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Nikon D5300 Review
image of the Nikon D5300 digital camera Despite being an evolutionary upgrade to the D5200, the Nikon D5300 sports a new 24.2MP sensor without an AA filter for enhanced sharpness, and Nikon's latest EXPEED 4 processor for better high ISO handling and 1080/60p HD video. The addition of built-in Wi-Fi and GPS (a first for a Nikon DSLR) makes this compact, mid-range DSLR an excellent choice for upgrading beginners and budding enthusiasts alike. Check out our Nikon D5300 review for all the details.

Res: 24.2mp
Zoom: 7.8x
Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Compare Price: $949-1,344
Olympus Stylus 1 Review
image of the Olympus Stylus 1 digital camera 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!

Res: 12.0mp
Zoom: 10.7x
Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Compare Price: $650-700
Nikon Df Review
image of the Nikon Df digital camera 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!

Res: 16.2mp
Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Compare Price: $2,997-3,000
Panasonic GM1 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 digital camera 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!

Res: 16.0mp
Zoom: 2.7x
Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Compare Price: $748

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Nikon D5300 Review: Better images, better video and advanced features give this mid-range DSLR a leg up
Featured Story Apr 17, 16:33 EDT We've just published our full Nikon D5300 review, and this updated mid-level consumer DSLR takes the well-reviewed D5200 and packs in a handful of high-end features. Sporting a newly developed 24.2MP sensor without an AA filter for enhanced sharpness, and Nikon's latest EXPEED 4 processor for better high ISO handling and 1080/60p HD video,... (more)

Behind the scenes: The design process that led to the creation of the Olympus E-M10
Featured Story Apr 16, 15:16 EDT Shortly after the CP+ show in Yokohama last February, I was able to visit Olympus' R&D headquarters in Hachioji, Japan, where I had the privilege of extensive discussions with the heads of a number of deparments there. One very interesting presentation was by Mr. Setsuya Kataoka, General Manager of the Product Development Department 1, R&D... (more)

Medium format, thy name is Ricoh; Pentax 645Z has no competition (Update: Now with full tech info)
Featured Story Apr 14, 21:00 EDT Back in early 2010, Pentax launched the 645D, a medium-format digital SLR that leap-frogged full-frame rivals in terms of sensor area, and simultaneously set a new benchmark in terms of affordability compared to existing medium-format options. Today, the Pentax 645Z follows in its footsteps and aims even higher, putting medium-format rivals... (more)

Canon files a patent for a new 24-70mm f/2.8 image stabilized lens
Apr 17, 13:40 EDT Is Canon about to update its 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with image stabilization? A recently found patent suggests so, and it would fit well into the scheme that we've seen lately. Canon has already introduced image stabilization into some of its bread-and-butter lenses, including the 35mm f/2 and 28mm f/2.8 lenses. Especially with DSLR videography and the Cinema EOS... (more)

Gear fear? Stop worrying about equipment theft with tips from Reddit
Apr 17, 13:36 EDT Ever worried about getting your gear stolen while you’re shooting in public? Rest assured, it happens much less often than you fear—but plenty of photographers can relate to the feeling. Reddit’s photography forum is sharing advice on how to get more comfortable with bringing your pricey photo equipment out in public. The original poster... (more)

The first third-party lens for full-frame E-mount is here, and it's a super-fast 50mm f/0.95
Apr 17, 12:57 EDT Good news for those already using or looking into Sony's full-frame E-mount system: the lenses available for the system have just been extended by a very interesting third-party option! Chinese manufacturer Zhongyi, who also make the Lens Turbo focal reducer for various systems including APS-C E-mount, just announced the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony... (more)

What gear do you really need for architectural photography?
Apr 17, 11:59 EDT Buildings seem like they make great models. They’ll stand in the same place until the light is perfect, and never complain. But as with most disciplines, there’s more to architectural photography than it would seem. The Phoblographer posted a list of the kind of gear that serious architectural photographers use—and it’s all medium-format... (more)

Throwback Thursday: Early Kodak DSLR takes a trip to space in 1991
Apr 17, 11:05 EDT Here’s a little Throwback Thursday action, taking us to a time when Kodak was a trailblazing force in digital photography, the US had an active space shuttle program, eyeglasses covered half your face, and digital SLRs were the future. In 1991, NASA sent a Kodak Hawkeye II on space shuttle mission STS-44, making it the first digital camera... (more)

Google Camera app for Android adds slightly dubious, Lytro-like refocusing, depth-of-field effects
Apr 16, 17:43 EDT Do you have a Google Android smartphone or tablet running Android 4.4+ KitKat or higher, or are you willing to root and install a third-party ROM to get it? If so, you can also have the company's just released Google Camera app, which overhauls the user interface yet again, and adds a new, Lytro-like post-capture depth-of-field effect. At... (more)

See better, carry easier: Fuji releases X-T1, X100 accessories
Apr 16, 15:53 EDT If you own a Fuji X100s, X100, or the recently-launched Fuji X-T1, then you'll find a raft of accessories released by the company today to be of interest. A new conversion lens for the X100-series cameras will help you bring distant subjects closer, while a selection of grips help you hone your hold on the Fuji X-T1. And best of all,... (more)

Panasonic patents light-field sensor with high-res capture
Apr 16, 12:41 EDT 2013 was a dead year for light field photography, but 2014 is already showing promise. The latest news: Panasonic just earned a patent on a sensor that captures full-resolution 2D photos as well as light-field depth information. The trouble that many photographers had with the original Lytro light-field camera was that the effective... (more)

Google applies for patent on contact lens with built-in camera
Apr 16, 11:00 EDT Disappointed that you missed your chance to buy Google Glass during yesterday’s limited-time sale? Or just bummed out that the future of mobile photography might lie in a face computer that makes anyone look like a doofus? Good news: Google is already working on a way to stick a camera right on your eyeball. The US Patent and Trade Office... (more)

Tired of that chintzy camera strap? These custom straps combine function and beauty
Apr 16, 07:02 EDT All over the web these days, you can find dozens of styles of camera straps. There are straps with "rapid" sliders, carabiners and clamps, straps with polka dots and stripes and cutesy cats, and lots and lots of clunky, cobbled-together, artsy, hipster straps, homemade by someone who has probably never so much as held a camera. This is... (more)

Already exhausted your holiday budget? Come travel to Doha, Qatar in this amazing hyperlapse video!
Apr 15, 16:24 EDT Travelling the world is a dream many of us share, but only few ever see come true. What keeps most of us from simply dropping everything and setting out on a journey across the globe, besides job and family commitments, is the sheer lack of financial resources to do so. But even if our holiday budgets are already exhausted, there's still an easy way to get to see... (more)

Cast your votes for winners in 11th annual Smithsonian Photo Contest
Apr 15, 13:56 EDT What’s not to love about a photo contest where the people get to vote for their favorites? The finalists in the 11th annual Smithsonian Photo Contest were announced last week, and voting is open through May 6, 2014. A total of 60 photos were nominated for awards in six categories, including... (more)

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