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This month’s prizes:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

Nikon D810 sample gallery images posted

 
 

Shortly after the Nikon D810 first entered our test lab, DxOmark made it official and gave the D810 sensor an overall score of 97 - their highest ranking for a sensor to date, just passing the D800E's score
of 96....

Let’s cut the crop: Zack Arias on the full-frame vs crop sensor debate

Among photographers, both hobbyist and professional, there is (and has been for a long time) an ongoing debate relating to the size of a digital camera's sensor. While some argue that only 'full-frame' (that is, 35mm format) sensors can provide...

Transfer your Aperture data to Lightroom with Aperture Exporter

During its WWDC Keynote this year, Apple showcased iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and among the new features highlighted was their new Photos app. In a move to bring the mobile iOS and the OS X desktop operating systems closer together, the new Photos app will be available on both the mobile and the desktop OS. With these forcoming software...

This epic stop motion hyperlapse journey through Barcelona, Spain took over 360 hours in the making

 
Image © Rob Whitworth

"In few other cities is it possible to walk from spectacular location to spectacular location," writes photographer Rob Whitworth as an introducion to his video "Barcelona GO!" on Vimeo. And few other videos we've seen so far take us as spectacularly from location to location as this one.

Even...

Firmware Friday: Blackmagic cameras get new ProRes file formats; Nikon expands D810 support


 
 

It's that time again, folks. The weekend is here, and with it, your weekly firmware update roundup. For this week's Firmware Friday, we have updates for four cameras and one camera accessory from Blackmagic and Nikon. The latter also has software updates for two apps which, although not technically firmware,...

The new Sigma dp2 Quattro has a very unique design. Here’s how you hold it! (VIDEO)

 
 

Sigma's DP-line of Foveon-based compact cameras have always sat in a special niche of the camera market. The previous generation of "Merrill" DP cameras were rather boxy and utilitarian on the exterior, but the APS-C, three-layered Foveon sensor on the inside let this compact camera produce some extraordinary...

Adobe updates Camera Raw, DNG Converter with Nikon D810, Panasonic GH4 and FZ1000 support


 
 

Just four weeks after it dropped final versions of Camera Raw and DNG Converter supporting the Sony A7S and RX100 III, Adobe is back with another round of release candidates. This time, it's the Nikon D810, Panasonic GH4 and Panasonic FZ1000 receiving some love, with raw support for all three cameras arriving...

Panasonic FZ1000 vs. Sony RX10 match-up updated, post-price drop!

 
 

When we previously evaluated the stellar RX10 against its new (and only) competitor, the FZ1000, our decision was easy. The $1,299 RX10, while incredible, simply wasn't 44.44% better than the $899 FZ1000. Panasonic won the race by a country mile.

We'd no sooner handed the bridge-camera crown to the Panasonic...

MIOPS aims to be the ultimate all-purpose sensor-activated camera trigger

The brains behind the NeroTrigger, a device that can trigger your camera or your flash via light, sound and laser, are taking their product to the next level. Currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, Eron Elektronik is currently developing the second generation of their multi-purpose trigger, called MIOPS.

While the basic functionality...

Samsung NX30 Shooter’s Report Part II: Can this NX flagship handle the rigors of action photography?

 
 

When the Samsung NX30 was first announced, I was really impressed with the performance-related features and specs -- especially the autofocus system and speed. Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) video at 60 frames per second is pretty cool, too. But since I'm primarily an outdoor action-sports photographer who spends a...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon 7D $999; BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera $495; Panasonic GX7 $948; GH3 $997; Pentax K-3 Bundle $1,297 and more!

 
 

Time for another camera deals roundup. In today's batch we have a cool selection of gear, everything from huge instant rebate on a BlackMagic cinema camera to deals on Canon, Panasonic and Pentax cameras. There's also some nice specials on memory cards and a Manfrotto tripod kit. Be sure to check back on IR for...

