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Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Review: A fresh update to their kit tele-zoom adds faster, quieter focusing

 
 

Canon APS-C shooters in need of a lightweight, budget-friendly telephoto zoom should take note of Canon's refreshed EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. We've just published our full review of this updated lens, and...

Sony RX100 III vs Canon G7X vs Panasonic LX100: Which is the best compact camera for enthusiasts?

 
 

For the last couple of years, Sony has dominated the enthusiast compact camera market with its RX100-series, three closely-related, zoom-equipped cameras that are both pocket-friendly and feature much larger sensors...

Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Lens Review: The best current telephoto zoom for the MFT world

 
 

To follow up on our hands-on look at the new Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro telephoto zoom lens, our full, in-depth review is now complete, including test results, sample test-chart images and our final...

Ricoh WG-30W dives deeper, adds Wi-Fi; WG-30 pares price and forgoes Wi-Fi radio


 
 

Ricoh Imaging has today announced two new camera models in the WG-series that it inherited in the purchase of the Pentax camera brand a few years ago. The Ricoh WG-30W and WG-30 are both very closely related to each other, with but one key difference that we're aware of. The US-market WG-30W includes a...

Pentax 645Z Shooter’s Report Part II: The medium-format camera, unleashed!


 
 

For years now, medium-format cameras have occupied a small niche at the very top of the digital camera market. For most photographers, extremely high pricetags weren't all that kept us away. While there was no question which cameras you turned to when resolution was the be-all and end-all of your planned...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 5D Mark III Bundle Deals from $2,849; Fuji X100S $1,099; Panasonic GX7 Kit $798 + Free $100 Gift Card and more!

 
 

Want to get a jump start on Black Friday shopping? Well, start in October! If you're planning on getting the photographer in your family some new gear -- or something for yourself, perhaps -- new deals, discounts and rebates are starting to roll out from all sorts of manufacturers. There's bundle deals on...

Drobo’s new storage solution sure is “Mini,” lets you carry 8TB on the go

When it comes to storage, bigger is better quite objectively -- at least as it concerns the amount of data that a storage device can hold. For the device itself, on the other hand, smaller and lighter can be very important. If you're a working photographer or an enthusiast who regularly takes huge amounts of photos on location, Drobo might...

New imaging technology claims to be 12 times as color-sensitive as conventional sensors

Most digital imaging sensors work similar to the human eye, in that they are sensitive to the three primary colors red, green and blue. While there are differences in their individual design (most notably between classic Bayer pattern sensors, Sigma's three-layer Foveon sensors and Fujifilm's X-Trans sensor), the basic principle remains the...

Panasonic LX100 First Shots posted: The first fixed-lens 4/3rds camera takes on the Sony RX100-series

 
 

For several years running the Sony RX100 series of cameras has been the undisputed champion of the premium compact world, with no real rivals to match its combination of small size and larger-sensor image quality as compared to traditional compacts. Now, both Canon with its G7 X and Panasonic with its LX100 have...

Citizen sent a photographer around the globe to capture multiple sunsets in a single day

In a rather clever advertising campaign, watch maker Citizen had British landscape photographer Simon Roberts take a trip around the Arctic Circle and photograph the sunset in as many different time zones as possible -- all within a single day. The journey was made possible with the help of classic paper maps, precise calculations, and of...

Nikon 1 10-30mm Power Zoom lens review: the refreshed 1-Series kit zoom offers good quality, small size and electric zoom

 
 

The Nikon 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom Nikkor VR, the new kit lens for Nikon's 1-series cameras, was introduced in March of 2014 alongside the new flagship V3. We've just published our full review of the Nikon V3 itself, so it seemed like a great opportunity to test the updated lens as well.

The new 10-30 mm lens...

Adobe Creative Cloud update continues push to mobile; Photoshop, Premiere Pro both get tweaks

 
 

The latest release of Adobe's Creative Cloud app suite is here, and it continues the recent push towards greater sharing, collaboration and mobile platforms, all key areas in which the subscription-only service can differentiate itself from prior retail versions. Once again, though, fans of Google's Android and...

