- 1 Best New Cameras 2019: Sony A7000, Panasonic S1, Olympus OM-D E-M1X, Fujifilm X-H2 and extra
- 2 Canon EOS R Professional
- 3 Fujifilm GFX 100S
- 4 FujiFilm X-H2
- 5 Olympus OM-D E-M1X
- 6 Panasonic S1
- 7 Panasonic S1R
- 8 Nikon D760
- 9 Sony A7S III
- 10 Sony Alpha A7000
- 11 Sony RX100 VII
- 12 PIXII
- 13 Zeiss ZX1
- 14 Ricoh GR III
Best New Cameras 2019: Sony A7000, Panasonic S1, Olympus OM-D E-M1X, Fujifilm X-H2 and extra
Final yr was an enormous one for new cameras. We noticed corporations aside from Sony beginning to make full-frame compact system cameras, which might see many photographers migrate to mirrorless.
However does that depart something in the tank for 2019? The Photokina 2019 images present has been pushed again to 2020, seemingly confirming subsequent yr gained’t be fairly as momentous.
Dig somewhat deeper, although, and also you’ll discover a entire toy field of thrilling fashions both confirmed for launch, or strongly rumoured for launch, in 2019.
Panasonic will catch up with its rivals, with two of probably the most compelling full-frame mirrorless cameras to date, you’ll find a way to purchase Fujifilm’s 100-megapixel medium format GFX 100S and Olympus will keep on pushing Micro 4 Thirds.
Listed here are the 2019 cameras we have to look ahead to.
Canon EOS R Professional
What’s it? A top-end full-frame mirrorless digital camera
The Canon EOS R was Canon’s most essential digital camera of 2018. It was the corporate’s first full-frame mirrorless digital camera, and marked the beginning of a model new lens household referred to as “RF”.
Nevertheless, in some methods it wasn’t fairly the zero-compromise mannequin some anticipated. The EOS R doesn’t have in-body picture stabilisation and determination is a reasonably conservative 30 megapixels. There’s room for a fair higher-end digital camera, which some anticipate to be referred to as the EOS R Professional.
For the best way we like to shoot more often than not, in-body stabilisation can be the most important improve right here, letting you employ non-IS legacy Canon lenses (with an adapter) and nonetheless get stabilisation. That is essential for handheld capturing.
Some consider there might even be two new EOS R fashions in 2019, one specializing in very excessive megapixel capturing, with a sensor of 75 megapixels or extra. This sounds extraordinarily formidable, the kind of decision you may see in a medium format mannequin slightly than a full-frame one.
This might direct it to fairly a slender viewers. Even the high-resolution Sony A7R III sticks to a much less formidable 42.Four megapixels, and such a megapixel rely would have an effect on efficiency in larger ISOs. However for capturing in a light-weight managed studio? The outcomes could possibly be spectacular.
Rumours recommend we may even see the subsequent EOS R digital camera in early 2019, forward of the CP+ images present.
Fujifilm GFX 100S
What’s it? A 102-megapixel medium format mirrorless digital camera
There’s no want to commerce in rumours with the Fujifilm GFX 100S. FujiFilm has already introduced the digital camera’s improvement, and that we can anticipate it in 2019.
It’s the massive brother to the GFX 50R, a 50-megapixel medium format mannequin introduced on the similar time, throughout Photokina 2018.
The Fujifilm GFX 100S is extra than simply that digital camera with extra megapixels crammed-in, although. It’s going to have in-body stabilisation, as a result of FujiFilm says the sheer decision will in any other case make taking sharp photographs handheld too troublesome.
It should have part detection throughout the sensor, and a physique comparable in measurement to a standard full-frame pro-style DSLR. At first, its $10,000 worth sounds intimidating. Nevertheless, examine its apparent rival, the Hasselblad H6D-100c, and it begins to appear an amazing deal. That digital camera prices £31,080. And its modular design is way extra uncommon.
The Fujifilm GFX 100S will even shoot video at up to 4K decision, 30fps.
What’s it? A video-focused high-end various to the X-T3
Medium format cameras would not have an enormous mainstream attraction. They’re expensive and enormous. Which is why many may want to get their palms on the FujiFilm X-H2 in 2019.
Proper now, the newest rumours recommend it won’t be out subsequent yr. That is no large shock when the precursor X-H1 was solely introduced in February 2018, and would wish to supply vital talents the sensible FujiFilm X-T3 doesn’t have.
