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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NEW Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-E2s, X-70 & more

Fujifilm - New Product Announcements in summary

Fujifilm announced to the world six new products releases on Friday 15 January in Tokyo Japan. Here is a quick overview of the newly announced products that will be hitting stores in the coming weeks and months.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 – New flagship model taking photography to the next level

One of the most significant announcements was the launch of the flagship X-Pro2 premium interchangeable lens camera due in February 2016. The X-Pro2 boasts an improved design and follows in the steps of its multi-award winning predecessor the Fujifilm X-Pro1.


Key Features:

  • World’s first advanced hybrid Multiview finder
  • Newly developed 24.3MP X-trans CMOS II sensor
  • New high performance X Processor Pro image processing engine
  • New focal plane shutter with a top speed of 1/8000 second
  • Flash sync up to 1/250 second
  • Robust weather resistant body
  • 3.2-inch high resolution LCD screen
  • Dual SD Card Slot
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity

More Product Info:

For more information on all the features and specs of the NEW X-Pro2 can be found HERE.

Give me more:

Check out the NEW X-Pro2 in action >

Availability:

The NEW X-Pro2 is expected to arrive in-store during the second half of February.

Pre-order:

We are now accepting pre-orders for the X-Pro2. Click HERE


Fujifilm XE-2s – Rangefinder-style design

The X-E2s is a compact, durable and lightweight mirrorless camera that inherits its functionality and rangefinder-style design from the original and current X-E2.



Key Features:

  • APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • Built in phase detection AF
  • EXR Processor II Image Processor
  • 2.36 million-dot OLED Viewfinder
  • Built in WiFi for Instant Photo Sharing
  • 3.0-inch 1,040K-dot LCD

More Product Info:

Find out a little bit more on the new X-E2s on our website HERE.

Availability:

The NEW X-E2s should be available in-store from March 2016. 

Pre-order:

Please feel free to register your interest in this new product.


Fujinon XF100-400mm Lens – The latest addition to the XF lens line up

Fujifilm announced the release of the new Fujinon XF100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens.

A welcome addition to the X Series range of lenses the new XF100-400mm super telephoto zoom lens covers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 152-609mm.

Key Features:

  • Super telephoto lens
  • High performance optical construction
  • 21 elements in 14 groups
  • Optical Image Stabiliser
  • Water and Dust resistant
  • Operate in low temperatures up to -10 degrees
  • Twin linear autofocus motors
  • Compatible with the XF1.4X TC WR tele converter

More Product Info:

For more information on all the features and specs of the NEW Fujinon XF100-400mm lens can be found HERE.

Availability:

The Fujinon XF100-400 is expected in-store from February 2016.

Pre-order:
Please feel free to register your interest in this new product.


Shoe Mount Flash EF-X500 – External flash to extend your photography

As a new product release it may pale into significance when compared to the release of the X-Pro2 but for many this flash is significant and highly anticipated by owners of the X-T1 and future owners of the X-Pro2.
We will share official images of the new external flash once they become available. 

Key Features:

  • High speed synchronisation
  • Multiple flash TTL auto functions
  • Weather and dust resistant
  • Compatible with Fujifilm X-T1 and X-Pro2

Availability:

The new Shoe Mount Flash EF-X500 is expected to be available in-store from May 2016.

Pre-order:

Pre-order on this flash will be available in the coming weeks.


Fujifilm X70 – The smallest and lightest X-Series model with an APS-C size sensor

Fujifilm announced their smallest and lightest fixed lens X-Series model with an APS-C size sensor.



Key Features:

  • The Ultimate APS-C sized sensor compact X
  • New 18.5mm wide angle lens
  • X-Trans™* CMOS II & EXR Processor II
  • Manual Dial Operation
  • Auto Mode Selector Lever
  • Fastest AF 0.1 sec
  • New Tilting LCD & Touchscreen Monitor
  • New Digital Tele-Converter

More Product Info:

For more information on the X-70 click through to HERE.

Availability:

The New Fujifilm X-70 is expected in-store for February 2016.

Pre-order:

Please feel free to register your interest in this new product.


Fujifilm XP90 – The latest rugged lightweight compact from Fujifilm

Fujifilm have announced the latest model to be added to their rugged compact range.


