This Year in Gear
The Top Cameras and Lenses of 2018
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This past year was jam-packed with news from the camera world. Canon, Nikon and Panasonic each launched its first-ever, full-frame mirrorless cameras to compete with Sony while DJI put Hasselblad systems into its widely-popular consumer drones. And, that really just scratches the surface. There have been new cameras, lenses, accessories, drones, bags and everything else — we’ve covered most of it. Here’s a recap of everything that happened in 2018.
Founded by a former designer for F-stop Gear, Shimoda Designs is creating a line of camera bags for travel and adventure.
Vintage-inspired camera accessories for the modern photographer.
A pair of world-famous Swedish companies are bringing big-time photo art to the mass market
Cheaper than its competitors, just as powerful.
It's the largest ever SSD in the 2.5-inch form factor.
Black, Black, Black, Black, and some Knurled Brass
Ricoh is offering current K-1 owners a pretty terrific deal -- trade in your older K-1 for the new Mark II for just $550.
Sony's new a7 III mirrorless camera makes a strong case to be the only mirrorless camera you should buy.
The newly announced EOS 4000D will prove to be Canon's most budget-friendly DSLR ever.
The bundle's value hits somewhere in the ballpark of $6,292; the Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit goes for $5,500, so you're saving almost $800.
It allows smartphone videographers the ability to capture super wide-angle images with the inherent shallow depth of field of a telephoto lens.
It won't shoot 4K videos or as excellent slow-mos as the Hero 6 Black, however
The Gnarbox 2.0 SSD aims to streamline what it takes to get a photo or video from the press of the shutter button to your Instagram feed and beyond.
It's available in three colors (white, black or brown) and starts at just $600 (body only).
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is a Micro Four Thirds compact camera that's capable of shooting 4K RAW videos.
It's the fastest external drive that OWC has ever made.
It's the largest capacity power bank system that you can legally fly with
It's also Sony's first compact camera in its RX100 line that comes with a touchscreen display.
It's also the world's lightest 400mm f/2.8 prime lens.
The app factors in things like weather, time, elevation, the moon and sun cycle, and then helps the photographer plan for the perfect photo.
For anybody storing hi-res photos and videos, this little SSD is capable of up to 550MB/s transfer speeds.
The Mavic 2 brings a Hasselblad camera and rediculous image quality, while the Mavic 2 Zoom is the first consumer drone with optical zoom.
Nikon finally designs a pro-grade camera other than a DSLR. It's time to take on Sony's a7III and a7RIII.
The Lumix S1 and S1R will both use Leica's existing full-frame-L mount SL system.
The tiny gimbal is available for pre-order now for $349. DJI says it'll ship by 12/15, so you'll get it before the holiday.
Everyone is releasing new cameras and they all look amazing. Here's your rundown.
The M10-P is a little quieter visually and way quieter audibly.