Granted, in-body stabilisation is likely one of the most essential, lacking from the X-T3. It does make sense for FujiFilm to wait just a little longer, although, till video recording extra superior than 4K/60fps is feasible. However there’s nonetheless an opportunity it’ll arrive later subsequent yr.
Olympus OM-D E-M1X
What’s it? A top-end sport shooter-style MFT mannequin
A few of you may be holding out for a full-frame Olympus mirrorless digital camera. Everybody else is doing it, why not Olympus? In an interview with Picture Useful resource, Olympus America’s new VP of gross sales and advertising Aki Murata firmly denied such plans.
He stated portability is in Olympus’s DNA. And whereas full-frame mirrorless fashions are smaller than full-frame DSLRs, they’re not super-portable, are they?
In 2019, then, we’ll get a new model of Olympus’s top-end Micro 4-Thirds mannequin moderately than one thing extra disruptive – the Olympus OM-D E-M1X.
A pre-production mannequin and teaser video suggests the Olympus OM-D E-M1X may have a built-in battery grip. That’s very odd for a Micro 4-Thirds digital camera, and truly goes towards Olympus’s personal reasoning for sticking with MFT sensors. This digital camera doesn’t look ultra-portable.
It might be a wierd digital camera, however you’ll be able to anticipate ultra-fast burst capturing. It’s a professional type sports activities shooter, though the actual execs might want a big sensor for higher low-light efficiency. We anticipate to see the Olympus OM-D E-M1X in late January 2019.
What’s it? Panasonic’s first full-frame mirrorless digital camera
The Panasonic S1 might have already been introduced, however we don’t know each single element simply but. That is the corporate’s first full-frame mirrorless digital camera, following Sony, Canon and Nikon.
It has a 24-megapixel sensor, matching the Sony A7 III. You may assume Panasonic would have a troublesome time, arriving after the opposite massive names. There are a number of intriguing distinctive promoting factors right here, although.
The Panasonic S1 has twin picture stabilisation, utilizing motors in each the lenses and the physique. Panasonic may also supply class-leading video, an enormous benefit. The S1 can shoot at up to 4K decision, 60 frames per second. At the moment’s normal continues to be 30fps max for full-frame fashions.
If the Panasonic’s S1 video efficiency is nearly as good as hoped, it could possibly be an excellent selection for videographers. This has turn into an enormous a part of Panasonic’s digital camera id, following the superb Lumix GH4 and GH5.
What’s it? The higher-res various to the S1
If the Panasonic S1 is the equal of the Sony A7 III, the Panasonic S1R is its Sony A7R III various. It’s nonetheless a full-frame mirrorless digital camera however the sensor is of a a lot larger decision: 47 megapixels as an alternative of 24 megapixels.
This can be a somewhat blocky-looking digital camera, however it’s definitely critical and has the potential to be a contender for the best-in-class tag when it arrives in “early 2019”.
What’s it? A no-nonsense full-frame DSLR
The Nikon D750 is certainly one of our favorite full-frame DSLRs. At 4 years previous, it’s due for a alternative, although. And 2019 seems to be the time, with plans for a Nikon D760 rumoured.
Once you substitute a digital camera of such classic, it’s not exhausting to discover methods to make it extra superior. The Nikon D750 has 51 focus factors, up to 6fps burst and video that caps out at 1080p, 60 frames per second.
All of those have been crushed by the Nikon D850, however that’s a higher-end mannequin. What can we anticipate in the Nikon D760? 4K video seize looks like a should now that it’s commonplace in mirrorless fashions. The newer Canon 6D Mark II doesn’t, however this now appears a missed alternative.
Given the Nikon D750’s wonderful ergonomics, we hope Nikon doesn’t change an excessive amount of.
Sony A7S III
What’s it? A videographer’s full-frame mirrorless
Sony’s reign because the king of full-frame mirrorless cameras is coming beneath hearth. It has extra expertise than anybody else, so that you’d hope it can come up with one thing particular to tackle the competitors from Panasonic, Canon and Nikon.
The probably digital camera to flip up subsequent is the A7S III, the video-focused sibling of the Sony A7R III and A7 III. There’s various chatter on-line about each this digital camera and the follow-ups to the present fashions, the A7 IV and A7R IV. These are anticipated in 2020-2021, although, and with Panasonic’s full-frame fashions on the best way, Sony’s S-series mannequin is probably the most urgent situation.
The present Sony A7S II can solely shoot 4K video at up to 30fps, which Panasonic will beat in 2019. 60fps 4K is predicted in the A7S III, and a few even recommend 8K (30fps) seize is a risk.
