Kingston Technology has today announced a 128 MB Secure Digital (SD/MMC) card. The new card has an MSRP of $199 ($1.55/MB). "The SD card also provides enhanced cryptographic security protection for copyrighted data. SD cards are used in the latest SD compatible digital devices such as PDAs, digital cameras, digital camcorders and MP3 players"
It's official. Pentax has cancelled its 6 megapixel digital SLR. A prototype of this long awaited full frame 6 megapixel digital SLR was seen (and handled) by us in the flesh at PMA 2001, although at the time it was particularly unstable. Pentax UK has today issued this statement, "The cost of manufacturing the prototype SLR 6-megapixel digital camera meant it was not a viable product for our target market. However, we have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in the development of this prototype which will ensure technological innovation in future Pentax digital products."
Sony has today confirmed a PDA accessory which we've seen in prototype form before. The $150 PEGA-MSC1 Memory Stick Camera Module plugs into the Memory Stick slot of the CLIE T415, N760C and N610C and allows users of these Palm OS driven PDA's to capture low resolution (320 x 240, 160 x 120) snapshots which can then be viewed on the PDA or later on a PC.
JOBO Fototechnic, the distributor of the award-winning Nixvue Digital Album in the US and Canada, has a limited number of used/demo Digital Albums available for sale. Members of DPReview are being given advance notice of the availability of these models. These Digital Albums were returned from various media outlets, have the 800mA battery, come complete with everything a new Digital Album ships with, and include the standard one-year parts and labor warranty.
Professional Photographer and fellow webmaster Rob Galbraith is part of an all-digital seven man shooting team covering this years Eco-Challenge. This year the race is being held in the mountains of New Zealand's South Island. Rob shot the same event last year where he used Nikon's D1, this year it's up with the megapixels and an extreme conditions test for Nikon's D1x. Other kit along for the ride: a variety of lenses including an AF-S Nikkor 500mm (pictured), Lexar 12x Pro Compact Flash, DVD writers, Think Fire-n-Ice FW drives, Apple G4 Powerbook, Nikon Capture 2 as well as MacBibble! Catch Rob's first report on the challenge of shooting the Eco-Challenge!
Minolta is to shift its camera production from Japan and Malaysia to Shanghai in two years. The move is designed to boost profits for the camera maker who manufactured their first camera back in 1928. This follows the announcement made in September of 2,500 job cuts over three years. No jobs are scheduled go in Japan following the move but workers in Malaysia may not be so fortunate. "We will reduce the number of workers at our domestic camera division in Japan from 900 to 500, but all will be moved to other divisions," Maruyama said. "Although we have not reached any final decision, we cannot help but ask some workers at our Malaysian plant to leave," the spokesman said.
Casio has today announced the QV-2100, a fairly unremarkable 2 megapixel digital camera except for the fact that it takes SD/MMC storage cards. The camera doesn't come with MMC cards, instead it has 16 MB of built-in flash storage, the MMC slot is for additional storage. Casio has been a strong Compact Flash supporter in the past so this camera is fairly significant as it may indicate Casio's choice for its future compact digital cameras. Time will tell.
Scott Murray, author of Scott Professional dropped me a line to let me know that he's just released the first (beta) version of his Canon RAW (CRW) conversion and workflow application 'Scott Professional Photo Studio'. The interesting detail about Photo Studio is the interface, it's based around (and very similar to) Kodak's DCS Photo Desk, look and feel are almost identical. Photo Studio uses the Canon SDK to do the final image conversion, although Scott has written some custom decoders for quick preview of RAW images. Photo Studio is compatible with RAW files from the D30, Pro90 IS, G1 and G2.
It's time for a showdown! We have just posted an article titled 'Digital Film comparison', this article is actually constantly updated database of the performance of various digital film (flash cards). Our first installment covers eight large capacity Compact Flash cards including the IBM Microdrive, Lexar Pro 12x, SimpleTech and recently announced SanDisk Ultra card. Our tests include a sythentic performance test (using a Firewire card reader), the Canon EOS-D30 and Nikon Coolpix 995.
SanDisk has today announced a new line of high speed Compact Flash cards which will carry the name 'Ultra'. Available as 'label capacity' sizes of 128, 192, 256, 384 and 512 megabytes. The SanDisk press release states that these new cards "have a sustained write speed of up to 2.8 megabytes (MB) per second". We have today received a test sample 512 MB Ultra card and will be posting the results of our tests very soon.
