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Serious zoom: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II shooting experience

DPReview News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 05:00

We've been toting around the Sony RX10 II for a little while now, testing its ability to capture 4K video, high speed stills and super slow motion video clips. And while a superzoom may not be DPReview writer Dan Bracaglia's first choice for his favored rock-and-roll and street subjects, he ultimately came around to the impressive capabilities of this camera. Read more

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Hands-on: Leica claims fastest in the world for its new CMOS S (Type 007)

DPReview News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00

Originally announced last September, Leica's medium format S camera presents a number of key changes that bring it up to date with the latest models from its main competitors. Although the S Type 007 retains the same pixel-count as the previous Type 006, the company has switched from its traditional CCD sensor to a CMOS unit. It also claims the title of world's fastest framerate in its class. We spent a little time getting to know the S Type 007. Read more

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PIX 2015 - Limited number of FREE Expo tickets and discounted re:FRAME VIP Passes now available

DPReview News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:19

Pre-registration has opened for our photography expo, PIX 2015 - the photo interactive experience in Seattle on October 6&7. A limited number of FREE passes are available for the main hall, where you'll find photography experiences, educational programming, product demos, panel discussions, and brand and partner booths. For a limited time we're also offering an early bird special on PIX VIP All-Access Passes, which includes Hall Pass plus all re:FRAME talks and galleries at McCaw Hall, and the exclusive PIX awards and cocktail party. Learn more

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Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens

DPReview News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:46

According to a source speaking with Fuji Rumors, the Fujifilm X100T's successor will have a new lens. The present lineup of X100 cameras all feature the same fixed 23mm F2 lens, and if past announcement intervals are any indication, the X100 series may see an update just around the corner. Read more

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Random Excellence: Mark Wallheiser

The Online Photographer - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:54
It's very seldom you see perfect pictures—especially from the campaign trail, although there have been some exemplars over the years. If this picture doesn't make you laugh and shake your head.... Mark Wallheiser's amazing shot of (I'm going to have... Michael Johnston
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Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review

DPReview News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 23:39

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is the next evolution of an already impressive camera. The E-M10 II introduces 5-axis stabilization to the entry-level OM-D line, while it maintains the 16.1MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII engine of its predecessor. A number of ergnomic and feature upgrades make the E-M10 II an enticing little ILC at a nice price. Does it deliver? Read more

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OM Evolution: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II real-world sample gallery

DPReview News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 21:03

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 provides some user experience upgrades over its predecessor, though largely contains the same imaging components. We hit the road with our E-M10 II loaner as soon as it arrived a few days ago, to try out its new ergonomics and 5-axis image stabilization. Read more

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know

DPReview News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 21:00

The E-M10 II is the successor to the original E-M10, and Olympus's new mid-range Micro Four Thirds camera. Offering a raft of features in a compact body, the E-M10 II has everyone in the DPReview office quite charmed, and our impressions so far have been very positive. We've been using an E-M10 II for some time now, and we've created a short slideshow explaining some of its key features. Read more

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II features 5-axis IS, redesigned controls

DPReview News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 21:00

Olympus expands its digital OM lineup today with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 II. Updates include a 5-axis image stabilization system (though not the same as the E-M5 II or E-M1's), a new 2.36M-dot OLED EVF and a 4K time lapse mode. Read more

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Samsung NX1 firmware 1.40 adds digital video IS and AF while zooming

DPReview News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 13:46

Samsung has released another firmware update for the NX1 mirrorless camera, taking the model from firmware version 1.32 to 1.40. The newest software improves existing features such as the audio quality from external microphones, and adds new features including video digital image stabilization. Read more

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Apple offers to replace faulty iPhone 6 Plus camera modules

DPReview News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:19

Recently we've heard reports of some Apple iPhone 6 Plus cameras failing and producing blurry images. Apple has acknowledged the problem and is offering to replace the faulty camera unit for free. Read more

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Have Fun With Any Camera

The Online Photographer - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 07:39
This picture covers a relatively mind-boggling span of the history of camera technology, and deserves a bit of deconstruction. It shows, of course, a smartphone, resting on the beautiful new "Non-Use Device," acquired for decor in the recently completed TOP... Michael Johnston
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Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study

DPReview News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 07:37

The recently announced Sony Alpha 7R II packs a lot of groundbreaking features, and one of its highlights is the new full-frame 42.4MP BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony sensors tend to show very high Raw dynamic range due to low noise characteristics, but we wanted to take a closer look at exactly how little noise the camera itself contributes to images. Read on

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Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery

DPReview News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 03:00

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the follow-up to the company's successful GX7 rangefinder-style mirrorless camera. The GX8 boasts a new 20MP Four Thirds sensor and 'Dual IS', which combines sensor and lens shift image stabilization for better results. The camera's ISO range tops out at 25,600 and it offers a max burst rate of 10 fps with single AF and 6 fps with continuous AF. We've been shooting with one for a little while - check out our gallery of samples!

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Random Excellence: Jan Kwarnmark

The Online Photographer - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 13:44
Shot on Street Photography Day 2015 by Jan Kwarnmark, using a Leica, 35mm Summicron, and Tri-X. Posted by: Mike (Thanks to Jan) Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this... Michael Johnston
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Why the Sony A7R II Can't Be Any Good

The Online Photographer - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 13:37
So there was this fable. The fable has been associated with Aesop and La Fontaine, the Greek Babrius in the 2nd century and the Latin writer Phaedrus. In the fable, a fox sees some delicious-looking grapes hanging from a vine.... Michael Johnston
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Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap

DPReview News - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 23:00

Zhi Yuen Yap finds living in New Zealand a blessing and a curse. Getting off the beaten path to find unique locations can mean braving harsh, unpredictable weather and inhospitable terrain. Based on his photos, though, we'd say he's been pretty well rewarded for his troubles. Take a look at his work and find out more about him in our Q&A. Read more

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iPhone = Leica

The Online Photographer - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:24
The iPhone is the Leica of today, when you strip the encrustation of legend off the latter. Think about it—in the early days of Leica the little cameras were a) low in prestige compared to larger, more "serious" cameras; b)... Michael Johnston
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It's Street Photography Day

The Online Photographer - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 09:32
I'm a little late getting on this, but today is Street Photography Day (Henri Cartier-Bresson's Birthday). The idea is to get out and find a photograph today, no matter what kind of photographer you are. I have only this to... Michael Johnston
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Parallax View: Apple patent hints at 3D effect in photos

DPReview News - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:59

Patent spotting site Patentlyaple has discovered an Apple patent application titled "Parallax Depth Rendering" which describes a methodology for rendering images and video that, when viewed on a standard 2D display, give the impression of showing a 3D view. Click through for more details

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