Latest Camera News
New Panasonic RGH1
Oct 19th 2020
Panasonic have announced the arrival of their first box-style cinema camera, the LUMIX BGH1 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera. Equipped with an impressive feature set that will impress even the most professional cinematographers and videographers, this is a versatile and high-quality product. The small cube design makes it an extremely functional product, allowing for use in limited or tight spaces, the connection of accessories for camera control, as well as featuring fittings to attach accessories such as cages, gimbals and handles.
The camera supports the production of streaming, live broadcasts, documentary and news pieces, amongst many others, and does so with ease and professionalism. Equipped with a 10.2 megapixel Live MOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO technology along with Panasonic’s Venus Engine, you can except to effortlessly capture crystal clear footage. With the ability to shoot 4:2:0 10-bit C4K/4K 60p / 50p internal video, the results are going to be incredibly sharp and clean. On top of this, the camera boasts an improved Deep Learning autofocus algorithm that provides a higher level of accuracy when detecting subjects such as humans, human faces and rapidly moving animals.
Adding to the functionality of the camera, it is compatible with Micro Four Thirds System mount lenses, offering a wide range of interchangeable lenses that can be used to suit specific needs.
On the camera’s release, Panasonic’s Product Marketing Manager, Imaging, James Choi stated “This new box cinema camera boasts the class-leading video that Panasonic has built its reputation on with products like the flagship LUMIX GH5S. The BGH1 is ideal for filmmakers who require a compact body that they can easily deploy and control in an array of situations – capabilities that can’t always be met with traditional camera bodies.”
Head here to find the full run down, specifications and pre-order of the BGH1.
New Fujifilm X-S10
Oct 16th 2020
Fuji have released the latest addition to the X series collection, the Fujifilm X-S10 Mirrorless Digital Camera. Boasting a fantastic feature set, there is no doubt that it will be applauded. Equipped with an impressive 26.1 megapixel X-Tans CMOS 4 sensor, a high-speed image processing engine, X-Processor 4 and in-body image stabilisation, this camera punches well above its weight. It is an ideal camera for those who are looking for a compact body but still need a pro-level feature set for images and videos, and is a great companion for travelling, outdoor adventures and capturing the beauty in everyday life.
A newly developed in-body image stabilisation mechanism delivers up to 6 stops of 5-axis image stabilisation, absorbing shock and unwanted vibrations, delivering smoother than ever results. Additionally, the camera features high-precision Tracking AF for moving subjects and Face/Eye AF detection to ensure clarity of a subject is spot on. The combination of these advanced features makes this an extremely reliable and fast working camera that will continually surpass your expectations.
On top of these impressive image features, the S-X10 is fitted with advanced video capabilities. Boasting 4K/30p 4:2:2 10-bit video and high-speed full-HD video at 240 fps, capturing smooth and seamless video will be a breeze. The camera also supports up to 10x slow-motion footage, while Digital Image Stabilisation compensates for any shakes that are made when filming is occurring. To make life even easier, the vari-angle LDC screen provides a great view of what you are capturing, and additionally flips forward by 180°, offering even more versatility when you are out filming. If you want to take your creative ventures one step further, 18 FUJIFILM simulation modes have been included in the camera, so you can take advantage of effects such as Eterna Bleach Bypass, Classic Chrome and B&W.
You can read the full feature set and specifications here and additionally find available kit options.
New Nikon Z6 II & Z7 II
Oct 16th 2020
Nikon is showing no signs of slowing down with new releases any time soon, revealing two new mirrorless cameras; the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II. Both of these cameras boast advanced feature sets and will catapult your photographic and video results forward.
The Nikon Z6 II is a hybrid of stills and video, producing utterly beautiful results for both. Boasting 4K UHD video, dual EXPEED 6 image-processing engines, 14fps shooting and both human and animal detection AF, this camera really takes your ability to new heights. It is an extremely solid choice for content creators who want to produce nothing but the best. The X6 II offers an improved power-saving mode, allowing you to effortlessly shoot for longer periods of time.
Similarly, the Nikon Z7 II is equipped with a whopping 45.7 CMOS image sensor, enhanced eye and animal detection AF and high speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps, there won’t be a second you won’t be able to capture. This is an incredibly fast, accurate and reliable camera that knows how to deliver optimal results. With the ability to shoot approximately 77 shots with a single burst, and continuous shooting of 10fps, you will never miss a shot.
