Find The Perfect Camera

What type of Camera Should i Get?

Here are some quick information about cameras you might be interested in:

DSLR : Digital single-lens reflex cameras are powerful digital cameras with a extensive adjustments for professional or photography enthusiasts. It combines the parts of a single-lens reflex camera (SLR) and a digital camera back, which replaces the photographic film. Features like live preview, HD videorecording with contrast detection autofocus or ergonomic integration like dedicated film speed (ISO) buttons took further advantage of the digital image sensor.

The Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) is rather new and it is a very popular class of digital system cameras. Unlike a compact digital camera, a MILC is equipped with an interchangeable lens mount and unlike a DSLR, a MILC does not have a mirror-based optical viewfinder. This is for those who want more control over their photographs and still have a compact size camera.

A point-and-shoot camera, also called a compact digital camera, is made for those who wants to take images without all the manual adjustment. Most compact digital cameras use focus free lenses or autofocus for focusing, automatic systems for setting the exposure options, and have flash units built in. This camera is very easy to use and great for first time camera user, beginners and daily use.
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Find The Perfect Camera
What type of Camera Should i Get?

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Fifty Years of Fujifilm Mirrorless Medium Format Cameras

Yep, 51 actually. Back in the 1960s, unlike all its rivals in the medium format camera market at the time, Fujifilm decided to concentrate on rangefinder designs rather than reflexes. And, of course, rangefinder cameras are mirrorless, right?

As has been the philosophy behind the GFX 50S and now the 50R, Fujifilm’s key objective back then was to combine “carrying ease” with “handling speed” hence the decision to package the 6x9cm format in a 35mm-style rangefinder body.

The Fujica G690 was launched in March 1968 at the Tokyo Camera Show and went on sale in the December of that year. It was compact for a 6x9cm format camera and had interchangeable lenses. An internal mask covered the film gate when lenses were being changed. It had a coupled rangefinder and the viewfinder also incorporated frame lines which not only adjusted for parallax as the lens was focused, but also the field-of-view. Even Leica didn’t offer this facility on its contemporary 35mm RF cameras. An updated version, the GL690 Professional, was launched in 1974 along with a 6x7cm camera called the GM670 Professional.

However, in 1978, Fujifilm decided to adopt a fixed-lens configuration which, along with a switch to GRP bodyshells, resulted in significant weight savings. The original GW690 and GW670 both had a 90mm f3.5 lens which was equivalent – in 35mm format terms – in focal length to a 35mm on the 6x9cm format and a 42mm on the 6x7cm. These models subsequently evolved through Series II (1985) and III (1992) versions and an ultrawide GSW version of the 6x9cm model was introduced in 1980. It had a 65mm f5.6 lens which was equivalent to a 25mm.

A line of 6×4.5cm format RF cameras was introduced in 1983 to enable even more compact and lightweight designs. While the early models were fully manual (but with built-in metering), in 1995, Fujifilm launched the next-generation GA645 Professional which caused almost as big a stir as the original X100 digital camera did in 2010. It pretty much went ‘all the way’ with automation – autofocus, program exposure control, motorised film transport and a built-in, pop-up flash – with styling similar to the 35mm compacts of the time. It was a medium format point-and shoot camera. The GA645 had a 60mm f4.0 lens, but a wider-angle version, called the GA645W (and also launched in 1995), was fitted with a 45mm f4.0 lens. Both were subsequently upgraded in 1997, and rebadged as the GA645i and GA645Wi respectively, with the main change being the addition of a second shutter release button on the front panel. In 1998, Fujifilm introduced the last-of-theline GA645Zi model which had a 55-90mm f4.5-6.9 zoom lens (equivalent to 35-55mm) and a modernised body with a more pronounced handgrip.

Given this track record, don’t rule out a digital medium format X100-style camera (i.e. with a fixed lens) from Fujifilm sometime in the future.
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report by Paul Burrows
in Australian Camera

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Le Canon EOS R et son 24-105 selon Chasseur d’Images

Canon lance un nouvel appareil photo plein format et une série d’objectifs qui constituent les bases du nouveau système EOS R. Ce lancement marque l’arrivée d’une gamme de nouveaux équipements plein format. Doté de l’autofocus le plus rapide au monde et premier appareil photo ayant la capacité de faire la mise au point en conditions d’éclairage aussi faibles que celles correspondant à l’indice de luminosité IL -6.

