• March 20, 2017

Canon EOS M10 vs. M3 vs. M5 – Comparing the Mirrorless Cameras with EF-M Lens Mount

When it comes to mirrorless cameras, Canon has long been in the race with one foot constantly on the brake. There was no flagship model, a very limited selection of lenses, and probably a lack of motivation on Canon’s side to really make an impression on the mirrorless-market.

Since the introduction of the EOS M5 however, these notions seemed to have been overcome. The camera is a worthy opponent to the it’s rivals by Sony, Fuji, and co.

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  • December 12, 2016

Fujifilm X-A10 is the cheapest mirrorless of the brand

The Fujifilm X-A10 is the newest member of Fujifilm’s range of compact mirrorless cameras. It is a model with an APS-C sensor like those found in many entry level SLR cameras, 16-megapixel resolution and WiFi connectivity.

Fujifilm X-A10

It is capable of taking pictures with a shutter time of 1/32,000 and it offers an ISO sensitivity ranging from 200 points to 6,400 (25,600 in forced mode). It has automatic and manual modes that are controlled with a two-wheel system located at the top right, in the same place as the shutter button.

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  • October 15, 2016

The Sony A6500 is out, with features never seen on a compact camera

Never before have we seen a compact camera capable of technology and features of such a high level as the Sony A6500 which was officially launched today unannounced. 4K video, 5-axis stabilization, new image processor and a incredibly fast focus system. All of this in a surprising and extremely small camera.

Sony A6500

Earlier this year Sony introduced the A6300, a camera that arrived as part of the A6000 family, improving on the latter, though not simply as a successor, but as a different higher level camera. In the same vein comes the Sony A6500. A better camera than the Sony A6300 capable of getting better results, with very similar design. In fact, it seems that the objective of the Japanese company was to integrate better technologies into a camera with the same size and concept.

Sony A6500

Sony A6500 comes with a handful of features that make it impossible for us to remain indifferent. Its design is similar, it’s a camera with electronic viewfinder and E-mount, but the new features included are striking.

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  • December 15, 2015

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless, staying in the top

We are accustomed to reviews of photographic devices of Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and others. However, we tend to forget other major brands which have been entering the cameras and lenses market. In this case, we have to talk about a camera of a giant: it is the Samsung NX1 Mirrorless, a camera without mirror of the Korean brand. We will study the most important features of this device. Come with me to explore what are their strengths and capabilities.

The most significant of the Samsung NX1 Mirrorless

Although this is a camera launched during the first quarter of this year (2015), the Samsung NX1 Mirrorless remains a high bet in the market for photographic devices, above all because it was the first to offer extensive Wi-Fi control function. In addition, it was responsible for incorporating the iconic brand operating system (Android) in camera handling. As always talking about Samsung, it is a fairly innovative device that led to other releases with similar functions.

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Features

Sensor. The Samsung NX1 Mirrorless has an incredible square format CMOS sensor, that means, APS-C, offering 28.2 high resolution megapixels. Thus, the picture quality is evidenced through the ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 51.200, to portray any type of light and condition of it. Also, the shadows are drawn perfectly on each frame thanks to the same technology.

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  • July 3, 2014

Sony A5000 vs. A6000 vs. NEX-6 vs. NEX-5t vs. NEX-7, what’s the difference?

Sony recently released a mini-SLR of A5000 and A6000, together with the previous generation NEX series(For example: NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX-5T and NEX-3N). Inevitably, many of friends will have problems in choosing which one to purchase. In this article, I will go over several different features of these cameras, I hope this will help you with your decision in choosing the right camera:

My Suggestion:

Followed by purchasing order:

A6000>NEX-6>NEX-7>NEX-5T>A5000>NEX-3N.

A6000, A5000, NEX-5T support Smartphone APP installation and A5000, NEX-5T, NEX-3N support 180-degree flipping screen which is suitable for self shot.

Why suggestion in this order?

Briefly, A5000 and NEX-3N only have the LCD screen of 460,800 pixels, no phase / contrast hybrid AF, thus, they are not mainly recommended. Although NEX-7 is a high-end machine, its technology is relevantly old, there is also no comparison to A6000 in its picture quality.

