This week in the news: Sony announced the new Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera (and several other photographic things); Canon announced the new PowerShot G1 X Mark II, EOS Rebel T5 DSLR, (and several other photographic things); Sigma announced the dp Quattro compact camera; Blackmagic shipped the Production Camera 4K and dropped its price by $1000; and Roland announced the Aira series.
This is your B&H Gear News Roundup for February 14, 2014. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
Samsung announced two new cameras in their lineup today, the NX30 mirrorless compact system camera, and the Android-powered Galaxy Camera 2 point-and-shoot, with both cameras advancing the features of previous models. Additionally, two new lenses were also announced.
Sony has announced the next member of their impressive lineup of Alpha E-mount APS-C format mirrorless cameras: the Alpha A5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera. Additionally, they have brought forth a new zoom lens for E-mount APS-C mount cameras, the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens and a new, slim compact zoom, the DSC-W830 Digital Camera.
In the following video, Larry Becker discusses the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera and presents an overview of some of its most notable features and specifications. The video explores the camera's physical design, its shooting assets, and briefly touches on some of its movie-recording features as well as some of the automated imaging tools.
In the following video, Gabriel Biderman, of B&H, presents an overview of popular lens choices for mirrorless digital cameras and breaks them down into five distinct elements. The video explores the differences and potential applications for kit lenses, all-in-one zooms, f/2.8 zooms, prime lenses, and lens adapters.
Every year a series of "revolutionary" and "game-changing" cameras are released into the market. They included amazing high-resolution sensors, new professional-grade cameras, and slim new mirrorless designs in 2012. So what could possibly change in just one year?
Fujifilm has just announced a new and especially unique member of its line of X-series mirrorless digital cameras: the X-A1. This camera stands out among the X-M1, X-E1, and X-Pro1 as the first to feature a traditional Bayer filter arrangement CMOS sensor, versus their proprietary X-Trans CMOS sensor.
Since the release of their mirrorless G-Series in 2008, Panasonic has offered cameras that are true multimedia tools with a strong emphasis placed on video features. The Lumix DMC-GH2, in particular, developed a cult following in the video and HDSLR communities. The compact size, articulating screen, and unlimited clip length set the camera apart from many of its competitors.
Fujifilm has announced an addition to its X-mount line of lenses for the APS-C format X series mirrorless cameras. The Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens is a fast prime with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 and a 35mm equivalent focal length of 35mm.