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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
image of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III digital camera
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
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!


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Panasonic LX100 takes its own road: RX100-series rival boasts 4/3-inch sensor, blazing performance
Featured Story 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)

Panasonic GM5: The tiny GM series grows an EVF, hot shoe and a host of new features
Featured Story 09/16, 08:02 EDT Panasonic won over most of us at IRHQ when they introduced their GM1. The camera took fantastic photos and was easily pocketable (albeit in a jacket pocket). Finally, a truly micro Micro Four Thirds camera! And so the GM1 never left the hands of our founder and Editor-in-Chief, Dave Etchells. Panasonic visited IRHQ again almost a year... (more)

Pro camera market has a new player: Samsung NX1 mirrorless shoots 15 fps with AF, and 4K video too
Featured Story 09/16, 06:00 EDT Samsung fires a shot across the bow of more entrenched manufacturers with the introduction of the Samsung NX1, the company's first truly pro-level NX body. Manufactured of thixotropic magnesium alloy, the NX1's body is tough, weather-sealed, and offers plenty of the controls and features pros expect, such as an LCD status display on the... (more)

Canon 7D Mark II Sample Gallery: The speed demon DSLR flies sky high with 10fps (UPDATED)
Featured Story 09/15, 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, 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 to experiment with first was the new 10fps... (more)

Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro: Bright, portable and protected from the elements
Featured Story 09/15, 10:18 EDT It appears that our friends in the Olympus lens design department have been very busy lately, creating a product that has us rather wowed here at IR, at least on paper. The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro, as it is officially called, brings some rather serious innovation to the table in terms of optical performance as well as a design that allows for a more compact form factor than... (more)

Canon 7D Mark II arrives, eats 1D X for lunch with more horsepower, amazing autofocus system
Featured Story 09/15, 08:06 EDT The new Canon 7D Mark II is here, and at long last, as many Canon users would likely agree. Five years after the original flagship APS-C camera was released, Canon's made some significant strides in image quality and performance for both stills and video in a variety of areas. They've taken a lot of the technology and processing performance... (more)

Canon G7X lays claim to Sony RX100-series turf with longer lens, faster autofocus and touch-screen
Featured Story 09/15, 08:04 EDT Back in the spring of 2012, Canon's PowerShot G1 X large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera got us incredibly excited. Six months later, Sony stole its thunder with the RX100, which shrank the formula to pocket-size, yet still offered clear advantages over existing enthusiast compacts -- not to mention the ever-present smartphone. Now, Canon... (more)

Super-zoom gets super-long: 65x zoom Canon SX60 HS takes you to a stupendous 1,365mm telephoto
Featured Story 09/15, 08:01 EDT The Canon SX50 HS, released in late 2012, boasted an already impressive 50x zoom range and received not only a coveted Dave's Pick from us, but an even rarer 5.0 overall rating. The Canon SX60 HS, debuting almost a full two years later, leapfrogs a few 60x offerings from some other manufacturers this year, including the Nikon P600, and... (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 Photokina time folks, and we've got you covered across the board. 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. We're here with bells on, digging and searching on your behalf... (more)

Sony's new 28-135mm f/4 powerzoom lens is for full-frame E-mount video shooters
09/15, 03:43 EDT With the announcement of the 4K-capable A7S full-frame mirrorless camera, Sony proved two things: first of all, that the company is serious about its full-frame mirrorless offerings. And secondly, that it's serious about the serious video crowd. With the announcement of a new powerzoom lens, things just got even more serious. The Sony SELP28135G is a motorized... (more)

Throw away your external HDD, SanDisk introduces the world's first 512 GB SD card
09/15, 03:30 EDT The capacities of SD memory cards have been constantly rising in the past years, but due to their form factor one could've been led to assume that there is a limit to how much information they can carry. That appears not to be the case, as SanDisk has just introduced the world's highest-capacity SDXC memory card, and it holds a whopping 512 GB. That's right --... (more)

Sigma dp2 Quattro Shooter's Report Part I - plus new lab test images converted using SPP v6.06
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)

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)

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