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  1. 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
  2. Press release: Fujifilm Announces New FUJIFILM GFX50S II Mirrorless Digital Camera Valhalla, N.Y. – September 2, 2021 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of “FUJIFILM GFX50S II” (GFX50S II), the latest addition to the GFX System of mirrorless digital cameras equipped with a large format*1 sensor. GFX50S II is equipped with a 51.4MP large format sensor with incredible image- resolving power, capturing every detail in sharpness across the frame. Light is recorded to the pixel which is 1.7 times that of a full-frame sensor*2 to achieve a wide dynamic range and a high signal-to-noise ratio. The resulting image reproduces deep tonality and texture from shadows to highlights, and delivers image clarity with minimal noise even when taken in low light. One of the strengths of the large format sensor is its ability to produce a very shallow depth of field, which, when complemented by the edge-to-edge sharpness of Fujifilm’s GF lenses, accentuate the main subject against a blurred background for added three-dimensional definition. “GFX50S II offers the perfect mix of accessibility and flexibility,” said Victor Ha, senior director of marketing and product development for FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging Division. “With professional features that include 19 Film Simulation modes, advanced autofocusing, and a vast range of exposure controls, GFX50S II provides limitless opportunities for creativity.” Product features: Superior image quality delivered with the use of a unique 51.4MP large format sensor GFX50S II uses a specialized design with uniquely small, light-collecting micro lenses on the sensor which create a wide gap between adjacent pixels, thereby maximizing light resolution per pixel for exceptional image sharpness. Having a large, light-receiving area per pixel results in excellent ISO sensitivity, dynamic range and tonality, controlling highlight / shadow clipping while conveying the subject’s texture, definitions and even the atmosphere of the scene in precise detail. The ability of the large format sensor to produce a very shallow depth-of-field renders background out of focus beautifully, adding definition to the subject and drawing attention to the particular area on the image that the photographer intended. Variety of Film Simulations GFX50S II comes with 19 Film Simulation modes, including “Nostalgic Neg.,” originally launched in Fujifilm’s GFX100S, and characterized by high saturation and soft tonality. Photographers can use Film Simulation presets, designed for various subject types and scenes, while checking how they affect the final image in Live View. Compact 5-axis In-Body Stabilization delivering up to 6.5-stops of Vibration Reduction GFX 50S II features a five-axis image stabilization mechanism that provides up to 6.5 stops*3, the highest in the GFX System. Made possible with the use of aII features a five-axis image stabilization mechanism that provides up high-performance gyro sensor and accelerometer that can detect motions at high accuracy, the gyro sensor has been structured for detection accuracy and precise image stabilization. This camera presents new opportunities in the way conventional medium- format digital cameras are used. Rather than being mounted on a tripod for slow and careful shooting, GFX50S II can produce superior image quality even when shooting hand-held, thanks to its image stabilization capabilities. Fast and high-precision autofocus (AF) from the high-speed processing engine and latest algorithm GFX50S II’s fast and high-precision AF system is assisted by the powerful large format high resolution sensor, Fujifilm’s high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 4”, and an image stabilization mechanism, operated with Fujifilm’s latest algorithm. During the contrast detection process for AF, the built-in powerful image stabilization mechanism controls sensor motion blur to provide speed and accuracy to the AF performance. GFX50S II features more accurate AF in Face / Eye Detection compared to a previous model (GFX50S). The ability to quickly attain focus despite using the large format sensor with a shallow depth of field assists users greatly when shooting portraits with movement. Innovative compact and lightweight body for advanced mobility The use of the compact and powerful in-body image stabilization (IBIS) mechanism and shutter unit has been combined with optimized layout of various devices to achieve a logic-defying compact body for a large format camera, weighing approximately 37.1 ounces (900g) and measuring 4.1 inches (104.2mm) high and 3.4 inches (87.2mm) deep. The grip has been shaped so that the camera sits comfortably in the hand, ensuring comfort by significantly reducing the hand strain commonly experienced when using a large zoom lens. The casing is made of highly rigid magnesium alloy. Provided thickness around the base of the lens mount has made the camera body highly durable. GFX50S II features more accurate AF in Face / Eye Detection compared to a previous model (GFX50S). The ability to quickly attain focus despite using the large format sensor with a shallow depth of field assists users greatly when shooting portraits with movement. II is also weather-resistant at 60 locations, offering dust and moisture-resistance and the ability to operate in temperatures as low as 14 a weather-resistant FUJIFILM XF or GF lens. Easy operability for a smooth shooting experience The top panel features the Mode dial, typically seen in many