News   

Why wet?

September 25, 2018

Last week Alan and Catherine Logue (Hutt Sreet Photos, Adelaide) sent through a pic of a bunch of smiling Japanese tech types surrounding a Noritsu QSS 3901G with the accompanying message – ‘Guess what we just purchased!!?’ We wrote back … Continue reading

Polaroid flags ‘Mint’ instant camera, printer

September 13, 2018

Polaroid announced the Polaroid Mint 2-in-1 instant digital camera and printer and the Polaroid Mint instant digital pocket printer at the IFA trade show in Berlin in late January. The Polaroid Mint camera offers a choice of three picture modes … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-T3: APS-C is not dead!

September 11, 2018

Fujifilm has announced the late September availability of X-T3, a 26.1-megapixel APS-C mirrorless camera capable of shooting up to 30fps and capturing 4K/60p video. There’s no local pricing (or release?), but the Americans are instructed the X-T3 will cost US$1499 … Continue reading

News    PHOTOKINA 2018   

Fujifilm GFX 50R ‘for street, portrait, documentary’

September 26, 2018

The Fujifilm GFX 50R, a 51.4-megapixel rangefinder-style medium format mirrorless camera, will be available from late November with an RRP of $7099. The GFX 50R shares many similarities with the GFX 50S. The major differences are it features Bluetooth connectivity, … Continue reading

Canon PowerShot SX70HS features 65x zoom

September 21, 2018

The Canon PowerShot SX70HS will be available in Australia from November. No local pricing, but in the US it’s US$549. Continue reading

GoPro Hero 7 range released

September 21, 2018

GoPro will release its new Hero 7 range on September 27, claiming it sets a new standard with HyperSmooth (Hero 7 Black only) ‘the best in-camera video stabilisation ever featured in a camera.’ The new 7 series cameras are locally … Continue reading

News   

HK camera shop in NSW court (maybe)

September 18, 2018

Does customer protection for Australians extend to offshore retailers? Fair Trading NSW is about to find out, having finally brought a case against serial shonks Camera Sky and Android Enjoyed. The two websites, operated by parent company Digital Marketing and … Continue reading

Research   

Online retail stiffles price

September 6, 2018

Retailers will be painfully aware of just how difficult it is to increase margins these days. A Harvard Business School professor puts it down to the internet and online retailing, according to an article by Richard Holden, Professor of Economics … Continue reading

Canon follows with full-frame mirrorless

September 6, 2018

Canon has announced the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system featuring a new  RF lens mount which links with Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses via a series of lens mount adapters. The new mount is the same … Continue reading

Opinion   

New era of stability in camera sales?

August 29, 2018

While the January to June 2018 camera market overall is well down on production and shipment levels compared to 2017 and 2016, the story is far more sunny when we look at the interchangeable segment, and even more so when … Continue reading

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