Boasting “DSLR Performance in a compact body”, Canon’s Powershot G1X Mark III claims to be a “compact without compromise” – and it does a pretty good job of living up to those claims.
“Lighting can be the difference between a good shot and a great one.” It’s a simple statement, uttered by Australian wedding and portraiture great and Nikon Ambassador Rocco Ancora mid-lecture, but so true – and he would know. The 4-time AIPP Australian Wedding photographer of the year is such a master of light that he has his own Nikon flash kit by that name – the “Master of Light” flash kit – so to spend a day learning about light from this master was not an opportunity I was willing to pass up. Continue reading Tech Feature: Seeing the Light with Rocco Ancora and Nikon School
Canon’s new entry-level D-SLR offering is the very definition of “no frills”, keeping very simple functionality while still offering the intuitive handling you’d expect from Canon’s years of refining their camera bodies.... Continue Reading
Sony’s RX10 IV was released back in October 2017, but even nearly six months later it remains the reigning King of Bridge Cameras with its 24-600mm zoom range, lightning-fast autofocus and 20.1 megapixel sensor.
After all the talk of Canon’s innovation (or lack thereof) over the past year, this afternoon they’re bringing us news of four new pieces of tech – two of which have me convinced they’ve been working hard to stay on top of the game. With one new mirrorless body, the EOS M50; two new entry-level D-SLRs, the EOS 3000D and EOS 1500D; and a brand new flash unit, the Speedlite 470EX-AI. You probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you the flash is what has me most excited … but it’s true. Just you wait. Continue reading Canon Announce 3 New Cameras and a Seriously Nifty Flash
When I first took the EOS M100 out of the box, I was dubious. I saw a top switch with only three auto settings and no manual exposure options apparent, and I thought “what’s the point of a camera compatible with Canon’s full range of mirrorless lenses, but no manual exposure controls? Who would invest almost $900 in what’s essentially a fancy point-and-shoot camera – lazy hipsters?!” But once I took a look through the manual, and the more I used it, the more it surprised me – the M100 ticks all the boxes for both the keen enthusiast who wants a light and convenient kit to carry, and the happy snapper who wants amazing photos without necessarily having to learn how to “work” a camera. This is actually the perfect camera for your mum.
“The future is now yours.” The Sony Alpha 9’s slogan sounds so esoteric and science fictional, but with 20fps continuous blackout free shooting, 693-point AF coverage and full frame mirrorless sensor, the Sony a9 definitely sounds like the future to me. With so many professionals in my industry – weddings – jumping ship to Sony lately, I now understand what all the hype is all about – and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted to follow suit.... Continue Reading
The first thing I thought when I took the D850 out of the box was ‘HA! Take that Nikon, I’m a girl and I’m testing your man-camera!’ When I mentioned it to another female camera reviewer she told me she thought she could see why they’d only featured male ambassadors; her tiny hands couldn’t reach all the controls comfortably, and she found it heavy. I didn’t personally find this to be a problem, despite having pretty small hands too – but I am a longtime Nikon user and my usual kit consists of both a D800 and D700 body, so that could be why this next generation camera felt so at-home in my hands. It weighs in at just over 1kg, battery included; only around 10g less than the D800; I could reach the front function buttons without issue. Continue reading Tech Review: Nikon D850 is the Powerhouse of D-SLRs
I had a chance to test out Panasonic’s latest mirrorless high-performance beast last week at their launch event in Bondi, and boy am I keen! Packed full of features designed to make you swoon, here’s what I thought from my first hour with the G9. Continue reading Why We’re So Excited About the Panasonic Lumix G9