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
GFX 50S (Firmware Update Ver. 3.30; November 29, 2018),
Fujifilm X-T3: Black (left) and Silver (right)
X-T3 (Firmware Update Ver. 2.00; To be available in December 2018) and
X-H1 (Firmware Update Ver. 2.00; To be available in December 2018).
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.
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…)
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.“
November 27, 2018
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. (more…)
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“
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.
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…)
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.“
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
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.“
The following video presents Sony Alpha | The Era Of Alpha Female Is Here: “As we announce the first Sony Alpha Female Creators In Residence, here’s a look at what it means to be an Alpha Female from some of the extraordinary women who applied. The meaning of the word Alpha is widely understood in the English language as being the first, the baddest, the strongest, and typically associated with men. We’re changing that now. We’re reclaiming the use of the word Alpha, not because it happens to be our brand, but because we believe anyone, regardless of gender, skin color, socio-economic status, and some myriad other things outside their control, can be Alpha. Anyone who is committed to being their very best, to leading the charge toward making the world a better place, to showing up and being present and lending their voices to a worthy cause, is Alpha. You can choose to be Alpha.“
Sony Electronics Inc. Announces Winners of its Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence Program Contest
Sony Electronics – 11/14/2018
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the winners of its Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence Program Contest, one of the flagship initiatives in the Company’s recently introduced “Be Alpha” campaign.
The Alpha Female initiative is Sony’s response to the imaging industry’s well-documented challenges with diversity and is focused exclusively on providing opportunities for women creators to advance their careers. The Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence Program Contest awards five winners a six-month grant of $25,000 in funds1, $5,000 in Sony digital imaging product allowance, a mentorship pairing with one of Sony’s high-profile Artisans of Imagery and much more. (See the Official Contest Rules for details at http://www.alphauniverse.com/alpha-female).
“Women make up the majority of the U.S. and Canadian populations and yet are significantly under represented in the professional imaging field,” said Jennifer Geddy, head of digital marketing at Sony Electronics. “The Alpha Female initiative provides a pathway to empowering more women photographers and videographers through a combination of mentorship and financial support. Efforts such as the Alpha Female initiative help expand the industry’s pool of gifted and diverse creators, raising the bar for everyone. We are extremely excited to welcome our talented Alpha Female winners and look forward to collaborating with them.”
Judged as winners from more than 6,000 entrants, the Alpha Female winners are: (more…)