New Launches in Photography and Camera Gear on Amazon US [ June 2022 ]

Amazon US has listed a few recently announced new Cameras and Lenses up for pre-order online. Sony launched a few ultra-wide and wide-angle lenses for its Sony Alpha series of cameras a couple of days ago. Sony also launched Xperia 1 IV XQZCBCT/B Android smartphone which comes with some fantastic cameras. Canon has come up with some APS-C mirrorless cameras as well. All these new Photography Gears are now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Check out the prices and availability below.

Sony Xperia 1 IV 512GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone with Sony Official Case with Stand Bundle ( XQZCBCT/B ) costs $1,634.98 in the US. You can also get it with Sony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbud Headphones for a price of $1,599.99. The Sony Xperia 1 IV along has a launch selling price of $1,599.99 in the US. It is the first smartphone to feature an optical zoom camera built-in. This high-end smartphone comes with a 6.5” 4K 120Hz HDR OLED 21:9 wide Display and supports 4K HDR native 120fps video recording on all rear cameras.

Sony has launched 3 new lenses for its Alpha Mirrorless Camera bodies – Sony SEL15F14G E 15mm F1.4 G APS-C Large-Aperture Wide-Angle G Lens ( Price: $749.99 ), Sony SELP1020G E PZ 10-20mm F4 G APS-C Constant-Aperture Power Zoom G Lens ( Price: $749.99 ), and Sony SEL11F18 E 11mm F1.8 APS-C ultra-wide-angle Prime for APS-C Cameras ( Price: $549.99 ).

Amazon US now listed new Canon Mirrorless Cameras launched in 2022 up for Pre-order. Canon R10(US) Body only has a pre-order price of $979.99 in the US. It comes with a 24.2 megapixels APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. You can also buy Canon R7 which features a newly developed High Image Quality 32.5 megapixels APS-C sized CMOS sensor. The body only Canon R7 can be pre-ordered for $1,499. You can also buy it with 18-150 IS STM lens for a price of $1,899.00.

Fujifilm has a new Camera and new high-end lens up for grabs as well. Fujifilm X-H2S Mirrorless Camera Body is available to pre-order from Amazon US along with the new Fujifilm XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Lens which costs $1,999.

Fujifilm XF150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR up for pre-order on Amazon US

Fujifilm has launched X-H2S Mirrorless Camera and XF150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR lens in the US online. It costs $2,499.95 and $1,999.95 respectively. Amazon US has now listed these up for pre-order. According to the listing, these items will be released and start shipping to pre-order customers from July 7, 2022, onwards.

Fujifilm XF150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR is made for Fujifilm APS-C mirrorless cameras. It gives a full-frame equivalent focal length of 229-914mm. At the wide end, the max aperture is F5.6. At the tele-end, the max aperture becomes an F8.

This lens has 24 elements arranged in 17 groups including 3 ED and 4 super ED elements. It has a 9-bladed aperture, offering a rounded diaphragm opening. It takes Ø82mm filters.

Fujifilm ships XF150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR lens with Front lens cap FLCP-82, Rear lens cap RLCP-001, Lens hood, Lens pouch, Tripod collar foot, and a Shoulder strap. It weighs 1,605g. The minimum focus distance is 2.4m.

From the manufacturer
Bringing vast distances beautifully into frame, XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR places an astounding degree of potential in the hands of any capable image-maker. Its 229-914mm equivalent focal length opens limitless possibilities for nature and wildlife photographers to make the most remote parts of our world feel like they’re a single image away. Compatible with XF1.4X TC WR and XF2X TC WR teleconverters, XF150-600mmF5.6-8 can be transformed into a lens that, at its longest, offers an equivalent focal length of 1828mm.

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Fujifilm XF150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Technical Specs
  • Lens construction: 24 elements in 17 groups (including 3 ED and 4 super ED elements).
  • Focal length: 150-600mm (229-914mm full frame equivalent ).
  • Max aperture: F5.6-F8
  • Min aperture: F22
  • Aperture: 9-bladed (rounded diaphragm opening)
  • Minimum focus distance: 2.4m
  • Filter size: Ø82mm
  • Weight: 1,605g ( excluding caps, hoods and tripod collar foot )
  • US Price: $1,999.95 ( Amazon affiliate link ).

Fujifilm GFX50S II up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Fujifilm GFX50S II is here. It is currently the cheapest Medium Format Camera you can buy for your Digital photography needs. In the US, the launch price for this model is $3,999.95 ( Sep 2021 ). You can also buy this with the new GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR lens at a price of $4,499.95. Both these are now available to pre-order online in the US from Check here for the current pricing and availability.

Fujifilm GFX50S II is the first Medium Format Camera from Fujifilm to have in-body stabilization. While the older first-gen GFX50S camera with a removable viewfinder, the Mark 2 model has a fixed, non-removable one. This viewfinder offers 0.77x magnification which is slightly less than the first-generation model, which has 0.85x magnification. Even though GFX50S II has a large megapixel sensor, it can’t shoot 4K videos unlike it’s more expensive GFX 100S.

