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Reply to Remote Motion Trigger?

Posted by on Oct 17th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Reply to Remote Motion Trigger?

runningcrow: Don’t worry, I’ve got thicker skin than that. It’s David’s loss anyway, Magic Lantern is the best thing to have happened to my camera. It’ll do everything he wants and more. I definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to do any timelapse or long exposure photography that would normally require some kind of external controller. The camera can do it all, Canon just couldn’t be bothered to do it (or rather they want to sell you some ridiculously expensive gadget to do it). It’s third...

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Fujifilm X-S10 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Posted by on Oct 17th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm X-S10 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Published Oct 17, 2020 | dpreview staff Our team at DPReview TV just finished their review of the Fujifilm X-S10, capturing a lot of images along the way. Take a look at their sample photos from the Canadian Rockies. View the Fujifilm X-S10 pre-production sample gallery Gear in this story The Fujifilm X-S10 is perhaps best described as a modern hybrid of several Fujifilm cameras. You get a deep grip in a compact body, in-body stabilization and a mode dial instead of a shutter speed dial. Follow along with us on our guided tour of the X-S10...

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Video: This is what happens when you make a bullet-time rig out of 15 Raspberry Pi cameras

Posted by on Oct 16th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Video: This is what happens when you make a bullet-time rig out of 15 Raspberry Pi cameras

[embedded content] Canadian photographer Eric Paré has built a bullet-time rig using 15 Raspberry Pi cameras synchronised to record pictures at exactly the same moment from different angles. The cameras then create a series of images that show the subject, usually someone jumping in the air it seems, from multiple viewpoints. These images can then be put together as a video to show the person frozen in mid-air as the camera appears to pan around them. The technique, made popular by the fight scenes in the movie The Matrix, requires that the...

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Skylum shows off new water reflections in Luminar AI’s Sky AI feature

Posted by on Oct 16th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Skylum shows off new water reflections in Luminar AI’s Sky AI feature

Image credit: Iurie Belegurschi Last year, Skylum Software added a new feature to Luminar, AI Sky Replacement. The fully automatic feature, powered by artificial intelligence, can almost instantly replace the sky in an image and relight the overall scene. Next year in Luminar AI, Skylum is taking the feature even further with its new Sky AI tool. Sky AI will add a much-requested feature, water reflections. Skylum has published a new blog post and video, seen further below, showing off how water reflection will work in 2021 when it is added to...

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Atomos is working on a Ninja V update to bring 12-bit 4K/30p ProRes RAW to Nikon Z6 II, Z7 II cameras

Posted by on Oct 16th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Atomos is working on a Ninja V update to bring 12-bit 4K/30p ProRes RAW to Nikon Z6 II, Z7 II cameras

The cameras haven’t even his the shelves of retailers yet and already Atomos has announced its Ninja V monitor/recorder will support ProRes RAW recording over HDMI on Nikon’s forthcoming Z6 II and Z7 II camera systems. While both the Z6 II and Z7 II have respectable internal recording capabilities in their own right — 4K/60p for the Z7 II out of the box and with the Z6 II via a future firmware update — the addition of ProRes RAW recording further adds to the creative capabilities of Nikon’s latest mirrorless cameras. Atomos says both the Z6...

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 review: the best easy-to-use Instax Mini model

Posted by on Oct 16th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 review: the best easy-to-use Instax Mini model

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11$60-70 | Instaxus.com The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 is a fresh entry-level instant camera from Fujifilm and a refinement of the Instax Mini 9 (there is no Mini 10). As the name suggests the camera makes use of the Instax Mini film format. Improvements include a new ‘Selfie Mode’ and better auto exposure compared to its predecessor. But unlike its higher-end siblings, the Mini 25/26, Mini 70 and Mini 90, there are no additional creative exposure modes or special features to speak of. That said, the camera is...

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Sony brings its Imaging Edge Webcam utility to macOS, updates Windows version

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Sony brings its Imaging Edge Webcam utility to macOS, updates Windows version

Sony has announced the release of a macOS version of its Imaging Edge Webcam utility as well as an update for the Windows version. Back in August, Sony followed in the footsteps of other manufacturers with the announcement of Imaging Edge Webcam, a utility that turned three dozen Sony cameras into webcams without the need of a capture card. At the time, the utility was Windows-only, but it’s now available for macOS. Much like the Windows version, the macOS version (1.0) makes it easy to turn one of the following Sony camera systems into a...

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Fujifilm to improve X-T3 AF performance with new firmware, bringing it more in line with X-T4

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm to improve X-T3 AF performance with new firmware, bringing it more in line with X-T4

In addition to announcing a camera, lens and more, Fujifilm has also revealed it will soon release a free firmware update for its X-T3 that will improve autofocus performance and more. The firmware update will go live on October 28, according to Fujifilm’s press release. The improvements should see autofocus speeds more than double, taking focus times drop from 0.06 seconds to 0.02 seconds, bringing the X-T3’s autofocus performance more in line with the X-T4. Fujifilm says it’s also improved the algorithm for predicting subject movements,...

