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B&H Photography Podcast

The B&H Photography Podcast, a weekly conversation about all things photography. With insightful and entertaining guests, we discuss the issues most important to the contemporary photographer.

Dec 15, 2022

For anyone seeking a new camera to gift or to hold this holiday season, we present the eighth annual installment of our Cameras of the Year episode! Featured in our discussion are 16 new cameras from Canon, FUJIFILM, Hasselblad, Leica, Nikon, OM SYSTEM, Panasonic, and Sony—presented in alphabetical order.

In addition to a detailed review of each camera on our list, we also discuss trends such as the shift from separate cameras for photo and video to a single camera geared to content creation, recent advances in high resolution EVFs, the benefits to cameras with internal memory, an increasing prevalence of AI technologies, the continued relevance of Micro 4/3rds and APS-C models when full frame cameras are shrinking in size and weight, and much more. Along the way, we even come up with some new terminology—Exit Level Cameras! Tune in for yourself and find out what it means.

Guest: Kevin Rickert

Episode Timeline

3:30: Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera

4:29: From separate cameras for photo and video to one camera for content creation

5:30: Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera

6:42: A question about image stabilization

7:58: The increasing use of dual card slots

8:50: Newer Canon cameras have a different hotshoe

11:18: Canon EOS R10 Mirrorless Camera

12:25: The legacy of the Canon Rebel series name

14:25: Canon R5 C Mirrorless Cinema Camera

15:43: What constitutes a Netflix-approved cinema camera

17:08: FUJIFILM X-H2S Mirrorless Camera

18:12: FUJIFILM X-H2 Mirrorless Camera

18:20: FUJIFILM X-T5 Mirrorless Camera

19:43: Recent advances in high resolution EVFs

20:55: New FUJIFILM lenses mean faster full-time autofocus

22:15: Hasselblad X2D 100C Medium Format Mirrorless Camera

2400: The benefits to cameras with internal memory

24:38: Medium format 16-bit color gives you more crayons to play with in the box

26:02: Episode break

27:13: Leica M 11 Rangefinder Camera

30:24: US-B Type C connection allows downloading pictures to a phone

30:59: What is pixel binning and why is it useful?

32:12: Nikon Z 30 Mirrorless Camera

35:44: OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mirrorless Camera

37:08: The continued relevance of Micro 4/3rds and APS-C sensors when full frame cameras are shrinking in size and weight

39:54: OM SYSTEM OM-5 Mirrorless Camera

41:29: Panasonic Lumix GH6 Mirrorless Camera

43:15: The value of dual image stabilization

44:14: Sony ZV-1F Vlogging Camera

46:51: Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera

48:42: What is a BSI sensor?

49:08: Sony a7R V Mirrorless Camera

49:52: The higher the resolution, the better your lenses need to be

50:52: The increasing prevalence of AI technologies in the photo world

54:40: Sony a7R V updated screen design and menu tweaks

Guest Bio:

Kevin Rickert is B&H Photo’s Senior Sales Trainer for Cameras and Lighting. It’s Kevin’s job to collaborate with camera and lens manufacturers to create curriculum for training B&H’s world-renowned sales staff. He knows his stuff! Born & raised in New York and self-described as a ball-park journeyman, Kevin has traveled to—and photographed—all* Major League Baseball Stadiums in the United States since 2008. He also recently travelled to South Korea for food, drink, and photography in October.

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