Olympus and Fujifilm http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/categories/olympus-and-fujifilm/feed.rss Fri, 23 Feb 18 13:01:21 -0700 Olympus and Fujifilm en-CA Olympus E-PL9 Camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18445/olympus-e-pl9-camera-topic Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:31:45 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18445@/talks/discussions image


  • 16.05mp m43 CMOS sensor
  • 3 IBIS
  • 121 AF points
  • 4K 25/30fps video
  • 4K photo mode
  • Serial shooting at up to 8.6fps
  • New stupid art filter called “instant film”
  • Improved touch interface
  • Sweep Panorama mode
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Built-in flash
  • 117 × 68 × 39 mm size
  • 380 g
  • Japan prices - body 73,440 yen, kit 89,640 yen, double lens kit -105,840 yen
  • oriented on children and spouses of businessmen
  • Available at


Fujifilm X-H1 aka X-T2s video oriented 4K with IBIS http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18355/fujifilm-x-h1-aka-x-t2s-video-oriented-4k-with-ibis Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:18:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18355@/talks/discussions image



Olympus Pen F http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14427/olympus-pen-f Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:46:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14427@/talks/discussions image


Olympus is pleased to announce the PEN-F, a compact system camera created by fusing cutting-edge digital technology with craftsmanship handed down from 80 years of Olympus camera manufacturing. As the digital update of the original PEN-F, the world s first half-frame SLR, the new PEN-F is packed with incredible performance advancements for photographers seeking superior image quality and creative control. The 20 megapixel Live MOS Sensor is combined with Olympus 5-Axis Image Stabilization, a built-in 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, and a new Creative Dial on the front of the camera that accesses a host of controls to deliver a captivating shooting experience, all included in a design that exudes timeless beauty.

Elegant, Meticulous Design

The PEN-F s classic body lines and silhouette are inherited from its predecessor, which debuted in 1963. The top and front covers of the body are crafted from magnesium, and the precision metal dials (along with the bottom of the body) are crafted from aluminum. Olympus engineers devoted extraordinary resources to ensure superior quality and craftsmanship, so much so that even screws are undetectable on the camera s exterior. Simple, stylish touches like the included camera strap and the leather-grained exterior of the camera body and the back of the articulating LCD monitor provide a unified look and feel. Customizable buttons and dials are positioned for easy operation while the user looks through the viewfinder, and the new Exposure Compensation dial and four custom modes on the Mode Dial offer instant access to registered settings for simple, direct control.

Ultimate Image Quality in Every Situation

The newly-developed 20 megapixel Live MOS Sensor is paired with the latest TruePic VII Image Processor to bring out the amazing image quality of Olympus M.ZUIKO; lenses. The sensor s low-pass filterless construction delivers high resolution and a low sensitivity ISO LOW mode equivalent to ISO 80. In addition, the powerful 5-axis VCM (Voice Coil Motor) image stabilization compensates up to 5.0 steps* of shutter speed for one of the world s highest levels of compensation performance.

This technology allows users to capture clear images of night scenes and other low light situations with minimal noise, without raising the ISO. Focal length may be set manually, so that even legacy manual-focus lenses can be image-stabilized. The PENF s High Res Shot Mode captures 50 megapixel equivalent images that reproduce incredible subject detail in ultra-high resolution, perfect for architecture and still life work. Plus, Olympus Viewer 3 Ver. 2.0 image editing software has been updated to process High Res Shot RAW images.

Complete Freedom of Expression

The PEN-F s new Monochrome and Color Profile Control functions allow photographers the ability to emulate their favorite films of years past. These functions differ from using photo editing software after shooting, as they allow users to apply and check effects in Live View while shooting to create their own original images. Both functions include quick-select presets designed to give images the look of classic film. Or, settings can be completely customized to achieve specific looks. The camera has front mounted Creative Dial accesses Monochrome Profile Control, Color Profile Control, Art Filters, and Color Creator, all with a simple twist.

Monochrome Profile Control combines five photographic effects

Monochrome Profile Control combines five photographic effects Color Filter effect, Shading effect, Film Grain effect, Monochrome Color, and Highlight and Shadow Control for a variety of monochromatic expressions. In addition to the default setting (Preset 1), there is also Classic Film Monochrome (Preset 2) for a monochrome film effect with high contrast, and Classic Film Infrared (Preset 3) for an effect that mimics infrared film.

In Color Profile Control, users are able to adjust the color saturation of 12 individual colors in 11 steps. This is combined with Highlight and Shadow Control for limitless color expression. In addition to the default setting (Preset 1), there is also Chrome Film Rich Color (Preset 2), which provides deeper tones in images, and Chrome Film Vivid Saturation (Preset 3), which creates high levels of color saturation. The PEN-F s rear lever lets users easily toggle through the various effect controls, including Highlight and Shadow Control, a feature that also allows for the adjustment of midtones within plus or minus seven steps for advanced customization.

