Sigma has launched 2021 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary and 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lenses in the US. The Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN has a launch price tag of $639 in the State. The 90mm F2.8 DG DN lens also sells for the same price. You can now pre-order these new 2021 Sigma Contemporary lenses online from Amazon US. According to the listings, these lenses will be released on September 24, 2021. You can buy these in Sony E-mount or L-mount.
Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens Specs and Features According to Sigma, the new 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary is designed from the ground up for mirrorless systems and weighs 360g. It has a 9 bladed rounded aperture, with a max aperture of F2.0 and a minimum of F22. A Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF62-01M) and Petal-type lens hood (LH656-02) are provided in the box. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 24.5cm / 9.7in and a maximum magnification of 1:6.7. This lens has a 62mm filter thread.
Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Specs and Features Like the 24mm, this lens also features a 9 bladed rounded aperture for smoother bokeh. It has a max aperture of F2.8 and can be stopped down to F22. The lens construction included 11 elements in 10 groups. It uses five SLD glass elements to reduce axial chromatic aberration. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm / 19.7in and a maximum magnification of 1:5. This lens takes 55mm filters.
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GoPro has launched HERO10 Black CHDHX-101-CN action camera in the US online with improved specs and features. It has a launch price tag of $499.99 ( Sep 2021 ) and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Check here for the current pricing and availability.
The new 2021 GoPro HERO10 CHDHX-101-CN is powered by a brand new processor – GP2. This is a very welcome change as GoPro has been using the old GP1 processor for a while now on different generations of the GoPro. The new GP2 processor ensures better image quality, and faster photo and video capture.
The GoPro Hero 10 features a 23.6MP Sensor that can shoot videos up to 5.3K @ 60fps. You can also take Ultra HD quality 120fps slow-mo videos as well. The max bit-rate supported is 100Mbps. The new Hero 10 is Rugged + Waterproof to 33ft (10m).
From the manufacturer All-out speed and ultimate ease, now in the most powerful GoPro ever. Powered by the revolutionary new GP2 processor, HERO10 Black shoots 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and game-changing HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization in all modes. On top of all that, HERO10 is cloud connected—so the moment you charge it, your footage is automatically uploaded to the cloud.
GoPro HERO10 Black Full Specs
Image sensor resolution
Processor / Chipset
Rugged + Waterproof to 33ft (10m)
3.5mm Audio Mic Input with Media Mod for HERO10 Black or using the Pro 3.5 Mic Adapter, RAW Audio Capture (.wav Format)
Video resolutions supported
5.3K@60fps, 4K@120fps + 2.7K@240fps slow mo Wide FOV
100Mbps Bit Rate
SuperView, Wide, Linear + Horizon Leveling, Linear, Narrow
Canon has officially launched EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera in the US. It has a launch price tag of$5,999and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on November 30, 2021. Check here for the current pricing and availability.
Canon EOS R3 features a 24.1MP Full-frame CMOS sensor and is powered by DIGIC X Image Processor. It supports a high-speed continuous shooting speed up to 30fps silent using the electronic shutter.
This new flagship sports camera from Canon features an improved Dual Pixel Auto Focus system and is also the first EOS camera to have Eye Control AF. It has 1,053 AF Points supporting Vehicle Detection as well as Eye, Face, Head, and Animal Detection making it a great action and sports camera.
Related launch: Canon Stereo Microphone DME1D – US Price: $299 ( Sep 2021 )
From the manufacturer Building on the success of the EOS R series of cameras and leveraging advancements in technology that have come along since, the EOS R3 combines some of the best of both the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III cameras to provide a robust, high-performance camera. The EOS R3 is the first “3” series camera since the popular EOS-3 film camera launched in 1998.
DJI has launched OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer in the US online. It has a launch price of $159.00 in the US and is now available to pre-order from Amazon US. Older, last-gen DJI OM 4 now sells for $129( Sep 2021 Price ). You can buy the new OM 5 in two different colors – Athens Gray and Sunset White.
DJI OM 5 has similar features as its older sibling. It now comes with a Built-in Extension Rod which acts as a small selfie stick. This allows you to be more creative with your smartphone videography using the gimbal. This model is 100g lighter than the previous model.
Like older variants, DJI OM 5 has a 3-Axis Gimbal to let you record, smoother shake-free videos. While the DJI OM 4 and OM 3 supported ActiveTrack 3.0, the newer model has improved ActiveTrack 4.0 onboard. The extension rod, aka selfie extension, is 215mm in length. This new model has a new feature called ShotGuides which automatically recognizes your environment and recommends a corresponding shot sequence along with short video tips for how to get it. You get features like CloneMe Pano, Story Mode, DynamicZoom, Timelapse, SpinShot, etc on this new model as well.
