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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Panasonic GX85 Production Gallery Supplement: Shooting the real world with real firmware!

 
 

Since we first announced the existence of the Panasonic GX85 back in early April, the camera has been climbing the charts on our site. Taking a look at our homepage today shows the GX85 as #2 in overall popularity...

Add some wow factor: Preserve and present your work with WhiteWall’s new premium photobooks

 
 

German-based WhiteWall has been producing high-quality prints on a wide variety of substrates from their Frechen, Germany photo lab since 2003. Their online service, WhiteWall.com, has been operational since 2007,...

Panasonic ZS100 Review: 1”-type sensor and compact form factor make for pleasing travel zoom

 
 

The new 20-megapixel Panasonic ZS100 is first ZS-series model to include a 1"-type sensor. It combines that with a 10x optical zoom lens while maintaining a compact, pocketable size, which altogether, results in a...

Hands-on with the Hasselblad X1D: A remarkably portable & manageable medium format digital camera

After the announcement yesterday morning, reviewer Eamon Hickey then had an opportunity to get some hands-on time with a prototype of the new Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera during their press event in New York City. As a...

Canon 1D X Mark II Field Test Part I: Sports photography performance with a flagship DSLR

 
 

I'm not a professional sports photographer, not anymore, anyway. I did, at one point, photograph sports for a local newspaper company, but even then I didn't "feel" like a professional sports photographer...and I...

Infuriating insects: Rainforest ants aid in destruction of nearly $3,000 worth of camera equipment

 
 

If someone tells you that they set up a camera trap in the rainforest to capture a photo of a jaguar, only to come back and find their gear destroyed, what would you guess was the culprit? The jaguar, perhaps, or maybe rain. Well, if you guessed the latter you'd at least be partially right.

After setting up a...

Nikon D500 Field Test: This fast and powerful APS-C DSLR delivers high-quality results

 
 

The full-featured APS-C Nikon D500 has arrived. I was able to put the D500 through its paces and came away impressed. Its notable features include a new autofocus system that includes 153 AF points and the ability to continuously shoot up to 200 RAW frames at 10 frames per second. Paired with a new 20.9-megapixel...

Olympus TG-870 First Shots: Comparing the ultra-wide 21-105mm eq. waterproof to the competition

 
 

Waterproof fans listen up: The summer is here in the northern hemisphere, and with it comes the usual sun, fun and water activities. We've finally received a full production Olympus TG-870 sample, and have now run it through an initial lab run and captured our lab test First Shots.

For anyone new to our site,...

Traveling drone owners take note: Think Tank releases Helipak backpack designed for larger drones

 
 

Think Tank has released a purpose-built backpack for carrying a DJI Inspire (or similarly-sized) quadcopter which they are calling the "most well thought-out, comfortable, and protective backpack" available for the Inspire.

Product information states that the Helipak holds a DJI Inspire (with gimbal and rotors...

Adobe updates: Guided Upright feature and new camera, lens support added to Lightroom and ACR

 
 

Adobe has today updated its core imaging apps, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. Depending upon whether you prefer the perpetually-licensed or subscription variants, Lightroom is now up to versions 6.6 or CC2015.6, and includes a new "Guided Upright" feature and camera support. Adobe Camera Raw 9.6...

Not just for stills: Affordable Pentax K-70 boasts full-time movie autofocus and better aperture control


 
 

For a while now, there's been a tradition around Pentax DSLR launches. As each new model lands, the Pentaxian faithful have taken a little while to absorb all the details, and then a vigorous debate has kicked off about its video feature set. With the launch of the Pentax K-70 today, perhaps that debate has...

5 rules for making engaging, attractive videos (and how to know when you should break them)


 
 

Are you trying to branch out from still photography, but finding that your videos seem to lack a little something? Or perhaps you've been hesitant to get into video capture in the first place, and aren't really sure where to start. Either way, you might find a just-published short from the folks at B&H Photo...

Your next camera includes a free safety net: Canon bundles CarePAK Plus plan with cameras, lenses

 
 

Picture this: You've just brought home your brand new Canon 5DS R and you're looking forward to putting its high-resolution power to the test out in the beautiful, but harsh, wilderness. At the back of your mind, though, your camera's minty-fresh newness leads you to baby it, perhaps passing up some photo...

