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The New Nikon Coolpix P1000 Boasts A Mind Blowing 125x Optical Zoom

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So a few years ago, Nikon released their Coolpix P900 Superzoom camera boasting a 83x optical zoom (2,000mm equivalent) and 166x (4,000mm equivalent) enhanced digital zoom that was able to take pretty amazing close up images and Full HD 1080p video of the surface of the moon without having to use a telescope… Now, Nikon has upped the ante in the Superzoom arena once again with the announcement of the Coolpix P1000 with a superzoom lens capable of 125x (24-3,000mm equivalent) optical zoom and a mind-blowing 250x (6,000mm equivalent) enhanced digital zoom. It features the same 1/2.3in, 16MP sensor as…

Fujifilm Releases Firmware Updates for X-H1 | X-T2 | Camera Remote App

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Fujifilm has released its latest firmware updates for the X-H1 and X-T2 as well as giving their Camera Remote App a refresh so it will work with the X-E3 and X-H1 cameras. All updates are available now via the respective links below. FUJIFILM X-H1 Firmware Update (Ver.1.1.0) – Available Now Addition of Focus Bracketing allows the photographer to shoot focus distance bracketing of up to 999 frames. Compatible with new cinema lenses FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9. Enlarged and customizable indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. Users can also customize the location of where information is shown on…

Sony RX100 VI: World’s Fastest (in Class) AF Speed & 24-200mm Lens

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The newly announced Sony RX100 VI Cyber-Shot features a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm lens, 24fps continuous shooting mode, and what Sony says is the world’s fastest AF speeds in its class. Sony RX100 VI Features The RX100 VI features a 1-inch, stacked 20.1-megapixel Exmore RS CMOS sensor with an improved BIONZ X image processor allowing for a continuous shooting rate of up to 24fps,  better low light performance and faster AF/AE detection. As mentioned, the RX100 VI offers 24fps at full resolution with full AF/AE tracking and is capable of buffering up to 233 photos at a time. The Hybrid AF…

DJI Announces Updated Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 Quadcopter

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With very little fanfare, DJI has quietly announced their latest quadcopter, the Phantom 4 Pro v2.0. While it features essentially the same specs as their popular Phantom 4 Pro, the 4 Pro v2.0 does offer a few minor updates that we will discuss here. Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 Updates Propellers DJI claims that the newly designed quick-release propeller design will reduce prop noise by up to 60% when compared to the the 4 Pro as well as making it slightly more aerodynamic. Video Transmission System/New Remote Unlike previous Phantom versions that utilize DJI’s Lightbridge transmission system, the 4 Pro V2.0…

NAB News: New Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

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Blackmagic Design has always pushed the boundaries, both with the design of and the technology found within their cameras and the new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K announced at NAB Show this week continues this trend. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (PCC-4K) features a stunning all black, carbon fibre poly-carbonate composite body that quite simply put, looks like nothing else currently on the market. The PCC-4K is still small when compared to other cinema cameras, but with the redesigned body it’s larger than the original and that’s…

NAB News: Sony Announces FS5 II Professional Camcorder

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Once again NAB Show has kicked off in Vegas and some major announcements have already started to trickle out. The first one we want to tell you about comes from Sony with the announcement of the FS5 II, the successor to their wildly popular handheld workhorse the FS5 camcorder. On the outside, the FS5 II looks almost identical to the original, which is a good thing as it means you won’t have to go hunting for familiar controls as they really haven’t moved them around. Size and weight also remain pretty much the same. Most of what’s changed is on the inside…

Sony a7 III – Sony’s “Basic” Full-Frame Mirrorless That is Anything But

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So far, it’s turned out to be a jam-packed week of camera announcements and it’s only Tuesday! Today’s big news is brought to us by Sony, with the announcement of their latest full-frame mirrorless body, the a7 III. Sony a7 III Features “With the new α7 III, we’ve taken many of our newest and most advanced imaging technologies from the acclaimed α9 and α7R III models and paired them with an all-new 24.2 MP back-illuminated sensor to deliver the ultimate full-frame camera for enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals alike. It’s a camera that punches far above its weight class in every…

Fujifilm X-H1 “The Highest Performance Camera in the X-Series Lineup”

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Sitting somewhere in between the GFX 50s and X-T2, the new Fujifilm X-H1 takes some of the best features from both cameras and adds some exciting new ones geared towards video shooters to boot! Physical Features One of the first things you’ll notice on the outside, is that it has inherited the square information screen on the top of the body as well as the beefier hand grip from the GFX50s. The bigger hand grip is a welcome addition making it feel a little more like holding a DSLR. Like the X-T2, the X-H1 also features a 3-way tilting 3″…

DJI Mavic Air: Pocket Sized, 4K 100 Mbps Video Drone

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The newly announced DJI Mavic Air is a tiny powerhouse that features a 3-axis gimbal camera (the first in a drone this small) capable of capturing 4K 30fps 100 Mbps UHD video, 21 minute (max) flight time and a range of up to 4km. Combines the best features of the Mavic Pro & SPARK Like the Mavic Pro and SPARK, the Mavic Air features folding arms allowing for maximum portability. When compared to the original Mavic Pro (which is small enough to fit into a backpack), the Mavic Air, like the SPARK, is small enough to fit in your jacket…

Panasonic GH5S: Building on the Excellence of the Original Lumix GH5

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The original Lumix GH5 was a hit with videographers when it was released last year and it looks like the GH5S is going to be as big a hit when it hits retailers shelves later this spring. With last year’s release of the Lumix G9, Panasonic stated that they wanted to shift focus back towards the needs of “still photographers”. But with the announcement of the GH5S, the pendulum has swung back the other way with a camera that is once again aimed squarely at video shooters. Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Body Unlimited recording in C4K/4K 60p/50p. Breathtaking low-light image quality…

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