Weekly Nikon news flash #521


→ New MindShift BackLight Elite 45L backpack from Think Tank Photo announced.


→ Get ready for a $20 per month Adobe Photography plan.


Topaz Labs extended their AI bundle sale for a few more hours this weekend.


"Nikon Z7 & Z6 Fast Start" class at CreativeLive (was initially available for free).


Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens now in stock.


→ New Nissin MG80 Pro flash for Nikon announced.

→ Nikon TV: discover the Nikon Z6 Filmmakers Kit.

→ Unboxing: Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens.

Walking I.S. mini-shootout: Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A7 III.

→ DPReview TV: Panasonic S1R vs. Nikon Z7 vs. Sony a7R III - if you don't have time to watch the full video, her is a recap from SonyAddict:

Handling

  1. Nikon Z7
  2. Panasonic S1R
  3. Sony a7RIII

Displays

  1. Panasonic S1R highest resolution EVF
  2. Nikon Z7 great OLED on the back
  3. Sony a7RIII lowest magnification

Batteries and Media

  1. Sony a7RIII great battery but should have two UHS-II slots
  2. Panasonic S1R huge battery but only ok photo performance
  3. Nikon Z7 single card slot and worst battery life of the batch

Lenses

  1. Sony a7RIII G Master line and a lot of selection with great adapters
  2. Nikon Z7 Good adapter and lots of lenses coming but it’s a new mount
  3. Panasonic S1R hasn’t been around long enough and Leica L-Mount lenses are crazy expensive

Autofocus

  1. Sony a7RIII best of the bunch for AF by far
  2. Panasonic S1R slightly better hit rate than the Nikon but CDAF only
  3. Nikon Z7 bad AF implementation

Video

  1. Panasonic S1R best IBIS and a great XLR adapter with 4k 60p
  2. Nikon Z7 best video AF but bad preamp for audio 10-bit external
  3. Sony a7RIII stuck in 8-bit

Image Quality

  1. Sony a7RIII great dynamic range across the ISO range, but the multishot mode isn’t great
  2. Panasonic S1R best high-resolution mode with the lowest dynamic range at base ISO and most noise at high ISO
  3. Nikon Z7 good image quality, but there is banding if you push the shadows
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