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Canon 7D Mark II Sample Gallery: The speed demon DSLR flies sky high with 10fps (UPDATED)

 
 

[UPDATE: RAW files are now available for download]

At Canon's press launch for the Canon 7D Mark II at photokina today, I had the opportunity to shoot with Canon's new high-speed APS-C flagship camera. Presented...

Canon 7D Mark II arrives, eats 1D X for lunch with more horsepower, amazing autofocus system

 
 

The new Canon 7D Mark II is here, and at long last, as many Canon users would likely agree. Five years after the original flagship APS-C camera was released, Canon's made some significant strides in image quality...

Canon G7X lays claim to Sony RX100-series turf with longer lens, faster autofocus and touch-screen


 
 

Back in the spring of 2012, Canon's PowerShot G1 X large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera got us incredibly excited. Six months later, Sony stole its thunder with the RX100, which shrank the formula to pocket-size,...

Panasonic LX100 takes its own road: RX100-series rival boasts 4/3-inch sensor, blazing performance


 
 

Mark today's date in your calendar: The day the large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera market caught fire. Two years after the segment debuted with the Canon G1X and Sony RX100, we suddenly have two new entrants on...

Panasonic GM5: The tiny GM series grows an EVF, hot shoe and a host of new features

 
 

Panasonic won over most of us at IRHQ when they introduced their GM1. The camera took fantastic photos and was easily pocketable (albeit in a jacket pocket). Finally, a truly micro Micro Four Thirds camera! And so...

Super-zoom gets super-long: 65x zoom Canon SX60 HS takes you to a stupendous 1,365mm telephoto

 
 

The Canon SX50 HS, released in late 2012, boasted an already impressive 50x zoom range and received not only a coveted Dave's Pick from us, but an even rarer 5.0 overall rating. The Canon SX60 HS, debuting almost a...

Pro camera market has a new player: Samsung NX1 mirrorless shoots 15 fps with AF, and 4K video too

 
 

Samsung fires a shot across the bow of more entrenched manufacturers with the introduction of the Samsung NX1, the company's first truly pro-level NX body.

Manufactured of thixotropic magnesium alloy, the NX1's...

You ask and we’ll find out! Post your questions now for IR’s Photokina manufacturer interviews

 
 

It's Photokina time folks, and we've got you covered across the board. Hailing from Cologne, Germany as "The World's Leading Imaging Fair" the show only comes around every two years and is a massive conflagration of...

Canon 7D Mark II Sample Gallery: The speed demon DSLR flies sky high with 10fps (UPDATED)

 
 

[UPDATE: RAW files are now available for download]

At Canon's press launch for the Canon 7D Mark II at photokina today, I had the opportunity to shoot with Canon's new high-speed APS-C flagship camera. Presented with an action sports demonstration of trampoline acrobats, the most obvious thing to experiment with...

Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro: Bright, portable and protected from the elements

It appears that our friends in the Olympus lens design department have been very busy lately, creating a product that has us rather wowed here at IR, at least on paper. The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro, as it is officially called, brings some rather serious innovation to the table in terms of optical performance as well as a design that allows for a more compact...

Canon 7D Mark II arrives, eats 1D X for lunch with more horsepower, amazing autofocus system

 
 

The new Canon 7D Mark II is here, and at long last, as many Canon users would likely agree. Five years after the original flagship APS-C camera was released, Canon's made some significant strides in image quality and performance for both stills and video in a variety of areas. They've taken a lot of the technology...

Canon G7X lays claim to Sony RX100-series turf with longer lens, faster autofocus and touch-screen


 
 

Back in the spring of 2012, Canon's PowerShot G1 X large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera got us incredibly excited. Six months later, Sony stole its thunder with the RX100, which shrank the formula to pocket-size, yet still offered clear advantages over existing enthusiast compacts -- not to mention the...

Panasonic LX100 takes its own road: RX100-series rival boasts 4/3-inch sensor, blazing performance


 
 

Mark today's date in your calendar: The day the large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera market caught fire. Two years after the segment debuted with the Canon G1X and Sony RX100, we suddenly have two new entrants on the scene. We've covered the brand-new Canon G7X separately, and at the very same moment, the...

Panasonic GM5: The tiny GM series grows an EVF, hot shoe and a host of new features

 
 

Panasonic won over most of us at IRHQ when they introduced their GM1. The camera took fantastic photos and was easily pocketable (albeit in a jacket pocket). Finally, a truly micro Micro Four Thirds camera! And so the GM1 never left the hands of our founder and Editor-in-Chief, Dave Etchells.

Panasonic visited...

Super-zoom gets super-long: 65x zoom Canon SX60 HS takes you to a stupendous 1,365mm telephoto

 
 

The Canon SX50 HS, released in late 2012, boasted an already impressive 50x zoom range and received not only a coveted Dave's Pick from us, but an even rarer 5.0 overall rating. The Canon SX60 HS, debuting almost a full two years later, leapfrogs a few 60x offerings from some other manufacturers this year,...