Key Features:

  • Waterproof to 15 metres
  • Shock-proof to 1.75 metres
  • Freeze-proof to -10 degrees
  • Dustproof
  • Double locking mechanism for battery and memory card compartment
  • 16.4 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • 10 frames per second
  • 5 x optical zoom with a 28mm wide angle
  • Optical Image Stabilisation
  • 11 Advanced Art Filters
  • High Dynamic Range Capture
  • Full HD movie capture

Availability:

The Fujifilm XP90 is expected in-store from March 2016.

Pre-order:

Pre-order on the new Fujifilm XP90 is not available at the moment.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Nikon – New Product Announcements at CES 2016

Nikon Announcements - In Brief

On the eve of CES 2016 in Las Vegas Nikon announced the launch of a number of new products that will soon be available to purchase in-store. We have taken the liberty of putting the key information of these new products together for you to glance over.

Nikon D5 – Nikon's NEW flagship model


Nikon announced the launch of the next-generation flagship model set to expand photographic achievements for professional photographer.

 

Key Features:

  • 20.8 Megapixel Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processing Engine
  • Impressive ISO 50 – 3328000 Sensitivity
  • 153 AF Focus Points (99 Cross Type, -4 EV Sensitivity)
  • 12FPS with Continuous AF and AE
  • Ultra-High Definition 4K Video
  • 3.2-Inch 2,359k-dot Touch Screen LCD
  • Dual Card Capability (Either XQD or CompactFlash)

More Product Info:

Click here for more D5.

Availability:

Expected in-store from March 2016.

Pre-order:

Yes. We will be accepting pre-orders for our first shipments shortly.


Nikon KeyMission 360 – Nikon's NEW wearable action camera

Building on technical know-how Nikon announced the launch of a wearable action camera capable of recording 360 video in 4k UHD. This is the first product to be introduced n Nikon’s new action camera category.




Key Features:

  • Waterproof up to 30 metre without separate housing
  • Electronic Vibration reduction mechanism

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Availability:

Expected in-store from April 2016.

Pre-order:

Yes. We will be accepting pre-orders shortly.


Nikon D500 – Nikon’s NEWEST compact DSLR model


Nikon’s announced the launch of its NEWEST compact DX-format digital SLR model which boasts performance equal to that of the NEW Nikon D5.


Key Features

  • 153 AF Focus Points (99 Cross Type, -4 EV Sensitivity)
  • 10FPS during high-speed continuous shooting
  • ISO Sensitivity range of 50 - 1640000
  • 4K UHD video, suitable for professional production
  • New Expeed 5 image procession
  • 3.2 Inch 2,359k-dot Touch Screen LCD

More Product Info:

Coming Soon.

Availability:

Expected in-store from March 2016.

Pre-order:

We will be shortly accepting pre-orders for this model.


Nikon Speedlight SB-5000 – Control and Agility in a compact form 

Nikon announces its first speedlight to be equipped with a radio control function.



Key Features:

  • Radio-controlled advanced wireless lighting functionality
  • New  cooling system for continuous flashes
  • Up and down tilt as well as left and right rotational capability

More Product Info:

Coming Soon.

Availability:

Expected in-store from late January 2016.

Pre-order:

Not available.


Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G


Nikon launches first AF-P lenses from Nikkor with compact and lightweight design to give you captivating performance in daily photography.


Key Features:

  • Quiet autofocusing
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Utilisation of aspherical lens elements to suppress various types of aberrations 

More Product Info:

Coming Soon.

Availability:

Expected in-store from late January.

Pre-order:

Not available.

SnapBridge – Nikon unveils a new App to enable seamless social sharing


Nikon announced the launch of SnapBridge connectivity, which is a new and innovative software powered by Bluetooth that enables seamless sharing in real time across smart devices.

SnapBridge will be a standard feature in almost every new Nikon camera from 2016 onwards.

It will be available for iOS and Android on Apple AppStore and GooglePlay.

Key Features:

  • Simple, intuitive setup to pair with smart devices
  • Automatic synchronisation of location and time information
  • Seamless transfer of pictures, even during shooting
  • Helpful embedding of credit information
  • Freedom with remote control functions during shooting
  • Seamless sharing to social media and NIKON IMAGE SPACE

Availability:


Available for free download from March 2016.