Best Photo Gear of 2019 : TIPA Awards

Best photo gear of 2019 presented by the Technical Imaging Press Association. TIPA has announced the winners of its 2019 awards honoring the best products in the photography industry in 2019.

TIPA WORLD AWARDS both recognize and honour industry companies and their products and serve as an important benchmark and guide for consumers in making their purchasing decisions. Here are some of the best photo gears of 2019 selected by TIPA members. Continue reading “Best Photo Gear of 2019 : TIPA Awards”

Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras Support DUAL IS and Lens VR Test

Here is a good demonstration of the IBIS or Vibration Reduction on the Nikon Z series mirrorless camera. You can watch the Nikon Z6 & Nikon Z7 IBIS image stabilization test and lens VR demo with FTZ adapter below.  Continue reading “Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras Support DUAL IS and Lens VR Test”

Nikon Z6 Review for Cinematography

Is the Nikon Z6 capable of recording cinematic videos? How does it compare to the BMPCC 4K, Sony a7S II and Panasonic GH5?

What lenses are best for video, and is N-log worth it? Find out in wolfcrow‘s comprehensive real-world review of the Nikon Z6 or cinematography.

Free Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter on Nikon Z6: $1,996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “Nikon Z6 Review for Cinematography”

Nikon Z6 Sensor Review: “One of the best-performing full-frame 24MP BSI-CMOS sensors”

DxOMark has published the Nikon Z6  sensor review. According to the test results the 24.5 BSI-CMOS sensor on the Nikon Z6 achieves an overall DxOMark score of 95 points (just 1 point behind the Sony a7 III), making it one of the best-performing full-frame 24MP BSI-CMOS sensors. Continue reading “Nikon Z6 Sensor Review: “One of the best-performing full-frame 24MP BSI-CMOS sensors””

Sony a9, Sony a7III, Sony a6400, Fujifilm X-T3, Canon EOS R, and Nikon Z6 Eye AF Test Comparison

Here is an interesting eye AF test comparison between the Canon EOS R, Fuji X-T3, Nikon Z6, Sony a9, a7 III and a6400 cameras.

Sony a9: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a7III: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a6400: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm X-T3: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Nikon Z7: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Nikon Z6: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Canon EOS R: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama Continue reading “Sony a9, Sony a7III, Sony a6400, Fujifilm X-T3, Canon EOS R, and Nikon Z6 Eye AF Test Comparison”

Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500

Nikon has announced more details of firmware in development for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 cameras.

As previously reported, firmware is being planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May.

You might familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. Another significant upcoming feature is the ability to output ProRes RAW video to an Atomos Ninja V. This would make the  and  the first stills/video hybrid cameras to support RAW video output. Check out the details below. Continue reading “Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500”

Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 released

Nikon has released new firmware updates for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras.

Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 firmware updates fixes several issues. The previously announced major firmware that will add Eye AF, RAW video support, CFexpress support to Z series is expected later.

Here are the list of changes with download links. Continue reading “Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 released”

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”

Best XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7

Best XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7. Here are the top recommended XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras. Both Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 mirrorless cameras have a single XQD card slot that supports XQD 2.0 and 1.0 cards.

Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras can shoot 4K videos and full HD footage at up to 120fps. The XQD cards are much faster than SD cards, and you will need a fast XQD card if you like shooting videos with Nikon Z6 & Z7 mirrorless cameras. Continue reading “Best XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7”

Nikon to add Eye AF, Raw video and CFexpress support to Z6 and Z7 Cameras

Nikon has announced that new firmware update for Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras is coming soon. The new firmware will add Eye AF, RAW video support, CFexpress support to Z series Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras. Continue reading “Nikon to add Eye AF, Raw video and CFexpress support to Z6 and Z7 Cameras”