BEST $500 Camera - DSLR vs Mirrorless vs SuperZoom in 2019

The Best $500 Camera in 2019

Table of Contents
DSLRS - Nikon D5300 vs Canon T6 01:30
Why buy a DSLR 02:15
Mirrorless Cameras - Canon M100 vs Panasonic G7 8:20
Point & Shoot Canon SX70HS vs Fuji XF10 21:25
Conclusions 33:18

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Canon EOS R - Announced

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The Canon EOS R  - Canon Reimagining the Future! Be the RevolutionStressing that you should ADD this to your kit. It is NOT replacing the current EOS system.

  • FULLY COMPATIBLE with CURRENT EF and EF-S lenses! No compromising when you use adapters. (my experience is a slight, very slight compromise)

    • Three adapters maintaining all current lens systems

      • Standard (small compact adapter)

      • Standard with customizable control ring (also found on the new RF mount lenses) - Control ring can be assigned a variety of functions from ISO to Exposure Compensation

      • Adapter with drop-in CPL or ND filter lens. This lets you use small rear filters with ANY lens.

      • Same diameter lens mounts with a decreased distance to the sensor.

      • Decreased distance means the front element can be smaller and more compact.

      • Enhanced overall optical performance. Easier to offer f/1.2 lenses

      • 12 electronics contacts offer the fastest communication of any Canon mount system and enhanced IS in future

New Multifunction slide control - Customizable with swipe and left or right tap actions. After using this feature for a few days I am not a fan. Learn more in this video.Very customizable in general - even the mode dial can be assigned a different function and customizability extend to different functions for buttons when you are in photo andvideo modes.New Flexible Priority(FV) AE mode - A slightly more automatic manual mode - You choose what to adjust and rest of settings will follow suit. A faster way to switch which setting you want.That fully articulating touchscreen experience that so many love that Canon provides very well. The touchscreen can also function as a touchpad (when you are using the EVF)EVF is big, bright and beautiful. Good display of info inside that is customizable with the level of info.Low light focusing capable to -6 EV with a f/1.2 lens VERY IMPRESSIVE. Also offers Eye AF or Face detect but I found Eye AF to be finicky and Eye AF does not work in Continuous AF mode.The BadOne Card Slot (this make the camera less exciting for many professionals)Eye AF does not work but face detection works very well.AF is good but not fast and burst rate with continuous AF falls to just 3 fps.No built-in intervalometer but there is time-lapse movie mode.Strength - Canon shooter with existing lenses looking for the future of the Canon system - this is a solid start. I think we will see a more pro level version within the next year if not sooner.The Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available in October 2018 for an estimated retail price of $2299  for the body only. It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the new RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens for $3399.SPECS - 

  • MP: 30MP Full Frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8

  • File Format: JPEG, RAW (14 bit), C-RAW w/ Dual pixel RAW support

  • EVF: OLED 0.71x Magnification

  • Low Light Focusing: EV –6

  • AF - Dual Pixel CMOS AF wurg 565 manually selectable AF points

  • ISO sensitivity: 100 to 40000 (extended ISO: 50, 51200, 102400)

  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 seconds (Bulb)

  • Flash Sync: 1/200 second

  • Continuous shooting performance: 8 fps w/ servo AF 5 fps

  • Video: 4K at 30p, 1080p FullHD at 60p, 720p at 120p Canon Log and 10bit 4:2:2 HDMI output

  • LCD Screen: 3.15" 3.69M dots full touchscreen

  • Recording Media: 1 SD / SDHC / SDXC card slot

  • Battery: LP-E6N / LP-E6 battery ~ 450 shots per charge - USB charging inside the camera with LP-E6N

  • Advanced Control (swipe bar)

  • Advanced Durability

  • Size: 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4 mm

  • Weight: 660 g (including battery / memory card) · 580 g (body only)

Availability and Pricing

The Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available in October 2018 for an estimated retail price of $2299  for the body only. It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the new RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens for $3399.

Four new R-mount lenses

  • RF 24-105 f/4 Canon Nano USM focus motor (evolution)

  • RF 28-70 f/2 Zoom (world's first zoom lens at f/2 for full frame) Expected to be sharper //Revolution than most primes

  • RF 50mm f/1.2 L

  • RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro - Street shooting and 1/2 macro size lens

Nikon Z7 & Z6 Mirrorless Cameras Announced -

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The Nikon Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras have been officially announced - After months of teasing we have an official announcement, photos, specs and most of the answers - I say most because we only have a few early hands-on. I will be back with a full hands-on soon. I will say if you are even a little on the fence - get your pre-orders in - if this camera is going to be anything like the D850 supply/demand situation, over a year after the D850s release we still don't see that camera consistently in stock. There are two features some of you may consider deal breakers! 

Nikon Z7 and Z6 Preorder Links

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Body Only | Body + 24-70 f/4 Z Mount Lens  | Body + 24-70 f/4 + FTZ Adapter KitBody Only | Body + 24-70 f/4 Z Mount Lens  | Body + 24-70 f/4 + FTZ Adapter Kit

Lenses and Adapters

Nikon Z Mount24-70 F/4 Lens

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Nikon Z Mount50mm f/1.8S Lens

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FTZ Adapter ($100 off when ordered with kit until Dec 2018)B&H | Amazon

Nikon Z7 Specs

Fully weather sealed on par with D850 which is to say excellent. 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor - very similar to what we have in the D850 and when I did my hands on review of the D850 I found the image quality to be excellent4K 30/25/24fps Video with the option of N-Log & 10-Bit when recording externally493-Point Phase-Detect AF System - If you are curious about mirrorless vs DSLR focusing system I wrote a complete overview of these systems and its available on the Photo Enthusiast Network. 5 Axis BIVR - BBuilt-InVibration Reduction. Similar to the Sony system - I have had success hand holding shots shots as slow as 1/3 of a second. Note when using the Z mount adapter you only get 3 axis IBIS. 3.6 million  EVF - similar to Sony but early reports sound like it feel bigger with a good amount of customization on what you can display in there3.2" 2.1 million-dot Tilting FULLY touch, touchscreen - menus, quick info bar all accessible via touch. Does not function as a touch pad as you get with the Nikon D5600 and Sony a7iii and a7Riii series. 9 fps - Buffer fills up at just 18 frames & I believe the fps drops when you are running continuous AFONE memory card slot - XQD*

A few thoughts on the Nikon Z7 Mirrorless

*XQD cards are more robust and faster and a bit more expensive than SD cards. I think out of all the specs the fact that we have just one memory card slot has been the most controversial - you have those pros that say in 30 years they have never had a memory card fail. And you have those that have had cards faily yesterday and there is no way they will take on a pro level gig without dual memory cards. I would love to know your opinion.  I have had cards fail but never lost an image. Recently I had the 2nd slot on my Panasonic GH5 fail and it no longer reads any cards. I am very grateful I had two slots as I was in the middle of an epic trip when it happened.  Is this a Deal Breaker? Battery life is rated at just 300 shots. Sony a7RIII is rated at 600 but I know I get far, far more and can almost always make it through a full day of shooting with a single battery - I suspect the Nikon will be much better than the 300 it is rated at - and it’s nice that they are continuing to use the EN 15L battery BUT if you want to charge it in camera, which this camera now supports - you will need to buy the updated B version of the battery. So older batteries will work but will not charge in camera. Is this a Deal Breaker? No Eye-AF which I love and use often with my Sony a7RIII but it sounds like the face detect AF is very good and AF in general is VERY good but quite a bit different from your options as DSLR shooter used to Nikon. - I am excited to test all the AF system with the native lenses and adapted lens.  Video focus sounds VERY good on par with Canon’s dual pixel AF which is the best out there.

