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Canon 5D Mark IV Review
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30.4mp | $3,499
The Canon 5D Mark IV offers a ton of new features and performance upgrades, but keeps things modest and familiar with its similar yet refined external design. The 4th iteration of Canon's popular 5D series gains a new, higher-res sensor, a faster processor, a full touchscreen interface, built-in wireless connectivity and Cinema 4K video recording. This classic full-frame DSLR offers features and performance specs that make it suitable for a variety of uses, from weddings, landscapes and photojournalism to even sports, wildlife and, of course, videography. The full-frame camera market is growing more and more competitive, so how does the 5D Mark IV stack up against its competitors? Read more in our in-depth Canon 5D Mark IV review!

Olympus E-M1 II Review
image of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II digital camera
20.4mp | Non-Zoom | $1,999
Back in 2013, the E-M1 made a big splash, and now the updated Olympus E-M1 Mark II makes an even bigger one. Packed with a new 20MP sensor, revamped AF system, faster image processor (two, in fact), 4K video and more, the E-M1 Mark II addresses the performance and C-AF shortcomings of the original and pushes the envelope even further to truly provide professional photographers and multimedia producers with a capable, high-performance DSLR alternative. Excellent image quality, top-notch performance and all-around fantastic build quality and features makes the E-M1 II worthy of consideration for those upgrading from the E-M1 or moving from another mirrorless camera or a DSLR. Read about all the details in our Olympus E-M1 Mark II review!

Nikon D3400 Review
image of the Nikon D3400 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $497
The Nikon D3400 combines great image quality from its 24-megapixel APS-C sensor with a user-friendly design and good, reliable performance across the board. Some of its capabilities may be lacking, particularly with regard to continuous autofocus, video and its new SnapBridge support, but compared to its peers, the D3400 proves to be an excellent entry-level DSLR at a great price. While not without its share of shortcomings, find out why we still voted it the Best Entry-level DSLR for 2016 in our Nikon D3400 review!

Leica SL (Typ 601) Review
image of the Leica SL (Typ 601) digital camera
24.2mp | Non-Zoom | $7,450
The Leica SL is a thoroughly modern, professional full-frame mirrorless camera with superb build quality, an outstanding EVF, great image quality (from raw files) and surprising performance. Not only can the Leica SL capture 24-megapixel stills at a blistering 11 fps, it can record 4K DCI and UHD video as well. While it's true there are only a few native lenses for the SL at this time, the camera is compatible with well over 100 existing Leica lenses via adapters. But like every camera, the Leica SL has some deficiencies and drawbacks, not to mention its very steep price tag. Read our Leica SL review to find out if it's worth the investment to you.

IR Photo News

Olympus Q&A @ CP+ 2017: A deep dive on the E-M1 II, autofocus testing & the future of image processing Featured Story
02/26, 06:00 EST     Every February, the CP+ tradeshow takes place in Yokohama, Japan. And each year, Imaging Resource's founder and publisher Dave Etchells heads to Japan for CP+, where he has the opportunity to sit down with executives from the... (more)

30 days in the hole! Seattle drone operator sentenced to jail time for reckless endangerment
02/27, 20:28 EST     It was bound to happen sooner or later. The popularity of drones has spread like wildfire in recent years, and with it, the obvious potential for disaster. Until recently, that potential has received the most press where restricted airspace is... (more)

Lighting for video: Three lights and everything else you need to get started for only $500
02/27, 15:30 EST     So, you have been recording more video and want to get a nice lighting setup, but you don't want to break the bank? Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter is here to help you get a great lighting kit together for US$500. There are a lot of LED... (more)

Designed for industrial excursions, DJI’s Mavic 200 expands the company’s focus
02/27, 14:00 EST     To this point, DJI's products have pretty much been marketed and purchased by the general consumer audience as well as professional creators, though DJI is well aware that drones could be useful in other applications besides entertainment.... (more)

A risqué move: Fujifilm UK sparks controversy at a paid Fuji GFX event
02/27, 11:00 EST     It's often said that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Fujifilm UK has inadvertently put this theory to the test with a recent GFX event. The paid event saw photographers paying for the chance to learn more about and try out the Fujifilm GFX... (more)

High above and looking down: A Sony A7S II hitches a ride on the Int’l Space Station to shoot 4K videos
02/26, 07:20 EST     Among the many tech demos and product cutaways in and amongst Sony's large booth at this year's CP+ Trade Show was a rather small, yet interesting little display featuring a scale model of the International Space Station and a Sony A7S II with an FE... (more)

Olympus Q&A @ CP+ 2017: A deep dive on the E-M1 II, autofocus testing & the future of image processing Featured Story
02/26, 06:00 EST     Every February, the CP+ tradeshow takes place in Yokohama, Japan. And each year, Imaging Resource's founder and publisher Dave Etchells heads to Japan for CP+, where he has the opportunity to sit down with executives from the biggest camera... (more)

