Sunday, September 20, 2009

Camera News updates - September

Pentax launches K-x DSLR

An entry level digital SLR has been announced by Pentax. It features a 12.4 MP CMOS sensor, 11-point autofocus, live view and HD video. Available in October.

Pentax link

Firmware updates for
Panasonic G1 and GH1

Updates to the firmware for G1 and GH1 Panasonic cameras have been posted.

Firmware v1.2 for Lumix DMC-GH1

Firmware v1.4 for Lumix DMC-G1

Firmware update for
Panasonic 45-200mm lens

Updates for the Panasonic 45-200mm Lumix G Vario micro four thirds lens has been posted. Version 1.1 improves autofocus and image stabilisation.

Panasonic update

Adobe Lightroom 2.5 and
Camera Raw 5.5 released

Final versions of the updates are now available. Raw support includes the following cameras: Nikon D300S, Nikon D3000, Panasonic DMC-GF1, Olympus E-P1

Lightroom v2.5 (Windows)
Lightroom v2.5 (Mac)

Camera Raw v5.5 (Windows)
Camera Raw v5.5 (Mac)

Firmware updates for Olympus E-P1

Olympus has released a firmware update for the E-P1, digital Pen, Micro Four Thirds camera. There are also updates for the Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm and 17mm pancake lenses.
Updates can be downloaded via the Olympus Master/Studio software.

New Canon lens from Carl Zeiss

CZ has launched an 18mm F3.5 for Canon mount cameras.

Preview at

September 9, 2009

Leica reveals M9 and X1

The new M9, a full-frame M-mount rangefinder (24 x 36mm) with an 18 megapixel sensor has been finally unveiled by Leica. At last, the CCD sensor developed by Kodak means that Leica M-mount lenses maintain their original field of view.

Leica M9 link

The new X1 (pictured) is a compact camera with a large 12MP CMOS sensor with ISO range of 100 to 3200

Leica X1 link

Leica factory tour from Dpreview

Dpreview, the superb camera website, went on a Leica factory tour.

See their report

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