Have you ever wondered how all those 360-degree photos and videos you’ve seen on YouTube and Facebook are made? They look like they were shot with several cameras at the same time, but in reality, there are single, affordable cameras out there that can do everything — just ask LG.
Photokina wrapped up over a week ago, but the camera launches keep coming. Sony, in particular, was rather quiet during the show, and now we know why. The company saved its major announcements for today, featuring the Cyber-shot RX100 V compact camera and A6500 mirrorless interchangeable-lens shooter.
Photokina happens only once every two years, so you can imagine how big it is for camera brands who want to show off their latest products. For reference, the event in 2014 introduced two DSLR cameras still widely used today: the full-frame Nikon D750 and the high-performance Canon EOS 7D Mark II. There’s a lot to cover this year, so here’s a compilation of the biggest announcements made at Photokina 2016, in no particular order.
Leica has been around for ages, and is well known for releasing absurdly expensive cameras. Except now: The German company decided to make something a little more affordable, and it’s called the Sofort, which translates to “immediate” in English. How’s this possible? It’s an instant film camera, and looks just like the older (and even cheaper) Fujifilm Instax mini 90.
It’s been a long four years since the Canon EOS 5D Mark III was released in 2012. 4K video recording has become more mainstream, HDR videos are slowly becoming a thing, and wireless photo transfers from cameras don’t blow minds anymore. Canon’s latest entry in the EOS 5D lineup has all these features and more, and it once again costs a pretty penny.
Like them or not, 360-degree photos and videos — those that allow you to look up, down, left, and right — could be the future of social media, and Samsung is well-positioned to take advantage of this development following the release of the Gear 360 camera.
The Korean phone maker says it wants to make immersive experiences accessible to all, and sees the product as an important step forward in this respect.
The EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM is the first Canon macro lens for the EOS-M range of mirrorless cameras, but you don’t have to pay close attention to its name to appreciate how your macro shots and portraits can benefit from it. Because unlike other lenses of comparable focal length and aperture, this one includes two ring flashes built into the front of the lens.
If you’re looking for a great, all-around, value for money digital camera, Sony makes a great case with its just announced a6300.
Smaller than your average DSLR, but with the same capabilities (if not better) and the latest camera technology, the new camera sets a high bar for digital cameras to come in 2016.
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How do you build the ultimate camera? A few engineering breakthroughs and a sprinkling of Sony magic. The full-frame Sony A7R II is not for everyone, but it sure is one of the most impressive cameras out there. This interchangeable lens, mirrorless camera, sports a 42.4 megapixel sensor, has 5-axis image stabilization, 399 phase detect AF points, and can shoot 4K video.
The Go Pro Hero 4 Session is the smallest GoPro ever built. It is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than previous GoPros allowing it to be mounted on places previously impossible. This GoPro has simplified one-button controls, is waterproof out of the box, and is compatible with most GoPro accessories. It comes bundled with its own ball joint buckle for mounting on helmets. The Hero 4 Session retails for $399.99.
Right before it starts shipping globally, we unbox Samsung’s latest mid-range interchangeable mirrorless camera the NX500. If you’re in the market for a compact digital camera that can shoot 4K this one begs to be considered. It’s pretty impressive in both paper and practice. Watch the rest of the video to find out if it’s worth its $800 price tag.
At Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany, Fuji took the wraps off their brand new X100T – the successor to the camera that started the retro camera revolution. Fuji improves nearly every component in this 3rd gen device. The camera features a 16MP sensor, Fujinon 23mm f/2.0 lens, and phase detect autofocus. Here’s our first look and hands-on.
At Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany, Sony unveiled two new lens style cameras, the QX1 and the QX30, and two new full-frame e-mount lenses including a monster $2500 video lens.