First Panasonic LUMIX S1 Unboxing Video

Here is the first Panasonic LUMIX S1 unboxing video.  Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to.

Also here is an additional coverage of the Panasonic S cameras. Continue reading “First Panasonic LUMIX S1 Unboxing Video”

Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video

Here is a test video between the Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 cameras. The new LUMIX S1R and S1 Micro Four Thirds cameras, uses the same Depth from Defocus AF system. On the other hand Nikon Z6 features 273 Phase AF points based Fullframe Sensor.

Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to. The camera’s AF Tracking mode has been updated, too. It now tracks whatever is under the focus point when you half-press (or AF-On) and then reverts to your original AF area when you release. Continue reading “Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video”

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens Reviews

The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM lens is a super-fast zoom for R-series full-frame mirrorless system.

This durable, weather-sealed Canon lens features UD lens elements as well as Air Sphere, Super Spectra and fluorine coatings. It has a nine-blade aperture, 39cm (15″) minimum focus distance and uses 95mm filters.

Additionally, unique to RF lenses, this 28-70mm incorporates a configurable Control Ring for intuitively adjusting exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens – $2,999 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama Continue reading “Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens Reviews”

Sony A6400 Reviews, Videos

Sony has announced its first new APS-C format camera in quite a while, let’s take a look at the first A6400 reviews and videos.

Sony α6400 boasts an impressive autofocus system and advanced Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking technologies.

Here are some first impressions, videos published online for Sony a6400  camera.  Continue reading “Sony A6400 Reviews, Videos”

Tony Northrup Compares Panasonic S Cameras with Lumix GH5

As you know Panasonic positioned the Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R  cameras for professional still shooters who might dabble a bit in video. So both models are not  video centric and clearly not a successor to the GH5.

Even the Panasonic S1 and S1R targeted for mainly still photograhp, Tony Northrup compares the Panasonic S cameras with Lumix GH5 and says the GH5 is a much better choice for video. Check it out! Continue reading “Tony Northrup Compares Panasonic S Cameras with Lumix GH5”

First Reviews of Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens

Here are the first reviews of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens.  This ultra-wide lens is a great addition to the  range line-up.

The NIKKOR Z 1430mm f/4 S is a wide-angle 1430mm zoom lens featuring smooth quiet autofocus and top-notch image quality and sharpness.

The US price is $1,296.95 and it will be released on April 30, 2019. Now the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens is available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Continue reading “First Reviews of Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens”

Olympus E-M1X video features review

Dpreview posted a video review of the Olympus E-M1X camera about its video features. While Olympus isn’t known for the video features on its cameras, the OM-D EM1X is the company’s most advanced model.

Most video features of Olympus E-M1X are unchanged from the E-M1 II. There’s a new ability to change autofocus points during video capture using a dedicated joystick control, and a new maximum frame rate of 120 fps for Full HD or HD capture. You can shoot 4K video (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second, and Full HD or HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 or 120 frames per second. Continue reading “Olympus E-M1X video features review”

Additional Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R Coverage

Here is an additional post announcement coverage of the  Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full frame mirrorless cameras. You can find information about the samples images, hands-on reviews, first impressions and videos.

Along with Panasonic full frame mirrorless cameras, there are three new lenses : . Panasonic also updated the Lumix S L-mount lenses roadmap. Check it out.  Continue reading “Additional Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R Coverage”

Videos : New AI Tracking For Sony a6400 and a9 Firmware Update

With the Sony A6400 announcement, the company also unveiled that its next-generation AI-based tracking features are also coming to existing cameras via a firmware update. Remember the Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey’s 2-minute video showing its impressive features video.

Real-time Tracking will be showing up in the a6400 first when it lands in February 2019. It’ll then make its way into the Sony a9 through the free v5.0 firmware update that’s scheduled for March 2019.

There are some videos showing off Sony’s new AF system on the a9. These are also small indicators how fast will be the Sony a9 II. Check it out ! Continue reading “Videos : New AI Tracking For Sony a6400 and a9 Firmware Update”

Canon EOS R vs Sony A7 III vs Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z7 – Video Autofocus Comparison

Here is the video autofocus comparison of the Canon EOS R vs Sony A7 III vs Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z7 cameras.

Max Yuryev compared the high ISO and the continuous autofocus in video mode shooting 4K and 1080P 120FPS between Canon EOS R vs Sony A7 III vs Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z7 cameras. Continue reading “Canon EOS R vs Sony A7 III vs Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon Z7 – Video Autofocus Comparison”