooting capabilities, along with better battery life. So let’s dive in and see what Fujifilm brings you in the new mirrorless camera.
The entire day of 23 August has been marked by the Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras and lenses. My teammate John and I call it “Nikon Mirrorless Day” and I must admit I feel a little festive. As the Nikon mirrorless system has been announced, the hands-on videos have started to emerge as well. We bring you a round-up of hands-on videos that have been published so far, so you can get an impression of the new Nikon Z system.