Canon EOS 100D White announced, complete with matching white kit lens

Canon EOS 100D White announced, complete with matching white kit lens

Canon has announced a new all-white version of its entry-level EOS 100D digital SLR camera, along with a white version of the 18-55mm kit lens Read More…

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This post was written by Parker on April 16, 2014

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Apple iPhone 5c Review

Apple iPhone 5c Review

Review posted 04/15/2014 Quick Take Pros Main iSight camera in iPhone 5c is very easy to use8MP of resolution is a nice amount in a smartphone cameraPanorama mode is extremely strong with the 5cImage quality is good with this device’s camera versus other smartphonesApple iOS 7 works well with this deviceImproves 1.2MP secondary camera (FaceTime camera) versus iPhone 5Can shoot full HD videoCan capture still images at the same time as shooting videoSeveral body color choicesBattery life is good, allows for full day of operationSmartphone is easy to use and works well ConsNot enough options for controlling 5c’s camera manuallyExposure accuracy could be better in photosLow light photography results tend to have some noise and could be of a better qualityTouchscreen could have more resolution and could be largerNo optical zoom option for cameraNo microSD memory card storage optionNot a lot of differences from iPhone 5 Bottom Line The Apple iPhone 5c is a very easy to use smartphone with a great iOS 7 interface, and this device’s built-in iSight 8MP camera is extremely easy to use as well. The iPhone 5c’s camera doesn’t provide much in the way of manual control over your photographs through the unit’s settings, which will disappoint some more experienced photographers. Image quality with the 5c is good compared to other smartphone cameras, but it can’t quite match the image quality that you’d find with a beginner-level brand-name point-n-shoot model, in large part because you have so little control over the camera’s settings. As long as you’re Read More…

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This post was written by Carter on April 15, 2014

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Pentax 645Z medium format DSLR revealed with 51.4-megapixel sensor

Pentax 645Z medium format DSLR revealed with 51.4-megapixel sensor

Ricoh has launched the Pentax 645Z, a professional digital SLR camera with a medium format sensor, 1.7x the size of a full-frame DSLR Read More…

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This post was written by Dylan on April 15, 2014

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Nikon D4S Camera Review

Nikon D4S Camera Review

A professional camera you can only dream of owning… but it’s nice to dream sometimes Read More…

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This post was written by Iris on April 14, 2014

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Nikon Coolpix S810c Preview

Nikon Coolpix S810c Preview

We’ve written before about how smartphones have caused a 40% drop in digital camera sales, effecting mostly point-and-shoot and ILC models (DSLRs are doing great). Most of this is simply convenience — why would anyone want to have to carry around two hand-held devices when one can do everything almost as well as both combined? Well, Nikon has a new camera that aims to combine the optics of a high-quality fixed lens camera with the form and functionality of a smartphone. Meet the Nikon Coolpix S810c, which runs off the Android Operating System (4.2.2 Jelly Bean). While the S810c can’t make phone calls (though someone will probably hack a way to do it over Wi-Fi), it does boast a nice 12x optical zoom lens. With this operating system, you get access to tons of Google Apps like email, maps, a web browser, and Google Play, which gives you more apps like Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram. GPS is built-in, for geotagging and in-app usage, and so is Wi-Fi. The cool thing here, is that the S810c not only has the ability to connect with existing wireless networks, but if you’re away from Wi-Fi and do have a smartphone, you can use the Connect to S810c app to hook up a compatible Android or iOS smartphone. From there, it’s easy to transfer files to your phone and then, using the phone’s cellular data, share images and videos online. All of these apps and features are easily controllable via the 3.7-inch LCD touchscreen display. Not Read More…

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This post was written by Evan on April 10, 2014

