Patent: Improved Eye Detection on Viewfinders

By Canon Rumors A patent showing improved eye detection for viewfinder showing conserving battery life based on how and when the LCD turns off. From Canon News: This patent uses a combination of sensors to detect if the LCD is open, viewable or tucked away to determine the distance thresholds automatically. For instance, if you have the LCD … → continue…

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Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions Review

The Fujifilm X-H1 is the company’s range-topping APS-C camera and its most video-capable camera to date. It’s based around the same 24MP sensor as the X-T2 but adds in-body image stabilization as well as a more comprehensive set of video options.

The X-H1 looks like a fractionally larger X-T2 but with the sloped viewfinder ‘prism’ and top-panel LCD that hint at the styling of the GFX 50S. Fujifilm has also clearly been listening to critics of the X-T series and have made the camera’s grip and buttons significantly larger, particularly the AE-L and newly-added AF-On buttons.

Key specifications

  • 24MP X-Trans APS-C sensor
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization (rated at 5EV)*
  • 3.69M-dot OLED viewfinder
  • Touch sensitive rear LCD with two-axis tilt
  • DCI and UHD 4K capture at up to 200 Mbps
  • Slow motion 1080 (from 120 and 100 fps)
  • Internal F-Log capture
  • 24-bit audio capture
  • Eterna/Cinema Film Simulation mode
  • Timecode
  • No-blackout continuous shooting
  • Twin UHS-II-compatible card slots
  • Anti-flicker shooting mode
  • Wi-Fi with Bluetooth for constant connection

The company says it’s made further improvements to its AF system and says the new camera will be able to focus in lower light and with smaller apertures.

Despite being based around the same sensor and processor, the X-H1 promises significantly improved video performance, with the range of shooting options extended to include DCI as well as UHD 4K shooting, bitrates up to 200 Mbps and the ability to record F-Log footage internally.

Other additions include the movie style ‘Eterna’ Film Simulation and an anti-flicker option for shooting under artificial lights.

Interestingly, although rated at 5EV, Fujifilm says the stabilization can hit 5.5EV of effectiveness if paired with non-IS lenses. The explanation for this is that the unstabilized lenses tend to be primes and are generally relatively wide focal lengths, both of which mean they’re more likely to project a larger image circle than the sensor requires. This gives → continue…

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Fujifilm announces X-H1 stills/movie flagship with in-body stabilization

Fujifilm has unveiled the X-H1, a flagship 24MP APS-C camera that builds on the X-T2’s feature set by adding 5-axis image stabilization, a touchscreen and more advanced video capabilities.

The X-H1 gains the ability DCI 4K capture at 23.97p and 24p, in addition to UHD recording at up to 29.9p. It can also record F-Log footage internally for the first time and adds a movie filmstock style ‘Eterna’ Film Simulation mode. More advanced compression allows video capture at up to 200 Mbps: double that of the X-T2.

Movie shooting is also aided by a predominantly touchscreen-operated ‘Movie Silent Shooting’ mode, which deactivates the camera’s dedicated control dials.

The X-H1 borrows styling cues from the medium-format GFX 50S, including a top-panel status LCD and sloping viewfinder prism. It shares the X-T2’s top burst rate of 14 fps with electronic shutter or 8 fps with mechanical shutter, boosted to 11 fps with optional grip.

Like the X-T2, adding a battery grip extends 4K video shooting from 15 minutes to 29 minutes, 59 seconds. It also adds a headphone socket.

Click here to read our Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions Review

Press release


Introducing in-body image stabilization, professional video capabilities, and a range of new features in a robust, durable camera body

Valhalla, N.Y., February 15, 2018 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the new FUJIFILM X-H1, featuring a 24.3 megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine for outstanding image quality. The new X-H1 is the highest performance camera in the X Series line of mirrorless cameras, and the first to feature in-body image stabilization (IBIS), a new Flicker Reduction mode that → continue…

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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review

The Panasonic GH5S is a video-focused Micro Four Thirds camera built around what the company markets as a 10.2MP sensor. It’s best understood as an even more video-centric variant of the GH5: it can shoot either DCI or UHD 4K footage natively (one capture pixel = one output pixel) at up to 60p.

Panasonic wasn’t the first company to introduce high quality video to what was otherwise a still camera, but with its GH series it has been constantly expanding the range of professional video features appearing in consumer stills/video cameras. The GH5S takes this logic one step further, by lowering the sensor resolution and omitting image stabilization to make a more single-minded video tool, rather than an hybrid intended to be similarly capable at both disciplines.

