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Cameras Fujifilm

Fujifilm GFX100 Mirrorless with World’s First 102 MP BSI CMOS Sensor in a 55mm Diagonal Length Large Format Providing Extreme Resolution, Fast & Accurate AF, On-Board Phase Detection Hybrid AF, 4K/30P Video, In-body Image Stabilization, Up to 5.5 Stops, -2.0EV Low-light Precision, 10-bit Color, F-Log Capture, Support for 16-bit RAW Capture, “Smooth Skin Effect,” Tilting LCD Touchscreen, Dust-/Weather-resistance, Integrated Vertical Grip

This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm is Developing Flagship GFX 100Megapixels Concept for New GFX Series Medium Format Mirrorless Camera.

Fujifilm GFX100: "The new sensor, specifically developed for this camera, measures 55mm diagonally and boasts an effective pixel count of approx. 102 million. When combined with the fourth generation “X-Processor 4” processor, it delivers the world’s highest level of image quality with exceptional color reproduction unique to FUJIFILM and the ultra sharp FUJINON GF lenses.”

Fujifilm GFX100: Fujifilm GFX100: “The new sensor, specifically developed for this camera, measures 55mm diagonally and boasts an effective pixel count of approx. 102 million. When combined with the fourth generation “X-Processor 4” processor, it delivers the world’s highest level of image quality with exceptional color reproduction unique to FUJIFILM and the ultra sharp FUJINON GF lenses.”

Fujifilm GFX100 camera and FUJINON GF lenses

Fujifilm GFX100 camera and FUJINON GF lenses

The following video presents GFX100 Product Sizzle:
We’ve all been waiting for it. Lets get ready to step into the next level of high-resolution digital image capture. Introducing FUJIFILM GFX 100.

Fujifilm GFX 100 + Fujinon GF110mmF2 R LM WR - 1/3200 sec at F2.8 ISO 160 and using ELB 500 TTL and ELB 1200 HS lighting equipment provided by Elinchrom LTD: © Michael Clark

Fujifilm GFX 100 + Fujinon GF110mmF2 R LM WR – 1/3200 sec at F2.8 ISO 160 and using ELB 500 TTL and ELB 1200 HS lighting equipment provided by Elinchrom LTD: © Michael Clark

PRESS RELEASE

FUJIFILM INTRODUCES THE GFX100, A GAME CHANGER IN DIGITAL CAMERA TECHNOLOGY AND CAPABILITY

-100+ megapixel sensor in a 55mm diagonal length large format offers highest resolution in the history of mirrorless cameras

Fujifilm GFX 100 + Fujinon GF23mmF4 R LM WR - 1/200 sec at F5 ISO 640 and using ELB 500 TTL and ELB 1200 HS lighting equipment provided by Elinchrom LTD: : © Michael Clark

Fujifilm GFX 100 + Fujinon GF23mmF4 R LM WR – 1/200 sec at F5 ISO 640 and using ELB 500 TTL and ELB 1200 HS lighting equipment provided by Elinchrom LTD: : © Michael Clark

-Fast, accurate autofocus with the world’s first phase detection system, 4K video capability, and in-body image stabilization in a large sensor format[1].

Fujifilm GFX 100: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Fujifilm GFX 100: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Valhalla, New York, May 23, 2019 – FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation today announced the upcoming release of its flagship GFX100 mirrorless digital camera, incorporating a newly-developed 102 megapixel (MP), 55mm diagonal length large format image sensor that is designed to deliver image clarity and capability previously unheard of in the photography and video industries.

Fujifilm GFX 100 + Fujinon GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR - 1/2000 sec at F6.4 ISO 800: © Michael Clark

Fujifilm GFX 100 + Fujinon GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR – 1/2000 sec at F6.4 ISO 800: © Michael Clark

Fujifilm (left to right): GFX 50 S. GFX100, GFX 50R

Fujifilm (left to right): GFX 50 S. GFX100, GFX 50R

The GFX100 features several ‘world firsts’ for a large format camera with an image sensor larger than the 35mm (full-frame) format: including its 102MP back-side illuminated sensor (BSI), in body image stabilization (IBIS) and on-board phase detection hybrid auto-focus (AF) with near 100% coverage. In addition to pioneering features, the GFX100 is fully equipped with Fujifilm’s unparalleled color reproduction technology and film simulations. Resulting from years of research and technological innovations, the GFX100 will provide photographers with exceedingly high-quality imagery and best-in-class camera responsiveness for filmmaking and photography in a simple-to-use large format system with a growing selection of lenses.