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Le Canon EOS R et son 24-105 selon Chasseur d’Images
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Le Nikon Z7 et son 24-70 selon Chasseur d’Images

Plus qu’un appareil photo sans miroir. Un appareil photo Nikon sans miroir.
Nous avons toujours eu la vision de créer des appareils photo et des objectifs qui capturent plus de lumière. Plus de lumière signifie plus de détails. Plus de vitesse. Plus de possibilités. Le Z 7 concrétise cette vision (et plus encore). Combinant les avantages d’une conception sans miroir légère, une toute nouvelle monture plein cadre révolutionnaire et des objectifs assortis, un capteur d’image de 45,7 mégapixels conçu par Nikon et une intégration facile avec le système DSLR de Nikon, incluant les objectifs NIKKOR que vous aimez, le Z 7 est un appareil photo comme aucun autre auparavant. Et pourtant, il s’agit bel et bien d’un Nikon. C’est un appareil photo sans miroir réinventé.

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Le Nikon Z7 et son 24-70 selon Chasseur d’Images
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Perfect for a fashionista – The Louis Vuitton edition Nikon Z7 camera

Collaborations have always been in vogue. Be it cars, real estate, mobile phones, and even digital cameras, fashion brands are always keen to lend their name and styling expertise to companies. Hermes has been collaborating with Leica for a while now, so why not others?

How about Louis Vuitton partnering with Nikon? While there is no official word yet a photo has propped up on the Nikon Rumours website that shows the Z7 dressed up in Louis Vuitton. The top of the camera looks to be in covered in real gold and the rest of it covered it in the LV insignia. Could this be Nikon taking the high road to luxury or it is just the imagination of a photoshopper? We will know soon. Whatever it may be, it does look good.

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Perfect for a fashionista – The Louis Vuitton edition Nikon Z7 camera
via Luxury Launches

Changer…

Votre appareil est trop lourd? trop lent? en panne? dépassé? Le changement, c’est maintenant! Pour vous aider à faire votre choix, la rédac’ a composé un guide d’un genre particulier, puisque les appareils y sont rangés en fonction de vos attentes.
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(Shared) Viewpoint | Nigel Atherton

Nikon says it’s developing a new mirrorless camera. Nigel Atherton is hoping for a change of direction that steers it away from the 1 series.

If I were on first-name terms with Doctor Who – friendly enough, say, to borrow his Tardis at weekends – one of the fun things I’d like to do is bring people back from the past to show them what the world looks like now. Imagine taking the Wright brothers to modern-day Heathrow Airport, or taking Galileo around Cape Canaveral. Slightly less dramatically, I’d love to fetch some AP readers from the 1970s and show them the cameras of today. They would marvel at the speed, quality, convenience and variety of today’s digital cameras, from DSLRs and action cameras to drones, and think we’re a thoroughly spoiled generation.

Mirrorless cameras would be a particular source of envy for our bell-bottom-wearing time travellers, and I’d have a fun game lined up to entertain them over their quinoa and rocket salad lunch in which I’d cover up the brand names of each system and they’d have to guess which was which. I bet that when asked to pick out Nikon’s contribution they’d choose the Fujifi lm X system over the poor old 1 system every time.

Abandoned the brand values

I don’t think I’m being controversial when I say that in developing its mirrorless system, Nikon abandoned the brand values on which its reputation was built in favour of pursuing a mythical demographic of gadget-loving compact users looking to trade in their camera phones for shiny, high-tech, pocket-sized, point-and-shoot cameras with interchangeable lenses. The 1 system hits this target audience perfectly – the only problem is that these people don’t actually exist in sufficient numbers to justify all that investment. It turns out that most of them are happy with their camera phones after all. Meanwhile, Fujifilm crept in when Nikon wasn’t looking and built the mirrorless cameras that Nikon should have made, and is now reaping the rewards.

I’m hoping that, after several years spent flogging a dead horse, Nikon may have admitted defeat and is starting again. In a statement made to DPReview recently, a Nikon spokesperson said, ‘We are currently developing new mirrorless products that build upon Nikon’s strengths, and offer the performance prospective customers expect, including the ultimate optics performance, image-processing technologies, strength and durability, and operation.’

That doesn’t sound like a 1-system camera, and as someone with a cupboard full of Nikon kit, I am pretty excited by that. I’m hoping for a mirrorless version of my FM2, and I know I’m not alone. The last time Nikon took inspiration from this well-loved classic we ended up with the Df – a kind of Land of the Giantsversion – but by making it mirrorless Nikon should be able to get close to the perfect dimensions of the original… fingers crossed.

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Nigel Atherton – Editor – Amateur Photographer Magazine
via Amateur Photographer – Saturday 19 August 2017