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Firmware Friday: Bug fixes for Nikon P900, W300; Ricoh G800SE; Sony A7 III, FS5 and NXCAM NX5R Featured Story
04/20, 23:54 EDT Firmware Friday returns for another week with a relatively compact list of updates this time around. In the past seven days, we've learned of a couple of firmware updates for Nikon's Coolpix-series cameras, some new software for... (more)

Google Pixelbook Review: Less of a laptop and more of an iPad Pro competitor Featured Story
04/19, 14:46 EDT If you take a step back and really look at what Google has done with their laptops, it starts to seem bizarre when you really consider it: This is an entire computing experience powered by a browser. To think that Google has managed to... (more)

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Field Test: An affordable, fast and mostly good APS-C prime lens Featured Story
04/19, 09:00 EDT Click here to read my Sigma 16mm f/1.4 Contemporary Field Test Late last year, Sigma released the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary mirrorless lens, which is the first APS-C lens for Sony E-mount to offer an equivalent 24mm focal length and... (more)

Glass for geeks: An in-depth tour of Nikon’s Hikari Glass factory Featured Story
04/17, 14:30 EDT I've been on a lot of factory tours with various camera and lens manufacturers before, but had never had a chance to see how the optical glass was made that goes into the lenses we use every day. So I was really happy to receive an... (more)

Reviewing the picturesque Lake District in England
04/21, 07:00 EDT Recently, photographer Thomas Heaton started a new video series, A Photographer's View, in which he discusses and reviews different landscape photography destinations he's visited. His first video discussed a specific area of Iceland and his second... (more)

Firmware Friday: Bug fixes for Nikon P900, W300; Ricoh G800SE; Sony A7 III, FS5 and NXCAM NX5R Featured Story
04/20, 23:54 EDT Firmware Friday returns for another week with a relatively compact list of updates this time around. In the past seven days, we've learned of a couple of firmware updates for Nikon's Coolpix-series cameras, some new software for the Ricoh... (more)

SmugMug announces the intent to purchase Flickr, creating a massive photography community
04/20, 19:20 EDT One of the largest photo management platforms out there, SmugMug, has made a big splash in the industry today by acquiring Flickr. For the last 15 years, SmugMug has focused on helping and supporting photographers with their consumer-friendly... (more)

Sony Savings: Save up to $900 on a brand-new Sony camera or lens
04/20, 19:00 EDT Starting this Sunday at 12:01 AM EST, B&H will have new deals on a trio of Sony mirrorless cameras: the Sony A7R II, Sony A7S II and Sony A9. The Sony A7R II features the best deal of the bunch, with the price dropping down to $1,998 after $400... (more)

Mathieu Stern tries out the very rare Helios-65 and captures swirly, unusual bokeh
04/20, 14:00 EDT Photographer Mathieu Stern is well-known for his videos showcasing odd and unusual lenses. His new video is about a particularly rare lens, the Prototype Helios-65. This lens was produced in Kiev in 1965 and it features an unusual mount, for which... (more)

4 new Laowa lenses announced, including widest Sony FE zoom, 2x macro, MFT fisheye and GFX lens
04/20, 10:44 EDT Venus Optics has announced four new Laowa lenses in development. The lenses will be available for a variety of camera systems, including a Micro Four Thirds fisheye lens, an FE zoom lens, a Macro lens for multiple mounts and a GFX ultra-wide prime.... (more)

Sony World Photo Awards 2018 Winners Announced: Photographer of the Year wins $25,000
04/20, 10:00 EDT After recently naming finalists in the 2018 Sony World Photo Awards, Sony and the World Photo Organization have announced the overall winners, including Photographer of the Year. The 11th edition of the annual contest received a record-breaking... (more)

Win an amazing photo trip in Capture One’s new Capture Dedication photo contest
04/20, 09:30 EDT You may have seen prior coverage here on Imaging Resource of Capture One's "Dedication" campaign, showcasing a trio of professional photographers and what dedication to their craft means to them. Now's your chance to show off your own photography... (more)

Learn how to utilize the new Styles and Presets features in Capture One 11.1
04/19, 16:00 EDT Earlier today, Phase One announced the newest version of Capture One 11. With this update, they not only added new Styles, but they improved the Styles and Presets workflow, allowing users faster access and better control over editing their... (more)

Google Pixelbook Review: Less of a laptop and more of an iPad Pro competitor Featured Story
04/19, 14:46 EDT If you take a step back and really look at what Google has done with their laptops, it starts to seem bizarre when you really consider it: This is an entire computing experience powered by a browser. To think that Google has managed to build an... (more)

3 tips for composing landscape images: How to successfully lead the viewer’s eyes around the frame
04/19, 13:00 EDT If light is the most important aspect of a photo, composition is a very close second. There are many rules about composition and there are a near-infinite number of ways you can arrange a particular landscape scene, even a particularly famous or... (more)

Creating a natural-looking depth of field effect using Adobe Photoshop
04/19, 10:30 EDT A blurred background is why many photographers choose fast lenses for portraiture. You want to be able to create good separation between your subject and the background to help draw your viewer's attention to the subject. However, you don't always... (more)

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Field Test: An affordable, fast and mostly good APS-C prime lens Featured Story
04/19, 09:00 EDT Click here to read my Sigma 16mm f/1.4 Contemporary Field Test Late last year, Sigma released the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary mirrorless lens, which is the first APS-C lens for Sony E-mount to offer an equivalent 24mm focal length and fast f/1.4... (more)

Capture One 11.1: Free update released featuring new batch workflow features & new camera/lens support
04/19, 08:00 EDT Phase One has announced the first major update to their image editing software, Capture One 11. Capture One 11.1 is available now for Mac and Windows and includes a number of improvements as well as new camera and lens support. Looking at the... (more)

The power of curves in Photoshop for making precise targeted adjustments to your photographs
04/18, 16:00 EDT Curves are immensely powerful in Adobe Photoshop. You can use them to add pop to your images, but did you know you could also use them to precisely target and adjust specific colors and tones in your image? Colin Smith with photoshopCAFE shows us... (more)

When evolutionary biology and photography intersect: How to utilize fear to focus your photography
04/18, 13:00 EDT Fear. It is not be a topic that comes up often in photography, but it can play a very valuable role in helping you be a more creative photographer. On the other hand, fear can also negatively impact your life and your photography. How can you... (more)

Top tips for capturing stunning northern lights photos
04/18, 10:30 EDT While visiting Iceland and shooting with fellow photographer Mads Peter Iversen, Nigel Danson was treated to some fantastic aurora photo opportunities. Being able to shoot the northern lights is the dream of many landscape photographers. Capturing a... (more)

Artificial versus natural light: Which is better for portraiture?
04/17, 15:30 EDT When capturing portraits, one of the first decisions you need to make is what kind of light you want to use. Some photographers prefer using natural light. It's no-nonsense, relatively easy to work with and it can produce excellent results. Other... (more)

Glass for geeks: An in-depth tour of Nikon’s Hikari Glass factory Featured Story
04/17, 14:30 EDT I've been on a lot of factory tours with various camera and lens manufacturers before, but had never had a chance to see how the optical glass was made that goes into the lenses we use every day. So I was really happy to receive an invite from Nikon... (more)

Panoramas and polarizers: Adam Gibbs captures coastal waterfalls with the Nikon D850
04/17, 12:29 EDT We join photographer Adam Gibbs as he explores an old-growth forest along the western coast of Vancouver Island. In this area, he hikes the Juan De Fuca Trail, which includes a pair of nice waterfalls. In the video below, we get to learn about how... (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!


FUJIFILM GFX 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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