Pro camera market has a new player: Samsung NX1 mirrorless shoots 15 fps with AF, and 4K video too

 
 

Samsung fires a shot across the bow of more entrenched manufacturers with the introduction of the Samsung NX1, the company's first truly pro-level NX body.

Manufactured of thixotropic magnesium alloy, the NX1's body is tough, weather-sealed, and offers plenty of the controls and features pros expect, such as an...

Sony’s new 28-135mm f/4 powerzoom lens is for full-frame E-mount video shooters

With the announcement of the 4K-capable A7S full-frame mirrorless camera, Sony proved two things: first of all, that the company is serious about its full-frame mirrorless offerings. And secondly, that it's serious about the serious video crowd. With the announcement of a new powerzoom lens, things just got even more serious.

The Sony...

Throw away your external HDD, SanDisk introduces the world’s first 512 GB SD card

The capacities of SD memory cards have been constantly rising in the past years, but due to their form factor one could've been led to assume that there is a limit to how much information they can carry. That appears not to be the case, as SanDisk has just introduced the world's highest-capacity SDXC memory card, and it holds a whopping 512...

Sigma dp2 Quattro Shooter’s Report Part I - plus new lab test images converted using SPP v6.06

 
 

High resolution, reportedly 30% higher than their previous Foveon sensor, created to "produce works
of art"... this is what Sigma promises with the dp2 Quattro, the first model released in the all new Quattro series of fixed lens cameras. They further report improved speed in both processing and autofocusing, as...

Infrared magic, hot air balloons and enchanting landscapes: Our August POTD monthly winners!

A few weeks ago we posted a news piece about an interesting statistic regarding our Photo of the Day contest - namely that 57 out of the past 60 winners and placers were shot with either Canon or Nikon DSLRs. That trend continues this month with two Canon and two Nikon DSLRs taking home placements, but there's one notable exception:

Bob Jensen's first place image was...

You ask and we’ll find out! Post your questions now for IR’s Photokina manufacturer interviews

 
 

It's Photokina time folks, and we've got you covered across the board. Hailing from Cologne, Germany as "The World's Leading Imaging Fair" the show only comes around every two years and is a massive conflagration of all the important players from the digital imaging industry.

We're here with bells on, digging and...

Have four minutes to spare? Take a tour of California with this timelapse video

The average timelapse video on the internet focuses on a specific location, such as a mountain range or a city. Which isn't a bad thing at all -- after all, there's a lot to see in many cities, and some beautiful alpine views including sunrises, sunsets and starry skies are always beautiful to behold. Hal Bergman, however, chose a different,...

Tamron to show development model of fast, stabilized ultra-wide zoom lens at Photokina


 
 

Every time the biennial Photokina tradeshow in Germany rolls around, alongside the selection of brand-new products, there are invariably some prototypes and development concepts on display, giving us an idea of where manufacturers will be taking us in the not-too-distant future. This year, lens maker Tamron...

Sigma launches twin 150-600mm lenses, TCs; sets price, availability for dp1 Quattro and 18-300 lens

 
 

For fans of versatile telephoto-to-super-telephoto zoom lenses, Sigma is not letting Tamron have all the fun, announcing not one but two variants of a full-frame 150-600mm f/5-6/3 image stabilized lens. Tamron's all-around 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD SP  will now have some healthy competition, thanks to the...

Nikon to ship bright, ultra-wide 20mm full-frame prime, video-friendly SB-500 Speedlight imminently


 
 

Nikon shooters: Have you got a little extra cash burning a hole in your pocket? If so, we have the cure: two new accessories that will pair nicely with your Nikon DSLR!

Announced today, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens is a bright, ultra wide-angle prime lens for FX-format cameras that, says its...

Full-frame Nikon D750 arrives with a number of firsts: incredible low-light AF, tilting display, in-camera Wi-Fi


 
 

It's been a long time coming, but the spiritual successor to the Nikon D700 is finally here! Almost three years after Nikon's beloved full-frame enthusiast DSLR took its final bow and exited stage right, the brand-new Nikon D750 is replete with new features that bring it right up to date, several of them...

Nikon V3 Image Quality Analysis: Has Nikon finally cracked the code for its 1-Series mirrorless cameras?

 
 

We were really eager to see how the Nikon V3's image quality stacked up, and if the new flagship Nikon 1-Series mirrorless camera improved significantly over the previous model, the Nikon V2. One of the common complaints about the V2 was its sub-par image quality relative to price, particularly at higher ISOs. 

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Ricoh’s new WG-M1 action cam looks like a mix of G-Shock watch and bike light

Ricoh, the proprietor of the Pentax brand name, has just annouced a new action cam that continues the WR and WG lines of rugged Pentax cameras. Called the WG-M1, the device looks a bit like a mix of a G-Shock watch and a bike lamp. But as always, it's what's on the inside that counts most.

The basic specs of the Ricoh WG-M1 read as follows:...