What’s in the box? DJI OM 5 Sunset White × 1 or DJI OM 5 Athens Gray, DJI OM Magnetic Phone Clamp 2 (Sunset White) × 1, Grip Tripod (Sunset White) × 1, Power Cable × 1, Storage Pouch × 1, Wrist Strap (Sunset White) × 1
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Canon has launched RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens for their EOS R Series cameras in the US. It has a launch price tag of $649.99. This RF lens is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on September 14, 2021. Check here for the current pricing and availability.
Canon has announced “The most exciting announcement of the year” launch event on Sep 14. We can expect a lot more new RF lenses announced during this launch event. Canon has already announced its next flagship camera EOS R3 a few months back. We might see more info on the features of this camera during this Sep 14 event.
Update: Canon EOS R3 Body now available to pre-order on Amazon US – $5,999. Canon RF16mm F2.8 STM is also now available at a price of $299.
Canon RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto lens for EOS R Series cameras. It offers a versatile zoom range of 100mm-400mm. Since this is not that expensive comparing to the other 100-400mm lenses in the market, the fastest aperture on this at the 100mm wide end is a bit low at F5.6. At the 400mm tele-end, the fast aperture possible is F8.
According to Canon, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar in size to the EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens. Canon uses fast Nano USM focusing and can get up to 6 stops of image stabilization when used in combination with a camera featuring In-body Image Stabilization like the EOS R5 and EOS R6, or 5.5 stops with an EOS R/RP camera. This lens is compatible with RF1.4x and RF2x tele extenders, offering 560mm and 800mm reach respectively.
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Canon RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM Specifications
Mount: Canon RF Mount
Zoom range: 100-400mm
Max Aperture range: F5.6 ( 100mm ) – F8 ( 400mm )
Image stabization: Up to 6 stops of shake correction
Minimum focusing distance: 2.89 feet at 200mm
Maximum magnifaction: 0.41x at 400mm
Auto focus: Canon’s Nano USM
From the manufacturer Perfect for wildlife, sports, travel and more, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto lens for EOS R Series cameras, offering a versatile zoom range that brings subjects closer with ease. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar in size to the EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens, but not only reaches to 400mm, but also has fast Nano USM focusing and up to 6 stops of Coordinated IS when used in combination with an EOS R series camera featuring In-body Image Stabilization like the EOS R5 and EOS R6, or 5.5 stops with an EOS R/RP camera. Using a single Ultra Low Dispersion lens element towards the front of the lens group corrects chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, making your images look crisp and colorful with minimal color blur. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens can also accept both the RF1.4x and RF2x tele extenders giving you the effective maximum focal length of 560mm and 800mm respectively. With a control ring that allows for quick setting changes, including shutter speed and aperture, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens puts quality, convenience and control in your hands.
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 Amazon.com. 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 )
Sony has just launched the ZV-E10 Vlog Camera in the US. This is the first model in the interchangeable lens vlog camera Alpha series. Sony ZV-E10 has a launch price tag of $700.00 USD ( body only – Aug 2021 Price ) in the US. It will be available to pre-order online from Amazon US, B&H, Adorama, etc in the coming days. You can buy these in 2 colors – White ( ILCZV-E10L/W ) and Black ( ILCZV-E10L/B ). These models ships with a good old 16-50mm power zoom lens ( Combo Price: $800.00 USD ). You can also buy this body only ( ILCZV-E10/B / ILCZV-E10/W ).
Update: You can now Pre-order Sony ZV-E10 Vlog Camera from Amazon US.
Sony ZV-E10 comes with an APS-C size 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor which is probably the same sensor we saw on the Alpha A6100 launched a while back. Since this is made for vlogging, Sony has equipped this model with a fully articulating LCD panel. This camera doesn’t come with an EVF but has a multi-interface hot shoe up the top allowing you to add a wide range of Sony accessories like shotgun mics or even an EVF..
Sony is bringing a lot of Vlog features we saw on the other Vlog camera ZV-1 to this new camera. You get features like Background Defocus, Product Showcase mode, etc. There is a big record button at the top, along with a new slowmo button.
The highest resolution this camera can record is 4K @ 30p ( XAVC S 4K – oversampled from 6k w/ full pixel readout – no pixel binning ). You can also record Full HD slow-mo videos up to 120fps. Since this is aimed at vloggers, Sony has many of the picture profiles like S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, etc to give more creative control over the videos you shoot.
Sony ZV-E10 Pros 1) Lightweight APS-C Vlogging Camera 2) Interchangeable lens 3) Dedicated buttons for slow-mo, product showcase mode, and background defocus 4) Fully articulating LCD screen 5) Fast Focusing System with Eye AF 6) Wide range of lenses to choose from 7) Multi-Interface Shoe 8) Slog and HLG Picture profiles included 9) Electronic image stabilization with Active Mode 10) can be used as a high-quality webcam or for live streaming
Sony ZV-E10 Cons 1) Old Menu system with No touch support ( Touch works for Focus, tracking, and Shutter only ) 2) Not that great rolling shutter 3) No 4K 60p option 4) Older A6000 Series NP-FW50 battery 5) Still ships with old E PZ 16-50 mm zoom kit lens
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DJI has launched the Mini SE drone ( CP.MA.00000324.01 ) in the US online. It has a launch price tag of $299and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on August 9, 2021. Check here for the current availability.
