The photographers-favorite has seen no shortage of crowdfunding success with previous launches like the Everyday Pack and camera clips, and has now turned that attention to another must-have accessory.It attempts to straddle both the worlds of ultra-portable and prosumer photographer models.That cuts down on wasted space.Indeed the company says that, when folded up, the Travel Tripod occupies half the volume that other travel tripods demand.Small enough, in fact, to fit into a water bottle pocket on your bag.The five-section legs extend and lock into place with five cam levers, which can be opened simultaneously.
While Sony has been in the full-frame mirrorless game for three generations of camera bodies, giants like Nikon, Canon, and Panasonic are now following suit.The $4,500 Sony A9 represents the pinnacle of Sony’s mirrorless technology, and is the first mirrorless camera that professional sports photographers could really take seriously.To be clear, these are not directly competing models.The A9 is all about performance, delivering a top burst rate of 20 fps with no viewfinder blackout.The A9 uses a stacked sensor, which means the sensor has different layers for storing data in order to boost speed.In keeping with the focus on speed, the A9 uses a 24.2-megapixel sensor, since more megapixels would mean larger files and longer processing times.
Panasonic has teased the impending launch of its first full-frame mirrorless camera range with Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R in India.The company is hosting an event in the capital on April 15 where it will announce the two full-frame cameras with 35mm CMOS sensor.The main difference between the two is in the kind of sensor that's been used.While the S1 has a 24.2MP sensor, the S1R is outfitted with a 47.3MP sensor making it the first full-frame camera to offer that resolution.Both the cameras are crafted from a magnesium alloy and are dust and splash resistant.The electronic viewfinder is based on a 5.76 million-dot OLED screen making it the world's highest resolution viewfinder.
Both Nikon and Canon now have two choices in the full-frame mirrorless segment, with the Canon EOS R and Nikon Z 7 being the range-topping models, at least for now.At $2,299, Canon’s EOS R is more closely matched with Nikon’s budget-friendly option, the Z 6, than the $3,400 Z 7.Canon may have played it safe by launching cheaper mirrorless models — the EOS RP is even less, at $1,300 — but there’s more to consider than price when looking for the better camera.Yes, the EOS R is just one frame behind the Z 7’s 9 fps, but not when using continuous autofocus.If you need to adjust the focus between frames (which is most scenarios where you’d want burst speed), the EOS R is limited to just 5 fps, whereas the Z 7 offers continuous autofocus at its full 9 fps speed.Looking at just the burst rates that maintain full operation, the Z 7 and EOS R are really only a half frame apart.
Canon has confirmed that a professionally oriented mirrorless camera is currently being developed.In an interview with DPReview, the company stated that "the pro-level camera that you're expecting is on the way".Canon launched the EOS R series last year with the EOS R camera, together with four lenses that include the RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM.It broadened the range earlier this year with the EOS RP, and also announced that it would shortly have six further lenses available for the system, all but one being professional-grade L-series lenses.In the interview Canon also revealed that one of the advantages of the faster communication allowed by the body and the new RF mount is that it has allowed Canon to work on a combination of optical (i.e., lens-based) and in-body stabilization.Canon currently only offers image stabilization in its lenses rather than at the sensor level, although it also provides a digital stabilization option for video that works in partnership with the optical technology.
100 megapixel sensors aren’t new to the world of photography.A Sony-made 100MP back-illuminated (BSI) sensor is already being used in the Phase One iXM photography drone and the Phase One XF camera, but they’re both medium format.In September 2018, Fujifilm unveiled a 100MP body but that, too, would house a medium-format sensor.Currently, Canon is the only camera manufacturer rumored to be working on a full-frame 100MP sensor for its EOS R mirrorless camera.However, if a leaked product information document (first reported by AndroidLad on the EOSHD forum) holds true, then Sony could well be the first to release a 35mm full-frame 100MP sensor with 6K video recording capabilities.“This sensor is designed for use in consumer use digital still camera.
German imaging company Leica has unveiled the Leica Q2, almost four years after the Lecia Q series debuted.The Q2 is compact and is designed in a similar way as that of the other cameras in this series.Like with most Leica products, the Q2 looks exquisite with the diamond textured leather front.The camera body is crafted from magnesium and has a couple of updates in terms of functionality.The thumb rest on the Q2 is well-defined now and the shutter button has been tweaked to control the on and off action.Leica Q2 features a full-frame Summilux 28mm ASPH prime lens with an aperture of f/1.7 and a faster autofocus system.
Camera maker Leica has taken the wraps off its new Leica Q2, the next-generation model in its Q product series.The new model features a 47.3-megapixel full-frame sensor alongside a Leica Summilux 28mm F1.7 ASPH prime lens and premium (optional) accessories.This compact full-frame camera covers a variety of features, including an ISO sensitivity up to 50,000, support for 4K video recording, and more.The Leica Q2 is a compact camera for professionals who need to capture high-quality content but don’t want the burden of a DSLR.The company saw solid success with its Leica Q model, and the second-generation update builds upon that with a new full-frame sensor, fast prime lens, OLED tech, and more.The Q2 features a high-res OLED viewfinder with 3.68-megapixels, which means that each pixel of the image presented in the viewfinder offers precise brightness levels for a high-quality preview of the content.
