For The Next 3 Days You Can Save On Luminar AI And Other Skylum Software

Luminar Ai

Skylum has an “End of Winter” sale. You can save on the cool Luminar AI photo editing software, and on bundles with other Skylum software.

Luminar AI at a glance:

  • Photo Editing and Raw Image Processing
  • Non-Destructive Workflow
  • AI Sky Replacement, Structure, Enhance
  • AI Skin & Portrait Enhancer
  • Smart Contrast, Sunrays, Looks Gallery
  • Library Panel for Image Management
  • Adjustment Syncing and Batch Processing
  • Smart Shortcuts and Luminar Trash
  • Can Be Used Standalone or as Plug-In
  • For macOS 10.13.6 and Later / Windows 10

See all discounted Luminar AI and Skylum bundles here.

Luminar AI is powered by artificial intelligence and makes most editing tasks a swift and it’s pretty funny to use. The video below by Peter McKinnon tells you what Luminar AI can do for you.


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Canon Prepares For Increased Homeworking, Releases The Canon Posture Fit Camera

Canon Posture Fit

The global pandemic led to more people working from home. It seems that Canon is taking this in account by releasing a new concept camera called the Posture Fit.

The Canon Posture Fit, Canon’s latest concept camera, recognizes when you sit down at the desk the Posture Fit is placed. From there it will periodically check how you are seating. After an hour it advises to stand up and to take a break.

The video below tells the story of Canon’s concept cameras and which ideas and concepts led to them. If you want to just see the presentation of the Posture Fit jump to minute 24:20.

Says Canon about their concept cameras:

Our relationship with cameras is radically transforming. Canon designers work hard to experience the mindset of customers, and with a strong commitment to understanding, have come up with many innovative new designs. This video seminar tells the story of how designers in charge of the IVY REC, PowerShot ZOOM and Posture Fit Device developed the design of these products by understanding users’ passion through opinion gathering at trade expos and other activities.

More coverage of Canon concept cameras is listed here.

The Canon Posture Fit

The Next Canon EOS R5 Firmware Will Include These New Features

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update Sony A7s Iii

Rumored since a while and yet not released, the next Canon EOS R5 firmware update got a new heads up.

Some new murmurings about the next Canon EOS R5 firmware update emerged, and it seems it is not yet in the hands of selected testers, despite it was scheduled to be. Blame the pandemic. This is was the next R5 firmware is murmured to bring on your trusty camera:

  • Canon Cinema RAW light addition
  • C-Log 3
  • 1080p @ 120fps
  • New Codec(s)
  • Bug fixes

The firmware update might get released around April 2021. We expect more firmware updates, notably for the EOS R6 and the EOS-1D X Mark III. When? No one knows for sure besides that it will be within 2021. Blame the pandemic.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS R6 Review And Image Comparison With EOS 5D Mark III

Canon Eos R6 Review

Here is a new Canon EOS R6 review. I am glad to see that there are increasingly more reviewers discussing the R6.

Gary Gough‘s Canon EOS R6 review on video below compares the images of the R6 with the EOS 5D Mark III. That might look a bit like apples to oranges but still it is interesting. Both are all around work horses, so something in common there is.

The EOS R6 sports many features shared with the EOS R5, a class leading autofocus system for instance, and the R6 has an imaging sensor derived not less than from the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III. For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manuals are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

EOS R6 at a glance:

  • 20mp Full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Sensor-based image stabilisation (IBIS) – works with any lens
  • 3.69m dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), 0.76x magnification
  • 3.0inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1.62m dots
  • 12 / 20fps continuous shooting (mechanical / electronic)
  • ISO100 to ISO102400, Low ISO50, High ISO204800
  • 6072 autofocus points/positions
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Face and Eye-AF tracking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 4K UHD 60/30/25/24fps
  • FullHD High-speed 120/100fps
  • HDR FullHD Video

Canon EOS R6:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Canon EOS R6 Real World Review (fantastic option for photographers)

Canon Eos R6 Review

Here is a new Canon EOS R6 review. The little sibling of the more acclaimed EOS R5 doesn’t get all the attention it deserves.

Jared Polin posted his full Canon EOS R6 review, and wonders if the EOS R6 is the “ultimate hybrid mirrorless camera.

This is the Real World Review of the Canon EOS R6. After using this camera for a few months, I have to say it’s a fantastic option from Canon for photographers looking to get into the mirrorless camera world. Where the EOS R5 may be too expensive for some, the R6 falls into a much better price point…even if it’s still a few hundred more then I would like. The one thing the EOS R system needs, third party glass and more affordable RF lenses.

