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Fujifilm X-E2 Review. Home Donate New Search Gallery Reviews How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact Fujifilm X-E2 16MP APS-C, 7 FPS, OLED finder © 2015 This page best with Corporate S regular and bold activated. Intro Specs Performance Compared Usage Recommendations More Fujifilm X-E2 (12.1 oz./344g with battery and card, about $799) and XF 56mm f/1.2 APD. enlarge. I got mine at this link to it at Adorama; these links to it at Amazon and at B&H are also great places to get it. This ad-free website's biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links to approved sources when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live.

Back, Fujifilm X-E2. Top, Fujifilm X-E2. enlarge. Sample Image Files Pineapple, 15 January 2015. Weed Vineyard, 15 January 2015. January 2015 Fuji Reviews Fuji Lenses LEICA Reviews All Reviews Good Fantastic ergonomics optimized for people who know how to shoot; a perfect shooter's camera with the right knobs in the right places. Bad Sensor. X-E2. Fujifilm X-E2 Review: Digital Photography Review. Based on a production Fujifilm X-E2 running firmware v1.2 The X-E2 is the mid-range model in Fujifilm's X system of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, sitting between the relatively affordable X-M1 and X-A1 twins, and the unashamedly high-end X-Pro1 and X-T1.

It's an update of the X-E1, which we liked a lot for its combination of 'old school' handling and excellent image quality, giving it our Gold award in our review. The X-E2 is superficially very similar to the X-E1, with the same basic body design and control layout; at a quick glance it's almost impossible to tell them apart. It keeps the same top-plate layout, including analogue shutter speed and exposure compensation dials, and has the same 2.36M dot OLED electronic viewfinder.

The rear of the camera is still covered in buttons in much the same places as the X-E1, but their functions have been rearranged. Fujifilm X-E2 key features The X-E2 - not revolutionary, but distinctly evolved Changes/improvements compared to X-E1. DigiDIRECT Australia. Find out more * Offer valid for a limited time. Conditions Apply. The Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera and XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS Zoom Lens lens and body combination sports a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the superb EXR Processor II to produce high-resolution imagery with an expandable sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200 and a top continuous shooting rate of 8 fps.

Fujifilm's proprietary X-Trans sensor uses a unique randomized pixel array in order to avoid the use of a resolution-reducing optical low-pass filter, thereby producing images with utmost sharpness and clarity. This imaging system is benefited by the Intelligent Hybrid AF system, which uses both contrast- and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly and accurately.

For image monitoring, review, and menu navigation, both a 2,360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" 1,040k-dot tilting LCD screen are available. No available reviews for this product. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review. Introduction The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is a premium compact camera which incorporates a large Micro Four Thirds sensor. The Panasonic LX100 also features 4K video recording at 25/24fps including the ability to extract high-resolution 8MP images from the 4K video, a 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 Leica lens, high-speed AF in approximately 0.14 seconds, built-in Live View Finder (LVF) with 2764K-dot equivalent high resolution, a 3.0-inch LCD screen with 921k-dot resolution, an ISO range of 100-25600, high speed burst shooting at 11 fps with the mechanical shutter and 40fps with the electronic shutter, aperture and control rings, and integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is available in black or silver for £699.99 / $899.99.

Ease of Use The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is nominally the successor to the 2-year-old DMC-LX7 camera, but it includes so many technological advances that it's virtually unrecognisable from its predecessor. Entry Tags. Sony RX100 III Review: The Best Pocket Point-And-Shoot (For A Price) For the last few years, Sony’s RX100 point-and-shoot camera line has been king of the compact mountain. With the latest version, the RX100 III, Sony aims to build on the previous little powerhouses by zeroing in on the features people want — and eliminating those they don’t. What Is It The third iteration of Sony’s fantastic but pricey point-and-shoot line. It has a 20.1-megapixel one-inch sensor, and a 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens. Why It Matters When the first RX100 hit shelves two years ago, the camera proved that a point-and shoot could still be relevant, even in the face of high-quality smartphone cameras that are always on your person.

Last year’s RX100 II introduced a revolutionary new back-side illuminated image sensor, which drastically improved the camera’s image quality. But do these latest changes make the excellent camera more appealing, or has Sony over-salted a nearly perfect recipe? Design If you’ve ever held a Sony RX100 before, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. Like. Sony RX100 III Review: The Best Pocket Point-And-Shoot (For A Price) Australian Review: Panasonic Lumix G7 - A bit like magic | CyberShack. Performance The G7's big point of difference is its "time-travelling" burst mode, where you're presented with a sequence of 60 images starting from one second before you pulled the trigger to one second after.

