Fujifilm releases new mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T30”


Fujifilm X-T30: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Fujifilm releases new mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T30 ”
– Equipped with new image sensor and image processing engine into a compact and lightweight body for the ultimate image quality
– Highly-accurate AF performance across the frame and fast / silent continuous shooting of up to 30fps* to capture every decisive moment
– Fine and smooth 4K video with high-resolution audio, meeting the needs of full-scale video production
February 14, 2019
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is delighted to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-T30 mirrorless digital camera (X-T30) in late March 2019, the latest model to join the X Series, known for superior image quality delivered with the company’s proprietary color reproduction technology.

In its compact body that weighs just 383g, the X-T30 features the 26.1MP X-Trans™ CMOS 4 sensor** and the fast X-Processor 4 image processing engine to achieve the ultimate image quality. Furthermore, it offers highly accurate AF performance across the entire frame and silent continuous shooting capability of up to an impressive 30 fps*, ensuring that you would never miss a decisive photo opportunity in a variety of situations. The camera can also record 4K/30P*** video while applying “Film Simulation mode”, including the “ETERNA” with rich color grading, based on Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology. Its ability to record fine and smooth 4K video with high-resolution audio will meet the needs of those involved in full-scale video production. Read More »

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Fujifilm introduces new FinePix XP140 digital camera

Finepix XP140: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujifilm introduces new FinePix XP140 digital camera
– A palm-sized compact camera featuring Fujifilm’s proprietary image processing engine, the Main Subject Recognition function and 4K video capability
– Rugged compact with waterproof to 25m, shockproof up to 1.8m, freezeproof to -10°C and dustproof
– XP Series of digital cameras for outdoor sports / leisure activities topping the cumulative global sales total of 6 million units

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is delighted to announce the launch of the FinePix XP140, a latest addition to the XP Series of digital cameras designed for outdoor sports and other leisure activities. The XP140, to be released in late March 2019, features Fujifilm’s proprietary image processing engine in its palm-sized compact body. The camera offers a variety of automated functions such as “Main Subject Recognition” to automatically recognize and track a main subject, and “eye-detection AF” to automatically focus on human eyes, making it easier than ever to capture your chosen subject perfectly. Ruggedized features have been also enhanced from previous models, including waterproof to 25m, shockproof up to 1.8m*, freezeproof to -10°C and dustproof, allowing you to use the camera in a greater variety of shooting conditions. Furthermore, this is the first XP Series model capable of recording 4K video, making it suitable for capturing both stills and videos.
The XP Series of cameras boasts cumulative global sales exceeding 6 million units**. The XP Series feature Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology to produce outstanding image quality in a wide range of situations including outdoor sports and other leisure activities. Read More »

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Fujifilm X-T3, X-T100, and X-A5 Firmware Updates: Plus Fujifilm Camera Remote App Update


Fujifilm announces firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T3
Evolution of the 4th generation system equipped with “X-Trans CMOS 4” and “X-Processor 4”

To Fujifilm X Series customers and photographers,

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) will release new firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T3 (“X-T3”) X Series digital camera in April.

Firmware Version:
[ FUJIFILM X-T3 Ver. 3.00: April 2019 ]

1.Strengthened the accuracy of face / eye detection AF performance

The AF algorithm has been improved along with the accuracy of face / eye detection AF. The ability to detect faces in the distance has been enhanced by approximately 30% and AF tracking is now more stable, even when an obstacle appears in the way. The improvements in AF are applicable to both still photos and video recording.

2.New Face Select function

The Face Select function has been introduced to provide priority auto-focus, tracking and exposure on a selected subject when multiple faces have been detected. The priority face can be selected by using the touch screen or focus lever.

3.Faster AF speed for subjects at a distance

Thanks to the improved AF algorithm, faster AF speed is achieved when shooting from short to long distances (or vice versa).

4.Intuitive operation of touch screen

A Double Tap Setting and Touch Function has been added to the touch screen settings*. The two settings must be set to OFF to provide a better touch screen response. These new settings allow a more intuitive touch operation when shooting, AF and focus area select.

  • *By default, Touch Screen Setting, Double Tap Setting and Touch Function are set to all OFF.
    For improved touch screen response, Touch Screen Setting must be set to ON.

Fujifilm announces firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T100 and FUJIFILM X-A5
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) will release new firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-T100 (“X-T100”) and FUJIFILM X-A5 (“X-A5”) X Series digital cameras in February 14, 2019.

