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.
Working as a freelance photographer for the past 8 years, I have gone through quite a few different cameras and manufacturers. Some people are very loyal, like Mark, who I think may actually bleed Canon if he was cut. But for me, it is just a tool for the job, and I have changed these tools as necessary to fit the type of work I am doing.
*My reviews will not be über technical jargon filled with lab results & charts, I review cameras based on how they perform for me personally and for my commercial work.
I had initially been using Nikon from the start, including the D3, which I considered to be the best camera I had ever owned. But I have also used Canon, Sony, Sigma and Fujifilm, but until now, never Olympus.
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.
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.