As you know the Fujifilm XApp replaces the old Camera Remote app for users of supported cameras and will be the new default going forward. Fujifilm has just released version 1.02 for their Fujifilm X App for iOS here and for Android here.
The newly introduced FUJIFILM X-S20 mirrorless digital camera is manufactured to automatically be compatible with the new FUJIFILM XApp without added firmware.
Additionally, the following GFX System and X Series models are also compatible, subject to downloading of Fujifilm’s latest firmware release:
Many FUJIFILM cameras got new firmware updates that bring support for the newly launched XApp as well as some minor “setup menu setting functions” optimization. These cameras include the following models:
At X Summit BKK 2023 (see live blog here), Fujifilm has updated its range of mirrorless cameras with the introduction of the Fujifilm X-S20 and the new Fujifilm XF 8mm f/3.5 lens. In addition the company released firmware updates for 13 camera bodies for both GFX and X-Series models.
The Fujifilm X-S20 will be available from the end of June 2023 priced at $1299 while the XF 8mm F3.5 Lens will be available for $799 at the same time.
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The lens will be officially launched on May 29th on Amazon, AliExpress, independent stations and other platforms.
The lens is now on sale for an impressively-low price of just USD 719, EUR 999, JPY 119,599, GBP 879, MXN 14,369, CAD 989.
Fujifilm announced the launch of “Fujifilm XApp”, a new app for use with the GFX / X Series of digital cameras. The app will be released for download on May 25, 2023.
FUJIFILM already has a camera remote app on the market, but some were complaining about limited functionality including connectivity issues between their FUJIFILM cameras and smart devices.
The new XApp is addressing exactly those issues. FUJIFILM is advertising the new XApp with seamless, quicker connectivity.
The second new feature of the XApp is that you can transfer images while the camera is still recording or even when it is completely powered off. The App also comes with a new high-contrast design in black and white for better visibility. When you connect your camera via Bluetooth, you have a live view function and can control start/stop recording next to your camera settings, like aperture, ISO, and shutter speed.
Fujifilm has just officially announced the new mid-range Fujifilm X-S20 camera and XF 8mm F3.5 Lens at X Summit BKK 2023 (see live blog here). The Fujifilm X-S20 will be available from the end of June 2023 priced at $1299 while the XF 8mm f/3.5 will be available for $799 at the same time.
Features on the Fujifilm X-S20, announced at the Fujifilm X Summit, include a 26MP X-Trans 4 sensor, X Processor 5, and 7-stop, 5-axis IBIS which improves on the X-S10. 750 shots will be possible per charge with the NP-W235. Video is captured at 6.2K as well as 4K and Full HD with a new VLOG option available on the mode dial so you can quickly access video functions.
An XF 8mm f/3.5 lens has also been announced and it’s the widest lens currently available in the Fujifilm X-mount. It gives a 112-degree angle of view that’s the same as most smartphones produce and has a 12mm effective focal length. The XF 8mm f/3.5 weighs 215g and measures just 52.8mm. 62mm filters fit the lens.
Price & Availability: The Fujifilm X-S20 will be available from the end of June 2023 priced at $1299 while the XF 8mm f/3.5 will be available for $799 at the same time.
The Nikon Z9 is one of the most powerful cameras on the market, capable of up to 30 fps shooting in JPEG or 20 with Raw capture, and able to record 8K/30 video, with the promise of 12-bit Raw 8K/60 capture in a future firmware update. It’s also one of relatively few cameras on the market to completely forego a mechanical shutter, a design decision made possible by the impressively fast read-out speed of the new sensor.
According to late rumors by CR, the super telephoto zoom lens RF 200-500mm f/4L IS USM lens will be officially announced in the Q4 of 2023 or at the beginning of 2024 along with EOS R1.
Canon has a long history of upgrading its lenses in pairs, and the lack of an RF version of the 500mm has many photographers wondering when it’s coming. However, with the recent launch of the RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM, Canon appears to have taken a fresh approach to its super telephoto lenses.