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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Exclusive - Samsung NX1 hands-on and samples

 
 

I've just spent a few precious hours with the Samsung NX1 "uber-camera" and have to say, it was a blast! Better yet, I can share the shots I captured with all our eager readers. (And when it comes to the NX1, a lot...

Nikon 20mm f/1.8G AF-S Review: At long last, the 20-yr-old full-frame fast prime gets a modern refresh

 
 

Nikon released an updated version of its 20mm prime lens back in September 2014 -- the Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED AF-S -- offering a very fast f/1.8 aperture, plus a new design to match the look and build of their other...

Nikon D750 Shooter’s Report Part I: In the hand & in the field - physical features and general shooting

 
 

Nikon fans, the wait is over. Our Nikon D750 Shooter's Report is underway! Taking off to the wilderness of Maine, nature and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray has now returned with the first installment of his...

Sony A7S Shooter’s Report Part II: Boost those shadows and peep those pixels! A look at dynamic range and 4K video

 
 

After some extensive testing, shooting, filming, editing and comparing, the second installment of my Sony A7S Shooter's Report is now published. After investigating the handling as well as the insanely high ISO...

Hands-on with the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro (and 1.4x TC): A pro quality lens without the ‘pro’ bulk


UPDATE: The full, in-depth Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro lens review is now complete over on SLRgear!

Following up on their stellar 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens, the newest member of the "Zuiko Pro" family is the telephoto sibling to the 12-40mm: the 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko Pro. Technically, it was unveiled all the way back at the launch of...

New lithium-ion battery tech could charge in minutes, keep working for decades


 
 

Fed up with replacing your rechargeable batteries once or twice a year after they stop holding a reasonable charge? Wish you could recharge more quickly, so you didn't need to juggle quite so many batteries and chargers? If so, a research team at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University feels your pain,...

UPDATED - Panasonic LX100 gallery: The world’s first Four Thirds fixed lens camera goes walkabout

 
 

[Update 10-15-14: Based on the popularity of this camera and several reader requests we've now updated our LX100 gallery. Thanks to Ilias G. for suggesting mechanical shutter, a 3:2 aspect ratio and adding the extended ISO 100 (note: "extended" must be enabled in the menu in order to access ISO 100). We've also...

Lights, camera, trash ‘em: Samsung wants Hollywood to Ditch the DSLR too

 
 

Last June, photographers in and around New York City got the chance to swap their aged DSLR for a modern, mirrorless replacement, thanks to consumer electronics giant Samsung and its unusual Ditch the DSLR promotional event. Now, those on the west coast will get their turn, thanks to a repeat of the earlier Times...

The glories of nature: We announce our September Photo of the Day monthly winners

Sometimes our monthly Photo of the Day contest winners and runners-up have a common theme to them. We certainly don't plan it that way - we simply vote on the ones we like and then the votes are tallied. But when it happens, it's interesting to take note of it.

This month, the central theme is clear -- nature! And we have some splendid examples of nature photography on...

Think Tank Photo’s Airport Accelerator carry-on gains split personality, swaps cameras for drone portage


 
 

Have you joined the aerial photography trend? Specialist carry cases for multicopters are easy to find, but if you don't travel regularly travel commercially with your drone or take it on long hikes, a multi-purpose bag that you can also use for your camera gear probably makes more sense. Most affordable...

Firmware Friday: Sigma updates lens, USB dock firmware; Blackmagic expands in-camera formatting


 
 

Friday is here, and once again, it's firmware time! For the second week running, our Firmware Friday roundup doesn't include any consumer cameras, with the majority of this week's news instead consisting of lens updates. Japan's Sigma Corp. has new firmware for five lens models, as well as for the dock used...

Pentax 645Z Image Quality Analysis: Astronomical resolution and detail on screen and in print

 
 

Our coverage of the new 51MP medium-format Pentax 645Z continues with our famous image quality comparison and print quality analysis. Given its new massive 51-megapixel CMOS sensor, the 645Z is pretty much in a league of its own -- apart from other high-end medium format cameras, of course -- especially against...

Awesome video takes you inside your Nikon lens, shows you how the tech works


 
 

To the uninitiated, photographic optics can seem rather arcane. Sure, we can all tell a good lens apart from a bad one, but what defines a lens' characteristics is harder to understand. Often, the full name for any given lens will include a mass of jargon that -- if decoded -- can give you important...

Panasonic GM5 First Shots: The ‘refined’ GM1 adds features, but is its image quality still as impressive?

 
 

Hot on the heels of the LX100's first visit to our test lab, the diminuative yet powerful new Panasonic GM5 has hit our testing grounds. The Panasonic GM1, the first truly micro Micro Four Thirds camera, was a huge hit here at IR -- small, sturdy and maintained the impressive image quality that comes with so many...

Canon teases large-sensor, long-zoom compact camera

 
 

Want more zoom range from a large-sensor, fixed-lens camera, but don't want to forgo the compact body to get it? A new video from Canon Netherlands suggests that you might just see that wish answered.

The video, which you can see below, appears on the company's website in a section labeled "Compact Cameras for...

Sony A7 vs. A7R: Which Alpha is more alpha?

 
 

When Sony announced the A7 and A7R, they captured the attention of many photographers. No longer did full-frame image quality mean a hulking a large DSLR (or a Leica-sized dent in your pocketbook); the glorious image quality of full-frame cameras could now be had for a fraction of the size and price as before. To...

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...