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Panasonic releases Mac version of Lumix Streaming app, Webcam software coming & Firmware updates Featured Story
07/14, 09:39 EDT Panasonic has announced a handful of software announcements designed to extend and improve the functionality of a variety of Lumix mirrorless cameras, including a Mac version of their tethered streaming software, an upcoming new piece of... (more)

Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Gallery: A bright travel zoom that seems as versatile as they come Featured Story
07/13, 12:28 EDT People like to travel light, and they tend to not want to think too much while on vacation. The trouble is that most all enthusiast photographers still crave good image quality, and often can’t accept the quality from a smartphone, even... (more)

Canon announces 4 RF lenses: 85mm f/2 Macro, 100-500mm tele-zoom and a pair of f/11 super-tele primes Featured Story
07/09, 08:01 EDT Alongside the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras, Canon has announced four new lenses and a pair of teleconverters for its mirrorless RF system. The new lenses are an interesting mix! Canon has announced the RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS, RF... (more)

Canon responds to EOS R5 and R6 overheating concerns
07/14, 12:30 EDT Following the announcement of the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras, excitement has been tempered slightly due to worries about overheating during video recording. With its distinct capability to record 8K video, the EOS R5 has faced the... (more)

Panasonic releases Mac version of Lumix Streaming app, Webcam software coming & Firmware updates Featured Story
07/14, 09:39 EDT Panasonic has announced a handful of software announcements designed to extend and improve the functionality of a variety of Lumix mirrorless cameras, including a Mac version of their tethered streaming software, an upcoming new piece of software... (more)

Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Gallery: A bright travel zoom that seems as versatile as they come Featured Story
07/13, 12:28 EDT People like to travel light, and they tend to not want to think too much while on vacation. The trouble is that most all enthusiast photographers still crave good image quality, and often can’t accept the quality from a smartphone, even while on... (more)

A sleeping giant awakens? Canon’s 8K-shooting, 45MP R5 and 20MP EOS R6 make their debut
07/09, 08:02 EDT Click here to read our Canon R5 & R6 Previews: Canon EOS R5 PreviewCanon EOS R6 Preview Full-frame mirrorless cameras have undoubtedly taken the photo and video worlds by storm over the past few years, and now Canon aims to take things up... (more)

Canon announces 4 RF lenses: 85mm f/2 Macro, 100-500mm tele-zoom and a pair of f/11 super-tele primes Featured Story
07/09, 08:01 EDT Alongside the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras, Canon has announced four new lenses and a pair of teleconverters for its mirrorless RF system. The new lenses are an interesting mix! Canon has announced the RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS, RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1... (more)

Canon unveils new imagePROGRAF PRO-300 large format inkjet printer
07/09, 07:59 EDT Printers come and printers go, but the Canon PROGRAF series of printers has been well-received among fine art printing afficianados for some time now. Canon has today unveiled the new imagePROGRAF PRO-300 inkjet model which promises a few intriguing... (more)

Sony unveils the FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM, a high-performance, flagship ultra-wide angle full-frame lens
07/07, 10:00 EDT Click here to read our Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Hands-on First Impressions For Sony photographers and video creators looking for the ultimate in wide-angle lenses, look no further than the just-announced Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 G Master lens. The latest... (more)

10 Minute Review: The Nikon D780 is precise, powerful and feels comfortably familiar
07/02, 16:20 EDT Watch our Nikon D780 10 Minute Review The next subject of our "10 Minute Reviews" video series is the Nikon D780 full-frame DSLR. The D780 is Nikon's latest DSLR camera, and it presents an interesting mix of a familiar design with modern... (more)

New Olympus products are coming: 8-25mm F4.0 PRO lens, 150-400mm in winter 2020, Bird AF for E-M1X
07/02, 02:00 EDT Despite last week's surprising news of Olympus' impending sale or divestiture of their Imaging Division, things are still "business as usual" for the time being, particularly when it comes to Olympus' upcoming product announcement plans. To that... (more)

Olympus announces free webcam software for select OM-D cameras
07/01, 22:15 EDT Olympus joins the growing ranks of camera manufacturers to release desktop software that transforms your standalone digital camera into a high-quality webcam. With more and more people across the world these days working from home or students... (more)

