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Tough Karma? DJI dishes it to GoPro with smaller, faster, smarter Mavic Pro drone


 
 

A week ago, we told you about GoPro's brand-new Karma drone, an unmanned aerial platform aimed at photographers with which the company hoped to breathe new life into its stagnating action camera business....

Sony executive interview: The strategy and technology behind the Sony A99 II


 
 

Recently, I had a chance to sit down with Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager, Division 1, Digital imaging Business Group, Sony Corporation and Takashi Kondo, Chief Marketing Manager, Marketing Division,...

Tough Karma? DJI dishes it to GoPro with smaller, faster, smarter Mavic Pro drone


 
 

A week ago, we told you about GoPro's brand-new Karma drone, an unmanned aerial platform aimed at photographers with which the company hoped to breathe new life into its stagnating action camera business. Today, that plan looks somewhat less bulletproof after the launch of the rival DJI Mavic Pro, a drone...

Sony executive interview: The strategy and technology behind the Sony A99 II


 
 

Recently, I had a chance to sit down with Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager, Division 1, Digital imaging Business Group, Sony Corporation and Takashi Kondo, Chief Marketing Manager, Marketing Division, Digital Imaging Business Group, Sony Corporation at the recent Photokina 2016 show in Cologne, Germany. Our...

Sony full-frame fans rejoice - Sigma president says company is going to support FE-mount!

 
 

As we recover from the flurry of news and announcements during Photokina 2016, an interesting tidbit of information for Sony E-mount users has come out of an interview that Sigma's president Kazuto Yamaki conducted with Focus Numerique.

In the above interview, which has been published in French, Yamaki said very...

If you want one, pre-order it now! Sony advises that the G Master 70-200mm f/2.8 lens will be hard to find

 
 

2016 has been the year of shortages and delays, primarily due to the Kumamoto earthquake in Japan back in April heavily affecting sensor production. Unfortunately, we can add another shortage to the list, but unlike most delays which have been related to camera bodies, this announced shortage is for a lens. Per...

Less photo storage, more prints: Amazon kills Unlimited Photos plan, starts Amazon Prints service

 
 

In March 2015, Amazon announced a plan costing a mere US$12 a year that let subscribers store as many photos as they wanted on their cloud-based storage system, Cloud Drive. The Unlimited Photos Plan also included five gigabytes of storage for videos, documents or other files. Indeed, this plan marked an...

Think Tank Shape Shifter V2.0 Backpack Review: Flexible design makes for an excellent travel pack

 
 

Photo backpacks are typically quite rigid in their design, often to provide extra protection for your equipment. However, Think Tank's new Shape Shifter V2.0 series of backpacks contracts and expands with your gear, allowing it to get as thin as three inches in depth when it is compressed. All of this while still...

A stylish, easy-to-use Instax camera: Lomography Lomo’Instant Automat camera hits Kickstarter

 
 

Lomography has a rich history of creating stylish, analog cameras. They have successfully capitalized on a market and continued to create new, often aesthetically distinct, products. Their latest product, which is on Kickstarter now, is no different. The Lomo'Instant Automat is being billed as "the ultimate instant...

Brevite introduces two new bags, Rucksack and Rolltop, which offer discreet carrying solution

 
 

Motivated by the desire to create a photo backpack that blended in and flew under the radar - one that didn't obviously scream that you were carrying valuable equipment - three New England brothers started their company and got to work on a backpack that could hold everything photographers needed, while being...

High fashion meets the lo-fi (but super-popular!) Fuji instant camera world with the Michael Kors Mini 70

 
 

Fuji Instax cameras are all the rage these days, and are selling like hotcakes as the old familiar saying goes. They're selling so well in fact that Fuji has partnered with famous fashion designer Michael Kors to introduce a sleek and sexy model known as the Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax Mini 70.

As you may have...

