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New Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Compact System Camera: Product Video

Sat February 14, 2015

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

This is an update to the previous blog, New Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Compact System Camera: To Be Available in the UK from April 2015.

The following video presents EOS M3 – Product Review with on a hazy morning – Canon:

Come and See how Dutch photographers and bloggers, Andres and Joyce de Lange from onahazymorning.com, use the Canon EOS M3 mirrorless compact to take beautifully crafted imagery around Istanbul and, using the camera’s connectivity, share the images with their followers around the world.


Press Releases

New Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Compact System Camera: To Be Available in the UK from April 2015

Fri February 6, 2015

Canon recently launched the EOS M3: Canon’s fastest-ever mirrorless EOS compact system camera.

EOS M3 – Key Features

  • 24.2 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor
  • Premium image quality using DIGIC 6 Processor
  • Selectable ISO range of 100-12,800 with expansion to 25,600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III focusing system with 49 AF points
  • Focusing assist with Manual Focus Peaking and AF+MF
  • Large, tilt-type 3.0in (1040k) 3:2 ClearView II touchscreen with sRGB colour reproduction
  • High quality Full HD 1920×1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format with full exposure control
  • Built-in WiFi with NFC support
  • Fully compatible with Canon Speedlite System and advanced levels of controls
  • Premium body construction and handling with stainless steel chassis and all aluminium exterior

“There are currently no plans to bring the camera to market in America.”

PRESS RELEASE

The power of EOS, only smaller – the EOS M3

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 6 February 2015 – Canon today reveals the EOS M3 – a powerful Compact System Camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s unrivalled image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a compact body, the EOS M3 offers the ability to capture the world around you in exceptional detail. At the heart of the EOS M3 is Canon’s first 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and its most advanced image processor, DIGIC 6, delivering premium quality stills and Full HD Movies. Combined with super-fast AF performance, thanks to a new Hybrid CMOS AF III and 49-point AF System, this camera gives you the freedom to capture the beauty of movement. As an advanced photographer you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips, with intuitive DSLR-like dials and control, as well as the flexibility to change your lens, all shrunk down into a compact, ergonomic body to take with you wherever you go.



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Cameras, Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-A2

Thu January 15, 2015

Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2

Category: Beginner, Serious

Type: Compact Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera


Selfie-ready compact system camera. The Fujifilm X-A2 is a compact mirrorless that accepts interchangeable lenses, sports a large 16MP APS-C image sensor, takes RAW, and puts total control of the camera right in your hands with automatic as well as semi-auto and full manual PASM shooting modes.

Looks like a pretty serious camera? It is, but who says serious photographers can’t have fun? Indeed, the Fujifilm X-A2 has a large 3.0-in. LCD (920K-dot) that flips up 175° to face forward so you can view yourself and friends while taking a selfie. When you flip the LCD that way, the camera assumes you are taking a selfie and automatically switches on Eye Detection Auto Focus to focus on the eye (you can let the camera decide which eye to focus on or select Left or Right). For best results, you would want to attach a wide-angle lens for wide coverage, e.g. the FUJINON LENS XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II [24-76mm] 3x optical zoom kit lens.

The Fujifilm X-A2 features built-in Wi-Fi for wireless transfer of images from camera to PC (PC AutoSave), to your smart phone or tablet using the FUJIFILM Camera App, and to the instax SHARE SP-1 Smartphone Printer for instant prints.

Fujifilm’s popular Film Simulation now includes CLASSIC CHROME. Advanced Filters let the photographer with the artistic mind create something unique.

Beginners will appreciate Advanced SR AUTO shooting mode that automatically recognizes 58 scene types, and then selects the most appropriate shutter speed, aperture and other settings. Or, manually select the scene mode yourself. Advanced photographers can switch to one of the PASM modes.

A built-in flash automatically adjusts its output depending on the scene, e.g. clearly and brightly captures faces under strong backlit or dark conditions, and prevents the washout of the subject and background when shooting macro shots. When even more light is required, you can attach a separately sold TTL flash into the hot shoe.