Fujifilm GFX 100 + Fujinon GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR + GF1.4X TC WR – 1/2000 sec at F5.6 ISO 250: © Russell-Ord

Fujifilm GFX 100 + Fujinon GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR + GF1.4X TC WR – 1/2000 sec at F5.6 ISO 250: © Russell-Ord

Fujifilm GFX100 + Fujinon GF63mmF2.8 R WR

Fujifilm GFX100 + Fujinon GF63mmF2.8 R WR

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Cameras Olympus

Olympus TOUGH TG-6 is a Compact Camera Perfect for Rugged and Underwater Shooting: Very Fast, Wide-angle f/2.0 Lens, Underwater White Balance Modes, Variable Macro System Includes Ultra-close-up Shooting Up to 1cm, Anti-fogging Performance, Water-/Dust-/Shock-/Crush-/Freeze-proof

The following video presents TG-6 Feature Overview:
The Tough TG-6 is ready for adventure. It’s built to endure all the extreme environments you love exploring. You can drop it. Step on it. Go deep underwater or out into a freezing blizzard. Packed with pro features, you’ll nail difficult shots – even in low light. Shoot intricately detailed macro photos and unique shots underwater with vivid color.

Olympus TOUGH TG-6 (Red)

PRESS RELEASE

OLYMPUS TOUGH TG-6® RUGGED COMPACT DIGITAL CAMERA

Perfect for Outdoor Shooting with Tough Performance, Macro Functions and a Newly Developed Circular Fisheye Converter

Olympus TOUGH TG-6 (red): Underwater Shooting: Image Courtesy of Olympus

Olympus TOUGH TG-6: Underwater Shooting: Image Courtesy of Olympus

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 22, 2019 – Olympus expands rugged and underwater shooting capabilities with the new Olympus Tough TG-6, a compact digital camera with reliable Tough performance for shooting anytime and anywhere. It features a blazing fast, wide-angle f/2.01 lens, back-lit high-speed CMOS sensor and powerful TruePicTM VIII image processor, providing the ability to capture stills and video with brilliant color and stunning detail. The Tough TG-6 is waterproof to a depth of 50 feet (15m)2, dustproof3, shockproof to 7 feet (2.4m)4, crushproof to 100 kgf5, freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C)6, and features a dual-pane protective glass construction for superb anti-fogging performance. Its Variable Macro System goes beyond the limits of the eye with ultra-close-up shooting up to 1cm from the front of the lens7. Full- featured underwater shooting modes and a new fisheye converter lens that supports circular fisheye photography are available for the Tough TG-6, along with a full lineup of other accessories for expanded shooting possibilities, making this truly the strongest field camera available.

Olympus TOUGH TG-6 (red): Sealing throughout the entire camera body

Olympus TOUGH TG-6 (red): Sealing throughout the entire camera body

 

Olympus TOUGH TG-6: Supermacro: Image Courtesy of Olympus

Olympus TOUGH TG-6: Supermacro: Image Courtesy of Olympus

Tough Performance for Shooting Anytime

Olympus TOUGH TG-6 (red) with optional Lens Barrier: Dustproof, Shockproof, Splashproof

Olympus TOUGH TG-6 (red) with optional Lens Barrier: Dustproof, Shockproof, Splashproof

Sealing throughout the entire camera body and double-lock construction on the camera battery cover are designed to provide waterproof performance to a depth of 50 feet for underwater shooting and excellent dustproof capabilities for use in dirty and dusty locations. Its floating construction protects the inside of the camera, clearing drop tests up to seven feet, and the reinforced body withstands loads up to 100 kgf. The Tough TG-6 is also freezeproof down to 14°F, and the nitrogen-filled, hermetically sealed dual-pane protective glass construction prevents condensation and fogging for reliable shooting even in locations with severe temperature fluctuations.

Olympus TOUGH TG-6 in locations with severe temperature fluctuations: Low-light shooting: Image Courtesy of Olympus

Olympus TOUGH TG-6 in locations with severe temperature fluctuations: Low-light shooting: Image Courtesy of Olympus

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Canon Contests

Canon: New Cosmos of Photography 2019 Photo Contest for Everyone: Submit Online Still Images / Videos Until 11:59 p.m. (JST), June 12; Submissions by Post or Courier Must Arrive Before 5 p.m. (JST), June 12, 2019

The following video presents Canon CMOS Sensor Technology:
This video showcases Canon variety of sensors. For several decades Canon has been developing and manufacturing advanced CMOS sensors with state-of-the-art technologies for exclusive use in Canon products. These sensors are a critical driving force behind many of our successful product lines, ranging from consumer products all the way up to high-end business and industrial solutions.

