Autumn is here, which means the leaves will soon be changing to beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. And if that sounds like a scene you would love to capture, then you may want to consider some of the latest cameras to hit the market that can capture every tint, hue, and little detail better than ever before.
Canon: For Visual Storytellers
Canon is making it easier for amateurs to become more advanced visual creators with a pair of new cameras. The PowerShot G5 X Mark II ($899.99) is a lighter, compact, and premium point and shoot camera for those on-the-go that offers a new pop-up EVF, touch and drag auto-focus (AF), and optical 5x lens. It also has a Panoramic Shot Mode and Star Shooting Mode, which can capture star trails and star time-lapse movies. Meanwhile, the PowerShot G7 X III ($749.99) is a vlogger’s dream with YouTube live-streaming capability and vertical video support.
Fujifilm: The Highest Resolution
Fujifilm has made history with its new flagship GFX100 ($9,999.95) as the 102-megapixel sensor in a 55mm diagonal length large format offers the highest resolution ever in mirrorless cameras. Another first for a camera of this size: On-board phase detection hybrid AF with near 100% coverage. Ultimately, that means by utilizing phase detection pixels across the sensor, photographers can obtain focus wherever they choose to position their subjects in the frame. And the camera’s support for 4K video recording at 30p is—yep you guessed it—a first for a camera with this size image sensor.
Blackmagic Design: Shooting Videos in 6K
Forget 4K videos, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K ($2,495) is a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor. The camera also features 13 stops of dynamic range (which helps to preserve more detail in the lightest and darkest areas of an image), an EF lens mount (helping to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field), and dual native ISO up to 25,600 (which offers great results in low light). Plus, the rear of the camera features a large, bright 5-inch touchscreen that makes it easy to frame shots and accurately focus.
Sigma: Couldn’t Be Any Smaller
The Sigma fp ($1,399) is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera. It measures 112.6 x 69.9 x 45.3mm and only weighs 370g, but with a 35mm Bayer full-frame sensor with 24.6 megapixels the camera still delivers high-quality images. Its dust and splash-proof body also make it ideal for long hours in various shooting environments. And it supports 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording for RAW video data and 4K UHD/24fps recording.
Sony: Enhanced Focus with AI
Sony’s Alpha 7R IV ($3,500) is the world’s first 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera with a 61.0-megapixel sensor. This new sensor’s back-illuminated structure and effective noise reduction techniques help ensure maximum image quality. The camera also includes Sony’s highest resolution viewfinder ever, a 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED Tru-finder EVF, which provides an extremely accurate depiction of the scene being framed. Other new features include Pixel Shift Multi Shooting mode (which composites up to 16 full-resolution images) and Real-time Eye AF for movie shooting (which employs artificial intelligence to detect and process eye location data in real-time).