Olympus has today announced the 'mid-priced' C-3020Z, a 3 megapixel, 3x optical zoom digital camera. This is essentially an 'improved' C-3000Z with the following new features: scene exposure modes, 'My Mode', storage class USB, AE lock, noise reduction, contrast and sharpness setting has more levels, one touch white balance, flash compensation, image rotation. Other noteworthy details - No video out, no remote control, no external flash, uses the slower F2.8 lens (compared to the F1.8 on the C-3040Z). All this at a street price of $499.
Polaroid Corp. has today filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection (according to Fox News). This has been on the cards for several days, it now seems to have finally happened. Polaroid's last recorded share value was 28 cents compared to a 10 year high of $60.31 back in July 1997. According to Reuters Polaroid owes almost $1 billion in total ($600 million to bond holders, $350 million to two groups of banks).
We've just posted our review of Pentax's pocket-sized 3 megapixel digital camera, the Optio 330. This small metal cased digital camera has a big 3x optical zoom and a wide range of manual controls. It's a camera which offers ultra-compact proportions and still enough controls to keep a shutterbug happy on a long trek. So, just how does it stack up in our review?
Casio has today announced the 'G.BROS GV-10' digital camera. Available in this highly attractive rubberized red / black case or a similar purple / silver the GV-10 has a 1.3 megapixel CCD sensor and a fixed focal length lens (35 mm equiv.). It is said to be waterproof and dustproof to JIS protection grade six, this essentially means it could be used in the rain, skiing or on the beach without any worries. Storage comes via a Compact Flash slot and the GV-10 takes four AA batteries. It's not clear at this stage if this is solely a domestic (Japan only) model or whether it will be available in the rest of the world.
We don't post much printer news, but this is significant, especially for digital photographers trying to match colour between what they see on their computer screen and what comes out of the printer. Epson recently released new ColorLife paper, the new "Custom 1440" ICC profiles for the Epson Stylus Photo 870 / 875DC / 1270 printers with the ColorLife Paper. Interstingly the release notes that "These ICC profiles were developed by EPSON America, Inc. using GretagMacbeth ProfileMaker 3.1 Professional software, along with a GretagMacbeth SpectroScan Spectrophotometer."
The online digital photography retailer Advandig has posted a sad message on their front page, "IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to unfavorable business conditions, Advandig.com has suspended operations effective 10/8." This does, unfortunately seem to be the way of the Internet at the moment, there's a big shake up under way and only the strongest will survive. In other news it looks as though Polaroid are on the brink, trading in their shares has today been suspended.
Just last week we learned of Canon's new additions to the 'S series', the PowerShot S30 and S40. Today we're proud to bring our review of a full production PowerShot S40. This (almost) pocketable, metal cased, 'carry anywhere', four megapixel digital camera is packed with manual controls and exposure features as well as a three times optical zoom lens. The camera comes with its own Lithium-Ion battery pack and is IBM Microdrive compatible. So just how well did it do in our tests? (14:40 GMT)
Lexar Media has today announced new 16x professional Compact Flash cards. Lexar claim a throughput of 2.4 MB per second (although they don't specify which camera this was tested on) where 1x is 150 KB/sec. In our own tests a standard OEM card is capable of approximately 4x, more recent large capacity cards from SimpleTech, Kingston, Pretec, Ridata etc. are at least capable of 8 - 12x speeds. "Improvements in camera resolution and image quality have increased the importance of our speed-rated CompactFlash cards,'' said Eric Stang, president and CEO, Lexar Media. "Lexar Media has long been the performance leader in memory cards and the only company to individually speed-rate its products..." (13:20 GMT)
Gatherround.com, the photo sharing / photo finishing site has announced that it will be "discontinuing service" on 1st November. Gatherround joins Zing and several other photo finishing sites in the "great internet shake-up". Just like Zing, Gatherround users are being offered an account with Ofoto as well as 15 free prints for making the move. From their FAQ page: "Why is GatherRound.com going away? We feel our customers will be better served by a service such as Ofoto, whose primary business focus is online photo sharing and printing"
The PhotoPlus Expo 2001 will be held between November 1st and 3rd at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. New digital camera products which will be shown at the exhibition will include Olympus's E-20N, Nikon D1x, Nikon Coolpix 5000, Canon PowerShot S30 / S40 and Canon EOS-1D (as well as others). We will update this article as soon as the organisers of PhotoPlus Expo confirm other products which may be on show.
Well, nearly. Thanks to reader Sven Bernert for pointing out a set of articles on the Carl Zeiss website which confirm that the lenses used in both the DSC-S70 (and we therefore assume S75 and CD300) and DSC-F505/F505V were designed by Carl Zeiss. "...multicoating guarantees vibrant pictures with superior definition and natural color rendition. With these features, the camera is sure to meet the demands of professionals and will even be used with enthusiasm by particularly ambitious photographers..."
Hagiwara Sys-Com, Japanese manufacturer, has today announced a Compact Flash Type II SmartMedia adapter, this adapter allows you to read / write SmartMedia cards in a Compact Flash Type II slot. This could be useful for those who have high speed CF card readers. It could also be used to bring SmartMedia storage to PDA type devices, it's worth noting that the SmartMedia card will protrude from the CF adapter so it couldn't be used in devices with closing CF compartment doors. (10:00 GMT)
Buffalo (Japanese Manufacturer) has today announced the "AirStation WLI-CF-S11G" 802.11b (also known as Wi-Fi) wireless Compact Flash Type II card. To me at least this type of wireless card is far more interesting than Bluetooth because of the additional range, bandwidth (11 mbit/s) and acceptance of this standard. With a much higher bandwidth the idea of carrying a large capacity storage device in a back-pack and having this wireless CF card in a digital camera may still become a reality (assuming digital camera manufacturers decided to support it). PDA owners will also be very interested in this card.
13:00 JST / 04:00 GMT: In conjunction with their announcement of the PowerShot S30 and S40 (above) Canon has today also announced the Bubble Jet S820D direct photo printer. This printer can be connected directly to the PowerShot S30 or S40 (no computer required) via USB, connection enables new menu options on the cameras which can then send prints directly to the printer. The S820D is based on Canon's flagship S800 and can also print directly from Compact Flash Type I or II, SmartMedia and Memory Stick (all via PCMCIA adapters). Exclusive: screen captures from PowerShot S40 connected to S820D. (04:00 GMT)
Having only received a PowerShot S40 in the last two days I've only just started the review proper. As a taster to those who are interested in this four megapixel compact digital camera, and for those who may already have been considering the PowerShot G2 I've prepared a very brief preview article which consists of product shots, major features, a feature comparison to the G2 and our standard ISO 12233 resolution chart. A full review will follow in the next seven days. (04:00 GMT)
13:00 JST / 04:00 GMT: Canon has today announced two new 'S' series digital cameras. The PowerShot S30 and S40 are based on a new body design with a sliding front lens cover, thin narrow body, new battery pack and shooting priority play mode. The S30 has a 3 megapixel sensor, the S40 has a 4 megapixel sensor. Both cameras have a full range of manual controls (they appear to be based on and almost identical to the G2). PowerShot S30 has an expected street price of $599, S40 has an expected street price of $799. (04:00 GMT)
Dave at Imaging-Resource has posted a range of samples shot with Canon's new professional D-SLR the EOS-1D. These samples are from a later camera than I had for my preview. Dave says, "We just received our test unit of Canon's new SLR speed demon the EOS-1D today. (Man it's fast!) I know how many of our readers have been eagerly awaiting the first test images from the new camera, so I'm happy to provide this first glimpse at it's images. All the shots here were shot more or less with the camera's default settings,but there's a few shot with other "Color Matrix" settings." (19:15 GMT)
Yes, definitely discount day... Epson has today announced it is today cutting the price of its Stylus Photo 785EPX printer to $199 and its PhotoPC 3100Z digital camera to $599. "Epson has built a solid reputation with photographers of all levels by providing digital photography products that offer superior technology, convenience and ease of use,'' said Lisa Graham, product manager, photo imaging, Epson. "With these price reductions, we are able to offer an even greater value without compromising the level of quality our customers have come to expect.'' (19:00 GMT)
Today must be discount day... Nikon has today announced it is cutting the price of the Coolpix 775 to a new low MSRP of $399.95 in addition it is also offering a $100 rebate on purchases of the Coolpix 995. "Nikon today announced a price reduction and a rebate on two of its most popular digital cameras. The Nikon Coolpix 775 will now have a reduced manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $399.95 and the Nikon Coolpix 995 will be offered with a $100 manufacturer's rebate." (16:30 GMT)
