Nikon Z6 finally in Stock. And Sony finally dropping the price of the A9!

The new Nikon Z6 is in Stock for the first time at BHphoto, BestBuy, Amazon, Adorama, Calumet Germany. WexUk. Jessops. CameraPro. What you find in Stock is mostly the kit version. Body only seems to be out of Stock everywhere.

And Sony finally realixed that they have to lower the price on their best cameras: On Sunday they will cut the price of the Sony A9 by $1,000 and the price of the Sony A7rIII by $400. Now that’s a decent price!

 

This is the official list of yet to be announced Nikon-Canon-Leica-Olympus-Ricoh cameras

The Ricoh GRIII

Nokishita published the list of camera codes registered in Asia:

Canon

  • DS 126751
    • Digital camera (single lens reflex or full size mirrorless)
    • Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • SKU: 3380C003AA, 3380C013AA, 3380C023AA
      • Body only and two lens kits?
  • DS 126761
    • Digital camera (single lens reflex or full size mirrorless)
    • Made in Taiwan or Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • SKU: 3454C001AA, 3454C002AA, 3454C003AA, 3458C001AA, 3461C001AA
      • Three color variations?
        • Black is only body and lens kit 2 types, the other two lens kit only?
      • What are the model names? (The model name differs perhaps in the United States, Japan and other regions)
  • PC 2355
    • Digital camera
    • Made in Japan (Nagasaki Plant)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed

Nikon

  • N1721
    • Digital camera
    • made in China
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • AC adapter: EH – 73P
    • COOLPIX A1000
  • N 1811
    • Digital camera
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • Manufacture: ALTEK (KUNSHAN) or Jiujiang 铨展 电子 有限公司

Olympus

Leica

  • 3952
    • Digital camera
    • Made in China (Panasonic factory)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth 4.2 installed
    • AC adapter: ACA-DC16
    • USB × 1 (charge compatible) · HDMI × 1
    • Leica D-LUX 7
  • 6847
    • Digital camera
    • Leica S3

Ricoh

Luminar 3 with Libraries will be released on December 18, 2018.

If you prefer to have a standalone instead of a cloud product you might be interested in this:

Skylum announced that it will launch Luminar 3 with Libraries on December 18. This would make it officially a direct Lightroom competitor. If you plan to buy Luminar use the coupon code “MIRROR” you will get $10 off.

Below are some key features to expect from Luminar 3 with Libraries.

Amazing photo viewing/browsing experience with the Library
Intuitive and easy to understand user interface
No import of photos that takes longer loading time
Speedy browsing/scrolling through images
Calendar
Fast image adjustments synchronization, even with layers and textures
A plethora of powerful photo editing features (50+ filters): Accent AI, Layers, Sun Rays, Advanced Contrast
Workspaces
Luminar Looks (one-click, adjustable strength presets)

Luminar 3 with Libraries is a free update to Luminar 2018 users. Everyone from new and trial users to Skylum product owners will get a discounted rate when they PRE-ORDER IT before December 18 and use the coupon code “MIRROR” to save $10.

Luminar Trial Users (when downloaded before November 1) and current Skylum software users get $10 off plus bonuses if they purchase Luminar, currently priced at $59
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To get your Luminar 3 with Libraries savings, click here and use coupon code “MIRROR“to get $10 discount.

Z7 firmware update released today and Z6 shipment to start tomorrow

Today Nikon released the new Z7 firmware update:downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/313.html

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.01 to 1.02

  • • Fixed an issue that caused the display to flicker if pictures were scrolled during playback zoom after the user had taken pictures using the viewfinder with Prioritize viewfinder selected for monitor mode and then removed his or her eye from the viewfinder before starting playback.
  • • Fixed an issue that caused Capture NX-D or ViewNX-i to crash when displaying NEF (RAW) pictures taken with the following options selected for HDR (high dynamic range) in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU:
    • HDR mode: On (series) or On (single photo)
    • Save individual images (NEF): On
  • • Fixed an issue that allowed the camera to exceed the value chosen for ISO sensitivity settings > Maximum sensitivity in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU if it was from ISO 200 to 20,000 and On was selected for MOVIE SHOOTING MENU > Electronic VR.
  • • Updated some help displays.

