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Industry notes for the week of Feb. 22 New Products People on the Move Updates 

Industry notes for the week of Feb. 22

Rumors and interesting items from around the internet Organize your catastrophic digital photo library, via PopScience US drone ban puts lives at risk, says DJI, via Inside Imaging Apps and updates Canon has released a new version of its EOS Utility, restoring compatibility with macOS Catalina version 10.15.2 and higher. Nikon announces two firmware updates for Z-series cameras includes Animal-Detection... Read More
ProMaster adds variable neutral filters to HGX Prime collection New Products 

ProMaster adds variable neutral filters to HGX Prime collection

ProMaster announces new variable neutral density filters that join the HGX Prime professional collection with a 1.3 to 8 stop density range, which is achieved with color-corrected polarizing films that are applied using a unique, proprietary process. Each filter is manufactured using ultra-hardened, scratch-resistant optical glass that is individually ground, polished, and coated with 36 layers of anti-reflective multi-coatings. Like... Read More
Vivid-Pix image restoration software hits U.S. 11-city demo tour New Products 

Vivid-Pix image restoration software hits U.S. 11-city demo tour

Vivid-Pix has launched a “Your City – Your Story” 11-city U.S. tour to showcase its patented Vivid-Pix RESTORE AI photo and document restoration software. The Vivid-Pix journey includes the largest family history event in the world, RootsTech, held Feb. 26-29, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Vivid-Pix tour includes events throughout the U.S. at genealogical society conferences, libraries, and other... Read More
OmniVision announces 64-Megapixel, 0.8 micron image sensor New Products 

OmniVision announces 64-Megapixel, 0.8 micron image sensor

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced the OV64C, its first 64 MP image sensor featuring a 0.8 micron pixel size to enable high-resolution smartphone cameras in a 1/1.7ʺ optical format. Built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus stacked die technology, this sensor provides leading-edge still image capture and exceptional 4K video performance with electronic image stabilization... Read More
Vazen launches the 28mm t/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens  for Micro Four Thirds cameras New Products 

Vazen launches the 28mm t/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Vazen, a new Chinese cinema lens brand, has announced the pricing and shipping availability of the Vazen 28mm t/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. Vazen previously launched the 40mm t/2 back in Cinegear 2019. The new 28mm is the second member and the widest of their 1.8x anamorphic line-up. The whole set will contain 3 focal lengths... Read More
MyHeritage releases feature to automatically colorize black-and-white photos New Products News 

MyHeritage releases feature to automatically colorize black-and-white photos

Family history site MyHeritage released MyHeritage In Color, a feature that automatically colorizes black-and-white photos. Photos are colorized using sophisticated deep learning technology that is currently exclusive to MyHeritage, the company says. MyHeritage In Color is a freemium feature on MyHeritage, where several photos may be colorized for free, after which continued use of this feature requires a subscription. Colorization... Read More
Leica Camera debuts three lenses for the Leica M-System New Products 

Leica Camera debuts three lenses for the Leica M-System

Leica Camera AG introduced three lenses for the Leica M-System: the silver anodized APO-Summicron-M 75 f/2 ASPH., the limited-edition Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. and APO-Summicron-M 90 f/2 ASPH. in an olive green “Safari” finish. The technical specifications of the three new lenses are identical to those of their serially produced counterparts. All three lenses are available from the end of... Read More
Olympus debuts OM-D E-M1 Mark III, mid-range zoom, and PEN E-PL10 digital camera New Products 

Olympus debuts OM-D E-M1 Mark III, mid-range zoom, and PEN E-PL10 digital camera

Olympus America debut the OM-D E-M1 Mark III professional Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, scheduled to go on sale Feb. 24, 2020. The camera comes with a new image-processing engine, TruePic IX, enabling features such as 50MP Handheld High-Res Shot. The OM-D E-M1 Mark III is equipped with a 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor for high-precision focusing.... Read More
Nikon releases the D6 DSLR, ultra-wide-angle prime and a high-power zoom New Products 

Nikon releases the D6 DSLR, ultra-wide-angle prime and a high-power zoom

Nikon Corp. announced the release of the previously announced Nikon D6 FX-format DSLR, as well as ultra-wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, and the high-power zoom NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lenses. The D6 is equipped with a newly developed, densely packed 105-point AF system with which all focus points utilize cross-type sensors and all can be selected. The... Read More
Canon announces Rebel DSLR, printer, cloud service and upcoming EOS R5 New Products 

Canon announces Rebel DSLR, printer, cloud service and upcoming EOS R5

Canon U.S.A., Inc. unveiled today the Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR, featuring the DIGIC 8 Image Processor, eye-detection in live view, 4K video, 4K HDMI output. It is the first EOS DSLR with vertical video all within a compact and lightweight body. The compact EOS Rebel T8i camera features: Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System with Face Detect to... Read More
Samsung introduces 5G Galaxy S20, foldable Galaxy Z Flip New Products 

Samsung introduces 5G Galaxy S20, foldable Galaxy Z Flip

  Samsung Electronics unveiled two smartphones this week: the Samsung Galaxy S20 series with a brand-new AI-powered camera architecture and the Galaxy Z Flip, a foldable smartphone. With 5G, a new decade of mobile innovation is beginning.  Every device in the Galaxy S20 series—the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra—comes equipped with 5G technology. The Galaxy S20+ and... Read More
Sony launches compact 4K Handycam camcorder New Products 

Sony launches compact 4K Handycam camcorder

Sony Electronics announced the FDR-AX43/B 4K Handycam camcorder featuring Balanced Optical SteadyShot technology, using a built-in gimbal mechanism, for capturing smooth video footage. Sony says the FDR-AX43/B was developed for content creators and vloggers.   The FDR-AX43/B features include: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with a wide angle of 26.8mm 20x optical zoom and Clear Image Zoom of 30x for 4K... Read More
3 Legged Thing introduces Zayla, the dedicated L-bracket system for Nikon Z 50 Camera New Products 

3 Legged Thing introduces Zayla, the dedicated L-bracket system for Nikon Z 50 Camera

England’s 3 Legged Thing announced Zayla and Zayla PD, two brand new dedicated L-brackets, designed specifically for the new Nikon Z 50 camera. Zayla has a standard Arca Swiss plate profile, making it compatible with a broad range of supports. Zayla PD features a footing on the horizontal aspect which enables it to slot into Peak Design® V3 Capture clips... Read More
Fujifilm announces the Fujifilm X100V premium compact New Products 

Fujifilm announces the Fujifilm X100V premium compact

  FUJIFILM North America Corp. launched the FUJIFILM X100V, the fifth iteration in Fujifilm’s X100 Series. The X100V features a new 23mmF2 lens, advanced hybrid viewfinder, optional weather resistance, and two-way tilting rear LCD screen. Key features and improvements of X100V include a body that has top and bottom plates milled from single pieces of aluminum and slight enhancements have... Read More
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