High-Visibility Interactive Viewfinder

The PEN-F is equipped with a built-in 2.36 million-dot high resolution OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with a 100-percent field of view and a magnification rate of 1.23x (35mm equivalent: approx. 0.62x) for a clear view without aberrations, even at the edges. Simulated OVF (S-OVF) Mode expands the dynamic range and provides an image similar to what would be seen with the naked eye. The magnified display function and Focus Peaking (which offers three levels and four colors) allow for extremely precise lens focusing. In addition, the PEN-F s vari-angle, touch-enabled LCD monitor lets users compose Live View shots from a variety of angles, high or low.

Super-Fast Response for Comfortable Shooting

The PEN-F features blazing-fast speed with the shortest shutter-release time lag of any compact system camera** at 0.044 seconds. The 1/8000-second, high-speed mechanical shutter provides superior performance for capturing fast action, and shutter functions can be customized according to the scene. Silent Mode is useful for shooting in situations that require complete silence, and Anti-Shock Mode allows users to prevent shutter shake. The AF Targeting Pad enhances control by allowing users to set focus points by touching the rear monitor with their thumb while composing their shot in the viewfinder. Face Priority AF and Eye Priority AF detect and continuously adjust the focus on faces or eyes for easier portrait shooting. Enhancing the detail of every shot is AF Target Spot Metering, which links the AF Target and the metering area, while Super Spot AF and Small Target AF make it possible to focus on small subjects.

The PEN-F offers additional compatibility with users legacy lenses by enabling them to register the information of lenses without electronic contacts for inclusion in images EXIF data. The lens information may be recalled with the press of a button. Up to 10 lenses can be registered, including the lens name, focal length and aperture value.

Even More Creative Control

Other creative features include Live Composite Modewhich allows users to extract and composite the brightest areas from multiple, sequentially shot images to capture incredible cityscapes and star trails. With the PEN-F s built-in Wi-Fi@reg;, users can utilize the Olympus Image Share app for Android@reg; and Apple@reg; to adjust settings and monitor the progress of the image as it develops in real time on a smartphone or tablet. In 4K Time Lapse Movie, the camera captures up to 999 images automatically at intervals ranging from one image every second to one image every 24 hours, and combines them into a stunning high-resolution 4K video, all in-camera, without the need for additional software.

For those who enjoy macro photography, Focus Bracketing captures multiple shots at the touch of a button, all with slightly different focus depths. The new Live View Boost 2 makes it possible to easily focus and compose shots while checking visible stars in Live View. The PEN-F s high-speed sequential shooting capabilities let users capture all the action at 10 fps with the mechanical shutter, 5 fps with C-AF, and an extraordinary 20 fps with Silent Mode.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The PEN-F will be available in early March, for an estimated street price of $1,199.99 (U.S.) and $1,499.99 (Canada).

Olympus E-M1 Mk II topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13959/olympus-e-m1-mk-ii-topic Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:16:35 -0600 duartix 13959@/talks/discussions image


  • 20Mp Sony m43 sensor
  • 4K30 and 4K24 Cine video modes, no crop, up to 237Mpix
  • Improved 5-axis stabilizer, up to 6.5 stops
  • Additional digital stabilization, adds 8% crop
  • 121 Phase AF points
  • TruePic VIII 4 core LSI
  • Articulating touch screen
  • 3 or 5 microphones for 3D audio (ala Panasonic or Sony camcorders)
  • 18fps burst with AF, 60fps (1 second) with fixed focus, both are with electronic shutter
  • 10fps burst with AF, 15fps with fixed focus with mechanical shutter
  • Improved EVF with 120fps refresh (before shooting starts, obviously)
  • 14 frames preshoot buffer upon half press
  • 50Mp sensor shift mode (still not working without tripod!)
  • Dual SD cards slot
  • HDMI 422 10-bit output
  • $1999 body at https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V207060BU000-Dynamic-Thirds-Digital/dp/B01M4MB3DK/

More info at http://www.getolympus.com/digitalcameras/omd/e-m1-mark-ii.html

Fujifilm X-A5 Camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18246/fujifilm-x-a5-camera Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:44:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18246@/talks/discussions image




Fujifilm GFX 50S camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15772/fujifilm-gfx-50s-camera Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:31:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15772@/talks/discussions image


  • 51.4Mp 43.8mm x 32.9mm CMOS sensor,
  • X Processor Pro image engine
  • 3.2" 2.36m dot multi-tilting touch-screen
  • 3.69m dot OLED electronic viewfinder EVF
  • 1.28inch sub LCD top display
  • 117 / 425 contrast AF points
  • 1080p30 video recording
  • Fujifilm G lens mount
  • Weather-sealed body
  • Dual SD card slots with UHS-II support
  • 800 grams
  • $6499 body price, available at https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-GFX-50S-Mirrorless-Body/dp/B01MZARM64/

Camera page - http://fujifilm-x.com/en/gfx/



Fujifilm X-E2S topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14374/fujifilm-x-e2s-topic Tue, 05 Jan 2016 03:03:30 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14374@/talks/discussions image


  • 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Hybrid AF
  • 2.36 million dot OLED EVF. 0.62x, ultra low lag 0.005 seconds.
  • Electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds
  • Wi-Fi with remote control shooting
  • Video only with quite low bitrate 1080p60
  • Continuous AF tracking shooting at 7fps
  • Split image simulation, focus peaking
  • Pop-up flash
  • NP-W126 battery with 350 shots life.
  • Weighs - 350 grams
  • $699 at introduction
  • Available at http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-E2S-Body-Mirrorless-Black/dp/B01A8DUPJO
Fujifilm X-T20, now with 4K, camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16337/fujifilm-x-t20-now-with-4k-camera-topic Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:08:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16337@/talks/discussions image