 

And the Z6 will officially start to ship out tomorrow!

Nikon Z links:
Nikon Z7 at BHphoto, BestBuy, Amazon, Adorama, Calumet Germany. WexUk. Jessops. CameraPro.
Nikon Z6 at BHphoto, BestBuy, Amazon, Adorama, Calumet Germany. WexUk. Jessops. CameraPro.
Nikon 24-70mm at BHphoto, BestBuy, Amazon, Adorama, Calumet Germany. WexUk. Jessops. CameraPro.
Nikon 35mm at BHphoto, BestBuy, Amazon, Adorama, Calumet Germany. WexUk. Jessops. CameraPro.
Nikon 50mm at BHphoto, BestBuy, Amazon, Adorama, Calumet Germany. WexUk. Jessops. CameraPro.
Nikon FTZ adapter at BHphoto, BestBuy, Amazon, Adorama, Calumet Germany. WexUk. Jessops. CameraPro.

via Nikoneye.com

Curiosity: New Pixii M-mount camera uses a new 12MP APS-C global shutter sensor made by an Austrian company

This new French Pixii M-mount camera has quite some unique features. The camera uses the new CMV12000 sensor made by the Austrian company AMS. These are the sensor specs:

Features
Global shutter
Resolution of 4096×3072 pixel at 300 frames per second
Selectable ADC Resolution
High dynamic range mode with dual exposure and piecewise linear response options

Benefits
Freeze moving objects
Designed for high performance applications
Choose between maximum frame rate (10bit) or better image quality (12bit)
See bright and dark objects at the same time

Product parameters
Resolution [MP] 12.6
Pixel Size [µm] 5.5
Optical Format / Size APS-like
Shutter Type Global
Frame Rate [fps] 300
Output Interface​ LVDS 64x 600Mbps
Option Mono, RGB, NIR
Package 237p Ceramic μPGA
Special Features Subsampling, Binning, HDR

There is also a first hands-on report on the French website 01net.com. And pricing will be:

Pixii A1112 – 8GB silver aluminum – 3480 euros (incl. 20% VAT)
Pixii A1112 – 8GB space gray or black – 3540 euros (incl. 20% VAT)

First Olympus E-M1X specs: 20MP, 18 fps, 7+ EV stabilization and price close to $3,000!

43rumors unveiled the first specs of the new Olympus OMD E-M1X camera:

Name: E-M1X OMD camera
Sensor: 20MP

Frame rate: 18fps
7.5+ EV
Body Size: 144.37 x 146.765 x 75.345mm (body with a built in vertical grip)
High Res: Can shoot handheld High Resolution images (around 80MP)
Photography focus: Sports and Wildlife shooters
Price: close to $3,000

Launch: January 2019

And one source shared some more insights on this camera:

The camera is the perfect working tool. It’s worth the high price of $3,000, I guess from what I’ve seen. Lying in the hand like the legendary E-1 (see picture on top). It’s even better balanced than the MKII. You hardly notice the little extra weight. With the 300 F4 as well as with a 45 F 1.8 the camera sticks in your hand as if glued on.

The sensor exceeds all expectations, as does the stabilizer. The camera has 3 types of high res shoots. What really pleases me is that finally the charging via 15 V USB port works. Then I can finally charge my Powerbanks via solar cells while hiking in Nepal and then connect them to the camera. But the best will be the extremely high data transfer rate when transferring live data to a server over the air.

The charger charges the battery extremely fast, thanks for the investment of an additional $4.80 in development. for those who have waited a long time, the mc-20 also comes. So, look forward to the launch of the camera at the end of january 2019 and 2 more “small cameras” next year. You will smile when you see them.

No doubt Olympus will make a great camera but the E-M1X price is close to the Sony A7rIII and Nikon Z7 Full Frame cameras…will Olympus really sell enough of E-M1X cameras to make some profit?