Samsung finally released that awesome big NX1 firmware update. You can download it here: http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/EV-NX1ZZZBZBUS.

 

Those are the new features and fixes:

Movie mode:
Audio levels adjustable during movie capture
ISO adjustable during movie capture
23.98p and 24p frame rates for 4K UHD and 1080 video
'Pro' movie quality setting added for 1080 capture
Wider range of display options, including gridline, center, aspect ratio and action-safe area markers
Output time code over HDMI (for use with external recorders)
C Gamma and D Gamma curves added for movie shooting
Master black level
Luminance level limiting [0-255], [16-235], [16-255]
AF speed control for smoother refocusing (3 settings)
AF responsiveness control (dictates camera's readiness to change AF subject)
Added tools for selecting and grabbing frames from video

Physical interface changes:
Autofocus lock option in movie mode (if set to AEL button)
AF/MF toggling in movie mode (AF ON button option)
Wi-Fi and [REC] buttons' functions can be swapped
AF On and AEL buttons' functions can be swapped
Command dials' direction of operation can be reversed
Add ISO or Exposure Comp. to command dial (customizable per PASM mode)
DoF Preview and Delete buttons customizable
Auto ISO options (ISO, ISO Customizing, Minimum Shutter Speed) arranged together in menus

Wireless features:
Smartphone App can operate as remote release using Bluetooth
'Quick Transfer' to automatically send thumbnails to a smartphone as they're shot
Pair with multiple smart devices
Check for firmware updates over Wi-Fi

Other additions:
Trap Shot feature - fires shutter when a subject crosses a specified guideline
Samsung Remote Studio for thethered shooting from Windows PC
Samsung to release SDK for Windows to allow independent remote control software creation

 

 

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  • January 25, 2015 02:13, viking79 said:

    Basically, the ilauncher app is stored internal to the camera. You should see install image when you plug in USB to computer.

  • January 24, 2015 14:37, Mistral75 said:

    See page 2 of this pdf document:

    downloadcenter.samsung.com

  • January 24, 2015 03:41, Dwayne Wuster said:

    Does anyone know where to download the Samsung i-launcher.exe utility file to perform the firmware upgrade? (the instructions mention the use of this utility). I checked the box and there is no utility software that came with it, and I cannot fin...

Flickr shared the members camera owner stats. The graph on tops shows the most popular mirrorless camera brands. Fuji had the most impressive growth while Sony is constantly gaining. The real looser here is Micro Four Thirds and in particular Panasonic.

The single most popular camera is still a MFT camera, the Olympus E-M5:

 

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  • January 25, 2015 03:30, Greenbananana said:

    yea of course, GX7 have in body IS, hotshoe, low light focusing -4EV, 1/8000 shutter speed and viewfinder but pricier than nex5n ($7xx vs $1xxx)

  • January 23, 2015 23:52, ejpb said:

    I'm not fully understanding your situation - you must be a collector or so ;-) - and how this kind of plenitude can serve a photographic project, but personally, I find asking for IS on a 23mm wide-angle weird. Even more - I'm not convinced it wil...

  • January 23, 2015 23:38, ejpb said:

    A lot of photography-related blogs & rumor sites are publishing conclusions from this original Petapixel article / Flickr graphs. But there to my feeling way too many issues in this story to really see it as a solid view on the present market ...

This is a small but first image of the E-M5II with ECG-2 grip. The camera and grip will be announced in early February right before the start of the CP+ show.

The strange thing on that leak is the message from the anonymous leaker which says "Olympus has betrayed us". LOL :)

 

Oh gosh do I hate selfies :) But that's me and the market thinks otherwise. So here is the new Panasonic GF7 which is the first selfie-ready MFT camera from Panasonic. Preorders are already up here:
Panasonic GF7 in Black at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic GF7 in Pink at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

A long list of image samples, tests and reviews can be found at 43rumors.com

P.S.: I guess that particularly that Pink version will appeal the Female Asian market:

 

I do not post deals very often but this will matter for USA readers. The world's best autofocus lens got quite a huge $223 off on a special offer from eBay US (Click here).

A no brainer deal for real!

There is no secret anymore about what's coming from the Micro Four Thirds companies at CP+ in February :)

The image on top shows the new Panasonic GF7 which has the following specs:
– 16MP sensor
– ISO 200-25,600
– 1.04 million dot titlting LCD monitor (180 degrees)
– no 4K recording- Come with 12-32mm kit lens.

And than we have new images of the E-M5II with the HLD-6P and HLD-8G grip and a new FL-LM3 flash:

Do you like them? :

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via Digicameinfo, Photorumors, 43rumors.

The yet not officially announced Samsung NX500 can be preordered at BHphoto (Click here). The price is $799 with kit lens included!

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via Dicahub.

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  • January 23, 2015 15:26, Jón Ingólfur Hermannsson said:

    Some heated discussions here over Samsung vs Sony :). We know Sony is not an old name neither is Samsung when it comes to cameras Sony bought Minolta so they had a head start Samsung is offering fast zooms like a 70-200 f2.8. Which S...

  • January 21, 2015 20:46, Andre Stuart-John said:

    hear hear

  • January 20, 2015 15:33, tecnoworld said:

    Well, thanks, you made me think. You are mostly right. But still, I think that such a model would sell more than how nx30 did. And it would make sense, now more than ever, since there is nx1 for ppl that wanted a dslr camera but mirrorless.