Sony’s a7 RII brings pro-camera features to the compact category and the heart of this new camera is its incredible sensor, a back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS with a 42-megapixel resolution and an ISO sensitivity of 102,400. This technology makes the a7 RII the world’s first digital camera to offer in-camera full-frame format 4K recording capacity.
The new Leica Q is a fixed-lens prosumer camera that features a 24 MP full-frame sensor and super-bright and super-sharp 28mm f/1.7 prime lens that can also shoot macro. Switchable frame lines for both 35mm & 50mm cropping help add range to the limits of the fixed lens design.
Bigger, better, more. You get all that your photography demands in the Phase One XF camera system. It offers massive 14-stop dynamic range & super-high resolution with its medium-format sensor, which is more than 2.5 times larger than a standard DSLR sensor. It shoots 80MP stills in 16-bit color with a full range of available Leaf Shutter lenses, and features a new patent-pending and fully controlled autofocus system, called the Honeybee Autofocus Platform, or HAP-1.
Bridging the gap between the entry-level Hero & the higher-end Hero4 Silver, GoPro has just released the Hero+LCD. It features a built-in touchscreen and shoots 1080p 60fps like the Silver but with a burst rate of 5FPS and it shoots 8MP stills. It also offers wi-fi & bluetooth, which the entry level Hero does not.
The X-T10 from Fujifilm certainly doesn’t use film although from a few feet away you might mistake this for a vintage 35mm. It also features “film simulation” settings that mimic old film types but it’s not all about tech-nostalgia. The X-T10 uses an APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor to shoot 16MP photos as well as HD video.
The Lily Drone links with your phone and uses GPS to follow you—a sort of automatic remote-controlled follow-cam. Once launched, it stabilizes on its own, then chases you around capturing 1080p or 780p video at up to 120 frames per second or 12 megapixel photos.
Instagram’s black & white filters are sufficient for the masses but for those whose photography lives beyond their phone, Leica has just introduced the newest version of its M Monochrom, a camera specially designed for B&W photography. The difference is its 24 mp monochrome sensor, said to deliver pictures that are 100% sharper.
The Bandit action cam from TomTom offers some unique features like a “shake to edit” function that creates a ready-to-share edit of your highlights. You can also tag locations, make your own easy in-app edits, and share them as you go. The camera offers 2.7K (30FPS) and 4K (15FPS) capabilities, as well as GPS functionality.
This miniature digital camera is built for much more than selfie-stick video posts. It features built in RAW and ProRes recording, 13 stops of dynamic range, a global shutter and an MFT lens mount, making it much more versatile than the average mini DV or POV cam. They also offer an almost unlimited range of accessories for mounting this powerful little guy on almost anything: drones, vehicles, helmets, etc.
Real Hollywood filmmakers and moneyed hobbyists alike will be rushing to unload their outdated RED cameras from last year or trade them in for points toward this: RED’s newest, the Weapon ‘Vista Vision.’ This camera features a larger 35-megapixel sensor and will shoot up to 75 fps widescreen 8K recorded in RAW and scaled-down ProRes formats simultaneously.