Category: Compact System Camera
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Olympus has released a firmware update for the Olympus E-P5 compact system camera. Version 1.2 incorporates certain modifications to the transfer mode settings for Eye-Fi cards. The firmware can be updated by connecting your camera to a computer with a working Internet connection and using the free Digital Camera Updater utility.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix GX7 compact system camera camera looks like in the flesh?
We have compiled an extensive gallery of 70 hands-on photos of the exciting new Panasonic GX7, including the silver and back versions, a selection of different lenses, and a side-by-side comparison with the original GF1 camera.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Pentax Ricoh UK has announced the pricing of the Pentax Q7 compact system camera. The Pentax Q7 body will be available for £369.99, and the camera will also be sold in two kits. The single-lens kit - consisting of the Q7 body and Pentax-02 Standard Zoom Lens - will cost £399.99, while the double-zoom kit will retail for £539.99.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Samsung has unveiled the suggested retail price of the Samsung Galaxy NX 3G/4G LTE capable, Android powered compact system camera. Available to pre-order from Warehouse Express, the 20-megapixel Samsung Galaxy NX can be yours for £1299 complete with a 18-55mm lens.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Fuji has posted a firmware update for the Fujifilm X-Pro1 compact system camera. Version 3.01 improves AF speed with most existing Fujinon XF lenses (provided that the lens firmware is also updated to the latest version), adds focus peaking, improves focus accuracy, and adds a new method to toggle between 3x and 10x magnification during manual focusing. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.
Website: Fujifilm Global
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
On 23rd July, Fuji will release major firmware updates for its Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 compact system cameras. Version 2.00 for the X-E1 and Version 3.00 for the X-Pro1 shall deliver improved AF speed on most existing XF lenses, an improvement of focus precision in various scenes, a new focus peaking function, an improvement to the method to change magnification during manual focus, and enahnced optical image stabilisation when recording video with the Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Panasonic has released a firmware update for its Lumix DMC-G5 compact system camera. Version 1.1 - which is intended for cameras sold and used in PAL broadcast regions - corrects the wording "60p/60i/30p" of AVCHD frame rate on [Rec Quality] menu to "50p/50i/25p." If you use the camera outside these regions - or if the wording of the menu item in question is already correct on your unit - you do not need to download this update.
Website: Panasonic Japan Support
Panasonic has posted a firmware for its flagship Micro Four Thirds camera the Panasonic GH3. According to the company, version 1.2 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
- "Low Light AF" is added that makes it possible to set focus on the subject in low-lit situations (-3EV).
- "Silent Mode" is added which suppresses electronic shutter, shutter sound, operation sound and flash emission with a single setting.
- "Exposure Comp. Reset" is added which resets the setting of exposure compensation to ±0 whenever the camera is turned off or the shooting mode is changed.
- Performance of AF is enhanced in use with H-PS14042 and H-PS45175.
- Connection problem with Apple Mac computers via Wi-Fi is fixed.
Website: Panasonic Japan Support
Pentax Japan has unveiled a blue-and-white edition of the Pentax K-01 compact system camera. Bundled with an smc Pentax-DA 40mmF2.8XS lens, the special blue-and-white edition of the Pentax K-01 will be available in Japan starting 25th July. Pricing and international availability have yet to be communicated.
Source: Pentax Japan
Pentax has issued a firmware update for the Pentax Q small-sensor compact system camera. Version 1.13 adds support for the Pentax-07 "mount shield lens" and improves overall stability. You can download the firmware update from the website below.
Website: Pentax Japan Support
Monday, July 8, 2013
Singapore-based photographer Aram Pan has created what must be the world's first spherical panoramic image shot on a Hasselblad Lunar. Having produced commercial VRs in Singapore, China, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia and Thailand; professional virtual-tour photographer Aram Pan used a Zeiss Touit Distagon T* 12mm f/2.8 lens on his newly purchased, US$6995 Hasselblad Lunar camera to shoot the source frames needed for the 360° panoramic image of Singapore Botanic Gardens, which can be viewed at the website below.
Websitw: 360 Cities
Friday, July 5, 2013
Pentax has posted a firmware update for the Pentax Q10 small-sensor compact system camera. Version 1.02 adds support for the Pentax-07 "mount shield lens" and improves overall stability. You can download the firmware update from the website below.
