The recently announced Panasonic GX8 camera , the camera features newly developed sensor and world first camera to feature DUAL IS system, the camera features built-in image 5-axis stabilization system and also utilizes the lens IS correction mechanism.
Take a look at the sample videos captured with Panasonic GX8, the first video 4K video is captured with a pre-production camera and the next one is uploaded by Panasonic itself,
Daniel Berehulak, a world-renowned award-winning photojournalist, travelled to Cuba with new LUMIX DMC-GX8 to document an evolving culture and society going through significant social, political and economic change. This is a part of his journey recorded with GX8 in 4K.
You can also enjoy photos shot by him and the behind-the-scenes with shooting impression of GX8.
We have published Canon 35mm lens rumor earlier also, the 35mm lens is rumored to arrive soon, Now we have the latest information via CR that the Canon’s EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens will be announced on 14th August, 2015. It is expected that it will be available at the cost of $1,899 which will be more than its predecessor Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L by $400.
Take a look at the rumored specification of the upcoming lens
Dust & Weather Sealing
All the latest coatings
Longer than the current version
Smaller diameter than the current version
Smaller filter thread
New hood design
It is expected that its fast maximum aperture of F1.4 will be definitely very useful for portrait shooters as well as street photographers, the lens is prefect for everyday shooting. The confirmed specification will be known after its announcement, so wait for few days.
Is DSLR is really required when you want to create a Youtube video to run your own channel ? the answer is no, even today’s small and affordable camera are enough to fullfill all your requirement. Our editors created recommended camera list, these camera are delicately made for youtube purpose .. take a look
Canon N100 is a handcrafted social media camera for young and story telling generation, the camera features Dual capture mode that captures the scene or product from front camera and with photographer face from rear camera at the same time to create a prefect product review video or a detailed journalism report.
The camera features 12 Megapixel CMOS High sensitivity CMOS sensor combined Digic 6 image processor captures excellent image and videos. The camera has built-in 5X optical zoom that can easily used while recording video with fulltime AF support, One-Click video button is also present, so just put it and press it for creating your own videos, advance sharing features us also available so you can share your files easily or shoot clips and videos from a distance with your smartphone (via NFC)
Sony HX90V features Full HD Video recording and features XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 codes, you also get 30X optical zoom paired with 18.2 megapixel backside illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with a BIONZ X image processor, the amazingly fast Bionz X image processor can capture Full resolution files up to 10 frames per second, with an ultra-fast shutter lag of Approx. 0.008 sec. . The camera also have built in 5-axis sensor shift image stabilization that will never let you capture any blurry images, the 3 inch (921k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display that rotates up approx. 180°. Easily frame for selfies and creating videos.
We have already seen a bunch of announcement this year, take a look at the list of camera that may arrive in late August and September 2015,
1. Sony A6000 Successor – As rumored earlier the Sony A7000 announcement was expected back on March 2015, but due to some technical issue the announcement was delayed, now it is rumored to arrive on August or September. The camera is rumored to feature 24 Megapixel CMOS sensor and on sensor HDR technology by having a 15.5 stops of dynamic range, it’s the highest dynamic range ever achieved by the Sony E-mount camera yet. For more detailed rumored specification click here
2. The next for sure camera in the arrival list is Canon 150D / SL2, the Canon 150D and SL2 announcement is overdue and the camera is rumored to arrive in September 2015. According to the rumored specification of the camera the upcoming Canon 150D/ SL2 will carry a 24.2 Megapixel CMOS HYBRID CMOS III AF sensor, the old 19 point AF system will remain alive inside the rebel DSLR , the camera will remain limited to Full HD video recording. The company is also working on fixed mirror DSLR without and OVF, we don’t know at the moment Canon will bring out this technology (May be with or without Rebel SL2 / 150D), however one thing is sure that the Canon SL2 camera will again break the record of world smallest DSLR.
3. Canon 5D Mark IV – Again we have a Canon camera in the list, the Canon 5D Mark IV expected arrival date is coming closer day by day, I am actually bit tired of reading non–reliable rumors every day in my email and everywhere on web, Take a look at the list of possible specification floating over the web..a total of three random core specification floating over the web, those starts from a 18 MP fullframe sensor to 24 MP FF sensor and finally ends on a 28 MP FF sensor. But according to the last & latest rumored specification I have published is taken from a forum and published by senior member, according to him Canon will announce two different models of Canon 5D Camera in near feature : –
Canon 5DX – Sports oriented photography, fast AF system, low resolution sensor for fast continuous shooting speed and optimized lowlight performance.
Canon 5DXs – S stands for Studio-work not sensitivity ?, Leaked specification says the camera will feature a 28Megapixel CMOS Sensor and advance AF system, dedicated to studiographers.
4. Canon 1DX Mark II – On June 14th 2015 we have published a detailed information related to Canon 1DX Mark II Rumor, The most important part of the rumor was the line ” The EOS 5D Mark IV will come after the EOS-1D X Mark II announcement.”, however no more information related to 1DX successor available after that day.
