Fuji has at long last introduced an upgrade to the excellent Fuji X20 which was one of my favorite cameras. The new Fuji X30 swaps out the optical viewfinder for a new 2.3m dot OLED EVF and also adds a tilting 3.0" main display to the back. Most of the internals remain the same with a 12MP sensor, ISO 100-12,800 range, and 1080p movie recording at 60fps. The fast 28-112mm f2-f2.8 offers great quality though the smaller 2/3" sensor might be a some.
I was a big fan of the sensor on the original x20 (check out the review) though I did hope for some improvements. Overall, this is a great camera with solid build quality, great look, and unbelievable image quality.
It is available for purchase for $599:
Ok, so I've owned my share of sling straps and while I definitely have my favorites, there have been quite a few issues that none of these straps solve. My personal biggest issues have been ability (or lack of) to attach a tripod mount, lack of 1/4 20 thread mount, and the ergonomics issue when using a grip in portrait.
The CAMS Pro Sling Strap aims to fix all of these issues and more. Check them out right now.
Sony has just announced the new Sony Alpha A5100 for $549 (body only) and $699 with the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 lens. This camera brings the awesome Sony 24mp sensor with an APS-C e mount which is sure to yield some of the best quality available of any camera in this category. With an even smaller body (due to no EVF) and faster AF, the Sony is definitely a camera that should be on your want list.
B&H | Adorama
The GH4 is an awesome camera by itself but adding a Metabones speedbooster with the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 lens turns the GH4 into a full frame equivalent of a f2.8 zoom offering shallow depth of field as well as great low light performance from this smaller sensor camera. Take a look to see how it is done and if it is worth it.
Purchase the Metabones:
Nikon G to Micro 43
Canon EF to Micro 43
Both the A7s and 5D are a combination of photography and video cameras, but Sony definitively launched the A7s to appeal more to video while the 5D is still largely a photographer's camera. So in one sense it’s a bit unfair to go with this comparison because the 5D Mark III is a phenomenal still camera and is definitely the camera I’ll take for my wedding photography jobs, that said, there are quite a few videographers using the 5D Mark III for video, including me and so this comparison is for us.