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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
image of the Nikon D4S digital camera
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
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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!

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Canon 7D Mark II First Shots: Let the image quality comparisons begin!
Featured Story 09/18, 15:30 EDT The Canon 7D Mark II, announced earlier this week at the start of the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, has been turning our servers into liquid hot magma ever since Monday's big announcement. It seems there are more than a few of you out there in camera-land interested in seeing just how good this successor to the popular 7D really... (more)

Canon G7 X Sample Gallery: Get a first look at Canon's Sony RX100-series challenger
Featured Story 09/17, 04:42 EDT Canon's big press event at this year's Photokina also highlighted the release of the new PowerShot G7 X alongside the 7D Mark II. (Not seen the announcement? Read it here.) In similar fashion, shootable pre-production units of Canon's new flagship PowerShot camera were on-hand for some first-look shooting time. We've now published a first... (more)

Canon 7D Mark II Sample Gallery: The speed demon DSLR flies sky high with 10fps (UPDATED)
Featured Story 09/16, 16:16 EDT [UPDATE: RAW files are now available for download] At Canon's press launch for the Canon 7D Mark II at photokina today -- Not seen the announcement? Read it here -- I had the opportunity to shoot with Canon's new high-speed APS-C flagship camera. Presented with an action sports demonstration of trampoline acrobats, the most obvious thing... (more)

Firmware Friday: Olympus E-M1 update lands ahead of schedule, Leica updates S-system cameras
09/19, 18:18 EDT The last few weeks or so might have been a bit manic, thanks to the biennial Photokina tradeshow that's been underway in Germany, but that doesn't mean things have been quiet on the firmware front. The very opposite, in fact! A few days ago, we told you about a new firmware update for the Olympus E-M1 digital SLR, currently under... (more)

Canon's venerable fast-shooting APS-C gets a major upgrade: We compare the 7D vs. 7D Mark II
09/19, 16:35 EDT When Canon introduced the 7D Mark II early Monday morning it quickly shot to the top of our charts in traffic. Given it's been 5 years since the release of the original 7D (a veritable eternity in the digital photography space), we expected it to handily surpass its older brother in every way. But we didn't expect the new camera to give... (more)

Considering an iPhone 6 Plus? This is the most beautiful camera(phone) review we've ever seen.
09/19, 14:20 EDT The high-end cameraphone market is thriving, with plenty of strong options, from the Nokia Lumia 1020, to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Heck, Panasonic just announced development of their CM1, featuring a monstrous 1" image sensor with 6 times the area of recent iPhone sensors. It's not clear how the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will fare against... (more)

Firmware updates will bring 4K photo mode to Panasonic GH4, FZ1000
09/18, 16:42 EDT If you're the owner of a Panasonic GH4 compact system camera or the large-sensor, long-zoom Panasonic FZ1000, we have good news for you. Both cameras have offered 4K video capture since launch, something that can prove handy not just for shooting movies, but also if you want to catch a high-quality still image but are faced with an... (more)

Panasonic launches 35-100mm zoom, 14mm prime lenses for Micro Four Thirds
09/18, 13:11 EDT Alongside its new Panasonic GM5 compact system camera, there are a couple of other Micro Four Thirds announcements from Panasonic at the 2014 Photokina tradeshow. Both are lenses -- the LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100) zoom, and the LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH (H-H014A) prime. Both lenses are set to... (more)

Hands-on with the Leica M Edition 60: An $18,500 way to cure your chimping habit
09/18, 10:30 EDT Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first Leica M rangefinder -- the M3 was introduced back in 1954 -- the German camera manufacturer introduced a special edition of their venerable M-series digital rangefinder at this year's Photokina trade show. While that fact is not all that striking, as Leica's introduced numerous special limited... (more)

New optics for every budget: Canon launches 24mm and 400mm primes, 24-105mm zoom lens
09/17, 20:08 EDT Fancy adding another lens to your camera bag? If so, Canon has just announced three new optics that could occupy a little of the space you yearn to fill, no matter the size and your budget. The largest and highest-priced of the trio, not surprisingly, is the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM. Set to ship this November for US$6,900,... (more)

Samsung launches bright, constant-aperture 50-150mm f/2.8 zoom lens
09/17, 16:03 EDT Alongside the launch of its DSLR-styled Samsung NX1 compact system camera, Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has also revealed a new lens model. The NX 50-150mm F2.8 S ED OIS lens isn't its longest, but it's noticeably brighter than other options with this focal length range, and it's also only the second lens in Samsung's... (more)

Nearly Near-Field: Apple arrives at the NFC party four years late, then refuses to knock on the door
09/17, 14:25 EDT With its announcement last week of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple finally reversed a years-long stand against a communications standard that aims to make pairing, sharing and payments just as simple as can be. Four years after the now-widespread Near-Field Communications standard -- more commonly known as NFC -- first landed on bitter... (more)

Hands-on with the ultra-compact Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 telephoto zoom lens
09/17, 05:33 EDT We continue with hands-on testing of the latest gear to come out of this year's photokina trade show, and here we have a first-look at the new Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 Mega O.I.S. Lumix G X Vario compact telephoto lens. Designed especially to match the compact and lightweight handling of the GM1 and Panasonic's new GM5 Micro Four Thirds... (more)

Olympus E-M1 gets handsome new body color, new firmware features including tethered shooting
09/16, 21:54 EDT Among the many cameras we reviewed last year, Olympus' flagship OM-D E-M1 stood proud as one of our favorites, thanks to best-in-class performance and the highest JPEG image quality we'd ever seen from a Micro Four Thirds camera. Now, that camera gets even better thanks to a firmware upgrade bringing several significant new features,... (more)

Panasonic LX100 takes its own road: RX100-series rival boasts 4/3-inch sensor, blazing performance
09/16, 08:03 EDT Mark today's date in your calendar: The day the large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera market caught fire. Two years after the segment debuted with the Canon G1X and Sony RX100, we suddenly have two new entrants on the scene. We've covered the brand-new Canon G7X separately, and at the very same moment, the Panasonic LX100 launches with an... (more)

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