Latest Camera News
OM-D E-M10 Mark IV & M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 100-400mm f5.0-6.3 IS
Aug 05th 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.