Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is an upgraded model of the older Mark III model. It has a launch selling price of $599.99 in the US and comes with a 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 IIR Kit Lens along with the package. It is now available to pre-order online on Amazon.com ( check here for the current lowest price ).
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is available to purchase in two different colors – Black and Silver. If you look at the spec sheet of this new camera, you can find this model has the same exact specs as the older model launched a while ago. There are 2 differences though.
The first new thing in this new model is it now supports silent shooting. This can come in handy when you are out taking street photographs which people often do with small compact cameras like this. Another new feature of the new model is an Instant Film art filter mode.
Like the older model, this has a 16MP CMOS Micro-four-thirds sensor with 200-25600 ISO support. Like many other Olympus cameras, this too has 5-axis Image stabilization built-in ( IBIS ) which would let you use a faster shutter speed and lower ISO during low light scenarios. This camera supports 4K @ 30fps video recording.
You can shoot raw as well as jpeg shots. The maximum shutter speed supported is 1/4000 sec. In the Electronic shutter mode, you can have a higher 1/16000 sec shutter speed as well. It comes with a wide range of scene modes like Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Sports, Fireworks, Backlight HDR, Nature Macro, etc. It supports 8.6 fps continuous bursts to take quick action shots. For AF, this sensor has a 121-point contrast-detection autofocus system.
From the Manufacturer: The Olympus E-M10 mark IIIs has been specially designed for people who love photography and need the perfect system to get started. The E-M10 mark III is small and lightweight so it’s convenient to take everywhere. The new intuitive touch screen interface and shortcut button make camera settings easy. Touch AF lets you instantly focus and trip the shutter with one touch of your subject on the tilting screen. And with foolproof in-body image stabilization, you’ll easily shoot blur-free stills and smooth 4K video, all handheld, no tripod or other stabilizing gear needed. Start your photographic journey with the E-M10 mark IIIs.
Sony FX6 full-frame Cinema Camera ILME-FX6 up for Pre-order on Amazon US. Price: $5998 – $7198.
Sony has launched the FX6 full-frame Cinema Camera ( ILME-FX6 ) in the US. It has a launch selling price of $5,998and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon.com. You can also buy FX6 with SEL24105G 24-105mm lens bundle which has a pre-order price of $7,198. ( FX6 models: ILME-FX6T / ILME-FX6TK / ILME-FX6V / ILME-FX6VK )
Sony ILME-FX6 Cinema Line Full-Frame Camera has a lot in common with the recently launched Sony A7S3. It features the same 12MP sensor and offers 15+ stops of dynamic range. Since this uses the same sensor, you can get some great videos in challenging low light scenarious like the A7S3. FX6 can capture up to 120 fps at the 4K (QFHD) resolution and has S&Q quick modes for better creativity.
The new FX6 is powered by BIONZ XR image processing engine offering better, high-speed read out and offer better overall responsiveness. For good colors, you get S-Cinetone colour which we saw on the more expensive FX9 offering rich colours and natural skin tones.
Like many other Sony Full Frame Cameras launched recently, FX6 also comes with Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection. It has an hybrid Auto focus system, with 627 point focal plane phase-detection AF coverring approximately 89% of the image area.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x is PRO Lens is now available to pre-order online in the US on Amazon.com. It has a launch selling price of$7,499.99 in the US.
Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro is a high-end, telephoto zoom, micro four third lens offering a full-frame equivalent focal length of 300-800mm. It also comes with an in-built 1.25x teleconverter extending the focal length to 375-1000mm. If that reach is not enough for you, you can add more teleconverters like MC-14 1.4x or MC-20 2x Teleconverter to extend the reach further. When you use the in-built teleconverter, the max aperture value becomes F5.6 instead of F4.5.
This lens offers 5-axis image stabilization and has a 9 bladed circular aperture for smoother bokeh. The max aperture supported is a 4.5 and the mini aperture supported is F22. It is made up of 28 elements in 18 groups.
Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro lens Specs and Features
Magnesium alloy build
Carbon fiber hood
Fluorine coating on the front element
5-Axis Sync IS
Inner zoom system
Preset focus function
Tripod base plate
Lens construction: 28 elements in 18 groups
Built-in teleconverter lens construction: 7 elements in 4 groups
Closest Focusing Distance: 1.3m
Max aperture: F4.5
Min aperture: F22
High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
9 blade aperture
95mm filter size
IEC Standard publication 60529 IPX1 Dust & Drip Proof
Apple MacBook Pro 13 and Macbook Air 13 models with Apple M1 Chip are now in stock online on Amazon US. The 8GB ram 256GB SSD Macbook Pro M1 variant has a launch list price of $1,299.99 ( Feb 2021 Lowest Price: $1,219 ) and the 8GB ram 512GB SSD variant sells for $1,499.99 ( Feb 2021 Lowest Price: $1,429.99 ) . These new Apple M1 based Macbook Pro laptops are available in 2 color options- Space Grey and Silver.
Apple Macbook Air 2020 with an M1 chip is currently selling for $993.96 on Amazon US. This model is available in Silver, Space Grey, and Gold colors.
These new Apple Macbook 13 models are powered by Apple’s own M1 chip instead of Intel Core i5 / i7 processors. This is an ARM-based chip offering great performance and battery life over Intel’s current line-up.
Apple M1 chip features an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU. It also has a 16-core Neural Engine for AI-related tasks. Out of the 8 cores, 4 of them are performance-cores while the rest are power-efficient cores giving the user the best of both worlds. If you take Geekbench benchmarks scores, the Apple M1 chip beats everything out there in the market.
Since this is an ARM based chipset, you can run Apple iPhone and iPad apps natively without hiccups. Apple boasts around 20 hours of battery usage on the Macbook Pro and around 17 hours with the Macbook Air, which are insane numbers to have on a portable latpop.
