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Firmware Friday: Fuji adds camera features and fixes bugs; Sony boosts lens performance and stability Featured Story
05/26, 21:49 EDT This week, our Firmware Friday roundup is a tale of two companies: Fujifilm and Sony. It's also a tale of two product categories, with Fuji's raft of updates focusing on camera bodies, while Sony pays attention instead to its lens... (more)

Best Backpacking Cameras of 2017 Featured Story
05/26, 16:15 EDT So, you're going to Patagonia? What camera do you take? If you're planning to backpack out into the wilds of a photogenic destination, you'll surely want to record the adventure, and preferably with a camera capable of capturing the... (more)

Panasonic GX850 Field Test: Compact MFT camera delivers great image quality and performance Featured Story
05/25, 15:13 EDT Click here to read the Panasonic GX850 Field Test Earlier this year, Panasonic unveiled the Panasonic GX850, a very compact Micro Four Thirds camera that is designed for new... (more)

Firmware Friday: Fuji adds camera features and fixes bugs; Sony boosts lens performance and stability Featured Story
05/26, 21:49 EDT This week, our Firmware Friday roundup is a tale of two companies: Fujifilm and Sony. It's also a tale of two product categories, with Fuji's raft of updates focusing on camera bodies, while Sony pays attention instead to its lens lineup with... (more)

Best Backpacking Cameras of 2017 Featured Story
05/26, 16:15 EDT So, you're going to Patagonia? What camera do you take? If you're planning to backpack out into the wilds of a photogenic destination, you'll surely want to record the adventure, and preferably with a camera capable of capturing the moments with... (more)

Quartet of new Manfrotto Pro Light bags offer a lot of storage in messenger and backpack styles
05/26, 13:59 EDT Manfrotto has updated its Pro Light Bumblebee camera bag series with four new bags, including a pair of messenger bags and two backpacks. Let’s take a look at each of the new carrying solutions. Manfrotto Pro Light Bumblebee M-10 and M-30 camera... (more)

Putting power in the hands of photographers, Binded launches as the world’s first copyright platform
05/26, 11:40 EDT You may recall Blockai, a startup dedicated to helping photographers protect their work and ensure that creativity is given proper legal protection. Blockai has rebranded and relaunched as Binded. Binded is the world’s first copyright platform and... (more)

Shutter Release: DJI Spark videos, what makes gear “pro” and NFL star Larry Fitzgerald shoots photos
05/26, 10:00 EDT DJI Spark: Hands-on and versus a $3,000 DJI Inspire – ISO 1200 Kaiman Wong was able to test out DJI’s new Spark drone. The Spark is DJI’s smallest drone, weighing in at only 10.6 ounces. It also has a consumer-friendly price point of $500. Check... (more)

Some of the best bags get better as Think Tank updates StreetWalker and TurnStyle series
05/26, 07:00 EDT Think Tank Photo releases new StreetWalker Rolling Photo Backpack and updates classic StreetWalker series backpacks The new StreetWalker Rolling Backpack V2.0 features the new ability to quickly transform from a backpack to a roller. This... (more)

The winners of Adobe’s ‘Make the Cut’ contest made seriously impressive videos
05/25, 18:20 EDT Earlier this year to celebrate their 25th anniversay of Premiere Pro, Adobe put on a compeition caleld "Make the Cut." In it, creative editors (both professional and aspiring) were asked to edit a video of Imagine Dragons using exclusive footage... (more)

Panasonic GX850 Field Test: Compact MFT camera delivers great image quality and performance Featured Story
05/25, 15:13 EDT Click here to read the Panasonic GX850 Field Test Earlier this year, Panasonic unveiled the Panasonic GX850, a very compact Micro Four Thirds camera that is designed for new... (more)

Shutter Release: $25,000 Leica lens, Annie Leibovitz Star Wars portraits, Ricoh WG-50 and more
05/25, 14:00 EDT $25,000 Leica Noctilux-M f/0.95 ASPH Edition 0.95 lens available now – Leica Rumors Leica cameras and lenses are traditionally expensive, yes, but the new Prototype B version of the Noctilux 0.95 Edition takes luxury to the next level. One of the... (more)

What if your camera were even smarter? Meet Arsenal, your new AI-equipped photo assistant
05/25, 06:59 EDT Modern cameras offer great imaging technology, but they don’t always help you capture the perfect photo. Enter Arsenal, an “intelligent camera assistant.” Arsenal is a device you attach to your camera’s hot shoe that allows you to control your... (more)

Red River Paper’s new Palo Duro Etching paper aims to recreate look and feel of fine art darkroom prints
05/24, 18:30 EDT Texas-based Red River Paper recently announced a new fine art paper, Palo Duro Etching. The new paper is a 100 percent cotton rag paper and is free of optical brightener additives. The paper is designed to offer warm white tones, deep blacks and a... (more)

