Tony Northrup: “Micro Four Thirds is DEAD”

Tony Northrup: “Micro Four Thirds is DEAD”

Tony Northrup believes the micro four thirds is dead and he is open to other thoughts! So, what do you think about this? Is the Micro Four Thirds system dead?

He says no company will ever tell you when an entire system is dying. Also underlines that smartphones are the real compact cameras nowadays. I think in 5 years time Panasonic will first wait and see how much profit they can make with new full frame mirrroless system. It won’t be dead until they have a selling FF mirrorless line up of cameras and lenses.

Panasonic S1 & S1R Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras at PhotoPlus 2018

Panasonic S1 & S1R Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras at PhotoPlus 2018

More information about the Panasonic S1 & S1R. Here are two videos showing the Panasonic lumix full frame mirrorless cameras at the PhotoPlus Expo 2018.

At Photokina 2018, Panasonic announced the development of two full frame mirrorless cameras: the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1. Both will be built on Leica L mount. The company says the ‘S’ represents cameras that are ‘Specialized’ for professionals.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Coming at CES 2019 in January

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Coming at CES 2019 in January

The upcoming Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera is rumored to be announced in January 2019, probably at CES 2019, which will take place on January 8, 2019.

The rumor mill claims that the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X (name is not confirmed yet) will have a high price tag. The details are unknown at the moment, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1X is expected to outperform the new Fuji X-T3 ($1499) mirrorless camera in terms of both stills and video performance. 

Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Mirrorless Lens

Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Mirrorless Lens

Venus Optics announced their new Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 mirrorless lens. This is one of the 8 new Laowa lenses introduced at Photokina 2018 event. The price of the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is $849. Check pre-orders at Adorama and B&H

Designed primarily for travel photography, this is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The full frame lens will also be available in Canon R / Nikon Z mounts in a few months period. 

Tony Northrup: Sony a7 III is better than Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R for Sports Photography

Tony Northrup: Sony a7 III is better than Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R for Sports Photography

Tony Northrup made a test and put the latest mirrorless cameras for sports photography. The cameras he tested are the Sony a9, Sony a7R III, Sony a7 IIICanon EOS R, Nikon Z7 and Fujifilm X-T3.

The test includes continuous autofocus accuracy, subject tracking, frames per second, usability, and image quality. According to the ranking by Tony Northrup from worst to best, the Sony a9, a7R III, a7 III are better than Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R. But for sports photography there is another “secret” winner – Fujifilm X-T3. So Sony needs to release the Sony a7000 mirrorless camera to beat the Fujifilm X-T3. You can watch the review below. 

First Fujifilm GFX 50R Reviews with Hands-on Videos

First Fujifilm GFX 50R Reviews with Hands-on Videos

Here are the first Fujifilm GFX50 R reviews, impressions and hands-on videos. The _GFX 50R_ is a 50MP rangefinder-style mirrorless camera. It borrows heavily from the existing 50S model but in a compact and lightweight body.

Ideal for street and documentary photography, the Fujifilm GFX 50R will be priced for $4499: $2000 less than the original price of GFX 50s. Check pre-order links at stores BHphotoAdoramaAmazonUS and GFX 50R sample images here. Now let’s look at the first Fujifilm GFX 50R reviews with hands-on videos.

Sony A7S III to Have 4K 60p, 4:2:2 10-bit and Better Battery Life

Sony A7S III to Have 4K 60p, 4:2:2 10-bit and Better Battery Life

In an recent interview at Dpreview with Sony Kenji Tanaka, VP and Senior General Manager of Sony’s Business Unit, several hints are coming that the upcoming Sony A7S III camera will have the 4K/60p, 4:2:2 10-bit and better battery life.

The company did not announce the long-waited A7S III full frame MILC or a new APS-C mirrorless camera before, during or after the Photokina 2018 event. Now it is almost confirmed that a new APS-C mirrorless camera will be announced at CP+ 2019 that will take place by the end of February. Good news is that the Sony a7S III is also coming but it will take time. More on the interview notes are as follows :