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  • Just Announced: Panasonic S1 & S1R

     

    At Photokina in 2018, Panasonic announced their alliance with Leica and Sigma in the creation of new lenses, for their new S1 & S1R full frame camera system. Today we’re pleased to share the official announcement of this system from Panasonic, including the opportunity to pre-order your camera!

    ABOUT THE S1

    The Panasonic DC-S1 is a great option for the photographer or filmmaker out there, especially someone who is seeking a camera that will provide a blend of both functionalities, with spectacular performance! Just a few of the specs include:

    • 24 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor camera
    • 2 Card Slots: XQD & SD
    • 3.2″ Triaxial tilt-shift monitor
    • Maximum ISO of 512,000
    • Focal Plane Shutter

     

     

    For Filmmakers

    • 4K up to 60p/50p
    • 4K 30p/25p24. And full-HD with no time limit
    • V-log built-in
    • Image sensor shift type (5-axis / 5.5-stop*)
    • Dual I.S. (6.0-stop* Dual I.S. 2 compatible)

    The new DC-S1 will be a great option for photographers and those creating video.

     

    ABOUT THE S1R

    The Panasonic DC-S1R includes a larger 47MP full frame sensor. A great option for the still photographer out there, wanting to capture more detail and create larger prints.

    • 47MP Full Frame CMOS sensor camera
    • 2 Card Slots: XQD & SD
    • 3.2″ Triaxial tilt-shift monitor
    • Maximum ISO of 25,600
    • Focal Plane Shutter

    Both cameras have a solid build and ready for a variety of situations, with it’s magnesium alloy body, weather sealing and splash-resistant design.

    The Lenses

    This new system will be launched with the new L-Mount S Pro/S lenses, in collaboration with Leica and Sigma: 50mm f./1.424-105mm f/4 O.I.S. & 70-200mm f/4 O.I.S.

     

     

     

    PRE-ORDER YOURS TODAY

    Don’t miss out on this new camera from Panasonic, be sure to pre-order your new Panasonic S1 or S1R and lenses today!

  • Just Announced: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

    Welcome to a revolutionary new camera from Olympus!

    Olympus has just announced their newest camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M1X! This robust, weather sealed body, is surprisingly light! This new camera has a built-in battery grip, and weighs a mere 2.2 pounds (997g) with batteries and memory cards.

    I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at this beauty and thought I would share my experiences, along with some of those technical details.

    Let’s talk specs

    • 20.4 MP Live MOS Sensor with dual TruePic™ VIII Image Processors
    • 60 fps (S-AF), 18 fps (C-AF Tracking) Continuous Shooting with the silent electronic shutter
    • Intelligent Subject Detection AF via AI-based Deep Learning Technology
    • 5-Axis Sync IS provides 7.5 EV stops of compensation, the World’s Most Effective Stabilization performance (7.0 EV stops body only, 7.5 EV with 12-100)
    • Magnesium Alloy Weathersealed Construction (standard IPX1)
    • Hand-Held High-Res Shot Mode provides 50MP images with no stabilizing gear
    • Live ND provides the effects of an ND filter (for any lens) without the need to use a filter
    • Integrated Vertical Grip
    • Multi-selector (Joystick) on both the vertical and horizontal shooting positions for quick selection of the AF area
    • Double Battery Support for 2 BLH-1 Batteries. USB Type-C in-camera charging
    • Pro Capture Mode provides lag-free capture (pre and post shutter button press)
    • Dual Card Slots with UHS-II Compatibility
    • Built-in Field Sensor System (GPS, Manometer, Compass, Thermometer)
    • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE for remote shooting and wireless sharing

    WHEW!!!! That’s just a few of the specs!

     

    Since I had early access, I focused in on a couple of new, specific features, that really set this camera apart.

     

    Live ND

    I headed over to Lake Union park to see what might be available to photograph. I kept hoping for a seaplane but there were none! So I focused on MOHAI, the Center for Wooden Boats and the wildlife that was hanging out at the park.