Website: Pentax Japan Support
Monday, July 1, 2013
Canon has issued a firmware update for the Canon EOS M compact system camera. Version 2.0.2 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.
- Improves focusing speed in One-Shot AF mode.
- Now supports EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.
- Corrects errors in the Simplified Chinese, Hungarian, Traditional Chinese and Korean language menus.
*When placing the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM without conducting the firmware update, although rare, at times the EOS M will not function.
Website: Canon USA Support
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Fujifilm X-M1 is a new compact and lightweight compact system camera. Featuring the same 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor as the flagship X-Pro1, the X-M1 weighs just 330 grams and is about half the size of a regular SLR body. It also offers a 920,000 dot tiltable 3-inch LCD, 5.6fps burst shooting, wireless image transfer, full HD (1920x1080) video recording at 30 frames per second, a built-in flash and hot shoe, ISO200-6400 and a 49 point AF system.
Fujfilm are also announcing the Fujinon XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens, which will ship as a kit lens with the X-M1. Offering a focal range of 24mm-76mm in 35mm terms, the XC16-50mm lens consists of 12 all-glass elements in 10 groups including 3 aspherical elements and 1 ED element. It will be available in black and silver.
The X-M1 is available in three colours - Black, Silver and Brown In the UK, the X-M1 and XC16-50mm lens kit will be on sale from end July 2013 for £679.99.
Fujifilm has announced two X-Pro1 and X-E1 firmware updates which will offer faster auto-focusing and the addition of a “Focus Peak Highlight” function. The first firmware update is available today, and the second on 23rd July. Other new features include a ‘Focus Frame Selection’ option, a second ‘Fn’ button, and aperture control for lenses without aperture rings.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
From now until 15th September Olympus UK are offering a bonus M.ZUIKO 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens with the purchase of any PEN E-PL5 or E-PM2 body or kit from authorised stockists. The offer will be promoted throughout the Olympus dealer network, both in-store and online, with artwork provided by Olympus user and street photographer Adam Thirtle. His shot entitled CCTV (above) "perfectly illustrates the off-the-cuff style achievable with the pancake lens and an eye for a photo opportunity," Olympus says. For more information, visit the website below.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Nikon has posted firmware updates for all Nikon 1 system cameras plus the GP-N100 GPS unit and the FT1 lens adapter. The camera firmware updates add full support for the Nikon 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens, new features for the Playback mode, support for continuous auto focus when an AF-S lens is attached to the camera via the FT1 adapter (when the adapter's firmware is updated to version 1.10). Also, the precision of time synchronization when the GPS Unit GP-N100 is attached to the camera and the Use GPS to set clock option is set to Yes has been increased. Note that the GP-N100's own firmware also needs to be updated to version 1.02. Click through / read on for the details.
Olympus has issued firmware updates fora range of cameras that adds support for the new, high-resolution VF-4 electronic viewfinder. Affected models include the Olympus XZ-2, OM-D E-M5, E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PL5, E-PM1 and E-PM2. If you own one of these cameras, you can update its firmware using the free Digital Camera Updater utility.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Want to see exactly what the new Pentax Q7 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Pentax Q7 compact camera.
The Pentax Q7 is one of the world's smallest & lightest digital interchangeable-lens cameras. The Q7 has a larger 1/1.7 image sensor than the existing Q10 model, 1/2000th shutter speed, improved in-camera Shake Reduction, and faster operating response.
The Pentax Q7 is a small, 12-megapixel compact system camera with a new 1/1.7"-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor, improved low-light auto focus and an upgraded Shake Reduction mechanism. Compared to the existing Pentax Q and Pentax Q10 models, the new Pentax Q7 offers a larger sensor promising "the finest image quality in the Q series." Because of its larger sensor, the angle of view of any given lens is wider on the Pentax Q7 than on its sister models - for example, the Pentax-02 Standard Zoom Lens now covers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 23-69mm instead of 28-83mm as on the Pentax Q or Q10. Other highlights include Full HD movie recording, DR II dust removal system, in-camera HDR exposure blending, digital level function, Eye-Fi card compatibility, a multi-exposure mode and a 3-inch, 460,000-dot rear screen with an aspect ratio of 3:2. A colour-to-order service allows customers to choose from 120 camera colour combinations (including three standard models). The Pentax Q7 will be available from August for $499.95. UK pricing tis still to be confirmed.