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Firmware Friday: Sony A7R III, Panasonic GH5, G80, G81, G85 updated; Canon & Sony video cameras too Featured Story
12/15, 23:27 EST Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a tale of three companies: Canon, Panasonic and Sony. (So if their products aren't among your stable and you don't enjoy a vicarious peek at what's going on with other brands, you can move... (more)

The Best Portrait Lenses for Every Camera Brand Featured Story
12/14, 08:00 EST Portraits are one of the most popular styles of photography, and if you want to take your portraiture to the next level, you'll want to look at a fast prime lens with a mid-range or short telephoto focal length. Many cameras, both DSLRs... (more)

Gear story: Loved, lost & coming to terms with life without a trusted brand Featured Story
12/13, 11:29 EST Yesterday, upon getting back home after a cross-country wedding shoot, I noticed something was missing in my bag: my card readers. Lately, I’ve been making a habit of bringing my prized card readers with me on trips in case I need to... (more)

Canon G1X Mark III First Shots: Pixel-peep sample images from Canon’s first APS-C compact camera! Featured Story
12/13, 08:26 EST Click here to view our Canon G1X III First Shots Canon's flagship PowerShot series, the G1X, is now on its third revision. This time around, there are a lot of upgrades and new features, making it Canon's most advanced compact camera... (more)

Firmware Friday: Sony A7R III, Panasonic GH5, G80, G81, G85 updated; Canon & Sony video cameras too Featured Story
12/15, 23:27 EST Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a tale of three companies: Canon, Panasonic and Sony. (So if their products aren't among your stable and you don't enjoy a vicarious peek at what's going on with other brands, you can move on to another... (more)

Which new iMac Pro is the best bang for your buck?
12/15, 15:00 EST Yesterday, Apple released their promised iMac Pro computer. It starts at US$4,999. While that's a very steep price, we think that it's actually not a bad deal considering what Apple has packed into the new space gray enclosure. It's not uncommon for... (more)

Nikon D850 captures beautiful windswept winter landscapes
12/15, 12:30 EST Winter has nearly arrived and late-autumn snowstorms have peppered many landscapes throughout North America with a lovely coat of snow. Photographer Adam Gibbs recently headed up Mt. Seymour in British Columbia, Canada, for winter landscape... (more)

Is Adobe’s new Auto button in ACR and Lightroom worth using? Pro puts it to the test
12/15, 10:15 EST Earlier this week, Adobe updated their entire suite of Lightroom software, including a big improvement to the "auto" editing functionality. Blake Rudis of f64 Academy has published a new video about the updated "Auto" button. Is Adobe's new... (more)

As expensive as a fully-loaded iMac Pro is, it’s actually well-priced
12/14, 12:00 EST Today, Apple released the new iMac Pro that they announced back in June, and for Apple fans it's just one more thing to drool over. But with every new Apple product comes PC-faithful coming out of the woodwork ready to tell you how you're paying way... (more)

Thrifty Thursday: Save up to $100 on Sigma lenses and up to $1,000 on Apple products
12/14, 10:00 EST In today's edition of Thrifty Thursday, we are focused on Sigma lenses and Apple products. On the Sigma front, the deals are on a wide variety of lenses, including some Sigma Art lenses. For Apple, the deals cover iPads, MacBooks, iMacs and even... (more)

The Best Portrait Lenses for Every Camera Brand Featured Story
12/14, 08:00 EST Portraits are one of the most popular styles of photography, and if you want to take your portraiture to the next level, you'll want to look at a fast prime lens with a mid-range or short telephoto focal length. Many cameras, both DSLRs and... (more)

Canon bets big on added value CarePAK service, offers free year with many DSLR, lens purchases
12/13, 16:04 EST For some time now, Canon has been pushing their service and support as a major cornerstone of value for their camera products. Seeing as how much money they invest in local repair facilities, I believe them. It's kind of inarguable how good Canon... (more)

The importance of self-doubt in the creative process
12/13, 13:00 EST Self-doubt may not seem like an important component to photography, but photographer Ben Horne believes it is. So long as you harness it and make it productive, at least. Wondering what you're doing and why, questioning how something is going to... (more)

Gear story: Loved, lost & coming to terms with life without a trusted brand Featured Story
12/13, 11:29 EST Yesterday, upon getting back home after a cross-country wedding shoot, I noticed something was missing in my bag: my card readers. Lately, I’ve been making a habit of bringing my prized card readers with me on trips in case I need to access... (more)

