The Sigma fp, a full-frame mirrorless camera featuring 24.6-MP, 4K video, L-mount (shared with Leica and Panasonic), and weather-proof body — and recent winner of the “2019 GOOD DESIGN BEST 100” — was announced back on July 11, 2019. A release date and price have now been announced: October 25, 2019, body only priced at $1,899 USD in the US / November 2019, body only priced at 2,499.95 CAD in Canada.
Sigma fp to Begin Shipping on October 25, 2019
Pricing for the Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera, will start at $1,899 USD
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its all-new full-frame mirrorless digital camera, the Sigma fp, will begin shipping on October 25, 2019. The Sigma fp will retail for $1,899 USD for the camera body alone and $2,199 USD for the camera with the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens from authorized Sigma dealers. (more…)
The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is targeted to enthusiast photographers and features much of the cutting-edge technology found in the OM-D E-M1 Mark II professional model. The E-M5 III is just a tad bigger but lighter than the E-M5 II. It features 20 megapixel (16.5-MP on the E-M5 II) Live MOS sensor, powerful 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization with up to 5.5 EV (5.0 EV on the E-M5 II) steps of compensation (6.5 EV steps with Sync IS when an optically image stabilized lens is attached), a 2.36M-dot OLED EVF (LCD EVF on the E-M5 II), 30 frames per second sequential shooting (10 fps with continuous AF), 121-point all cross-type on-chip Phase Detection & Contrast Detection AF (only 81-point Contrast Detection AF on the E-M5 II) and Cinema 4K Video (only Full HD video on the E-M5 II) and Pro Capture. Other versatile shooting features include an AF Targeting Pad, Live Composite, Anti-Flickr and Focus Stacking. It has also built-in Bluetooth and improved weather-sealing.
The following video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark III Product Introduction Video
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens: Photo by Olympus Explorer Alexa Rakow
Sensor Effective Resolution / Type
20.4 Megapixel Live MOS
TruePic™ VIII Quad Core Processor
Dual F.A.S.T. AF (Contrast & Phase Detection AF) 121 Point (All Cross Type) On-Chip Phase Detection>
Image Stabilization System
5-Axis Image Stabilization with up to 6.5 Shutter Speed Steps Compensation with Sync-IS
4k Video Capture (30/25/24 fps) with Flat Picture Mode
30fps Silent Electronic Shutter
PRO Capture Lag-Free Electronic Shutter Mode
Fisheye Compensation Mode
USB In-camera Charging
Weights & Dimensions
Approx. 414g (with battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards)
Approx. 366g (body only)
W:125.3mm H:85.2mm D:49.7mm
(based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions)
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III (black) with 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III (black) with 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens, and optional Dedicated External Grip ECG-5 for an expanded, sure grip, equipped with a shutter release and control dial
NEW OLYMPUS OM-D® E-M5 MARK III EMPOWERS YOU TO BREAK FREE FROM HEAVY GEAR
A Compact, Lightweight Interchangeable Lens Camera Packed with Advanced Functions Derived from Professional OM-D Models
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 17, 2019 — Today, Olympus announces the newest addition to its OM- D lineup, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Featuring much of the cutting-edge technology found in the OM-D E-M1 Mark II professional model, this compact, lightweight, weathersealed camera includes a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor, powerful 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization with up to 5.5 EV steps of compensation (6.5 EV steps with Sync IS), 30 frames per second sequential shooting, high speed and high precision autofocus capabilities using 121-point all cross-type on-chip phase detection AF, as well as versatile shooting features such as Live Composite and Focus Stacking and advanced features such as Cinema 4K Video and Pro Capture, all packed into a powerfully, portable body. Paired with the superior resolution of Olympus M.Zuiko® lenses, this weathersealed system is the ultimate travel companion for the on-the-go photography enthusiasts.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III with M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO lens: Photo by Olympus Explorer Alexa Rakow
The following video presents NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Tour: “We’re excited to officially announce the fastest NIKKOR lens ever made, the new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct. With the largest maximum aperture of any NIKKOR lens, the groundbreaking Noct lens offers low light ability and extreme sharpness to capture unprecedented images. From stunning portraits to landscapes and astrophotography, images are rendered beautifully thanks to its vast depth-of field, intense bokeh and superb point-image reproduction.
