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YI M1 Review: A Micro Four Thirds body with lens and Sony sensor for under $300—so what’s the catch? Featured Story
09/18, 21:42 EDT Late last year, Shenzhen, China-based XiaoYi -- known stateside as Yi Technology -- launched the YI M1 to great fanfare. Its first standalone camera (and an interchangeable-lens camera, at that!) the Yi Camera drew plenty of... (more)

Is 17 the magic number for bokeh? Biotar announces campaign for 17-bladed 58mm f/2 optic
09/19, 13:05 EDT If you have ever scoffed at a mere 9 or 11 aperture blades, then Oprema Optik's latest Indiegogo campaign is a must-see. The German lens maker, Oprema Jena, is resurrecting the Biotar 58mm f/2 optic, including its unique and "world record" 17-blade... (more)

Capture One Pro 10 Spectrum Styles Pack adds cinema-inspired color grading to the RAW editor
09/19, 12:30 EDT For fans - like us - of Capture One Pro 10, Phase One shared some interesting news yesterday. The company has released a new series of Styles, which are one of the big features of Capture One Pro 10.1. The first "Grading Styles" Styles Pack is the... (more)

You can now use Adobe Spark with your own custom logos and colors
09/19, 09:30 EDT Adobe Spark is a web-based platform for blogging and storytelling, and it got an update with "premium features," which lets you create and share branded stories in all three Spark formats: Post (for graphics), Page (for web pages), and Video (for... (more)

Profoto enters new territory with the announcement of their first speed light: the Profoto A1
09/19, 09:00 EDT Announced today by Profoto comes a new product in a market we haven't seen them even show a desire to really enter. Until today, Profoto is most notably known for their pro-level strobes and lighting kits that cost thousands of dollars (but those... (more)

Shutter Release: 3 videos about lighting techniques, dramatic black and white images and more
09/19, 07:00 EDT In our regular roundup feature, Shutter Release, we share and summarize interesting photography content we see from around the web. It could be video tutorials about Photoshop, an opinion piece about a new camera or really anything that we think our... (more)

YI M1 Review: A Micro Four Thirds body with lens and Sony sensor for under $300—so what’s the catch? Featured Story
09/18, 21:42 EDT Late last year, Shenzhen, China-based XiaoYi -- known stateside as Yi Technology -- launched the YI M1 to great fanfare. Its first standalone camera (and an interchangeable-lens camera, at that!) the Yi Camera drew plenty of attention for its... (more)

Shutter Release: Portrait lighting setup, large format portraiture, Photoshop tips, Yashica’s return and more
09/18, 11:30 EDT We hope you all had a pleasant weekend and for those of you were out taking photos, we hope the conditions were favorable! In today's edition of Shutter Release, our regular roundup feature here at Imaging Resource, we will be looking at six... (more)

Fuji GF 110mm f/2 Field Test: Fuji’s fastest GFX lens delivers terrific sharpness and dreamy bokeh
09/16, 07:00 EDT Click here to read our Fuji GF 110mm f/2 Field Test One of the more popular use-cases for a medium format camera system is for high-quality, high-resolution portraiture. With the new Fuji GFX system, the camera maker offered a handful of lenses... (more)

Firmware Friday: Canon Cinema EOS C700, Hasselblad X1D-50c and Pentax K-1 updated
09/15, 17:36 EDT This week's Firmware Friday roundup is fairly short and sweet, compared to some of the lengthy lists we've seen lately, but if you're shooting Canon's Cinema EOS C700-series video cameras, the medium-format Hasselbad X1D-50c mirrorless camera... (more)

Shutter Release: Lightroom Coffee Break, natural versus artificial light, moody landscapes and a pro’s workflow
09/15, 13:00 EDT As we head into the weekend, we have four videos to share with you in today's edition of Shutter Release. First up is a new Lightroom Coffee Break video, next is a video about natural light versus off camera flash, then a behind the scenes landscape... (more)

Lightest in its class: Tamron announces new 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD full-frame telephoto zoom
09/15, 11:15 EDT Earlier this year, Sigma and Sony each announced a 100-400mm lens, with the latter a high-end lens as part of Sony's G Master lineup. Now Tamron is getting in on the 100-400mm race with its new 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) lens, which... (more)

Sony announces its first camcorders to feature phase-detect autofocus
09/15, 11:00 EDT Sony’s newest camcorders are its first to feature phase detection autofocus, and each also boast 1-inch sensors and 4K capture. The XDCAM PXW-Z90, the NXCAM HXR-NX80 and the Handycam FDR-AX700 are Sony's first camcorders to use a "Fast Hybrid AF"... (more)

Wild Wild West: Real-world gallery images from the super-versatile new Nikon D850
09/15, 07:58 EDT Click here to browse our Nikon D850 Gallery This past week, myself, along with a group of other photo press members, were invited by Nikon to come out to Bend, Oregon for a whirlwind testing session with the new Nikon D850. While out here in... (more)