Fujifilm US has today announced a $200 price reduction for the FinePix 4800Z, 6800Z and 6900Z digital cameras. This brings them down to $499, $699 and $799 respectively. "In anticipation of this holiday season,'' Pepple continued, "shoppers will find that with Fujifilm's FinePix digital cameras, giving the gift of great pictures will be easier than ever before. With a choice of digital cameras that meet the needs of just about every digital photographer, Fujifilm's quality, high-performance FinePix line is now accessible to a wider range of consumers.'' (13:20 GMT)
Here's some interesting news from Matsushita (Panasonic), today they have announced that a 256 MB SD Memory Card will be released in Japan on December 21st and a 512 MB SD Memory Card on January 21st. This will be good news for this particular format and for the owners of digital cameras which use SD/MMC cards. "The SD Memory Card is a digital storage medium that was jointly developed by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., SanDisk Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation." (10:20 GMT)
Eric Hyman, author of the RAW conversion tools Bibble and MacBibble has just sent me a note that MacBibble 1.99 is now available. Major new features include support for D1x / D1H RAW files, new demosaicing filter and raw routines, new 2001 colour profile for the D1, faster RAW processing and firwire support for the D1x / D1H. MacBibble is also carbonized to run native under OSX. (08:50 GMT)
Approximately three hours ago the results from our current poll "Which D-SLR for you?" had received some 2600 votes and indicated interesting results, a three-way split between the Nikon D1x, Canon EOS-D30 and Canon EOS-1D (each with almost 30%). However, thanks to the childish behaviour of two users we have had to pull the poll. Scanning our log files it turns out that two users decided to 'fix' the results of the poll by registering 700 votes for the D1H and 400 votes for the EOS-1D. Very clever. Read more...
Pentax has today announced a four megapixel version of its pocket sized Optio 330. This camera is essentially identical to the 330 appart from its 4 megapixel CCD sensor (and, lets hope improved AF ability). "The Optio 430 measures just 3.6" (92mm) wide, 2.3'' (59mm) high, and 1.2" (31mm) deep and weighs only 7.2 ounces (205g). Precise imaging is achieved with the powerful 4.13 megapixel (total pixels) primary color filter CCD and a superior PENTAX 3X zoom lens (equivalent to 37.5-112.5mm in 35mm format) which provides high-resolution images and low image distortion."
Agfa (Agfa-Gevaert NV) has today announced it plans to lay off 4,000 employees (20% of its global work force) to concentrate on digital imaging. This is kind of interesting after they were quoted back in July as saying "No more digital cameras". Agfa-Gevaert Chief Executive Ludo Verhoeven said the company, best known for its photographic films, needed to invest more in new technologies, such as digital imaging. "We can only grow if we are profitable,'' Verhoeven told the VRT television network.
Sanyo Japan has today announced the DSC-AZ1 digital camera which has a 4.1 megapixel CCD and a 2.8x (Canon) optical zoom lens with an automatic cover. The AZ1 features a metallic case, optical viewfinder, 1.8" TFT LCD and supports CompactFlash Type I or II (including Microdrive). It weighs in at 280 g (10 oz) and is priced at 99,800 YEN (approx. US$840). It's not clear at this stage whether this is a domestic market (Japan) only model.
13:00 JST / 04:00 GMT: Canon has today announced its EOS-1V based digital SLR, the EOS-1D. It features a 1.3x focal length multiplier, 4.48 megapixel CCD producing a 4.06 megapixel (2464 x 1648) image. The EOS-1D is capable of shooting continuously at an amazing 8 frames per second for up to 21 JPEG images (or 16 RAW images). Other features include a fully environmentally sealed magnesium body, Canon's excellent 45-point AF, 1/16,000 max shutter speed, 1/500 sec flash X-sync, Firewire (IEEE 1394) connectivity, JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG saving modes, 21 custom and 25 personal functions, selectable colour matrixes (sRGB, Adobe RGB) and a super-fast 87 ms viewfinder blackout. The EOS-1D is expected to go on sale in at the end of December at a an expected street price of US$ 7000. We have an exclusive, detailed eight page hands-on preview with the EOS-1D available now.
ACDSystems the authors of the excellent image browsing / viewing application have today announced ACDSee 4.0 (Windows). ACDSee has been the browser of choice here at dpreview for some time, and it just keeps getting better. New features include a new interface, a full screen file-browsing mode, 10 new multimedia formats, enhanced slide shows, zoom level by pixels or percentages, catalog photos from CD (for offline browsing), browse thumbnails and file details in a column view and 'first frame thumbnail' for video files. Download a free trial, buy ($49.95) or upgrade ($34.95) today. This version also supports Canon RAW files (CRW) - although VERY SLOWLY.
