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Pentax 645Z Review
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51.4mp | $8,500
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!

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 | $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 | $2,192
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!

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Exclusive - Samsung NX1 hands-on and samples
Featured Story 10/31, 14:47 EDT [UPDATE: We've just been informed that the high-ISO noise reduction processing has, in fact, not been finalized in the firmware of the NX1 used for these sample photos. Final image quality for higher ISO shots could potentially change with a full production version.] I've just spent a few precious hours with the Samsung NX1 "uber-camera"... (more)

Nikon 20mm f/1.8G AF-S Review: At long last, the 20-yr-old full-frame fast prime gets a modern refresh
Featured Story 10/31, 13:42 EDT Nikon released an updated version of its 20mm prime lens back in September 2014 -- the Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED AF-S -- offering a very fast f/1.8 aperture, plus a new design to match the look and build of their other "G" lenses, along with modern amenities such as ED glass and Nano Crystal Coat. The new lens isn't a replacement for the classic... (more)

Nikon D750 Shooter's Report Part I: In the hand & in the field - physical features and general shooting
Featured Story 10/30, 18:38 EDT Nikon fans, the wait is over. Our Nikon D750 Shooter's Report is underway! Taking off to the wilderness of Maine, nature and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray has now returned with the first installment of his hands-on review of Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR. In this part, Jeremy shares his thoughts on the tweaked ergonomics, the design... (more)

Sony A7S Shooter's Report Part II: Boost those shadows and peep those pixels! A look at dynamic range and 4K video
Featured Story 10/28, 10:31 EDT After some extensive testing, shooting, filming, editing and comparing, the second installment of my Sony A7S Shooter's Report is now published. After investigating the handling as well as the insanely high ISO performance of this popular full-frame mirrorless camera, this second Shooter's Report section focuses on two of the other... (more)

Firmware Friday: Sony speeds up power-on for six Alpha mirrorless cameras
10/31, 14:30 EDT Firmware Friday is all about Sony this week, as the company updates no less than six of its Alpha E-mount mirrorless cameras. If you've noticed slower-than-expected startup of your camera, fear not: The solution is here! For all six cameras, the change made in current firmware is identical. Upon installing the Smart Remote Control... (more)

Epson Perfection V800, V850 Pro scanners promise faster, better quality film scans
10/31, 12:56 EDT Do you shoot film, either alongside your digital camera or exclusively? Perhaps you have a treasure trove of old photos you've never brought into the digital age, or maybe you did so years ago with a scanner of dubious quality, and feel you could extract more from those old negatives and slides. Either way, the Epson Perfection V850... (more)

It's a whole new DxO! Major updates land for Optics Pro, FilmPack, Viewpoint; pricing restructured, too
10/30, 18:37 EDT Over the years, we've seen some pretty significant updates to French software company DxO Labs' flagship Optics Pro raw image processing app, not least of which was last year's Optics Pro 9, which brought a radically rethough noise-processing engine. A year later, though, the company has taken things to the next level, with significant... (more)

Camera Deals of the Day: Nikon D610 Price Drop: $1697; Panasonic GH4 Bundle Deals; Pentax K-5 IIs $597; Canon 70D $999 and much more!
10/30, 11:15 EDT Camera Deals of the Day is back! Yes, there's been a quite a bit of time since the last deals post, but boy, oh, boy, are there a lot of awesome deals for camera gear now. We've found major savings on everything from Nikon full-frame DSLRs, big bundle deals on Panasonic GH4s, lens and camera rebates on Fuji gear, a major deals on a Pentax... (more)

Ricoh's weather-sealed HD Pentax 16-85mm zoom to ship within weeks
10/30, 09:32 EDT During the recent Photokina tradeshow in Germany, Ricoh didn't have any new products to show under its Pentax interchangeable-lens camera brand, but the company did have a new lens roadmap on hand, forecasting delivery of four new K-mount zoom lenses in 2014 or later. Today, the first of those four optics has been made official, with... (more)

Sony pro support program comes to the USA; Artisans program expanded to 30 photographers
10/30, 00:00 EDT Last spring, we told readers about a new support program launched by Sony in Japan, and aimed at professional photographers shooting with the company's Alpha cameras. If you're an Alpha-mount pro in the US market, we have good news for you today -- a similar scheme has just launched in the US market. Effective immediately, active... (more)

13-inch Epson SureColor P600 photo printer promises better black and white
10/29, 17:17 EDT Can't get enough of black and white photography, but find it hard to recreate in print what you see on the screen? If so, you're the target customer for Epson's latest photo printer, the just-announced SureColor P600. Among the many features of this capable 13-inch model, Epson is focusing on its black and white printing capability as... (more)

Newly published Nikon patents show hybrid smartphone camera, 1-series superzoom lens and more
10/29, 17:03 EDT Nikon Rumors has spotted a number of interesting patents filed by Nikon and published by Egami and IPWatchdog. Among these, there's what appears to be a camera case for smartphones, a hotshoe-mounted add-on EVF that comes with a second accessory hot-shoe, a superzoom lens for the 1 system, as well as a technology for a combined 2D/3D display. First up is a... (more)

Ricoh Theta successor adds 360-degree spherical video; third-party developers courted with new SDK
10/29, 14:43 EDT Back in early 2013, Ricoh first showed a prototype of one of the most unusual digital cameras we've ever seen, featuring twin fisheye lenses facing in opposite directions. The idea of that camera, which six months later hit retail as the Ricoh Theta, was that it would capture a full 360-degree spherical panorama in a single press of the... (more)

Stormscapes2 is a beautifully orchestrated timelapse video of storms, thunderbolts and starry skies
10/28, 15:56 EDT We've seen a good many timelapse videos in the past, many of them which were truly outstanding as they made use of some clever techniques, or simply because they were showing extraordinarily beautiful imagery. We've also seen a couple of prime example of night sky and storm photography. The latest video that we stumbled upon effectively combines storm chasing,... (more)

Need a 20x superzoom lens for your next video production? Canon's new 50-1000mm cine zoom has you covered
10/28, 10:28 EDT In the world of superzoom lenses for DSLRs, we thought that Tamron's 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 APS-C lens with its 18.8x zoom factor was about as good as it gets, but we were apparently wrong. If you need even more zoom and an even longer reach, Canon now has you covered with a new 50-1000mm monster. Sort of. This is not an ordinary lens though,... (more)

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