The EOS R6 flies a bit under the radar and doesn’t get the attention it deserves. There are many features that the R6 shares with the EOS R5, a class leading autofocus system for instance, and the R6 has an imaging sensor derived not less than from the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III. For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manuals are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

EOS R6 at a glance:

  • 20mp Full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Sensor-based image stabilisation (IBIS) – works with any lens
  • 3.69m dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), 0.76x magnification
  • 3.0inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1.62m dots
  • 12 / 20fps continuous shooting (mechanical / electronic)
  • ISO100 to ISO102400, Low ISO50, High ISO204800
  • 6072 autofocus points/positions
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Face and Eye-AF tracking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 4K UHD 60/30/25/24fps
  • FullHD High-speed 120/100fps
  • HDR FullHD Video

Canon EOS R6:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Competition News: Sony FX3 FF Camera with Cinematic Look for Creators

Sony Fx3

Sony released a new camera, the Sony FX3, a light and compact cinema camera with a full-frame imaging sensor.

Sony FX3 at a glance:

  • 10.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Exmor R Sensor
  • UHD 4K up to 120 | 1080p up to 240
  • Compact Form for Cage-Free Operation
  • 10-Bit 4:2:2 XAVC S-I,16-Bit Raw Output
  • S-Cinetone/S-Log3/HLG, 15+ Stops DR
  • Detachable 2 x XLR/TRS Adapter Handle
  • Phase Detection AF/Face Tracking/Eye AF
  • 80 to 409,600 Expanded ISO Range
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SDXC Card Slots

Preorder are available at $3,898: B&H Photo | Adorama. Worldwide preorders (not all might have it in stock):

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

. A presentation with real world images at Explora.

Sony press release:

The Most Compact and Lightweight Cinema Line Camera and First Choice for Creators Who Strive for New Cinematic Freedom

FX3 Product Highlights:

  • 10.2 megapixel[i] full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor and BIONZ XR™ image processing engine
  • Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO expandable to 409,600 for very low light conditions and 15+ stops of dynamic range[ii]
  • S-Cinetone™ look profile which is inspired by the digital cinema camera VENICE’s colour science, also used in FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras, and records up to 4K 120p[iii]
  • Compact and lightweight body design with high operability for hand-held shooting, gimbal and drone-mounted work
  • Multi-thread (1/4-20 UNC) body makes it easy to mount accessories
  • Detachable XLR handle unit with two of XLR/TRS audio input
  • “Active Mode” image stabilisation[iv] supports handheld movie shooting
  • Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, Touch Tracking (real-time tracking) and Real-time Eye AF, also used in other Alpha™ cameras
  • Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording (Continued)[v] by Effective heat dissipation and built-in cooling fan

Sony today officially announced the FX3 (model ILME-FX3) camera that combines the best of Sony’s industry-leading digital cinema technology with advanced imaging features from Alpha™ mirrorless cameras to create the ultimate cinematic look.

As the latest addition to Sony’s Cinema Line, the FX3 delivers a cinematic look and professional operability and reliability all in one device that answers the needs of young creators who are looking for new ways to express their creative vision. The new model provides outstanding image quality and usability for small scale and one-person shooting. The FX3 boasts first-class focus performance, optical image stabilisation, handheld shooting design and advanced heat dissipation for extended recording times. All this in a compact, lightweight body that provides the performance and mobility to meet the growing demands of today’s content creators.

“The FX3 was designed to turn creative vision into reality,” said Yann Salmon Legagneur, Director of Product Marketing, Digital Imaging, Sony Europe. “It allows creators to bring their visual expression into the world of cinema through immersive content. We will continue to support the world’s creators through Sony’s Cinema Line Series.”

Cinematic Look

The FX3 flaunts Sony’s industry-leading image sensor technology to achieve high processing speeds and outstanding image quality. The full-frame, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor full-frame 10.2 megapixel(approx. effective) count for movie recording (and 12.1 effective megapixels for stills) and the BIONZ XR image processing engine team up to ensure high sensitivity with low noise. The standard ISO range is 80 to 102,400 (expandable to 409,600 when shooting a movie), and dynamic range is an impressively wide 15+ stops[ii].

In response to a growing need for more expressive depth, the FX3, along with FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras, allows users to create a cinematic look without post-production using S-Cinetone. Based on the colour science inspired by Sony’s flagship VENICE camera, S-Cinetone delivers natural mid-tones, plus soft colours and smooth highlights that are essential to cinematic look.

Create movies with in-camera 4K recording at up to 120 frames per second[iii]. Extraordinarily smooth slow-motion imagery[vi] (up to 5x) at QFHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with autofocus provides new expressive capability.

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