About that Nikon Z6 (the cheaper Nikon Mirrorless)

The Z6, which isn’t going to be released until Nov 30 has the same form factor but offers 25MP, 273-Point Phase-Detect AF System and looks like it will do noticeably better in low light. It is capapble of up to 12fps - no word on the buffer size at this time.Body only $1996 and with 24-70 $2596Nikon Z6 Body Only | Body + 24-70 f/4 Z Mount Lens  | Body + 24-70 f/4 + FTZ Adapter Kit

Three Nikon Z Mount Lenses

Nikon Z Mount 24-70 F/4 LensNikon Z Mount 50mm f/1.8S LensNikon Z Mount 35mm f/1.8S Lens And word of development of a 58mm f/.95 lens (coming in 2019) Fastest lens Nikon has ever made BUT it is manual focus only. It looks beautiful, will have the little OLED distance focus indicator like some of the Batis lenses.

Nikon Z Mount Lens Road Map

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They released a full lens road map - There are some serious lenses coming but you will be waiting and I don’t see anything longer than 200 on the horizon and as good as the AF performance has been stated with the adapter - i would be cautious buying into this system until we hear more.  I am really curious to see what we will get from Sigma and other third party lenses - will they make their own adapter or will they create native mount glass and the more immediate question - how will existing third party, F-mount lenses work with the current adapter? I am going to assume it’s going to be hit or miss for now but again that’s a wait and see questions. What are you most excited about? When do you think we will hear from Canon with a full frame mirrorless.

IRIX 11mm f/4 - Affordable Ultra Wide & Rear Filters Suck

A review of the ultra wide-angle 11mm f/4 lens from Irix. This fully manual lens delivers impressive results for the cost but those rear filters SUCK.

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Irix Edge Gelatin Filter Set

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The IRIX 11mm f/4 Blackstone lens is a great deal for those wanting to shoot wide angle. As with the 15mm IRIX we reviewed last year it comes in the metal built Blackstone version and plastic Firefly. Optically they are the same lens, you'll just get a better build quality with Blackstone. For the price point, it's a great lens, the corners look great wide open at F/4 for distortion and there's very little chromatic aberration. It's nice to use with a handy stop for infinity built into the focus ring, which you'll be using frequently with a lens this wide. The only complaint so far is the rear filters, which we recommend you picking up a set of Nisi filters instead. The IRIX 11mm f/4 Blackstone is a manual focus lens, but for the price, it's the best option at the moment.Buy the IRIX 11mm f/4: https://bhpho.to/2ojJbSVBuy the IRIX 15mm f/2.4:https://bhpho.to/2occZkZWatch the Irix 15mm f/2.4 ReviewRear Filters from IRIX: https://storeeu.irixlens.com

2018 Olympics Cameras

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The 2018 Olympics camera stash photos are out for Nikon and Canon from the PyeongChang winter games. At big events such as the Olympics, Canon Professional Services (CPS) and Nikon Professional Services (NPS) both show up to offer support. For professionals that means cleaning, maintenance, and loaner gear for shooting the event. Which can be helpful for things such as a camera that won't fire and needs to be fixed immediately to some water in a lens from condensation between indoor and outdoor shooting. For something the size of the Olympics that means years of planning this out with each having 60 people on staff at the event speaking 10 languages. They are staying mum about the exact total of loaner gear here but it's close to 'several hundred luxury cars' for Nikon alone. That said, go check out your camera porn for the week.

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Nikon D850 Hands-on Review | Sample Images

The Nikon D850 is easily the best DSLR on the markethttps://youtu.be/foxvRAw3fI0Highlights of the Nikon D850

  • This camera feels wonderful in the hand and offers a control layout that just works really well - except auto ISO dial, it's a little awkward to switch that on and off- but bracketing, focus modes, the excellent and dedicated focus nub all make for an extremely pleasing operation.

  • Lighted buttons, something they started with the D500 and standing under the stars a few nights ago in Acadia NP - all the other photographers on the trip were quite jealous of my softly illuminated buttons that make low light and night photography a dream

  • Beautiful big bright viewfinder AND a vibrant and gorgeous screen that is fully touch-enabled the menus work, touch to focus works even with heavy ND filters on AND it is articulated - though like Sony only tilting.

  • Additional features - like intervalometer that makes possible an 8k time lapse - you can drop to 4k and have the video created in camera. The 8k just produces stills that you need to use software to turn into a video. Focus peaking through frustratingly it doesn’t work when shooting 4k, only at 1080p, focus shift for stacking and creating images with huge depth of field which can be useful in some situations.

  • Awesome image quality- excellent image quality with lots of room to brighten the shadows before you see noise and great higher ISO performance AND a 45mp sensor. Zooming on these images is lovely - so much detail, so much room to crop.

  • 4k video, that isn't cropped AND this is all packaged in a capable and versatile camera.

  • Impressive AF system,

  • Access to all of Nikon lenses

  • Greatly improved live view experience vs past Nikon cameras

Negatives of the Nikon D850

  • Focus during video is terrible, extremely distracting slow, hunting- you can use an AF-P lens and it gets a little smoother but still nothing like the dual pixel AF of Canon or Sony’s smooth AF system.

  • Shooting video without a viewfinder is difficult in brighter conditions and the focus peaking that Nikon nicely added doesn’t work during 4k filming

  • DSLR focusing systems often need AF adjustments to work their best and while Nikon provides an in-camera system for adjusting focus - it is limiting and I have images that are out of focus due to alignment or shutter shock or mirror slap.

  • Disappointing battery life if you find yourself using the screen often

  • Customizable buttons are limited in what you can assign

  • It’s a BIG camera. Sure for some of you that’s a check mark in the pro column but after using a variety of mirrorless cameras over the last year I appreciate a smaller, lighter camera and yes, if using a full frame Sony as you start to add lenses the weight savings start to disappear but you at least have the option of traveling much lighter at times with lightweight lenses.

