Leica has announced the Q3, price tag $59995, a full-frame compact camera with a fast Summilux lens and Triple-Resolution Technology. Check availability at Adorama, B&HPhoto and Amazon.
Leica Q3 features a newly developed BSI-CMOS sensor with a resolution of either 60MP, 36MP or 18MP. The Leica Q3 uses the entire size of the sensor when shooting at each resolution, with a native sensitivity range from ISO 50 on up to 100,000.
The Triple-Resolution sensor is paired with Leica’s latest Maestro Series processor. The new Leica camera also boasts a hybrid AF system with both phase detection and contrast autofocus.
Not traditionally known for video, Leica has also given the Q3 some powerful tools for filmmakers. The camera can record C8K and 8K video at up to 30p, C4K and 4K video at up to 60p and Full HD at up to 120p. The Leica Q3 records both MP4 and MOV files and uses the h.264, h.265 and Apple ProRes codecs.
On the front of the Leica Q3 is a fast Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH fixed lens, which allows you to focus on subjects from as close as 17cm thanks to an integrated macro mode. The lens also allows users to zoom digitally to focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm. What’s more, it incorporates Leica Perspective Control and Leica Dynamic Range to finesse your images.
Other features include a tilting 3-inch, 1.843k-dot touchscreen and a 5.760k-dot EVF. In continuous shooting mode you can shoot at up to 15fps, while the Leica Q3’s electronic shutter allows for shutter speeds as fast as 1/16,000sec.
Leica Q3 Key specifications:
60MP full-frame sensor
28mm F1.7 Summilux stabilized lens
Crops to 35, 50, 70 and 90mm (39, 19, 8 and 6MP)
5.76M dot OLED EVF with 0.79x magnification
3″ tilt touchscreen LCD with 1.8 million dots
Native ISO range of 50-100,000
Hybrid autofocus (PDAF + contrast AF with DFD)
8K video capture in UHD or DCI ratios up to 30p (H.265)
Apple ProRes 422HQ support for 1080p video capture up to 60p
AI-assisted perspective control and dynamic range tools for JPEG mode
Sony has announced the ZV-1 Mark II vlogging compact camera built around a 20MP Type 1 (13.2 x 8.8mm) Stacked CMOS sensor and an 18-50mm equivalent F1.8-4.0 lens. The US price for ZV-1 II is $899, you can check pre-order options at B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama. The release date for Sony ZV-1 II is in June 2023.
Sony has made a major announcement, revealing that they will unveil a brand new vlogging camera on May 23rd at 10:00 EDT. Sony ZV-1 Successor Vlogging Camera to be Announced on May 23rd.
Interestingly, the teaser image for the Vlog camera has remained the same, leading many to wonder if this is a successor to the popular ZV-1 that will be announced at the end of May. But rumors suggest that the company has plans to unveil the “a6700″ in the summer, which has left some fans scratching their heads.
Canon is rumored to announce a new PowerShot V10 vlog camera next week. The price of the Canon PowerShot V10 will be $429.
The upcoming Canon PowerShot V10 camera is expected to be officially announced on Thursday, May 11th, and will be available in two stylish color options – black and silver.
Notably, this price point is considerably lower than Sony’s “ZV-1” model, which is priced at $748, and is close to the “ZV-1F” model, which costs $498. It remains to be seen whether the PowerShot V10 will feature a 1-inch sensor and a wide-angle single focus lens like the ZV-1F or will offer a new concept entirely.
The newly announced Sony ZV-E1 is now available for pre-order in US B&Hphoto, Amazon, Adorama. The camera body costs $2,198 and with 28-60mm lens kit for $2,498.
Sony ZV-E1 currently is one of the best selling cameras in the world. Due to the high demands and the short supply, Sony ZV-E1 will be out of stock everywhere for almost several weeks, even for several months. Here is a pre-order/in stock /availability tracker for Sony ZV-E1: Continue reading “Sony ZV-E1 In Stock / Availability Tracker”
Canon is teasing a new vlog camera for May 11th. Canon already has a patent for a vlog camera. Here are the details.
Canon has recently released a mysterious teaser page on their official website that suggests they will be unveiling new Vlog-related products on May 11, 2023. Although the details of the product remain unknown, the teaser page provides some clues about what we can expect from the new release.
The page features the message “New Possibilities of Vlog” accompanied by a visually striking image that appears to be a camera designed for small and lightweight Vlogs. The shape of the product suggests that it will be housed in a compact body, but beyond that, there is little information to go on. The image hints at a design that is different from conventional compact digital cameras such as the Sony ZV-1. The body is vertically long, resembling a GoPro camera, and it may have a grip-type design suitable for taking selfies.
Ricoh announces standalone version of its GR III Diary Edition premium compact camera. The new standalone version includes just the camera, with a retail price of $1,019.95. In the US the new “Diary” edition will be available in late April – check Adorama, Amazon, and B&H.
The GR III features a 24-megapixel APS-C image sensor and 28mm f/2.8 equivalent lens. The Diary Edition added a new negative film image control mode, new display features, and usability improvements. These new features are available on standard GR III and GR IIIx cameras via a firmware update released in late January. Continue reading “Ricoh announces RICOH GR III Diary Edition”