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Canon SX700 HS Doubleheader: First Shots and sample gallery images posted

 
 

Pocket cameras sure are popular on our site these days... perhaps because spring is finally here and people are gearing up for traveling. Whatever the reason, the Canon SX700 HS and its 30x optical zoom range has...

Canon G1 X Mark II - sample gallery images posted

 
 

Canon's PowerShot G-series has always been a highly popular and stalwart series of compact cameras that cater to the enthusiast crowd and to DSLR owners with pro-level features and controls. With the introduction of...

Panasonic GH4 Image Quality Analysis: See how the new 4K video powerhouse performs with still images

 
 

The Panasonic GH4, highly-anticipated successor to the GH3, aims to take the enthusiast and professional video market by storm, but let's not forget it's also a mighty stills camera first and foremost (given that...

Sony A7 review: Is the best full-frame mirrorless camera also the most affordable?

 
 

The cat's out of the bag: When we published our A7R review last December, it was pretty obvious that its sibling, the Sony A7, would also be well-received. The two full-frame, fully-featured mirrorless cameras share...

Faster and more powerful: onOne Perfect Photo Suite update ships next month


 
 

If you're using onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 8, we've great news for you. If not, the company's just given you a reason to reconsider adding Perfect Photo Suite to your digital darkroom. In the next few weeks, an updated Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 is set to land, and it brings quite a few worthwhile...

Canon SX700 HS Doubleheader: First Shots and sample gallery images posted

 
 

Pocket cameras sure are popular on our site these days... perhaps because spring is finally here and people are gearing up for traveling. Whatever the reason, the Canon SX700 HS and its 30x optical zoom range has drawn a substantial amount of reader interest here as of late.

With that in mind we wanted to get a...

New face recognition algorithm knows you better than you know yourself


 
 

Every now and then, something comes along that promises to reboot the debate on a hot button issue. A new algorithm developed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong looks set to do just that, pitting privacy advocates against technologists in a fresh fight over facial recognition technology.

Dubbed...

Wall Street Journal picks Flickr as the top photo-storage service

 
 

Cloud-based photo storage services keep popping up like dandelions in the spring. Over the past couple of weeks alone, Dropbox announced a new photo-centric service, Flickr updated its mobile apps to act more like Instagram, and Eye-Fi has even announced a service. How do you even start to figure out which one is...

Photojojo enters the rental business, LensRentals has new damage waiver plans

Good news for those of use who occasionally rent photography equipment instead of shelling out big bucks for new gear: There are a couple of new options available to you! Need equipment for a feature on free climbing, but are afraid to bring your own gear to the mountains? Worry not, LensRentals.com has new damage waiver plans in case you...

It’s been a busy week for photo-use fights between photographers, rock bands

 
Rock band Three Days Grace

It has not been a great week for relations between photographers and rock bands.

Earlier this week, a story surfaced about a tiff between photographer Rohan Anderson and post-hardcore band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, who had posted one of Anderson’s photos of the group to their Facebook...

Pawn shop workers thwart illegal sale, return Nikon taken from subway

 
 

When a camera gets lost, it’s pretty unlikely it’ll be reunited with its rightful owner—doubly so if it’s “lost” on a crowded subway in the center of a major city. But here’s your daily dose of a happy ending, thanks to some pawn shop workers who went above and beyond.

WCVB reports that last weekend, a man walked...

Is Fuji preparing a far-reaching X-mount travel zoom?


 
 

The folks over at Mirrorless Rumors today picked up news of an interesting development from Fujifilm, courtesy of a recently-published patent application. Filed last December and published a little less than a fortnight ago, the patent application shows the design for an 18-250mm f/3.6-6.5 zoom lens for...

Just a few more minutes of winter: tips for shooting snow sports with photographer Brett Wilhelm

 
 

Winter is finally over. That’s great news for most of us, but winter sports fanatics might still be looking for ways to stay slope-side just a little bit longer.