5. Nikon Coolpix A II – Nikon coolpix A update is overdue and the camera is expected to arrive soon, according to latest rumors the published online the coolpix A 18 MP sensor will be upgraded to 24MP DX format sensor.
5.5 Nikon P8000 – Nikon is also rumored to announce 1″ sensor based compact camera Nikon P8000, the expected time span of arrival is September 2015 and will update you soon as we get any new information.
6. Sony A99II – Sony A99II camera is scheduled to arrive in September 2015, the camera has internal 4K recording and will also feature newly developed fullframe CMOS sensor, New kit lenses coming along with the Sony A99 II camera, these are new 24-105mm f/4.0 lens and a new Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 SSM.
7. Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Fujifilm X-Pro2 is rumored to feature same sensor as of Sony A7000 camera,.. We also think the news is correct since Fuji is unable bring new version of X-Trans sensor from 2013. We expect the camera will arrive inQ1 of 2016.
The Nikon recently announced lenses now in stock, the 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED Lens, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED Lens, AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED Lens shipping started already, Now its your turn to buy the lens.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED Lens – Amazon.com | B&H Store |
(Amazon – In stock on July 25, 2015)
Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR – Available at Amazon | B&H Store
(Amazon – In stock on July 25, 2015)
Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX N lens – Available at Amazon | B&H Store
Panasonic shoot-first focus later camera rumor was actually a new ‘Post Focus’ technology for LUMIX cameras, the technology is ready to be implemented in the Panasonic recently announced Panasonic GX8 and FZ300 camera via a firmware update, however the exact date of firmware announcement is not known, it may arrive on Q4 of 2015 or Q1 of 2016.
The lens of the camera will quickly focus on the 50 different AF points of the scene and will compose it in single shot, the camera will use 4K mode to compose single image by conserving 50 different AF area of the scene, This is particularly effective for landscapes and macro photography.
More details at Press Release –
Panasonic develops new ‘Post Focus’ technology for LUMIX Cameras
New ‘Post Focus’ Technology enables areas of a photograph to be in-focus AFTER shooting
Panasonic is developing new ‘Post Focus’ technology for LUMIX cameras to expand creativity by enabling users to easily select their preferred in-focus area from their images, and create a number of different pictures from a single shot.
The new ‘Post Focus’ mode will work in conjunction with the capabilities of Panasonic’s high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) autofocus technology, and 4K Photo mode, which allows 4K Burst shooting for up to 30 frames per second continuously for up to 30 minutes.
When ‘Post Focus’ mode is set, the camera quickly shifts the lens to set focus on approximately 50 areas. After taking the shot, users can then select one or more frames from the 4K Burst series where the different points of focus make interesting images. This is particularly effective for landscapes and macro photography.
Panasonic will introduce this Post Focus function for the first time via a firmware update for the LUMIX DMC-GX8, DMC-FZ300 and other selected models in late 2015 to early 2016, and will look at plans to integrate it in future LUMIX cameras.
Take a look at the specification comparison review of both the camera, the recently announced Panasonic GX8 camera features newly developed MOS sensor from Sony on the other hand the Panasonic GH4 features traditional 16MP sensor, for other noticeable difference written below…
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs. Panasonic GH4 Specification Comparison Table.
Sensor: The sensor size of both the camera is same but they features different resolution, the Panasonic GX8 4/3 sensor features 20 MP sensor as well as the Panasonic GH4 features a 16 MP 4/3 sensor. The sensor inside the Panasonic GX8 is actually newly designed and developed by Sony, so despite of having same size and same ISO range I do believe the sensor inside the Panasonic GX8 will capture better still and video compared the GH4 camera.
With the help of new Venus Engine IX image processor and Sony IMX 269 sensor the camera is able to record 4K video at 30 and 24 fps, not only that you can also shoot 4K snaps (8 megapixels) @ 30 frames per second, that’s more than enough for capturing a live F1 event.
Panasonic GH4 full resolution continuous shooting speed is approx 12 fps and on the other hand the Panasonic GX8 continuous shooting speed is limited to 10 fps only, however keep in mind that the resolution of GX8 is bit high compared to the GH4.
The other major advantage of the new image processor is increase in the AF speed of the camera, although both camera is based on contrast based system but due to the addition of Venus Engine IX processor the AF speed is now approx 40% faster than the AF speed of GX7.
Due to the presence of Electronic shutter in GX8 camera you get electronic shutter speed of 1/16000 sec where as the GH4 shutter speed is limited to 1/8000, with the Panasonic GX8 you can easily capture any sports event or flying bird in the air (highly suitable for sports and wildlife photography)
The Panasonic GX8 carry built-in WiFi and NFC, with the help of WiFi you can easily share your files whereas the with the NFC you can easily control you camera from a distance, you can use any of you NFC enabled smart device to control your camera. The Panasonic GH4 carries only built-in WiFi tag, so it can only used for sharing files.
Verdict: The Panasonic GX8 features improved core specification compared to the Panasonic GH4 camera, you get a camera with bit better core specification at $500 less.
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