Category: Compact System Camera

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fujifilm X-E2 Firmware Version 2.10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Fuji has posted a firmware upgrade for the Fujifilm X-E2 compact system camera. According to the company, version 2.10 incorporates the following enhancements:

1.Addition of compatibility with "XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR"

2.Change of aperture display for zoom lenses
Display of aperture value when zooming with the shutter button pressed halfway will become same as the display when zooming without the shutter button pressed.

Website: Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-E1 Firmware Version 2.30

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Fuji has issued a firmware upgrade for the Fujifilm X-E1 compact system camera. Version 2.30 incorporates the following enhancements:

1.Addition of compatibility with "XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR


2.Change of aperture display for zoom lenses
Display of aperture value when zooming with the shutter button pressed halfway will become same as the display when zooming without the shutter button pressed.

Website: Fujifilm

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Leica Visoflex Utilises Epson Ultrimicron Technology

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Compact System Camera
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Epson today announced that its Ultimicron electronic viewfinder technology is incorporated in the new Leica Visoflex electronic viewfinder for the Leica T compact system camera. The newest, Visoflex is an optional high-resolution electronic viewfinder that boasts XGA (1024 x RGB x 768), 2.36 million dot resolution. The use of a color filter prevents the colour break-up that can occur with other colour systems when shooting fast-moving subjects and while panning. First launched in 2009, Ultimicron is based on the HTPS technology that ensures sufficient visibility in any environment, Epson claims.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Firmware Update 1.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic has posted a firmware update for its Lumix GH4 compact system camera. According to the companVersion 1.1 improves the reliability of video recording performance. You can download the firmware uprade from the website below.

Website: Panasonic Japan

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update 1.10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Fujifilm has issued a firmware update for its X-T1 compact system camera (pictured). Version 1.10 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  • Addition of compatibility with "XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR"
  • Improvement of "Exposure compensation/exposure indicator" in EVF. Values are added to the scales of the indicator for better visibility.
  • Improvement of Movie-record button operability. To avoid an accidental movie shooting, the delayed time will become longer between the moment you press the button and a movie shooting starts or ends.
  • The phenomenon is fixed that images are not recorded with the set interval when "INTERVAL" in "INTERVAL TIMER SHOOTING" is set to 5 sec or less. In this case, the setting of "IMAGE DISP." in "SCREEN SET-UP" will change to "OFF" automatically.

Website: Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update Ver.1.10

Friday, June 13, 2014

Nikon 1 S2 Firmware Update 1.01

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Nikon has issued a firmware update for the Nikon 1 S2 compact system camera. According to the company, Version 1.01 fixes the following bug: "When Display brightness under Display in the setup menu was set to a negative value, monitor display turned completely white and actual display could not be seen. This issue has been resolved." You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Nikon Europe

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Panasonic UK Announces Summer Promotions

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic UK has announced three Lumix G promotions. The company is offering consumers a free battery grip and Leica DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 fixed focal length lens when they purchase a Panasonic GH3 compact system camera (pictured). Those buying a G6 or GX7 can pick up a Lumix G Vario 45-150 mm telephoto lens for free. And for photographers looking to purchase a GM1, Panasonic is offering a £100/€120 cashback and stylish free leather case. The free products and cashback are all claimed via consumer redemption to Panasonic from 10th June - 31st August 2014.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Samsung Ditch Day

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Events
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Samsung invites consumers to #DITCHtheDSLR at Ditch Day on New York’s Times Square today from 12pm – 6pm ET. Attendees have the opportunity to trade-in a DSLR in exchange for a new Samsung NX30 (pictured). The event features several unique shooting stations where consumers have the opportunity to experience the full line of mirrorless and SMART cameras in a variety of scenarios. Additionally, a group of Samsung #Imageloggers are on hand discussing their experiences since ditching the DSLR in favour of Samsung’s NX cameras and offering up tips for how to capture great images. The Samsung Ditch Day event is taking place on Times Square, between 42nd and 43rd streets, in front of the NASDAQ marquee.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Limited Editions

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Olympus is to release beautifully crafted special editions of its OM-D E-M10 compact system camera. Featuring luxury accessories, textures and colours, the E-M10 Limited Edition is available in a specially created shade of green (pictured), black or orange. Accessories include an exclusive genuine-leather shoulder strap and an ‘OM-D’ lens cap that exactly matches the grip and strap. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Limited Edition will be available through selected stockists exclusively at Harrods – from late June 2014, for £749.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sony UK Release New Images by Joe Cornish

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One of the world’s most influential large-format landscape photographers, Joe Cornish, has shot a number of images of Icelandic and Scottish scenery to mark the launch of the Sony Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R. These images form part of a series of photography commissions with leading photographers Bay Garnett, Joshua Hoffine and Gavin Evans for the Sony Alpha 7 Full Frame Photography Academy. Armed with the Sony Alpha 7R, Joe travelled to the northern slopes of the Cairngorms in Scotland, where he trekked into the deep glens that run into the mountains. The Icelandic images feature the southern coastal strip of the island where the landscape is dominated by volcanic mountains, huge glaciers and the coast itself, which has huge cliffs that fall into black sand beaches. Joe commented on the commission. “Every outdoors photographer dreams of a super high quality camera that is also really small and light. To have this level of image quality in such a small camera is unprecedented.”