Shutter Release: Creative portraiture, 10-stop ND filters face off and more
05/24, 15:00 EDT Creative portraiture series combines real-world elements with subjects – PetaPixel Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova has an ongoing photography project, “ELEMENTS,” which adds a real-world touch to an underlying portrait to create distinct... (more)

DJI launches Spark, their palm-sized consumer-friendly drone
05/24, 12:30 EDT DJI has announced their latest drone, Spark, and it's the smallest flying camera they have ever revealed. Even smaller than the Mavic, the Spark weighs a mere 10.6 ounces but still comes with packed with familiar features like obstacle avoidance,... (more)

Popular Macphun image editing software Aurora HDR and Luminar are coming to Windows this fall
05/24, 12:00 EDT Since launching in 2008, Macphun's software has been exclusive to MacOS, offering great software to Mac users, but leaving Windows photographers in the dark. That will no longer be the case as Macphun has announced that its best-selling photo... (more)

It’s Magic! Laowa unveils first GFX converter with optics to adapt full-frame lenses without vignette
05/24, 10:00 EDT There are already many adapters available for the Fuji GFX 50S, including offerings from Fotodiox, Kipon, Cambo and more. However, none of them do what Laowa’s new Magic Format Converter (MFC) does. Traditional adapters simply acts as a means for... (more)

A foul drone: GoPro Karma drone crashes into the stands at Major League Baseball game
05/24, 07:30 EDT Fresh off the news that drone owners would no longer have to register personal drones in the US, we have another drone accident story to share with you. Over the weekend, someone flew their GoPro Karma drone over Petco Park during the San Diego... (more)

Photokina to become yearly event, fulfilling wish literally no one asked for
05/23, 17:10 EDT Photokina has for years been known the world over as the largest and most important photo/video tradeshow and convention on the planet. Every two years in the fall, just about everyone in the industry converges in Cologne, Germany for a week and... (more)

Four hours of free Photoshop tutorials covering over 30 techniques every photographer needs to know
05/23, 16:00 EDT Last year, Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid made a video showing 30 Photoshop CC tools and features in around 30 minutes and it was a great video resource for photographers looking to brush up on their editing skills. Dodson has now gone even further with... (more)

Shutter Release: Canon 200mm f/1.8 lens on eBay, how to light high key portraits and more
05/23, 12:30 EDT An opportunity to purchase Canon's unique 200mm f/1.8 lens - Mirrorless Rumors A German eBay user is selling a Canon FD f/1.8 L lens for just under US$8,000 with worldwide shipping. If you want this lens, perhaps the fastest 200mm lens ever made,... (more)

Win a Sony A9 or $500 gift card: Deals and promotions for Sony’s hot new pro camera
05/23, 10:45 EDT Our friends at Adorama have a couple of great promotions running for the new Sony A9, which will begin shipping this Thursday! Win a Sony A9 through Adorama One lucky customer who preorders a Sony A9 through Adorama before May 25 will receive a... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

Fujifilm X-T2 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-T2 digital camera
24.3mp | 3.1x | $1,599
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.


Panasonic FZ2500 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 digital camera
20.1mp | 20.0x | $1,095
The Panasonic FZ2500 improves upon its predecessor in numerous ways, including the new slightly longer built-in zoom lens and excellent touchscreen display. The camera's 24-480mm equivalent lens proves versatile, especially in conjunction with very good image stabilization technology. The Panasonic FZ2500 offers great image quality and a bevy of 4K video and photo features. How does the FZ2500's performance hold up in the lab and real world? Read our Panasonic FZ2500 review to find out.


Sony A99 II Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II digital camera
42.4mp | $3,198
The Sony A99 II is the Japanese company's first full-frame A-mount camera in over four years. It packs in a variety of new features including a 42.4-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, a hybrid 4D Focus AF system with 399 on-chip phase detection points, 4K UHD video recording and more. In addition to its high resolving capabilities, the Sony A99 II is also very fast, capable of shooting full-resolution RAW images at nearly a dozen frames per second. On paper, the A99 II is an excellent camera. How well does it actually work? Read our Sony A99 II review to find out.


Panasonic LX10 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 digital camera
20.1mp | 3.0x | $648
Panasonic's first 1-inch-type sensor premium compact camera, the Panasonic LX10, offers good performance from its 20.1-megapixel sensor and a very fast 24-72mm equivalent f/1.4-2.8 built-in lens. In addition to its solid imaging capabilities, the Panasonic LX10 also includes 4K UHD video recording and Panasonic's 4K Photo modes. All this at a rather competitive price point. Is the LX10 as good in the real world as it is on paper? Read our Panasonic LX10 review to find out.


Canon 5D Mark IV Review
image of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV digital camera
30.4mp | $3,299
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 | $397
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!


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