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Olympus PEN-F Review
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20.3mp | Non-Zoom | $1,199
The Olympus PEN-F checks-off a lot of boxes on our list for what makes a fantastic camera. It offers excellent image quality, great performance, fast autofocus, and stylish build quality. In a decidedly retro-inspired camera, there are tons of modern amenities, too, including a crisp EVF and a raft of in-camera image processing features. There's not a lot to dislike about the Olympus PEN-F, to be honest. There's no 4K video, no mic or headphone jacks, High-Res Shot mode is still rather tricky to use, and the battery life isn't all that spectacular. The price is also certainly a bit steep. However, in our opinion, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. Find out all the details in our in-depth Olympus PEN-F review!


Ricoh GR II Review
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16.2mp | Non-Zoom | $591
The Ricoh GR II updates its predecessor with Wi-Fi that works from most any device, a deeper raw buffer and wireless flash support, but keeps everything we loved in its predecessor. Are the tweaks enough to keep this large-sensored yet pocketable camera relevant in 2016? Find out now in our in-depth Ricoh GR II review!


Sony RX1R II Review
image of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II digital camera
42.4mp | Non-Zoom | $3,298
The Sony RX1R II takes what made the original so remarkable -- compact size, full-frame sensor and stunning image quality -- and takes it up to a new, even more impressive level. The image quality, at both low and high ISOs, is just as fantastic, if not more so, thanks to the big resolution increase. Plus, the nifty variable low-pass filter technology adds flexibility and convenience. Autofocus gets a major upgrade, making the Sony RX1R II a much more capable camera in a wider variety of situations. And although its fixed 35mm lens and a $3,300 price tag can be cause hesitation, the Sony RX1R II stands out as one of the best, if not the best, premium compact cameras currently on the market. Read more in our in-depth Sony RX1R II review!


Canon G9X Review
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20.2mp | 3.0x | $429
The Canon G9X is the smallest 1-inch sensor camera to date. Slip it in a pocket and you can forget it's even there, but pull it out and you have the great image quality of a 1-inch sensor on tap. And getting images onto your phone couldn't be easier, thanks to the in-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking. Are there still some rough edges? Yes, but the G9X is a very compelling camera nonetheless. Find out if it's right for you in our in-depth Canon G9X review!


Sony A7S II Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II digital camera
12.2mp | Non-Zoom | $2,998
The Sony A7S II combines a redesigned camera body, an improved OLED electronic viewfinder, and improved autofocus system with the same excellent 12.2-megapixel full-frame sensor found in the original A7S. The numerous improvements and refinements help to make the Sony A7S II an excellent camera for photographers looking to capture stills and video in low light. With an ISO range up to 409,600 and 5-axis Image Stabilization built-in, this 4K-capable camera should be at the top of the list for photographers looking for a camera capable of capturing images in any light. Read our in-depth Sony A7S II review to learn more!


Canon G5X Review
image of the Canon PowerShot G5 X digital camera
20.2mp | 4.2x | $749
The Canon PowerShot G5X takes what made the G7X a solid compact camera and adds numerous new design and usability features. By adding an OLED electronic viewfinder, a front grip, a flash hot shoe, and more controls, the G5X is an enthusiast-oriented compact camera that provides solid, dependable performance in a well-designed camera body. While the Canon G5X doesn't bring many new performance features to the table, it continues where the G7X left off and should prove to satisfy many experienced photographers looking for a fixed-lens compact camera. Read more in our in-depth Canon G5X review!


Nikon J5 Review
image of the Nikon J5 digital camera
20.8mp | 3.0x | $497
The Nikon J5 takes the Nikon 1 J-series cameras in a positive new direction. Utilizing a new 20.8-megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor, the J5 captures high-quality images across a wide range of ISO speeds. Its 171-point phase-detect autofocus system is quick and accurate and the new tilting touchscreen display makes selecting a focus point fast and easy. Easy-to-use, but capable, the Nikon J5 is a great compact interchangeable lens camera that should appeal to new and experienced photographers alike. Read more in our-depth Nikon J5 review!


Canon EOS M3 Review
image of the Canon EOS M3 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $479
The Canon EOS M3 brings significant and welcomed improvements over the original EOS M model. There's a better sensor, better AF performance and better ergonomics to suit the more advanced photographer. Image quality is very good as is high ISO performance, thanks to the higher-res sensor and faster image processor. The Canon EOS M3 is undoubtedly a much improved, more advanced mirrorless camera than the original M, but it still feels lacking in some important areas. Is this the mirrorless camera many Canon fans were hoping for? Click here to find out in our in-depth Canon EOS M3 review!


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Sony FE 70-300mm G OSS: Initial Impressions and real world images from the longest-zooming FE lens Featured Story
04/30, 08:07 EDT     At long last, 300mm zoom reach is now available for Sony FE shooters around the world in the form of the Sony FE 70-300mm G OSS f/4.5-5.6 lens. We're in the middle of our full technical review of this lens for you now, but I couldn't... (more)

Pentax K-3 II Field Test Part II: Our enthusiast flagship head-to-head looks at low light, AF tracking and more Featured Story
04/29, 18:20 EDT     Some months back, I kicked off my review of the Pentax K-3 II with a daytime shoot in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee, including an in-depth look at its clever detail-boosting Pixel Shift Resolution function. At the time, I'd intended... (more)

Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review: Lightweight both in size and on your budget Featured Story
04/29, 16:48 EDT     Debuting ahead of 2014's photokina tradeshow, the diminutive Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 is the perfect companion to the appropriately tony GM1 and GM5 mirrorless cameras and their similarly compact 12-32mm retractable kit lens. Recently... (more)