    In this frame, the Live ND feature is disabled

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 12-40mm | ISO 200 | f/10 | 1/500s

    In this frame, the Live ND feature is enabled

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 12-40mm | ISO 200 | f/22 | 1/2s

    Notice the shift in the water, how it appears a little bit more still, pretty cool!!

     

    Hand-Held High Res Shot Mode – 50MP Files

    In using this mode the camera has two options, a hand-held mode or a tripod mode. The camera uses pixel shift technology to create a 50MP file, instead of a 20MP file. The hand-held mode anticipates micro movements as it’s building the file and the tripod mode will rely on everything being still.

    One of the reasons why we sometimes need those larger files are for the details. Below are sample images and close up screenshots of those details.

    Here’s a photo of a clock! 🙂 Actually I quite like the look of this clock at MOHAI, there’s something beautiful about all that detail.

    Here’s a sample 20MP file:

    20MP File – Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 12-100mm | ISO 200 | f/8 | 1/640s

    50MP File – Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 12-100mm | ISO 200 | f/8 | 1/500s

     

    These are just a couple of the features that set this camera apart. This camera could be a great fit for a variety of photographers, from those capturing fashion editorials to wildlife to outdoor adventure. With the high frame capture modes, weather sealing and stellar in camera stabilisation, in a solid, reliable body, the possibilities are endless. We also hear low-light capabilities are impressive as well! It was a sunny day in Seattle when I got to test the camera, so I didn’t need to push those ISO’s. 

    This camera is a larger camera in the Olympus line up, but I found it easy to work with and surprisingly light, even with their 300mm lens! If you’ve met me, you know I normally use much smaller lenses for my day to day work. But for this experience using that longer glass really paid off.  

    For the Filmmaker’s out there

    If you’re using smaller DSLR’s or Mirrorless systems to capture video, new features in this Olympus camera are going to be great for you, including:  

    • OM-log profile for video capture
    • 5-Axis Sync IS provides 7.5 EV stops of compensation, the World’s Most Effective Stabilization performance (7.0 EV stops body only, 7.5 EV with 12-100)

    As well the dual batteries and card lots, providing extended use in the field.

    PRE-ORDER

    Pre-order your OM-D E-M1X today!

     

    LAUNCH EVENT!!!! JAN 31!

    Join us for a launch event featuring this new camera on January 31st! This event will include an overview of the camera and its capabilities, as well access to demo cameras in multiple scenarios!

    For more details … and to register:

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X Launch Event

    Check out some more sample images

    Here’s just a few more images from my outing with the OM-D E-M1X, I had fun with it and know at least one Glazer’s staffer is anxious to get this camera out into the snow!

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 300mm | ISO 200 | f/4.5 | 1/3200s

     

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 300mm | ISO200 | f/5.0 | 1/640s

     

    Olympus OM-D E-M1X | 300mm | ISO 200 | f/5 | 1/640s

     

  • Just Announced: Sony a6400

     

    Just announced!

    From Sony there is a new camera in the a6000 series line-up, the Sony a6400! This new, compact camera continues the tradition of cameras from Sony, a lot of bang for your buck!

    Some of the highlights on the specifications include:

    • 24.2-megapixel, APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
    • High-resolution 4K movie recording to support serious video production
    • 180 ° tiltable LCD touchscreen for easier self-portraits and high / low angle compositions
    • The “World’s fastest autofocus” – this camera has an acquisition time that can lock focus on even the fastest moving subject in as little as 0.02 seconds.
    • Advanced real time eye auto focus and advanced focus tracking for fast moving subjects
    • 425 auto focus points
    • Improved low light capabilities including faster capture in low light

    And of course this camera is compatible with the E-mount lenses!

    We haven’t gotten our hands on this new camera yet, but are certain that features like the new tilting screen, a.k.a. the Selfie Screen are going to be a hit with travellers and vloggers alike!

     

     

    Pre-Order Today!

    This camera is available for Pre-Order today:

    Sony a6400 – Body Only

    Sony a6400 + 16 – 50mm lens

    Sony a6400 + 18 – 135mm lens

     

    Learn More!

    Read even more on this new Sony a6400 here.

    Sample Images

    Check out these sample images, provided by Sony.