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  1. Press release: Fujifilm Introduces FUJIFILM X-H2 mirrorless digital camera Equipped with the new, 40.2MP “X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR” sensor to deliver the highest image quality in the X Series lineup Valhalla, N.Y. -- September 8, 2022 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of the FUJIFILM X-H2 mirrorless digital camera (X-H2). X-H2 features the new, back-illuminated 40.2MP “X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR” sensor and the high-speed “X-Processor 5”, boasting the highest resolution in the X Series lineup in both stills and videos, as well as becoming the world’s first¹ APS-C camera to enable 8K/30P Apple ProRes internal recording. “X-H2 joining the flagship X-H family is not only huge for us at Fujifilm, but it is also especially significant for our consumers”, said Victor Ha, vice president of the Electronic Imaging and Optical Device Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “X-H2S, which debuted in May, excels in speed, perfect for image makers who create moving content. X-H2 delivers exceptional image resolution and quality that are ideal for those creating images in super-high detail. We listened to our customers and took their feedback to heart, creating this amazing family of X-H cameras that are tailor-made to their distinct specialties.” Main product features: New X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR sensor and the high-speed X-Processor 5 Exceptional image quality delivered by the new sensor is complemented with advanced features including minimum standard ISO125, and the high-resolution 40.2MP sensor of the X-H2 has a unique image-processing algorithm designed to enhance image resolution without compromising the signal to noise ratio, producing astonishing image quality. the previous model’s 1/32,000 sec, to 1/180,000 sec). This allows users to the fastest shutter speed available within the X Series (the electronic shutter has been increased by 2.5 stops from leave the aperture wide open in bright or high-contrast conditions such as on a sunny beach or a ski slope, or to instantly freeze motion down to a millisecond. X-H2 is the first X Series camera featuring the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function, which is ideal for commercial photography and digital archiving applications that need hi-resolution images with flawless color accuracy. Using the camera’s in-body image stabilization (IBIS) mechanism to shift the image sensor with immense precision, 20 reference images are automatically created and later assembled in post-production using the dedicated “Pixel Shift Combiner” software. The result is a 160 Megapixel image, constructed from the total information available from each RGB pixel found on the X-H2’s new X Trans 5 CMOS HR sensor. X-H2 also supports the HEIF image format, which delivers 10-bit image quality in files up to 30% smaller than standard JPEG files, continuing to expand Fujifilm’s reputation of delivering high-quality images straight out of camera. Excellent performance for professional video production needs With the new sensor, 8K movies can be recorded internally at 30P in 4:2:2 10- bit color. X-H2 has a heat-dissipating design -- same as the X-H2S -- to enable recording of 8K/30P video for up to 30 minutes². X-H2 is also capable of producing high-quality 4K (4K HQ) video, which is oversampled from 8K as it is being recorded internally. The result is an image that makes maximum use of the camera’s high-resolution sensor to record video with optimal image quality. X-H2 supports three Apple ProRes codecs; ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 LT, with the option to also record ProRes 422 Proxy³ to help streamline post-production workflows when editing in 8K. With the help of X-Trans CMOS 5 HR, X-H2 is capable of delivering up to 2x of digital zoom with little-to-no loss in resolution, when recording video in 4K, even with a prime lens attached to the camera. With Fujifilm’s FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR lens, zoom movements seamlessly transition to the digital zoom function when the lens reaches its maximum focal length. Combined with a compatible HDMI device from Atomos or Blackmagic Design, 12-bit 8K/30P RAW video output from X-H2 can be recorded as Apple ProRes or Blackmagic RAW, while the newly developed F-Log2 flat picture profile expands dynamic range up to 13+ stops, which broadens color-grading options in post-production. Evolved autofocus (AF) performance to accurately capture details X-Processor 5 features subject-detection AF based on deep learning technology that automatically detects and tracks a broad and diverse range of subjects, including animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, and trains. The new, high-resolution sensor offers optimal ability to attain AF-S focus on a subject with high-frequency. Users can easily autofocus accurately in situations where AF-S is typically used, such as landscape and portrait photography. X-H2 also incorporates an AF prediction algorithm which has been improved from that of previous X Series models. X-H2 is equipped with a focus meter as a manual focus assist during movie recording, allowing for more precise focus adjustment. It can also be used in combination with focus peaking. The video AF algorithm has been optimized for autofocus accuracy, giving users a sense of confidence in using AF while filming 8K video. Hardware and workflow that support users’ content creation experience A 5-axis in-body IBIS⁴, made possible by X-Processor 5 and a sensing control function, gives the freedom to handhold in conditions that previously may have required support. In addition, the IBIS function enables the image sensor to be precisely shifted, for the camera's Pixel Shift Multi Shot function. X-H2 is equipped with a high-magnification and high-definition 5.76-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification. It boasts a smooth refresh frame rate of approximately 120fps and offers significant control over parallax and distortion which typically occurs when an eye position becomes displaced while using the viewfinder. The body design is the same as X-H2S. With 79 weather-sealed points offering a high level of dust and moisture resistance, X-H2 is built to withstand the rigors of daily professional use and operate as normal in temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). The top panel LCD screen, adjustable AF ON button,1.62 million-dot vari-angle LCD monitor, and an independent movie recording button support comfortable operability. X-H2 has one CFexpressTM Type B memory card slot and one UHS-II SD memory card slot. CFexpress Type B cards⁵ are needed to realize the full potential of X-H2’s professional video performance. X-H2S / X-H2 can be combined with the file transmitter “FT-XH” to enable wired and wireless LAN tethered video recording⁶. Up to four X-H2S / X-H2 cameras can be connected simultaneously to enable the following operations from a computer browser: Check and adjust camera settings for each camera Simultaneously start and stop video recording for all cameras Save, load, and copy camera settings⁷ Optional accessories: VG-XH - Vertical battery grip (for the X-H2S / X-H2) This vertical battery grip is dust and moisture–resistant and is designed to operate at temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). It operates with two of Fujifilm’s NP-W235 high-capacity batteries. The grip’s button layout is designed to provide optimal operability whether holding the camera vertically or horizontally. FT-XH File transmitter (for the X-H2S / X-H2) This file transmitter features wired LAN connectivity and high-speed wireless communications capability, essential for in-studio tethered content creation or for creating sports/media content. It can also be used as a vertical grip with two of Fujifilm’s NP-W235 high-capacity batteries. It can be combined with the X-H2S / X-H2 to support the following communication specifications: FTP data transfer by wired LAN / wireless LAN / USB Smartphone tethering. Tethered shooting by wired LAN / wireless LAN. Remote recording function by wired LAN / wireless LAN; capable of controlling up to four X-H2S / X-H2 cameras from a browser at the same time. FAN-001 Cooling fan (for the X-H2S / X-H2) Specifically designed for the X-H2S / X-H2 to facilitate extended video recording and operation in high temperatures. The fan can be attached to the rear of the camera body without a cable, supplying power and extending continuous video recording time as the camera heats up and otherwise when operating in high temperatures, thereby eliminating concerns of heat-related camera shutdown. CVR-XH Cover kit (for the X-H2S / X-H2) This cover kit for the X-H2S / X-H2 protects various terminals on the camera. Items included in the kit: 1 x Sync terminal cover 1xHotshoecover 1 x File transmitter / vertical battery grip terminal cover o 1 x Cooling fan terminal cover 1 x Memory card slot cover Pricing and Availability FUJIFILM X-H2 mirrorless digital camera is expected to be available late September 2022, at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,999.95 USD ($2,550 CDN) for the camera body and $2,499.95 USD ($3,200 CDN) for the X- H2 digital camera with XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR lens kit. Pricing and expected availability for X-H2 accessories are as follows: VG-XH Vertical Battery Grip: Available now at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $399.99 USD and $515 CAD. FT-XH File Transmitter: Expected to be available in late October 2022 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $999.99 USD and $1,280 CAD. FAN-001 Cooling Fan: Available now at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $199.99 USD and $260 CAD. CVR-XH Cover Kit: Available now at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $19.99 USD and $26 CAD. For more information about X-H2 and its accessories, please visit https://fujifilm- x.com/en-us/products/cameras/x-h2/. Footnotes: ¹ Based on market availability as of September 8, 2022, per FUJIFILM Corporation data. ² Achievable when recording video at 25°C from a cool start, with the auto power-off, temperature set at “High,” bitrate of 100Mbps, using the VG-XH vertical battery grip and three batteries. The recording duration depends on remaining battery charge and the type and capacity of the memory card used. When the X-H2 main unit heats up, video filming will automatically be terminated and be unavailable pending cool down. ³ Not available in 8K/30P or in 8K/25P. ⁴ When used specifically with the FUJINON XF35mmF1.4 R lens. ⁵ See the Fujifilm website for a list of verified compatible cards. ⁶ Update to the latest firmware is required for X-H2S when using this function. ⁷ Camera settings can be saved to computer or tablet device and can be loaded from computer or tablet device. Specs: Price MSRP - $1999 ($2499 w/ 16-80mm F4) Body type Body type - SLR-style mirrorless Body material - Magnesium alloy Sensor Max resolution - 7728 x 5152 Image ratio w:h - 1:1, 3:2, 16:9 Effective pixels - 40 megapixels Sensor size - APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Sensor type - BSI-CMOS Processor - X-Processor 5 Color space - sRGB, Adobe RGB Color filter array - X-Trans Image ISO - Auto, 160-12800 (expands to 80-51200) Boosted ISO (minimum) - 80 Boosted ISO (maximum) - 51200 White balance presets - 7 Custom white balance - Yes (3 slots) Image stabilization notes - Some lenses limited to 5 stops of correction CIPA image stabilization rating - 7 stop(s) Uncompressed format - RAW JPEG quality levels - Fine, normal File format JPEG (Exif v2.3) HEIF Raw (14-bit RAF) Optics & Focus Autofocus Phase Detect Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View Autofocus assist lamp - Yes Number of focus points - 425 Lens mount - Fujifilm X Focal length multiplier - 1.5× Screen / viewfinder Articulated LCD - Fully articulated Screen size - 3″ Screen dots - 1,620,000 Touch screen - Yes Screen type - TFT LCD Live view - Yes Viewfinder type - Electronic Viewfinder coverage - 100% Viewfinder magnification - 1.2× (0.8× 35mm equiv.) Viewfinder resolution - 5,760,000 Photography features Minimum shutter speed - 30 sec Maximum shutter speed - 1/8000 sec Maximum shutter speed (electronic) - 1/180000 sec Exposure modes Program Shutter priority Aperture priority Manual External flash - Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port) Flash X sync speed - 1/250 sec Drive modes Single Continuous (L/H) Bracketing Continuous drive - 15.0 fps Self-timer - Yes Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Average Spot Exposure compensation - ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps) AE Bracketing - ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps) WB Bracketing - Yes Videography features Format - H.264, H.265 Modes 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM Microphone - Stereo Speaker - Mono Storage Storage types - 1x CFexpress Type B, 1x UHS-II SD Connectivity USB - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB charging - Yes HDMI - Yes (Full-sized) Microphone port - Yes Headphone port - Yes Wireless - Built-In Wireless notes - 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth Remote control - Yes (via smartphone or wired remote) Physical Environmentally sealed - Yes Battery - Battery Pack Battery description - NP-W235 lithium-ion battery & charger Battery Life (CIPA) - 680 Weight (inc. batteries) - 660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz) Dimensions - 136 x 93 x 95 mm (5.35 x 3.66 x 3.74″) Other features Orientation sensor - Yes Timelapse recording - Yes GPS - None
  2. Press Release: Time To Level Up: Canon Announces EOS R7 and EOS R10, the First EOS R-Series Cameras with APS-C Imaging Sensors New RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Standard Zoom Lenses Also Announced MELVILLE, NY, May 24, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the new EOS R7 and EOS R10 camera bodies, Canon’s first EOS R-series models with smaller-size APS-C imaging sensor. Ideal for hobbyists and general photography enthusiasts, the EOS R7 is the quintessential camera to take your photography to the next level. It is a powerful camera choice for those seeking an upgrade to their travel and vacation photos or to capture life-long family memories while opening a new world of creative and professional possibilities. The EOS R10 is perfect for content creators looking for a camera option to capture high-quality action videos and images of sports, wildlife, and motorsports. As the market share leader for mirrorless cameras in the United States during Q1 of 20221, Canon looks to solidify their position with the addition of new offerings within the EOS R lineup. EOS R7 and EOS R10 provide enhanced video functions and accessories, such as the new multifunction shoe with EOS R7, while still maintaining a high-level ease of use. With a robust mirrorless system at their core, these cameras provide users with a powerful telephoto reach through both still image and video due to the 1.6x crop factor that comes with APS-C sensor cameras. In addition to its compact size and ease of use, the EOS R7 and EOS R10 also feature: 32 million pixels (EOS R7) and 24 million pixels (EOS R10), APS-C size image sensor Autofocus (AF): subject detection inherited from EOS R3 Up to 15 frames per second (FPS) mechanical shutter First Canon APS-C camera with up to 7.0 stops Coordinated Image Stabilization Dual memory card slots (EOS R7 only) Full width 4K video recording at 60p (EOS R7 only), 30p and 24p Record each clip over thirty (30) minutes2 Up to 30FPS with electronic shutter (EOS R7 only) Dust and moisture resistant (EOS R7 only) In-body image stabilization (EOS R7 only) Alongside the camera bodies, Canon will release new RF-S lenses – a series of RF-mount lenses that are optimized for the smaller APS-C sensor size of the new EOS R camera system. Marked as the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lenses, these will be the standard zoom lenses for the EOS R7 and EOS R10 cameras. The RF-S 18-45mm provides an 18-45mm focal length, but users will experience a field of view equivalent to 29-72mm lens coverage on a full-frame camera. The RF-S18-150mm lens is a longer-range standard zoom, equivalent to 29-240mm lens coverage on a full frame. While ideal for the new EOS R10 and EOS R7 APS-C sized sensor bodies, these lenses can be used for any R-series camera. Price & Availability The Canon EOS R10 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price of $979.993. The Canon RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens with the EOS R10 will have an estimated retail price of $1,099.003. The Canon RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens with the EOS R10 will have an estimated retail price of $1,379.003. The Canon EOS R7 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price $1,499.003. The Canon RF-S18-150mm lens F3.5-6.3 IS STM with the EOS R7 will have an estimated retail price of $1,899.003. The RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price $479.003, while the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will have an estimated retail price of $299.993. All products will be available in late 2022. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com. 1 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Jan. - March 2022 combined. 2 Video may stop due to battery level, card capacity, or internal temperature. 3 Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary. Canon EOS R7 specifications: Body type Body type - SLR-style mirrorless Body material - Magnesium alloy Sensor Max resolution - 6960 x 4640 Image ratio w:h - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 Effective pixels - 33 megapixels Sensor photo detectors - 34 megapixels Sensor size - APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm) Sensor type - CMOS Processor - Digic X Color space - sRGB, AdobeRGB Color filter array - Bayer Image ISO - 100-32000 Boosted ISO (maximum) - 51200 White balance presets - 6 Custom white balance - Yes Image stabilization - Sensor-shift Image stabilization notes - Up to 8EV with certain lenses CIPA image stabilization rating - 6 stop(s) Uncompressed format - RAW Optics & Focus Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View Lens mount - Canon RF Screen / viewfinder Articulated LCD - Fully articulated Screen size - 3″ Touch screen - Yes Live view - Yes Viewfinder type - Electronic Viewfinder coverage - 100% Viewfinder magnification - 1.15× Viewfinder resolution - 2 Photography features Minimum shutter speed - 30 sec Maximum shutter speed - 1/8000 sec Maximum shutter speed (electronic) - 1/16000 sec Scene modes Portrait Group photo Landscape Panoramic shot Sports Kids Panning Close-up Food Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene HDR Backlight Control Silent shutter Built-in flash - No Flash X sync speed - 1/250 sec Continuous drive - 15.0 fps Self-timer - Yes Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot Partial Exposure compensation - ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) Videography features Modes 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 170 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 170 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 85 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 85 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 340 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 170 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 180 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 90 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 45 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 45 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 70 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM Microphone - Stereo Speaker - Mono Connectivity USB - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB charging - Yes HDMI - Yes (Micro) Microphone port - Yes Headphone port - Yes Remote control - Yes Physical Environmentally sealed - Yes Battery - Battery Pack Battery description - LP-E6NH Battery Life (CIPA) - 660 Weight (inc. batteries) - 612 g (1.35 lb / 21.59 oz) Dimensions - 132 x 90 x 92 mm (5.2 x 3.54 x 3.62″) Other features Orientation sensor - Yes GPS - None
  3. Press release: Hasselblad Launches New Flagship Camera and Three All-New Lenses Introducing the X2D 100C, XCD38V, XCD 55V and XCD 90V After the groundbreaking success of the X1D-50c and its second iteration, the X1D II 50C, Hasselblad unveils the powerful X2D 100C, along with three new lenses to the XCD family, the XCD 2,5/38V, XCD 2,5/55V, and the XCD 2,5/90V, providing the ultimate experience for content creators. Hasselblad X2D 100C - Inspiration in Every Detail Hasselblad’s next-generation mirrorless medium format digital camera, the X2D 100C, has been engineered to bring substantial technological enhancements to image quality, camera handling, and system responsiveness. Designed in a new dark grey tone body of machined aluminium, the X2D 100C houses a 100-megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) (43.8 × 32.9 mm) CMOS sensor, delivering up to 15 stops of dynamic range with a 16-bit colour depth. The X2D 100C enables a creative experience unimaginable in the past. It empowers content creators to capture the intricacies of an image’s highlights and shadows, utilising the Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS). Working alongside the new 5-axis, 7-stop in-body image stabilisation system (IBIS), handheld image capture is possible in the widest range of conditions. Hasselblad independently developed its own IBIS for the X2D 100C in order to meet the stringent requirements for stabilising a 100MP sensor. Keeping size and weight in mind for easy portability, the X2D 100C is the most compact medium format IBIS solution on the market.1 With 294 Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) zones, the system ensures the subject is rapidly located and brought into focus. The X2D 100C captures files in 3FR RAW and full-size JPEG, and the cutting-edge, built-in 1TB SSD storage and CFexpress Type B card support delivers a high capture rate for fast-moving subjects. The X2D 100C features an 0.5-inch OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 5.76-million dots, a high magnification of 1.00x with a refresh rate of 60fps, which supports electric refractive error correction to ensure the whole display is sharp and bright, from corner to corner.2 A 1.08-inch colour top display and a 2.36MP, 3.6-inch tilting, touch-capable rear display delivers access to all of these new imaging technologies whilst keeping the intuitive Hasselblad User Interface (HUI) and Scandinavian style of the X System. The battery has a CIPA rating of 420 shots and supports PD 3.0 fast charging.3 Additionally, the X2D 100C is compatible with Phocus, Hasselblad’s free image processing software. “When developing the X2D 100C, our goal was the same as always, just as Victor Hasselblad himself made decades ago: build a better camera,” said Bronius Rudnickas, Hasselblad Marketing Manager. “This commitment drives us to explore the possibility to improve its performance from all aspects.” ¹ Among interchangeable-lens mirrorless digital cameras with a 55mm-diameter CMOS sensor (according to a Hasselblad market survey on 1 March, 2022). ² Magnification: approximately 1.00x with the XCD 65 at infinity, –1 m-1. ³ To charge via PD protocol, the charging cable and power source must be PD-compatible Specs: Price MSRP - $8,199 Body type Body type - SLR-style mirrorless Body material - Machined Aluminum Sensor Max resolution - 11656 x 8742 Effective pixels - 100 megapixels Sensor size - Medium format (44 x 33 mm) Sensor type - BSI-CMOS Color filter array - Bayer Image Custom white balance - Yes Image stabilization - Sensor-shift Image stabilization notes - 5-axis CIPA image stabilization rating - 7 stop(s) File format - 3FR Raw, JPEG Optics & Focus Autofocus - Phase Detect Number of focus points - 294 Lens mount - Hasselblad X Focal length multiplier - 0.79× Screen / viewfinder Articulated LCD - Tilting Screen size - 3.6″ Touch screen - Yes (TFT) Viewfinder type - Electronic Viewfinder coverage - 100% Viewfinder magnification - 0.79× (1× 35mm equiv.) Viewfinder resolution - 6 Photography features Minimum shutter speed - 68 sec Maximum shutter speed - 1/4000 sec Maximum shutter speed (electronic) - 1/6000 sec Built-in flash - No External flash - Yes Flash modes - TTL center weighted system, compatible with Nikon System Flashes Flash X sync speed - 1/4000 sec Metering modes Center-weighted Spot Spot AF-area Storage Storage types - CFexpress Type B Storage included - 1TB Connectivity USB - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB charging - Yes (30W, USB-C PD) Wireless - Built-In Wireless notes - 802.11b/a/g/n/ac/ax, Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO Physical Battery - Battery Pack Battery description - USB-C PD (up to 30W) Battery Life (CIPA) - 420 Weight (inc. batteries) - 895 g (1.97 lb / 31.57 oz) Dimensions - 149 x 106 x 75 mm (5.85 x 4.17 x 2.93″) Other features Orientation sensor - Yes
  4. Press Release: Fujifilm Introduces X-H2S Mirrorless Digital Camera New flagship camera features enhanced still and video capabilities Valhalla, N.Y., May 31, 2022 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of its next flagship X Series mirrorless digital camera, FUJIFILM X-H2S (X- H2S). The most advanced X Series mirrorless camera yet, X-H2S includes advanced features for both still photography and video. It is also the first APS-C digital camera of its kind to feature Fujifilm’s 26.16MP X-TransTM CMOS 5 HS imaging sensor, a stacked, back-side illuminated imaging sensor with a signal reading speed up to four times faster than Fujifilm’s previous X-TransTM CMOS 4*1. X-TransTM CMOS 5, combined with the newly minted X-Processor 5 (which doubles the camera’s processing power compared to X-Processor 4), greatly enhances overall image fidelity at lower ISOs and reduces noise at higher ISOs. Subject-detection AF, which maximizes the tracking speed and accuracy of moving subjects is now made possible through the incorporation of an AI processor. For video, X-Processor 5 enables the recording of 10-bit 4:2:2 video in resolutions up to 6.2K/30P and frame rates as fast as 4K/120P and FHD/240p. Support for professional codecs, like Apple ProRes HQ/ Pro Res 422/ Pro Res LT, provide incredible flexibility within post-production workflows, while also minimizing power consumption, thereby extending the camera’s maximum video recording time up to 240 minutes. “The universal reaction to X-H2S has been, ‘This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for!’ The overwhelmingly enthusiastic response reinforces my belief that X-H2S will be the versatile, hybrid digital camera that can meet the diverse needs of photographers and motion production professionals,” said Victor Ha, vice president, Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “It’s fun to see so much enthusiasm for this camera, especially since the features it has aren’t normally found at a price point of only $2499.95.” With these sensor and processor updates, X-H2S achieves substantial performance improvement over other digital camera models on the market, including: Major boost to burst mode capability: X-H2S can apply AF / AE tracking in blackout-free continuous shooting conditions of up to 40 frames per second*2, and can create over 1,000 frames continuously with the high-speed burst shooting mode set to 30 frames per second (JPEG) or 20 frames per second (RAW)*3 Dramatically evolved autofocus (AF) performance: X-H2S’s high number of AF calculations performed per second improves overall AF accuracy and facilitates subject-detection AF. Developed with Deep Learning technology, subject-detection AF implements an advanced prediction algorithm to enhance the performance of Zone AF, by refining the camera’s ability to track moving subjects in low-contrast environments. Subject detection and tracking has also been expanded from the human face and eyes to now include animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes and trains. X-H2S keeps targeted subjects consistently in focus, allowing users to concentrate on framing and critical image-making opportunities. Exceptional video performance: X-H2S digital camera supports internal recording of 4:2:2, 10-bit Apple ProRes HQ/ ProRes 422/ ProRes LT and ProRes 422 Proxy at resolutions of up to 6.2K/30P and 4:2:2, 10-bit h.265video in frame rates as fast as 4K/120P and FHD/ 240p. The sensor’s readout speed of 1/180 seconds when recording video further assists in minimizing rolling shutter effects on moving subjects, or when the camera itself is moving. A heat-dissipating design brings the 4K/60P continuous video recording time to approximately 240 minutes, while the optional FAN-001 cooling fan accessory assists with maintaining similar levels of performance in high-temperature conditions. Significant flexibility for external recording: X-H2S is the first X Series digital camera to contain F-Log2, which provides a dynamic range of up to 14+ stops, allowing for more creative possibilities both in production and post-productionworkflows. Additional Product Features: Best subject tracking in X Series history X-H2S controls phase-detection pixels independently from image display when in burst mode. This triples the number of calculations in phase detection from the acclaimed FUJIFILM X-T4 and enables high-speed focusing even during high-speed continuous shooting. X-H2S’s electronic viewfinder uses a high-resolution, 5.76-million-dot panel with a magnification of 0.8x. With a frame rate of approximately 120fps, the smooth viewfinder offers stellar visibility as a result of strong suppression of parallax and distortion (which commonly occurs when an eye position becomes displaced while using the viewfinder), thereby enabling accurate subject tracking. Thoughtful design to enhance users’ content creation experience The camera features an all-new five-axis, in-body image stabilization mechanism, which offers up to 7.0-stops of image stabilization*4. Users can comfortably choose to operate the camera handheld in active environments (e.g., sports) or in low-light conditions (e.g., nightscape). X-H2S incorporates the popular design features of Fujifilm’s previous X-H1 model, such as a large grip that works well with large lenses, an LCD display on the top panel for users to check settings at any time, and a highly-robust body that withstands heavy professional use. Many additional improvements have also been included in the design and construction of X-H2S: The shutter button’s overall feel has been adjusted to improve its operability when it is half-pressed. This allows users to release the shutter exactly when intended. A standalone video recording button has been added to make the experience of recording video with the 1.62-million-dot, vari-angle LCD monitor a seamless experience. From the fit and finish of the buttons and materials used in the construction of X-H2S to being able to map specific functions to the AF ON button, image-makers will find the experience of using X-H2S intuitive and familiar. Shutter durability has been optimized, withstanding 500,000 actuations during quality and performance testing. The camera features dual memory card slots supporting one CFexpressTM Type B and one SD card*5. Users can draw out the full potential of X-H2S’s fast, continuous image-making and video performance with the high-speed data processing performance of CFexpressTM Type B memory cards. X-H2S Accessories Several new accessories are also being introduced to complement the launch of X- H2S. These optional accessories include: Vertical battery grip (VG-XH) Dust- and moisture–resistant and is designed to operate at temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius). It fits two FUJIFILM NP-W235 high-capacity batteries. The grip’s button layout is designed to provide equal operability whether holding the camera vertically or horizontally. File transmitter (FT-XH) Features wired LAN connectivity and high-speed wireless communications capability, essential for in-studio tethered content creation or for creating sports/media content. It can also be used as a vertical grip using two FUJIFILM NP-W325 high-capacity batteries. It can be combined with X-H2S to support the following communication specifications: FTP transfer by wired LAN / wireless LAN / USB Smartphone tethering Tethered shooting by wired LAN / wireless LAN Remote recording function by wired LAN / wireless LAN; capable of controlling up to four X-H2S cameras from a browser at the same time Cooling fan (FAN-001) Specifically designed for the X-H2S to facilitate extended image creation and video recording in high temperatures. The fan can be fitted to the rear of the camera body without a cable, supplying power, extending continuous video recording time at high temperature, and eliminating concerns of heat-related camera shutdown. Cover kit (CVR-XH) Protects various terminals on the camera. Items contained in this kit: 1x Sync terminal cover 1x Hot shoe cover 1x File transmitter / vertical battery grip terminal cover 1x Cooling fan terminal cover 1x Memory card slot cover Pricing and Availability: FUJIFILM X-2HS mirrorless digital camera is expected to be available in early July 2022 at the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $2,499 USD and $3,200 CAD. Pricing and expected availability for X-2HS accessories are as follows: VG-XH Vertical Battery Grip: Available early July 2022 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $399 USD and $515 CAD. FT-XH File Transmitter: Available in September 2022 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $999 USD and $1,280 CAD. FAN-001 Cooling Fan: Available early July 2022 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $199 USD and $260 CAD. CVR-XH Cover Kit: Available early July 2022 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $19.99 USD and $26 CAD. For more information about X-H2S and its accessories, please visit https://fujifilm- x.com/en-us/products/cameras/x-h2s/. *1 In comparison with the X-TransTM CMOS4, carried in the current camera model *2 Applies to high-speed continuous shooting conditions without viewfinder black-out (i.e., with photographer still able to view the subject). AF / AE tracking in these conditions is only available when using the electronic shutter. *3 Performance based on a cold start, when using the electronic shutter. *4 When mounted with the FUJINON XF35mmF1.4 R lens *5 See the Fujifilm website for a list of verified compatible cards.