Leica’s compact, full-frame street shooter just got a serious boost in resolution.On Thursday, March 7, Leica unveiled the Q2, a fixed lens camera packing in a 47.3-megapixel full frame sensor, updated processor, new viewfinder, and weather-sealing.Like its predecessor, the Leica Q2 is a full-frame camera with a Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH permanently fixed to the front in a design the company promotes as ideal for street photography, architecture, travel, and the like.The resolution boost also carries over to video, with the Q2 capable of capturing 4K at 30 and cinema 4K at 24 fps.Full HD is still available, with speeds for slow-mo up to 120 fps.Despite the increase in resolution, the Leica Q2 keeps the same 10 fps top shooting speed, thanks in part to a new processor.
Canon EOS RP: Second Full-frame Camera Offers A Lot For Much Less Money Than Canon EOS REOS R-series got its second member, Canon EOS RP.The newly launched full-frame camera is the smallest and lightest of all.The company introduced its first full-frame camera back in September 2018 and now just after five months, it brings the new member.Canon EOS RP Price And ReleaseThis time, Company is completely aggressive on pricing.
It was just a few months ago that Canon introduced its first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R. The company’s previous mirrorless cameras gave you little reason to choose them over one of its DSLRs, but the EOS R was a sign the company was finally ready to prioritize mirrorless technology.It was also wasn’t as small as we’ve come to expect from mirrorless cameras – it’s significantly larger than Sony’s alternatives.Dual Pixel autofocus with 88 percent horizontal and 100 percent vertical coverageISO 100-25,600 (expandable to 102,400)USB-C charging and data (USB 2.0)Battery rated for 250 shots
The anticipated full-frame Canon EOS RP has leaked in a series of press images.The model is expected to join the existing EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera, allegedly bringing with it a 26.2-megapixel CMOS full-frame sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, among other things.Canon is expected to officially reveal the camera in coming days as a lower-end addition to its mirrorless offerings.The images and alleged camera specs were leaked by Japanese website Nokishita, which claims the camera will feature a 26.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Dual Sensing Image Stabilization, and the ability to capture five frames per second.The model is also said to have an ISO range of 100 to 40000.The leaked camera images show a design akin to the Canon EOS R model, but with some distinct differences, primarily on the front.
First, it was the Nikon Z7, then came the Canon EOS-R, and now Panasonic is officially joining the ranks of full-frame mirrorless camera makers with its brand new Lumix S cameras.So, on the new £2,200 24.2- MP Lumix S1 and the £3,400 47.3-MP Lumix S1R, Panasonic went hard to created a big, beastly new camera line aimed at pros, and then packed them full of pretty much every feature anyone might want.In fact, me and pretty much everyone else I watched handle the camera let out an audible “umph” at first touch.Because the Lumix S cameras are designed for pros, not only are the S1 and S1R certified to function down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, Panasonic went out of its way to provide dedicated buttons for almost every major setting, and even made sure to use differently shaped buttons so you know which one is which just by feel alone.Even the new control stick feels faster and offers eight directions of movement instead of four like you get on some older cameras.And inside its menus, Panasonic has revamped its UI to show additional stats like battery life in percentages, and even a separate metric showing battery degradation.
Panasonic first announced its Lumix S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras last year, but now the company is sharing the full details of two products it hopes will be recognized for their photo chops just as much as for Panasonic’s well-known video strengths.The formula is something we’ve seen from both Sony and more recently Canon: one of them is a high-megapixel resolution beast that’s aimed at pro-level photographers — the 47.3MP S1R in this case — and the other is a more well-rounded camera for a wider audience of hybrid shooters.To start, Panasonic is releasing three launch lenses:50mm f/1.4 S Pro for $2,299.It’s not part of the S Pro series, but it does have the unique ability to take macro shots from just under a foot away without having to toggle a focus switch.Even so, the S series cameras are substantially heavier than the Nikon Z and Canon EOS R, and you can feel the difference.
Ricoh announced two new lenses on Thursday, January 31, for Pentax K-mount DSLRs, including the high-end DA Star Series 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW, a $1,400 wide-angle zoom for its APS-C cameras.The second lens, the FA 35mm F2, is built for full-frame DSLRs like the K-1 Mark II.Not part of the premium Star Series, that lens carries a much more modest price of $400.Both lenses are advertised for outdoor photography, a market niche Ricoh-Pentax has focused on with rugged, weather-resistant camera bodies even on its entry-level models.The 11-18mm, however, is the only one sporting the AW (all-weather) designation.The headline feature of the 11-18mm is the constant f/2.8 maximum aperture.
