Canon announces new cameras at CES
Panasonic announces the GH5 camera
Panasonic has announced the specifications of their LUMIX GH5 mirrorless camera at the CES Show. It has a 20.3 MP sensor with a new Venus image processor and a native ISO of up to 25,5600. It also offers a 6K 30 fps “burst mode” for action shots. Perhaps more notably, it offers video at 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p with internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording.
Ikelite announces vacuum kits
NOAA consults on oceanic whitetip protection
NOAA has proposed that the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) be offered protection by being listed as a “threatened species”. The proposal is currently open for public consultation, with comments being solicited electronically via the Federal Register announcement. The deadline for comments is 29 March 2017. Image from Shutterstock.
Tutorial: Updating camera and computer settings for 2017
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon provides a tutorial covering the basics necessary to ensure that camera and computer settings are updated for 2017. Included are camera metadata, Lightroom import and export templates and adding dated folders to keep the image library in logical order.
Issue 94 of UwP Magazine available
Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) has kicked off 2017 by releasing issue number 94. Featured are reviews of the Canon 1Dx MK11, Fantasea housings, and a revisitation of older home-built housings. In terms of life, Jack Perks highlights UK freshwater fishes while the locations visited are the Poor Knights in New Zealand and Paim Beach, Florida. Parting Shots are by Alex Mustard and Dan Bolt.
Nauticam announces housing for Hassleblad H4D and H3D
Nauticam has announced their NA-H4D housing for the Hasselblad H4D/H3D digital medium format camera systems. It features Nauticam’s two stage shutter release, A customizable lever on the right hands side for AEL or focus functions and multi direction pad on the left for image browsing and menu function access.
New Year’s greetings to the Wetpixel Community
All off us at Wetpixel wish everyone celebrating the Gregorian New Year a very happy New Year. 2016 has been another amazing year in the Wetpixel community largely due to the amazing willingness of people to share their skills, time and experience so freely. May 2017 bring you amazing encounters, hassle free travel, phenomenal light and safe diving!
- NG photo of the day by Charlie Hamilton James (via )
- The hidden pain behind your swim with the dolphins (via )
- Seacam housing for Nikon D5 now available (via )
- MLB pitcher Max Scherzer’s happy place is underwater (via )
- Captain James Cook’s ship may be off the coast of Rhode… (via )
- Batteries that never fade (via )
- MIchael Muller’s Sharks (via )
- Diver jailed for plundering sunken ship’s artifacts (via )
- Facebook working on camera app (via )
- Nikon updates D7200 firmware to v. 1.01 (via )