Cameras Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-A7 Mirrorless Camera for All Content Creators: Stylish, Compact & Lightweight, 24.2MP Imaging Sensor, 4K 30fps Video, Fast AF, Quick & Enhanced Face Detection, Large 3.5″ Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen, Cinematic Look with Beautiful Bokeh, High Sensitivity for Low-light Shooting, Light Trail Mode

The following video presents FUJIFILM X-A7 Promotional Video / FUJIFILM:
FUJIFILM X-A7 – Photograph “SMARTER”

Weighing just 320g, stylish X-A7 carries a newly-developed 24.24MP APS-C sensor to deliver premium image quality with FUJIFILM’s proprietary color reproduction technology.

The sensor uses copper wiring to enable high-speed data readout, and features phase detection pixels across the entire sensor surface to enhance AF speed and accuracy.

This enables AF tracking of a moving subject as well as Face / Eye detection AF with ease.

The camera also records smooth 4K/30fps video and high-speed video, catering to the ever-growing need for high-quality video for use in Vlog and other media.

Fujifilm X-A7: ©Marta Ferreira

Fujifilm X-A7: ©Marta Ferreira

PRESS RELEASE

FUJIFILM INTRODUCES THE X-A7 MIRRORLESS CAMERA WITH LENS KIT – COMPACT SIZE, BIG FEATURES

Valhalla, N.Y., September 12, 2019 – The Electronic Imaging Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its X-A7 mirrorless digital camera, available in a kit that includes a popular XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens. The X-A7’s compact, lightweight form factor, outstanding image quality, and multitude of new and enhanced features position it as an ideal and timely entry into Fujifilm’s popular family of X Series mirrorless cameras.

Weighing in at only 11.3 ounces (320 grams)*1 and boasting a new 24.2MP imaging sensor, the X-A7’s fast auto-focus, quick face detection, and enough power to create stills at 6 FPS, the X-A7 is the ideal camera for content creators of all skill levels and disciplines. Its intuitive LCD articulating touch screen enables users to capture the perfect image on-the-go. The vari-angle touchscreen allows the monitor to be rotated in various angles freely. Moreover, the newly-designed “Smart Menu” facilitates intuitive touchscreen operation, so that even beginners can produce high-quality images easily.

Fujifilm X-A7: ©Marta Ferreira

Fujifilm X-A7: ©Marta Ferreira

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Cameras Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX S1H Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera with 6K/24p Recording Capability + Atomos Ninja V: To Develop Raw Output Over HDMI from the LUMIX S1H Camera to the Atomos Ninja V Monitor Recorder

The following video presents The LUMIX S1H in Action:
Introducing the new LUMIX S1H!

Here highlighting it’s Anamorphic recording enabling the creation of cinematic masterpieces, 3:2 6K recording providing control of composition, Variable Frame Rates to speed up or slow down scenes, and Dual Native ISO providing incredible low light performance.

Panasonic LUMIX S1H: Key highlights

Panasonic LUMIX S1H: Key highlights

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic LUMIX S1H, a Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera: Cinema-quality Video with 6K/24p Recording Capability, -6EV Luminance with Low Light AF, 14+ Stops of Dynamic Range, V-Log/V-Gamut, 4:3 Anamorphic Mode, Body 5-axis I.S., HLG Photo Mode, Cooling Fan for Heat Dispersion, Splash/ Dust/Freeze Resistant Down to -10°C.

Panasonic LUMIX S1H

Panasonic LUMIX S1H

Panasonic LUMIX S1H
A full-frame mirrorless camera that delivers cinema-quality video with V-Log/V-Gamut, 14+ stops of dynamic range, 3:2 6K/24p full-frame capture, 10-bit Cinema 4K/4K 60p/50p recording, and unlimited recording time. Cinematic Performance, Boundless Creativity.

Panasonic LUMIX S1H: Cinematic Performance

Panasonic LUMIX S1H: Cinematic Performance

Panasonic is working in partnership with @AtomosGlobal to develop Raw Output over HDMI from the LUMIX S1H to the Atomos Ninja V Monitor Recorder.

Panasonic LUMIX S1H Camera with Atomos Ninja V Monitor Recorder

Panasonic LUMIX S1H Camera with Atomos Ninja V Monitor Recorder

The following video presents LUMIX LIVE @ Dolby Vine Theater:
The LUMIX S1H, LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 (S-E2470) are introduced and more information on LUMIX S Series at this press conference.”

  • Please note that the presentation about this new development to create an optimal workflow for filmmakers starts from 6 min:06 s and ends at 7 min: 22 s in the video below.