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Sony α7S (Alpha 7S) Preview

Sony α7S (Alpha 7S) Preview

Joining a growing family of full-frame image sensor cameras — including the α99, VG900, RX1, α7 and α7R — Sony has announced the α7S, or Alpha 7S. Along with its two Alpha 7 siblings, the α7S is the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens camera. Unlike those models, the α7S has only 12.2 effective megapixels. I know what you’re thinking… the α7 and α7R have upwards of 36-megapixels to play with. Why release a new camera with a half to third the resolution?Simple. Because when there are fewer pixels, the ones you do have are larger and more sensitive which, along with a few other more pieces of technology we’ll talk about in a moment, increase the camera’s ability to accurately capture light and color. Pretty important, right?Sony has mated this 12.2MP 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor to the state-of-the-art BIONZ X image processor, which allows the α7S to have an insane ISO 50 – 409K. Sony has also applied a new-generation RGB filter with gapless on-chip lens design to the glass over the image sensor. This should “boost the image sensor’s light collection efficiency” while minimizing ghosting and flare.The α7S isn’t just for photographers; it has its eyes set on video and cinematographers too. As the “world’s first camera to utilize the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition”, the α7S records 4K QFHD video (though you need an external recorder to capture it), Full 1080p HD video at 60 fps, and even 720p HD video at 120fps for a 5x slow-motion effect. This camera can record accurate time Read More…

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This post was written by Iris on April 6, 2014

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Panasonic Spring deals – Great freebies for GH3, GH4, GX7 and GM1

Panasonic Spring deals - Great freebies for GH3, GH4, GX7 and GM1

It may have been superseded by the GH4, but the GH3 is still an excellent camera and now there’s an amazing spring deal Read More…

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This post was written by Alexander on April 3, 2014

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Autographer Android app released – Capture your life with Google devices

Autographer Android app released - Capture your life with Google devices

An Android app is now available for this innovative life-logging camera Read More…

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This post was written by Olivia on April 2, 2014

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Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30

Lots of great features, but it’s the outstanding ergonomics that really gets our attention. Read More…

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This post was written by Eden on April 2, 2014

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LG G Pro 2 Preview

LG G Pro 2 Preview

The LG G Pro 2 is set to be one of LG’s flagship Android smartphones. The G Pro 2 features the newest Android OS (KitKat), a powerful 2.26 GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of ram, and 32GB of internal storage with the ability to expand by 64GB more with microSD. At the center of the LG G Pro 2, we have a huge 5.9-inch Full HD Touchscreen LCD display.The smartphone’s primary (rear) camera has a 13-megapixel resolution that can record 40K video @ 30fps, Full 1080p HD @ 60fps, and 120fps 720p HD slow motion video. It also features autofocus, LED Flash, Magic Focus technologies, Panorama, and Optical Image Stabilization to keep you videos free of shake and our still images crisp and clear.The LG G Pro 2 also boasts a 2.1MP front camera and numerous connectivity technologies. DLNA certification, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi are all pretty standard these days, but the LG G Pro 2 can also act as its own Wi-Fi hotspot for your other devices like a tablet or laptop.LG G Pro 2 FeaturesAndroid 4.4.2 (KitKat)2.26 GHz quad core processor3GB RAM32GB internal memory (plus up to 64GB in microSD memory)4G LTE, 3G, 2G5.9-inch Full HD LCD Display1920 x 1080373 ppiRear Facing Camera13-megapixelsf/2.4Auto FocusLED Flash / Natural FlashMagic FocusPanoramaFull 1080p HD Video @ 60fps4K Video Recording @ 30fpsSlow Motion 120fps @ 720p HDOIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization)2.1MP Front Facing CameraWi-Fi & Wi-Fi Mobile HotspotBluetooth 4.0NFCDNLA3.5mm Audio JackMicroUSB 2.0The LG G Pro 2 — available in black, silver, and Read More…

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This post was written by Sadie on March 31, 2014

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Olympus Stylus SH-1 IS Preview

