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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
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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
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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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Sony A77 II Shooter's Report Part I: A pro-like DSLR with image quality, features to rival the competition
Featured Story 09/23, 16:58 EDT Straight from the Rocky Mountains, John Shafer's first installment of his Sony A77 II Shooter's Report is now published. As a sports and action photographer first and foremost, John took a look at the Sony A77 II's featureset and specs -- 79-point AF system, 12fps continuous burst, bright EVF, dust- and weather-sealing build, plus Wi-Fi and... (more)

Nikon D750 First Shots posted! See how the new mid-priced full frame Nikon stacks up to the competition
Featured Story 09/23, 16:39 EDT As we mentioned in our Nikon D750 overview, the spiritual successor to the popular Nikon D700 from 2008 is basically all-new from the ground up. Sporting a similar 24.3mp sensor to the one housed in the D610 and the same processor found in the higher-end D810, this model expands the available ISO range beyond the D610's limits. How does... (more)

Canon 7D Mark II First Shots: Let the image quality comparisons begin!
Featured Story 09/18, 15:30 EDT The Canon 7D Mark II, announced earlier this week at the start of the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, has been turning our servers into liquid hot magma ever since Monday's big announcement. It seems there are more than a few of you out there in camera-land interested in seeing just how good this successor to the popular 7D really... (more)

Canon G7 X Sample Gallery: Get a first look at Canon's Sony RX100-series challenger
Featured Story 09/17, 04:42 EDT Canon's big press event at this year's Photokina also highlighted the release of the new PowerShot G7 X alongside the 7D Mark II. (Not seen the announcement? Read it here.) In similar fashion, shootable pre-production units of Canon's new flagship PowerShot camera were on-hand for some first-look shooting time. We've now published a first... (more)

Leica X (Typ 113) is bigger and brighter; still couples an APS-C sensor and prime lens
09/23, 16:57 EDT If you're a Leica fan looking for a straightforward street camera, the Leica X-series has your name on it. While it's long offered the handling Leica is known for, the Leica X2 has long been surpassed by rivals in many ways, however, with brighter lenses and more modern electronics readily available elsewhere. The Leica X (Typ 113)... (more)

Nikon announces new classes for its 'Nikon School' photography education series
09/23, 16:28 EDT Nikon has just announced the next round of its Nikon School program, which aims to bring advanced photography knowledge to the amateur and enthusiast. For the new 'school year' of late 2014 to mid-2015, Nikon has announced eight classes that cover photography basics as well as advanced topics such as lighting or action photography, plus videography... (more)

Apple iPhone 6 camera beats Galaxy, Xperia, Lumia in more ways than one, says DxO
09/23, 16:18 EDT DxOMark, the French camera testing and image analysis firm, just released their findings for the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras. It seems effusive reviews like this one may be onto something: DxO concluded that the new iOS devices handily beat all competitors, including Samsung's... (more)

Automatic perspective AND lens correction: Jobo's new LensTRUE covers all the angles
09/23, 13:43 EDT At Photokina in Cologne, Germany, manufacturer JOBO showed off an intriguing new system that could make tilt/shift lenses obsolete. It's called the LensTRUE, and it's a little grey box that attaches to your camera's tripod mount and records its inclination. The data is then used during post-processing to automatically straighten the angles in your architectural or... (more)

Leica S DSLR reinvented as a CMOS-based contender for the Pentax 645Z's throne
09/23, 12:17 EDT Medium-format camera fans have a new DSLR to act as the object of their desire, with the announcement of the Leica S (Typ 007) digital SLR at the Photokina tradeshow. A strong rival to the impressive Pentax 645Z, pricing hasn't yet been disclosed for this CMOS-based camera, but is unlikely to come close to the extraordinarily... (more)

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 70D, printer $799; Olympus E-M5, grip, lens $1299; Fuji 55-200mm R lens $599; Tamron rebates; Memory Card deals & more!
09/23, 10:54 EDT Now that the deluge of Photokina product announcements is over, it's more or less back to our regularly scheduled programming here at IR, which includes our roundups of camera deals and discounts! On the docket today is a wide variety of deals from Canon DSLR bundles and new lens rebates from Tamron to a wide array of memory card savings... (more)

Leica variants of Panasonic's large-sensor, fixed-zoom cameras debut at Photokina
09/22, 17:08 EDT As we continue to dig our way out from under the last of the camera announcements from the Photokina tradeshow, we've just published our previews of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) and Leica V-Lux (Typ 114). These two fixed-lens cameras are the first in the D-Lux and V-Lux series to move to Leica's somewhat clumsy new naming schema which... (more)

Leica renames last-gen cameras, makes them significantly more affordable
09/22, 16:31 EDT Fancy a Leica camera, but don't want to buy second-hand, and put off by the new camera pricing? If so, a couple of new Leica models might be of interest. You'll still need deep pockets -- especially if you want a DSLR -- but not quite as deep as was previously the case. The Leica S-E (Typ 006) DSLR and Leica X-E (Typ 102) fixed-lens... (more)

Firmware Friday: Olympus E-M1 update lands ahead of schedule, Leica updates S-system cameras
09/19, 18:18 EDT The last few weeks or so might have been a bit manic, thanks to the biennial Photokina tradeshow that's been underway in Germany, but that doesn't mean things have been quiet on the firmware front. The very opposite, in fact! A few days ago, we told you about a new firmware update for the Olympus E-M1 digital SLR, currently under... (more)

Canon's venerable fast-shooting APS-C gets a major upgrade: We compare the 7D vs. 7D Mark II
09/19, 16:35 EDT When Canon introduced the 7D Mark II early Monday morning it quickly shot to the top of our charts in traffic. Given it's been 5 years since the release of the original 7D (a veritable eternity in the digital photography space), we expected it to handily surpass its older brother in every way. But we didn't expect the new camera to give... (more)

Considering an iPhone 6 Plus? This is the most beautiful camera(phone) review we've ever seen.
09/19, 14:20 EDT The high-end cameraphone market is thriving, with plenty of strong options, from the Nokia Lumia 1020, to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Heck, Panasonic just announced development of their CM1, featuring a monstrous 1" image sensor with 6 times the area of recent iPhone sensors. It's not clear how the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will fare against... (more)

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