NEWS RELEASE

LUMIX S1H RAW-data transfer to Atomos Ninja V

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Lenses Panasonic

Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 II ASPH. (H-XA025) is an Upgraded Lens for Any LUMIX G Series Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Photographer: Compact & Lightweight, Fast AF, Smooth Defocus for a Beautiful Bokeh Effect, Splash/Dust-Resistance Rugged Design

Panasonic recently announced that it upgraded the LEICA DG fixed focal length lens based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard to include splash- and dust-resistant* construction and compatibility with max. 240 fps sensor drive for high-speed AF: LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 II ASPH. (H-XA025).

Discover superb soft focus with the new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 II ASPH…
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Enjoy excellent image quality with minimum distortion – this F1.4 LEICA DG SUMMILUX lens offers outstanding image rendering even for indoor or night-time shooting. High-speed, high-precision AF made possible with 240-fps AF control, clearly capturing shutter chances on the fly.
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The exquisite bokeh effect of the LEICA lens, which has mesmerized so many photographers around the world, turns ordinary scenes into beautiful, emotion-packed photos.

 

Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 II ASPH. (H-XA025): Images Courtesy of Panasonic

Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 II ASPH. (H-XA025): Images Courtesy of Panasonic

PRESS RELEASE

August 27, 2019

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LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 II ASPH. (H-XA025) with High-Speed AF Compatibility in Splash/Dust-Resistant Rugged Design *35mm camera equivalent: 50mm

Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 II ASPH. (H-XA025)

Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 II ASPH. (H-XA025)

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Cameras Lenses Nikon

Nikon D6, the Most Advanced Professional DSLR to Date, and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Telephoto Zoom, a Professional Sports & Action Lens: Both are Currently Being Developed

The following video presents Nikon DSLR: Behind the Winning Shot with Joel Marklund:
The newly announced #D6 will reinforce Nikon DSLR’s advantage in sports #photojournalism. Pro photographer and D5 shooter Joel Marklund talks about how Nikon’s cutting-edge technology has helped him stay ahead of the game….

The Nikon D6 will introduce advanced new technologies for the ultimate in performance and reliability, even in the most severe conditions. Nikon is also developing the AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR, a professional sports and action lens.

The following video presents LENS:
NIKKOR lenses have offered photographers ever more ways to express themselves. To pursue and control the essence of light is at the heart of this journey, from now into the next 100 years.

PRESS RELEASE

September 4, 2019

NIKON IS DEVELOPING THE D6 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA AND THE AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS

Nikon D6

Nikon D6

MISSISSAUGA, ON –Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the development of the Nikon D6 professional DSLR camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR

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Lenses Nikon

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S – A Fast, Wide-Angle Prime – for Nikon Z Mount System’s Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras for Content Creators, Nighttime Shooters, Astrophotographers: High-resolution Across the Entire Frame, Ultra-quiet, Beautifully Circular Bokeh, Reduced Focus Breathing, Customizable Control Ring, Dust & Drip Resistance

This is an update to the previous blog, Nikon: NIKKOR Z Lens Roadmap is Updated (2019-01-07) for the Next-Generation Nikon Z Mount System’s Full-Frame (Nikon FX Format) Mirrorless Cameras.

The following video presents NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S First Impressions:
Just announced: the new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S! From shooting wide-angle landscapes to nighttime street photography, you’ll capture exceptionally sharp images and videos under any lighting conditions with this prime lens. Watch to see portrait and lifestyle photographer Drew Gurian’s first impression of this new addition to the S-Line.

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S: Photo by Drew Gurian

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S: Photo by Drew Gurian

PRESS RELEASE

September 4, 2019

NIKON EXPANDS ITS HIGH PERFORMANCE S-LINE WITH THE NEW NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S – A FAST, WIDE-ANGLE PRIME LENS

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S

The Versatile 24mm f/1.8 S Delivers Superior Optical Performance, Equipping Nikon Z Series Creators with an Incredibly Sharp, High-Resolution Lens to Explore Wide-Angle Perspectives

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S: Image Courtesy of Nikon

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S: Image Courtesy of Nikon

MISSISSAUGA, ON –Today, Nikon Canada Inc. announced the fast, wide- angle NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S, the latest addition to the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lineup of lenses. The 24mm f/1.8 S is optimized for capturing everything from cityscapes to environmental portraits and is built to take advantage of Nikon’s large Z-mount, delivering the ultimate combination of fast, bright and sharp performance in nearly all lighting conditions.

