New Panasonic Cameras!

Panasonic introduces the new Lumix FZ330 bridge camera. The upgrade of the successful Panasonic Lumix FZ200 includes a 24x optical zoom (25-600mm equivalent) with a consistent f/2.8 aperture. The 12.1 megapixel sensor now boasts the new VENUS engine. It allows the camera to deliver sensitivity up to ISO 6400, while retaining a crisp clean image.

The New Panasonic Lumix FZ330

More new features included a full splash and dust proof design, and all new 4K video shooting resolutions. The FZ330 records 3840×2160 resolution at 30p(60Hz) / 25p(50Hz) or 24p in MP4. It can also use the new 4K capture mode to snap 8 megapixel resolution stills and extract them from the 4K video.

Also announced is the Panasonic DMC-GX8 Micro Four Thirds camera. The have upgraded the sensor to include there new Venus Engine and Dual Image Stabilisation System creating sharp images up to ISO 25600. Like the Panasonic FZ330 the camera body is now splash and dust resistant, shoots 4K video resolutions with 8MP still facilities. Also included is a full magnesium-alloy body with a tiltable OLED viewfinder and a 3.0” vari-angle screen. This helps with all types of shot, including macro and overhead crowd shots.

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GX8 with 140-140mm Lens
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GX8 with 140-140mm Lens

Both items are now available to pre-order on Digital Depot.

Nikon Wins Best Photography Brand At Which? 2015 Awards

Nikon has won the coveted best photography brand of 2015 from Which? Magazine! See the full article here.

With all the testing of cameras over the last year, Which? have found that Nikon score top marks time and time again. We are proud that we are able to work with Nikon to offer such fantastic consumer products to any level of photographer. See there full range for yourself on our website, digitaldepot.co.uk.

Congratulations Nikon! From all at Digital Depot!

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Fujifilm X-T10

The all new Fujifilm X-T10 is now available to pre-order at Digital Depot.

The Fujifilm X-T10 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 Lens Kit in Silver is the latest premium interchangeable lens camera to join the X-series of cameras. The new model, aimed at photography enthusiasts and beginners, features many great features inherited from the X-T1 but in a more compact and lightweight body. The Fujifilm X-T10 features a 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor with a brand new AF system specifically designed for the camera. The new larger 77 point AF area mode substantially improves the cameras ability to focus moving subjects when using the AF-C mode. The camera can deliver superb high quality images across a broad range of photographic situations.

X-T10 16-50 Sil 1

Fujifilm X-T10 kit variants:

Fujifilm X-T10 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 Lens Kit – Silver

http://www.digitaldepot.co.uk/fujifilm-x-t10-xf-18-55mm-f2-8-4-lens-kit-silver.html

Fujifilm X-T10 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 Lens Kit – Black

http://www.digitaldepot.co.uk/fujifilm-x-t10-xf-18-55mm-f2-8-4-lens-kit-black.html

Fujifilm X-T10 Body – Silver

http://www.digitaldepot.co.uk/fujifilm-x-t10-body-silver.html

Fujifilm X-T10 Body – Black

http://www.digitaldepot.co.uk/fujifilm-x-t10-body-black.html

Fujifilm X-T10 + XC 16-50mk II lens Kit – Silver

http://www.digitaldepot.co.uk/fujifilm-x-t10-xc-16-50mk-ii-lens-kit-silver.html

Fujifilm X-T10 + XC 16-50mk II lens Kit – Black

http://www.digitaldepot.co.uk/fujifilm-x-t10-xc-16-50mk-ii-lens-kit-black.html

Some Samsung Mini NX Reviews

A couple of online sites have posted quick reviews of the tiny lens interchangeable CSC from Samsung the Samsung Mini NX, a really small camera that utilises a new 20mp 1″ sensor. This new mini marvel is due to take on the market leader in high end large sensor compacts, the Sony RX100Mk2 as well as offering a possible alternative to both the Nikon 1 V3 & Panasonic’s m43rd equipped  GM1?
NX Mini
From Pocket-lint:
For   Stills and video quality, build quality, It’s cute, small lens system, Responsive touchscreen,Keenly priced
Against  We’d happily swap the selfie feature for a more versatile screen hinge, We miss the iFN lens features, New lens system is risky

 

From Digital Trends:
“Samsung gets the cheers for designing an incredibly small interchangeable lens camera, and it’ll fill a niche with select customers, especially the selfie generation. Photographically, it isn’t strong enough to replace cameras with larger sensors”.

 

My Take:
If you want a small lens interchangeable camera system, look at the Panasonic GM1, whilst its slighter bigger than the Samsung Mini NX, the GM1 is superior and offers access to a much more extensive lens range. If you want a high performing fixed lens compact, you’d be wise to look at the Sony RX100 Mk2 / 3.

 

May 2014