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Fujifilm Unveils X-T1 Camera

28 Jan

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm today announced the new X-T1 mirrorless camera, which features an SLR-style handling. The X-T1 has a 2.36m dot resolution OLED electronic viewfinder with the world’s highest magnification and a lag-time of just 0.005 sec, phase detection AF with a world-beating response of just 0.08sec, five mechanical dials, dust and water resistance, and the world’s first compatibility with Ultra High Speed UHS-II SDXC memory cards.

The X-T1 and dedicated accessories will be available from mid-end February 2014. Fujifilm is also launching three weather-resistant zoom lenses to complement the X-T1 camera, all available during 2014, with the XF 18-135mm launching in June. The three lenses are the XF 18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R OIS WR, XF 16-55mmF2.8 R OIS WR and the XF 50-140mmF2.8 R OIS WR.

For Malaysia, Fujifilm will launch the X-T1 on February 18, after which it will be on sale from the following week onwards. Prices for the body, kit set as well as individual lenses will also be announced during the official launch.

Fujifilm X-T1_LCD

 
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Fujifilm Malaysia Unveils Instax Share SP-1 Wireless Printer

23 Jan

Instax Share SP-1

Instax1FUJIFILM Malaysia has unveiled its Instax Share SP-1 wireless photo printer that prints instant photographs captured via iOS and Android smartphone platforms. With Fujifilm’s instax mini instant cameras, which output photos in the traditional analog style, are becoming popular among teenage girls and women in their early 20s in many Asian countries, particularly China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore, according to Senior Executive Director of Fujifilm Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Paul Ho.

“To accommodate requests from such users who wish to create such instax prints from smartphone images, we have developed Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1 that enables easy and quick creation of instax prints from smartphone images.

“Via the downloaded proprietary app, it is possible to send images from a smartphone to Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1 wirelessly and print them in the Instax frames with a simple on-the-spot operation. The app offers various features such as image enlargement/reduction and filters like black & white/sepia. A diverse line-up of templates is also available, making photo printing more enjoyable. The Real Time Template, on which the date/time, place, weather, temperature and humidity are printed on the photo, makes a one and only print in the world.” said Ho.

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With the Limited Edition Template, each print is marked with a serial number like a limited item, making a memory with people you cherish more precious. On SNS Template, the images uploaded to social networking service (SNS) sites are printed with the profile photo and the number of likes.

Managing Director Yasunobu Nishiyama adds that Fujifilm will keep expanding attractive features of Instax cameras which offer enjoyable instant photography and printing, while communicating the intrinsic values of photography in the different aspects of “taking, preserving, decorating and giving.”

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The Instax Share printer is available now in both Malaysia and Singapore, and is priced at RM650 for the former, with each instant photo paper pack costing approximately RM28.

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Canon EOS 700D Firmware Version 1.1.3

22 Jan

EOS 700D

Canon has posted a firmware update for its EOS 700D DSLR camera. Version 1.1.3 fixes a phenomenon in which the camera displays Err01 or Err60, or in rare instances will lock-up when in Live View shooting mode (or Movie shooting mode) when attached to the following STM zoom lenses: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. Additionally, it corrects some Korean-language misspellings displayed on the menu screen. You can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Canon USA Support

 
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Nikon Df Firmware Update C 1.01

22 Jan

Nikon Df_Slanted

Nikon has posted a firmware update for the FX-format Nikon Df digital SLR camera. Version 1.01 fixes the following bugs:

  • When Press for Custom Setting f4 (Assign Fn button), f5 (Assign preview button), or f6 (Assign AE-L/AF-L button) was set to Preview, and the camera’s Fn button, Pv button, or AE-L/AF-L button was pressed with viewfinder shooting using a Speedlight SB-800, a preview was not displayed in the camera monitor and a modeling flash was not fired.

  • When a Speedlight that does not support auto FP high-speed sync was used with Custom Setting e1 (Flash sync speed) set to 1/250 s (Auto FP), the maximum shutter speed was 1/200 s.

  • When images captured with Auto ISO sensitivity control in the shooting menu set to Off were displayed in ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2, Auto (ISO XXX)* was displayed for ISO Sensitivity in Metadata.  This issue has been resolved. *”XXX” is the specified ISO sensitivity value.

Website: Nikon Europe Support

 
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Wishing Readers/Visitors A Happy New Year 2014!

01 Jan

2014-NewYear

 
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