Olympus Stylus SH-1 IS Preview

Designed to look like a member of the PEN interchangeable lens system cameras, Olympus has announced the Stylus SH-1 IS long zoom point-and-shoot. The SH-1 is the first compact camera with the optical 5-axis mechanical image stabilization, which was originally developed for the OM-D EM-5. It also boasts a 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor, the TruePic VII image processor (another hand-me-down from the OM-D series), a 24x optical zoom lens, and a 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD display that allows users to touch focus or control other camera parameters — particularly helpful in Manual Mode.The SH-1 also features 11 frames-per-second (fps) High-Speed Burst Shooting for action still shots, as well as an Advance Movie Mode that can shoot both Full HD video (1080/60p) as well as super smooth slow motion (VGA/240fps). Video recording benefits an electronic Hybrid Image Stabilization for shake-free home movies. If you’re interested in time-lapse photography, the SH-1 has not one, but two different ways to create them. The first is Time-Lapse Movie, which compresses up to five hours of footage into a 20 second movie. The second is a Interval Shooting Function, which can record up to 99 still images at a sequential interval of 1-second to 24-hours. Also, you’ll enjoy knowing all your shots are level thanks to the built-in Electronic Level Gauge.. which you can then stylize by adding a few Art Filters, or show off in Photo Story.Lastly, like many 2014 models, the SH-1 IS features built-in Wi-Fi. Not only can it access available, existing Read More…

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This post was written by Lily on March 31, 2014

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Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Preview

Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-3 Preview

Olympus has announced its latest “TOUGH” camera, the Stylus TG-3. Ready for action and active families, this lifeproof digicam is Freezeproof to -10°C (-14°F), Waterproof to 50ft (15m), Shockproof from 7ft (2.1m), Crushproof to 220 pounds (100kgf), and Dustproof.Tucked beneath its rugged exterior, the TG-3 boasts a 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor, a fast F/2.0 4x optical zoom lens, Full 1080p HD video recording, and the speedy TruePic VII image processor right out of their (much more expensive) OM-D line of cameras. Other features include an Interval Shooting Function, to make your own time-lapses, and a Variable Macro System, which allows you to focus on objects as close as 10cm from your lens, and then magnify them. There’s also Art Filters to jazz up your shots, and Photo Story to help display them. Finally, the TG-3 not only includes built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, but the camera can create its own Wi-Fi network, which you sync with your smartphone by scanning a QR code displayed on the TG-3′s LCD screen. To do this, all you need is the FREE Olympus Image Share app, available for Android or iOS. The app also allows you to upload pics and videos to the web, and turns your smartphone’s touch screen into a secondary (remote) camera display.Olympus STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 FeaturesFreezeproof to -10°C (-14°F)Waterproof to 50ft (15m)Shockproof from 7ft (2.1m)Crushproof to 220 pounds (100kgf)Dustproof16.0-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensorTruePic VII image processor4x optical zoom lensf/2.0-4.9 aperture25-100mm3.0-inch LCD monitor (460K dots)Full 1080p HD Video RecordingInterval Shooting FunctionUp to Read More…

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This post was written by Irsi on March 31, 2014

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Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera takes inspiration from PEN range

Olympus Stylus SH-1 compact camera takes inspiration from PEN range

The latest Olympus compact camera, the Stylus SH-1, has a retro design that takes inspiration from the company’s PEN micro four thirds range Read More…

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This post was written by Henry on March 31, 2014

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Preview

Samsung Galaxy S5 Preview

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the company’s newest flagship smartphone. Evolved from the Galaxy S4, the S5 features improved dust and water resistance, an updated operating system, new security features, slightly larger display and a better camera.The rear facing (primary) camera boasts a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of capturing UHD (4K) video. Autofocus has improved this year with the addition of the ultra-quick Phase Detection. HDR (High Dyanmic Range) is available on video recording as well as stills, where the new Rich Tone system improves contrast. Selective Focus allows the S5 to replicate the shallow depth-of-field of a DSLR camera.The Galaxy S5 also includes a Finger Scanner, for security purposes, and a Heart Rate sensor as a part of the phone’s Fitness Tracking software.Samsung Galaxy S5 FeaturesAndroid 4.4.2 Kitkat5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display1920x1080px432 ppi2.5GHz Quad Core Processor16GB-32GB internal storage + microSD slot (up to 128GB)2GB RAMIP67 Dust & Water Resistance CertificationRear Camera16-megapixel CMOS image sensorFlashUHD (4K) Video Recording (@ 30fps)HDRVideo StabilizationImproved Autofocus (with Phase Detection)Selective FocusVirtual Tour ShotHDR (High Dynamic Range) Rich TonePanorama2.0 MP Front Camera w Full HD 1080p video recordingHeart Rate SensorS Health Personal Fitness TrackerFinger ScannerKids ModeDownload Booster (LTE + WiFi)4G LTE, 3G, 2GGoogle Mobile ServicesUltra Power Saving ModeWi-FiGPSNFCUSB 3.0Bluetooth 4.03.5mm stereo audio jackSamsung’s Galaxy S5 will be released in April (2014) in black, blue, or white. Unlocked versions with 16GB will run you $699.99, while signing up for a two-year contract with cellphone carriers like AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon will drop the upfront Read More…

