As of 2022, there were a total of seven cameras on the market, from Sony Alpha a5100 to the Canon EOS R1. Of course, there’s more to come, but here’s a brief summary of some of the most notable models. 2021 brought us the 30fps EOS R3, the first attempt at 3D VR with the EOS VR System, and Canon’s foray into dual fisheye lenses and 3D VR. 2022 kicked off with an 8K 60p Dual Base ISO powerhouse.
Sony Alpha a5100
The Sony Alpha a5100 is a mirrorless digital camera with a three-inch flip-up LCD screen. Like most mirrorless cameras, it doesn’t have a viewfinder, but it does have an easily-accessible mode dial. Its special power zoom lever enables one-handed zoom, though you will need a power zoom lens. The battery life of the camera is about four hundred shots.
The successor to the Sony a7 III, the Sony a7 IV, is also expected to have high-end features. Its new sensor is 33 megapixels, and it has a 759-point AF system with hybrid phase-detection and contrast-detection sensors. Its video capabilities include 4K 60 fps and 30fps, and it has built-in stabilization.
The Sony Alpha a5100 mirrorless digital camera kit comes with two lenses: a black 16-50mm lens and a black 55-210mm lens. This kit provides a comprehensive wide-angle to telephoto focal length perspective. The lenses are also interchangeable and should support an array of lenses. Its battery life is about average. Sony has plenty of lenses to support it, so a good one will have the accessories you need.
Canon EOS R1
If the rumor mill is correct, the upcoming Canon EOS R1 camera will have a 300MP sensor and quad pixel autofocus. The EOS RS is currently said to have a 90MP sensor, but it could have 300MP or more, depending on pixel shift technology. The camera is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will likely outperform the Sony A1 and Canon 1D X Mark III in a few months.
The rumor mill is also predicting that the Canon EOS R7 will arrive in December 2020, but it is hard to predict when this will actually happen. Canon has been releasing new cameras all the time, so the EOS R7 could be just that – a baby EOS R6. In addition, the camera is expected to feature 4K video recording. However, Canon still needs to flesh out its RF-mount lens lineup, but there are several options out there that are priced at just $299. If it does come out, the Canon EOS R7 could be one of the most anticipated launches of 2022.
If the Canon EOS R10 does hit the market, it will cost around $979 for the body, and will cost a whopping $1,099 for the body and 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens. Pre-orders for the camera can be placed at B&H Photo. The cameras will also be available in various configurations and lens options. You can pre-order the Canon EOS R10 now if you’re interested in buying one.
Panasonic GH5 II
The updated Panasonic GH5 II camera features a much more intuitive menu system than its predecessor. The camera’s screen is now organized as tabs, with the ability to filter video modes, adjust contrast, and much more. Users can now easily navigate their camera using the touchscreen, and the camera’s menu is color-coded and tabbed. Another improvement is the new GH5 II’s dual zebra controls, which enable them to check two levels of information at once.
The GH5 II offers fast autofocus, allowing for fast and accurate exposure. The camera’s Human Face/Eye Detection AF is helpful for live-streaming and vlogging, but it’s not as precise as comparable Sony systems. However, this camera’s image stabilisation is better than the GH5’s. In spite of its shortcomings, the GH5 II is the camera of 2022.
While the first-generation GH5 camera was launched in 2013 for $2800, the GH5 II has dropped a significant amount since then. Until Panasonic’s next-generation GH6 launches, it will still cost less than the GH5 II. The original GH5 can be picked up for $1300 while stocks last. The GH5 II’s street price will remain below that for most of the camera’s lifespan.
Olympus mju 10
The Olympus Mju II Infinity Stylus Epic, also known as the Stylus Epic, is the latest camera from Olympus’ famed pocketable 35mm film line. The mju II offers a much faster 35mm f2.8 lens, better metering, wireless remote trigger, and an all-weather-sealed design. While it is still a popular camera, it costs nearly five times as much as its predecessor did in 2013.
The u-10 DIGITAL is built for portability and is the world’s first metal-bodied digital camera. Its compact size and design make it easy to use, even when you’re in a wet environment. The 3.2-megapixel CCD and TruePic image processing ensure outstanding photo quality. The u-10’s advanced features include a 3.2-megapixel CCD and TruePic image processing.
With Olympus’ focus on toughness, the OM-D E-M1 was announced in 2010. Its plastic body made it sturdy and robust, and the waterproof and dust-resistant features looked novel at the time. The camera’s design and controls were reminiscent of the legendary Olympus Pen half-frame camera. Its manual focus mode is great for shooting on the go. Despite the fiddly controls and shutter release, the OM-D E-M1 is still an excellent option for those looking for a manual focus camera.
Nikon Z 9
Besides being capable of shooting full-resolution raw files at up to 20 frames per second, the Nikon Z9 is also capable of shooting JPEGs with a variety of quality settings. The camera’s default ‘Lossless’ compression mode records RAW files at 14 bits, while ‘High Efficiency’ compression delivers files that are about 1/3 smaller but retain the same quality. JPEG files can be processed in one of Nikon’s many Picture Control modes, such as Standard and Auto, and are also capable of capturing images with creative filters.
Aside from being able to shoot RAW images, the Nikon Z9 is also capable of combining in-body stabilization with VR lenses. Other brands, like Olympus, Canon, and Fujifilm, have delegated the responsibility of pitch and yaw motion to the lenses. They do this by using synchronized systems. However, Nikon supports only Nikkor Z lenses. And it will be very interesting to see how this camera’s performance fares against other brands.
The design of the Nikon Z9 is excellent. It features a rear command dial, a concave shutter release, and a ‘i’ menu that features more nuanced camera settings. It also features a dedicated movie recording button and a rear switch for stills and video. You can adjust the ISO and exposure settings, as well as select a metering mode and use the ‘i’ menu for more advanced camera adjustments.
The Fujifilm X-H2S camera, which is expected to debut in the fourth quarter of 2019, will be a new addition to the X-series. This camera will be weather resistant and feature a three-inch Vari-Angle LCD display. The camera will also include a dedicated cooling fan that is available for an extra $199. It also features an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 0.8x magnification, 5.76M dots and 120fps refresh rate.
Unlike previous X-series cameras, the X-Pro3 will hide the main screen behind the tilting back panel, emphasizing viewfinder photography. While this camera is nice for reportage or street photography, it is not a good choice for photographers who want to adjust settings often. However, it does have many great features. Here are some of the best things about the X-Pro3.
The X-T4: The X-T4 has a flip-out screen, which makes it easier to view pictures from the front. Another improvement in the X-T4 is the inclusion of a USB-C to headphone jack. Although the X-T4 isn’t the ideal camera for a videographer, it does have a few useful features. Depending on the shooting mode, the menu layout changes.
Panasonic x-processor 5
The new Panasonic X-Processor 5 camera is a high-end model with an array of advanced features. Its stacked sensor improves readout speed and is faster than previous generations. The X-H2S autofocus system, which is similar to the X-T4’s, includes new subject detection modes and deep learning artificial intelligence. Both cameras feature a wide range of settings and modes to enhance your shooting experience.
The GH5S sports a 10.2-megapixel Digital MOS sensor, Venus Engine 10, and improved low-light performance. These features make it easier to shoot in low-light conditions while maintaining excellent image quality. The GH5S shares many features with the GH series, including the Dual Native ISO technology and improved video quality. The LUMIX GH5S is also compatible with Cinema 4K 60p/50p recording.