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Nikon V3 Review
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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
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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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Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Review: A fresh update to their kit tele-zoom adds faster, quieter focusing
Featured Story 10/22, 11:37 EDT Canon APS-C shooters in need of a lightweight, budget-friendly telephoto zoom should take note of Canon's refreshed EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. We've just published our full review of this updated lens, and for a "kit" lens, this one's surprisingly impressive. Released at the end of 2013, this marks the third iteration of Canon's... (more)

Sony RX100 III vs Canon G7X vs Panasonic LX100: Which is the best compact camera for enthusiasts?
Featured Story 10/21, 15:34 EDT For the last couple of years, Sony has dominated the enthusiast compact camera market with its RX100-series, three closely-related, zoom-equipped cameras that are both pocket-friendly and feature much larger sensors than previous enthusiast compacts. Their nearest competitors have been Canon's G1X-series cameras, which are much larger,... (more)

Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Lens Review: The best current telephoto zoom for the MFT world
Featured Story 10/16, 12:15 EDT To follow up on our hands-on look at the new Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro telephoto zoom lens, our full, in-depth review is now complete, including test results, sample test-chart images and our final conclusion! Officially announced this year just prior to Photokina in September, this telephoto zoom lens is the latest move in... (more)

Tamron celebrates long-zoom lens milestone
10/23, 18:14 EDT Third-party lens maker Tamron is celebrating this month, after total shipments of its high-power zoom lenses passed an important milestone. Some 22 years after it shipped its first long-zoom model -- the AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D) -- all the way back in 1992, the company says sales of high-power zooms have passed a... (more)

Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II arrives with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Wi-Fi, faster processor
10/23, 16:12 EDT Movie shooters, take note: Canon has just overhauled its entry-level interchangeable-lens digital video camera, the EOS C100. The new Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II brings with it quite a few useful upgrades, while the original C100 gets an instant rebate that makes it more affordable than before. Of course, "more affordable" and... (more)

More candy, less moolah: Pentax K-S1 gets a sweeter price and bundled Wi-Fi card
10/22, 21:49 EDT Eight weeks ago, Ricoh launched its Pentax K-S1 DSLR, an unusual camera whose styling divides opinions like few others. Today, the company has announced three new color variants of that camera which also add to the product bundle -- Lime Pie (lime green trim), Strawberry Cake (deep pink trim) and Blue Cream Soda (light blue trim).... (more)

Nikon updates Capture NX-D, ViewNX 2
10/21, 15:54 EDT If you're shooting with a Nikon camera, it might be time to update your bundled software. The company has just released updates to its consumer ViewNX 2 and enthusiast-oriented Capture NX-D imaging apps. The update to Capture NX-D fixes a raft of bugs, while the ViewNX 2 update adds support for one camera and makes a functional... (more)

Red Giant Offload makes backups you can trust -- even in the field
10/21, 10:48 EDT Do you get a little sweaty-palmed when offloading your videos, especially if you're in the field? Sure, you can make multiple copies, but there's no guarantee that something hasn't gotten corrupted along the way. Manually verifying the sanctity of each video is unnecessarily time-consuming, though, and all too easily... (more)

Adobe courts Aperture castaways with import plugin, free training offer
10/20, 13:09 EDT Last June, we reported on the demise of Apple's flagship imaging app, Aperture, which is no longer being actively developed. Apple's decision to abandon Aperture left photographers with a choice: Stay with the app and continue to expend energy on an increasingly obsolete database format, or make the jump to a rival product from the... (more)

Ricoh's award-winning K-50 DSLR kit is now even more attractive, adds Wi-Fi for under $500
10/17, 17:35 EDT Last December, Ricoh's impressive Pentax K-50 digital SLR took top place in our annual Camera of the Year awards as 2013's Best Entry-Level DSLR. Based around the same sensor as the company's then-flagship Pentax K-5 II DSLR, the key to the K-50's success was a design that brought numerous enthusiast-grade features down to a... (more)

Firmware Friday: Nikon solves battery-charging issues for Coolpix P340, P600
10/17, 14:46 EDT If you've been having difficulty getting the battery of your Nikon Coolpix P600 or P340 digital camera to take a charge, we have good news this Firmware Friday. Nikon is aware of the problem, and it's just released new firmware aimed at resolving the issue. Nikon P600 firmware version 1.2 and Nikon P340 firmware version 1.2 both... (more)

Hands-on with the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro (and 1.4x TC): A pro quality lens without the 'pro' bulk
10/14, 17:10 EDT UPDATE: The full, in-depth Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro lens review is now complete over on SLRgear! Following up on their stellar 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens, the newest member of the "Zuiko Pro" family is the telephoto sibling to the 12-40mm: the 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro. Technically, it was unveiled all the way back at the launch of the E-M1 as an... (more)

New lithium-ion battery tech could charge in minutes, keep working for decades
10/13, 18:04 EDT Fed up with replacing your rechargeable batteries once or twice a year after they stop holding a reasonable charge? Wish you could recharge more quickly, so you didn't need to juggle quite so many batteries and chargers? If so, a research team at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University feels your pain, and they believe they have... (more)

UPDATED - Panasonic LX100 gallery: The world's first Four Thirds fixed lens camera goes walkabout
10/13, 17:21 EDT [Update 10-15-14: Based on the popularity of this camera and several reader requests we've now updated our LX100 gallery. Thanks to Ilias G. for suggesting mechanical shutter, a 3:2 aspect ratio and adding the extended ISO 100 (note: "extended" must be enabled in the menu in order to access ISO 100). We've also added several comparison shots... (more)

Lights, camera, trash 'em: Samsung wants Hollywood to Ditch the DSLR too
10/13, 16:28 EDT Last June, photographers in and around New York City got the chance to swap their aged DSLR for a modern, mirrorless replacement, thanks to consumer electronics giant Samsung and its unusual Ditch the DSLR promotional event. Now, those on the west coast will get their turn, thanks to a repeat of the earlier Times Square event that will take... (more)

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