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    Nikon Z6 and Z7 updates help portrait shooters and videographers

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    01.09.2019

    Nikon's new Z-Mount Z6 and Z7 cameras are getting some key new features they lacked at launch via an upcoming firmware update, the company announced. The biggest one is eye-detect autofocus that will lock onto a subject's eyes, rather than just their entire face. That will ensure that your subject's eyes are in focus rather than their nose, which can be a big problem on full-frame cameras with fast, shallow depth-of-field prime lenses. Nikon showed just how it will work in the short video below.

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    Nikon's video-centric Z6 camera now comes in a 'Filmmaker's Kit'

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    01.07.2019

    Thanks to its true full-frame super-sampled 4K and 10-bit external video output, Nikon's Z6 is now possibly the best full-frame mirrorless camera for video. To help you better harness that power, the company has introduced a "Filmmaker's Kit" for the Z6, much as it did with its D850.

  • Greetings from CES 2019!

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    Terrence O'Brien
    Terrence O'Brien
    01.06.2019

    It feels like CES only just ended, but we're back in Las Vegas for the 2019 edition and we couldn't be more excited. Just like always, there will be plenty of cars, TVs and smart appliances. But, we're here to separate the wheat from the chaff and bring you only the best (or at least the most interesting) tech from CES 2019. The show floor hasn't even opened yet and already several companies have made a splash -- including Apple, which continues to skip the event in any official capacity. But that hasn't stopped it from grabbing some attention. Of course, you don't want to miss out on all our liveblogs, our three epic days of live stage shows which all culminates with the official Best of CES awards on Thursday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

  • Steve Dent, Engadget

    2018 was the biggest shakeup in years for the camera world

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    12.26.2018

    If you're a photographer who fears change, 2018 might've shook you up. First Sony launched the A7 III, arguably the world's best full-frame camera, then Fujifilm released the X-T3, the top APS-C model you can buy right now. Right after that, Canon and Nikon launched all-new full-frame mirrorless systems with three new cameras, the EOS R, Z6 and Z7. To top it off, mirrorless video champ Panasonic announced it was diving into full-frame mirrorless as well with two new models, the S1 and S1R.

  • Steve Dent/Engadget

    Nikon Z6 review: The best full-frame mirrorless camera for video

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    12.21.2018

    When Nikon launched its two all-new full-frame mirrorless cameras, it was laying down a challenge to Sony. The landscape- and portrait-oriented 45.7-megapixel Z7 strongly resembles Sony's superb, 42.4-megapixel A7R III. Meanwhile, the model we're looking at today, the 24.5-megapixel Z6, looks a heckuva lot like the world-beating 24.2-megapixel Sony A7 III. Both Z-Mount cameras cost nearly the same as their Sony counterparts and pack similar features, like in-body stabilization and full-sensor 4K video.

  • Engadget

    The best cameras to give as gifts

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    Engadget
    Engadget
    11.23.2018

    Talented creators with an eye for photos can't live by smartphones alone. If you have a special someone who wants to take portraits and action shots or make short 4K films, no gift will be more appreciated than a decent camera. We know these things are expensive, though, so we made a list of six models, including DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and compacts, that you might actually be able to afford.

  • Steve Dent/Engadget

    Nikon Z7 review: Great photos, great video, imperfect autofocus

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    11.22.2018

    As I've said (repeatedly) for the last few months, Sony has run circles around rivals with its A7 series full-frame mirrorless cameras, most recently the A7 III and A7R III. When Nikon and Canon finally released their own models (the EOS R and Z7/Z6), they showed that there is one advantage to being number two. Both companies were able to develop all-new mounts that maximize the potential of full-frame sensors, setting themselves up for a strong future.

  • Steve Dent/Engadget

    Nikon's Z6 full-frame mirrorless camera launches November 16th

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    11.14.2018

    If you've been intrigued by Nikon's Z-series full-frame mirrorless cameras but thought the $3,400 starting price of the Z7 was too much? You're in luck. After months of waiting, Nikon has announced that the (relatively) more affordable Z6 will be available on November 16th. You can buy it for $2,000 in body-only form, or $2,600 paired with a 24-70mm f/4 S lens that can cover typical shooting situations.