Both cameras have 4K video recoding capabilities, allowing users to capture smooth, seamless footage, even in low-light scenarios. Dual memory card slots are also featured in both cameras, offering huge amounts of storage space, including the ability to store the same data on both cards for instant backup, or record RAW on one card and JPEG on the other.
They are both compatible with Nikon Z mount lenses, so users have a huge range of high quality, versatile lenses to pair with either body.
New Sony A7C
Sep 15th 2020
Sony has hit us with an exciting announcement today, unveiling the new Sony A7C, along with the Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens and HVL-F28RM External Flash.
The A7C is an extremely compact, Mirrorless camera that is packed with a variety of impressive features. It is equipped with improved mechanical components and superior technological advancements, meaning it is a super functional and provides optimal usability. Boasting a 24.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, advanced autofocus and subject tracking and 4K video capabilities, you will find yourself effortlessly producing professional quality results. Aside from capturing high-quality images, it produces fantastic image depth, dynamic range and highlights the most intricate of details. This is an ideal camera for vlogging, capturing your travels and adventures, and capturing everyday moments, with a side opening touchscreen ensuring your framing is always spot-on. As it is so compact, it will be a breeze to work with for long day shoots and lengthy travels, weighing next to nothing and taking up very minimal space in your bag.
Teamed with the new Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens, you can expand your creative horizons even further. The versatile zoom length offers a great deal of flexibility, allowing you to shoot everything from close-up portraits to vast landscapes. To make it even more enticing, the f/4-5.6 aperture means you will never struggle in low-light environments and can still capture crystal-clear images and videos. You will be unstoppable with this camera and lens combination.
The Sony Flash HVL-F28RM is the third announcement for the day, which is a small, powerful and hardy flash that will brighten any room. Controlled by the camera, you are given more room to focus on the creative aspect of a shoot. Designed for the entire A7 series, this is a professional quality lighting solution.
Click here for further product and pre-order information.
New Lumix S5
Sep 3rd 2020
Panasonic have been the centre of attention since yesterday, with the release of the Lumix S5, a hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera in a compact body. Delivering impressively powerful performance that offers acutely precise results, this is an advanced camera that packs a punch. As the fourth model of the LUMIX S Series, we had pretty high hopes for this camera, but as usual, Panasonic have gone above and beyond and have delivered an impeccable product.
With a 24.4 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that is also equipped with Dual Native technology, you will be delighted by the clean and crisp images you capture with each and every shot.
A 5-axis dual image stabilisation system provides precise shake reduction and compensation, offering an effortless shooting experience whilst adding the clarity of your images. And if this isn’t enough, an advanced autofocus system incorporates all the major elements – the lens, sensor and imaging engine to provide state of the art performance. Detecting humans, individual faces and animals, as well as tracking a subject is a breeze for the S5, effortlessly capturing flawless images.
Boasting 4K60p video and a rugged, hardy design, the LUMIX S5 is a super exciting and feature packed camera that is here to impress.
Head here to see the full feature-set, along with the specifications and pre-order information.
OM-D E-M10 Mark IV & M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 100-400mm f5.0-6.3 IS
Aug 5th 2020
Another week, another new product release! This time around, we have been introduced to two new Olympus products; the OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera and the M. Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 Lens.
The camera boasts the lightest body in its class for an Interchangeable Lens Camera, although despite its compact size, it is packed with features. It features an incredible newly developed 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, in-body 5-axis image stabilisation that is accompanied by up to 4.5 shutter speed steps of compensation and a whopping 15 frames per second continuous shooting. To help you achieve even clearer images, the camera houses an improved C-AF capability, meaning you can track moving subjects. It also offers Face and Eye Priority AF, which allows you to really set-up each shot with precision and accuracy.
If you think you have nailed the whole photography thing and have been thinking about giving videography a go, then this is for you. The OM-D E-M10 Mark IV can shoot stunning 4K video, even with hand-held shooting. It produces amazingly smooth and clear video footage, making it an ideal companion for a range of videographers or vloggers. Taking the features one step further, it is also possible to extract and save images from 4K videos, so if you didn’t quite get the image you wanted but have footage from the same scene, you can easily pull a high-quality still from it.
