According to a post on Olympus Russia’s Facebook page, there’s new software on the way tomorrow for the E-M1. Part of the package will help you with long exposures as it improves image quality in Live Bulb. You’ll also get improved image stabilization and better autofocus in low-light conditions. The E-M1 will also play nicer in with the Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH lens which means the chromatic aberration problem’s been fixed.
The K3: Pentax’s flagship camera that many thought would be a full frame option. Instead, the company gave them an APS-C DSLR with a couple of interesting features. For starters, users have a digital AA filter. Then you can add in all the typical Pentax features such as incredible weather sealing, stabilization on the sensor, lots of megapixels, and other features targeted at the outdoors crowd.
Fujifilm’s 23mm f1.4 will render an equivalent of 35mm on Fujifilm’s APS-C X series cameras. As one of the classic focal lengths, this has been a lens that photographers have been asking for for a while. The lens features a minimum focusing distance of around 11 inches, 11 lens elements in 8 groups, an all metal build, a snap-back style focusing ring that lets you toggle between autofocus and manual focus, and overall just some seriously beautiful image quality. And there is very little to complain about with this lens.
Justifying the purchase of $899 to yourself though, will be one of the toughest things to do.
The Sony A7r is available in stock in Germany, Italy, Spain and many more EU countries. We are very fond of the Sony A7r and happy that our European friends get to have a chance at this camera. May our European friends rejoice in this new age of mirrorless cameras.
Pentax recently announced their K3 DSLR that is the new flagship of their APS-C lineup of cameras. As with nearly every Pentax product, it is incredibly rugged as it sports a magnesium alloy body with full weather sealing. The K3 also has a 23.35MP APS-C CMOS sensor at its heart with a user-selectable anti-aliasing filter. Essentially, the processor can mimic the look of having an AA filter on the sensor, but do note that the sensor doesn’t have one in order to get the best sharpness possible.
We’ve been spending a bit of time with the camera so far, and we have to say that it has a lot going for it, but there are some things that are irking us a bit.
The NEX 5 line has been refreshed again, this time to a T. Identical in size and shape to its predecessor the 5R, the 5T comes with NFC for transferring images to your phone. With 16.1MP on an APS-C sensor, the 5T has the same spec sheet as the 5R which means that it will produce the same high quality images. This is my first extended stay with one of the more mid-range NEX cameras, and it’s been swell.