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Microsoft’s latest computer vision technology beats humans at captioning images

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Microsoft’s latest computer vision technology beats humans at captioning images

Seeing AI. Photo by Microsoft Microsoft has expanded its existing efforts to improve life for the visually impaired by developing an AI system capable of automatically generating high-quality image captions — and, in ‘many cases,’ the company says its AI outperforms humans. This type of technology may one day be used to, among other things, automatically caption images shared online to aid those who are dependent on computer vision and text readers. Computer vision plays an increasingly important role in modern systems; at...

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Canon R5 vs Nikon Z7 II vs Panasonic S1R vs Sony A7R IV

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Canon R5 vs Nikon Z7 II vs Panasonic S1R vs Sony A7R IV

With so many great full-frame mirrorless camera options on the market today, it is becoming harder and harder to understand their differences. Almost every major camera brand now offers a wide variety of cameras and lenses at similar price points. In this article, we will compare high-resolution mirrorless cameras in the $3-$4K range, namely the Canon EOS R5, Nikon Z7 II, Panasonic S1R, and Sony A7R IV. We will take a look at three key factors. First, we will take a look at the ergonomics of these cameras. Next, we will look at their...

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Canon R6 vs Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic S1 vs Sony A7 III

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Canon R6 vs Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic S1 vs Sony A7 III

Now that almost all major camera brands offer great mirrorless options, it is a good time to look at their offerings and compare their differences. In this article, we will compare mirrorless cameras in the $2K range, namely the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S1, and Sony A7 III. We will explore different factors such as camera ergonomics, menu system, specifications, and lens selection. Ergonomics Comparison Please keep in mind that all discussions around camera ergonomics are highly subjective. Everything I point out below is based on...

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Fujifilm X-S10 initial review

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm X-S10 initial review

Introduction When you first catch a glimpse of the Fujifilm X-S10, your first thought might be ‘this is a Fujifilm?’ With a deep grip, more pronounced viewfinder ‘hump’ and a big dial that adjusts your shooting mode rather than the shutter speed, the X-S10 is something of a departure in design from previous midrange and high-end X-series cameras. The company describes the X-S10 as a cross between the X-T30 and the X-H1: You get the guts from the former and the design and in-body image stabilization feature (in a new...

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Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-S10: Small camera, great grip

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-S10: Small camera, great grip

Meet the Fujifilm X-S10 – a camera the company is calling a cross between an X-T30 and its older X-H1. That basically means that here we have a compact camera with the best APS-C size sensor Fujifilm has to offer (from the X-T30 / X-T4) but with a really nice, sizable grip and in-body stabilization inspired by the X-H1. In the time we’ve had the X-S10, we have to admit we’re impressed. We think it offers a lot of bang for the buck, and its simplified control scheme will appeal to a lot of users, including those upgrading from...

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Fujfilm X-S10 pre-production sample gallery

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujfilm X-S10 pre-production sample gallery

Published Oct 15, 2020 | dpreview staff The Fujifilm X-S10 is the latest addition to the X-mount family of cameras. It sports a stabilized 26MP X-Trans BSI-CMOS sensor and is capable of producing those lovely JPEG colors we so enjoy. It also features a notably beefy grip and DSLR-esque stylings. Note: Images are pre-production and Fujifilm has requested we provide JPEGs only at this time. We’ll publish a full-production gallery as soon as we can! See our pre-production Fujifilm X-S10 sample gallery Gear in this story The Fujifilm X-S10...

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DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 first impressions review

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 first impressions review

Published Oct 15, 2020 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The Fujifilm X-S10 may have a less retro design than some of its siblings, but it’s a very capable camera for both stills and video. Watch our review to find out why Chris and Jordan think this camera hits the sweet spot. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sample images from this episode Gear in this story The Fujifilm X-S10 is the latest addition to the X-mount family of cameras. It sports a stabilized 26MP X-Trans BSI-CMOS sensor...

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Fujifilm debuts mid-price X-S10 with six stops of in-body stabilization

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm debuts mid-price X-S10 with six stops of in-body stabilization

Fujifilm has just introduced its newest APS-C mirrorless camera, the X-S10. It brings the X-T4’s still image capabilities into a smaller, more affordable package, with nearly the same in-body stabilization rating. The Fujifilm X-S10 features a 26.1MP X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4, both borrowed from the X-T4. What isn’t lifted from the higher-end model is an all-new in-body image stabilization system, re-designed for the X-S10’s more compact form and 30% smaller than the X-T4’s IBIS unit. It’s rated up to 6...

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Fujifilm announces redesigned Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm announces redesigned Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR

Fujifilm has announced the Fujinon XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR. Updating the older XF 10-24mm, the new lens keeps the optics unchanged, but adds weather-resistance, improved optical image stabilization and a physical aperture ring. Covering an equivalent focal length range of 15-36mm in full-frame terms, the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is a high-quality wide-angle option for Fujifilm X-series shooters. Now featuring weather-resistance, the new lens should be a better companion for the similarly tough X-T4 and X-T3. Despite the sealing, the new lens is...

