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Firmware Friday: New features for Canon PowerShots, Panasonic S1H / P2HD series and Sony AXS-R7 Featured Story
12/13, 06:00 EST This week, our regular Firmware Friday roundup is a standout which consists solely of updates adding new features, some of them also fixing bugs at the same time. In all, the list consists of two fixed-lens PowerShot compacts from... (more)

Fuji X-Pro3 Field Test: Excellent image quality and performance, but puzzling new design changes Featured Story
12/05, 17:45 EST Click here to read our Fuji X-Pro3 Field Test Earlier this fall Fujifilm finally updated their APS-C rangefinder camera model with the release of the X-Pro3. Much like previous generation X Series models, this third-phase of X Series... (more)

Panasonic LX100 II Review Conclusion: A great camera made even better with IQ, performance gains Featured Story
12/04, 16:05 EST Click here to read our Panasonic LX100 II ReviewReview Conclusion Back in 2014, we found a lot to love when we reviewed Panasonic's first ever large-sensor, compact camera, the LX100. Following in its footsteps, the... (more)

Firmware Friday: New features for Canon PowerShots, Panasonic S1H / P2HD series and Sony AXS-R7 Featured Story
12/13, 06:00 EST This week, our regular Firmware Friday roundup is a standout which consists solely of updates adding new features, some of them also fixing bugs at the same time. In all, the list consists of two fixed-lens PowerShot compacts from Canon, plus... (more)

Firmware Friday: Updates for Canon EOS R-series, Sony RX0 II plus more Fuji tweaks for MacOS Catalina
12/06, 23:24 EST Firmware Friday enters the final month of the 2010s this week with news of camera updates from two companies -- Canon and Sony -- as well as updated software from Fujifilm. The bulk of the changes made are aimed at fixing bugs, but there are a... (more)

Fuji X-Pro3 Field Test: Excellent image quality and performance, but puzzling new design changes Featured Story
12/05, 17:45 EST Click here to read our Fuji X-Pro3 Field Test Earlier this fall Fujifilm finally updated their APS-C rangefinder camera model with the release of the X-Pro3. Much like previous generation X Series models, this third-phase of X Series now all share... (more)

2019 Black Friday & Green Monday camera and lens deals. Updated daily, check back often!
12/05, 15:36 EST Most recent updates: 12/5/19 - Rechecked all deals for all manufacturers. Several Fujifilm lens deals, Panasonic G7 14-140mm kit deal, several Pentax camera / lens deals and Sony RX100 VI deal have all improved significantly! 12/2/19 - All... (more)

Panasonic LX100 II Review Conclusion: A great camera made even better with IQ, performance gains Featured Story
12/04, 16:05 EST Click here to read our Panasonic LX100 II ReviewReview Conclusion Back in 2014, we found a lot to love when we reviewed Panasonic's first ever large-sensor, compact camera, the LX100. Following in its footsteps, the next-generation... (more)

Firmware Friday: A little firmware and a whole lot of software from Blackmagic, Fuji, Nikon and Ricoh
11/29, 21:34 EST After something of a record-breaker last week, this week's Firmware Friday roundup returns to a more manageable size. It's also a tale more of software than of firmware this time around, with only one camera having been updated in the past... (more)

Olympus reveals further details of two new M.Zuiko and M.Zuiko Pro lenses currently in development
11/27, 09:00 EST Last spring, Olympus updated its Micro Four Thirds lens roadmap by revealing development a new 150-400mm F4.5 super-tele lens complete with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, promising to offer a 1,000mm-equivalent telephoto in an impressively... (more)

Firmware Friday frenzy: Canon, Leica, Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma and Ricoh offer updates aplenty
11/22, 20:01 EST This week's Firmware Friday roundup is very likely a record-breaker when it comes to interchangeable-lens cameras. Even without including overseas equivalents, we have 20 DSLR and mirrorless cameras on the list from Canon, Nikon and Panasonic, and... (more)

