Category: Announcements and Info

New Fuji Instax SQ20 Printer

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

Fujifilm announced an update to their Instax lineup at Photokina this year. The brand new SQ20 comes as an update to the SQ10 and maintains the popular 62mm x 62mm square format that fits nicely between the credit-card sized regular instax images and the large instax wide. This is the first instax camera to incorporate a zoom, at 4.0x. A number of other features have been added as well, including a motion mode, which allows you to take a video up to 15 seconds and then select a specific frame to print. This will be helpful for those hard-to-capture fleeting moments that move quickly.

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Panasonic Releases New Firmware for GH5, GH5s, G9

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

Panasonic has released a new firmware update for the GH5 and GH5s. The most significant improvement to the camera’s performance is in the continuous autofocus mode, for both stills and video. Previously, there was some disappointment with how well the camera tracked a subject continuously – particularly if you wanted it to use the full autofocus area and not a single point. The focus would frequently jump to the background.

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Leica Announces Brand New S3 Medium Format, FOTOS app, L-mount Alliance

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

Lots of medium format news at Photokina this year. Ten years after they first announced the S2, a brand new medium format camera system, Leica has now announced the new S3 with a new 64MP sensor. The company has also announced a new L-mount alliance with Sigma and Panasonic, and firmware updates which will allow compatibility with a newly announced app as well.

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