The rumored Sony A7R III is now officially unveiled alongside a new Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens. Notably, the A7R III adds the more powerful battery from the Sony A9. Other improvements promise faster performance for frame rate and other hardware upgrades like a joystick for AF selection, PC sync port and dual SD card slots. [Read more…]
Canon Rumors notes new rumors that suggest Canon will use a new, dedicated sensor for its upcoming mirrorless camera. As rumored, the upcoming full frame mirrorless won’t use the sensor from the 5D Mark IV or 6D Mark II. Additionally, we’re not expected to hear official word from Canon until Photokina 2018, which is slated for next August.
What’s on your wishlist for a full frame camera from Canon? What’s the sweet spot in resolution for this camera?
Fuji just announced its new X-E3 mirrorless camera in the X-series lineup. Following the popular X-E1 and X-E2 in the product line, the X-E3 maintains the style and performance expectations, while adding the latest 24MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor to the camera, which also delivers 4K video capture up to 30fps. [Read more…]
Rumors and signs that Nikon will bring a new mirrorless camera line to market have been swirling for a while now. Now, Nikon has gone on the record with DPReview to confirm that is the case with the following statement:
While details are confidential, we can say that we are currently developing new mirrorless products that build upon Nikon’s strengths, and offer the performance prospective customers expect, including the ultimate optics performance, image-processing technologies, strength and durability, and operation.
This was brought about in response to an interview question suggesting the same. When DPReview asked for clarification and additional info, Nikon delivered the above, more specific response.
While the Nikon 1 series has its fans, it doesn’t evoke the same kind of reverence that Nikon DSLRs do – or in the mirrorless world, Fuji, Sony and Olympus. The Nikon D500 and D810 are spectacular DSLRs. No one really says that about the Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras.
Let’s hope that Nikon (and Canon too, for that matter) will compete at the highest levels in the mirrorless market. Competition yields better products for all of us photographers to enjoy. So far though, Nikon and Canon really aren’t competing in the mirrorless market, which is unfortunate because that is where we are seeing the prosumer and pro markets grow right now.
What’s on your must-have list for a Nikon mirrorless camera?
I’ve gone on and on about Canon’s need to enter the full frame mirrorless market. While some of its more recent mirrorless cameras are intriguing, we aren’t going to take Canon seriously until it comes out with a camera that can actually go head-to-head with the Sony A7 line. [Read more…]
Fuji officially revealed the X-T2 this week, alongside a new EF-X500 flash. The new X-T2 serves as a replacement to the popular X-T1 and upgrades from a 16MP X-Trans II sensor to a 24MP X-Trans III sensor. Additionally, the X-T2 gets internal 4K video recording with a new F-Log Gamma option. [Read more…]