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Nikon V3 Review
image of the Nikon V3 digital camera
18.4mp | 3.0x | $1,197
Nikon's 1-series cameras are popular with some for their compact nature, but its flagship models have had a hard time competing with larger-sensored cameras. The company aims to turn all that around with the Nikon V3, a camera that brings improved image quality, stupendously fast autofocus, and absolutely jaw-dropping speed. But the 1"-type sensor size remains: Can the V3 persuade enthusiasts to look past its limits and see its advantages? Find out in our Nikon V3 review!


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
image of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III digital camera
20.2mp | 2.9x | $788
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 | $2,314
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
image of the Nikon D4S digital camera
16.2mp | $5,984
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!


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Olympus E-PL7 Shooter's Report Part I: Exploring the benefits of a few significant upgrades
Featured Story 10/01, 11:31 EDT It seems from some of our reader comments that the Olympus E-PL7 is not quite understood for what it is. Perhaps it's the change in style from its predecessor, bringing it closer in appearance to the flagship E-P5's look than the E-PL5, a line that has remained fairly consistent over the past few generations in terms of external design. Or... (more)

Nikon V3 review: Is this super-speedy flagship the best argument yet for Nikon's 1-system?
Featured Story 09/30, 18:16 EDT Ever since the Nikon 1-series launched back in late 2011 with the V1 and J1, it has divided opinions. 1-series cameras are smaller than most rivals, and they offer some truly impressive performance, but while they've done quite well with consumer photographers in some markets, enthusiasts have been a tougher sell for Nikon. With the... (more)

The Art of Capturing Aurora: An interview with photographer Jeremy Gray
Featured Story 09/30, 16:27 EDT When the sun unleashes a certain type of solar flare out into the surrounding cosmos in our general direction, the result is often an impacting plasma cloud bombarding our magnetosphere. OK - so that's a mouthful, but the result to us down here on Earth is generally twofold, as havoc can be wreaked on our power grids and electrical systems, while incredibly beautiful skies often result from the... (more)

Photokina Q&A: Can the Samsung NX1 redefine pro performance with a quantum leap in technology?
Featured Story 09/27, 15:34 EDT 6.7 Billion pixels per second image readout? Check. 240fps hardware-based object-recognition and tracking? Check. Without question, the Samsung NX1 was truly one of the standout products at the Photokina 2014 tradeshow in Cologne, Germany, with top-notch performance, a sophisticated hybrid autofocus system, and an amazing "auto-shot" mode... (more)

Canon G7 X First Shots: the Sony RX100-series rival hits our test lab
09/29, 15:34 EDT The Canon G7 X, the "Big C's" answer to the powerful and popular Sony RX100-series of premium, large-sensor compact cameras, was recently introduced at this year's Photokina trade show. Now, our review sample unit has arrived and is already undergoing rigorous testing in our laboratory. With a large, 20.2MP 1-inch type sensor coupled with... (more)

Canon SX60 HS First Shots posted: Does the new 65x king of superzooms have the IQ to back that range?
09/29, 14:25 EDT Superzoom cameras are a popular lot, and more people seem to be flocking to them these days, at least here at IR. The race for longer range continues, heating up this year with the farthest achievable focal length to date for an all-in-one superzoom, namely the Nikon P600 which goes to a record-setting 1,440mm equivalent (at 60x). The... (more)

4K video enters the world of action cams with the new GoPro Hero4 Black Edition
09/29, 13:19 EDT GoPro had already built a 4K video mode into its Hero3+ Black Edition, but at only 15 frames per seconds users were understandably asking for 'proper' 4K to find its way into the tiny action cams sooner rather than later. And now, a year after the introduction of the Hero3+, GoPro finally announces its first fully 4K-capable action cam, the Hero4 Black Edition... (more)

Avoid storage woes with G-Technology's new speedy 8-bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID system
09/29, 11:46 EDT For the working photographer, storage is a very important concern. With ever-rising megapixel numbers and bit-depths, storage solutions need to offer a lot of space for current as well as older projects. On top of that, the ideal storage solution also includes an option to back-up important data. G-Technology has been creating storage solutions for professionals... (more)

Firmware Friday: Pentax 645Z gets tethering; Nikon Coolpix A bug squashed; Canon fixes PIXMA exploit
09/26, 14:47 EDT Friday means firmware, and this week, there's quite a lot of it on which to report. Predominantly, our Firmware Friday roundup this week includes printers, but there are also two camera models in the mix. We'll start with those two models, from Pentax and Nikon respectively. First up, we have the medium-format Pentax 645Z DSLR. Brand... (more)

Amateur camera hacker aims to put Sony A7 guts into Leica M3 body
09/26, 09:54 EDT The exchange of camera parts was frequently done back in the day when cameras were all-manual and mechanical. Especially in the Leica world, it's not uncommon to find cameras that contain parts of different models, such as the body from camera A and the viewfinder of camera B, for example. With digital cameras, things are a bit more complicated, but apparently not... (more)

Mirrorless cameras are the best compact travel cameras according to NatGeo
09/26, 08:02 EDT If there's a definitive authority on travel, landscape and wildlife photography, it's National Geographic. With decades of experience in these areas, it's safe to assume that the Society's editors and photographers have a pretty good idea about what kind of photographic gear works best for taking pictures of wild animals, foreign countries or simply the green... (more)

Manual camera app gives iPhoneographers complete control over their photos -- if they're on iOS 8
09/25, 19:32 EDT iPhoneographers: If you're using an iPhone 4S or later and you've been putting of updating to iOS 8 while the inevitable kinks are worked out, now might be the time to reevaluate your decision. A new third-party camera app is here that takes advantage of the new features in Apple's latest, greatest mobile OS, and it promises to... (more)

Adobe updates consumer-oriented Elements photo and video apps with new features, better sharing
09/25, 16:22 EDT For the enthusiast or pro, you can't beat complex apps like Adobe's Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom that provide every control and feature under the sun, the better to extract the maximum from our photos. But what of the humble consumer photographer? Apps like these can be very intimidating, but if you've put the money into buying a... (more)

The Atomos Shogun is real: Panasonic shows GH4 rig with external 4K recorder at Photokina
09/25, 11:18 EDT When Panasonic first introduced its 4K shooting mirrorless camera, the GH4, they also announced that the camera would be compatible with external 4K and HD recorders via the internal HDMI output and the SDI outputs of the YAGH add-on interface unit. At the time, however, suitably portable (and affordable) 4K recorders were hard to find. In the meantime, Atomos... (more)

Lightroom becomes focus-point aware thanks to this cool, free plugin
09/24, 19:13 EDT Ever browse your photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and then find yourself wishing you could remember which focus points were active for a particular shot? Well, now you can, courtesy of a cool new plug-in from developer Chris Reimold. (And it's the best kind of cool, as well -- free cool!) The Show Focus Points plug-in for... (more)

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