The new Panasonic LUMIX LX100 II : your perfect companion

  • Large high-sensitivity 17 megapixel multi-aspect-sensor (when 4:3)
  • Leica DC Vario-Summilux Lens with f/1.7 fast aperture for gorgeous bokeh
  • New touch-sensitive screen for more flexibility and creativity

LX100II_frontPanasonic is proud to announce the Lumix LX100 II. Now in its seventh generation, the acclaimed LX series is the ideal companion for street photographers, being small and light while still featuring many high-end technical specifications.

Along with a new 17 megapixel multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor, the LX100 II houses a Leica DC VARIO-SUMMILUX f/1.7-f/2.8 high-speed lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 24-75mm for superb versatility.

LX100II_EVFAn LVF (Live View Finder) joins a new 3.0-inch touch-sensitive screen, giving you the flexibility to compose your images however you want to. Other fantastic features include 4K Video and 4K Photo, the introduction of new Monochrome Photo Styles, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, plus USB charging for power boosts on the move.

The LX100 II will be available from 1st October 2018 @ €949 – https://conns.ie/LX100_II

The LX100 II is an addition to the LX range and will not replace the current LX100.

Lumix LX100 II Key Features

Micro Four Thirds Large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine

The Lumix LX100 II integrates a total 21.77-megapixel sensor achieving effective 17.0 megapixel in 4:3 aspect. A boost in resolution when compared to the original LX100 camera, the extra pixels ensure high resolution no matter which one you choose to shoot in – pick from 4:3, 3:2, 1:1 and 16:9.

Approximately 1.6x larger than a one-inch type sensor, the new sensor boasts excellent signal to noise ratio, resulting in a dramatic reduction in noise when shooting at the maximum ISO setting of 25,600.

Meanwhile, the latest Venus Engine renders vibrant, true-to-life high quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive colour reproduction.

*2 Multi-aspect count

LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 (equivalent) Lens

Providing a 3.1x optical zoom, the 24-75mm equivalent lens is close to the classic 24-70mm focal length.

Giving you the flexibility to shoot a diverse range of subjects, from landscapes to portraits, the lens also benefits from a wide f/1.7-f/2.8 aperture for beautiful bokeh and fantastic low-light shooting.

Equipped with Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser), and comprising 11 elements in 8 groups, including 2 ED lenses and 5 aspherical lenses with 8 aspherical surfaces, you can be sure that your shots will be sharp and superbly defined.

Macro shots can be captured beautifully thanks to a minimum focusing distance of 3cm (wide) and 30cm (tele).

Intuitive controls, easy composition and high-speed response

Along with a high-resolution (2764k-dot) Live View Finder, offering a 100% field of view and excellent magnification (0.7x, 35mm equivalent), significant improvements have been made to the rear LCD screen.

For example, resolution has been boosted to 1240k-dots, while touch-functionality has been added for improved ease-of-use. No matter your composition preference, the LX100 II has you covered.

Direct, intuitive control is promised thanks to dedicated rings and dials including an aperture ring, control ring, shutter speed dial or exposure compensation dial.

LUMIX LX100 II achieves high speed AF of approximately 0.10 sec* and high speed burst shooting at 11 fps (AFS) / 5.5 fps (AFC) to capture fast moving subjects just in-focus. The LUMIX LX100 II integrates Starlight AF which allows users to shoot a star in the sky at night with auto focus. This can be achieved by accurate calculation of contrast value in a smaller AF zone.

* Based on the CIPA standard. At wide-end, when using Live View Finder at 60 fps.

Ultra high-definition 4K video and 4K Photo for unmissable moments

Panasonic’s advanced 4K Photo function takes advantage of 4K video recording to allow you to shoot at up to 30fps*1 and extract the perfect moment as 8-megapixel stills directly in the camera. New additions include an Auto Marking function, which enables quicker jumping to the most appropriate frame; and Sequence Composition, the merging of various frames to create a special effect.

Post Focus and Focus Stacking functions have also been added, plus Light Composition mode can be used to create dramatic firework or night scenery shots with ease.

*1 About 4K motion picture recording / 4K Photo recording

– Use a card with SD Speed Class with “UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)” when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO] (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)

– Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 15 minutes with [MP4] in [4K].