Nikon D850 vs D500

The D500 is a little lighter (155g lighter) a little faster (10 fps vs 7fps, though you can bump that up with the battery grip for the Nikon D850) and you get more reach with the D500 crop sensor and can use lighter, smaller crop lenses BUT the D850 has a crop mode that will give you that same extra reach and provides excellent edge to edge AF coverage. The D850 also does much better in low light with that full frame sensor.Buy the D500 if you are dedicated wildlife or sports/action photographer and spend the savings on a nice telephoto lens.Everyone else should buy the D850 for it's excellent all-around image quality and low light performance.Should you upgrade from the Nikon D750. Honestly, the D750 is still one of the best values in DSLRs on the market and continues to perform well. Only upgrade if you have been frustrated with low light performance or AF system.

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Sample Nikon D850 Photos

All in all, I would be very happy to use this camera for landscapes where I can use the screen and know that focus is really dialed in. Throw the very sharp sigma 24-105 f/4 on and you have a killer combination. But these days I do appreciate a lighter camera and will often choose a Sony over the Nikon. Especially the new Sony a7R III Use the link squarespace.com/photorectv to save 10% off your purchase of a site or domain name and find the link below for a more helpful guide.

Nikon D850 Announced

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Nikon has announced the D850 with release date and price!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h539j9JJbt0Early leaks were accurate and Nikon’s latest DSLR looks like an excellent offering combining serious resolution and decent speed - making the D850 suited for everything from portraiture to sports. The Nikon D850 offers a 45.7 MP BSI CMOS sensor. Sony has been using these Backside Illuminated (BSI) sensors and it allows for much better low light performance. Capable of 7fps, 9fps when you attach the MD-18 a/b battery grip. The focusing system is identical to the flagship Nikon D5, 153 AF points with 99 cross-type sensors. With video, the D850 offers full frame (no crop) 4K at 24, 25 and 30fps. Borrowing from mirrorless we have focus peaking but only at 1080p and highlight warnings in video.The body looks like a grown up D500 - offering a 3.2” tilting TOUCH screen. Dual card slots- an XQD and a standard SD slot. Updated Snapbrige for control and sharing of images. Nikon also offers a more robust Wifi adapter for faster transfer - useful for serious sports photographers sharing images immediately from events. The D850 also offers illuminated buttons, like the D500. As someone that has just returned from teaching an astrophotography workshop in Joshua Tree - I love the softly lit buttons, it just makes the camera that much easier to operate in low light conditions.Pre-Order Nikon D850

Nikon D850 DSLR

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Specs

Nikon D850 Nikon D810
Nikon D850 DSLR Nikon D810
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Max Resolution 45.4 MP: 8256 x 5504 36.3 million: 7360 x 4912
Image Sensor Format FX (Full-Frame) CMOS, 35.9 x 24.0 mm FX (Full-Frame) CMOS, 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Bit Depth 14-Bit 14-Bit
Lens Compatibility at a Glance AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible Metering with AI lenses AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible Metering with AI lenses
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 7 frames per second, 9 with battery grip. 5 frames per second
Shutter Type: Electronic & MechanicalSpeed: 30 - 1/8000 Seconds , Bulb Mode 30 - 1/8000 Second , Bulb Mode
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 153 (99 Cross-Type) 51 (15 Cross-Type)
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 9, 25, 72, or 153 point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, group-area AF Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 64 -  25,600Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102,400 equivalent) above ISO 25,600; auto ISO sensitivity control available ISO 64 -  12,800Lo-1 (ISO 32)Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)Hi-2 (ISO 51,200)
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression availableNEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG FormatsNEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal QualityJPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with Fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) CompressionNEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; small size available (12-bit uncompressed only)NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG FormatsTIFF (RGB)
Video 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fpsHD 1,280x720 / 60 fpsHD 1,280x720 / 50 fpsSlow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 30p (x4)Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 25p (x4)Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 24p (x5)Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectivelyQuality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160 (when quality is fixed at high) and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion (when quality is fixed at normal) Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fpsFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fpsHD 1,280x720 / 60 fpsHD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
Playback Functions Auto Image RotationFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)HighlightsHistogram DisplayLocation DisplayMovie PlaybackMovie SlideshowPhoto InformationPhoto SlideshowPicture RatingPlayback with ZoomPlayback Zoom Cropping Auto Image RotationFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)HighlightsHistogram DisplayImage CommentMovie PlaybackMovie SlideshowPlayback with ZoomSlideshow
Live View Shooting Photography Live View ModeMovie Live View Mode Photography Live View ModeMovie Live View Mode
Built-in Flash -- Yes
Flash Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second 1 / 250 Second
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported CLS Supported
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
Monitor 3.2 in. diagonal TFT LCD. 2,359,000 Resolution. 3.2 in. diagonal TFT LCD. 1,229,000 Resolution.
Touchscreen Yes --
Tilting Screen Yes --
Storage Media 1 XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) cardSDSDHC (UHS-II compliant)SDXC (UHS-II compliant)XQD Type Memory CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)SDSDHCSDXC
Card Slot 1  XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card 1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24):100% horizontal and 100% vertical(Approx.)1.2x (30x20):97% horizontal and 97% vertical(Approx.)DX (24x16):97% horizontal and 97% vertical(Approx.)5:4 (30x24):97% horizontal and 100% vertical(Approx.)1:1 (24x24):97% horizontal and 100% vertical(Approx.) FX (36x24):100% horizontal and 100% vertical(Approx.)1.2x (30x20):97% horizontal and 97% vertical(Approx.)DX (24x16):97% horizontal and 97% vertical(Approx.)5:4 (30x24):97% horizontal and 100% vertical(Approx.)
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1)(Approx.) 0.70x(Approx.)
Dust Reduction System Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Capable Yes Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)Humidity: 0 - 85% Operating32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)Humidity: 0 - 85%
Battery EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.Battery Life: 1,840 shots (CIPA) / Approx. 70 minutes of HD footage EN-EL15 Lithium-ion BatteryBattery Life: 1,200shots (CIPA)
Approx. Dimensions(Width x Height x Depth) 5.8 in. ( 146 mm) x 4.9 in.( 124 mm) x 3.1 in. ( 78.5mm) 5.8 in. ( 146 mm) x 4.9 in.( 123 mm) x 3.3 in. ( 81.5mm)
Approx. Weight Body only: 32.3 oz. ( 915 g) Body only: 31.1 oz. ( 880 g)

Videohttps://youtu.be/bxWFUEmTH68Press release

August 24, 2017

Full-Frame, Extreme Speed & Epic Resolution: The New Nikon D850 DSLR Defines Professional VersatilityNew Nikon DSLR Offers Incredible Combination of Performance, Image Quality and Thoughtful Features

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon announced the new Nikon D850, a powerful full-frame DSLR camera that provides professional photographers and multimedia creators with an impressive combination of resolution and high-speed performance. The 45.7-megapixel D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with an FX-format, back-side Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for image quality that is nothing short of majestic, allowing professionals to create stunning, high resolution still images and full-frame 4K UHD video. Despite its monumental resolution, the D850 is capable of an astoundingly fast capture rate of up to 7 frames-per-second (fps) or 9-fps with the optional battery grip and EN-EL18a/b battery, while offering a range of new user-friendly features requested by Nikon shooters around the world.