Along with the camera announcement, Olympus also shared details of their new M. Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 Lens. This is a high-performance zoom lens that offers telephoto performance in a 200-800mm equivalent. Equipped with AF performance and in-lens image stabilisation, this product is going to offer nothing but superior, crystal-clear results that bring your images to life. Like the new camera, this lens is packed with features, including focus stacking, telemacro shooting and the same dustproof and splash proof performance as the PRO lens series. Both products are available for pre-order.
New Nikon Z5
July 23rd 2020
We’re not sure what is going on in the photography world of late, but it seems like the latest trend is to announce multiple products at once…which is what Nikon has just done. Yesterday afternoon we were introduced to the Nikon Z5, along with a new 24-50mm f4-6.3 lens, two teleconverters and a couple of accessories.
The Z5 is Nikon’s latest entry level full-frame camera that provides high image quality and an array of impressive features with a price-tag that isn’t going to break the bank. It can capture remarkably sharp images and video footage, highlighting the intricate details and colours of the world around us. Boasting an enormous 24.3 megapixel full frame sensor, Eye Detect AF for humans and animals, 4K 30p ultra-high definition video and a weather sealed body, your shooting possibilities with this camera are endless.
Up to 5 stops of In Body Vibration Reduction allows for an incredibly smooth shooting experience, with camera shake being detected and compensated. There are two VR modes on offer; Normal mode can be used for when you are capturing still subjects and Sport mode for when your subject is moving.For videographers, the camera can capture 4K 30p video, while adjustable focusing speed and sensitivity can be changed for further cinematic effect. Combined with seamless video recording AF, this camera will provide videographers and content creators with beautifully smooth results.
The lens that has been announced is the Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, which is the shortest and lightest amongst full-frame format zoom lenses for mirrorless cameras. It produces amazingly clear images thanks to two extra-low dispersion glass elements that effectively reduce chromatic aberration and colour bleeding. The varied focal length provides great flexibility for shooting possibilities, while the compact size and light weight of the lens make it ideal for travel and on-the-go photography.
The announcement also featured 1.4x and 2.0x Nikkor Teleconverters a Lens Cap, Lens Hood and a Teleconverter Cap. You can find the full product descriptions, along with specifications for all the new products on our website.
New Canon Products
July 10th 2020
So, we knew that Canon was officially announcing the EOS R5 any day now, but what we didn’t know that was that they were announcing a whole hoard of products…10 to be exact. As of 10pm last night, the news was dropped that along with the R5, Canon was also announcing the EOS R6, four new lenses, two lens extenders, a battery grip and a printer.
Although it was an absolute bombshell announcement that took us by surprise (and resulted in us working in ultra-fast-motion over the past couple days…which we’re totally fine with because as you may have guessed, we’re pretty obsessed with anything photography here at DCW), it is a very Canon move to go that extra step an announce ten products instead of the anticipated one.
The main player in this new announcement is the R5, which we have been getting teasers about for the past couple months. Boasting 8K video (yes that’s right, 8K video), advanced Face and Eye Detect, 100% x 100% frame coverage, a 45 MP CMOS sensor and a whole lot more, this camera is an absolute game changer.
Next up, the R6 is inviting us into the new era of photography. Featuring unparalleled levels of speed, functionality, quality and low-light shooting capabilities, this camera exudes innovation. It includes the world’s best Image Stabilisation 8-stops with Coordinate Control IS, the world’s fastest auto focusing speed of an impressive 0.05 seconds, 4K 60p movie capabilities and an incredible low-light shooting ability.
To accompany the R5 and R6, the Battery Grip – BG-R10 has been announced, which offers increased grip comfort. Additionally, it holds two LP-E6NH, LP-E6N, or LP-E6 batteries that essentially doubles the shoot and standby time.
Canon haven’t held back at all and have also introduced us to the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM, RF600mm F11 IS STM, RF800mm F11 IS STM and RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM lenses, which are all incredible additions to their respective lens categories. Canon is well known for its lens quality, and these lenses are no exception. And for all you nature, wildlife and sports photographers out there, the Lens RF 1.4x Extender and Lens RF 2x Extender have been announced, meaning you can now shoot further than ever whilst still producing crystal clear results.
