Photography News 73

Photography News Your FREE newspaper packed with the latest news, views and stories PNAwards 2019 / Big test: Nikon Z 50 / Nikon’s first APS-C mirrorless hits the shelves Big test: Hasselblad X1D II / Very compact medium- format on trial A W A R D S 2019

ISSUE 73 14 Jan-10 Feb

Vote for the world’s best imaging gear Canon’s new action hero

Nikon kicks off 2020with four newproducts, including a full-frame DSLR and an impressive bridge camera The full-frame Nikon D780 will appeal to creative enthusiast photographers of all levels. The D780 is a 24-megapixel DSLR that can shoot at 7fps or 12fps in silent mode, has 263 phase detect AF points and an ISO range that tops out at 51,200 with the option of 204,800. It has all the credentials to be a leading player in the full-frame market in 2020 and its body price is £2199. Two new lenses are also due in early spring. The AF-S 120-300mm f/2.8E FLED SRVR is a constant fast aperture zoomwith an impressive specification and is priced at £9499. The other telezoom is a 70-200mm f/2.8 ZVR S for the mirrorless Z system, and this is priced at £2399. Nikon’s fourth new product is the Coolpix P950, a bridge camera with an 83x optical zoom and 5EV image stabilisation; it’s priced at £799. Nikon announces the D780

With a cutting-edgeAF systemusing its own dedicated sensor and full resolution continuous shooting with focus tracking at 20 frames-per-second, the Canon EOS-1D XMark III could be the ultimate

solution for press, sport and wildlife photographers

THE CANON EOS-1D X MARK III is a top-end, super-tough, high-performing full-frame DSLR aimed at sports and wildlife photographers. The deep pro- bodied camera may look similar to its predecessors but under the bonnet the changes are huge and very exciting. The 20.1-megapixel sensor features a new type of optical low pass filter and works with the powerful DIGIC X chip for fast image processing, which helps to achieve 20fps in Live View and 16fps through the optical viewfinder, both with autofocus and autoexposure tracking. With the high-speed dual CFexpress slots an incredible 1000 shots are possible

AF system has its own dedicated CMOS imaging sensor and for AF through the optical viewfinder, there’s its own DIGIC 8 processor. Add an ISO range of ISO 100 to 102,400, expandable to 819,200, 4K video, 5.5K Raw video, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a redesigned reflex mirror box for zero mirror bounce and a shutter mechanism built to last at least 500,000 actuations, and you have one remarkable camera. The EOS-1D X Mark III will be on sale this February at a body-only price of £6499.99. •

without buffering. In Live View the AF system has 3869 AF points and the Dual Pixel CMOS AF gives 90x100% coverage and works down to -6EV; and in the optical finder you get 191 AF points with 155 cross-type sensors. Face and eye detection has been enhanced with the ability to track subjects wearing a helmet or goggles. The

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