Nikon Announces the Z 9
Nikon has announced the Z 9 mirrorless camera. It has a 45.7MP sensor and a new EXPEED 7 image-processing engine. The latter offers a claimed 10 times faster AF speed and a native ISO range of 64-25,600. The algorithmic AF offers 3D tracking mode and a variety of scene detection options (none underwater specific). Video is available with in-camera recording at 8K UHD 24p/30p (via to be released firmware update) and 4K UHD 24p/30p/60p/120p.
Adobe Releases Lightroom Version 11.0
Adobe has released significant updates to Lightroom Classic. Version 11.0 has a new masking panel, automatic sky or subject selection, improved metadata controls, and batch edit improvement. Make can be created using a brush, linear or radial gradients, color range, luminance range and depth. The subject or sky selection uses AI to analyze images and automatically add selections.
Action Camera Underwater Guide Available
Aquatica Ships Housing for Sony a1
The folks at Aquatica have announced their housing for the Sony a1 mirrorless camera. It offers access to all camera controls and is compatible with all Aquatica’s ports. It ships with the complete Surveyor vacuum system as standard and is offered with Nikonos, Ikelite, or fiber optic strobe triggering options.
Sony Announces A7IV Full Frame Mirrorless camera
Sony has just announced the Alpha A7IV full frame mirrorless camera. It has a 33 MP sensor with the BIONZ XR processor. It has a native ISO range of 50-204800, records to UHS-II SD and CF Express Type A cards, and has 759 on-sensor focus points. It offers 4K video at 60p 10-bit 4:2:2.
Boxfish Luna Underwater Drone offers 4K ProRes Raw
Review: Backscatter Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot by Morten Bjorn Larsen
Danish photographer Morten Bjorn Larsen kindly provides a synopsis of his experiences of using the Backscatter Mini Flash and Optical Snoot to the Wetpixel community. He lists several distinct usage categories for the flash, including subject separation, different beam sizes, oval cards, framing subjects, and wide angle. He notes that he has found the flash combination to be both versatile and easy to use.
Wetpixel Live: Winning Marine and Underwater Images from WPY 2021
The 2021 Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest has just announced its results. Notable in this year’s contest is the number of underwater and marine reacted images placed in the rankings, the overall winner being an underwater image and our fellow contributor Alex’s well-deserved win of the Natural Artistry category. In this episode of Wetpixel Live, he and Adam discuss all the marine and underwater-related winners.
- Sony updates a7sIII firmware to version 2.01 (via )
- Nikon release firmware updates for Z series mirrorless cameras. (via )
- Nikon updates D6 firmware to version 1.2 (via )
- Canon releases firmware Version 1.3.1 for EOS R5 (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS R5, R6 and 1D X Mark III (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom Classic and Lightroom to 10.2 and 4.2… (via )
- Firmware version 10.62 adds ProRes RAW support to Atomos Ninja V (via )
- Sony updates a7S III firmware to 2.00 and adds S-Cinetone (via )
- Nikon releases firmware 1.10 for Z6 II and Z7 II cameras (via )
- Nikon to release firmware version 1.10 for Z 7II and Z 6II… (via )