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Nikon COOLPIX B600 Camera With 60× Wide Optical Zoom NIKKOR Lens That Covers Wide-angle to Super-telephoto Shooting: Compact, Target Finding AF, 19 Scene Modes & 36 Creative Effects, Macro Mode, Recording of Full HD Movies with Stereo Sound, Built-in Wi-fi and Bluetooth

Nikon COOLPIX B600: Image Courtesy of Nikon

Nikon COOLPIX B600: Image Courtesy of Nikon

PRESS RELEASE

NIKON RELEASES THE HIGH-POWER ZOOM COOLPIX B600

A versatile camera that covers wide-angle to super-telephoto shooting for imaging experiences simply not possible with a smartphone

Nikon COOLPIX B600

Nikon COOLPIX B600

January 17, 2019

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Nikon Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the COOLPIX B600, a compact digital camera equipped with a high-performance 60× optical zoom NIKKOR lens.

Nikon COOLPIX B600: Super-telephoto photography: Image Courtesy of Nikon

Nikon COOLPIX B600: Super-telephoto photography: Image Courtesy of Nikon

The COOLPIX B600 employs a 60× optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a range of equivalent focal lengths beginning at wide-angle 24mm*1 and ending at super-telephoto 1440mm*1 (Dynamic Fine Zoom further expands the zoom ratio to 120×*2), making it possible for users to enjoy super-telephoto photography without compromising sharp and clear resolution.

Nikon COOLPIX B600

Nikon COOLPIX B600

The camera has an effective pixel count of 16.0 megapixels and supports a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400. Its combination of backside illumination CMOS sensor and EXPEED high-performance image-processing engine captures superior still and video quality, even at high sensitivities. The COOLPIX B600 is also equipped with a variety of functions that enable a diverse power of expression, including 19 scene modes, as well as a Creative mode that offers a total of 36 different effects.

Nikon COOLPIX B600: Apply different artistic effects and filters to give your images a special look, while preserving your original photo: Image Courtesy of Nikon

Nikon COOLPIX B600: Apply different artistic effects and filters to give your images a special look, while preserving your original photo: Image Courtesy of Nikon

The camera also features functions that make it easier to use as a high-power zoom model and ensure increased operability, such as a Snap-back zoom button and Side zoom control, as well as a shooting mode dial that enables immediate switching between frequently used shooting modes. It is also SnapBridge compatible, so high-quality images can be automatically downloaded to a smart device*3 for easy sharing.

Nikon COOLPIX B600

Nikon COOLPIX B600

*1 Equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format.
*2 At the maximum image size. The maximum zoom ratio varies by image size. Dynamic Fine Zoom refers to the areas in which the camera can zoom while maintaining resolution from the maximum zoom position, and is the combined ratio of optical zoom from the maximum wide-angle position and digital zoom.
*3 iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android™ devices to which the SnapBridge app has been installed can be used. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store® and Google Play™. See Nikon’s website for further information.
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Olympus Teasers

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Video Teaser #3

In this third teaser video for the upcoming Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, Olympus gives us the clearest view yet of the new camera. This time, the camera is shooting nature and landscapes and, while the photographer is hidden under a rain jacket, the E-M1X itself is happily exposed to the pouring rain.

Reveal date is January 24, 2019.

Here are a couple of screen grabs from the video teaser:

Related links:
Olympus OM-D E-M1X Teaser Video #1
Olympus OM-D E-M1X Teaser Video #2

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Fujifilm Lenses

Fujifilm: FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR Telephoto Zoom with 35mm Equivalent Focal Range of 79-158mm for the GFX Medium Format Mirrorless Camera System for Outdoor Photographers: Durable, Compact & Lightweight, Five Stop Image Stabilization, Silent & Fast Autofocus, Dust & Weather Resistance-Operates at 14°F (-10°C)

This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm is Developing FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR Telephoto Zoom, FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR Compact Prime, FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR Mid-Telephoto Zoom: Updates G Mount Lens Roadmap (September 2018) for the GFX System of Medium Format Mirrorless Cameras.

The following video presents FUJIFILM Craftsmanship of FUJINON / FUJIFILM:
Featuring the craftsmanship of FUJINON Lens, the lenses are hand-made in Japan.

Fujifilm: X-Photographer Jonathan Bielaski (@jonbielaski on IG) was able to put the FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR through its paces on set at a recent shoot at the Waterloo Central Railway Train Experience in St. Jacob's, Ontario, Canada: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Fujifilm: X-Photographer Jonathan Bielaski (@jonbielaski on IG) was able to put the FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR through its paces on set at a recent shoot at the Waterloo Central Railway Train Experience in St. Jacob’s, Ontario, Canada: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

PRESS RELEASE

FUJIFILM INTRODUCES NEW TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS FOR THE GFX MEDIUM FORMAT MIRRORLESS SYSTEM

Fujifilm FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR

Fujifilm FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR

The FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens is a welcome addition for outdoor photographers