  • Steve Dent/Engadget

    How to pick a lens for your mirrorless camera or DSLR

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    10.27.2018

    When buying a mirrorless or DSLR camera, there's an equally crucial side question: What lenses do I need for this thing? The glass you place in front of that sensor plays a key role in how your photos or videos look and what kind of shooting you can do. It's a complex decision too. You need to consider factors like sharpness, distortion, speed, prime or zoom, and most importantly, price. In this guide, I'll touch on all that and look at some of the best lenses for Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Micro Four Thirds cameras.

  • Steve Dent/Engadget

    Photokina marks a massive upheaval in the camera landscape

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    09.28.2018

    Remember the days when Panasonic was dedicated to Micro Four Thirds cameras and Nikon and Canon wanted you to see their latest DSLRs? That was so last month. Over the last 35 days or so, Nikon launched a pair of mirrorless full-frame cameras, the Z6 and Z7, along with the all-new Z-Mount system. Canon then went and announced its full-frame EOS R mirrorless camera and RF mount. This week at Photokina, Panasonic, Sigma and Leica unveiled the L-Mount alliance and Pansonic announced the Lumix S1R and S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Sigma will reveal its own full-frame L-Mount model soon too. There hasn't been this much major camera news in ages, and camera fans -- who tend to be loyal to their preferred brands -- have a lot to digest. You can put much of the credit (or blame, if you hate mirrorless) on Sony's success with its A7 mirrorless full-frame lineup, but it's also clear that these models and alliances have been in the works for a long time. All of this is a good thing for buyers, once you sort out the pluses and minuses of all the new models, so let's take a look, shall we?

  • Steve Dent / Engadget

    Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras finally have some competition

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    Edgar Alvarez
    Edgar Alvarez
    09.28.2018

    Since the launch of the A7 and A7R in 2013, Sony has had virtually no competition in the full-frame mirrorless space. Major players like Canon, Nikon and Panasonic were keeping their focus on other camera formats, such as APS-C, Micro Four Thirds, point-and-shoots and full-frame DSLRs. But that's all starting to change. At Photokina 2018, Panasonic introduced its first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Lumix S1R and S1, which feature 47- and 24-megapixel sensors, respectively. While these are still in development and likely won't launch until next year, the fact that Panasonic has finally given in and is making a full-frame mirrorless shows Sony is about to start facing some serious competition. It validates all the efforts the company's been making in that market for the past few years, leading up to the gold standard that's its latest model, the A7 III.

  • Sony is working on 12 new lenses for its Alpha mirrorless cameras

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    Edgar Alvarez
    Edgar Alvarez
    09.25.2018

    Now that Canon and Nikon are eager to get a piece of the mirrorless camera market, Sony is letting it be known that it isn't slowing down its efforts in the space anytime soon. The company announced at Photokina 2018 that it has 12 new E-Mount lenses in its roadmap, which will increase the number of native glass for its Alpha shooters from 48 to 60. Just last week, Sony introduced the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM, a full-frame format lens priced at $1,400.

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    We're live from Photokina 2018!

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    Edgar Alvarez
    Edgar Alvarez
    09.25.2018

    While Canon and Nikon have already unveiled their long-awaited full-frame mirrorless cameras, there are other big players that may be looking to enter the category next. We're in Cologne, Germany for Photokina 2018, where rumor has it Panasonic is set to reveal a full-frame mirrorless shooter of its own -- though it could just be a prototype, with an actual launch not expected until 2019. Fujifilm, for its part, is reportedly preparing to announce another medium-format camera, one with a massive 100-megapixel sensor. Then there's Sony, which could reveal a high-end APS-C model inspired by its A9 full-frame mirrorless. Stay tuned, because it's going to be a busy week of camera news in Germany. Follow all the latest news from Photokina 2018 here!

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    Photokina 2018: What to expect

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    09.20.2018

    Starting on September 25th, camera obsessives will converge on Cologne for Photokina 2018, the world's largest camera show. This year has been the the busiest for cameras in a long while, with Nikon and Canon unveiling their much-anticipated Z6/Z7 and EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras. That doesn't mean there won't be surprises and big launches, though. We might see some more full-frame mirrorless cameras, a new medium-format model and a lot more.

