Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 Cameras

Nikon has announced more details of firmware in development for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 cameras.

As previously reported, firmware is being planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May.

You might familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. Another significant upcoming feature is the ability to output ProRes RAW video to an Atomos Ninja V. This would make the Nikon Z6 and Z7 the first stills/video hybrid cameras to support RAW video output. Check out the details below. … Continue reading


Fujifilm X-T30: Lightweight, 4K $900 Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm has launched the XT30, a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that is the successor to the X-T20. The latest addition to the Fuji X-series line-up, the Fujifilm XT30, has a lot in common with the more expensive X-T3.

The US price for X-T30 body is $899, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama. The release date for Canon EOS RP is in March.

The camera offers the same 26.1MP X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU found in the X-T3 and adds improved autofocus that will come to the X-T3 later via a firmware update. … Continue reading


Canon EOS RP Budget Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon EOS RP is the second fullframe mirrorless camera that joins the EOS R launched last year. The Canon EOS RP puts the power of fullframe mirrorless into a small, lightweight EOS R series body, opening up exciting creative possibilities.

This is simply a mirrorless equivalent of the EOS 6D Mark II DSLR, boasting an aggressively competitive price and, for its class, an impressively lightweight body.

The body goes for only $1,300 (£1,400, AU$2,100), and comes in a kit with the RF 24-105mm f4 L lens for $2,400 (£2,330, no kit in Australia). At those prices, it’s competing with older models that have experienced price drops over the years, most notably the Sony A7 II. … Continue reading


Nikon Z7 Firmware 1.03 and Nikon Z6 Firmware 1.01 Released

Nikon has released new firmware updates for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

This firmware Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 fixes several issues. The previously announced major firmware that will add Eye AF, RAW video support, CFexpress support to Z series is expected later.

Here are the list of changes with download links. … Continue reading


Canon EOS R Firmware Update Version 1.1.0 Released

Canon released the new firmware for EOS R full frame mirrorless camera.

Firmware Update Version 1.1.0 corrects several phenomenons and supports continuous shooting when “silent shutter” has been enabled.

You can follow the links below to download the firmware updates. Canon EOS R body :  ($2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama) … Continue reading


First Fujifilm X-T30 Images & Specs Leaked

Fujifilm X-T30 Images & Specs have been leaked on the web. From the first images we can clearly see that Fujifilm has removed the D-Pad in favor of a joystick.

As expected Fuji X-T30 will use the same 26MP sensor as the Fujifilm X-T3. The midrange SLR-styled mirrorless camera that serves as the younger sibling to the X-T3. is expected to be announced next week on the 14th of February. Check out the Fujifilm X-T30 Images & Specs ! … Continue reading


Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video

Check out this Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF test video. The newly announced Lumix S1 & S1R uses the same Depth from Defocus AF system as Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds cameras. As we all know that Nikon Z6 features 273 Phase AF points based Fullframe Sensor.

Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to. The camera’s AF Tracking mode has been updated, too. It now tracks whatever is under the focus point when you half-press (or AF-On) and then reverts to your original AF area when you release.

You can watch the AutoFocus Video test between the Panasonic S1 and Nikon Z6 ($1,996.95 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama ) camera below.  … Continue reading


First Canon EOS RP Specs, Price Around $1599

The initial list of features for the upcoming Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera have been leaked. The new EOS RP is said to be an entry-level full-frame mirror-less camera, priced at $1,599 and will have only one card slot. The official announcement of the EOS RP will be held on February 14, 2019.

Contrary to expectations, Canon will update thet EOS R ($2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama) with a lower quality model. According to recent reports, the EOS RP will be cheaper and will capture 4K video from the 26MP sensor. This will definitely be a nice camera between the EOS M50 and EOS R. … Continue reading


Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Panasonic officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras. The US price of Panasonic Lumix S1 is $2,497.99, the Panasonic Lumix S1R is priced at $3,697.99.

Both cameras will be released on April 4, 2019. Now the new Panasonic Lumix S1 & S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras are available for pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama. Order now if you are interested. … Continue reading


Panasonic Announces 50mm F1.4, 70-200 F4 OIS and 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS Lenses

Panasonic unveil a trio of Lumix S lenses along the S1R and the S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras will start shipping by the end of March.

The three new lenses are . The 24-105mm F4 OIS Macro will serve as the kit lens for both cameras. All three lenses are dust and moisture-sealed, and the two ‘S Pro’ models include a focus clutch for quick switching between auto and manual focus.

The three new lenses will ship in early April. The 50mm F1.4 is priced at $2299, the 70-200 F4 at $1699 and the 24-105mm F4 at $1299. Buying the S1/S1R kit effectively lowers the price of the 24-105mm F4 to $899. … Continue reading