WhiteWall Direct Print on Wood Review: A natural-looking print with its very own personality
09/15, 07:00 EDT You may recall last month when we shared news about WhiteWall's new direct print on wood product. The folks at White Wall were kind enough to provide me a code to order my own 20 x 15 inch wooden print. Let's take a closer look at the new product... (more)

Shutter Release: Kobra flash modifier, iPhone X video specs, Lightroom secrets, tinting images and more
09/14, 14:00 EDT It's been a busy week so far here at Imaging Resource, with a lot of news to cover. Let's take some time to share a variety of interesting photography content with you in today's edition of our regular roundup feature, Shutter Release. Today's... (more)

A blast from the past: Polaroid relaunches its instant camera business with the new OneStep 2
09/14, 11:00 EDT Polaroid is back with a vengeance. The reemergence of the instant camera is an interesting one spearheaded by Fujifilm and their Instax cameras, but you can trace its origins back to the 70s when Polaroid released the foldable SX70 and then a few... (more)

Adobe updates their video suite to enhance capabilities with virtual reality, animation and motion graphics
09/13, 12:00 EDT Adobe is adding a ton of new features to their video platforms (Premiere, After Effects, Character Animator and Audition) and the sheer number of improvements might outpace what many of us have seen in years. With a focus on virtual reality and... (more)

Shutter Release: Shaping light, dos and don’ts of photographing models and travel photography
09/13, 10:30 EDT Yesterday was a big day of announcements, so we held off on a roundup article, but Shutter Release is back today. Our regular roundup feature at Imaging Resource features four very different topics today. We have a look at shaping light with... (more)

Alien Skin announces Exposure X3 software, coming soon with new creative and organizational features
09/13, 09:30 EDT Alien Skin Software has announced the latest version of their Lightroom competitor, Exposure X3. The all-in-one photo editor and organizer offers non-destructive raw editing and the upcoming X3 update will include creative enhancements and workflow... (more)

Phase One announces IQ3 100MP Trichromatic, a new digital back they say sees color like the human eye
09/13, 07:00 EDT Phase One has announced the latest addition to its IQ3 digital back family, the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic. This digital back is built around a new CMOS sensor which is the result of a close collaboration between Phase One and Sony. What makes the... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

YI M1 Review
image of the YI M1 digital camera
20.2mp | 3.3x | $299
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 | $697
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 | $729
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!


Fujifilm X-T2 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-T2 digital camera
24.3mp | 3.1x | $1,579
The Fuji X-T2 is a professional powerhouse of the mirrorless world, with enough external controls to please any retro-fanatic. It offers top-notch weather sealing, and the autofocus engine has also been heavily amped from the original X-T1, bringing its C-AF chops more in line with its modern DSLR rivals. Under the hood, the Fuji X-T2 sports the latest-generation 24.3mp X-Trans sensor, and we found the resulting image quality both in the lab and out in the field to rival or top most any APS-C camera out there. See much more in our in-depth Fuji X-T2 Review!


Canon EOS M5 Review
image of the Canon EOS M5 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.0x | $929
The Canon EOS M5 marks a new chapter for Canon's mirrorless series. After a handful of decent, but unremarkable mirrorless offerings, the M5 combines a good 24-megapixel APS-C image sensor, fast DIGIC 7 processor and speedy Dual Pixel CMOS AF system inside a compact SLR-styled body, complete with a built-in electronic viewfinder. The Canon EOS M5 represents numerous "firsts" for a Canon EOS M camera, addressing the needs of more advanced photographers. Is the Canon EOS M5 also the first Canon EOS M camera we consider a solid option for enthusiast photographers? Read our Canon EOS M5 Review to find out.


Sony RX100 V Review
image of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V digital camera
20.1mp | 2.9x | $998
Sony's RX100-series created the large-sensor compact camera category. Now, the Sony RX100 V takes it to the next level with performance that can blow away most interchangeable-lens cameras, yet in a package that can slip almost unnoticed into your pants pocket. And thanks to that big image sensor, the RX100 V's 20-megapixel stills and 4K video offer top-notch quality to boot. But can that justify its steep pricetag? Find out now in our in-depth Sony RX100 V review!


Panasonic G85 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 digital camera
16.0mp | 5.0x | $898
Featuring numerous improvements over its predecessor, the Panasonic G85 is a great DSLR-style mirrorless camera. It uses a sharp 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor and offers speedy performance and great image quality across its ISO range. Physically, the Panasonic G85 gains numerous upgrades as well, including robust weather-sealing, a quieter shutter, Dual I.S. 2 stabilization, plus its own optional battery grip. To learn more about its performance and features, read our Panasonic G85 review.


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