New cameras to hit the market

November 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

As promised in my last blog post, I am here to tell you about some new developments in the camera world.

Well, there has been a camera trade show in New York recently and some of the big players in the photographic industry have launched some great cameras. 

The big news that has rocked the photographic industry is the launch by Sony of its two new mirrorless cameras, The Sony alpha A7 and A7r.  Theses are Full Frame mirrorless cameras, meaning that the sensor in the camera is the same size as the old 35 mm negative film, also there is no mirror in the top of the camera, which in turn means that you don't see though the lens (SLR) you look at a EVF electronic view finder, which is essentially the same as the screen on the back of the camera, but smaller.  In the old days these were terrible, but these days they refresh instantaneously, the good thing is what you see in the EVF is exactly what you get in the image, which is not so when looking through a traditional SLR.

So essentially, you can have better resolution than the Nikon D800e/D600 and the Canon 5D mk3 or 6D (The full frame cameras of the moment). in a smaller body and smaller lenses.  And the good news is that, they are cheaper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfSrsqn3ESc&feature=share

http://store.sony.com/alpha-a7/cat-27-catid-All-Alpha-a7-Cameras;pgid=FOdO0TB4uBZSRpLJN6q14Iun0000A5tNuApM;sid=OYSDGEb0Z7yWGBR21Q_xHN7-VsjGaSm4fPX1RBVP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLAP-N8Ps4

Also to hit the market from Fuji film is the X-e2, a great APS-C size sensor camera, fuji have great lenses and lots of them, which is where the Sony falls down they only launch the A7 with 3 lenses.

http://www.fujifilm.com.au/pro-cameras

http://youtu.be/qfGLJflhzPA

These are pretty exciting cameras and the Sony really has changed the way photographers will be buying and using cameras in the future.  Sony and Fuji are really shaking up the market, by offering great cameras with big sensors that are better image quality in a smaller package. And if you think the Sony is a relatively new player in the market, they make the sensors for Nikon.  

Olympus also have some a new camera OMD-EM1 this is also a great little camera although, the sensor is micro for thirds, but still a great camera and image quality.

http://youtu.be/ESOj56fWB8Q 

Although, Canon and Nikon are being left behind at the moment, I would bet that they have many new offerings in the new year, they are obviously not going to sit around and let their market disappear.  So next year will be fantastic if you are a photographer. 

You can see what I get up to in my down time.

 

Until next time, Happy shooting.

 

Mark Farrelly


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