As we know the popularity of Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras are continuously increasing since 2013. In the earliest of 2014, the company launched the weather-sealed X-mount camera – Fujifilm X-T1. Hence today we come through a series of Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras including Fujifilm X-T1, X-Pro1, X-E2, X-E1, X-M1, X-A1. Also there are a total of 36 X-mount lenses for Fuji mirrorless cameras.
Now the company Fujfiilm USA has decided to release the firmware update of Fujifilm X-T1 on 29th June, 2015. Hence the users can download the firmware from the mentioned date.
According to the latest rumors surfaced over the web, the upcoming Nikon D5 camera will have native ISO range of 102,400, currently the Nikon D4s camera have ISO standard ISO range of 25600 and expandable ISO range of 409,600…The upcoming Nikon D5 will also get a 2 or 3 stop increment in expandable ISO range, so you can easily calculate that the D5 DSLR may have Expandable ISO range of 1638400, …Not only Nikon D5, Sony is also planning to introduce the new generation A7S II camera and according to latest Rumors Canon will also announce 1DX Mark II camera is Q4 of 2015 or Q1 of 2016. All these flagship camera will have expandable ISO range varying between 819200 or 1638400…
now take a look at the rumored specification of the Nikon D5 DSLR
New 20MP FX sensor
173 Autofocus points
Native high ISO of 102,400
Body design similar to the D4s
Announcement expected in late 2015 or in early 2016.
If the rumored specification is true, than the upcoming D5 will clearly create a new world record for low-light sensitivity and your flagship camera will allow you to capture crisp and sharp images even in moonless night
We are doing a specification comparison here take a look at the major difference between both the camera…
Canon PowerShot G3 X vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Specification Comparison Table.
Sensor: Both the camera features almost same sensor and same resolution but the technologies inside the sensor is different, the Sony RX10 uses Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and on the other hand the Canon uses CMOS sensor (of RX100 M3 camera).
with the help a new sensor’s design that utilizes a stacked CMOS image sensor with a DRAM chip and backside-illuminated technology, the RX10 will sure give you neat image (without noise at higher ISO settings).
Lens: The Canon G3X have 25X Optical zoom and RX10 is limited to 8.3X optical zoom only, the major advtange of the RX10 camera is constant aperture range of the camera, the RX10 offers you fixed F2.8 aperture throught the zoom range on the other hand the Canon 25X optical zoom lens have variable aperture starting from 2.8-5.6, the constant aperture will sure give you more DOF in RX10 images when used at longer focal length compared to Canon.
The Sony RX10 features better close-up range compared to the Canon G3X (5cm vs 3cm), a better macro mode allow you to go more closer to the subject with losing the focus of the camera.
Auto focus system: Both the camera features same contrast based AF system, however the Canon have more dense AF points compared to Sony.
Continuous shooting speed: Despite of having same resolution as of G3X camera the Sony RX10 features blazing fast continuous shooting speed of 14fps on the other hand the Canon G3X camera is limited to 5.5fps only,
Thanks to the introduction of DRAM chip is integrated into the sensor, and combined with the BINOZ X processor, it allows for fast readout speeds directly from the sensor, with the help of the new technology the burst shooting touched a new height of up to 14 fps, and now you can use maximum physical shutter speed of 1/3200 sec and a maximum electronic shutter speed of 1/32000 sec.
The Sony RX10 gives a prefect place for thumb-grip and button layout are more perfectly designed compared to Canon, the other major advantage is the presence of XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder on the rear side of the camera.
4K Video: The RX10 can shoot 4K (30/24fps) videos Up to 29 Minutes, the Canon G3X is limited to Full HD (60p) video mode only… while recording the videos you can use the full optical zoom and fulltime AF support of both the camera.
Verdict: From specification comparison review it is very clear that Canon G3X is offering us more optical zoom lens on the other hand the Sony RX10 II features bright optical zoom lens with F2.8 aperture, that will give us better color and contrast with more DOF when used at longer focal length, the camera also features newly developed DRAM memory (buffer) Chip on the rear side of the sensor to increase the data transfer speed exponentially that help to to achieve continuous shooting speed of 15fps and also able capture 4K without an issue.
We highly recommend you to go with Sony RX10 II, It’s and all-rounder camera and recommend for still and video shooters and if you are a still shooter and need more zoom lens and DOF / continuous shooting speed isn’t a issue for than you should go with Canon G3X
A new EF-S Lens patent surfaced over the web that shows Canon 20mm F2.8 STM Lens details, from the name it is very clear that the upcoming lens will have Step drive motor to enable fast and silent Auto Focusing,
Take a look at the details below translated via google –
Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature
Take a look a the HIGH ISO test of both the camera, (ignore the glare due to bad lighting), at the end it is very clear that both camera is producing almost same image quality due to the presence of same image sensor inside it, however the XT-10 is an affordable version of the X-T1 camera and if you are planning to buy the X-T1 and don’t need weather sealing feature than you must buy the X-T10 and save some bucks for better lenses.
In-body five-axis image stabilization works incredibly well for photos.
The ergonomics are great. It fits well in your hand thanks to the beefy grip and is an all-around positive experience carrying it.
The new forward-angled DSLR-like shutter button feels excellent to use.
