Sony published the detailed info of the new Fuji GFX-100s sensor

Sony has updated their camera sensor database with detailed specs sheets:

Some of the sensors above are used by the Nikon Z6, Fuji X-T3 and GH5s sensors.

What’s very curious is the spec sheet of the Fuji GFX-100s that will be released next year. This is a hell of a good sensor and the first medium format sensor having Back Illuminated technology and 4k30p:

 

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
Skylum Legacy Product owners (Creative Kit, Noiseless, Intensify, Tonality, FX Photo Studio, Focus, Snapheal, Filters for Photos) also receive a $10 discount plus bonuses if they purchase Luminar, currently priced at $59

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)

Nikon interview at Dpreview: “Our goal is to become number one in the full-frame market”

Dpreview posted the content of their interview with Nikon managers:

1) Nikon said “Our goal is to become number one in the full-frame market. We believe that we can achieve the number one position maybe quite soon”

2) At the moment NIkon is not thinking about making an APS-C Z-mount camera. But they will not rule out the possibility to make such a camera in the future.

3) Smartphone competition: “Maybe smartphones will be be able to produce images that are as good as interchangeable lens cameras. If this happens, it will be a real challenge.”

So Nikon wants to become Number One. Last week Canon forecasted in their financial strategies that they will increase their share in this market. And Sony keeps pushing to become number one too. Who will be the leade in 2020? What’s your guess?

Just for fun: Google Trend comparison between the Canon EOS-R, Nikon Z7 and Sony A7III

This is a Google Trend comparison between the new EOS-R, Z7 and A7III. Of course you have to keep in mind that this isn’t a very accurate tool. People for example also do search for “Nikon Z” or “Canon EOS-R”. But I did compare the terms that were the most used. Maybe the only trend we can learn from this is that there is no clear winner yet…

I repeat, this is not a scientific comparison. Still, interesting to look at!