Fujifilm FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR: Shooting Mode - Manual; Image Size - 8256 x 6192; Sensitivity ISO - 160; Dynamic Range - 100%; Aperture - F8.0; Shutter Speed - 30; Lens Focal Length - 111.3mm; White Balance - AUTO; Film simulation - Velvia; Lens Modulation Optimizer - ON; Camera - FUJIFILM GFX 50R: ©Jeffrey Poon

Fujifilm FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR: Shooting Mode – Manual; Sensitivity ISO – 160; Dynamic Range – 100%; Aperture – F8.0; Shutter Speed – 30; Lens Focal Length – 111.3mm; White Balance – AUTO; Film simulation – Velvia; Lens Modulation Optimizer – ON; Camera – FUJIFILM GFX 50R: ©Jeffrey Poon

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Cameras Sony

Sony α6400 Mirrorless Camera Features 24.2MP, 4K Video, Real-time Eye AF, Real-time Tracking, World’s Fastest Autofocus, Flip-up Touchscreen and Time-Lapse

The following video presents Sony | α | α6400 | Product Feature:
Grab the best of life with α6400
Despite its compact size, it delivers speedy performance and a range of features you’d expect from a full-frame model. Whether you’re taking still shots or movies, creative compositions or everyday selfie shots, you’ll enjoy beautiful images that you’ll want to share, on the go.
Key features achieved with the cutting edge technologies inherited from the Sony full-frame cameras include; 0.02 sec* fast AF with 425 phase-detection AF points, up to 11fps burst with AF and AE**, Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking both utilizing AI-technology, excellent image quality from 24.2MP effective resolution sensor and the latest generation image processing system, 4K HDR move recording capability, fully tiltable screen for selfies and vlogging, and more.

* Sony research, CIPA compliant. Internal measurement method with E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use.
** Up to 11 fps in continuous “Hi+” mode. Maximum fps will depend on camera settings.

Sony a6400: Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony a6400: Image Courtesy of Sony

As promised, Sony has updated its compact mirrorless camera line. The APS-C Sony a6400 inherits autofocus improvements from the full-frame pro-level Sony a9 that have awed photographers in its speed of AF acquisition, its real-time Eye AF and precision in AF Continuous Focus Tracking. In fact, it claims to currently have the “world’s fastest AF.” This is good news for enthusiasts who do not need a full-frame model.

Why is the a6400 slotted under the a6500? Because, unlike the a6500 which has in-body 5-axis image stabilization to combat camera shake, the a6400 does not have in-body image stabilization.

Sony a6400: Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony a6400: Image Courtesy of Sony

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Announces Next-Generation α6400 Mirrorless Camera With Real-time Eye Autofocus, Real-time Tracking & World’s Fastest Autofocus

2019.01.15

Sony a6400

Sony a6400

Sony Announces a6400 Camera With Real Time Tracking AF. The new 24.2 megapixel APS-C camera features advanced AF System, 4K video and flip-up touchscreen.

Sony a6400: "A total of 425 phase-detection AF points work in conjunction with contrast-detection AF to achieve a very fast 0.02 sec12 speed, while High-density AF Tracking Technology follows even erratically moving subjects." Image Courtesy of Sony.

Sony a6400: “A total of 425 phase-detection AF points work in conjunction with contrast-detection AF to achieve a very fast 0.02 sec12 speed, while High-density AF Tracking Technology follows even erratically moving subjects.” Image Courtesy of Sony.

  • World’s Fastest (i) 0.02 seconds (ii) AF acquisition speed plus 425 phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points covering approximately 84% of image area
  • Advanced Real-time Eye AF
  • New Real-time Tracking for object tracking
  • 24.2MP(iii) APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
  • 180-degree fully tiltable LCD touch screen for self-recording
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 11 fps(iv) mechanical shutter / 8 fps(iv) silent shooting with continuous AF/AE tracking
  • High-resolution 4K(vi) movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, plus advanced AF speed and stability
  • Interval recording for time-lapse videos
Sony a6400: Photo by Louis-Cole

Sony a6400: Photo by Louis-Cole

SAN DIEGO — Jan. 15, 2019 — Sony Electronics Inc. today introduced an exciting new addition to its E-mount mirrorless camera lineup – the α6400 (model ILCE-6400).

Sony a6400: ”Real-time Tracking” capabilities: Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony a6400: ”Real-time Tracking” capabilities: Image Courtesy of Sony

The α6400 brings many of Sony’s most advanced technologies from their acclaimed full-frame lineup to a compact, lightweight APS-C camera. The speedy new camera boasts the world’s fastest(i) autofocus (AF) acquisition of 0.02 seconds(ii), while also introducing the new advanced “Real-time Eye AF” and ”Real-time Tracking” capabilities. Also included are high-speed shooting at up to 11 fps(iv) with AF/AE tracking, a new-generation BIONZ X image processing engine that produces excellent image quality, 4K(vi) video recording, a fully 180-degree tiltable LCD touch screen and much more, making it the ultimate tool for all types of creators ranging from professionals to vloggers.

