The most important camera gear of 2024 (so far)

Photo: Richard Butler An extra long February is drawing to a close and brought us a wealth of new cameras and lenses during CP+ 2024. Here's a list of the biggest releases and announcements of the year so far, updated for February 2024! February 2024 Fujifilm X100VI Image: Richard Butler Arguably one of the most hyped-up cameras of the year, the Fujifilm X100VI was announced and made available for preorder this February. It is shipping now, but already backordered at some retailers.Recent Videos Read our X100VI initial review Buy now: $1,599 at Amazon $1,599 at B&H Photo $1,599 at Adorama Sony a9 III Photo: Richard Butler Sony's latest high-speed pro sports camera and herald of the 'global' shutter, the a9 III, was announced in 2023 but began shipping on February 8th. Read our Sony a9 III initial review Buy now: $5998 at Amazon $5998 at B&H $5998 at Adorama OM System OM-1 Mark II Photo: Shaminder Dulai The OM System OM-1 Mark II is a high-speed Micro Four Thirds camera based around a 20MP Stacked CMOS sensor. As the name implies, it's an updated version of the flagship OM-1, with hardware and firmware improvements. Announced and available for preorder in January 2024, it started shipping in February. Read our OM System OM-1 Mark II initial review Buy now: $2,400 at Amazon $2,400 at B&H Photo $2,400 at Adorama OM System 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 IS Image: OM System Alongside its new flagship, OM System announced a 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 super telephoto zoom (equivalent focal length range of 300-1200mm) as well as a new version of the Olympus 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 (18-36mm equivalent) with an updated body and OM System branding in January. Both are now shipping as of February 2024. Learn more Buy now: $2,700 at Amazon $2,700 at B&H Photo $2,700 at Adorama Sony 24-50mm F2.8 G Image: Sony Sony's 24-50mm F2.8 G fast, compact walk-around lens was announced this February during CP+ but is not slated to ship until May of this year. Learn more Preorder: $1,098 at B&H Photo $1,098 at Adorama Fujifilm X100VI: Limited Edition Photo: Richard Butler While the Fujifilm X100VI itself is easy to pre-order, there is also a limited edition with Fujifilm's founding logo from 1934 that will be a bit harder to find and a bit more expensive. Ask at your local dealer for the chance to pay a $400 premium for this limited run. Learn more Sigma 15mm F1.4 DG DN "Art" diagonal fisheye Image: Sigma Sigma's 15mm F1.4 DG DN "Art" diagonal fisheye is shooting to be an astrophotography workhorse with a 180-degree field-of-view, manual focus lock button, lens heater support and a weather-sealed body. It's available for preorder today, with an estimated ship date of mid-March. Learn more Preorder: $1999 at B&H Photo $1999 at Adorama Sigma 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS Sports Image: Sigma Sigma's 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS "Sports" lens is lighter and a fraction shorter than the similar Nikkor lens for DSLR, despite not using the same phase-fresnel technology Nikon does. It's available for preorder now in E-mount and L-mount favors, with a ship date in mid-March 2024. Learn more Preorder: $2,999 at Amazon $2,999 at B&H $2,999 at Adorama Panasonic Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 macro travel zoom Image: Panasonic Launched during CP+, Panasonic's Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 Macro OIS for L-mount is, according to the company, is the smallest and lightest long zoom lens for mirrorless systems (where 'long zoom' is defined as 7x or greater zoom range). It's available for preorder now, and set to ship at the end of April. Learn more Preorder: $900 at Amazon $898 at B&H Photo $898 at Adorama Venus Optics Laowa 10mm F2.8 Zero-D FF Image: Venus Optics The Venus Optics' Laowa Zero-D FF is, according to its makers, the world's widest F2.8 full-frame rectilinear lens. It's also the first lens with autofocus in the company's Laowa line. Available for preorder now, it will ship next month for $799. Learn more Preorder: $799 at B&H Photo $799 at Adorama Sony PDT-FP1 5G transmitter Image: Sony Sony's PDT-FP1 5G transmitter accessory, which was already announced in Japan, is now coming to the United States and other markets. It can be preordered now and has a shipping window of "early summer" 2024. Learn more Preorder: $1,100 at Sony Apple Vision Pro Image: Apple Announced in 2023, Apple Vision Pro's got a February 2nd shipping date during CES 2024. It's now available to order on Apple's website for $3,499. Apple Vision Pro is not primarily a camera, of course, but it is, in part, a device for capturing photos and videos. The Vision Pro will be able to capture spatial photos and video using a button along the top edge of the goggle part of the device. Learn more Buy now: $3,499 at Apple January 2024 Hasselblad CFV 100C Image: Hasselblad Hasselblad has announced a 100MP version of its CFV digital camera back, which combines with the 907x camera to create the smallest medium format camera on the market. It's available for pre-order now and expected to ship in late Ma

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The most important camera gear of 2024 (so far)
Photo: Richard Butler

An extra long February is drawing to a close and brought us a wealth of new cameras and lenses during CP+ 2024. Here's a list of the biggest releases and announcements of the year so far, updated for February 2024!


