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Panasonic FZ1000 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 digital camera
20.1mp | 16.0x | $846
In 2013, the Sony RX10 set a very high benchmark for just what a long-zoom camera could be, with a large 1"-type image sensor and generous 8.3x zoom lens. Now, Panasonic puts forth a spectacularly-capable challenger in the 16x zoom Panasonic FZ1000, and despite the same sensor size and an even more generous feature set, it's barely any bigger. Although it lacks the constant aperture of the Sony, we think the Panasonic FZ1000 represents an even better buy for the typical photographer in search of a camera that will free them from the need to juggle a dozen different lenses. Want to know why? Read our in-depth Panasonic FZ1000 review, and find out!

Sony A7S Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S digital camera
12.2mp | Non-Zoomx | $2,499
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!

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Our favorite photographers: A conversation with Sony Artisan, Vivienne Gucwa: Part II
Featured Story 01/30, 15:51 EST We had the chance recently to sit down with Sony Artisan Vivienne Gucwa, a fine art travel photographer and devotee of New York City. In that piece, we got to know a bit of Vivienne and her (inspiring) back-story. This is the second half of that interview, where we talk a bit about Vivienne’s current work, clientele, favorite photos and... (more)

Sony A77 II Shooter's Report Part II: Great performance, but is continuous AF up to snuff?
Featured Story 01/28, 17:57 EST It was a long time in the making, but our second and final installment of our Sony A77 II Shooter's Report is here at last. Photographer John Shafer was almost ready to put down his own cash for Sony's latest APS-C A-mount camera, sight unseen, based solely on the specs of the camera. He was quite smitten with the camera in the first part of... (more)

Fujifilm's releases interactive website that lets you test out X-mount lenses
01/30, 12:28 EST Fujifilm has created an interactive website that lets you test out their entire range of X-mount lenses. By capturing the exact same scene across every lens in their line-up, they’ve built a unique lens simulation guide that lets you take a closer look at what each lens has to offer. All of the photos were taken on a tripod-mounted... (more)

EyeEm announces two key hires to further develop the world's best visual search engine
01/30, 08:29 EST Photo-sharing platform EyeEm is continuing to double down on search with the addition of two new hires, Sriram J. Sathish, previously of Yahoo, and Harsimrat Sandhawalia, previously a robotics engineer at Carnegie Mellon University. Together, they join Appu Shaji, Head of R&D at EyeEm, to put into hyperdrive the development of the technology... (more)

Apple delays release of its Aperture replacement app, set for a late April release
01/29, 16:03 EST Last June Apple confirmed what many had suspected – they were stopping development of Aperture, it’s professional-level photo editing and organization program. The announcement didn’t come as a surprise consider just a few weeks prior they had showed off a new OSX photo organization and editing program called Photos. What many thought was... (more)

SmartShoot makes searching for photographers easier than ever
01/29, 13:41 EST When companies look to hire a photographer, there are a handful of logistical issues they must go through. Whether it’s a Fortune 500 cooperation or a small operation around the corner, there are few resources out there that help connect them with just the photographer they’re in need of. Looking to change that is SmartShoot, a company who... (more)

10 things you didn't know about DXO's sensor scores
01/29, 11:03 EST DXO Mark’s sensor test scores have long been the go-to comparison to see how one camera’s sensor compares to another. Using a formulaic test, the DXO Mark team gives each camera dedicated ratings, which determine how and where they best compete with others on the market. What you might not know is how they come up with the scores and what... (more)

‘A Different View’ photo series challenges the social stigmas of pregnancy and motherhood
01/28, 15:37 EST Serbian photographers Dragana Djorović and Jovan Marjanov are looking to make a statement against pregnancy and motherhood stereotypes through their photo series A Different View. In it, they capture mother and model Marijana Jovanović taking part in a number of professions that aren’t often suggested for a woman who’s late into her third... (more)

Mastin Labs Ilford B&W Preset Pack takes film emulation to the next level
01/28, 13:26 EST In the age of digital photography, it’s slightly paradoxical that we look to the past for inspiration on how to bring to life our images of today. Specifically, I’m referring to the trend of using analog-inspired presets to bring character to our otherwise sterile digital images. To some people though, it’s not about format as much as it... (more)

Fujifilm X100T Shooter's Report Part II: Exploring performance, image quality and WiFi functionality
01/28, 13:23 EST In part II of his Fuji X100T Shooter's Report, reviewer Eamon Hickey dives deeper into the functionality and performance of this classic street shooter, with a closer look at both still and continuous autofocus performance. He also explores more about the overall image quality shooters can expect across the ISO range. In addition, Eamon... (more)

Tips for 'choosing the right light' and getting the perfect exposure every time
01/28, 11:37 EST Travel photographer Brendan van Son has been around the world and back a handful of times in his career. Along the way, he has gathered an incredible collection of photography knowledge. Today, he shares with us a few pointers for choosing the right type of light when taking photographs – particularly architecture images. Standing in... (more)

A look at catch lights and the role they have in portraiture
01/27, 16:26 EST If the eyes are the windows to the soul then what are the windows that are reflected on the eyes? Or the studio lighting equipment for that matter. Whatever they are they’re called Catch Lights. The catch lights that are reflected in the eyes of your subjects can make a big difference in the final impact of your portraits. In fact, one of... (more)

Three college students killed attempting dare-devil selfie in front of moving train
01/27, 13:46 EST Three Indian men, aged 20–22, have been killed in an attempt to capture ‘dare devil’ photos in front of a moving train. The Times of India reports that Yakub, Iqbal and Afzal (no last names were given) have deceased as a result of a photo stunt gone wrong. Police are still working on gathering information about the incident, but are... (more)

Snapchat announces Discover, a new way for brands to share curated photo and video content
01/27, 10:55 EST Today, ephemeral messaging service Snapchat has unveiled its latest creation. It’s called Discover and it’s a new platform that will allow editorial teams across the globe to create and curate photos and videos for Snapchat users. Built around Snapchat’s core ‘Stories’ feature, Discover is a way for brands to curate and distribute snippets... (more)

When should you replace your media cards?
01/26, 14:18 EST In my digital career, I’ve had three CompactFlash cards—that’s the media card containing my photographs—completely die on me. They became unreadable. In two of those cases, I could live without the lost photographs— I either didn’t need them or I could reshoot them. In the other case, I paid close to $2000 for a high-end digital... (more)

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