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2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Let’s cut the crop: Zack Arias on the full-frame vs crop sensor debate

Among photographers, both hobbyist and professional, there is (and has been for a long time) an ongoing debate relating to the size of a digital camera's sensor. While some argue that only 'full-frame' (that is, 35mm format) sensors can provide...

An injection of color: Panasonic FZ1000 gallery updated with 24 new real-world samples


 
 

Earlier this month, the hotly-anticipated Panasonic FZ1000 landed at Imaging Resource headquarters, and we didn't waste any time posting a round of gallery photos. (Nor was there a shortage of takers:...

Canon announces PowerShot SX400 IS and SX520 HS superzoom cameras for the budget-conscious

Canon has today announced two new budget-friendly superzoom compacts, the Canon SX520 HS and SX400 IS. While the SX520 replaces the year-old SX510 HS, the SX400 is positioned below it and has to make do without some of the bells and whistles of...

Premium, Specialty, Niche: Welcome to the New World Order

 
 

The torch has been passed, and the balance shifted. Mirrorless cameras and models filling the specialty "niche" roles are now clearly in the ascendance over more traditional models, at least in the product-flow here...

Learn how to use HDR to create natural looking photos in this B&H educational video

When photographing a scene with strong contrast, such as a landscape during the morning or evening light, a cityscape in the afternoon, or an interior scene with bright light coming in through the windows, most digital cameras' sensors are uncapable of capturing the full dynamic range of the scene. This leads to a loss of detail either in the...

Sony RX100 III Shooter’s Report III: SteadyShot, video, flash and more—you asked, we answer!

 
 

Parting, they say, is such sweet sorrow -- and yet part with the Sony RX100 III is what I must do. I've just posted the third and final part of my Sony RX100 III Shooter's Report blog, and it's time for opinions rendered and perhaps a few tears shed. Some cameras are easier than others to give back; suffice to say...

Using 50 Canon EOS 1D X cameras to create a ten second bullet time action sports clip

 
 

Ever since the 1999 sci-fi action movie "The Matrix," the so-called "bullet time" technique has become immensely popular in all kinds of visual productions. By arranging multiple cameras around a subject and triggering them at the same time, the technique allows to create a virtual camera movement around the scene...

Hasselblad announces CFV-50c digital back for its V-system medium format cameras

 
 

In a move that caught everyone entirely by surprise, Hasselblad today announced a new dedicated digital back for its famous V-system medium format cameras -- the ones that have been to the moon. With the CFV-50c back, any V-system camera that has been built since 1957 can instantly be propelled into the 21st...

Nauticam’s new underwater housing lets you go scuba diving with your Sony RX100 Mk III

The Sony RX100 Mk III is a serious powerhouse of a compact camera, delivering outstanding image quality in a pocket-sized package. Wouldn't it be awesome if you could take it along on your next scuba diving adventure? Now you can, thanks to a new underwater housing by Nauticam.

Milled from solid aluminum, Nauticam's NA-RX100III housing is...

Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6G II Lens Review: The little kit lens gets smaller, lighter and sharper

 
 

Kit lenses tend not to get a lot of love. They're often cast off as mediocre with lackluster sharpness or lots of CA or distortion. With our latest lens review on the Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH MEGA O.I.S. G Vario, this lens bucks the trend with improved sharpness, low distortion as well as a smaller and...

Nikon V3 Shooter’s Report I: Should this super-speedy mirrorless persuade you to give the 1-series another look?

 
 

Ever since Nikon's 1-series launched with the V1 -- predecessor of today's Nikon V3 -- way back in 2011, the company has taken flak for choosing a smaller image sensor than its main rivals, most of whom have opted for Four Thirds or APS-C type sensors in their mirrorless cameras. Nikon has stuck to its guns,...

Canon G1 X Mark II Review: Brighter lens, faster processor and new looks. But is it better?

 
 

Canon turned a few heads back when it released the original PowerShot G1 X: the industry's first compact, large-sensor camera to offer a zoom lens. The 1.5"-type sensor was leaps and bounds larger than what's inside the typical compact camera, and it was married with Canon's popular PowerShot G-series build,...