Fujifilm GFX50S II features a 51.4 million pixels CMOS sensor ( 43.8mm×32.9mm Bayer array with primary color filter ) and takes FUJIFILM G mount lenses. For image processing, it has got X-Processor 4 Processing Engine. It features an image sensor shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation offering up to 6.5 stops correction ( tested with With GF63mmF2.8 R WR lens mounted ).

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Fujifilm GFX50S II Specs and Features

  • Lens mount: FUJIFILM G mount
  • Image sensor: 51.4 MP ( 43.8mm×32.9mm Bayer array with primary color filter )
  • Image Processing Engine: X-Processor 4
  • Image stabilization: Image sensor shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation ( 6.5 stops )
  • Shutter type: Focal Plane Shutter
  • Bracketing modes: Pixel Shift Multi Shot, Multiple Exposure, Focus Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, ISO sensitivity Bracketing, Dynamic Range Bracketing, Filmsimulation bracketing, AE Bracketing
  • EVF: 0.5 inch OLED Color Viewfinder ( Approx. 3.69 million dots, 0.77x magnification with 50mm Lens )
  • LCD Monitor: 3.2 inch Tilt-Type ( Touch Screen, 4:3, 2.36 million dots )
  • Video recording: Full HD 1920×1080 pixels
  • Film simulation mode: 19 modes ( including Nostalgic Neg and Eterna Bleach Bypass film )
  • Ports: USB Type-C (USB3.2 Gen1x1), HDMI Micro connector (Type D), 3.5mm, stereo mini connector (Microphone), 3.5mm, stereo mini connector (Headphone), 2.5mm, Remote Release Connector, Synchronized terninal
  • Battery: NP-W235 Li-ion ( Approx. 455 shots )

Fujifilm GF80mmF1.7 R WR Lens up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Fujifilm has launched GF80mmF1.7 R WR Lens in the US online. It has a launch list price of $2,299.95 and is now available to pre-order from Amazon US ( check here for the lowest price ). This item will ship to customers on March 11, 2021.

Fujifilm GF80mmF1.7 R WR is a premium, F1.7 aperture Fast Prime lens made for Fujifilm Medium Format bodies ( GFX Series – GFX100 / GFX100S / GFX 50S / GFX 50R ). It claims to be the brightest lens with Auto Focus available for a Medium format or Large Format Camera.

GF80mmF1.7 R WR is a compact lens, weighing 795g. It has rounded 9 bladed aperture blades offering beautiful and smooth bokeh. To achieve auto focus, this lens uses a DC motor and a high-precision GMR sensor.

Fujifilm has made this lens with 12 elements in nine groups. It has 1x Aspherical element and 2x ED elements included to produce better high-resolution images from the demanding high MP GFX cameras. This is a WR lens, which means you don’t have to worry about taking it out in challenging conditions like rain or cold, as it is dust- and weather-resistance. It can operate in temperatures as low as -10°C

Fujifilm GF80mmF1.7 R WR Lens Full Specs

  • Max Aperture: F1.7
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups ( 1 Aspherical element, 2 ED element )
  • Aperture blades: 9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
  • Minimum Object Distance: 70cm
  • Weight: 795g
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Max Magnification: 0.15x

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Fujifilm GFX 100S up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Fujifilm has just launched GFX 100S Medium Format Camera in the US. It has a launch selling price of $5,999.95 in the US. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on March 11, 2021.

Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 R WR lens is also available at a price of $2,299.95 in the US ( pre-order ).

In the APS-C segment, Fujifilm has launched X-E4 26MP camera at a price of $849.95 ( body only ) – $1049.95 ( with the new XF27mmF2.8 Kit lens – Price: $399.95 ). This camera is available in two color options – Silver and Black.

Fujifilm GFX 100S is a high-end Medium Format camera that features a massive 100MP sensor. It uses the same 102MP BSI CMOS Sensor we saw on the older GFX 100 camera, but now available in a more compact body. It supports up to 6EV image stabilization and can shoot up to 4K @ 30fps videos.

If 100MP is not enough for you for some reason, you can make use of the multi-shot mode on the GFX100s to achieve 400MP files. Fujifilm has equipped this model with Two UHS-II SD card slots. It uses an NP-W235 battery which has a CIPA rating of 460shots on a full charge.

Fujifilm GFX 100S Specs and Features

  • FUJIFILM G mount
  • 102MP Sensor
  • X-Processor 4 Image Processor
  • Focal Plane Shutter
  • 2x UHS-II SD card slots
  • 1/4000secs Mechanical Shutter
  • 1/16000sec Electronic Shutter
  • DCI4K(17:9)] 4096×2160
  • Up to 5.0fps continuous shooting
  • Pixel Shift Multi-Shot
  • 3.2-inch Tiltable Touch Screen ( 2.36 million dots )
  • 1.80-inch Monochrome LCD Monitor
  • 19 Film simulation modes
  • NP-W235 Li-ion battery ( Approx. 460 frames )

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