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Top 5 Best Camera and Lenses Black Friday 2019 Deals

We have selected some the best Black Friday Deals available right now. These deals are available for very limited time. So, if you think these deals are just awesome then don’t wait. Since the price will go up as soon Black Friday Deals are over.

1. BEST DEAL of this Black Friday Sony A7R II Body @ $ 1398

Some deep discounts available on Sony A7R II body. Sony slashed the price of $440 more and now you have to pay $ 1398 for body only for 42 MP FF Hybrid sensor, 4K with S Log and 5 axis IBIS.

Get the Deal from B&H Store | Amazon.com

Thinking for the best lens for Sony A7R II – Begin with Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens 


2. Canon EOS RP + Free EOS R – EF Adapter @ $999 Only

Canon EOS RP Black Friday Deals, you are not only getting Canon EOS RP camera in $999 but you are also  EF-EOS R Adapter in that price.  So, in $999 you are getting a excellent deal for now.

Get the Deal – Canon EOS RP at B&H Store

With 24-240mm Kit Lens the camera will cost you $1499


3. Best Entry Level M4/3 4K Camera Deal – Panasonic G7 Camera available at $447

Best camera to buy right now if you looking for a decent still and a excellent video recording camera than you can go with Panasonic G7. Get Panasonic G7 Deal at B&H Store   at Amazon.com


4. Canon M50 with 15-45mm Kit Lens at $599 only.

Canon EOS M50 is one of the best and most popular entry level Mirrorless Camera of 2019. The Camera not only captures still images but a perfect tool to create online content. Get Canon EOS M50 from B&H Store


5.  Nikon D3500 Body + Kit Lens + 70-300mm AF-P Lens @ $396 ONLY

Nikon D3500 camera with DUO Lens available at $396. You are getting 70-300mm AF-P Lens free ($139 free) in the Black Friday Deal. Get the Nikon D3500 Deal here

These are just awesome deals available for very limited time.

Panasonic G7 Black Friday Deal 2019

Panasonic G7 Camera available at $447 at B&H Store. The camera can record 4K videos (without crop) and do have a decent core specs. Panasonic G7 also features vari-angle display the only downside is the camera doesn’t have 5-axisi IS. But, hey that’s isn’t a big issue when you compare the price of Panasonic G7 with other 4K capable camera.

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Panasonic G7 Review (Conclusion)

Fuji X-A5 vs Panasonic G7

Fuji X-A5 vs Panasonic G7 image

We have selected Fujifilm X A5 camera and Panasonic G7 camera for comparison for their affordable price range. Both camera are best for entry level shooters, but which one is exactly more suitable for still shots and which one for video… take a look

Features/ Models

Fuji X-A5

Panasonic G7

Megapixel 24 MP 16 Megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Low pass filter No No
Image processor NA Venus Engine
AF system Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid) DFD AF system
AF points 91 49
ISO 100-51200 100-25600
Image Stabilization No No
Shutter Min/ mix 30-1/32000 s 30 sec 1/16000 sec
Continuous shooting speed 6 fps 7 fps
Video 4K @15 fps 3840 x 2160 (30, 25, 24, 20fps)
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3″ Rear Touchscreen Swivel LCD (1,040,000)
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-in (Bluetooth) Built-in (WiFi)
Environmentally sealed No No
Battery life 410 Shots 350 shots
Dimensions 117 x 67 x 40 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm
Weight 361 g 410 g

 

1. Sensor of both the camera

let’s talk about the sensor off the camera, Fujifilm X-A5 camera features a large aps-c sensor With a 24 megapixel resolution on the other side we have Panasonic G7 with 16 megapixel resolution and 4/3 format sensor.

2. AF system – Fuji have Hybrid

Let’s talk about auto focusing system of both the camera, The The recently announced Fujifilm X-A5 camera features hybrid autofocus in system with 91 auto focusing points and Panasonic G7 camera features contrast based DFD auto focusing system which is bit slow compared to Hybrid ones.