Learn more about the one-of-a-kind Noct lens…“
Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: Photo by Hideyuki Motegi
A COVETED CLASSIC REBORN AS A MODERN MASTERPIECE: NIKON RELEASES THE FASTEST NIKKOR LENS EVER CREATED, THE NIKKOR Z 58MM f/0.95 S NOCT
Nikon Also Announces the New MB-N10 Battery Pack: Enhances Battery Life and Adds Additional Grip for Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 Users
MISSISSAUGA, ON– Today, Nikon Canada Inc. announced the fastest NIKKOR lens ever made, the new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct. The Noct is a one-of-a-kind lens that pays homage to the extraordinary optical legacy that the previous Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens established, while demonstrating the superiority and potential of the Nikon Z Mount. Created for the most discerning photographers, the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is an exclusively manual focus prime lens with an incredible maximum aperture of f/0.95 for a truly dramatic depth of field and next-level low light performance.
Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: Image Courtesy of Nikon
The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is in a class of its own, offering low light ability and extreme sharpness that excels in the hands of a capable creator. From stunning portraits to landscapes or astrophotography, all images are rendered beautifully thanks to its vast depth-of field control, seductive bokeh and superb point-image reproduction.
Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: Image Courtesy of Nikon
Today, Nikon Canada announced the new Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera and two new lenses in the NIKKOR Z series.
The Nikon Z 50 is a 20.9-MP APS-C (DX-format) mirrorless that uses the same Z-mount as in the full-frame (FX-format) Z 7 and Z 6 mirrorless cameras. The Z 50 features a 209-point Hybrid AF System, Eye-Detection AF, 11 fps (with AF/AE) Continuous Shooting, a selfie-friendly 3.2-inch LCD flip-down-to-face-forward touchscreen, 4K video, 120p slow-motion video, time-lapse, interval timer, in-camera video trimming, 20 Creative Picture Controls, silent shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Though the Z 50 does not have in-body image stabilization, an electronic stabilization is available when shooting Full HD or 4K video.
The following video presents Nikon Z 50: Product Tour: “Take a tour of the new Z 50. Capture every moment and adventure of yours with its intuitive design, smart user interface, and comfortable camera body.
Take it with you the next time you go exploring and share your experiences with the world.
Tell your story with the Z 50…“
The first two lenses to support the new Z DX-format are the ultra-compact NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and the slim NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR, both featuring in-lens optical Vibration Reduction (VR), with camera shake compensation equivalent to 4.5 stops and 5.0 stops, respectively.
Nikon Z 50 with NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
The following video presents Nikon Z 50 First Look: “Nikon Canada’s Mark Cruz examines the first member of the Z series to have a DX sensor, the Z 50. This incredibly lightweight yet durable body inherits much from the larger Z 7 and Z 6, including great ergonomics and the Z mount. If you’re looking for a content-creating camera that’s easy to take anywhere, provides amazing 4K UHD video, and has an easy-to-use Hybrid AF system with Eye-AF, look no further than the Z 50.“
A BIGGER MOUNT TO SHARE THE BOLDEST IDEAS: IT’S EASY TO TAKE CREATIVITY FURTHER WITH THE LIGHTWEIGHT NIKON Z 50 MIRRORLESS CAMERA
Nikon Also Announces the New NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR, Two New Lenses That Deliver Incredible Image Quality and Outstanding Portability
MISSISSAUGA, ON – Today, Nikon Canada Inc. announced the next Z series mirrorless camera, the DX-format Nikon Z 50, along with two new companion NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR. The new Z 50 takes full advantage of Nikon’s larger Z-mount, providing creators of all types with the most innovative optical system for superior image and video quality. The compact and lightweight Z 50 was made for unique individuals seeking a camera that has the speed, portability and style to keep pace and share their creative storytelling and imagination, especially when paired with the new ultra-compact 16-50mm zoom and the slim 50-250mm telephoto zoom.