The Fujifilm X-A2 will appeal to beginners who want to take high quality selfie images with a camera that allows them to grow into serious photography.


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Panasonic Lumix GM5 Review @ Photoxels

Mon December 29, 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Just Posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is ultra compact but accepts interchangeable lenses on a Micro Four Thirds mount, and delivers excellent DSLR-level image quality and performance. It features a high resolution EVF, is fully-featured and is customizable to the way you like to work.

Read more in our Panasonic Lumix GM5 Review

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Cameras, Olympus

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Thu August 28, 2014

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Olympus is positioning its new PEN E-PL7 as the smartphone user’s Interchangeable Lens Camera. Smartphone users take lots of pictures with their phone’s built-in camera and most of these end up on their social sites, shared with friends and families.

The tiny sensor in the smartphone cameras puts limitations in the image quality that can be obtained. That is when smartphone users eagerly look to upgrade to a dedicated camera with a larger sensor that is as easy to use as the one on their smartphone but that will give them much better image quality and more flexibility in exposure, lenses and accessories.

Enter the Olympus PEN E-PL7. It has a proven form factor, is drop dead gorgeous in its retro design and is filled with practical features prized by smartphone users.

Main Features

  • 16M Live MOS Four-Thirds Sensor
  • TruePic VII engine
  • 81-Point FAST AF
  • 3-Axis VCM In-body Image Stabilization
  • 8fps High-Speed Sequential Shooting
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 3.0-in. Tilting and Swiveling Capacitive Touch Panel Monitor (1.04M-dot)
  • Selfie Function
  • Advanced Live Guide
  • New Partial Color and Old Film Effect Art Filters
  • New Photo Story and Hold Function
  • New Scene Mode ‘Panning Shot’


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Press Releases

Olympus PEN E-PL7 Features 180-degree Downward Flip LCD for Easy Selfies in an Advanced Interchangeable Lens Camera for Smart Phone Users

Thu August 28, 2014

Today, Olympus announces the new PEN E-PL7, a premium and portable interchangeable-lens camera enhanced with brilliant detail. The new addition to the PEN series perfects the selfie-shot with a 180-degree downward flip LCD screen that predicts your every shot. Paired with build in Wi-Fi and outstanding image quality, the PEN E-PL7 gives users the power of instantaneous sharing all in a compact, lightweight body.

PRESS RELEASE

THE NEW SMART: OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7® FLIPS THE SELFIE REVOLUTION 180 DEGREES

Capture, Connect and Create: 180-Degree Downward Flip LCD, Easy Self Portrait Mode and Advanced Performance in an Interchangeable Lens Camera for the Smart Phone User

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 28, 2014 — Olympus makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your stories in brilliant detail with the new PEN E-PL7®, an interchangeable-lens camera in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with a premium design. Featuring a new 180-degree downward flip touch LCD, Selfie-dedicated mode and built-in Wi-Fi®, combined with the enhanced Olympus Image Share app (OI.Share™), the PEN E-PL7 gives users the power to easily upload and share images instantly using their mobile devices.

Outstanding Image Quality
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 features much of the same technology as Olympus’s award-winning OM-D® line of cameras for a level of performance that rivals that of high-end interchangeable-lens cameras. The TruePic VII image processor combines with a 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor and M.ZUIKO® lenses to deliver beautiful image quality with high resolution, superior color reproduction and high sensitivity, all in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with the same high-level design and build quality of the PEN flagship, the E-P5.


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Press Releases

Sony α5100 Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera Features α6000’s Fast Hybrid AF system

Mon August 18, 2014

The new Sony α5100 claims to be “the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera that boasts a big APS-C sensor plus a built-in flash and Wi-Fi.” It incorporates the α6000’s blazing Fast Hybrid AF system with 179 phase detection points and features a 180° tiltable touch enabled LCD Monitor.

