New Firmware Update For Leica M-9 Owners

Leica has just released a new firmware update, Version 1.174 which is now available for M9 and M9-P cameras. It fixes compatibility issues some M-9 owners had related to select types of new memory cards.

However until further notice, the following SD-Cards are still not recommended:

San Disk Extreme Pro SDHC I UHS-1 (all card sizes)
San Disk Extreme HD Video SDHC I (all card sizes)

You can download the firmware here :

New – Canon EOS C300

Canon has just announced their first truly professional cinema class camera – a super 35mm sized 4K sensor in a small, 3.6 lb body. The EOS C300 is available with either EOS or PL mounts and records to CF cards with an ISO range of 320 to 20,000.
With real timecode, XLR audio, built-in neutral density filters and other pro features, Canon has successfully bridged the gap between their still camera based HDSLR world and true professional video cameras.
Both the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL are expected to be available at dealers in early 2012, at an estimated selling price of less than $20,000 – actual start of sales and pricing is TBA.

More info from Canon here  :

Film maker Vincent Laforet has had the camera for a few months to review and shot this film using the new EOS C300. Check it out in full 1080p HD here :

Camera of the Year : Nikon D5100

Every year, Digital Camera Info.Com publishes scientific reviews of the latest cameras and at the end of the year picks their favorite. This year, they chose the Nikon D5100 as their 2011 Camera of the Year.

This is what they had to say about the camera :

While we enjoyed the additions of autofocus during video recording and Nikon’s creative digital filters, the D5100 blew us away by getting the simple things right. Phenomenal color accuracy, expanded dynamic range, and above-average performance in nearly every category proved enough for this sub-$1000 DSLR to be our camera of the year for 2011.