Last but not least, Canon have shared the details of their newest printer, the PROGRAF PRO-300 A3+ Photo Printer. Delivering the most vibrant of colours, brightest whites and deepest blacks, this will take your prints to a whole new level.
Head here to view the entire range of new products.
Sony VX8012 12-24mm lens
July 8th 2020
Sony has introduced world’s widest zoom lens with a constant f/2.8; the FE 12-24mm f/2.8. Joining the Sony G Master series, this is a lens that is going to redefine versatility and precision. As the widest lens in the G series family, it is going to have some pretty huge expectations to live up to, but from what we’ve seen so far, it looks like it going to surpass everyone’s expectations.
Featuring a 12mm starting focal length with f/2.8, this lens delivers pristine quality images that are exude intricate details and colours. The 12-24mm focal length makes this a perfect lens for landscape, nightscape, cityscape, architecture, sports and real estate photography. The width of the lens allows for vast landscapes to be easily captured, creating dynamic perspectives that are beyond the range of the human eye.
The lens sits at a constant f/2.8, meaning it is ready to tackle a range of situations light-wise, making a great choice for night skies and astro photography. Low-light environments are a piece of cake for this lens, with it still providing clean and crisp images in less than ideal conditions.
Another feature worth noting is the inclusion of Sony’s advanced XD linear motor technology, which produces quick and precise auto focus and tracking. This will come extremely beneficial for sports and landscape photography, as the technology promotes continuous autofocus on a subject, even as it speeds past. The fantastic mobility and compact design of the lens combined with the above features mean it is also a great companion to shoot movies with. It is dust and moisture-sealed and features the newly developed Nano AR Coating II on the front element to reduce flare and ghosting.
At this stage, it is looking as though the lens will be released around late July/early August, so make sure to keep an eye out for updates!
Panasonic announce Lumix G100 camera
June 25th 2020
Panasonic have just introduced us to their latest product: the Panasonic Lumix G100. Set to be a vlogger and online video content creators dream, the G100 is an innovative and feature packed mirrorless camera. With the ability to record stunning audio straight from the camera along with 4K video, it looks as though the G100 is going to shake things up and pave the way for future releases.
This is the first interchangeable lens camera to offer OZO Audio by incorporating three microphones, offering a complete surround sound experience. In an industry first, the camera features audio tracking mode and can prioritise your subject to record the cleanest and crispest sound. Additionally, 4K video recording and a 3” vari-angle LCD touchscreen make recording make this perfect for vlogging or those times when you’re on a solo shooting adventure.
Not forgetting about the imaging qualities, the G100 boasts a 20.3 MP Sensor with a Low Pass Filter, which allows users to capture incredibly sharp images with limited noise. It is also extremely capable of low-light shooting at up to ISO 25600, so for all you night owls out there, this camera will do wonders for your night shooting quality.
The G100 is a super compact and lightweight camera, weighing in at a tiny 352g, making it an ideal companion for travelling or full-day shoots. With Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HDMI connectivity, you can essentially upload and share images or videos from anywhere, which is going to be another huge plus for vloggers and online content creators who rely on their camera to work and transfer data swiftly.
Set for release in August, the Panasonic Lumix G100 means business and is here to change the vlogging game. For all the information and specifications about the camera, and to secure yours with a pre-order, click here.
Tamron 28-200mm Lens
June 12th 2020
For the last couple of weeks, Tamron has been sharing information about a new lens, and they have now finally revealed the new product. Introducing the A071, a 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. So, all you Sony shooters out there, pay attention because this is not a lens you want to miss out on. Tamron has taken their 28 years of photographic knowledge and innovation and have created a lens that showcases never before seen features.
Boasting a huge list of features that will certainly impress, the lens is the first all-in-one-zoom to achieve a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the 28mm wide-angle end. This feature alone will catapult the lens to the front of the pack, and there is no doubt it will pave the way for future zoom lens capabilities. With an incredible close-up shooting ability that captures the tiniest of details, this is like no other zoom lens we have seen.