  • 24.3 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor without AA filter
  • Image processing engine "X-Processor Pro"
  • Increase the AF points from 91 points up to 325 points
  • Video- finally 4K 30 fps, but only up to 10 minutes continuous, also available 1080p60
  • 3" tiltable LCD with touchscreen
  • EVF with 2.36 million dots, 54 fps, 0.62x magnification
  • Continuous shooting at 8 frames/sec with mechanical shutter and up to 14fps with electronic
  • ACROS film simulation
  • "Movie" position on drive dial. :-)
  • Added "C" position to the exposure compensation dial. Up to ± 5 stops exposure compensation are possible.
  • Battery is NP-W 126 S • Size - 118.4mm × 82.8mm × 41.4mm • Weight - 333 g (body only), 383 g (including battery, SD card) • Kit lens: XF18 - 55 mm F 2.8 - 4 R LM OIS
  • $899 at https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-T20-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera/dp/B01N10DO3R/


Olympus E-M10 III now with 4K http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17596/olympus-e-m10-iii-now-with-4k Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:35:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17596@/talks/discussions image


Fujfilm X-A20 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18911/fujfilm-x-a20 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:57:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18911@/talks/discussions image


Fujifilm China Press Release

New entry-level camera choice: Fujifilm launched compact and lightweight digital camera "FUJIFILM X-A20"

Fujifilm Honors to Introduce FUJIFILM X-A20, a Non-Intrue Digital Camera, New Member of this X-Series Digital Camera to Deliver Superior Image Quality.

X-A20 uses a compact and lightweight design, 16.3 million pixel sensor with more than 80 years of Fuji color reproduction technology, to show the X series of high-quality image quality. In addition, X-A20 is also equipped with a 3.0-inch Selfie screen, you can touch control, is ideal for entry-level anti-camera. 

(1) Fujifilm color reproduction technology with more than 80 years combined with 16.3 million pixel sensor, showing excellent image quality
Featuring a 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and Fuji image processing engine, the X-A20 incorporates the ultimate sharpness of Fujifilm's lens and Fujifilm's more than 80 years of color reproduction technology to enable users to display superior quality under a variety of shooting conditions high-definition. Known all over the world for its ability to reproduce skin tones accurately, the X-A20 also features advanced skin tone reproduction capabilities to create amazing portraits. 6 film simulation mode and 10 creative filter mode to help you capture creative artistic effects.

(2) equipped with 180-degree flip self-timer screen to achieve 100% of the display range, shooting a high-quality "selfie"
Body LCD screen with flip design, up 180 degrees flip, to achieve 100% of the display range. Pressing the rear command dial with the index finger releases the shutter to achieve one-handed shooting for self-photography, minimizing camera shake. When the display is flipped 180 ° up, the camera automatically activates Eye AF, automatically locking the focus at the eye. X-A20 also has beautiful figure mode, shooting a delicate rosy natural complexion.

(3) compact and lightweight body with a stylish shape and intuitive control
Small and lightweight X-A20 retro design. 3.0-inch touch screen for easy finger control: (1) shutter release, (2) focus selection, (3) AF area selection, (4) zooming (5) playback, slide during playback. Use two command dials for one-handed control, thumb for quick aperture, shutter speed, and exposure settings. Common functions such as white balance, continuous shooting, and Selfie can be assigned to independent function buttons without having to go to the menu to change settings.

(4) inherit a number of X series of practical functions
Energy-saving design to achieve a charge shooting 410 photos. The built-in pop-up flash uses a smart flash system that precisely controls light output based on various scenarios. Shooting a backlit scene or shooting a face under intense sunlight also gives you the natural color and brightness to avoid darkening your face with backlighting.

**(5) Wireless transmission enables remote shooting of the camera from smartphones and tablets **
Install the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app on your smartphone or tablet and use the Wi-Fi function to transfer photos and videos to your mobile device with a simple one-click operation. You can view and select photos and videos on your camera or smartphone and easily import them into your device. You can also synchronize your data with your smartphone to get the GPS location information attached to the image.


Fuji X-T3 Upcoming Camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18878/fuji-x-t3-upcoming-camera Sat, 27 Jan 2018 02:18:16 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18878@/talks/discussions Rumored specs

  • 30MP APS-C High DR sensor around 15 stops
  • Made special for HDR and video
  • 4K 30fps and 60fps modes, HDR support (HLG or HDR10+)
  • High bitrate modes
  • Special video assist functions that camera will get from H1
  • Photokina 2018 announcement
Fujifilm X-E3 camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17693/fujifilm-x-e3-camera-topic Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:26:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17693@/talks/discussions image



Fujifilm X-Pro 2 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14376/fujifilm-x-pro-2 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 04:20:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14376@/talks/discussions image


  • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
  • X Processor Pro LSI
  • Faster AF. Intelligent hybrid phase difference. 273 points.
  • Advanced hybrid multi viewfinder with auto magnification switch (2.36 millions dots)
  • The fastest shutter mechanical shutter 1/8000 seconds, electronic shutter 1/32000 seconds
  • Flash Sync at 1/250 sec
  • 1.62M dots 3" LCD monitor
  • 8fps shooting
  • Dual SD Cards, UHS-II compatible
  • Lossless compressed 14bit RAW
  • Wi-Fi, with remote shooting
  • 1080 60p,50p,30p,25p,24p up to 14 min
  • Magnesium alloy body. Dust and water resistant.
  • NP-126W battery with 350 shots rate
  • Approx. 495g with card and battery
  • Available at http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X-Pro2-Body-Professional-Black/dp/B01A8DUR74
Fujifilm X-T1 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9394/fujifilm-x-t1 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 03:09:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9394@/talks/discussions image


  • 16Mp APS-C X-Trans II sensor
  • EXR Image Processor II
  • tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
  • Magnesium body
  • Dust and water-resistant
  • 2.36Mp OLED improved EVF
  • UHS-II SD-card support
  • Interval timer with settable intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to 999 frames
  • 8fps shooting
  • $1,300 body only, $1,700 with an 18-55mm f/2.8-4 kit lens


Available at:


Fujifilm X-A3 official topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15515/fujifilm-x-a3-official-topic Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:22:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15515@/talks/discussions image


Fujifilm X100F camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16339/fujifilm-x100f-camera-topic Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:00:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16339@/talks/discussions image


  • 24.3 Megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor without AA filter
  • Increase the AF points from 91 points up to 325 points
  • Expanded the area of ​​the phase AF points to about 230% of the previous model
  • Video is still only 1080p60
  • 8fps continuous shooting
  • LCD 3" 104,000 dots • OVF is 92% coverage and 0.5x magnification • EVF is 2.36 million dots and 0.65x magnification
  • "ISO dial" that reproduces the feel of film cameras of the past years
  • "Focus lever" to shift focus point while looking through the viewfinder
  • Digital Teleconverter
  • ACROS film simulation
  • Battery is NP-W 126 S
  • Size - 126.5 x 74.8 x 52.4mm
  • Weight 419 g (body only), 469g (including battery, SD card)
  • $1299, preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-X100F-APS-C-Digital-Camera/dp/B01MUA5JGO



Fujifilm X-T10 topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12931/fujifilm-x-t10-topic Tue, 05 May 2015 06:50:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12931@/talks/discussions image


  • 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • Continuous shooting at 8 fr/sec with AF tracking
  • Intelligent hybrid AF, 0.08 sec focusing time. 49 AF points
  • 2.36 million dots EVF . 0.62x magnification.
  • 0.5 seconds startup. Shutter lag is 0.05 seconds
  • Quiet and high-speed electronic shutter (60 seconds -1/32000 seconds)
  • 3.0 inches 920,000-dot tilting LCD monitor
  • Video only at 1080p 60/50/30/25 / 24fps (36Mbit). Manual exposure control.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Peaking and simulated split image
  • Built-in flash.
  • Interval shooting. Time-lapse features.
  • Metal body
  • body - $799
  • with lens, XC 16-50 - $899
  • with lens XF 18-55 - $1099
  • http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&keywords=Fujifilm%20X-T10%20body&linkCode=ur2&qid=1431848747
Fujifilm X-T2, limited 4K camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15081/fujifilm-x-t2-limited-4k-camera Tue, 17 May 2016 03:05:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15081@/talks/discussions image


  • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • X-Processor Pro , Fast AF of 0.06 seconds, Shutter time lag of 0.045 seconds
  • High-precision 0.48-inch, 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder
    • EVF refreshes at a rate of 60fps, or as high as 100fps in the Boost mode
  • Continuous shooting of 5fps in Live View
  • Full 4K 3840x2160 30P/25P/24P shooting, Continuous recording: up to approximately 10 minutes
  • Full HD 1920x1080 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 15 minutes
  • HD 1280x720 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, Continuous recording: up to approximately 29 minutes
  • Four different display modes: Full, Normal, Dual and Vertical
  • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3” tilting LCD monitor
  • Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
  • Dust and moisture-resistant body.
  • Wi-Fi and remote camera operation
  • Lens Modulation Optimizer technology maximizes each lens’ performance
  • Die-cast magnesium body provides a sturdy and durable, while compact and lightweight design
  • Two command dials and six Function buttons for instant control and customization
  • Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is available with intervals of 1 second to 24 hours and up to “∞” frames


Valhalla, N.Y., July 7, 2016 – As a leader in advanced digital camera technology and outstanding image quality, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM X-T2, a splash-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). The X-T2 houses the latest generation 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III with an APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter, boasting the highest performance in the history of X Series. The new X-T2 produces crisp image resolution comparable to that of cameras equipped with larger sensors and higher pixel counts, all in a more compact and classically-designed body.

And for the first time, the new FUJIFILM X-T2 now supports 4K video recording that can use each available Film Simulation mode, including ACROS, to easily produce premium-quality footage that is as unique as the photographer behind the viewfinder.

