Fujifilm Medium Format Camera Coming in 2017

Fujifilm medium format camera is on the rumor mill again. It is expected to be announced in 2017 with 50-megapixel image sensor.

According to recent gossips, Fuji is developing a medium format camera. It will feature a large 50-megapixel image sensor that will be made by Sony.

The announcement of the Fujifilm medium format camera might be by the end of this year but the release date or availability should be sometime in 2017. … Continue reading

Sony A7RIII rumored to feature a 70 to 80-megapixel sensor

Sony A7RIII camera is on the horizon and said to be in development.  The successor to the A7RII full-frame mirrorless camera will be called Sony A7RIII and feature a 70 to 80-megapixel image sensor with improved IBIS.

As we all know Sony has announced the A7RII back in June 2015. It is the first camera with a backlit full-frame sensor. The sensor has 42.4 megapixels without an anti-aliasing filter, and the camera supports in-body 5-axis image stabilization technology.

The upcoming Sony A7RIII full-frame mirrorless camera will come packed with a brand new image sensor somewhere between 70 to 80 megapixels, sources revealed.  … Continue reading

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Announced with 16MP sensor and no AA filter

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GX85 mirrorless camera with a 16MP Live MOS sensor and without anti-aliasing filter.

The new all-around Micro Four Thirds camera designed for photographers and videographers is a stripped down version of the GX8 model.

Panasonic claims the removal of the anti-aliasing filter boosts fine detail resolution by 10%, and an electromagnet-driven shutter mechanism aims to reduce blur from shutter shock. The sensor also affords a sensitivity range from ISO 200-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions.

When considering the video features of the GX85, the MFT camera supports recording UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format. Full HD 1080p/60 is also supported, in both MP4 and AVCHD formats, as well as HD and SD resolutions. … Continue reading

Budget-Friendly Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens announced

Sony has unveiled the budget-friendly FE 50mm f/1.8 lens model SEL50F18F designed for E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The FE 50mm f/1.8 lens is the perfect solution and a compact, lightweight optic for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The bright prime lens gives photographers a considerably less expensive option compared to the Zeiss 55mm F1.8 currently on the market. The price and release date of the lens is also published at $249 and will ship in May. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X70 vs Ricoh GR II Comparison

Here is a quick comparison for the Fujifilm X70 vs Ricoh GR II premium digital compact cameras with APS-c sized image sensors.

Both cameras has almost the same price value so what may be the main differences when consider their specs list. The Fujifilm X70 offers a 16.3-megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor while Ricoh GR II offers exactly the same resolution and sensor size.

The Fujifilm X70 has a standard ISO range of 200-6400, which expands to 100-51200. It can shoot continuously at 8 frames per second, though only for ten photos. Naturally, it has the full set of Film Simulation Modes, save for the new ACROS mode on the X-Pro2. Video can be recorded at 1080/60p, with a maximum bitrate of 36Mbps. … Continue reading

Olympus 25mm f/1.2 lens Rumored To Be Released in Mid-2016

Olympus is rumored to announce a new 25mm lens sometime around the middle of 2016 and it will feature a fast aperture of f/1.2.

According to latest rumors, Olympus 25mm f/1.2 lens is on the horizon and it will be the first lens in a series of fast primes, which will most likely join the company’s PRO-series.

Olympus PRO series lenses for MFT cameras are freezeproof, splashproof, and dustproof. We can clearly expect the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens is to be announced at Photokina 2016 which will happen in September. … Continue reading

First Panasonic GX80 images and specs leaked

The first Panasonic GX80 images and specs have been leaked on the web as the entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera is to be announced in a few days.

When we look at the first leaked Panasonic GX80 images, the design looks very similar to the high-end Lumix GX8 model. As expected the upcoming Lumix GX80 camera will be a stripped-down version of the Lumix GX8.

However it will be slightly bigger than the GM5 camera and it will still remain as the the world’s smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. … Continue reading

First Fujifilm X200 Specs, Coming at Photokina 2016

First Fujifilm X200 specs list mentioned within the rumor mill as Fuji expected to unveil the X200 in the second half of 2016 probably at Photokina 2016 event in September.

Back in 2014, the rumor mill were in talks of a Fujifilm X200 digital camera several times to replace the X100S. At Photokina 2014 Fuji decided to show the X100S successor with X100T model.

So this year a new X100-series model is a big probability. Several rumors for the Fujfilm X200 have circulated on the web in 2015 and now the premium compact shooter might arrive at Photokina 2016. … Continue reading

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Announced

Sony officially announced the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens designed for E-mount mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

The brand new Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens is a telephoto zoom model which offers more shooting options to action and sports photographers. With a model number of SEL70300G the lens provides cutting-edge image quality across all focal and aperture ranges, while delivering quick, quiet autofocusing.

The telephoto zoom optic reduces optical aberrations and distortions, thus allowing photographers to capture high-quality stills and videos. … Continue reading

Panasonic GH4 Firmware 2.5 Released

Panasonic has released the new firmware update v2.5 for the Lumix DMC-GH4 mirrorless camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor.

The firmware update version 2.5 for the Panasonic GH4 is now available for download and adds Post Focus, 4K Photo Mode and burst shooting with flash to the  camera.

You can see the Panasonic GH4 firmware 2.5 details and download links below. … Continue reading