Here are your last two-and-a-half minutes of snow for the next six months. Photographer and videographer Brett Wilhelm regularly covers skiing and...

Wanderlust’s Kickstarter-funded large-format film camera to go on sale this summer for $149

 
 

Medium-format digital cameras are newly “affordable” thanks to the upcoming Pentax 645Z, which will sell for a smooth $8,500 (body-only, of course). But if you’ve ever been tempted by the bounties beyond 35mm and can’t quite afford to spend your house’s down payment, your most affordable option might be the $149...

Urbex photog 2e sneaks around decrepit factories, captures excellent low-light images

 
 

There’s something about abandoned buildings that makes for haunting, otherworldly photographs. Maybe because we spend most our time in spaces that are maintained to at least some degree, neglected structures really are foreign.

Instead of sitting at a laptop and poking out dime-store philosophy, urban explorer...

Lytro takes light field photography to the next level with the Illum camera

When Lytro announced its first light field camera back in 2011, it set the photography world abuzz with its new technology that permitted a photographer to change the focus point of a photograph after it was taken. The excitement only lasted for a short while though, as the camera didn't really prove to be useful for general photography....

Canon G1 X Mark II - sample gallery images posted

 
 

Canon's PowerShot G-series has always been a highly popular and stalwart series of compact cameras that cater to the enthusiast crowd and to DSLR owners with pro-level features and controls. With the introduction of the G1 X back in 2012, Canon changed up the game a bit by packing in a larger-than-typical "1.5-inch...

Panasonic GH4 Image Quality Analysis: See how the new 4K video powerhouse performs with still images

 
 

The Panasonic GH4, highly-anticipated successor to the GH3, aims to take the enthusiast and professional video market by storm, but let's not forget it's also a mighty stills camera first and foremost (given that its ergonomics still resemble that classic DSLR-like shape). The Panasonic GH4's got a host of upgrades...

Pentax Film Duplicator helps you scan 35mm and medium-format film quicker

 
 

Back at the CP+ tradeshow in Japan last February, Ricoh announced quite a range of new photo gear for its Pentax brand, but perhaps the most interesting for film photographers who haven't transitioned their old photos to digital was the Pentax Film Duplicator. Now, the company has provided a release date for this...

Sony lens patent hints at bright future for upcoming RX-series camera

 
 

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 and RX100 II have enjoyed wide praise for excellent image quality in a versatile, pocketable package, and 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9 lens certainly played a part. But there's no rest for Sony, as it looks like they're working on an even better lens.

Egami dug up a pending patent on a new Sony...

Enhance your Photoshop proficiency with these 9 quick workflow tips

 
 

Still learning the ropes in Photoshop? Learning how to juggle multiple layers is one of the biggest steps you can take to improve your workflow, and SLR Lounge is hosting a guest post from creativeLIVE with some tips to help you on your way.

This guide is meant for new-ish users—the kinds of editors who have...

Nikon P600 - 60x optical super-zoom hits our lab - First Shots posted

 
 

Nikon has been making super-zooms for some time now, with 42x as the go-to optical reach for their popular 500 series line over the past several years. This year, alongside the latest in that series, the Nikon P530, they've also released a whopper in the P600 which bypasses 50x and goes all the way to 60x! (That's...

Eye-Fi puts your camera in the cloud with Android, iOS apps


 
 

Fed up of fiddling with flash cards or cables to get photos off your camera? Tried Wi-Fi, but still find it frustrating getting copies of your images onto all of your devices? Fear not, the folks at Eye-Fi have come to the rescue with new software for their Mobi card series, which aims to simplify the process...

Digital Rev TV uses $13,000 flash pack to freeze-frame water

 
 

The crew at Digital Rev TV is back with another chapter in the chronicles of a gear-nerd with unlimited access to the world’s most expensive photo equipment.

Speed Shooter is a series at DRTV in which Kai and company use an absurdly expensive flash system to freeze-frame fast-moving objects in a burst sequence....