Posts Tagged ‘firmware’

Sony Updates Action Cam Firmware, Adds Live Streaming & New ‘Motion Shot Mode’

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Sony rolled out an impressive firmware update for owners of its Sony Action Cams today. Owners of the higher-end AS100V get the better end of the deal, but Sony’s not leaving AS30V owners out either. Read more…

Nikon Releases Major Firmware Update 1.1 for D800 and D800E

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In addition to the major hardware announcements that Nikon made late last night, the company also released some major firmware upgrades for two of their biggest DSLRs: the D800 and D800E. Read more…

New Fujifilm Firmware Brings the X-T1′s EVF Performance and More to the X-E2

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Fujifilm is making a name for itself as a company that truly supports the cameras it puts on the market. By delivering major firmware updates for existing models (even ones that have been discontinued and replaced) they make it less likely that people will upgrade, but simultaneously build fierce customer loyalty.

Today, Fuji continues down this road with firmware 2.0 for the X-E2: a major update that brings the X-T1′s nearly no-lag EVF performance and more to the older shooter. Read more…

Sony Promises Improved Image Quality for A7 and A7r with March Firmware Update

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Early adopters of the Sony A7 and A7r full-frame mirrorless cameras will be happy to know that Sony has a big firmware update coming their way that will address several of the issues users have brought up. Read more…

Nikon Hacker Unlocks Manual Control in LiveView for D5100 Users

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Canon owners certainly boast the most advanced custom firmware with Magic Lantern, but Nikon Hacker is making some progress. Case in point: with the release of a new hack, Nikon D5100 owners can now use manual controls while shooting in LiveView. Read more…

Fuji Delivers Major Firmware Update for the X100, Adds Faster AF and Focus Peaking

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It’s always nice when a company with plenty of exciting, brand new technology continues to support their older models in a big way, and that’s what Fuji did yesterday when it released version 2.0 of the X100 firmware. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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CyanogenMod Unleashes Its Own Camera App Called Focal

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CyanogenMod, the popular Android firmware replacement installed on over 5.6 million devices, has announced a powerful new camera app to replace the stock camera app that ships with Android. It’s called Focal, and is the first leg of a new development project called “Nemesis.”
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Fuji Recalls Highly Anticipated Firmware Update for X-Pro1, Says It Was Faulty

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Firmware updates only become news in one of two situations: either they bring a feature so anticipated to the table that it garners headlines, or there’s a problem. Unfortunately for Fuji’s latest X-Pro1 firmware update, this time it’s the latter.
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1 to Receive Focus Peaking with Firmware Updates

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If you’re a owner of a Fujifilm X-Pro1 or X-E1 and have been dying to see focus peaking brought to your camera, today’s your lucky day. Fujifilm has announced a new set of upcoming firmware updates for those two cameras, and focus peaking is front and center as one of the big new features introduced.
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The Magic of Firmware: Canon EOS M AF Speed Boost Seen in Videos

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Earlier this month, Canon announced that there’s a firmware update for the Canon EOS M on the way that will boost the mirrorless camera’s sluggish autofocusing speeds by up to 2.3x. Given that AF slowness is one of the biggest gripes EOS M owners have with the camera, the news was likely music to many a EO M owner’s ear.

If you want to see what this 2.3x looks like in real life, Korean photographer Daero Lee has published a number of comparison videos showing updated and non-updated EOS Ms focusing on things.
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