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  • June 27, 2014

Canon EF-M 55-200 mm, new lens for EOS M

Canon has expanded the range of lenses available for the Canon EOS M, a compact mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. The new lens is a telephoto lens with a focal length of 55-200 mm and mount EF-M. It is a mid-range lens with a variable aperture f/4.5-6.3. It is the fourth member of this range of existing lenses for EOS M, which is formed by 18-55, an 11-22 and 22 mm fixed lens. The new EF-M 55-200 fills the void left in the series, which until now we could not find any telephoto lens. Such lenses allow us to get closer to distant subjects and capture details that we cannot get close to.

Canon EF-M 55-200 mm

The new Canon 55-200 mm EF-M lens offers a wide focal range making it a very versatile lens and every photographer should have one in their backpack. We can get broader pictures by framing scenes to their widest focal planes, but also get very interesting details. If you moved it to the 35 mm system, the focal length would be equivalent to 82-320 mm. As usual like most zoom lenses the aperture of this lens is variable. When we are 55mm the aperture will be f/4.5, but when using zoom the brightness decreases until it is f/6.3 aperture. The lens consists of 17 items grouped into eleven groups and is an ultra- low dispersion lens, to maintain a high quality in all its focal range. It also has a stepping motor (STM) which provides a very smooth and silent focus. Specially designed for video recording, as the image does not suffer abrupt transitions, nor is the engine sound heard. Because it could not be otherwise it integrates an optical stabilizer minimizing natural hand tremors obtaining videos with sharper and softer images. The Canon 55-200 mm EF-M has a lightweight metallic exterior finish and weighs 260 grams so transportation is not a problem. The lens has a manual focus ring with quick adjustments, the diaphragm has seven leaves and its diameter is 52 mm. The lens can focus at a distance of a meter, which is sufficient to obtain good quality details on a photo.

As previously mentioned, the Canon EOS M is compact mirrorless camera from a Japanese company. With four ranges covering a wide focal range starting at eleven millimeters until it reaches 200 millimeters thanks to the latest model. These types of cameras are very easy to carry and offer a quality level halfway between a compact and an SLR.

  • May 5, 2014

Sony a6000 analysis: a solid but conservative bet

Most mirrorless cameras in APS-C format are able to take a great photo. The Sony a6000 reaches this sector increasingly crowded with the intention of highlighting a handful of new tricks and updated technology, but it is too similar to the camera it replaces, the 2012 Sony NEX-6.

What is it?

The Sony NEX series may be gone, but it has only been done as a trade name. Its excellent cameras are very much alive under the umbrella of the Alpha (a) range. The a6000 is a mirrorless camera with mid-range sensor of 24 megapixel and APS-C size, and the E-Mount from Sony. It costs $650 USD body only and $800 USD with a 16-50 mm f / 3,5-5,6 lens.

Sony a6000

Why is it important?

It is the first camera restructured Alpha line pointing to a higher input level (not counting , of course, the powerful Alpha a7 and A7R full format). It is important because it replaces the NEX -6 and probably also the NEX -7, which was revolutionary when it came out in 2011.

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  • March 22, 2014

Rumor: Leica will present a mirrorless APS-C sensor on April 24

Leica has started to invite the media to a specialized event to be held in Berlin on April 24. All rumors suggest that a new mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens, unofficially known among fans as the Leica T (Typ 701). It is believed that the camera will have an APS-C sensor.

Other than that, this Leica T would be manufactured by Panasonic, strengthening relations between the two companies that have already launched several cameras together. This information comes from the guys at the website The.me, who claim to have had access to the EXIF data of a photo taken with the new camera.

Leica

It has been said that it will be an evolution of the Leica X Vario, a compact camera with an APS-C sensor that Leica announced in June last year and participated in the design and Panasonic. The big difference is that the new camera will have interchangeable lenses.

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  • May 19, 2013

Samsung Presents Its New Mirrorless Camera NX2000 with WiFi, NFC and 3D Capabilities

Samsung just announced the new NX2000 that will be part of its new mirrorless cameras. This catching camera from the Korean company will come with a substantial sensor, a rear touch screen, and WiFi connectivity, tendency that we’ve seen in recent launches in the category. While some considered that the camera would use the Android OS – a rumor that began after leaked information a few weeks ago – it isn’t the case. We’ll see later what the new NX2000’s novelties are.

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