Photographing the Grand Canyon with medium format cameras
12/13, 11:00 EST Photographer Ted Forbes of "The Art of Photography" recently travelled to the Grand Canyon while he was visiting Arizona. He got up early to get there before sunrise and we can follow along on his photographic journey in the video below. It... (more)

Canon G1X Mark III First Shots: Pixel-peep sample images from Canon’s first APS-C compact camera! Featured Story
12/13, 08:26 EST Click here to view our Canon G1X III First Shots Canon's flagship PowerShot series, the G1X, is now on its third revision. This time around, there are a lot of upgrades and new features, making it Canon's most advanced compact camera to date. The... (more)

“Mantis Cam” is a new camera which replicates the incredible eyes of the mantis shrimp
12/12, 16:30 EST Normally scientists and engineers design cameras to see in a way similar to how the human eye sees the world. Sure, there are infrared cameras and other specialized tools, but researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a specialized... (more)

Apple awards Macphun/Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 “Best Mac App of 2017” honor
12/12, 14:30 EST Apple has announced its most popular and best Mac apps of 2017 and Macphun - soon to be Skylum - has been awarded Best Mac App of 2017 by Apple for their Aurora HDR 2018 software. Of the recognition, Macphun/Skylum CEO Alex Tsepko says, "When you... (more)

Adobe updates Lightroom CC on all platforms with improved and new features
12/12, 11:00 EST Adobe has today released a massive update to the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem, including mobile and desktop applications. There are new features, fixes and new cameras and lenses supported. Let's dig into the details. One of the big improvements... (more)

Think Tank Photo releases Video Tripod Manager 44, perfect for transporting large, heavy-duty tripods
12/12, 10:35 EST While we know many of you are focused on stills photography, there are many video users who peruse our site as well. Video is typically only as good as it is steady. A dedicated video tripod can be very large and heavy and it is not always easy to... (more)

Big savings on Nikon lenses and DSLR cameras
12/11, 15:00 EST With Black Friday and Cyber Monday long gone, that doesn't mean that you can't still save a lot of money during your holiday shopping. Nikon has started new lens-only rebates, which are highlighted in the first section below. There are still good... (more)

Bring out the details in your photos with this selective sharpening technique in Photoshop
12/11, 13:00 EST Over at Photoshop Cafe, Colin Smith has produced a new tutorial all about sharpening your images. If you shoot RAW, you will need to process your images to bring out the best quality that your files have to offer. This includes sharpening. While... (more)

What’s in this landscape and wildlife photographer’s camera bag?
12/11, 11:30 EST If you're reading Imaging Resource, it's a safe bet that you love gear. What better way to talk about gear than with a "what's in my bag?" video from a professional photographer. Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton is traveling in Namibia and has... (more)

Firmware Friday: Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master and Hasselblad XCD lenses get better focusing, bug fixes
12/08, 16:01 EST After last week's mega roundup which topped 50 camera models, this week's Firmware Friday post is a comparitively short and sweet affair. It's also a little unusual in that we only have news of lens updates this time around, with no new... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

Canon G9X Mark II Review
image of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II digital camera
20.2mp | 3.0x | $449
The 20-megapixel Canon G9X II is a good compact camera with a 3x zoom lens. The DIGIC 7 image processor delivers good image processing and speedy performance, although the camera is not without flaws. The built-in lens struggles at wide-angle focal lengths, and the lens itself is not as wide as the competition. As before, the Mark II offers a minimal take on physical controls, focusing heavily on its touchscreen UI, which might be frustrating for some. The Canon G9X II takes what made the original a good pocket camera and adds a few upgrades along the way. With that said, some of the weaknesses of the original remain here in the new version. Read more in our Canon G9X II review!


Canon 6D Mark II Review
image of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II digital camera
26.2mp | $1,999
With a new 26-megapixel sensor and the latest DIGIC 7 image processor, the Canon 6D Mark II does a lot to improve upon the original 6D. Add in the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, enhanced viewfinder autofocus and a tilt/swivel touchscreen, and the 6D II is a very good all-around full-frame DSLR. However, its dynamic range performance is underwhelming and 4K video is absent. Does the Canon 6D II live up to its legacy? Find out in our Canon 6D Mark II Review!


