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Rich in bokeh: The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens is simply stunning (Image Gallery & field notes) Featured Story
09/22, 08:57 EDT Prime lens aficionados are always on the lookout for the next "baby" for their lens bag. Whether it's the need for a brighter aperture, a longer focal length, or simply something less heavy or less expensive, the promise of that next... (more)

Nikon Z5 First Shots: Sample images from Nikon’s new & affordable full-frame mirrorless camera Featured Story
09/21, 16:50 EDT Click here to browse our Nikon Z5 First Shots Full-frame mirrorless cameras are all the rage these days, but those looking to buy such a camera on a budget are left with few options. The used market is one, while grabbing a... (more)

Nikon releases Webcam Utility beta for macOS, joining recent Windows release
09/23, 13:00 EDT Nikon has released the macOS version of its Webcam Utility beta. The beta software was made available for Windows last month. The Webcam Utility software allows the user to connect their Nikon camera to a computer via USB and use the camera as a... (more)

Rich in bokeh: The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens is simply stunning (Image Gallery & field notes) Featured Story
09/22, 08:57 EDT Prime lens aficionados are always on the lookout for the next "baby" for their lens bag. Whether it's the need for a brighter aperture, a longer focal length, or simply something less heavy or less expensive, the promise of that next gorgeous prime... (more)

Nikon Z5 First Shots: Sample images from Nikon’s new & affordable full-frame mirrorless camera Featured Story
09/21, 16:50 EDT Click here to browse our Nikon Z5 First Shots Full-frame mirrorless cameras are all the rage these days, but those looking to buy such a camera on a budget are left with few options. The used market is one, while grabbing a previous-generation... (more)

Sigma Q&A: Why the 24-70 DG DN is *such* a good deal, why FLD glass is tricky, and (much) more…
09/16, 14:52 EDT This is the fourth and final interview of a series I conducted while in Japan in early March of this year, a trip I barely managed to sneak in before the Coronavirus travel restrictions. (Here are links for my other interviews with Olympus,... (more)

Fujifilm introduces Instax Square SQ1 instant camera and 2 new Instax Square instant film types
09/16, 03:01 EDT Fujifilm has introduced the new analog Instax Square SQ1 Instant camera. The new instant camera captures Instax Square format instant prints that are 1.5 times the size of prints from the Instax Mini line. The Instax Square SQ1 camera has a... (more)

Nikon releases two new lenses for their Z-mount arsenal in the 50mm f/1.2 S and 14-24mm f/2.8 S
09/16, 00:01 EDT Our friends at Nikon are at it once again, this time with not one but two exciting new lenses for their ever-growing Z-mount system. Meet the Z 50mm f/1.2 S, which is super-bright and aimed at those of you demanding the highest possible image... (more)

Sony launches new full-frame line with Alpha 7C, their smallest and lightest full frame ILC to date
09/14, 21:00 EDT Click here to read our Sony A7C preview Sony has announced a new model line in its full-frame mirrorless camera lineup, the Sony Alpha 7C. The A7C is Sony's smallest and lightest full-frame interchangeable lens camera to date*. The A7C is about... (more)

Lensrentals takes apart the Canon EOS R5: Robust sealing may pose a challenge for escaping heat
09/08, 11:30 EDT Late last month, Lensrentals dismantled a Fujifilm GFX 100 after it had an ill-fated encounter with saltwater. Lensrentals is back with another camera teardown, this time it's the Canon EOS R5 on the operating table. Better still, unlike the GFX... (more)

Fujifilm Q&A: COVID impact, GFX strategy, shrinking IBIS, secrets of a 300,000-cycle shutter and more
09/04, 09:00 EDT This is the third in a series of interviews I conducted while in Japan in early March of this year, a trip I barely managed to sneak in before the Coronavirus travel restrictions. Between the COVID situation, the sale of IR, and a number of other... (more)

Panasonic S5 First Shots: Lab sample images from Panasonic’s enthusiast full-frame camera
09/03, 18:50 EDT Click here to browse through our Panasonic S5 First Shots Update (9/21): It was brought to our attention that there was a minor focus discrepancy between the S5 and S1 with our original set of S5 First Shots. We have now re-shot and replaced our... (more)

Skylum announces LuminarAI, promising efficient image editing using artificial intelligence
09/03, 08:01 EDT Skylum Software has unveiled LuminarAI, a 'revolutionary approach to photo editing.' LuminarAI leverages the power of artificial intelligence to automate many time-consuming tasks in a typical photo editing workflow, saving photographers time and... (more)

Hands-on: Fujifilm unveils XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens, world’s fastest AF lens for mirrorless cameras
09/03, 07:00 EDT Fujifilm originally planned to develop an XF 35mm f/1.0 lens for the Fujifilm X Series before pivoting the proposed lens to an XF 50mm f/1.0 lens in late 2019. After a lengthy wait for the world's first autofocus f/1.0 mirrorless lens, the... (more)