Fujifilm X100VI

Image: Richard Butler

Arguably one of the most hyped-up cameras of the year, the Fujifilm X100VI was announced and made available for preorder this February. It is shipping now, but already backordered at some retailers.

Recent Videos

Read our X100VI initial review


Buy now:


Sony a9 III

Photo: Richard Butler

Sony's latest high-speed pro sports camera and herald of the 'global' shutter, the a9 III, was announced in 2023 but began shipping on February 8th.

Read our Sony a9 III initial review


Buy now:


OM System OM-1 Mark II

Photo: Shaminder Dulai

The OM System OM-1 Mark II is a high-speed Micro Four Thirds camera based around a 20MP Stacked CMOS sensor. As the name implies, it's an updated version of the flagship OM-1, with hardware and firmware improvements. Announced and available for preorder in January 2024, it started shipping in February.


Buy now:


OM System 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 IS

Image: OM System

Alongside its new flagship, OM System announced a 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 super telephoto zoom (equivalent focal length range of 300-1200mm) as well as a new version of the Olympus 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 (18-36mm equivalent) with an updated body and OM System branding in January. Both are now shipping as of February 2024.

Learn more


Buy now:


Sony 24-50mm F2.8 G

Image: Sony

Sony's 24-50mm F2.8 G fast, compact walk-around lens was announced this February during CP+ but is not slated to ship until May of this year.

Learn more


Preorder:


Fujifilm X100VI: Limited Edition

Photo: Richard Butler

While the Fujifilm X100VI itself is easy to pre-order, there is also a limited edition with Fujifilm's founding logo from 1934 that will be a bit harder to find and a bit more expensive. Ask at your local dealer for the chance to pay a $400 premium for this limited run.

Learn more


Sigma 15mm F1.4 DG DN "Art" diagonal fisheye

Image: Sigma

Sigma's 15mm F1.4 DG DN "Art" diagonal fisheye is shooting to be an astrophotography workhorse with a 180-degree field-of-view, manual focus lock button, lens heater support and a weather-sealed body. It's available for preorder today, with an estimated ship date of mid-March.

Learn more


Preorder:


Sigma 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS Sports

Image: Sigma

Sigma's 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS "Sports" lens is lighter and a fraction shorter than the similar Nikkor lens for DSLR, despite not using the same phase-fresnel technology Nikon does. It's available for preorder now in E-mount and L-mount favors, with a ship date in mid-March 2024.

Learn more


Preorder:


Panasonic Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 macro travel zoom

Image: Panasonic

Launched during CP+, Panasonic's Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 Macro OIS for L-mount is, according to the company, is the smallest and lightest long zoom lens for mirrorless systems (where 'long zoom' is defined as 7x or greater zoom range). It's available for preorder now, and set to ship at the end of April.

Learn more


Preorder:


Venus Optics Laowa 10mm F2.8 Zero-D FF

Image: Venus Optics

The Venus Optics' Laowa Zero-D FF is, according to its makers, the world's widest F2.8 full-frame rectilinear lens. It's also the first lens with autofocus in the company's Laowa line. Available for preorder now, it will ship next month for $799.

Learn more


Preorder:


Sony PDT-FP1 5G transmitter

Image: Sony

Sony's PDT-FP1 5G transmitter accessory, which was already announced in Japan, is now coming to the United States and other markets. It can be preordered now and has a shipping window of "early summer" 2024.

Learn more


Preorder:


Apple Vision Pro

Image: Apple

Announced in 2023, Apple Vision Pro's got a February 2nd shipping date during CES 2024. It's now available to order on Apple's website for $3,499. Apple Vision Pro is not primarily a camera, of course, but it is, in part, a device for capturing photos and videos. The Vision Pro will be able to capture spatial photos and video using a button along the top edge of the goggle part of the device.

Learn more


Buy now:


January 2024


Hasselblad CFV 100C

Image: Hasselblad

Hasselblad has announced a 100MP version of its CFV digital camera back, which combines with the 907x camera to create the smallest medium format camera on the market. It's available for pre-order now and expected to ship in late March to early April.

Learn more


Preorder:


Panasonic Lumix S 100mm F2.8 macro

Image: Panasonic

In conjunction with CES 2024, Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 100mm F2.8 Macro lens for full-frame L-mount cameras. Panasonic calls it "the world’s smallest and lightest medium-telephoto fixed focal length macro lens." However, as important as its size and weight is versatility: Panasonic tells us its goal was to produce a macro that can also handle portraiture and medium telephoto shooting with vanishingly few drawbacks. It was announced and shipped in January 2024.


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DJI Mic 2

Image: DJI

This January, DJI announced the Mic 2, the sequel to its first wireless microphone system released back in 2022. We were fans of the original, especially the details of its interface and user experience, and the Mic 2 expands on that with some additional creature comforts, 32-bit float backup recordings and a new transparent design. It was available for purchase at its announcement in January.

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