Latest Camera News
Introducing the new era of Canon. The Canon EOS R3.
Sep 15th 2021
If you've been looking for a camera that can capture moving subjects in action at the speed of life, look no further: the Canon EOS R3 is a professional full frame mirrorless camera designed for speed, sensitivity, and reliability.
The EOS R3 may be the camera you've been looking for to capture the action on the sidelines or trackside at a sporting event, as well as wildlife and nature, music, and reportage. The EOS R3 is intended for professional sports, news, and action photographers that need high-quality still and moving photos of fast-moving subjects.
The EOS R3 bridges the gap between professionals wanting for a high speed, high sensitivity, and high reliability mirrorless solution and amateur photographers looking for professional capabilities not found in Canon 5-Series cameras.
Canon also has introduced two new lenses: the RF 16mm f2.8 STM and the RF 100-400 F5.6-8 IS USM telephoto zoom lens.
The RF 16mm f2.8 STM is the RF line's first ultra-wide fixed focal length lens. This small and lightweight lens is ideal for capturing everything from bright, panoramic landscapes to fun portraits and videos.
The RF 100-400 F5.6-8 IS USM telephoto zoom lens is small and light, making it ideal for travel and everyday use. It provides the ability to photograph subjects such as animals and sports from a distance by delivering outstanding image quality in a small size.
Nikon New Z Series Lens
Sep 15th 2021
Nikon Australia has unveiled the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2, an all-purpose prime lens with exceptional optical performance and impressive bokeh expression in a compact and lightweight design. This lens fits easily into your bag as the ideal companion for capturing every important occasion.
The NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2's versatility allows you to shoot a wide range of subjects and scenes with ease. The new lens adds a new dimension to image quality, low-light performance, and the ability to create exquisite bokeh. Soft, creamy bokeh, which brings out the beauty of every moment, can provide creators a stunning edge to their visual imagery.
To learn more about the new lenses click here.
New Fujifilm Products Announcement!
Sep 3rd 2021
Fujifilm has released the latest additions to their GFX and X-Series collections, GFX50S II, X-T30 II and three new lenses for both systems.
The Fujifilm GFX 50S II mirrorless camera makes the premium world of the digital large format image quality more accessible than ever before with its compact lightweight body, advanced AF, impressive Body Image stabilisation (IBIS). Employing a 51.4MP large format sensor with only 900g weight, makes it an excellent choice for all photographers looking to capture every detail possible. It is a great camera for landscape photographers, portrait photographers, studio work, commercial photographers, and more.
The Fujifilm X-T30 II inherits the original Fujifilm X-T30's compact and lightweight camera body, providing high-speed AF performance and image quality comparable to the flagship model, the Fujifilm X-T4. The Fujifilm X-T30 II features a high resolution 1.62 million-dot LCD monitor on the back panel, giving customers an upgrade in both hardware and software over the previous X-T30.
Along with the new cameras, Fujifilm has also announced three new lenses including GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR, XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR Lens, and XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR, to broaden the scope of applications for both GF & XF series.
The Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR is a new generation prime lens that offers exceptional image sharpness as well as fast and extremely accurate autofocus in both still and video modes. With a very versatile wide-angle focal length of 23mm (equivalent to 35mm in 35mm film format), the lens delivers outstanding sharpness while providing users with shooting freedom.
The Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR is a new generation prime lens that offers exceptional image quality and fast, precise focusing in both still and video modes. The Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR is a very versatile standard prime lens with a focal length equivalent to 50mm in 35mm film format, making it an absolute must-have for all X series users.
The Fujifilm GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR zoom lens is a small and light zoom lens developed for Fujifilm Large Format digital cameras. It provides excellent image resolution with an equivalent focal length of 28-35mm in 35mm film format. With a weight of approximately 390g, this lightweight lens will increase the range of applications for GFX camera systems.
Canon unveils new imaging solutions to support the demand for 4K and 8K workflows.
Aug 20th 2021
Canon Australia has announced two solutions to meet the evolving needs of the broadcast and production industries, including the compact, yet powerful XF605 professional 4K camcorder and the 10x16 KAS S 8K BCTV zoom lens.