– When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.

– When using an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.

– When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down.

*2 For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as”4K compatible”.

Creative possibilities increased, new Monochrome mode & grain effect

L.Monochrome D has been added to the monochrome Picture Styles options, which creates dynamic black and white images with emphasized highlights and shadows, all while preserving details. Choose from different grain strengths to add a filmic quality to your monochrome images.

Other features include:

 

  • Bluetooth 4.2* and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n/)*

The Lumix LX100 II integrates both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for quick and easy image sharing. Bluetooth Low Energy compatibility means a constant connection can be maintained with minimum power consumption.

  • AC/USB Power Charging

Charge the LX100 II’s battery either via AC or USB, making it ideal for a quick power boost while travelling.

* The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
* The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

Sony Full-Frame Masterclass @ Leopardstown Races, Thursday 9th August

Sony are hosting a very special Imaging event @ Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday 9th August 2018, exclusive to existing Professional / Semi-Professional users who already use Sony Full-frame equipment or are actively considering switching from an equivalent system. Guests can attend just the product briefing / masterclass part of the day or they are welcome to stay and enjoy an evening’s hospitality.

To apply for a place on this masterclass please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

The event is an opportunity to get hands on with Sony Imaging kit, including the A9 ILCE Body, A7 III ILCE Body, and new 400mm F2.8 GM OSS FE lens. Sony will have renowned sports photographer Alan Crowhurst on hand to talk about his experience shooting with Sony and giving tips on shooting the race meeting. Sony Ambassador Hannah Couzens will also be on hand to talk about her experiences and will have a portrait set-up with models so that kit can be tested in a different scenario.

Itinerary

14:00-16:00
Introduction to the masterclass
Presentations by Hannah Cousins and Alan Crowhurst
Product demonstrations
17:45
Racing begins and buffet dinner to be served in hospitality suite
17:45-21:00
Groups to rotate through shooting scenarios
21:00-22:30
Concert, with ‘Smokie’ performing
22:30-23:15
Minibus to depart Leopardstown for Dublin City Centre

Application Form

As places are strictly limited strict criteria are being applied by Sony to ensure every attendee will get maximum benefit from the advance workshops being offered. Please complete the form below and a member of staff from Conns Cameras will be in touch.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED – THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL

Swarovski Urban Bird Walk with Eric ‘the Birdman’ Dempsey

There are far more feathered things to see around Dublin City Centre than you might imagine, and certainly more than the abundance of Pigeons and Gulls that everyone is used to! Join the engaging Eric ‘the Birdman’ Dempsey on an easy stroll around some familiar streets and have your eyes opened.

You’ll also have the chance to try out a range of spectacular Swarovski Optik binoculars and scopes

Whether you live in Dublin or are visiting for the day, there is no better way to discover the wonderful bird life hiding in our urban areas than a birding walk with Eric ‘the Birdman’ Dempsey, Ireland’s leading bird expert. He knows how and where to find the birds which allows you to simply relax and enjoy it.

Eric is also one of Ireland’s best-known bird photographers (check out his photos here) and an author of the best-selling Ireland’s Wildlife Year – a photographic journey of Ireland’s changing seasons. If you’re a photographer, he’ll be delighted to pass on his top digi-scoping tips and advise you on exactly the Swarovski bits you need to get shooting.

The FUJIFILM X-T100, a Stylish New Addition to the X Series Range

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is delighted to announce that it will launch the FUJIFILM X-T100, the latest exciting addition to the X Series of premium mirrorless digital cameras on 24th May 2018.  Sporting a sleek, retro and stylish design, it offers a host of features including a high magnification electronic viewfinder, a horizontal tilting rear LCD screen, and an extended battery life of up to 430 frames.

The small but mighty X-T100 weighs just 448g*2 with an anodized coated aluminum top cover, it delivers a retro look yet luxury feel. The powerful 24.2 megapixel APS-C size sensor is 14 times bigger than the sensor inside a conventional smartphone and using the latest built-in Bluetooth® technology makes image transfer quick and easy for sharing with friends.

