NIKON INTRODUCES IT’S BEST “VLOGGING CAMERA” EVER – Z-30

THE NEW NIKON Z-30 VLOGGING CAMERA

THIS NIKON CAMERA HAS BEEN PREDICTED FOR MONTHS!

The Nikon Z30 is the company’s newest – and cheapest – mirrorless camera, but it’s targeted very specifically at vloggers, content creators and smartphone upgraders. It is not the mirrorless Nikon D3500 beginner camera replacement that many might have been hoping for.

Perhaps Nikon believes that vlogging is the new photography, and that budding vloggers are the new beginners. If that’s true, the Z30 looks pretty well judged both in features and pricing.

It will be available body, only, as a one- or two-lens kit and as a special vlogger edition, depending on retailers, and all at prices up to $200/£200 lower than the current Nikon Z50 and Z fc models. (B&H Photo has the Nikon Z50 body only selling for around $856.00)

It’s clear that Nikon is targeting new users, and while comparisons are bound to be made against other Nikon Z cameras and indeed vlogging cameras from other brands, Nikon is concentrating its efforts on smartphone upgraders.

This new Nikon Z30 is going to be pitched as a new camera for “creators” rather than photographers.

NIKON Z30 FEATURES:

Under the skin, the Nikon Z30 has a lot in common with Nikon’s other APS-C mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z50 and Z fc, to the extent that you could consider them essentially the same camera internally. Nikon does say, however, that a steady evolution of its technologies and algorithms means there may be differences and improvements.

The sensor is the same APS-C sized 20.9-megapixel Nikon has already used in those cameras, and offers the same full-width 4K UHD video capture and 120fps full HD slow motion capability.

Stills shooters can capture images at 11fps, with autofocus and auto-exposure, and the Z30 offers full-time video AF with eye and animal detection for both stills and video.

What it does offer, though, is a fully vari-angle rear screen, as opposed to the simpler tilting mechanism on other Nikon cameras. It also has a deep grip designed for secure handling, even at arm’s length, and an automatic selfie mode that activates when the screen and the camera are turned to face you.

Many of the Z30’s most interesting (or controversial) features are in its design rather than its technology. Nikon has taken the decision to ditch the electronic viewfinder, which does make the camera smaller and cheaper and is fine for a vlogging audience, but is not great for stills photography.

Also, on the back of the camera is a lever that you can easily switch between video and photo, and there are different settings for each mode.

The new Nikon Z30 has a wonderful large grip that makes it easy to even do selfies without much problem.

The Z30’s video features are quite extensive for the price. You can record continuously for up to 35 minutes in 4K UHD, or 125 minutes for full HD. It’s possible to save separate settings for stills and video shooting, and there are 20 in-camera filter effects for both stills and video. Serious filmmakers might prefer a log mode for post-production color grading, but the Z30 is aimed at a different market which will want ready-to-use video straight from the camera.

Nikon is positioning this camera as an upgrade to a smartphone. Could this be the beginning of something new between all the camera manufactures in the near future.

The Z-30 offers 20 different in-camera image styles so that you won’t have to do “post processing” with your photos.

IMAGE STABILIZATION:

There is no in-body stabilization, however. Any optical stabilization will have to come from Nikon VR lenses. The Z30 does offer ‘electronic’ VR, and this can be very effective at steadying up video footage. However, it comes with a noticeable crop factor – and may users will find their editing software gives better and more controllable stabilization.

Other design features include a video record button placed on the top for easy access for both horizontal and vertical shooting, and USB power delivery for extended filming while streaming, for example. The supplied USB cable can both power the camera and charge the battery at the same time.

Z30 LENSES:

Nikon has not launched any new Z DX lenses with this camera, so there are no native ultra-wide lenses for ‘selfie vlogging’, and the standard 16-50mm zoom may not be wide enough to get both you, any companions and your background in the frame at the same time unless you use a long selfie stick.

There is a Nikon Z DX 12-28mm zoom (18-42mm equivalent) on the Nikon Z lens roadmap, but not indication yet as to when that might appear. The alternative is to get the Nikon FTZ II adapter, sold separately, and use one of Nikon’s older F-mount ultra-wide DX zooms.

