Category: Announcements and Info

Fujifilm Releases new Firmware for X-T3 and XH-1

 By Kaitlyn Kerr

Fujifilm has released a firmware update for the X-T3 and XH-1.

One of the biggest improvements on the XH-1 firmware is that videos over 4GB can now be recorded as a single file (provided a memory card of 64GB or higher is used). The in-body stabilization has also been improved from 3-axes to 5-axes, and when used with current and updated lenses, provides over five stops of image stabilization based on CIPA standards.

Most of the updates to the X-T3 improve video, including 4K HDR recording in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), and simultaneous output of a film simulation and F-log footage, allowing you to record in the log format while checking the film simulation image on an external monitor.

The 4GB file limit on recording has not been corrected with this firmware for the XT-3, though it is expected to be announced on a coming update in January.

See links below for the firmware update downloads and full details on the updates.

X-T3 Firmware Update – Download Here

X-H1 Firmware Update – Download Here

PDF versions of a New Features Guide are also available for download to help you make the most of the cameras’ capabilities: X-T3 | XH-1

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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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