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Panasonic GH5S Field Test Part II: There is simply no better filmmaking camera under $10K Featured Story
03/20, 13:40 EDT Click here to read the Panasonic GH5S Field Test Part II Every time I see the price point of Panasonic GH cameras, I still shake my head in disbelief. At $2500 for the GH5S, you're... (more)

Basic redefined: Affordable Sony A7 III’s pro-grade AF and high-performing burst mode get a real-world test Featured Story
03/19, 06:22 EDT A few weeks back, we told you about the brand-new Sony A7 III, the company's latest entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. Described by Sony as being its "basic model", the A7 III is nevertheless a whole lot more than what the... (more)

Panasonic GH5S Field Test Part II: There is simply no better filmmaking camera under $10K Featured Story
03/20, 13:40 EDT Click here to read the Panasonic GH5S Field Test Part II Every time I see the price point of Panasonic GH cameras, I still shake my head in disbelief. At $2500 for the GH5S, you're getting a... (more)

American photographer Richard Frishman captures two prizes in 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
03/20, 13:00 EDT In the 11th edition of the annual Sony World Photography Awards, the competition saw 320,000 submissions -- a new record -- coming in from over 200 different countries and territories. Ahead of the overall winners being unveiled on April 19, Sony... (more)

Nikon announces the D850 Filmmaking Kit that includes camera, lenses, sound & monitor
03/20, 11:30 EDT Nikon has announced the D850 Filmmaker's Kit, which is a custom bundle of products specific to the U.S. market. Nikon says the kit is "designed for content creators and filmmakers looking to take full advantage of the D850’s extensive video... (more)

See Jessica Kobeissi’s portrait retouching process from start to finish
03/20, 09:30 EDT You may know photographer and prolific YouTuber Jessica Kobeissi from her videos in which she and other photographers all photograph the same model. They're interesting to see how each photographer has a different take on the same subject. A lot of... (more)

A discussion on dynamic range, highlights and the emotional importance of photography
03/20, 07:30 EDT As a professional photographer, Sean Tucker spends much of his time behind the camera or working on images on his computer. For him, despite photography being his job, it's also his passion and one of his most important emotional outlets. Rather... (more)

Alien Skin Exposure X3 “Complete Workflow Update” adds new features to the Lightroom alternative
03/20, 03:01 EDT Alien Skin Software's excellent photo editor, Exposure X3, has received a massive new update, dubbed the "Complete Workflow Update." The update brings with it additional creative and organization control and new printing functionality. Let's take a... (more)

Bringing the foreground and background into focus using focus stacking
03/19, 18:00 EDT Last month, we looked at a video in which Australian photographer Andrew Marr utilized focus stacking for one of his featured images. A few viewers asked Marr about focus stacking and his process. Marr's new video is about the focus stacking... (more)

A lone tree makes for a lovely composition in Zion
03/19, 18:00 EDT Photographer Ben Horne is in Zion for his second trip over the last few months. After visiting in the autumn, he has returned this winter and found that while some things are different, others have stayed the same. There is still some autumn color... (more)

This browser-based green-screen software can cut out backgrounds in seconds
03/19, 16:30 EDT I don't know about you guys, but I really don't enjoy clipping. I don't like cutting things out digitally, and it really annoys me when I have to spend time doing it (mostly because I'm just not very good). I don't know if Jere Hietala had me in... (more)

“It’s all about the light.” How to find and recognize the best light for landscapes
03/19, 15:00 EDT Photographer Adam Gibbs opens his latest video with clips from other vlogs in which he talks about light. Sometimes he remarks that the light isn't working out, other times he talks about how it's hitting just the right part of a landscape. No... (more)

Who needs an expensive lens? Two simple techniques for creating a blurred background in Photoshop
03/19, 13:00 EDT Save for purchasing a heavy and expensive fast lens, it can be tricky to create the blurred background look many photographers desire. Even if you do have a fast prime lens, such as a 105mm f/1.4 or something like that, you may want to have more... (more)

3 of the best Nikon camera tips for wildlife photographers (and tips for non-Nikonians too)
03/19, 11:30 EDT If you use a Nikon DSLR to capture wildlife photos, this latest video from Morten Hilmer is a must-see. In the video below, Hilmer covers three of his best Nikon tricks in three minutes, including tips for various camera settings. His first tip is... (more)

