Podcast: New Camera and Lens Announcements—Summer 2020


On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome Kevin Rickert, who is a camera and lighting Senior Sales Trainer for B&H. Rickert teaches and updates the Pro Photo staff on all the features and specs of new cameras and often gets these cameras in his hands well before anyone else. Could there be a better guest for this episode, in which we discuss the many recent camera and lens announcements from the major manufacturers?

Much of the chatter in new camera circles has been about the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6, as well as the Nikon Z 5 and the Sony Alpha a7S III, but Olympus and Leica have also released impressive new cameras in recent weeks. There have been, in addition, several interesting lens announcements over the course of the summer, including the HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW lens and affordable fixed-aperture telephoto lenses from Canon and Tokina. We also take a look back at the XT-4 and X100V cameras by FUJIFILM that were announced toward the beginning of the year and discuss a few compact cameras from Sony and Panasonic aimed at the travel and vlogger set. Join us for this comprehensive and very informative discussion of the new photography gear announced in 2020.

Guest: Kevin Rickert

FUJIFILM X100V Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Mirrorless Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens
Leica M10-R Digital Rangefinder Camera
Nikon Z 5 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Sony Alpha a7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera
Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Canon RF
Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 ED SDM AW Lens
Tokina SZX 400mm f/8 Reflex MF Lens for Sony E