  5. Press release: RICOH GR IIIx A high-end digital compact camera, featuring a newly developed GR lens for high-quality street photography at a standard viewing angle TOKYO, September 8, 2021-RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the RICOH GR IIIx. This high-end digital compact camera features a newly developed GR lens with a 40mm angle of view in the 35mm format, while harmonizing professional-grade image quality with a compact, lightweight body perfect for street photography. The RICOH GR IIIx has been developed in response to user requests for a new GR-series camera that will add a new perspective to the highly acclaimed RICOH GR III. The GR III was released in March 2019, featuring a 28mm wide-angle lens and designed to further enhance the essential values of the GR-series: optimizing image quality, snapshot capabilities and portability. The newly designed 26.1mm GR lens provides a 40mm angle of view in the 35mm format, close to the photographer’s own effective field of view. Depending on the way the lens is used, this versatile angle of view can create different image renditions: you can capture an image similar to those taken at a 30mm semi-wide angle, or create a completely different visual expression as if taken at a 50mm standard angle. The camera also provides a range of new and upgraded post-shooting functions to edit captured images to the photographer’s preference. The new RICOH GR IIIx is a camera that harmonizes all the benefits of the ever-evolving RICOH GR series with a new, innovative perspective perfect for dramatic, inspiring street photography. 1. Newly designed, high-resolution GR lens The RICOH GR IIIx incorporates a newly developed 26.1mm F2.8 GR lens, which harmonizes exceptional image quality with a slim design. Unlike past GR-series models which featured a 28mm wide angle of view for exaggerated perspective, this lens provides a 40mm standard angle of view in the 35mm format, delivering images with a more natural perspective and a more truthful sense of depth for a completely different type of street photography. The newly designed optics incorporates two aspherical optical elements at most effective positions to reduce distortion and chromatic aberration to a minimum, while effectively minimizing the generation of flare and ghost images when shooting against backlight. In macro photography, the camera allows the user to move in on a subject to as close as 12 centimeters from the lens front end. Coupled with the standard focal length, it captures close-up images with a natural perspective, set against a beautifully defocused background. It also comes equipped with an ND (Neutral Density) filter, which closes the aperture down by two stops to capture high-contrast, high-resolution images with a variety of scenes and subjects and under varying shooting conditions. Its nine-blade diaphragm mechanism creates a natural bokeh (defocus) effect and a truthful sense of depth at open and larger apertures, while capturing beautiful light beams at closed-down apertures. 2. High-quality, high-resolution images The GR IIIx incorporates a large APS-C-format CMOS image sensor with an anti-aliasing (AA) filter-less design and a newly developed GR ENGINE 6 imaging engine to optimize its image resolving power. With approximately 24.24 effective megapixels, this image sensor assures super-high-resolution images rich in gradation. It is also compatible with multi-tone 14-bit RAW image recording. The camera also features the RICOH-original accelerator unit designed to optimize the image data delivered by the image sensor, and provides a top sensitivity of ISO 102400 for super-high-sensitivity photography. 3. Hybrid AF system for high-speed, high-precision autofocus operation The GR IIIx features a hybrid AF system combining a contrast-type AF mechanism superior in focusing precision with a phase-detection-type AF mechanism assuring high-speed focusing operation. During autofocus shooting, this AF system detects the subject’s face or eye with precision,* focuses on it, and indicates the in-focus position on the LCD display using the AF frame. When the camera detects multiple faces, it automatically distinguishes the main subject from secondary ones and indicates this on the focus frame. Photographers can also change the main subject with simple touch-screen operation. A firmware upgrade for the RICOH GR III will be provided soon. GR III users are advised to update the camera’s firmware to use this function. 4. RICOH-original SR mechanism Three-axis, four-step* shake reduction: The RICOH-original SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism means that the GR IIIx effectively compensates for camera shake at the time of shutter release. The three-axis mechanism minimizes the adverse effects of camera shake caused by pitch, yaw and roll by as much as four shutter steps. Since the SR mechanism shifts the image sensor to the ideal position horizontally and vertically, the camera lets the user take advantage of the Auto Horizon Correction function to effortlessly optimize image composition. Measured in conformity with CIPA standards. RICOH-original AA Filter Simulator*: By applying microscopic vibrations with sub-pixel precision to the image sensor unit during exposure, the camera’s AA (anti-aliasing) Filter Simulator provides the same level of moiré reduction as an optical AA filter. This innovative simulator allows the user not only to switch the AA filter effect on and off, but also to adjust the effect to the level best suited for a given subject. _* This function is available at shutter speeds slower than 1/1000 second._ 5. Compact, lightweight design Despite the incorporation of the large APS-C-format image sensor and the newly developed optics with a longer focal length, the GR IIIx is designed to be extremely compact, functional and portable, in keeping with the GR-series concept of the camera as a pocketable imaging tool or a handy picture-taking tool. It also provides a host of user-friendly features – such as a short start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds, control dials conveniently positioned next to the four-way controller, and effortless touch-screen operation – to enhance operability and allow the user to swiftly react to once-in-a-lifetime shutter opportunities. The exterior frame is made of highly rigid magnesium alloy to improve dependability and durability while being carried or stored. 6. High-definition LCD monitor with intuitive touch-screen operation The GR IIIx features a 3.0-inch high-definition LCD monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots. Its touch-screen operation provides swift, intuitive control of various camera functions, such as AF frame shift, menu selection, and image advance/magnification during playback. It also features an air gapless construction, in which special resin is inserted between the LCD touchscreen monitor and a protective cover made of reinforced glass, to effectively reduce the reflection and dispersion of light for improved visibility. The Outdoor View Setting allows the user to instantly adjust the monitor’s brightness to the desired level for greater visibility in difficult lighting conditions. 7. Image Control function to produce desired visual effects The GR IIIx features a creative Image Control function, which integrates effect modes into conventional image setting operations. Using 11 basic Image Control modes, the user can easily adjust various parameters, such as saturation, hue, key, contrast and graininess, to the desired level and create their preferred finishing touch. A set of adjusted parameters can be added as a custom setting to the Image Control function menu. 8. Advanced image editing The GR IIIx provides in-body RAW-data development, while allowing the user to edit a captured image as desired by adjusting such parameters as recoding size, aspect ratio, white balance, Image Control setting, and exposure compensation factor, all without the need of a PC. Since the camera reduces the time required for preview after the user adjusts the parameters of RAW-format images, it enhances the speed of in-body RAW-data development. The camera also lets the user retain the adjusted parameters after the initial RAW-data development is completed, making it possible to make minute re-adjustment of the already-developed image with greater efficiency. The camera’s image quality adjustment function for JPEG images is also upgraded: a newly added monochrome mode allows more minute adjustment of parameters in full-color images, such as filter effect, toning, contrast and sharpness, to create monochrome images with the desired finishing touches. The camera also provides such creative tools as a choice of aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3)* and image rotation in 0.1-degree steps* to facilitate the image editing process. A firmware upgrade for the RICOH GR III will be provided soon. GR III users are advised to update the camera’s firmware to use these tools. 9. Bluetooth and wireless LAN dual communication The GR IIIx provides wireless LAN functions for easy pairing with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. By installing the dedicated Image Sync application, the user can transfer captured images to a mobile device, display a Live-View image on the device’s monitor, change various settings remotely, release the shutter from a distance, and even upload captured images to various social media with ease. Even when the camera’s power is turned off, the user can browse and download the images stored on the camera to a mobile device. The user can also send a mobile device’s location data to the camera, and record the data on captured images. The Auto Resize function,* which automatically reduces the image size before transmitting an image to a mobile device, also helps improve the camera’s operability. A firmware upgrade for the RICOH GR III will be provided soon. GR III users are advised to update the camera’s firmware to use this function. 10. Other features ・Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 frame rate) in the H-264 recording format ・New DOF Priority (Deep) * added to the program line to prioritize the closed aperture setting ・Color Moiré Correction function to reduce the effect of moiré during playback ・Interval Composite mode, effective in capturing landscapes with traces of the moon and stars ・Electronic Level to check the camera’s inclination ・GT-2 Tele Conversion Lens (optional)** to extend the focal length to approx. 75mm telephoto in the 35mm format, usable in combination with the camera’s auto detection and crop functions ・Compatibility with accessory flash units designed for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras*** A firmware upgrade for the RICOH GR III will be provided soon. GR III users are advised to update the camera’s firmware to use this program. ** The GA-2 Lens Adapter – an optional accessory designed exclusively for the GR IIIx – is required to install this lens on the GR IIIx. *** Compatible accessory flash units are: AF540FGZ II, AF360FGZ II, AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ, AF201FG and AF200FG. Optional Accessories GT-2 Tele Conversion Lens and GA-2 Lens Adapter Designed for exclusive use with the RICOH GR IIIx, this tele conversion lens is mounted on the camera using the GA-2 Lens Adapter. When mounted, the camera automatically detects it as a tele conversion lens and extends the focal length to approximately 75mm in the 35mm format with the Crop mode, or to approximately 107mm in the secondary Crop mode. GV-3 External Mini Finder Designed for exclusive use with the RICOH GR IIIx, this external optical viewfinder features a focus frame (1:1 aspect ratio; a picture guide mark provided) indicating an image field equivalent to the 40mm angle of view in the 35mm format. Carrying case included. GN-2(DG)/GN-2(BK)/GN-2(BZ) Ring Cap Exclusively designed for use with the RICOH GR IIIx, this accessory replaces the standard ring cap to upgrade the camera’s appearance, with a choice of three colors: Dark Gray, Black, and the new GR IIIx-exclusive Bronze. GC-11 Soft Case This high-grade, genuine-leather camera case provides solid protection of the RICOH GR IIIx/GR III camera body. It features a belt loop on the back and a magnetic lock on the upper cover for quick removal of the camera in snapshot applications. GC-12 Soft Case This high-grade, genuine-leather camera case protects the RICOH GR IIIx/GR III camera body when carrying it in a bag. When not in use, it can be folded for portability.