digital cameras, so that users can handle the camera in a familiar fashion. It offers six customizable positions, C1 – C6, allowing users to register their choice of functions to each of the positions and activate them quickly for a smooth photo shoot, with the ability to instantly switch between the still and video modes for added convenience. The use of a flat-shaped Focus Lever reduces physical discomfort even after extended use. It responds with enhanced sensitivity when moving the focus point, allowing users to attain focus at the intended location quickly. For exceptional visibility, the customizable 1.8-inch sub LCD monitor is found on the top panel, displaying key EXIF settings such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity and exposure. Additional information displayed includes the number of frames remaining when shooting stills and the remaining filming duration when recording video. On the rear panel is a 3.2-inch main LCD monitor with 100% coverage. It can tilt in three directions to enable high- and low-angle shooting, in situations in which the electronic viewfinder (EVF) cannot be easily used. “Pixel Shift Multi-Shot” function to capture and generate 200MP images free of false color GFX50S II features the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function, capable of creating 200MP images almost entirely free of false color presentation. The ability to reproduce a photo’s colors, texture and even its atmosphere in the finest of details makes the camera a perfect choice for archiving. Large artworks and historical artifacts, previously difficult to photograph in detail because of their size, can be captured in precise details in edge-to-edge clarity. This function uses the camera’s IBIS to shift the image sensor by 0.5 pixel to incrementally record 16 RAW images and combine them into a single Digital Negative (DNG) RAW file in the software “Pixel Shift Combiner,” producing an ultra-high-definition 200MP image. The high pixel count leads to an astonishing level of tonality and three-dimensional definitions for edge-to-edge clarity. The image sensor is shifted in high precision to ensure that each pixel records image data in red, green and blue, almost completely eliminating false color and recording the subject in accurate color. The function can be configured to produce 51.4MP images, which are easier to handle, free of false color. GFX50S II is expected to be available in late October, 2021, at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $3,999 USD ($5,000 CDN). A GFX50S II camera/lens kit featuring the GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR lens is expected to be available as well at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $4,499 USD ($5,625 CDN). For more information, visit https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/products/cameras/gfx50s-ii/. *1 An image sensor that measures 55mm diagonally (43.8 mm x 32.9 mm) and is approx. 1.7 times bigger than a 35 mm full-frame sensor *2 When compared to a 50 megapixel full-frame camera *3 When mounted with the FUJINON Lens GF63mmF2.8 R WR Fujifilm GFX 50S II specifications Price MSRP - $3999 Body type Body type - SLR-style mirrorless Body material - Magnesium alloy Sensor Max resolution - 8256 x 6192 Image ratio w:h - 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 Effective pixels - 51 megapixels Sensor size - Medium format (44 x 33 mm) Sensor type - CMOS Processor - X-Processor 4 Color spaces - RGB, Adobe RGB Color filter array - Primary color filter Image ISO - Auto, 100-12800 (expands to 50-102400) Boosted ISO (minimum) - 50 Boosted ISO (maximum) - 102400 White balance presets - 7 Custom white balance - Yes (3 slots) Image stabilization - Sensor-shift CIPA image stabilization rating - 6.5 stop(s) Uncompressed format - RAW + TIFF JPEG quality levels - Super fine, fine, normal File format JPEG (Exif v2.3) Raw (14 RAF) Optics & Focus Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) 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 - 425 Lens mount - Fujifilm G Focal length multiplier - 0.79× Screen / viewfinder Articulated LCD - Tilting Screen size - 3.2″ Screen dots - 2,360,000 Touch screen - Yes Screen type - TFT LCD Live view - Yes Viewfinder type - Electronic Viewfinder coverage - 100% Viewfinder magnification - 0.61× (0.77× 35mm equiv.) Viewfinder resolution - 3,690,000 Photography features Minimum shutter speed - 3600 sec Maximum shutter speed - 1/4000 sec Maximum shutter speed (electronic) - 1/16000 sec Exposure modes Program Aperture priority Shutter priority Manual Built-in flash - No External flash - Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port) Flash X sync speed - 1/125 sec Continuous drive - 3.0 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 - MPEG-4, H.264 Modes 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM Microphone - Stereo Speaker - Mono Storage Storage types - Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported) Connectivity USB - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB charging - Yes HDMI - Yes (micro HDMI) Microphone port - Yes Headphone port - Yes Wireless - Built-In Wireless notes - 802.11ac + Bluetooth Remote control - Yes Physical Environmentally sealed - Yes Battery - Battery Pack Battery description - NP-W235 lithium-ion battery & charger Battery Life (CIPA) - 440 Weight (inc. batteries) - 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz) Dimensions - 150 x 104 x 87 mm (5.91 x 4.09 x 3.43″) Other features Orientation sensor - Yes Timelapse recording - Yes GPS - None
  3. 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.
