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Nikon V3 Review
image of the Nikon V3 digital camera
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
image of the Nikon D4S digital camera
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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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)

UPDATED - Panasonic LX100 gallery: The world's first Four Thirds fixed lens camera goes walkabout
Featured Story 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)

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)

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)

The glories of nature: We announce our September Photo of the Day monthly winners
10/13, 14:23 EDT Sometimes our monthly Photo of the Day contest winners and runners-up have a common theme to them. We certainly don't plan it that way - we simply vote on the ones we like and then the votes are tallied. But when it happens, it's interesting to take note of it. This month, the central theme is clear -- nature! And we have some splendid examples of nature photography on display below, from a... (more)

Think Tank Photo's Airport Accelerator carry-on gains split personality, swaps cameras for drone portage
10/10, 18:19 EDT Have you joined the aerial photography trend? Specialist carry cases for multicopters are easy to find, but if you don't travel regularly travel commercially with your drone or take it on long hikes, a multi-purpose bag that you can also use for your camera gear probably makes more sense. Most affordable multicopters -- DJI's Phantom... (more)

Firmware Friday: Sigma updates lens, USB dock firmware; Blackmagic expands in-camera formatting
10/10, 15:37 EDT Friday is here, and once again, it's firmware time! For the second week running, our Firmware Friday roundup doesn't include any consumer cameras, with the majority of this week's news instead consisting of lens updates. Japan's Sigma Corp. has new firmware for five lens models, as well as for the dock used to update them. Australia's... (more)

Pentax 645Z Image Quality Analysis: Astronomical resolution and detail on screen and in print
10/10, 14:45 EDT Our coverage of the new 51MP medium-format Pentax 645Z continues with our famous image quality comparison and print quality analysis. Given its new massive 51-megapixel CMOS sensor, the 645Z is pretty much in a league of its own -- apart from other high-end medium format cameras, of course -- especially against other DSLRs and mirrorless... (more)

Awesome video takes you inside your Nikon lens, shows you how the tech works
10/09, 18:41 EDT To the uninitiated, photographic optics can seem rather arcane. Sure, we can all tell a good lens apart from a bad one, but what defines a lens' characteristics is harder to understand. Often, the full name for any given lens will include a mass of jargon that -- if decoded -- can give you important information about that lens' optical... (more)

Panasonic GM5 First Shots: The ‘refined’ GM1 adds features, but is its image quality still as impressive?
10/09, 16:19 EDT Hot on the heels of the LX100's first visit to our test lab, the diminuative yet powerful new Panasonic GM5 has hit our testing grounds. The Panasonic GM1, the first truly micro Micro Four Thirds camera, was a huge hit here at IR -- small, sturdy and maintained the impressive image quality that comes with so many of the Micro Four Thirds... (more)

Canon teases large-sensor, long-zoom compact camera
10/09, 16:02 EDT Want more zoom range from a large-sensor, fixed-lens camera, but don't want to forgo the compact body to get it? A new video from Canon Netherlands suggests that you might just see that wish answered. The video, which you can see below, appears on the company's website in a section labeled "Compact Cameras for experts," which features... (more)

Sony A7 vs. A7R: Which Alpha is more alpha?
10/09, 13:26 EDT When Sony announced the A7 and A7R, they captured the attention of many photographers. No longer did full-frame image quality mean a hulking a large DSLR (or a Leica-sized dent in your pocketbook); the glorious image quality of full-frame cameras could now be had for a fraction of the size and price as before. To be sure, the two cameras are... (more)

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