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A new mirrorless digital camera took the flagship position in the Fujifilm X-series by bringing image-stabilization to an already incredible camera as the 4th generation Fujifilm X-T4. This mirrorless sports a 26 megapixels X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor mounted on a 5-axis image-stabilization with up to 6.5-stops efficiency.

Fujifilm refined their X-T design to improve usability of the X-T4 while also giving way to the rotating hinge favored by videographers to emphasize how capable the X-T4 is for video. It can record Cinema 4K video at 60 FPS with ultra-high quality that reaches 400Mbps.

Neocamera just published a very detailed review of the new Fujifilm X-T4, showcasing its image quality with a stunning gallery of Malta. As usual, this in-depth review covers capabilities, usability, ergonomics, image-quality and performance to help photographers decide if the Fujifilm X-T4 is right for their needs.

Among the growing lineup of Panasonic mirrorless digital camera, the compact GX9 almost got lost given that it succeeds a flagship camera without being one itself. With a similar rangefinder-style as the GX8 which introduced image-stabilization to Panasonic mirrorless, the new GX9 is a much more compact digital camera which weighs 50% less than its predecessor! As it shrunk, the GX9 lost the weatherproof build of the GX8 yet gained many more features and capabilities.

The new Panasonic GX9 fits a 20 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor without Anti-Alias Filter in one of the smallest bodies to feature an electronic viewfinder, while improving the 5-axis image-stabilization system to 4-stops of efficiency. Despite being so small, the GX9 packs a huge amount of features including a rare tilting EVF with large 0.7X magnification.

Neocamera just published a detailed review of the Panasonic GX9 which takes a good look at this camera in terms of usability, ergonomics and performance. Be sure to see the gallery of full-resolution images and comparison with the GX8 to truly appreciate the improvements brought by the GX9.

Neocamera recently published an in-depth review of the Fujifilm X-H1. This review of the latest flagship Fujifilm mirrorless digital camera analyses the capabilities, usability and performance of the X-H1, taking a complete look at every feature and ergonomic change from the X-T2 previous flagship to the latest X-H1.

The Fujifilm X-H1 is a unique camera in the Fujifilm lineup of X-mount mirrorless since it is the only one to feature a 5-axis image-stabilization system built right in. This flexible system analyzes camera movements 10,000X per second to compensate for involuntary movements of the photographer. This makes it more steady than its predecessors when shooting video which the X-H1 can in 4K Ultra-HD and Cinema 4K format.

Read the detailed Fujfilm X-H1 review here. Be sure to read the usability page that goes over what are major changes to the ergonomics and user-interface of the X-H1.

Olympus has been quite ambitious this year. Their latest flagship camera was introduced to push the performance boundaries of mirrorless digital camera and they succeeded in producing one of the most promising camera on the market, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

This high-end mirrorless is built around a 20 megapixels CMOS sensor captable of recording 4K video. This new sensor delivers an unprecedented through put with burst rates of up to 60 FPS and incorporates Phase-Detect autofocus at 121 points. This autofocus system manages to keep up with action at up to 18 FPS, an unprecedented level for a Micro Four-Thirds camera or even a DSLR.

Neocamera recently published their express review of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. Read on to see how this flagship mirrorless performs. Be sure to check a head-to-head comparaison of the E-M1 Mark II’s 50 megapixels High-Res Shot mode with the latest 50 MP Medium Format camera in the Comparative Crops page.

An in-depth review of the Fujifilm GFX-50S was  just published at Neocamera. This review offers unique insights onto Fujifilm’s entrance into the medium format digital camera market with their GFX system. The first camera in this high-end system is a 50 megapixels GFX-50S, sporting a larger-than-full-frame 4:3 aspect sensor expected of Medium Format.

With the GFX-50S, Fujifilm is targeting photographers looking for the top-most image-quality at any price. All compatible lenses, using the new GF-mount, are designed to allow resolutions of at least 100 MP which should make them upwards compatible for successors of the GFX-50S.

Neocamera took the Fujifilm GFX-50S through its paces in an in-depth review that reveals just how competivie the GFX-50S is and who benefits the most from the new system. Read the full review here.

maginon-sz350-frontAldi UK has another budget digital camera, the Maginon SZ350, with a 35x optical zoom lens, 20 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p video, 3inch screen, optical image stabilisation, pop up flash, and blink detection. It’s priced at around £99. If you have one, feel free to post your thoughts, comments, reviews and photos below.

Full details on the Maginon website.

Alternative budget bridge cameras to look at include:
Panasonic Lumix LZ40, 42x optical zoom, £139 at Amazon UK.
Sony Cyber-shot H300, 35x optical zoom, £99 at Amazon UK (this one offers panoramic shooting).

CP+ is about to happen, and here are the latest digital cameras that have been announced.