  4. Press release: Canon Announces Additional Details of EOS R3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Currently In-Development Following up on the announcement of the development of Canon’s most powerful professional full-frame camera, the EOS R3, Canon has new details to share on the upcoming product. The upcoming EOS R3 will offer enhanced AF performance and tracking capabilities using Deep Learning technology, with even better face, eye, head, and animal body detection. The EOS R3 will add vehicle subject recognition and tracking for cars and motorcycles, ideal for photographers capturing fast-action motorsports. The EOS R3 will be able to autofocus in extreme low light conditions up to EV-7, along with up to eight stops of coordinated IS control when used with RF lenses that feature Optical Image Stabilization. Users of the upcoming EOS R3 will be able to shoot 4K video with Canon Log 3 support, oversampled 4K, and RAW movie internal recording. For added flexibility and the necessary support for high-speed image transfer, the EOS R3 will have Wired LAN and 5GHz Wi-Fi capability built-in. The new accessory shoe will provide further options for data communication and power while also supporting new accessories. In addition, the use of Canon Speedlite products will still be possible when the EOS R3’s electronic shutter is active. Additional Specifications Include: Dual-card slots: 1 CF Express, 1 SD. LP-E19 battery Magnesium-Alloy body Vari-angle touch LCD monitor Multi and smart controller equipped Look out for additional updates on the EOS R3 in advance of the official announcement, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
  5. Press Release: Sony Electronics Introduces the New Interchangeable-Lens Vlog Camera ZV-E10 for Vloggers and Video Creators. The ZV-E10 APS-C Camera Delivers High Quality Video and Audio Performance, Vlog-Optimized Functions and Versatile Connectivity – Perfect for Video Creators. SAN DIEGO, CA – July 27, 2021 – Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the first Alpha series interchangeable lens vlog camera, the new ZV-E10. Designed from the ground up for vlogging and vloggers, the new camera combines Sony’s advanced imaging technology with extensive usability and a custom-built feature set that is optimized for video creators. At its core, the ZV-E10 features a 24.2-megapixel (approx. effective) APS-C Exmor™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine to produce high-quality imagery with high-sensitivity, detailed texture depiction and beautiful natural bokeh. Additionally, the ZV-E10 includes the acclaimed vlogging-specific features favored in the popular ZV-1 digital camera including “Background Defocus” that can smoothly switch between a blurred (bokeh) and sharp background, as well as the “Product Showcase Setting” mode that allows the camera to automatically shift focus from the subject’s face to an object being highlighted. “With the introduction of Sony’s first interchangeable lens vlog camera, the ZV-E10, we are excited to meet the growing needs of today’s creators,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “The new ZV-E10 pairs the versatility and excellent image quality of a large-sensor interchangeable lens camera with user-friendly features that are specifically designed for vlogging, making it an ideal tool for video creators looking to transition to a more advanced set up.” The ZV-E10 features a video-first design in a lightweight form factor (approx. 12 oz. / 343g) and includes the popular side-opening Vari-angle LCD Screen that allows creators to connect external mics on top of the camera. This simplifies setup while still allowing users to see the screen in selfie shooting mode and from high and low angles. In addition to the screen, the ZV-E10 includes several other easy-to-use functions that are specifically designed for vlogging, including a new mode button located on the top of the camera that allows creators to easily change between Still/Movie/Slow and Quick modes with just one touch. The new camera also includes advanced video features such as 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) video shooting and Slow Motion with high picture quality (FHD 120p). Electronic image stabilization with Active Mode is also available and delivers stable video recording even while walking and shooting hand-held. Further, the ZV-E10’s advanced AF (autofocus) technology provides fast, precise AF with excellent tracking performance, as well as high quality audio for clear sound recording. Sony Vlog Challenge Contest Together with this announcement, Sony will host their second Sony Vlog Challenge Contest that encourages entrants to create a vlog that highlights something that they are the most passionate and enthusiastic about. The entry period is July 27 – September 27, 2021 and is open to video creators in the U.S. (excl. terr.) and Canada (excl. Quebec). See contest official rules here*. Creative Versatility An Interchangeable Lens Camera for Expanded Creative Expression The ZV-E10 allows the user to expand their creative expression by utilizing the ideal lens for each individual scene they want to shoot. The wide variety of compatible lenses in Sony’s E-mount lens lineup lets the user choose the perfect lens based on their creative vision. Advanced Autofocus Sony’s industry-leading AF technology enables the user to leave focusing to the camera so that they can concentrate on composing their shot. The ZV-E10 includes Fast Hybrid AF and Real-time Eye AF for video with Real-time Tracking that allows the camera to keep track of the subject’s face and eyes for fast and precise autofocusing even while recording on-the-go and in challenging environments. The user can also customize the camera’s AF settings, such as AF Transition Speed and AF Subject Shift Sensitivity, to choose the rate at which the camera shifts from one point to another according to their creative preferences. Additionally, the ZV-E10’s Touch Focus function allows the user to intuitively set the focus position by simply touching the screen. With one tap, the user can instantly shift the focus position from one subject to another – almost anywhere in the frame. This is available in both still and video modes. High Quality Audio Sony’s leading technology, thanks to its internal Directional 3-Capsule Mic, enables the ZV-E10 to capture crystal clear sound recordings that accurately capture the speaker’s voice and the supplied wind screen to greatly reduce wind noise. For expanded audio options, the ZV-E10 includes a Digital audio interface via Multi Interface (MI) Shoe and a mic jack to connect an external mic. The inclusion of a headphone jack allows the user to connect headphones to accurately monitor sound recordings. Audio output timing can also be set for Live or Lip Sync. Putting the Subject First When shooting in different settings with dramatic changes in light, the user can rest assured that the ZV-E10 will automatically correct the exposure, using an original Face