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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Olympus E-PL7 arrives with restyled body, flip-down LCD, better stabilization, and in-camera Wi-Fi

In mid-2013, Olympus introduced the E-PL6, a camera that never came to the US market, perhaps because it was such a modest tweak to 2012's E-PL5. Today, the Olympus E-PL7 arrives as a much more comprehensive revamp, although its heart -- a...

Limited no more: Olympus adds a standard black color for its 12mm f/2.0 Micro Four Thirds lens

 
 

Back in late 2012, when Olympus launched the PEN E-PL5 compact system camera -- a model just replaced by the Olympus E-PL7 this very day -- it also unveiled a new, limited-edition variant of its M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED...

Pentax surprises with futuristic new compact K-S1 DSLR

 
 

If you thought most new cameras nowadays are all about being "retro" and taking cues from cameras of yesteryear, take heed: Ricoh is going in a bold new direction with their latest DSLR, the new Pentax K-S1....

Sony A5100 Shooter’s Report part I: Out and about with a smorgasbord of lenses

 
 

The Sony A5100 is a bit of an anomoly. For starters, its name implies that it succeeds the A5000, which it most certainly does not! The A5000 succeeds the lower-tiered NEX-3N, while the A5100 succeeds the mid-level...

Sony A7S Shooter’s Report Part I: First impressions, handling and oh my, high ISO!

 
 

They say "three's a crowd," but in the case of the Sony A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, perhaps the more apt analogy is "The Three Bears" in that with the A7, A7R and now the A7S, there's something for...

Samsung created a roving robot to carry the Galaxy NX smart camera around Europe

 
 

The Samsung Galaxy NX is a strange breed of a camera, half mirrorless NX camera, half Android device. It comes with a viewfinder, humongous rear screen and quirky interface with as good as no physical buttons. It takes images just as gorgeous as any NX series camera, but it's an entirely different user experience.

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Perfection for the pixel-addicted: 200-megapixel Hasselblad H5D-200c Multi Shot debuts


 
 

With cameras offering 30, 40 or even 50 megapixels now relatively affordable, you might think that the pixel-addicted -- those photographers who need to shoot at extremely high resolution for archival purposes, high-end product photography, and so on -- would be satisfied. You'd be wrong, though. For some...

Goodbye to a friend: Uwe Steinmueller - 8/8/14


 

This is a sad and difficult post to write; I just learned yesterday that my friend Uwe Steinmueller passed away from a heart attack, back on the 8th of this month.

I can't even remember the first time I met Uwe, but it was at least 10 years ago, at some camera-company event introducing a new model. I subsequently saw...

Pentax 645Z First Shots: Medium-format, maximum image quality—is it time to clean our Still Life scene?

 
 

If image quality is a prime consideration for your own photographic endeavors, we have a new camera in our lab right now that will make your heart flutter: the Pentax 645Z.

The original Pentax 645D, which made its debut in late 2010, has been our de facto standard for high image quality ever since we first tested...

Nikon issues service advisory about “bright spots” in D810 photos

Uh-oh. It appears that Nikon is having trouble with the sensor in one of its cameras again. After the D600 sensor spot issue which brought much heat upon the digital camera manufacturer, Nikon now seems to have issues with the sensor inside the D810 which, reportedly, produces "bright spots" in photos under certain conditions.

According to a...

“Recipes” photo series captures ingredients floating in mid-air

Cookbooks usually all follow a similar recipe (pun intended). In the vast majority of cases, they consist of more or less professionally taken images of dishes, along with a list of ingredients and a set of instruction on how to prepare them. Alternative approaches to this classic way of illustrating recipes are rare.

German designer Nora...

Adobe publishes “quick guide” on how to transfer Aperture data to Lightroom

Back in June during its annually World Wide Developer Conference, Apple not only showcased iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, but also later announced that it would be discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture in favor of the new cross-platform Photos app. Unless Photos will be a viable replacement for Aperture, serious photographers as well as professionals may...

Canon refreshes PIXMA all-in-one printer lineup, adds tap-to-print for Android devices


 
 

Want to save some desk space by consolidating several devices into one? You're not alone: all-in-one printers which include scanning and copying capabilities are pretty common these days, and Canon's PIXMA lineup are among the most popular. Further evolving the series, the company has just introduced three...

