B&H Photo News Roundup: Week of December 10, 2023
The week of December 10, 2023 has seen some exciting news in the world of photography and digital imaging. News sources have released a number of interesting stories that are sure to be of interest to photographers of all skill levels. Here is a rundown of the top stories of the week.
Fuji Announces ‘X-Trans IV’ Camera Sensors
Fuji Film Corporation has announced the launch of its latest camera sensor technology, the X-Trans IV. The X-Trans IV builds upon the already successful X-Trans III, offering photographers improved performance in terms of resolution, low light performance, and dynamic range. In addition, the new sensors will offer improved noise reduction compared to previous models. The first cameras featuring the X-Trans IV are expected to be available in early 2023.
Nikon Releases Z7 II Mirrorless Camera
Nikon has released a successor to its popular Z7 mirrorless camera, called the Z7 II. This full-frame mirrorless model boasts a brand-new 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor with increased low light performance and autofocus that the manufacturer claims is the fastest of any mirrorless camera. The Z7 II also features dual EXPEED 6 image processors, which are said to provide an overall boost in performance. The camera is now available for pre-order, with shipping expected to begin in December 2023.
DJI Launches Mavic Air 2 Drone
DJI has unveiled its latest drone, the Mavic Air 2. This new drone boasts an impressive array of features, including a 48MP camera, 4K video recording at 60fps, 8K Hyperlapse, and up to 34 minutes of flight time. It also features a range of automated flight modes such as Spotlight and ActiveTrack 3.0. The Mavic Air 2 is now available to purchase, with prices starting at $799.
Adobe Releases Lightroom 6.1 for Android and iOS
Adobe has released version 6.1 of its popular Lightroom mobile app for both Android and iOS. This update brings a number of new features, including the ability to synchronize collections across devices, a new Selective Dehaze filter, improved Highlight Strength and Saturation sliders, and more. The update is now available to download for free on both platforms.
These are the top stories of the week in the world of photography and digital imaging. Stay tuned for more news and developments in the future.