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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Sony A7 II surprises, with world’s first 5-axis image stabilization in a full-frame ILC

 
 
 
 

Sony Japan has unveiled the latest addition to the A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the new Sony A7 II. The "Mark II" model features not only the...

Samsung NX1: 4K video samples and new full-res frame grabs available for download

 
 

One of the most heavily discussed and debated features of the powerful new Samsung NX1 is its advanced 4K video recording capabiities. The Samsung NX1 can shoot and internally record 4K movies at Cinema 4K...

The Samsung NX1 ships next week! Have you reserved your place in line?


 
 

We can hardly control our excitement -- one of the most eagerly-anticipated cameras of the year is finally about to arrive!

Launched at the Photokina tradeshow last September, the Samsung NX1 mirrorless is the company's first truly pro-grade camera, and sports some pretty spectacular features. We're talking...

Firmware Friday goes mega: Updates from Fuji, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Sony!

 
 

Sixteen -- make that seventeen cameras already updated, six more updates pledged to arrive soon, one imaging accessory updated, and another accessory likewise promised to receive an update soon: This is one truly epic Firmware Friday. (We have a feeling it's probably record-breaking, and it's actually grown since...

Motrr Galileo motion platform finally gets the GoPro compatibility you’ve been waiting for


 
 

Finally, it's here! When Motrr first launched its clever Galileo 360-degree motion platform for the iPhone and iPod Touch some two and a half years ago, we were even more intrigued by a glimpse of a GoPro action camera mounted on the platform. As of a year ago, plans for GoPro compatibility had been...

Eye-Fi opens cloud service up to smartphone users


 
 

Wi-Fi enabled flash card maker Eye-Fi packs some pretty impressive technology into the confines of the humble SD card, but its not just its tech that's feeling the squeeze these days. On the one side, with the demise of the compact camera in the face of camera-equipped smartphones, the average consumer has...

Fuji X-T1 firmware update draws near; even more new features promised for existing owners


 
 

Last September, we told you about a new firmware update for the Fuji X-T1, promised by the company for delivery in December. Well, now we have a precise date for that update's arrival, as well as a list of new features that's even longer than ever. Ordinarily, we'd have saved this for tomorrow's Firmware...

Fuji launches duo of X-mount macro extension tubes


 
 

Good news, macro fans: If you're shooting with a Fuji X-mount camera, your macro-shooting options just got a whole lot better courtesy of two affordable new macro extension tubes for Fujifilm's mirrorless camera line. Each is made from metal, and both extension tubes feature electrical connections that allow...

Sony A7 II surprises, with world’s first 5-axis image stabilization in a full-frame ILC

 
 
 
 

Sony Japan has unveiled the latest addition to the A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the new Sony A7 II. The "Mark II" model features not only the world's first 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system for a full-frame ILC, but also a number of...

Google Street View takes to the desert in Abu Dhabi


 
 

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen -- the perfect Hump Day story to celebrate getting past the middle of your work week! If you've ever wondered what it's like to roam the desert like Lawrence of Arabia, now you can get the experience -- without the stifling heat -- from the comfort of your desk, thanks to...

Phase One updates Capture One with Nikon D750 and D3300, Canon 7D II support


 
 

It must be update day today: No sooner has Adobe released its new versions of Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw, DNG Converter and Lightroom with new camera support than Phase One does the same. The just-released Capture One 8.0.2 release brings compatibility with the latest Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system,...

Samsung NX1: 4K video samples and new full-res frame grabs available for download

 
 

One of the most heavily discussed and debated features of the powerful new Samsung NX1 is its advanced 4K video recording capabiities. The Samsung NX1 can shoot and internally record 4K movies at Cinema 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160) at 24p, and Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) at 30p. Full HD (1080p), HD (720p) and VGA...

Flash-maker Metz files for insolvency; administrator says that production and support will continue


 
 

Germany's Metz-Werke GmbH & Co KG has today filed for insolvency, a brief article from Reuters confirms. Referred to by Reuters' Frankfurt desk as being a television maker, Metz is better known to photographers for its third-party Metz Mecablitz flash strobes, as well as a variety of lighting-related...

Canon 7D II and G7X, Panasonic LX100, Samsung NX1 supported in Camera Raw, Lightroom updates


 
 

Last month, Adobe issued a new release candidate version of its Camera Raw and DNG Converter apps for Photoshop, adding support for eight new cameras and camera backs including the Nikon D750, Sony A5100 and Fuji X30. Today, it follows up with final release versions of both apps -- as well as a simultaneous...

From Kenya to the Florida Keys: Our October Photo of the Day monthly winners impress!

It's that time again to unveil the monthly winners for our Photo of the Day contest. This October saw some real standout photographs pass through our doors, and we had a tougher time than usual narrowing them down and casting our final votes.

Ultimately we were able to whittle it down to the five worthy photographs shown below, all outstanding in their own right and on...

Eizo launches spectacular, self-calibrating 31-inch 4K monitor with near-complete Adobe RGB coverage


 
 

Now that 3D is largely dead and buried, Ultra High-Definition or 4K is the next big thing, and this time it seems to be getting a rather better foothold. That's partly because of a concerted marketing push from the industry, but it's also because it's easier for consumers to see the advantages of a...

DxO FilmPack 5 arrives as a standalone product


 
 

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a major new release of DxO Labs' Optics Pro, FilmPack and ViewPoint applications, as well as a new bundle and pricing structure. At the time, almost all of the new software was available -- and at a handy introductory discount over list pricing -- but one piece of the...

Magix Fastcut: Video editing tailored to action camera fans’ needs

 
 

Action cameras like the mighty GoPro series are everywhere these days, but not every action cam owner knows how to edit their footage post-capture. Case in point: Take a look at YouTube, and alongside the incredibly glossy GoPro trailers, you'll find tens of thousands of hours of raw, unedited footage from all...

Need ultra high-def video at ludicrous speed? This incredible camera tears through 4K at ~900fps


 
 

Is the spectacular resolution of 4K video not enough for you? Do you also need an equally jawdropping performance to allow you to capture the most subtle movements of a very active subject? If so, we've got the camera for you -- at least, if you have very deep pockets or an understanding bank manager.

The...

Sony brings 192-point phase-detect autofocus, 4K HDR movies to your next smartphone


 
 

Several smartphones introduced this year -- Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung's Galaxy S5, Sony's Xperia Z3, and Motorola / Google's Nexus 6 -- have drawn high praise for their cameras, but if you look down the road a little, your next smartphone could prove even more impressive. Sensor supplier Sony,...

Panasonic GM5 Sample Gallery: The tiny, refined GM5 hikes through the mountains

In preparation for our upcoming Panasonic GM5 Shooter's Report, we've published a large batch of sample gallery photos from this powerful yet diminutive Micro Four Thirds camera. Taking a couple "treks" in the mountains of north Georgia and the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, the practically-pocketable GM5 makes for a stellar travel and...

Camera Deals of the Day: Sony A7R $2,098; Canon 70D with 18-135mm $1,349; Panasonic GM1 Kit $598; Fuji Lens Deals and more!

Happy Friday everyone! Pre-holiday camera and photography gear deals keep rolling in. We've already received some pre-Black Friday deals from B&H for big savings on the Canon 70D and the Sony A7R. Other deals today include instant savings on Fuji lenses, free accessories with all three Sony RX100-series cameras, and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds...