Articles tagged "firmware"

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Nikon releases new firmware for D5: Improves video and adds flicker reduction

Nikon has released new firmware for its flagship D5 DSLR. Firmware v1.10 brings major improvements to stills and video shooting. Read more 

Firmware update adds watermarking and improves user interface of DxO ONE

DxO has released firmware v1.4 for its ONE camera, which now permits embedding copyright and author data into photos and creating watermarks when sharing them. Improvements have also been made to the user interface and overall performance. Read more

Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates

Samsung may have one foot out the door of the digital camera market, but at least for now it appears to be keeping its NX1 and NX500 up to speed with an Android Marshmallow compatibility update. Read more

Sony enables XAVC S recording to SDHC card with a7R II and a7S II firmware update

Newly released firmware updates for the Sony a7R II and a7S II enable XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards. Previously, XAVC S format video could only be recorded to an SDXC card. Read more

Nikon D7200 firmware 1.01 now available

Nikon has released firmware version 1.01 for the D7200, fixing a few issues including a problem applying negative exposure compensation with in-camera Raw processing. Learn more

Major Leica SL firmware update brings better AF, new top shutter speed

Leica has introduced firmware version 2.0 for its SL (Typ 601) camera that brings a major change to the camera’s focusing as well as a new top shutter speed of 1/16,000sec. The firmware takes the number of AF points available in single point mode from 49 to 529. Read more

Canon announces firmware updates for XC10 and Cinema EOS cameras

With the annual NAB Show just around the corner, Canon has announced numerous firmware updates for its video-oriented cameras and display systems. These include the recently reviewed XC10, as well Canon's Cinema EOS, professional camcorder and reference display lines of products. Read more

Nikon issues D810 and D810A firmware updates with remote control bug fix

Firmware updates for the Nikon D810 and D810A cameras are now available. Both updates fix a bug that may cause the cameras to stop responding if attached to a WR-R10 wireless remote control running firmware 3.00. Read more

Fujifilm releases several camera and lens firmware updates

Fujifilm has released a number of firmware updates for several lenses and camera bodies. Changes and firmware versions vary based on model, but most camera body updates simply add support for a focus limiter function on the XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6. Read more

Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available

Fujifilm has released minor camera body firmware update version 1.01 for the X-Pro2, improving long exposure photo quality and fixing a rare bug that could reset customized menu settings to the factory default. Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH4 firmware 2.5 brings Post Focus and 4K Photo Mode

Panasonic has announced a firmware update for the Lumix DMC-GH4, bringing Post Focus, 4K Photo and burst shooting with flash to the video-centric mirrorless camera. The update will be available at the end of March, free of charge. Read more

Sony firmware update 3.10 for a7 cameras, a6000, a5100 now available

Sony has released firmware update 3.10 for the a7R II, a7R, a7S, a7 II, a7, a6000 and a5100 camera models. The update primarily brings new lens support and is available to download now from Sony's support website. Read more

Sigma claims new firmware makes 150-600mm F5-6.3 AF up to 50% faster

Sigma has announced new firmware for its 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lenses, claiming that it makes the autofocusing system up to 50% faster. The firmware applies to lenses fitted for Canon EOS and Nikon F cameras, and can be installed via the company’s USB dock and the Optimization Pro software program. Read more

DxO ONE update enables framing assist via the camera's OLED monitor

A recent update for the DxO ONE has introduced a live image preview via the camera's built-in OLED when the device is used in standalone shooting mode. The camera is also offered at a lower $499 price point, without software bundled. Read more

Fujifilm X-E2 firmware 4.00 brings X-E2S features and interface

Fujifilm has released its promised firmware update for its X-E2 mid-range mirrorless camera. The firmware update adds a host of feature and operational improvements, bringing it into line with the X-E2S. The improvements include the AF upgrades from the recent X-T models, as well as a revised user interface and multiple AutoISO settings. Read more

Nikon D5300 and D5500 firmware 1.01 adds support for AF-P DX 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lenses

Nikon has released firmware version 1.01 for its D5300 and D5500 cameras. Both updates add support for the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm F3.5–5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm F3.5–5.6G lenses, Nikon's first DX lenses to offer stepping motors. Read more

Panasonic updates five Lumix G lenses with Dual IS support

Panasonic has released firmware updates for five Lumix G lenses, adding support for the maker's Dual IS technology. The feature was introduced in the Lumix DMC-GX8 camera; with this update, a total of eleven lenses are compatible with that model’s Dual IS system, including the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 24mm F2.8 Macro and collapsible Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F3.5-5.6. Read more

Leica SL firmware update improves image and EVF quality and L-Log gamma

Leica has announced a firmware update for its SL (Typ 601) full-frame mirrorless camera. Firmware version 1.2 improves low ISO image quality, improvements to the EVF and changes to the L-Log gamma mode. There are other changes related to M and R lenses and Wi-Fi connectivity. More details

Nikon issues D750 and D4s firmware updates, optimizes D750 VR with compatible lenses

Nikon has released firmware updates for its D750 and D4S DSLRs, providing both with a new external recording control option for use with external recorders using Atomos Open Protocol. At the end of a list of bug fixes, Nikon also mentions that the D750's firmware version 1.10 introduces 'optimal vibration reduction' with vibration reduction lenses. Read more

DxO ONE gets 1/20000 sec top shutter speed and better handling via firmware version 1.2

The DxO ONE smartphone companion camera is to benefit from a host of improvements and new features when the company releases new firmware early in December. Read more

Sony a7 II gains faster focus for adapted lenses and uncompressed Raw

Sony's a7 II will receive a firmware update that will boost its AF performance with adapted lenses as well as adding support for uncompressed Raw. The update adds a menu option that pushes the camera to either use phase detection (for speed) or contrast detection (for accuracy) when using non-native lenses. Read more

Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available

Nikon has released updated firmware for its D810 DSLR, taking the software from version C 1.02 to C 1.10. The new firmware brings with it several changes, the majority of which are bug fixes. In addition to correcting issues, v1.10 adds an external recording control option for using the camera to start and stop third-party recorders connected over HDMI. Read more

Leica T firmware 1.4 promises to boost AF speed and overall camera responsiveness

Leica has released a major firmware update for its T (Typ 701) APS-C mirrorless camera. Firmware 1.4 promises to make autofocus twice as fast, and improves touchscreen responsiveness by three times. The company has also announced plans to release two new prime lenses for the T in 2016. Read more

Phase One offers XF firmware update, three new Schneider Kreuznach leaf shutter lenses

Phase One has today introduced a firmware update for its new XF system, announced in June. The update brings new tools to those using the XF with its Waist Level Finder, as well as a seismograph vibration delay mode. Additionally, three new leaf shutter Schneider Kreuznach lenses are announced. Read more

Sony a7R II uncompressed Raw firmware update available October 19

Last month Sony promised to address a key concern of a7-series camera owners with a firmware update adding 14-bit uncompressed Raw support. The a7R II was named as the first in line to get the update, and Sony has confirmed that the firmware version will come Monday, October 19. Read more

Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware improves AF with EF 16-35mm F2.8L and EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 lenses

Canon has released firmware version 1.0.5 for the EOS 7D Mark II. This update fixes a couple of bugs and claims to improve AF accuracy when the camera is used with the EF 16-35MM F2.8L USM or EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM lens. Read more

Making the grade: Firmware brings log gamma to GH4 and new Panasonic GH4R gets unlimited recording

Updated: Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GH4R, a Europe-only variant of the GH4 that offers a Log gamma curve and unlimited 4K video recording. There will also be a paid-for firmware update adding the V-Log L Photo Style to the GH4 - a super-flat tone curve designed to capture the maximum dynamic range for greater flexibility while color grading. Read more