Finally! You can support IR on Patreon now!
11/20, 17:54 EST Regular readers will probably know by now that times are tough here at Imaging Resource. In a declining camera market, it has become increasingly challenging for an independent and in-depth review site like ours to survive on ad and affiliate... (more)

Duct-tape or ditch it: Google patches major camera / call-recording exploits; some Androids still affected?
11/20, 15:24 EST If you're an Android user, you need to read this article carefully and consider taking action, because there's a fair chance that hackers could be watching what your smartphone's cameras are seeing, and listening in on your private phone calls... (more)

Wow! Great glass for the holidays: Three of Sigma’s best lenses at up to $250 discount if you act quickly!
11/19, 22:10 EST It's that time again -- with year's end fast approaching, the holiday season is almost upon us! But what to get for the photographer in your life, whether that's a friend, family member or perhaps yourself? The good folks at family-run... (more)

One more time with feeling: Canon’s EOS 90D DSLR returns for night shooting + video in Field Test Part II
11/18, 20:31 EST Click here to read our Canon 90D Field Test Part II Enthusiast shooters looking for an interchangeable-lens camera from Canon have several new choices, all of which launched earlier this year. Among compact system cameras, the company's full-frame... (more)

Firmware Friday: Updates coming from Canon, DJI and Panasonic; Fuji, Sigma and Sony updates arrive
11/15, 17:33 EST Our regular Firmware Friday roundup this week is a little unusual in that most of the updates for which we have news aren't actually available just yet, although a few are already here and more will arrive in the coming days. In all, we have... (more)

Fuji X-Pro3 First Shots: Sample images from Fujifilm’s new quirky street-shooting mirrorless camera
11/14, 11:22 EST Click here to browse our Fuji X-Pro3 First Shots While the X-T2 underwent its latest revision last year to the X-T3, upgrading from a 24MP sensor and X Processor Pro (among other things) and the X-T30 following shortly after, the X-Pro line,... (more)

Fujifilm GFX 100 Review Conclusion: The most versatile medium-format camera ever made?
11/12, 17:26 EST Click here to read our Fuji GFX 100 ReviewReview Conclusion Fujifilm shook things up a few years ago with the release of the GFX 50S, their first medium-format mirrorless camera, indicating a desire to completely skip over the craze of the... (more)

2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Panasonic camera and lens deals. Updated daily, check back often!
11/11, 19:58 EST Updates: 12/5/19 - All deals rechecked. Even better deal on Panasonic G7 14-140 kit. Many Olympus lens deals increased in price by a small amount. 12/2/19 - All Panasonic deals rechecked on Cyber Monday. Even better deal on LX100! 7-14mm f/4... (more)

2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Fujifilm camera and lens deals. Updated daily, check back often!
11/11, 00:00 EST Updates: 12/5/19 - Rechecked all deals. GF 45mm f/2.8, GF 120mm f/4, XF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 and Rokinon 20mm f/1.8 lens deals improved significantly! 12/2/19 - All Fuji deals rechecked on Cyber Monday! XF 90mm lens deal now even better,... (more)

2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Olympus camera and lens deals. Updated daily, check back often!
11/10, 23:59 EST Updates: 12/5/19 - All deals rechecked. Many camera / lens prices increased by a small amount. 12/2/19 - All Olympus deals rechecked on Cyber Monday. 7-14mm f/4 deal improved significantly! 11/29/19 - Many deals improved. Expired deals... (more)

2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Pentax camera and lens deals. Updated daily, check back often!
11/10, 23:59 EST Updates: 12/5/19 - All deals rechecked. Better deals on Pentax KP 18-135mm kit, as well as 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, 21mm f/3.2 and 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses. Many camera/lens deals increased in price by $50-100. 12/2/19 - All Ricoh / Pentax deals... (more)

2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sony camera and lens deals. Updated daily, check back often!
11/10, 23:59 EST Updates: 12/5/19 - Rechecked all deals. Significantly better deal for RX100 VI. Slightly better deal for Tamron 90mm f/2.8. 12/2/19 - All Sony deals rechecked on Cyber Monday. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 deal improved significantly! 11/29/19 - Expired... (more)



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Panasonic LX100 II Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II digital camera
17.0mp | 3.1x | $898
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
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26.1mp | 3.0x | $799
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
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24.5mp | 2.9x | $1,697
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
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20.4mp | Non-Zoom | $2,599
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!


