The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a true hybrid camera designed for both professional photo and video use. Like its predecessor, the GH4 features a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, while offering increased resolution on both the OLED monitor and electronic viewfinder. The GH4 delivers video quality surpassing many professional video cameras. Video can be recorded in a variety of formats, from efficient AVCHD and AVCHD Progressive, to 200 Mbps All-Intra and 100 Mbps IPB MOV and MP4 formats. The system can also be switched to 24 Hz to capture true 24p in HD and 4K resolutions. Additional video features include focus peaking, timecode support, and cine-like gamma options. The GH4 comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, battery charger with AC cable, body cap, hot shoe cover, USB cable, shoulder strap, and DVD with supplied software. The DMC-GH4 features a magnesium alloy full die-cast front and rear frame. A splash and dustproof design are achieved by tightly sealing the joints and control components. The app also lets you embed location data into an image after shooting. The Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is a Micro Four Thirds system lens that spans a versatile 24-120mm equivalent focal length range. Additionally, an apt POWER Optical Image Stabilization system compensates for the effects of camera shake and is also compatible with cameras featuring Dual I.S. for robust stability to benefit handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Compatible with Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this 12-60mm lens provides a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range that spans wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. A POWER O.I.S. system minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth bokeh quality to suit working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
The Panasonic has taken a different approach to camera development with the stills-focused DC-G9 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera, which has a variety of newly developed functions and features that will appeal to photographers. Extremely fast speeds are also made available with up to 60 fps continuous shooting with the electronic shutter function. If you want to shoot video along with stills the G9 is very accommodating, offering UHD 4K at up to 60p. Beyond speed, the 5-axis sensor stabilization system supports Dual I.S. 2.0 and can compensate for up to six stops of camera shake. It isn't just performance that has been optimized, as the G9 has a redesigned body that is splash, dust, and freezeproof. The EVF has a fast 120 fps refresh rate as well for lag-free viewing. Additionally, the LCD is now a 3.0" 1.04m-dot free-angle touchscreen for working intuitively and at odd angles. Optimized for high-speed high-resolution imaging, the G9 packs in both a 20.3MP Light MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor and an enhanced Venus Engine processor to create sharp, detailed stills and UHD 4K video. The G9 offers internal recording with 8-bit color depth and 4:2:0 sampling using Long GOP compression to keep file sizes manageable. Included with the camera body is the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens; a 24-120mm equivalent zoom spanning wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives. Its linear motor offers quick and quiet autofocus performance while the POWER Optical Image Stabilizer system helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake. Additionally, matching the camera body's design, the lens is also splash, dust, and freeze-proof to enable its use in trying environmental conditions. This contrast-detection type focus method benefits both still and video recording modes, as well as subject tracking applications where subject color, size, and motion vectors are used to intelligently lock-onto the moving subjects and ensure precise focus. Additionally, supporting working in low-light conditions, a Starlight AF feature enables accurate AF performance down to -4 EV. This system creates a more highly detailed and color accurate image than a single shot alone can produce and can create an image with a 10368 x 7776 resolution.
With its X-T1, Fujifilm has moved back towards the high-end, offering a fully-loaded mirrorless camera in a weather-resistant, SLR-style body. The 'guts' of the X-T1 are very much like those found on the recent X-E2. This includes the 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor (with on-chip phase detection), EXR Processor II, built-in Wi-Fi, and full HD video recording. The large EVF also allows for some neat tricks, such as 'Dual View', which shows the full scene plus a magnified view in a smaller window to one side, with focus peaking or digital split image for manual focusing. The EVF also has a portrait orientation view, which keeps the camera settings at the top and bottom of the image when the camera is rotated 90 degrees. Under two of those dials are switches for drive mode and metering. Fuji has made some big claims about performance, saying that the X-T1 has the 'world's fastest AF of 0.08 seconds'. The X-T1 can also shoot at 8 fps with subject tracking the best of any X-series model and it's also the first camera to support ultra-fast UHS-II SD cards. One thing that the X-T1 doesn't have is a built-in flash. Instead, Fuji has bundled a small external flash, which has a guide number of 8 meters at ISO 100. The X-T1 has a larger APS-C sensor but lacks the E-M1's in-body image stabilization that works with all lenses.
The Sony a6100 is an APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for stills and video applications. Featuring a 24.2MP CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X processor, capturing high-resolution stills with a broad sensitivity range and low noise is possible. Also benefitting fast-paced shooting, Real-time Eye AF and subject tracking capabilities help to ensure a sharp focus on a variety of subject types. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enable wireless sharing of imagery as well as remote camera control from a linked mobile device. The sensor features a unique design that utilizes thin copper wiring, enhanced circuit processing, and an enhanced front-end LSI to boost light-gathering abilities, reduce noise, and increase readout speeds to benefit video recording. Internal recording of UHD 4K movies is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps and, based on the Super35mm recording area and effective 6K resolution, oversampling renders greater detail and full pixel readout is possible, that is void of pixel binning, for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing. In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling. The density of focusing points from this hybrid AF system also enables High-density Tracking AF Technology, which is adept at tracking moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions. The use of phase-detection points also enables the use of A-mount lenses via the optional LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 lens mount adapters with full AF compatibility. Autofocus can also be used in conjunction with the Focus Magnifier function for critical focus when homing in on minute subject details. In addition to autofocus, the a6100 also features a Peaking MF function to benefit manual focus control by highlighted sharp edges of contrast for a more objective means of acquiring sharp focus. The screen also incorporates White Magic technology with an RGBW pixel structure for increased brightness to support use in daylight conditions. Included with the camera body is the versatile E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens, which offers a 24-75mm equivalent focal length range. Bundled with this standard zoom is the E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS lens, which offers a longer 82.5-315mm equivalent focal length range. This lens also features Optical SteadyShot to help realize sharp imagery when shooting handheld.
The EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM from Canon is a 44.8mm-equivalent lens designed for APS-C-format EF-M-mount mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its 1.2x maximum magnification and 3.7" minimum focusing distance, this sleek lens is further distinguished by its integrated Macro Lite LED to provide additional illumination to close-up subjects. A lead screw-type STM stepping motor also benefits handling by producing fast, smooth, and quiet autofocus performance to suit both stills and video applications. One Ultra-Low Dispersion element is used to control chromatic aberrations and two aspherical elements are also featured, including one double-sided aspherical element, to minimize spherical aberrations for increased clarity and sharpness. The light can be configured to illuminate only the right or left side, or both sides, in order to produce greater visual depth and reduce shadows caused by the close proximity of the lens to the subject. Lead-screw-type STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting. Compact and lightweight overall form factor is aided by a retractable design for a more sleek profile during travel and storage. Additionally, the acute lens top shape, which is narrower than the main lens body, also helps to prevent casting shadows on close-up subjects.
The Brown FUJIFILM X-E3 is a progression in their rangefinder-style mirrorless series and features an updated sensor and processor along with familiar classic design. The sensor and processor combination also avails quick continuous shooting up to 14 fps, an extended sensitivity range to ISO 51200, and the ability to record UHD 4K/30 video or Full HD 1080p/60 video. Benefitting the imaging capabilities, the X-E3 retains its retro-inspired physical design complete with a high-resolution 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder, 3.0" 1.04m-dot rear touchscreen LCD, and physical shutter speed and exposure compensation dials. The X-E3 supports both recordings in both UHD 4K/30p and Full HD 1080/60p video resolutions. The high-resolution 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder allows for bright, clear eye-level monitoring with a frame rate of 54.54 fps for smooth monitoring in a range of lighting conditions. The physical exposure compensation dial now features a C position to permit an expanded compensation range when working with the control dials. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow for direct wireless sharing of files as well as remote camera control from a linked mobile device. The silver XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ from FUJIFILM is a 23-69mm-equivalent zoom characterized by its compact, retractable design. The first power zoom lens in the X-series lineup, this lens allows for electronic zoom control for smooth focal length adjustments. Complementing the handling assets, the optical design incorporates both aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements, to improve sharpness and clarity, and has a Super EBC coating that suppresses flare and ghosting in order to achieve greater contrast and color accuracy. Two extra-low dispersion elements are used to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce high clarity and color fidelity throughout the zoom range. Power zoom design allows for easy switching between focal lengths and two separate speeds can be selected depending on how the zoom ring is rotated. Stepping motor, along with an internal focusing design, affords fast and quiet autofocus performance that benefits both stills and video applications. Optical image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake by 3 stops to better enable handheld shooting with slower shutter speeds.
The silver X-A5 Mirrorless Digital Camera from FUJIFILM is a mirrorless camera that sports a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and an updated processor that is 1.5 times faster than previous models. It is designed to be portable and easy to carry around, weighing only 1.1 lb with its included 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. The X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K Burst Function allows you to quickly produce stills at 15 fps, so you can select the best frame, while a Portrait Enhancer Mode helps ensure that skin tones are rendered in a pleasing way. The rotation also automatically activates an eye detection AF function, which helps ensure that the subject's face is sharply in focus. Other features of the X-A5 include a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800, up to 450 pictures per charge, and Bluetooth connectivity for transferring files to a smartphone, tablet, or directly to your INSTAX SP-3 printer.LCD touchscreen tilts 180 degrees for selfie shooting, with a rear command dial for easy shutter release and eye detection AF function to help ensure sharp focus on a subject. Multi Focus Mode automatically performs focus stacking with 4K images, adjusts the depth of field for optimized results. Film simulation filters designed to replicate the look of film prints, including Velvia, classic chrome, and sepia tones. The regular range of ISO sensitivity is extended up to 12,800, allowing for shooting in low-light conditions.
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EOS 200D II is Canon’s lightest DSLR with a Vari-angle Touch Screen LCD. Weighing only a little heavier than a bottle of water*, the camera slides right into your bag conveniently for that everyday photography. Packed into its petite body is Canon’s 24.1-megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 processor and a bunch of features that would make snapping your everyday life seamlessly easier. the EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens is a sleek and flexible option for everyday shooting. Spanning a 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length range, this lens covers wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives, and features an Optical Image Stabilizer to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four stops for sharper handheld shooting. One aspherical element is featured in the optical design to improve sharpness and resolution by minimizing spherical aberrations and distortion, and a Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting. Additionally, an STM stepping AF motor is used to realize quick and near-silent autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override.
Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M ASPH Manual Focus Lens Black
Great lens.I bought this for self-use and collection. The built quality is of a high standard. Very sharp and fast lens, easy to use, and excellent in low light. The photos are fantastic!
Posted By: Andre Dube