Comment on the forum I’ve been considering the Panasonic FZ2500, and have also tried out the long awaited EOS M5 that nobody was particularly waiting for.
Today the Swedes introduced a medium format mirrorless camera, proving that a 44 x 33 sensor can in fact be compact, in terms of both the body and lenses. However the camera goes without the 4K RAW mode of the recently introduced H6-50C system with similar Sony 50MP CMOS and the H6-100C (100MP sensor). (Unhappy face).
Since the issue of black levels in LOG mode on the Leica SL was raised on EOSHD, Leica have reached out to me. Here I can reveal Leica are working hard on video related refinements. Last week in Berlin, product manager Steffen invited me to see the new firmware in action.
The already very strange Samsung controversy just took an unexpected turn. It must be noted this is a rumour and it is up to you whether to believe it or not! There’s no official announcement but looking at it logically it would definitely explain why Samsung felt it ok to pull their NX system off the market despite having some very valuable (class leading) technology under the hood.
UPDATE: Subsequent 2016 firmware updates address the issues with L-LOG highlighted in this earlier 2015 article The Leica SL has hit Berlin already and retail units will begin to ship in just over a week. I took the final camera in my hands to suss it out from a video point of view.
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/125560269[/vimeo] The EOS M3 features Canon’s new flagship 24MP APS-C (Super 35mm) sensor, the flag bearer for future Canon APS-C DSLRs such as the 760D. Now released in Europe and Asia but not in the US, does the M3 rage against the dying of the light or go quietly into the night?
This article is the first in a series. Stay tuned for more NX500 coverage on EOSHD. I am currently shooting with what I think might just be the world’s most affordable interchangeable lens 4K camera. The Samsung NX500 in my hands is the final retail camera not a pre-production model. It’s running the final firmware V1.0 as well and shoots 4K!
Canon are finally on the move. They have given the strongest hints yet that they see mirrorless as the future and have several mock-up designs in the lab. This is great news for video. How long before DSLRs are phased out?
Can Olympus survive? The scandal is over, but sales are faltering. Their prized position in the mirrorless market is threatened by a revitalised Sony and their Alpha range. This supersedes the high end of the NEX line (and dispenses with the NEX brand altogether); bringing full frame sensors to the table and in the case of the A7R – 36MP and nearly 14 stops dynamic range. My full review of…
Although it’s yet to be officially announced, the A7 and A7r have been heavily leaked. All along I have been saying mirrorless is the future, not the low end consumer proposition the manufacturers seem to think it is. Canon and Nikon ignored the high end mirrorless technology and now it is pay back time. Sony, already ahead of Canon on full frame sensor performance, looks set to steal a huge chunk of…
My friend over at Sony Alpha Rumors has given this the highest SR5 ranking. Apparently NEX is going full frame.
Canon last had an EF-M camera and lenses in 1991 (inset, LCD screen pic) The Canon EOS M mirrorless camera with new EF-M mount and lenses is due to be officially announced on Monday. The EOS M seems to be closest to the Sony NEX C3. The lack of physical controls hint that it is too basic to compete with the NEX 5N or NEX 7. Because it is designed…
So far there’s been a lot of speculation about the Canon mirrorless camera, which is due this month, having the same sensor as the G1X. This would be pretty disappointing as the sensor in that camera is based on 3 year old technology with a slow readout so the video mode was rather poor. Now the word on the street according to Canon Watch is that Canon are (sensibly in my…
Regular followers will know I’ve been a big fan of the Sony HX9v (shooting this piece on it last year in Berlin), a compact camera and the first to do 1080/60p. The video mode of this camera (and the G lens) were superb even though it had a small chip and lacked manual control. Resolution and detail was great and the stabiliser was out of this world. The updated HX20v…
There is more to this camera than meets the eye. In my first look I was rather taken aback by the eccentricities of the camera and just could not work out what it offered over the cheaper NEX 7. Now in a surprised double-take, I am beginning to believe it is actually the best mirrorless on the market for stills. And the 1080p video mode – once you know the…
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/36117747[/vimeo] Thanks mainly to the unexpected success of their NEX line of consumer mirrorless cameras, Sony are probably the only company to realise the truth about mirrorless and its future direction. Namely that it is the future, especially for video.
