B&H Pulse Weekly News Roundup: July 6th, 2012

This week in the news: Samsung's newest premium point-and-shoot camera turned lots of heads; your Canon S100 could be faulty, and more.

This is your B&H Pulse News Roundup for the week of July 6th 2012.

B&H Pulse Weekly News Roundup: June 29nd, 2012

This week in the news: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet surfaces, a major firmware update to the Canon 7D is inbound, Fujifilm's new lens roadmap, and more. It was a very big week for technology news and there were lots of announcements, so grab a cup of coffee and get ready to catch up.

This is your B&H Pulse News Roundup for the week of June 29th 2012.

New Firmware Update for the Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR

Although it won’t be available until early August, Canon has announced a firmware upgrade for its EOS 7D DSLR camera. Canon is giving it a performance bump with an exciting new upgrade: Firmware Version 2.0.X.

New Firmware Update for the Canon 5D Mark III

Even though the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is only a couple of months old, its functionality and usability are still being expanded upon with the release of the version 1.1.2 firmware update. The new firmware makes this full-frame workhorse compatible with the new Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver, as well as fixing a few minor bugs.

Seagate GoFlex Satellite Firmware Update (Version

Seagate recently released a new firmware update for the Seagate GoFlex Satellite. Labeled as version, this new firmware update adds a plethora of functionality to the Seagate GoFlex Satellite. 


New Tascam DR-40 Firmware Update Adds Independent Level Control

The Tascam DR-40 is the most budget-friendly portable digital recorder on the market that offers advanced features like dual combo-XLR inputs and four-channel recording. A new firmware update adds independent level-control to its external inputs.

Firmware Update: Nikkor 1 Zoom Lenses

Nikon as announced firmware upgrades that will correct certain glitches for its 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6, 30-100mm f/3.8-5.6, and 10-100mm  f/4.5-5.6 Nikkor 1-series zoom lenses. 

Nikon D5100 and D7000 Firmware Upgrades

Nikon is pleased to announce that a firmware upgrade for the D5100 (A:1.0.1 / B:1.01) and the D7000 (A/B 1.05). These firmware upgrades should ameliorate some of the issues that users of these two cameras may have been experiencing until now.

Nikon D7000 Firmware Upgrade

Users of the Nikon D7000 digital SLR camera have been complaining about bright spots when recording video of dark subjects or in low-light situations. Nikon has acknowledged and resolved the problem with its release of updated firmware for the camera, which can be downloaded for free from Nikon's website.

The problem, which occurred when shooting video with the Nikon D7000 in low-light situations, revealed itself as noticeable bright spots, or hot pixels that appeared on the LCD screen when there was no apparent reason. While the firmware update doesn't completely eliminate the problem, it should make the problem a great deal less noticeable. Here's a link to the download from Nikon's website:


Coming Soon: Free 3D Firmware Upgrade for Sony's Nex-3 and Nex-5 Cameras

Still photography just got a major upgrade. By downloading a free firmware upgrade from Sony, Nex-3 and Nex-5 owners who have been confined to capturing pictures in two dimensions (width and height) can add depth. Viewed on a big-screen 3D TV from Sony, Panasonic or Samsung, among other manufacturers, the third dimension can elicit jaw-dropping reactions from viewers. I should know. I just witnessed my first 3D slide show.


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