Fujifilm firmware updates add Windows 10 support to 7 cameras

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for seven of its X-series cameras, providing them with support for Microsoft's Windows 10. Read more

Samsung NX1 firmware 1.40 adds digital video IS and AF while zooming

Samsung has released another firmware update for the NX1 mirrorless camera, taking the model from firmware version 1.32 to 1.40. The newest software improves existing features such as the audio quality from external microphones, and adds new features including video digital image stabilization. Read more

Nikon updates Coolpix P900 and S6700 firmware

Nikon has released firmware updates for a pair of its Coolpix compact cameras. Firmware v1.2 for the Coolpix P900 superzoom resolves issues that can occur when using a wireless remote, while the v1.1 update for the S6700 fixes a rare problem where the camera locks up when powered on. Read more

Panasonic issues lens firmware updates to enable Dual I.S. with Lumix DMC-GX8

With the introduction of the Lumix DMC-GX8 and its new Dual IS mode, Panasonic promised firmware updates for most of its lenses to make them compatible. Included in this round are the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II, Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2, and Macro 30mm F2.8 among others. Read more

Ricoh offers GR II firmware version 1.10

The Ricoh GR II's firmware has been updated to version 1.10 from version 1.0.5. The update is a basic one, improving the camera's 'stability for general performance' and bringing version 1.0.5 of the Image Sync software. Read more

Red launches firmware 6.0 with stills-focused features

Red has launched firmware version 6.0.23 for its cameras, a significant update over previous version 5.3.42 that brings some useful features for still photography. Included is a Motion + Stills mode that makes it possible to mark frames for still extraction while recording video. Read more

Fujifilm X-T1 users to get significant boost in autofocus performance and function

UPDATE: Fujifilm's new firmware for the X-T1 is now available. It promises to overhaul autofocusing performance and 'introduces a new AF system' to this X-series flagship body. Firmware 4.00 aims to take significant steps towards solving issues with moving subjects and focusing in low contrast conditions. Read more

Samsung NX500 firmware upgrade improves autofocus and enhances video features

Samsung has released a firmware update for its NX500 mirrorless camera. Among other things, the update enhances autofocus performance in several areas, increases the 4K video bit rate to 70Mbps, and reads out a larger areas of the sensor for improved 1080/60p video quality. More details

Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000

Sony continues to embrace the feature-adding firmware trend by adding high bitrate video recording to its a6000 mirrorless camera. Firmware v2.0 adds the ability to record in the XAVC S format to the 16-month-old camera, offering 50Mbps shooting at 24, 30, or 60p (and PAL equivalents). Aside from the updated firmware, a Class 10 SDXC card is the only other thing you'll need to get started. Read more

Canon GPS receiver GP-E2 firmware 2.0 adds T6i/T6s (760D/750D) and 5DS/5DS R support

Canon's external GPS receiver GP-E2 gets an update today to firmware 2.0, adding support for the Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) and EOS 5DS/5DS R. The firmware update also fixes a couple of bugs related to the signal acquisition indicator light and the unit's built-in memory. Read more

Nikon D3200 firmware C 1.04 available

Nikon has released firmware 1.04 for the D3200. This update addresses an issue with the camera's memory card slot, causing the access lamp to light for too long or the camera to give an error while accessing the memory card. Read more

Samsung releases NX1 firmware update, with improvements for both photo and video

Samsung has announced yet another firmware update for its flagship NX1 mirrorless camera. The company has been good about providing useful updates for the NX1, and firmware version 1.30 continues this trend. It includes numerous enhancements for still photos, video, and even Wi-Fi connectivity. Read more

Sigma service notice advises of Canon 750D and 760D Live View issue

Sigma has issued a service notice advising that some of its Canon mount interchangeable lenses cannot be used with Live Mode on the Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D) and the Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D). Lens owners will receive a free firmware update to fix the problem, though the company has not provided a timeframe for when the update is expected. Both current and discontinued lens models are affected by this issue. Read more

