I have been a huge fan and currently a user of the fantastic OMD cameras from Olympus, but I’ve never warmed to the PEN line of cameras. The lack of built in viewfinder and a less professional feel left me feeling cold, that is, until the PEN-F. This has to be, without a doubt, one of the most amazing looking cameras I have ever seen. Not only is this an object of desire in terms of aesthetics, it has the functionality and technology to match. Sporting the new 20MP sensor, the same viewfinder as the E-M10 mkII, the all new creative dial and all of the features found in the excellent E-M5 mkII, this retro styled powerhouse is as functional as it is beautiful… it is almost certain to become a classic.
As an early adopter of the Fuji X series cameras I really enjoyed my time with the X-Pro1, especially the image quality, but it did have it’s quirks that made it hard for me to use professionally. The new X-Pro2 gives us increased resolution with a 24MP sensor, a vastly improved autofocus system, faster response times, more controls, improved hybrid viewfinder and new faster shutter. The X-Pro2 is shaping up to be a serious pro tool with a rangefinder style experience. We look forward to getting our hands on it, but for now, here’s the info from Fujifilm…
Panasonic today unveils its new LUMIX DMC-GX8 interchangeable lens camera. Boasting 4K capabilities, the latest creative technologies to enhance your photography and Panasonic’s first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser), the latest LUMIX G, with a classic compact design, is the perfect everyday companion for the style-conscious urban adventurer.
New OM-D firmware boosts underwater and starscape photography
16/06/2015 • New firmware updates are now available for Olympus’ top-of-the-range OM-D E-M1 as well as the OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Owners of the E-M1 can look forward to more vivid starscapes thanks to Live View Boost II. New specialist settings add to the E-M1’s and the E-M5 Mark II’s already impressive underwater repertoire.
Sony’s Flagship Mirrorless Camera Features 42.4 MP Back-illuminated CMOS sensor, In-camera 5-axis Image Stabilisation, Internal 4K Video Recording, Silent Shooting, Fast Hybrid AF and more
Sony today introduced their new flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, the α7R II (ILCE-7RM2).
The new α7R II interchangeable lens camera features the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensori, which delivers high resolution (42.4 MP approx. effective megapixels), high sensitivity (expandable up to ISO 102400) and high speed AF response up to 40% faster than the original α7R thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.
The camera also includes a 5-axis image stabilisation system borrowed from the acclaimed α7 II model and can shoot and record 4K video in multiple formats including Super 35mm (without pixel binning) and full-frame format, a world’s first for digital camerasi. Additionally, it has a newly refined XGA OLED Tru-Finder with the world’s highest (0.78x) viewfinder magnification.
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) 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. Boasting outstanding image quality thanks to unique color reproduction technology, the new model, aimed at photography enthusiasts, combines a compact and lightweight body with a new AF system that excels at capturing moving subjects, as well as an electronic Real Time Viewfinder, which boasts an impressive 0.62x*magnification ratio, high-definition precision 2.36 million dot display and the world’s shortest time lag of 0.005 seconds**.
Panasonic today unveils the LUMIX DMC-G7 which combines stunning 4K video, high resolution photo and a host of practical new features to help anyone capture their creative vision easier than ever before.
Perfect for the amateur photographer wanting to produce professional quality images, the 16-megapixel LUMIX DMC-G7 is designed for ease-of-use without compromising on performance. The new 4K Photo feature allows you to crop individual frames from 4K video footage, so it no longer matters if you didn’t press the shutter at quite the right time. The camera has also been developed to provide maximum mobility and versatility, making the LUMIX DMC-G7 the perfect camera to document special moments with family and friends, right through to adventures abroad.
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce that a new FUJINON XF90mmF2 R LM WR will be added to the X-Series interchangeable lens line-up in July 2015. Offering a focal length equivalent to 137mm* and a maximum aperture of F2.0, this short telephoto optic is ideal for portrait and sports photography.
12 May 2015 – Olympus has added two new professional-level Micro Four Thirds lenses to its rapidly expanding M.ZUIKO PRO flagship range: the extremely bright M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm Fisheye 1:1.8 PRO and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO. Considering the Micro Four Thirds crop factor of 2x, this new duo means the M.ZUIKO PRO family now offers professional and semi-pro photographers, as well as ambitious enthusiasts, five dedicated lenses for the entire focal range – from 14mm super wide angle to 300mm super telephoto in the 35mm equivalent. The world’s brightest fisheye lens*, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm Fisheye 1:1.8 PRO will retail for £799.99 while the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO will cost £999.99. Both go on sale from June 2015.
12 May 2015 – For fans of landmark high-end cameras, the 1994 OM-3Ti is an all-time classic, and now collectors can acquire a contemporary homage to this titanium-clad SLR icon: a limited-edition version of its most recent OM-D descendant, the TIPA award-winning OM-D E-M5 Mark II*. The beautifully redesigned E-M5 Mark II will be available in a distinctively retro, titanium-tinted body that evokes the golden age of the original Olympus OM series, a period that laid the foundations for the flagship Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras of today. In addition to the titanium colour, the Limited Edition differs from the regular model with a special OM-D-branded leather strap, an owner’s card bearing a quote from the legendary OM designer, Yoshihisa Maitani, and a premium-stitched leather case for the card. A number between one and 7,000 will appear on the other side of the card, as only 7,000 of these cameras are due to be made. The OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition will be available from June 2015 as the body only, or in a kit with the all-round zoom M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 II lens. The body will retail for £999.99. The lens kit will cost £1349.99.