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Fuji X-A1 Sample Gallery
Like this T-Rex, the X-A1 is a plastic model with a ferocious bite. Check out our real-world photos to see why.
Pentax K-3 Shooter's Report Part II
We find some awesome improvements over the K-5 II, but also some surprising shortcomings.
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- 03/10 Nikon D5300 Sample Gallery Images
- 03/07 Sony A7 Shooter's Report
- 03/07 Olympus Stylus 1 Shooter's Report Part III
- 02/23 Nikon Df Shooter's Report Part III
- 02/19 Nikon D5300 Image Quality Analysis
- 02/14 Nikon D3300 First Shots
- 02/13 Fujifilm X-A1 Sample Gallery Images
- 02/07 Panasonic GM1 Shooter's Report Part III
- 02/06 Pentax K-3 Shooter's Report Part II
- 02/05 Fujifilm X-T1 First Shots
- 02/03 Fujifilm X-T1 Sample Gallery Images
- 01/29 Olympus E-M10 Shooter's Report Part I
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Interested in a high-quality 28-300mm eq. constant f/2.8 zoom lens mounted in front of a sensor that is larger than conventional all-in-one long zooms, but that fits comfortably in a coat pocket and won't break the bank? Read our in-depth Olympus Stylus 1 review to discover all of the great (and a few not-so-great) things this one-of-a-kind little digital camera has to offer!
Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
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The full-frame, FX-format Nikon Df takes the same great sensor and processor pairing of the professional Nikon D4, and places them in a weather-sealed, retro-styled body that's rich with external controls. (And it does so at half the price of the pro camera.) It's arguably the best available-light shooter around, but is it the right camera for you? Read our Nikon Df review, and find out!
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Panasonic's "micro" Micro Four Thirds camera, the tiny Panasonic GM1 gets our full review treatment. The tiny camera features the same sensor and processor as its larger sibling, the GX7, but Panasonic has done some innovative engineering to pack all that power into such a small and pocketable digital camera. Check out our Panasonic GM1 review to see why this camera was voted the Best Pocket Interchangeable Lens Camera of 2013!
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Retail Price: $750
Canon's updated their powerful and nearly-pocketable flagship PowerShot with the new Canon G16. We've just completed our review of this high-end compact digital camera, and while it's not strikingly different from the previous model, it does bring a big update to the table: speed. With vastly increased AF speed and continuous shooting frames per second -- plus built-in Wi-Fi -- the Canon G16 seems like a surefire upgrade, but is it significant enough to make G15 owners yearn for the sweet '16? Read our Canon G16 review to find out!
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We've put it through its paces, and the Sony RX100 II really sets a new bar for pocket camera performance. The original RX100 already dominated the competition, and the new model is a substantial step up from it in a number of areas. Check out our Sony RX100 II review, to see why we voted it our Best Pocket Camera of 2013! Shopping for a really superb pocket camera? Read the review!
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Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 lens review and sample gallery: Fuji's first f/1.2 prime knocks it out of the park
Featured Story Mar 14, 13:32 EDT We've just published our review for the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R, the hot new ultra-fast portrait prime from Fujifilm. Just now hitting the store shelves, this f/1.2 lens is absolutely stunning with excellent sharpness, even wide-open and corner-to-corner, as well as shockingly low CA, vignetting and practically zero distortion. The lens... (more)
You make the call - Is the D4S the fairest of them all? Nikon D4S First Shots posted (w/ISO 409,600!)
