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2020.01.01

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 is a mirrorless digital camera that packs an impressive feature set and efficient controls into a remarkably compact body. Built around the Micro Four-Thirds platform, the GX9 features the same high-end 20 MP Four-Thirds CMOS sensor without Anti-Alias Filter as larger and higher-end Lumix mirrorless cameras yet places it in a rangefinder-style body with a tilting EVF, tilting LCD and dual control-dials. Although rather compact, Panasonic managed to include a 5-axis image-stabilization system effective to 4 stops while producing a much smaller and lighter camera compared to the GX8 that precedes it.

Read the Panasonic GX9 Review to find out how this camera performs and handles. Be sure to view the gallery of full-resolution images at all ISO sensitivities to see the image-quality from this compact mirrorless that just ranked as Best Beginner Mirrorless Digital Camera of 2019.

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2019.11.25

Sony launched their fourth-generation high-resolution full-frame mirrorless digital camera just two months ago. The new Sony A7R IV features the highest resolution sensor of any full-frame camera on the market. At 61 megapixels, this BSI-CMOS sensor exceeds the resolution of most Medium Format digital cameras while still fitting within a relatively compact body.

Sony A7R IV

This camera follows the A7-series with a nearly identical design that minimally increased in size while getting refined ergonomics. The internal imaging pipeline has been completely reworked around the new 61 MP Full-Frame BSI-CMOS sensor with 576-Point Phase-Detect AF built-in and a faster Exmor R processor. The hybrid shutter and 5-axis image-stabilization remain similarly specified while a new ultra-high resolution EVF made its debut on the A7R IV. This 0.5″ EVF offers a class-leading 5.8 MP of resolution. It shows 100% coverage at 0.78X magnification and has an Eye-Start Sensor to automatically switch between the EVF and 1.4 MP 3″ LCD on the back of the camera.

A highly detailed review of the Sony A7R IV just got published at Neocamera. This review examines the image quality and performance of this full-frame with a comparison against another state-of-the-art Full-Frame mirrorless and a Medium-Format digital camera. It also goes over all features of the A7R IV with a in-depth look at its ergonomics and usability. Follow the link to read the Sony A7R IV review at Neocamera.

The previous generation models of the A7-series remain very attractive and Sony is just offering Black Friday Special prices for those that cannot afford the 4th-generation model. This week, the A7 II can be bought for $900 USD, the A7 III for $1800 and the APS-C A6000 for an incredible $400 USD. Full details on this promotion is available here.

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2019.11.04

Taking the Micro Four-Thirds platform into new territory, Olympus introduced the OM-D E-M1X as a high-grade ultra-fast digital camera that takes full advantage of its mirrorless design to excel at action photography. The first dual-grip mirrorless body makes this camera usable for extended periods in either traditional landscape or portrait orientation with efficient controls replicated on both grips: EC, ISO, 8-way focus joystick and, of course, dual control-dials.

Olympus OM-D E_M1X

Neocamera took this new powerhouse through its paces in our in-depth review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Read it to find out how it performs and how usable its design is. Included is a demonstration of the most capable image-stabilization system yet, a 5-axis sensor-shift mechanism that can correct for up to 7-stops over hand-holding. The E-M1X also offers an improved super-resolution mode that allows this Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless to produce 50 MP images which are then compared against a true 50 MP digital camera.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X offers a huge feature-set similar to previous flagship mirrorless cameras yet this model adds more stamina and processing power. Its hybrid shutter allows for 60 FPS continuous shooting in electronic mode and 15 FPS in mechanical mode. The new dual TruePic VII processors allow continuous AF and AE to be performed at 18 FPS while providing a blackout-free view with virtually no lag in the viewfinder. This 2.4 MP 0.5″ EVF offers the largest magnification outside of Medium Format, showing a wide bright and detailed view at 0.83X magnification. A deep memory buffer and dual SDXC memory-card slots which support UHS-II allow this camera to shoot long bursts at high speed.

Go to the Olympus OM-D E-M1X review page for all the details.

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2019.10.17

Nikon D3500

A quick review of the Nikon D3500 DSLR was just published at Neocamera. This entry-level camera is the lightest DSLR on the market and also among the smallest. It pack a 24 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor that delivers image-quality that DSLRs are famed for in a simple-to-use body with all the basic features. The D3500 can shoot continuously at 5 FPS and record 1080p Full-HD videos.

Nikon made the D3500 to be as straight-forward to use as a DSLR can be, so that beginners do not get confused. They also managed to give it an incredible 1550 shot-per-charge battery-life! Read the Nikon D3500 review to find out more.

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2019.10.07

Fujifilm X-T30

The Fujifilm X-T30 is a compact mirrorless digital camera with highly efficient ergonomics that is built upon the same 26 megapixels X-Trans CMOS sensor and X-Processor 4 as the flagship X-T3. It is noticeably lighter and more compact, plus it is  offered at a much lower price, mostly giving up on the larger EVF and weatherproof body. The remaining features are nearly identical, including the new virtual 425-Point Phase-Detect AF system that uses 2.1 million on-sensor phase-detection pixels.

This semi-professional mirrorless can capture 26 megapixels images at 20 FPS using an electronic-shutter without showing any blackout or 8 FPS in mechanical-shutter mode. The sensor is capable of recording Cinema 4K video at 30 FPS or Full HD at 60 FPS. It even records Cinema HD which is 2048×1080 @ 60 FPS. The hybrid shutter covers a 1/32000-30s shutter-speed range which, combined with a ISO 50-102400 sensitive range, allows for a very broad exposure latitude.

Neocamera just published a detailed review of the Fujifilm X-T30 that shows exactly the performance of this mirrorless and how its new ergonomics work out.

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