Main features:

  • Fast Hybrid AF with huge 179 focal plane phase-detection AF points for reliable tracking autofocus plus touch focussing and touch shutter release
  • Large, sensitive 24.3 megapixel APS-C size Exmor™ CMOS sensor and powerful BIONZ X™ processor for superb image quality
  • New 180° tiltable touch enabled LCD Monitor
  • Shoot cinematic Full HD movies with tracking Fast Hybrid AF
  • Expand your shooting fun with a host of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps™ to expand your creative possibilities
  • One-touch image and movie sharing with Wi-Fi/NFC

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact α5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with Impressive Autofocus

New Mirrorless Camera Features Remarkable AF speed and tracking, 24 MP APS-C Size Sensor, BIONZ X™ Processor and more

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17, 2014 – Sony Electronics has today introduced the stylish new α5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package.

The speedy new camera (model ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed α6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds1. It also shares the α6000’s image sensor – a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS sensor – and powerful BIONZ X processor.  This impressive combination of hardware ensures that the camera can capture still images and full HD videos in sharp focus with incredible detail.

Unique to the new α5100 is its extremely compact design, placing it among the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras in market today.

“Sony continues to innovate in the mirrorless camera space, offering products that are not only smaller and lighter than competitive DSLRs, but that consistently outperform them,” said Neal Manowitz, director of the interchangeable lens camera business at Sony.  “The new α5100 is a primary example, offering world-class AF speed and performance in a palm-sized body at a great price.  It’s powerful enough to satisfy the most experienced DSLR shooters, yet not too intimidating for the casual weekend photographer.”


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Leica throws its hat into the Mirrorless Camera Market with the T-System and Leica T (Type 701)

Thu April 24, 2014

If ever we needed to know for sure that the mirrorless camera market was not just a fad, but is here to stay, we heard it loud and clear today from none other than Leica. Throwing its hat into the mirrorless camera market with its new T-System gives the mirrorless camera market a stamp of approval (though common sense should already have made it clear for all) that this is how cameras are supposed to be for the forseeable future.

Of course, the Leica T is not Leica’s first compact mirrorless camera: the Leica M has that distinction. The T adds autofocus lenses.

We are surprised that Leica has abandoned its traditional shutter speed/aperture ring controls to instead use twin dials and reliance on a touchscreen. Certainly it is targeting a different audience than those who buy its M-System cameras.

Whether the Leica T gets the traction it needs to break into a market that every other mirrorless player is struggling to stay alive in will depend on the big question: What kind of pictures does it take? Since the Leica T uses the same 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor used in the X-Vario zoom, we may already have our answer.

PRESS RELEASE

Debut of the New Leica-T System

Celebrating the Essence of Leica; 100 years of Innovation.

Los Angeles, California–April 24th, 2014 — Leica Camera continues to celebrate its journey into the future with the launch of the radically new yet brilliantly familiar Leica T-System. The Leica-T was designed with dynamic simplicity in collaboration with AUDI Design and it is the fourth system ever to be released from Leica. The Leica T-System features Wi-Fi, a rebuilt graphical user interface (GUI), Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, a professional digital workflow solution for Apple Mac® OS X and Microsoft Windows®.

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Press Releases

New Samsung NX Mini SMART Camera: The World’s Slimmest and Lightest Interchangeable-Lens Camera

Wed March 19, 2014

The Samsung NX Mini is a new style of mirrorless camera from Samsung, playing on the successes of its connected, SMART point-and-shoot models with the added benefit of interchangeable lenses. Targeted towards a consumer seeking a sleek compact camera that will function as a compliment to their mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, the NX Mini places emphasis on portability and image quality. The new NX-M lens mount introduces 3 new lenses, a 9mm pancake lens, 9-27mm zoom lens and a 17mm lens to cover a range of focal lengths. In addition, the NX Mini can also accept NX Lenses for Samsung other interchangeable lens cameras via an adapter. It will be available in 5 colors, including white, black, brown, mint green, and pink. It will be available in April for $449, including the 9mm lens, or $549, including the 9-27mm lens and an external flash.

