Adobe Lightroom 5.6, Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 released

Adobe released Lightroom 5.6 with support for the following cameras and lenses. Here are the download links: Win | Mac.

Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 were also released (download links: Win | Mac).

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Deals of the day: Panasonic GF2 for $99, Pentax Q10 for $169, Fuji X-E1 for $649

Those deals will expire tomorrow evening (July 31st) at 11:59pm EST:

→ Panasonic Lumix GF2 camera for $99 (regular $299)

Pentax Q10 black
→ Pentax Q10 camera with 27.5-83mm lens for $169 (regular $399)

→ Fujifilm X-E1 with XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS lens for $649 (regular $699) - includes free Fujifilm hand grip assist ($79.95 value) & SanDisk 16GB memory vault ($19.95 value), you will also get back 6% in rewards.

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The latest Pentax 645z medium format camera updates

Few Pentax 645z updates:


Pentax 645 28-45mm f:4.5 wide-angle medium format zoom lens

  • The above picture is the new Pentax DA 645 28-45mm f/4.5 ED AL SDM AW SR wide-angle medium format zoom lens that was listed on the roadmap for 2014 (via digicame-info). For pricing and availability of all Pentax 645 lenses, see this link.
  • Pentax/Ricoh is going to release new tethering software for the 645z in September during the 2014 Photokina show (via DC.Watch).

Pentax 645z camera reviews:

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Another set of rumored Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera specifications

Here is another set of rumored Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera specifications (I have previously posted E-PL7 specifications here and here):

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Canon teaser: “Something BIG is coming”

Canon teaser Photokina 2014
Canon India posted a new teaser on Facebook with the text "Get your camera ready, something BIG is coming". New products are often released few months later in India and this ad could also be for something that is already officially announced in the rest of the world. Just a reminder that few years ago Nikon also had a "BIG" campaign that turned out to beBlues Traveler concert:

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Pictures of upcoming Pentax Q2 mirrorless camera leak online

Pentax Q2 mirrorless camera black
Pentax Q2 mirrorless camera gold
It seems that Pentax will be announcing a new Q2 mirrorless camera at Photokina - the first images already leaked on the Japanese digicame-info website. The name of the new model could also be Q-S1 (or Q2) and it will be available in black, gold, white and gunmetal colors. Detailed specifications are not yet available.

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Two new PowerShot superzoom compact cameras from Canon (SX520 HS and SX400 IS)


Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot-SX520-HS-Digital-Camera

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon announced two new superzoom compact cameras - SX520 HS ($399) and SX400 IS ($249):

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

  • 16MP 1/2.3" CCD Sensor
  • DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • 30x Optical Zoom f/3.4-5.8 Lens
  • 24-720mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Intelligent IS with Eight Modes
  • HD 1280 x 720p Video Recording
  • 3.0" 260k-Dot TFT-LCD Screen
  • Smart AUTO Shooting Mode
  • Continuous Shooting up to 3.2 fps
  • Built-In Flash

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

  • 16MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • 42x Optical Zoom f/3.4-6.0 Lens
  • 24-1,008mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Intelligent IS with Eight Modes
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video Recording
  • 3.0" 461k-Dot TFT-LCD Screen
  • Smart AUTO, Hybrid Auto, & Creative Shot
  • Zoom Framing Assist
  • High Speed Autofocus System

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