  • Nikon's D3500 is a compact DSLR for beginners

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    Edgar Alvarez
    Edgar Alvarez
    08.30.2018

    Nikon may have revealed its biggest (and worst kept) secret of the year last week, when it finally introduced the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. But those shooters are geared toward prosumers and not exactly the beginner crowd. The D3500 DSLR, however, is very much designed for people looking for an entry-level camera -- one more powerful than a point-and-shoot, yet portable enough to carry around without much effort. It comes with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor (DX-format) and a revamped Expeed image processor that, Nikon says, is intended to capture sharper details and more vivid colors than its predecessor, the D3400.

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    A closer look at Nikon's Z7 flagship mirrorless camera

    by 
    Evan Rodgers
    Evan Rodgers
    08.23.2018

    After what seemed like an endless amount of rumors and teases, Nikon has finally debuted its Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. While both models have the potential to rival some of Sony's best mirrorless shooters, like the A7 III, let's talk about the flagship Z7 since that's actually scheduled to launch soon. It's also the only one Nikon is showing off at its event here in New York City. For starters, the Z7 sports a ridiculous 45.7-megapixel full-frame sensor, with a new body-lens system dubbed Z-mount. The new camera is powered by Nikon's Expeed 6 image processor and boasts a 493-point autofocus system that, according to the company, offers about a 90 percent wide coverage area.

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    Nikon's 58mm f/0.95 'Z-Noct' lens shows why it created the Z-Mount

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    08.23.2018

    When you see Nikon's new Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, the first thing that stands out is that massive 55mm lens mount. With the announcement of a new lens (under development), Nikon has shown exactly why it's that large. The manual focus Z-Noct f/0.95 lens will allow for extreme low-light shooting with a razor-thin depth of field. At the same time, Nikon is promising more sharpness than ever for such a fast lens.

  • Edgar Alvarez/Engadget

    Nikon's Z7 mirrorless camera is a full-frame 45.7-megapixel beast

    by 
    Edgar Alvarez
    Edgar Alvarez
    08.23.2018

    It's over, at last: Nikon's worst kept secret is finally seeing the light of day in an official capacity. Today, the company revealed its long-rumored, highly anticipated mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7. But here, we're going to focus on the flagship model, the Z7. This new shooter features a full-frame 45.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor with an Expeed 6 image processor, an ISO range of 64-25,000, a 493-point autofocus system, 9fps continuous shooting and 4K UHD video. That's basically everything you'd want out of a top-of-the-line camera in general, not just the mirrorless kind.

  • Steve Dent/Engadget

    Nikon's Z6 outmuscles the Sony A7 III in shooting speed and video

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    08.23.2018

    After many leaks and teases, Nikon has unveiled the Z6, a full-frame mirrorless camera that might tempt many photographers away from Sony's A7 III. It has very similar specs to that model, including a 24.5-megapixel full-frame sensor with 100-51,200 native ISO, 12 fps continuous shooting, 273 autofocus points and 4K video. Nikon's Z6 has a much bigger lens mount, however, and a chunkier handle that's easier to grab, especially when there's a humongous lens attached. It's a clear call-out to some of the pros who aren't crazy about the ergonomics of Sony's A7-series cameras.

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    Nikon may unveil its full-frame mirrorless cameras on August 23rd

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    08.14.2018

    The seemingly endless dribble of teases for Nikon's full-frame mirrorless cameras might soon come to an end. Nikon Rumors (historically accurate with leaks) claims that the camera maker will unveil the two models on August 23rd. The 24-megapixel camera, reportedly named the Z6, would focus on high-speed and low-light photography. The 45-megapixel Z7, meanwhile, would unsurprisingly emphasize detail. Nikon is still rumored to deliver the two cameras with just three lens options: a 24-70mm f/4 standard zoom, a 50mm f/1.8 prime and wider-angle f/1.8 lens between 24mm and 35mm. However, there might be a post-unveiling surprise.