Firmware Version:
FUJIFILM X-T100 Ver. 2.00
FUJIFILM X-A5 Ver. 2.00

1.NEW “Bright Mode”

The new “Bright Mode” gives a brighter and more vivid image when using the “Advanced SR Auto” mode. The “Bright Mode” can be turned ON / OFF easily with a single tap on the LCD touch-screen.

2.5 step adjustment for “Portrait Enhancer” Mode

You are now able to customize the skin tones by 5 different levels when using the “Portrait Enhancer” mode.

3.NEW “Night+” setting

The “Night+” mode automatically adjusts the ISO, brightness and vividness of the picture for better pictures in poor light situations. This can also be used when shooting Night Portraits.

Fujifilm launches new version of the FUJIFILM Camera Remote app that improves overall usability and connectivity
Fujifilm Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) will launch a new version FUJIFILM Camera Remote (Ver. 4.0) for your smart devices which support all of FUJIFILM wireless-equipped digital cameras. The FUJIFILM Camera Remote app can operate wireless-equipped digital cameras by remote control to shoot images and movies in the camera and to transfer them direct to your smart devices. The pairing process is now easier thanks to the newly designed interface in Ver. 4.0. It also includes an “Album” function that allows you to browse only the images imported from the camera.

[ Features of the FUJIFILM Camera Remote ]

1. Transferring images and videos to a smartphone or tablet
2. Browsing the images and videos on the camera from a smartphone or tablet
3. Downloading Location Data from a smartphone
4. Shooting images remotely
5. Downloading and checking the latest firmware for the camera (Bluetooth enabled cameras only)

[ Improvements ]

1. Newly designed interface to operate the app easily
2. “Album” function to allow you to browse images only imported from camera
3. More stable connection between the camera and smart device, even when switching menus within the application

[ Release Date ]

iOS Ver. : Available on end of March 2019
Android Ver. : Available on May 2019

[ How to download ]

Download this app from the App Store* or Google Play**

[Photo]App Store

[Photo]Google Play
*「Apple」「App Store」 are trademarks of Apple Inc.
**「Android」「Google Play」 are trademarks of Google Inc.

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Ruggard 235L Electronic Dry Cabinet Review


I recently had some severe water damage to my house that has taken almost 8 months to repair since it led to me remodeling my house. During this time I became concerned about protecting my rather large camera equipment collection from construction dust/debris/mold and more with the rising humidity levels in my house which could be in the 80% range since contractors tend to leave the doors open all day.

Living in Florida by the beach humidity is a constant issue and actually, lead to the destruction of my Leica M3 and three lenses I inherited from my uncle as a kid. This was a year one production Leica M3 that survived decades up north in New Jersey winters without issue and traveling around the world, but Florida was not kind to it at all.  Humitidy and camera equipment do not go well together for extended periods of time and can easily lead to mold damage and other issues. So I started looking into dry cabinets large enough to protect all of my equipment. Read More »

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New FIKAZ Bayonet Adapters For Fujifilm X, Sony E, Micro 4/3, Nikon F and Pentax K


PRESS RELEASE:

The new FIKAZ bayonet adapters for Sony E, Micro 4/3, Fujifilm X, Nikon F and Pentax K
Polish importer of the Fikaz brand, 180 Degree Sp. z o. o., expands the offer of bayonet adapters with further models, including for cameras with Sony E and Micro 4/3 mounts. Read More »

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Adobe Enhanced Mode Tested With X-Trans and GFX Bayer

Enhanced by Louis Ferreira on 500px.com
I created a gallery of images on 500px to compare adobe’s new enhanced AI results and I have to say I am not overly impressed with the improvements. With the GFX the changes are almost imperceivable and the final JPG files size can actually shrink a little in my testing. GFX files also take around 20 seconds to process on my computer. With X-Trans files you can see slight changes that I doubt will make a difference in even the largest of prints, but the final JPG generally increase ever so slightly in size and the processing takes about 5 seconds to complete.


Adobe’s new tool doesn’t seem to change how RAW files are interpreted as much as it changes how they are sharpened, but I will do some additional testing soon to try to find out. I also noticed a slight change in some colors, but they were not as noticeable in the final exports. Check my 500px for full resolution photos and 100% crops. I will also include a few below in this post for those that do not click through.

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