Category: Compact System Camera

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fujifilm Summer Sizzlers

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Fujifilm UK have launched some very special cashback offers: Buy a Fujifilm X-T1 body or X-T1 kit (X-T1 with 18-55mm lens) and any Fujinon XF lens to claim £100 cashback. Or, buy a Fujifilm X-E2 body or X-E2 kit any XF lens and claim £200. Those who already own a Fujifilm compact system camera can also claim £200 cashback when purchasing two XF lenses at the same time. These offers apply to all Fujinon XF lenses except for the XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, and  are available through 30 September 2014.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Official Pentax Q-S1 Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Ricoh has posted six high-resolution sample photos captured with the new Pentax Q-S1 compact system camera. Taken using a variety of Q-mount lenses, these Pentax Q-S1 samples were all shot at low sensitivity settings (ISO 100/21°and ISO 125/22°), and feature a range of subjects and genres including still lifes, flowers, fruits, animals and cityscapes.

Website: Official Pentax Q-S1 Samples

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pentax Q-S1

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The Pentax Q-S1 is a new compact system camera with a 1/1.7-inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor. Key highlights include a maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 12,800, a dust removal system,  Full HD movie recording, compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards and a range of creative tools to create uniquely personalised images and add filter effects with just a turn of a dial. The Pentax Q-S1 will be available in early September for £299.99 (body-only) in a choice of 40 colour combinations. A single-zoom kit including the Q-S1 camera and 5-15mm lens will be available for £379.99/$499.95, and a double-zoom kit comprising the camera, 5-15mm and 15-45mm lenses will also be on offer, priced at £549.99.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lumix G ‘The One For You’

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Websites
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Panasonic UK has launched a new camera selector tool for its Lumix G range. The Lumix G ‘The One For You’ campaign is designed to make choosing a camera a quick and pleasurable experience, whether you’re an absolute beginner, passionate amateur snapper or dedicated pro. The interactive selector tool features each Lumix G product in the context of how real consumers take photos – making it easy for the viewer to identify the camera most suited to the kind of person they are. Comprising three easy steps, the tool clearly identifies the five cameras in the Lumix G range in line with the real world specifications consumers want, the company says. The new camera selector is featured on the website below.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Olympus PEN E-PL6 Expression Kit

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Olympus has announced the UK launch of the previously Japan-only PEN E-PL6 compact system camera. This exquisitely designed, small and lightweight camera boasts an all-metal finish and comes bundled with the world’s slimmest pancake zoom lens for go-anywhere creativity. Other key highlights include a 16-megapixel MOS sensor, TruePic VI image processor, a large, tiltable and swivelling high-res LCD touchscreen, Full HD movies, interval shooting and a useful electronic level gauge. Together with the FlashAir card and pancake lens, the Olympus E-PL6 will be available in beautifully designed packaging from mid-July 2014, for £429.

Monday, July 7, 2014

The One 100% Satisfied

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Panasonic UK is now offering a unique promotion for its Lumix G products – a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To qualify, you need to buy a brand new Panasonic Lumix G product from a participating retailer (Panasonic Store, WEX Photographic, Park Cameras and Wilkinson Cameras only) no later than 30th October. In plain language, if you’re not 100% happy, Panasonic will refund you within 60 days of purchase. As always, make sure to read the promotion's terms and conditions before buying.

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