The Nikon Z30 will come as body only OR with the 16-50mm lens, OR as a 2 lens kit with the additional 50-250 zoom lens.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:

The Nikon Z30 will be available to buy from July 14, and will cost just $707/£699 body only (body-only option currently not available in Australia), $847/£839/AU$1,299 with the standard Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR kit zoom, and $1,197/£1,069  as a twin-zoom kit with the Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR (about AU$1,889 but availability TBC for Australia). 

Nikon will also be selling a Z30 vlogger kit with the 16-50mm lens, ML-L7 Remote, SmallRig Tripod and SmallRig Windmuff for $995/£879 (about AU$1,550 but also currently not announced for Australian customers).

Those prices will make the Z30 significantly cheaper than the other two cameras in Nikon’s APS-C mirrorless range, the Z50 and the Z fc, and a good way towards the low entry price point of Nikon’s long-standing beginner DSLR, the Nikon D3500.

This article originally written by DIGITAL CAMERA WORLD, Authored by: Rod Lawton

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES IT’S NEW FLAGSHIP CAMERA TODAY:

FUJI FILM NEW FLAGSHIP CAMERA: X-H2S

FujiFilm is a big player in the photo world. In fact, most photo magazines, most professional photographers know of it’s reputation, and are always thrilled when they introduce a new camera.

Fujifilm has confirmed our speculations and officially announced today via its X-Summit, the FUJIFILM s-h2s, joining the fifth-generation lineup of its X Series mirrorless digital flagship cameras. The X-H2S is expected to release in July 2022.

This latest model from Fujifilm boasts the highest stills and video performance we have ever seen in the history of the X Series with a new stacked-layer back-illuminated X-Trans CMOS 5 HS sensor with 26.16-megapixels.

The Fujifilm X-H2S has been long awaited by enthusiasts of its predecessor, the FujiFilm X-H1S. After much speculation by camera rumor’s hints on what we could potentially expect from Fujifilm’s latest flagship X Series offering,  the announced features and specifications of the X-H2S certainly do not disappoint.

Featuring a high-speed X-Processor 5, the X-H2S is capable of double the processing speed of the X-H1 with significantly improved AF accuracy and image resolution when at low ISO sensitivity and reduced noise in stills when at high ISO sensitivity.

This 26.16MP flagship inherits the previous model’s back-illumination style sensor but also the stack-layer structure, becoming the first stacked APS-C sensor that has quadrupled the speed to read signals compared with the X-H1 model. 

An evolved AF-system is equipped within the X-H2S that is capable of shooting up to 40 frames per second in a blackout-free burst mode, boasting a better readout speed that is four times faster than the current model and a faster AF rate during continuous shooting. The X-H2S’ AI processor also offers newly developed subject-recognition accuracy and subject-detection AF tracking technology!

The improved prediction algorithm within the X-H2S for AF has supposedly led to a major boost in the camera’s capability to track a moving subject. The new subject-detection AF function detects and automatically tracks not only the human face and eyes, but also animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes and trains while keeping a targeted subject in focus constantly, even in low-contrast conditions.

The new Fujifilm X-H2S also boasts evolved video performance, able to record high-definition video while retaining extensive color information. The camera can film high-speed 4K/120P video allowing fast-moving subjects to be presented in smooth slow-motion with finer details.

NEW FUJIFILM CAMERA WITH THE 18-120MM LENS

The new sensor and advanced processor within the X-H2S enables filming 4:2:2 10bit video at 6.2K/30P and 4K/120P, and can also record 4K/60P video without cropping as a result of its reduced rolling-shutter effect. 

When using the camera’s electronic shutter, it can shoot over 1,000 frames continuously at up to 30fps in JPEG as well as 20fps in RAW. The X-H2S supports a variety of codecs including three Apple ProRes codecs: 422, 422 HQ, and 422 LT. 

The AF video performance is also said to be enhanced with the AF+MF function supported when in video mode, and offers the same subject-detection AF function and tracking a fast-moving subject in both stills and videos.

In addition to its impressive video recording and enhanced AF tracking abilities, the Fujifilm X-H2S supports some other exciting features such as an all-new five-axis in-body image stabilization mechanism, which can offer up to 7.0-stop advantage as well as a new sensing control function.

The new X-H2S camera in addition inherits many of the popular design features of the X-H1, such as a larger grip to support larger lenses, a top panel LCD display for users to check the camera settings any time, and a highly robust body that can withstand potential heavy professional use.