“World’s first universal camera”: Mercury camera aims to provide inexpensive universal camera system

 
 

A universal camera? What does that mean, is it a real thing, and if so how is it possible? Answering the second question first, it's not real yet -- but it might be soon. That depends on the results of an ongoing Kickstarter campaign and the ability of Mercury Works' designer Zach Horton to turn the ambitious dream...

Royal photo fans: Expand your knowledge with these ten facts about 19th century photography

 
 

Yesterday we saw a really cool video shot in a Mexican underwater cave using a Sony A7S, but did you know that the first underwater photograph was created way back in 1856 by William Thompson? This is but one of the fun facts included in The Telegraph's list of ten "useless but exceedingly interesting facts about...

No tripod in New York City, no problem! Israeli artist with a T2i captures the Big Apple in a distinct way

 
 

Israeli visual artist Ynon Lan recently created a distinct time-lapse video for jazz/soul singer-songwriter Amana Melome's music video for her song "If and When."

What makes this video particularly interesting, besides the great music, is the brilliant editing techniques that Lan utilized. Per Canon Watch, the...

Canon G7X Mark II Sample Gallery: Taking the enthusiast 1-inch Canon out for a real world spin

 
 

If you want to find the Canon G7X Mark II on our website as of today, you don't need to worry with typing it into the search box. Just look at our Most Popular Cameras pod to the right of the page and there it sits, right on top in the pole position. That pod is automatically populated by what our readers are...

Best Tripods For Video: Top choices for serious and professional video shooters at every price point


 
 

A tripod is the quintessential must-have video accessory for capturing smooth, shake-free video.  Practically any tripod -- even the medium-sized pan/tilt unit you're already using for stills -- can be pressed into service as a video tripod. But if you expect to execute smooth pans and shoot professional...

Canon 1D X Mark II Gallery Images: Photographing soccer with a flagship DSLR and a 400mm f/2.8 lens

 
 

My field test for the new Canon 1D X Mark II couldn't have gotten underway any better. Knowing I was taking Canon's flagship "uber-camera" designed for speed and action under my wing, I had to look for photography opportunities that really put the camera to the test, and sports was first on my list. After a few...

The “Dehaze” slider: A clear method for reducing haze in your photographs

 
 

In much of the northern hemisphere, we're entering that humid time of the year with frequent haze. On some occasions haze can add something desirable to an image, but more typically it just reduces sharpness, color and contrast in what might be an otherwise beautiful landscape.

There are multiple ways that you...

Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens Review: The “ultimate portrait lens” for Sony shooters?

 
 

Sony's been slowly but quite steadily growing their selection of mirrorless system lenses, especially regarding their much-loved full-frame A7-series. With a major focus on professional photographers as well as cameras with higher and higher megapixel counts, such as the 42MP Sony A7R II, the team at Sony saw the...

Get stable low-angle shots almost anywhere with the heavy-duty Platypod Pro Max

 
 

The Platypod Pro was released last year. Designed to support cameras with small to medium size lenses, this $50 camera support kit promises to help photographers set their cameras up for very low angle shots, something that is often difficult -- if not impossible -- with traditional tripods. And now, the makers of...

Sony A7S captures stunning high ISO video of a dark, beautiful underwater cave in Mexico

 
 

Cave diving is dangerous, but it offers up the chance to see wonderful sights and natural formations unlike anything else on the planet.

Christoffer Brenna, Jonas Pedersen and Sebastien Keller recently made their way to the El Toh cave in Yucatan, Mexico. The resulting video seen below is stunning.

I don't have...

Instagram rolling out business tools soon, but what does it mean for photographers?

 
 

Despite starting as a simple photo-sharing social network, Instagram has become an increasingly popular tool for businesses, helping them build brand awareness and advertise their products. With the upcoming launch of Instagram Business Tools, the popular social media platform hopes to help businesses stand out and...

Running on empty: Nikon offers free replacement batteries for D500 owners plagued by poor battery life

 
 

The Nikon D500 uses an EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery, which Nikon has used in other cameras including the D7000-series, D600, D800-series, D750 and V1. In 2013, Nikon changed the way this battery discharges electricity, and the result has created some consternation and battery woes for recent D500 purchasers.

For...