The rise of compact system cameras and the image quality they are now capable of producing has led many of us to weigh up the pros and cons of a CSC vs DSLR when making our next camera purchase.
But what exactly is the difference between a CSC vs DSLR apart from the size? In the latest of our photography cheat sheet series we’ve looked beyond body size at what you need to know when making a CSC vs DSLR comparison.
Inside Fuji’s first compact system camera (CSC), the Fuji X-Pro1, is a 16.3 million pixel X-Trans CMOS that produces images of up to 15.89MP. This means that when images are printed at 300ppi, they are just a small fraction short of full A3 size – ideal for most enthusiast photographers.
Although this sensor is APS-C sized, Fuji claims that its cunning design enables the X-Pro1 to produce images that are superior to those from a full frame DSLR like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II or Nikon D700.
Nikon has not ruled out the possibility of a more advanced version of its Nikon 1 compact system cameras, to include more manual control.
Speaking to our sister website TechRadar, Jeremy Gilbert, UK marketing manager for Nikon UK, said: “We are listening and trying to feedback what we hear. It’s mostly journalists and high-end photographers who would like us to produce one, but whether we should or not is a different matter.”
In between Strictly Come Dancing revivals at Focus On Imaging we managed to get some time alone with the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
The 16-megapixel E-M5, announced last month, is the first camera in the new Olympus OM-D line – with rumours of an OM-D Pro possibly to come.
Watch our initial hands-on review of the Olympus OM-D, with a full review to follow soon.
Nikon is offering Digital Camera readers the opportunity to win a Nikon V1 body, plus the 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 lens – a kit which retails for around £829.99.
For a chance at winning a fabulous new Nikon V1 + 10-30mm lens kit all you have to do is visit us at the Focus On Imaging show. Come by the Digital Camera stand at E42 and say hello. We’ll scan your entry badge, and your name will go into a draw. It’s that simple!
Pentax has admitted that its first compact system camera, the Pentax Q, is not selling as well as the company had hoped.
Speaking at the launch of the Pentax K-01, the company’s newest compact system camera the General Manager for Pentax UK, Jonathan Martin, told our sister website TechRadar, “Though it [the Q] has been well received, we haven’t seen the numbers that we would have liked to.”
Pentax has unveiled its latest mirrorless camera, the Pentax K-01, which boasts what the company claims is the world’s thinnest interchangeable lens – the smc Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS unifocal.
This latest addition to the popular Pentax K series features 16.28-megapixel resolution with a newly developed CMOS image sensor measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, as well as high-speed burst shooting, an extra-wide sensitivity range with a top sensitivity of ISO 25600 and Full HD video recording.
The RICOH LENS A16 is the fifth unit in the Ricoh GXR system and features a 24-85mm f/3.5-5.5, 3.5x optical zoom lens and an APS-C size CMOS sensor.
Forget CES and PMA, Japan is the place to go for new camera news….
X Pro 1 camera to sport Leica lens mount, plus other lenses and flashgun