Multiple sites report a new Canon R series body for mid-2019. Canon Rumors’ article claims that the body has not begun production and will feature dual card slots, thought not for the same memory format, and that the camera will feature a traditional joystick controller instead of the touch bar.
Prograde digital demonstrated the capabilities of their 1.0 (1TB Capacity) CFexpress memory cards at CES in Las Vegas. CFexpress cards share the XQD form factor, but require a firmware update to function with Nikon cameras with XQD card slots. It is unclear whether Nikon will also release a firmware update for their XQD equipped DSLRs. Notably, CFexpress cards offer a 1,400MB/s read speed and can write at 1000MB/S. Read the associated press release from Prograde Digital here.
Sony released several firmware updates for its Alpha mirrorless camera bodies. The A7III update can be downloaded here. The A7RIII update can be downloaded here. And the A9 update can be downloaded here. The A7 series updates solve a RAW file writing error with SD cards. The A9 update “solves the problem caused by a specific third-party memory card, which would not be recognized by Sony cameras.”
Fujifilm released v2.0 of the XT-3’s firmware. The update provides upgrades to 4K video recording and simultaneous output of Film Simulation and F-Log footage. Additionally, a power supply icon and other “slight defects” benefit from the update. More info and download here.
Sigma announced version 1.5 of it’s SIGMA Optimization Pro software. The software is dedicated for the Sigma USB Dock, Sigma Flash USB Dock FD-11, and Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. The update provides adds an “AF function button setting” feature and enables customization of the 70-200 F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens. The Mac version also adds compatibility to Mac OS Mojave and improves Chinese language support. Read the full press release here.