  6. Press Release: Time To Level Up: Canon Announces EOS R7 and EOS R10, the First EOS R-Series Cameras with APS-C Imaging Sensors New RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Standard Zoom Lenses Also Announced MELVILLE, NY, May 24, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the new EOS R7 and EOS R10 camera bodies, Canon’s first EOS R-series models with smaller-size APS-C imaging sensor. Ideal for hobbyists and general photography enthusiasts, the EOS R7 is the quintessential camera to take your photography to the next level. It is a powerful camera choice for those seeking an upgrade to their travel and vacation photos or to capture life-long family memories while opening a new world of creative and professional possibilities. The EOS R10 is perfect for content creators looking for a camera option to capture high-quality action videos and images of sports, wildlife, and motorsports. As the market share leader for mirrorless cameras in the United States during Q1 of 20221, Canon looks to solidify their position with the addition of new offerings within the EOS R lineup. EOS R7 and EOS R10 provide enhanced video functions and accessories, such as the new multifunction shoe with EOS R7, while still maintaining a high-level ease of use. With a robust mirrorless system at their core, these cameras provide users with a powerful telephoto reach through both still image and video due to the 1.6x crop factor that comes with APS-C sensor cameras. In addition to its compact size and ease of use, the EOS R7 and EOS R10 also feature: 32 million pixels (EOS R7) and 24 million pixels (EOS R10), APS-C size image sensor Autofocus (AF): subject detection inherited from EOS R3 Up to 15 frames per second (FPS) mechanical shutter First Canon APS-C camera with up to 7.0 stops Coordinated Image Stabilization Dual memory card slots (EOS R7 only) Full width 4K video recording at 60p (EOS R7 only), 30p and 24p Record each clip over thirty (30) minutes2 Up to 30FPS with electronic shutter (EOS R7 only) Dust and moisture resistant (EOS R7 only) In-body image stabilization (EOS R7 only) Alongside the camera bodies, Canon will release new RF-S lenses – a series of RF-mount lenses that are optimized for the smaller APS-C sensor size of the new EOS R camera system. Marked as the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lenses, these will be the standard zoom lenses for the EOS R7 and EOS R10 cameras. The RF-S 18-45mm provides an 18-45mm focal length, but users will experience a field of view equivalent to 29-72mm lens coverage on a full-frame camera. The RF-S18-150mm lens is a longer-range standard zoom, equivalent to 29-240mm lens coverage on a full frame. While ideal for the new EOS R10 and EOS R7 APS-C sized sensor bodies, these lenses can be used for any R-series camera. Price & Availability The Canon EOS R10 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price of $979.993. The Canon RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens with the EOS R10 will have an estimated retail price of $1,099.003. The Canon RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens with the EOS R10 will have an estimated retail price of $1,379.003. The Canon EOS R7 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price $1,499.003. The Canon RF-S18-150mm lens F3.5-6.3 IS STM with the EOS R7 will have an estimated retail price of $1,899.003. The RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price $479.003, while the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will have an estimated retail price of $299.993. All products will be available in late 2022. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com. 1 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Jan. - March 2022 combined. 2 Video may stop due to battery level, card capacity, or internal temperature. 3 Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
  7. Press release: The first step to next-level video content: The Nikon Z 30 is MADE for creators Whether it’s a Hustle or a Hobby, You and the Nikon Z 30 Will Get it Done MELVILLE, NY (June 29, 2022) Nikon Inc.’s newest Z 30 mirrorless camera is designed specifically for video content creators, vloggers and streamers. This small, lightweight, feature packed camera applies Nikon’s expertise in all things imaging, giving creators the ability to easily produce the kind of video content that gets noticed. With the Nikon Z 30, it’s simple to consistently create professional-looking 4K UHD video to get the look you want, with sharp focus, beautiful blurred backgrounds and appealing audio- all on the first take. Swivel front-facing LCD and REC lamp? Got it. Mic input? Better low light performance? Of course. Even though it’s got an affordable price and simple controls, the Z 30 is packed with more advanced features that level up with you, helping to take your content and your channel further. “A real camera with interchangeable lenses is a big leap in a creator’s personal evolution,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “We want to support creators by taking the guesswork out of how to get the best production value, which helps them to take their creativity further and grow their communities.” Creator-Centric Features That Make Sense: Front-facing Vari-Angle touchscreen-LCD lets you see yourself in the scene as you compose your shots, confirm the frame, adjust focus and make sure you are always camera-ready. The bright 3.0-inch high-res screen will also feel familiar with the ability to swipe, pinch and zoom through playback and menus, while it also tilts to easily frame unique angles from below the hip or from above. The Nikon Z 30 and NIKKOR Z lenses help you create soft, blurred backgrounds that are a hallmark of higher quality content. The main subject remains sharp, in order to draw your viewer’s attention toward you or anything you want them to see, whether it’s a face or prominent product shot. Reliably fast and sharp autofocus keeps you in focus, precisely following as you move around the scene, with the added benefit of Eye Detection AF. REC lamp acts as a tally light, illuminating on the front of the camera to confirm recording and peace of mind. Higher quality audio enhances your content thanks to a built-in stereo microphone, plus an additional input for using a more powerful external stereo or directional microphone. Get it all in one take with more than two hours (125 minutes1) of recording time, which is ideal for longer videos such as an extensive DIY. Superior low light performance gives you the freedom to shoot indoors, when it’s cloudy or at night, for clear and sharp video, with minimal noise and fast focus. Even in low light, the full-time focus will continuously track you while walking with the screen in self-portrait mode. The ISO range goes up to 25600 for video and 51200 for photos, enabling sharp rendering of details and textures in lower light. Sharp video quality at up to 4K 30P UHD with plenty of room to punch in, or Full HD up to 120P to easily create dramatic slow-motion. What you see is what you get, as the Z 30 captures 4K with no additional crop so you don’t lose any of your frame. Get the look you want with the Picture Control Auto function, which adjusts the video settings according to the scene. There are also 20 different types of Creative Picture Controls to add creative flair to video, and eliminate the need for extra color grading. Using Nikon’s precise color profiling, scenes and skin tones are reproduced naturally and accurately straight out of camera, with a genuinely inviting vibe that’s never cold or clinical. Record on widely available SD cards, which come in a variety of large sizes. Keep the camera running using an external USB-C power source, a great feature that can eliminate the need to swap batteries during a shoot. The camera also works with Nikon’s free Webcam Utility streaming software to integrate for streaming or web conferences. Minimalist, lightweight design that is easy to carry and vlog with. This is the smallest and lightest Z series mirrorless camera ever made. The form factor and weight is made for content creation, vlogging and streaming. It’s balanced and comfortable to hold for long periods of time and small enough to pack. Simple dials give you complete control of settings like aperture and shutter speed for a desired effect. Always connected to your phone (iOS or Android)2 for easy automatic transfer of images using the free Nikon SnapBridge App. If your workflow is editing and posting from your phone, you can also connect to wirelessly send videos from the Z 30 to your device. Using the app, you can also use your phone as a remote control to start and stop your recording, when you are in front of the camera. Superb Still-Camera Features Create better thumbnails and cross-promote posts for your other channels that drive to your video content using the Z 30. The 20 megapixel APS-C /DX-format CMOS sensor captures super-sharp and high-res still images, in any kind of light. Whether you’re shooting a once in a lifetime landscape shot, a cooking close up , the Milky Way at midnight or a gorgeous portrait, users have the option to use fully automatic modes or get creative with advanced settings. The Z 30 is also incredibly fast, with the ability to capture people and pets at up to 11 fps3. What’s more, if you love what you’re seeing in the LCD, you can even snap a selfie while recording video. Creativity Has No Limits with NIKKOR Z Lenses The Z 30 is an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera that opens up an exciting world of possibilities with a wide array of NIKKOR Z lenses, from super–wide lenses for interiors, small spaces and landscapes, incredibly close macro for tiny details on products, or far away action with a telephoto lens. NIKKOR Z glass is specially designed to address the needs of video creators with silent operation, and by minimizing the breathing effect during focusing, while delivering gorgeously rendered colors for a true-to-life experience. Creators can choose a growing collection of more than 30 NIKKOR Z lenses, including: NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR (included in all Z 30 kits, except when body is sold separately): The Z 30 comes with this extremely small yet versatile zoom lens, that’s great for wide angles, especially when talking directly to the camera. It also features built-in VR (vibration reduction) image stabilization to help create smooth footage and sharp images, even when handheld. NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR (included in Z 30 Two Lens Kit): Lightweight long zoom lens option with built-in VR that’s great for shots that require extra reach, such as sports and animals. NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 and 28mm f/2.8: Super-compact “walk-around” primes that are perfect for flattering portraits, casual shooting, travel and discrete street snaps. NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8: A fantastic macro lens lets you get closer to the things you love to get all of the details. Great for food shots, product shots, nature images and more. Pricing and Availability The new Nikon Z 30 will be available in mid-July 2022 in a variety of kit configurations; As a body only for $709.95 SRP, with a NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for $849.95 SRP*, or as a two lens kit with the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 for $1199.95 SRP*. The camera will also be available with the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 lens for $1149.95 SRP* starting in November. Nikon will also offer a Creators Accessory Kit for $149.95 SRP*, which will include a SmallRig Tripod Grip, the Nikon ML-L7 bluetooth remote control, plus the Rode VideoMicro Microphone. A hot shoe-mounted Wind Muff for the built-in microphone will also be available for $9.95 SRP*. For more information about the latest Nikon products, including other NIKKOR Z lenses and the entire collection of Z series cameras, please visit nikonusa.com. 1. In Full HD/24p/25p at 25℃/77℉. The camera’s ability to always achieve the full 125 minutes is dependent on conditions like battery life or the camera’s internal temperature. Approx. 35 minutes of recording time is available in 4K UHD. 2. iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android™ devices to which the SnapBridge app has been installed can be used. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store® and Google Play™. See Nikon's website for further information. Apple®, App Store®, the Apple logos, iPhone®, iPad® are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. The iPhone trademark is used under license from Aiphone Co., Ltd. Android™ and Google Play™ are trademarks of Google LLC. 3. With a mechanical shutter, in high-speed continuous shooting (extended), in JPEG and 12-bit RAW recording. *SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
  8. Press release: Let the PICK, Pick Your Moment! Canon U.S.A. Introduces PowerShot PICK Active Tracking PTZ Camera To U.S. Market MELVILLE, NY, July 12, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is releasing a new product: the PowerShot PICK Active Tracking PTZ Camera. This portable camera offers a hands-free solution for capturing candid photos and videos automatically*. Many of us find that capturing content can interrupt the moment, resulting in a forced posed look. The PowerShot PICK can be the solution. Its face-detecting and tracking technology helps ensure that smiles and more can be detected, when set up through the corresponding app, and the PowerShot PICK will automatically move its camera to capture it all. Previously, the product saw great success with a leading crowdfunding platform in Japan. Due to that success, Canon collaborated with Indiegogo, a similar platform in the United States, which now leads to the official introduction of the PowerShot PICK in the United States. The PowerShot PICK offers a wide range of features, including: Approximately 340 degrees of Pan movement and Tilt capabilities between -20 to 90 degrees 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom 19-57mm focal length (35mm equiv.) and automatic image stabilization Active Tracking with Auto Capture Battery Powered Select Voice Commands 11.7MB photos and Full-HD 1080 60p video with movie rates of 59.94, 29.97, and 23.98 frames per second (FPS) The PowerShot PICK requires the MiniPTZ mobile app for compatible iOS, iPadOS, and Android devices. The app includes capabilities like configuration settings, manual remote control of the camera1, automatically generated highlight videos (iOS only), and the ability to browse through and select favorite moments for download. The PowerShot PICK is also a great way to capture your next social media post or home video. Whether you want to film a cooking tutorial or dance video, the PICK can easily record them. The PowerShot PICK is equipped with select voice commands. Let’s say you want to record a dance video. Say, “Hello PICK, record a video!” It’s as easy as that. The PICK is compact and convenient. Lightweight and battery powered, this product is great for everyone who wants to easily capture candid photos and videos almost anywhere. Price & Availability The PowerShot PICK will be available for an estimated retail price of $499.992. Shipping is currently scheduled to begin late summer 2022. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com. *Requires smart phone Bluetooth and iOS 12 or higher, iPadOS 13 or higher or Android 8.0 and up. Phone pairing through Canon MiniPTZ App required initial setup and access to certain features. 1 Connection through remote control depends on connectivity. 2 Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
