The year 2022 is almost upon us and it’s time for another major camera upgrade, with companies like Canon, Sony, and Nikon planning to introduce new DSLR cameras. Those companies have all been hard at work improving their cameras, and it’s now time for their next big leap. Canon and Nikon are planning to launch new digital SLR cameras, while Panasonic and Fujifilm are also expected to release a new camera in this year.
The new flagship camera from Fujifilm is scheduled to launch in May. The X-H1 has not been updated in five years, so it’s not likely to beat out a newer model. It will have to compete with the X-T4 and X-Pro3 in terms of sensor quality, speed, image stabilization, video, and battery life. Luckily for X-H2 owners, Fujifilm has already revealed a few accessories to make their life easier.
Although the X-H2 camera hasn’t been officially revealed, it will have an improved sensor and a 3″ Vari-Angle LCD display. The camera will also be weather-resistant. Until the camera is officially released, there is no official pricing information available. However, the X-H2S will feature a 5-axis in-body image stabilization and seven stops of compensation.
Aside from the new sensor, the X-H2 will also have a higher-resolution brother, the X-H2S. It will feature a non-stacked, 40-megapixel CMOS 5 sensor. Fujifilm will announce more details of the new camera at the X summit in September. The price of the new camera will be $2,499 without lens. It will be available in the UK and USA in early July 2022 for a price of PS2499 (£2499).
The X-H2 is a successor to the X-H1 that launched in 2012. The X-Processor 5 introduces AI deep learning, which makes it easier to detect cars, animals, planes, and trains. The X-Processor 5 is 1.5x faster than the X-T4’s, and it is capable of detecting objects more accurately than ever before. In addition to AI deep learning, the X-Processor 5 offers dual CFexpress Type B/UHS-II slots and also supports the HEIF file format.
Canon EOS R5c
The Canon EOS R5C is a successor to the popular Canon EOS R5. It has been marketed as a new “cinema camera.” It has a full CinemaEOS menu and supports ProRes RAW output. It also supports optional audio for 120p clips. Like the R5, the R5C does not have in-body stabilization, but it can use electronic stabilization with XLR adapters.
The new Canon R5C is similar to the Canon EOS R5, but it has a bulkier back. This makes room for an active cooling system. It is designed to minimise heat buildup while shooting and to prevent overheating. The R5C will be popular with video shooters. If you are interested in this camera, you can learn more about its specifications in our review article. Here’s what you can expect from the Canon EOS R5C:
The camera has a 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS imaging sensor, and the same RF mount as the R5 does. You can also use EF lenses with a special adapter. The camera’s body weighs 1.7 pounds, and it features 13 assignable buttons, a 3.2-inch Variable Angle LCD monitor, and a 5.76-million-dot viewfinder.
Nikon Z 9
When it comes to the video capabilities, the new Nikon Z9 camera for 2022 adds significant value. For one, it separates video modes from stills mode. That way, users can choose different video exposure modes and fine-tune their settings. Video recording is also possible in a number of ways, including time-lapse. Its 4.6k resolution allows for high-quality video capture. Moreover, the camera supports RAW files that can be processed in high-definition.
The front control panel is highly customizable. It features a shutter release, a power switch, and an exposure mode dial. There is also a dedicated movie record button. The rear control panel includes a mode switch, and a command dial. The buttons are also well-organized with dedicated AF sub-selector joysticks. The AF mode button is easy to use, and can also be pressed while rotating the command dial.
The camera has excellent low light autofocus and rebrands it as Starlight View. It can focus as low as -8.5 EV, while the previous model only reached a resolution of 4 EV. It has a full complement of autofocus modes, including standard AF modes and Dynamic-area AF modes. It also features a new sensor shield that drops down when the lens is removed. These changes should make the Z9 a great camera for 2022.
Olympus Pen E-P7
The Pen E-P7 features a whole new array of editing features. It also has a range of advanced photo modes, including Live Composite, HDR, Silent, Panorama, Keystone Compensation, AE bracketing, and Focus Bracketing. Olympus also implemented the Advanced Photo Mode, which offers pre-set combinations of different settings. It even offers 22 different digital filter effects.
The Olympus Pen E-P7 features a small red video record button. The camera is capable of recording 4K movies at 30p, Full HD videos at 60p, and 50p, and it can also shoot high-speed VGA footage at 120fps. The Olympus Pen E-P7 has a complex menu system similar to that of the professional OM-D E-M1 camera, so it is best to start with the manual and learn the basics before diving into the menus.
The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a Micro Four Thirds system camera with a 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor. The camera has a 5-axis image stabilisation and in-body Image Stabilization. You can also select from five lenses, including the M.Zuiko-branded ones. OM Digital Solutions is not yet sure when the camera will reach the U.S. market, but it will likely be available in Europe and Asia.
The Olympus Pen E-P7 is a retro camera that looks and feels good. It lacks a viewfinder, but features easy-to-use on-screen controls. You can even use full manual controls, which is handy for beginners. The Olympus E-P7 is similar to the Pen F, but lacks the viewfinder. Although the image quality is good, the camera’s autofocus is not as good as Sony or Canon cameras.
Sony Alpha a5100
The Sony Alpha a5100 camera is a compact, lightweight mirrorless camera that supports the E-mount interchangeable lens system. You can use a wide range of Sony and 3rd-party lenses with this camera. It also features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can instantly share images with your mobile phone or cloud storage site. The camera has a 3 inch touchscreen LCD, and a special power zoom lever for one-handed zoom. To use this camera you will need a power zoom lens to complete the experience.
The battery life on the Sony Alpha a5100 is much better than most mirrorless cameras, but is not as long as with a DSLR. It is rated to shoot up to 400 shots and 75 minutes of video. However, many users report getting more than 400 shots with this camera. In addition, it offers a wide ISO range. So, while it has a lot of features that make it a great point-and-shoot camera, it is not for everyone.
Other features on the Sony Alpha a5100 camera for 2021 include Wi-Fi capability and a built-in stereo microphone. The camera supports XAVC S video recording and can record audio in AC-3 Dolby Digital, FHD/240p, and DV. It also offers manual focus peaking and zebra function to ensure that highlight detail is preserved during manual focus. A rear LCD provides various useful features, including a safety zone, aspect marker, and center marker.
Olympus GFX 150 (or 170)S
Olympus has been quietly testing modular GFX designs and publicly displaying prototypes. This means that this camera could eventually be released in the coming years. However, it is not yet clear when that camera will hit the market, or if it will include the latest sensor. Sony is also likely to release a new sensor by then, and it is unclear if the company will prioritize sensor size over performance.
Despite the new sensor, there are still many things to like about the Olympus GFX 100S. First and foremost, it’s easy to use. The ergonomics are excellent. The camera weighs 900g, so it’s similar to a full-frame DSLR. The sensor is also incredibly sensitive, allowing for shallow depth of field, fantastic dynamic range, and faithful color reproduction.
Another feature that the camera has is a new virtual display that updates in real time as you change the camera settings. The camera’s virtual display includes a histogram and key settings. The GFX 100S will be available for purchase in 2022. In addition, the camera is also capable of capturing video with an integrated 3D printer. The Olympus GFX 150 (or 170)S camera for 2022 is expected to be a much more affordable option than its predecessor.
A large format imaging sensor on the GFX 100S is an important selling point, as it allows for 4K/30p movies to be captured in high resolution. It also has impressive high-ISO performance and wide tonal gradation. The camera can also record at a high bit rate, and you can shoot at various quality levels, such as 10-bit F-log or 12-bit ProRes RAW through its HDMI port.