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Samsung NX30 Review
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20.3mp | 3.1x | $1,000
Despite the 'flagship' moniker, Samsung's newest high-end NX camera packs a punch with its performance, at a very affordable street price more in line with upper entry-level to lower mid-level DSLRs. The Samsung NX30 is a strong contender for those looking for a relatively compact, high-performance camera at a great value. While the NX-mount lens lineup is a little lacking at the moment, which might dissuade some more advanced users who need more specialized lenses, the NX30 and available native lenses are more than capable for capturing everything from general lifestyle, portrait and travel photos, to even a good amount of action and sports, while built-in Wi-Fi with NFC makes it easy to share these images. Read more in our Samsung NX30 review!


Sony RX100 III Review
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20.2mp | 2.9x | $791
It was clear from its heritage that the Sony RX100 III would be an exciting camera, given that both its predecessors earned our Pocket Camera of the Year award, two years running. But that level of success also meant some mighty big shoes to fill. Sony's pocket-friendly shooter line are in a class of their own, and we shot all three models side-by-side to determine once and for all -- which is the best compact camera that money can buy? Did the RX100 III have what it took to steal the crown? Read our Sony RX100 III review, and find out!


Panasonic GH4 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 digital camera
16.1mp | Non-Zoomx | $1,658
The Panasonic GH4 takes the impressive specs and performance of the GH3 and kicks them up a notch -- a big notch -- with faster burst shooting, quicker AF, and a host of other improvements, not to mention tons of new video features. With 4K video, higher bitrate Full HD, focus peaking, zebras, a plethora of image tweaking adjustments and clean, uncompressed HDMI output, the GH4 is at home in the hands of not only advanced and professional still photographers, but also in the hands of advanced and professional videographers. Read more in our in-depth Panasonic GH4 review!


Nikon D4S Review
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16.2mp | $6,077
There are no two ways about it: The Nikon D4S is one seriously impressive DSLR. That's to be expected, bearing in mind its heritage. But casting judgement on its greatness depends very much on perspective, so we looked at Nikon's new pro flagship through two different lenses: That of the enthusiast looking to step up their game, and that of the pro upgrading to the latest and greatest. Whichever camp you fall into, we've got your answer. Read our Nikon D4S review, and find out if it's time you bought yourself a new DSLR!


Canon G1 X Mark II Review
image of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II digital camera
13.1mp | 5.0x | $770
Canon refreshes its large-sensor compact with a revised 1.5-inch-type sensor, faster processor, and a brighter, wider and longer zoom lens. With a sleeker shape, add-on EVF and grip, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II is Canon's answer to the do-everything, go-anywhere compact camera for the advanced and enthusiast photographer. While some of the criticisms with the initial model have been addressed, there are still some issues here and there. Do the upsides outweigh the downsides? Read our Canon G1 X Mark II review to find out!


IR Photo News

Sigma dp2 Quattro Shooter's Report Part I - plus new lab test images converted using SPP v6.06
Featured Story 09/13, 12:18 EDT High resolution, reportedly 30% higher than their previous Foveon sensor, created to "produce works of art"... this is what Sigma promises with the dp2 Quattro, the first model released in the all new Quattro series of fixed lens cameras. They further report improved speed in both processing and autofocusing, as well as better high ISO... (more)

You ask and we'll find out! Post your questions now for IR's Photokina manufacturer interviews
Featured Story 09/12, 17:27 EDT It's almost Photokina time folks, and it's fast approaching. Hailing from Cologne, Germany as "The World's Leading Imaging Fair" the show only comes around every two years and is a massive conflagration of all the important players from the digital imaging industry. You can bet that we'll be there with bells on, digging and searching on... (more)

Infrared magic, hot air balloons and enchanting landscapes: Our August POTD monthly winners!
09/12, 18:16 EDT A few weeks ago we posted a news piece about an interesting statistic regarding our Photo of the Day contest - namely that 57 out of the past 60 winners and placers were shot with either Canon or Nikon DSLRs. That trend continues this month with two Canon and two Nikon DSLRs taking home placements, but there's one notable exception: Bob Jensen's first place image was taken with a Fujifilm... (more)

Have four minutes to spare? Take a tour of California with this timelapse video
09/12, 10:17 EDT The average timelapse video on the internet focuses on a specific location, such as a mountain range or a city. Which isn't a bad thing at all -- after all, there's a lot to see in many cities, and some beautiful alpine views including sunrises, sunsets and starry skies are always beautiful to behold. Hal Bergman, however, chose a different, less restricted... (more)