Sony has stated “it will take some time” to put together the A7S III, although. There’s each probability it might slip into 2020 alongside with the A7 IV, however we stay hopeful of seeing it in 2019.
Sony Alpha A7000
What’s it? Larger-end APS-C mirrorless digital camera
The follow-up to the Sony Alpha A6500 mirrorless digital camera just isn’t overdue simply but, however rumours recommend a Sony A7000 or A6700 is on the best way. For some time it appeared the digital camera may even arrive in 2018. There was little information since then, however a 2019 launch appears believable.
The present A6500 is an APS-C mirrorless digital camera, the highest-end mannequin of this type Sony makes. Sony calls it the “palm-sized all-around all-star”, however a couple of upgrades are wanted to let it keep that popularity.
Rumoured specs embrace up to 20fps burst capturing, 4K video seize at up to 60 frames per second and a 32-megapixel sensor. This can be a pretty excessive megapixel rely for an APS-C mannequin.
Sony RX100 VII
What’s it? Sony’s best compact, with bonus extras
The Sony RX100 is probably probably the most repeatedly up to date digital camera line of the second. We often get a new mannequin yearly, with simply the one hole in 2017 because the first RX100 in 2012.
Sony is predicted to use its IMX 383 sensor in the subsequent model. And this chip is already on the Sony sensor division’s books.
It’s a one-inch sensor, the dimensions of all RX100 sensors, and has decision of 20 megapixels. Once more, that is nothing new. It’s the similar decision as the present Sony RX100 VI.
Nevertheless, additional enhancements in capturing velocity are anticipated. The RX100 VI can already shoot at a blistering 24fps, however the IMX 383 will increase this ceiling to a theoretical 50fps. That’s at full decision, too. The different doubtless improve is 4K, 60fps video seize.
What’s it? Leica type rangefinder and not using a display
Occasionally a digital camera from a start-up seems that has actual fanatic attraction. Pixii is considered one of 2019’s off-kilter decisions. It’s a rangefinder in the vein of a Leica M10, and makes use of Leica’s M-mount lenses. The Pixii appears charming too.
Nevertheless, it’s uncommon. There’s no show on the again. As an alternative, it connects to your telephone to allow you to assessment pictures.
Fortunately, there’s a small monochrome display on the highest so you possibly can view sure settings, and the battery life. At round 3500 Euros (£3163), the Pixii is sort of expensive for an unknown model’s digital camera, however continues to be considerably lower-cost than a Leica. Then once more, most issues are.
What’s it? Prime-end fixed-lens compact
Compact cameras outdoors of hero fashions just like the Sony RX100 don’t get all that a lot consideration today. However the Zeiss ZX1 is fairly particular, a direct rival to the Sony RX1R II, which is now greater than two years previous.
It has a 37.Four-megapixel full-frame sensor with a hard and fast 35mm f/2 lens. Picture high quality per cubic inch must be incredible. It additionally has a complicated Full HD OLED EVF and a Four.Three-inch 720p rear show.
The primary idea could be very comparable to different full-frame compacts. And whereas we don’t know the worth, you possibly can guess the Zeiss ZX1 will probably be very costly, doubtless greater than £2500, maybe considerably so. Nevertheless, it additionally has “built-in” Adobe Lightroom software program, which ought to allow you to course of RAW pictures with out transferring them to a laptop computer.
Ricoh GR III
What’s it? Compact 28mm road digital camera with APS-C sensor
The Ricoh GR III was introduced at Photokina 2018, however can be obtainable to purchase in 2019. This can be a pretty long-awaited mannequin. The GR II was revealed in 2015, and this class just isn’t notably well-served.
It’s a compact digital camera with an APS-C sensor, in a position to present wonderful low mild efficiency in a compact shell. The sensor is probably the obvious enchancment, shifting from 16 megapixels to 24. Nevertheless, the new stabilisation may very well be extra helpful when out capturing. The GR II didn’t have any stabilisation, so the shutter speeds you might reliably use handheld have been restricted.
Minimal focal distance has been shortened to 6cm and the design has been simplified a bit, in favour of what seems to be a considerably touchscreen-led strategy. And digital camera width has been considerably decreased. The spirit of the GR collection stays, although. The Ricoh GR III nonetheless has a 28mm fastened lens. It’ll work best as a road images digital camera you possibly can take anyplace.
Pricing has not but been introduced, however is predicted to be beneath 1000 Euros (£903). It is going to be out there in “early 2019”.