The ability to shoot DCI 4K at up to 60p with no crop is the most obvious distinction between this and the standard GH5, but the differences run deeper:

Key specifications

  • Oversized ‘Multi Aspect’ sensor with dual gain design
  • 10.2MP maximum usable area from at around 12.5MP total
  • DCI or UHD 4K at up to 60p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 internal capture at up to 30p
  • 8-bit 4:2:0 internal 60p or 10-bit 4:2:2 output over HDMI
  • 1080 footage at up to 240p (with additional crop above 200p)
  • Hybrid Log Gamma mode
  • ISO 160 – 51,200 (80 – 204,800 extended)
  • AF rated down to –5EV (with F2 lens)
  • 3.68M-dot (1280 x 960 pixel) OLED viewfinder with 0.76x magnification
  • 1.62M-dot (900 x 600 pixel) fully articulated LCD
  • 14-bit Raw stills
  • 11 fps (7 with AFC) or 1 fps faster in 12-bit mode
  • USB 3.1 with Type C connector

As well as the ability to shoot DCI 4K at higher frame rates, Panasonic also claims the GH5S’s larger pixels and ‘Dual Native ISO’ sensor will mean it shoots significantly better footage in low light.

Differences vs GH5

Da Blackmagic Design il nuovo pannello compatto 1 M/E dal design innovativo per gli switcher ATEM

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Blackmagic Design ha presenta il nuovo ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, il pannello di controllo fisico compatto e dal design elegante, ideato per operare tutti gli switcher ATEM. ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel si avvale delle più recenti tecnologie di trasmissione e dispone di pulsanti, manopole, leva di transizione e joystick, schermo LCD integrato e altro

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This vlogger is the guy behind last week’s Canon G7 X Mark III hoax

Italian vlogger and designer Breccia, telling his audience to Google Canon G7X Mark III and let him know if they see anything… suspicious.

Last week, much of the photography blogosphere went nuts when a series of “leaked” images purported to show a not-yet-announced Canon G7 X Mark III. The high-res photos immediately spread like wildfire, spurred on to even greater sharability because they seemed to show Canon was planning to put 4K video into the little compact camera.

There’s just one problem: they were 100% fake. And now we can be pretty much certain that the creator of the fake images is Italian vlogger and graphic designer Breccia.

Here are the images Breccia “leaked” to the photography press:

We decided not to share the “leaked” images on DPReview, as several members of the staff pointed out that they looked like digital renders with several unlikely design choices… even the font wasn’t correct. Sure enough, within 24 hours the photos had been outed as fake, not just because of the unlikely design, but because the “photos” on the LCD screen were grabbed from the Royalty Free photo sharing website Unsplash.

But it wasn’t until this morning that Canon Rumors was able to identify Breccia as their creator, pointing to a vlog posted yesterday in which the YouTuber tells his audience to Google “Canon G7X Mark III” and drop him a comment if they see anything “suspicious.” That, by itself, isn’t exactly iron clad proof, but if you look at the fakes themselves, you’ll see he actually signed them:

This isn’t the first time Breccia has pulled a fake “leaked photos” stunt like this. According to CR, he was → continue…

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Fujifilm introduces budget-friendly and rugged FinePix XP130

Fujifilm has introduced the FinePix XP130, its latest inexpensive rugged camera. The XP130 is largely the same as the XP120 that came before it, with the addition of Bluetooth, Eye AF and an electronic level being the major changes.

The XP130 has a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor, 28-140mm equiv. F3.9-4.9 stabilized lens, 3″ LCD and 1080/60p video capture. Bluetooth makes pairing camera and smartphone easier and also allows for instant photo transfer. The XP130 has 96MB of built-in memory plus an SD card slot and a battery that will last for around 240 shots.

You’ll have five colors of XP130 to choose from: black, blue, green, yellow and white. It will ship in March for $229.95.

Press Release


Featuring the latest Bluetooth® technology, four rugged protection features and versatile shooting functions in a compact, lightweight body

Valhalla, N.Y., January 24, 2018 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced the FinePix XP130, the newest addition to the rugged XP series. The XP130 is the first in the line to feature the latest Bluetooth® technology for easy to use, instant image transfer, and is also equipped with new shooting functions such as an Electronic Level and Eye Detection to provide even greater versatility. Equipped with a FUJINON lens and four rugged protection features in a lightweight body, the new XP130 is durable and delivers high quality images, making it the perfect companion for any kind of adventure.

Four-Way Rugged Protection for Worry-Free Use

The XP130 is waterproof up to 65 feet / 20 meters, shockproof up to 5.7 feet / 1.75 meters, freeze proof to 14°F / -10°C and dustproof, and features a protective, double-locking mechanism for the battery compartment. With a grip design for firm one-handed grip, the new XP130 is designed for ease of use → continue…

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