“Don’t be afraid to cannibalise yourself” said Steve Jobs. “If you don’t do it, someone else will”. In an interview with Imaging Resource, Toshiyuki Terada of Olympus speaks candidly about Sony and Nikon.
Canon’s Chuck Westfall has said the new 4K concept DSLR will be on the market within 12 months. He made the comment in an interview with The Verge magazine. The rear of the camera gives us some other clues – it has a wide 16:9 screen rather than the usual 4:3 or 3:2 screen on normal DSLRs.
Photo by Rob Galbraith Soon the single lens reflex design will be obsolete. Mirrorless technology is the next evolution of the DSLR into a fully electronic camera. An electronic shutter, OLED EVF, better AF and improved video modes all come from mirrorless technology production. So with this in mind it is clear to me the folly of the Nikon 1. Nikon have gimped their future to prop up the past.
Fuji have confirmed to Reuters (via MirrorlessRumors.com) they are to launch a ‘high-end’ interchangeable lens camera, capitalising on the success of their high end X100. Fuji boss Takeshi Higuchi revealed the plans to enter the mirrorless market and said Fuji is aiming to become the third largest camera manufacturer after Canon and Nikon – leap-frogging Sony and Samsung from their current 5th position.
Image from DPReview’s GF3 hands-on – check it out here Panasonic have just announced the GF3 and EOSHD believes it marks the point where customers see through the compact ‘step-up’ Kool-Aid they’ve been sold. Just as in Hollywood after a series of bad 3D movies, customers have had enough.
Pentax are going to release a digital version of the Auto 110, joining the mirrorless party in a way that Pentax boss Mr. Hamada San describes as ‘shining through’. Well, it is certainly different!
We’ve know for a while Nikon have been developing a mirrorless camera. They’ve filed numerous patents for mirrorless technologies, new lenses and a new mount. Now a good source of Mirrorlessrumors.com (run by the guy behind 43rumors.com) says such a camera will use a Sony 24MP CMOS and be released in April and have given the rumour their highest ranking.
Image source: NikonRumors.com EOSHD is in Cologne for Photokina 2010. Images have leaked of a presentation by Nikon, possibly taken from Asia. I believe it shows the answer to Nikon’s Q… are Nikon preparing a mirrorless camera system announcement? Read more on the EOSHD Photokina 2010 live blog
*Diagram and logos for illustration purposes only* Detailed information has just been leaked onto the internet regarding Canon’s mirrorless camera, which right now is posted all over internet forums in Asia. No idea how yet – may be a marketing leak, trying to find more. Due for launch in the second quarter of 2011, Canon’s mirrorless is branded EIS. The first in the series – EIS 60 – is a…
Above: Canon’s Masaya Maeda on far right In line with Nikon, Canon Japan has also now gone on the record about their intentions to create smaller high quality DSLRs. But it’s unlikely to be mirrorless, or as small as the Sony NEX 5.
Nikon patents in Japan have been decoded at NikonRumors.com and relate to (you guessed it) a mirrorless camera system. The system is not APS-C based like the Sony NEX or Samsung NX10 and Nikon are not joining Micro 4/3rd’s. Instead they are set to produce the smallest possible interchangeable lens camera, with 49mm lens barrels (think filter thread size of the Olympus EP1 kit lens).
Nikon’s president has announced that the company are working on a ‘new concept camera’ which will feature improved video capabilities. Makoto Kimura told Bloomberg in an interview yet to be fully published, that the company will introduce a Panasonic GH1 competitor with “enhanced function for video recording” (Makoto’s own words)