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Nikon D750 Shooter’s Report Part I: In the hand & in the field - physical features and general shooting

 
 

Nikon fans, the wait is over. Our Nikon D750 Shooter's Report is underway! Taking off to the wilderness of Maine, nature and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray has now returned with the first installment of his...

Sony A7S Shooter’s Report Part II: Boost those shadows and peep those pixels! A look at dynamic range and 4K video

 
 

After some extensive testing, shooting, filming, editing and comparing, the second installment of my Sony A7S Shooter's Report is now published. After investigating the handling as well as the insanely high ISO...

Pentax 645Z Review: The medium-format camera, redefined


 
 

Way back in 2011, we reviewed Pentax's first medium-format digital camera, the 645D. We found lots to love, but also quite a few limitations -- although in fairness to Pentax, they were shared with all of its...

Nikon D750 Shooter’s Report Part I: In the hand & in the field - physical features and general shooting

 
 

Nikon fans, the wait is over. Our Nikon D750 Shooter's Report is underway! Taking off to the wilderness of Maine, nature and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray has now returned with the first installment of his hands-on review of Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR.

In this part, Jeremy shares his thoughts on the...

It’s a whole new DxO! Major updates land for Optics Pro, FilmPack, Viewpoint; pricing restructured, too


 
 

Over the years, we've seen some pretty significant updates to French software company DxO Labs' flagship Optics Pro raw image processing app, not least of which was last year's Optics Pro 9, which brought a radically rethough noise-processing engine. A year later, though, the company has taken things to the...

Camera Deals of the Day: Nikon D610 Price Drop: $1697; Panasonic GH4 Bundle Deals; Pentax K-5 IIs $597; Canon 70D $999 and much more!

 
 

Camera Deals of the Day is back! Yes, there's been a quite a bit of time since the last deals post, but boy, oh, boy, are there a lot of awesome deals for camera gear now. We've found major savings on everything from Nikon full-frame DSLRs, big bundle deals on Panasonic GH4s, lens and camera rebates on Fuji gear, a...

Ricoh’s weather-sealed HD Pentax 16-85mm zoom to ship within weeks


 
 

During the recent Photokina tradeshow in Germany, Ricoh didn't have any new products to show under its Pentax interchangeable-lens camera brand, but the company did have a new lens roadmap on hand, forecasting delivery of four new K-mount zoom lenses in 2014 or later. Today, the first of those four optics has...

Sony pro support program comes to the USA; Artisans program expanded to 30 photographers


 
 

Last spring, we told readers about a new support program launched by Sony in Japan, and aimed at professional photographers shooting with the company's Alpha cameras. If you're an Alpha-mount pro in the US market, we have good news for you today -- a similar scheme has just launched in the US market.

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13-inch Epson SureColor P600 photo printer promises better black and white


 
 

Can't get enough of black and white photography, but find it hard to recreate in print what you see on the screen? If so, you're the target customer for Epson's latest photo printer, the just-announced SureColor P600. Among the many features of this capable 13-inch model, Epson is focusing on its black and...

Newly published Nikon patents show hybrid smartphone camera, 1-series superzoom lens and more

Nikon Rumors has spotted a number of interesting patents filed by Nikon and published by Egami and IPWatchdog. Among these, there's what appears to be a camera case for smartphones, a hotshoe-mounted add-on EVF that comes with a second accessory hot-shoe, a superzoom lens for the 1 system, as well as a technology for a combined 2D/3D display.

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Ricoh Theta successor adds 360-degree spherical video; third-party developers courted with new SDK

 
 

Back in early 2013, Ricoh first showed a prototype of one of the most unusual digital cameras we've ever seen, featuring twin fisheye lenses facing in opposite directions. The idea of that camera, which six months later hit retail as the Ricoh Theta, was that it would capture a full 360-degree spherical panorama in...

Stormscapes2 is a beautifully orchestrated timelapse video of storms, thunderbolts and starry skies

We've seen a good many timelapse videos in the past, many of them which were truly outstanding as they made use of some clever techniques, or simply because they were showing extraordinarily beautiful imagery. We've also seen a couple of prime example of night sky and storm photography. The latest video that we stumbled upon effectively...