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This post was written by Samuel on March 29, 2014

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HTC One (M8) Preview

HTC One (M8) Preview

HTC has released its new flagship smartphone for 2014. It bears the same name as last year’s, the HTC One. However, this model is dubbed the “M8″ and features an upgraded processor, support for up to 160GB of internal storage (requires separate purchase), HTC Sense 6 motion controls, a larger 5.0-inch display, and an improved UltraPixel Rear Camera.This year, the UltraPixel Duo boasts a 6.0-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor paired to an f/2.0 28mm wide angle lens with digital zoom and Full HD 1080p Video recording. You can also capture 360 Panorama shots. And, there’s a second rear-facing camera that captures depth information so that, in viewing your photos, you can adjust focus AFTER the picture is already taken thanks to what HTC calls “UFocus”. There is also a front facing 5MP camera for selfies and video chatting.With support for 4G LTE cellular data, Wi-Fi, NFC, DNLA, and Bluetooth 4.0, the HTC One (M8) is a multimedia machine for downloading, viewing, making, and sharing still images and video content.HTC One (M8) FeaturesAndroid 4.4.2 Kit Kat OSQualcom Snapdragon 901 quad-core 2.3GHz processorUp to 32GB Internal StorageSupports microSD card memory input for up to 128GB of optional additional storage4G LTEHTC Sense 6Motion Launch GesturesCustom Themes and FontsHTC Sens TV SportsHTC BlinkFeedZoe5.0-inch Full HD Display440ppiHTC UltraPixel Duo Camera6.0MP BSI CMOS image sensorf/2.0 aperture28mm lensFull HD 1080p Video RecordingHDR VideoSecondary Camera to Capture Depth InformationPan 360 (360 degree Panoramas)UFocus one-touch refocus5MP front facing camera1080p Video RecordingGallery with UFocus, Dimension, Plus, Season, Foregrounder, Image matchBluetooth Read More…

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This post was written by Anna on March 26, 2014

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Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a keenly priced point-and-shooter with an 18x zoom Read More…

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This post was written by Dylan on March 25, 2014

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 has a 30x zoom in a slim, feature-packed camera Read More…

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This post was written by Max on March 25, 2014

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Exclusive: Samsung NX Mini camera UK price confirmed

Exclusive: Samsung NX Mini camera UK price confirmed

Samsung’s selfie-loving NX Mini smart camera will be arriving in the UK from early April onwards, and we have exclusive price details Read More…

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This post was written by Iren on March 20, 2014

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Samsung NX Mini Preview

Samsung NX Mini Preview

Samsung has announced the world’s slimmest and lightest ILC, the NX Mini. Dubbed the the “selfie” camera, the NX Mini is a compact SMART camera available in five different leatherette finishes — white, pink, mint green, brown and black.Despite its compact size, the NX Mini boasts some impressive features, notably a 20.5-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor (1-inch type), 6fps bust shooting, and Full HD (1080/30p) video capture. The biggest selling point, however, may be the 3.0-inch (75.2mm) Flip Up and Touch Display, which will allow you to frame selfies and group shots perfectly. Find it too difficult to find the perfect pose AND press the shutter button at the same time? Samsung says no problem. They’ve included “Wink Shot”, which will automatically take a photo two seconds after a wink is detected.Finally, this SMART camera includes built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology to back up photos and share to the web via compatible smartphones and tablets (you need a free app). Exclusive to Samsung products is “Tag & Go” connectivity, which allows pairing the NX Mini to a compatible device simply by touching the two together. From there it’s easy to to transfer multiple images to phones via Mobile Link, or even share images with up to four devices via Group Share. Even cooler? You can uses your smartphone as a secondary display and remotely control the NX Mini using Remote View Finder Pro. And, should you love taking selfies AND have a newborn in the house, why not turn your Read More…

