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New Digital Cameras - Are you looking to buy one?

joshwa Avatar
joshwa Plus
13 927 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 8:42AM
It's been a busy few months - plenty of new cameras announced, and pre-announced, are you excited by the new cameras, or happy with your current camera?

New cameras recently announced (in no particular order):

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III , 20mp Micro Four Thirds
Fujifilm X-Pro3 , 26mp APS-C, with sub-monitor, and "hidden" screen
Nikon Z50 , 20mp APS-C, Z-Mount camera
Canon EOS M200 , 24mp APS-C, entry level mirrorless
Fujifilm X-A7 , 24mp APS-C, entry level mirrorless
Sony Alpha A9 Mark II , 24mp professional camera, 20fps

And in "development" and pre-announced:
Nikon D6
Canon EOS 1DX Mark III

If we go back to August, there's also the Sony A6600 , A6100 , Panasonic Lumix S1H , Canon EOS 90D , and Canon EOS M6 Mark II.

We've also reviewed the 61mp (!) Sony Alpha A7R IV , and had a look at the unique Sigma fp.

What camera(s) interest you the most?
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 9:05AM
I bought my main camera new in January this year, (amateur use). I don't expect to change it for several years. I might look at buying a new lens.
Tianshi_angie Avatar
25 Oct 2019 9:31AM
I bought a new camera earlier in the year mainly because I needed to have far less weight so I went mirrorless. Doubt if I shall buy anything else for quite some time.
keith selmes Avatar
keith selmes 19 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 10:27AM
Neither happy with the old kit or excited about new models.
I was using 2 Panasonic GH1 cameras with 2 zooms. The GH1s are about 10 years old, and working OK, but bits were falling off and taped up.
I decided to get a GH3, and get a wide range zoom so as to only need one body, and also try a GX7 with a pancake lens as being more pocketable. The smaller lens I bought is also faster and better in low light, where I was previously using a cheap little CCTV lens.
As I rarely use my DSLR now, I've sold some lenses to offset the cost of the new(er) cameras.
So, I'm reasonably happy with what I've now got, which is 5 years old but new to me, although I could have probably carried on with the GH1s for a lot longer.
Dave_Canon Avatar
Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 10:30AM
From a performance view my Canon 5D4 has all I need and I would never need to replace it unless it developed a fault. However, the weight of my equipment is an increasing issue so I will eventually buy something lighter. Given that new mirrorless cameras seem to be regularly released, I see no reason to rush into an early decision. My ideal solution would be same performance as my 5D4 with total weight of camera and lenses at less than half the current weight.

peterjones Avatar
peterjones 21 5.2k 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 10:50AM
Our senses, bank balances, credit cards, handbags, purses and wallets are constantly assaulted with manufacturers’ exultations, assertions and endemic shiny box syndrome, in fact improvements today are in practise much more marginal than significant, we are lucky that present digital technology will fulfil the vast majority of our expectations.

However I am far more excited and interested in the infiltration of AI in our software, already I have experienced some amazing results from such and we are just at the beginning ... WOW!
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
25 Oct 2019 12:47PM
Very happy with what I have now (Fuji X-T3) but am on the lookout for a second, identical used body to use at gigs, in order to not have to change lenses all the time.
Niknut Avatar
Niknut Plus
13 3.7k 82 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 4:35PM
The Canon R & RP tick my boxes !!!.....smaller & lighter than my 5D, & my lenses would
still fit (with the adapter )........just cannot justify the cost !!!!....dammit !!.Blush
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
25 Oct 2019 5:41PM

Quote:just cannot justify the cost !!!!....dammit !!

Xmas is coming...just don't tell Santa how much it is...
LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 6:38PM
I am interested - if a new product is right for me.

I tend to buy a new body (and sell an old one) about once ever 2 years.
thewilliam2 Avatar
thewilliam2 6 1.7k United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 6:42PM
I have a streak of neophobia so I tend to buy very good kit and use it until it no longer does what I need it to do.

The advantage is that I get to know my kit thoroughly.
JJGEE Avatar
JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
25 Oct 2019 6:51PM
Sony A7RIV & Zeiss Batis Lens(es) could well be in my camera bag this time next week Wink
If I get time to visit the camera shop Sad
Niknut Avatar
Niknut Plus
13 3.7k 82 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 7:12PM
Xmas is coming...just don't tell Santa how much it is...

Thanks for the idea Malc. !.......but it's just wishful thinking !!.SadSadBlush
Fma7 Avatar
Fma7 8 1.1k United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 7:24PM
With the EM5-III coming out I'll be on the lookout for bargain second hand EM5-IIs
Mike_Smith Avatar
Mike_Smith 16 1.1k 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2019 7:40PM
Canon EOS 90 D, waiting though to see if there’s any good deals about on run up to Christmas


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