Sony A7S Shooter’s Report Part II: Boost those shadows and peep those pixels! A look at dynamic range and 4K video

 
 

After some extensive testing, shooting, filming, editing and comparing, the second installment of my Sony A7S Shooter's Report is now published. After investigating the handling as well as the insanely high ISO performance of this popular full-frame mirrorless camera, this second Shooter's Report section focuses on...

Need a 20x superzoom lens for your next video production? Canon’s new 50-1000mm cine zoom has you covered

 
 

In the world of superzoom lenses for DSLRs, we thought that Tamron's 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 APS-C lens with its 18.8x zoom factor was about as good as it gets, but we were apparently wrong. If you need even more zoom and an even longer reach, Canon now has you covered with a new 50-1000mm monster. Sort of.

This is...

New EF-M 55-250mm lens patent may hint at a future for the EOS M system

Canon's EOS M series has long been the underdog of mirrorless systems, especially in the western parts of the world where compact system cameras still have a hard time against traditional DSLRs. Nevertheless, Canon is continuing to improve its mirrorless lineup, developing new cameras and lenses for the EOS M series.

Only a couple of months...

Pentax 645Z Review: The medium-format camera, redefined


 
 

Way back in 2011, we reviewed Pentax's first medium-format digital camera, the 645D. We found lots to love, but also quite a few limitations -- although in fairness to Pentax, they were shared with all of its medium-format competition. Fast-forward three years, and the followup Pentax 645Z keeps the best of...

Canon patent shows zoom lens with variable liquid element

Liquid lenses are nothing new, the concept has been around for a while and has been proposed for use in smartphone cameras in the past. The advantage that a liquid lens has over a lens made of solid glass is that its shape can easily be changed, altering its refractive properties. This allows for both zooming and focusing without physically...

Nikon D750 reaches DxOMark top ten in sensor test, nearly head-to-head with D810 and D610

When Nikon announced its new D750 full-frame (FX format) DSLR at this year's Photokina show in Cologne, Germany, many were wondering why the company was introducing another niche model in-between the budget-friendly D610 and the powerhouse D810. While mixing some of the specs of the D610 and D810, the D750 also sports a handful of features...

Is Adobe Europe mulling a Creative Cloud price drop?


 
 

An interesting story appeared on DIY Photography late last week suggesting that Adobe was charging German customers different prices for Creative Cloud subscriptions based on their chosen web browser. As it turned out, though, the situation was a little more complicated than that, and it looks like Adobe may...

Sony quietly intros super-swift XQD flash cards with 350MB/sec write speeds


 
 

Of the many flash card types we've seen over the years, it has to be said that the XQD card format hasn't been a resounding success in the still camera market. Jointly-created by SanDisk, Nikon and Sony, the XQD specification was adopted by the CompactFlash Association in late 2011, and quickly superceded by...

Want an enthusiast-grade DSLR for under $900? Ricoh delivers with Pentax K-3 instant rebates


 
 

A year ago, Ricoh established its commitment to the Pentax brand with the launch of the Pentax K-3, an impressively feature-rich camera whose rugged body contained an industry-first: On-demand anti-aliasing that let you choose whether sharpness or moiré-resistance were more important for any given shot. We...

Super-rugged Delkin BLACK SD cards protect your photos, included expedited service free of charge


 
 

If you want a new camera that will accompany you almost anywhere you care to go, be it in blazing sun or freezing cold, in rain, snow, sandstorm or even beneath the sea, your choices these days are plentiful. But what if you want an equally-rugged memory card?

Sure, it's nestled away safely inside the...

Best Superzoom 2014: 8 competitors, 2.5 clear winners

 
 

Superzoom cameras are a lot of fun. In a package about the size of a small DSLR and at fairly modest prices, virtually any shooter at any level can have 1200mm eq. optical range (and even more on a few models) at their fingertips. From the other side of a lake to the near side of the moon, these 50x and longer...