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Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom

Fri, 2015-02-06 04:00

Canon has added a new ultra-wide zoom to its EF lineup - the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM. The new lens offers the widest angle of view ever provided in a rectilinear full-frame DSLR lens, and uses 16 elements in 11 groups with a total of four aspherical elements for distortion control. Read more

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Canon announces 'G3 X' with 25x zoom, to become available... at some point

Fri, 2015-02-06 04:00

Canon has announced plans for a 'PowerShot G3 X' enthusiast compact with a 1-inch type sensor and a 24-600mm equivalent lens. The company hasn't released much more detail at this time, but it's obvious from appearances that the G3 X is close in spirit to both the PowerShot G7 X and the G1 X Mark II. Read more

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Canon rolls out PowerShot SX410 IS and ELPH 350 HS compacts

Fri, 2015-02-06 04:00

Rounding out its pre-CP+ announcements, Canon has introduced two new PowerShot compacts - the SX410 IS and the ELPH 350 HS/IXUS 275 HS. The SX410 offers a 24-960mm equivalent zoom range, a 20MP CCD sensor, 720p video and Canon's Intelligent IS stabilization. The PowerShot 350 HS assumes a more compact form with a 25-300mm equivalent zoom range, 20.2MP CMOS sensor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and 1080p video. Read more

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Fujifilm adds film simulation to Raw File Converter EX 2.0 and tethered shooting for X-T1

Thu, 2015-02-05 18:49

Fujifilm is to release a new version of its Raw File Converter EX at the end of the month, bringing the film simulation modes used in its X-series cameras to the Silkypix-based desktop software package. Initially the new feature will be available for files shot with X-T1, X-A2, X100T, X30 and XQ2 cameras, but the company has said that other models will be included in a further update at a later time. Read more

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Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500

Thu, 2015-02-05 10:30

Samsung has just taken the wraps off a new mirrorless camera, which inherits most of the features from the company's flagship NX1. The NX500 takes a lot of the core features of the NX1 and wraps them up in a much smaller, rangefinder-style body at a lower cost. We got our hands on an NX1 recently, to get a feel for how this new camera feels and operates. Click through for some images

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Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor

Thu, 2015-02-05 10:30

Samsung has announced the NX500, which borrows many features from the NX1 starting with a 28MP APS-C-size BSI-CMOS sensor. It too provides 4K and UHD video recording, a sophisticated hybrid NX AF system III, tilting Super AMOLED display, and (naturally) built-in Wi-Fi. Read more

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review posted

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:00

At a glance the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II appears relatively unchanged from its predecessor, so you have to look a little closer to see how much work Olympus has put into the new model. The E-M5 II uses a redesigned 16MP Four Thirds sensor and offers a 40MP high-resolution shot mode powered by its 5-axis image stabilization. See its high-resolution mode in action and learn more about the subtle improvements included in the E-M5 II in our First Impressions Review. Read more

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Olympus announces OM-D E-M5 II with 40MP high resolution mode

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:00

Olympus has unveiled the OM-D E-M5 II. Picking up where its successor left off, the E-M5 II continues to offer weather sealing and 5-axis IS while adding a redesigned 16MP Four Thirds sensor and 5-axis image stabilization. The E-M5 II also boasts a 40MP high resolution shot mode, achieved by shifting the sensor in half-pixel steps and capturing eight images over a period of one second. Read more

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Olympus 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II offers cosmetic improvements and optical coatings

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:00

Olympus has announced a revamped, second generation of its 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 zoom. Resistant to dust and moisture, it uses a new ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating to protect against scratches and minimize flare. Read more

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Olympus announces OM-D E-M1 firmware version 3.0

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:00

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is about to get an update with the release of firmware version 3.0 later this month. The update's primary function is to boost maximum framerate from 6.5 fps to 9 when shooting in continuous AF mode, thanks to enhancements for the camera's 37-point phase-detect algorithm. Read more

