Friday, June 18, 2021

Quick hits 23

Wacky Tech

Canon EOS R

The past week was a handful of announcements from camera brands particularly Fujifilm and Canon.

First off, something significant from Canon and something that the photography world have been waiting as well. Canon's release of a mirrorless camera and lenses. Nikon already released theirs about a week or two before Canon did and this looks like another one-up game for both companies. Although, they have a lot to catch up on especially since Sony and Fujifilm have been at it for quite a while already.

Watch the official introduction video for both the camera and the accompanying lenses.

Will it have what it takes to go toe to toe with Sony and Fujifilm right now? That remains to be seen. So far, though, it would seem like it can get at it with the two brands. I’m a landscape photographer so what matters most to me are image quality and the ability to handle image noise very well at high ISO levels. And based on fellow Pinoy photographer, Edwin Martinez’s initial review, it looks like the EOS R is a camera to have.

Check out this article by Fstoppers also about the EOS R.

Fujifilm XT-3

Not to be missed, Fujifilm’s update to the XT-2 is here. No surprise, it’s the XT-3. One significant improvement based on what I read on their news release is what they claim to be the “world’s first” among APS-C mirrorless cameras -- 10-bit, 4k recording at 60fps. This will surely pull some attraction on film makers and video content creators.

Here’s a hands-on first impressions video from DPReview.

Exciting times ahead for the world of photography!


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