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For the last few decades, Nikon and Canon have sewn up the sports photography market. Especially Canon with its long prime lens collection and its professional service network. Sony has coveted this position for a long time but has had to wait for the technological advantage to grow before really challenging. Well here it is, the real challenger has appeared in the guise of the Mirrorless Sony Alpha A9 camera.

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Panasonic has revealed the latest version of its superzoom compact cameras the TZ90 (UK) or ZS70 (US). This will be added to the existing TZ60/70/80 or ZS40/50/60 lineup that has been popular for travel and general point-and-shoot photography with the advantage of a 30x zoom lens and small electronic viewfinder.

The Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless digital camera is just about to be launched. Already leaked specifications are being made available. What can we expect and will it make any difference?

The M6 will be very much the same as the M5 that was released late 2016. The major differences appear to be the loss of internal EVF viewfinder in favor of the new hot-shoe mounted EVF-D2. This makes the camera smaller with a more retro style whilst allowing for the option of a viewfinder. It should also allow for a lower price point for the camera alone.

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The Canon rumor of a new kit lens to come with the launch of the EOS 800D / Rebel T7i has led to speculation it may be a retractable, locking lens such as the EF-M 15-45mm or the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II equivalent. That certainly saves space and makes the whole camera more 'compact' but just a bit fiddly to use. Given the need to compete with mirrorless cameras and reduce the size would Canon take the same route?

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Fujifilm has announced the new X-series Mirrorless CSC digital camera, the X-A10. This is a small lightweight camera with clean lines and a classic retro design style. The camera has no viewfinder but does sport a 180-degree slide and tilt LCD screen that moves up when tilted to give 100% visibility for selfies.

Image Sensor

The X-A10 combines a ‘newly developed’ 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor with native ISO of 200-6400 extendable to 25600. ‘Astonishingly Low Noise’ is claimed with clear images and accurate colour reproduction.

Film Simulation

The X-A10 offers six Film Simulation modes. They are true-to-life colors of PROVIA (standard), the vibrant tones and saturated colors of Velvia (vivid), theoft tones of ASTIA (soft), the documentary-style tones of CLASSIC CHROME, as well as Monochrome and Sepia.