The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 brings a new 20 megapixels CMOS sensor to the Micro Four-Thirds system. With a hybrid shutter and ultra-fast read-out, this unique sensor captures full-resolution images at 8 FPS and record 4K Ultra-HD video. It has an expanded shutter-speed range of 1/16000 to 60s plus allows bulb exposures up to 30 minutes.
This mirrorless is built for professional photographers in a weather-sealed body with dual control-dials and high number of controls. It fits in a 2.4 megapixels EVF that tilts and shows 100% coverage at 0.77X magnification. As for the GX7 which predates it, the GX8 is the second Panasonic camera with built-in image-stabilization.
Neocamera just published a detailed review of this latest mirrorless from Panasonic. As always, it analyzes the ergonomics, features and output of this digital camera. Read the entire Panasonic GX8 review here and be sure to check out the gallery of full-resolution images taken at all ISO settings.
Reaching out to a whole market segment that uses photography not necessarily for art purposes, but rather for scientific and event documentation and research, Fujifilm has introduced an infrared version of its flagship mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the X-T1 IR (infrared).
The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR adds advanced infrared technology to see light from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the light spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm).
As a weather-proof and rugged camera that can be used almost anywhere–and with a growing number of high-quality weather-proof lenses–the X-T1 IR should prove attractive to experts in crime scene investigation, healthcare diagnostics and observation, and other scientific and technical applications. Infrared imaging is critically important in these fields because it allows users to see information that is not visible to the human eye.
Of course, infrared photography as art is also very popular and photographers now don’t have to muck with their cameras by trying to remove the IR filter inside by themselves.
The FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared) will be available in October 2015 for CAD $2,099.99 (USD $1,699.95).
Images of the new camera are still pending, but should outwardly look similar to the X-T1 (pictured above).
FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES PROFESSIONAL-GRADE X-T1 IR (INFRARED) MIRRORLESS CAMERA
X-T1 IR delivers high performance and unyielding results for experts in technical fields from law enforcement to healthcare and beyond
Valhalla, N.Y., August 3, 2015 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the new FUJIFILM X-T1 IR (Infrared), the first advanced infrared X-Series mirrorless camera that delivers high performance in demanding fields for technical experts, law enforcement, medical research and scientific communities. Sharing nearly identical specifications as the award-winning FUJIFILM X-T1, the FUJIFILM X-T1 IR adds advanced infrared technology to see light from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and infrared (IR) portions of the light spectrum (approximately 380nm – 1,000nm). The X-T1 IR is a premium mirrorless camera specifically designed for professionals, and pairs seamlessly with each high quality FUJINON XF lens for reliable and outstanding results. Continue Reading »
The following video presents [NEW] Panasonic LUMIX GX8 Shooting Impression by Daniel Berehulak:
Daniel Berehulak, a world-renowned award-winning photojournalist, travelled to Cuba with new LUMIX DMC-GX8 to document an evolving culture and society going through significant social, political and economic change.
The Panasonic GX8 improves on the GX7 with a dual image stabilizer: the in-body sensor-shift image stabilizer now works in conjunction with the lens optical image stabilizer to take maximum advantage of both stabilizers in wide angle as well as at the tele end. Sensor resolution has increased to 20.3MP. The 4K Photo/Video capability and DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology of the G7 are now included. Both the EVF and rear monitor are high resolution OLED with time lag of less than 0.01 sec. Available September in either black or chrome metal with an MSP of CAD $1,599 (sold body only).
PANASONIC CANADA ANNOUNCES LUMIX DMC-GX8 FLAGSHIP DSLM CAMERA
20.3-Megapixel GX8 includes Dual Image Stabilizer and 4K Video/Photo Capability
MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic Canada is proud to introduce the new LUMIX G Series DMC-GX8 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera featuring a host of advanced functions packed into a splash and dust-proof rugged design.
For the first time in a LUMIX G camera, the DMC-GX8 boasts a dual image stabilizer1. By evolving the in-body image stabilizer, the new DMC-GX8 integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)1 to secure a more powerful handshake correction. Almost any type of handshake can be effectively suppressed with this innovative image stabilization system. As a result, you can get clear handheld shots in low-light situations.