How to easily remove stray and flyaway hairs from your portraits in Photoshop
03/19, 10:00 EDT If you take many portraits, then flyaway and stray hairs are going to be something you will need to deal with on a regular basis. No matter how much time and effort goes into preparing someone's hair for a shoot, it'll often still be the case that... (more)

Basic redefined: Affordable Sony A7 III’s pro-grade AF and high-performing burst mode get a real-world test Featured Story
03/19, 06:22 EDT A few weeks back, we told you about the brand-new Sony A7 III, the company's latest entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. Described by Sony as being its "basic model", the A7 III is nevertheless a whole lot more than what the title might... (more)

In memoriam: Chuck Westfall, valued friend and industry icon
03/16, 15:25 EDT Chuck Westfall, 1952 - 2018 All of us at Imaging Resource are deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of Chuck Westfall of Canon earlier this morning, after losing a seven-year battle with kidney cancer. Chuck was truly a legend in... (more)

More megapixels! Ben Horne pixel peeps a 709.6-megapixel scan of 8 x 10 slide film
03/15, 14:00 EDT If you thought that 40-50 megapixels was a lot, a high-resolution drum scan of one of Ben Horne's recent 8 x 10 slide film photos will awe you. His drum scan was done by photographer Michael Strickland, who Horne highly recommends for... (more)

Seeing our world in a new way: Photographer Ryan Berg shares his incredible infrared photography
03/15, 11:49 EDT Photographer and director Ryan Berg has quickly made a name for himself by creating unique photographic work, including various infrared photo series. Based in Los Angeles, Berg is also the Editor in Chief of Mâché, a digital publication which... (more)

84.5mm Camera Filters launches new “Ultimate” line of 100mm graduated neutral density filters
03/15, 10:00 EDT Slovakian filter company 84.5mm/100mm has a new series of filters, the Ultimate Line. These filters are made from American CR-39 high-quality organic glass and are compatible with standard filter systems from numerous brands. The filters are... (more)

Canon G1X III Field Test Part I: Premium PowerShot camera gets a larger sensor but less zoom
03/14, 14:35 EDT Click here to read the Canon G1X III Field Test Part I The Canon G1X Mark III is very different from its predecessor. One of the biggest changes is the shift from a 12-megapixel, 1.5-inch type sensor to a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor. Along with this... (more)

Three videos with trio of professionals all focus on lighting techniques and styles
03/14, 10:30 EDT Photographer and educator Marc Silber has produced three videos recently all centered around lighting. He regularly sits down with talented photographers to get tips straight from the pros, which is what he has done with the trio of videos below.... (more)

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Latest Camera Reviews

Canon 77D Review
image of the Canon EOS 77D digital camera
24.2mp | 7.5x | $799
With an updated 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and faster DIGIC 7 processor, the Canon 77D is the successor to the Rebel T6s, despite the change in naming, and stacks up to be Canon's top-of-the-line entry-level DSLR. As expected, overall image quality is very good, with nice detail, pleasing color and improved dynamic range, though default JPEG processing has room for improvement. The Canon 77D also features an upgraded 45-point AF system as well as Dual Pixel CMOS AF, plus faster burst shooting and a much bigger RAW buffer. Like its predecessor, the 77D combines the ease-of-use of an entry-level DSLR with more advanced controls typically seen on higher-end models. It's a versatile DSLR for those looking to go beyond a basic DSLR yet don't want to break the bank. Read more in our in-depth Canon 77D Review!

Panasonic GX850 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 digital camera
16.0mp | 2.7x | $548
The Panasonic GX850 continues in the tradition of the GF series of Lumix cameras, one of Panasonic's longest-running Micro Four Thirds model lines. The GX850 uses an improved 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, which ditches an optical low-pass filter. This results in sharp, detailed images across a wide range of ISO speeds. Further, the camera includes 4K video recording, up to 10 frames per second continuous shooting and much more. The GX850 is a compact, sleek and capable entry-level camera that is a great value at US$550 with a kit lens. Read our Panasonic GX850 Review to see if this is the compact mirrorless camera for you!

Nikon D850 Review
image of the Nikon D850 digital camera
45.7mp | $3,297
The D850 is easily Nikon's most versatile DSLR to date. Packing an all-new 45MP sensor and fast EXPEED 5 image processor into a familiar yet improved weather-sealed body, the D850 is comfortable, highly customizable and is pretty much able to photograph whatever you want to throw at it. It offers outstanding resolution and dynamic range as well as superb high ISO performance, plus the fast processor and 153-pt AF sensor from the D5 give the Nikon D850 enough horsepower to easily capture all but the most demanding sports and action subjects. And while video/live-view is still hampered by slow, contrast-detect AF, the D850 offers lots of new video feature, including 4K video and timelapse capture modes. Overall, the D850 is stunning and our pick for Best Camera of 2017. See all the details in our Nikon D850 Review!

