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Sony A7S Review
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12.2mp | Non-Zoomx | $2,521
The Sony A7S defies convention with a unique 12-megapixel full-frame sensor with large pixels for outstanding high ISO performance as well as direct pixel readout for 4K video recording. With very wide dynamic range and high ISO sensitivity up to 409,600, plus a slew of professional-level video features such as SLog2 gamma, uncompressed 8-bit 4K and HD output via HDMI, zebras, focus peaking and XAVC S, the Sony A7S is arguably one the most versatile hybrid still and video cameras currently on the market for advanced enthusiasts and professional photographers and cinematographers. Read more in our Sony A7S review!

Pentax 645Z Review
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51.4mp | $8,398
Medium-format cameras offer truly spectacular resolution, but until now, it's always come alongside a difficult compromise. With the Pentax 645Z, that changes. Building on 2010's 645D, the Pentax 645Z offers features that are rare or in some cases unique in a medium-format camera. Pick up its weather-sealed body, and you'll find both live view and video capture on offer, not to mention an extremely wide sensitivity range, 27-point phase-detect autofocus system -- and compared to rivals, very swift performance too! And of course, you'll get the incredible detail-gathering capability of medium-format, plus a really big, bright viewfinder. Is it time you considered moving up from full-frame? Read our Pentax 645Z review, and find out!

Nikon V3 Review
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18.4mp | 3.0x | $1,197
Nikon's 1-series cameras are popular with some for their compact nature, but its flagship models have had a hard time competing with larger-sensored cameras. The company aims to turn all that around with the Nikon V3, a camera that brings improved image quality, stupendously fast autofocus, and absolutely jaw-dropping speed. But the 1"-type sensor size remains: Can the V3 persuade enthusiasts to look past its limits and see its advantages? Find out in our Nikon V3 review!

IR Photo News

Canon G7X Shooter's Report Part I: It's all about the zoom for Canon's first large-sensor pocket camera
Featured Story 12/19, 09:25 EST When we published the first part of our Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report last week, we pitted it head-to-head against the Canon G7X and Sony RX100 III, a duo of pants pocket-friendly, large-sensor enthusiast compact cameras for a real-world comparison. Truth be told, though, the latter two cameras are even closer rivals, sharing similar --... (more)

Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM lens review: Crop-sensor Canon shooters finally get their fantastic, affordable pancake lens
Featured Story 12/16, 15:37 EST One of Canon's many Photokina announcements was the introduction of a super compact, super lightweight and super affordable wide-angle pancake prime lens for APS-C shooters -- the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. A couple years ago, Canon introduced the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. This thin, lightweight, and budget-friendly optic became very popular, but... (more)

Meet the photographer Ansel Adams called 'The Antichrist'
Featured Story 12/16, 08:55 EST Ansel Adams was a communicator who made no attempt to hide what was on his mind. But one photographer in particular drew out the worst in Adams, with him going so far as to refer to his contemporary as ‘the anti-Christ.’ This photographer was William Mortensen, an American fine art photographer whose pictorialist style often brought to... (more)

P-HONY: Aussie comedian perfectly parodies 'Humans of New York' portrait
12/20, 05:59 EST Aussie comedian Hamish Blake has taken to Instagram to parody a post from Humans of New York (HONY), a photo blog that intimately shares the stories and insights of people across the Big Apple. Blake, who is traveling alongside his wife and son, was determined to be captured by Brandon Stanton, the man behind the camera of HONY – to such... (more)

Rat brains, bugs with gears and more in the winning images of Olympus' BioScapes competition
12/18, 18:17 EST Olympus has officially announced the winners of its 2014 BioScapes photo competition. From rat brains to the birth of a fruit fly, the microscopic images captured reveal a strange, beautiful world to us that we could never see with our own two eyes. First place in the competition went to a video of a fruit fly growing (still pictured... (more)

All your photo rights belong to us, says Time Inc. UK
12/18, 17:01 EST Time Inc. UK is taking heat after announcing a change to its contract with its freelance photographers. The new terms require that freelance photographers surrender ‘all rights’ to images taken on assignment for the roughly 60 niche publications Time Inc. UK owns. Interestingly, these cross-publishing rights are only applicable to Time... (more)

Airport Helipak, the backpack designed for your drone
12/18, 12:55 EST Think Tank Photo has officially unveiled the Airport Helipak, a camera backpack specifically designed to safely store and transport your DJI Phantom drone. Powerful but fragile beasts, drones can be troublesome to carry around with their fragile rotors and handful of necessary components. To solve this issue, Think Tank’s Airport Helipad... (more)

Yongnuo clones Canon's 'nifty fifty' down to every last detail at half the price
12/18, 08:54 EST Yongnuo, known maker of low-cost speedlights and radio triggers, is officially getting into the optics game. Continuing its tradition of ripping off products from the larger makers in the photography world, its first foray into the optics world is a ‘nifty fifty’ that is all but identical to Canon’s 50mm f/1.8. This ‘clone’ as we’ll call... (more)

Frustrated in your photography? Don't let 'The Gap' get the best of you
12/17, 11:35 EST As photographers, there will come a time in our careers where we will get in a rut. Whether it’s purely a hobby or your main source of income, eventually you will feel like your work isn’t where it should be. Ira Glass called this ‘The Gap’ – the difference between what you know is good artwork and what you’re creating. As shared in this... (more)

Camera Deals of the Day: Sony A7R $2,098; Canon 6D $1,499; Canon 5D Mark III $2,799; Refurb Nikon D7100 $700 and much more!
12/17, 11:31 EST Big holiday savings on cameras, lenses and other photo gear continue to roll in! The deals today include the Sony A7R, Canon DSLRs of all sorts, Nikon full-frame DSLRs (and a super deal on a refurb DX-format DSLR). There's also a variety of other deals on compact cameras, memory cards, tripods, camera bags and more! Check out all the latest... (more)

What is 'focus breathing' and how does it affect your images?
12/17, 05:27 EST Have you ever witnessed slight changes in focal length as you bring your subject into focus? Whether or not you knew what to call the phenomenon, you've likely experienced it many times before. This interesting optical phenomenon is known as 'focus breathing' and in the video below, Matt Granger, formerly known as ThatNikonGuy, offers a... (more)

The coolest new camera drone doesn't fly at all
12/16, 15:54 EST Meet BuggyCam, an innovative mobile camera platform that uses wheels, not rotors, to capture incredible footage. Developed by the two-man team at Motion Impossible, this remote controlled all-terrain vehicle pairs a highly tunable chassis to a custom V-CON stabilization system to capture incredible stabilized footage from a low... (more)

'MET' photo series makes art of people appreciating art
12/16, 13:06 EST Photographer Garry Waller has long had a fascination with shooting in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Juxtaposing the pieces of art with the visitors who come to admire them, his images capture a broad range of emotions, from absolute awe to profound boredom. Beyond the people and art, the stark lighting and neutral color palette of the... (more)

Nikon Europe discovers some D800E cameras are D800s in disguise
12/16, 11:19 EST Nikon Europe has issued an official statement in regards to fraudulently modified D800 cameras. According to the notice, the Nikon camera company has come across a handful of cases in which D800E cameras sent in for repair were actually D800 cameras in disguise. The statement further elaborates that these cameras were likely sold and... (more)

New BPG image format looks to beat out JPEG with same quality at half the size
12/15, 17:16 EST Since its inception in 1992, the JPEG file format has been the go-to means for sharing photographs. While many have tried to replace it, its compression capabilities and ubiquitous support has greatly accounted for its success. Now, there’s a new image format looking to take over. It’s called Better Portable Graphics (BPG) and its strength... (more)

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