The Nikon D850 is a serious tool that expertly enables every kind of photographer. Whether capturing for client work or personal projects, the camera delivers intense clarity and accurate skin tones for portraits, with the added benefit of low-light ability for weddings and events. It is versatile enough to be used for landscapes and fine art where broad dynamic range is critical, for sports that require a high frame rate and decisive AF, or for video creators who want 4K UHD flexibility. Whether in the studio or on-location, from the catwalk or the scenic overlook, to a wedding ceremony or night sky, the Nikon D850 is the tool that can capture it all, with astounding resolution and speed.

“The Nikon D850 is much more than a camera, rather it’s a statement that Nikon is continuing to listen to customer needs, to innovate for the next 100 years, and bring to market a full-frame DSLR that exceeds the expectations of the professionals that rely on this caliber of camera to make a living,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc.

“I have had the pleasure of putting this camera through its paces, and there is nothing like it. The Nikon D850 introduces a whole new generation of photographers to medium format quality; the resolution is out of this world, and the tonality and range are at a level I never thought possible from a DSLR,” said Nikon Ambassador and award-winning wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis.

The Ultimate Combination of Resolution and SpeedThe Nikon D850 is the new benchmark in DSLR image quality, with an unprecedented combination of resolution, dynamic range, ISO and processing power. The 45.7-megapixel CMOS sensor approaches medium format-level resolution and forgoes an optical low pass filter (OLPF) to harness the maximum sharpness of NIKKOR lenses, with fantastic fidelity, tonality and clarity. This is also Nikon’s first DSLR to incorporate a BSI CMOS sensor, which captures light more efficiently, resulting in a wider dynamic range and low-noise image capture. Beyond the immense resolution, the Nikon D850 offers photographers superior performance:High-Speed Capture: The D850 is capable of shooting up to 7 fps at full resolution, with full AF/AE or 9 fps at full resolution with the addition of an optional battery grip (MB-D18) and EN-EL18a/b battery (Buffer approximately 51 frames of 14-bit lossless RAW capture / 170 frames of 12-bit lossless).Wide ISO Range: The D850 offers a wide ISO range from 64-25,600 (Expandable down to ISO 32, up to 102,400).Flagship Focus System: The D850 uses the Nikon D5’s 153-point, Multi-Cam 20K AF system, which features 99 cross type sensors, 15 of which are sensitive to f/8.EXPEED 5: Behind every great sensor is a great image-processing engine. EXPEED 5 is Nikon’s most powerful engine yet, allowing for fast data readout and swift image processing, improved low light performance, high speed shooting, full-frame 4K UHD video capture and greater power efficiency for longer battery life.

Innovation Built for the Needs of Professional CreatorsIn addition to its phenomenal performance, the Nikon D850 hosts a range of innovative and thoughtful new features that enhance workflow, and will leave every photographer or content creator wondering how they ever lived without them:Tilting LCD Touchscreen: The 3.2-in., high resolution (2359k-dot) LCD monitor offers Nikon’s most extensive touch functionality ever.Silent Shooter: The D850 offers the ability to operate with an electronic shutter in Live View. When in this mode, users can shoot in complete silence, which is ideal for weddings, ceremonies and events where the shutter sound is discouraged. The electronic shutter operates at up to 6 fps (AF/AE locked) at full resolution, while an additional mode enables 8.6-megapixel capture in DX image area mode at up to 30 fps.Radio Flash Control: Like the D5 and D500, the D850 also supports Radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting with the optional SB-5000 Speedlight and WR-A10 and WR-R10 accessories.RAW Processing Power: Users can choose from 3 sizes of RAW files to enhance workflow, including Large (45.4-MP), Medium (25.6-MP) and Small (11.4-MP). Additionally, the D850 lets users batch process RAW files in camera, saving time in post-production.Phenomenal Battery Performance: Shoot all day and well into the night with up to 1,840 shots at full resolution or approximately 70 minutes of video on a single charge. Users who opt for the additional control and handling benefits of the optional battery grip can expect up to 5140 shots (CIPA standard).Focus Stacking: Ideal for macro, product and landscape photographers, the Focus Shift Photography feature of the D850 is high resolution meets high magnification. This feature lets the user automatically shoot up to 300 shots at adjustable focus step intervals to infinity which can be easily assembled into a focus-stacked image using third party software.Negative/Positive Scanning: With the optional ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter and compatible Micro-NIKKOR lens, the camera enables super high-resolution digitizing of 35mm slides or negatives and converts them in-camera to positivesDurable Construction: Ready for any field assignment or production environment, the rugged and weather-sealed magnesium alloy body lets users work with confidence in a wide range of tough environments.Square shooter: Photographers can choose from five formats, including FX-format, 1.2x, DX, 5:4, or 1:1 square with viewfinder shading for easy composition.Built-in Wi-Fi1 & Bluetooth2 Connectivity: Users can seamlessly send images to their compatible smart devices through an always-on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection or through Wi-Fi. Nikon SnapBridge3 also gives the ability for remote capture and preview.Nikon’s Widest and Brightest Optical viewfinder: The 0.75x viewfinder magnification is the highest ever for a Nikon DSLR, and offers a wide and bright view of the frame to easily track and compose subjects.Dual Card Slots: The D850 features dual memory card slots -- XQD for high-speed capture and transfer, as well as readily available SD media.Illuminated Buttons: Buttons that light up at the turn of a dial increase visibility and allow easy shooting at night or in low-light scenarios.

Multimedia Production ReadyMultimedia content creators and filmmakers alike will appreciate a wide range of considerate, industry-leading new features that can help to elevate any production:Full-frame 4K UHD at 24/30 fps: The D850’s FX BSI CMOS sensor allows 4K UHD output at a full-frame width at 16:9, to increase lensing options and provide a true field of view.Slow Motion: Creators can also capture Full HD 1080p at up to 120 fps (4x or 5x) for dramatic slow-motion video capture.Focus Peaking: When shooting Full HD or in Live View for stills, focus peaking can be enabled which highlights in-focus subjects in the frame to ensure sharpness.8K / 4K Time-lapse: Users can create 4K UHD time-lapse videos easily in-camera, or can use the built in intervalometer to capture images for an ultra-high resolution 8K time lapse that can be assembled in post for those who want the ultimate in video quality.Zebra stripes: The D850’s highlight display mode uses zebra patterns to quickly spot overblown highlights. What’s more, the zebra patterns come in two varieties, selectable according to the patterns and textures of the subjects.HDMI output: Using HDMI, users can record uncompressed, broadcast quality 4:2:2 8-bit 4K UHD footage, directly to an external digital recorder while simultaneously recording to a card.Audio Control: The D850 features an onboard stereo microphone, as well as inputs for headphones and microphone. The camera also features a new audio attenuator to regulate sound levels.

