Canon EOS M update to deliver improved autofocus this June
Canon has just announced the new and retractable EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens for the EOS M. Now, the company has confirmed that the mirrorless camera will receive a firmware update by the end of June, in order to support the new ultra wide-angle zoom lens and to bring a faster autofocus system.
Google Glass firmware update XE6 adds new photo features
Google has released a new firmware update for Glass. The new upgrade is automatically available for the users and it is here to bring several photography improvements. According to the search giant, the camera will capture several shots in a short amount of time, in order to take brighter and sharper pictures.
Sony A77 firmware update to include Honami JPEG engine support
Sony SLT-A77 users might get a firmware update by the end of the summer. The changelog of the upgrade has just been leaked. It includes the also-rumored Honami JPEG engine, which is said to be under development, in order to provide higher-quality JPEG images, just like Nikon, Canon, and Fujifilm cameras.
Canon 1D X firmware update 1.2.4 released for download
Canon has been on a roll in recent times, as the company has released several firmware updates over the past few hours. Now, the EOS 1D X and the 1D Mark III have both received new upgrades. The latter is now compatible with the EF 200-400mm f/4L lens, while the former has had several of its bugs fixed among others.
Canon 1D C now able to record 4K videos at 25fps
Canon 1D C users, who enjoy professional cinematography, will be able to use the DSLR camera to record 4K videos at 25 frames per second, as the company has announced a new firmware update for the shooter. The EOS 1D C has also had some of its bugs fixed, in order to enhance the user experience.
Canon 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III firmware updates released
The new Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L USM Extender 1.4x lens will be supported by two professional DSLRs, which have been discontinued by the Japanese company in 2012: the EOS 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III. Both cameras have received a firmware update, in order to support the new super telephoto zoom lens.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 / X-E1 firmware updates released for download
Fujifilm has speeded up its internal work, which has resulted in the release of two firmware updates for the X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras. Both cameras are now capable of supporting the amazing autofocus speeds of the new Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens, which packs the fastest AF system in the world.
Nikon D300, D300S, D700, and P7700 receive firmware updates
Nikon has taken the liberty of updating three of its DSLR cameras, as well as a Coolpix compact shooter. As a result, the D300, D300S, and D700 DSLRs have received support for the Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens, while the Coolpix P7700 users will now have one less bug to worry about and take better pictures at custom ISO.
Google Glass firmware update XE5 released for download
Google Glass has just begun shipping, but the wearable computer is already upgradeable to a new firmware version. The search giant has released the first software update for the Explorer edition, adding new features to Glass, while providing some much needed bug fixes, including battery status and Google+ improvements.
Fujifilm F900EXR firmware update 1.01 available for download
The camera with the fastest autofocus system in the world has been updated. Fujifilm has released firmware update 1.01 for the FinePix F900EXR compact shooter, in order to repair a couple of problems affecting the users. As a result, the Fujifilm F900EXR is now doing a better job when capturing Motion Panoramas and when zooming.
Canon 5D Mark III firmware update 1.2.1 released for download
Canon has released firmware update 1.2.1 for 5D Mark III users, as promised on an earlier date. April 30 has been expected by owners of the DSLR camera for a very long time, as it comes packed with plenty of new features, including uncompressed HDMI output and numerous bug fixes, enhancing support for several accessories.
New Sony Action Cam firmware released, accessories coming soon
Sony has decided to release a firmware update for its Action Cams. The new software is packing support for full HD video recording at 60 frames per second. However, the bigger news is the announcement of multiple accessories for the shooters, including a dog mount, Skeleton Frame, Surfboard, and a Wrist Mount.
Ten Nikon Coolpix S cameras receive new firmware updates
Nikon has done the unthinkable by concomitantly upgrading 10 of its Coolpix S-series cameras. This decision comes just a few days after Panasonic released new firmware for eight of its shooters, so this may be a novel type of contest. The 10 upgrades are here to solve an issue with recharging drained batteries.
Fujifilm X100S firmware update 1.02 released for download
It seems like there is a competition between camera manufacturers to see which one of them is capable of releasing new firmware updates more quickly. After Panasonic and Nikon among others, Fujifilm has released a new firmware version for the X100S digital camera. Photographers can install it right now, in order to fix a very annoying bug.
Nikon Coolpix P7700 firmware update 1.1 released for download
Nikon has decided to upgrade one of its compact cameras released in 2012, the Coolpix P7700. As a result, Nikon Coolpix P7700 users can download firmware update 1.1 right now. The upgrade will improve the general performance of the shooter by fixing some issues encountered by photographers when using Exposure Bracketing.
Eight Panasonic Lumix cameras updated to firmware version 1.1
Panasonic has done the unthinkable by releasing firmware updates for eight cameras. This means that photographers taking pictures with the Lumix DMC FT5, TS5, TZ40, TZ41, ZS30, TZ37, ZS27, and ZS30GK compact shooters can start downloading firmware version 1.1, in order to improve the GPS performance of their devices.
New Pentax Q, K-5 II, and K-5 IIs firmware updates released
Pentax has admitted to its mistakes and has released a pair of new firmware updates to fix what has been broken. The Q mirrorless and K-5 II / K-5 IIs DSLR cameras have received a pair of firmware updates. They will fix a couple of bugs introduced in the shooters’ previous upgrades that caused some annoying problems.
Canon 5D Mark III firmware update release date is April 30
Canon has finally announced an “exact” release date for the 5D Mark III firmware update. According to the camera’s official product page, the new firmware will become available for download on April 30. It will come packed with uncompressed HDMI output, autofocus support at f/8 aperture, and several bug fixes among others.
Verizon releases Samsung Galaxy Camera firmware update for download
Verizon made a surprising announcement by releasing a firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The new software is being pushed to owners of the Android-powered camera right now, as Verizon has added several new features. The list includes a Remote Viewfinder, S Memo, new Smart modes, and more.
New Canon 5D Mark III firmware update spotted at NAB Show 2013
Canon has confirmed on numerous occasions that the 5D Mark III DSLR camera will receive a firmware update by the end of April 2013. The new update, which should provide clean 1080p output via HDMI and faster autofocus when using the Speedlight AF Assist Beam, has been spotted in the wild at the NAB Show 2013.
Canon 6D firmware update 1.1.3 released for download
The rumor mill has previously suggested that Canon is working on a firmware update for the EOS 6D camera. Although it was supposed to be released sometime in late May or early June, it seems like the Japan-based company has officially unleashed firmware update 1.1.3 for all Canon 6D users, in order to provide a bug fix.