Dramatic improvement to auto focus system The FUJIFILM X-T2 receives a dramatically improved auto focus system (AF) that increases the overall single AF points to 325, and the number of Zone focusing points to 91 (expanded from 49 in previous models). Approximately 40% of the imaging area (center area containing 49 focusing points) is covered with phase detection auto focus pixels to form a fast and precise phase detection auto focus area that can be used in a variety of scenes.

With the high-speed X-Processor Pro and the use of improved algorithms, the X-T2 now refocuses more frequently, enabling predictive AF of advanced accuracy.

The X-T2 also has an enhanced ability to autofocus on small points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine and delicate textures such as bird feathers and animal fur.

The X-T2’s performance of contrast detection AF, enabled for approximately 65% of the imaging area, has also been improved. The data read speed has been doubled compared to previous models to achieve AF performance of higher speed and precision. Photographers will enjoy accurate focusing is all shooting situations, even in low light with a -3EV.

Another area of improvement is the AF-C algorithm that has been significantly enhanced for even higher accuracy when focus-tracking moving subjects in the AF-C mode. According to the type of movement, users can choose individual settings for Subject Retention Characteristic, Acceleration / Deceleration Tracking Characteristic and Focus Zone Characteristic, or select one of five presets or customize specific settings for these three elements.

Image Quality

Fujifilm’s commitment to superior image quality remains a guiding principle, and the FUJIFILM X-T2 is the latest effort to deliver outstanding picture resolution, all from a compact and sophisticated body that is both weather-sealed and easy to travel with in any location. With Fujifilm’s proprietary image design technology, produced through the development of photographic films, the X-T2 reproduces warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green foliage in beautiful colors, just as you remember seeing in real life. The X-T2 includes the ACROS Film Simulation for smooth gradation, deep blacks and beautiful textures to create monochrome images that far outperform even the most demanding expectations.

The X-T2 also has the Grain Effect function for reproducing distinctive graininess seen in photographs taken with film cameras. The function is available in Strong and Weak options, and can be combined with any of the Film Simulation modes. You can easily obtain the effect of film-based photos, notable especially when the image is printed out.

Speedy throughout

Basic response specifications, such as startup time, shooting interval and shutter release time lag, have all been improved to the extreme in pursuit of a camera that operates exactly as the photographer demands. The high-speed processing power and the use of improved algorithms have significantly improved the basic autofocus performance, and X-T2 now gives users AF-C Custom Settings for even higher accuracy in focus-tracking moving subjects.

The X-T2’s electronic viewfinder, which is used to continuously track a moving subject, is capable of displaying up to 100 frames per second, while also maintaining the magnification ratio of 0.77x and the display time lag of 0.005 seconds. The duration of the viewfinder blackout, in which the evf blacks out temporarily while the camera reads picture data, has been reduced by more than half, enabling continuous shooting to ensure tracking subject movements

FujiFilm X-A2 topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12173/fujifilm-x-a2-topic Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:40:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12173@/talks/discussions image


Fujifilm X-A10 camera http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16122/fujifilm-x-a10-camera Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:07:11 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16122@/talks/discussions image

Available at: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1301737-REG/fujifilm_16534261_x_a10_mirrorless_digital_camera.html


The X-A10 combines a 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor with the image processing engine that achieves Fujifilm’s excellent photo quality. Sharp FUJINON lenses that boast ultimate image resolution, and the proprietary colour-reproduction technology, refined over more than 80 years, allows users to capture premium quality images in any shooting conditions. Fujifilm is particularly renowned for accurately reproducing skin tones, and the X-A10 is built with this advanced skin tone reproduction capability, allowing you to produce high-quality portraiture.

180-degree slide-and-tilt LCD with 100% visibility for facilitating “self-portraits”

The rear LCD employs the slide-and-tilt mechanism so that even when it is tilted by 180 degrees, the LCD is not blocked by the camera, allowing for 100% visibility. The grip is shaped to accommodate both normal shooting and self-portraits. When taking a self-portrait, you can focus and release the shutter by pressing the vertical command dial found directly below your index finger to minimize camera shake. Rotating the tilting LCD upward by 180 degrees activates the Eye Detection AF to automatically adjust the focus on the subject’s eyes. The X-A10 also features the Portrait Enhancer mode for natural and beautiful skin-tone reproduction.

Compact and lightweight camera body with retro design and intuitive operability

The compact and lightweight X-A10 sports a retro design. The use of two Command Dials means you only need a thumb to quickly adjust aperture, shutter speed and exposure settings. Frequently used functions such as white balance, continuous shooting and the self-timer can be assigned to standalone function buttons, eliminating the need to go through the Menu screens to change settings.

Inheriting FUJIFILM X-A2’s popular performance features

Its energy-efficient design means the X-A10 is capable of shooting approx. 410 frames on a single battery charge. When fitted with the standard zoom kit lens “XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II,” the camera offers the class-leading minimum working distance of approx. 7cm from the front edge of the lens, allowing close-up macro photography.

Outstanding image quality, made possible by the newly-developed 16.3 megapixel image sensor

Fujifilm’s colour reproduction technology, nurtured through the development of photographic film, captures accurate, warm skin tones, clear blue skies and lush green foliage in tones exactly as you remember them.

