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2017.08.23

Fujifilm made their entry into the Medium Format market with a unique Mirrorless Digital Camera built around a 44x33mm sensor and an all-new GF lens-mount. This all-electronic mount offers a short flange distance to allow adapting of lenses from other Medium Format systems yet no such system offers modern lens technologies so Fujifilm necessarily unveiled a lineup of native GF-mount lenses.

Fuji GFX Mirrorless Medium Format Family

There are currently 6 lenses available for the GFX Mirrorless platform. Today, Neocamera reviewed half of them in a review roundup of Fujinon GFX system lenses. The lenses reviewed are the Fujinon GF 23mm F/4R LM WR, the Fujinon GF 32-64mm F/4R LM WR and the Fujinon GF 110mm F/2R LM WR which are the widest and brightest lens for the system, plus the only zoom in the lineup.

Read the Fujifilm GFX Lens Roundup to see how these lenses performs and assess their sharpness at every aperture.

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2017.08.14

The Nikon D500 is a performance professional DSLR. It is built around a 20 megapixels CMOS sensor with unprecedented sensitivity for APS-C, covering a standard ISO 100-51200 range, expandable to ISO 50-1638400, and sharing the ultimate 153-Point Phase-Detect AF sensor from the flagship full-frame D5. This new autofocus module offers up to 99 Cross-Type AF points and is sensitive down to -4 EV. Combined with a fast 10 FPS continuous drive, the Nikon D500 is the ultimate APS-C DSLR for action photography.

Nikon D500

Neocamera just published its highly detailed review of the Nikon D500 here. Given that this particular DSLR has received quite a few reviews already and it unsurprisingly delivers a superb performance for an APS-C digital camera, this review takes a particularly critical look at how much performance the D500 delivers compared to the rest of the Nikon family and closest competitors. Find out just how much  the Nikon D500 pulls ahead of other professional APS-C DSLRs by reading the Neocamera Nikon D500 Review!

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2017.07.17

On July 11, 2017, Nikon celebrated their 100th Anniversary. To commemorate this they have introduced Special Edition versions of their professional trinity of full-frame lenses: the AF-S 14-24mm F/2.8G, the AF-S 24-70mm F/2.8E VR and AF-S 70-200mm F/2.8E FL VR, all in a new high-grade metallic-grey finish, plus an new AF-P 70-300mm lens.

Nikon D7500 and Nikkor AF-P 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6E

The new Nikkor AF-P 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6E VR is a full-frame F-mount telephoto lens with built-in silent stepping-motor suitable for video capture. It offers an electromagnetically-controlled aperture with no less than 9 blades for reliable exposure and smooth bokeh.

Like other lenses in the AF-P family, this one is designed with a light-weight and compact construction. Its maximum aperture is necessarily dim to keep size low. Toggles on the side have been redesigned to prevent accidental changes while allowing quick changes between AF and MF or toggle VR. Speaking of, the new Vibration Reduction system in the AF-P 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6E VR is rated at 4.5 stops according to the CIPA standard.

Availability has not been announced yet but it will retail for a suggested price of $750 USD or $1030 CAD. B&H Photo and Adorama are already accepting pre-orders.

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2017.06.20

Version 3 of Neocamera is entering BETA today. The new 2017 edition features a refined design and dynamic layout to accommodate a greater variety of devices than ever before. As many as 25% of our readers are using mobile devices now, many of them have low resolutions compared to computer and even laptop displays.

The new version is designed to be faster and use less bandwidth than the previously. Last week, we quietly rolled out HTTPS support across servers, so every page is now accessible via SSL for greater privacy and security.

All generic sections of the site now automatically switch between 3 widths of layout and support devices as small as 640 pixels wide. Nothing smaller will be supported as there are not many devices that small being sold anymore, so those are not expected to remain in the market for long. Neocamera BLOG will be transitioned as a secondary priority since it is already less wide than the main site and all important content already fits within screens 640-pixels wide.

It is a BETA. There will be glitches and wide pages still need to be transitioned one at a time which will happen over the next months. Some pages by their nature are infinitely wide and those simply shall remain scrollable sideways just as they always were. This includes all search, comparaison and listing pages.

Note that those who visited Neocamera yesterday will have out-of-date files in their cache. Should things look strange, make sure to refresh your browser. Some require two refreshes or SHIFT-Refresh to update dependent files such as CSS and Javascript.

While this Neocamera BETA has already been tested numerous browser, operating system and device combinations, there are many more out there and if things still look wrong after refreshing your cache, those using HTML 5 capable browsers can report problems. Just fill out the Report Problem form accessible from the BETA label above the Neocamera logo.

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2017.01.19

Ultra HD, also known as 4K video, is becoming a significant differentiation factor among camera buyers. While HD was of interest mostly to videographers, 4K video has enough resolution to interest photographers. With each frame having a resolution of 3840×2160 for 4K or 4096×2160 for Cinema 4K, there is now enough details to make a medium size prints from Ultra HD video. Each extracted image offers 8 MP at a 16:9 or slightly wider aspect-ratio.

Given that 4K is captured from 24 FPS to 60 FPS, this allows action to be captured at its peak by shooting a video and then extracting the desired frame. Many Panasonic cameras offer this feature with various options such as pre-buffering and continuous buffering. Even with a camera that simply record 4K, one can use Video Editing software to extract a frame. This can be taking further by applying Multi-Frame techniques to a group of frames extracted from 4K video.

For all these reasons and for those who are just looking for a 4K camera, Neocamera is introducing a new icon:

4K Video Icon

Just like all Neocamera icons, the new 4K Video icon will appear whenever the a camera that can record Ultra-HD video is listed or appears in a title. The Camera Search by Feature tool allows the direct selection of this icon to only show 4K-capable cameras. Results can be refined by the 4K icon should a search results in a set of cameras which contain both cameras that are 4K-capable and some that are not.

Enjoy Finding Your Next 4K Camera Now!

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