The camera is equipped with a phase detection autofocus system and a newly developed autofocus algorithm which offers faster and more precise focusing. Combined with Fujifilm’s renowned outstanding image quality and iconic colour reproduction technology, the X-T100 is a camera that is a pleasure to own and a joy to use.  It is the ideal companion for anyone on their photography journey.

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Main Features

Anodized coating offers a retro and stylish design in a variety of colours.  Combined with Fujifilm’s iconic colour reproduction technology that has been refined over 80 years, the camera is the perfect companion for a broad range of shooting opportunities.

The X-T100 offers a variety of body colours such as Dark Silver, Black, and Champagne Gold and follows the familiar design of the popular X-T series from Fujifilm, offering three control dials on the top cover.

The X-T100 combines a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor with the image processing engine to achieve Fujifilm’s renowned photo quality. Combined with the supplied FUJINON lens, the camera boasts ultimate image resolution, lowlight capability, wide dynamic range, and outstanding colour reproduction.

Fast autofocus and variety of automatic functions for ease of use – the camera appeals to a wide range of users at any stage on their photography journey.

The X-T100 features phase detection pixels and a newly developed algorithm, originally developed for the flagship X Series’ models. The Intelligent Hybrid AF system’s fast and precise autofocus ensures that you capture those beautiful photographic moments instantly.  Furthermore, the evolved SR+ Auto Mode now combines subject and scene recognition.  These automatic functions make the camera approachable and easy to use for anyone.

Compatible with Fujifilm’s iconic and respected X Mount lens lineup and featuring three-way tilting LCD monitor, an electronic viewfinder, and powerful battery.

The X-T100 is compatible with Fujifilm’s award-winning X Mount lens range, including the latest small and light electronic zoom lens, the XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ.  As a result, the X-T100 can be used to cover any photographic subject and genre.

The 26 lenses*3 of Fujifilm’s extensive lens lineup covers a vast focal length from 15mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent) including zoom and prime lenses.  In combination with newly introduced three-way tilting LCD monitor, high resolution and high magnification (0.62x) organic EL electronic viewfinder, and powerful battery capable of 430 frames per charge, the X-T100 is versatile, reliable and the ideal companion for executing creativity.

New Bluetooth® technology for quick and seamless image transfer

The Bluetooth® low energy technology has been incorporated for quick, easy and automatic transfer of still images to paired smartphones and tablet devices, using the free smart-device app, ‘FUJIFILM Camera Remote’. The seamless transfer function provides constant image transfer even while in shooting mode, so images can be shared and uploaded at a moments’ notice. The camera is also compatible with FUJIFILM Instax SP-3 printer, so users can enjoy the fun of printing and sharing their images more than ever before.

Artistic expression made easy, with unique and iconic Film Simulation and Advanced Filter modes

The X-T100 offers 11 variations of Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation Modes and 17 variations of Advanced Filters, making adding advanced artistic flair easy with the reproduction of film-like colour tones and artistic expression.

In addition, the setting adjustments are quick and easy, with one-step operation possible via the function dial, exposure compensation dial, and touch-and-flick function on rear LCD monitor.  All these features have been designed to boost freedom in photographic expressions.

*1 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, INC. and any use of such marks by FUJIFILM Corporation is under license.

*2 Include SD card and battery

*3 As of May 2018

Bring Your Firsts to Life with Canon Summer Cashback

Buy an eligible product from Conns Cameras between 16th May and 31th August 2018 and you can choose either “Standard Cashback” OR Canon’s “Cashback Boost” – if you select cashback boost you can claim a higher amount of cashback if you purchase of any additional Canon product from us!

Standard Cashback Cashback Boost
DSLR Cameras
EOS 7D Mark II €135 €180
EOS 77D €100 €125
EOS 800D €55 €70
EOS 200D €55 €70
EOS 2000D €45 €55
EOS 4000D €35 €45
DSLR lenses & accessories
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM €300 €375
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM €200 €250
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM €125 €160
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM €100 €125
EF 135mm f/2L USM €100 €125
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM €100 €125
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS €100 €125
EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM €50 €65
Speedlite 430EX III €65 €80
Compact System Cameras
EOS M6 €60 €75
EOS M50 €60 €75
EOS M100 €60 €75
Compact Cameras
PowerShot G7 X Mark II €45 €55
PowerShot SX730 HS €25 €35
Video Cameras
LEGRIA GX10 €200 €250
LEGRIA HF G26 €100 €125
Printers
PIXMA TS8150 / TS8151 / TS8152 €35 €45
PIXMA TS6150 / TS6151 €25 €35
SELPHY CP1300 €20 €30
Binoculars
14×32 IS €235 €280
12×32 IS €200 €250
10×32 IS €175 €220