Adobe supports Nikon D750, Sony A5100, Fuji X30 in new Camera Raw release candidate

 
 

Just picked up a shiny new Nikon D750, Sony A5100 or Fuji X30, and want some Adobe Photoshop to handle your raw files? Now it can, thanks to new release candidates of Adobe Camera Raw and DNG Converter that also add support for five other camera and camera back models from Casio, Leaf, Leica, Panasonic and Sony. A...

Nikon D750 enchants on the Isle of Enchantment: Real-world shots from Nikon’s latest full-frame


IR's Arthur Etchells got a chance to shoot with the Nikon D750 on a recent press tour Nikon hosted in Puerto Rico .

The Isle of Enchantment lived up to its name, and the D750 delivered great image quality across a range of conditions. The shallow depth of field at wide apertures and the D750's excellent high-ISO noise levels...

Video fans: You, too, can do your editing in the same software as the Hollywood hit “Gone Girl”


 
 

Have you ever wondered just what might be possible with your video editing app, given enough time and talent? If you're using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, wonder no more -- get down to your local movie theater and you can see for yourself. According to Adobe, the just-opened movie "Gone Girl", is the first...

Firmware Friday: Canon gifts pro camcorders with exFAT support


 
 

After weeks of activity, we finally have a short break from the camera updates post-Photokina. it's been a quiet week on the firmware front, and we're not aware of any cameras with newly-updated firmware. (Are you? If so, sound off in the comments below.)

We do know, however, of two newly-updated pro...

Your next smartphone could sport a zoom lens thanks to DynaOptics’ new technology

The great thing about smartphones is that they pack combine a number of different devices into one, including a digital camera, which has basically made the compact camera obsolete in the last few years. The only downside to most smartphone cameras is that they don't offer any optical zoom in order to keep the overall size down.

Without...

Epson’s high-end film scanners V800 and V850 get updated with LED illumination

In the world of digital photography, the pace in which older devices are being replaced with newer and better versions is incredibly fast -- especially when compared with the longevity of analog photography products. Film scanners are the bridge between digital and analog photography, in that they convert film photos into digital images. And...

Take your Canon 5D Mark III and Sony RX100 III on a dive with these new underwater housings

For some, the idea of squeezing their body into a tight neoprene suit and putting their lives at the mercy of a scuba set is the stuff of nightmares. For others, it's the most relaxing vacation activity ever. If you belong to the latter half of humanity and also enjoy taking pictures with your Canon 5D Mark III or Sony RX100 III, these new...

Rent, love, keep: LensRentals launches try-before-you-buy program


 
 

Regular readers will know that we've long recommended the fine folks at LensRentals as a great way to decide whether a lens is right for you before you put down your hard-earned cash. With the launch of a new program called "LensRentals Keeper" today, it's become an even better idea.

In the past, what you'd...

Find out if that disposable battery’s dead without any extra gear (and learn why it works)


 
 

Have you got a dozen disposable AA batteries knocking around at the bottom of your camera bag, and you're not quite sure if they've got any life remaining? It's a situation we too have found ourselves in before now, and it tends to self-perpetuate. You leave them in there, intending to check them when you get...

Olympus E-PL7 Shooter’s Report Part I: Exploring the benefits of a few significant upgrades

 
 

It seems from some of our reader comments that the Olympus E-PL7 is not quite understood for what it is. Perhaps it's the change in style from its predecessor, bringing it closer in appearance to the flagship E-P5's look than the E-PL5, a line that has remained fairly consistent over the past few generations in...

Nikon V3 review: Is this super-speedy flagship the best argument yet for Nikon’s 1-system?


 
 

Ever since the Nikon 1-series launched back in late 2011 with the V1 and J1, it has divided opinions. 1-series cameras are smaller than most rivals, and they offer some truly impressive performance, but while they've done quite well with consumer photographers in some markets, enthusiasts have been a tougher...