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Panasonic FZ1000 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 digital camera
20.1mp | 16.0x | $846
In 2013, the Sony RX10 set a very high benchmark for just what a long-zoom camera could be, with a large 1"-type image sensor and generous 8.3x zoom lens. Now, Panasonic puts forth a spectacularly-capable challenger in the 16x zoom Panasonic FZ1000, and despite the same sensor size and an even more generous feature set, it's barely any bigger. Although it lacks the constant aperture of the Sony, we think the Panasonic FZ1000 represents an even better buy for the typical photographer in search of a camera that will free them from the need to juggle a dozen different lenses. Want to know why? Read our in-depth Panasonic FZ1000 review, and find out!

Sony A7S Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S digital camera
12.2mp | Non-Zoomx | $2,498
The Sony A7S defies convention with a unique 12-megapixel full-frame sensor with large pixels for outstanding high ISO performance as well as direct pixel readout for 4K video recording. With very wide dynamic range and high ISO sensitivity up to 409,600, plus a slew of professional-level video features such as SLog2 gamma, uncompressed 8-bit 4K and HD output via HDMI, zebras, focus peaking and XAVC S, the Sony A7S is arguably one the most versatile hybrid still and video cameras currently on the market for advanced enthusiasts and professional photographers and cinematographers. Read more in our Sony A7S review!

Pentax 645Z Review
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51.4mp | $8,398
Medium-format cameras offer truly spectacular resolution, but until now, it's always come alongside a difficult compromise. With the Pentax 645Z, that changes. Building on 2010's 645D, the Pentax 645Z offers features that are rare or in some cases unique in a medium-format camera. Pick up its weather-sealed body, and you'll find both live view and video capture on offer, not to mention an extremely wide sensitivity range, 27-point phase-detect autofocus system -- and compared to rivals, very swift performance too! And of course, you'll get the incredible detail-gathering capability of medium-format, plus a really big, bright viewfinder. Is it time you considered moving up from full-frame? Read our Pentax 645Z review, and find out!

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!

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Panasonic FZ1000 Review: Proof positive that you don't need a big bag of lenses for great photos
Featured Story 12/22, 18:10 EST Long-zoom cameras have weathered the onslaught of the cameraphone better than the humble compact, but while their far-reaching zoom lenses provide a lot of convenience, they've not always been known for the best image quality. Last year, Sony changed that with its large-sensor RX10, and now Panasonic has its own rival offering. The... (more)

Lenses of the Year: Best Zoom & Prime Lenses of 2014
Featured Story 12/22, 18:00 EST The Imaging Resource Lenses of the Year Award As we discussed in Part I of our Cameras and Lenses of the Year series, 2014 was an incredible year to be a photographer. Not only were the entry level camera options fantastic, but the glass released in 2014 was nothing short of incredible. In the prime arena, 2014 brought two of the sharpest... (more)

Cameras of the Year: Best Entry-level Cameras of 2014
Featured Story 12/22, 17:50 EST The Imaging Resource Camera of the Year Awards Any passionate photographer will tell you the same thing: 2014 was an amazing year to be a photographer. Sony brought us the world's first full-frame camera with in-body image stabilization in the A7 II, while Samsung's NX1 delivered unprecendented processing horsepower and exciting new... (more)

Canon G7X Shooter's Report Part I: It's all about the zoom for Canon's first large-sensor pocket camera
Featured Story 12/19, 09:25 EST When we published the first part of our Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report last week, we pitted it head-to-head against the Canon G7X and Sony RX100 III, a duo of pants pocket-friendly, large-sensor enthusiast compact cameras for a real-world comparison. Truth be told, though, the latter two cameras are even closer rivals, sharing similar --... (more)

Absolute steal: 16.2MP Nikon Coolpix A going for $400, 60% off original price
12/22, 16:45 EST It’s not often any camera is marked down 60% new, even if it’s getting discontinued. However, for Nikon’s Coolpix A 16.2-megapixel camera with its fixed 28mm f/2.8 lens, that’s just the case. Specifically, the silver edition available for $400 on Amazon, $600 off its $1,000 MSRP. It’s even available with free two-day shipping to Amazon... (more)