This video presents “[Samsung SMART CAMERA NX mini] Official Commercial.”

  • Weighing in at 158g and measuring only 22.5mm thin, the new Samsung NX mini is the world’s slimmest & lightest interchangeable lens camera.*
  • But don’t let the size fool you.
    • Packed with a 20.5MP BSI CMOS Sensor, a flip-up display, and Tag&go (NFC/WiFi) that uploads photos directly to your mobile devices or favorite social networks, the NX mini is truly a camera that’s small in size and big on picture quality.

*March 19, 2014, Result of Samsung internal research.

“Carry the Style, Capture the Best. Samsung SMART CAMERA NXmini”

PRESS RELEASE

‘Carry the Style, Capture the Best’ with the new Samsung NX mini SMART Camera

Leading a new ‘Selfie’ trend, shoot outstanding images in style with the world’s slimmest interchangeable-lens camera

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – March 18, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today the launch of the NX mini, the world’s slimmest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera. The portable and stylish design of the SMART Camera NX mini, along with its stunning image quality makes it the “go-to” device for great photography, allowing users to capture special moments in stunning detail. With NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities, it allows users to take impressive shots that can then be shared quickly and easily, for friends to enjoy in real time.

“The NX mini has both style and substance, perfect for trendsetters looking for a fun way to capture their life in outstanding photo quality,” said Myoung Sup Han, Executive Vice President and Head of the Imaging Business Team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung introduced the first flip up touch display camera in 2011 as a leader of the selfie trend, and has designed the device in response to evolving consumer demands. This approach is exemplified by the NX mini, with features such as a 3.0-inch Flip up Display and wide angle lens exclusively designed to address the global passion for selfies. Its lightweight design also means that it can slip in a pocket, for photography anywhere and everywhere.”



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Nikon Canada Announces 1 V3 and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Super Tele Zoom Lens

Thu March 13, 2014

Nikon Canada today announced the release of the Nikon 1 V3, ideal for enthusiasts and professionals who want to capture fast-moving action, sports, and wildlife with an advanced compact interchangeable lens camera.

Additionally, two compatible lenses were announced: the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6.

Some of the key features of the Nikon 1 V3 include the following:

  • 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor
  • EXPEED 4A image processor
  • Full HD 1080/60p video capabilities with Movie Electronic Vibration Reduction (e-VR) to help eliminate camera shake
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity
  • 3-inch tilting touch-panel LCD monitor
  • Hybrid AF system with 171 contrast detection focus areas
  • World’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 frames-per-second (fps)
  • ISO range of 160-12,800 with high ISO noise reduction

Additionally, Nikon Canada is releasing two new lenses:

  • The 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom is an evolved compact zoom lens, ready for nearly any situation.
    • Sporting a 3x zoom (27-81mm equivalent), its equipped with a unique power drive zoom dial that allows for simple and smooth zooming, ideal for capturing sharp and steady HD videos
  • The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens features a super-telephoto focal range (189-810mm equivalent) that can get the photographer up close to sports action or wildlife from a distance.
    • The first 1 NIKKOR lens crafted with Super ED Glass, its equipped with built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) and Nano Crystal Coating to prevent ghosting and flare.

This video presents “Nikon 1 V3 – Product Tour.”

  • Unleash your creative streak with the Nikon 1 V3.
    • With the world’s fastest shooting speeds* that surpass even the quickest D-SLR, you’ll never miss out on the moments that matter.
  • A lightweight marvel that also delivers unparalleled performance, this compact interchangeable lens camera empowers you to take your flair for photography further.
*Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses…. Statement based on Nikon research.