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This post was written by Tyler on March 19, 2014

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Nikon 1 V3 Preview

Nikon 1 V3 Preview

Nikon has announced its latest Nikon 1 Advanced ILC, the Nikon 1 V3. This new ILC boasts, as of March 2014, the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate of 20 frames-per-second (fpc) with full auto focus engaged. Speaking of AF, the V3′s Hybrid AF system combines 171 contrast detection with 105 phase detection focus areas to work in tandem with the EXPEED 4A image processor to sharply and continuously focus still images at 18.4-megapixels, or Full 1080/60p HD videos. You can even record slow motion video at up to 120fps at a 720p resolution.Other nice features include built-in Wi-Fi, which works with compatible smartphones and tablets to allow users to backup and share files online, and a new 3.0-inch titling touch screen LCD display with a Virtual Horizon to help frame landscape shots. There are also a number of creative modes you may have seen on previous Nikon 1 models — Miniature Effect, Easy Panorama, and Selective Color — as well as a few new ones — Creative Palette, Toy Camera, and Cross Process — to help stylize your photos. Other Nikon 1 features carrying over include Slow View, Live Image Control, and Motion Snapshot. Nikon says the V3 is “the ideal companion camper for the D-SLR shooter looking to pack light and move fast.” As such, the camera offers, in addition to full manual controls, two programmable Function buttons to give users easier access to most-used settings. Also, there are a couple optional accessories, the DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and the Read More…

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This post was written by Matthew on March 13, 2014

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Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

A luxurious compact system camera that dominates for image quality. Read More…

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This post was written by William on March 8, 2014

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Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a7

The first full-frame CSC is a joy to use Read More…

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This post was written by Gavin on March 6, 2014

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Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Review

Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Review

Quick Take Pros Amazing zoom range, perfect for shooting from a distanceVibration Correction adds up to 4 stops of correction when shooting handheldAlthough large, it is compact for this class of lensSmooth, easy rotating rings for zoom and focusWeather-sealed for shooting in all conditionsAffordable price tag (for a lens in this category) ConsProblems with the AF system on the cameras when using this lensSlight amount of give when the lens is attached to a camera body Bottom Line As compact and affordable as a lens in this class can be, the Tamron SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD provides zoom capabilities that are perfect for any situation in which you have to shoot from a distance. Read more in our Full Conclusion. Tamron’s new SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens gives an incredible amount of versatility and distance to your lens collection. This newly designed lens includes VC (vibration correction) to help steady the lens, reducing image blur caused by camera shake. This is incredibly important with a telephoto zoom this large, as it can be difficult to hold steady. Tamron includes a lens hood and mount adapter with the lens.If you are looking to carry this lens in a bag or along with other lenses, you will need to plan accordingly, as it is a large unit. It is also a little on the heavy side, which will come in to play both on the carrying and the shooting ends. Keeping a tripod or monopod handy when using this is Read More…

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This post was written by John on March 4, 2014

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Panasonic Lumix GH4 review – hands on with the 4K camera

Panasonic Lumix GH4 review - hands on with the 4K camera

We take a first-look at the 4K-shooting Panasonic Lumix GH4 digital camera Read More…

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This post was written by Anna on March 4, 2014

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Nikon D4S HD-DSLR unveiled

Nikon D4S HD-DSLR unveiled

Ultra-high ISO sensitivity for low-light shooting, a new image processing engine and redesigned sensor, and gigabit Ethernet connectivity the highlights Read More…

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This post was written by James on February 25, 2014

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