THE FX-Format advantageThe amazing performance and image quality of the Nikon D850 is best coupled with the wide variety of NIKKOR lenses, heralded for their unmatched image quality, color reproduction and optical characteristics. For maximum fidelity, Nikon’s Gold Ring Series of lenses provide the highest caliber of optical performance needed for such immense resolution applications.

Price and AvailabilityThe Nikon D850 will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $3,299.95*, and will be available in September 2017. The MB-D18 Multi Power Battery Pack will have an SRP of $399.95*, while the ES-2 film digitalizing adapter will have an SRP of $149.95*. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

Exclusive Livestream EventWant to learn more about the new Nikon D850? Nikon will conduct a livestream discussion for the new camera, which will take place on August 29 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Please visit nikonusa.com/live to tune in.

Nikon D850 Leaked Press Release

Nikon D850Nikon D850With an official announcement for the D850 coming likely tomorrow, the press release was leaked earlier to Nikon Rumors. Between that and specs leaked earlier, the D850 is looking quite sweet as the successor to the D810. The Big Takeaway has to be the 45.7 MP full-frame sensor as a nice upgrade from the previous D810's 36.3 MP. All unofficial specs for now but with the source of the info it's looking likely and we'll find out soon anyway.Other Interesting Specs:

  • 9 FPS Continuous Shooting - 7fps without the battery grip, 9fps with grip, using a 51 shot RAW buffer.
  • Fast Auto Focus - 153 points! Brought down from the D5, this super fast AF will work great in low light up to -4EV using the center focus points.
  • Tilting Touchscreen - A tilt screen is a life saver, and a back saver as well for getting low to the ground shots, it makes a big improvement for shooting. It supports full touch controls with touch AF, touch shutter and touch menu making reviewing photos or changing settings a breeze.
  • 4K Video - 4K UHD video in FX (no crop) and slow-mo video at 120fps in Full HD.
  • Silent Shooting Mode - No-sound electronic shutter for live view. 6 FPS silent shooting up to 30fps at 8MP with the electronic shutter.
  • "On-Camera" Focus-Stacking Mode - A great option for macro lovers, the first to offer an option for in-camera focus stacking. Moving the focus slightly between shots to increase depth of field.

Press release via Nikon Rumors:


August 24, 2017 - Nikon is pleased to present the new Nikon D850 digital SLR, perfect combination of resolution, speed and light sensitivity. From studio photography to sports, to reportage in the most remote places on the planet, the new full-frame DSLR in Nikon FX format not only delivers high performance, but brings photo excellence to a whole new level.Whether it's naturalistic, sporting, commercial, wedding, fashion photography, whether it's shooting movies, the D850 offers photographers who work in highly competitive fields the creative flexibility needed to excel. The fast, 45.7-megapixel FX high-resolution FX sensor is built with the "gapless on-chip" microlent technology that, together with the benefits of CMOS backlight, delivers exceptional detail sharpness along with an incredible dynamic range. The shooting speed of 7 fps can go up to 9 fps by adopting the optional MB-D18 multi power battery pack. Video-makers can then record full-size movies in 4K without clipping factor crops: this increases the chances when looking for extended field corners to resume with NIKKOR prime lens lenses. Additionally, you can record timelapse of 4K accelerated movies directly on "camera".The other new features that allow maximum flexibility include capturing RAW format in three different sizes: large, medium or small; The silent Photography mode, which makes it possible to shoot ultra-sharp, high-resolution images without the sound / mechanical shutter noise; The AF Pinpoint mode, available in Live View, allows you to make the auto focus more accurate and selective as required, for example, in the case of macro photography.In addition, the Nikon D850 is the first digital reflex of all time to offer "on-camera" focus-stacking mode, which allows you to shoot a series of shots sequentially of the same shot but with the focus plane Motorized in displacement. This mode is particularly useful in macro photography, when the close distance of the subject narrows the depth of field to a few millimeters but also for artistic representations of naturalistic scenarios to enhance the extreme depth of field.Nikon says: "The D850 offers such incredible versatility to give you the impression of working with three cameras in one. Megapixels, file size, speed, ISO ... in every field, you can be assured that the Nikon D850 excels! It's a really smart investment for photographers who want to enhance their skills and express themselves without compromise. "Full Rumored Specs via Nikon Rumors:
  • 45.75MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • New and improved version of SnapBridge
  • No built-in GPS
  • Tiltable LCD (3.2", 2.36 million dots)
  • Fully functional touchscreen: supports touch AF, touch shutter and touch menu
  • Memory card slots: one SD and one XQD
  • AF system from the D5 (153 points, 130% frame coverage compared to the D810, all AF points @ -3EV,  middle/center crosshair sensor @-4EV)
  • New smaller AF point
  • No built-in flash
  • Back illuminated buttons
  • Joystick selector
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • 8K time-lapse video capabilities
  • 4k UHD video in FX format (with no crop)
  • No EVF or hybrid viewfinder
  • Slo-mo full HD 120fps video
  • The SD slot will support UHS-II
  • Improved LiveView split-screen display
  • Improved silent shooting mode: fully-silent, no-sound electronic shutter in live view (6 fps silent shooting, no mechanical movement, can shoot up to 30fps @ 8MP with the electronic shutter)
  • Improved battery life
  • Lighter than the D810
  • Native ISO range: 64-25,600
  • ISO 64 extendable down to ISO 32 (Lo1 = 32, Hi 2 = 108,400)
  • 7fps without grip, 9fps with grip (MB-D18a battery grip and the EN-EL18a battery)
  • 51 images raw buffer at 14-bit RAW
  • 0.75x optical viewfinder (largest ever on a Nikon FX cameras)
  • 180k RGB meter
  • No AA filter
  • Supports for Nikon wireless transmitter WT-7
  • Built-in focus stacking: up to 300 pictures with up to 10 levels of focusing steps (still need external software)
  • Price will be CNY 23,999 or around $3,600 (source: Chinese forum)
  • RAW sizes: small, medium, large
  • New 1:1 mode
  • New natural light AWB
Sample Photos:
 

Hands-on Review Canon T7i (800D) vs Nikon D5600

Canon T7i (800D) vs Nikon D5600 https://youtu.be/RgMMO1jCCz8The Nikon D5600 and Canon T7i (800D) share several specs

  • 24-MP (APS-C) Sensors
  • ISO range 100-25,600
  • 3 inch LCD Touchscreen though the D5600 is a little bigger (3.2") and offers the touchpad function when it is up to your eye.
  • 1080 at 60 fps
  • Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC connectivity - Though the D5600s snapbridge is a little more automated, automatically sending files across - with the Canon it is more of a conscious choice. I have been very frustrated with Nikon Snapbridge in the past - finding it flaky, confusing and downright broken, with the D5600 I have had a very smooth experience and prefer it to the Canon - But the Canon app provides a better experience for controlling the camera.