The 1.62-million-dot vari-angle LCD monitor offers improved operability along with its buttons and dials upgraded to allow for load adjustment to the AF ON button, so that users can handle the camera exactly as they intend.

The camera’s electronic viewfinder uses a high-resolution 5.76-million-dot panel with  0.8x magnification. The smooth viewfinder has a frame rate of approximately 120fps also offers improved visibility as a result of strong suppression of parallax and distortion, that can often occur when eye positions become displaced while using the viewfinder.

Lower power consumption is another great feature of the X-H2S, extending the maximum video recording time while offering dual memory card slots with support for a CFexpress Type B memory card and a UHS-II SD card. Shutter durability has also been upgraded to withstand 500,000 actuations during Fujifilm’s testing process.

Fujifilm X-H2S with new 150-600mm supertelephoto zoom (Image credit: Fujifilm)

The Fujifilm X-H2S APS-C flagship mirrorless digital camera will be priced at : $2,499 / £2,499 / AU$4,449 approximately) available for pre-order directly from Fujifilm and other retailers from July.

WHY CHOOSE A FUJIFILM CAMERA OVER NIKON OR SONY OR CANON?

FujiFilm cameras have been around a long time, and have made their own cameras for a long time. They have been ranked as one of the best built cameras coming from Japan, as well as using incredibly sharp lenses. FujiFilm is an actual lens manufacture, and has control over every element of the lenses too. And if you get a chance to hold a FujiFilm camera, you can’t help but be impressed. The durability, the technology is there and it will give any other brand a good run for their money.

BECAUSE DIGITAL CAMERA WORLD IS THE LEADER IN GIVING US BREAKING NEWS ON NEW CAMERAS AND SUCH, MUCH OF THIS ARTICLE IS FROM “DIGITAL CAMERA WORLD”. OUR THANKS TO THEM FOR THIS AMAZING ARTICLE.

SEE THE NEW EXCITING FUJIFILM S-H2S IN ACTION:

Click the image above to see how well this camera performed for professional photographers.

NIKON TO OFFER 50 NEW “Z” LENSES BY 2025

Nikkor lenses are some of the best and have a huge variety of lenses

We are going to see a huge new surge in lenses within the next few years. All because so many of the brands of cameras changed their lens mount. Why? Because they changed from a DSLR camera, which uses lenses that are about the same size as the older 35mm film cameras, to the smaller mirrorless cameras which made it so the lenses mount, and the lenses went smaller. And that means what was good with one type of lens mount, they will now need to do the same thing to the smaller lens mounts, such as the new NIKON Z camera series.

NIKON Z LENSES NOW

As of this writing, Nikon makes about 27 lenses already for their Z camera series. So, that means they will release about 23 more lenses in the next few years. It is amazing how many lenses need to be created to accomplish all the different types of photography there is (Hmmm, that might be a good blog subject).

7 New lenses are about to be released soon:

With that being said, it is obvious that they have some already announced or rumored to be releases soon:

  • A 12-28mm DX zoom
  • A 200-600mm super-telephoto zoom
  • A 24mm DX lens
  • A 26mm lens
  • An 85mm S-line lens
  • A 400mm S-line lens
  • A 600mm S-line lens

Of course, that leaves many future lenses unaccounted for, though I’d certainly wager that we’ll get a 70-200mm f/4 lens, designed as a low-cost 70-200mm f/2.8 alternative. Look for a 500mm f/4 S-line lens, designed for bird and wildlife photographers, and several wider primes (including, perhaps, a 14mm f/2.8 and/or a 35mm f/1.4).

Once Nikon has covered all its more “conventional” bases, keep an eye out for the specialty lenses: fisheye lenses and zoom lenses, additional macro prime lenses, and tilt shift lenses. In the meantime, Nikon mirrorless shooters can still gain access to basic and specialty models via the FTZ adapters.

HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO THEIR COMPETITORS: CANON AND SONY?

CANON; Canon currently has 25 lenses in their RF series of lenses. The RF lenses are the lenses Canon makes for their smaller mirrorless cameras. And they are planning on releasing about 30 more in the next 5 years. That should complete their lineup.

SONY: Well, Sony has had a head start on their lens lineup for about the last 7 years. So they already have about 70 lenses for their mirrorless cameras. Sony hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down, either, so for now – and for the foreseeable future – Sony will continue to lead the pack.