Sony Q&A @ CP+ 2017: Insights from the design team behind the bokehlicious 100mm STF apodization lens
02/25, 06:00 EST     With the annual CP+ tradeshow now under way in Yokohama, Japan's Pacific Convention Plaza, Imaging Resource founder and publisher Dave Etchells had the opportunity to sit down with executives from Sony Corp. to discuss the company's E-mount... (more)

Tamron @ CP+ 2017: Hands-on with three new zooms, including the Japanese-only 70-300
02/25, 03:21 EST     Lens manufacturer Tamron recently announced a pair of newly-updated lenses for the global market, the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2, and the 10-24mm f/3.5-5.6, as well as debuting a refreshed SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC telephoto zoom that, as of now, is... (more)

Ricoh’s “Multi-Imaging Technology” pairs a K-1 with a Theta S spherical panoramic camera
02/24, 17:21 EST     Tucked away in the Theta camera section of Ricoh's booth at CP+ is an interesting demonstration highlighting a unique image processing technology that combines a Theta 360-degree camera and the full-frame Pentax K-1 DSLR. The result is a rather cool... (more)

In 60 seconds, Here are seven ways to move sliders in lightroom
02/24, 14:00 EST     Admittedly, there hasn't been a whole lot to discuss when it comes to Lightroom lately. It's a much-beloved platform, but it's been well over a year since there was something really interesting to talk about (remember Dehaze?). Still, the lack... (more)

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 First Look: Pairing with the A7 II for portraits on a budget!
02/24, 06:28 EST     Wake up with IR! Here's today's does of Caffeine Priority... Professional portrait photographers tend to spend big bucks for their camera and lens rigs, and justifiably so. They need a full frame sensor for one thing (or larger!) in order to... (more)

Nikon show off special edition gunmetal gray D5, D500, lenses and more for its 100th anniversary
02/24, 06:00 EST     2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Nikon, whose official founding occurred on July 25th, 1917. Back in January of this year, Nikon announced a special 100th-anniversary microsite, complete with a detailed look back at the company's history,... (more)

Huawei’s ‘Honor’ VR camera connects to smartphones, making it insanely portable
02/24, 06:00 EST     Huwawei has announced the "Honor" VR camera, a 360 degree capture device that is operated via smartphone. Interestingly... that's all the information we presently have. We don't know how much it will cost, what phones it will support, or when... (more)

Sigma @ CP+ 2017: Hands-on with their new DSLR lenses
02/24, 01:50 EST     Having announced four new lenses ahead of the CP+ trade show in Yokohama, Japan, I was able to get some brief hands-on time with all four new lenses, including the all-new 14mm f/1.8 Art prime lens.  Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art Starting with the 14mm,... (more)

SD Association planning UHS-III memory cards with 624MB/sec transfer rates
02/23, 19:05 EST     At the CP+ trade show in Japan, the SD Association today unveiled the next generation of ultra-high-speed SD cards, UHS-III, which doubles the transfer speed of UHS-II, going from 312MB/sec to a whopping 624MB/sec. While the adoption of UHS-II... (more)

DJI shows off the cold weather durability of the Inspire 2 in WRC Sweden
02/23, 16:00 EST     One of the main complaints regarding the original DJI Inspire was its low battery life, which got considerably worse in cold climates. With the Inspire 2, not only did DJI allow for the drone to carry two batteries, they also made them... (more)

Instagram galleries are here: You can upload up to 10 photos/videos at a time
02/23, 14:00 EST     Instagram "Imagesets" galleries are a feature that has been available for two years to advertisers (and was teased earlier this month via a beta release) but today, they are being rolled out to all Instagram users. In their most recent app release,... (more)

Cosina unveils trio of E-mount Voigtlander lenses at CP+ 2017, including fastest 40mm full-frame lens
02/23, 12:00 EST     Cosina manufactures lenses for a variety of lens mounts, including E-mount, Micro Four Thirds and various SLR mounts. Their latest announcement exclusively concerns Sony E-mount shooters. Cosina has updated the information for a lens they announced... (more)

Made In Japan: Fuji GFX real-world gallery images from the Far East! (UPDATED)
02/23, 08:59 EST     UPDATE (02/26/2017): We've added a closer look at the GFX's real-world image quality, proving initial image quality analysis, 1:1 crops and additional shooting notes.  Fresh from the factory, our review sample of the highly anticipated Fuji GFX... (more)

Want to get away? Capture and share an awesome action sports shot to win a free trip from Olympus
02/23, 06:00 EST     Olympus is sending one winning photographer and a guest to Whistler, British Columbia for the 2017 World Ski and Snowboard Festival for three days and tickets to the 2017 Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown event on April 13 in Whistler. In addition,... (more)

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