A few important differences - Nikon offers 39 AF points, 9 cross type, Canon offers 45 AF points all cross type - cross type offer a  higher accuracy and when you have more higher accuracy points the more likely you are to get moving subjects in accurate focus. Canon also offers dual pixel AF in live view - this is the very smooth and capable video focus, also useful for still photos in live view - Nikon’s video focusing is still distracting (it hunts more and is very noticeable when it refocuses) and while it’s a little quieter and smoother with their new AF-P lenses you still don’t want the lens to refocus during video, canon, however, is smooth and SILENT when paired with STM lensesThe Canon is faster offering 6fps, vs 5 in the Nikon and more importantly, the Canon offers a deeper buffer - up to 148 jpegs and 24 raw images before slowing down. Nikon slows down at 100 JPEGS and just 8 raw.  The buffer and the additional higher accuracy AF points make the Canon T7i my choice for any type of action, like sports or birds in flight, over the Nikon.  The Nikon is capable of fast focus and operation but you will find yourself limited to very short bursts if shooting RAW. The Nikon D5600, however, has an edge in image quality, especially as the light levels drop. I see a clear difference, the Nikon has no AA filter and provides more detailed images and as you raise the ISO less noise (you can also pick 1/3 stops of ISO - canon limited to full stops) Nikon D5600 on the left | Canon T7i on the rightNikon D5600 Frustrations (Especially for beginners)I find myself spending more time in live view - especially when I have a nice articulating screen that lets me set up for different angles and if you happen to have manual video mode on you are blocked from changing the aperture in manual mode in live view and you can’t select shutter speeds below 1/30 of a second.  There are workarounds, the easiest is to switch to aperture priority or shutter speed priority OR turn off manual movie mode but then frustratingly when you go to shoot a movie you have no idea what settings and no control no matter which mode you use. AND I really miss exposure simultaion when using the Nikon D5600 the T7i does and actually every other camera besides Nikon offers exposure simulation in Live view. When inn manual mode I would like to see the screen change to reflect my exposure and the Nikon only does that if you are in manual movie mode and once again we are back to being blocked from changing the aperture and from setting shutter speed below 1/30 of a second. These two issues are in no way deal breakers but they certainly make the camera more frustrating for me and when I work with beginners, teaching photography all over the world - being able to switch to live view and get that easy feedback of your exposure before you take a photo is a really useful tool.Summary and Conclusion - Nikon D5600 vs Canon T7i (800D)Reasons you might want to pick the Nikon D5600 - you value the smaller size, the better image quality (especially in lower light), The additional features like time lapse (Canon only offers movie lapse) and the exceptionally easy and automated Ssnapbridge image sharing. Reasons you might choose the Canon - Video is important to you, the Dual Pixel AF is smooth and sneaky good, you plan to photograph action and or you want a straightforward manual control experience.Other Options -The Panasonic G85 is even smaller, especially when you start comparing lenses - the micro 4/3rd system stays small even when you have a few primes in your bag AND shoots beautifully stabilized 4k video.  The Sony a6300 also shoots 4k and does very well in low light though it isn’t as user friendly as either of these cameras.   Which would you choose - I’d love to know your opinion?   And don't forget to pick up a prime lens or twoCanon T7i Strengths
 

New Rebates for the US - Great Deals on Nikon DSLRs With a Free Grip

Spring is here and with that a bundle of new rebates from all the major companies. The D750, D810, and D500 from Nikon all come with a free grip and accessory package. Including the discount, it's a great deal if you are looking to upgrade.Nikon Free Grip link - B&HAmazon Free Grip Link - D750 | D810 | D500Amazon Free Grip Link (Body Only) - D750 | D810 | D500Beyond rebates as always remember to check out our Camera & Photo Deals section for great savings on gear you need.Nikon RebatesCanon RebatesSony RebatesSigma RebatesTamron RebatesPanasonic RebatesFuji Rebates

Canon T7i (800D) vs Nikon D5600

Canon T7i (800D) vs Nikon D5600With the Nikon D5600 now available for the US and Canon T7i available for pre-order it's that time again for a bit of a comparison. At one point, Nikon had put on a good showing with the D5300 leading the market for photography while our video recommendation had been going to the Canon T5i. Since then Nikon camera's have been stagnating under minor updates while the  T7i got a decent upgrade in processing, sensor, connectivity, and focus certainly pushing it closer to the top of our list.

What's Different?

The T7i has faster autofocus that can see better in low light conditions and now includes 45 cross-type AF points. Live view focus uses the Dual Pixel AF which makes for smooth and cinematic like focusing for video. In comparison, the D5600 offers 39 AF points with only 9 being cross-type.  And live view focusing on the D5600 still uses the older, slower Contrast AF method.While the D5600 can't match the T7i's focusing it does come with new AF-P 18-55 lenses using stepping motors similar to Canon's STM system.  While we haven't tested the lenses yet stepping motors allow the camera smoother and quieter transitions while focusing for video. At the moment though Nikon's AF-P selection is very limited compared to the growing selection of Canon STM lenses.Autofocus - Canon T7i | Live View Autofocus: CanonNikon, since the D5300, has removed the anti-aliasing filter allowing for sharper photos. While the D5600 has seen improvements in connectivity it still uses the SnapBridge system which we do not recommend. Overall comparatively, you do save $100 going with Nikon, just enough for accessories such as a bag, batteries, or a tripod.Image Quality  - Sharpness: Nikon D5600 |Overall in this latest generation, things are looking strong for Canon. We'll have more on the T7i when Toby gets in a review unit soon. On paper at least Canon borrowed from the 80D enough to make a decent upgrade this year. Nikon still has its strength, which is crisp photos thanks to the removed filter, making a good choice. Canon keeps pushing ease of using making some very friendly cameras for a new DSLR beginner or someone that wants an upgrade from a previous model. Overall we have to give it to Canon as it makes for a better overall platform to use with great support and lens choices.Canon T7i Strengths

  • Smoother focusing Dual Pixel AF in Live view
  • 45 Cross-Type AF points  for faster focusing in low light
  • Ease of use
  • Better lens ecosystem, in this case primarily for entry-level users
  • Faster burst with deeper buffer