The APS-C sensor delivers beautifully smooth bokeh effects for portraiture and macro shots when using a shallow depth of field.

The X-A10 offers a total of six Film Simulation modes, namely the true-to-life colours of PROVIA (standard), the vibrant tones and saturated colours of Velvia (vivid), the soft tones of ASTIA (soft), the documentary-style deep colours and soft shades of CLASSIC CHROME, as well as Monochrome and Sepia.

The normal sensitivity range covers ISO200 to ISO6400, while extended sensitivity settings of ISO12800 and even ISO25600 can be selected when you want to minimise camera shake. The X-A10 produces clear images with astonishingly low noise, even on low-light nightscapes and indoor shots where high ISOs are essential.

Advanced Filters help you easily produce creative effects. A total of ten Advanced Filters are available, including the new “Fisheye” and “Cross Screen” as well as Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Colour, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Colour.

The screen has a slide-and-tilt mechanism so when it is tilted 180 degrees into “selfie-mode”, it can slide out further to ensure the camera body doesn’t block the view.

The grip is shaped to accommodate both normal shooting and self-portraits alike. The final shape, based on ergonomic design, was decided through prototype testing involving hundreds of photographers

When taking a self-portrait, you can take photos by pressing the vertical command dial found directly below your index finger to minimise camera shake. The Self Timer function offers Smile Detection, that take photos automatically when the subject smiles, Buddy Timer which shoots when two people come close together, and Group Timer mode that automatically shoots when a specified number of people come into the frame.

Rotating the tilting LCD upward by 180 degrees activates the Eye Detection AF to automatically adjust the focus on the subject’s eyes.

The X-A10 features a Portrait Enhancer mode, which makes the human skin look smoother and brighter. Enjoy the beautiful skin tonality that only the X Series offers also when shooting selfies

The camera supports charging via USB for maximum convenience, especially while traveling.

Class-leading minimum working distance

When fitted with the standard lens “XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II,” the X-A10 can focus on subjects as close as approximately 7cm from the front of the lens allowing you to explore the fantastic world of close-up macro photography.

Super Intelligent Flash

The built-in pop-up flash supports the Super Intelligent Flash system that accurately controls light output according to individual scenes. When shooting indoor portraits in low-light, small items or food, the flash system reduces highlight clipping to produce images exactly as your eyes see them. Natural colours and brightness are also achieved when shooting backlit scenes or photographing a person under intense sunlight that casts strong shadows on the face.

Full HD video recording

Press the dedicated Video Recording button on the rear to easily start recording full HD (1080/30p, 25p, 24p) video.

The Film Simulation function, popularly used for still images, can also be applied to video recording for a diverse range of creative effects, which can be combined with smooth bokeh, made possible with the APS-C sensor and FUJINON lenses to produce professional-looking, creative movies.

Turning on the electronic image stabilisation function delivers the five-axis image stabilisation that combines optical and electronic stabilisation, significantly reducing a variety of camera shakes that could occur during video recording. This function allows you to record high quality video with reduced camera shake while walking around with the camera in your hand.

Versatile shooting functions including the electronic shutter with the maximum speed of 1/32000 sec

When using the ultra-fast electronic shutter, even under clear skies or other bright conditions, you can use large aperture to achieve a shallow depth of field without over-exposing the image. You can capture a scene exactly as intended without having to use an ND filter.

As a result of answering the requests from many users, the X-A10 now features the Panorama and Time Lapse functions.

Other new functions include the interlocking of Metering and AF areas, support for the Adobe RGB colour space, and choice of different colours in Focus Peaking for assisting MF.

Wireless communication functionality enables remote shooting from smartphones and tablet devices

Install the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app on your smartphone or tablet and use the Wireless Communication function to transfer photos and videos to your device with a simple one-touch operation. You can view and select photos and videos in your camera or on your smartphone and then easily import them to your device. You can even attach GPS location information, obtained by your smart device, to your images.

The Remote Shoot function lets you adjust exposure and other settings, focus and take photos from your smartphone or tablet device. With Remote Shooting, the app not only offers basic operations such as Touch AF and shutter speed adjustment, but also lets you adjust a variety of shooting settings or initiate video recording. It’s great for group photos, self-portraits and even wildlife photography where you might want to compose your shot from a distance.

Olympus E-M5 II, camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12266/olympus-e-m5-ii-camera-topic Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:09:18 -0700 duartix 12266@/talks/discussions image


  • 16mp m43 CMOS sensor
  • 40mp high-resolution multi-shot mode
  • 5-axis IS, 5-stop according to CIPA standard
  • 3" touch screen, 1040kdots
  • High Res 2.36M electronic viewfinder
  • FullHD Video - 1080p, 60/50/30/25/24p
    • 77 Mbps bit-rate @ 30p
    • Focus Peaking with four Color Choices (red, yellow, black, white)
    • Supports time code
    • HDMI Output for an external monitor
  • 1/8000s mechanical shutter speed
  • 10fps continuous shooting, 5fps with continuous AF
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bundled flash, higher plus bounce and turns
  • Microphone socket
  • Headphone socket (with 1st part of 2 part grip)
  • 750 shot battery life (battery life is 310 shots with CIPA test modes)
  • $1099
  • http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-Mark-Silver/dp/B00S6DBMOQ/
  • http://www.adorama.com/IOMEM5M2B.html

Clean HDMI output.