DJI Mini SE is an entry-level drone that has the same internals as the DJI mini First Gen but comes in DJI Mini 2’s body. It was listed online in the US on Walmart but was out of stock. Earlier, there were reports DJI won’t be launching Mini SE drone in the US.
DJI even put out an official statement – DJI Mini SE is a specialized product tailored for entry-level drone pilots in markets where consumer drone use is emerging. It uses the internal components of the Mavic Mini in the shell of the Mini 2, which generates slightly higher wind resistance but provides much of the performance of the original Mavic Mini at a very attractive price – Source dpreview.
Since DJI Mini SE internally is the same as the original First Gen Mini, you get all the same features of that drone, but in a better body. It has a 12MP sensor with up to 2.7K @ 30fps recording and offers up to 30mins of flight time. Since this also comes under 250g, you won’t need a license to fly this in many countries. You can fly the DJI Mini SE using the DJI Fly app which is available on the Playstore and Apple Store.
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Panasonic has launched H-X2550 Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.7 Lens for their micro-four third cameras in the US. It has a launch price tag of$1,799.99. This lens is now listed and available to pre-order online from Amazon US. It will be released on August 24, 2021. Check here for the current price and availability.
Panasonic H-X2550 Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.7 lens is made for Micro-four third cameras. The development of this lens was announced back in May along with Lumix DC-GH6 and DC-GH5 II camera announcements. H-X2550 offers a 25-50mm zoom with a constant F1.7 aperture through at the zoom range. In full-frame terms, it has an equivalent focal length of 50mm-100mm.
This lens has a Dust, Splash, and Freeze-resistant design, so you don’t have to worry when using it outdoors in challenging conditions. The closest focusing distance it supports is 0.28m on the wide end and 0.31m at the tele-end. It offers a maximum magnification of 0.42x at the tele-end.
Panasonic is using a step-less aperture setup and along with the micro-step drive aperture system, it ensures optimal and consistent lighting when zooming or panning. It boasts exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming.
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From the manufacturer LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 20-50mm / F1.7 ASPH. H-X2550 lens is built for mirrorless Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount cameras, enabling F1.7 aperture brightness throughout the entire 50-100mm (35mm camera equivalent) zoom range. Its exceptionally high optical performance is suitable for both professional photographers and videographers. Comprising 17 elements in 12 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses that effectively suppress the axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Spherical aberration and distortion are also corrected by the aspherical lenses for stunningly high resolution. The use of aspherical lenses and the optimum design of the lens system results in a compact size and lightweight. Compatibility with a maximum 240-fps high-speed sensor drive realizes high-speed, high-precision autofocusing. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the stepless aperture ring and micro-step drive system in the aperture control section help the camera to smoothly catch up to brightness changes when zooming or panning. The optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming. A focus ring is equipped for intuitive, precise focusing and linear/ non-linear setting can also be switched with this ring.
DJI has launched a Sunset White color variant of the popular Pocket 2 portable camera. It has the same specs and features as the Black model and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US.
DJI Pocket 2 Sunset White Exclusive Combo has a launch price tag of $439.00. It comes with the following items in the box.
DJI Pocket 2 (Sunset White) x 1
DJI Pocket 2 Cover (Sunset White) x 1
DJI Pocket 2 Mini Control Stick (Sunset White) x 1
DJI Wrist Strap (Sunset White) x 1
Smartphone Adapter (Lightning) (Sunset White) x 1
Smartphone Adapter (USB-C) (Sunset White) x 1
Power Cable x 1
DJI Pocket 2 Do-It-All Handle (Sunset White) x 1
DJI Pocket 2 Sling Strap (Sunset White) x 1
If you don’t want all these, you can go for the regular DJI Pocket 2 Black model which now sells for $349 in the US. You can also buy DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo at a price of $499.
DJI Pocket 2 White features a built-in 3-axis gimbal to help you shoot smoother and steady photos and videos. It has a 1/1.7” CMOS ( Sony IMX686 ) 64MP sensor that can shoot videos up to 4K Ultra HD @ 60fps. It also supports shooting 16MP and 64MP photos. If you love to edit and want to get the best quality, you can shoot DNG raw photos as well on this pocketable camera.
It has an F1.8 aperture lens offering a full-frame equivalent field of view of 20mm. The ISO range supported is 100-6400 in 16MP mode and 100-3200 in 64MP mode. The slowest shutter speed possible is 8 secs and the fastest supported is 1/8000s.
Apart from 4K Videos, DJI Pocket 2 White also supports HDR Video ( up to 2.7K ), Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse, and slow-mo videos ( 1080p/240fps ). DJI has powered this camera with an 875mAh battery which offers up to 140 minutes of usage. You can connect your phone with the camera using the DJI Mimo app and control various settings and features.