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PRESS RELEASE

Create with Uncompromising Speed and Image Quality: Nikon 1 V3 Provides a Compact, Versatile Feature Set for Capturing Stunning Images and HD Videos

Announced alongside the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses, the Nikon 1 V3 is the ideal companion camera for the DSLR shooter looking to pack light and move fast

Mississauga, ON, March 13, 2014 Today Nikon Canada announced the new Nikon 1 V3, a compact yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. With uncompromising speed, performance, and image quality, the V3 features a blazing fast Hybrid AF system and the worlds fastest continuous shooting frame rate1 at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full autofocus (AF) a speed that outpaces even professional DSLR cameras.

Ideal for capturing fast-moving action, sports and wildlife, the V3s top-class feature set includes an 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor, the new EXPEED 4A image processor, Full HD 1080/60p video capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity2, and a new touch-panel tilting LCD display. Whether looking for a compact interchangeable lens camera that can do it all or a DSLR companion camera for moments when time is of the essence, the V3 can satisfy the needs of the enthusiast or professional.

Nikon has also expanded its range of 1 NIKKOR lenses with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lenses, providing more options for Nikon 1 shooters.

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Nikon 1 V3 Features 20FPS At Full 18.4MP Resolution

Thu March 13, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

March 13, 2014

Create with Uncompromising Speed and Image Quality: The New Nikon 1 V3 Provides a Compact, Versatile Feature Set for Capturing Stunning Images and HD Video

Announced alongside the new 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lenses, the Nikon 1 V3 is the ideal companion camera for the D-SLR shooter looking to pack light and move fast

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new Nikon 1 V3, a compact, yet powerful addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. Designed to make no sacrifices when it comes to speed, performance and image quality, the blazing fast V3 sports an impressive Hybrid AF system and the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate*(1) at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full autofocus, a speed that outpaces even pro D-SLR cameras. Ideal for capturing fast-moving action, sports and wildlife, the new Nikon 1 V3 offers a top-class feature set that includes an 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor, a new EXPEED 4A image processor, 1080/60p Full HD video capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity*(2) and a new touch-panel tilting LCD display. Whether searching for a compact interchangeable lens camera that can do it all or a D-SLR companion camera for moments when time is of the essence, the V3 can satisfy the needs of the enthusiast or professional.

Further expanding on the growing stable of 1 NIKKOR lenses, Nikon has also introduced the new 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom and the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom lenses, providing even more impressive lens options for Nikon 1 shooters.

“The versatile Nikon 1 V3 allows the photographer to capture even the fastest moving subjects with clarity and ease,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “With an incredible feature set, a newly crafted ergonomic design and sporting the elite high-speed performance that has become a hallmark of the Nikon 1 System, the V3 is ready to help users make amazing images and HD video.”

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CSCs vs DSLRs: Who’s Winning?

Mon February 24, 2014

An Amateur Photographer article raises interesting points concerning the future of Compact System Cameras (CSCs). Based on UK data only, the CSCs sold 46,000 units less this year than last year, 100,000 vs 146,000 units. However, the conclusion seems to be that more education is needed to help North American and European consumers understand the advantages of the CSC over a traditional-mirrored DSLR.

This reminds me of the early days of the Apple Mac, which business people then considered a “toy.” When I recommended one to a new university student, he got back to me a couple of months later a bit miffed that he could not download all the popular software that his friends could on their IBM and clone PCs. Today, too, there are more accessories for the traditional-mirrored DSLR than the mirrorless DSLRs.

Oh, how times have changed! Today, Apple products rule while the PCs are retreating. The CSCs are also approaching that tipping point when one product will have such compelling technology in it that traditional-mirrored DSLR just can’t have, and then the moat will be breached.

As our latest Fujifilm X-T1 review shows, the CSC (aka mirrorless DSLR) has come a long way to challenge the traditional-mirrored DSLR.

There is no doubt in my mind that CSCs, in its current form or another form, will win. As camera technology moves forward, there is simply no compelling reason — or room — for a mirror anymore, so new cameras won’t have a mirror.


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