Sony is already ahead of the game with close to 70 lenses in their lineup.

HOW TO PICK AND CHOOSE A LENS:

I was looking through my arsenal of information I have available, but the best one is in my professional course, that describes how lenses can be used, what millimeter lenses are the best, etc. Go to my professional course titled “BASIC PHOTO COURSE”, and it is here at this link. Click here.

NOW WHAT WILL YOU DO TO

If you are serious about photography, you will want to get some extra lenses for your tools. It is amazing how your photography can be enhanced with a variety of lenses. You can choose a lens for the following reasons:

  • A wide angle lens for taking breathtaking landscapes
  • A macro lens for taking pictures close-up
  • A telephoto lens to get photos of wildlife
  • A fast lens to be able to shoot in low light
  • A fisheye lens to get almost a 180 degree view
  • A lens to take the perfect portrait
  • And so many other types of subjects.

Coming next blog: learn why there are so many different lenses, what makes a lens cost more than others, what are the different uses of lenses? Complete instruction on lenses and their uses.

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NIKON Z9 GETS EVEN BETTER!

Nikon Z9 gets a new firmware update and becomes a whole new camera!

If there’s ever been a firmware date to get overly excited about, it’s the latest one for the Nikon Z9. The flagship camera was already an absolute beast with astonishing 8K 30p video capabilities, but this most recent firmware update adds features that basically make it an entirely new camera.

When the NIKON Z9 was released, it caused some serious excitement thanks to its 45.7MP stacked CMOS sensor, its incredible 8K video and 120fps continuous burst shooting. Not only were the specs incredibly tempting, but the price was too – coming in significantly cheaper than the rival SONY A1 and CANON EOS R3 and Nikon promised that the first big firmware would make it even better.

Finally, that Firmware version 2.0 is here – and it’s been worth the wait. With it, the Nikon Z9 is now be able to record 12-bit, Raw 8.3K 60p video internally. The jump from 10-bit to 12-bit is pretty astonishing, and now the camera will be able to reproduce billions more colors – 68 billion more, to be precise. Nikon is calling its new file output N Raw and the video files are said to be a lot smaller than ProRes Raw, which is excellent news when it comes to transferring and storing footage.

EXCITING NEW WORLD WE LIVE IN:

We live in an amazing world of technology right now. Can you imagine we have come to the day when you buy a new camera, and then there comes new “firmware” and Voila! you have a new camera, without changing the body.

The second impressive video upgrade is that you will now be able to oversample UHD 4K 60P 10-bit footage from 8K footage, which will deliver the highest quality 4K footage. Users will also be able to record ProRes Raw internally up to 4.1K at 60p, so now it’s even easier to record professional, cinematic footage that is faster and easier to edit in post.

NEW IMPROVEMENTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THIS CAMERA AS WELL:

It’s not just the video specs that have benefited from the upgrade, either. Nikon has been careful not to forget about the camera’s photography capabilities. Users will now be able to set the EVF refresh rate to 120fps, which will make the viewfinder even more life-like. The Z9 also gains a Pre-Release Capture feature so that, when you’re half-pressing the shutter, the camera start shooting buffering the shots for a second before you take the photo.

For those times when you’re shooting odd shapes, objects or scenes, the height and the width of the AF box can now be adjusted, which means you can now focus on a very specific part of the frame – regardless of how big or small your subject is. 

The new Custom Wide-Area AF features 20 options for stills and 12 for video (Image credit: Nikon / Kenjiro Matsuo)

NEW FIRMWARE FOR NIKON IS FREE FOR NIKON Z9 USERS:

Nikon has also introduced a brand new computational photography mode called in-camera motion blend. Rather than having to create this effect in Photoshop, the camera will take up to five photos and blend them into one. No longer will you need to mask your subject, the camera will literally do it all for you. 

Other upgrades include an optimized burst photo viewing mode, video assist functionality in the form of a waveform monitor and red record box, dedicated video info, fine ISO control and fast AF control is now an assignable custom button option. The auto-exposure and auto white balance settings have been improved, and there is a new focus recall setting. 

This firmware upgrade is by far the most extensive and impressive we’ve ever seen from Nikon, if not from any camera brand ever. It’s amazing how much you can change with a firmware update – and even more amazing that all these updates are available for free.

The article above appeared first in DIGITAL CAMERA WORLD, AND AUTHORED BY: Hannah Rooke. A sincer thanks to DCW for this article.

