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Nikon D500 Review
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20.9mp | $1,997
Nikon's new top-of-the-line DX DSLR, the D500, is the camera that D300S shooters have been waiting several years for. Sharing many features with the flagship D5, such as the 153-point AF system, 180k-pixel RGB metering sensor and EXPEED 5 imaging processor, the Nikon D500 offers very good autofocus and high-speed imaging performance. The new 20MP APS-C sensor may not offer the same low ISO dynamic range as the D7200, but it delivers excellent high ISO performance. The 4K UHD-capable D500 is a multimedia camera as well, and its touchscreen functionality is very good. This is one of the best DSLRs Nikon has made and definitely its best DX camera to date. Read more in our Nikon D500 review.


Nikon D5 Review
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20.8mp | $6,497
The Nikon D5, as a flagship DSLR, delivers high-end performance across the board. The ergonomic and well-designed camera body is both large and heavy, but with great size comes great power. With its 20.8-megapixel FX sensor and 153 AF points, the Nikon D5 is ready to capture high-quality, sharp images across a wide range of ISO sensitivities. The D5 is also the first full frame Nikon DSLR to include 4K UHD video recording, but make no mistake, this is a camera built for high-quality stills imaging performance and that's precisely what it delivers. Read all about it in our in-depth Nikon D5 review!


Canon G7X Mark II Review
image of the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II digital camera
20.2mp | 4.2x | $699
With an impressive 20-megapixel 1"-type sensor, a versatile 24-100mm equivalent zoom lens, and a faster DIGIC 7 image processor, the refreshed Canon G7X II is a very good compact camera that delivers good images across a wide range of ISOs. The Canon G7X II aimed to address the performance-related shortcomings of the original, and it appears to have accomplished that goal for the most part. There are still some downsides and disappointments, but overall, it's a rather pleasing premium compact camera. Read more about it our in-depth Canon G7X II review.


Sony RX10 III Review
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20.1mp | 25.0x | $1,498
Sony created the large-sensor, long-zoom camera segment, and now it provides its object of desire. The Sony RX10 III is a bright-lensed, beautifully-built DSLR alternative with triple the zoom reach of its sibling, the RX10 II. Jam-packed with features and offering great image quality, there's no question it's a heck of a camera, but it has a pricetag to match. Is it worthy of its considerable cost? Find out in our in-depth Sony RX10 III review!


Pentax K-1 Review
image of the Pentax K-1 digital camera
36.4mp | $1,797
For its first-ever full-frame DSLR, Ricoh offers up the Pentax K-1 -- and what a beauty it is! With a superb design, features aplenty, great image quality and a solid, comfortable all-weather body, the K-1 is a no-brainer upgrade for Pentaxians looking to go full-frame. But what if you're shooting a rival system: Would this awesome-yet-affordable full-frame camera be right for you? Find out now in our in-depth Pentax K-1 review!


Fujifilm X70 Review
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16.3mp | Non-Zoom | $699
Say hello to the little brother of Fuji's highly popular X100-series of fixed prime lens cameras! Sharing the same 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor as the X100T, the Fuji X70 offers a wider 28mm equivalent f/2.8 lens and a more compact body. The camera delivers very good JPEG image quality and impressive high ISO results, but it does fall short in terms of versatility and agility. Is this the compact camera for you? Read our in-depth Fujifilm X70 review to find out.


Panasonic ZS100 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 digital camera
20.1mp | 10.0x | $698
A new entry into the compact travel zoom camera market has arrived. The Panasonic ZS100 offers a distinct blend of a 1"-type sensor and 10x zoom lens in a relatively compact camera body. It's versatile, but does this 4K-capable travel camera offer good image quality and performance? Read our in-depth Panasonic ZS100 review to find out!


IR Photo News

Canon 5D Mark IV sample photos and first set of production-level test shots posted! Featured Story
08/29, 02:05 EDT     We've just posted some sample photos from our Canon 5D Mark IV shoot with Canon Explorers Of Light Parish Kohanim and Denis Reggie, as well as an initial set of our standardized lab shots, so you can compare its image quality with the 5D... (more)

Nikon D500 Review: This versatile, professional DSLR is the D300S successor you have been waiting for Featured Story
08/26, 16:59 EDT     The Nikon D500 has been a long time coming. Nikon has released numerous APS-C DSLRs since the 2009 release of the D300s, including some very good ones like the D7200, but they didn't truly succeed the highly-popular D300-series until the... (more)

Speedlights vs Studio Strobes: Which is best depends on what you want to do with the light
08/29, 16:59 EDT     Off camera flash can be tricky enough to get involved with as it is, but the eternal debate between choosing speedlights or studio strobes makes it all the more daunting for beginners. Photographer Joe Edelman has made a video discussing the pros... (more)

Perfecting the pose: 10 tips for posing women in flattering, beautiful portraits
08/29, 14:59 EDT     Portrait photography is difficult because there are so many variables you have to consider -- lighting, wardrobe, background, composition, etc. -- but one aspect of portraiture that a lot of people struggle with is posing. Not only is it difficult,... (more)

Sony A7S II cranks the ISO up to 25,600 to record aurora in real-time over Iceland from DJI drone
08/29, 13:40 EDT     How about some aurora to get your week started off right? Flying over the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, native photographer Oli Haukur captured beautiful footage of the northern lights with his drone. Contrasted against the stark Icelandic... (more)

