Sony Alpha a7R is mirrorless digital cameras with full-frame sensor. This camera was launched in October 2013 with his brother Sony Alpha a7. Both cameras are claimed by Sony as a full-frame mirrorless camera is the smallest and lightest in the world. The a7R has a full-frame sensor with 36.4 megapixel resolution and without the use of a low-pass filter that has the potential to produce sharper images while a7 has a full-frame sensor with 24.3 megapixel resolution. Sony Alpha a7R also equipped with features such as a new gapless lens design on the sensor chip, the BIONZ X Image processor, 3.0-inch Tiltable TFT LCD, OLED electronic viewfinder, and the ability to record Full HD 1080/60p. The camera also has built-in WiFi connectivity and NFC, Multi-Interface Shoe, including compatible with E-mount lenses. Sony Alpha a7R will be available in December 2013 with a price range of $2,298.00.
Fujifilm has recently contributed to heat the pocket camera market with the launch of Fujifilm XF1 XQ1 as successor. Fujifilm claims that this camera is more portable than ever. Fujifilm XQ1 have a slightly similar design but with a few upgrades XF1 on features to improve image quality and higher performance. This camera uses a high-grade sensor of 12 megapixels award-winning X-Trans CMOS II 2/3-inch sized and combined with EXR Processor II processor to produce high quality images with fast performance. In addition, other features that have been improved include 3.0-inch LCD with 920k-dot resolution, Full HD 1080p video recording at 60fps, WiFi connectivity, and the ability of continuous shooting up to 12fps. While the features are still the same as the previous model is the Fujinon 4x Optical Zoom lens f/1.8-4.9, hybrid AF system, Film Simulation and Advanced Filter.
Having successfully launched the Fujifilm X-E1 last year, Fujifilm is now re-launching the next generation of cameras. Fujifilm X-E2 was launched by Fujifilm on October 18, 2013 as the next generation of X-E1. X-E2 comes with many improvements from its predecessors such as the built-in WiFi with a dedicated button on the top of the camera, increasing the ability to record Full HD 1080p at 60fps. Not only that, this camera uses a sensor 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II which utilizes a color filter array that has a more random pattern of the Bayer array and remove the optical low-pass filter to produce sharp images and high resolution. LCD screen has also been improved with the 3.0-inch size and 1040k-dot resolution, and the ability to shoot continuously up to 7fps.
Olympus PEN E-P5 is a 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor Compact System Camera with TruePic VI Image Processor. It features 3.0-inch Tilt Touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p Video Recording in MOV & AVI Formats, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, 5 Axis Image Stabilization with IS Auto, Fast AF with Touch Focus & Touch Shutter, 9 FPS Burst Shooting; 1/8000s Shutter, Built-In Flash with Wireless Capability, and offer an Optional VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder. The camera features (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.7 x 1.5″ / 12.2 x 6.9 x 3.8 cm and weight 13.33 oz / 378 g body only.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a new Micro Four Thirds camera launched by Panasonic on October 17, 2013. This camera has a body design that is small, even smaller than the Pentax Q7 and offers quality images with the same performance as GX7. GM1 is equipped with a sensor 16 Megapixel Digital Live Mos combined with Venus Engine processor and use the Micro Four Thirds system. In addition, there is also a 3.0-inch touch screen, recording Full HD 1080i AVCHD video at 60fps, Wireless connectivity, light speed AF and Focus Peaking, ISO25600 and continuous shooting mode of up to 5fps. As the camera is designed for enthusiast users who want a design that is smaller than a DSLR, but is able to produce better image quality than compact system cameras and smartphones, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 offer a compact body design made of Magnesium Alloy.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is a compact camera system recently launched by Sony on 16 Okotober 2013. The camera is equipped with a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor 20.2 Megapixel resolution the same as RX100 II but more powerful thanks to the combination with the BIONZ processor X to produce high quality images with fast performance. In addition, the RX10 also has a Carl Zeiss lens 24-200mm f/2.8, 3.0-inch Xtra Fine display monitor that can be tilted out, XGA OLED electronic viewfinder, and the ability to record Full HD 1080 / p at 60 and 24fps. As for the connectivity, this camera offers a built-in wireless and NFC that allows you to transfer image files. And several other features such as ISO125-12800, hot-shoe and the control ring and Super Sonicwave Motor for fast autofocus. This camera went on sale with a price range of $1,298.00 at the end of November 2013.
Olympus has just invited you to move into the new world by announcing their newest OM-D E-M1 camera to replace the previous model OM-D E-M5 which has been successfully satisfy his fans. Now, Olympus back to offer the latest camera that can invite prospective buyers of DSLR to move into Interchangeable Lens Camera (ILC). OM-D E-M1 has a compact design and has larger body like DSLR. The camera is equipped with the latest features like 16.3 Megapixel sensor, a new AF Dual Fast system, a new TruePic VII Processor, no optical low-pass filter, an electronic viewfinder 2.36m-dot, 5-axis image stabilization, and weather-sealed. It’ll available on the market October 2013.
Last Updated (29 Sept’13):
Fujifilm X-A1 is a new compact system camera features a 16.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and EXR Processor II image processor. It comes with 3.0-inch 920k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, Extended Sensitivity to ISO 25600, Continuous Shooting Rate of 5.6 fps, Advanced SR AUTO and Q Menu Button, Film Simulation and Advanced Filters. The camera use traditional sensor unlike its more expensive sibling the X-M1 that uses X-Trans sensor, but it still use the same processor. X-A1 will available on the market with price of $599.00 on November 2013.
Last Updated (19 September’13):
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Fujifilm X-M1 is a Mirrorless Digital Camera with a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor and Fujifilm Proprietary X-Mount. It features 3.0-inch LCD Tilt Monitor with 920k-dot resolution, Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity, Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound, Focal Plane Shutter, 100-25600 ISO Sensitivities, Magnesium Alloy Body, External Microphone Outlet, and Film Simulation Modes. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.5″ / 11.7 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm and weight 9.88 oz / 280 g without battery and card.
Last Updated (30 August’13):
Sony Alpha NEX-5T is the latest type of mirrorless digital cameras that also called compact system camera. This camera was first announced by Sony on 27 August 2013 to replace his brother the Sony Alpha NEX-5R by adding several new features like Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity include compatible with Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens. This camera will be available on the market from early September 2013, it comes with price of US$700 including the 16-50mm kit lens.