Panasonic S1 & S1R Hands-on Videos

Check out the first Panasonic S1 & S1R hands-on videos. Panasonic has announced the development of two new full frame mirrorless cameras – the  and .

The S1R is a high-resolution model with 47 megapixel and the S1 is for low-light and speed with 24 megapixel. Both feature 4K 60p/50p video recording, a new Venus image processing engine, Dual I.S. image stabilisation, a double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, and a triaxial tilt LCD screen.

According to the newly announced L-mount Alliance, Panasonic are using the Leica L-Mount standard for the S1R and S1 cameras. Global release date for Panasonic S1 is early 2019. … Continue reading


Sony a7S III will Go Beyond Customers’ Expectations

At Photokina 2018 we didn’t see the Sony A7S III announcement. According to that Cinema5D interviewed with Sony Senior Manager Yutaka Iwatsuki about the release date of Sony A7S III and other future products.

Sony Manager said that the Sony a7S III is in development, but in order to go beyond customer’s expectations, they need a lot of work and time to achieve this. This mean’s the Sony A7S III announcement date may require longer than we probably imagine.

This also means that a possible Sony a7S III announcement will not happen at PhotoPlus EXPO 2018 in October. Maybe in early 2019 at the CES 2019 or CP+ 2019 events makes sense. On the other hand this could be a sign that the company first focus on high-end APS-C mirrorless camera (A6700). … Continue reading


Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Lens Announced, Price: $1,299

Zeiss has announced the new Batis 40mm f/2 CF (Close Focus) lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. According to Zeiss this is “the most versatile lens in the Batis family.”

The new  lens is designed specifically for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Batis lineup now covers five focal lengths ranging from 18mm to 135mm.  Check out all the Batis lenses at major stores for availability (B&H Photo Video | Adorama | Amazon).

The Batis 40mm f/2 CF has a minimum focusing distance of 9.45 inches (24cm) with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.3. The new Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF will be available in November 2018 with a price tag of $1,299. … Continue reading


Fujifilm Unveils GFX 100 Megapixels Concept

Photokina 2018 : In addition to the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Hybrid Instant Camera and Fujifilm GFX50 R Medium Format Mirrorless Camera, Fujifilm also unveiled the GFX 100 Megapixels Concept, the concept of flagship model currently under development as a new addition to GFX system.

The concept is to create Fujifilm’s flagship model with highest performance and innovative features fully capable of meeting the diverse needs of professional and high amateur photographers. It incorporates the world’s highest* 102 million pixels image sensor which is larger than 35mm full size sensor, realizing world-leading image quality with Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology accumulated over many years and ground-breaking mobility. … Continue reading


Leica S3 Medium Format Camera Officially Announced

Photokina 2018 : The previously rumored Leica S3 medium format camera is now officially announced, which is expected to feature 64 megapixels medium-format sensor, a “large and bright SLR viewfinder,” 3 fps burst shooting and 4K video capture. This Leica S3 medium format camera will be available in spring of 2019.

In addition, Leica Camera announced a groundbreaking L-mount alliance with Panasonic and Sigma, a new color option for the Leica CL, a new FOTOS image capture and sharing mobile app compatible with all Wi-Fi enabled Leica cameras and firmware updates for the SL systemS (Typ 007)M10 and M10-P. … Continue reading


Fujifilm G Mount Lens Roadmap Announced (GF 100-200mm f/5.6, 45-100mm f/4, 50mm f/3.5)

Photokina 2018 : In addition to the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Hybrid Instant Camera and Fujifilm GFX50 R Medium Format Mirrorless Camera, Fujifilm also announced the latest development of the G Mount Lens Roadmap for the GFX system of medium format mirrorless cameras.

The latest roadmap adds the new FUJINON GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WRtelephoto zoom lens, GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR compact prime lens and GF 45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR mid telephoto zoom lens. With the addition of these lenses, the GF lens lineup includes a total of eleven lenses covering focal lengths from 23 to 350mm (equivalent to 18-277mm in the 35mm format), to support a wide range of shooting scenarios and photographer needs. … Continue reading


Fujifilm GFX 50R Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

Photokina 2018 : The new Fuji GFX50 R rangefinder-style medium format mirrorless digital camera announced.

Featuring a large 51.4MP G Format CMOS image sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine, the GFX 50R delivers superior image quality in a compact and lightweight body reminiscent of their renowned medium format film cameras widely used in street and documentary photography.

The GFX 50R is equipped with a 0.77×3.69M-dot organic “OLED” electronic viewfinder for accurate focusing and framing images. Weighing approximately 145g less than the GFX 50S, this camera offers intuitive handling in a rugged, weather-sealed body to meet the varying needs of photographers.

The Fujifilm GFX 50R will be available in November for $4499: $2000 less than the original price of GFX 50s. Check pre-order links at stores BHphotoAdoramaAmazonUS and GFX 50R sample images here. … Continue reading


Capture One software now compatible with Fuji GFX and X series cameras

Capture One software from Phase One is now compatible with Fujifilm GFX and X Series cameras supporting RAW conversion and tethered shooting.

Future development will integrate Fujifilm Film Simulations with Capture One and provide enhanced tethered support for select professional Fujifilm cameras.

  • Capture One Pro 11.3
  • The latest version of Capture One software
  • Capture One Pro FUJIFILM 11.3
  • Capture One software with RAW conversion and tethered shooting exclusively for FUJIFILM GFX and X Series cameras.
  • Capture One Express FUJIFILM 11.3 (free)
  • Capture One software limited to RAW conversion, exclusively for FUJIFILM GFX and X Series cameras.

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Panasonic S1 & S1R FF Mirrorless Announced (4K60p, Dual IS, Dual Card Slots)

Panasonic has announced two new full frame mirrorless cameras at Photokina 2018. The new Panasonic FF cameras are the Panasonic S1 (24MP, 4K60p, Dual IS, Dual Card Slots) and Panasonic S1R (47MP, 4K60p, Dual IS, Dual Card Slots).

Below are top features:

  1. Capabilities with high definition and high level of expression achieved with the newly-developed 35 mm full-frame image sensor and image processing engine.

(Effective pixels: approximately 47M for the S1R and 24M for the S1)

  1. World’s first*1 support for 4K 60p video recording in a full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera.
  2. World’s first*1 full-frame camera equipped with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilization), enabling handheld shots for dark or distant scenes that would previously have required a tripod or other equipment.
  3. A double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, the first for Panasonic; and a rugged triaxial tilt LCD, emphasizing ease of use and supporting professional photography and videography.
  4. Leica Camera’s L-Mount, making it possible to use interchangeable lenses that meet the L-Mount specifications of the partners*4 Leica Camera and Sigma. Expressiveness is further enhanced by increasing options for interchangeable lenses.

Release date for both S1 & S1R will be in early 2019. You can take a look at full press release here. … Continue reading


L-Mount Alliance between Leica Camera, Panasonic and Sigma

One day before the official launch of Photokina 2018, Leica Camera AG, Panasonic and Sigma announced a strategic partnership at the company’s press conference.

The “L-Mount Alliance” is an unprecedented way of working together and will be particularly beneficial to the customers of the three companies. It allows Panasonic and Sigma to use the L-mount standard developed by Leica for their own developments and thus also offer cameras and optics with this lens mount.

Through the joint efforts of the three partners, the alliance will significantly contribute to the importance of the L-Mount standard for the world of photography. … Continue reading