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Sony A6300 Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A6300 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.1x | $998
The Sony A6300 serves as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years, the A6000. Given the predecessor's top marks, it's a tough act to follow. Sony's pulled it off, though, packing in so many new features and performance improvements into the A6300. Featuring better build quality, a new high-speed sensor, vastly improved AF and burst performance, better image quality and advanced video features, the Sony A6300 is a significant upgrade. Is it finally time to downsize from that DSLR? Read our in-depth Sony A6300 review to find out!


Pentax K-3 II Review
image of the Pentax K-3 II digital camera
24.4mp | $850
The Pentax K-3 II keeps almost everything we loved from the superb K-3, then replaces the popup flash with an in-camera GPS -- not just for automatic geotagging, but also for freezing star-trails in astrophotography. As if that wasn't cool enough, its Pixel Shift Resolution tech takes detail to the next level for razor-sharp photos. But what are the drawbacks, and should you buy this camera or the original K-3? Find out now in our in-depth Pentax K-3 II review!


Canon 80D Review
image of the Canon EOS 80D digital camera
24.2mp | 7.5x | $1,199
More evolutionary than revolutionary, the Canon 80D builds upon foundation laid out by the 70D and its excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Sporting a new, higher-resolution 24MP sensor, a faster processor and a beefed-up 45-point AF system, the Canon 80D performs very well on multiple fronts, including better dynamic range, better higher ISO performance and more versatile autofocus. Video see some improvements, but the 80D leaves out a few important features and capabilities. Overall, the Canon 80D is an excellent multimedia DSLR, but should it earn a spot in your camera bag? Read our in-depth Canon 80D review to find out!


Panasonic FZ300 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 digital camera
12.1mp | 24.0x | $598
Two years after the FZ200 impressed us with its 24-600mm equivalent lens and strong performance, the Panasonic FZ300 has arrived with a redesigned body and a suite of new features. Unchanged are the 12.1-megapixel sensor and the 25x optical zoom lens, while new upgrades include 4K video and 4K Photo features in addition to numerous other improvements. Is this the high-zoom all-in-one camera you've been waiting for? Read our Panasonic FZ300 review to find out!


Olympus PEN-F Review
image of the Olympus PEN-F digital camera
20.3mp | Non-Zoom | $1,199
The Olympus PEN-F checks-off a lot of boxes on our list for what makes a fantastic camera. It offers excellent image quality, great performance, fast autofocus, and stylish build quality. In a decidedly retro-inspired camera, there are tons of modern amenities, too, including a crisp EVF and a raft of in-camera image processing features. There's not a lot to dislike about the Olympus PEN-F, to be honest. There's no 4K video, no mic or headphone jacks, High-Res Shot mode is still rather tricky to use, and the battery life isn't all that spectacular. The price is also certainly a bit steep. However, in our opinion, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. Find out all the details in our in-depth Olympus PEN-F review!


Ricoh GR II Review
image of the Ricoh GR II digital camera
16.2mp | Non-Zoom | $620
The Ricoh GR II updates its predecessor with Wi-Fi that works from most any device, a deeper raw buffer and wireless flash support, but keeps everything we loved in its predecessor. Are the tweaks enough to keep this large-sensored yet pocketable camera relevant in 2016? Find out now in our in-depth Ricoh GR II review!


Sony RX1R II Review
image of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II digital camera
42.4mp | Non-Zoom | $3,298
The Sony RX1R II takes what made the original so remarkable -- compact size, full-frame sensor and stunning image quality -- and takes it up to a new, even more impressive level. The image quality, at both low and high ISOs, is just as fantastic, if not more so, thanks to the big resolution increase. Plus, the nifty variable low-pass filter technology adds flexibility and convenience. Autofocus gets a major upgrade, making the Sony RX1R II a much more capable camera in a wider variety of situations. And although its fixed 35mm lens and a $3,300 price tag can be cause hesitation, the Sony RX1R II stands out as one of the best, if not the best, premium compact cameras currently on the market. Read more in our in-depth Sony RX1R II review!


Canon G9X Review
image of the Canon PowerShot G9 X digital camera
20.2mp | 3.0x | $399
The Canon G9X is the smallest 1-inch sensor camera to date. Slip it in a pocket and you can forget it's even there, but pull it out and you have the great image quality of a 1-inch sensor on tap. And getting images onto your phone couldn't be easier, thanks to the in-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking. Are there still some rough edges? Yes, but the G9X is a very compelling camera nonetheless. Find out if it's right for you in our in-depth Canon G9X review!


