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Panasonic AJ-PX270 Camcorder Series Firmware Update Ver 27.74- (July 2, 2015): Improvement of the FAST ZOOM Function

Fri July 3, 2015

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

This video presents Discover Panasonic’s Compact AJ PX270 Camcorder.

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic AJ-PX270 Camcorder Firmware Update Ver.27.73-: Enhanced Network Functions Include FTP Transfer for P2 Cast & Streaming for LiveU: May 20, 2015 (JST) .

Panasonic released the AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld professional camcorder Firmware Update Ver 27.74- on July 2, 2015.

AJ-PX270 series Software (Firmware) Update

  • Last Update: July 2, 2015
  • Model: AJ-PX270 series, AJ-PX298MC, AJ-PX285MC
  • Registered Name/Size: VSI5951K / 48.9MByte

Improvement
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Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X-T1 / X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition Cameras: Firmware Update Ver.4.00 (June 29, 2015) Is Now Available at No Cost

Mon June 29, 2015

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm: Firmware Ver. 4.00 for X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition Will be Posted in Late June 2015: New Auto Focus System Has Advanced Technologies for X-T10 and XT-1 Cameras.

Both FUJIFILM X-T1 and FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition cameras have a new firmware update ver.4.00 which is now available to download at http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xt1/index.html .

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Faster & Faster

Here is a Fujifilm tip to make the camera even faster!

Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Simply updating the firmware won’t make full use of X-T1’s potential. If you want the fastest performance, set the “HIGH PERFORMANCE” option to ON from the menu below:

SETUP 2 > POWER MANAGEMENT > HIGH PERFORMANCE

  • The AF speed will be faster by setting the option.
  • It will depend on the lens used and the shooting environment, but it will be faster by approx. 0.04 sec.
  • This menu is not limited to X-T1. Other models like X-T10 and X-E2 also have the menu as well.
  • The sacrifice to make the AF speed faster is the greater battery consumption, but it is a good option to remember when you are at the critical moment to take the best shot.
  • If you carry a spare battery with you, then maybe it is not a bad idea to set the menu on at all times.

The following video presents Fuji Guys – Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Version 4.00 – New Features:

The Fuji Guys are back to demonstrate the new improvements found in the new Firmware Version 4.00 update. The new Firmware Update V.4.00 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition features an advanced autofocus system for incredible performance when shooting moving subjects and exciting action scenes. Users will also experience improved auto focus accuracy for still images and video, Eye Detection, enhanced shutter speed dial operation, Exposure Compensation control in Manual mode, and finer framing grid lines for enhanced visibility and image composition.

Follow the Fuji Guys on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fujiguys

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

PRESS RELEASE

Substantial firmware updates for the X-T1, delivering a new AF system for better capture of moving subjects among other improvements

May 11, 2015
Updated : June 23, 2015

Fujifilm Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) has announced that it will release a free firmware update for both the Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition in late June, 2015. The firmware introduces a new AF system with upgraded autofocus performance as well as an array of other improvements that reflect feedback from users.

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition


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Firmware Updates

Samsung NX1 Camera: New Firmware Version 1.31 (Jun 9, 2015) is Available for Download: Improvements of “Color Temperature” of White Balance & Movie Recording

Fri June 26, 2015

The following video presents [Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1] 4K Short Film “IN A CITY” by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and HITRECORD, which showcases 4K UHD capabilities of the Samsung NX1:

“In a City” takes an intimate look at the cities we live in by the simple and solitary act of walking through them. It tells the story of our jagged days and nights as we wander about the urban spaces that we dwell in but do not come from. Shot entirely on the NX1 in 4K/UHD by Joseph Gordon-Levitt along with members of the HITRECORD community from all over the world, the film spans the globe from Los Angeles to Cairo, Tokyo to Rio De Janeiro, and from Prague to London and Sheffield, UK.

Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

NX1-front-600

This is an update to the previous blog, Samsung: New Firmware Ver.1.30 (May 18, 2015) for NX1 Camera is Now Available: Updates Include Improved FHD Video Recording, Enhanced AF Performance, Supports Tizen OS TV Connection.

Samsung Firmware File (Firmware) ver.1.31 – All OS (MULTI LANGUAGE, 293.39 MB)
Jun 9, 2015

Samsung recently released this new firmware for the NX1 camera, which includes the following improvements:
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Firmware Updates

Sony: New Firmware Update Ver.2.00 for α7, α7R, α7S and α6000 E-mount Interchangeable Lens Cameras at No Cost: Increases Start-up Speed for All & Enables High Bit-rate Movie Recording for α6000

Wed June 17, 2015

Sony just announced the FREE Firmware Update Ver.2.00 which has the release date 16-06-2015.

FREE Firmware Update Ver.2.00 Features

  • Enables high bit-rate movie shooting at 50p/25p(PAL mode), 60p/30p/24p(NTSC mode) in XAVC S[iv]:  for α6000 only.
  • Reduces the time between switching on the camera to viewing a picture on the LCD screen or OLED viewfinder by 30%[ii]: for the following E-mount Interchangeable Lens cameras:

Sony α7

Sony α7

Sony α7

Sony α7R

Sony α7R

Sony α7R

Sony α7S

Sony α7S

Sony α7S

Sony α6000

Sony α6000

Sony α6000

The firmware is applicable for all qualifying models that have software version 1.21 or earlier and all new models will now ship with the updated firmware.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony releases firmware update for selected E-mount interchangeable lens cameras increasing start-up speed and enabling high bit-rate movie recording

Press Release  •  Jun 17, 2015 07:00 GMT

  • Firmware update for α7, α7R, α7S and α6000
  • Update delivers 30% increase in start-up speed
  • Enables high bit-rate movie shooting at 50p/25p(PAL mode), 60p/30p/24p(NTSC mode) in XAVC S[i]


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Firmware Updates

Fujifilm: Updated Software ‘RAW File Converter EX 2.0 Powered by SILKYPIX’ (Ver.4.1.1.0) with Film Simulation Support for All X Series Cameras: Download Now at No Cost

Wed May 27, 2015

"Evolve" from D-SLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) Camera to CSC (Compact System Camera) - Fujifilm X Series Cameras: Courtesy of Fujifilm

“Evolve” from D-SLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) Camera to CSC (Compact System Camera) – Fujifilm X Series Cameras: Courtesy of Fujifilm

This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm: New RAW File Converter EX 2.0 with Film Simulation Support for X Series Cameras: Download at No Cost From Feb.26, 2015 (Ver.4.1.0.0).

The previous software update Ver.4.1.0.0 incorporates the following issues:

Now, the new software update Ver.4.1.1.0 incorporates the following issues:

Please note that an update will be made on 18 June 2015 which will offer support for Fujifilm X-T10 camera.

FREE Download site

Fujifilm X Series Cameras - "Times change. Things evolve!" - Courtesy of Fujifilm

Fujifilm X Series Cameras – “Times change. Things evolve!” – Courtesy of Fujifilm

PRESS RELEASE

Fujifilm RAW file converter with Film Simulation support is now compatible with all X series cameras

18.05.2015

Fujifilm Corporation is pleased to announce that the Film Simulation capable RAW conversion software “RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 powered by SILKYPIX (Ver.4.1.1.0)” now allows users to convert RAW images taken on all FUJIFILM X series cameras using Fujifilm’s renowned Film Simulation modes.
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Firmware Updates

Fujifilm: Firmware Ver. 4.00 for X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition Will be Posted in Late June 2015: New Auto Focus System Has Advanced Technologies for X-T10 and XT-1 Cameras

Mon May 25, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update V.4.00 Substantially Improves Moving Subject Autofocus & Adds Auto Macro Mode: Available @ No Cost in Late June 2015.

