I strongly believe that there is way too much hype around mirrorless cameras. While they seem to be a marketing success, they are also way too overhyped. With YouTubers switching to mirrorless for seemingly no reason, it sometimes is hard to understand the motive of buying mirrorless beyond just owning a newer model.[Read More…]
The Sony a1 checks about every single box I could possibly want in a camera. In this video, we compare the Sony a1 camera vs the Canon R5. Does Sony leave the Canon R5 in the dust? And what about price? Is the Sony a1 Worth It? Or would you choose the Canon R5? Who would pay this much and why? Let us know if you would choose one of these and why?
With Sony’s recent release of their new $6,499 flagship Sony A1, as well as the ridiculously low-priced $5,999 Fuji GFX 100S medium format camera, 2021 has already given us some pretty impressive camera tech. And those were just in the first month.
There’s a lot of uncertainty out there in what the competition might do for the rest of the year – and a lot of rumours – but what actually makes sense? What do other cameras have to have in order to really compete with what else is on the market now? This video from Dan Watson takes a more objective look at where each of the manufacturers stand and the most logical course of action each manufacturer might pursue.
BCN Retail’s latest rankings are out for the Japanese camera market, which has been showing some pretty alarming trends over the last few months. Primarily that Sony’s share of the full-frame mirrorless market has plummeted from 60% to 43.9% and falling while Canon’s has gone up from about 25% to 34.7% and looking to keep going.
The trends also show that while Nikon seems to be down on average, they do seem to have climbed a little in the past couple of months. Panasonic is also seeing a slight bump thanks to the release of the Panasonic S5, and while the Sigma fp was the hottest thing on the Japanese camera market at one point, it seems to be slipping.
We already knew it was coming, thanks to Nokishita, but now Fuji’s made it official and announced their new Fujifilm X-S10 mid-range APS-C mirrorless camera. And it’s pretty much exactly as the leaked specs and photos said it would be. Essentially, it’s a low budget X-T4 with much of the same (or close) capability.
It packs many of the still-shooting features of Fuji’s X-T4 into a smaller and more affordable body ($1,699 vs $999). It has the same 26-megapixel X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 as the X-T4, but with a new in-body image stabilisation system that’s significantly smaller yet still offers up to six stops of stabilising capability.
Well, this is interesting… and odd. According to a report on 43Rumors, Panasonic is actually considering an entry-level APS-C camera system based around the Panasonic L-Mount. This would be a big concern for a lot of existing Panasonic (and Olympus) customers who’ve locked themselves into the Micro Four Thirds system, if true.
They say the information comes from “trusted sources” and that they’re “99% confident” that it’s true. But even if it is, all that may be true is that they’re considering it. It’s not 99% true that it’ll actually happen.
It’s been a while since we heard anything about the “ultra high resolution” Canon RF mount mirrorless camera. It’s set to be the followup to the 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DSR DSLRs and was first rumoured way back in November 2018 with an expected 2019 release date. 2019 came and went with just a single mention and no new camera.
In March of this year, the EOS 5DS and 5DSR seemed to cease production, followed by word that a high-resolution RF mount camera was being tested. But again, silence ever since. Now rumours are resurfacing that the camera (which Canon Rumors has dubbed the “R5s”) is out in the wild and being tested again.
There wasn’t really much left for Panasonic to announce about their new Panasonic S5 mirrorless camera, except to confirm the price. The specs were leaked a couple of weeks ago, and the product photos leaked a few days ago. Even a price was sort-of leaked but not confirmed. But, now, announced it Panasonic has and it’s $1,997.99.
The Panasonic S5 is pretty much as we expected. It’s a 24.2-megapixel L mount camera that shoots 4K UHD video at up to 60fps, Full HD 1080p video at up to 180fps and it has a flippy out LCD, aiming it squarely at vloggers and content creators.
Well, it wasn’t much of a surprise, really, was it? Images always seem to leak a couple of days ahead of official announcements these days. This time, it’s the Panasonic S5’s turn. The complete specs for the new camera were leaked a couple of weeks ago, and Panasonic teased us with an S5 trailer in the last few days, stating that it’s aimed at content creators.
Now we know what the whole thing looks like, and it looks like they might’ve gotten it right. At least, it has a flippy out LCD and not the tilting LCD of its S1 cousins. But I don’t think they’re really aiming it at the entry-level with this one.