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3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Sony A7 II surprises, with world’s first 5-axis image stabilization in a full-frame ILC

 
 
 
 

Sony Japan has unveiled the latest addition to the A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the new Sony A7 II. The "Mark II" model features not only the...

Samsung NX1: 4K video samples and new full-res frame grabs available for download

 
 

One of the most heavily discussed and debated features of the powerful new Samsung NX1 is its advanced 4K video recording capabiities. The Samsung NX1 can shoot and internally record 4K movies at Cinema 4K...

Amazon now offers Prime subscribers free unlimited space for their photos

 
 

With tablets and small laptops becoming more powerful all the time, many of us use portable computers as an on-the-go solution for photo editing. With that comes a culprit though: storage. SSDs, while getting more affordable all the time, all still considerably more expensive than classic spinning drives when it...

Canon 7D Mark II Sample Gallery: Production model hits the trails in our first batch of real-world shots

 
 

After a brief experience at Photokina with the Canon 7D Mark II, the long-awaited update to Canon's flagship APS-C model, we've finally gotten our hands on a final production version of this hot speed-demon DSLR and just published our first batch of sample gallery photos! Taking it out for a spin this past weekend...

Think Tank Photo’s new Perception backpacks and Digital Holster 5 are for the mirrorless photographer on the go

 
 

At Photo Plus Expo 2014 in New York City, Think Tank Photo has announced a new backpack series that is aimed at users of mirrorless cameras. It's called the Perception series, and ThinkTank touts it as its smallest and lightest backpack series. Coming in three sizes and two colors, the Perception backpacks offer...

Fujifilm X30 sample gallery images posted!

 
 

One of the first cameras I reviewed for Imaging Resource was the classic-looking, oh-so-retro Fujifilm XF1. It sported the same size 2/3" X-Trans sensor (version I) as the X30, as well as the same 12mp resolution, a similar fixed-lens 4x zoom (slightly different range) and of course also proudly displayed the nifty...

Unified Color’s HDR Expose 3 algorithms trickle down to its affordable HDR Express app


 
 

HDR fans: Want a little more control than your camera can provide you with for your high dynamic range photos? If so, it's time to switch to your computer and really take charge of your photography -- and an update to Unified Color Technologies' consumer-friendly HDR Express app is here to help.

Based...

Exclusive - Samsung NX1 hands-on and samples [UPDATED]

 
 

[UPDATE: We've just been informed that the high-ISO noise reduction processing has, in fact, not been finalized in the firmware of the NX1 used for these sample photos. Final image quality for higher ISO shots could potentially change with a full production version.]

[UDPATE 2, 3:45pm: We've now confirmed that...

Firmware Friday: Sony speeds up power-on for six Alpha mirrorless cameras


 
 

Firmware Friday is all about Sony this week, as the company updates no less than six of its Alpha E-mount mirrorless cameras. If you've noticed slower-than-expected startup of your camera, fear not: The solution is here!

For all six cameras, the change made in current firmware is identical. Upon installing...

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 "G" lenses, along with modern amenities such as ED glass and Nano Crystal Coat. The new lens isn't a...

Epson Perfection V800, V850 Pro scanners promise faster, better quality film scans


 
 

Do you shoot film, either alongside your digital camera or exclusively? Perhaps you have a treasure trove of old photos you've never brought into the digital age, or maybe you did so years ago with a scanner of dubious quality, and feel you could extract more from those old negatives and slides. Either way,...

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 hands-on review of Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR.

In this part, Jeremy shares his thoughts on the...

It’s a whole new DxO! Major updates land for Optics Pro, FilmPack, Viewpoint; pricing restructured, too


 
 

Over the years, we've seen some pretty significant updates to French software company DxO Labs' flagship Optics Pro raw image processing app, not least of which was last year's Optics Pro 9, which brought a radically rethough noise-processing engine. A year later, though, the company has taken things to the...

Camera Deals of the Day: Nikon D610 Price Drop: $1697; Panasonic GH4 Bundle Deals; Pentax K-5 IIs $597; Canon 70D $999 and much more!

 
 

Camera Deals of the Day is back! Yes, there's been a quite a bit of time since the last deals post, but boy, oh, boy, are there a lot of awesome deals for camera gear now. We've found major savings on everything from Nikon full-frame DSLRs, big bundle deals on Panasonic GH4s, lens and camera rebates on Fuji gear, a...

Ricoh’s weather-sealed HD Pentax 16-85mm zoom to ship within weeks


 
 

During the recent Photokina tradeshow in Germany, Ricoh didn't have any new products to show under its Pentax interchangeable-lens camera brand, but the company did have a new lens roadmap on hand, forecasting delivery of four new K-mount zoom lenses in 2014 or later. Today, the first of those four optics has...

Sony pro support program comes to the USA; Artisans program expanded to 30 photographers


 
 

Last spring, we told readers about a new support program launched by Sony in Japan, and aimed at professional photographers shooting with the company's Alpha cameras. If you're an Alpha-mount pro in the US market, we have good news for you today -- a similar scheme has just launched in the US market.

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13-inch Epson SureColor P600 photo printer promises better black and white


 
 

Can't get enough of black and white photography, but find it hard to recreate in print what you see on the screen? If so, you're the target customer for Epson's latest photo printer, the just-announced SureColor P600. Among the many features of this capable 13-inch model, Epson is focusing on its black and...

Newly published Nikon patents show hybrid smartphone camera, 1-series superzoom lens and more

Nikon Rumors has spotted a number of interesting patents filed by Nikon and published by Egami and IPWatchdog. Among these, there's what appears to be a camera case for smartphones, a hotshoe-mounted add-on EVF that comes with a second accessory hot-shoe, a superzoom lens for the 1 system, as well as a technology for a combined 2D/3D display.

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Ricoh Theta successor adds 360-degree spherical video; third-party developers courted with new SDK

 
 

Back in early 2013, Ricoh first showed a prototype of one of the most unusual digital cameras we've ever seen, featuring twin fisheye lenses facing in opposite directions. The idea of that camera, which six months later hit retail as the Ricoh Theta, was that it would capture a full 360-degree spherical panorama in...

Stormscapes2 is a beautifully orchestrated timelapse video of storms, thunderbolts and starry skies

We've seen a good many timelapse videos in the past, many of them which were truly outstanding as they made use of some clever techniques, or simply because they were showing extraordinarily beautiful imagery. We've also seen a couple of prime example of night sky and storm photography. The latest video that we stumbled upon effectively...

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 performance of this popular full-frame mirrorless camera, this second Shooter's Report section focuses on...

Need a 20x superzoom lens for your next video production? Canon’s new 50-1000mm cine zoom has you covered

 
 

In the world of superzoom lenses for DSLRs, we thought that Tamron's 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 APS-C lens with its 18.8x zoom factor was about as good as it gets, but we were apparently wrong. If you need even more zoom and an even longer reach, Canon now has you covered with a new 50-1000mm monster. Sort of.

This is...