The following video presents FUJIFILM X-T1 & X-T10 New Auto Focus System / FUJIFILM:

The new AF system in the FUJIFILM X-T1(with Firmware Ver. 4.00) and X-T10 adds Zone and Wide/Tracking options to the existing 49-point Single Point mode. This improves focus performance when shooting moving subjects and helps you to capture perfect photos when the subject is moving across the 77-point AF area.

 Fujifilm X-T10, silver

Fujifilm X-T10, silver

FUJIFILM X-T10 camera already has the Advanced new autofocus (AF) system.

Firmware Ver. 4.00 for FUJIFILM X-T1 and FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition will be posted in late June 2015.

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

  • X-T1 cameras with Firmware Ver. 4.00, and X-T10 camera showcase a great improvement in Autofocus (AF) function. Among the enhancement, Wide Tracking is perhaps the one that many are eager to test.

Here are the key highlights of the upcoming firmware update.

Fujifilm: Intelligent Hybrid AF combines on-sensor phase detection AF with contrast AF to improve focus even in low light conditions or on low contrast subjects.

Fujifilm: Intelligent Hybrid AF combines on-sensor phase detection AF with contrast AF to improve focus even in low light conditions or on low contrast subjects.


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Firmware Updates

Panasonic Professional Cameras VariCam 35 4K & Varicam HS: Firmware Ver. 3.01-00-0.02 for Workflow/Video Updates May 14, 2015

Sun May 24, 2015

The following video presents An exploration in 4K with the VariCam 35 from Varicam on Vimeo.

The beautiful World Heritage sites in Turkey – “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, “Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia”, and “Hierapolic-Pamukkale” were captured with the Panasonic professional 4K camera, VariCam 35. This video introduces behind the scenes highlights during the shooting. Through the interviews of a Varicam 35 developer and users, you will get to know the features of the VariCam 35.

Watch aslo Captured on VariCam 35: “Timeless legacies of light, shadows, and flowing water” at vimeo.com/127797148

Panasonic recently released the Firmware Ver.3.01-00-0.02 for both VariCam 35 4K professional camera and Varicam HS professional camera on May 14, 2015, for improvements in workflow and video editing.

VariCam Software (Firmware) Update

  • Last Update: May 14, 2015
  • Model: AU-V35C1G, AU-V23HS1G, AU-VREC1G
    AU-VCVF1
  • Registered Name/Size: VSI6060J / 139MB
    Expected Time for Update Approx. 60min

Firmware Ver 3.01-00-0.xx
CAMERA(35):3.01-00-0.02
   CAMERA(HS):3.01-00-0.02
   RECORDER  :3.01-00-0.10
Firmware Viewfinder
AU-VCVF1    :1.06-00-0.00 (VSI6043F)

The following functions are added:
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Firmware Updates

Panasonic AJ-PX270 Camcorder Firmware Update Ver.27.73-: Enhanced Network Functions Include FTP Transfer for P2 Cast & Streaming for LiveU: May 20, 2015 (JST)

Sat May 23, 2015

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

This video presents Discover Panasonic’s Compact AJ PX270 Camcorder.

Panasonic released the AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld professional camcorder Firmware Update Ver.27.73- on May 20, 2015 (JST).

AJ-PX270 series Software (Firmware) Update

  • Last Update: May 20, 2015.
  • Model: AJ-PX270 series, AJ-PX298MC, AJ-PX285MC.
  • Registered Name/Size: VSI5951J / 48.9MByte.

New features
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Firmware Updates

Samsung: New Firmware Ver.1.30 (May 18, 2015) for NX1 Camera is Now Available: Updates Include Improved FHD Video Recording, Enhanced AF Performance, Supports Tizen OS TV Connection

Fri May 22, 2015

NX1-front-600

The following video presents [Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1] Official Introduction:

There’s never been a compact system camera like this. Powered by the DRIMe V Image Processor, the NX1 is the world’s fastest and most accurate in the APS-C sensor category. It’s a natural born speedster equipped with Auto Focus -AF- System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points, an incredibly fast AF speed of 55ms and 15fps continuous AF shooting capabilities. The 28MP BSI APS-C Sensor ensures that every shot you take is of superb image quality. Videos are recorded in 4K UHD capturing your world in the finest detail.