The Canon XF605 is a handheld camcorder designed for solo shooters and built on the acclaimed XF series, making it a powerhouse for news gathering and studio productions.
The Canon 10x16 KAS S is a portable lens for 8K broadcast cameras with a 1.25-inch sensor. It is designed for ultra-high-definition broadcasting and video production and expands Canon's array of 8K compatible zoom lenses.
These new devices, which meet industry standards, provide production teams with a range of options capable of delivering great image quality in any shooting setting.
New Tamron Lenses
Aug 5th 2021
Tamron has announced the development of two new lenses designed for Sony E-mount (3mm full-frame).
The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens is the successor of the popular 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD zoom lens, which has received high praise around the world. The new Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 G2 Lens incorporates a new optical construction based on a design that has been revamped to enhance imaging performance, and its features are compatible with the latest model digital cameras that offer an increased resolution while maintaining the well-received compact size of its predecessor. The Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens is the world’s first zoom lens with a maximum wide-open aperture of F2 for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 zoom lens is great for travels aimed at capturing photographic works since it performs well in a wide range of shooting situations. At 35mm, you can capture breath-taking landscapes and enormous buildings, while at 150mm, you can get spectacular close-up photos.
To learn more about the new lenses click here.
Sony Alpha ZV-E10; Professional Vlogging, Effortless Control
Jul 29th 2021
Sony has announced the new Alpha ZV-E10 interchangeable lens APS-C camera. Combining Sony’s advanced imaging technology with extensive usability and a custom-built feature set that is optimised for creators and vloggers. At its core, the Sony Alpha ZV-E10 employs a 24.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine to deliver high-quality imagery with high-sensitivity, detailed texture depiction and outstanding natural bokeh. In addition, the Alpha ZV-E10 offers the acclaimed video-specific features favoured in the popular digital camera, ZV-1. The Alpha ZV-E10 allows the user to broaden their creative expression by selecting the best lens for each scene. Sony's E-mount lens collection has a wide range of compatible lenses, allowing users to select the ideal lens for their creative vision.
To learn more about the new camera click here.
The New Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens
Jul 26th 2021
Tamron has announced the development of its first lens for Fujifilm X-mount, 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A2 VC VXD (Model B061), which is also available in Sony E-mount. The 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens is the world's first APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens with a 16.6x zoom ratio, providing the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens suitable for a wide range of photographic applications. It has a zoom range of around 27mm to 450mm (full-frame equivalent focal length), delivering edge-to-edge sharpness and high-resolution performance.
To learn more about the new lens click here.
New Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH Lens
Jul 12th 2021
Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH, a new telephoto zoom digital interchangeable lens (H-X2550). Its versatile focal range, combined with a constant F1.7 aperture, adds cinematic depth-of-field to your work, taking it to the next level. The Panasonic 25-50mm f/1.7 lens is ideal for photography as well as cinematic applications such as documentaries. This new Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH is designed to complement the existing, highly acclaimed Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH. These two lenses, when combined, are the equivalent of eight prime lenses, with focusing distances ranging from wide-angle to telephoto.
To learn more about the new lens click here.
New Canon RF 14-35mm f/4 L IS USM Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens
Jun 29th 2021
The Canon RF 14-35mm f/4 L IS USM Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens is a versatile lens that can be utilised for a variety of shooting situations such as landscape and architecture photography, portraiture, and snapshots. It has a constant f/4 aperture, minimum focusing distance of 0.2m, fast and accurate Nano USM autofocus, 16 lens elements in 12 groups, and built-in image stabilisation. When paired with a Canon EOS R5 that has in-camera IS, the Canon RF 14-35mm f/4 lens provides 5.5 stops of image stabilisation and 7.0 stops of coordinated control. This enables the content creator to produce ultra-sharp photographs even whether shooting in low light conditions or close-up subjects.
To learn more about the new lens click here.
Nikon reveals Nikon Z fc and two new lenses
Jun 29th 2021
Nikon Australia has introduced the Z fc, the latest addition to the Z series mirrorless camera family as well as a special edition NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens and Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR in silver colour.
