Fuji X-T1 version 3.0 firmware now available – 24p video mode – and full frame with Speed Booster ULTRA

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Well hell has officially frozen over and Fuji have full manual control in video mode along with 24p.

You can download the V3.0 firmware for the X-T1 and X-T1 Chrome edition here. It adds a lot of improvements.

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Compacts with manual control in video mode – Panasonic LX5 – Casio FH100

Casio FH100 mini-review

Buy the Casio FH100 on eBay for just $189
Buy the Canon 300 HS on eBay for just $228 (lowest price available in the US)
Buy the Panasonic LX5 on eBay

Now these are a rare breed. In this mini-review of the cameras (a prelude to full reviews coming later) I’ll look at what they have to offer.

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Sony PR department hits back at A55 video mode criticism (and gets it wrong)

Recently Canon have shown that manual control is very important even if they do release the same camera 3 times in 12 months. Also recently, Sony have shown that they do not think any kind of manual control is important for the budding filmmaker.

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