Featured Story Mar 13, 17:05 EDT The Nikon D4S has an interesting dilemma: there are no other cameras in our Comparometer that go up to ISO 409,600, and therefore no competition to duel in that premium high altitude. Ah well, there are still a myriad of intriguing comparisons for you to make with our lab test First Shots from Nikon's flagship professional DSLR. For... (more)
Nikon 1-series to 'get its due recognition' as flagship V3 mirrorless camera unveiled
Featured Story Mar 13, 00:01 EDT Nikon continues to advance and improve their mirrorless camera lineup with a new flagship model, the Nikon 1 V3. Back in 2012, the leap from the V1 to the V2 saw a radical change in the design of this camera, with the V2 opting for a larger, more enthusiast-oriented design that included a larger, more protruding EVF and fuller, contoured... (more)
Sony A7/A7R light leaks - Roger Cicala of LensRentals weighs in
Featured Story Mar 11, 16:37 EDT Another day, another story about Sony A7 light leaks... Honestly, we're about coming to the end of our coverage on this topic, as it's a complete non-issue for the vast majority of photographers, and we're pretty close to having beat it to death. We have one more hopefully definitive piece of our own coming on the subject, but in the... (more)
Leica presents "Let Us Roam", a series of short films about skateboarding (VIDEO)
Mar 14, 13:49 EDT Generally speaking, Leica isn't the first name you think of when you think skate photography. The punk and grunge ethos that infused skating from its early days seems hard to reconcile with the precision engineering and incredibly steep pricetags of Leica gear. Yet Leica has helped put together a short film series called Let Us Roam, looking... (more)
Safari snapping BeetleCam gets stabilized (VIDEO)
Mar 14, 13:27 EDT A few years back, a pair of brothers from the UK designed a special, remote control rig for getting up close and personal with animals in the wild. Dubbed the BeetleCam, it allowed photographers to drive a set of wheels up to their subject, and not be worried about being mauled to death. Now the BeetleCam Hybrid has been announced, and... (more)
More information comes to light about the last days of Calumet
Mar 14, 13:06 EDT Yesterday, Calumet Photographic suddenly closed its stores. For many (us included) this move came out of the blue—but the story behind the scenes seems to suggest that this may have been in the works for a while. PhotoRumors reports that Calumet had trouble paying its employees, citing a "payroll issue" for recent difficulties, and... (more)
"Collection Appareils" is a love letter and reference guide for beautiful old cameras
Mar 14, 12:51 EDT Collection Appareils is a French site (though with an English version) that serves as an absolutely stunning reference guide to dozens and dozens of rare, vintage, and wonderful cameras. Some of them are famous models that everyone will have heard of, but others are hyper obscure and wonderful rarities. So while you might be able to find... (more)
The search for the United Kingdom's worst holiday photography
Mar 14, 11:40 EDT Who hasn’t taken a bad photo while on vacation? We all have at one time or another. And who hasn't looked at one of those awful photos and thought, 'This is so bad it should win a prize.' Now your loser photo can be a winner, thanks to the travel savvy — though not photo smart — folks at the CheapHolidayLand.com. Janeen Shears, Holiday... (more)
Fujifilm to repair X-T1 units affected by light leak issue free of charge
Mar 14, 10:42 EDT Not long ago Sony's full-frame E-mount flagship cameras, the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R, were in the news as users were reporting light leaks occuring around the lens mount. Shortly thereafter, reports came in about users of Fujifilm's brand-new X-T1 experiencing similar issues, only this time the light was creeping in through one of the flaps covering the ports on the... (more)
Firmware Friday: Fujifilm XQ1 tweaked for better underwater photography
Mar 14, 00:40 EDT Our Firmware Friday roundup comes a little earlier than normal this week, with news editor Mike Tomkins filling in from his vacation in Hong Kong (and hence running 12 hours ahead of US Eastern time). This week, we have but one update to cover: the Fuji XQ1 compact camera When Fujifilm announced the pocket-friendly, X-Trans... (more)
Google Drive chops prices by 80 percent, now an even cheaper alternative to Dropbox for photographers
Mar 13, 17:49 EDT More backup is never a bad thing, and one of the best-known cloud services just became a much more affordable place to stash a giant photo archive. Google Drive chopped prices for its monthly storage plans today. It’s now $1.99 per month for 100GB of space, down from $4.99. The 1TB plan is only $9.99 per month, slashed from $49.99—that’s... (more)
Photographer gets in trouble for flying drone over scene of Harlem building explosion
Mar 13, 14:17 EDT The current legal status of using drones for photography is extremely nebulous. There has been some movement towards them being outside of the grasp of the FAA, but densely packed cities are not looking too fondly on their use, and after a crash in New York, a drone controller was arrested for reckless endangerment. Given that fact, you can... (more)
Calumet Photographic suddenly declares bankruptcy, closes stores
Mar 13, 13:49 EDT For years, Calumet was one of the big names in photographic gear. Now, seemingly without warning, the organization has declared bankruptcy and closed its doors, not even giving its employees warning. Posting on Facebook, the organization said: After 75 years of business it is with a heavy heart that we announce our immediate closing in... (more)
Red Giant combines video editing plugins and community interaction with "Universe"
Mar 13, 13:26 EDT Red Giant, makers of editing and plugin software for all manner of film makers, has just rolled out an interesting new program called Red Giant Universe. It takes a diverse array of plugins, combines them with community functionality, promises many and frequent updates, and you get the whole thing for free. The Universe system is a series... (more)
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