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Fujifilm’s sequel to their first ever digital/analog hybrid is here and it’s looking better than ever. The Instax SQ20 is one classy-looking instant camera but what can it do? With a set of built-in filters and new features like the Motion Mode, it looks like a promising device.

I finally try it out, with help from some doggies, on our hands-on video.

The SQ20 retails for US$ 199 in the US, PhP 12,999 in the Philippines, and SG$ 299 in Singapore.

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READ ALSO: Fujifilm Instax SQ10 review

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Leica Q2 Monochrom takes photos in black and white

Sells for US$ 5,995

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Today, smartphone photography continues to make enormous strides in delivering the best photo possible. Smartphone makers often tout their camera’s ultra-realism and completely accurate photo reproduction. However, sometimes, we just need to take a step back. In the camera industry, Leica is launching a new black-and-white camera, the Leica Q2 Monochrom.

Today, Leica announced the Leica Q2 Monochrom, the first full frame compact camera with a monochrome sensor. A worthy addition to Leica’s Q and Monochrom lines, the camera still boasts a fast Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH prime lens. Further, it has quick and precise autofocusing and protective weather sealing.

The camera purposely comes without a color filter array, allowing for better sharpness in black and white. With a brilliant ISO setting going up to 100,000, the Leica Q2 Monochrom can take vibrant monochromatic shots at 47.3 megapixels.

Also, the lens can lock onto its subject at an impressive 0.15-second clip. It also allows for a 10-frame-per-second shooting burst at full resolution.

For video, Leica expands their camera’s capabilities by packing in 4K video shooting. When it comes to framerate, the camera can shoot at up to 120fps at 1080p resolution.

The Leica Q2 Monochrom is already available for order today. It retails for US$ 5,995.

SEE ALSO: Leica unveils Q2, adds weatherproofing and higher-resolution sensor

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Fujifilm X-S10 price and availability in the Philippines

Fujifilm’s latest mirrorless camera!

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Fujifilm’s latest mirrorless compact camera — the X-S10 — has now arrived in the Philippines.

The camera’s in-body stabilization (IBIS) is around 30% smaller than the previous model. Despite this, it’s able to deliver up to 6.0-stop so five-axis image stabilization. The less shaky the footage, the better.

It’s the first midrange X Series camera with a motion sensor retention mechanism. It’s a mechanical shock absorber that guards against slight vibrations.

For more hand-held stability, the X-S10 has a large, ergonomic magnesium-alloy grip. This should make it easier to hold the camera even when a larger lens is mounted.

One of the X Series’ appeals is its ability to cater to both experience and beginner users. As mentioned earlier, the X-S10 will have the AUTO/SP Mode. This will have the camera automatically adjust the settings to suit the scene.

For quick and accurate autofocus, Fujifilm combines the X-S10’s high-speed AF woith the X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor’s 2.16 million phase detection pixels. What you get is an AF as fast as 0.02 seconds.

Shooting from different angles is easier too with the vari-angle LCD monitor and viewfinder. It can rotate up to 180 degrees so it’s also ideal for getting yourself in the frame.

Pricing and availability

The Fujifilm X-S10 (body only) retails for PhP 55,990 and PhP 78,990 with a XF18-55mm kit.

Fujifilm Philippines will include one (1) free original Fujifilm NP-W126S battery for the X-S10 worth PhP 3,500 for pre-orders and reservations taken from October 29 to November 15, 2020.

All pre-orders may also avail of a PhP 2,500 each off on the following XF F2 aperture lenses: the 23, 35 and 50 millimeter primes.

 

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Sony introduces a chic, classic color for Digital Camera ZV-1

Meet the ZV-1 in White!

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Move over, black! Sony Electronics introduces a new color for its popular Digital Camera ZV-1 that works well in any season.

This new model now comes in chic, classic White with a matching windscreen — a highly demanded color for casual video shooters. You can pull off any outfit without worry. No more black cameras ruining your style!

In case you didn’t know, the ZV-1 is a lightweight, compact camera for your photo and video needs. It’s packed with user-friendly settings that are perfect for every beginner. Moreover, it hosts smart features suited for casual videos, live streaming, and Instagrammable photos.

Price and availability

The ZV-1 in White retails for SG$ 999. It will be available at Sony’s official stores and authorized dealers from early November 2020.

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