The Nikon Z fc is an elegant and light APS-C mirrorless camera that combines the iconic design of the Nikon FM2 with cutting-edge technology. In a tiny 390g package, the camera boasts a 20.9MP DX-format sensor, a 3-inch vari-angle LCD, and up to 4K/30p video capability. The Nikon Z fc is a fantastic companion for young urbanists and photographers who are frequently exposed to intriguing environments or compelling moments that stimulate their curiosity while expressing their personality.
The special edition NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 completes the Z fc and will provide content creators with all they need to experience the entirety of this camera. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is a tiny prime lens inspired by legendary Nikon vintage lenses. It is perfect for portrait and still-life photography, especially if users want the natural and silky bokeh that only prime lenses provide.
The new silver NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is a standard zoom lens that produces outstanding clarity throughout the zoom range and can be used in a variety of everyday scenarios, from landscapes and snapshots to portraits and tabletop photographs. It is compact and lightweight to carry around.
To learn more about the new camera and lenses click here.
New Olympus Ultra-Wide M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO Lens
Jun 10th 2021
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO is a new addition to Olympus' successful PRO lens line. It is designed for the Micro Four Thirds System and covers 35mm equivalent focal lengths from ultra-wide 16mm to standard 50mm at F4.0. It delivers excellent imaging performance throughout the zoom range. The 8- 25mm F4.0 PRO is a compact and lightweight lens with a 3.1x zoom magnification. It offers photographers the versatility to capture images ranging from dynamic ultra-wide-angle dramatic landscapes to images and video with a field of view that feels natural to the human eye.
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Nikon Reveals Two New Z Mount Micro Lenses
Jun 2nd 2021
Nikon has added two new micro lenses to its ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens line-up: the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8.
The Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is a lightweight and compact micro lens that allows amateur and professional macro and portrait photographers to freely express their creativity by capturing a wide range of scenes and the tiniest details up close. Whether you're shooting a portrait or small objects, the Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 provides excellent image quality and beautiful bokeh. Furthermore, its sleek and compact design, weighing only 260g and measuring 66mm in length, makes travel simple and convenient.
Photographers can express their creativity and style with the Nikon Z MC 105MM F/2.8 VR S Micro Lens. This new lens will be ideal for those who use the environment as their muse, photographing flora, insects, people, and landscapes. It will also be an excellent lens for food or product hobbyists to showcase their skills. The Nikon Z MC 105MM F/2.8 VR S micro lens has a multi-focus system as well as a new auto-focus (AF) drive that is very quiet and provides fast and accurate focusing. It has a Vibration Reduction (VR) system that compensates for up to 4.5 stops of vibration, making it ideal for close-up photography. The large maximum aperture of the Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S allows for significant highlight of the primary subject. It has a shallow depth of field, resulting in a large and smooth background bokeh while keeping the main subject sharply focused.
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New Lumix S 50mm F1.8 lens for full-frame L-mount cameras
Jun 2nd 2021
The Panasonic Lumix S 50mm F1.8 L-Mount is a compact standard-length prime lens designed for Panasonic's full-frame LUMIX system. This compact lens has nine elements, including one ED (Extra Low Dispersion) element and one UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) element to reduce chromatic aberrations.
From the centre to the edges of the frame, it delivers incredible sharpness and resolution. Photographers, videographers, and content creators can expand their creative potential with the Panasonic 50mm F/1.8 lens. The lens is ideal for a broad range of shooting scenarios including portraiture, street, and landscapes photography and videography. The Lumix S 50mm F1.8 is the same size as the 85mm F1.8 and the future 24mm F1.8 and 35mm F1.8, with the same centre of gravity and control placement, so switching lenses when attached to a gimbal (for example) won't require any modification.
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Lumix GH5M2, GH6, and Firmware Update Programs
May 27th 2021
Panasonic has announced the LUMIX GH5M2, a new G Series camera that shows the company's continued commitment to the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera system by delivering key new enhancements for G Series fans. The new Lumix GH5 II features wireless live streaming capability, C4Ki/4K 60pii 4:2:0 10-bit video recording, and simultaneous output of 4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI during 4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit video recording. Modern content creators can benefit from the GH line's acclaimed image quality and usability while also being able to live stream wherever and whenever they want with the GH5M2's industry-leading live streaming capabilities.