The second half of 2018 will be remembered as a momentous time for the camera world because Canon and Nikon, two of the most storied companies in the industry, finally got serious about mirrorless cameras.Canon and Nikon are each offering adapters that allow their existing glass — EF / EF-S in the case of Canon, and F-mount for Nikon — to be mounted onto their new mirrorless cameras.The Canon f/4 24-105mm gives you more reach than Nikon’s f/4 24-70mm kit lens, though the Nikon lens is more compact.Nikon has an even more efficient 16mm flange measurement, but for now, its fastest lenses are f/1.8 50mm and 35mm primes.But the company’s boldest plans for the Z cameras — like a manual focus f/0.95 58mm lens — are still in the “coming soon” column.If you have one of Nikon’s lenses with lens-based stabilization (Vibration Reduction, or VR, in Nikon’s parlance), the results will be even better since they work in conjunction.
The high-end camera world is in the middle of a revolution.Longtime DSLR makers Canon and Nikon recently jumped on the full-frame mirrorless bandwagon with the new EOS R and Z series systems, with Panasonic joining the party soon with the new Lumix S1 and S1R.Despite every other company’s rush to create full-frame mirrorless cams, Olympus is sticking with Micro Four Thirds, both now on the new OM-D E-1MX, and in the future.While careful not to call the E-M1X its next flagship camera (which seems reserved for the E-M1 Mark III or whatever comes next), Olympus hopes its new camera will highlight some of the advantages the Micro Four Thirds Platform has to offer, namely speed, size, and durability.Featuring a 20.4-MP sensor and dual TruePic VIII image processors, the E-M1X promises near-instant startup times and shooting speeds up to 60 fps (with locked focus), or 18 fps with AF and exposure tracking turned on.That’s a good deal faster than the 8-10 fps burst speeds you get on many equivalent DSLRs or full-frame mirrorless cams.
Olympus states quite clearly that it believes its image quality rivals that of full-frame DSLRs, and with some unique and class-leading specs alongside, it's certainly fighting hard to deliver on many other fronts.One star feature of the E-M1 Mark II is its 5.5-stop image stabilisation system, which manages an even more unbelievable 6.5 stops of correction when using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100 mm 1:4.0 IS Pro lens.That’s when using the aforementioned lens at 100mm, although if you rely on the camera-based system alone you can still achieve 7 stops, which is still mighty impressive.That new design doesn’t just allow you to hold the camera more comfortably when capturing portrait-orientation images – it also conceals an additional battery.The two batteries are the same BHL-1 cells used by the E-M1 Mark II, and with two on board you can capture around 870 frames on a full charge, rather than the 440 frames allowed by the E-M1 Mark II.Battery life is one of the bugbears of mirrorless systems, so this will no doubt be welcomed by prospective purchasers, although it's worth noting that the older E-M1 Mark II can be used with the separate HLD-9 battery grip should you need extra juice.
Olympus believes its latest pro-orientated Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera delivers enough in terms of industry-leading speed, performance, reliability and high-quality image output to rival full-frame DSLRs (and mirrorless cameras we're guessing).While built-in vertical grips are nothing new on pro-spec DSLRs like Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II and Nikon's D5, the Olympus OM-D E-M1X is the first mirrorless camera to feature such a design.This is intended to offer a secure grip when shooting portrait-format images, while the improved ergonomics over the E-M1 Mark II see a deeper finger rest for both horizontal and vertical shooting, which is said to reduce fatigue when shooting for long periods of time.Olympus has also overhauled the layout, shape, and height of all buttons, while levers on the OM-D E-M1X have been completely redesigned.The OM-D E-M1X is dust-proof, splash-proof, and freeze-proof (to 14 F / -10 C), even if you're using a remote cable, microphone or headphone jack, according to Olympus, while a new coating is used on the Super Sonic Wave Filter in front of the sensor that vibrates at 30,000 times per second to remove dust and dirt.This four-element configuration, designed with aspherical and high reflective index lenses, promises to provide a clear, distortion-free display right up to the edge of the viewfinder.
After taking the title for the top-selling full frame camera brand, Sony is funneling that technology into a smaller, APS-C mirrorless shooter.On January 15, Sony unveiled the A6400, a mirrorless camera that takes some of the same technology inside the full-frame A7 III and A9 series and repackages those features into a $900 camera.The A6400 uses a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor with the Sony E-Mount, but incorporates autofocus performance of the brand’s pricier models.Sony claims the A6400 has the world’s fastest autofocus, locking on to subjects in as little as 0.02 seconds using a 425-point phase- and contrast-detection system that covers 84 percent of the sensor area.A.I.-based object tracking will also allow the camera to focus on the eyes for wildlife and pets, in a firmware update coming this summer.Eye AF (on humans) has been around in Sony cameras for a while now, but the A6400 enhances it with improved accuracy and speed thanks to A.I.