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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...

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...

The Art of Capturing Aurora: An interview with photographer Jeremy Gray

When the sun unleashes a certain type of solar flare out into the surrounding cosmos in our general direction, the result is often an impacting plasma cloud bombarding our magnetosphere. OK - so that's a mouthful, but the result to us down here on Earth is generally twofold,...

Photokina Q&A: Can the Samsung NX1 redefine pro performance with a quantum leap in technology?

 
Jay Kelbley, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics

6.7 Billion pixels per second image readout? Check. 240fps hardware-based object-recognition and tracking? Check.

Without question, the...

Sony A77 II Shooter’s Report Part I: A pro-like DSLR with image quality, features to rival the competition

 
 

Straight from the Rocky Mountains, John Shafer's first installment of his Sony A77 II Shooter's Report is now published. As a sports and action photographer first and foremost, John took a look at the Sony A77 II's featureset and specs -- 79-point AF system, 12fps continuous burst, bright EVF, dust- and...

Leica X (Typ 113) is bigger and brighter; still couples an APS-C sensor and prime lens


 
 

If you're a Leica fan looking for a straightforward street camera, the Leica X-series has your name on it. While it's long offered the handling Leica is known for, the Leica X2 has long been surpassed by rivals in many ways, however, with brighter lenses and more modern electronics readily available...

Nikon D750 First Shots posted! See how the new mid-priced full frame Nikon stacks up to the competition

 
 

As we mentioned in our Nikon D750 overview, the spiritual successor to the popular Nikon D700 from 2008 is basically all-new from the ground up. Sporting a similar 24.3mp sensor to the one housed in the D610 and the same processor found in the higher-end D810, this model expands the available ISO range beyond the...

Nikon announces new classes for its ‘Nikon School’ photography education series

Nikon has just announced the next round of its Nikon School program, which aims to bring advanced photography knowledge to the amateur and enthusiast. For the new 'school year' of late 2014 to mid-2015, Nikon has announced eight classes that cover photography basics as well as advanced topics such as lighting or action photography, plus...

Apple iPhone 6 camera beats Galaxy, Xperia, Lumia in more ways than one, says DxO

 
 
 
 

DxOMark, the French camera testing and image analysis firm, just released their findings for the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras. It seems effusive reviews like this one may be onto something: DxO concluded that the new iOS devices handily beat all...

Automatic perspective AND lens correction: Jobo’s new LensTRUE covers all the angles

At Photokina in Cologne, Germany, manufacturer JOBO showed off an intriguing new system that could make tilt/shift lenses obsolete. It's called the LensTRUE, and it's a little grey box that attaches to your camera's tripod mount and records its inclination. The data is then used during post-processing to automatically straighten the angles in...

Leica S DSLR reinvented as a CMOS-based contender for the Pentax 645Z’s throne


 
 

Medium-format camera fans have a new DSLR to act as the object of their desire, with the announcement of the Leica S (Typ 007) digital SLR at the Photokina tradeshow. A strong rival to the impressive Pentax 645Z, pricing hasn't yet been disclosed for this CMOS-based camera, but is unlikely to come close to...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 70D, printer $799; Olympus E-M5, grip, lens $1299; Fuji 55-200mm R lens $599; Tamron rebates; Memory Card deals & more!

 
 

Now that the deluge of Photokina product announcements is over, it's more or less back to our regularly scheduled programming here at IR, which includes our roundups of camera deals and discounts! On the docket today is a wide variety of deals from Canon DSLR bundles and new lens rebates from Tamron to a wide array...

Leica variants of Panasonic’s large-sensor, fixed-zoom cameras debut at Photokina


 
 

As we continue to dig our way out from under the last of the camera announcements from the Photokina tradeshow, we've just published our previews of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) and Leica V-Lux (Typ 114). These two fixed-lens cameras are the first in the D-Lux and V-Lux series to move to Leica's somewhat clumsy...

Leica renames last-gen cameras, makes them significantly more affordable


 
 

Fancy a Leica camera, but don't want to buy second-hand, and put off by the new camera pricing? If so, a couple of new Leica models might be of interest. You'll still need deep pockets -- especially if you want a DSLR -- but not quite as deep as was previously the case.

The Leica S-E (Typ 006) DSLR and...

Firmware Friday: Olympus E-M1 update lands ahead of schedule, Leica updates S-system cameras


 
 

The last few weeks or so might have been a bit manic, thanks to the biennial Photokina tradeshow that's been underway in Germany, but that doesn't mean things have been quiet on the firmware front. The very opposite, in fact!

A few days ago, we told you about a new firmware update for the Olympus E-M1...

Canon’s venerable fast-shooting APS-C gets a major upgrade: We compare the 7D vs. 7D Mark II

 
 

When Canon introduced the 7D Mark II early Monday morning it quickly shot to the top of our charts in traffic. Given it's been 5 years since the release of the original 7D (a veritable eternity in the digital photography space), we expected it to handily surpass its older brother in every way. But we didn't expect...

Considering an iPhone 6 Plus? This is the most beautiful camera(phone) review we’ve ever seen.

 
 

The high-end cameraphone market is thriving, with plenty of strong options, from the Nokia Lumia 1020, to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Heck, Panasonic just announced development of their CM1, featuring a monstrous 1" image sensor with 6 times the area of recent iPhone sensors. It's not clear how the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6...

Firmware updates will bring 4K photo mode to Panasonic GH4, FZ1000


 
 

If you're the owner of a Panasonic GH4 compact system camera or the large-sensor, long-zoom Panasonic FZ1000, we have good news for you. Both cameras have offered 4K video capture since launch, something that can prove handy not just for shooting movies, but also if you want to catch a high-quality still...

Canon 7D Mark II First Shots: Let the image quality comparisons begin!

 
 

The Canon 7D Mark II, announced earlier this week at the start of the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, has been turning our servers into liquid hot magma ever since Monday's big announcement. It seems there are more than a few of you out there in camera-land interested in seeing just how good this...

Panasonic launches 35-100mm zoom, 14mm prime lenses for Micro Four Thirds


 
 

Alongside its new Panasonic GM5 compact system camera, there are a couple of other Micro Four Thirds announcements from Panasonic at the 2014 Photokina tradeshow. Both are lenses -- the LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100) zoom, and the LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH (H-H014A) prime....

Hands-on with the Leica M Edition 60: An $18,500 way to cure your chimping habit

 
 

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first Leica M rangefinder -- the M3 was introduced back in 1954 -- the German camera manufacturer introduced a special edition of their venerable M-series digital rangefinder at this year's Photokina trade show. While that fact is not all that striking, as Leica's...

New optics for every budget: Canon launches 24mm and 400mm primes, 24-105mm zoom lens


 
 

Fancy adding another lens to your camera bag? If so, Canon has just announced three new optics that could occupy a little of the space you yearn to fill, no matter the size and your budget.

The largest and highest-priced of the trio, not surprisingly, is the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM. Set to ship this...

Samsung launches bright, constant-aperture 50-150mm f/2.8 zoom lens


 
 

Alongside the launch of its DSLR-styled Samsung NX1 compact system camera, Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has also revealed a new lens model. The NX 50-150mm F2.8 S ED OIS lens isn't its longest, but it's noticeably brighter than other options with this focal length range, and it's also only the...

Nearly Near-Field: Apple arrives at the NFC party four years late, then refuses to knock on the door


 
 

With its announcement last week of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple finally reversed a years-long stand against a communications standard that aims to make pairing, sharing and payments just as simple as can be. Four years after the now-widespread Near-Field Communications standard -- more commonly known as NFC...