Previous Next 1 of 2 We recently compared the new Panasonic Lumix S1R to the Nikon Z 7, but there’s another full-frame mirrorless camera in the 40-plus megapixel club that photographers should consider: the Sony A7R III. Despite being a couple of years old, the A7R III still holds it own against the Lumix S1R. These two models are quite different in design, but fairly similar in performance, and both offer pixel-shift modes that pull even more detail out of their already high-resolution sensors. On paper, the Lumix S1R bests the Sony in some key areas, but it comes at a cost — a literal one. As the A7R III has gotten on in years, its price has dropped accordingly. You can now find it for about $2,800, $900 less than the S1R. So does the S1R earn its higher price? Here’s how these two cameras compare. Panasonic Lumix S1R Sony A7R III Sensor 47.3-megapixel full-frame sensor 42-megapixel full-frame sensor Burst speed Up to 9 fps (6 with … [Read more...] about Panasonic Lumix S1R vs. Sony A7R III: Which pixel-shift powerhouse is better?
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In the early days, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras suffered from a lack of native lenses, but that's changed drastically over the past few years. For example, Sony will soon make 60 lenses for its E-mount cameras, which include APS-C models such as the A6500 and full-frames like the A9 and A7 III. Canon, too, is committed to the cause: In February, it announced that, by the end of 2019, it'll produce nine lenses compatible with its EOS R and EOS RP full-frame mirrorless cameras, which isn't bad for a system that is less than a year old.These moves show that camera brands see the mirrorless space as a key part of their future, not just as a way to sell cheaper products. That's not to say budget-friendly mirrorless cameras like the $450 Canon M100 aren't great for beginners or that professional-grade DSLRs are going away anytime soon. It just means that we're at a point where mirrorless cameras are becoming ubiquitous, and that's a good thing for consumers all around. It also … [Read more...] about A brief history of mirrorless cameras
The basicsTo understand how mirrorless cameras gained on DSLRs so quickly, let's go back to basics. DSLRs have a reflex mirror that lets you look directly through the lens at your subject with no electronics in between. When you take a shot, the mirror jumps out of the way to expose the sensor. All of that adds bulk and, for most models, means you can't see the decisive moment when you take a photo.At the same time, the mirror allows DSLR-makers to put autofocus phase-detect sensors directly into the light path via a secondary mirror. Those measure the distance to your subject before you even take the picture, making autofocus nearly instantaneous. You lose that advantage, however, when you shoot videos or photos in live-view mode with the mirror up.Mirrorless and compact cameras rely on electronic viewfinders (EVFs) or, in many cases, just a rear display. EVF quality has jumped dramatically over the past year especially, with most medium- and high-end cameras packing at least 2.4 … [Read more...] about How to buy a mirrorless camera in 2019
The main selling point of an interchangeable lens camera may be, well, the interchangeable lenses, but that doesn’t mean DSLR and mirrorless camera owners don’t find themselves wishing for a single lens that can do everything. The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro fits that description, offering the equivalent of a full-frame 24-200mm zoom range along with close focusing for a maximum 0.6x magnification (full-frame equivalent). And this is no cheap consumer lens, as such superzooms often are; as part of Olympus’ Pro line — which also includes the stellar f/1.2 prime series — the 12-100mm uses higher-end optics on the inside and a weather-sealed metal body on the outside. It is also the only current lens that allows the new Olympus E-M1X to reach its peak stabilization potential of 7.5 stops. With the pair, we shot nighttime landscapes with 10-second exposure times — without a tripod. That in itself may be reason enough for Olympus shooters to … [Read more...] about Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro review
Review By Andrew O'Hara Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 01:58 pm PT (04:58 pm ET) AppleInsider has spent the last month testing out Canon's first full-frame mirrorless EOS R shooter to see how it stacks up in an ever-growing mirrorless market. The EOS R has a lot of competition. Sony, the biggest player in the game, has been dominating for years. Recently Nikon and others are have thrown their own hats in the ring with the likes of the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6 that AppleInsider has already reviewed.Canon's shooter falls in the middle of the Z 7 and Z 6 between the A7 and A7R III in both price and megapixel count. The EOS R sports a 30.3-megapixel resolution while the Z 6 shoots 24.5MP, the Z 7 does 45.7MP, the A7 does 24MP, and the A7R III shoots 42.4MP. With these specs, it could easily be a great compromise between the low end and high-end models filling the market. Updated body, questionable choices Canon designed everything from the ground up for the new mirrorless EOS R, but … [Read more...] about Review: Canon EOS R is a fantastic full-frame mirrorless camera that feels two years behind