FUJIFILM Releases New Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit for X and GFX Series Cameras

FUJIFILM Releases New Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit
TOKYO, April 22, 2021 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the release of the FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit (SDK), which will help software developers integrate the functionality of FUJIFILM X Series and GFX System cameras into any applications that are currently being developed. Available on April 22, 2021 the SDK will allow developers to initiate the automatic transfer of images, from a supported Fujifilm camera, to a computer using a Windows*1 or macOS*2 operating system. Remote access to the basic controls of any supported Fujifilm camera is also supported. Information regarding the conversion of the RAW image data contained in Fujifilm’s proprietary RAF file is not provided with this SDK. Continue reading “FUJIFILM Releases New Digital Camera Control Software Development Kit for X and GFX Series Cameras”

Nikon Z7 II Sensor Review: Nikon’s Best Mirrorless Scored 100 Points

DxOMark completed their full in-depth review for 45.7MP sensor inside the Nikon Z7 II camera. According to their sensor review; the Nikon Z7 II achieved an excellent overall DxOmark score of 100 points (the same as the Nikon D850Sony A7R III), with a combination of 26.3 bits color depth, 14.7 EV dynamic range, and 2841 ISO low-light score.

LIM Leather Half Cases for Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II cameras

Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ adapter rebates also introduced in the US. Continue reading “Nikon Z7 II Sensor Review: Nikon’s Best Mirrorless Scored 100 Points”

New Firmware Updates Released for Nikon Z7 II, Z6 II, Z7, Z6, Z5 and Z50

Nikon officially announced the new firmware updates for the Z7 IIZ6 IIZ7, Z6Z5, and Z50 mirrorless cameras.  New Firmware Updates will be available for download on April 26, 2021.

  • Firmware update version 1.20 for the Z7 II and Z6 II
  • Firmware update version 3.30 for the Z7 and Z6
  • Firmware update version 1.10 for the Z5
  • Firmware update version. 2.10 for the Z50

New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ adapter rebates also introduced in the US.
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Sony A1 vs Canon EOS R3 size comparison

Here is the Sony A1 vs Canon EOS R3 size comparison image. Interesting to see both pro mirrorless cameras with different body and grip.

As you know Canon has revealed the first details of its high-end EOS R3 pro mirrorless camera. As you can see from the product image, the new Canon EOS R3 features a large, one-piece design with an integrated vertical grip, much like company’s 1D-series DSLRs.

With the dual-grip design, the Canon EOS R3 will be able to shoot at up to 30 frames per second with full AF, but isn’t branded as a successor to the EOS-1D series of pro sports DSLRs. Continue reading “Sony A1 vs Canon EOS R3 size comparison”

Sony A1 Firmware Update Ver. 1.01 Now Available for Download

Sony has released the new Firmware Ver 1.01 for Sony A1 ($6,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama).  The firmware Update 1.01 for Sony A1 fizes an issue and improves overall stability.

This is the first firmware update for Sony A1. You can download from them links below : Continue reading “Sony A1 Firmware Update Ver. 1.01 Now Available for Download”

Nikon D6 Firmware Update Version 1.20 Now Available

Nikon has released the new firmware version 1.20 for the Nikon D6 flagship DSLR camera.  In addition, the Nikon D6 DSLR is now shipping in the US: $6,496.95 at  (Amazon | Adorama | B&HPhoto).

You can follow the links below to download the firmware update: Continue reading “Nikon D6 Firmware Update Version 1.20 Now Available”

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8, RF 600mm f/4, 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lenses Announced

Along with the Canon EOS R3 development announcement, Canon has announced three new RF mount lenses, including the 400mm f/2.8, and 600mm f/4 telephoto lenses, and the 100mm f/2.8 MACRO IS USM.

The optical image stabilisation (IS) system provides up to 5.5 stops on the RF 400 and RF 600mm lenses, and up to 8-stops on the 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens when used with the Canon EOS R5 or R6 and the in-body image stabilisation. The Macro lens also offers up to 1.4x magnification, which Canon say is a Worlds first for an AF macro lens on full-frame cameras.

The Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM, RF 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L will start shipping from July. US Prices are as follows :

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Canon EOS R3 Camera Now Listed at B&H

Canon has announced the new EOS R3, a high-speed mirrorless camera, aimed at professional sports photographers, with weather-sealing, a new Canon BSI CMOS sensor and Eye-AF control.

Canon EOS R3 Camera Now Listed at B&H. Here’s what we know so far.

Canon EOS R3 will be built around a Stacked CMOS sensor and will use Canon’s Dual Pixel AF design. It will also offer Eye Control AF, which uses the position of the photographer’s eye to select the initial position for autofocus or subject tracking.

  • Canon EOS R3–Listed–B&H

Canon EOS R3 Additional Coverage

Canon EOS R3 at a Glance:

  • 30fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking (electronic shutter)
  • New Canon developed Full-frame Stacked BSI CMOS sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Eye-AF control
  • Subject eye and head detection
  • Dust and water resistant body with integrated grip
  • Fast Mobile File Transfer (Wireless)
  • RF mount
  • Pre-orders: Adorama | B&H

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Nikon Z9 competitor Canon EOS R3 Pro Appeared

Nikon Z9 competitor Canon EOS R3 Pro appeared; here are the first details. Nikon Z9, which will be the best and ambitious player in the mirrorless camera market of Nikon, then EOS R3 Pro appeared on Canon side.

Nikon Z9 made a tremendous impression as the new mirrorless camera that the company positioned at the highest-level. The Z9, which will face bodies such as the D series on the DSLR side and the A9 on the Sony side, adopts the “battery grip” integrated structure as in the company’s D series. Now we have the surprise mirrorless Canon EOS R3 Pro, which adopts the similar body structure. The EOS R3 body, which is expected to be officially announced soon, is only visible from the front for now. Of course, the full frame sensor mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, EOS R3 Pro, has an interesting body texture that will bring high grip. Not surprisingly, the body with many programmable buttons appeals directly to the professional segment. In this respect, both the Nikon Z9 and Canon EOS R3 Pro models are expected to be quite expensive. However, prices are not yet known. Continue reading “Nikon Z9 competitor Canon EOS R3 Pro Appeared”

Fujifilm X-H2 to arrive in 2022 with 8K DCI/UHD Video

The Fujifilm X-H2 has been eagerly awaited by Fujifilm fans for a while now. We can now expect the Fujifilm X-H2 announcement just at the beginning of 2022, after a year in which the company focused its efforts on other mirrorless cameras such as the Fujifilm X-T4 and Fujifilm X-S10.

According to recent reports surfaced on the web, the upcoming X-H2 will be capable of 8K video recording, both 8K DCI and 8K UHD. As you might remember that the APS-C Sony IM671AQR 43MP BSI 8k sensor also has stacked DRAM and up to 16 bit depth for stills images.

It is rumored that the Fujifilm X-H2 could use this sensor, along with the frequently rumored Sony A7000 camera. The rumored flagship needs to bring serious upgrades so here are the updatedt X-H2 specs posted so far. Continue reading “Fujifilm X-H2 to arrive in 2022 with 8K DCI/UHD Video”