Sony a1 & a7S III Firmware Updates Officially Announced

In addition to the Sony a9 III (B&H /Adorama ) & FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (B&H/Adorama ), Sony also announced the new firmware updates for firmware updates for a1 & a7S III cameras.

Press Release:

Firmware Updates for the Alpha 1 and Alpha 7S III Models

In addition to the release of Alpha 9 III, Sony has announced new firmware updates for the Alpha 1 and Alpha 7S III full-frame mirrorless cameras xvii. The new software will provide both models with some of Sony’s latest imaging technologies including the highly requested Focus Breathing Compensation feature, IPTC and FTP workflow enhancement, and C2PA format support. The firmware will also update the Alpha 1 with Relay Playback, and the Alpha 7S III with DCI 4K 24.00P shooting format. The camera software update will be available in Spring 2024.

Sony a1 body: $6,498 at (AmazonB&HAdorama).

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Sony a9 III Officially Announced, Price $5,998

Sony officially announced the new Sony a9 III equipped with the world’s first full-frame global shutter image sensor. The US price is $5,998 and it will be released on February 23, 2024.

Pre-order link:

Sony a9 III: $5,998 at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama 

Key Features

  • 24.6MP Full-Frame Global Shutter Sensor
  • Up to 120 fps Cont. Shooting with AF/AE
  • Pre-Capture Function; Speed Boost Button
  • Flash Sync at up to 1/80,000 Sec.
  • 4K 120p 10-bit Video; S-Log3 & S-Cinetone
  • 759-Point Phase-Detect AF with Tracking
  • 8-Stop 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
  • 9.44m-Dot EVF with 240 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot 4-Axis Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SD Card Slots

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New Firmware Updates Announced for Panasonic S5II And S5IIX

Panasonic has announced a new firmware update program for its LUMIX S5II and S5IIX cameras to enhance performance and usability.

The S5II Firmware Version 2.2 / S5IIX Firmware Version 1.3 will improve/update:

  • AF-Point Scope function – AF-Point Scope function to magnify the focus position during AF has been added.
  • High-Resolution Mode – The shutter speed at high-resolution mode can now be set to max. 8 seconds with the long exposure noise reduction applied. Thanks to the image stabilizer, [Handheld High-Res] mode has been added to enable recording pictures with higher resolution even without using a tripod.
  • Improved MF Assist – It is now possible to magnify the full-screen mode display in MF Assist up to approx. 20x allowing more precise MF.

The firmware program will be available to download free of charge from the LUMIX Global Customer Support website.

Panasonic Lumix S5 II body: $1,997.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 II with 20-60mm Lens: $2,297.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX body: $2,197.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX with 20-60mm Lens: $2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z9 Firmware Update Version 4.10 Released

Nikon released the new firmware update Version 4.10 for Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera. 

Download link:

Nikon Z9 Firmware Version 4.10

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 4.01 to 4.10

  • • Added [Birds] and [Airplanes] to [AF subject detection options] in the photo shooting and video recording menus.

The Nikon Z9 competitors in this price range are mainly the “Canon EOS R3” and “Sony a1“.

Nikon Z9 body: $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Rumored Sony a9 III Specs: 44MP, 8K60p, 4K120p, 26fps

Here are the latest, updated rumored Sony a9 III specs. The headline-grabbing features include a remarkable 44MP resolution, astonishing 8K video capabilities at 60p, 4K video at 120p, and a fast continuous shooting speed of 26fps.

The rumors suggest that the heart of the Sony a9 III lies in its groundbreaking 44MP stacked CMOS sensor, a remarkable leap forward from the 24MP sensor found in the current Sony a9 II model. This 44MP sensor promises a staggering resolution, providing photographers with unparalleled flexibility in cropping images and capturing exquisite detail that truly elevates the art of photography.

Reports also suggest that the a9 III can support impressive 8K 60p and 4K 120p video recording. These video capabilities will make the camera extremely versatile for professional cinematography, documentaries and commercial work. In particular, 8K video offers an advanced level of detail thanks to its huge image resolution. Here are more details on the Sony a9 III Specs: Continue reading “Rumored Sony a9 III Specs: 44MP, 8K60p, 4K120p, 26fps”

Sony a7 IV Firmware Update Ver. 2.01 Released

Sony released a new firmware update 2.01 for the Sony A7IV camera.

The Sony a7 IV is the fourth generation of the company’s core a7 full-frame mirrorless camera model. You can find the details and download the new Sony firmware update below.

You can download the Firmware Ver 2.01 for Sony a7 IV: Continue reading “Sony a7 IV Firmware Update Ver. 2.01 Released”

Rumors : Canon Set to Release New RF 70-200mm f/2.8L with Inner Zoom

A new rumor surfaced and it says Canon might soon release a new version of the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens for the EOS R camera system. According to recent reports, this new RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM with inner zoom is scheduled to be announced in 2024. This will probably be called Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens. Continue reading “Rumors : Canon Set to Release New RF 70-200mm f/2.8L with Inner Zoom”

Canon RF Lens Roadmap 2023 – 2024

In 2023 to 2024, Canon will release several new RF lenses. Below is the rumored lens roadmap for Canon RF mount lenses.

The cameras that can use the RF mount are:

There will be a total of 10 RF lenses could be released in 2023 to early 2024: Continue reading “Canon RF Lens Roadmap 2023 – 2024”

Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2, X-H2S & X-S20 Firmware Updates Released

Fujifilm released the new firmware updates for X-T5X-H2X-H2s. and X-S20 cameras.

You can find all the details below, as well as the download links.

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Fujifilm GF 55mm f/1.7R WR Lens Officially Announced, Price $2,299

In addition to the GFX 100 II medium format camera, Fujifilm also announced the Fujifilm GF 55mm f/1.7R WR Lens.

The US price of the fast prime is $2,299 and will be released on September 26 2023. Now the new Fujifilm GF 55mm f/1.7R WR Lens is available for pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama.
Pre-order links:

Fujifilm GFX 100 II: $7,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Fujifilm GF 55mm f/1.7R WR Lens: $2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Key Features:

  • Medium Format | f/1.7
  • 44mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • Extremely Fast Portrait Prime
  • DC Motor with GMR Sensor AF System
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Design & Fluorine Coating

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