Claiming Your Cashback

You must claim your cashback online from the official Canon Summer Cashback Claim Website before 30th September 2018, and a claim for cashback boost must be registered before midnight on 16 October 2018. If successfully submitted participants will receive an email from Canon (or their agents) within 24 hours confirming that their claim has been received and unique login details allowing customers to monitor their claim status.

For “standard cashback” you should receive your payment within 28 days of the claim being verified, or if you have chosen to receive “Cashback Boost” you will be notified once your claim for your initial purchase has been verified and cashback will be paid after you have registered your second purchase.

Summer Campaign 2018 IE Claim Process

If you register for “Cashback Boost” but do not register a second purchase the standard cashback value will be paid to your registered bank account after the claim period has elapsed.

FAQs

For answers to any of your other questions check out the official Canon Ireland FAQs, or you download the full Canon Summer 2018 Ts+Cs or view them on the official Canon website.

 

New LUMIX FT7: The Ultimate Rugged Camera for your Outdoor Adventures.

Capture all your memories, no matter the conditions, with 4K Video and 4K Photo.

Panasonic is pleased to introduce a brand new, tough, compact camera geared towards lovers of outdoor adventures, giving you the chance to capture those moments your normal device can’t handle.

The Lumix FT7 is waterproof (up to 31m / 102ft), shockproof (to 2m/6.6ft), freeze proof (to -10°C), dustproof and pressure resistant (to 100kg/220lbf) making it the perfect rugged companion for all your extreme experiences.

With a 20.4-megapixel high-sensitivity sensor which is joined by a 28mm wide angle 4.6x (28-128mm equivalent) optical zoom lens, the FT7 also features Power O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilisation) to help keep your shots steady even during rocky activities.

New for the FT7 is a 0.2-inch 1,170k-dot equivalent Live View Finder for composing your images when screen use is impractical. Use the LVF to compose your shots in strong sunlight, with the added bonus of saving and extending battery life in harsh conditions – such as the cold. Meanwhile, the 3.0-inch rear monitor boasts the highest-in-class 1,040k-dot resolution and uses tough, tempered-glass.

Never miss an opportunity with full-resolution high-speed burst shooting at 10fps*, which is coupled with Light Speed AF. What’s more, all your incredible exploits can be captured in stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K Video. When 10fps isn’t enough, use 4K Photo to grab even fleeting moments by shooting at 30fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution, extracting the best frame from a 4K burst to save as a photo.

When you want to share the thrills and spills with those back at home, you can do that easily with Wi-Fi connectivity giving you the option to upload your photos and videos to Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and more. Images can also be GPS geo-tagged to ensure you always remember exactly where your adventures took place. Don’t worry about running out of juice while on the go, as the FT7 supports USB charging for instant power from battery packs when wall charging is out of bounds.

For something extra special, take advantage of special modes such as time-lapse shooting, 22 creative filters and panorama mode, which can capture both horizontal and vertical images. The FT7 can even help with your night-time escapades, such as rock climbing or cave walking, as it can be used as a torch light, without the camera function being activated.

Other super-handy tools on board the FT7 include a compass and altimeter – making it ideal for a huge range of outdoor activities, including fishing, camping, diving, snorkelling, surfing, snowboarding, skiing and mountain climbing. This is a camera that is ready to capture the moments when you’d normally have to leave your other devices behind.

It’s not just thrill-seekers that will appreciate the FT7 – use it on your beach holidays, ensuring all those special memories are captured by a camera which isn’t fazed by sand, water and anything else you and your family want to chuck at it.

FT7 will be available in 2 colour versions:  blue and black.

The Lumix FT7 will be available from July with an SRP of €449.

https://www.connscameras.ie/p/panasonic-lumix-ft7-weatherproof-camera/p-5025232883448

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