  9. Press release: The LUMIX GH6, a Compact Next-generation Mirrorless Camera Featuring Unlimited C4K/60p in 4:2:2 10-bit, 5.7K/60p in 10-bit and 4K 120p HFR / FHD Maximum 300fps VFR Video Recording Newark, NJ (February 21, 2022) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX GH6 - the latest flagship model of the LUMIX G Series digital mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. In 2009, Panasonic introduced the DMC-GH1, the first model of the LUMIX GH series, with a photo/video-hybrid concept. Since then, the GH series has evolved to include innovative features demanded by users and has become renowned by creators worldwide as a first-choice tool thanks to its performance, mobility, and rugged design. The LUMIX GH6 is the latest addition of the series that again breaks the boundaries of digital mirrorless cameras. By increasing the effective pixel count by more than 20%1, the new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor boasts high-resolution, high-speed signal readout and wide dynamic range. The new Venus Engine is equipped with advanced image processing technologies to render high resolution images with natural noise texture and rich color reproduction, which is a hallmark of LUMIX cameras. The LUMIX GH6 contains V-Log/V-Gamut – a first for LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds cameras – and provides 12+ stops and even 13+ stops of wide dynamic range using Dynamic Range Boost mode.2 The new LUMIX GH6 has again evolved to achieve 4:2:2 10-bit C4K 60p unlimited video recording time3, 4:2:0 10-bit 4K120p, 4:2:2 10bit FHD 240p HFR (High Frame Rate) and FHD maximum 300fps VFR (Variable Frame Rate) to reproduce dynamic motion of the subject. In addition to 4:2:0 10-bit 5.7K 60p, 4:2:0 10-bit 5.8K 30p (4.4K 60p) anamorphic 4:3 video can be recorded utilizing the full area of the sensor. It is possible to display de-squeezed footage on the monitor in real-time. 5.7K 30p video recording is available in Apple ProRes 422 HQ for the first time in LUMIX cameras, which enables non-linear editing without transcoding. Extended recording time is made possible with LUMIX’s heat management technology. Boasting 7.5 stops of powerful image stabilization with its Dual I.S.2 for agile handheld shooting, the LUMIX GH6 has adopted a new super high-precision 5-axis gyro sensor with a new algorithm to achieve 7.5 stops of Body I.S.4 and Dual I.S.25. It also offers a wide variety of recording formats, resolutions and framerates to choose from according to the purpose. With expertise drawn from firsthand opinions, the LUMIX GH6 has been designed to recognize high quality video expression and workflow efficiency from setup to delivery in addition to excellent depiction performance and mobility. Together with a wide array of lens options, Panasonic is committed to leading the industry with creators who are seeking for a new way to go beyond the limitations of creativity. The LUMIX GH6 will be available at valued channel partners for $2,199.99 (body only) and $2,799.99 (body + L-kit package) in mid-March. In comparison with the sensor of the LUMIX GH5. Available in Creative Video mode only, Minimum ISO 800 in standard mode/ISO2000 in V-Log/HLG. Under the guaranteed operating environment. When using a battery. The recording time depends on the capacity of the battery and the recording media. Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-ES12060 is used. Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=280mm), when H-FS14140 is used. 1. State-of-the-art technologies enhance video quality even higher Panasonic has developed a new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor without LPF (Low-pass Filter) that boasts high resolution, high-speed signal readout that reduces rolling shutter problem and achieves wide dynamic range. The new Venus Engine delivers approximately twice the processing power1, enabling high-speed processing of the new sensor's higher pixel counts, higher-resolution and higher-bit-rate video. It has evolved with three key technologies: New Intelligent Detail Processing, New 2D Noise Reduction and High Precision 3D Noise Reduction for video. The new Intelligent Detail Processing detects the edges and flat and detailed parts in a frame more accurately, resulting in highly realistic images. The new 2D Noise Reduction suppresses chromatic noise and improves the texture of luminance noise to make photo clear and natural even when shot at high sensitivity. With the High Precision 3D Noise Reduction for video, the detection capability of still and moving parts has been advanced, which makes it possible to optimize noise reduction while minimizing afterimages. As a result, the image quality of video with dynamic motion is enhanced. In addition, high-precision Dual 3D Color Control enhances color reproduction by brightness level, saturation level, and hue level for rich, faithful color expression. The combination of the new advanced sensor with the enhanced saturation performance and engine makes it possible to render clearer images even in 25.2-megapixel high resolution and lower minimum ISO sensitivity at ISO 100 [Photo: ISO 50(Extended) - 25600 / Video: ISO 50(Extended) -12800]. Dynamic range measures the luminance range that a digital camera can capture. The LUMIX GH6 provides 12+ stops of wide dynamic range for pre-installed V-Log recording capability. Even 13+ stops can be achieved using Dynamic Range Boost mode2. With the new Dynamic Range Boost mode, saturation-priority image generated from low ISO circuit and low noise image generated from high ISO circuit are synthesized at each pixel. The composite image achieves both low noise and high saturation, resulting in a clear and smooth HDR video with rich gradation. For agile handheld shooting, the LUMIX GH6 has adopted a new super high-precision 5-axis gyro sensor with a new algorithm to achieve 7.5 stops of Body I.S.3 and Dual I.S.24. Thanks to this powerful image stabilization, even 100-megapixel high resolution images can be shot using the High-Resolution mode without a tripod. In High-Resolution mode, eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor using the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) mechanism and synthesized into a 100-megapixel equivalent (11552 x 8672-pixel) image that faithfully reproduces precise details to be saved as beautiful, highly realistic RAW and JPEG images. With its high mobility achieved by the compact, lightweight design and powerful Body I.S., the LUMIX GH6 makes previously impossible shooting, such as handheld ultra-telephoto shooting, possible. The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 also works for video recording, including 4K video to record natural, comfortable-to-see video footage. It applies appropriate compensation according to the type of movement by precisely judging the cause – whether it was generated by panning, tilting or hand-shake. The B.I.S. compensates for camera movement even when an interchangeable lens without O.I.S. (e.g., a cine lens) is used. In comparison with DC-S1H Available in Creative Video mode only, minimum ISO2000 in V-Log/HLG. Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=60mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=120mm), when H-ES12060 is used. Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=140mm (35mm film camera equivalent f=280mm), when H-FS14140 is used. 2. Professional-quality video performance for unlimited expression The LUMIX GH Series has created an epoch-making industrial sensation by achieving outstanding video recording performance with advanced features that meet professional quality levels and standards. The LUMIX GH6 again evolves to achieve 4:2:2 10-bit C4K 60p unlimited video recording time1. 4:2:0 10-bit 4K120p (Equivalent to 5x slow motion2) and 4:2:2 10-bit FHD 240p HFR (High Frame Rate) video recording with audio also available to enable impressive expression such as speed ramping. FHD maximum 300fps (Equivalent to 12.5x slow motion2) and VFR (Variable Frame Rate) reproduce the dynamic motion of the subject. In addition to 4:2:0 10-bit 5.7K 60p, 4:2:0 10-bit 5.8K 30p (4.4K 60p) anamorphic 4:3 video can be recorded utilizing the full area of the sensor. It is possible to display de-squeezed footage on the monitor in real time. 5.7K 30p internal video recording is available in ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 for the first time in the LUMIX series using the CFexpress Type B card, which enables non-linear editing without transcoding. DCI4K, FHD ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 will be supported with a future firmware update. The LUMIX GH6 is capable of 4:2:2 10-bit C4K 60p internal recording and simultaneous output in 4:2:2 10-bit C4K 60p over HDMI. Since it is HDMI 2.1 compliant, it will support C4K 120p HDMI video output with a future firmware update. Moreover, capability of C4K 120p RAW output to Atomos Ninja V+ monitor recorder over HDMI 2.0, is under development, which also will be available with a future firmware update. The LUMIX GH6 contains V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver a high dynamic range and broad colors. V-Log renders a very flat image while maintaining all the color information within the image. This means that there is a greater level of play when the images are put through post-production processes. The Live MOS sensor of the LUMIX GH6 achieves a wide color gamut known as V-Gamut, which is the GH6’s optimum color space and provides a color space that is wider than BT.2020. V-Log has log curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a color space even larger than film. The LUMIX GH6 offers the renowned colorimetry of the VariCam line of cinema cameras and uses their V-LOG picture profile and wider V-Gamut. For monitoring your work and to see an image that is no longer in LOG, the GH6 includes the V709 LUT (Look Up Table) with Rec.709 standard in the camera by default, this LUT can be output over HDMI or to the cameras monitors or both. It is possible to install your own LUT’s into the GH6 and access them from the V-Log View Assist menu. For users of the Varicam and EVA1 the GH6 can support LUT’s in their .vlt format, and for users of other camera systems we also support the .cube format. The LUMIX GH6 offers a host of practical features. There are a variety of settings in Photo Style including different Cinelike gamma presets. “Cinelike D2” and “Cinelike V2” have similar gamma setting characteristics for film production. In response to requests from professional users, video assist functions such as Waveform Monitor, Zebra Pattern, Luminance Spot Meter, Frame Marker, Anamorphic Desqueeze Display, Red REC Frame Indicator and Tally lamps are available. The Safety Zone Marker, a new feature on the LUMIX GH6, shows a guide of 95%, 90% or 80% recording area to secure safety zone for the composition and for the subtitles. Center Marker now allows you to choose the type of the marker. In Color Temperature Setting, the kelvin values can now be displayed on the recording screen. By using both an XLR microphone connected via the XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (Ch1 Ch2) and built-in microphone (Ch3, Ch4), 48/96kHz 24-bit high-res audio can be recorded3. Users can combine several types of external microphones that fit the recording situation such as outdoor interviews where the voice of the speakers and ambient sound need to be recorded. The channel to use for the headphone can be switched during video recording and audio menus can be directly accessed with the Fn1 button on the camera top for easy sound level check during 4-channel audio recording. For the external microphone, a Φ3.5mm stereo jack is provided. 4K 60p Time Lapse videos can also be produced inside the camera. With the Exposure Leveling function, the exposure is automatically adjusted to prevent large changes in brightness between adjacent frames to produce equable time lapse footage. USB host capability will be added with a future firmware update, making it possible to write the data directly to the SSD. Under the guaranteed operating environment. When using a battery. The recording time depends on the capacity of the battery and the recording media. In 24p 4-channel audio recording is available in ProRes and MOV. 3. Agile mobility and smart operation for professional use With the incorporation of the new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor and new Venus Engine, the auto focus performance of the LUMIX GH6 has been improved. With higher speed signal processing by the Venus Engine and an improved AF algorithm, subject detection performance has been dramatically enhanced to achieve higher precision AF. To support high precision focusing, the LUMIX GH6 provides practical options for manual focusing. While focus is shifted by a variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring for non-linear setting, it is shifted with a designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring for linear setting. Sensitivity (amount of focus shift per rotational quantum) can be selected from 90 to 360 degrees by 30-degrees to enable intended focus operation. The MF Assist, which enables the focus point to be enlarged, is now available photo shooting and video recording*. The LUMIX GH6 is capable of high-speed burst shooting at 14 (AFS) / 8 (AFC) fps with a mechanical shutter and 75 fps with an electronic shutter. The LUMIX GH6 adopts the 3.0-inch free-angle touch-control monitor in 3:2 aspect with 1,840K-dot high resolution. It does not cause interference even when both the HDMI cable and USB cable are connected by adjusting the tilt/rotation angle of the monitor. A large, 3,680K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) features a high magnification ratio of approx. 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent). *Up to 60p. Does not work in Variable Frame Rate mode. 4. Reliable quality and performance for professional use and connectivity Overheating is a fatal issue to continuous video recording especially when the resolution and the frame rates are increased. However, the LUMIX GH6 achieves unlimited video recording time1 in C4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit by optimizing the heat dissipating path with a forced-cooling mechanism and allows video recording of VFR/HFR, ProRes and high-resolution footage exceeding 4K for an extended time. To ensure the GH6 can withstand heavy field use, it is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front / rear frame, splash-resistant2,dust-resistant, and freeze-resistant down to -10 degrees Celsius/14 degrees Fahrenheit. The shutter unit also is durable for approx. 200,000 cycles. The Rec button is located on both the top and front of the camera, which makes it easy to start and stop recording even when shooting at a low angle or with a shoulder rig. The LUMIX GH6 is equipped with double card slots. The CFexpress card (Type B) supports internal recording of high bitrate video at 800Mbps or more including 5.7K 30p ProRes 422 HQ and C4K 60p ALL-I. The SD Memory Card UHS II V90 supports internal recording of video at 600Mbps or less. It also is possible to choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording, Allocation Recording using both the SD Memory Card and CFexpress Card. For the terminal, HDMI Type A is provided. Plus, a cable lock holder for the HDMI/USB cable is bundled to prevent issues such as unplugging on location. The LUMIX GH6 supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 for high-speed writing and readout. The 2200mAh high-capacity battery can be recharged either via AC or USB. It also complies with USB PD (Power Delivery) when the corresponding Battery Charger DMW-BTC15 (sold separately) is used. The LUMIX GH6 is compatible with Time Code IN/OUT synchronization through the flash synchro terminal and bundled BNC converter cable with BNC cable. This makes the non-linear editing of footage shot with multiple cameras easy. Wi-Fi 5 GHz (IEEE802.11ac)3 is effective in addition to 2.4 GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n). This provides secure and stable connection with a smartphone, tablet and other devices on location for smooth remote control. The transmission speed of photo/video data is increased by using the 5 GHz band. Compatibility with Bluetooth 5.0 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone or tablet with minimum power consumption. The settings of a LUMIX GH6 camera can be copied and transmitted wirelessly to other GH6 cameras when using multiple GH6 cameras. The LUMIX Sync application for iOS/Android devices allows remote control of the camera using a smartphone or a tablet via easy wireless connection. In addition to wireless control via a Remote Shutter DMW-RS2 (sold separately), application software LUMIX Tether enables tethered shooting via USB. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via USB. It lets them view the image on a large PC screen while shooting. Under the guaranteed operating environment. When using a battery. The recording time depends on the capacity of the battery and the recording media. Splash Resistant is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this camera offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water. 5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries. 5. A wide variety of LUMIX G lenses – Exclusively designed for Micro Four Thirds camera The Panasonic LUMIX G Series boasts a total lineup of 30 Micro Four Thirds lenses to choose from according to the purpose. Above these, the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (X-H1025) and the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X2550) zoom lenses features full-range F1.7 large aperture and are favored by professional film creators as well as other single-focal- length F1.7 or F2.8 lenses. In addition, the LUMIX GH6 memorizes the name and its focal length of analog lenses such as anamorphic lenses or old lenses to provide suitable setting of camera’s in-body image stabilizer automatically when those lenses are used. Considering use with the LUMIX GH6, Panasonic has reviewed and updated the firmware of the lenses. It is possible to control AF operation by pressing the shutter button halfway, or by pressing the AF-ON button, when [200.00p] is set in high frame rate video mode when the following lenses are used: H-E08018 H-X1025 H-X2550 H-ES12060 H-ES50200 H-RS100400 H-XA025 H-ES200 H-HSA12035 H-FS12060 H-HSA35100 H-FSA45200 H-FSA100300 H-NS043/H-X012/H-X015 lenses will be compatible, as well as have Focus Ring Control and improved AF performance in 24.00p/2398p mode, following a firmware update scheduled for March 1st, 2022. 6. Future firmware update To enhance the performance of the LUMIX GH6, the functions below will be available with future firmware updates per consumer demand. DCI4K ProRes 422 HQ / ProRes 422 FHD ProRes 422 HQ / ProRes 422 USB-SSD direct recording 4K 120p HDMI Video output during Live View DCI 4K 120p HDMI RAW Video Data Output to ATOMOS Ninja V+ For more information on the lens’ firmware update, please refer to https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index.html