3. ISO range – 1 Stop more with Fuji

Fujifilm X A5 camera by having a large APS-C sensor also offers one stop more ISO range (51200) compared to the Panasonic G7 camera. So, you will going to get more clear low light images from the camera compared to the Panasonic G7

For still shooting we recommend you to get Fujifilm X-A5 camera

4. Panasonic G7 for Video

The recently announced Fuji X-A5 camera records 4K video at 15 frames per second with a time limit of 5 minute only after 5 minute the buffer of the camera will going to be FULL and you have to wait a second and then start it again.

but Panasonic G7 camera offers 4K video recording at 30 frames per second with time limit of 29 minutes which is insane compared to the Fuji X-A5 camera.

For video recording purpose we highly recommend Panasonic G7 camera

 

Get Fuji X-A5 Camera from B&H Store | Amazon.com

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Panasonic replied on G7 owners rubbed-off serial number problem

Panasonic-G7-camera-imageIn a statement issued by the Panasonic USA today, Panasonic said that user’s facing rubbed-off serial number problem isn’t a major issue, they should keep the label of the camera Box of that states the serial number of your G7 camera, and even if your serial number is completely wiped-off then there is no issue, your camera warranties will remain valid. You can register your product at Panasonic prodregister website to avoid any negative impact on the camera’s warranty.

Take a look at the press release

Panasonic statement:

Panasonic has just become aware that some customers who recently purchased DMC-G7s are experiencing rubbed-off printing of the camera’s serial number tag and we apologize for any concern this may have caused. Any reference that these are “knockoff” cameras is not factual. We have already informed our factory in Japan who is investigating these reports. Be assured that this will not have any negative impact on the camera’s warranty. Your warranty is validated by the proof of purchase from an official retailer and the serial number clearly appears on the carton’s UPC label. All customers should retain these two documents in addition to registering your camera on the Panasonic web site in the unlikely event that you require service.https://secure2.prodregister.com/pnaportal/index.aspx

Panasonic G7 vs. Panasonic GH4 vs. Samsung NX500 vs. Fuji X-T10

small-Panasonic-G7-vs-X-T10We have done a  specification comparison review among the three entry level camera and one high-end camera, Jump to Verdict at the end for quick answer to your question…

The Panasonic G7 is just announced by the Panasonic, G7 is a entry level mirrorless camera with 4K video recording, the camera not only records 4K video but also captures 16 Megapixel Still from a 4/3 sensor.

However if we look at all the camera below in the table we can clearly see that the Samsung NX500 is a complete technology breakthrough if we compare its price with features…

Sensor – Panasonic cameras get a early defeat due to the small sensor size used inside the camera, now only two camera left with big sensor,.. the NX500 and X-T10.

As we know that bigger sensor captures more light, other major factor is number of pixels vs sensor size… if the pixel density is high than each pixels will get small fraction of light compared to sensor with larger pixels, the fujifilm X-T10 sensor is of same size  as of the Samsung NX500 and due to less resolution the pixels are big and will capture more light compared to the Samsung NX500… hence FUji X-T10 will give you better low light performance compared to the Samsung NX 500.

Panasonic G7 vs. Panasonic GH4 vs. Samsung NX 5000 vs. Fujifilm X-T10

Advance AF system inside the Samsung and Fuji – Samsung NX500 and Fuji X-T10 both camera based on advance Hybrid CMOS AF sensor technology,

1. NX500 features a dense network of 209 active phase AF points inside the sensor.. not only that thanks to the ultra fast image processor the camera can do shoot 9frames per second @ 28 Megapixels…

“High-speed shooting at up to 9 fps is possible as well and the NX500 uses the NX Autofocus System III with 205 phase-detect points of which 153 are cross-type for fast, accurate focusing.”

