Image Quality Comparison: Sony a7R IV vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R

Here is an excellent image quality comparison review between the latest high-res Sony a7R IV vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R cameras.

Sony a7R IVNikon Z7 and Panasonic S1R are all the top full frame mirrorless cameras on the market. Famous photographer Matt Granger has compared the image quality between these three in his video. Check it out! Continue reading “Image Quality Comparison: Sony a7R IV vs Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic S1R”

2019 Mirrorless Camera Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Here are the best 2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Mirrorless Camera deals, sales, discounts and rebates, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica and Sigma.

Black Friday 2019 is on November 29, 2019 and Cyber Monday 2019 is on December 2, 2019. Green Monday is on December 9, 2019.

Mirrorless cameras have been making waves in the photography world in recent years and they have become more and more popular these days. Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Leica and Sigma have joined into the full frame mirrorless camera competition, and more and more photographers will change to get a mirrorless camera instead of a DSLR camera. The 2019 Holiday Shopping Season starts on Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019), and it is definitely the right time to order a mirrorless camera since the price is the lowest ever! – Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Leica and Sigma will release their best deals and big discounts for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 and you can save a lot on the mirrorless camera you want!

Below is a roundup of the best 2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Mirrorless Camera deals & sales from the biggest online retailers.

Sony | Canon | Nikon | Fujifilm | Panasonic | Olympus | Leica | Sigma Continue reading “2019 Mirrorless Camera Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals”

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 & 70-200mm f/2.8 Lenses for L-mount

In addition to the new Panasonic firmware updates, the company also unveiled two new L-mount compatible full frame lenses.  These lenses are the    and . Panasonic also updated the Lumix S L-mount lenses roadmap.

The US price of Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens is $1,497.99, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens is priced at $2,597.99. Both Panasonic L-mount lenses are available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Order now if you are interested. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 & 70-200mm f/2.8 Lenses for L-mount”

Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S & G9

Panasonic has announced a series of new firmware updates for S1, S1R full frame, GH5, GH5s and the G9 MFT cameras.

With this major upgrade Panasonic G9 advances a 10-bit 4:2:2 video capture for 4K at up to 30p and HDMI output of 10-bit 50 and 60p footage. Meanwhile, the GH5S and G9 also gain animal detect autofocus, while both those cameras and the GH5 gain AF-On Near Shift and AF-ON Far Shift options to prioritize near or distant subjects.

New Panasonic firmware updates will be available at the LUMIX Global Customer Support website on November 19, 2019. Continue reading “Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S & G9”

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price, Specs and Availability

Venus Optics announce price, specs and availability of Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens – a compact, approachable and fast lens for exquisite performance.

Retailing for just $149, the Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT is the most affordable lens that manufacturer Venus Optics has ever released.

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 lens provides the equivalent of a 34mm angle of view on a full-frame sensor. The lens houses nine elements in seven groups, and has a seven-blade diaphragm to give a pleasing sunstar rendering. The lens is compact and weighs just 6oz (172g). It has a minimum focus distance of 15cm and comes with a 46mm filter thread. Continue reading “Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price, Specs and Availability”

Sony Unveils the 47MP MFT Sensor that Can Shoot 8K/30p Video

Sony unveiled the details of a new 47MP MFT sensor that can shoot 8K video at 30fps.

Sony’s new IMX492 is a diagonal 23.1mm CMOS image sensor with a colour square pixel array. The multi-aspect sensor will capture 41-megapixel resolution in 4:3 mode or 35 megapixels in 17:9. The new Sony sensor records 8K video in 30p in 17:9 mode, and in 4:3 mode this drops to 25p.

The Sony IMX492 also offers 2.315μm pixel size for both the Bayer and Monochrome sensor version. No further details were provided as to availability and when we may start seeing it in cameras.

This kind of resolution for a MFT sensor is definitely huge and probably for high-end video-centric Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The new image sensor (model name IMX492LQJ) might actually show up in the successor to the Panasonic GH5S which could be named as Panasonic GH6 or the Olympus E-M1 III. Continue reading “Sony Unveils the 47MP MFT Sensor that Can Shoot 8K/30p Video”

Panasonic Lumix S1H now in Stock and Shipping

The new Panasonic Lumix S1H mirrorless camera is now in stock and shipping in the US: $3,997.99 at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon.

The Panasonic Lumix S1H is the world’s first full frame camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K, combining professional-level video quality with the high mobility of a mirrorless camera. Outstanding video recording capability is the greatest feature of the LUMIX S1H, making it a professional tool for high-end film making. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S1H now in Stock and Shipping”

SLR Magic announces 21mm T1.6, 50mm T1.4 ‘MicroPrime’ cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds

SLR Magic has added a pair of Micro Four Thirds (MFT) ‘MicroPrime’ lenses to its cinema lineup: the MicroPrime CINE 21mm T1.6 and the MicroPrime CINE 50mm T1.4.

The MicroPrime CINE 21mm T1.6 is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups and weighs 700g (1.57lbs), while the MicroPrime CINE 50mm T1.4 is constructed of 6 elements in 5 groups with a weight of 630g (1.39lbs). The lenses, which will retail for $599 a piece at authorized retailers, round out SLR’s MFT lineup alongside the 12mm T2.8 and 18mm T2.8.

With the new lenses, SLR Magic’s Cine range for Micro Four Thirds now includes the 12mm T2.8, 18mm T2.8, 21mm T1.6, 25mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.4 optics.  You can buy SLR Magic optics at Adorama. Continue reading “SLR Magic announces 21mm T1.6, 50mm T1.4 ‘MicroPrime’ cine lenses for Micro Four Thirds”

Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 Full-frame Cine Lens

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 is a new cine lens offering an extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and a large image circle of 43.3mm.

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 will be offered in the following lens mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL. The price and availability will be announced shortly. Continue reading “Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 Full-frame Cine Lens”

Panasonic GH6 Camera Might Use Sony 41MP Sensor

According to latest reports the upcoming Panasonic GH6 camera may use the Sony 41MP Sensor [IMX594CQR].

Panasonic is rumored to announce the Lumix GH6 Micro Four Thirds camera sometime in 2020. Earlier Panasonic rumors claims that the upcoming video-centric mirrorless camera is expected to be on display at Photokina 2020 event. Possible release date of the Lumix GH6 should be at CP+ 2021 in February. The rumor mill also claims that there will be three models GH6V, GH6 and GH6X.

Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras Continue reading “Panasonic GH6 Camera Might Use Sony 41MP Sensor”