Sony A9 Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 digital camera
24.2mp | Non-Zoom | $4,498
A flagship, professional-class full-frame mirrorless camera is here! The Sony A9 aims to dethrone the DSLR as the go-to choice for pro sports and action photographers. Sporting a new 24MP stacked sensor, a super-fast processor, and burst speeds up to 20fps with C-AF, the A9 is extremely fast and accurate. Image quality is excellent, and its burst rate and C-AF chops are some of the best we've ever seen. With a rugged build, better battery, more controls, and a price that undercuts flagship cams from Canon and Nikon, the Sony A9 looks promising all around. Time will tell if pros make the switch, but we think they should definitely consider it. Read more in our in-depth Sony A9 review!


Nikon D7500 Review
image of the Nikon D7500 digital camera
20.9mp | 5.0x | $1,247
It's no longer the DX-format flagship, but the Nikon D7500 is nevertheless an extremely capable camera, and comes with a pricetag that's much more affordable than the D500, despite including the same imaging pipeline and many of the same features. Its light and comfortable carbon fiber body packs in serious performance and great image quality, but should a few feature subtractions sway you in favor of its flagship sibling? Find out now in our in-depth Nikon D7500 review!


YI M1 Review
image of the YI M1 digital camera
20.2mp | 3.3x | $329
The Chinese made-and-designed YI M1 (or YI Camera) offers a quality, name-brand Four Thirds-format Sony Exmor sensor and a broadly-supported Micro Four Thirds lens mount at a jaw-dropping sub-$300 pricetag, and that's with a 12-40mm kit lens. So is there a catch, and if so what is it? You can find the answer to this and plenty else besides in our YI M1 review!


Fujifilm GFX Review
image of the Fujifilm GFX 50S digital camera
51.4mp | Non-Zoom | $6,499
The Fujifilm GFX 50S is equipped with a high-resolution medium format sensor which delivers excellent image quality across a wide range of situations. The 51-megapixel mirrorless camera is able to best its stiffest full-frame competition, although the GFX cannot keep up with full-frame cameras in terms of speed. Nor can the nascent GFX system compete with the established full-frame systems in terms of lens selection. Nonetheless, for users who demand the best image quality for well under $10K, the $6,500 Fujifilm GFX 50S is an excellent choice. Read our in-depth Fuji GFX 50S Review for all the details!


Nikon D5600 Review
image of the Nikon D5600 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $647
The 24-megapixel Nikon D5600 DSLR delivers the same great image quality as its predecessor but now comes equipped with Nikon SnapBridge functionality. And while not without its limitations, sharing images has never been easier. Image quality is excellent and overall performance is good for an APS-C DSLR in its class, especially considering its affordable price tag, making the D5600 a compelling compact DSLR for budding photographers. Read our Nikon D5600 Review to see if this is the camera for you!


Canon EOS M6 Review
image of the Canon EOS M6 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.0x | $779
Combining a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, DIGIC 7 image processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF in a compact, touch-friendly camera body, the Canon M6 is a nice alternative to the Canon EOS M5. Both cameras offer nearly identical performance and image quality, but the M6 eschews a built-in EVF and opts for a smaller, sleeker design with a lower pricetag. Is the M6 the best blend of performance and portability in Canon's expanded mirrorless lineup? Read our Canon M6 review to find out!


Panasonic GH5 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 digital camera
20.3mp | Non-Zoom | $1,998
The Panasonic GH5 is a wonderful successor to an already great hybrid still and video camera. With lots of new features and improvements both inside and out, the GH5 does a lot of live up to its $2,000 price tag. Sporting a new 20MP sensor, faster processor, a very deep buffer, dual UHS-II SD slots, 4K video up to 60p, 10-bit internal video recording, 6K Photo mode and much more, the Panasonic GH5 is well-deserving of that flagship moniker. The GH-series has made a name for itself among video creators, and that shows no sign of ending with the GH5. Photographers aren't left out, but video features really take center-stage with the GH5. For all the details, read our in-depth Panasonic GH5 review!


Sony A6500 Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6500 digital camera
24.2mp | Non-Zoom | $1,398
What a camera! The Sony A6500 takes the best of the excellent A6300 which launched just eight months earlier, and adds several very important new features. Sports shooters in particular will love its much more generous buffer depth, and its new hybrid image stabilization system and touch-screen display functionality will be of benefit to all. But can they justify its significantly higher pricetag, or would you be better off with the A6300? Find out now in our in-depth Sony A6500 review!


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