2. X-T10 features X-trans sensor that also feature 77 active phase AF points inside the sensor… and captures

” Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans pixel array, the sensor is designed with a randomized pixel pattern to eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter for reducing moiré and aliasing. By removing this filter from the design, higher image sharpness is possible. “

3. The Panasonic uses traditional contrast based Auto focus system.. but thanks to the new DFD system the AF system do work very well under any light condition…

The high-precision Contrast AF integrates DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology to achieve AF speeds of approximately 0.07 sec in AFS mode.

High ISO Performance

As we have said earlier … The camera sensor size is very important when low-light performance matters, the bigger the sensor will capture more low-light compared to the smaller ones…

Panasonic G7 and Panasonic GH4 sensor size is limited (17.13mm) and the ISO range is limited upto 25600, on the other hand the Samsung NX500 and Fujifilm XT-10 both features APS-C sensor and ISO range upto 51200.

Despite of having such a High ISO range we won’t get better performance from Samsung NX500 since the size of the pixels are smaller compared to the X-T1 camera… so if you are a low light lover you mist go with the X-T10 camera.

Shutter:

Both Panasonic G7 and GH4 features electronic and mechanical shutter..The widest shutter range is of Panasonic G7. Both camera have silent shutter feature inside, when you select silent shutter mode the cameras work in silent mode without making a noise.

Samsung NX500 and Fuji X-T10 also have electronic and mechanical shutter, but no silent shutter option available in the Samsung NX500 as of Panasic GH4 and G7.

Video: Out of all these 4 mirrorless camera three of them shoot 4K videos, the Fuji X-T10 is only limited to Full HD video.

The Panasonic G7 records 4 K videos internally and G7 supports 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100Mbps in the MP4 format. 

The DMC-GH4 brings the GH-line into the 4K age by offering both 16:9 UHD 4K 3840×2160 video at 23.98p, 24p or 29.97p, and 17:9 DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) 4K 4096×2160 videos at 24p.

Samsung NX500 can record 4K video @ 24p, Ultra-HD, at 30p, as well as in full HD up to 60p.

Fuji X-T10 supports Full HD 1080p video recording is supported up to 60 fps,No 4K available.

Display: The Samsung NX500 features 180° tilt capability of the 3.0″ 1036k-dot touchscreen AMOLED monitor one of the best display available in the market. Both Panasonic cameras also features better display unit but Fuji X-T10 screen is bit inferior to all.

 Connectivity: The Most advance camera in terms of connectivity is Samsung NX500, the camera can share the files wirelessly with any device and you can use any NFC enabled device to control you camera from distance. The Panasonic G7 also features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for wirelessly sharing images and remotely controlling the camera from a linked mobile device using the Panasonic Image App.

Verdict (Price vs. Features)

If we compare list of features available vs price of the camera than Samsung NX500 is a clear winner, the camera features a super resolution HYBRID CMOS AF sensor, no optical low pass filter and ultra high speed image processor can capture 28 MP still shots @ 9 frames per second, the samsung NX500 mirrorless is smallest among all and easy to carry, we highly recommend you to go with the Samsung NX500 camera.

Buy Samsung NX500 from Amazon  | B&H

Panasonic G7 Sample Image

Panasonic G7 is one of the most affordable camera that captures 4K video and records internally,  Take a look at the sample images of recently announced Panasonic G7 camera, here is the announcement page with press release,

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Panasonic G7 sample image coming soon

Panasonic G7 Announced

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Panasonic G7 is finally announced, the most important thing about this announcement is that the Panasonic added 4K video recording to its entry level camera.. that clearly means that from now all the upcoming camera from Panasonic will carry the 4K tag.. take a look at the major specification of the camera,

Panasonic G7 Detailed Specification

  • 16 MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine 9 Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting with AF & ISO 25600
  • DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes

The camera features accelerated autofocus performance, so even by having a contrast based system the  camera locks AF quickly under poor lighting condition as little as 0.07 seconds, the fast AF system works in both still and video mode. More details available at the press release.

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