  10. Press release: The EOS Revolution Continues: Canon Officially Announces the Company’s Most Technologically Advanced Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, the Professional-Grade EOS R3 MELVILLE, NY, September 14, 2021 - Building on the success of the EOS R camera series, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the next leap forward in full-frame mirrorless cameras - the professional-grade Canon EOS R3. The new camera leverages the advancements in technology that Canon has developed since the original EOS R launch in 2018 and bridges the gap between the immensely popular EOS R5 and the world-renowned Canon flagship EOS-1D X line. The EOS R3 is the first “3” series camera from Canon since the widely used EOS-3 film camera launched in 1998. The EOS R3 camera’s features greatly emphasize superb AF performance and speed with fast-moving subjects. It was designed to meet the reliability and durability demands of professionals, even when working in some extremely challenging conditions. “The launch of the EOS R3 sets a new benchmark for the Canon EOS R camera system. Canon listened carefully to the voices of professionals when developing a camera to meet their standards,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The EOS R3 is a monumental evolution in digital imaging technology. I look forward to seeing the camera in action on the sidelines of sporting events and in the hands of nature and wildlife photographers across the globe.” The core of the EOS R3 features a Canon designed and manufactured 24.1-megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor. The sensor is the first of its kind from Canon, and when combined with the DIGIC X processor, delivers a high-speed readout allowing for continuous blackout-free shooting1 at up to 30 fps in electronic (silent) shutter mode and up to 12 fps in mechanical shutter, with minimum rolling electronic shutter distortion. The combination also increases the high sensitivity, light-capturing efficiency of a native ISO range of 100-102400, expandable up to 204,800 for still images. Like the EOS R5 and R6, the camera features the improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 AF Points and evolved EOS iTR tracking down to EV -7.5 for subjects such as eye, face, head, animals2, and select cars and motorcycles. In addition, the camera features up to 8 stops3 of in-body image stabilized (IBIS) shake correction. Leveraging technology and performance feedback from the popular EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras, the EOS R3 uses Deep-Learning technology to further enhance eye and body detection for even better performance during portrait and action-type shooting. Featuring a new 5.76-million-dot and 120fps blackout-free1 Electronic Viewfinder, the EOS R3 camera will provide photographers with the ability to select the initial area for AF tracking by simply looking directly at the viewfinder location where they want to begin AF. With Eye input AF2 and Servo AF activated, the camera will focus on and track moving subjects at that location in the frame. When Face Detect + Tracking is active, the camera will continue to follow moving subjects around the entire active AF area. The EOS R3 camera doesn’t just capture spectacular still images, it also packs impressive video specs as well. The camera is capable of shooting 6K 60p RAW and 4K 120p 10-bit uncropped video with Canon Log 3 support, in addition to the possibility for oversampled 4K and RAW movie internal recording. Canon Log 3, which is frequently used in cinema production, helps to reduce the possibility of highlight blowouts. What’s more, the features such as industry standard BT.709, BT.2020 color gamuts, and cinema gamut help to maintain color and tonal consistency. Coordinated 5-axis IBIS helps to correct operator motion or shaking providing dependent video capturing even when using a lens without built-in Optical IS. Additional features of the EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera include: Canon’s next-generation Multi-Function Shoe that is compatible with a variety of accessories including the Speedlite EL-1, and new accessories such as the ST-E10 Speedlite Transmitter, External Mic and Smartphone Link Adapter One-piece magnesium alloy design, integrating the body with a vertical grip section Weather and dust resistance equivalent to EOS-1D camera models. Mobile File Transmitter application for iOS® and Android® devices allows photographers to transfer their images quickly and easily without the need for wired LAN equipment Built-in Wired LAN, 5GHz Wi-Fi®, USB and Bluetooth® technology Dual-card slots, supporting one CF express and one UHS-II SD The Canon EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is scheduled to be available in November 2021 for a suggested retail price of $5999.00*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com * Specifications, availability and price are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary. 1 Blackout(s) may occur in some cases; such as when the built-in memory is full or when the flash battery is fully recharged after the battery ran out during continuous shooting. 2 Effectiveness varies depending on the subject. In some cases, dogs, cats or birds may not be detected, while some animals other than dogs, cats or birds may be detected. 3 When combined with certain IS lenses such as the RF24-105mm F4 IS L USM, or when used with certain non-IS lenses as well. See individual lens product page for more information. Canon EOS R3 specifications Price MSRP - $5999 Body type Body type- SLR-style mirrorless Body material - Magnesium alloy Sensor Max resolution - 6000 x 4000 Image ratio w:h - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 Effective pixels - 24 megapixels Sensor photo detectors - 27 megapixels Sensor size - Full frame (36 x 24 mm) Sensor type - Stacked CMOS Processor - Digic X Color spaces - RGB, Adobe RGB Color filter array - Primary color filter Image ISO - Auto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-204800) Boosted ISO (minimum) - 50 Boosted ISO (maximum) - 204800 White balance presets - 6 Custom white balance - Yes Image stabilization - Sensor-shift CIPA image stabilization rating - 8 stop(s) Uncompressed format - RAW JPEG quality levels - Super fine, fine, normal File format JPEG HEIF Raw (Canon CR3, 14-bit) C-Raw (Canon original) Optics & Focus Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View Autofocus assist lamp - Yes Manual focus - Yes Number of focus points - 1053 Lens mount - Canon RF Focal length multiplier - 1× Screen / viewfinder Articulated LCD - Fully articulated Screen size - 3.2″ Screen dots - 4,150,000 Touch screen - Yes Screen type - TFT LCD Live view - Yes Viewfinder type - Electronic Viewfinder coverage - 100% Viewfinder magnification - 0.76× Viewfinder resolution - 5,760,000 Photography features Minimum shutter speed - 30/11 sec Maximum shutter speed - 1/8000 sec Maximum shutter speed (electronic) - 1/64000 sec Exposure modes Scene Intelligent Auto Flexible priority Program Shutter priority Aperture priority Manual Bulb Built-in flash - No External flash - Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port) Flash X sync speed - 1/250 sec Drive modes Single High-speed continuous+ High-speed continuous Low-speed continuous Self-timer/remote control (10 or 2 sec) Continuous drive30.0 fps Self-timerYes Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot Partial Exposure compensation - ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) AE Bracketing - ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) Videography features Format - MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 Microphone - Stereo Speaker - Mono Storage Storage types - SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + CFexpress Type B Connectivity USB - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB charging - Yes HDMI - Yes (Type A) Microphone port - Yes Headphone port - Yes Wireless - Built-In Wireless notes - 802.11ac + Bluetooth Remote control - Yes (via smartphone) Physical Environmentally sealed - Yes Battery - Built-in Battery description - LP-E19 lithium-ion battery & charger Battery Life (CIPA) - 760 Weight (inc. batteries) - 1015 g (2.24 lb / 35.80 oz) Dimensions - 150 x 143 x 87 mm (5.91 x 5.63 x 3.43″) Other features Orientation sensor - Yes Timelapse recording -Yes GPS - None
  11. Press release: Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2, a next generation model of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 includes an adjustable touchscreen screen for easier framing of shots, a larger battery for longer shooting without needing to charge or change batteries, as well as support for an optional electronic viewfinder. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 has the latest Blackmagic generation 5 color science and retains the popular cinematic Super 35 HDR image sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range, dual native ISO and EF lens mount from the previous model. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$1,995. The elegant design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera packs an incredible number of high end digital film features into a miniaturized, handheld design. Made from lightweight carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, the camera features a multifunction handgrip with all controls for recording, ISO, WB and shutter angle right at customers’ fingertips. Because it’s an advanced digital film camera, the sensor is designed to reduce thermal noise allowing cleaner shadows and higher ISO. Plus the large 5 inch LCD makes it possible to get perfect focus at 4K and 6K resolutions. Featuring a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 lets customers use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field, allowing creative defocussed backgrounds and gorgeous bokeh effects. With the advanced Blackmagic OS, customers get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology. The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. Customers also get full control over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings and more. Whether users are shooting in bright sunlight or in almost no light at all, the 13 stops of dynamic range with dual native ISO up to 25,600 provide stunning low noise images in all lighting conditions. Plus the 6K models feature a larger Super 35 sensor that allows shooting with a shallow depth of field and anamorphic lenses. All models let customers shoot up to 60 fps or 120 fps windowed. An amazing sensor combined with Blackmagic color science means customers get the same imaging technology as the most expensive digital film cameras. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a large, bright 5 inch touchscreen that makes it easy for customers to frame shots and accurately focus. On screen overlays show status and record parameters, histogram, focus peaking indicators, levels, frame guides and more. The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 LCD monitor is a more advanced display that can be tilted up and down so it’s easy to monitor a shot from any position. Featuring the same generation 5 color science as the high end URSA Mini Pro 12K, the new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 delivers an even greater advancement in image quality with stunning, accurate skin tones and faithful color in every shot. Customers get a new dynamic 12-bit gamma curve designed to capture more color data in the highlights and shadows, for better looking images. The color science also handles some of the complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, so color and dynamic range data from the sensor is preserved via metadata which customers can use in post production. The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K models support an optional viewfinder to make outdoors and handheld shooting accurate and easy. Customers get an integrated high quality 1280 x 960 color OLED display with built in proximity sensor, 4 element glass diopter for incredible accuracy with a wide -4 to +4 focus adjustment. A built in digital focus chart ensures customers get perfect viewfinder focus setup. Customers can also view critical status information such as frame guides. The Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF connects quickly via a single connector. The viewfinder has a 70 degree swivel range and comes with 4 different types of eyecups for both left and right eyes. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K models both now use larger NP-F570 batteries for longer shooting times without needing to change or charge batteries. A locking DC power connector is used so customers won’t have to worry about losing power during a shoot. Plus the included AC plug pack can power the camera and charge the battery simultaneously. Even the USB-C expansion port can trickle charge the battery, so customers can use portable battery packs, mobile phone chargers or laptops. The optional battery grip lets customers add extra batteries to dramatically extend the power of the camera so customers can keep shooting all day. All Pocket Cinema Camera models include a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is the same software used in Hollywood for creating high end feature films, episodic television shows, commercials and more. DaVinci Resolve features the new cut page with intelligent editing tools and innovative new features designed to help customers quickly find the footage customers want, edit it together and output it fast. In addition to the new cut page, customers also get DaVinci’s legendary professional editing, advanced color correction, audio post and visual effects tools, all in a single software application. “Since the release of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro, customers have been asking for some of the features to be added to the 6K model,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “We’ve been able to achieve even greater manufacturing efficiencies which means that we are now able to release this new 6K model which adds an adjustable LCD touchscreen, larger longer battery life, support for the OLED viewfinder and improved on screen menus. We are excited to be offering these additional features that have been so popular with customers!” Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 features Designed from carbon fiber polycarbonate composite. 6144 x 3456 sensor with 13 stops and dual native ISO up to 25,600. Compatible with a wide range of popular EF lenses. Up to 25,600 ISO for incredible low light performance. Standard open file formats compatible with popular software. Adjustable LCD screen. Includes Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science. Optional Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF. Professional mini XLR inputs with 48 volt phantom power. Larger NP-F570 battery, optional Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Pro Grip. Includes full DaVinci Resolve Studio for post production. Availability and Price Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 is available now for US$1,995, excluding local duties and taxes, from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
  12. Martin Vronsky

    Sony a7 IV