Big Brother, tiny camera: Sony patent app hints at frightening future of wearable photography Featured Story
04/28, 18:33 EDT     If you thought Google Glass was frightening, you may want to don your peril-sensitive sunglasses for this story: The Thought Police may soon get to take another step along the road from the pages of George Orwell's classic... (more)

Sony FE 70-300mm G OSS: Initial Impressions and real world images from the longest-zooming FE lens Featured Story
04/30, 08:07 EDT     At long last, 300mm zoom reach is now available for Sony FE shooters around the world in the form of the Sony FE 70-300mm G OSS f/4.5-5.6 lens. We're in the middle of our full technical review of this lens for you now, but I couldn't resist sneaking... (more)

Firmware Friday: Sony A7R II / A7S II get better video on SDHC; bug fixes for Nikon D7200, Leica M-series
04/29, 23:10 EDT     The weekend is here once more, and Firmware Friday just squeaks in under the wire with news of new updates from Leica, Nikon and Sony. In all, seven cameras receive new features or bug fixes this week, all of them interchangeable-lens... (more)

Pentax K-3 II Field Test Part II: Our enthusiast flagship head-to-head looks at low light, AF tracking and more Featured Story
04/29, 18:20 EDT     Some months back, I kicked off my review of the Pentax K-3 II with a daytime shoot in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee, including an in-depth look at its clever detail-boosting Pixel Shift Resolution function. At the time, I'd intended to follow up... (more)

Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 Lens Review: Lightweight both in size and on your budget Featured Story
04/29, 16:48 EDT     Debuting ahead of 2014's photokina tradeshow, the diminutive Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 is the perfect companion to the appropriately tony GM1 and GM5 mirrorless cameras and their similarly compact 12-32mm retractable kit lens. Recently making its... (more)

“Soap bubble bokeh” returns from 1916 with the new Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens
04/29, 15:59 EDT Mathieu Stern recently received an E-mount version of Meyer Optik Görlitz's new 100mm f/2.8 Trioplan lens to review. This lens was successfully backed on Kickstarter and will be available to backers in June 2016 for just under $1,600 USD (around 1,400 Euros). After the lens is... (more)

Photographer and National Portrait Gallery go head-to-head over image usage in wake of Prince’s death
04/29, 14:59 EDT     Following recording artist, producer and actor Prince's untimely death on April 21st, there was an outpouring of emotions in the media and across the internet. Not surprisingly, a lot of fans and media outlets shared images and videos, many of... (more)

Knowledge is power: National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes shares tips on lighting
04/29, 13:59 EDT Mark Silber's "Advancing Your Photography" YouTube channel recently had National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes on to discuss lighting and capturing images in the National Geographic style. "Knowing light is absolutely critical," says Holmes, "I'm always looking at light.... (more)

Adobe Lightroom, Camera Raw now support Pentax K-1, Sony RX10 III; Lightroom for iOS updated too
04/29, 13:29 EDT     If you're keenly waiting the arrival of your preordered Pentax K-1 or Sony RX10 III -- or you're just hoping to be able to process raw files from our reviews so you can decide whether to buy one -- then there's good news for you from Adobe... (more)

Big Brother, tiny camera: Sony patent app hints at frightening future of wearable photography Featured Story
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Bye bye, broken filter blues: Heliopan offers industry’s first drop protection warranty on UV filters
04/28, 12:05 EDT You've been looking forward to receiving your brand-new filter and it's finally arrived. You open up the package and start to screw it on to your lens. But then the unthinkable happens, you drop it and it cracks. Or perhaps you screw it on fine, but a few weeks later it is... (more)

Caffeine Priority: Easily achieve accurate autofocus with the Nikon D5’s automatic AF fine-tune feature
04/28, 07:17 EDT Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Prioirity... Unsurprisingly, Nikon's new flagship D5 DSLR has a wealth of new features. One that might have flown under the radar during the announcement event in January is the new Automatic AF fine-tune feature. Seasoned... (more)

Canon 80D Image Quality Comparison: Putting its new sensor and image processor to the test
04/27, 16:54 EDT     Hot on the heels of our recent Field Test comes our in-depth image quality comparison and print quality analysis for the new mid-grade, enthusiast-class Canon 80D. Sporting an all-new 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and faster DIGIC 6 image processor, the... (more)

Sony RX10 III First Shots: The Big, Bad, 24-600mm eq. bridge camera lands in our lab
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ON1 Photo Raw supercharges your workflow; optional subscription shows Adobe how it’s done
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Up close and personal: Combining up to 10,000 images to create microphotographs of insects
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Sony A6300 Field Test: Mirrorless camera offers many improvements and great all-around performance
04/26, 15:21 EDT The Sony A6000 was a very popular camera indeed; the best-selling interchangeable lens camera over $600 and the best-selling mirrorless camera. The Sony A6300 is a very good follow-up to the A6000, besting its predecessor in basically every way. During my field test with the... (more)

CameraBag Cinema offers powerful standalone 4K video editing for OS X
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Great shots: Ira Block on building an image with subtle light
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You can’t beat free: Over 50 e-books will help you learn more about photography
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Fuji X-Pro2 Field Test Part I: Street shooting in Manhattan with Fujifilm’s latest flagship
04/26, 08:46 EDT     Our man on the streets of Manhattan, the stalwart Eamon Hickey, is at it again... this time with Fujifilm's latest street-shooting powerhouse, the X-Pro2. As the successor to the Fuji X-Pro1 from 2012, a camera that garnered not only a 5-out-of-5... (more)



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