Nikon Coolpix:
P340 – Entry level serious compact, 5x optical zoom, built in Wi-Fi
S9600 – 22x optical zoom pocket camera
S9700 – 30x optical zoom pocket camera, 3inch screen, manual controls
P600 – 60x optical zoom, tilting vari-angle screen
P530 – 40x optical zoom
AW120 (Waterproof, 18m)
S32 (Waterproof, 10m), 13mp

Olympus:
Stylus Tough TG-850 (Waterproof, 10m), tilting screen for self-portraits
Stylus SP-100EE – 50x optical zoom, with dot-sight
OM-D E-M10 – compact 16mp Micro Four Thirds camera with EVF, sample photos.

Fujifilm:
X-T1 – Weather sealed compact system camera, full review.

Pentax Ricoh:
WG-4, WG-4 GPS – (Waterproof) one with GPS
WG-20 – (Waterproof)

Panasonic:
Panasonic Lumix GH4 – interchangeable lens digital camera that records 4K video – Micro Four Thirds, 16mp sensor, 12fps continuous shooting for stills.

Casio:
Casio Exilim EX-100 – Serious compact with Raw, tilting screen, 10.7x optical zoom lens with f/2.8 aperture, and 3.5inch screen.

It’s currently CES 2014 (Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas), and as expected, numerous new cameras have been announced, here’s a roundup of the new cameras announced:

Nikon:
D3300 DSLR, 24mp, entry level DSLR with a new compact zoom lens
CoolPix L29, 5x zoom
L30, 5x zoom
L330, 26x zoom, 20mp
L830, 34x optical zoom, 16mp
S2800, 5x zoom
S3600, 8x zoom
S5300, 8x zoom
S6700, 10x zoom
S6800, 12x zoom

Samsung:
NX30 – 20mp, Mirrorless with tilting EVF and screen
Galaxy Camera 2 – Android camera with 21x zoom
WB2200F – 60x zoom with dual grip ultra zoom bridge camera
WB1100F – 35x zoom ultra zoom / bridge camera
WB350F – 21x zoom travel zoom
WB50F, WB35F – 12x compact zoom

Sony:
Alpha A5000 – 20mp, WiFi, NFC, Mirrorless
Cyber-shot W830 – 8x compact camera, 20.1mp
Cyber-shot W810 – 6x compact camera, 20.1mp, with Party mode

Canon:
Powershot N100 – dual front / rear cameras – 5x zoom with Wi-Fi
Powershot SX600 HS – 18x pocket zoom camera
IXUS 265 – 12x zoom compact camera, with Wi-Fi

Fujifilm:
FinePix S1 – 50x weather sealed ultra zoom bridge camera, 16mp
FinePix S9400W – 50x optical zoom bridge camera with Wi-Fi, 16mp
FinePix S9200 – 50x optical zoom bridge camera, 16mp
FinePix S8600 – 36x “compact” ultra zoom bridge camera, 16mp
FinePix XP70 – Waterproof (10m), 5x optical zoom compact
Fujinon 56mm f/1.2 lens for X Mount cameras

Panasonic:
Lumix TZ60, 30x pocket/travel zoom, Wi-Fi, GPS
Lumix TZ55, 20x pocket/travel zoom, tilting “selfie” screen
Lumix LZ40, 42x ultra zoom bridge camera
Lumix SZ8, 12x zoom compact camera, Wi-Fi
Leica DG 42.5mm f/1.2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Kodak: details can be found on ePHOTOzine.
PIXPRO S-1 – 16mp Micro Four Thirds camera, Wi-Fi, tilting screen
+ Kodak 12-45mm and 42.5-160mm zoom lens
PIXPRO AZ651 – 65x optical zoom bridge camera
PIXPRO AZ525 – 52x optical zoom, Wi-Fi, bridge camera
PIXPRO AZ421 – 42x optical zoom, bridge camera
Smart Lens SL10 – 10x optical zoom add-on for smartphones
Smart Lens SL25 – 25x optical zoom add-on for smartphones

Sigma: 
50mm f/1.4 Art prime lens
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS APS-C Zoom lens

Polaroid:
Polaroid announced some cameras too, seemingly mock-ups or prototypes, and whether they’ll actually be released or not is anyone’s guess. For example, last year they announced a number of mirrorless cameras with vague details (one looked like a Nikon 1 series copy, the other a Pentax Q copy), and we’re still waiting for them to be released. Although they did release one, the Polaroid iM1836 (the Nikon 1 look-a-like), it was quickly withdrawn from the market after Nikon sued them for copyright infringement. Anyway, here’s hoping they do release some of these cameras, as the Socialmatic certainly looks interesting:

Polaroid Socialmatic – Android, Zink photo printing, 14mp front camera, 2mp rear camera, 4.5inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, due Fall 2014…
Polaroid Ultra Zoom / Bridge cameras, with Wi-Fi, and 50x, 40x, 35x, 30x, and 15x optical zoom depending on how everyone feels, and due Spring 2014.