    Press Release: Sony Electronics’ Alpha 7 IV Goes Beyond ‘Basic’ with 33-Megapixel Full-frame Image Sensor and Outstanding Photo and Video Operability Sony Also Announces Two New Flashes to Evolve the Powerful Alpha Lighting System San Diego, CA – October 21, 2021 - Sony Electronics Inc. today announced three new additions to its imaging line-up: the Alpha 7 IV interchangeable-lens camera (model ILCE-7M4) with a newly developed 33-megapixel (approx.,effective) full-frame image sensor, as well as two new flashes – the HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM. The Alpha 7 IV takes “basic” to the next level for full-frame cameras with excellent image quality and performance, redefining the lofty standards set by the acclaimed Alpha 7 III. The new model features many of Sony’s most advanced imaging technologies, including the latest BIONZ XR™ processing engine and advanced AF (autofocus) capabilities from the flagship Alpha 1 combined with streamlined operability and enhanced reliability for photos and movies, making it the perfect all-around camera for today’s imaging enthusiasts and professionals. The Alpha 7 IV also boasts a 33MP (approx., effective) image resolution, rich movie expression and various features to support the growing demand for remote communication, bringing new meaning to what a “basic” camera can accomplish. “Since its introduction over three years ago, the Alpha 7 III has made tremendous impact in our industry, completely redefining the expectations for what can be accomplished with a ‘basic’, or entry-level full-frame camera,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “Now, it’s time to break through all existing boundaries again. The Alpha 7 IV brings together the best of Sony imaging technologies in both photo and video to deliver a high-end experience to a wider range of customers. This gives today’s creators a new level of freedom to capture, create and share in ways that they’ve never been able to before, no matter the situation in which they find themselves.” Alpha 7 IV: Innovation Never Ends The new Alpha 7 IV is an exceptional hybrid camera packed with outstanding still image quality and evolved video technology with advanced autofocus, enhanced operability and improved workflow capability. The model was developed with the environment in mind by using Sony’s original recycled plastic SORPLAS™ for the camera body and packaging with recyclable[I] materials and less plastic. Outstanding Image Quality Thanks to a newly developed 33MP (approx., effective) full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor, superior image quality and Wide ISO sensitivity range expandable to ISO 50 - 204,800 is achieved. The high resolution enables the Alpha 7 IV to express smooth gradation, fine details and textures of the subject while reducing noise, and its 15-stop dynamic range allows a wide expressive range while Creative Look settings can help create original looks effortlessly for both stills and video. Next-Level AF performance The latest BIONZ XR™ processing engine is the same that is used in Sony’s flagship Alpha 1, delivering high-speed AF, uninterrupted continuous shooting up to 10fps[II] with AF/AE tracking and a large buffer for a prolonged shooting experience. The Alpha 7 IV tracks subjects with tenacious Real-time Tracking and 759 phase-detection AF points in a high-density focal plane phase-detection AF system that covers approximately 94% of the image area. Additionally, for the first time, Real-time Eye AF can now track birds’ and animals’ eye for both still images and movies, in addition to humans. The Alpha 7 IV also has face and eye detection accuracy for humans that is improved by approximately 30% compared to the Alpha 7 III. Evolved Movie Technology The Alpha 7 IV inherits technology taken from real-world movie production, including the S-Cinetone™ picture profile adopted from Sony’s highly regarded Cinema Line cameras. This delivers a rich, cinematic look that has become popularized by a broad range of cinematographers and filmmakers who are shooting on Sony. High quality movie is achieved with 4K 60p recording in Super 35mm mode and up to 4K 30p recording with 7K oversampling is available in full-frame mode. The new camera also features 10-bit depth 4:2:2 color sampling to enable natural gradation, XAVC S-I™ intra-frame encoding for more efficient editing workflows and XAVC HS™ H.265 long-GOP for doubled compression efficiency. To meet the growing need for precise autofocus performance when shooting videos, unique AF features are achieved when using the Alpha 7 IV with a Sony E-mount lens, including AF Assist[III] that supports focus transitions when using AF, and Focus Map that visualizes depth of field. For the first time in the Alpha series, the new camera features Breathing Compensation[IV] to combat focus breathing and maintain a consistent angle of view throughout focus changes and can be switched on or off. Advanced Operability as a Genuine Hybrid Model The Alpha 7 IV is a hybrid still and video camera with outstanding operability and reliability that easily allows the user to switch from photo to video and back at their convenience. New to Sony’s lineup of Alpha cameras is a dual-layer mode dial, with a lower layer for selecting Still/Movie/S&Q and a top layer for Auto/P/A/S/M and MR (Memory Recall), enabling users to quickly select and switch between the dedicated settings. It also has 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step[V] shutter speed advantage, an improved grip for greater comfort, and a CFexpress Type A compatible media slot to support media with faster writing and clearance. Additionally, the 3.68 million-dot (approx.) OLED Quad-VGA viewfinder is 1.6 times the resolution of the Alpha 7 III viewfinder, benefiting users with an upgraded live-view image quality that minimizes false color and increases resolution. Videographers can record 4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 video continuously for more than an hour thanks to the camera’s heat-dissipating structure. Optical ‘Active Mode’[VI] image stabilization further stabilizes movie shooting. They can also benefit from the 3-inch (3.0-type) 1.03 million-dot (approx.) side-opening vari-angle touch-panel rear LCD monitor, top-panel REC button and high-capacity Z-series battery. The Alpha 7 IV body is built with magnesium alloy to achieve a robustness while minimizing its weight. In addition, the redesigned structure and lens lock button contribute to enhanced dust and moisture resistance[VII]. Enhanced Workflow Capabilities By offering a variety of connectivity options, the Alpha 7 IV enables on-the-spot streaming and sharing of high-quality content to meet the growing need for remote communication in real-time without sacrificing excellent image and sound quality. The connection between the camera and Imaging EdgeMobile™ application[VIII is simplified via Bluetooth, and fast data transfer is possible by 5GHz/2.4.GHz Wi-Fi. The camera also has a new feature called “Shot Mark” to enable easy access to the marked scenes in a video clip, within camera and on Sony’s Catalyst Browse/Prepare applications.[IX] Moreover, the camera has a range of new features to support live streaming and remote communication without needing dedicated software. UVC (USB Video Class) and UAC (USB Audio Class) turn the Alpha 7 IV into a high-performance live streaming camera when connected to a computer or smartphone[X]. High image quality such as 4K 15p and 1080 FHD 60p deliver realistic video for remote sharing and the Alpha 7 IV’s digital audio interface can be paired with a range of mics and accessories to deliver high quality sound. Finally, Sony plans to offer a new cloud service next year, “AI Video Editing Studio”, for automated editing with AI technology. To allow creators to focus on more creative tasks, “AI Video Editing Studio” automatically performs initial editing in the cloud, using AI technology. Sony will continue to strive to offer a wide variety of imaging experiences and services through the active integration and advancement of cameras, cloud and AI. Designed with the Environment in Mind In line with Sony’s environmental efforts based on the "Road to Zero" initiative, environment was an important factor in the development of the Alpha 7 IV’s design, production and packaging. The camera uses recycled plastic, SORPLAS™, which does not depend on non-renewable resources and is produced at the sites by using renewable energy such as solar power generation. The product packaging also adopts recyclable plastic-reduced materials. HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM: Powerful Flashes to Evolve Alpha Lighting System The HVL-F60RM2 with GN 60 and 20-200mm[XI] coverage and HVL-F46RM with GN 46 and 24-105mmxi are powerful wireless flashes to offer precise control, enhanced high-speed and intuitive operability. They are designed to meet the needs of both professional and advanced content creators when shooting with a Sony Alpha camera, including the Alpha 7 IV, to offer the ultimate Alpha Lighting System by the detailed communication between cameras and external flash. Both flashes have upgraded continuous shooting flash performance, up to 200 consecutive flashes at 10 frames per second[XII] for the HVL-F60RM2 and 60 times for the HVL-F46RM. The optimized flash algorithm ensures both flashes are overheat-resistant, and a set of four Ni-MH (Nickel-metal hydride) batteries can power up to 240 flashes with a 1.7 second recycle time for the HVL-F60RM2 and up to 320 flashes with a 2.0 second recycle time for the HVL-F46RM[XIII]. When used in combination with an Alpha camera, they allow users to experience the unique communication and system benefits of the Alpha Lighting System that sets a new standard for mirrorless camera lighting systems. For example, with the Alpha 7 IV, P-TTL flash control metering for every frame in Mid, and Hi continuous mode has become possible in addition to Lo continuous mode. The flash release time lag is also shortened to capture momentary facial expressions and movements of the subject. With the Alpha 1, the HVL-F60RM2 achieves a phenomenal up to 20fps of continuous shooting[XIV] and approximately 20 flashes per second can be produced for more than 10 seconds with the external flash battery adapter FA-EBA1 (sold separately). When the Alpha 1 is used with Sony’s flashes, including HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM, users can sync up to 1/400 second shutter speed to expand expressive capabilities when shooting in full-frame mode. In addition, with the silent electronic shutter of the camera, silent flash shooting is possible when absolute silence is required. Other system benefits of HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM with an Alpha camera include: Flash parameters controlled directly from the menu of a compatible camera[XV] Flash control linked to camera face detectionxv Automatic correction of white balance based on the color temperature information from the flash Both flashes also feature improved robustness and operability. The Multi Interface shoe with Sony’s unique metal shoe foot with rugged side frame significantly increases strength and reliability. Shoe sealing helps the flashes to be more dust and moisture resistant[XVI]. The HVL-F60RM2’s original rotating head mechanism, “Quick Shift Bounce,” that enables flexible positioning and optimum lighting control has also been improved to prevent unintended change in the bounce angle. They support wireless radio communication and can control up to 15 flashes and/or receiver units in 5 groups via wireless radio communication for enhanced lighting control versatility. Visual Story is now Supported on Android “Visual Story” is a mobile application for professional event photographers and video creators to enable immediate and automatic delivery of photos and movies[XVII] to their clients after an event through gallery creation, utilize AI (artificial intelligence) assistance for easy image selection, upload assets online and more. While the Visual Story app is already available to iOS users, Android user can now also take advantage of the benefits Visual Story provides to professional photographers and videographers. When using the Alpha 7 IV, “Shot Mark” is also supported by Visual Story on iOS Version 2.1. Visual Story on iOS is available to download for free HERE Visual Story on Android is available to download for free HERE Pricing and Availability The new Alpha 7 IV will be available in December 2021 for approximately $2,500.00 USD and $3,200.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America. The PCK-LG2 Screen Protect Glass Sheet accessory for the Alpha 7 IV will be available at the same time. A kit version with Sony’s FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens will also be available for approximately $2,700.00 USD and $3,400.00 CAD. The new HVL-F46RM will be available in November 2021 for approximately $400.00 USD and $550.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America. The new HVL-F60RM2 will be available in November 2021 for approximately $550.00 USD and $750.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America. Notes [I] This product packaging is recyclable only in the communities that have appropriate recycling programs. [II] Up to 10 fps in continuous “Hi+” mode, or up to 8 fps in continuous “Hi” mode. Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on shooting conditions. Sony tests. [III] Not available when using the SELP1650, SEL18200LE or A-mount lenses. [IV] Angle of view and image quality may change slightly when this feature is turned ON. Breathing compensation is not available for unsupported lenses, 120/100p movie recording, S&Q recording at 120/100p, or stills. For the supported lens, please check here. [V] CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw shake only. Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens. Long exposure NR off. Still-image mode. [VI] Slight image crop in Active Mode. “Standard” setting recommended for focal lengths of 200mm or longer. Active mode not available when recording at 120 (100) fps. [VII] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof. [VIII] Version 7.6 (to be released soon) or a later version. Download Imaging Edge app at Google Play and the App Store. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted, or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information. Membership to Imaging Edge account and app on smartphone required with connection to Wi-Fi. See Imaging Edge terms and conditions/privacy policy for details. [IX] Supported in Catalyst version 2021.1 or later. [X] PC or smartphone OS must be compatible with UVC/UAC to use this functionality. Compatibility with PC and smartphones depends on manufacturers’ specifications. A commercially available USB cable and/or terminal adaptor may be used to connect to equipment with a USB Type-C port. [XI] 35mm full-frame equivalent. [XII] 1/32 flash output level using Ni-MH batteries [XIII] When using Ni-MH batteries. Sony tests [XIV] Alpha 1 electronic shutter in continuous Hi+ mode. Flash output level manually set to 1/32. [XV] Visit Sony support webpage for functional compatibility information. [XVI] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof. Dust and moisture resistance will vary also according to the body to which the unit is attached. [XVII] Video delivery is only supported on iOS. Download app at Google Play and the App Store. Network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted, or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information. Specifications Price MSRP - $2499, €2,800, £2,400 (body only) Body type Body type - SLR-style mirrorless Body material - Magnesium alloy Sensor Max resolution - 7008 x 4672 Image ratio w:h - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 Effective pixels - 33 megapixels Sensor photo detectors - 34 megapixels Sensor size - Full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm) Sensor type - BSI-CMOS Processor - Bionz XR Color space - sRGB, Adobe RGB, BT.2020 Color filter array - Primary color filter Image ISO - Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800) Boosted ISO (minimum) - 50 Boosted ISO (maximum) - 204800 White balance presets - 7 Custom white balance - Yes Image stabilization - Sensor-shift Image stabilization notes - 5-axis CIPA image stabilization rating - 5.5 stop(s) Uncompressed format - RAW JPEG quality levels - Extra fine, fine, normal File format JPEG (Exif v2.32) HEIF Raw (ARW 4.0) Optics & Focus Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View Autofocus assist lamp - Yes Manual focus - Yes Number of focus points - 759 Lens mount - Sony E Focal length multiplier - 1× Screen / viewfinder Articulated LCD - Fully articulated Screen size - 3″ Screen dots - 1,036,800 Touch screen - Yes Screen type - TFT LCD Live view - Yes Viewfinder type - Electronic Viewfinder coverage - 100% Viewfinder magnification - 0.78× Viewfinder resolution - 3,686,400 Photography features Minimum shutter speed - 30 sec Maximum shutter speed - 1/8000 sec Exposure modes Program Aperture priority Shutter priority Manual Built-in flash - No External flash - Yes (Multi-interface shoe) Flash X sync speed - 1/250 sec Drive modes Single Continuous Self-timer Bracketing (AE/WB/DRO) Continuous drive - 10.0 fps Self-timer - Yes Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Highlight-weighted Average Spot Exposure compensation - ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) AE Bracketing - ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) WB Bracketing - Yes Videography features Format - MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, H.264, H.265 Modes 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 600 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 500 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 300 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 250 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 240 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 222 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 185 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 111 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 93 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 89 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM Microphone - Stereo Speaker - Mono Storage Storage types - One CFexpress Type A/UHS-II SD, One UHS-II SD Connectivity USB - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB charging - Yes (USB PD supported) HDMI - Yes (Standard) Microphone port - Yes Headphone port - Yes Wireless - Built-In Wireless notes - 802.11ac (dual band) + Bluetooth Remote control - Yes (wireless or smartphone) Physical Environmentally sealed - Yes Battery - Battery Pack Battery description - NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery charger Battery Life (CIPA) - 580 Weight (inc. batteries) - 659 g (1.45 lb / 23.25 oz) Dimensions - 131 x 96 x 80 mm (5.16 x 3.78 x 3.15″) Other features Orientation sensor - Yes GPS - None