Rather than actually taking 60 photographs, the G7 is actually recording high-resolution 4K video for the two second period, giving you the ability to pick and choose stills after. Of course, this comes with its own compromises; images are only shot at eight megapixels; half the resolution the G7 is capable of. Despite the decrease in size, the photos captured using the G7's 4K photography modes are still surprisingly detailed. You might be out of luck if you want to blow them up to larger sizes, but they're perfect for smaller prints and digital usage. However, as convenient as the functionality is, it's not entirely foolproof. After you're done taking a 4K burst, you're able to select the images you want to keep. Australian Review: Panasonic Lumix LX100 - Retro chic | CyberShack. Performance Coming from a DSLR, the first difference you'll notice performance wise is that the Lumix LX100 takes about two or three seconds to power on.

This isn't too inconvenient, but feels a little clunky when compared to many DSLR's instant-on capabilities. Being able to shoot with the aperture as wide as 1.7 gives you nice shallow depth of field, as well as reasonable low light capabilities. In terms of ISO, noise doesn't start to become an issue until above 1600. 2000 can be passable, but I wouldn't want to be shooting at 3200 or higher in most circumstances (although, the grain isn't as noticeable when shooting in low light). The useable ISO range still gives you a lot of flexibility when shooting, just not quite as much as a comparably priced DSLR. Because the sensor is only 12.8 megapixels, you can lose some of the finer details in an image when you blow up an image, especially at maximum zoom, but this certainly isn't a deal breaker.

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix LX100 review. It's finally happened: Panasonic has created a compact camera with a large Micro Four Thirds sensor on board. It's called the Panasonic Lumix LX100 and we here at Pocket-lint had hands-on time with the forthcoming camera ahead of its official Photokina announcement. Is it a high-end compact to get more excited about than all the competition? Because, let's face it, the competition has rapidly advanced in the high-end compact camera sector in recent years. Fujifilm and Sony have considerable products ranging from the Fujifilm X20 and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, through to the pricier Fujifilm X100S. Panasonic has largely been leaning on its ageing Lumix LX7 for a few years now and, as much as we think the LX7 is a great little camera for a number of reasons, it's the larger sensor that now seems to be the biggest lure in the compact camera world. READ: Best compact cameras 2014 But there's still a lot to like about this camera.

READ: Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GM5 review. Canon Powershot G7 X: Screen and Features. Canon PowerShot G7 X: Screen The Canon PowerShot G7 X has a 3-inch display of 1040k dots – a reasonable resolution sitting between the 921k-dot Panasonic Lumix LX100 and the 1229k-dot Sony RX100 III. It’s a good display, and needs to be, because there’s no viewfinder built into the camera.

Both the Panasonic and Sony rivals use one – but both are significantly more expensive. There’s a preconception among some photography fans that a camera isn’t really a 'proper' camera if it doesn’t have some form of viewfinder, so bear this in mind if that’s your view. An EVF would come in handy in bright daylight, where even the best LCD screens become a little hard to use. In just about all other conditions we found the Canon G7 X display more than adequate. The screen is also thoroughly modern in design, in that it has a 180-degree tilt hinge. The Canon G7 X display is also a touchscreen, unlike the Sony RX100 III’s one. Canon PowerShot G7 X: Features There’s also a pop-up flash. Best compact cameras 2014: 21 we recommend. There are hundreds of digital compact cameras on the market, with advanced, superzoom and rugged camera options all being available, which makes finding the right one quite tricky. The right choice, of course, depends on what you want from your compact digital camera.

Maybe you're looking for a high-end compact camera to take the place of your SLR, or perhaps you want something more basic to get a few snaps on vacation. Whichever type you are looking for, we've pulled together a selection of what we believe are the best compact cameras on the market now. Best advanced compact cameras: Sony RX100 II Price: $750 Specs: 20 MP, 3.6 x optical zoom, 1080p video, 12.8 x 9.6 (1") mm sensor There's plenty to like about the Sony RX100 Mark II, from its small, pocketable size to its excellent image quality.

