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Firmware Friday: Canon T5i firmware fixes the camera lockup blues


 
 

It's Firmware Friday once more, and this week we have but a single update on which to report. This week, it's all about the communication -- Canon has just shipped an update for its Rebel T5i digital SLR which improves STM lens-to-body communication, as well as correcting some translation errors in the user...

Canon 7D firmware fixes tethered file transfer issue


 
 

Does your camera bag include Canon's EOS 7D digital SLR and WFT-E5A wireless file transmitter? If so, the company has a new firmware update that you'll want to install on the camera body.

Canon EOS 7D firmware version 2.0.5 corrects a problem when transferring files via USB with the Wireless File Transmitter...

Stylish time-lapse shows another side to one of the world’s most built-up cities


 
 

Think of Hong Kong, and the picture in most people's minds is probably of the city itself: built-up, densely populated, teeming with life, activity and neon signs. There's another side to Hong Kong, though, one most tourists don't get to see. Almost three quarters of Hong Kong's land is made up of remote areas,...

Firmware Friday: Improvements for the Canon 5D Mark III, Sigma SD1 and Fujifilm lenses


 
 

Friday is here once more, and with it, our weekly wrapup of all that's new on the firmware front -- although this time around, we've two weeks of updates to cover. (With news editor Mike Tomkins out of town last week, we didn't have our usual Firmware Friday piece.) That means more to discuss than usual, including...

Firmware Friday: New features for Canon EOS-1D X, 1D C; Fuji X100 interchangeable-lens cameras


 
 

Things have been rather quiet on the firmware front of late, but after a brief hiatus, Firmware Friday makes its return with several announcements from Canon and Fujifilm.

We'll start with Fujifilm, whose new firmware is already available for download. (Canon's firmware has been announced, but not yet shipped.)

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DxO Optics Pro update supports Canon 70D DSLR, Sony RX1R full-frame compact camera


DxO Labs has today announced an update to its flagship imaging utility, DxO Optics Pro. The company hasn't yet issued releas notes for the new version, but we do know that it adds support for two new cameras, from Canon and Sony respectively, as well as more lens modules for its increasingly vast selection.

Newly-supported cameras in DxO...

Canon 70D review: Game-changing DSLR delivers best video autofocusing performance we’ve ever seen


The Canon 70D ushers in a new technology so unexpected that there's no way we could be disappointed -- even if it may not have delivered the significant upgrade in still image quality that everyone wanted or expected. We love when a camera manufacturer surprises us with a treat like Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. After all, a rare,...

Firmware Friday: New features for Sony interchangeable-lens cameras; Canon preps pro camera / camcorder updates


Firmware Friday is here once more, and it's time for a roundup of all that's new in photographic firmware updates. This week, Sony adds new features to several of its NEX mirrorless and SLT Translucent Mirror cameras, while Canon pledges updates for a range of high-end video cameras / camcorders. Sony's updates cover four models: the Alpha...

Firmware Friday: Canon resolves EOS 1D-series power drain; Panasonic improves Lumix compacts


It's Friday, and that means two things. The weekend's almost here, and so is Firmware Friday, our regular roundup of the latest digital camera firmware updates. This week, we have new firmware to report from both Canon and Panasonic.

Canon's new firmware covers three of its professional EOS 1D-series digital SLRs: the EOS-1D Mark III,...

Be a lens-mount hostage no more: Sigma to let you switch camera brands and keep your lenses


DSLR and mirrorless fans: Have you ever seen a camera announcement for a rival mount, and found yourself considering jumping ship? Chances are, even if the camera you were lusting after was amazing, you still didn't do it.

Third-party lens manufacturer Sigma is about to shake the interchangeable-lens camera industry to its core, offering a...

Canon SL1 review: Find out why the world’s smallest DSLR is much more than just a mini Rebel T5i


In many ways, the Canon SL1 DSLR provides the best of both worlds, pairing the compact, lightweight body of a mirrorless camera and the performance and image quality of a DSLR. You could almost call it a miniaturized version of Canon's Rebel T4i and T5i DSLRs. And that's a good thing: Both standard-size interchangeable lens cameras are solid,...

Canon 70D review: Can this new DSLR change autofocus forever? We go hands-on to find out


Most camera announcements these days are largely evolutionary, but every now and then one crops up that's clearly a revolution in the making. That's definitely true of Canon's latest, as you'll find out when you read our Canon 70D review for our first impressions on the most exciting announcement in quite some time. The Canon 70D is a...

Pros, take note: Canon has recalled some EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C digital SLRs


Pro photographers, videographers and deep-pocketed enthusiasts shooting with the Canon EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C digital SLRs will want to pay attention to a product advisory issued yesterday by Canon USA. The company has discovered an issue affecting some shipments of both models, and while it's not using the word recall to describe its response,...

Firmware Friday(ish): Canon improves SX280 movie mode, plans EOS M update


We're a little late with Firmware Friday this week, but we'll stick with the name nonetheless -- it's still Friday on the West coast, after all. We've got news of two updates this week, both from imaging heavyweight Canon, but only one is available immediately.

The Canon SX280, announced last March, has only been shipping for a couple of...

Firmware Friday: Canon 1-series, Nikon P7700, Fuji X-series all get updates


In the last few days, new firmware has been released for no less than nine digital camera models, and with manufacturers working hard to provide reasons to shoot with a dedicated camera instead of your smartphone, the flood of updates -- both fixing bugs and in some cases adding new features -- isn't likely to let up any time soon.

New...

Camera, meet concrete—will Canon or Nikon triumph in the DSLR drop test?


For the last couple of years, the folks at third-party protection plan company SquareTrade have posted regular drop tests, taking consumer electronics devices and either dropping them or dropping things on them, all in the name of finding out which fares best. The tests, which have so far been limited to phones and tablets, are uncomfortable...

Canon T5i digital SLR gets comprehensive support in new DxO Optics Pro update


Earlier this week, French software company DxO Labs released an update to its flagship Optics Pro workflow app, right on its regular monthly schedule. Compared to the preceding release, DxO Optics Pro adds support for a number of new camera models including the Canon Rebel T5i, as well as adding a vast selection of new lens modules. It also...

Canon 6D review: Does the affordable, full-frame DSLR live up to its promise?


Despite a few quibbles, the 20.2-megapixel Canon 6D lives up to its promise of housing a glorious, full-frame CMOS sensor inside a smaller, lighter and more affordable digital SLR camera body designed for prosumers, enthusiasts, and even novice photographers. Are we in love with everything about this camera? No, but Canon's done a great job of...

The waiting’s over: Canon ships EOS 5D Mark III update with uncompressed HDMI and more


EOS 5D Mark III owners, your long wait is over! It seems a very long time ago that Canon promised a firmware update for the 5D III which would provide uncompressed HDMI output and improved autofocus at the center AF point, all the way back in mid-October of last year. In fairness to Canon, they were clear at the time that the update wouldn't...

Canon EOS 6D firmware squashes clock bug


Have you experienced issues with your Canon EOS 6D digital SLR spontaneously requesting you to reconfigure its date and time settings? If so, you're not alone, and Canon has a fix for the problem. (But you're recommended to install the firmware regardless, as the company says that you may do so in the future.)

The problem is solved in Canon...