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NEW CAMERA TO WATCH OUT FOR:

Image credit: Photo Rumors

In the camera world, most people don’t even know who DJI is! While the Chinese manufacturer is best known for its line of DJI Drones and action cameras, it also became the majority stakeholder of Hasselblad products around five years ago – meaning that it technically owns the rights to some of its original models. With this in mind, it’s not out of the question for DJI to reproduce an almost carbon copy of the Hasselblad X1D and re-release it with a few changes.

Back in 2019, rumor had it that DJI was producing a mirrorless medium format camera that very closely resembled the Hasselblad X1D, as it had registered a non-branded Chinese clone of the Swedish camera (DJI, of course, owns Hasselblad). 

These speculations have resurfaced following two leaked images that reveal a new DJI-branded camera, again in the shape of the Hasselblad X1D. In addition, fresh reports of a new Hasselblad X2D expected in 2022 have also made headlines. 

The initial rumors of a new medium format camera began in early 2017, when a design patent and rebadged version of the X1D, without a product name, was registered online at CNIPA by DJI in Asia. Leaked images ( Courtesy of Photo Rumors) have recently resurfaced, and look relatively authentic, suggesting this medium format may in fact be a genuine product. 

With the introduction of this camera, the interest in medium format digital cameras may become bigger than ever. Photographers will truly appreciate the bigger sensors that produce amazing photos, better than they ever have had before.

As can be determined from the images, this camera looks pretty real. It’s unclear as to where Photo Rumors got these images from, but it’s likely a reliable source.

It doesn’t quite make sense for DJI to compete against itself, with such a large stake in Hasselblad, so why remove the branded name that it paid so much money to acquire? Who is the target market of this new camera? Will it cost as much as the Hasselblad X1D, or a few thousand dollars less?

While the specifications and details of this camera are obviously unknown, it would be interesting to find out if it will feature the same 50-megapixel sensor as the original Hasselblad X1D. 

The front body of the leaked image does look strikingly similar to the original X1D, with a few minor differences including what appears to be a change of material used for the grip, a darker color palette and rounded AF Illuminator LED, similar to that of the Hasselblad X1D II 50C. 

RUMORS OF SONY MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA IS ALSO SURFACING.

Sony has plans to enter the medium format camera market. In the next two years, Sony is rumored to introduce a medium format camera with a 150MP and/or 200MP 54x36mm sensor, which is 2.25 times larger than the full-frame 36×24 sensor. Price: $7,500 and $9,999 respectively (for 150MP and 200MP).

Interesting to hear about these cameras, but right now, they are just rumors.

How do these rumors get started? Because someone knows that works with these companies, that they are researching the idea to see if they think they can make money on this. If this looks good, then it will be introduced soon.

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YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS NEW NIKON BRIDGE CAMERA: WITH A 125x ZOOM

The new Nikon Coolpix camera with a 24-3000 zoom lens!

What if you could buy a camera that had all the lenses in it that you would ever want, plus it was all in one camera that has everything you want in a DSLR!

THE NEW NIKON COOLPIX P1000 CAMERA SHOULD EXCITE ANYONE WHO LIKES PHOTOGRAPHY!

Bridge cameras often get a bad rap, but the Nikon Coolpix P1000 is still one of the damnedest cameras I’ve ever seen. And it’s all down to its signature party trick: its 125x zoom, which equates to a jaw-dropping 24-3000mm focal range.

I still remember the first time I used the Nikon Coolpix P1000, sat outside a café in Cologne during the last Photokina (which really was the last Photokina). My colleague Ben Andrews had been tasked with reviewing it, and had valiantly sacrificed valuable hand luggage space to bring this comedy sized camera with him to Germany.

“Look at the moon,” he mumbled across the table, prompting me to look up to the sky. “No,” he corrected me, “look at the moon on this.” It was like he’d mounted a camera to a telescope – even in broad daylight, the amount of detail was absolutely mesmerizing. 

Of course, they weren’t reference-quality images. After all, the P1000 employs a 1/2.3-in sensor with 16 megapixels of resolution – and with a sensitivity that tops out at ISO6400, we’re hardly talking Nikon Z9 in terms of performance. 