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Olympus 'Air' clip-on camera for smartphones coming to Japan

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:00

Olympus Japan has announced the 'Air' - a new camera module which clips onto smartphones in much the same way as Sony's QX-series products. The Air features a 16MP Four Thirds sensor behind a Micro Four Thirds lens mount, a physical shutter release button and tripod mount. Uniquely, the camera will be released with an open-source API, allowing developers to come up with different applications and explore the potential of the new platform. Read more

 

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Olympus 8mm F1.8 'pro' fisheye in development

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:00

Olympus has revealed plans for an 8mm F1.8 fisheye lens with its 'Pro' designation. The super-wide lens will offer a 16mm equivalent angle on a Micro Four Thirds body. Keeping with the trend in the Pro line, the lens will boast a splash and dustproof design. Read more

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 updates rugged series

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:00

Olympus has refreshed its rugged compact series with the Stylus Tough TG-860. It offers a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor and is capable of diving to greater depths than its predecessor, the TG-850 iHS, as it's waterproof to 15m/50 ft (compared to 10m/33ft). Other new features include Wi-Fi and a pair of customizable buttons. Read more

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Ricoh announces development of long-awaited full-frame Pentax DSLR

Wed, 2015-02-04 22:00

And so it was written that since the beginning of recorded time, Pentax shooters have predicted the release of a full-frame K-mount DSLR. Today, their prayers have been answered, as Ricoh has announced the development of exactly that. The company didn't share a whole lot of detail, other than to say that it will be compatible with DA lenses via a crop function and that it will be available by the end of 2015. Click through for (very little) additional information

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Ricoh introduces HD Pentax D FA * 70-200mm F2.8 and HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 zooms

Wed, 2015-02-04 22:00

Ricoh has announced two new zoom lenses for Pentax K-mount DSLRs, the HD Pentax-D FA * 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW and HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AW. Both are designed to cover a full-frame sensor and are built to withstand exposure to dust and moisture. Read more

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Wundershine smart frame prints, displays and stores your favorite images

Wed, 2015-02-04 20:51

Dutch startup Wundershine has re-imagined the photo frame with Makerframe, a wooden frame that can print and display your images thanks to a built-in inkless thermal printer. Still in the development phase, the system is controlled via Android or iOS app. A simpler model called Reframe that doesn't include the printer is also in the works. Read more

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Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners

Tue, 2015-02-03 17:58

After tens of thousands of votes over two rounds, the results are in. Late last year we asked you to vote for your favorite gear of 2014 in several categories, and last month we put the winners of those categories to an overall vote to find the best product of last year in your - our readers' - opinion. The voting was extremely tight, but we've counted up the votes and we're ready to announce the winners. Click through to see the results

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3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval

Tue, 2015-02-03 01:30

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, more commonly referred to as the LSST, will take ultra-high-resolution images of the universe around us in the relatively near future thanks to recent construction approval from the US Department of Energy. This will pave the way for the telescope's completion for its anticipated 2022 completion date. Read more

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Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review updated with shooting experience

Mon, 2015-02-02 19:20

Samsung's NX1 looks and feels like a DSLR in many ways, but don't be fooled - it's an ambitious 28.2MP APS-C mirrorless camera, the first to use a backside-illuminated CMOS chip of that size. It also provides hybrid AF with 205 phase-detect points, 15 fps burst shooting with continuous AF and 4K video recording. We've updated our first impressions of the camera with a shooting experience. Read more

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Royal Photographic Society announces medals touring exhibition for International Members' Biennial competition

Sun, 2015-02-01 13:00

The results of the Royal Photographic Society's International Member's competition have been announced after judges selected 100 images for a touring exhibition from almost 3300 entries. The competition, which is held every other year, attracted RPS members from 16 countries, and was won by UK photographer Steve Jones for his shot, Joie de Vivre, of a young and prancing Lustitano stallion on a French stud farm. See winners

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