GoPro Hero 4 Session Camera Review

GoPro Hero 4 Session Camera Review

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This post was written by Emma on July 6, 2015

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Canon 5DS R Camera Review

Canon 5DS R Camera Review

For the most detailed photos of any consumer camera… Read More…

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This post was written by Michael on June 26, 2015

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Sony RX10 II Camera Review

Sony RX10 II Camera Review

Preview: Is this the ultimate superzoom? Read More…

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This post was written by Logan on June 23, 2015

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Sony RX100 IV Camera Review

Sony RX100 IV Camera Review

Preview: The best compact just gets better Read More…

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This post was written by Isabella on June 23, 2015

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Sony A7R II Camera Review

Sony A7R II Camera Review

Preview: Sony’s flagship CSC sets new standards Read More…

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This post was written by Stella on June 22, 2015

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Canon G3 X Preview

Canon G3 X Preview

Aimed at advanced amateurs looking for a second camera or a point-and-shoot alternative to an entry-level DSLR or Micro Four Thirds ILC, Canon has announced the G3 X for 2015. It sits next to the G1 X Mark II as this series’ co-flagship model, and slightly above the G7 X. The G3 X has been constructed with a weather sealed — dust and water resistant — magnesium alloy body equivalent to the EOS 70D DSLR. The camera boasts a 20.2-megapixel image sensor (as seen in the G7 X) as well as the DIGIC 6 image processor and a 24-600mm f/2.8-5.6 optical zoom lens. To handle such a long zoom range, Canon has added a 5-axis intelligent image stabilization system as well as digital image stabilization. This camera offers numerous shooting modes, including Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, and Bulb. Still images can be captured in either the JPEG or RAW image format.The G3 X also features Full 1080p HD movie recording in the 24p, 30p, and 60p frame rates. HD video recording length is limited to 29 minutes. 720p HD and VGA video recording is also available at 30p. To aid with professional video production, Canon has built in a headphone jack to monitor audio, a stereo input to record from an external microphone, HDMI Live Feed to output to a monitor, and a three-stop ND filter for bright shooting conditions.Images (and videos) are composed via the 3.2-inch tilting touch screen LCD with a 1.62-million dot resolution. This Read More…

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This post was written by Violet on June 18, 2015

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Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera Review

Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera Review

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This post was written by Benjamin on June 18, 2015

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Sony Alpha 7R II Preview

Sony Alpha 7R II Preview

Sony’s Alpha series of Interchangeable Lens Cameras has a new flagship model for 2015. The Alpha 7R II (model ILCE-7RM2) boasts the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor, with 42.4 megapixels. It also features the BIONZ X image processor as well as a Fast Hybrid AF system and 5fps continuous shooting with AF tracking engaged.Filmmakers and/or low light photographers are going to love the in-camera 5-axis image stabilization system (requires Sony Optical SteadyShot Alpha lenses) which allows the camera to produce a 4.5 steps faster shutter speed equivalent for stills, as well as acting  as a Steadicam during movie recording. Speaking of movies, the Alpha 7R II can shoot 4K quality (QFHD 3840×2160) @ 100Mbps in either Super 35mm crop mode or full-frame mode, making it the world’s first digital camera to offer in-camera full-frame format 4K recording capacity. Other professional video features include Picture Profile, S-Log2 Gamma, S-Gamut, 120fps high frame rate movie shooting in HD (720p), time code, and clean HDMI output. Lastly, the Alpha 7R II is Wi-Fi & NFC capable. Designed to work with the free PlayMemories Camera Apps for iOS and Android devices, these wireless technologies allow you to remotely control your camera, use your tablet or smartphone as a remote display, or transfer images to your smart-device in order to share images and videos across various social media platforms.Sony Alpha 7R II Features42.4 MP Back-illuminated CMOS image sensorBIONZ X image processor5-axis image stabilization systemFast Hybrid AF system 5fps continuous shooting with AF trackingSilent Shooting Read More…

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This post was written by Lydia on June 13, 2015

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Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Preview

