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3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Nikon D810 sample gallery: High Flyers, Rodeo Riders and ISO for days

 
 

Shortly after the Nikon D810 first entered our test lab, DxOmark made it official and gave the D810 sensor an overall score of 97 - their highest ranking for a sensor to date, just passing the D800E's score
of 96....

Let’s cut the crop: Zack Arias on the full-frame vs crop sensor debate

Among photographers, both hobbyist and professional, there is (and has been for a long time) an ongoing debate relating to the size of a digital camera's sensor. While some argue that only 'full-frame' (that is, 35mm format) sensors can provide...

An injection of color: Panasonic FZ1000 gallery updated with 24 new real-world samples


 
 

Earlier this month, the hotly-anticipated Panasonic FZ1000 landed at Imaging Resource headquarters, and we didn't waste any time posting a round of gallery photos. (Nor was there a shortage of takers:...

Adobe ships Lightroom 5.6, Camera Raw 8.6 Nikon D810, Panasonic GH4 and FZ1000 support


 
 

A fortnight ago, we told you about new release candidate versions of Adobe's Photoshop Camera Raw and DNG Converter. Today, Adobe brings both to final release status, as well as a new Lightroom update. This last adds support for the same three cameras as in the Camera Raw and DNG Converter release candidates:...

The show must go on: Can Kodak movie film be saved at the urging of the Hollywood greats?


 
 

Like it or not, digital imaging has erased film from most of our lives. There are still some who still hang onto film, though, whether for nostalgia or for its remaining benefits over digital. The same is true in Hollywood, where certain directors -- Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and J. J. Abrams among...

Canon’s super-affordable ELPH 140 IS comes to Japan, gets a new name

 
 

We must admit, we raised our eyebrows a little when we saw a new compact camera announced in Japan alongside the PowerShot SX400 IS. It's not that unusual to see a camera launched in Europe or Asia which later comes to the US market, but we struggled to find any difference between this new 16-megapixel, 8x optical...

Flickr launches limited photo licensing program, keeps the terms under wraps


 
 

Yahoo-owned photo sharing service Flickr has just followed in the footsteps of rivals such as 500px, announcing that it is getting into the stock photo business. If you're a Flickr user, though, you may find the program rather opaque.

For one thing, it's apparently not open to all Flickr members. Doubtless...

Takashi Kitajima’s “extra bokeh” series depicts Tokyo as a sea of bokeh balls

The city of Toyko, the capital of Japan, is without doubt one of the most fascinating and vibrant places in the world, especially for tech aficionados. Attracting millions of visitors each year, Tokyo is also one of the most-photographed places in the world. Thus, showing the city in a new perspective is not exactly an easy task.

With his...

Nikon D810 sample gallery: High Flyers, Rodeo Riders and ISO for days

 
 

Shortly after the Nikon D810 first entered our test lab, DxOmark made it official and gave the D810 sensor an overall score of 97 - their highest ranking for a sensor to date, just passing the D800E's score
of 96. Add to that feat the new native ISO of 64, the impressive high ISO performance of its forebears the...

Camera Deals of the Day: New Nikon DSLR and lens specials; Sigma, Tamron lens rebates expire tomorrow; Canon T3 Kit $299 and more!

 
 

Lots of great camera and photo gear deals today, and this time there's lots of specials primarily on lenses and accessories. First up, is an updated set of Nikon DSLR and lens combo deals, and there's a nice low price still on a Canon T3 kit as well as a low price on a couple compact cameras from Panasonic and...

Let’s cut the crop: Zack Arias on the full-frame vs crop sensor debate

Among photographers, both hobbyist and professional, there is (and has been for a long time) an ongoing debate relating to the size of a digital camera's sensor. While some argue that only 'full-frame' (that is, 35mm format) sensors can provide the image quality required for professional photography, others say that APS-C or even Micro Four...