Panasonic GX8: dual image stabilizer
The new 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor excels both in response, sensitivity and dynamic range. The Venus Engine dramatically boosts its performance with a quad-core CPU that enables high speed signal processing. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, the DMC-GX8 allows for shooting at max. ISO 25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and colour reproduction are dramatically improved to achieve even higher picture quality. It is also capable of high speed burst shooting at 8 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC).
The DMC-GX8 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p (60Hz) or 24p in MP4, capturing video footage that boasts stunning detail. Taking advantage of 4K video recording performance, users can capture 4K photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel resolution. It is easy to get 4K photos with three 4K Photo modes; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst.
The Fujifilm X-T10 is a more affordable version of the X-T1. It features the same 16.3MP sensor and fast AF, delivering image quality that rivals and even bests that obtained from some enthusiast and top-end DSLRs. It features a huge, very high resolution and extremely fast refresh OLED EVF, focus peak highlight and Digital Split Image assist for manual focusing. It’s fast and handles superbly with direct control dials. Beginners get the addition of Scenes Modes and Advanced SR Mode.
Here is our hands-on preview of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, a mid-range mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera incorporating the latest technologies from Panasonic. Since we received a pre-production unit, we have only commented on the Handling & Feel section. The images we have taken look great, but we’ll have to reserve final conclusions about image quality when we receive a production unit.
The following video presents The new Lumix G7 – Never miss a moment with 4K Photo:
Formerly the preserve of professional filmakers and photographers, the Lumix G7 is opening up the world of 4K to everyone. Whether you’re making movie memories to last a lifetime, or taking amazing stills from your 4K footage, the G7 is changing photography, for good.
The Panasonic Lumic DMC-G7 is a mid-range mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera that adds 4K (3840×2160) video and photo. The new 4K PHOTO feature allows you to extract 8MP stills from 4K video so you do not really need to take a still during video recording anymore. The DMC-G7 features a 16MP sensor, high resolution (2,360k-dot) OLED Live View Finder(LVF), 3-inch 1040K-dot Free-Angle tilt/swivel touch screen display, built-in Wi-Fi, Starlight AF (-4EV low light auto focus lets you use moonlight as a light source), focus peaking, Continuous Shooting at 6fps.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 will be available in June for $799.99 (14-42mm kit lens) or $1099.99 (14-140mm lens). View more product photos
LUMIX DMC-G7 Never Lets You Miss a Photo Moment and Delivers a Superb Photographic Experience
Newark, NJ (May 18, 2015) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the LUMIX DMC-G7. The revolutionary Panasonic LUMIX G7 offers Panasonic’s exclusive 4K PHOTO feature that taps the high resolution of 4K Ultra HD video to improve the speed of photo capture. With the exclusive 4K PHOTO feature you are able to pause and extract high resolution pictures from 4K video so you will never again miss that one special moment. The LUMIX G7 is also compatible with over 24 compact lens options and is built on the next generation interchangeable lens camera standard (Micro Four Thirds) that is “Changing Photography” and pioneered by Panasonic. The “Mirrorless” Micro Four Thirds design enables a lighter, more compact camera body, while also offering cutting-edge 4K video, audio, creative controls, wireless, super-fast intelligent-focusing and exposure technologies not possible with traditional DSLRs. The LUMIX G7 will be available at shop.Panasonic.com and LUMIX authorized retailers. Continue Reading »
Retro Mirrorless camera. Not all mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are designed to look retro, but the Fujifilm X-T10 is unabashedly so, a beautiful design that harks back to the 35mm film SLR of years past.
The angular shape of the prism cleverly hides a pop-up flash and its line countinues downward to neatly wrap around the lens mount. The top is graced with 3 precision-milled aluminum control dials: a Shutter Speed Dial, an Exposure Compensation Dial and a Drive Dial. There is a Front Command Dial as well as a Rear Command Dial. The Shutter Release Button is threaded. You pop up the lens using a lever (underneath the Drive Dial). Beginners get access to Scene Modes and Advanced SR Mode using another lever: the new Auto Mode Lever (underneath the Shutter Speed Dial).
