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Nikon Z7 Review @ Neocamera

The flagship Nikon Z7 is the first of two full-frame mirrorless digital cameras by Nikon, based on a completely new Z platform built from the ground up using state-of-the-art technology and designed for the ultimate optical performance.

This new mirrorless cameras offers a 46 megapixels Full-Frame BSI-CMOS sensor with wide ISO 32-102400 sensitivity range and is both capable of shooting full-resolution images at 9 FPS and capturing 4K Ultra-HD video. The Z7 is packed with most of the same features as the high-end DSLRs, including built-in HDR, an Interval Timer, Multiple Exposure and Focus Shifting features.

This week Neocamera published an completely in-depth review of the Z7, comparing every feature with the top-of-the-line Nikon DSLR and analyzing all aspects of ergonomics and performance of this new digital camera. Read the entire review here.

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Cameras Firmware Updates Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-A5 Firmware Update Ver.1.21 (Nov. 22, 2018): Improvements

The following video presents Fuji Guys – FUJIFILM X-A5 – Top Features:
The Fuji Guys are back to outline the top features of the X-A5.

Fujifilm released the firmware update Ver.1.21 (Nov. 22, 2018) for Fujifilm X-A5 camera.

The update will provide the following new improvements: (more…)

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Cameras Firmware Updates Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Firmware Updates for Medium Format Mirrorless GFX 50S (Ver. 3.30; November 29, 2018), Mirrorless X-T3 (Ver. 2.00; December 2018) and Mirrorless X-H1 (Ver. 2.00; December 2018): New Functions and Improvements

The following video presents João Carlos Precision Tools: Fujifilm X-H1 and GFX 50S:
X-Photographer João Carlos from Portugal uses the Fujifilm X-H1 and GFX 50S shooting motorcycles in an old industrial factory…

Fujifilm recently announced the firmware updates for the following cameras:

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S

  • GFX 50S (Firmware Update Ver. 3.30; November 29, 2018),
Fujifilm X-T3: Black (left) and Silver (right)

Fujifilm X-T3: Black (left) and Silver (right)

  • X-T3 (Firmware Update Ver. 2.00; To be available in December 2018) and
Fujifilm X-H1

Fujifilm X-H1

  • X-H1 (Firmware Update Ver. 2.00; To be available in December 2018).

NEWS RELEASE

Fujifilm announces firmware updates for FUJIFILM GFX 50S, FUJIFILM X-T3, and FUJIFILM X-H1

New functions include the improvement of in-body image stabilization performance for X-H1, 4K HDR video recording and simultaneous output of Film Simulation / F-Log footage for X-T3, and 35mm format mode for GFX 50S

November, 13, 2018
Updated: November, 27, 2018

We would like to amend some of firmware updates that we announced on November, 13, 2018.

Firmware Version:
FUJIFILM X-T3 (Ver. 2.00)

Slower shutter speeds than the framerate can be selected with 4K 29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P. The setting cannot be applied when you select Long GOP with DCI4K/4K or FHD. Please refer to the “Movie Recording Mode” chart below for more details. (more…)

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Canon Press Releases

Canon Has Developed Both a Ceramic Material for 3D Printers and a Manufacturing Technology for the Highly Accurate 3D Printing of Parts with Complex Geometries: To Be Used in Industrial Fields

The following silent video presents Introducing the Canon 3D printer concept – Canon EXPO Paris 2015:
This resin-based Canon 3D printing system prints models of superior strength at higher speeds and with greater precision, reducing the need for time-consuming post-processing….

This technology and its specifications are concepts only and cannot be purchased today. Details future availability and final specifications are not currently available.

NEWS RELEASE

November 27, 2018
Canon Inc.

Canon announces development of proprietary ceramic material for 3D printers, manufacturing technology for the highly accurate 3D printing of parts with complex geometries

TOKYO, November 27, 2018—Canon Inc. announced today that the company has developed a manufacturing technology for the highly accurate 3D printing of ceramic parts with complex geometries using a proprietary ceramic material for 3D printers. The 3D printed ceramic parts feature such properties of conventional ceramics as heat and corrosion resistance as well as insulating properties, and are expected to be utilized in a variety of different fields, including industrial equipment.
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Press Releases

Canon’s New CMOS Sensor Business Platform: Canon is Offering Select CMOS Image Sensors Products for Sale to the Industrial Marketplace

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.