IBIS in video.

Evolution in frame rate selection (still no PAL???)

Better codec (77Mbps)



Olympus E-PL7 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11138/olympus-e-pl7 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:36:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11138@/talks/discussions image


Olympus E-M10 II camera topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13606/olympus-e-m10-ii-camera-topic Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:12:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13606@/talks/discussions image

  • 16Mp m43 CMOS sensor
  • Silent shutter
  • Up to 8.5fps shooting
  • 5-axis sensor stabilizer
  • 2.36mdot OLED EVF (standard for good cameras now)
  • 81 focus points
  • 3" LCD tilting touch monitor
  • 4K video time-lapse
  • 1080 24p, 30p, 50p, 60p video only
  • Wi-Fi
  • BLS-50 battery
  • Compatible with SDHC / SDXC / UHS-I, II cards
  • Metal body *119.5mm x 83.1mm x 46.7mm
  • 342g body weight, and 390g with battery and memory card

  • $699 at Amazon and Adorama

Fujifilm X-T2s will come this year http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17360/fujifilm-x-t2s-will-come-this-year Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:50:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17360@/talks/discussions Main feature is sensor based IBIS.

Most probable release date is during IBC exhibition.

Olympus E-PL8 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15729/olympus-e-pl8 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:26:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15729@/talks/discussions image


  • 16MP m43 Live MOS sensor
  • TruePic VII LSI
  • 81 points of phase AF
  • 8.5fps burst without AF, 3.7fps long takes
  • 3-axis 3.5 steps only sensor based stab
  • Cheap 3.0" 1.04mdot LCD, tiltable
  • 1 / 4000-60 sec shutter speed
  • SD card slot, UHS-I / II compatible
  • Wi-Fi
  • Color versions - Black, White and Brown
  • $549
  • Available at https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-E-PL8-Black-Body-Only/dp/B01ERLMQ8Q/
Olympus E-M10 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9459/olympus-e-m10 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 09:15:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9459@/talks/discussions image


  • 16.05mp CMOS sensor
  • 3.0" LCD. 1.04 million dots. Tiltable. Capacitive touch.
  • ISO Sensitivity - ISO200-25600
  • Shutter - from 60 seconds to 1/4000 sec
  • Up to 8 frames per second
  • 1.44 Million dots EVF
  • 1080p30, 24mbit/sec MOV, H.264 video
  • BLS-5 battery
  • 82.3mm x 45.9mm x 119mm
  • 350g (body only)
  • Color is either black or silver
  • $699 initial retail price

Available at:


Olympus Air http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12322/olympus-air Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:47:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12322@/talks/discussions image

The Air has 16mp m43 sensor. Has tripod mount and physical shutter button.

Information is stored to MicroSD card. All control is made using your smartphone.

Electronic shutter is up to 1/16000s.

It is able to shoot 10fps.

Will have open source API.

Available soon in US.

$499, preorder at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZYATMXM/


Olympus OM-D E-M1 topic http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7821/olympus-om-d-e-m1-topic Sun, 18 Aug 2013 07:49:33 -0600 MarcioK 7821@/talks/discussions image


•16MP MOS m43 sensor * No AA filter * True Pic VII processor, * Phase AF on sensor * 5-axis stab * 100-25600 ISO * 1/8000 sec shutter speed, 1/320 flash sync * 10fps shooting * 6.5fps with AF * Flash X-sync socket * 1.04mp 3" LCD * 2.36M EVF * Wi-Fi

Available at:


Press release:

Owners of full-format and APS-C DSLR cameras have a problem and Olympus has created a camera to solve it – the OM-D E-M1, the new pinnacle of Olympus’ digital imaging range. A DSLR is often too bulky to carry, which is why the new OM-D E-M1 is more compact than its main rivals – and the ideal size for shooting on the go. It combines the portable dimensions of the Micro Four Thirds format with image quality that matches DSLRs. Thanks to a new Live MOS sensor and next-generation TruePic VII image processor, it delivers the best images in the history of Olympus cameras. The E-M1 trumps the autofocus performance of its OM-D predecessor with DUAL FAST AF – one of the world’s fastest AF systems – now available for sequential as well as regular stills. It has an electronic viewfinder with the magnifying power of a high-end, full-frame DSLR and the unique* 5-axis image stabilization system that made its OM-D debut on the E-M5. The E-M1 is splash-, dust- and freezeproof** and – thanks to DUAL FAST AF – compatible with an ever-growing range of interchangeable lenses. It is available for pre-order in black with a special offer, and in the shops with an additional offer for E-System users from mid-October 2013. Prices start at £1299.99 for the body only, £1499.99 (UK prices) for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 lens kit and £1949.99 for a kit that includes the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm 1:2.8 lens.

