Monthly Archives: July 2019

Olympus E-M5 III to be Lighter, More Plasticky and Still Weather Sealed

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is expected to be announced in August/ September 2019. According to the latest rumors from FT3, this new camera will be lighter and more plasticky than the current Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. It is still weather sealed and the price may be a little cheaper. Continue reading

Sony a7R IV Announced, Priced $3,498, Available for Pre-Order

Sony has just officially announced the new Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera. This fourth edition of the a7R mirrorless full-frame camera sees the inclusion of an updated 61MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and enhanced BIONZ X image processor, which afford impressive imaging results with marked smoothness, a 15-stop dynamic range, and, of course, speed. Up to 10 fps shooting is possible along with the ability to record UHD 4K30 video, both with support for Real-time Eye AF and Tracking AF technologies. The revised sensor design uses a Fast Hybrid AF System, with 567 phase-detection autofocus points, for notably fast and accurate focusing performance. Despite being such a high-resolution sensor, it is also distinguished by its flexible native sensitivity range from ISO 100-32000 for working in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, benefitting both stills and video operation, the a7R IV retains the 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE sensor-shift image stabilization, which is effective to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5.5 stops. This new camera costs $3,498, first available for Pre-order at B&H/ Adorama/ Amazon. Continue reading

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