Panasonic S5 Field Review (video) and Full Gallery (including images w/ the Sigma 100-400mm!)
09/02, 10:01 EDT The all-new Panasonic S5 is an intriguing proposition. Coming off the scales weighing almost a third less than their hybrid S1 model from 2019, the trimmed down S5 aims to wow both enthusiasts and aspiring professionals with a full-featured,... (more)

Panasonic S5 Unveiled: A rugged enthusiast-grade full-frame mirrorless that balances performance, features & price
09/02, 09:59 EDT Click here to read more: Panasonic S5 Hands-on PreviewField Review Video Though it was teased just a few weeks ago, not many details were released at the time about the new Panasonic S5 camera, other than it being a new full-frame model.... (more)

Canon R6 Field Test: Canon’s best all-around mirrorless camera to date?
08/31, 16:45 EDT Click here to read our Canon R6 Field Test Canon's foray into the full-frame mirrorless world back in 2018, arguably, had a bit of a rocky start. The original EOS R was and still is quite nice, but its older sensor and lack of key features like... (more)

Lensrentals Teardown: A Fujifilm GFX 100 battled some saltwater and lost
08/31, 15:30 EDT Roger Cicala and the team at Lensrentals would have preferred one of their Fujifilm GFX 100 cameras not had a fatal encounter with salt water. However, the incident afforded the team an opportunity to take apart Fujifilm's flagship medium format... (more)

Phase One expands XT Camera System lens lineup with Rodenstock 90mm f/5.6 lens
08/31, 10:30 EDT Phase One has announced a new XT – Rodenstock HR Digaron – W/SW 90mm f/5.6 lens for its medium format XT Camera System. This new lens promises to deliver excellent sharpness 'and unbeatable image quality,' including a shallow depth of field, uniform... (more)

Canon releases v1.1.0 firmware update for EOS R5, addressing video overheating; announces future firmware for 1DX III, R5
08/27, 11:20 EDT Canon has just released a new firmware update for the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera that aims to address some of the overheating issues when recording video. With its ability to record high-resolution and high frame-rate video, including 8K... (more)

Pentax announces K-1 Mark II Silver Edition DSLR alongside trio of HD Pentax-D FA Silver Edition lenses
08/26, 18:00 EDT Ricoh Imaging has announced the Pentax K-1 Mark II Silver Edition plus three HD Pentax-D FA Silver Edition lenses. The three silver D FA series lenses will mark the first time Ricoh has released silver versions of its D FA lenses. The silver used... (more)

PhotoPlus Expo cancels in-person show due to COVID-19 & launches virtual expo this November
08/24, 14:00 EDT The owner of the annual PhotoPlus Expo show, Emerald Expositions, has announced that this year's in-person experience has been canceled. The show was originally scheduled to take place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from October 22-24.... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

Olympus E-M5 III Review
image of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III digital camera
20.4mp | Non-Zoom | $999
Though it was quite a wait between the previous E-M5 II and this new model, the refreshed Olympus E-M5 Mark III brings a lot to the table for Olympus owners and Micro Four Thirds shooters in general, as well as any photographer looking for a rugged, high-quality yet highly-portable mirrorless camera. In a lot of ways, the E-M5 III is essentially an E-M1 II crammed into an even smaller, lighter package, which is quite impressive. With an updated sensor, faster processor, phase-detect AF, better image stabilization and more, the compact E-M5 Mark III offers quite a bit of performance and quality in a form factor that won't weigh you down, nor hit too hard on the wallet. Read more in our in-depth Olympus E-M5 III review!


Canon EOS RP Review
image of the Canon EOS RP digital camera
26.2mp | 4.4x | $999
Big sensor, small price point. The compact EOS RP is Canon's second full-frame mirrorless camera, and while it lacks some bells and whistles, the RP lowers the barrier of entry into the full-frame world in a big way. The Canon RP is one of, if not the most, affordable full-frame cameras on the market today, selling right at $999. With a 26MP sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 4K video recording and a highly portable design, the little EOS RP is an amazing bang-for-your-buck camera. If you're thinking of making the leap into full-frame without busting your budget, be sure to check out our in-depth Canon EOS RP review for all the details!


Panasonic S1R Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R digital camera
47.3mp | 4.4x | $3,698
Panasonic jumps into the fray with their first full-frame mirrorless camera, and the results are very impressive. The new Panasonic S1R is a powerful, DSLR-styled mirrorless camera with a fantastic, high-res 47MP full-frame sensor, built-in IBIS, 4Kp60 video and weather-sealing. The S1R proves to be an excellent pro-level camera for landscape, architectural, portrait and (in some cases) wildlife photographers who want high-quality, high-resolution image-making performance. The DFD-based AF system and a slower continuous burst speeds make it less ideal for fast action, yet it's still a fairly responsive camera given its resolution. For all the new details on Panasonic's high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera, head over to our Panasonic S1R review!