Samsung Nx1: Firmware 1.30 Update

Samsung Nx1: Firmware 1.30 Update

NX1 Firmware Ver.1.30 is Now Available for Download

Firmware File (Firmware) ver.1.30 – All OS (MULTI LANGUAGE, 291.45 MB)

May 18, 2015

Samsung recently released the new Firmware 1.3 for the NX1 camera, which includes the following updates:

Video recording

  • Sensor reads larger data size, resulting in improved FHD quality – up to 60P (not for Slow Movie).
  • Time code added features: Rec Run option is added.
  • “1920×1080 (120)” setting in the Movie Size Menu for easy access.
  • Auto Mic Control On/Off.
  • Histogram & Digital Level are displayed during standby / recording mode.
  • Capture individual 4K frame forward & backward with precision: Embedded EXIF data in jpeg.
  • Added NEW MF Responsiveness mode: Capable of setting to Low, Medium, High focus angle in manual focus mode.
  • Remains in Stand By mode after recording.

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Firmware Updates

Olympus: New Firmware Version 3.1 for OM-D E-M1 and Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II: Underwater Picture Mode for Both; LV Boost II – Assists Vision in Starscape Photography for E-M1: To Be Available June 16, 2015

Thu May 21, 2015

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Olympus recently informed us that the new firmware updates for OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II will become available June 16, 2015.

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Key Features of OM-D E-M1 Firmware Version 3.1

  • LV Boost II: assists vision in starscape photography.
    • LV Boost II which lets you display the Live View five EV steps brighter than the current LV Boost I, making it much easier to compose shots and confirm focus of darker scenes such as starscapes.
  • Underwater Picture Mode: provides vivid colours and beautiful reproduction of blues for underwater photography.

In addition, Underwater Picture Mode has been added, which, when combined with Underwater White Balance, adjusts settings for perfect underwater shots no matter what PASM shooting mode you are in.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Key Feature of E-M5 Mark II Firmware Version 1.2
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Firmware Updates

Olympus: New Firmware Version 3.1 for OM-D E-M1 (Micro Four Thirds System Standard Compliant) and Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II: Available in June 2015

Sun May 17, 2015

The following video presents Olympus OM-D E-M1:

Move into a New World with the Flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera. Olympus’ new E-M1 compact system camera combines the highest in imaging performance, durability and powerful EVF for an immersive photographic experience.

Dual FAST AF Technology allows users of both the Four Thirds and micro Four Thirds systems to use their lenses at their maximum performance. Wi-Fi functionality allows users to share images, wirelessly control their camera and have Live View streamed to their smart phone or tablet

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Also available in June, Olympus announced the latest firmware Version 3.1 for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Micro Four Thirds System standard compliant) and Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1’s Firmware Version 3.1

To further underwater shooting ability, Olympus announced a dedicated underwater case for E-M1, the PT-EP11, withstanding water pressure to a depth of 45m.
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Advisories, Firmware Updates

Canon: New Firmware Version 1.0.4 for EOS 7D Mark II Camera: Available Now to Incorporate Five Fixes

Fri May 15, 2015

The following video presents Taking advantage of the Broad AF Coverage in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II:

Learn how to use the features and functions of the EOS 7D Mark II in these instructional tutorials, hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center Technical Advisor, Rudy Winston.

In this video, Rudy shows how to fully take advantage of the EOS 7D Mark II’s broad auto focus coverage.

Firmware Notice: EOS 7D Mark II: Firmware Version 1.0.4
Date: 05-12-15

Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes:

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM


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