Priority AE (autoexposure) algorithm capable of rapid AE transitions, so that the subject’s face is not over or under exposed. This allows the camera to detect the subject’s face and adjusts the exposure to ensure that the face is depicted at optimal brightness, even when selfie-shooting in scenes with extreme changes in lighting, and even if the subject’s face turns away momentarily from the camera. In addition, the camera features the same advanced color science from the popular ZV-1 to optimize skin tones for any subject in both still and video modes. Cutting-Edge Video Features: Internal 4K movie recording through full pixel readout without pixel binning High bit rate XAVC S™ codec at 100Mbps when recording 4K Slow & Quick Motion High-speed full HD recording at 120 fps Interval Shooting for stunning time-lapse videos Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR) / S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3, S-Gamut3 / S-Log3 Designed for Video Creators Users can comfortably operate the new ZV-E10 thanks to its easy-to-hold body grip and large MOVIE button that is conveniently located on top of the camera. When paired with the optional Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander (GP-VPT2BT, sold separately), one-handed shooting is simplified with easy to access zoom, record and a customizable button. A recording lamp (tally light) is also provided on the front face of the body for an at-a-glance indication of recording status. A red frame on the LCD screen also appears while recording to quickly and easily lets the user know if recording is active when behind the camera. A unique feature of the ZV-E10 is the zoom lever that can operate optical zoom with power zoom lenses and Clear Image zoom with both zoom and prime lenses. Using Clear Image zoom, the user can zoom without losing video resolution to maintain full 4K video. The user can also choose from eight zoom speed settings for added creative flexibility. The ZV-E10 features long battery performance with enough power to capture up to 125 minutes or 440 images on a full charge so the user can record for long periods without worry. When shooting indoors, AC power supplies like the optional AC-PW20AM can supply power, so the user can continue to record without worrying about battery consumption. Power can also be supplied through a USB Type-C® connector, allowing external batteries to power the camera for extended battery life when shooting on the go. To conserve the camera’s battery, the ZV-E10’s Vari-angle LCD Screen allows the user to put the camera into Power save mode by closing it and instantly turn the camera on by opening the panel. Stay Connected Livestreaming The ZV-E10 can also be used as a high-quality webcam or live streaming camera by simply connecting it to a PC or smartphone for increased mobility while streaming with no additional software needed. The feature allows the user to take advantage of the ZV-E10’s outstanding image quality and crystal-clear audio as well Face Priority AE and Soft Skin Effect while livestreaming or on video calls. The ZV-E10 supports standards used for USB cameras like UVC (USB Video Class) / UAC (USB Audio Class). The ZV-E10 also allows users to connect to a power supply via USB cable while livestreaming for longer usage. For added convenience, the user can assign this function to a custom button to start streaming instantly. Easy File Data and Transfers Using Sony’s Imaging Edge Mobile app, users can transfer selected images and video files to a mobile device via Wi-Fi. This also allows the user to transfer RAW image files. After the camera has been paired to the Imaging Edge Mobile app, the files’ location data can be acquired from the mobile device and recorded. Users can transfer files from an SD card in the camera to a smartphone (mobile device) via Bluetooth even if the camera is powered OFF. Pricing and Availability The new ZV-E10 will be available in black and white in the end of August for approximately $700.00 USD and $900.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America. A new kit featuring the ZV-E10 camera and E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS power zoom lens will also be available in the end of August and will be sold for approximately $800.00 USD and $1,000.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout North America. Notes: [1] Background Defocus is the name of the function assigned by default to the C1 button. Aperture values in Bokeh Switch Defocus / Clear are as follows. Movies: [Background Defocus: Defocus] lens widest aperture; [Background Defocus: Clear] F8-11, controlled automatically between F8 and F11 according to the environment. Stills: [Background Defocus: Defocus] lens widest aperture; [Background Defocus: Clear] F11. F values are not displayed in either Movies or Stills. The menu item associated with the Bokeh Switch is named “Background Defocus”. [2] When Product Showcase Setting is activated image stabilization on this model it remains on. [3] With battery and memory card included. [4 A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card is required to record movies in the XAVC S format. UHS-I (U3) SDHC/SDXC card is required for 100Mbps. [5] Image crop in Active Mode. Active Mode is not available when recording at frame rates of 120 (100) fps, including S&Q [6] Real-time Eye AF for animals is not available in movie shooting. [7] Tracking” in the menu. [8] When recording at 24p. With image stabilization Off/Standard Mode. [9] A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card is required to record movies in the XAVC S format. UHS-I (U3) SDHC/SDXC card is required for 100Mbps [10] Sound recording is not possible. A Class 10 or above SDHC/SDXC card is required. [11] A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required for XAVC S format movie recording. UHS speed class 3 or higher is required for 100 Mbps recording. Frame rates are 1-120fps (NTSC) or 1-100fps (PAL). [12] Wi-Fi is not operational during interval shooting [13] Time-lapse movie creation is possible on a PC [14] Connect this product to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable to display HDR (HLG) moviesxvContinuous recording time for movies. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. [15] CIPA standards.xviiOn this model, whatever the screen orientation (inward or outward facing), the user can shoot as soon as they open the screen. [16] Your PC or smartphone OS must be compatible with UVC/UAC to use this functionality. Among smartphones, operation has been verified with the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II (latest firmware required) for Android™ 11 or later (As of May 2021). Compatibility with other 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. [17] Imaging Edge Mobile version 7.5.1 or later is required. 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. [18] “Power off connection” in the camera’s smartphone settings must be turned ON, and the camera and smartphone must be paired via Bluetooth.
