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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
image of the Fujifilm X70 digital camera
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!

Sony A6300 Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6300 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $998
The Sony A6300 serves as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years, the A6000. Given the predecessor's top marks, it's a tough act to follow. Sony's pulled it off, though, packing in so many new features and performance improvements into the A6300. Featuring better build quality, a new high-speed sensor, vastly improved AF and burst performance, better image quality and advanced video features, the Sony A6300 is a significant upgrade. Is it finally time to downsize from that DSLR? Read our in-depth Sony A6300 review to find out!

Pentax K-3 II Review
image of the Pentax K-3 II digital camera
24.4mp | $850
The Pentax K-3 II keeps almost everything we loved from the superb K-3, then replaces the popup flash with an in-camera GPS -- not just for automatic geotagging, but also for freezing star-trails in astrophotography. As if that wasn't cool enough, its Pixel Shift Resolution tech takes detail to the next level for razor-sharp photos. But what are the drawbacks, and should you buy this camera or the original K-3? Find out now in our in-depth Pentax K-3 II review!

Canon 80D Review
image of the Canon EOS 80D digital camera
24.2mp | 7.5x | $1,199
More evolutionary than revolutionary, the Canon 80D builds upon foundation laid out by the 70D and its excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Sporting a new, higher-resolution 24MP sensor, a faster processor and a beefed-up 45-point AF system, the Canon 80D performs very well on multiple fronts, including better dynamic range, better higher ISO performance and more versatile autofocus. Video see some improvements, but the 80D leaves out a few important features and capabilities. Overall, the Canon 80D is an excellent multimedia DSLR, but should it earn a spot in your camera bag? Read our in-depth Canon 80D review to find out!

Panasonic FZ300 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 digital camera
12.1mp | 24.0x | $498
Two years after the FZ200 impressed us with its 24-600mm equivalent lens and strong performance, the Panasonic FZ300 has arrived with a redesigned body and a suite of new features. Unchanged are the 12.1-megapixel sensor and the 25x optical zoom lens, while new upgrades include 4K video and 4K Photo features in addition to numerous other improvements. Is this the high-zoom all-in-one camera you've been waiting for? Read our Panasonic FZ300 review to find out!

IR Photo News

Taking contact printing to the extreme: Team of Italian photographers make world’s largest contact print
07/26, 05:59 EDT     Contact printing is a process whereby a print is made by pressing a film negative or positive against photo paper and then exposing it. Contact prints are made the same size as the negative (or positive), so they are typically quite small. However,... (more)

Say goodbye to that shine: How to fix oily and overexposed skin in Photoshop and Lightroom
07/25, 17:30 EDT     While it's best to get everything right in camera, there are certain things you often don't have much control over. One of these is whether or not a subject's skin is oily. Whether you're shooting portraits or weddings, shiny skin is an unfortunate... (more)

To infinity… and beyond? Why lenses’ focus rings have changed over the years
07/25, 16:30 EDT     Last week I wrote an article about tips for achieving sharper landscape photos. Setting focus to infinity was once a common method to get sharp images of distant subjects, so why are modern lenses so often designed in a way which makes this... (more)

Focal length primer: Treat your zoom lens as a series of prime lenses to improve your photography
07/24, 06:59 EDT     A few years ago, photographer and educator Mike Browne published a pair of videos explaining focal length and the different impacts it has on your photos. They may be slightly dated, but the advice within them never gets old. The first video is... (more)

Adding atmosphere: How to create dramatic light beams in-camera and in Photoshop
07/23, 07:59 EDT     While it is possible to create shafts of light for your images in Photoshop -- as we will see at the end of the article -- it never hurts to know how to do something in-camera. In fact, oftentimes you will save yourself trouble and end up with more... (more)

Of battleships, Korean war and a man from Missouri: How Japan grew to dominate the camera market
07/23, 06:59 EDT     Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh, Sigma, Sony: You can't help but notice that Japanese brands dominate the global camera business. (At least, so long as you ignore the now-omnipresent smartphone camera, that is.) But... (more)

Firmware Friday: 13 Panasonic cameras and 2 Sony lenses get updates
07/22, 18:45 EDT     After last week's massive roundup, Firmware Friday returns to a more manageable size this week with news of updates to 13 cameras from Panasonic, and two lenses from Sony. We'll start off this week with the camera updates. Without any... (more)

