Panasonic have announced a new firmware version for the GH5, and it's got lots of bug fixes and plenty of new features. They say this will be available at the end of September, and it'll be a free update. I like that they're adding features and not charging for them. The complete list of features is copied below, but here are the features I'm personally excited about from a photography point of view--cinematographers may be excitred about different things. I realize this is two columns in a row on the GH5, but I promise next week will be … [Read more...] about Mirrorless Camera Maniac: GH5 Firmware 2.0 Announced & Digested
Mirrorless cameras have been on the market for more than a decade and there's no other camera type that has developed and changed more rapidly, and there's no other category of camera that is more critically discussed. With all the changes constantly going on, I think you should make sure you're up to date before you criticize the efficacy of a camera platform. Here are three places you should check your facts. 1. Are you talking about the latest model? I talk with many photographers about mirrorless, and many times someone has tried a camera … [Read more...] about Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Is It Time To Update?
A recent update for the GoPro Hero5 firmware (v01.55) makes the camera unable to use batteries made by other manufacturers. This is troublesome because 3rd party or off-brand batteries are typically much cheaper than a manufacturer's batteries. Of course, the off-brand batteries often don't last as long as the OEM units, but they are still cheaper per use than the OEM. On the other hand, many camera manufacturers include smart technology in their batteries that allow them to communicate status with the camera beyond how much power is left. … [Read more...] about GoPro Update Eliminates Off-Brand Batteries & A Huge Surprise
I always like when my tools get a power boost. Kudos to Panasonic which just released two pretty amazing features for the Panasonic DMC-GH4. The company dropped a brand new update to the camera's firmware taking it to version 2.5. Here's what's new... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJjvEe6VbM0 Post Focus Post Focus is a technology that allows you to adjust which point is in-focus point after shooting. This technology was first seen on Lytro cameras, but Panasonic has taken it to the next level by allowing cameras to actual refine … [Read more...] about Own a Panasonic GH4? It’s Time For a Major Upgrade
GoPro just released major new firmware updates for their popular HERO 4 camera, bringing a few different video frame rates and a new video time lapse mode. Firmware updates allow manufacturers to unlock features in their cameras that were undeveloped at the release and can add value to their customers. It's almost like getting a brand-new camera! HERO 4 Black and Silver Edition Upgrades Time Lapse Video Mode In a world of instant gratification, GoPro added a new Time Lapse Video mode. The HERO 4 will record a time lapse and convert it into a … [Read more...] about New GoPro HERO 4 Firmware Updates
As a pretty new FujiFilm X-T1 owner, I'm super stoked to see such an awesome list of updates to this already amazing camera! I've got to say that FujiFilm has been listening pretty well to current owners and have implemented a number of awesome changes! There are quite a few things that have been added to this revision. I'm excited to share a truncated yet still somewhat long list (at 10) that I'm personally looking forward to! If you're an owner, you're going to love the boost that the camera is going to get! I've added my little notes in … [Read more...] about The FujiFilm X-T1 Owners Have Been Heard!