  6. Press Release: ICONIC STYLE, CUTTING-EDGE PERFORMANCE: THE NIKON Z fc FUSES TIMELESS DESIGN WITH MODERN MIRRORLESS TECH Nikon’s Newest Mirrorless Camera Complemented with an Assortment of New Compact NIKKOR Z Lenses MELVILLE, NY (June 29, 2021) – Today, Nikon announced the Z fc, a DX-format camera that combines the latest mirrorless technology with classic design and functionality. It’s the compact and lightweight everyday companion that evokes both the urge to create and to take the time to embrace the moment. Featuring a heritage-inspired design, satisfying analog controls and craftsmanship that’s both unique and functional, the Z fc is built to be a thoroughly modern camera that’s simply a joy to use for everything from stunning street snaps, self-portraits, vlogging or 4K UHD video content. Nikon has also announced two stylized lenses to complement the compact nature and aesthetic of the camera, plus additional NIKKOR Z lenses coming this year with a focus on small size and big performance. “The Z fc is the kind of camera many have been waiting for, and that only Nikon could create. It’s exceptionally slim, yet offers superb image quality and features, with iconic styling and precise tactile controls. It’s a joy to carry and use for casual street photography, streaming, or just living in the here and now,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “It’s no coincidence that we are also announcing a variety of compact lenses alongside the camera to perfectly complement the iconic aesthetic.” Fusion of Classic Design + Z Series Technology The Z fc embraces both Nikon’s heritage and our future with the powerful Z mount to create something truly beautiful; it’s a distinctly designed camera that has the performance to keep pace, but also serves as a reminder to appreciate the moment. An Iconic Design: Inspired by the popular Nikon FM2 film SLR, the camera affords shooting with analog tactile dials with satisfying clicks for precise control. The compact and lightweight camera gives enthusiasts and casual photographers alike the option to explore their creativity and go fully automatic or manual with mechanical dials for shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation. Meticulously Crafted: The exterior of the camera is wrapped in a leather-tone material that offers an impeccably premium feel with a thoughtful blend of black and satin silver elements. It’s a familiar design that focuses on the harmony of style and functionality, with intricate details like carved aluminum dials, engraved lettering and a circular eyepiece surrounding the bright electronic viewfinder. Explore New Angles: The Vari-Angle touchscreen LCD flips out to face the user and automatically adjusts for self-portraits, working on a tripod or holding at waist level for creative angles. High Resolution: 20.9-MP CMOS sensor is paired with the EXPEED 6 engine to provide clean, professional quality videos and stills, even in low light. From a sunny hike or twilight cityscape, users will appreciate exceptional clarity, magnificent color reproduction and minimal noise in nearly any situation. Focus Fast: The 209-point hybrid AF system has you covered, recognizing approximately 87% of the frame horizontally and 85% vertically for precise focusing and tracking throughout more of the frame. Rapid Eye-Detection AF for people and animals enable users to sharply capture the eyes of people and pets, even when they’re moving. Eye-Detection AF is also now available in the wide-area AF (L) mode, making it easy to select the area to prioritize focus. Advanced Video Features: The Z fc has convenient video features creators want, like 4K UHD video and a variety of frame rates. Focus is rapid yet smooth, with full-time AF that locks onto eyes and faces in the frame. Slow motion can easily be created with the 1080p/120p setting or the 4x/5x in-camera slow motion modes. A built-in interval timer also allows for the convenient creation of 4K timelapse movies. Keep Streaming: When connected via USB-C, the camera receives power, giving the ability to operate the camera continuously, which is beneficial for streaming, video production, timelapse creation and more. The Nikon Webcam Utility is available as a free download for all users of the Z fc and many other Nikon cameras. The Z fc is Designed Around Nikon’s Revolutionary Z Mount: The widest lens mount of any comparable camera system means more light, and more light means more sharpness, contrast, accurate focus, low light performance and image quality. Low Light Ability is at Your Fingertips: When operating the dedicated ISO dial, discover photos and videos with minimal noise, clear details and texture. The ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 up to 51,200*1 (expandable up to 204,800), allowing for faster shutter speeds in lower light to reduce blur and reveal striking nighttime visuals. Creativity Made Easy: The Z fc can operate in fully automatic mode, and users can use the exposure compensation dial in auto mode to quickly adjust brightness for a custom look. Users also have access to 20 picture controls to add creative or dramatic flair and emphasis to images and video. Always Connected with Nikon SnapBridge*2: Automatically send photos and videos to your phone or tablet for sharing, or use Nikon SnapBridge app as a remote control. The camera’s firmware can also be updated directly from the app. Premium Construction: The classic design is built with a lightweight magnesium alloy frame with consideration to dust and drip resistance. The extraordinarily small and flattened profile is convenient to carry and fits easily into bags. The controls are well thought out, with most settings available at a glance, including aperture through the top display panel. Choose Your Style: In addition to the retro black and silver, the Z fc will be available in six additional color options to vibe with any personal style; white, coral pink, mint green, sand beige, amber brown and natural gray. More NIKKOR Z Lenses As the family of NIKKOR Z lenses rapidly expands, Nikon is releasing a variety of small, high performance FX and DX-format lenses. These lightweight lenses are easy to carry every day, and pair perfectly with the new Z fc as well as other Z series cameras. NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR: This is a stylized version of Nikon’s smallest lens, created with a satin silver finish to complement the Z fc. It’s an ultra-thin DX-format lens with a convenient wide-to-standard zoom range from 16mm to 50mm (24-75mm equivalent). It serves as a great walk-around lens for a wide variety of scenes ranging from landscapes, snaps, and portraits to tabletop photos. NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE): Nikon’s first ultra-compact and lightweight NIKKOR Z prime checks all the right boxes – it’s fast, fun and affordable. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) will be first released as a special edition lens for the Z fc. This is the lightest FX lens yet, with a design inspired by classic NIKKOR glass to match the Z fc’s unique finish. The lens offers a standard angle of view (42mm-equivalent when attached to a DX body) that is ideal for shooting portraits and still photography with gorgeous, blurred backgrounds and excellent low-light performance. A standard edition of this lens is planned to be available within the year, along with the 40mm f/2.0 compact prime that is currently in Development of NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR: Nikon is pleased to announce the development of the NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, a high-power 7.8x zoom lens for APS-C format (Nikon DX-format) mirrorless cameras. The lens is scheduled for release during 2021. This will be a versatile lens for users looking to capture wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths as well as at short distances. Pricing and Availability The Nikon Z fc will be available in classically styled black and silver starting late July 2021 (US) in a variety of kit configurations; the body-only will be available for a suggested retail price (SRP)* of $959.95, or paired with the silver NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens for $1,099.95 SRP. The silver NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens will be available separately starting in late July for $299.95 SRP. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) special edition lens will be available in a kit with the Z fc camera for $1,199.95 SRP starting in late July, and sold separately starting in fall 2021 for $299.95 SRP. The six additional color options will be available in limited supply as a kit with the silver NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR for $1,199.95 SRP and will be sold exclusively through nikonusa.com. For more information about the latest Nikon products, including the new NIKKOR lenses and the entire Nikon Z series, please visit nikonusa.com. *1 - The maximum standard sensitivity for video recording is ISO 25600. *2 - The Nikon SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store® and Google Play™. See Nikon's website for further information. *SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time. Nikon Z fc specifications: Price MSRP $959 (body only), $1099 (w/16-50mm lens), $1199 (w/28mm lens) Body type Body type - SLR-style mirrorless Body material - Magnesium alloy Sensor Max resolution - 5568 x 3712 Image ratio w: h - 1:1, 3:2, 16:9 Effective pixels - 21 megapixels Sensor photo detectors - 22 megapixels Sensor size - APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) Sensor type - CMOS Processo - rExpeed 6 Color spaces - RGB, Adobe RGB Color filter array - Primary color filter Image ISO - Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 100-204800) Boosted ISO (minimum) - 100 Boosted ISO (maximum) - 204800 White balance presets - 8 Custom white balance - Yes (6 slots) Image stabilization - No Uncompressed format - RAW JPEG quality levels - Fine, normal, basic File format JPEG (Exif v2.31) Raw (12 or 14-bit NEF) 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 - 209 Lens mount - Nikon Z Focal length multiplier - 1.5× Screen / viewfinder Articulated LCD - Fully articulated Screen size - 3″ Screen dots - 1,040,000 Touch screen - Yes Screen type - TFT LCD Live view - Yes Viewfinder type - Electronic Viewfinder coverage - 100% Viewfinder magnification - 1.02× (0.68× 35mm equiv.) Viewfinder resolution - 2,360,000 Photography features Minimum shutter speed - 30 sec Maximum shutter speed - 1/4000 sec Exposure modes Program Aperture priority Shutter priority Manual Built-in flash - No External flash - Yes (via hot shoe) Flash modes - Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off Flash X sync speed - 1/200 sec Drive modes Single frame Continuous L Continuous H Continuous H (extended) Self-timer Continuous drive - 11.0 fps Self-timer - Yes Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Highlight-weighted Spot Exposure compensation - ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps) AE Bracketing - ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) WB Bracketing - Yes Videography features Format - MPEG-4, H.264 Modes 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM Microphone - Stereo Speaker - Mono Storage Storage types - SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) Connectivity USB - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB charging - Yes HDMI - Yes (micro HDMI) Microphone port - Yes Headphone port - No Wireless - Built-In Wireless notes - 802.11ac + Bluetooth Remote control - Yes (via smartphone) Physical Battery - Battery Pack Battery description - EN-EL25 lithium-ion battery & charger Battery Life (CIPA) - 300 Weight (inc. batteries) - 445 g (0.98 lb / 15.70 oz) Dimensions - 135 x 94 x 44 mm (5.31 x 3.7 x 1.73″) Other features Orientation sensor - Yes Timelapse recording - Yes GPS - None