  13. Press release: Introducing the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Interchangeable Lens Camera with a New Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor and Cross Quad Pixel AF The New OM SYSTEM Flagship Model Revolutionizes Emerging Technology and Newly Developed Devices Bethlehem, PA, February 15, 2022 – OM Digital Solutions is pleased to announce the introduction of the OM SYSTEM OM-1: This Micro Four Thirds System standard interchangeable lens camera features a compact, lightweight design for superior mobility along with high image quality. It is scheduled to go on sale in early March 2022. As the OM SYSTEM flagship camera, this model will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to customers, driving the desire for photographers to create. This interchangeable lens camera delivers inspiration in a lightweight design that users can take along anywhere to capture the precise photos they have in mind. The OM SYSTEM OM-1 is the culmination of new devices and cutting-edge digital technologies, delivering high image quality that goes beyond the expectation of the sensor size. It also features autofocus and sequential shooting performance that far surpasses conventional models, and dramatically improves basic performance. Computational photography technology has been incorporated, empowering the photographer to utilize such features as Live Composite and High Res Shot mode, without the need for advanced shooting techniques, special equipment, or skills, delivering a rich variety of expressive power for more photographic opportunities than ever before. Thanks to the superb mobility of the Micro Four Thirds system, the OM SYSTEM OM-1 can be taken anywhere at any time, allowing anyone to take advantage of its high performance to capture versatile images with high image quality. This is the next generation Micro Four Thirds camera brought to you by OM SYSTEM. MAIN FEATURES: 1. High image quality that goes beyond the expectations of the sensor size This model features a high-end compact, lightweight body unique to OM SYSTEM, including the new 20 Megapixel1 Stacked BSI Live MOS sensor, and the latest TruePic X image processor, which is three times faster than previous models. The OM SYSTEM OM-1 delivers high image quality that goes beyond the expectations of the sensor size. Not only does it take full advantage of high-resolution M.Zuiko Digital lens performance, delivering our highest ever resolution2, but new noise processing technology increases the maximum normal sensitivity to ISO 25600, and an expanded maximum sensitivity to ISO 102400. Furthermore, the dynamic range has been improved thanks to the latest image processing technology. These improvements deliver a richer range of tonal expressions than ever before, from shadows to highlights. The high-performance image stabilization in the OM SYSTEM OM-1 delivers up to 8.0 steps3 of compensation with 5-axis sync IS, and up to 7 steps4 with the body alone. The new Handheld Assist feature makes it easy to capture slow shutter speed effects that previously required a tripod. 2. Computational photography functions that empower the photographer to further expand their imaging expressions Photographic expressions that have traditionally required special equipment and a computer to composite images are available in the OM SYSTEM OM-1. Thanks to computational photography (advanced digital image processing) technology, these imaging features have been incorporated in this interchangeable lens camera at an early stage. The OM SYSTEM OM-1 uses a combination of the new TruePic X image processor, the new image sensor, and the latest digital technologies to make computational photography features better and even easier to use. When paired with high-performance M.Zuiko PRO lenses, the system makes it possible to capture a greater range of imaging expressions only possible with the OM SYSTEM OM-1. High-Res Shot The processing time has been significantly reduced. Handheld High-Res Shot mode takes approximately five seconds to merge. Popular for landscape photos due to the ability to capture high-resolution approximately 50 Megapixel images by merging multiple images; and Tripod High-Res Shot, which creates ultra-high-resolution approximately 80 Megapixel images. Composite processing technology reduces noise by approximately two steps for amazingly high pixel count and low noise. A dedicated button is also included on the camera to quickly switch between normal shooting and Handheld High-Res Shot/Tripod High Res Shot for improved usability. Live ND Create slow shutter speed effects as though you were using an ND filter up to ND64 (six steps) (ND2 - ND64). When LV Simulation is activated, you can check the slow shutter speed effects in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor before shooting and create the same effects while using ultra-wide-angle lenses that cannot accommodate an ND filter. Live Composite In this setting, Lighten Composite is used to add only the brighter sections to the composite image to prevent the common problem of images that are too bright overall when shooting long exposures, resulting in beautiful photos with plenty of variation. This feature is now compatible with image stabilization and can be used during handheld shooting. Focus Stacking This feature alters the focus to capture and composite multiple shots for recording photos that are in focus from the foreground to background. The compositing time has been dramatically reduced for easier use. HDR Shooting Multiple images at differing exposures are merged to create one shot with a wide dynamic range, including highlights and shadows. 3. High-speed performance of newly developed autofocus and dramatically improved performance for maximum 50 fps5 sequential shooting with AF/AE tracking A quad-division photo diode configuration allows for On-chip Phase Detection in both vertical and horizontal directions. 1,053-point, all cross-type, Cross Quad Pixel AF is incorporated; designed to focus on various patterns of subjects across all pixels and the entire shooting range. The high-speed calculation capabilities of the new TruePic X processor and the new AF algorithm enable high-speed, high precision focusing on the subject no matter where it is in the frame. Furthermore, this model is equipped with AI Detection AF, which was developed using deep learning technology. In addition to greater than ever high-speed, high-precision subject recognition and tracking, this model can recognize formula cars, motorcycles, airplanes, helicopters, trains, and birds, as well as animals (dogs and cats). In addition to C-AF, this functionality is also supported with S-AF for shooting a wider variety of scenes. The detection precision, tracking performance, and responsiveness of Face Priority/Eye Priority AF have been improved significantly. There have also been exponential improvements to sequential shooting performance, reaching up to 50 fps blackout free AF/AE tracking at approximately 20.37 Megapixel, and up to 120 fps AF/AE locked ultra-high-speed sequential shooting. When using Pro Capture, which is designed for capturing shots that are not possible during normal shooting, you can enjoy sequential shooting up to 50 fps (AF/AE tracking) and up to 120 fps (AF/AE locked). 4. Camera body features enhanced dustproof and splashproof performance, along with a high-speed, high-resolution electronic viewfinder The dustproof and splashproof performance is achieved by incorporating sealing materials at the appropriate locations on the tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body, ensuring IP53 dustproof and splashproof protection class6, and freezeproof performance to -10°C. Because this model is compact, lightweight, and features dustproof and splashproof performance, it makes for a powerful ally when shooting in punishing environments. The high-performance EVF is equipped with approximately 5.76 million dot resolution, a viewfinder magnification of up to 1.65x, a display delay of 0.005 seconds7, and 120 fps high-speed display, to ensure optimal shooting comfort. Not only does it feature all the best facets of an optical viewfinder, but it also offers the advantages of a digital viewfinder, making it possible to view subjects and check exposure, even in dark locations. The menu screen configuration has been completely redesigned on the OM SYSTEM OM-1. Items have been split, merged, and reclassified, and descriptions have been simplified to make it easier to find the desired functions, and make changing settings simpler for first-time users. 5. Enhanced video functions for creators (10bit 4K 60p, Full HD 240p) Stable handheld video recording is possible thanks to a compact, lightweight body and industry-leading image stabilization. Creative video functions include 4K 60p for smooth, high-definition videos, and high-speed movie with Full HD videos at a maximum 240p. The camera also supports H.264 (8bit), H.265 (10bit), and Multi Frame Rate for recording video clips over 30 minutes in length. In addition to RAW data output up to 12 bit 4:4:4 to external devices for advanced post-production tasks, the OM SYSTEM OM-1 supports OM-Log for a greater level of freedom over imaging expressions thanks to color grading, which allows users to capture highlights and shadows without overexposing or underexposing shots. The new HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)8 video picture mode has been added for easier HDR video recording. Other Features Reliable SSWF (Supersonic Wave Filter) dust reduction system that vibrates at a speed of more than 30,000 times per second to instantly remove dirt and dust from the image sensor Highly durable shutter unit that clears 400,000 shutter actuations (according to in-house testing conditions) Staggered layout UHS-II compatible dual SD card slots make it easier to remove recording media Five rating categories in the on-camera rating system Night view mode makes it possible to view subjects even in dark environments Starry Sky AF makes focusing on stars easier than ever Record shooting location information with minimal power drain (smartphone connection) Equipped with an independent AEL button and AF-ON button Pricing and Availability OM SYSTEM OM-1 (Body Only) Pricing: $2,199.99 USD; $2,799.99 CAD Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022 OM SYSTEM OM-1 Kit with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II Pricing: $2,799.99 USD; $3,599.99 CAD Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022 Separately Available Accessories HLD-10, Power Battery Holder (sold separately) This power battery holder designed exclusively for the OM SYSTEM OM-1 offers the same controls in the vertical position as the horizontal position. It offers IP53 dustproof and splashproof construction when paired with the OM SYSTEM OM-1. When two BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Batteries in the camera and the HLD-10 are used together, approximately 1,000 shots (based on CIPA tests) can be captured. When attached to the OM SYSTEM OM-1, the BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery can be charged9 inside the HLD-10. Pricing: $349.99 USD; $449.99 CAD Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022 RM-WR1, Wireless Remote Control (sold separately) This wireless remote-control features IP5710 dustproof and splashproof construction, enabling remote shooting (communication range: within 5 m of the camera body) in any kind of environment, when paired with the OM SYSTEM OM-1. It enables remote shutter release, control of autofocus, image display control between still images and videos, as well as release lock during long exposures. This power saving design is achieved using Bluetooth® Low Energy communication. It can be used to start and stop video recording and connects with the included cable for wired remote use. The RM-WR1 can also be used as a wired remote control when connected using the cable included with Micro Four Thirds camera models equipped with a compatible remote cable terminal, such as the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III. Pricing: $99.99 USD; $129.99 CAD Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022 BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (bundled/sold separately) This is a high-capacity, 2,280 mAh lithium-ion battery. It can be recharged approximately 500 times. Pricing: $99.99 USD; $129.99 CAD Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022 BCX-1 Battery Charger (sold separately)11 This dedicated charger can simultaneously charge two BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Batteries. Batteries are fully charged in approximately 150 minutes. Because the battery is compatible with the USB Power Delivery standard, it can be charged with a power bank (9V/3A output). Pricing: $149.99 USD; $189.99 CAD Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022 SBCX-1 Battery Charger (sold separately) BCX-1 battery charger bundled with one BLX-1 lithium-ion battery. Pricing: $219.99 USD; $279.99 CAD Approximate Availability date: Early March 2022 APPLICATIONS/SOFTWARE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITING SUPPORT OM Image Share Smartphone App (OI.Share) This smartphone app is used to connect to the camera via Wi-Fi, transfer images and shooting data, and perform remote operations. On the OM SYSTEM OM-1, OI.Share can be used to update the firmware on the camera body and backup/restore camera settings. OM Workspace v2.0 Image Editing Software This image editing software includes advanced RAW processing and editing features. It boosts the abilities of the USB RAW Data Edit feature on the OM SYSTEM OM-1 and enables editing such as tone curve and Dehaze adjustments in addition to processing settings that can be applied on the camera. AI Noise Reduction has been added for RAW processing. When applied to RAW files captured on a supported camera12 for processing, it helps generate clearer images. Company names and product names contained in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Footnotes Number of effective pixels: Approx. 20.4 Megapixel. Total number of pixels: Approx. 22.9 Megapixel. As of 15.02 2022. On a comparison with OMDS interchangeable lens cameras. According to our in-house research. Lens used for 8.0 step image stabilization: M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, focal length: f=150mm (35mm equivalent focal length: f=300mm), halfway release image stabilization OFF, frame rate: high speed, CIPA standard compliant, when correction is carried out on two axes (yaw/pitch) Lens used for body only 7.0 step image stabilization: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, focal length: f=40mm (35mm equivalent focal length: f=80mm), CIPA standard compliant, when correction is carried out on two axes (yaw/pitch) When using a compatible lens. Please see product website for details. When paired with a dustproof and splashproof lens (according to lens standard). This does not apply during charging or HDMI connection. When 120 fps high-speed frame rate is selected. An HLG-compatible monitor is required for HDR video playback. The BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery cannot be charged in the HLD-10 alone. When using wireless connection. IP51 when using wired connection via cable. This product does not include F-7AC USB-AC Adapter, CB-USB13 USB Cable, or BLX-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery. Please use the accessories included with the OM SYSTEM OM-1. Supported cameras: OM SYSTEM OM-1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III, E-M1X, E-M5 Mark III. Additional programs and supported data must be downloaded.
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