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S: Image Courtesy of Nikon

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S: Image Courtesy of Nikon

The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S – A Storyteller’s Dream Lens:

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S: Image Courtesy of Nikon

NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S: Image Courtesy of Nikon

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Lenses Sony

Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G Standard Zoom and E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Super-telephoto Zoom (Zoom Lock Switch) are APS-C E-Mount Lenses: Fast & Quiet AF and Tracking, AF/MF Focus Mode Switch, Image Stabilization, Customizable Focus Hold Button, Dust & Moisture Resistance, Smooth Bokeh

The following video presents Sony | Lens | E 16-55mm F2.8 G | Product Feature:
Sony’s first 16-55 mm (24-82.5 mm in 35mm equivalent focal length) APS-C zoom with a constant F2.8 aperture is remarkably compact while offering performance befitting the G Lens series. A new optical design delivers excellent corner-to-corner resolution, and beautiful bokeh is available when needed. It is compact, lightweight, and ideal for a wide range of subjects.

*When mounted on Alpha series cameras with APS-C type sensor, the actual angle of view will be equal to the angle obtained at a focal-length approx. 1.5 times longer than stated. The all sample photos in this movie are taken by APS-C bodies.

Mount
Sony E-mount
Format
APS-C
Focal Length (mm)
16–55
35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)
24–82.5
Lens Groups / Elements
12-17
Angle of View (APS-C)
83°-29°*
Maximum aperture (F)
2.8
Minimum Aperture (F)
22
Aperture Blades
9
Circular Aperture
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
1.09 ft (0.33 m)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
0.66
Filter Diameter (mm)
67
Image stabilization (SteadyShot)
– (body-integrated)
Zoom system
Manual
Hood Type
Petal shape, bayonet type

Size & Weight:

Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
2 7/8 x 4″ (73 x 100 mm)
Weight
17.5 oz (494 g)

*With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.

The following video presents Sony | Lens | E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS | Product Feature:
Optimised optical and mechanical design offers outstanding super-telephoto zoom performance for APS-C bodies (105-525mm equiv.)*. Impressive G Lens quality is maintained throughout the zoom range, right out to the image edges. All of this is packed into a compact, mobile 5x super-telephoto zoom lens with built-in optical image stabilisation.

*When mounted on Alpha series cameras with APS-C type sensor, the actual angle of view will be equal to the angle obtained at a focal-length approx. 1.5 times longer than stated. The all sample photos in this movie are taken by APS-C bodies.

Courtesy of 2019 Super Formula

Lens Specifications of Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS

Mount
Sony E-mount
Format
APS-C
Focal Length (mm)
70–350
35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)
105–525
Lens Groups / Elements
13–19
Angle of View (APS-C)
22°-4°40’*
Maximum aperture (F)
4.5-6.3
Minimum Aperture (F)
22-32
Aperture Blades
7
Circular Aperture
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
3.61–4.93 ft (1.1–1.5 m)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
0.75
Filter Diameter (mm)
67
Image stabilization (SteadyShot)
Optical SteadyShot
Zoom system
Manual
Hood Type
Round, bayonet type

Size & Weight

Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
77 x 142 mm (3-1/8 x 5-5/8″)
Weight
22.1 oz (625 g)

*With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Electronics Announces Two New APS-C Zoom Lenses for Versatile E-mount System

New APS-C E 16-55mm F2.8 G Standard Zoom Lens and APS-C E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens Bring E-mount Lens Total to 54

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics today has announced two new APS-C zoom lenses in the G Lens™ series for their E-mount line-up, including the E 16-55mm F2.8 G standard zoom lens and the E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens. With this announcement, Sony’s versatile E-mount system now features a total of 54 lenses. (more…)

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Cameras Sony

Sony: Alpha 6600 Mirrorless Flagship Camera (Real Time Eye AF in Video, 5-axis I.B.I.S., Touch Tracking, Dust/Moisture Resistant, HLG, S-Log3/S-Log2 Gamma Profiles, Headphone Jack) and Alpha 6100 Mirrorless Entry-Level Camera: 24.2 MP, 11 fps, Fast AF, ISO 100-32000, 4K Video, ‘Real-time Tracking’ and ‘Real-time Eye AF’ Via AI-based Subject Tracking, Natural Skin Tones, Time-lapse Videos, 180° Tiltable LCD Touch Screen, Compact & Lightweight

Specifications of Sony α6600

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Still images: ISO 100–32000 ((ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 102400 can be set as expanded ISO range.),
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 720 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 810 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)20
Viewfinder Type
1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Monitor Type
2.95 in (3.0-type) wide type TFT

The following video presents Sony | α | α6600 l Product Feature:
Power in your hands
Despite its compact size, it delivers a range of features you’d expect from a full-frame model, such as speed performance, 5-axis in-body image stabilization equivalent to a 5-step*1 faster shutter setting, high image quality, stamina, and operability, both for still shots or movies,
Key features inherited from the Sony full-frame cameras include; 0.02 sec*2 fast AF with 425 phase-detection AF points, up to 11fps burst with AF and AE*3, Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking both utilizing AI-technology*4, excellent image quality from 24.2MP effective resolution sensor and the latest generation image processing system, 4K HDR move recording capability, approx. 2.2 times longer battery life*5, and more.