  7. press release: Olympus PEN E-P7 Powerful photographic possibilities packed in a sophisticated lightweight design Hamburg, June 9, 2021 – OM Digital Solutions GmbH is pleased to announce the Olympus PEN E-P7 Micro Four Thirds System camera. Conquering creative hearts with its photographic prowess and classic design from the Olympus PEN series of Yoshihisa Maitani. Equipped with an array of powerful photographic features such as Colour Profile Control, a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation. The PEN E-P7 allows photographers to capture memorable moments in their own style, creating high quality pictures and video that make the most of the performance of the M.Zuiko lenses. Sophisticated design with great attention to detail The E-P7 is built faithfully in the distinctive and sophisticated design of the Olympus PEN series. Details such as the aluminum front and rear dials are carefully crafted to achieve an exquisite, refined look. On its own, the body weighs 337 g*, and when combined with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ standard zoom lens, it only weighs 430 g. Making it lighter and easier than ever to bring a camera with you to capture the treasured life moments. 20 MP Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation The combination of the 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, the high-speed TruePic VIII image processor and the M.Zuiko lens ensure quality beyond a smartphone. The PEN E-P7 is equipped with in-body 5-axis image stabilisation that delivers up to 4.5 steps** of compensation for blur-free, high-quality images every day. Advanced continuous Auto-focus and Face Priority/Eye Priority AF algorithm from the professional OM-D series models is also included for automatic detection and continuous focus on eyes and faces. Ensuring portraits are captured exactly as desired even when the subject is obstructed or in profile. Profile Control at the tip of your finger The dedicated Profile Control dial on the front of the E-P7 allows for instant switching between standard photo modes to Colour, Monochrome or filter effect profiles. Ideal for unique and creative image creation with 12 colour 10 step saturation control, Highlight & Shadow adjustment with Colour Profile Control, presets simulating analogue film-looks, colour filter effects and film grain effects in Monochrome Profile Control for stunning black & white images. Olympus Art Filters are also available, allowing your images to become small artworks virtually at the touch of a button. Simply move the slider on the monitor up or down to adjust the level of filter effects with the Fine Tune*** option. Additional Features In-built WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity Connect and share easily with in-built WiFi & Bluetooth and the OI.Share smartphone app for automatic photo transfer to iOS and Android phones and tablets. Additionally, the app allows the smart device to become a remote control for the E-P7 allowing even greater creative possibilities. Versatile tilting LCD screen Greater creativity is possible with the E-P7’s tilting LCD allowing for shooting at various angles and selfies with the flip down screen. Advanced Photo mode Capture traditionally challenging photographic techniques like Multi Exposure and long exposure modes like Live Composite with ease with the well renown Olympus Advanced Photo. Stabilised 4K Video Beautifully smooth Hand-held high-definition 4K video recording has never been easier thanks to the in-body 5-axis image stabilisation ensuring stunning results in every occasion. USB Charging Enjoy the freedom of charging on the go with in-camera USB charging allowing you to explore more and capture more of your adventures. Available Accessories Perfectly styled with the optional CS-54B genuine leather body jacket This genuine leather body jacket in black or white fits perfectly on the PEN E-P7. The rear monitor can be opened for selfies without removing the jacket. Pair this accessory with the optional lens jacket and shoulder strap to enjoy a modern leather look. PEN Fashion Accessories Match the style and design of the PEN E-P7 with a fashionable camera strap or case from the range of Olympus PEN fashion accessories. Availability & pricing The PEN E-P7 will be available from mid-June 2021 in two colour combinations, white & silver or black & silver, as body only from 799€**** or as a kit with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens for 899€****. When customers register their purchase of the PEN E-P7 via my.olympus-consumer.com and subscribe to our newsletter, a free six-month warranty extension***** is available. Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at www.olympus-europa.com/site/en/c/cameras for the latest specifications. * Based on CIPA standards, with a bundled rechargeable battery and memory card. Body size: 118.3 x 68.5 x 38.1 mm (WHD) ** M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens at a focal distance of f = 42mm (35mm film equivalent: f = 84mm), 
conforms to CIPA standards, when corrected on 2 axes (yaw and pitch) *** Fine Tune option is available in Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pin Hole, Cross Process and Instant Film **** Recommended Retail Price ***** Six months on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase. Olympus PEN E-P7 specifications Body type Body type - Rangefinder-style mirrorless Body material - Metal, composite Sensor Max resolution - 5184 x 3888 Image ratio w:h - 4:3 Effective pixels - 20 megapixels Sensor photo detectors - 22 megapixels Sensor size - Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm) Sensor type - CMOS Processor - TruePic VIII Color spaces - RGB, Adobe RGB Color filter array - Primary color filter Image ISO - Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600) Boosted ISO (minimum) - 100 White balance presets - 6 Custom white balance - Yes Image stabilization - Sensor-shift CIPA image stabilization rating - 4.5 stop(s) Uncompressed format - RAW JPEG quality levels - Super fine, fine, normal File format JPEG (Exif v2.31) Raw (Olympus ORF, 12-bit lossless