Breaking News RSS

This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Nick’s Photography Tips: How to photograph the Thanksgiving dinner table


 
 

If you are so inclined to shoot the Everyone Around the Thanksgiving Table photo this Thanksgiving, here are a few tips you may find helpful:

  1. Turn off your flash. This is mandatory. If you don’t, the...

Sigma Q&A with Kazuto Yamaki: Why no Micro Four Thirds lenses, and is a full-frame Foveon feasible?

 
Kazuto Yamaki
Chief Executive Officer,
Sigma Corp.

Finally, another of my interviews from Photokina sees the light of day!

Profuse apologies to all our readers that we're only just now getting another of my...

The best camera under 1,000 dollars: What to buy this holiday season!

 

 
 

In all our years of covering the camera market (16+ and counting now), there’s never been a time like this! Competition between manufacturers and ever-advancing technology have brought...

The Absolute Best Black Friday Camera Deals of 2014 (UPDATED DAILY)


We've searched the web for the best camera deals for Black Friday and distilled them to this one page. We'll keep this page live throughout the week with continuous updates as new camera deals and specials become available. Bookmark this...

Nick’s Photography Tips: How to photograph the Thanksgiving dinner table


 
 

If you are so inclined to shoot the Everyone Around the Thanksgiving Table photo this Thanksgiving, here are a few tips you may find helpful:

  1. Turn off your flash. This is mandatory. If you don’t, the folks close to you will be overexposed, and everyone at the far end of the table will be in relative...

Sigma Q&A with Kazuto Yamaki: Why no Micro Four Thirds lenses, and is a full-frame Foveon feasible?

 
Kazuto Yamaki
Chief Executive Officer,
Sigma Corp.

Finally, another of my interviews from Photokina sees the light of day!

Profuse apologies to all our readers that we're only just now getting another of my interviews published from the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, back in mid-September. Things...

Sony A7 II announced in the US market, complete with price and availability

 
 

A week ago, Sony Japan gave us a surprise announcement with the unveiling of the Sony A7 II, a full-frame compact system camera that improved upon its earlier A7 mirrorless with a groundbreaking five-axis sensor shift stabilization system, an improved, more durable design and plenty more besides.

What we didn't...

Forget your GoPro—VSN.Mobil’s V.360 camera will shoot immersive 360-degree video of the action!

 
 

Last July, you may remember, we told you about a new entry in the 360-degree video market, Florida-based VSN.Mobil. The company's first imaging product is the V.360, an unusual camera that uses contoured mirrors to capture a 360-degree view of the world around it. Now, that product has officially hit the market...

Nick’s Photography Tips: This holiday season, find the groups within the groups


 
 

Some things are so painfully obvious they need to be said out loud. That’s another way of saying "here’s how my brain doesn’t work when I get excited".

When you shoot a group shot, you’re the star of the show. You’re in charge. And as silly as it sounds, even when I’m arranging the crowd at the family...

Forget Black Friday—Titanium Tuesday debuts with the Hasselblad Stellar II

 
 

As Thanksgiving fast approaches, Black Friday is once again the talk of the town among bargain-hunters -- but at the other end of the spectrum is a very different kind of shopper. Today, on what we're informally dubbing Titanium Tuesday, Swedish camera maker Hasselblad has something that may tempt collectors to...

Grounded: FAA may kill commercial drone operations by requiring a full pilots’ license

 
 

If you've been looking forward to the time when you can fly what the media loves to call a drone -- most likely, a quadcopter or some other form of multicopter -- legally, shoot aerial photos and videos, and then sell your works... Well, the time may be here to dial back those expectations. In fact, you might want...

The best camera under 1,000 dollars: What to buy this holiday season!

 

 
 

In all our years of covering the camera market (16+ and counting now), there’s never been a time like this! Competition between manufacturers and ever-advancing technology have brought combinations of price, quality and capability never before seen in the history of photography. It’s a great...

Samsung 18-55mm III lens review: A decent entry-point to the NX mount, but will it satisfy enthusiasts?

 
 

The Samsung 18-55mm III f/3.5-5.6 OIS NX is the third iteration of Samsung's 18-55mm series kit lens. Looking at the technical specifications, it's hard to see any discernible difference between the version II and III lenses (though the version III lens appears to have packed on an additional six grams in weight,...

The Absolute Best Black Friday Camera Deals of 2014 (UPDATED DAILY)


We've searched the web for the best camera deals for Black Friday and distilled them to this one page. We'll keep this page live throughout the week with continuous updates as new camera deals and specials become available. Bookmark this link and check back often for the best Black Friday deals! (Please note that some deals listed below...

The best camera under 1,000 dollars: Best compact camera

 

 
 

 

The competition has really been heating up for high-end compact cameras lately. (We're defining "compact" cameras here as ones with fixed, non-interchangeable lenses.) Nowadays, larger and larger sensors are getting squeezed into surprisingly compact camera bodies. This type of camera...

Best camera under 1,000 dollars: Best mirrorless camera

 

 
 

 

Is this "the year of mirrorless"? It might well be, with a literally unprecedented array of capable, affordable models available. While DSLRs still command the bulk of sales, mirrorless cameras' svelte size and excellent image quality are drawing more and more fans as time goes on. As we...

Maxima, revisited: Filmmaker’s 1996 Nissan returns to virality in a hilarious followup


 
 

Now here's a fun story to perk up the end of your Monday! It was about a year ago when we told you about Luke Aker, an Orlando-based filmmaker who smartly promoted himself with a hilarious parody commercial featuring his very own 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE sedan, for sale at the time on Craigslist. We don't know...

Sony announces updated 70-300mm A-mount lens; 16-35mm, 24-70mm updates in development, too


 
 

Alongside the surprise launch of the Sony A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera last week, the company also had some good news for A-mount shooters: Three new lenses on the roadmap for their Alpha cameras. All three are replacements for existing models. The first of the three is due to ship next February in the...

What’s in a picture? Google algorithms attempt to describe real-world photos in plain English


 
 

It's the holy grail of image databases, and it looks like Google might be getting closer to making a breakthrough. For years now, researchers have attempted to tackle the thorny task of creating an algorithm that can identify (and then describe) the contents of a photograph without user intervention. It's one...

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...