What’s New In Cameras In The Last Month?

by planetMitch3 Comments

I've been asked to write a monthly article for the folks over at Stage32 on cameras and stuff

They've just published my second article which of course I think you should read!

What? You've never heard of Stage32?

THE online platform dedicated to connecting and educating film, television and theater creatives worldwide.

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There are over 500,000 (yes, that's 1/2 a million!) people working together and networking over on Stage32. That's astounding!

And, they've not only got great ways of networking, but they have training, job postings, meet ups, and of course a blog. Plus you can create your own profile. Oh, and if you want to check my profile

I'm honored to be selected to contribute more to the community. You should pop over and find out more!

So, here's part of my article…

Greetings Earthlings!

What a great reaction for the first article – thanks to everyone for reading and commenting!

February has been a busy month for camera announcements. And I suspect March will be as well leading into major events like WPPI and NAB.

Canon, Nikon, Sony, and even Pentax had major announcements. And interestingly, only one of them was mirrorless.

I don’t know… seems like the entire planet is talking ‘mirrorless this’ and ‘mirrorless that’ but yet I also recently found that in 2015, mirrorless sales were only about 10% of the market!
Compact cameras have fallen off the edge of the flat Earth and may never be seen again… though interestingly, Canon and Polaroid are still producing them and announcing new models. I guess there are some people on the planet that don’t own smartphones? How can that be?

Camera Update by PlanetMitch - March 2016
Galaxy S7

Speaking of smartphones, Samsung just announced the Galaxy S7 which has Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus. This is a significant move of DSLR tech into the tiny smartphone camera. If you’ve seen the demos, you’ll be impressed with the autofocus speed! Nobody specifically said it is Canon’s technology, but it would be hard to imagine that Samsung would call it the exact same name as Canon’s tech if it weren’t. They’re already familiar with lawsuits (Apple) and I would hope they’d steer away from that fight.

There's a lot more! Read the whole article here.

(cover photo credit: snap from stage32)


  1. Mitch, I believe in your article that you said the a6300 had 5-axis stabilization. According to specs at dpreview, it does not.

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