News entries for January, 2014

Olympus E-M10 Review: Shooter’s Report Part I - Affordable “OM-D for all” combines best of E-M1 and E-M5 in one camera

 
 

Are you looking for a cutting-edge Olympus compact system camera, don't need the weather sealing of the Olympus E-M5 or the higher price tag and bigger size of the Olympus E-M1, yet still want a built-in electronic viewfinder? (In which case, you can scratch the E-P5)? If so, Olympus has you covered with the...

Olympus SP-100 ultrazoom sports revolutionary dot-sight finder; rugged TG-850 is first with tilting display


 
 

As the annual CP+ tradeshow in Japan approaches, Olympus has taken the wraps off two of the more unusual fixed-lens cameras we've seen recently. At first glance, the Olympus SP-100 ultrazoom and the rugged Olympus TG-850 compact might not seem particularly unusual, but each brings with it firsts not just for...

Olympus: Three new Micro Four Thirds lenses, bevy of new accessories unveiled


 
 

Alongside the attention-grabbing announcement of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 digital SLR today, the Japanese company has also revealed several new lenses and accessories for its Micro Four Thirds camera line. In all, we have two new M.Zuiko lenses to look forward to, along with a nifty fisheye body cap lens, a...

Is Nikon swapping some oily D600 cameras for D610s?

 
 

The Nikon D600 and its famed issues with oil or dust on the sensor has been a long and storied problem, and arguably the reason why Nikon was so quick to release the Nikon D610. Now it looks like some users who are attempting to get their D600s fixed due to the problem may be getting them swapped for new D610...

The National Park Service recreates stunning panoramas 80 years later

 
 

In the early days of the 1930s, the US Forest Service and Parks Service set up a series of panoramas from lookout points in order to set up maps for watching for fires. Over the course of a few years, 200 lookout locations across the country were photographed this way, providing an invaluable resource to gauge...

Stunning Photos: Team USA wins gold in inaugural World Photographic Cup

 
Photo by Eve Turek

While most of the world gears up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, it turns out that photography has just had something of its own version—and that the USA team team did well enough to take out the entire tournament. 2014 marked the inaugural World Photographic Cup, where dozens of photographers from...

Narciso Contreras responds to AP firing, calls public dismissal “an exhibit of power”

 
(AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)

After the AP's very public, and contentious, cutting of ties with photographer Narciso Contreras, the photographer has now taken the opportunity to discuss his side of the events. And while he agrees with the punishment that the AP meted out, he disagrees with the way it was handled.

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Camera Deals of the Day: Canon, Canon & more Canon - 5D3 Kit $3,202; 70D 3-Lens Bundle $2,449; Refurb EF 24-105 $774 & more!

 
 

Canon shooters rejoice! Today looks to be your day, as there are tons of Canon gear deals, with everything from prosumer full-frame DSLRs to lenses, printers and flashes. It's not all Canon, though, as we've found a deal on a Nikon camera, as well as a couple deals on Rokinon and Sigma lenses. That's all for today,...

Fuji X-T1: a speed demon with weather sealing, fastest EVF on the planet. Is this the X-series camera of your dreams?


 
 

If you've been holding off on Fujifilm's X-series mirrorless cameras because you weren't a fan of the rangefinder-like form factor, it may be time to reevaluate your decision and get in your preorder! The 16.3-megapixel Fuji X-T1 compact system camera has just been announced, and it takes the X-series in a...

Olympus Stylus 1 Review: Shooter’s Report Part 2 - Reader Requests, Special Features and More

 
 

Now that the holidays and the Consumer Electronics Show are behind us, we're back full steam ahead into review production and couldn't be more excited about it. The Olympus Stylus 1 has been one of the most searched for and read about cameras on our site this year thus far, so I'm pleased to bring you my Olympus...

Flekt Kickstarter wants to bounce your flash in new ways

 
 

Unless you're Terry Richardson, chances are you want to avoid the harsh, limited light from a DSLR's pop-up flash. A new Kickstarter wants to help you avoid that, through the use of an interestingly designed flash modifier which they're saying will give you "professional quality light from your pop-up flash!"...

Nikon UK hints at 4K video plans: D4s or 1 series?

 
 

While the world of smartphones seems to be diving headfirst into 4K video, traditional camera manufacturers are taking a slightly more cautious approach to the matter. But that doesn't mean that they don't see the interest, and aren't mulling over plans. In fact, a Nikon Europe representative said as much in a...

DxOMark puts Nokia Lumia 1020 to the test

 
 

Widely heralded as ground breaking in the world of mobile photography, the Nokia Lumia 1020 has impressed many with the quality of its images. Now DxOMark has set its sights on the Lumia 1020, and put it through a full review, putting it up against the rest of the camera industry in a full suite of tests.

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Celebrate a decade on Mars with the Opportunity rover selfie

 
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

While the newer, more modern Mars Curiosity rover may get much of the attention these days, let's not forget about the Opportunity, the Mars rover that touched down on the planet a decade on January 25, and has been beaming back photos and information ever since....

Firmware Friday: Ricoh GR gets shiny new features; Nikon adds new lens support


 
 

Friday's here, and this week it brings with it a veritable firmware frenzy -- no less than four large-sensor cameras have received updates this week. Our Firmware Friday roundup includes three Nikon DSLRs, as well as a large-sensor compact from Ricoh. We also have a warning regarding security of webcams and...

Phase One IQ250 medium-format camera back is faster, better in low light, and still very expensive


 
 

A few days ago, we told you about Hasselblad's plans for the upcoming H5D-50c DSLR, the first medium-format camera to feature a CMOS sensor instead of the more traditional CCD chip. Well, if you're willing to broaden the definition a little and include medium format camera backs, they've just been pipped to...

Nikon DF review: Shooter’s Report Part II: A Nighttime Stroll down Fifth Avenue


Earlier this week, we kicked off the Shooter's Report section of our Nikon Df review, and now the second part has arrived. Imaging Resource reviewer Eamon Hickey has already shared his thoughts on the retro-styled, full-frame DSLR's unusual user interface. Now, he moves on to find out just how it shoots in the real world.

Eamon...

The Camera Bag: a “Polaroid” cheese slicer

 
 

GamaGo, makers of twee houseware galore, have outdone themselves with their new Say Cheese Instant Slicer. Currently in pre-production, it is literally a cheese slicer shaped like a Polaroid camera, so that each slice of cheese appears to come out like a picture.

While not yet available for purchase, the slicer...

Teen photog recreates himself as presidents on Instagram

 
 

Teenager Chaz Rorick has taken to Instagram for a very different sort of selfie than we usually see. Rather than just take his own picture, he's taken to recreating images of US presidents, down to the pose, expression, and outfit worn. There's an impressive amount of work in recreting Martin Van Buren's legendary...

New Year’s attribution: is proper photo credit dead?

 
 

Putting together content on the internet is not easy, and finding images to illustrate an article that you're writing can be a devil of a trick. But with a bit of searching, you can usually find an image that you're free to use, as long as you attribute it to the original photographer. So why, when so little is...