Sony has added to its line-up of mirrorless cameras with the A5100, a small but seemingly very capable shooter which fits in between the entry-level A5000
and the more enthusiast-focused A6000
. The new camera features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, a super-fast autofocus system, a tilting touchscreen monitor, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.
Mirrorless camera owners in search of fast glass and razor-thin depth of field have a new king of wide-aperture lenses to drool over in the form of the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85. It's the fastest volume production lens in the world, and the manufacturer claims it'll give you an image similar to an f/1.2 lens on a full frame camera.
Nikon has updated its 2014 mirrorless camera line-up with the launch of the Nikon 1 S2, and the announcement that the previously revealed 1 J4
will be making its way to the US. Despite being the new entry-point into the 1 Series, the S2 features a 14.2 megapixel CX-format sensor, a new 135-point autofocus system, and can shoot at speeds of up to 20 fps with continuous autofocus.
If you're looking for an inexpensive mirrorless camera, look away now! With the addition of the Leica T
, which we recently took for a spin
, there are now two luxury offerings on the market for photographers with deep pockets and a desire to own a mirrorless camera which stands out from the crowd. Here Gizmag compares the specifications (and substantial price-tags) of the new Leica and the Hasselblad Lunar
, to see how they stack up.
The Leica T
is a true supermodel of a camera, a masterpiece of design, engineering and machining perfection that begs to be touched and turns the heads of Leica fans and lesser mortals alike. But Leica is adamant that it doesn't make sculptures, and it wants the T judged on its performance. So let's see if its results stand up to its astronomic price tag. Loz Blain spent a week with a compact camera that costs, coincidentally, exactly as much as his car.
While many camera manufacturers are releasing retro-looking mirrorless offerings, Leica, arguably the king of old-school style, has revealed a thoroughly modern new line of interchangeable lens shooters. The Leica T is a minimalist camera which is milled from a solid block of aluminum, uses an APS-C sensor and features a new lens mount. It also boasts a redesigned touchscreen interface, Leica's fastest autofocus, and built-in Wi-Fi.
Nikon has added two new cameras to its 2014 line-up. The J4 is the new mid-range 1 Series camera, which inherits a lot of tech and features from its higher-end V3
sibling, while the Coolpix S810c is the company's latest attempt at an Android-powered compact camera and boasts an increased focal range and a bigger rear touchscreen than its predecessor.
Sony's pocket-friendly α7 and α7R
full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are shortly to be joined by a 4K-capable sibling in the shape of the α7S. The camera features a brand new CMOS sensor that works with the company's BIONZ X image processor to deliver a reported stills and video sensitivity range of up to ISO409600 for impressive low-light, flash-free prowess, while also keeping noise to a minimum.
Sony has released firmware updates for it's flagship A7 and A7R
mirrorless cameras, improving the performance of the already very capable duo. The main benefits of the update include faster start-up times, improved image quality and quicker autofocus with some lenses.
Samsung has revealed a pocket-friendly mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that's claimed to be the thinnest and lightest on the market. The 20 megapixel Smart Camera NX mini sports a flip up, touch-enabled display panel designed to take the guesswork out of self portraits, has built-in NFC and Wi-Fi with Smart Camera features, and is available with a new NX-M mount wide-angle lens for inclusive group shots.