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CES 2017: Fujifilm XP120 is an affordable rugged compact camera
Fujifilm has not been so active at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Either way, an actual novelty, besides new colors for the X-Pro2 and X-T2 mirrorless cameras, is FinePix XP120. This is a weatherproof fixed-lens camera that is compact, lightweight, and, even better, affordable. Check it out in this article!
Panasonic GH5 release date, price, and specs announced at CES 2017
It is that time of the year again: the Consumer Electronics Show has begun and digital camera makers have joined the event in order to show off their latest products. We are starting with Panasonic, as the company has just introduced the world’s first mirrorless camera that supports 4K 60p/50p videos.
Sony HX350 bridge camera becomes official with 50x optical zoom lens
This is usually a quiet period for the digital imaging world when it comes to official announcements. The end of the year is approaching, so everybody seems to be on vacation. However, it appears that Sony never sleeps, as the manufacturer has just introduced the Cyber-shot HX350 superzoom bridge camera.
Sony A6500 announced with 5-axis IBIS and touchscreen
Sony has just introduced a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It is unclear why it was not revealed at the Photokina 2016 event, but the A6500 is here now and it offers several improvements compared to its predecessor, the A6300. Here is what you need to know about the upcoming camera!
Sony RX100 V is world’s fastest autofocusing compact camera
After introducing the A6500 mirrorless camera, Sony has revealed the RX100 V compact camera. It features the world’s fastest autofocusing system, world’s fastest continuous shooting mode, and world’s highest number of focus points in a compact camera. Check out the remainder of its specifications in this article!
Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format camera development confirmed
We can finally set aside the doubts that Fujifilm is working on a medium format camera. The device is real, is digital, and is coming to a store near you in early 2017. Fujifilm GFX 50S is its name and it has been confirmed at the Photokina 2016 event along with six G-mount medium format lenses.
GoPro introduces Hero 5 Black and Session action cameras
As expected, GoPro has unveiled the next-generation Hero cameras this fall. The brand new shooters are called Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session. The former is the flagship, while the latter is the smaller version. Both share similar specifications and will be released on the market at the beginning of October 2016.
GoPro Karma revealed as much more than a drone
It has been a long time since the first rumors regarding a GoPro-made drone. Well, the quadcopter is finally official. As confirmed in December 2015 by the company itself, the drone is called Karma. The quadcopter will ship alongside plenty of things, which are necessary to ensure a fun and easy flying experience.
Olympus E-M1 Mark II unveiled with 4K and 50MP high-res mode
Just like the rumor mill predicted, the Olympus E-M1 Mark II has been announced at Photokina 2016. The mirrorless camera is capable of recording 4K videos and capturing 50-megapixel high-res shots thanks to a new 20.4-megapixel image sensor coupled with a new TruePic VIII processor and an in-body 5-axis image stabilization technology.
Stylish Olympus E-PL8 camera appeals to selfie enthusiasts
Olympus has announced a great deal of products at the world’s biggest digital imaging trade fair. Among them, we can find the entry-level PEN E-PL8, a mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor and a design that reminds us of premium shooters. The E-PL8 is both compact and lightweight, while its specs list is not too shabby.
Sony A99 II A-mount camera revealed at Photokina 2016
It is finally here! We are happy to announce that Sony has a new A-mount flagship camera. It consists of the A99 II, which replaces the A99 with a new higher-megapixel sensor, 4K video recording, and in-body image stabilization system. The new camera has been unveiled at Photokina 2016 and we have the most important details for you!
Panasonic confirms Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera development
Panasonic has announced that it is working on a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera. The company confirmed that the Lumix GH5 is real at Photokina 2016. Additionally, we have some details about its availability as well as its specifications. Find out all the official tidbits in this article!
Photokina 2016: Panasonic LX10 compact camera announced
Panasonic continues its press event with the introduction of the Lumix LX10 compact camera. The latest addition to the LX-series is the first to feature a 1-inch-type sensor. There plenty of other useful features available in the LX10, including WiFi and a touchscreen, but we will let you discover them inside the article.
Panasonic G85 camera sets new value for money standard
Panasonic has just announced one of the most impressive cameras of recent times. The list of specs is long, but the specs we have seen before. However, what is surprising is the price. It is called G85 (or G80 in some markets) and will definitely take you by surprise. Find out everything about it on Camyx!
Panasonic FZ2500 is every videographer’s dream bridge camera
There is no doubt that Panasonic loves videographers and they feeling is likely mutual. The company was among the first to support the 4K standard in consumer photography and now it is stepping up a notch by adding plenty of pro-grade video features in the Lumix FZ2500, a bridge camera announced at Photokina 2016.
Official: Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera unveiled
Canon has introduced three new products in a single day. As the Photokina 2016 even is approaching, more digital imaging products are being launched and the EOS M5 mirrorless camera, EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM all-round zoom lens, and EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM telephoto zoom lens are the latest of them.
Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2 lenses announced
If you have a full-frame Canon or Nikon DSLR, then you will be happy to hear that Zeiss has introduced three new premium manual focus lenses. All of them are prime models that will join the Milvus family this October. Without much further ado, here is what you need to know about the Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2 lenses!
Canon 5D Mark IV finally official along with two lenses
The Canon 5D Mark IV saga is over now. The story has been dragged for so long that many people thought that this day will never come. Well, the DSLR is here and it is packing a lot of must-have features. Sitting beside it, there are two new L-series lenses, which will be released one month after the new 5D Mark IV.
Fujifilm X-A3 and XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens revealed
Following the recent rumors, the Fujifilm X-A3 entry-level mirrorless camera has been announced officially along with the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR wide-angle prime lens. Both products will be on-display at the Photokina 2016 event and they will be released on the market this fall.
Nikon D3400 DSLR unveiled with SnapBridge technology
It is that time of the year again! Official announcements are starting to pour in as we are approaching the biennial Photokina event. After introducing a 105mm lens in late July, Nikon follows up with the new D3400 DSLR and four new lenses. Here is what you must know about them!
Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens becomes official
Samyang has taken the wraps off of a couple of new optics. The 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens is now official for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, the other lens is actually the cine version of the same product. Both are coming this September and they promise to deliver great image quality and versatility.