A piece of American history: Own a Leica SLR camera used by Jackie Kennedy
07/22, 17:30 EDT     From 1964 through 1968, Leica produced its Leicaflex single lens reflex camera. In total, there were approximately 37,500 of these cameras produced, 9,500 of which were Mark II models. One of these Mark II models is reported to have been owned and... (more)

The universe’s natural zoom lens: Taking a look back to a billion years after the Big Bang
07/22, 17:00 EDT     The Hubble Space Telescope's latest target in its exploration of new frontiers is the galaxy cluster Abell S1063. This cluster is possibly the "home to billions of strange new worlds," according to the Hubble team. Due to its great distance from the... (more)

My Travel Exhibit: Win the Tamron lens of your choice by entering your best travel photos
07/22, 16:30 EDT     Tamron USA has announced their fifth "My Travel Exhibit" photo contest. This contest allows Tamron lens users in the USA to submit their best 8-14 images which fit the "travel" theme of the contest. After entering, contestants will be able to view... (more)

Sony RX10 III Image Quality Comparison: How does it stack up against large-sensor, long-zoom rivals?
07/22, 07:58 EDT     Last March, Sony surprised us all with the launch of the RX10 III, a camera which shared much with the RX10 II that had launched just eight months earlier, but with a whole heck of a lot more telephoto reach. Equipped with an extremely... (more)

No-fuss alignment: Perfectly align anything in Photoshop with this neat blend mode trick
07/22, 06:59 EDT     Photoshop includes built-in automatic alignment tools for combining multiple images, but they don't always work perfectly. In these instances, you have to know how to do it manually, which can be a tricky task. Photoshop expert Scott Kelby has an... (more)

Winners of Dronestagram photography contest lift drone photography to beautiful new heights
07/22, 05:59 EDT     Drones have been allowing photographers -- amateur and professional alike -- to capture brilliant, distinct images for years now and naturally there are drone-centric competitions that have been started. Dronestragram just recently announced the... (more)

Olympus patents a 300-500mm f/2.8-4.0 lens: Another supertelephoto zoom for MFT shooters?
07/21, 16:00 EDT     Thanks to the generous two times crop factor of Micro Four Thirds cameras, you can achieve a lot of telephoto reach in a relatively small form factor. Take the Olympus 300mm f/4 IS Pro ED M.Zuiko lens, for example, which is just under 9 inches long... (more)

Affinity Photo coming to Windows, introducing new HDR merging, focus stacking and more in version 1.5
07/21, 15:00 EDT     Affinity Photo is preparing for a large update. The version 1.5 update, expected to arrive in early autumn, includes numerous new features. The popular OS X photo editor received Apple's "App of the Year" award in 2015 but with version 1.5 it will... (more)

Patents published for a monster zoom: Could a Canon 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6 lens be on the way?
07/21, 08:59 EDT     Both Canon Rumors and Canon Watch are reporting on a patent that appeared on Egami for a potentially very interesting lens: A full frame EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6 supertelephoto zoom. The patent for the 19x zoom optic was filed in 2015 and published... (more)

Lawful lighting:  Understanding light falloff using the inverse square law of light
07/20, 17:30 EDT     As your light source moves further and further away from your subject, it is obvious that the light becomes dimmer. However, the light does not decrease in a linear way, but rather falls off to the square of the distance. This is the inverse square... (more)

Our June Photo of the Day contest winners showcase a wealth of talent and five different camera makers!
07/20, 07:54 EDT     It was bound to happen eventually, that five different camera companies would be represented atop the podium in our esteemed Photo of the Day contest for our monthly prize winners. And yet, for anyone who follows our contest on a regular basis,... (more)

Caffeine Priority: Simple, elegant LensPacks creates a must-have solution to hassle of changing lenses
07/20, 05:59 EDT     Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Prioirity... Sometimes a product comes along that is so simple and useful that you can't help but wonder what took so long for it to exist. LensPacks are one of those products. They're basically... (more)

Canon G7X II Image Quality Comparison: Going up against the G7X, RX100 IV, LX100 and more
07/19, 17:43 EDT     Back in May we posted our production-grade First Shots for the immensely popular Canon G7X Mark II compact with its 1-inch type sensor and 24-100mm eq. zoom range. Now, as we're working hard to bring you our final conclusion for this well-received... (more)

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