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Fujifilm adds 18mm F1.4 and 70-300mm to X-mount roadmap

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm adds 18mm F1.4 and 70-300mm to X-mount roadmap

Fujifilm has updated its roadmap of lenses for the APS-C X-mount system. The latest version adds the XF18mm F1.4 wide-angle prime, along with a fairly long, moderately fast 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS telezoom. Both lenses are shown as being due for launch in 2021. The 18mm will be equivalent to a 27mm lens, in full-frame terms, while the 70-300mm will offer a focal length range equivalent to that of a 105-450mm lens on a full-frame camera. The lineup of current lenses now extends to 18 prime lenses and 12 photographic zooms, along with three...

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Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: what you need to know

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: what you need to know

The Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are the first time the company has used ‘Mark II’ branding and it makes sense: these are relatively subtle refreshes of already established cameras. However, while the overall specs of the cameras don’t change dramatically, the updates and improvements address a number of key criticisms of the original models and will start to add up for some users. Both the Z6 and Z7 have benefited from fairly substantial firmware updates since their release, but the biggest changes in the Z6/7 II come courtesy of...

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DJI updates Ronin line: RS 2, RSC 2 3-axis gimbals with higher payloads, new shooting modes and more

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

DJI updates Ronin line: RS 2, RSC 2 3-axis gimbals with higher payloads, new shooting modes and more

DJI has revealed a new pair of gimbals that are successors to the company’s popular Ronin-S and Ronin-SC stabilization systems. The new DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 are ‘redesigned and reimagined’ three-axis handheld gimbals for filmmakers of all types. DJI RS 2 The DJI RS 2 is the successor to the Ronin-S and is made to be used with DSLR and compact cinema camera setups up to 4.5kg (10lbs). Despite the heavy payload, DJI claims the new RS 2 features up to 12 hours of battery life, as well as a new quick-charge function built into the handle for...

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DJI releases RS 2, RSC 2 3-axis gimbals with higher payloads, new shooting modes and more

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

DJI releases RS 2, RSC 2 3-axis gimbals with higher payloads, new shooting modes and more

DJI has revealed a new pair of gimbals that are successors to the company’s popular Ronin-S and Ronin-SC stabilization systems. The new DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 are ‘redesigned and reimagined’ three-axis handheld gimbals for filmmakers of all types. DJI RS 2 The DJI RS 2 is the successor to the Ronin-S and is made to be used with DSLR and compact cinema camera setups up to 4.5kg (10lbs). Despite the heavy payload, DJI claims the new RS 2 features up to 12 hours of battery life, as well as a new quick-charge function built into the handle for...

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Reply to “NO CARD” Canon 450D

Posted by on Oct 14th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Reply to “NO CARD” Canon 450D

@Thomas Couto. To answer your last question, Yes, I have an SD micro with adapter and it works in the XSi. Are the contacts on your SD card dirty? No idea if this will help at all but if you’re desperate for ideas:Maybe try resetting your camera to factory defaults? I wouldn’t be brave enough to try this when I know there is already a problem, but perhaps updating your firmware to the latest...

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Deals: Sony USA is offering steep discounts—including all-time lows—for select cameras, lenses and more

Posted by on Oct 14th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Deals: Sony USA is offering steep discounts—including all-time lows—for select cameras, lenses and more

Sony has announced that throughout the remainder of this week, it is offering a series of discounts across a number of its popular Sony Alpha cameras and lenses, as well as bundles, the RX lineup and accessories. The deals, some of which have dropped certain gear to their lowest non-grey-market price, are taking place in the United States across all official Sony retailers, including Adorama, Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Samy’s Camera and others. While Sony has posted a full rundown of all the sales currently available, we’ve rounded up a few...

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Vivo shows off award-winning concept smartphone with removable pop-up camera

Posted by on Oct 14th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Vivo shows off award-winning concept smartphone with removable pop-up camera

As the comments under yesterday’s iPhone 12 articles can attest to, there are still consumers who don’t appreciate seeing a notch at the top of their mobile devices. To rid the world of large notches, some companies have shrunk the front-facing to the size of a ‘hole punch’ design; others have managed to hide it almost entirely beneath the display. But electronics manufacturer Vivo is determined to take an entirely different approach, if its new Red Dot Award-winning IFEA concept smartphone is anything to go by. Based on the renderings...

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Nikon Z7 vs Z7 II

Posted by on Oct 14th, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Nikon Z7 vs Z7 II

Nikon has updated its high-resolution Z7 mirrorless camera with a second-generation body, and it looks like there are quite a few changes under the hood. If you are wondering about these differences and you are trying to decide which one to get, this article is for you. In the below comparison, we will be taking a closer look at the specifications of both cameras and see what improvements Nikon has delivered with the Z7 II. Nikon Z7 and Z7 II Specifications Comparison Compared to the general-purpose and video-centric Nikon Z6 II, the Z7 II is...

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