Panasonic has also announced the LUMIX GH6's development. With a new high-speed Micro Four Thirds sensor and Venus Engine image processor, this flagship LUMIX G Series model will deliver next-generation video expression. By the end of 2021, the LUMIX GH6 will be commercialised and available on global markets. The LUMIX GH6 achieves unlimited video recording with its 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K/60p recording capability. It also has a 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) for high-resolution slow and fast motion video. Furthermore, the GH6 utilises a newly developed Micro Four Thirds sensor to record 10-bit 5.7K 60p video. The GH6 enables photo/video hybrid use for creative applications such as films, music videos, documentaries, and short clips for social media, thanks to a variety of recording modes and shooting assist functions.
A new interchangeable lens, the LEICA DG 25-50mm F1.7, is also being developed alongside the GH6. The new lens combined with the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH, cover focal lengths from 10mm to 50mm at F1.7 (35mm camera equivalent: 20-100mm). These two lenses have a similar aperture, high descriptive performance, shape, and operability, which simplifies workflow and increases the creator's expressiveness.
Simultaneously with the release of the LUMIX GH5M2 and the development of the GH6, Panasonic has announced the availability of firmware update programmes for current LUMIX G Series mirrorless cameras including DC-GH5S, DC-G9, and DC-G100 in order to improve functionality and usability. The firmware programmes will be available on the LUMIX Global Customer Support website at https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/ on June 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. AEST.
Tamron Reveals Two New E-Mount Lenses
Apr 26th 2021
Tamron has released the latest additions to their Sony E-Mount collections, Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD and Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lenses.
The Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras is the company's first ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a 500mm focal length. Even when extended to the 500mm telephoto end, the lens is compact enough for comfortable handheld shooting. The Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 lens is an excellent choice for a variety of applications, including sport and wildlife photography, thanks to its compact design and excellent image quality.
The Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD Lens is a fast-aperture ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. It is designed to work with the Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless camera system. The fast 2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range makes it simple to capture photos and videos in a variety of lighting conditions. The equivalent (35mm) range of 16.5-30mm is ideal for general-purpose wide-angle photography. It is as well suited to everyday shooting and casual snaps as it is landscapes and street photography.
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New Sony FE 14mm F1.8 G Master Ultra-Wide Lens
Apr 21st 2021
The ultra-compact, ultra-fast, and ultra-wide FE 14mm F1.8 G Master Ultra-Wide Lens is Sony's fourteenth lens to join the G Master line-up and it is the Sony’s widest G Master prime to date. This low-distortion prime lens delivers the optical quality that has come to characterise Sony's top tier of lenses while remaining impressively compact and lightweight. When you combine its long focal length with a fast f/1.8 aperture, you have a lens that is ideal for low-light situations. It is made up of 14 elements organised into 11 groups, with special attention paid to combating the types of distortion that can plague ultra-wide-angle lenses. With its wide field of view and fast f/1.8 aperture, the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Lens is an ideal option for a range of applications including architecture, landscape and astrophotography as well as creative close-ups and portraits.
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New Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR Lens
Apr 15th 2021
Fujifilm has announced their 39th lens in FUJIFILM's interchangeable lens line-up, FUJINON XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR lens, with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm and a maximum aperture of F1.4.
The XF18mmF1.4 is a fantastic lens for capturing everything from landscapes and cityscapes to portraits and weddings. It features a weather-resistant design and its F1.4 aperture allows you to shoot in low-light situations while also producing incredibly smooth bokeh. Staying true to the X Series philosophy of creating compact and lightweight lenses with superb image quality, the XF 18mm F1.4 delivers outstanding optical performance without being heavy or bulky.
Alongside the lens, Fujifilm has announced an optional LH-XF18 Lens Hood for the XF18mmF1.4 R LM WR. The LH-XF18 is a rectangular aluminium lens hood that reduces lens flare and ghosting caused by light beams striking the front of the lens.
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Canon reveals three new RF Lenses
Apr 14th 2021
Canon has released the latest additions to their RF Mount collection, Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM, and Canon RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM lenses.
The Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens is the World’s First medium telephoto macro lens delivering a maximum shooting magnification of 1.4x. It features a minimum focusing distance of 26cm allowing the user to get closer to the subject and photograph intricate detail. The lens would be a great addition to your RF mount system if you love shooting macro photography and extreme close-ups.
The RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM, and RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM both inherit the superior optics of their EF counterparts and deliver the outstanding image quality and portability. Both lenses offer 5.5 stop Image Stabilization (IS) when paired with the EOS R or EOS R5, giving you more flexibility when capturing sports or wildlife. These lenses with incredibly high-speed continuous shooting capability are going to offer nothing but superior, crystal-clear results that bring your images to life. A great addition for any wildlife, journalism, and sports photographers.
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New Nikon Z9
Mar 10th 2021
Nikon Australia has recently announced the development of their first flagship full frame mirrorless Nikon Z9. The model is scheduled for release in 2021 and will be far ahead in technology and performance than its predecessors. The new model brings together Nikon's newly developed stacked CMOS sensor and processing engine and will deliver the best video and still performance.
Keeping the advanced demands of professionals , enthusiasts & cinematographers in mind, the new Nikon Z9 will support 8K video recording as well as several other video specifications that are required to fulfil the diverse needs . As per Nikon's announcement, more information about the product will released at a later date.
New Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm
Feb 18th 2021
Panasonic has released a brand new interchangeable telephoto zoom lens, the LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. based on the L-Mount system, for the LUMIX S Series Full-frame Lens Mirrorless Camera. The lens has been designed to meet the demands of the new age content creators. It offers exceptionally sharp image quality across the frame which makes it possible to render outstanding stills and videos.The body is compact and lightweight which gives you additional mobility.
The lens would be a great addition if you love shooting wildlife or sports photography as it is dust/splash resistant with the fluorine coating on the front element which repels oil & water. The new lens offers a 1X magnification ratio which is great for taking pictures of small objects and the minimum focus distance is 0.54m ( at 70mm) which helps you in taking outstanding close-up shots. Another great addition is combining the Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) in the Body IS and, in the lens, as the dual IS system compensates for the handshake in telephoto shooting.
Read more about the lens here.
New Fujifilm X-E4 Mirrorless Camera
Jan 27th 2021
Fujifilm has announced the launch of a new mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-E4. This model adds to the popular range of X Series cameras.
The X-E4 sports the 4th generation image sensor and image processing engine. With a beautiful classic design, the Fujifilm XE4 has accurate and fast AF, great operability and delivers high quality photographs using Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology.
The camera caters to a wide range of applications as the perfect choice for those wanting a carry-everywhere camera with advanced quality.
With a weight of just 364 grams, or 448g with a mounted standard lens - XF27mm R WR, the camera is lightweight and portable.
A high quality 26.1MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 4” sensor and “X-Processor 4” image processing engine, the same featured in the flagship Fujifilm X-T4, gives fast and accurate results with AF focus attained as fast as 0.02 seconds.
Fujifilm’s Film Simulation Modes replicate tones and colours of the company’s photographic films. With over 80 years of excellent colour reproducibility from Fujifilm you can enjoy joy high-quality photography.
New NiSi 15mm f/4 Sunstar
Jan 8th 2021
Nisi Optics has introduced their first lens, a 15mm f/4 Sunstar super wide-angle lens for Sony E, Fuji X, Nikon Z & Canon RF mount. The lens has a minimum focal distance of 0.2m, and an aperture range of F/4 through F/22 & it uses a 10-blade diaphragm which helps in creating a stunning visual impact for close-up foreground subjects and the signature sunstars.
The body of the lens is made up of metal & the lens elements are made of optical glass. It has 2 extra-low dispersion elements & 1 double sided aspherical element. It utilizes anti-reflection technology in order to improve light transmittance and reduce lens flare and stray light. NiSi’s hard surface coating technology improves the toughness and waterproofing of glass elements.
The wide 112° angle of view makes it perfect companion for night, interior, landscapes, architecture, nature & landscape photography.
The lens is available for Pre-order.
New Panasonic BGH1
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.
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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.