When a sudden case of jet-set wanderlust strikes, or if there’s an idea that just has to be shared in 4K, the Z 50 is the unobtrusive companion that promises to help deliver content that truly stands out. This is Nikon’s first DX-format mirrorless camera, delivering a more compact lightweight system to those upgrading to mirrorless or discovering the Nikon Z mount system. The new Z 50 offers an ergonomic design, intuitive operability and the steadfast reliability Nikon is known for, but in a slimmer, lightweight and attainable body. Taking advantage of the Nikon Z mount, the Z 50 produces stunning image quality and provides optimal performance for any type of content creation, from still photography to high-quality 4K video. (more…)
With the release of the Alpha 9 II, Sony is signaling to the professional photographers who switched from their trusty DSLRs to the Alpha 9 mirrorless camera that it intends to remain fully committed to supporting them. The Alpha 9 II improves with enhanced connectivity and network capabilities to provide quicker professional workflow required by news agencies. A new Voice Memo function allows spoken information to be attached to images in the form of voice memos that can be replayed when the images are reviewed. The voice data can also be included with images sent to an editor, giving them important information needed for effective editing. It is also possible to auto-transfer images with attached voice memos via FTP to an FTP server without ever having to operate a smartphone.
Other improvements include faster subject tracking AF, 10 fps Continuous Shooting with the mechanical shutter, a larger grip, improved control dials placement and functionality.
Sony Electronics Introduces the Alpha 9 II with Enhanced Connectivity and Workflow for Professional Sports Photographers and Photojournalists
New Alpha 9 II Combines Alpha 9’s Unrivaled Speed with New Functionality to Match the Needs of Professionals
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics today announced Alpha 9 II (model ILCE-9M2). The latest model from Sony’s acclaimed line-up of α (Alpha) full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, the new model has been created to support working professionals in the fields of sports photography and photojournalism.
The new Alpha 9 II builds on the impressive legacy of the original Alpha 9, maintaining groundbreaking speed performance, including blackout-free continuous shooting1 at up to 20 frames per second2 with Auto Focus and Auto Exposure tracking at 60 calculations per second3. Updates include significantly enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, and evolved AF performance with newly optimized algorithms, re-designed build to enhance durability and operability.
“The voice of our customers is absolutely critical to Sony – we are always listening,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Imaging Products and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “The Alpha 9 II is the direct result of our work with agency, sports and news photographers since the launch of the original Alpha 9. We have added connectivity and network capabilities that drastically improve the professional workflow, while also making enhancements to design, interface and processing power that complete the user experience. Complemented by our extremely versatile E-mount system – with 55 native lenses introduced at this point including super-telephoto 600mm and 400mm G Master™ series lenses – this new camera is a tool unlike any other for professionals, whether in the field or on the field.” (more…)
FUJIFILM North America Corporation has officially announced the InstaxMini Link, a sleek smartphone printer that is loaded with tons of new and exciting features. The user-friendly device connects to bluetooth (formerly wifi enabled) and has an improved app experience that allows you to customize, easily edit and print your photos.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link: Easily edit and print photos from your smartphone: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm
It comes with exciting features such as “video print”, “party print”, loads of filters and frames and more.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link
The following video presents Introducing the new instax mini Link smartphone printer / FUJIFILM: “You’ve never printed like this before. Introducing the instax mini Link smartphone printer. It responds to touch and movement, turning any photo into an instax print. Tilt the printer back and forth to zoom in and out. Turn it upside down to reprint. You can print stills from video and even create combined photos with friends by switching to “fun mode”. The mini Link smartphone printer gives you more ways to give the moments that matter to you most.
Don’t just take, give.“
Fujifilm Instax Mini LinkI Image Courtesy of Fujifilm
Fujifilm InstaxMini Link’s Specifications:
3-color exposure with OLED
FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini Instant Film (sold separately)
Number of films
86 mm x 54 mm
62 mm x 46 mm / 2.4 in. x 1.8 in.