Fujifilm announces launch of GF 30mm f/3.5 lens: The wide-angle prime makes a positive first impression (UPDATED)
06/30, 01:00 EDT UPDATE (9:20am): Fuji 30mm f/3.5 Beta-sample Gallery Images available for download Fujifilm has announced the launch of its latest lens for the GFX system, the Fujinon GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR prime lens. The lens, which has previously been teased in... (more)

Panasonic G100 Video: We go hands-on with a look at Panasonic’s new compact vlogging camera
06/26, 12:20 EDT Watch our Panasonic G100 Hands-on Video Come explore the new Panasonic G100 with us in the form that it was designed for... video! This new lightweight tool from Panasonic with a relatively large sensor for such a small package is aimed directly... (more)

Can Olympus thrive after the sale? A “photo brain trust” of top editors chews it over
06/25, 19:05 EDT Olympus announced on Wednesday that it would sell off its imaging division to Japan Industrial Partners, a private investment firm. You can catch the coverage on many sites. We got together a few of the photo folks from Madavor Media, including... (more)

Sigma fp v2.0 firmware update brings 12-bit 4K RAW output, ProRes RAW, better image quality, AF & more
06/25, 13:01 EDT Sigma today released Firmware Version 2.0 for the fp, their first major firmware update for the compact, full-frame mirrorless camera. As expected with a big update, the new v2.0 firmware introduces not only several fixes and improvements to... (more)

End of an era? Olympus is selling off its imaging division to Japan Industrial Partners
06/24, 07:32 EDT Update, 9:06am ET: See below for a statement from Akihiko Murata, President, Olympus America Inc., Consumer Products Group Well, it happened. Olympus just announced their intent to sell off its entire imaging business. In a news release published... (more)

Panasonic announces compact Lumix G100 vlogging-centric mirrorless camera
06/24, 07:01 EDT Panasonic G100 Hands-On PreviewFirst ShotsGallery Images • Many years ago, Panasonic shook up the video world with their mirrorless GH-series of Micro Four Thirds cameras. Things really took with the introduction of the GH4 in 2014, the... (more)

Panasonic G100 revealed: Lab First Shots and real world gallery images with 7 lenses
06/24, 07:00 EDT There's a lot to love right off the bat with the new Panasonic G100. For starters, it weighs LESS than a pound with the 12-32mm kit lens attached, even though it has a relatively large 4/3rds sensor housed inside. This light weight begs us to... (more)

Sigma unveils new mirrorless lenses: 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN, Teleconverters & f/1.4 Trio for L-mount
06/18, 09:30 EDT It's a good day to be 1) a fan of Sigma lenses and 2) an owner of a mirrorless camera, because Sigma's just unveiled a number of new lenses and accessories for Sony full-frame mirrorless and L-mount camera owners. From a versatile supertelephoto... (more)

Lensrentals’ flange-to-sensor measurement project finds fractured sensor mounts in Sony cameras
06/12, 12:24 EDT Last week we told you about a fairly daunting, time-consuming investigation from our friends over at Lensrentals, who were looking into the inconsistencies and variations in flange-to-sensor distances between different cinema cameras. For a quick... (more)

Starting bright: Tamron unveils first affordable travel zoom (28-200mm) that opens to f/2.8 at wide angle
06/10, 23:00 EDT Summer's almost here and even though the world has changed a lot, many of you are still preparing to embark on various travel journeys, which is a great way to reinvigorate both the mind and the body. Tamron aims to help all of you Sony FE-mount... (more)



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Latest Camera Reviews

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 | $10,000
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!


Olympus E-M1X Review
image of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X digital camera
20.4mp | Non-Zoom | $2,399
How to sum-up the Olympus E-M1X? In a sense, it's a bigger, burlier, slightly more specialized version of the E-M1 Mark II. It's an OM-D camera tailormade primarily for sports, wildlife and other photographers use use long telephoto lenses. Sporting the same 20MP sensor as the E-M1 II, the overall image quality of the E-M1X is very good, but mostly unchanged. However, improvements abound with regards to AF performance, especially with AF tracking. There's also more advanced video features. Yes it's big, and yes it's expensive, but the E-M1X offers high performance and improved operability while remaining true to the characteristic portability of a Micro Four Thirds system. Read more in our in-depth Olympus E-M1X review!