*1 Based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long-exposure Noise Reduction off.
*2 Sony research, CIPA compliant. Internal measurement method with E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use.
*3 Up to 11 fps in continuous “Hi+” mode. Maximum fps will depend on camera settings.
*4 AI (artificial intelligence) including machine learning technology is used.
*5 Based on Sony research.

Courtesy of 2019 Super Formula / the Los Angels Public Library

Specifications of Sony α6100

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 24.2 megapixels
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers up to ISO 51200 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (Still Images)
Approx. 380 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 420 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)12
Viewfinder Type
1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Monitor Type
2.95 in (3.0-type) wide type TFT

The following video presents Sony | α | α6100 l Product Feature:
Capture special moments and portraits to remember and share. Thanks to stunning image quality and speed based on technology developed for our full-frame models, you can leave the hard work to the camera. The α6100 ensures you’ll never miss an instant.

The following video presents Sony | α | Real-time Tracking:
Real-time Tracking is a new object tracking function that keeps the most challenging moving subject in focus. The ability to select any subject to be tracked while the shutter button is half-pressed provides new framing flexibility and allows the user to concentrate more fully on the image. If the subject is a person, AI is used to detect and keep track of the subject’s eye and face in real time for extremely high tracking precision.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Electronics Strengthens APS-C Mirrorless Line-up with Launch of Two New Cameras

Company Introduces Alpha 6600 with in-body Image Stabilization and Enhanced Battery Life, Also Boosts Product Portolio with Introduction of Alpha 6100

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics today announced two new additions to its α (Alpha) series of mirrorless cameras with the launch of the Alpha 6600 (model ILCE-6600) and Alpha 6100 (model ILCE-6100). These new models bring many of Sony’s most advanced imaging technologies into compact, lightweight APS-C bodies. (more…)

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Canon Firmware Updates Lenses

Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM, and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM (Reduced Focus Breathing During Manual Focusing) Zoom Lenses for the EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System: Fast & Silent AF, Optical Image Stabilization of Up to 5 Stops of Shake Correction, Dust/weather-resistance

This is an update to these previous blogs:

The following video presents Canon RF 2.8 Trinity Lens Announcement Video with Rudy Winston:
Two new RF Lenses are joining the lineup for your EOS R or RP camera – the RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM ultra-wide angle zoom and the RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM standard zoom – with a third lens, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM telephoto, coming later this year to give you three great options to literally cover all the angles.

Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM

Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM

PRESS RELEASE

New Canon RF Mount Lenses Bring Optical Excellence to Pro and Advanced Amateur Photographers

Canon RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM

Canon RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM

RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lenses Further Cement the Company’s Commitment to the EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System

MELVILLE, NY, August 28, 2019 The time has come and the wave of momentous advancements in the world of the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system continues as Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lenses. With their large, bright F2.8 aperture, a zoom range that covers a wide range of shooting scenes and image stabilization (IS), as well as Nano USM – these lenses are sure to become workhorse lenses for professional and advanced amateur photographers.

Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM; Shooting Mode: Manual Exposure, Shutter Speed (TV): 1/60, Aperture (AV): 4.0, ISO Speed: 400, White Balance: Color Temperature (5200K), Picture Style: Standard; Image Courtesy of Canon

Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM; Shooting Mode: Manual Exposure, Shutter Speed (TV): 1/60, Aperture (AV): 4.0, ISO Speed: 400, White Balance: Color Temperature (5200K), Picture Style: Standard; Image Courtesy of Canon

“As the emergence of mirrorless cameras continue accelerating the market and with Canon’s deeply rooted heritage in optics, we are excited to expand the lens offerings and acquiesce the needs of EOS R users,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The technical improvements and features within these new RF lenses are needed to drive the market forward.”

Canon RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM; Shooting Mode: Manual Exposure, Shutter Speed (TV): 1/1000, Aperture (AV): 2.8, ISO Speed: 100, White Balance: Ambience Priority, Picture Style: Portrait; Image Courtesy of Canon

Canon RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM; Shooting Mode: Manual Exposure, Shutter Speed (TV): 1/1000, Aperture (AV): 2.8, ISO Speed: 100, White Balance: Ambience Priority, Picture Style: Portrait; Image Courtesy of Canon

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