Olympus’ fastest ever AF: Alongside the design specialists who gave the OM-D E-M1 its perfectly proportioned casing, Olympus clearly employs some of the world’s best autofocus engineers. E-M1 owners reap the rewards with Olympus’ fastest ever AF system. DUAL FAST AF delivers very quick autofocus performance with both Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses, which can be mounted on the E-M1 using an adapter. The camera detects which sort of lens you are using and switches automatically to the more suitable AF technology – either phase detection or contrast AF. Four Thirds lenses work with phase detection, whereas Micro Four Thirds use Contrast AF. Both AF technologies can accurately focus on any one of 37 focus points to pick out, for example, a single stallion among stampeding horses, or on 81 target areas to automatically track the whole herd.

Olympus' best ever images: When a company with the optical pedigree of Olympus claims a new camera delivers the best image quality of any consumer model it has ever made, that device has a lot to live up to. The OM-D E-M1 more than matches expectations – and rebuffs DSLR sceptics – thanks not least to three key, complementary components. The Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds lens system (63 lenses and growing) combines with a new 16-Megapixel Live MOS sensor and the seventh generation of its powerful TruePic image processor series. TruePic VII uses New Fine Detail Technology II to get the very best still image quality out of every lens by adjusting processing in line with the type of lens attached and aperture setting.

Olympus'most powerful electronic viewfinder: Olympus gives creativity free reign and breaks new ground in electronic viewfinder design in the shape of a new EVF with fully 1.48x magnification, which is approximately 1.3x larger than a typical DSLR. In addition to high, 2,360,000-dot resolution, DUAL FAST AF and automatic backlight adjustment, the EVF scores over optical viewfinders with a new feature that is unique to the OM-D E-M1. HDR Preview Mode allows you to monitor HDR images in the EVF before you shoot and you can likewise experiment with four key settings before shutter release: aspect ratio, magnification, colour and highlight & shadow. The OM-D E-M1 also introduces a new way to adjust colour. Instead of graphs and numbers, the newly developed Colour Creator lets you intuitively play with colour by tweaking dials on top of the camera. You can check the result in real time on the Live View EVF. The time lag is a mouth-watering 29ms, which is too fast for the human eye and results in natural movement even with very fast-moving subjects***.

Olympus' most reliable camera ever: Olympus’ record-breaking Hybrid 5-axis Image Stabilization is exceptional because it compensates for movement around the axis of the lens as well as horizontal and vertical shift, and the usual yaw and pitch. This makes it noticeably easier to capture sharp, hand-held stills, especially at large zoom ratios. In fact, the Hybrid IS is so effective that you can record a shake-free Full HD movie literally on the run – even with long focal lengths – easily framing shots with the viewfinder or LCD in real time. Just as reassuring is the E-M1’s rigid magnesium body, as well as its dustproofing**, splashproofing** and freezeproofing**, which protects your investment with another Olympus world-beating system. The OM-D E-M1 is the best camera guaranteed to work perfectly in temperatures as low as -10°C*.

Olympus’ smartest ever WiFi integration: Among the E-M1’s many other strengths are built-in WiFi, which lets it communicate quickly and simply with a compatible smartphone. You can send selected images straight to websites and social media via your phone and effectively use it as a remote control to avoid touching the camera during long-exposure shots. Pairing is quick and easy via a QR code. You can mirror the Live View LCD on your phone’s touch screen, then focus and release the shutter remotely via WiFi (in P, A, S, M modes) directly on the display. Even the unique and spectacular Live Bulb effect can be previewed on your smartphone. Live Bulb updates the Live View image at pre-set intervals during bulb exposures.

Olympus’ most pro-friendly system camera: The OM-D E-M1 was designed in close collaboration with pro photographers who gave Olympus a wish list of ways to make cameras more ergonomic. With an eye on the fate of unwieldy DSLRs, re-assignable dials, switches and rings are big and beautifully laid out to ensure the camera sits comfortably in your hand and is easy to use. For example, you can adjust aperture and exposure using two dials on the back, then flick a lever to change the function of the dials and adjust ISO and white balance with the same movement.

Fuji X PRO 1 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1936/fuji-x-pro-1 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 09:57:15 -0700 sohus 1936@/talks/discussions
- Three new lenses: 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0, 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 and 60mm (90mm equivalent) f/2.4
- Responsephoto says the Camera+35mm lens kit will cost 1.300 Euro. That’s actually just a bit higher than the Fuji X100 price. The other two lenses will cost 600 Euro each.
- Responsephoto says the sensors name is X-Trans! R. writes that Fuji took some ideas from the classica film technology to create the new sensor which will beat the image quality of all current fulflrame sensors! The photosites will be of 6 different colors and disposed randomly, therefore moire will be avoided.
- There is no Anti Aliasing filter on the sensor.
- The lenses are made of metal.
- The camera has the new X-mount. The lens mount acutally goes a little bit “inside” the body! The mount diameter will be large and its flange will be of 17.7 mm.
- The viewfinder is hybrid (optical and electronic). The optical viewfinder changes the view depending on the kind of prime lens you sue. This again is an idea coming from the Contax G2!
- Other incredible new thing: The autofocus sensor is…external! There is a special AF sensor on the camera body!


I really hope Fuji delivers. Everything looks amazing... build quality, specifcations, lenses. I haven't found any video specifications yet. ]]>
Olympus Menu and Customization http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15556/olympus-menu-and-customization Sat, 20 Aug 2016 04:46:42 -0600 MikeLinn 15556@/talks/discussions