Sony A7S II Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7S II digital camera
12.2mp | Non-Zoom | $2,998
The Sony A7S II combines a redesigned camera body, an improved OLED electronic viewfinder, and improved autofocus system with the same excellent 12.2-megapixel full-frame sensor found in the original A7S. The numerous improvements and refinements help to make the Sony A7S II an excellent camera for photographers looking to capture stills and video in low light. With an ISO range up to 409,600 and 5-axis Image Stabilization built-in, this 4K-capable camera should be at the top of the list for photographers looking for a camera capable of capturing images in any light. Read our in-depth Sony A7S II review to learn more!


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Sony A6300 Review: A tough act to follow, but Sony packs in the power Featured Story
05/25, 17:17 EDT     The Sony A6300 comes as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years. Given the top marks garnered by its Sony A6000 predecessor, it's one tough act to follow. Thankfully, Sony's packed in so many new features and... (more)

Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC Lens Review: Giving the big lens makers a run for their money Featured Story
05/25, 15:12 EDT     An 85mm f/1.8 is a classic lens: a solid, longer focal length that's perfect for portraits and a bright f/1.8 aperture for good subject isolation and low light performance (without the increased bulk and expense of going to an f/1.2 or... (more)

Nikon D500 Image Quality Comparison: Pitting the new flagship APS-C Nikon against the challengers Featured Story
05/24, 17:48 EDT     Come one, come all and step into the ring with Nikon's latest flagship APS-C offering. Sporting a 20.9MP sensor, an EXPEED 5 processor and no optical low-pass filter, the Nikon D500 is some seven years in the making and eagerly awaited... (more)

Fuji X-Pro2 Field Test Part II: A fast performer in almost every way Featured Story
05/24, 14:57 EDT     Our man on the streets in Manhattan, Eamon Hickey, has been at it again putting the Fuji X-Pro2 through yet another round of real world shooting and testing, this time focusing on performance characteristics of this latest Fuji flagship... (more)

Sony A6300 Review: A tough act to follow, but Sony packs in the power Featured Story
05/25, 17:17 EDT     The Sony A6300 comes as the follow-up to one of the most popular cameras in recent years. Given the top marks garnered by its Sony A6000 predecessor, it's one tough act to follow. Thankfully, Sony's packed in so many new features and performance... (more)

Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC Lens Review: Giving the big lens makers a run for their money Featured Story
05/25, 15:12 EDT     An 85mm f/1.8 is a classic lens: a solid, longer focal length that's perfect for portraits and a bright f/1.8 aperture for good subject isolation and low light performance (without the increased bulk and expense of going to an f/1.2 or f/1.4). Many... (more)

Portaits of the powerful and polarizing: World Press Photo winner recalls his photo shoot with Putin
05/25, 14:59 EDT     I find capturing portraits intimidating enough when I'm dealing with friendly, everyday people. Greek photographer Platon Antoniou -- better known by the mononym Platon -- has photographed many far more formidable subjects, including... (more)

Turn your phone into a portable microscope for less than $25 with Blips stick-on lenses
05/25, 14:30 EDT     External mobile phone lenses come in all shapes and sizes, but they often make your phone bulkier or require special adapters or cases. BLIPS, on the other hand, are small and thin lenses that fit right in your wallet when not attached to your... (more)

Giving your memories a fresh coat of digital paint: How to fix aged photos in Photoshop
05/25, 14:05 EDT     So you have a scan of an old photo and you want to spruce it up to make the scene look how you remember it. What can you do? Phlearn's Aaron Nace has put together a tutorial on how you can fix an aged photo in Photoshop. The example photo he... (more)

Nikon D500 Image Quality Comparison: Pitting the new flagship APS-C Nikon against the challengers Featured Story
05/24, 17:48 EDT     Come one, come all and step into the ring with Nikon's latest flagship APS-C offering. Sporting a 20.9MP sensor, an EXPEED 5 processor and no optical low-pass filter, the Nikon D500 is some seven years in the making and eagerly awaited by fans of... (more)

Fuji X-Pro2 Field Test Part II: A fast performer in almost every way Featured Story
05/24, 14:57 EDT     Our man on the streets in Manhattan, Eamon Hickey, has been at it again putting the Fuji X-Pro2 through yet another round of real world shooting and testing, this time focusing on performance characteristics of this latest Fuji flagship... (more)

