News entries for August, 2014

Sony RX100 III Review: Is this the best compact camera money can buy?


 
 

In a very competitive market that's been eaten alive by the camera phone, it's hard for a compact camera to stand out from the crowd. That's precisely what Sony has managed with its RX100-series cameras, though. Now in its third iteration, the line started with the original RX100 (RX100 vs RX100 III) in...

Pics.io is a photo album and raw developer that resides in the cloud

When Adobe moved its solutions to the cloud a while back, a new era was ushered in for many creatives who use products such as Photoshop, Premiere and the like. Not just because Adobe moved away from individual per-app licensing to a subscription-based licensing scheme, but also because the move to cloud-based services blurred the lines...

Take a glimpse at authentic, unstaged beach scenes from North Korea

In recent years, North Korea has started opening up to foreign visitors, and photos and videos depicting everyday life in the reclusive Asian country have started trickling through to our western eyes. We've seen snaps by the daughter of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Instagram photos from AP photographer David Guttenfelder, and most recently what...

Camera Deals of the Day: Canon T5 Kit & Printer $399; Canon 60D Kit $999; Olympus E-PM2 Kit $212; Up to $100 off select Olympus lenses & more!

 
 

It's time for our regularly-schedule camera deals roundup! There's some really really great deals today, including a couple insanely great prices on a Canon DSLR and printer bundle and some refurbished Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras. Other deals include some other Canon DSLR and accessories savings, as well as...

US Copyright Office doesn’t want any monkey business

 

 

Unless you've been living under a rock these last couple of weeks, you've doubtless heard the story of nature photographer David Slater vs. Wikimedia. Slater published a photo in 2011 which was picked up by news media around the world, and shortly thereafter, by Wikimedia Commons, the free, online media...

Maxi mirrorless: Colossal Cinoflex video rig pairs Sony A7S, 600mm Nikkor lens for Chevy commercial

 
 

Snap question: What's the key advantage of a mirrorless camera over a DSLR? If you said "size," you've clearly been paying attention. Mirrorless camera makers regularly tout the trimmer bodies of their creations, as compared to the traditional DSLR. Not everyone is interested in mirrorless for its compact...

Samsung created a roving robot to carry the Galaxy NX smart camera around Europe

 
 

The Samsung Galaxy NX is a strange breed of a camera, half mirrorless NX camera, half Android device. It comes with a viewfinder, humongous rear screen and quirky interface with as good as no physical buttons. It takes images just as gorgeous as any NX series camera, but it's an entirely different user experience.

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Perfection for the pixel-addicted: 200-megapixel Hasselblad H5D-200c Multi Shot debuts


 
 

With cameras offering 30, 40 or even 50 megapixels now relatively affordable, you might think that the pixel-addicted -- those photographers who need to shoot at extremely high resolution for archival purposes, high-end product photography, and so on -- would be satisfied. You'd be wrong, though. For some...

Goodbye to a friend: Uwe Steinmueller - 8/8/14


 

This is a sad and difficult post to write; I just learned yesterday that my friend Uwe Steinmueller passed away from a heart attack, back on the 8th of this month.

I can't even remember the first time I met Uwe, but it was at least 10 years ago, at some camera-company event introducing a new model. I subsequently saw...

Pentax 645Z First Shots: Medium-format, maximum image quality—is it time to clean our Still Life scene?

 
 

If image quality is a prime consideration for your own photographic endeavors, we have a new camera in our lab right now that will make your heart flutter: the Pentax 645Z.

The original Pentax 645D, which made its debut in late 2010, has been our de facto standard for high image quality ever since we first tested...

Nikon issues service advisory about “bright spots” in D810 photos

Uh-oh. It appears that Nikon is having trouble with the sensor in one of its cameras again. After the D600 sensor spot issue which brought much heat upon the digital camera manufacturer, Nikon now seems to have issues with the sensor inside the D810 which, reportedly, produces "bright spots" in photos under certain conditions.

According to a...

“Recipes” photo series captures ingredients floating in mid-air

Cookbooks usually all follow a similar recipe (pun intended). In the vast majority of cases, they consist of more or less professionally taken images of dishes, along with a list of ingredients and a set of instruction on how to prepare them. Alternative approaches to this classic way of illustrating recipes are rare.

German designer Nora...

Adobe publishes “quick guide” on how to transfer Aperture data to Lightroom

Back in June during its annually World Wide Developer Conference, Apple not only showcased iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, but also later announced that it would be discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture in favor of the new cross-platform Photos app. Unless Photos will be a viable replacement for Aperture, serious photographers as well as professionals may...

Canon refreshes PIXMA all-in-one printer lineup, adds tap-to-print for Android devices


 
 

Want to save some desk space by consolidating several devices into one? You're not alone: all-in-one printers which include scanning and copying capabilities are pretty common these days, and Canon's PIXMA lineup are among the most popular. Further evolving the series, the company has just introduced three...

The beauty of summertime: We crown our July Photo of the Day monthly winners

Photography is fun any time of the year, but the summer sure is a good time to catch the light. And while there's no guarantee that all of these contest-placing images below were actually shot in the summer months, they all seem to share a vibrancy that lends itself to a summertime theme.

We're proud to crown our contest prize winners and worthy runners-up for the month...

Lytro lets Illum’s refocusable images roam free with updated iOS app

 
 

Ever since Lytro launched its first light field cameras back in 2011, its users were faced with a problem. The defining feature of Lytro's light-field images -- the ability to adjust the focus point post-capture, and to very slightly tweak framing -- was almost entirely reliant on the images being viewed on the...

The Ztylus lens accessory makes your iPhone look like a classic camera

Industrial design usually has the goal of combining form with function in a way that neither one gets in the way of the other. But achieving this isn't always an easy task, and products that focus too much on form often lack functionality, while those focusing too much on function often lack an aesthetic appeal. Then, there are those products...

Nikon D810 sample gallery: 24 new real-world images from one seriously high-res, full-frame DSLR

It's been a bit of a frustrating week here in Knoxville, Tennessee, but my fortune has finally changed! The reason for my frustration was pretty simple: I've had the Nikon D810 sitting on my desk, just begging me to go out and do some shooting -- but every time I've been free to do so, the weather hasn't been playing ball. And then finally, despite a weather forecast that...

Canon and Nikon issue service advisories regarding counterfeit batteries

When buying a new camera, one of the first accessories that most people get is one or more extra batteries. However, OEM batteries often come with a considerable price tag, and after an already expensive purchase, there may not be much money left to spend. Luckily, there are third party options available for most camera models which are often...

Dubai takes timelapse photography to the next level with Dubai 360

Timelapse photography has in the past years become a popular tool for travel videos not only with amateurs but also with professionals and increasingly with tourism offices. Not long ago we featured Rob Whitworth's beautiful flow-motion video of Barcelona here on Imaging Resource, which was in fact commissioned by the Catalan Tourism Bord.

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