Nikon D5600 Strengths

  • No anti-aliasing filter allowing for sharper photos
  • Longer battery life
  • Smaller and slightly lighter
  • Better mobile app and connectivity vs Nikon SnapBridge
  • Better low light performance
  • Slightly cheaper
Specifications
Spec Canon T7i Nikon D5600
MP 24 24
ISO 100-25600 (expands to 51200) 100-25600
Processor Digic 7 Expeed 4
Number of AF pts 45 (all cross type) 39 (9 cross type)
Viewfinder Pentamirror 95% Pentamirror 95%
Anti-Alias Filter Yes No
Live View AF speed Excellent Good
Top Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/4000
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/200
FPS 6 5
Low Light focusing -3 EV (very good) -1
Video 1080p60 1080p60
Headphone Jack No No
Mic Jack Yes Yes
Connectivity WIFI/NFC/Bluetooth LE WIFI/NFC/Bluetooth
Battery Life 600 Shots 820 Shots
Weight 532 g (1.17 lb / 18.77 oz) 465 g (1 lb 0.4 oz / 16.04 oz)
Current Price $1299 with 18-135$899 with 18-55$749 Body $1,196.95 with 18-140$796.95 with 18-55$1,146.95 with 18-55 and 70-300$696.95 Body
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Photo Comparison
Nikon D5600(left) vs Canon T7i(right) front view
Nikon D5600(left) vs Canon T7i(right) back view
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Sigma ART 85mm f/1.4 vs Canon 85mm f/1.2

David McKay, Professional photographer and owner of McKay Photography Academy, joins me to test the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 and compare it to the much loved, very popular Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens. The Canon has long been a revered lens - offering a beautiful quality portrait lens - With Sigma's latest ART series release is the new Sigma 85mm ART as good? Or does it trounce the much more expensive Canon 85mm f/1.2 - We spent a week shooting with both the Sigma and Canon 85mm on the Sony a7RII and the Canon 5D Mark IVhttps://youtu.be/5TuXRgMjwSgDid you find this review helpful?  Support our work and shop the links below.  Would you like personalized photography help? Become a photorec.tv member today and gain access to my Lightroom tutorials, support group and more. Buy the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART - B&H PhotoBuy the Canon 85mm f/1.2 - B&H PhotoBuy the Sigma MC-11 Adapter - B&H Photo What should you do with that extra $700?  - Start saving for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 or Join us on a McKay Trip

CES 2017: Nikon D5600 Price and Release Date

Nikon D5600When Nikon announced their next entry level DSLR in November the Nikon D5600 was dropped with its specs but no details on price or when it was coming to the US. This week at CES they announced it’s coming soon, this month in fact. Coming in multiple kits, the Nikon D5600 will be released this month with the AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G lens for $799, with the AF-S 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens for $1199, with the 18-55 and AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G lenses for $1149, and body only for $699. Actually $100 less than the D5500 when it was announced last year.

Whats New?
  • Upgraded Touchscreen features such as cropping and frame advance
  • Nikon Snapbridge though WiFI, Bluetooth, and NFC allowing for things such as automatic image transfer, time sync, location info, remote control, and more
  • In-Camera Time-Lapse movie function brought from the higher end models
Available For Pre-Order at

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Specifications

  • APS-C 24.2 MP CMOS Sensor
  • DX-Format
  • Expeed 4 Image Processor
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 25,600 max ISO
  • Removed low-pass filter
  • 39-point AF System
  • 3.2” articulating touchscreen
  • 1080p Video at 60fps
  • Snapbridge using Bluetooth, WiFi, and NFC
  • Time-Lapse Movie Recording
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.8" / 124.0 x 97.0 x 70.0 mm
  • Weight 1.02 lb / 465 g

 

Nikon's New KeyMission Action Camera Line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5MM1I5o8FwYou might remember during CES the KeyMission 360 was the big hit in the news from Nikon as strong competition for GoPro. Albeit this week GoPro stole the news headlines with their Karma Drone. The Nikon KeyMission since then has become a series of action cams with the 360 showcased during the original announcement, a 170 GoPro equivalent, and 80 wearable camera. As for the model numbers the names imply the degree of field of view the cameras can see. 

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Smaller than your average GoPro, the KeyMission 80 is a rugged wearable camera for the person on the go. The small clip-on camera can record 1080p video, shoot 12MP photos, and 5MP selfies with a rear facing camera. Using SnapBridge it can automatically upload to your phone via Bluetooth and WiFi on the go. At a compact size of 1.8” x 3.5” it’s a convenient option for those wanting to have a camera right there when needed. KeyMission 80 goes where the action is. It's waterproof down to 3.4-feet, freezeproof to 14°F, and shockproof from drops up to 4.9-feet.Watch the KeyMission 80: Product Tourhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_fEmGTWP90

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The main GoPro clone of this lineup, the KeyMission 170 is built for just that role and that's about it honestly. Built with a F/2.8 8.3MP camera the KeyMission 170 is made for rugged 4K footage. It’s main highlight is Electronic Vibration Reduction for crystal clear video, bar while shooting at 4K. It also has SnapBridge included for sending data to your phone but the 170 and 360 have a special smartphone app for additional features. With a included remote you have control from a distance and the option of tagging highlights to make editing a breeze.  With no additional housing, it's waterproof down to 33-feet, freezeproof to 14°F, shockproof up to a drop of 6.6-feet, and resistant to dust and grit.Watch the KeyMission 170: Product Tourhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv9m_DSIUSo

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The original product of the line announced in January, the KeyMission 360 makes it's mark for 360° 4K video. Two 20MP sensors with F/2.0 lenses each shoot 180° and stitch together to make this possible. The KeyMission 360 wants to be your all in one action camera with 23.9MP 360° stills , 4K video, 360° video, timelapses, and more. With 360° photo and video being something Toby’s had an eye on lately the KeyMission 360 makes for an immersive experience, especially in VR as it comes with an included head mounted smartphone display. Compared to the others while it has included SnapBridge for sending data it also can be used to watch live while recording. With no additional housing, KeyMission 360 is waterproof down to 98-feet*, freezeproof down to 14°F and shockproof up to a drop of 6.6-feet.Watch the KeyMission 360: Product Tourhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUlEtzH6llk

 Specifications

KeyMission 80$279.95

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KeyMission 170$399.95224_26514_km170_front