What can we do through photography? What is possible photography?

The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression….the contest encourages the creative activities that push the boundaries of photography’s potential…

The New Cosmos of Photography strives to cross the borderline between still images and videos and broaden the possibilities of creative photographic expression. We are hoping for the expansion of what can be done with photography and the emergence of novel, never-seen-before creative expressions that transcend past photography concepts and categories.

To realize this hope, we will be enlarging our assistance to uncover and provide an international stage to courageous creators around the world seeking out new challenges that give a glimpse of the next age in photography.

Our greatest wish is that the New Cosmos of Photography will continue to be the place where people attempting to redefine the boundaries of creative photographic expression can take their first big step.

Photography has been around for more than 170 years. Over this period, advances in technology have expanded the domain of cameras from film to digital, from still images to videos.
And with the spread of the Internet, smartphones, social media, and other recent innovations, it is easy for anyone today to take photos and enjoy communicating through photography.

Given the changed landscape around photography, we decided to take advantage of the New Cosmos of Photography’s 25th anniversary and accept both printed works by postal mail or courier and digital works (still images and videos) through online submission.

The New Cosmos of Photography support photographers’ attempts to create still images or videos/movies or a fusion of the two, that go beyond previous photographic concepts and genres. We regard still images and videos/movies to be continuous and consecutive. We are hoping for brand-new video works that no one has ever seen before.

Therefore, we encourage entries of works that provide a glimpse of tomorrow’s photography and open up new scenes for photography and art.

Canon
New Cosmos of Photography

Eligibility:

New Cosmos of Photography has always aimed to be a free and unfettered contest without restrictions in order to seek new possibilities in photographic expression.

  • There are no restrictions on nationality, age, gender, or experience (both professional and amateur photographers may enter).
  • Both individuals and groups may enter the Contest. Entry by groups, however, is restricted to groups that plan to continue activities as a group in the future.
  • Persons under the age of 16 cannot enter the Contest without the consent of a parent or guardian. It is assumed that, by entering the Contest, the person under the age of 16 has obtained the consent of a parent or guardian.
  • Canon Group employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter.

Prizes:
One Grand Prize / Seven Excellence Awards / 14 Honorable Mention Awards
Grand Prize winner

  • Prize money totaling JPY 1 million (which includes the JPY 200,000 prize money for the Excellence Award). At the current excange rate: JPY 1 million is USD 9,095; JPY 200,000 is USD 1,819
  • Gift of a “Canon products”
  • Permitted to hold a solo exhibition at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2019

Excellence Award winners

  • Prize money totaling JPY 200,000 (USD 1,819 at the current exchange rate)
  • Works exhibited at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2019
  • Invited to the Public Grand Prize selection committee meeting
  • Works showcased on the New Cosmos of Photography website
  • Works published in the next issue of the New Cosmos of Photography Magazine

Honorable Mention Award winners

  • Prize money totaling JPY 30,000 (USD 272.85 at the current exchange rate)
  • Works exhibited at the New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2019
  • Works showcased on the New Cosmos of Photography website
  • Works published in the next issue of the New Cosmos of Photography Magazine

Prize money and other gifts will be given after the Grand Prize winner has been selected by the selection committee.

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Firmware Updates Nikon

Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras’ Firmware Update Ver. 2.0 (May 16, 2019): New Functions & Improvements

This is an update to the previous blog, Nikon Firmware (May 2019) for the Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras, Nikon Z 7 and Z 6: New Functions & Improvements, Including Faster Low-light AF with Both Still-image Shooting & Movie Recording.

The following video presents Z Series Firmware Update Has Arrived:
Watch to see some of our Nikon Ambassador’s first impressions of the new Z series firmware updates including:
• Eye-Detection AF for still image shooting
• Improved low-light AF
• Additional auto-exposure tracking capabilities in continuous high-speed (extended) mode
Download these exciting updates now to evolve your Z series right before your eyes!…
Video by Nikon Ambassador Chris Hershman with the Z 6.

The new firmware for the Z Series mirrorless cameras is now availbale.