An injection of color: Panasonic FZ1000 gallery updated with 24 new real-world samples


 
 

Earlier this month, the hotly-anticipated Panasonic FZ1000 landed at Imaging Resource headquarters, and we didn't waste any time posting a round of gallery photos. (Nor was there a shortage of takers: Labmaster Luke Smith and senior lens technician Rob Murray were quick to volunteer, taking Panasonic's...

Canon announces PowerShot SX400 IS and SX520 HS superzoom cameras for the budget-conscious

Canon has today announced two new budget-friendly superzoom compacts, the Canon SX520 HS and SX400 IS. While the SX520 replaces the year-old SX510 HS, the SX400 is positioned below it and has to make do without some of the bells and whistles of its larger sibling. What both have in common are their powerful zoom lenses that offer a generous...

Sony USA’s Mark Weir honored with admission into Sony ‘Samurai’ Society

Here at IR, we don't normally take note of routine promotions and job changes in the camera industry, but this particular one is unusual enough, and the individual involved so clearly deserving of the honor, that we were moved to comment.

Mark Weir, senior technology manager at Sony Digital Imaging, was just recently inducted into the Sony...

Immersive video race heats up as yet another 360-degree video camera launches


 
 

Now that action cameras are commonplace, the next battlefield in consumer video is 360-degree capture, it seems. We've already written off 3D capture at the consumer level as an abject failure, and while 4K is on the way, it's going to need upgrades throughout your workflow. 360-degree video, though, is a...

Kimd is a concert photography and videography app for iOS that helps you not be obnoxious

Since the cameras in our smartphones and tablets have become so powerful, they're being used for all kinds of photography and videography work, including concert photography. In this case, we're not so much talking about professional concert photographers, but rather about fans bringing their mobile devices to record the event.

Seeing your...

This DIY underwater camera drone went to Botswana to film hippos in the Okavango Delta

These days, it seems like everybody is crazy about camera-equipped aerial drones such as the DJI Phantom series. And while we probably all agree that multicopters are great for achieving beautiful aerial video footage, it seems that the "other direction" on the vertical axis is getting much less attention than it deserves.

Because let's be...

Premium, Specialty, Niche: Welcome to the New World Order

 
 

The torch has been passed, and the balance shifted. Mirrorless cameras and models filling the specialty "niche" roles are now clearly in the ascendance over more traditional models, at least in the product-flow here at IR.

The transition has been coming about for several years now, but 2014 seems to be signalling...

Aerial photographers: This clever map will help you steer clear of no-drone zones


 
 

The rise of affordable multicopters and radio-controlled aircraft with built-in cameras (or support for mounting your own) has brought aerial photography within reach of the masses, but it's proven to be a thorny issue where the US government is concerned. As use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- or drones, in...

‘No Cameras Allowed’ tells the story of a 26-year-old concert photographer who became famous by sneaking into festivals

There are a couple of awesome photographic disciplines, but being a concert photographer probably tops them all. Despite being one of the most stressful photographic careers -- thousands of people around you, loud music, hot and moist air if you're inside a concert hall, and constant running from one end of the stage to the other -- it...

Firmware Friday: Heads-up display for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K; Zeiss tweaks 50mm Touit


 
 

The folks at Blackmagic are at it again! For the third time in a month, they've taken a place in our weekly Firmware Friday roundup, and this week they're joined by optics legend Zeiss.

A month ago, Blackmagic shipped v1.8 updates for the Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K. Last...

Pelican Imaging shows first pictures from its light field camera for smartphones

When Lytro first announced its original light field camera, it created quite a bit of a stir in the photography world. For the first time, it was possible with a consumer device to create pictures that contained depth information, and that could be refocused after they were taken. With the advent of Lytro's latest offering, the Illum, it...

MIT offers a dozen photography classes for free via its OpenCourseWare website

MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is known across the globe as a powerhouse of technological invention and home to some of the most incredible brains in the world. A little less known is the fact that the MIT also teaches a number of photography classes, some of which have now been made available to the public.

Via the MIT's...