Nikon D810 First Shots posted: See Nikon’s new megapixel monster up close and personal

 
 

When the D800 was first released it made a big splash with its massive 36.3-megapixel full-frame resolution. Nikon shortly followed with the D800E, which used a different sensor filtering arrangement to effectively cancel-out the effect of the optical low-pass filter and thus increasing image resolution. With the...

How NASA’s Lunar Orbiter photographs were restored in high definition

 
 

Back in the 1960s, NASA ran the Lunar Orbiter program, whose mission was to find viable landing sites for future Apollo missions -- including that of Apollo 11 in 1969, which took the first humans to the Moon. Between 1966 and 1967, NASA managed to map 99% of the Moon's surface during the five successive Lunar...

Sony A6000 Review: Top-notch image quality meets great performance and affordability

 
 

When the Sony A6000 made its debut last spring, we were pretty excited. Not only did this replacement for the 2012's NEX-6 cram in plenty of desirable features -- we referred to it in our launch coverage as a "high-res speed demon" -- but it also shaved a couple of hundred dollars off its predecessor's list price.

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Pentax XG-1 announced: Ricoh turns the ultrazoom bridge camera up to 11 with a 52x zoom lens


 
 

Some cameras aim for balance in all areas of their designs. Others focus on one detail, and take it to the maximum. The Pentax XG-1 takes the latter route, with a seriously powerful zoom lens -- far more so than any past model from the company.

And the XG-1 is interesting for another reason, too. It's the...

Adobe updates its Photoshop Express mobile app with raw editing

 
 

When Adobe Photoshop Express was first announced, the idea of having a full-fledged photo editing suite on your smartphone or tablet sounded pretty awesome. However, the disappointment was huge when it turned out that Adobe Photoshop Express could initially do little more than most other photo editing apps.

In...

Learn from the pros: How Hollywood’s big names use (and sometimes abuse) their cinematographic tools


 
 

You might not have access to their monumental budgets, but if you're an enthusiastic videographer looking to expand your knowledge, there's still quite a bit to be learned from looking at and analyzing the output of Hollywood and its overseas equivalents. While their special effects capabilities are beyond...

Photo tips from a National Geographic photographer: Olympus’ Anywhere Classroom, Season 1

This is a sponsored post please see my notes at the bottom, and leave any feedback in the comments below - Thanks!


 
 

Olympus has been tapping members of their Visionary program of late, to share their experience with amateurs like us. We ran a piece with tips on photographing children written by Olympus...

Bracket fungus, flowers and flight: We present our June POTD contest winners

We have a nice variety of prize winning photographs to showcase for the month of June! From a gorgeous shot of colorful fungus to a really great shot of barbed plant life from Steve Webb, these images are worth taking a look at.

The top three winners from this month all receive gift certificates from Adorama of $300, $200 and $100, respectively, so if you've been on the...

The Dronestagram 2014 Drone Photo Contest honors this year’s best aerial photography

As surprised as we were when we first heard of the iPhone photography awards (now entering its eighth year), we're now just as surprised to find out that there are awards for the best drone photography. But just as smartphones have become viable tools for photography in past years, drone copters are fast becoming an established photographic...

MIT’s rim-lighting robot drone lets you focus on shooting, adjusts your lighting setup for you

 
 

Ever wished your studio lights could adjust themselves, freeing you up to focus on your subject? Well, if the folks at MIT have their way, it could just happen. In a video released last Friday, they've demonstrated a prototype system for providing rim-lighting using a quadcopter, and the drone can move itself to...

How high can your camera fly? We present our 2014 High ISO 8 x 10 print showdown - Updated 7/16/14

 
 

UPDATE 7/16/14: Seeing all these cameras lined up like this, IR Tech editor Zig Weidelich pointed out that some of the cameras listed weren't necessarily shooting at the ISOs they were set to. See NOTE 1 below for an explanation of this, and the changes we made to this story as a result.

Here at IR we're a bit...