The Panasonic Lumix S5 II and S5 IIX are 24MP full-frame cameras with impressive video specs and improved autofocus. [Read more…]
The Vello FreeWave Plus II is a wireless shutter release that can trigger the shutter from up to 320′ (~97m) away. The FreeWave Plus works with most cameras that have a remote port, including Canon mirrorless and DSLRs, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, and Panasonic, among others. I’m using the Canon version, which ships with both a Canon 3-pin cable, as well as a 2.5mm sub-mini cable. [Read more…]
Nikon has officially announced the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8, a compact and lightweight prime lens for Z-mount, FX format mirrorless cameras. It’s the smallest and lightest offering Z mount prime lens to date – only 1.7 inches long and weighing under 5.5 ounces.
The new lens is available for pre-order for $300 and should ship in December. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
DJI just announced its new Mavic 3 drones featuring up to 46 minutes of flight time and a primary, wide-angle camera with a Hasselblad 20MP 4/3″ CMOS sensor. There’s also a secondary telephoto camera that offers a 12MP 1/2″ CMOS sensor with a 162mm equivalent lens. An advanced Mavic 3 Cine model delivers Apple ProRes 422 HQ capture at 5.1K/50fps and features an onboard 1TB SSD for footage capture. [Read more…]
Last week, Nikon launched its new Z 9 flagship mirrorless camera with a 45.7MP FX-format Stacked BSI CMOS sensor and a frame rate of 20fps RAW capture with 1000+ image buffer. The Z 9 adds the next-generation EXPEED 7 image-processing engine and claims to offer “unparalleled AF performance using a revolutionary new scene detection system built on deep learning technology.” Nikon has also eliminated the traditional mechanical shutter thanks to the improved sensor readout. It features shutter speeds down to 1/32,000s.
In addition to its still imaging prowess, the Nikon Z 9 packs a punch for video capture with up to 8K video at 24p/30p frame rates (with an 8K/60p frame rate option coming via a 2022 firmware update) and 4K at up to 120p frame rate. As a flagship camera, the Nikon Z 9 looks to deliver across the board in shooting performance, control options, and durability/weather resistance.
Nikon Z 9 Key Features
- 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 7 Image Processor
- 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
- Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
- 493-Point Phase-Detection AF System
- AI-Based Subject Detection and Tracking
- Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
- 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Vertical Grip, 2x CFexpress Type B Slots
- 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GNSS
The Nikon Z 9 retails for $5500 and is expected to arrive by the end of 2021. You can pre-order the Z 9 here at B&H Photo.
More details in the complete press release below. [Read more…]
I love the long-exposure look and feel of moving water in a mountain stream. It’s a look that adds a somewhat soothing vibe to a nature image and it’s hard to get that just straight out of the box camera. In this article, I’m going to show you how I make this effect happen with a relatively simple and affordable addition to my camera kit. [Read more…]
In addition to the new Fuji X-E4, the compact(ish) Fuji GFX 100S medium format mirrorless camera was announced this week. It features an impressive 102MP BSI CMOS sensor that measures 43.8 x 32.9mm, which yields a roughly 0.79x crop factor compared to a 35mm frame/sensor. It can also use pixel shift multi-shot tech to capture 400MP images.