Top Digital Cameras: Watch List 2017

Watch List 2017: Top Digital Cameras

Pick of the day digital cameras we saw coming out of the woodwork in 2017.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

E M10 Mark III Feature Overview
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a 16MP Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera introduced as a replacement for the Mark II model. Looking slightly prettier than its predecessor, the main changes are to the user interface (UI) and menus which are aimed to make the camera more accessible to relative newcomers to photography. Key features include a 16MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor with no AA Filter. 5-axis image stabilization (4 stops of correction), TruePic VIII processor, 4K video with in-body and digital stabilization, 8.6 fps continuous shooting (4.8 fps with continuous AF), 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder, 1.04M-dot tilting touchscreen, 330 shot-per-charge battery life (CIPA standard). Physically, the Mark III is only a minor update to the Mark II, functionally, however, changes in the UI provides for smarter features which are easier to get at. >>

Nikon D850

Nikon D850: Product Tour
Nikon D850
The D850 is Nikon's latest high-resolution full-frame DSLR, coming in with a 46MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, 7 fps continuous shooting with AE/AF (9 with battery grip and EN-EL18b battery), 153-point AF system linked to 180,000-pixel metering system, UHD 4K video capture at up to 30p from full sensor width, 1080 video at up to 120p, recorded as roughly 1/4 or 1/5th speed slow-mo, 4:2:2 8-bit UHD uncompressed output while recording to card, 1 XQD slot and 1 UHS II-compliant SD slot, SnapBridge full-time Bluetooth LE connection system with Wi-Fi, Advanced time-lapse options (including in-camera 4K video creation). Battery life is rated at 1840 shots. The camera is targeted towards high-end enthusiasts as well as professional photographers. >>

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Official Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital Camera Introduction
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is Canon's latest full-frame DSLR aimed at advanced amateurs and enthusiasts, or professionals looking for a second Canon DSLR body. It has been a full five years since the introduction of the Canon EOS 6D Mark I and it is no surprise that the 6D Mark II builds upon the original in almost every way. Image resolution, autofocus performance, burst shooting speed, video shooting and even battery life are all improved. The all-new 26MP sensor has Dual Pixel technology for accurate autofocus during live view shooting and comes with the same 45-point autofocus system from the crop-sensor EOS 80D for viewfinder shooting. A fully articulating touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS capability, and 6.5 fps burst shooting round out the package. >>

Sony Alpha A9

Sony a9 Review Part 1 - Watch out Canon & Nikon!
Sony Alpha A9 The Sony Alpha A9 is a high-end full-frame sports camera. Key specifications includes a 24 MP stacked CMOS sensor, 20 fps continuous shooting rate without blackouts, up to 1/32,000 shutter speed (electronic, mechanical up to 1/8000), 241 RAW image buffer, 693 on-sensor phase detection autofocus points occupying 93% of the viewfinder, AF joystick, full-frame 4K video capture, in-body five-axis image stabilization, fully weather sealed body, larger battery capacity, and a built-in Ethernet port and dual SD card slots. >>

Hasselblad X1D-50c

Hasselblad X1D: 50 Megapixels, Medium Format, $9K
The Hasselblad X1D-50c, the first camera in the 'X' system from Hasselblad, is built around 44 x 33mm medium format sensor similar to the 50MP sensors of Ricoh's Pentax 645Z and Fujifilm's GFX 50S. Different from the design concept of the two aforementioned bodies, the X1D-50c is a very small sensor box designed to be used with leaf-shutter lenses. Key features include: 50MP 44 x 33mm medium format CMOS sensor, 12.4MP preview JPEGs or '3FR' 16-bit losslessly compressed Raws, 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder, 920k-dot (VGA) 3.0" touchscreen, Designed to use leaf-shutter lenses, Tethered shooting over USB 3.0 or Wi-Fi, Full TTL compatibility with recent Nikon Speedlights. >>

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S Hands-on First Impression
Fujifilm GFX 50S
The Fujifilm GFX 50S is the first camera in the medium format GF series from Fujifilm. Key specification includes a 51.4MP medium format CMOS sensor (43.8 × 32.9mm) with Bayer filter array, 3.69M-dot OLED Removable EVF, 3.2" 2.36M-dot touch LCD tilts horizontally and vertically, AF-point-selection joystick, Weather-sealing, Film Simulation modes, 1/125 sec flash sync speed, 3 fps continuous shooting, 1080/30p video capture, In-camera Raw processing, Dual SD card slots (UHS-II), USB 3.0 socket, and Wi-Fi. >>.

Fujifilm X100F

Fuji X100F | Hands-on Preview
The fourth generation of Fujifilm's highly acknowledged X100 series, the Fujifilm X100F still uses the same 35mm equivalent 23mm F2 lens, still has the 'classic' design cues, but with major changes under the skin. The X100F now uses the 24MP X-Trans sensor, which has been very impressive as seen on the X-Pro2 and X-T2. Specs of the camera includes: 24MP X-Trans CMOS sensor, Hybrid Optical/Electronic viewfinder, 35mm equivalent F2 lens, Joystick for setting AF point, ISO control via dial (lift and turn the shutter speed dial), Twin push-in control dials, front and rear, Focus ring customizable when not in MF mode, Revised menus, Finer-grained image parameters, Higher voltage NP-W126S battery with percentage usage indication, and Digital Teleconverter Mode (offers 50mm and 70mm equivalent crops, resized to 24MP). Buy Now! on >>.

Leica M10

Leica M10 review
Leica M10
The Leica M10 is full-frame, manual focus digital camera. Key specifications include a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor, 1.04 million-dot rear LCD (with Corning Gorilla glass), 5 fps max continuous shooting for up to 30 Raw frames, ISO 100-6400 (extendable to 50,000), Center-weighted (RF), spot and 'multi-field' (LV) metering modes, Revised menu system (including customizable 'favorites' menu), Automatic lens corrections with 6-bit coded lenses, Compatible with 'Visoflex' 2.4m-dot EVF for eye-level live view shooting, ~210 shot battery life (CIPA), and Built-in WiFi. >>

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Hands-on Review
Olympus OM-D E-M1 MarkII
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the flagship high-end mirrorless camera from Olympus. Key specifications include a 20MP Live MOS sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization system, 121-pt hybrid AF system, 60 fps burst shooting (18 fps with continuous AF), Fully articulating 3" LCD display, High-res electronic viewfinder, Cinema (DCI) and UHD 4K video, 50MP High-Res Shot mode, Weather-sealed body, and USB 3 (Type-C). >>.

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