Canon has also today announced two new lenses. The EF 16 - 35 mm F2.8L USM is a new wider version of the 17 - 35 mm, matched up to the new EOS-1D SLR it can provide a field of view equivelant to a 21 mm lens on a 35 mm film camera. The 400 mm F4 DO IS USM is a lens we first saw at Photokina last year. It features a unique multi-layer diffractive optical element which has allowed the designers to make the new 400 mm DO 1 KG lighter and 84 mm (3.3 in) shorter than the old 400 mm F4.
Mike Chaney, author of QImage Pro has just launched the first version of Profile Prism. This unique product allows you to generate your own ICC profiles for digital cameras or scanners. "Profile Prism is software that allows the digital photographer to quickly and easily create ICC profiles for their digital cameras and scanners using the included 753 patch color target. Since digital cameras can often be more difficult to profile due to lens distortions, lighting, exposure, and other factors, Profile Prism offers several industry firsts that assist in developing digital camera profiles that work under both general lighting and specific lighting conditions."
In a surprise move the nationwide (UK) high street pharmacist Boots Plc. has decided to pull the plug on its online photo finishing business bootsphoto.com. Boots are blaminig low demand for the service which was launched just 12 months ago. Bootsphoto are currently sending emails out to previous users warning them of a gradual decrease in service availability.
We've just posted our full in-depth review of a production Minolta DiMAGE 5. The DiMAGE 5 is the three megapixel 'cousin' to the five megapixel DiMAGE 7. It features the same 7x optical zoom lens which, because of the slightly smaller sensor size produce an equiv. focal length range of 35 - 250 mm. The camera weighs in with a list price of $999, although can be found around the web at approximately $900. Come in and see how it did in our tests.
Rob Galbraith has just posted an excellent head-to-head of the Nikon D1H and Kodak DCS 720x in use at high sensitivities. Titled "ISO 1600 and beyond with the Nikon D1H and Kodak DCS 720X" the article covers the basic functionality of both cameras, a description and examination of noise and some excellent head-to-head sports photography shots from both cameras at ISO 1600, 3200 and 6400. To quote Rob, "...it's clear to me that either the DCS 720X or D1H is suitable for sports photography up to ISO 1600.", "ISO 3200 is another story. A properly-exposed DCS 720X image like the one at left, once filtered with Quantum Mechanic Pro, is unbeatable."
A week after the announcement of the E-20P in Europe, Olympus US has announced the E-20N. Identical to the E-20P other than its NTSC video output and name. There's no official word on why Olympus has decided to release the same camera with only a very slightly different name, however we could guess that it could be an attempt to discourage grey imports. US list price for the E-20N will be $1999 (which is too high IMHO). UPDATE: High resolution product images available.
EST: 0600 UTC: Nikon has today announced the Coolpix 5000. This
all new five megapixel, three times optical zoom (28 - 85 mm equiv.) digital
camera marks the new prestige in the Nikon line. There are many noticeable
specifications: all metal case, flash hotshoe, new flip-out and twist
LCD, record/play instant switch, rear status LCD, AE-L / AF-L button and
dual speed continuous shooting plus all of the major features of the Coolpix
995. This article (part one of two) we'll examine the cameras specifications
in detail as well as the full press release. Price: $1099. 0600
EST: 0600 UTC: Nikon has today announced the Coolpix 5000. This
all new five megapixel, three times optical zoom digital camera marks
the new prestige in the Nikon line. It's all metal (magnesium alloy) body
and stylish lines make it extremely distinctive and professional looking.
Don't be deceived by the looks this camera is smaller than you would think!
In this article (part two of two) we have press photos of the image as
well as some exclusive shots of a pre-production unit we have in-house.
Here's a date for the diary of our readers in the UK, on Saturday September 29th the UK magazine What Digital Camera will be hosting the first dedicated "digital photography show". There event will be attended by various major manufacturers including Fujifilm, HP, Kyocera, Lexar, Minds@Work, Minolta, Nikon, Nixvue, Olympus, Pentax, Ricoh, Simple Technology and Sony. There are also talks on digital camera basics and Photoshop techniques. It will be held at the Westminster Central Halls, entry is just £5 (two for one vouchers in October issue of What Digital Camera and Amateur Photographer).
We've just posted our full review of Nikon's fast shooting D1H digital SLR. The D1H is based on the sucessful D1 but adds the features and user interface seen on the D1x as well as a faster 5 fps shooting rate, 40 image continuous shooting buffer and improved high ISO performance. As a part of the review I took the D1H to the Silverstone race track for rounds 21 and 22 of the British Touring Car Championship. Catch some of the action and see how the D1H stands in our extensive review.