Caffeine Priority: Photojournalism and the pursuit of truth—can photojournalism be art?
05/24, 06:59 EDT     Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Prioirity... Truth is complicated, as evidenced by its lengthy entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which itself only scratches the surface of the concept. But what does truth have... (more)

Action fans: Olympus TG Tracker films your extreme exploits, gives you the data on how radical you were!
05/24, 02:00 EDT     For years now, Olympus has been one of the key players in the rugged camera market. Now, the company hopes to parlay the great reputation of its solid, dependable Stylus Tough-series cameras into the action camera segment with the launch of... (more)

Tips from a travel photographer: Engage with the culture to capture more creative, distinctive photos
05/23, 17:29 EDT     Your camera is bored, says Boston Globe columnist Christopher Muther. A lot of people take the same “dime-a-dozen” views of landmarks and scenery around the world, he continues. Muther interviewed photographer and travel writer David Noyes to... (more)

A look back at Kodak’s awkward first steps into digital photojournalism, the NC2000-series
05/23, 16:28 EDT     TheCameraStoreTV has recently started a brilliant Unsung Cameras of Yesteryear series (you can see their previous Unsung Cameras of Yesteryear video about the Fuji S5 Pro here) and this time they’re taking a look back at the Kodak NC2000e.... (more)

Take back your EXIF data: What information is photo software discarding?
05/23, 14:20 EDT     You’ve probably seen a lot of information alongside your image files when you’re viewing them in an image editor. The EXIF data -- that stands for Exchangeable Image File Format, if you were wondering -- records a massive amount of information... (more)

Reader Stories: Capturing kite surfing in Crozon peninsula, western France
05/22, 07:27 EDT     By IR reader René Theuillon Winter has gone and so did the tellin fishermen of the Crozon peninsula. The deserted beach is beaten by the wind and the rain of spring time. It’s the season when a lot of meteorological depressions cross the... (more)

Caffeine Priority: Moab’s photo paper makes for powerful prints
05/22, 06:59 EDT     Wake up with IR! Here's today's cup of Caffeine Prioirity... As part of the Legion Paper family of products, Moab sources fine art papers from around the world. The Moab, Utah based paper company sent me a couple of papers to try along with... (more)

Aww-inspiring photos: Meet Harry Whittier Frees, the man who shot Caturday photos a hundred years early
05/21, 06:59 EDT     While you may never have heard his name, it's certainly possible you've seen the work of Harry Whittier Frees. The photographer, known for his anthropomorphic portraits of animals, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1879. His timeless... (more)

Moving beyond the rule of thirds: Using light and direction to create compelling compositions
05/20, 16:32 EDT     Composition: It's one of the primary pillars of photography and art in general. We are likely all familiar with the rule of thirds and perhaps also the golden ratio, but photographer James Allen Stewart thinks that there are more modern rules... (more)

Photography world loses an artist, visionary and mentor: Michael Reichmann dies at 71
05/20, 16:08 EDT     It's with a heavy heart that I write this story, as the photography world has lost a friend to many and mentor to even more, in the form of Michael Reichmann, who lost his long battle with cancer and passed away late Wednesday, at the age of... (more)

Panasonic ZS100 Field Test: A premium travel zoom that offers solid performance
05/20, 15:18 EDT     The Panasonic ZS100 pairs a versatile 10x optical zoom (25-250mm f/2.8-5.9 equivalent) lens with a relatively large 1"-type sensor -- the largest sensor size ever used in Panasonic's ZS series of compact cameras -- putting it squarely in competition... (more)

Firmware Friday: Tethering support for Pentax K-1; Samsung NX1 and NX500 get Bluetooth bugfix
05/20, 05:59 EDT     After a rather quiet Firmware Friday last week, our regular roundup returns today with a raft of news from Fujifilm, Ricoh, Samsung and Sony. Updates this week include new tethering support for the mighty Pentax K-1 full-frame DSLR, new... (more)

Fuji X-mount gets twice the tele reach with weather-sealed 2x teleconverter, now available for preorder
05/19, 21:52 EDT     Fuji X-mount shooters: Want to bring faraway subjects right up close? The impressive FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens -- for which we recently posted our first impressions and a raft of sample images -- does a great job by itself.... (more)



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