Firmware update enhances Nikon D4s features, including unlimited continuous shooting

Nikon has issued updated firmware for its D4s professional DSLR, altering the way numerous features operate on the camera. Changes include removing the limitation on the number of images that can be captured in a single continuous burst in the manual and shutter priority exposure modes. Firmware version 1.20 replaces versions 1.00 and 1.10, and appears to fix quite a range of glitches as well as adding functionality to the camera's operation. Read more

[UPDATED] Nikon announces new firmware for 300mm F4 VR to fix blur at certain shutter speeds

Nikon has announced a firmware update for its new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, to fix an issue where at certain shutter speeds on D800-series cameras, images can exhibit 'noticeable blur'. According to Nikon, the problem can occur at around 1/125sec with the lens's VR function enabled in either 'Normal' or 'Sport' modes. Users of affected units are encouraged to return their lenses to Nikon where the update will be applied free of charge. Click through for more details

Pentax DSLRs gain firmware updates to accommodate new lenses

Ricoh has released new firmware for three of its DSLR cameras in preparation for the arrival of new HD lenses to the K-series. The Pentax K-3, K-S2 and K-S1 will receive updates that allow them to get the most out of the forthcoming HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6ED DC AW and HD Pentax-D FA*70-200mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lenses, while the K-3 and K-S1 also gain compatibility with the HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm f/4-5.6 DC WR RE standard zoom. Read more

Panasonic DMC-GH4 firmware v2.2 brings 4:3 shooting for anamorphic shooters

Panasonic has announced firmware v2.2 for the GH4 to make it easier to use anamorphic lenses with the camera. The new anamorphic mode allows the camera to capture video from a 4:3 aspect ratio chunk from the middle of the sensor to match the projection of specialist lenses, allowing genuine anamorphic capture, rather than digital simulation of the look.

Nikon firmware update to allow improved communication with Atomos recording devices

Nikon has announced that it will release new firmware for three of its DSLRs, improving their ability to communicate with the Atomos Shogun and Ninja-2 external video recording devices. The cameras concerned are the Nikon D4S, the D810 and the D750 and the update is slated to arrive this summer. Read more

Fujifilm announces firmware updates for X100T, X-T1, S1 and several X-mount OIS zoom lenses

Fujifilm has rolled out firmware updates aimed at fixing quirks in the X100T and X-T1, improving image quality in the FinePix S1 superzoom, and improving OIS functionality in several X-mount zoom lenses. Read more

Atomos releases important firmware update for Shogun recorder

Atomos has released a major firmware update to the Atomos Shogun 4K external video recorder. The Shogun, already popular among filmmakers and professional videographers thanks to its 4K 10-bit ProRes recording capabilities, gains several important features that should appeal to motion picture shooters. The update, dubbed AtomOS6.2, adds important features such as 3D LUTs and Avid DNxHR/DNxHD recording formats. Read more

Firmware updates to reduce Sony FE lens startup times on the way

Sony is releasing a pair of firmware updates this month that will reduce startup times when FE lenses are attached to both full-frame and APS-C bodies. The first update, available now, will make your E-mount camera get ready to shoot in less time when using five currently available FE lenses. The second update, due later this month, will do the same for Sony's a7 series, this time for the four new lenses announced today. Read more

Olympus announces OM-D E-M1 firmware version 3.0

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is about to get an update with the release of firmware version 3.0 later this month. The update's primary function is to boost maximum framerate from 6.5 fps to 9 when shooting in continuous AF mode, thanks to enhancements for the camera's 37-point phase-detect algorithm. Read more

Canon offers EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X firmware updates

Canon has released firmware updates for its EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X DSLRs. Both updates claim to improve the user's ability to control autofocus in Live View mode when wide angle lenses are used. Firmware 2.0.7 for the 1D-X also fixes a couple of issues, including a problem with vertical lines appearing when long exposures are used. Read more

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