Sony Announces UK Pricing for Alpha 7S

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Sony today announced availability and pricing details for its Alpha A7S full-frame compact system camera. The Sony A7S will go on general sale in Europe from the end of July 2014 priced at approximately £2,100 and is available to pre-order now on country-specific Sony websites. Additionally, the company announced that the A7S will offer the user the ability to activate a ‘Silent Shooting’ mode, thus making the photographer as unobtrusive as possible. In addition, the recently announced RX100 III will start shipping in Europe at the beginning of July 2014 and will be priced at approximately £700.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Leica T Firmware Update 1.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Leica has posted a firmware update for the Leica T compact system camera. According to the German company, Version 1.1 "fulfils 100% the scope of functions and performance of the camera as described in the manual." You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Leica

Olympus PEN E-P5 Firmware Version 1.5

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Olympus has issued a firmware update for its PEN E-P5 compact system camera. Version 1.5 fixes a bug related to the display of aperture, sensitivity and shutter speed that plagued firmware version 1.4. You can update your camera's firmware using the free Digital Camera Updater utility.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Jessops Exclusive Olympus OM-D E-M10 Kit

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Jessops has announced that its Exclusive Olympus OM-D E-M10 kit comprising a silver camera body and 14-42mm II R lens is available now. Priced at £599.99, the kit can be purchased online and in-store, For those who want a little help on the way, Jessops offers tailored one-to-one training sessions from as little as £39.

Review: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Firmware Version 1.3

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic has released a firmware update for its GX7 compact system camera. According to the company, version 1.3 incorporates the following improvements/fixes:

"Connection problem with Apple iOS devices via Wi-Fi is fixed."
"Improved stability of startup process in the use of UHS-I compliant SD memory card."

Joint update service for FourThirds

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Firmware Version 1.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Olympus has posted a firmware update for its OM-D E-M10 compact system camera. According to the company, version 1.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  • Image stabilisation compensation while shooting videos has been stabilised.
  • A 0-second setting has been added to Anti-Shock mode.

You can update your camera's firmware via the free Digital Camera Updater utility.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Firmware Update 1.4

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Olympus has issued a firmware update for the OM-D E-M1 compact system camera. Version 1.4 incorporates the following improvements:

  • AF response when using FourThirds lenses has been improved.
  • Stabilisation of shooting in C-AF has been improved.
  • Shooting images when using the remote control function of the smart phone application "OLYMPUS Image Share" now supports Art Filters, custom self timer, zoom operation when using the electric zoom, Digital Tele-converter, and Release mode.

You can update your camera's firmware via the free Digital Camera Updater utility.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sony A7S Now Available to Pre-Order in the US

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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B&H has started taking pre-orders for the Sony Alpha A7S full-frame compact system camera. Available from July, the 4K-capable Sony A7S sells for $2498 in a body-only configuration, which is only $200 dearer than the Sony A7R. The Sony A7S is a new 12.2-megapixel compact system camera with a 35mm full-frame sensor, 4K movie recording, a sensitivity range of ISO 50 to 102,400 (extendable to ISO 409,600)  and an improved auto focus system that remains operational down to light levels as low as -4EV. Using data read-out from every single pixel of the 35mm full-frame sensor, the Sony A7S records 4K movies (24p and 25p) that are free from aliasing and jaggies. The camera's professional video functions include XAVC S Full HD recording at 50Mbps, time code and optional XLR audio inputs.

Website: B&H

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nikon 1 S2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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The Nikon 1 S2 is a new compact system camera featuring a 14-megapixel CX sensor and the world's fastest continuous shooting frame rates. Designed without an optical low-pass filter, and offering a wide 200–12800 ISO range, the Nikon 1 S2 shoots ten raw-format images at up to 20 fps with continuous autofocus, and at up to 60 fps with focus fixed at the first frame. Other highlights include a hybrid AF system with 135 focus points including 73 on-chip PDAF sensors, a 3" display with a resolution of 460,000 dots, 1080/60p movies, high-speed video recording for slow-motion playback, and microSD memory card compatibility. The Nikon 1 S2 will be available for around £380 / $450 for a single-lens kit. A double-lens kit including the camera, 11-27.5mm standard zoom and 30-110mm telezoom will also be available, priced at around £530 / $700.

Nikon Brings J4 CSC to the US

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Nikon has announced US availability and pricing information for the Nikon 1 J4 compact system camera. Announced in April, the Nikon 1 J4 is a new, WiFi-enabled compact system camera with an 18-megapixel CX sensor with no low-pass filter, a 1-million-dot 3" touchscreen, improved hybrid AF system and an aluminium housing. The auto focus system offers 105 focus points with phase-detection AF and 171 focus points with contrast-detect AF. The Nikon 1 J4 supports high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 20fps with AF tracking, and up to 60fps when focus is locked. Other highlights include a sensitivity range of ISO 100-12,800, Full HD 60p movies, improved Motion Snapshots and manual exposure modes. Available in May 2014 the Nikon 1 J4, kitted with the 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, will be sold at $649.95, while a kit with the 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 VR lens will also be available for $849.95. Additionally, a double lens kit including the 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens and 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 lens will be available for $1,049.95.