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Sony a9 firmware 2.00 brings improvements to continuous AF and more

12 Jan

Sony has released firmware version 2.00 for its flagship a9 mirrorless camera. The most notable improvements are to continuous AF, with the company claiming enhanced performance while tracking as well as more stability when zooming.

Speaking of stability, the firmware should bring general bug fixes and reliability enhancements, and the overheating warning function is more accurate, according to Sony.

There are also a number of improvements related to metadata which you can find in the press release below. The firmware update is now available for download.

Press Release

Firmware version 2.00 provides the following benefits:

Continuous AF Enhancements:

  • Enhanced performance of continuous auto focus on moving subjects
  • Enhanced stability of the AF-C when zooming

Added Functions:

  • Adds the function to assign Protecting images to custom Key
  • Adds the function to transfer (FTP) protected files at once
    Note: Only for images protected using version 2.00 or higher.
  • Displays wired LAN MAC address
  • Inputs IPTC metadata to files
    Note: IPTC information must be created beforehand using the IPTC Metadata Preset software.
  • Inputs camera serial number to metadata

Other Improvements:

  • Improves operational stability
  • Improves accuracy of the overheating warning function

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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Godox accidentally leaks AD600 Pro strobe that boasts several key improvements

05 Jan

Oops. Godox recently leaked its own strobe light—a new model called the AD600 Pro—via a product listing published briefly on its website. That product listing has since been pulled and no official announcement has been made, though a version of the light sold under the Flashpoint name is already up for preorder on Adorama for $ 900 USD as of this writing.

The Godox AD600 Pro retains the same 600 watts of power as the original model, but improves other elements such as decreasing recycle time from 2.5s to 0.9s, and replacing mini USB with USB-C. Screenshots of the Godox website product page were shared with DIY Photography, which notes that the modeling light’s output has also been increased from 10W to 38W.

Other notable changes between the original and new model include a “stable color temperature mode,” a step-less handle for angle adjustments, a slightly heavier weight at 3kg / 6.6lbs versus 2.66kg / 5.9lbs, and a redesigned head that eliminates the recessed bulb.

Based on the AD600 Pro’s spec sheet, not all changes are positive. The AD600PRO’s li-ion battery has a capacity of only 2600mAh, a drop from the AD600’s 8700mAh battery capacity; that means it can only shell out 360 full power flashes rather than the 500 flashes the original model is rated for. The AD600 Pro also lacks optical transmission mode.

Godox’s launch plans for the AD600 Pro are unclear, but screenshots of its product page live on in this Dropbox file, and it’ll likely appear online shortly.

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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Polarr releases Photo Editor 3 with new features, interface improvements

17 Oct

Polarr has released Photo Editor 3, the third version of its lightweight photo editing software. The new version brings with it support for using a mouse and a touchscreen, as well as a new user interface, adjustment sliders, photo editing guides, and other features. Read more

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

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

19 May

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

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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Nikon D7200 boasts low-light AF improvements and increased buffer depth

03 Mar

Nikon’s prosumer line gets an update today in the form of the D7200. With a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor it offers a very slight resolution increase over its 24.1MP D7100 predecessor, and like that model it lacks an optical low-pass filter. But the D7200’s primary enhancements include a next-generation 51-point AF module with increased low-light sensitivity, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and an improved 100-shot buffer depth when shooting JPEGs or Raw files at 6 fps. Read more

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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Olympus 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II offers cosmetic improvements and optical coatings

07 Feb

Olympus has announced a revamped, second generation of its 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 zoom. Resistant to dust and moisture, it uses a new ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating to protect against scratches and minimize flare. Read more

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Samsung promises extensive NX1 improvements with firmware v1.2

14 Jan

Samsung has announced a major firmware update for the NX1, which is claimed to bring a host of improvements. Firmware v1.2 – available later this month – will bring additional features, increased customization and several menu refinements. DPReview was one of the organizations that provided Samsung with feedback on the camera and shooting with it over the past few days has shown a selection of the requests we made have been incorporated. Read more

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Flickr poised for much-needed interface improvements

22 Feb

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Venerable photo-sharing site Flickr is reported to be on the verge of its most drastic redesign in many years. The New York Observer’s tech blog, BetaBeat interviewed Flickr’s ‘Head of Product’ Markus Spiering, during which he demoed a remarkably Google+-like gallery interface. He also appeared to rubbish the site’s clean but rather dated ‘small photos, lots of white space and information’ appearance. Yahoo says the improved gallery view will apply to the ‘From your Contacts’ page from the February 28th, with the uploader coming in March. (from BetaBeat) Updated with detail from Yahoo.

News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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