Some news here and there from the digital photography world.
Today Sony has introduced a new mirrorless camera as an evolution of the famous A6000: the A6300, with a new 24 megapixel APS-C sensor e new autofocus system (based on the one of A6000 and called "4D"....) with... 425 AF point covering all the frame and compatible with A-mount lenses via an adapter! Sony claims just 5 hundredth of second for focusing in normal conditions!
Here are the other main features:
Adobe has released Lightroom 6.4. Many of the interesting changes are the same that we covered with the detail article on Adobe Camera Raw 9.4 - see here.
Now let's see the changes for Lightroom in details, as new features/improvements and bug fixes.
- Faster update of thumbnails when editing multiple images using sync or copy&paste, also Lightroom now builds 1:1 previews in advance to be ready for fast zooming in.
- The panorama merging process is about twice faster than version 6.3.
Adobe has released its latest version of Camera RAW with a lot of changes: fix, many additional camera/lens support and even a new feature!
Let's see all the details.
Yesterday, January 5th 2016, Nikon has announced two new and amazing DLSR: the middle/high segment D500 and the professional D5.
They are packed with a lot of new technology, really interesting and significantly upgrade previous models, respectively D300s (after six years, I am happy that industry takes time to innovate and not just throw out new models every 6 months just to make your camera seem obsolete) and D4x.
Let's see most interesting points.
DxO Labs has released version 7.2 of DxO Optics Pro software for RAW development. Changes in this version are:
- Support for new cameras (Panasonic Lumix G1, G2, GF3, Canon PowerShot S100);
- enhancements of the crop tool;
- fixing image paths when images are moved;
- "open with" function from third party programs opens a new project
- several bug fixes.
Not long ago (see our article here), Adobe announced a restrictive policy for upgrading Photoshop CSx products. Many ones complained (of course) since that meant to buy every major release to benefit from the usual discounted price.
In a partial response to that, Adobe announced that it will offer "special introductory upgrade pricing on Creative Suite 6 to customers who own CS3 or CS4. This offer will be available from the time CS6 is released until December 31, 2012".
All details about the updated Creative Suite upgrade policy available here.
CS6 is due to be released this year.
Lexar has announced first 1000x Compact Flash cards for professionals since they allow very high bursting shoot rate and HD video recording.
1000x stands for the speed that will be up to 20 MB per second for writing data into the card, while reading speed will be up to 150 MB/s (!) and thus fully compatible with USB 3 data rate.
The card sizes will be 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
Corel has announced to have acquired (actually the deal was done some months ago) Bibble Labs, popular producer of Bibble Pro, one of the 6 most popular RAW editing software (together with Lightroom/Photoshop, Aperture, Capture One, DxO, RawTherapee).
We can expect that the Bibble Pro product will be rebranded.
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