But don’t be fooled. Underneath the pretty look is some of Fujifilm’s latest technologies: the innovative 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II image sensor, the X Mount that accepts the full range of interchangeable XF and XC lenses, a huge 2.36M-dot resolution OLED viewfinder, and the new AF system with 49-point Single Point mode for high speed and precision, as well as new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes that track subject movement across a larger 77-point area, substantially improving the camera’s ability to capture moving subjects.
If you attach old lenses, you’ll have to use manual focusing and that is assisted by Focus Peak Highlight and Digital Image Split. The huge EVF features a time lag 0.005 s and, if you tilt the camera sideways for a portrait shoot, the screen info slides down to the bottom for easy viewing. The tilting 3.0-in. LCD features 920K-dot resolution. The LCD is not touchscreen. Both EVF and LCD gain up very well in low light.
The X-T10’s top and base plates are made of a lightweight, but highly rigid, die-cast magnesium. Even though the handgrip is small, it does a good job in providing a secure hold of the camera using one hand.
The Fujifilm X-T10 boasts a quick start time of 0.5 sec. (when in sleep mode) and a shutter time lag of approx. 0.05-sec. Continuous Shooting is a fast 8fps at full resolution.
The X-T10 also offers the Film Simulation Mode popularized in its compact digital cameras to simulate the color and tonal qualities of its acclaimed film brands. You can also shoot double exposure, Panorama and a number of filter effects are also available.
Other practical features include built-in Wi-Fi (with remote control), One-touch Movie Recording button, 7 customizable Fn buttons and a Quick Menu button. A number of bracketing functions are also available. Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is possible.
The Fujifilm X-T10 is stylishly beautiful in its retro looks. It is also fast and delivers superb image quality, especially at high ISOs in low light.
The following video presents FUJIFILM X-T10 Promotional Video:
The FUJIFILM X-T10: a stunning addition to the X series.
FUJIFILM Corporation is proud to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-T10, the latest premium interchangeable lens model to join the world-renowned X-series digital camera line-up.
FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES LIGHTWEIGHT X-T10 – THE INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERA THAT DELIVERS PROFESSIONAL QUALITY RESULTS FROM DAY ONE
X-T10 uses advanced scene recognition and new auto focus system to capture your memorable moments
Fujifilm X-T10, black
Valhalla, N.Y., May 18, 2015 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the all new FUJIFILM X-T10, the latest premium interchangeable lens camera that joins the world-renowned X-Series digital camera line-up. The sleek FUJIFILM X-T10 delivers outstanding image quality, usability and portability for photo enthusiasts with its new innovative autofocus system, large electronic Real Time Viewfinder, and incredible continuous shooting speed of up to 8.0fps. The X-T10 also has an amazingly short lag time of just 0.005 seconds so users can be ready and capture every image imaginable.
The FUJIFILM X-T10 uses the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in phase detection autofocus along with the high-performance EXR Processor II, and is compatible with all FUJINON lenses to deliver excellent resolution and outstanding image quality.
Fujifilm X-T10, black
Advanced new autofocus system
The FUJIFILM X-T10 uses a new auto focus system that complements the fast and accurate single-point auto focus system with new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes, which use 77 autofocus points across a wider area to substantially improve the camera’s ability to track and capture moving subjects. Continue Reading »
The Fujifilm X-A2 targets the beginner photographer desiring to upgrade from their smartphone to a mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera. The X-A2 boasts outstanding image quality, with low noise at high ISOs. A bonus: flip the LCD all the way up to face forward and the camera automatically enters into face and eye detection mode for easy selfies. A Mode Dial gives ready access to AUTO and Scene Modes to beginners while PASM modes and RAW modes are available to advanced users.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is the top-of-the-line Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless from Panasonic. It is designed as a successor to the highly-acclaimed GH3, adding 4K to its video features. It has a 16 megapixels LiveMOS sensor with fast processor which lets it capture images at 12 FPS.
Neocamera recently published an extensive review of the Panasonic GH4. Read it to find out how the GH4 performs and be sure to check out the sample video page to see it in Cinema 4K, Standard 4K and Full 1080p HD at 60 FPS. As always, there is a gallery of full-resolution images at all ISO settings accompanying the review.
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.