NEWS ROUND-UP

The week in brief, edited by Amy Davies and Hol­lie Latham Hucker

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His­toric Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year 2018

Open to ama­teurs and pro­fes­sion­als, the se­cond an­nual His­toric Pho­tog­ra­pher of the Year com­pe­ti­tion launches on 12 June, cel­e­brat­ing his­toric places and cul­ture sites world­wide. The win­ner will re­ceive £1,000 and have their work dis­played on the com­pe­ti­tion web­site. For more details see pho­tog­ra­pher.triphis­toric.com.

Ep­son launches new printer mod­els

Ep­son has an­nounced a se­ries of all-in-one print­ers, suited for home print­ing, as well as those work­ing re­motely or run­ning a small busi­ness. The XP-5100, XP-5105, WF-2860DWF and WF-2865DWF are af­ford­able print­ers com­pat­i­ble with XL inks, which en­ables up to 2.5x more pages than other inks. Prices start from £99.

The Honor 10 du­al­cam­era smart­phone

Honor’s lat­est smart­phone sees some high-end cam­era tech­nol­ogy. There’s dual 24 and 16 megapixel ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence ( AI) cam­eras on the rear, while more than 500 sce­nar­ios can be recog­nised for ap­ply­ing the op­ti­mum set­tings. The phone can even recog­nise mul­ti­ple sub­jects in one frame to ap­ply lo­calised op­ti­mi­sa­tion. RRP starts from £399.99.

Lat­est OnePlus smart­phone re­vealed

Another com­pet­i­tively priced smart­phone has been an­nounced. Start­ing from £469, the OnePlus 6 fea­tures a 16 and 20 megapixel dual cam­era set-up, with op­ti­cal im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion and f/1.7 lenses. Other fea­tures in­clude a Por­trait Mode and the abil­ity to shoot in super slow mo­tion for up to one minute.

Ver­sion 4.0 Fu­ji­film firmware causes prob­lems

Mal­func­tions caused by ver­sion 4.0 of Fu­ji­film’s X-T2 firmware have led the com­pany to with­draw it. A ver­sion 4.01 is avail­able that re­sets your cam­era to ver­sion 3.0 set­tings. Planned up­dates to the X-Pro2, X-H1 and GFX 50S have also been de­layed for fur­ther test­ing.

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