See the incredible zoom reach…

Nikon Coolpix P1000, zoomed out to maximum wide angle, equivalent to 24mm (Image credit: Ben Andrews/Digital Camera World)
New Nikon P1000 zoomed out to 80mm equivalent.
Now the zoom lens is zoomed out to a 500mm equivalent (refer back to the first photo to find this part of the photo)
Zoomed out all the way to 3000mm equivalent. And look at the sharpness on this image.

But that’s not what the P1000 is about. Look at these images above, look at the utterly ridiculous zoom range – THAT is what the P1000 is about. The zoom enables you to go from a panoramic view of the city, to a close-up detail of the abbey that is half a mile away (800m).

You know how you sometimes zoom in on your phone, even just 2x, and the quality goes to hell? Even the impressive zooms on the best camera phones like the Samsung S22 Ultra pale in comparison to both the reach and the quality of Nikon’s big black Pinocchio. 

In a world where we’re wowed by more conventional specs – megapixels, dynamic range, burst rate, image stabilization – we forget that the most useful thing on any camera is the ability to ‘get a bit closer’. 

Camera snobs may turn their noses up at cameras like the Nikon P1000, but it is targeted at very different user bases – parents who want to photograph their kids’ soccer games, bird spotters who want to identify animals, general purpose shooters who just want a camera with the longest reach possible. 

And that’s where the best bridge cameras like the P1000 come into their element. They may not win you many photo awards, but they’ll get you the photos that no other camera can. 

The Nikon P1000 has a massive 125X Optical power zoom.

Article originally written by: James Artaius for DIGITAL CAMERA WORLD

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WHAT ABOUT “INSTANT” CAMERAS?

The original Polaroid One Step and the Fuji Instax instant cameras.

Have you ever seen an instant camera? You have to agree that these cameras are unique and interesting enough to almost make you want one. To pick up a camera and just click the button, and “Voila” a picture comes out of the camera. Then you can watch it, slowly produce your picture.

And then you realize that the picture quality is not really that good, but acceptable. Where are they now and what is going on with them.

MY PERSONAL HISTORY OF INSTANT CAMERAS:

I think I have mentioned before that I used to work in a camera store. And yes, you have to sell all kinds of cameras, from the massive medium format cameras (see: https://123photogo.com/2022/03/07/introduction-to-medium-format-cameras-is-bigger-better/ ) to the small 35mm automatic cameras to the regular SLR cameras, and of course, we sold the Polaroid Instant camera. I don’t think Fuji had even introduced their Instax cameras yet.

Between the two formats, the major difference is: the Polaroid photos are bigger than the Instax, but most people that review cameras think that the Instax photo is the better camera, even though it’s a smaller picture size.

Here’s a photo showing the difference between the two sizes:

Polaroid photo and Instax photo differences

LET’S LOOK AT SOME OF THE MODELS

Polaroid invented the instant camera. Interesting that they even make professional photo backs that go on the back of a medium format camera. Although you won’t see that in the Polaroid lineup, but, you would probably see that in the catalog of some of the medium format cameras. It’s an accessory that allows you to see how the pose or photo would turn out, before you put the digital back on the camera. And they, I believe, only make that film in black and white.

They are just big in the instant “One Step” camera version. Of course they don’t call it the “One Step” anymore, it looks almost identical but they call it the “Go” camera. Looks like this:

The Polaroid “Go”

In a package, this camera sells for $99 with a 2 pack of film. Back when I worked at the camera store, the equivalent model sold for $29.95. I hate inflation. But, it has been a long time since I worked at the camera store (about 25 years ago).

FUJI FILM IS SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR INSTANT CAMERAS:

While Polaroid only has 1 camera model, in various packages (their top priced camera has the same camera, with film, with case), Fuji Film has 11 different models. I don’t want to bore you with showing you 11 different models of instant cameras, but I do want to show you the differences in their styles.

1 – MINI EVO:

If you think this looks like a serious camera, you are right.

10 Lenses X 10 Films =
100 ways of expression.

Analog design
for a unique experience.

And you can see the unique metering system, built-in flash all involved. And much more features like a small digital camera.

This camera, because it has a lot of features of a real camera will run you $199 or more for this jewel.

2- HELLO KITTY

“Hello Kitty” is designed for the young girls of the world. This cute little camera will take instant photos, and it just comes out of the camera and the girls can share it. That’s 20 photos for about $15. Not too bad. But also it’s $134.00 or more.