There are plentiful customizable buttons on the body.
The all metal lens mount keeps the lenses feeling stiff and non-wobbly when mounted, a problem that some of the original Sony a7 and Sony a7R bodies have.
Favorable price compared to the other cameras in the Sony a7 line.
Imagine resource also reviews the Sony A7II camera, take a look at the key points below…
Superb JPEG image quality at low to moderate ISOs
Excellent sharpness with few sharpening artifacts
Very good dynamic range
Very good high ISO performance, particularly in RAW files
Excellent 5-axis image stabilization
IS capabilities with nearly any lens, native or otherwise
IS is great for stationary, handheld video
Improved handgrip and ergonomics
Improved start-up speed
Stronger, all-metal lens mount and flange from A7S
AF, particularly continuous AF, felt fast and was usable for fast-paced subjects in real-world testing
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
50Mbps XAVC S format video
1080/60p or 24p clean HDMI output (4:2:2 8-bit)
Simultaneous HDMI out + internal recording to memory card
Very good print quality results
The Sony A7II also received sliver award from dpreview
The Sony a7 II, as stand-alone product, is very impressive. It offers a good 24MP sensor, in a smaller-than-a-DSLR package, with robust image stabilization, an articulating screen, a very high-res EVF/ LCD, plus a host of incredibly useful video features. Custom buttons and dials are also plentiful, AF accuracy is good, and it can even subject track with a reasonable degree of success.
Sony A7 II Sample Videos
Sony A7II Video with Leica 90mm Summicron R
Sony Alpha A7II Video Test
Here is a handheld 1080p / 60p, 50 Mbps XAVC video shot with the Sony A7II and the Zeiss FE 24-70 f4.
Sony A7II hand held footage testing stabilization
Handheld footage from the Sony A7II using manual lenses so effectively only getting 3-axis stabilisation rather than 5-axis that the camera is capable of. These tests are shot on boats, motorbikes and on the street to show how the camera may be used handheld without a tripod.
Images captured via Sony A7 II camera
Nicolamaiani – Yes, I did. Via ALL kit Nikon and Sony go with a new outfit . It was not an easy choice, or because I always took with Nikon, or because the Mirrorless Fullframe have little more than a year on the shoulders, but since the machines would arrive due to change anyway because at the end of life, I said, “why not change the system? New season, new system “. So here is that I have taken 2 Sony A7 II , the 55mm f1.8 Zeiss FE and the brand new 28mm f2.0 Sony FE (which I received on the day before the wedding). Here I added 2 flash Yongnuo YN-560 MKIII and their commander, the Yongnuo YN-560tx . And with that I went for my first marriage weblog Sony.
It’s not often I see a Sony on the photo pit, but this report was completely done with a Sony A7 II. Check it out if you may! (image captured by Marco Trigo – Photographer at PT jornal) Translated webpage of PT Jornal is here
Which camera should you buy, newly announced Canon G3X camera or Canon G1X Mark II camera, take a look at the detailed specification comparison review below and share your thoughts with us….
Canon PowerShot G3 X vs. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specification Comparison Table.
Sensor: The canon GX3 X camera features 20 MP 1″ sensor and the Canon G1X Mark II features 12 MP 1.5″ sensor, that clearly means that the photo diodes of the Canon G1X Mark II are big compared to the Canon G3X camera, large photodiodes collects more light and in-return you get better low-light images.
But both the sensors are bit different, the Canon G1X Mark II camera is build by Canon itself and Canon G3X sensor is developed by Sony, (same sensor as of RX100 M3).
Lens: The Canon G3X features a 25X optical zoom lens on the other hand the Canon G1X Mk II limited to 5X optical zoom lens only, the other noticeable difference is the aperture range of both the camera, the Canon G1X Mark II features bright optical zoom lens F2.0 – F3.9 on the other hand the ISO range of the G3X is limited to F2.8-F5.9, however we have to keep in mind the G3X has more lens elements inside it compared to the Canon G1X MK II camera.
More ISO Range – Despite of having small sensor and more resolution the Canon G3X offers more ISO range, so we do expect that Canon G3X will perform better under low-light condition. However we will publish high ISO test images of both the camera as soon as they became available.
Both camera features Hybrid image stabilization, the system selects from Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system selects from Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Active Tripod IS modes.
Auto-focus system – Both the compact camera features same type of contrast based AF system with 31 AF points.
Fast Continuous shooting speed in G3X – The Canon G3X not only features more resolution but it also features bit more continuous shooting speed. So if you are a sports shooter and need a compact camera than for sure the Canon G3X is best for you since it offers you more optical zoom, ISO range and burst rate.
Canon G3X can shoot Full HD Video @ 60fps on the other hand the Canon G1X Mark II camera is limited to 30fps only while recording the video, the optical zoom will sure help you to get closer to
Dust- and water-resistant – Canon G3X is the first Canon G Series compact camera to feature weather resistance sealing, the camera G1X Mk II doesn’t have such type of sealing. The weather sealing let you free to use your compact without worrying about outdoor weather condition.
Verdict: I will pick Canon G3X as clear winner, since the camera features more optical zoom, more ISO range and and bit fast continuous shooting speed… we highly recommend you to buy Canon G3X camera.
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