Massive Fuji firmware update: X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1 gain impressive new features
12/22, 14:51 EST Just in time for your holiday photos, Fujifilm has unleashed a barrage of firmware updates that add a number of new and impressive features to its X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1 cameras. Each of the four cameras now have an ‘AF+MF’ function that makes it more efficient to fine-tune your focus. Half-press the shutter button to let the cameras... (more)

From digital image to 19th century salt print in 16 steps
12/22, 12:20 EST Salt printing is one of the oldest methods of producing a positive print of a photograph. Discovered in the early 19th century, it wasn’t until around the 1840s when its chemical processes were refined, becoming the go-to method for printing images for the next two decades. Here to show just how this age-old process can be done even today... (more)

Nick's Photography Tips: How to photograph Christmas
12/22, 10:50 EST After wedding photographs and baby portraits Christmas morning photographs may rank in third place as some of the most important—and stressful photos—family photographers will ever shoot. Almost everyone wisely eliminates the stress factor at a wedding by hiring a photographer and just about every parent can produce some decent baby... (more)

P-HONY: Aussie comedian perfectly parodies 'Humans of New York' portrait
12/20, 05:59 EST Aussie comedian Hamish Blake has taken to Instagram to parody a post from Humans of New York (HONY), a photo blog that shares the life stories and insights of people across the Big Apple. Blake was so determined to be captured by Brandon Stanton, the man behind HONY, that he shared the following Instagram post and impatient... (more)

Rat brains, bugs with gears and more in the winning images of Olympus' BioScapes competition
12/18, 18:17 EST Olympus has officially announced the winners of its 2014 BioScapes photo competition. From rat brains to the birth of a fruit fly, the microscopic images captured reveal a strange, beautiful world to us that we could never see with our own two eyes. First place in the competition went to a video of a fruit fly growing (still pictured... (more)

All your photo rights belong to us, says Time Inc. UK
12/18, 17:01 EST Time Inc. UK is taking heat after announcing a change to its contract with its freelance photographers. The new terms require that freelance photographers surrender ‘all rights’ to images taken on assignment for the roughly 60 niche publications Time Inc. UK owns. Interestingly, these cross-publishing rights are only applicable to Time... (more)

Airport Helipak, the backpack designed for your drone
12/18, 12:55 EST Think Tank Photo has officially unveiled the Airport Helipak, a camera backpack specifically designed to safely store and transport your DJI Phantom drone. Powerful but fragile beasts, drones can be troublesome to carry around with their fragile rotors and handful of necessary components. To solve this issue, Think Tank’s Airport Helipad... (more)

Yongnuo clones Canon's 'nifty fifty' down to every last detail at half the price
12/18, 08:54 EST Yongnuo, known maker of low-cost speedlights and radio triggers, is officially getting into the optics game. Continuing its tradition of ripping off products from the larger makers in the photography world, its first foray into the optics world is a ‘nifty fifty’ that is all but identical to Canon’s 50mm f/1.8. This ‘clone’ as we’ll call... (more)

Frustrated in your photography? Don't let 'The Gap' get the best of you
12/17, 11:35 EST As photographers, there will come a time in our careers where we will get in a rut. Whether it’s purely a hobby or your main source of income, eventually you will feel like your work isn’t where it should be. Ira Glass called this ‘The Gap’ – the difference between what you know is good artwork and what you’re creating. As shared in this... (more)

Camera Deals of the Day: Sony A7R $2,098; Canon 6D $1,499; Canon 5D Mark III $2,799; Refurb Nikon D7100 $700 and much more!
12/17, 11:31 EST Big holiday savings on cameras, lenses and other photo gear continue to roll in! The deals today include the Sony A7R, Canon DSLRs of all sorts, Nikon full-frame DSLRs (and a super deal on a refurb DX-format DSLR). There's also a variety of other deals on compact cameras, memory cards, tripods, camera bags and more! Check out all the latest... (more)

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