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2017.11.01

Swiss lens maker IRIX has been just added to Neocamera. They are a recent lens manufacturer offering manual-focus full-frame lenses for Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts. All their current offerings are now in our database and can be listed here.

Irix 11mm F/4 Blackstone

Two years ago they introduced the 15mm F/2.4 and last year they added an 11mm F/4 lens with virtually no distortion. Each lens is manufactured for all three mounts and available in two versions: Blackstone and Firefly. Optically these are the same lens with different constructions, one lightweight and one more durable with UV Reactive Markings for use in the dark. All versions are fully weatherproof.

Irix 15mm F/2.4 Blackstone

These lenses were on display at Photo Plus Expo last week in New York City. They fell very durable and have very precise focusing rings. The 11mm is both extremely sharp and shows no distortion at mid-size prints.

As the number of lens manufacturers and mounts has been growing, the camera and lens listing interfaces and menus have been revamped at Neocamera. Instead of one exceedingly long list for each, a new menu-bar with drop-downs for each of brand, mount and crop-factor for lenses and brand, size, type and status for cameras. Menus have been all sorted alphabetically to make searching easier, instead of the previous ordering based on popularity.

Neocamera is now exclusively available via secure connection, concluding its BETA period. Insecure connections are redirected. Shortly Neocamera Blog will be scheduled to go over the same transition.

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2017.10.16

Today Canon unveiled the newest member of its Premium Compact  family. The completely redesigned Powershot G1 X Mark III is the first to sport an APS-C (1.6X-Crop) sensor and one of the rare such cameras with a zoom lens. This also marks the first time a fixed-lens camera is built around a Dual-Pixel CMOS sensor that allows Phase-Detect Autofocus at every pixel.

The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III features a 24 megapixels CMOS sensor with broad sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600. This is likely the same sensor used in their most recent mirrorless cameras and several Canon DSLRs. The sensor is paired with a stabilized 3X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 24-72mm. It has a maximum F/2.8 aperture at the wide-end, diminishing to F/5.6 towards its telephoto end. Image-stabilization in the lens is good to 4-stops to compensate for a dim aperture on the long end of the zoom.

As a premium offering, the G1 X Mark III offers dual control-dials, a built-in 2.4 megapixels 0.39″ OLED EVF with Eye-Start sensor and a hot-shoe within a weatherproof body. There is also a 3″ touchscreen LCD mounted on a rotating hinge to facilitate shooting at odd angles. The body of this digital camera sports a high number of controls, while the camera is equipped with WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC connectivity.

The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark III is launching for a suggested retail price of $1299 USD. This all in-one compact digital camera is already available for pre-ordering at Adorama and B&H Photo. Ordering from these links gives you the same low price and excellent service as anyone else while helping support Neocamera.

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2017.10.16

Panasonic Lumix GX850

A review of the Panasonic Lumix GX850 was just published at Neocamera. This is currently the smallest Micro Four-Thirds camera on the market, succeeding the discontinued GM1. It is built around a 16 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor with fast readout which enables 4K Ultra-HD video, 4K Photo Bursts at 30 FPS and Post Focus mode. Even though this is a small entry-level mirrorless, Panasonic made the GX850 quite feature-rich with AEB of up to 7 frames, WB Bracketing, HDR, Multiple-Exposure, Time-Lapse, Stop-Motion, an Interval Timer and much more.

Read the full-review of the Panasonic Lumix GX850 to find out how it performs.

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2017.10.07

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Neocamera just published an express review of the Olympus flagship mirrorless. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the fastest Micro Four-Thirds camera to date with an all-new 20 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor capable of shooting continuously at 60 FPS. The sensor offers a 121-Point Hybrid Phase-Detect and Contrast-Detect AF system that can track focus at 18 FPS. A hybrid shutter delivers a top-speed of 1/32000s, completing high-speed features of this exceptional digital camera.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II becomes the first Olympus mirrorless to record 4K video which it does in Ultra-HD and Cinema 4K at 30 and 24 FPS, respectively. Full 1080p HD video is recordable at 60 FPS. While adding the new video resolution, Olympus completed video features in the E-M1 Mark II with plenty of controls over video, exposure, rendition and sound.

As flagship of the Olympus Micro Four-Thirds family, the E-M1 Mark II has everything expected by professionals, including dual control-dials, highly customizable controls and a large 0.45″ EVF with 100% coverage, 0.74X magnification and an Eye-Start Sensor, all in a durable weatherproof and freezeproof body.

Read the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II review at Neocamera. Be sure to see the Samples page and see how the new 50 megapixels High-Resolution Capture mode compares to Medium Format of the same resolution.

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2017.09.06

Fujifilm GFX-50S

Neocamera just published a truly in-depth review of the Fujifilm GFX-50S. This Medium Format camera introduced an all-new mirrorless system just this year. The GFX system is built around a 44x33mm sensor with 0.8X crop-factor and a new all-electronic GF-mount.

This review covers everything there is to know about the 50 megapixels Fujifilm GFX-50S and how it fits among other classes of professional digital cameras. It offers key insights on the type of photography suitable for this new camera and which ones are better served by other types of cameras.

The included gallery of full-resolution images at all ISO sensitivities, from ISO 50 to 102400, truly demonstrates what the Fujifilm GFX-50S can do. In addition to our usual 100% ISO crops, this review shows an equal-resolution comparison with one of the most recent professional DSLR.

Read Neocamera’s Fujifilm GFX-50S review here.

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