Olympus Updates Firmware for E-M1X, E-M II, E-M1 III, E-M5 III Cameras

Olympus released a new firmware update. Version 3.3 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark IIVersion 1.3 for the OM-D E-M1X, Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M5 Mark III and Version 1.1 for OM-D E-M1 Mark III now available for download.

This new firmware provides feature enhancements for photographers and ability to use focus stacking photography with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lens ($1,499 at B&HAdorama).

Check out the details below with download links. See also recent Olympus announcements on OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Camera & M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS Lens. Continue reading “Olympus Updates Firmware for E-M1X, E-M II, E-M1 III, E-M5 III Cameras”

New Firmware Update Ver 1.20 for Sony a7R IV Released

Sony has released the new Firmware Ver 1.20 for Sony a7R IV ($3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama).  The firmware Update 1.20 for Sony a7R IV improves Video AF with the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens and improves overall stability. Continue reading “New Firmware Update Ver 1.20 for Sony a7R IV Released”

Video Quality: Canon EOS R5 & R6 vs Sony a7 III & a7R IV (8K 4K 60 fps & 120 fps)

Video Quality: Canon EOS R5 & R6 vs Sony a7 III & a7R IV (8K 4K 60 fps & 120 fps) !

The Canon EOS R5 is a 8K30p capable flagship mirrorless camera while the Canon EOS R6 is the best value 4K60p model. Tony Northrup tested the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 video quality, and he compared them against the Sony a7 III and Sony a7R IV. Check it out ! Continue reading “Video Quality: Canon EOS R5 & R6 vs Sony a7 III & a7R IV (8K 4K 60 fps & 120 fps)”

Sony “WW850128” Camera Registered. Possible Sony a5 Model ?

After Sony announced the new video-centric full-frame mirrorless camera Sony Alpha a7S III (AmazonB&HAdorama), a new camera named “WW850128″ is now registered.

This is the previously registered WW850128 camera now also registered at Taiwan NCC. According to leaked info, this camera could be an entry-level full frame mirrorless camera, a possible Sony a5 model.

Sony is rumored announce the Sony a5 – an entry level full frame mirrorless camera that will be priced under $1,000. If it turns out to be true, the Sony a5 will be a great competitor to the $899 Canon EOS RP. Continue reading “Sony “WW850128” Camera Registered. Possible Sony a5 Model ?”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS Lens Announced, Price $1,499

Along with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera, Olympus has also unveiled the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lens.

It is a super telephoto zoom that is equivalent to 200-800mm when attached to a Micro Four Thirds body, featuring 21 elements, including ED, Super HR and HR glass, as well as a 9-blade aperture, image stabilizer,  minimum focus distance (at all focal lengths) of just 1.3 meters, and the maximum magnification of  0.17x at wide-angle and 0.57x at full telephoto and weather sealed. This new lens costs $1,499, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&HAdorama. It will start shipping from September 8, 2020. Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS Lens Announced, Price $1,499”

Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Camera Announced, Price $699

Olympus has announced the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV. It is an entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera, featuring a 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body image stabilization,  a selfie-friendly LCD, a 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 121-pt contrast-detect autofocus system.

This new camera costs $699 and available for pre-order at  B&HAdoramaAmazon. Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Camera will start shipping from September 25, 2020. Continue reading “Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Camera Announced, Price $699”

Sony a7S III Camera now Available for Pre-order

The newly announced Sony a7S III camera is now available for pre-order at major US stores.  The US price of this full frame mirrorless camera is $3,498 and it is available for sale at AmazonB&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start on September 24, 2020.

The new camera features a number of impressive “World Firsts” with the first 12mp full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, an ultra-high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 9.44m dots, and 0.90x magnification.

4K video recording is possible at 120fps (up to 30min), 4K 60fps (up to 60min), and FullHD video at 240fps. The camera can record 4K video at 10-bit 4:2:2 internally, has up to 600mbps recording, and supports dual SD UHS-II or new CFexpress Type-A cards.

The camera supports a completely new memory card type CFexpress Type A, with Sony announcing the CEA-G series, it’s physically smaller than SD cards, and gives upto 800mb/s read, 700mb/s write. A new card reader will be available as well, and the memory card will be available in 80GB / 160GB sizes.

Pre-order links:

Sony a7S III body: $3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony 160GB CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card: $398 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony MRW-G2 CFexpress Type A/SD Memory Card Reader: $118 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Panasonic Lumix S1H Firmware Update with RAW Video Output

Panasonic released the RAW Video Data Output over HDMI firmware update program (firmware version 2.1) for its LUMIX S1H camera after delaying its release back in May.

The new firmware for the Panasonic full-frame mirrorless camera enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and saves it as Apple ProRes RAW. In addition, it further complies with 3.5K Anamorphic 4:3 standard.

You can download the new firmware update from the Panasonic website. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S1H Firmware Update with RAW Video Output”

First Pictures of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Camera

Here are the first pictures of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera.

The cameras, which are expected to be announced by the end of 2020, are slowly emerging and Olympus E-M10 IV is one of them. When we look at the list of features, we can say that Olympus has added the 20MP sensor and 5-axis in-body stabilization to its new models by default.

Olympus will soon announce a new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens from the latest roadmap. The entry-level Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Micro Four Thirds camera is expected to be announced in the next several weeks and will replace the current Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III model. Check out the first pictures of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera. Continue reading “First Pictures of Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Camera”

First Image of Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS Lens

Here are the first pictures of the upcoming Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens. See additional information below :

  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.3m
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Dimensions: 86.4mm x 205.7mm
  • Weight: 1120g (without tripod adapter)

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