Canon has completely failed at mirrorless cameras. Meanwhile, competitors like Olympus and Sony have both embraced and excelled at the format, which gives you DSLR quality images in a significantly smaller, and mirror-free body. Canon has languished. Last year it even dragged it’s feet on giving American audiences a…
I’m in the midst of reviewing the new Sony A7r II camera. One of the most pleasant surprises so far? Just how fast autofocus can be with Canon lenses and a Metabones adapter. Watch my video above, and see what an amazing improvement this is from anything that came before.
There is no shortage of high-end mirrorless cameras to choose from these days, and Panasonic is adding one to the bucket with the Lumix GX8. It’s out to capture your attention with 4K video and some advanced technology for keeping your shots stable as hell.
Leica has spent the better part of the last decade peddling one or two great products, flanked by a bunch of overpriced “special editions”, and some re-branded Panasonic cameras (also overpriced). The Leica Q finally brings something new to the table. I spent a weekend with the Q, and here are my thoughts.
Fujifilm has a reputation for making solid retro styled mirrorless cameras, and the latest, the X-T10, takes one of its most popular and high-performance bodies, the X-T1, and scales it down in size and price.
Beautiful retro design. Pro-level controls. So small. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was the mirrorless camera for discerning photographers. Three years later, it's finally getting a update in the form of the new E-M5 Mark II. It provides some welcome improvements in feel and operation, plus a flashy trick or two. Is that…
A good camera system needs lots of lenses, and Sony is taking their full-frame FE system a step forward with some new hunks of glass. We caught a whiff of these last year when Sony first teased them, but now we have a full rundown of pricing and availability.
We recently reviewed the burly Samsung NX1, a rather advanced mirrorless camera that looks like a DSLR. Well, now you can have the same guts in a camera that fits in a jacket pocket!
Small, retro, stylish: the Olympus OM-D EM-5 was one of the first mirrorless cameras to charm discerning photographers. The new E-M5 Mark II brings all that back, plus a wild new mode that magically gives you 40 megapixel images from a 16 megapixel sensor. And that's just one of the improvements.
Samsung sells a crapload of cameras all around the world. But not for pros. At $1500, the new NX1 is the first Samsung cam packing enough power to be taken seriously by photography enthusiasts. It shoots 4K video and fires off super fast 15 frame-per-second bursts. It's a good camera... but maybe not good enough.
We recently did a quick preview of Sony's new A7 Mark II, the brand new revision to last year's full-frame mirrorless camera. Since then I've had a chance to spend significantly more quality time with the Mark II, and am ready to ruminate on what's better and worse on version two.
The recent surprise announcement of Sony's a7 Mark II had people reeling about the first-ever 5-axis in-body stabilization on a full-frame camera. We recently got our meathooks on one of the new cams and wanted to show you just a bit of what it can do before giving it a more comprehensive report.
Last week Sony Japan hit us with a surprise announcement of the A7 Mark II, an upgrade over the popular full-frame mirrorless camera. The initial launch was only for Asia, which left people on this side of the pond a bit confused. Well, we now have pricing and U.S. availability for the new cam that sports wicked…
The thing about software is that it's...soft. Malleable! You can add neato things to it that make products better. Camera makers usually update a device's firmware with bug fixes and supposed "performance increases." Not so with the upcoming December update to Fujfilm's X-T1 mirrorless camera. It's replete with fancy…
Camera geeks are a needy bunch. They all have their opinions and won't hesitate to shout at manufacturers to include their pet requests. But that doesn't mean all those requests are good ideas. Here are five commonly desired camera features that are better left to the trash heap of design.
Sony's trio of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7, a7r, and a7s, are wonderfully capable machines. Unfortunately there just aren't that many native lenses to choose from. Today, a new super-wide zoom enters the fold that will hopefully make these slick bodies more appealing, with some primes on the way.
Last year's Panasonic GM1 was an absolutely tiny camera with interchangeable lenses. It seemed like a curious design, because once you changed lens from the kit pancake to a normal-sized lens, it turned out to be not-so-tiny anymore. That hasn't stopped Panasonic from pushing out a similarly small follow-up, the…
How do you upgrade a camera that everyone already loves when you don't really have much new technology to stuff inside? With Fujifilm's x100t, the latest iteration of the classic-styled fixed-lens shooter, the answer is to buff out some minor flaws, add maybe a feature or two, and of course, a whole new letter: "t."
While ultra high definition video—you know it better as 4K—has been making steady inroads among the pro ranks for years, it hasn't yet hit with the masses. The Panasonic Lumix GH4 wants to prove that the ability to capture 4K video is something every shooter needs, whether they own an 85-inch 4K TV or not.