3- SQUARE

Yes, the square camera uses a bigger photo, a square photo to be exact.

4- WIDE

2 versions of this camera, and yes, another format size of their film. The biggest picture that Fuji makes, and it’s about the same size as the Polaroid camera film..

“instax” is an instant camera that prints photos on the spot.
Just by pressing the shutter, the film pops out and the picture gradually appears.
It is perfect for capturing your precious moments in life and keeping them as prints.
The large size film used for instax WIDE is even better for capturing great moments with your family and friends.
Turn your precious moments into precious memories with instax WIDE.

RECENT REVIEW OF THE BEST “INSTANT” CAMERAS:

And of course, there is always someone to rate the cameras from the best to the worst. But, let’s just say at this point, the top “best” 5 instant cameras are: Fuji with 4 out of 5: See below:

See review at: https://bestreviews.com/camera/film/best-instant-film-cameras

IS THIS A DYING PRODUCT?

I don’t see this type of camera ever going away. In fact, it seems to have become more popular in the last little while, especially with the younger teenagers. So, if this interests you to buy one of these cameras, you can certainly have a lot of fun with this. Without spending a lot of money, you can have instant pictures in your home library.

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERAS: IS BIGGER BETTER?

Is bigger better?

YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERAS

Have you ever thought about owning a medium format camera?

Have you ever seen one, or know what it is?

Are they worth the money?

THERE IS NO WAR BETWEEN THE MEDIUM FORMAT MANUFACTURES!

There seems to be a tremendous battle going on in the regular camera wars, and I think it is to our advantage as a consumer. The battle to have a big share in the market place between Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, Fuji, Leica, and more is nothing short of amazing. History proved it especially in the year 2021 – 2022, as each camera manufacture introduced their new flagship cameras. It doesn’t matter which one you pick, because all are so amazing. I wish I could own them all!

But, is anyone watching the “Medium Format” camera battles? Probably not because there is no war between them. There are 3 companies that come to mind that make medium format digital cameras: HASSELBLAD, FUJI FILM, AND LEICA. And the funny thing is you never see much in advertising or promotion on these cameras because they are simply the best camera you can buy out there.

While many of the dslr cameras are using a sensor close to the size of 35mm film, others are using around 2/3 of the size of a normal sensor, and others even smaller. Sensors in DSLR cameras are becoming smaller, not bigger. That way they can make the camera smaller.

WHAT IS MEDIUM FORMAT?

Since the sensor is so much larger, manufacturers can add more megapixels (up to 100MP in some cases!) without making the photo-sites on the sensor any smaller than they would be on a full-frame camera. They can even use bigger photo-sites and still have a higher resolution image. A 50MP Hasselblad sensor, for example, is about 70% bigger than a 50MP full-frame sensor such as the one found in the Canon 5DS. With a medium format camera you basically get bigger, better photos.

The main use for medium format cameras is in fashion and advertising photography. The majority of covers for magazines like Vogue or Esquire are shot with a medium format camera. It’s the same story with ads. If you’re working in a studio, all you care about is image quality; you don’t need the versatility that a DSLR brings. The look and resolution of a medium format camera is a distinct advantage.

If you’re an amateur photographer, the odds are you’re never going to see a medium format camera in the wild. They make up a tiny fraction of all the cameras in use. Now though, you know a bit more about the gigantic cameras the photographers in America’s Next Top Model use.

LET’S LOOK AT THE BIG 3 MANUFACTURES:

HASSELBLAD:

Hasselblad has 2 popular models (shown above). And Hasselblad cameras are made in Sweden under incredible quality standards. I found a great video on the making of a Hasselblad. You ready to be “blown away”?

FUJI FILM:

LEICA:

3 OF THE BEST CAMERA COMPANIES DO IT BIG:

If you go through each of these videos, the one thing you will notice is that they talk about the cameras as “BIG”. And being “big” they produce the best photos today. Leica with the price of $19,999 also carries a big price tag. But, these are all handcrafted, designed to be a workhorse, and absolutely give you the best picture. PERIOD.

The different sensor sizes

In comparison to some of the new regular dslr camera sensor to the medium format sensor, you can see how come these photos are so amazing.

PICTURES TAKEN WITH MEDIUM FORMAT:

Photo taken with Fuji Film medium format camera
Photo taken with Leica S camera
Photo taken with Hasselblad and 100 MP back.

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