Supported image size
800 × 600 dots
12.5 dots/mm (318 dpi, 80 μm dot pitch)
256 levels per color (RGB)
Standard compliance: Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (BLE)
Supported image format
Image recording – photo output (fed out):Approximately 12 sec.
Approximate printing capacity
Approximately 100 prints (from full charge)
*The number of prints depends on the usage conditions.
Lithium ion battery (internal type: not removable)
Approximately 80 to 120 minutes(Charging time depends on the temperature and battery remaining level)
Approximately 3 W
Temperature: +5°C to +40°C (+41°F to +104°F)
Humidity: 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Main unit dimensions
90.3 mm x 34.6 mm x 124.5 mm /
3.5 in. x 1.3 in. x 4.9 in.(excluding projecting parts)
Main unit mass
Approximately 209g / 7.3oz (excluding film pack)
The INSTAX prints depicted in this blog are for illustrative purposes only.
The Bluetooth® wordmark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by FUJIFILM Corporation is under license.
The image size may affect the sharpness of the finished print.
Depending on the file size and smartphone type, wireless communication may take a long time.
The smartphone type and shooting condition may affect the color tone and quality of the finished print.
The finished print may look different from the image viewed on the smartphone display.
All images of prints and smartphones are simulated.
The following video presents instax mini Link smartphone printer Tutorial Movie / FUJIFILM:
FUJIFILM TAKES SMARTPHONE PHOTO PRINTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE INSTAX MINI LINK
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link (left to right): DUSKY PINK, ASH WHITE, DARK DENIM
Mississauga, ON, October 2, 2019 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of INSTAX Mini LinkTM, the latest in its line-up of instant printing devices. INSTAX Mini LinkTM is a smartphone printer with a variety of unique functions designed to make on-the-go INSTAX instant printing even easier and more fun. (more…)
The following video presents Sony | Lens | FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G | Product Feature: “FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G [SELC1635G]
Explore new artistic possibilities and precise creative control with Cinema Lens Series – the refined expression of Sony’s technological expertise for uncompromising content creators. This wide angle zoom lens is optimised for digital cinematography, documentary production and other premium content produced with full-frame cameras such as the FX9 and VENICE.
FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G Cinema Lens Series full-frame wide angle zoom with advanced optical performance, operability and intelligent shooting functions.
Unlimited expression for content creators…“
Sony Unveils Full-frame E-Mount Cinema Lens FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G, Designed for High Optical Performance and Reliable Operability
The following video presents Sony | FX9 | Product Feature: “Discover FX9, Sony’s full-frame 6K sensor camera with Fast Hybrid AF, Dual Base ISO and S-Cinetone™ colour science.
6K Full-Frame “Exmor R” sensor for stunning picture quality.
The camera’s full-frame 6K sensor provides superb recording in DCI 4K*, Ultra HD and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with debayering and oversampling ensures image quality beyond the limits of conventional Super 35mm sensors. The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also uses Sony’s Exmor R technology for improved sensitivity and noise reduction. Compared to a 4K Super 35mm sensor, the FX9’s 6K sensor has over twice the surface area while providing a wider angle of view and shallower depth of field.
*DCI 4K (4096 x 2160 at 17:9 recording) will be available with future firmware release.“
FX9 Firmware Roadmap (September 2019)
FX9 will gain new capabilities through future firmware updates as follows:
16bit RAW output (with XDCA-FX9)
Full-frame 4K 60p/50p recording with oversampling (Image sensor scan size is around 5K)
FHD 180fps shooting
DCI 4K recording
Support DWX digital wireless audio receiver (with XDCA-FX9)
Firmware releasing timing remains to be determined.
The following video presents Sony | FX9 | BTS of “Maybe it was me” by Sody: “Behind The Scene of the first promo shot on brand new FX9*. Director: Charlie Sarsfield & Director of Photography: Olan Collardy.“
*Shot with a prototype camera
Sony PXW-FX9 won the RedShark Best in Show award for the #FX9 at this year’s IBC
Sony Launches FX9 4K Camera with Newly-Developed Full-frame Sensor, Dual Base ISO and Fast Hybrid Auto Focus System
Next generation camera offers greater flexibility to bring artistic vision to life