Canon patents a 45x zoom lens that could go into a waterproof compact

 
 

Waterproof cameras are either extremely large -- because they're regular cameras that have been put in an underwater housing -- or lack functionality. The latter is the case in many waterproof compacts that you can take snorkling, which need to stay small and at the same time make sure no water gets in.

Canon has...

Here’s why the next Android version is going to be awesome for photographers

Back in June, we reported about Google's upcoming new version of its Android mobile operating system, which will bring some serious improvements for photographers. Besides RAW image capture, the new system -- thus far codenamed 'L' -- will also allow for manual control of settings such as shutter speed and ISO, faster burst rates in continuous...

Steady Camera lets you capture shake-free video footage with your iPhone

 
 

Apple's iPhone is a great tool for both photographers and videographers, as the masses of iPhone photos and videos available on the web demonstrate quite impressively. However, for serious videography the iPhone has one shortcoming: the lack of image stabilization.

This is also something that many iPhone videos...

Transfer your Aperture data to Lightroom with Aperture Exporter

During its WWDC Keynote this year, Apple showcased iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and among the new features highlighted was their new Photos app. In a move to bring the mobile iOS and the OS X desktop operating systems closer together, the new Photos app will be available on both the mobile and the desktop OS. With these forcoming software...

This epic stop motion hyperlapse journey through Barcelona, Spain took over 360 hours in the making

 
Image © Rob Whitworth

"In few other cities is it possible to walk from spectacular location to spectacular location," writes photographer Rob Whitworth as an introducion to his video "Barcelona GO!" on Vimeo. And few other videos we've seen so far take us as spectacularly from location to location as this one.

Even...

Firmware Friday: Blackmagic cameras get new ProRes file formats; Nikon expands D810 support


 
 

It's that time again, folks. The weekend is here, and with it, your weekly firmware update roundup. For this week's Firmware Friday, we have updates for four cameras and one camera accessory from Blackmagic and Nikon. The latter also has software updates for two apps which, although not technically firmware,...

The new Sigma dp2 Quattro has a very unique design. Here’s how you hold it! (VIDEO)

 
 

Sigma's DP-line of Foveon-based compact cameras have always sat in a special niche of the camera market. The previous generation of "Merrill" DP cameras were rather boxy and utilitarian on the exterior, but the APS-C, three-layered Foveon sensor on the inside let this compact camera produce some extraordinary...

Adobe updates Camera Raw, DNG Converter with Nikon D810, Panasonic GH4 and FZ1000 support


 
 

Just four weeks after it dropped final versions of Camera Raw and DNG Converter supporting the Sony A7S and RX100 III, Adobe is back with another round of release candidates. This time, it's the Nikon D810, Panasonic GH4 and Panasonic FZ1000 receiving some love, with raw support for all three cameras arriving...

Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Sony RX10 match-up updated, post-price drop!

 
 

When we previously evaluated the stellar RX10 against its new (and only) competitor, the FZ1000, our decision was easy. The $1,299 RX10, while incredible, simply wasn't 44.44% better than the $899 FZ1000. Panasonic won the race by a country mile.

We'd no sooner handed the bridge-camera crown to the Panasonic...

MIOPS aims to be the ultimate all-purpose sensor-activated camera trigger

The brains behind the NeroTrigger, a device that can trigger your camera or your flash via light, sound and laser, are taking their product to the next level. Currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, Eron Elektronik is currently developing the second generation of their multi-purpose trigger, called MIOPS.

While the basic functionality...

Samsung NX30 Shooter’s Report Part II: Can this NX flagship handle the rigors of action photography?

 
 

When the Samsung NX30 was first announced, I was really impressed with the performance-related features and specs -- especially the autofocus system and speed. Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) video at 60 frames per second is pretty cool, too. But since I'm primarily an outdoor action-sports photographer who spends a...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 7D $999; BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera $495; Panasonic GX7 $948; GH3 $997; Pentax K-3 Bundle $1,297 and more!

 
 

Time for another camera deals roundup. In today's batch we have a cool selection of gear, everything from huge instant rebate on a BlackMagic cinema camera to deals on Canon, Panasonic and Pentax cameras. There's also some nice specials on memory cards and a Manfrotto tripod kit. Be sure to check back on IR for...