For the industrial marketplace, Canon is now offering select CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductors) sensor products for sale, which include:

  • 120MXS CMOS Sensor – by incorporating close to the same number of pixels as photoreceptors in the human eye, the Canon 120MXS CMOS sensor delivers ultra-high 120 MP resolution at 9.4fps in a compact APS-H format. This sensor targets the needs of the inspection, aerial mapping, life sciences, digital archiving and transportation industries. The Canon 120MXS is now available.

The following video presents Canon 120MXS 120MP CMOS Sensor:
The 120MXS is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with 13280 x 9184 effective pixels(approx. 60x the resolution of Full HD). It has a size equivalent to APS-H (29.22mm x 20.20mm), and a square pixel arrangement of 2.2µm x 2.2µm with 122 million effective pixels. Ultra-high-resolution is made possible by parallel signal processing, which reads signals at high speed from multiple pixels. All pixel progressive reading of 9.4fps is made possible by 28 digital signal output channels. It is available in RGB or with twice the sensitivity, in monochrome

PRESS RELEASE

Canon Announces a New CMOS Sensor Business Platform

Patented Sensor Technology Now Available for Industrial Vision Applications

Canon: Evaluation kits have been developed to allow you to test a Canon CMOS sensor for your application.

Canon: Evaluation kits have been developed to allow you to test a Canon CMOS sensor for your application.

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Press Releases

Cancel your plane tickets for Photokina May 2019, photo trade fair will return annually starting May 2020

PRESS RELEASE

Cologne, 03.12.2018

The next photokina will take place in May 2020

Imaging industry and Koelnmesse decide on new starting point for the new annual cycle

Following a successful photokina 2018, the German Photo Industry Association (PIV), as conceptual sponsor of the trade fair, and the event’s organiser Koelnmesse have agreed not to organise the next leading global trade fair in May 2019, as initially planned, but in May 2020. From Wednesday 27 May 2020 to Saturday 30 May 2020, all the market leaders in the imaging industry are expected once again in Cologne. The decision to postpone the start of the announced annual cycle by one year is intended to give all participants the opportunity to further develop the new concept for photokina and to tap into new target groups among exhibitors and visitors in order to heighten the status of the trade fair as a global platform for the photography and imaging industry. (more…)

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Canon Contests

Canon’s New Cosmos of Photography 2018 Photo Competition: Congratulations to the Winners

This is an update to the previous blog, Canon: New Cosmos of Photography 2018 (41st Edition) Photo Competition for Anyone, Regardless of Age or Nationality: Submit Photos and/or Videos Between April 18 and June 6.

As the Grand Prize winner, Mr. Song-Nian Ang received various prizes which included the following:

  • ¥1 million (approx. US$ 8,840)
Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R

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

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

  • Canon RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens
  • The right to hold an exhibit of new work at the New Cosmos of Photography 2019 Tokyo Exhibition to be held in fall of next year

The following video presents First Look: Canon EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless Camera and RF Lenses:
It’s time to change how you think.
The EOS R resets the standards for speed, detail and intuitive design. Unsurpassed image quality comes to life through the fastest and sharpest lenses.
Even in low light, images take on a new dimension with the our fastest autofocus for full frame camera, at 0.05 seconds.
A suite of features including 4K video, lens control ring and viewfinder sit at your fingertips, with a revolutionised body delivering intuitive functionality and operation.

NEWS RELEASE

Canon Inc.

Canon announces the Grand Prize winner for its New Cosmos of Photography 2018 (41st edition) photo competition

Grand Prize winner Song-Nian Ang's entry, "Hanging Heavy On My Eyes": Image Courtesy of Canon

Grand Prize winner Song-Nian Ang’s entry, “Hanging Heavy On My Eyes”: Image Courtesy of Canon

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Interviews

Sony’s Shakes Off Full-Frame Mirrorless Competitors, Confident In Its Chosen Path

The following video presents A Wild Life – A story by Chris Schmid:
Wildlife photographer & filmmaker Chris Schmid talks about how his Sony α cameras give him the opportunity to take pictures he could never take before.

In an interesting interview by Amateur Photographer editor Nigel Atherton, Senior General Manager of Sony’s Digital Imaging Business group Kenji Tanaka shares some of Sony’s thinking about what its full-frame strategy is and how it plans to maintain its top spot as the full-frame mirrorless camera of choice among professional photographers.

The following video presents Sony | α | Bob Martin – Tips from a Legendary Sports Photographer:
“Sports photography is about capturing fleeting moments.” A legendary Sports Photographer Bob Martin shares how to take great sports pictures while touching upon the advantages of Sony equipment.

Here’s a summary of the interview: (more…)

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