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Panasonic announces new firmware updates for the Lumix S1, S1R and S5

 
 

Panasonic has announced new firmware updates for its Lumix S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras to enhance the functionality of the S1, S1R and S5 cameras. When the latest firmware updates release in July, Panasonic will also release plug-in software to allow users to open HLG photos shot with S series cameras in Adobe...

Panasonic announces the development of GH6 flagship Micro Four Thirds camera and new f/1.7 lens

 
 

It's been a long time coming, but the Panasonic GH6 is officially on its way. The Panasonic GH5 was released in spring 2017, more than four years ago. Since then, Panasonic launched its full-frame mirrorless camera system, leading some Micro Four Thirds users to feel a bit left out in the cold. However, Panasonic is not...

BenQ announces SW271C 4K HDR monitor, promises superb color and workflow for photo and video

 
 

BenQ has announced a new 27-inch 4K (3,840 x 2,160) IPS monitor aimed at photographers and videographers. The BenQ SW271C is the successor to the SW271, and the new display further improves color accuracy while modernizing inputs and improving overall workflow for photo and video users alike.

The SW271C features BenQ's...

New Sony A7S III firmware update adds S-Cinetone

 
 

Sony announced the FX3 cinema camera this week. The new camera is similar in size and shape to something like the Sony A7S III. Still, the FX3 has controls, features and expandability catered toward solo video shooters rather than photographers and hybrid shooters. One cool video feature that the FX3 has is its...

Sony announces the FX3: Its most compact Cinema Line camera ever is aimed at solo shooters

 
 

Sony announced a new addition to its Sony Cinema Line, the FX3. The cinema line currently comprises the Venice, FX9 and FX6 cameras. The new FX3 is the most compact Cinema Line camera, blending Alpha 7S III-like form with FX6-like cinema performance.

At the heart of the FX3 is a full-frame 12.1-megapixel Exmor R...

Nikon announces update for Z6 II and Z7 II, adds 4K/60p to Z6 II and Blackmagic RAW to Z6 II/Z7 II

 
 

Nikon has announced that a new firmware update for the Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II mirrorless cameras will be available next Thursday, February 25. Firmware version 1.10 will add support for RAW video output to Blackmagic Design external recorders for both cameras. The firmware also improves Eye-Detection autofocus...

Sony A7S III Video Specs & Sample Videos: A run-down of video features and real-world samples

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Sony A7S III Video Specs & Sample Videos

 
 

Though IR generally caters to photographers and focuses on still cameras, video has become an increasingly important part of the modern visual creators' repertoire. Those wanting excellent video quality, performance, and features inside a compact...

Sony A7S III Unveiled! Sony skips the high-res race, goes all-out on 4K quality, performance & features

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The day is finally here, Sony fans! Five years later, the long-awaited Sony A7S III has been officially unveiled, and boy does it appear to be an absolute beast for anyone on the market for a high-performance, video-centric full-frame camera. Like its predecessors,...

Canon EOS R: A deep-dive Q&A session with the Canon engineers


 
 

Canon's new EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera has stirred a lot of buzz, and I'm sure readers will have as many questions as we've had about it.

I had a chance to sit down with a panel of top Canon engineers at the recent product launch event in Hawaii, and ask all my usual techie questions; the results were...

Canon SX740 HS announced: 40x optical zoom, 20.3MP and 4K UHD video in the palm of your hand

 
 

Canon has announced a new superzoom PowerShot camera, the PowerShot SX740 HS. The SX740 boasts a 40x optical zoom lens which offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-960mm and features a 20.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor.

The camera is powered by Canon's latest DIGIC 8 image processor, which allows the camera...

Fujifilm X-H1 Field Test Part III: The X-H1 has new video features, but is it a great video camera?


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In my first two Field Tests for the new the Fujifilm X-H1 flagship X Series camera, I looked at its revised design, image quality, performance and shooting experience. Now it's time to turn our attention toward the X-H1's video features and performance. 

The X-H1...

Photographing at Stokksnes in Iceland: Beautiful 4K video shows off stunning seaside landscape

 
 

Photographer Mads Peter Iversen has visited Vestrahorn, also known as Stokksnes, in Iceland over 10 times. That doesn't mean he's bored of the popular location, however, as he says it's unique each time he visits. We join him on his latest visit to the area in the video below.

Why is the location so popular and why...

Blackmagic’s new 4K Pocket Cinema Camera looks good on paper, but I’m unconvinced

 
 

Blackmagic today announced a new Pocket Cinema camera, which isn't so much a "pocket" camera anymore but it does add some impressive specs with an even more impressive price. The new camera is a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO as well as 13 stops of dynamic...

Canon @ CP+: Mirrorless strategy, development focus and Dual Sensing IS tech

 
 

For a good few years now, we've had a team from IR on the ground at the CP+ tradeshow in Japan each spring, attending an annual event which represents something of a homecoming for many of the world's biggest camera makers. And each year, we make sure to schedule time around the show to meet with executives from each of...

Panasonic G9 Field Test Part II: Taking a look at the video features of this stills-centric Lumix flagship


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When one hears "Panasonic mirrorless camera" and "video recording," you probably immediately think of the GH5 or new GH5S, and for good reason -- they are amazing video cameras. With the recent G9 camera, however, Panasonic focused more on still photography...

Fujifilm X-E3 Field Test Part II: We put the X-E3’s 4K video features to the test


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In my first Field Test for the Fujifilm X-E3, I looked at the camera primarily with respect to its still imaging capabilities. I also looked at its design, autofocus and performance. The X-E3 also has video chops. I put the 4K-equipped camera's video features and...

Leica releases new Leica CL: A nearly $3,000 APS-C camera with 24-megapixel sensor and 4K video

Leica CL First Impressions

 
 

Update at 04:30 PM ET: We have published our Leica CL First Impressions and added links to it in this news. 

Leica has announced the Leica CL, the newest - and most expensive - addition to their APS-C camera system. Joining the TL2, the Leica CL employs a 24-megapixel APS-C format image...

Canon 5DS R cameras capture over 100,000 frames for stunning 4K time lapse video

 
 

We've featured the time lapse work of Mike Olbinski before here on Imaging Resource. He is an Arizona-based wedding photographer who also loves to chase storms. It's quite the combination. His latest time lapse video, "Monsoon IV," can be viewed below. Be sure to watch it in 4K if possible.

For the film below, Olbinski...

4K Video Shootout: Can the iPhone X beat the Panasonic GH5?

 
 

Apple's new iPhone X can record 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. This is an impressive spec and Lee Morris of Fstoppers wanted to compare the iPhone X to his favorite camera for shooting video, the Panasonic GH5, which can also shoot 4K video at 60 fps.

In the video below, Morris pits the iPhone X and GH5...

Sony announces new RX0: A 1-inch sensored waterproof 4K multimedia camera

 
 

From the most prolific innovators of powerful products in small packages comes a new offering today from Sony in the form of the RX0. Looking like a traditional GoPro, but housing a 1-inch sensor (which has over 4 times the surface area of GoPro and competing sensors) the RX0 aims itself squarely at multimedia creators...