Sanyo Japan has today announced its IDS-M1 portable storage device. This unit is capable of transferring the contents of Compact Flash (Type I or II) or SmartMedia cards onto 730 MB iD PHOTO Magneto-Optical storage discs (or visa versa). It has both USB (1.1) and Firewire (IEEE 1394) connectivity for computer transfer of data. Expected price is 55,000 YEN (approx. $500) and it should be available on October 19th (Japan).
Bloomberg shares the story of Meghan Young, an Instagram star, who makes a living traveling around capturing photos for agencies and companies from all over the world. And while it might seem like the dream career, Young says “My job is to make it look effortless, to look like it’s the most fun ever and it’s never a job [...] But it is a job.”
Nikon's IPTC Preset Manager, a tool for creating predetermined sets of metadata, has received an update. Version 1.1.0 no longer uses Microsoft Silverlight, sheds the network connection requirement, adds extended language support, updates support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, and ends support for Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Bailey Richardson, one of the original 13 employees at Instagram, has deleted the app, saying it's lost its identity.
Tokina has listed an announcement on its website detailing an issue wherein the Canon Ef-mount version of the Opera 50mm F1/4 FF lens doesn't properly expose the image on Canon 1D X Mark II cameras.
Photographer Thomas Hawk explains why he believes Flickr's move to limit users to 1,000 on free accounts is the right move.
YouTuber Sean Tucker takes a detailed look at how Capture One renders Canon 5D III and Sony a7 III skin tones, and how to correct them when they look a little off.
A New York-based photographer known as Peter H. explains how he managed to have his $4,500 camera kit stolen after lending it out through the peer-to-peer photography gear lending service KitSplit.
Andrew from the YouTube channel Denae & Andrew dives into whether or not shallow depth-of-field is something photographers should always be striving for.
Trent Siggard rigged up his drone with an Instax camera to capture instant photos from the sky
Wedding photographer Steven Rooney explains how immersing yourself in the environment and putting yourself in the shoes of those you're shooting will yield powerful images that will be cherished for a lifetime.
TechCrunch writer Devin Coldewey dives into computational photography and what it means for the photographers and the camera industry going forward.
Nikon says firmware version 1.03 "Fixes an issue that in rare circumstances would delay the shutter release or the start of the autofocus operation."
Kodak Alaris is now shipping its new Ektachrome film products to global stock house dealers and distributors, the company announced on Tuesday.
The new iPhones' wide-angle image sensor comes with more autofocus points than previous versions.
Phase One’s Capture One image editing and archiving software package will finally support Raw files created by Fujifilm cameras, including the GFX bodies, via a free bundled deal with the cameras.
Accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has launched a pair of carbon fiber tripods for videographers that it claims are 50% more rigid than their aluminum counterparts.
The Nicole Elliot by Blackrapid uses a wide pad to hug the shoulder and take pressure away from the neck, distributing weight more evenly.
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Buried among the EOS R and new lenses, Canon also introduced its Speedlite EL-100, a lightweight flash which has a powerful range of 26m and the ability to serve as an optical transmitter or slave. It can also tilt and rotate, and weighs just 190 grams.
Despite the associated higher cost, by end of the year 60% of all smartphones sold are expected to feature a multi-camera module.
Amid its full-frame mirrorless announcements, Canon has also made room for some L-series lens updates, with new 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L super-tele primes.
Olloclip's Multi-Device Clip is designed to work with the company's Connect X line of interchangeable lenses and works with most smartphones.
Combined with AI-powered image identification, all media in OneDrive will be fully searchable by text.
Nikon will offer an FTZ adapter, allowing full compatibility with over 90 AF-S lenses and functionality with many more Nikkor F lenses. The adapter will sell for $250 starting September 27th; when purchased with a Z7 or Z6 before the end of the year, Nikon will offer $100 discount.
The previously-announced 500mm F5.6E uses a Phase Fresnel design for a lighter and smaller body, and will arrive in September for $3600.
Nikon will sell an optional Dot Sight accessory to help telephoto photographers better track moving subjects.
Two "really moldy" Hasselblad 500c cameras are offered, with 80mm planar lenses and backs, as well as three extra backs and a mixture of exposed and unexposed film.
'Reviewing the brief history of photojournalism in China and the challenges facing photographers there today.'
Instagram is the fourth Facebook-owned social media app to reach the coveted 1 billion users mark.
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