This is Sony’s answer to Canon and Nikon: A massive up to $1,000 price cut on all E-mount cameras!

Why bother to launch a new camera model to fight the Nikon Z and Canon EOS-R? Just cut the price! Today Sony US launched these massive rebates:

$1000 off on the Sony A9 at Buydig, BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera.
$400 off on the SonyA7rIII at BuyDig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, FocusCamera.
$400 off on the Sony A7rII at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$500 off on the Sony A7II at Buydig, BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$150 off on the Sony 6300 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$200 off on the Sony 6000 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$150 off on the Sony 5100 at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.
$250 off on the A6000 dual kit at Buydig, Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Focuscamera.

Suddenly the Nikon Z7 looks terribly expensive compared to the equally good Sony A7rIII.

More Black Friday deals:

Panasonic rebates on those pages at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Olympus rebates on those pages at GetOlympus, BHphoto and Amazon.
Fuji rebates on Adorama and Bhphoto.

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
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)