The 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD produces impeccable quality images and is the perfect companion for every kind of shooting, from everyday use to travel and wildlife photography. The possibilities are quite astounding, and teamed with the fact that is weighs in at just 575g, it will never be a hassle for full-day shoots or globetrotting adventures.
The lens isn’t afraid to take on a little action, and is heavily protected with a Moisture-Resistant Construction, while the front of the lens is coated with a protective fluorine compound that has impressive water and oil repellent qualities. So, if you’re out in overly humid conditions or it’s a bit drizzly, this won’t be a problem for the lens, it is more than capable of stepping up to a challenge. For more information on the Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD, or if you’re ready to take the next step and pre-order your very own, click here.
Canon EOS R5 Announcement
April 21st 2020
In a press conference which was held last night in the USA, Canon have now revealed further details about two new products we have all been eagerly anticipating.
We already knew that the EOS R5 was one of the most highly anticipated products being released by Canon this year, but after the announcement we have now been inundated with information and features about this body. Canon had already revealed that the EOS R5 would have 8K video capture capabilities, along with animal-eye detection. It has now been announced that camera will also offer Dual Pixel AF, 5-axis In Body Image Stabilisation, Dual Card Slots, automatic file transfer from the device to the Canon cloud platform; just to name a few features.
Canon have also announced they will be releasing the EOS C300 Mark III, a customizable cinema camera that is built for versatility and flexibility (which was rumored to be one of the new products). Additionally, Canon has revealed two more lenses, with the CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 and the CJ18EX7.6B KASE S, which are both extremely high, cinema quality lenses.
These products house next level technology and provide professional quality results. You can find all the product updates, along with the press conference here on the Canon website.
Tamron 70-180 Sony Mount EOI
April 9th 2020
Tamron has announced the launch of a new aperture telephoto zoom lens; the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056), for Sony E-mount full frame mirrorless cameras. This new addition will be the third model to join Tamron’s collection of fast F/2.8 zoom lenses.
Boasting a compact and light-weight design, the product offers exceptional performance with an extremely fast focus. Featuring the use of Tamron’s recently developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, this model offers an autofocus drive that is quieter and quicker than ever. The quality is also boosted by a floating system, which is used to achieve optimal optical performance at all shooting distances. With an enhanced, highly-responsive focus system, subjects can be easily tracked, offering the user high-precision results.
Packed with features, this is a telephoto lens you can take anywhere. Anyone who has experience using these types of lenses will understand that sometimes they are slightly on the heavier side to carry around, but weighing in at just 810g, this really is a no fuss lens. The lens features a moisture-resistant design, providing extra protection for those times when you are shooting in unfavorable weather conditions, making it an ideal lens for travel and nature photography.
Perfect for capturing anything from portraits to distance landscape shots, this lens offers nothing but the sharpest, crispest images. With a set release date of 14 May 2020, there is a possibility that due to the spread of COVID-19, this date or the product supply schedule could be affected.
For more information about the Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Mode A056), and to keep up to date with product release details, head to the Tamron website.
Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9
April 6th 2020
Blackmagic design have announced a new software update for their Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models. The update will now allow users of the product to connect to an ATEM Mini switcher, take control of the camera parameters, lens and tally light. The ATEM Mini has the capability to control up 4 cameras at once via the HDMI video connection, while ensuring all cameras sync up for high standard live studio workflow.
The update adds studio cameras features such as remote control, tally and DaVinci colour corrector, so owners of this product can expect the absolute best when it comes to quality and the final outcome of their work. Additionally, this product has 13 stops of range, meaning they preserve more detail in the lightest and darkest areas of an image compared to simple video cameras.
The new ATEM Mini now has the ability to stream multi-camera productions to platforms such as YouTube and Skype, while it also includes advanced broadcast features for high end work. The update offers consumers an insightful and user-friendly camera operating system that uses the latest technology.
This is a very exciting software update because it allows the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras to become even more useful as they can now be used for both digital film production or live production for streaming," said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. "We've seen a lot of customers use the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras with ATEM Mini for live streaming because of their fantastic images, great low light capability and very creative looks when using 3D LUTS. Now customers will get new studio camera remote control plus a powerful built in DaVinci colour corrector, so there's even more creative options for live production!
Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9 is now available to download from the Blackmagic Design website.