Macbook Pro with Apple M1 Chip Specs
13.3-inch display ( LED-backlit / IPS / 2560×1600 resolutuion / 227PPI / 500nits / Wide color P3 support / True Tone Technology )
Apple M1 chip ( 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores / 8-core GPU / 16-core Neural Engine )
8GB ram ( unified memory )
256GB SSD / 512GB SSD
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports ( Supports DisplayPort / Charging / Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s) / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s) )
3.5mm Headphone jack
Backlit Magic Keyboard
Touch ID sensor
Ambient light sensor
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
720p FaceTime HD camera
External display support – One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
Studio-quality three-mic array with directional beamforming
macOS Big Sur
Up to 17 hours wireless web / Up to 20 hours media playback
Sony has launched FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Full-Frame Compact Zoom Lens (SEL2860) in the US online. It has a pre-order price of $498 in the US. It is now in stock online on Amazon US (check here for the lowest price ).
Sony FE 28-60mm SEL2860 is the smallest and lightest full-frame E-mount standard zoom lens currently available to purchase from the Japanese giants. Sony launched this lens as a kit-lens combo with the recently launched Sony Alpha A7C Full Frame Camera.
This is a Full Frame lens and can be used with APS-C Sony bodies like A6400, A6600, A6000 etc as well. On APS-C due to the crop factor, the focal length will be 42–90mm. The max aperture of this lens is F4 at the widest end and F5.6 at the tele-end. It has 7 aperture blades and weighs just 167g, perfect to carry around on a mirrorless camera.
Dell has launched Inspiron 7700-27 AIO Desktop in the US. It has a pre-order price of $1,243.72. It is now in stock online on Amazon.com (check here for the lowest price ).
Dell Inspiron 7700-27 is an AIO ( All-in-one ) Desktop powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 1.80Ghz and a max boost turbo of 4.90Ghz. For graphics, it uses integrated Intel UHD Graphics GPU.
It comes with 12GB of ram and has 256GB + 1TB HDD hybrid storage to get the best out of both worlds. The display on the AIO desktop is a 27 inch Full HD screen with Touch support. It ships with Windows 10 Home operating system.
You can also buy Inspiron 27 7000 AIO powered by 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U processor ( na7790dqwws ). There is also another Core i7-10510U powered variant ( na7790drens ) that comes with 512GB SSD storage instead of the hybrid storage on this model.
Razer Book 13 4K Laptop is now available to pre-order online in the US. It has a launch selling price of $1,999.99 in the US. It is now in stock online on Amazon.com ( check here for the lowest price )
Razer Book 13 is a high-end laptop powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 quad-core processor. It has a base clock speed of 2.8Ghz and a max turbo boost clock of 4.5Ghz. This is a 10nm chipset and supports 8 threads. For graphics, it uses integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics GPU.
It comes with 16GB of ram and has 512GB SSD storage. The display on this model is a 13.4 inch 4K Ultra HD screen with Touch support. It ships with Windows 10 Home operating system.
There is also a Full HD variant of this laptop which has a launch price of $1,599 in the US ( check here ). Razer has also launched an Intel Core i5-1135G7 powered variant which sells for $1,199.99.
Google Pixel 4A has been out for a while now. Let’s check out the Pros and Cons, reason to buy Pixel 4A over other Android smartphones.
Google has changed their smartphone stratergy in 2020. Instead of going for flagship phones, Google nowadays make affordable mid-range smartphones. Pixel 3A was the first smartphone in this new approach, and it was well received by the crowd.
Pixel 4A, the successor to the 3A, has similar specs and price. It sells for $349 in the US, which is $50 less than the launch price of iPhone SE 2020. Google has also launched Pixel 4A 5G variant for $499 and Pixel 5 for $599 in the US.
Reasons to buy Pixel 4A
Very Good Camera – If you love to take a lot of stills, this is a great smartphone to have.
Good low light camera thanks to Nightsight.
3 Years of Software and Security updates from Google
No third party system apps – making it more secure than the rest of Android smartphones.
Reasons Not to buy Pixel 4A
No Ultra-wide-angle or Telephoto lens
No 4K @ 60fps support
Smaller battery – even though Google has made some software optimizations and the battery life is much better than older pixels, an bigger battery would have allowed more screen on time.
No Super Fast Charging – 4A does support fast charging, but it’s not as fast as a OnePlus or Oppo or Xiaomi.
Acer has launched SB240Y Bbix, a 24 inch Monitor, in the US online. It has a launch price of $169.99 and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US ( check here for the lowest price ).
Acer SB240Y Bbix 2 is a 24 inch Monitor and features an IPS screen with an aspect ratio of 16:9. This is a Full HD monitor with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 supported. For a better gaming experience, Acer has equipped this with AMD Free-Sync Tearing Prevention Technology.
75Hz is the maximum refresh rate supported by this monitor. It offers fast 1 ms VRB response time as well. 250nits is the max brightness supported. This monitor comes with an HDMI port and a VGA port.
Acer SB240Y Bbix Monitor Specs
Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080)
AMD Radeon FreeSync Technology
Response Time: 1ms VRB
Refresh Rate: 75Hz
178 degrees viewing angle
Acer VisionCare Technologies
Ports: 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA & 1 x Audio Port
From the manufacturer Acer SB0 series 23.8-inch monitor has an amazing thin enclosure with a frameless bezel. Through AMD Radeon technology, the game’s frame rate is determined by your graphics card, not the fixed refresh rate of the monitor, giving you a serious competitive edge. The 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution with an incredible 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio lets you enjoy High-Definition entertainment in the comfort of your home.