compressed) Optics & Focus Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View Autofocus assist lamp - Yes Digital zoom - Yes Manual focus - Yes Number of focus points - 121 Lens mount - Micro Four Thirds Focal length multiplier - 2× Screen / viewfinder Articulated LCD - Tilting Screen size - 3″ Screen dots - 1,040,000 Touch screen - Yes Screen type - TFT LCD Live view - Yes Viewfinder type - None Photography features Minimum shutter speed - 60 sec Maximum shutter speed - 1/4000 sec Maximum shutter speed (electronic) - 1/16000 sec Exposure modes Program Aperture priority Shutter priority Manual Scene modes "People Nightscape Motion Scenery Indoors Close-ups Portrait e-Portrait Portrait + Landscape Portrait + Nightscape Children Nightscape Handheld Starlight Fireworks Light Trails Sport Panning Landscape Sunset Beach & Snow Panorama Backlight HDR Candlelight Silent Macro Nature Macro Documents Multi Focus Shot Built-in flash - Yes Flash range - 5.40 m (at ISO 100) External flash - Yes (via hot shoe) Flash modes - Redeye, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync. (2nd curtain), Manual Flash X sync speed - 1/250 sec Continuous drive - 8.7 fps Self-timer - Yes Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot Exposure compensation - ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps) AE Bracketing - ±5 (3, 5 frames at 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) Videography features FormatMPEG-4, H.264 Modes 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM Microphone - Stereo Speaker - Mono Storage Storage types - SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported) Connectivity USB - USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB charging - Yes HDMI - Yes (micro HDMI) Microphone port - No Headphone port - No Wireless - Built-In Wireless notes - 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2 LE Remote control - Yes (via smartphone) Physical Environmentally sealed - No Battery - Battery Pack Battery description - BLS-50 lithium-ion battery & USB charger Battery Life (CIPA) - 360 Weight (inc. batteries) - 337 g (0.74 lb / 11.89 oz) Dimensions - 118 x 69 x 38 mm (4.65 x 2.72 x 1.5″) Other features Orientation sensor - Yes Timelapse recording - Yes GPS - None
  8. Press release: Panasonic Develops the LUMIX GH6 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera The Flagship of the LUMIX G Series for Innovative Video Expression Expected by End of Year Newark, NJ (May 25, 2021) - Panasonic is proud to announce the development of the LUMIX GH6 that combines the new Micro Four Thirds sensor and a new image processor. This flagship camera of the LUMIX G Series will be commercialized for its release to world markets by the end of 2021. After establishing the LUMIX brand in 2001, Panasonic introduced the world’s first digital single lens mirrorless camera in 2008[*1]. Since then, it has produced a host of innovative cameras and interchangeable lenses by taking advantage of the outstanding mobility and high video performance which are unique to the mirrorless camera system. These cameras and lenses were originally used for photography but have also been used for film creation. After 20 years of innovative contributions to the imaging culture, LUMIX cameras and lenses have earned a solid reputation with a wide range of users, including professional photographers and film creators. As the next milestone in the evolution of the legacy of LUMIX cameras, Panasonic is proud to announce that the development of the LUMIX GH6 is underway. The flagship of the LUMIX G Series and the latest model of the GH line, it is renowned for its stunning mobility and innovative video performance. Combining the high-speed sensor and Venus Engine image processor, the new GH6 realizes next-generation video expression. Providing 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K/60p recording capability[*2], the LUMIX GH6 achieves unlimited video recording when the camera is used under the certified operating temperature[*3]. It is reliable enough to record continuous footage for a desired duration. It also provides a 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) for high resolution slow/quick motion video. Moreover, the GH6 records 10-bit 5.7K 60p video by taking full advantage of the newly developed Micro Four Thirds sensor. Accommodating a variety of recording modes and shooting assist functions, the GH6 enables photo/video hybrid-use for various purposes including films, music videos, documentaries and short clips for social media to meet the creators’ needs. The GH6 will retail for approximately $2500. In addition to the camera, the new interchangeable lens will be added to expand the G Series lineup, and the LEICA DG 25-50mm F1.7 is also under development. It covers from 10mm to 50mm (35mm camera equivalent:20-100mm) together with the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) which is currently available and has been met with high acclaim. These two lenses have common aperture, high descriptive performance, shape and operability so that it is easy to make the creator’s own unique image product using these two lenses with minimal workflow. While the LUMIX G Series based on the Micro Four Thirds standard boasts high mobility, the LUMIX S Series offers high descriptive performance made possible with the full-frame sensor. With these two series, Panasonic demonstrates its commitment to further providing maximum product value as a tool for users to unleash their creativity and challenge the ever-changing photo/video culture in the digital era. *1 As an interchangeable lens system camera, as of September 12, 2008. Panasonic study. *2 Corresponding to the 4K resolution (4096x2160) defined by Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI). *3 Recordable time depends on the capacity of the battery and the memory card. The camera may stop recording to protect the camera if the temperature exceeds the certified operating temperature.
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