Nikon Z 6: Photo by Brandon Woelfel

Nikon Z 6: Photo by Brandon Woelfel

Eye-Detection AF

Nikon Z 7: Photo by Vivien Liu

Nikon Z 7: Photo by Vivien Liu

  • Continuously tracks eyes, even when subjects move within the frame
Nikon Z Cameras: Eye-Detection AF continuously tracks eyes, even when subjects move within the frame: Image grab from video above

Nikon Z Cameras: Eye-Detection AF continuously tracks eyes, even when subjects move within the frame: Image grab from video above

  • Works in AF-S and AF-C focus modes
  • Intelligently recognizes the eyes of multiple people in the frame, giving you the freedom to choose which person and eye to focus on
  • Remains locked on the eyes even when face is partially or temporarily obstructed
  • Built on a legacy of Nikon autofocus and facial recognition innovations
Nikon Z Cameras: Eye-Detection AF remains locked on the eyes even when face is partially or temporarily obstructed: Image Courtesy of Nikon

Nikon Z Cameras: Eye-Detection AF remains locked on the eyes even when face is partially or temporarily obstructed: Image Courtesy of Nikon

Even Better AF Performance in Low Light

  • Faster, more accurate focusing indoors and for night portraits
  • Reduces the need to switch to Low-Light AF mode to acquire focus
  • Extends the AF detection range1 from −1 EV to −2 EV with the Z 7, and from −2 EV to −3.5 EV with the Z 6
  • In addition, the Z 6 will be able to autofocus with even darker scenes, as the available low-light AF detection range1 will be extended2 from −4 EV to −6 EV when the Low-light AF function is enabled

AE Tracking in Continuous H+ (extended) Shooting

  • Auto Exposure (AE) continues to track in every shot throughout the entire burst sequence

The following video presents Nikon Z 7 Product Tour Video (updated):
Enter the world of the outstanding Z 7. Equipped with the large Z mount in a compact body, 45.7 megapixels, an FX-format CMOS image sensor, and the EXPEED 6 image-processing engine, experience image quality like never before. Shoot under any lighting conditions with an ISO range of 64 to 25600, and never miss a crucial moment with the 493-point focal-plane phase-detection AF. Capture cinematic videos in 4K UHD/30p and Full HD/120p.

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Cameras Canon

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR: Lightweight, Compact, 4K Video, 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor, New Spot AF, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Smooth Skin Setting, Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen, Auto Image Transfer Via Wi-Fi

The following video presents Get to Know the EOS Rebel SL3 Digital Camera:
Perfect for first time SLR users, or anyone looking to capture those great family moments, Canon’s EOS Rebel SL3 combines fantastic features with easy-to-use operation for high-quality images you’ll be proud to share. The EOS Rebel SL3 is Canon’s smallest and lightest EOS DSLR camera*
(*Among current lineup, as of April 10, 2019).

Canon EOS Rebel SL3, Black

Canon EOS Rebel SL3, Black

PRESS RELEASE

Light In Weight, Heavy In Features: Introducing The EOS Rebel SL3 Compact Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS Rebel SL3, White

Canon EOS Rebel SL3, White

Empowering Users with an Easy Way to Express Themselves, the New Camera Delivers Stunning Photos and 4K Videos in a Lightweight Body

Canon EOS Rebel SL3, White

Canon EOS Rebel SL3, White

Canon EOS Rebel SL3, White: Image Courtesy of Canon

Canon EOS Rebel SL3, White: Image Courtesy of Canon

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Cameras Canon Firmware Updates

Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera: Firmware Update Version 1.2.0 (04/18/19) Provides a New Function

The following video presents EOS R Stories – Jamal Burger:
A street photographer and a curious kid from Toronto, Ontario, Jamal is not afraid to tell his story through the lens. As seen in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, and other popular publications, his photos have made an impact on many; not to mention his work with NBA all-star DeMar DeRozan was featured on the 2018 cover of Slam magazine.

Canon EOS R with RF 24–105mm F4 L IS USM

Canon EOS R with RF 24–105mm F4 L IS USM

Canon EOS R: Firmware Version 1.2.0

Details

Canon EOS R Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following enhancement: (more…)

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Camcorders Canon

Canon VIXIA HF G60 4K UHD (15x Optical Zoom, 1.0-type CMOS Sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF) for Advanced Amateur Videographers, XA55/XA50 – 15x Optical Zoom, 1.0-type CMOS Sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and HD-SDI Terminal (XA55 Only), XA45/XA40 – 20x Optical Zoom and HD-SDI Terminal (XA45 Only) Camcorders for Professionals: Portable, 4K 30p Recording, LCD Touch Screen, EVF, Five-axis Intelligent O.I.S., Affordable

The following video presents Introducing the Canon VIXIA HF G60 Camcorder:
With a 1-inch CMOS sensor for beautiful 4K UHD video, dual card slots, advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocus, room to expand your creativity with a multipurpose accessory shoe and more, the compact VIXIA HF G60 camcorder can help you to continuously raise the bar.

Canon VIXIA HF G60

Canon VIXIA HF G60

Canon VIXIA HF G60 4K UHD camcorder’s key highlights include:

  • 1.0-type 4K UHD CMOS image sensor
  • 15x Optical Zoom lens
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Recording 4K UHD video at 30p, as well as slow motion recording up to 60fps in Full HD (30 fps in 4K UHD) – Records in MP4 format to dual SD card slots.
  • Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Gamma (800 %) support “to help produce seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail, accurate color and virtually no blown-out highlights”
  • LCD Touch Screen
  • Tilting EVF
  • Portable

The following video presents Introducing the Canon XA55 & XA50 4K UHD Professional Camcorders:
The portable XA55 and XA50 Professional Camcorders deliver outstanding image quality and features ideal for on-the-go video production. With 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensors, DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, they can record in XF-AVC or MP4 formats to dual SD card slots to offer the impressive versatility that professionals need.

Canon XA55

Canon XA55

Canon XA55/XA50 camcorders’ key highlights include:

  • 1.0-type CMOS Sensor
  • HD-SDI Terminal (XA55 Only)
  • 15x Optical Zoom lens
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Record 4K UHD/30p (4:2:0 8 bit) and 1080p Full HD (4:2:2 10 bit) via SDI/HDMI Output in XF-AVC and MP4 format to dual-card SD card slots with dual and relay recording.
  • Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Gamma (800 %) support “to help produce seamless tone gradations, resulting in smooth detail, accurate color and virtually no blown-out highlights”
  • LCD Touch Screen
  • Tilting EVF
  • Detachable XLR handle
  • Portable

Canon XA50

The following video presents Introducing the Canon XA45 & XA40 4K UHD Professional Camcorders:
The powerful, compact XA45 and XA40 Professional Camcorders deliver the quality, speed and connectivity to drive a 24-hour news workflow. Featuring 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensors, DIGIC DV 6 Image Processors and a 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens, they capture high-quality video for Electronic News Gathering (ENG), journalism, documentaries and more.

Canon XA45

Canon XA45

Canon XA45/XA40 camcorders’ key highlights include:

  • 1.0-type CMOS Sensor
  • HD-SDI Terminal (XA45 Only)
  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • Record 4K UHD/30p (4:2:0 8 bit) and 1080p Full HD (4:2:2 10 bit) via SDI/HDMI Output in XF-AVC and MP4 format to dual-card SD card slots with dual and relay recording.
  • Infrared Shooting Mode for Extreme Low-light Conditions
  • LCD Touch Screen
  • Tilting EVF
  • Detachable XLR handle
  • Portable
Canon XA40

Canon XA40

This is an update to the previous blog, Canon Firmware Updates (03/28/19) for 4K Camcorders XF705 – Version 1.0.1.1, XF405 / XF400 – Version 1.0.3.0, VIXIA GX10/LEGRIA GX10 – Version 1.0.3.0: New Features & Improvements.

PRESS RELEASE

Four New Canon XA Professional Camcorders Feature 4K 30p High-Quality Recording

XA55, XA50, XA45 and XA40 Camcorders Deliver Crisp 4K Imagery in Compact Bodies at Affordable Price Points

Canon XA40

Canon XA40

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Camcorders Canon Firmware Updates

Canon Firmware Updates (03/28/19) for 4K Camcorders XF705 – Version 1.0.1.1, XF405 / XF400 – Version 1.0.3.0, VIXIA GX10/LEGRIA GX10 – Version 1.0.3.0: New Features & Improvements

The following video presents Introducing the Canon XF705 Professional Camcorder:
Get to know Canon’s new XF705 Professional Camcorder which puts impressive 4K UHD recording capabilities into a compact and portable design. It is the first Canon camcorder to adopt the H.265/HEVC codec, which improves the efficiency of 4K data handling. The XF705 delivers the power professionals need to capture news, documentaries, sports and other events.

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