Canon 90D Review
image of the Canon EOS 90D digital camera
32.5mp | 7.5x | $1,199
At first glance, the Canon 90D just looks like a classic Canon DSLR. It offers comfortable ergonomics, great durability, lots of physical controls, and familiarity and user-customization, plus compatibility with a veritable boatload of Canon EF lenses. Under the hood, however, there are lots of improvements over the previous model, particularly with image resolution, AF, burst shooting and video recording. Sure the Canon 90D has some drawbacks, but it's still capable of taking great photos, shooting pleasing high-res video, and has excellent AF and performance. For all the details, see our in-depth Canon 90D review!


Sony A7R IV Review
image of the Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R IV digital camera
61.0mp | Non-Zoom | $3,198
The Sony A7R IV is a thoroughly impressive camera. Its high-res 61MP sensor captures images with incredible detail. With swift burst shooting, top-notch high ISO performance, fast AF, Real-Time Eye AF tracking, 4Kp30 video and in-body image stabilization, the Sony A7R IV is way more versatile that one might think. The image files, however, are cumbersome, and the resolution is likely more than what most people need. And at around $3500 body-only, the A7R IV certainly isn't cheap. However, given all that it offers, it's hard not to recommend the A7R IV if you have the cash and need the resolving power. Read more in our in-depth Sony A7R IV review!


Panasonic G95 Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G95 digital camera
20.3mp | 5.0x | $998
Borrowing the higher-res 20MP sensor from the G9, more advanced video features from the GH5 and featuring an updated body design, the refreshed Panasonic G95 answers the call for a versatile and capable hybrid mirrorless camera designed for stills and video shooters alike. The G95 offers excellent image quality, fast performance, excellent video, and robust weather sealing, all at a reasonable price point. The G95 hits a nice sweet spot for enthusiasts and intermediate-level creators looking for a well-rounded, multimedia-focused camera that doesn't break the bank. Read more in our in-depth Panasonic G95 review!


Panasonic LX100 II Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II digital camera
17.0mp | 3.1x | $798
It might look a lot like its predecessor, but the Panasonic LX100 II offers a significant upgrade in image quality and generous performance in a take-anywhere body that'll slip easily into your coat pocket. It's perhaps not the best choice for video shooters, but still imaging fans will find lots to love, whether they prefer shooting raw or JPEG. And despite a compact body, there are generous controls and plenty of customization options to tune it to your tastes. Read on and find out if it's for you in our in-depth Panasonic LX100 II review.


Fujifilm GFX 100 Review
image of the Fujifilm GFX 100 digital camera
102.0mp | Non-Zoom | $9,999
With twice the resolution of earlier GFX models, the Fujifilm GFX 100, unsurprisingly, offers outstanding image quality. What's more, is that besides the 102MP sensor, the GFX 100 provides a shockingly impressive set of features, performance, video specs and build quality to make it unlike any other medium-format camera on the market. With features like in-body image stabilization, phase-detect AF, Cinema 4K video up to 30p, and weather-sealed construction, the Fuji GFX 100 is arguably the most versatile medium-format camera on the market. Its usability is hampered somewhat by performance limitations and a still-limited native GF lens lineup, but in the end, the Fujifilm GFX 100 is still a very unique camera, offering an enticing combination of resolution and performance that simply isn't found elsewhere on the market. Read more in our Fuji GFX 100 review!


Fujifilm X-T30 Review
image of the Fujifilm X-T30 digital camera
26.1mp | 3.0x | $899
The Fuji X-T30 is an impressive camera, not only for its image quality and performance but also for its price point. By and large, the X-T30 is a smaller, more affordable alternative to the rugged X-T3. Packing in the same 26MP X-Trans sensor, image processor and autofocus system as the X-T3, as well as similar high-res video shooting capabilities, the X-T30 is surprisingly robust in capabilities and features. Image quality is excellent, and autofocus performance is fast, accurate and responsive. And yet Fuji's priced the camera at just $800 body-only. If you're looking for a compact, easy-to-carry mirrorless cameras and don't need or want the extra bulk or weather-sealing of the X-T3, the X-T30 is a fantastic choice that'll also save you a nice chunk of change. Read more in our in-depth Fuji X-T30 Review!


Nikon Z6 Review
image of the Nikon Z6 digital camera
24.5mp | 2.9x | $1,797
The Nikon Z6 is a terrific, well-rounded full-frame mirrorless camera. Basically, there isn't a lot to complain about when it comes to the Z6. The body is compact and robust yet features lots of physical controls and a familiar Nikon design. With excellent overall features, impressive image quality, nice build quality and design as well as a very competitive price point, the Nikon Z6 is a great all-around package. And while at this point in time, the Z6 appeals perhaps a bit more towards current Nikon owners, the Z6 is still a compelling camera for anyone looking to jump into the full-frame camera arena. Read more in our in-depth Nikon Z6 review!