We're most pleased about the improvement to low light performance, which is significantly better than its predecessor, thanks to that new backlit sensor. Read our full Sony RX100 II review Fuji X100S. Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses - The Ultimate Guide. It’s crazy. Back when I started with the Panasonic GF1 in 2009, Micro Four Thirds had less than 10 native lenses. And now µ43 has grown to a mature system featuring over 50+ lenses with very little gaps in the lineup. Not to mention the hundreds (if not thousands) of legacy lenses you could adapt. Need more speed? I’ve already reviewed the sharpest lenses for Micro 4/3, the best lenses under $500, as well as portrait lenses. For a preview, take a look at the table of contents, and feel free to jump to your section of choice: Table of Contents “Equivalence” and Micro Four Thirds vs Full Frame Lenses If you’re new to Micro Four Thirds, you’ll be hearing the term “full frame equivalent” or “35mm equivalent” a lot.

Double the focal length, double the aperture for DoF, but it’s important to note that the exposure is always the same (ie. f1.4 is always f1.4 in terms of gathering light). That’s not true, just another misconception about Micro Four Thirds. Invest in good lenses. Lens Performance. Panasonic Lumix LX100. What is the Panasonic Lumix LX100? The Panasonic Lumix LX100 might be considered a natural evolution of the Sony RX100 series. This, too, is a small compact that offers performance comparable with a compact system camera. Panasonic has moved the genre on by packing an even larger Micro Four Thirds sensor into a slightly larger body that offers much better manual control than on any camera of this large-sensor-in-small-body class. At £699, it may seem expensive for what initially appears to be a normal compact camera.

But rarely do you see small solutions like this that are so geared towards the real enthusiast. There are some issues Panasonic could solve in a Lumix LX100 II – some of them serious – but this is the sort of camera that could rekindle your love for photography. Panasonic Lumix LX100 – Design and Handling The Panasonic Lumix LX100 is a small camera, but one that exudes far more credibility than your average Lumix compact.

SEE ALSO: Best Cameras Round-up. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review | TrustedReviews. What is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a second go at a formula established last year with the DMC-GM1: an absolutely tiny camera body that offers a fairly large Micro Four Thirds sensor and interchangeable lenses. Starting at £699 with a kit lens, Panasonic hasn’t dumbed down the features to meet a lower price in this second attempt. Instead, the Lumix GM5 adds an EVF and bulks up the body a bit to try and address the main criticism of the GM1 – that it's just too fiddly. For all its efforts, the DMC-GM5 is still pretty cramped, and awkward at times, but if a slim and light frame is at the top of your list, this is about as petite as compact system cameras with large sensors get.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 – Design The look of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 may not be too attention-grabbing, but make no mistake: the outer hardware is what this camera is here for. With a body measuring 98.5 x 59.5 x 36.1mm it's tiny for a Micro Four Thirds model. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review. It's one thing to be fashionably late to the party, but it's another altogether to be just plain late. The RX100 is Sony's first large-sensor compact camera, and while it definitely falls in the latter camp, it comes bearing many gifts that make up for the wait. Design and features Quite aptly given its raison d'être, the RX100 is small, fitting comfortably in your hand or pocket.

It feels particularly well made and sturdy, thanks to its aluminium frame, though its exterior is rather slippery. Buttons are on the small side, which adds a nice, refined feel to the shooting experience, but some users might find them a little too small for comfort. The 3-inch LCD screen is quite something to behold. Most people will be interested in this camera, as it boasts one of the largest sensors in a compact model, beaten only by the Canon G1X (which is big enough to almost not be classified as a compact) and the Fuji X100. A comparison of sensor sizes from a number of different compact cameras. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Digital Camera (Silver) DMC-LX100S B&H. The silver Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Digital Camera is an advanced Four Thirds format point-and-shoot with manual controls designed to enable and inspire creativity.

It features a large multi-aspect 4/3" type MOS sensor to produce 12.8MP still images (4:3) and 4K Ultra HD video at 30 and 24 fps. You also have the ability to extract high-resolution 8MP images from the 4K video, letting you capture entire scenes without missing a shot. The built-in Leica DC Vario-Summilux zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-75mm, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives. With a fast maximum aperture of f/1.7-2.8, the lens lets you work in lower light situations and provides selective focus control for shallow depth of field imagery, enhanced by a nine-bladed aperture for smooth out-of-focus rendering.

When more light is needed, the camera features an integrated hot shoe, letting you use external flash units. Fuji X Buyer’s Guide :: Part 1 :: Cameras · DEDPXL. Fujifilm X100T vs Fujifilm X100S Detailed Comparison. Best Camera 2015: 16 best cameras you can buy. 10 best compact cameras of 2015. Canon EOS M Body Only + EF Lens Adapter > Canon Compact System Cameras - Ted's Cameras.

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