Sony A7R III Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R III digital camera
42.4mp | Non-Zoom | $3,198
The Sony A7R III sees improvements in pretty much every area: physical design features, image quality, speed and performance, as well as video recording capabilities and battery life. The A7R III remains a top-notch camera for pixel-peepers, capturing images with stunning detail and dynamic range, but thanks to inheriting performance and AF improvements from the A9, the camera's also fast and nimble enough for sports and action. The A7R III fixes lots of the shortcomings of the previous two models to become an all-around extremely versatile camera for all types of photographers and video creators. For all the details, see our in-depth Sony A7R III Review!

Canon G9X Mark II Review
image of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II digital camera
20.2mp | 3.0x | $449
The 20-megapixel Canon G9X II is a good compact camera with a 3x zoom lens. The DIGIC 7 image processor delivers good image processing and speedy performance, although the camera is not without flaws. The built-in lens struggles at wide-angle focal lengths, and the lens itself is not as wide as the competition. As before, the Mark II offers a minimal take on physical controls, focusing heavily on its touchscreen UI, which might be frustrating for some. The Canon G9X II takes what made the original a good pocket camera and adds a few upgrades along the way. With that said, some of the weaknesses of the original remain here in the new version. Read more in our Canon G9X II Review!

Canon 6D Mark II Review
image of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II digital camera
26.2mp | $1,899
With a new 26-megapixel sensor and the latest DIGIC 7 image processor, the Canon 6D Mark II does a lot to improve upon the original 6D. Add in the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF, enhanced viewfinder autofocus and a tilt/swivel touchscreen, and the 6D II is a very good all-around full-frame DSLR. However, its dynamic range performance is underwhelming and 4K video is absent. Does the Canon 6D II live up to its legacy? Find out in our Canon 6D Mark II Review!

Sony A9 Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 digital camera
24.2mp | Non-Zoom | $4,498
A flagship, professional-class full-frame mirrorless camera is here! The Sony A9 aims to dethrone the DSLR as the go-to choice for pro sports and action photographers. Sporting a new 24MP stacked sensor, a super-fast processor, and burst speeds up to 20fps with C-AF, the A9 is extremely fast and accurate. Image quality is excellent, and its burst rate and C-AF chops are some of the best we've ever seen. With a rugged build, better battery, more controls, and a price that undercuts flagship cams from Canon and Nikon, the Sony A9 looks promising all around. Time will tell if pros make the switch, but we think they should definitely consider it. Read more in our in-depth Sony A9 Review!

Nikon D7500 Review
image of the Nikon D7500 digital camera
20.9mp | 5.0x | $1,247
It's no longer the DX-format flagship, but the Nikon D7500 is nevertheless an extremely capable camera, and comes with a pricetag that's much more affordable than the D500, despite including the same imaging pipeline and many of the same features. Its light and comfortable carbon fiber body packs in serious performance and great image quality, but should a few feature subtractions sway you in favor of its flagship sibling? Find out now in our in-depth Nikon D7500 Review!

YI M1 Review
image of the YI M1 digital camera
20.2mp | 3.3x | $329
The Chinese made-and-designed YI M1 (or YI Camera) offers a quality, name-brand Four Thirds-format Sony Exmor sensor and a broadly-supported Micro Four Thirds lens mount at a jaw-dropping sub-$300 pricetag, and that's with a 12-40mm kit lens. So is there a catch, and if so what is it? You can find the answer to this and plenty else besides in our YI M1 Review!

image of the FUJIFILM GFX 50S digital camera
51.4mp | Non-Zoom | $6,499
The Fujifilm GFX 50S is equipped with a high-resolution medium format sensor which delivers excellent image quality across a wide range of situations. The 51-megapixel mirrorless camera is able to best its stiffest full-frame competition, although the GFX cannot keep up with full-frame cameras in terms of speed. Nor can the nascent GFX system compete with the established full-frame systems in terms of lens selection. Nonetheless, for users who demand the best image quality for well under $10K, the $6,500 Fujifilm GFX 50S is an excellent choice. Read our in-depth Fuji GFX 50S Review for all the details!

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