KeyMission 360$499.95

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ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 -1,600 ISO 100 -1,600 ISO 100 -1,600
Megapixels Front: 12.4 MPRear: 4.9 MP 8.3 MP 23.9 MPImage processing may reduce the number of effective pixels
Screen Size 1.75 in. diagonal 1.5 in. diagonal N/A
Screen Type 1.75-in. (4.4 cm) approx. 230,000-dot, TFT LCD (touchscreen) with 5-level brightness adjustment 1.5-in. (3.7 cm) TFT LCD monitor, approx. 345,000-dot N/A
Video Movie: 1,920x1,080/ 30p (max.) When NTSC/PAL is set to NTSC3840x2160/ 30p1920x1080/ 120p1920x1080/ 60pWhen NTSC/PAL is set to PAL3840x2160/ 25p1920x1080/ 100p1920x1080/ 50pHigh Speed movie options:HS 1080/ 4xHS 720/ 8x When NTSC/PAL is set to NTSC3840x2160/ 24p1920x1080/ 24p1440x960/ 30p480x640/ 120p240x320/ 240pWhen NTSC/PAL is set to PAL3840x2160/ 24p1920x1080/ 24p1440x960/ 25p480x640/ 100p240x320/ 200p
HDMI N/A HDMI micro connector (type D) HDMI micro connector (type D)
VR Lens-Shift VRFront: Lens shift (still images)Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (movies)Rear: Electronic VR (movies) Movie: Electronic VR function (4K UHD is not supported) Movie: Electronic VR function (4K UHD is not supported)
Focus Approx. Front: 4 in. (10 cm.) to infinity from the center of the front surface of the lensRear: 1 ft. 2 in. (35 cm) to infinity from the center of the front surface of the lens Approx. 1 ft. 4 in. (40 cm.) to infinity from the center of the front surface of the lens Approx. 1 ft. (30 cm.) to infinity from center of front surface of lens (wide-angle position)
Storage MicroSD cardSDHC memory cardSDXC memory card MicroSD cardSDHC memory cardSDXC memory card MicroSD cardSDHC memory cardSDXC memory card
Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built-in) One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Dimensions 1.8 in. (44.8 mm) x 3.5 in. (86.5 mm) x 0.6 in. (15 mm) 2.7 in. (66.4 mm) x 1.9 in. (46.8 mm) x 1.7 in. (42.7 mm) 2.6 in. (61.1 mm) x 2.5 in. (65.7 mm) x 2.4 in. (60.1 mm)
Weight 2.7 oz. (74 g) 4.8 oz. (134.5 g) 7 oz. (198 g)

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Canon 80D- Noticeable Improvements in Dynamic Range?

Canon 80D at BH PhotoDpreview has their hands on the Canon 80D and"testing shows that Canon's EOS 80D features a sensor with greatly improved Raw dynamic range. The results appear to confirm the company has moved to a new sensor design with lower read noise."Keep in mind that when we get excited about the increased dynamic range from current Sony and Nikon cameras - it's still not something you see or notice in normal day to day shooting - it when you begin to work with the RAW file in Lightroom and increase exposure in the shadows that you start to really see a difference.   Dpreview has some side by side comparisons of the 70D and 80D.Click Through to see the full DPreview Article Noticeable improvement but before we get excited this seems to still behind what Nikon is offering in the D7200 that was released over a year ago.   Then again the D7200 doesn't have a great touchscreen with Dual Pixel AF and the updated AF system that the 80D offers that looks stellar with longer lenses and teleconverters.   - So it all depends on what you need and what.  You can watch my 80D preview video below and pre order from B&H or Amazon- using these links supports the work we do here.   Thanks. Full DPreview Article Preorder the Canon 80D from B&H Photo  or Amazon - Starts shipping next week!

Rokinon 14mm - Best Budget Lens for Astrophotography!

Hands-on review with the budget-friendly Rokinon 14mm full frame lens - Is this the BEST budget lens for shooting the night sky full of stars? And you all have suggested some great alternatives I listed below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TSrFKLzsrQUPDATE SEPT- 2017 The IRIX Firefly is sharper with better features for Full Frame astrophotographers and is now my pick for budget astrophotography lens.Watch this updated video and learn more Buy the IRIX Firefly from B&H Photo $400.00Using my links for purchase or shopping of ANYTHING helps support the work we do here.

 Alternative options

Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 (manual focus)  $429 - Buy from B&H Photo

Good

  • Faster Aperture
  • Full Frame compatible
  • Takes Filters
  • Lovely walk around focal length for general photography

Bad

  • On crop 24 = 36mm, less exciting for wide starry skies

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens $429 - Buy from B&H Photo (best option for crop DSLRS)

Good

  • 16mm on Crop - nice and wide

Bad

  • Crop Only
  • Still no filter threads

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood - $232 - $299 - Buy from B&H Photo

Good

  • WIDEEEEEE!
  • CHEAP!!!!

Bad

  • Crop Only
  • No filters
  • f/3.5
  • Fish eye even more limited in use.

Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS $299  - $399 - Buy from B&H Photo (my pick for MIRRORLESS crop alternative)

Good

  • Very portable
  • Takes filters
  • Fast f/2.0

Bad

  • Not available for DSLRS- only mirrorless

Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 $351 - $380 - Buy from B&H Photo (decent alternative - just not very wide)

Good

  • Takes filters
  • Fast f/2.0

Bad

  • Crop only
  • Barely wider than kit lens

 Learn more about the Tokina 11-16 vs the Canon 10-18 and Canon 10-22Learn more about the more expensive full frame wide angle lens options- Canon 16-35, Tamron 15-30 

Nikon Announcement

A new lineup from Nikon- DL You might have noticed the lens and camera announcements have been fast and furious over the last week as we lead up to CP+ - A big international photo show held in Japan. First we had the Canon 80D, then the new Tamron prime lenses, Sigma's new lenses (cameras too) and the Sigma to FE mount adapter, Panasonics new 12-60 lens and now SIX new cameras from Nikon.  Three are boring Coolpix P&S cameras but the three pictured above is a new line from Nikon - the DL Series. These are all use a 20.8MP CX-format sensor - that's a 1 inch sensor similar to the Sony RX 100 line - clearly a competitor Nikon has set their sights on.  Additionally and like the Sony each of these cameras is capable of shooting 4K video.  Wifi/NFC, 120fps at 1080p round out the main features.  The also all share flip up (or flip out0 touchscreens.   The differences? Focal range/zoom really with a few additional features to support each range. Nikon DL SeriesNikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 Digital Camera Pre Order from B&H Photo - Available June, 28 2016 for $846Highlight Feature: Perspective Control - accurately depict architectural subjects and correct converging lines.My own notes - This may be the new perfect vlogging camera - starting at that wide 18mm is great for hand holding and talking to the camera.  I don't know of anything else that starts as wide with this sized sensor in a compact body.


  Nikon DLNikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 Digital Camera Pre Order from B&H Photo - Available June, 28 2016 for $646Highlight Features:
  • Built-in ND filter for maintaining slower shutter speeds or wider aperture settings in bright conditions.
  • A Super Macro mode and Focus Bracketing features are also available for producing close-up imagery with life-size magnification with extended depth of field.

My Own Notes - If you don't need the wider 18mm of the first model this price is hard to beat - a great focal range, ND filter And the macro mode all for $646!


  Nikon DLNikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 Digital Camera Pre Order from B&H Photo - Available June, 28 2016 for $996Highlight Features:
  • Sport VR mode -  optimized for shooting sports or other fast-moving subjects and helps to keep the built-in 2.359m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder or rear LCD's image stable while panning

My Own Notes - Impressive zoom and glad to see they have added an additional VR to keep it all stable. Pricey though!


Screenshot 2016-02-24 11.29.31Additionally Nikon will be offering an electronic Viewfinder - Compatible with the 18-50 and 24-80 the DF-E1 Electronic Viewfinder, which serves as a convenient alternative to the rear screen when working in bright lighting conditions- No info on price or availability yet. Do you think any of these cameras has a chance of dethroning Sony's RX 100 or RX10 series?  let me know in the comments.