Sony a6400: Enhanced Real-time Eye AF supports portrait shooting: Image Courtesy of Sony

Sony a6400: Enhanced Real-time Eye AF supports portrait shooting: Image Courtesy of Sony

“The α6400 represents another important step in the growth of Sony’s overall interchangeable lens camera lineup,” said Neal Manowitz, vice president of Imaging Solutions at Sony Electronics. “By bringing so many of our latest and most advanced technologies from full-frame cameras to a brand new APS-C model, we are giving today’s creators more options than ever to realize their vision.”
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Cameras Firmware Updates Panasonic

Panasonic Lumix ZS200/ZS220/TZ200/TZ202/TZ220 Firmware Update Ver.1.1 (Dec. 20, 2018): Improvement

The key features of the Panasonic Lumix ZS200/ZS220/TZ200/TZ202/TZ220 include:

  • [1” 20.1 MP] Large 1” High-sensitivity MOS Sensor with up to 12800 ISO for low-light performance.
  • [5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+] Active hand-shake suppression for both photo and video recording.
  • [Live View Finder] provides viewing clarity even in bright light; 0.21-inch 2,330K-dot equiv. LVF with high magnification ratio of approximately 1.45x / 0.53x (35mm camera equivalent).
  • [LEICA Optics] 15X LEICA DC Vario-Elmar Lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-360mm).
  • [4K Technology] 4K 30p video, 4K Live Crop, plus 4K PHOTO burst to capture unmissable moments.

The following video presents Introducing Panasonic LUMIX “4K Photo Mode”:
Panasonic LUMIX cameras feature 4K VIDEO/PHOTO capability. The new 4K Photo mode offer three new modes; (1)4K Burst mode (2)4K Burst Start/Stop[S/S]mode and (3)4K Pre-Burst mode. All these modes make it easy to capture the spur-of-the-moment in a 8-megapixel equivalent picture shot at 30 fps. All you have to do after shooting is is to pick up the frame you want in the camera.
*The specifications of 4K Photo Mode differ depending on the model.

The firmware update Version (Ver.1.1) for the Panasonic Lumix DC/DMC-ZS200/ZS220/TZ200/TZ202/TZ220 camera provides the following benefit:

Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS200

Panasonic LUMIX DC-ZS200

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Cameras Firmware Updates Panasonic

Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ81/FZ82/FZ83 Firmware Update Ver.1.1 (Nov. 19, 2018): Improvement

The key features of the Panasonic Lumix DC/DMC-FZ80/FZ81/FZ82/FZ83 include:

  • Exclusive 4K PHOTO combined with 4K video capture performance.
  • 18.1MP sensor resolution.
  • Optically stabilized 20-1200mm (60X) LUMIX DC VARIO lens
  • Fast and accurate focusing utilizing LUMIX DFD focusing system.
  • Travel ready USB Charging.
  • Wi-Fi connection to a mobile device.
  • High resolution 1,170k-dot viewfinder, and touch enabled LCD display

The following video presents LUMIX FZ82:
LUMIX FZ82 – Capture moments near and far. The 20-1200mm zoom lens and 4K Video/Photo recording capability will make sure you catch those fleeting photo opportunities in active outdoor situations.

The firmware update Version (Ver.1.1) for the Panasonic Lumix DC/DMC-FZ80/FZ81/FZ82/FZ83 camera provides the following benefit:

 Panasonic Lumix DC/DMC-FZ80

Panasonic Lumix DC/DMC-FZ80

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Firmware Updates Lenses Sigma

SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary Lens – Canon – Firmware Update Ver. 2.00 (2018.10.30): Improvements

The following video presents SIGMA | Aizu movie by Mikio HASUI:
The following movie introduces our craftsmanship and our factory in Aizu. The idea was based on a suggestion by Japanese photographer Mikio Hasui.

SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary lens for Canon mount can be used for macro, travel, landscape, wedding & events, portrait, family, nature & wildlife photography.

SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

Its key highlights include:

  • Lightweight, compact
  • A New Standard up to 200mm
  • HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), OS (Optical Stabilizer ), & Macro functionality
  • Front & rear lens caps and lens hood (LH676-01) is included

NEWS RELEASE

Firmware update for the SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon

SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary Lens for Canon

SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary Lens for Canon

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Firmware Updates Lenses Sigma

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary Lens – Canon – Firmware Update Ver. 2.00 (2018.10.30): Improvements

The SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary lens – Canon mount – can be used for macro, travel, wedding, events and family photography.

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary: 17-70mm | 70mm | 1/125 sec, f/4.0, ISO 1250 | © Danielle Rischawy 2018

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary: 17-70mm | 70mm | 1/125 sec, f/4.0, ISO 1250 | © Danielle Rischawy 2018

Its key highlights include:

  • Compact & Lightweight
  • Technology: HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), OS (Optical Stabilizer ), & Macro functionality
  • Lens hood, lens caps are included.

Sigma recently updated the firmware for 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary lens for the Canon mount.

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary: 17-70mm | 70mm | 1/100 sec, f/4.0, ISO 1000 | © Danielle Rischawy 2018

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary: 17-70mm | 70mm | 1/100 sec, f/4.0, ISO 1000 | © Danielle Rischawy 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Firmware update for the SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary for Canon

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary

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