Pentax K-1 II Review
image of the Pentax K-1 II digital camera
36.4mp | 3.8x | $1,701
A modest but worthwhile update to the earlier K-1, the Pentax K-1 II is the company's flagship full-frame DSLR, offering the best image quality you can get from any K-mount camera and the most feature-rich shooting experience of any Ricoh camera. If performance is paramount, then you may want to look at an APS-C model for more speed, but otherwise the K-1 II represents the sweet spot in the Pentax DSLR line. Find out what it has to offer -- and whether you should buy one -- in our in-depth Pentax K-1 II review!


Panasonic GH5S Review
image of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S digital camera
10.2mp | Non-Zoom | $1,998
The GH5 was, and is, a fantastic camera for video, but the Panasonic GH5S goes above and beyond. Its 10MP resolution is a bit low for photos, but it's great for video. The GH5S offers better video quality, more recording options, and just tons of advanced video features. And while the AF speed is slightly slower than the GH5, and the lack of in-body image stabilization removes some of what made the GH5 so versatile, the GH5S offers such a wealth of features and high-quality video, that it's easy to overlook these minor points. In the end, if you're a serious video creator looking for a compact yet feature-packed video camera, the Panasonic GH5S is the one to pick. Read more in our Panasonic GH5S review!


Fujifilm GFX 50R Review
image of the Fujifilm GFX 50R digital camera
51.4mp | Non-Zoom | $3,999
The medium-format Fuji GFX 50R shares many of its features and performance with the GFX 50S, but offers them in a slimmer, less ergonomic body at a lower price point. Importantly, the same excellent 51-megapixel image sensor continues to deliver outstanding image quality. However, the 50R's admittedly more stylish design is less enjoyable to use and in some cases even difficult. Further, aspects of the 50R's performance feel more sluggish in 2019 than they did in 2017 with the 50S. Read our Fuji GFX 50R review to see if the lower price is worth the tradeoffs to you.


Fujifilm X-T3 Review
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26.1mp | 3.1x | $1,299
The Fuji X-T3 is a very impressive, very well-rounded camera, for both photos and video. Despite its stylish exterior, the X-T3 is a serious camera, featuring Fujifilm's highest-res 26MP APS-C X-Trans sensor, a faster processor, seriously upgraded AF system as well as a boatload of advanced video features. The X-T3 can shoot everything from landscapes and portraits to sports and wildlife with excellent AF tracking. For videographers, the 4Kp60 mode, F-Log as well as 10-bit internal recording are welcomed upgrades over the X-T2, and in fact, are features not typically seen on cameras of this class and price point. Overall, the X-T3 -- our pick for the Best Camera of 2018 -- offers something for everyone; it's a versatile, well-built enthusiast-grade camera with a surprisingly affordable price tag. For all the details, read our in-depth Fujifilm X-T3 review!


Canon EOS M50 Review
image of the Canon EOS M50 digital camera
24.2mp | 3.0x | $579
If you're shopping for an affordable mirrorless camera with a solid build, good ergonomics, a viewfinder and (via an optional adapter) first-party EF-mount lens support, the Canon M50 has a lot to offer. Sporting a next-gen DIGIC 8 processor, the M50 is both swift and shoots great photos. While there are some drawbacks to its new 4K video capture functionality, the M50 deserves a close look. Find out if you should buy one in our Canon M50 review!