Canon 5D Mark IV sample photos and first set of production-level test shots posted! Featured Story
08/29, 02:05 EDT     We've just posted some sample photos from our Canon 5D Mark IV shoot with Canon Explorers Of Light Parish Kohanim and Denis Reggie, as well as an initial set of our standardized lab shots, so you can compare its image quality with the 5D Mark III... (more)

Stalkers or photojournalists? On the job with a pair of Hollywood paparazzi as they chase down celebs
08/28, 05:59 EDT     Paparazzi photography elicits many strong emotions when people see it. Is it criminal stalking or is it a form of art? Perhaps instead it's just people doing a job, a business created by society's insatiable desires to get inside the lives of the... (more)

Halsman and DalĂ­ combine for reality-bending portraits over 37-year collaboration
08/27, 05:59 EDT     Long before Photoshop, portrait photographer Phillipe Halsman and surrealist painter Salvador Dalí collaborated many times after they first met in New York City in 1941. Interestingly, the two had both lived in the same Parisian neighborhood during... (more)

Firmware Friday: Sony A7R II, Canon 1DX II get new features, fixes; Nikon updates distortion control data
08/26, 18:40 EDT     Great news, photo fans -- the weekend is just about here, and with it your weekly roundup of all that's new in the world of camera firmware! This week, we have news to report on updates from Canon, Nikon and Sony. Two of these are for flagship... (more)

Nikon D500 Review: This versatile, professional DSLR is the D300S successor you have been waiting for Featured Story
08/26, 16:59 EDT     The Nikon D500 has been a long time coming. Nikon has released numerous APS-C DSLRs since the 2009 release of the D300s, including some very good ones like the D7200, but they didn't truly succeed the highly-popular D300-series until the D500 was... (more)

Lightweight, portable panning: Edelkrone Wing manual slider provides 16 inches of motion
08/25, 16:30 EDT     As video becomes an increasingly important part of a photographer's workflow, accessory and gear makers are coming up with new and better pieces of equipment. Edelkrone doesn't want a newfound reliance on video equipment to mean that you need to get... (more)

The lasting images of the 2016 Olympics: Taking a look back at the best photos captured in Rio
08/25, 12:34 EDT     We have closed the book on the Rio Summer Olympics, but there were images captured during the 16 days of competition that will live on for a long time. Agencies like Getty, the Associated Press and more sent huge groups of photographers, editors and... (more)

Finally: The Canon 5D IV is a ground-up redesign with goodies for photographers and videographers alike
08/25, 01:01 EDT     It's been a while coming, but we have good news, Canon fans: The 5D Mark IV is finally here and it's a ground-up redesign with plenty of improvements to please photographers and videographers alike. If you're as excited as we are for the... (more)

Fujifilm announces new selfie-friendly X-A3 camera along with a 35mm-equivalent f/2 lens
08/25, 01:00 EDT     Fuji has announced two new products, an entry-level camera and an X-series lens. You can get all of the details on the new Fujifilm X-A3 camera here and the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens here. Discussing the camera first, the Fujifilm X-A3... (more)

Canon announces 16-35mm f/2.8L III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lenses; 7D II kit with bundled Wi-Fi card
08/25, 00:00 EDT     Alongside the launch of the new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, the company has today made several other announcements that will be of interest both to prospective 5D IV buyers, and to those using the company's other DSLRs. Among the new products are updated... (more)

$1 rain protection: How to protect your gear from the elements with a garbage bag and rubber band
08/24, 16:59 EDT     Do you have a camera in need of rain protection? Do you have $1? Great! You're in luck because you have enough money to solve your problem and protect your camera from the elements. Even when I'm using a camera with some built-in weather resistance,... (more)

From Instagram to a DSLR: Smartphone photography driving DSLR sales in India says Nikon, Canon
08/24, 15:30 EDT     According to the Hindustan Times, smartphone photography might actually be driving DSLR sales rather than cannibalizing them. Kazuo Ninomiya, managing director of Nikon India, says that the company has been using interest in photography generated by... (more)

Film stills photographer Aidan Monaghan discusses the challenges of capturing a movie in a single frame
08/24, 13:30 EDT     For a recent episode of Adorama TV's "Out of the Darkroom with Ruth Medjber," Medjber spoke with film stills photographer Aidan Monaghan. Monaghan is a self-taught photographer with a background in architecture, and he thinks the two disciplines... (more)

Robotic arm becomes food photographer: Deconstructed burger looks delicious in slow motion
08/24, 05:59 EDT     You might think it's simple to make a great-looking burger shot, but it really isn't. Steve Giralt is not only a talented commercial photographer, but he's also a visual engineer. What this basically means is that he comes up with creative solutions... (more)

Portable lights open up new possibilities: Advantages of flash strobes in automotive photography
08/23, 16:40 EDT     Automotive photography is its own special kind of photography that comes with unique challenges. Unlike a person, it isn't easy to have a car just move around or change its pose. Instead you're often forced to reposition yourself and your lights... (more)

SmugMug comes to the rescue free of charge when StreamNation’s PictureLife photo site shuts down
08/23, 07:59 EDT     Over the almost two decades we've been reviewing cameras here at IR, we've seen many photo sharing sites come and go; yesterday another unfortunately (but all too predictably) joined that tally. A little over five years after it was founded,... (more)

When Ralph met LORRI: Check out this stunning high-resolution image of Pluto’s Krun Macula
08/23, 07:17 EDT     Sometimes I think it's easy to take for granted that there really are other worlds out there, some here in our own proverbial back yard. Those of us old enough to remember the original images of the lunar surface taken by the Apollo 11 astronauts,... (more)



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