Rollei has entered the 3D digital camera market by releasing the Rollei Powerflex 3D. Rollei’s new 3D camera comes equipped with a 2.8-inch rear display screen that uses the Parallax Barrier Display technology, so that you can marvel at three-dimensional pictures and videos without any special glasses whatsoever. The Rollei Powerflex 3D also features a pair of lenses that work simultaneously with 1/2.5-inch CMOS image sensors to capture 3D pictures with a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The camera can also record video in brilliant HD quality (1280×720) at 30 images per second. The two-eye, 5-megapixel Powerflex can naturally also photograph and film in 2D. An 8x digital zoom is available in 2D mode as well. Pressing a button on the camera switches between 3D and 2D shooting modes. The Rollei Powerflex 3D will be launched in January 2010 for €299.95 (US$393). [dcviews]
The Poco Pro is an upcoming camera by Iain Sinclair Design that is claimed to be the world’s smallest 14-megapixel camera and thinnest 1080p HD camcorder. This camera is ideal for action photography and helmet cams. The credit card-sized camera features a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB) and a 2.4-inch LCD display. The Poco Pro will be launched in June 2011 for £200 (around $310). Watch the video after the jump. Read more…
Canon today rolled out a new firmware update for the EOS 60D DSLR camera. The firmware version 1.0.8 incorporates the following fix:
Fixes a phenomenon in which captured images may become overexposed when using the camera’s built-in flash or an external Speedlite in combination with the lenses listed below:*
a) EF300/4 L IS USM
b) EF28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM
c) EF75-300/4-5.6 IS USM
d) EF100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
The firmware version 1.0.8 is for the Canon EOS 60D with firmware version 1.0.5. If the camera’s firmware is already version 1.0.8, it is not necessary to update the firmware. You can download the firmware software here. [Canon]
Fujifilm has rolled out the first firmware update for the FinePix REAL 3D W3. The firmware update version 1.10 incorporates the following issues:
In [HD] movie recording mode, Economy mode ([HD]E) can be selected.
In this Economy mode, movie quality for long period is optimized.
For long continuous recording of 3D HD movies, Economy mode setting is recommended.
Fujifilm also recommends the use of SD memory cards with class 6 (6MB/s) or faster when you are recording HD movies. You can download the firmware software here. [Fujifilm]
The new firmware update for Nikon Coolpix P7000 compact digital camera is now available for download. The following improvements have been made in version 1.1 such as:
1. Total image recording times for NRW (RAW) files have been reduced. This includes image recording times for NRW+JPEG file recording options.
2. Lens control has been optimized to reduce the frequency with which the “Initializing lens. Cannot focus.” message is displayed.
3. An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented zoom operation has been resolved.
4. An issue that caused the monitor display to exhibit a loss of detail in highlights (blown highlights) when the shutter-release button was pressed halfway with Active D-Lighting enabled has been resolved.
The Nikon Coolpix P7000 firmware update version 1.1 is available for Windows and Mac.
Good news for all Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR/ F305EXR owners, because the company has recently launched firmware update version 1.01 for both cameras. The new firmware fixes the issue whereby you experience an unstable volume level during movie recording. You can download the firmware software here. [Fujifilm]