Tamron to show development model of fast, stabilized ultra-wide zoom lens at Photokina
09/12, 03:13 EDT Every time the biennial Photokina tradeshow in Germany rolls around, alongside the selection of brand-new products, there are invariably some prototypes and development concepts on display, giving us an idea of where manufacturers will be taking us in the not-too-distant future. This year, lens maker Tamron has an example which it says... (more)

Sigma launches twin 150-600mm lenses, TCs; sets price, availability for dp1 Quattro and 18-300 lens
09/12, 01:00 EDT For fans of versatile telephoto-to-super-telephoto zoom lenses, Sigma is not letting Tamron have all the fun, announcing not one but two variants of a full-frame 150-600mm f/5-6/3 image stabilized lens. Tamron's all-around 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD SP will now have some healthy competition, thanks to the announcement of the 150-600mm... (more)

Nikon to ship bright, ultra-wide 20mm full-frame prime, video-friendly SB-500 Speedlight imminently
09/12, 00:01 EDT Nikon shooters: Have you got a little extra cash burning a hole in your pocket? If so, we have the cure: two new accessories that will pair nicely with your Nikon DSLR! Announced today, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens is a bright, ultra wide-angle prime lens for FX-format cameras that, says its maker, "is ideal for... (more)

Full-frame Nikon D750 arrives with a number of firsts: incredible low-light AF, tilting display, in-camera Wi-Fi
09/12, 00:01 EDT It's been a long time coming, but the spiritual successor to the Nikon D700 is finally here! Almost three years after Nikon's beloved full-frame enthusiast DSLR took its final bow and exited stage right, the brand-new Nikon D750 is replete with new features that bring it right up to date, several of them firsts for a Nikon full-frame... (more)

Nikon V3 Image Quality Analysis: Has Nikon finally cracked the code for its 1-Series mirrorless cameras?
09/11, 15:05 EDT We were really eager to see how the Nikon V3's image quality stacked up, and if the new flagship Nikon 1-Series mirrorless camera improved significantly over the previous model, the Nikon V2. One of the common complaints about the V2 was its sub-par image quality relative to price, particularly at higher ISOs. The Nikon V3 has undergone... (more)

Ricoh's new WG-M1 action cam looks like a mix of G-Shock watch and bike light
09/11, 14:26 EDT Ricoh, the proprietor of the Pentax brand name, has just annouced a new action cam that continues the WR and WG lines of rugged Pentax cameras. Called the WG-M1, the device looks a bit like a mix of a G-Shock watch and a bike lamp. But as always, it's what's on the inside that counts most. The basic specs of the Ricoh WG-M1 read as follows: a 17mm-equivalent... (more)

Pentax 645Z Shooter's Report Part I: Ricoh's mighty medium-format takes on the mile-high city
09/11, 10:47 EDT I've shot with many professional DSLRs over the years, right back to when even the most expensive of pro gear consisted of digital innards shoe-horned into a repurposed film SLR body. But until just recently, there was one type of camera that I'd never managed to get my hands on -- at least, away from the trade show floor. I've never... (more)

Sony E 18-105mm f/4 Lens Review: A versatile lens for stills, but pro videographers should take caution
09/11, 09:39 EDT Sony E-mount photographers looking for a versatile, lightweight zoom lens for still photography that can also double as an ideal lens for video recording, should take note of the Sony 18-105 F4 G PZ OSS lens. Sony announced the 18-105 F4 G PZ OSS lens back in August of 2013, an APS-C E-mount lens with a constant f/4 aperture, a healthy... (more)

Never miss the golden hour again with Lumy for iOS
09/11, 09:33 EDT The so-called golden hour is the time of day when the sun is just rising, or just about to set, and the world is covered in a warm, golden light (hence the name golden hour.) It's the favorite time of day for many photographers, especially for those shooting landscapes or portraiture outside. Keeping track of when the golden hour starts and ends isn't easy,... (more)

Hasselblad's new H5X camera combines the best of analog and digital medium format
09/10, 12:04 EDT Not long ago, Hasselblad introduced the new H5D-50c digital medium format camera sporting a 50 megapixel CMOS sensor, marking the step from CCD to CMOS technology in digital medium format photography. Shortly after that, the company announced a new digital back for its classic V-series cameras, as well as two multi-shot backs for the H5-series. Now follows the... (more)

Fuji X100T launches with refined interface, better viewfinder and monitor, plus Wi-Fi sharing
09/10, 01:02 EDT In early 2013, Fujifilm introduced the X100S, a bright-lensed camera nicely aimed at the street photography niche. Now, the followup Fuji X100T aims to take the best of its predecessors, answer several criticisms we had with the earlier camera, and brings it up to date with some worthwhile tweaks to the viewfinder, display and... (more)

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