KOHIKO Kickstarter hopes to bring modular, sling camera backpack to adventurous photographers

 
 

From the New Zealand-based company Kiwidition comes a new Kickstarter campaign aimed at bringing their sling camera backpack, KOHIKO, to market. The bag is designed to be compact, lightweight and user-friendly, allowing photographers to quickly access their gear.

When walking, you keep the bag on your back, but...

From Japan’s historic Echizen region, Ilford’s new textured matte fine art paper is a distinct offering

 
 

Since its formation in 1879, Ilford has long been associated with photography. Its name carries a lot of weight in the industry and is synonymous with high-quality and innovation. Its latest product - announced at Photokina - aims to combine both of those characteristics. Indeed, the new Galerie Washi Torinoko...

A medium format camera for pros and mere mortals alike? Hands On with the Fuji GFX!

 
 

Who needs full-frame? That's certainly the attitude from the folks over at Fujifilm as they unveiled their brand new medium format mirrorless system camera, the Fuji GFX. The X-T2 and X-Pro2 serve as the dual flagship models for the X-Series, with the X-T2, in particular, expanding Fuji's capabilities into the...

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Hands-on First Impressions: A quick look at Olympus’ beefed-up flagship OM-D

 
 

Yes, Micro Four Thirds fans, the flagship OM-D camera finally gets a follow-up model. Breaking onto the scene and putting DSLRs on notice back in 2013, the Olympus E-M1 made a big splash, and by a look at the specs, the upcoming Olympus E-M1 Mark II is aiming to make an even bigger one.

At a launch event ahead of...

Alien Skin introduces Exposure X2, the latest version of its non-destructive RAW editor

 
 

Alien Skin Software announced today the latest version of its flagship non-destructive RAW editor, Exposure X2.

Exposure X2 includes a variety of new features such as a new "spot heal" tool, metadata searching in the "organizer" and faded presets. The spot heal tool enables portrait photographers to quickly...

Leica expands SL lens range with 50mm f/1.4, releases roadmap for four other future lenses

 
 

As of now, there are only two lenses in Leica's SL-system lineup. But that is soon to change. The German company announced that a new Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens is available for preorder now and will be released before the end of the year. The first prime lens for the Leica SL range will be followed by...

From 12mm all the way to 500mm: Sigma announces trio of Global Vision lenses at Photokina

 
 

Sigma has used Photokina as a platform for expanding exposure for its Global Vision Line of optics by announcing not one, not two, but three new lenses! Not only are they highly varied, as you'll see below, but they are also compatible with full-frame sensors. Speaking on behalf of the announcement, Sigma...

Taking SD to the extreme: SanDisk and Western Digital announce world’s first 1 terabyte SDXC card

 
 

Photokina isn't just about big camera and lens announcements, it also brings with it a wide variety of general technology and photo gear reveals. Western Digital Corporation (owner of SanDisk as of earlier this year) has just announced a prototype SanDisk SDXC card with a massive 1 terabyte (TB) of storage. (You...

Adobe Stock adds contributor site and integration, updates Lightroom

 
 

After adding further integration of Adobe Stock in their suite of Creative Cloud software in June, including Photoshop CC 2015.5, Adobe has just announced at Photokina the public beta of their new Adobe Stock Contributor Site.

This newly-launched platform allows content creators to sell their photos,...

Sony A99 II Hands-On First Impressions: Time with Sony’s new professional speed demon

 
 

During an hour-long media briefing and hands-on session at Photokina following the Sony A99 II’s surprise unveiling on Monday, I was able to get some hands-on time, albeit just briefly, with the new flagship A-mount SLT camera.

The primary topic of discussion in the meeting was the A99 II’s impressively-spec’d...

GoPro Karma drone: A smaller, lighter, cheaper, less capable DJI Phantom with free Osmo-like gimbal grip


 
 

It's been promised for what feels like an eternity, and now it's finally here: Action camera maker GoPro has taken the wraps off its long-awaited Karma aerial camera platform! Final judgement on the company's first drone will have to wait until the Karma reaches market, but with the specs finally known, it's...