The beauty of summertime: We crown our July Photo of the Day monthly winners

Photography is fun any time of the year, but the summer sure is a good time to catch the light. And while there's no guarantee that all of these contest-placing images below were actually shot in the summer months, they all seem to share a vibrancy that lends itself to a summertime theme.

We're proud to crown our contest prize winners and worthy runners-up for the month...

Lytro lets Illum’s refocusable images roam free with updated iOS app

 
 

Ever since Lytro launched its first light field cameras back in 2011, its users were faced with a problem. The defining feature of Lytro's light-field images -- the ability to adjust the focus point post-capture, and to very slightly tweak framing -- was almost entirely reliant on the images being viewed on the...

The Ztylus lens accessory makes your iPhone look like a classic camera

Industrial design usually has the goal of combining form with function in a way that neither one gets in the way of the other. But achieving this isn't always an easy task, and products that focus too much on form often lack functionality, while those focusing too much on function often lack an aesthetic appeal. Then, there are those products...

Nikon D810 sample gallery: 24 new real-world images from one seriously high-res, full-frame DSLR

It's been a bit of a frustrating week here in Knoxville, Tennessee, but my fortune has finally changed! The reason for my frustration was pretty simple: I've had the Nikon D810 sitting on my desk, just begging me to go out and do some shooting -- but every time I've been free to do so, the weather hasn't been playing ball. And then finally, despite a weather forecast that...

Canon and Nikon issue service advisories regarding counterfeit batteries

When buying a new camera, one of the first accessories that most people get is one or more extra batteries. However, OEM batteries often come with a considerable price tag, and after an already expensive purchase, there may not be much money left to spend. Luckily, there are third party options available for most camera models which are often...

Dubai takes timelapse photography to the next level with Dubai 360

Timelapse photography has in the past years become a popular tool for travel videos not only with amateurs but also with professionals and increasingly with tourism offices. Not long ago we featured Rob Whitworth's beautiful flow-motion video of Barcelona here on Imaging Resource, which was in fact commissioned by the Catalan Tourism Bord.

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Sony A5100 replaces NEX-5T, puts A6000’s hybrid autofocus in an even more affordable body


 
 

Earlier this year, Sony knocked the ball out of the park, launching one of the most popular compact system cameras we've seen to date -- the Sony A6000. Now, it follows up with the Sony A5100, a more affordable sibling to that model, and it will clearly be hoping to repeat its success. (And we've already been...

This ultra-rare, insanely cool 1200mm Canon lens could be yours… for just US$165,000!


 
 

Is your camera bag too light? Do you often find yourself wishing you could see clean into next week? Well, now you can solve both problems at one fell swoop, for a snip at the price of £99,000 (US$165,000 or thereabouts).

All kidding aside, the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM is one absolutely incredible,...

Nikon D610 vs. Canon 6D: The battle of the affordable, full-frame DSLRs


 
 

If you're in the market for a full-frame DSLR with a relatively affordable price-tag, the Canon 6D and Nikon D610 will doubtless be right near the top of your list. But if you're not already invested in full-frame glass for the Canon EF or Nikon F lens mounts, choosing between the two is quite a challenge.

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Ricoh preps tele macro prime and zoom for Q-mount, and… 7mm prime for Four Thirds??

 
 

It's crystal ball time, Pentaxians! The hawk-eyed folks at two Japanese tech blogs -- Egami and Love Pentax -- have picked up news of several newly-published patent applications from Ricoh, owner of the Pentax brand, in the last few days. Two of them make quite a bit of sense, but we must admit we're a little...

Sony A6000, A7S and Panasonic GH4 among ten new cameras supported by OS X

 
 

If you're a Mac user who's upgraded to a new camera recently, you may well want to download a new update for your OS X operating system, too. The reason? Apple has just released a new version of its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility package, extending support to some very popular new cameras.

Far and away the most...

The horrors that live within us: Marcus DeSieno’s giant ferrotype critters

It's one thing to know that our bodies are full of bacteria, parasites, germs and other critter, some of them useful and some of them harmful. But it's an entirely different thing to see these creepy creatures magnified on a four feet ferrotype print. Talk about the stuff of nightmares.

Nightmares are exactly the driving force behind Marcus...