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Preview

Sony has announced two new high-end RX-series point-and-shoot cameras for 2015. Meaning, these digicams may not have interchangeable lenses, but their performance specifications best many entry-to-mid-level DSLRs and Mirrorless ILCs.Let’s explore the RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2), which boasts a 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) ZEISS®  Vario-Sonnar T F2.8 lens zoom lens inside a DSLR-esque body and equipped with Fast Intelligent AF capable of finding focus in 0.09 seconds. 
The twin hearts of the RX10 II are a 20.2MP 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and DRAM memory chip. Paired together, this sensor and chip are able to produce rapid fire still images (up to 16fps at full resolution) as well as record 4K (QFHD 3840×2160) movies @ 100Mbps for up to 29 minutes — Full 1080p HD is captured at 50Mbps. There’s also an option to shoot 16.8MP still images during 4K movie recording.If that’s not impressive enough, the RX10 II can shoot 40x slow motion at up to 960fps at a reduced resolution. How fast is that? It takes 80 seconds for 2 seconds of 960fps footage to play back at 24p. Also included is an “Anti-Distortion Shutter” (up to 1/32000 second), designed to minimize  “rolling shutter” in fast movie objects.Lastly, the WiFi & NFC are built in for easy image / video back up and sharing, not to mention the ability to use your smartphone or tablet as a remote display or control for the camera. The RX10 II’s 2015 sibling camera is the RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4), which costs about Read More…

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This post was written by Olivia on June 13, 2015

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Preview

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Preview

Sony has announced two new high-end RX-series point-and-shoot cameras for 2015. Meaning, these digicams might not have interchangeable lenses, but their performance specifications best many entry-to-mid-level DSLRs and Mirrorless ILCs.Let’s explore the RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4), which offers a 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) ZEISS®  Vario-Sonnar T F1.8-F2.8 zoom lens inside a compact body and equipped with Fast Intelligent AF capable of finding focus in 0.09 seconds. 
The twin hearts of the RX100 IV are a 20.1MP 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and DRAM memory chip. Paired together, this sensor and chip are able to produce rapid fire still images (up to 16fps at full resolution) as well as record 4K (QFHD 3840×2160) movies @ 100Mbps for up to five minutes — Full 1080p HD is captured at 50Mbps. There’s also an option to shoot 16.8MP still images during 4K movie recording.If that’s not impressive enough, the RX100 IV can shoot 40x slow motion at up to 960fps at a reduced resolution. How fast is that? It takes 80 seconds for 2 seconds of 960fps footage to play back at 24p. Also included is an “Anti-Distortion Shutter” (up to 1/32000 second), designed to minimize  “rolling shutter” in fast movie objects.Lastly, the WiFi & NFC are built in for easy image / video back up and sharing, not to mention the ability to use your smartphone or tablet as a remote display or control for the camera. The RX100 IV’s 2015 sibling camera is the RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2), which costs about $300 Read More…

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This post was written by Emma on June 13, 2015

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Sony HX90V Camera Review

Sony HX90V Camera Review

A smart, small, superzoom compact Read More…

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This post was written by Isabella on May 24, 2015

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Tamron SP 15-30MM F/2.8 Di VC USD Review

Tamron SP 15-30MM F/2.8 Di VC USD Review

Quick Take Pros Comfortable and easy to operate, for a whilef/2.8 and VC provide great low-light and handheld performanceControls aberrations and distortions very wellSharp images, even when shooting wide openMoisture resistant construction allows you to use the lens in most climates ConsLarge and heavy, will wear you out after some timeLens shape prohibits the use of protective and creative filters Bottom Line The Tamron SP 15-30MM F/2.8 Di VC USD ultra-wide zoom lens provides great low-light performance with the their vibration correction optical image stabilization to give a great ultra-wide zoom lens. Although large, it is easy to handle while shooting. With a MSRP of US $1,199 it is more affordable than similar options from Canon, Nikon and Sony. Read more in our Full Conclusion. The new Tamron SP 15-30MM F/2.8 Di VC USD ultra-wide zoom lens was designed for professional photographers looking for a sharp lens that performs very well in low-light. One of the first ultra-wide lenses from Tamron to feature optical image stabilization, it works well with the f/2.8 maximum aperture to provide overall outstanding handheld and low-light shooting experiences. 18 lens elements in 13 groups and specialized lens coatings are used to control the distortions and aberrations that are commonly seen with ultra-wide lenses. This lens was designed specifically for full-frame image sensors to provide outstanding quality from edge to edge. It also works well with APS-C sensors with an approx. focal length of 24-48mm.A fantastic lens for landscape photography, the new SP 15-30MM F/2.8 Di VC USD Read More…

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This post was written by Logan on May 19, 2015

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Panasonic Lumix G7 Camera Review

Panasonic Lumix G7 Camera Review

Hands-on: 4K video in a CSC without smashing your bank balance Read More…

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This post was written by Gavin on May 19, 2015

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7 Preview

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7 Preview

Meet Panasonic’s newest Micro Four Thirds (mirrorless) digicam: the LUMIX DMC-G7. A 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor has been paired with the Venus Engine, which combined boast improved image quality and performance over past models, thanks to features like Mulit-process Noise Reduction feature as well as a “Random Filter” that reduces chromatic noise, producing more consistently natural imagery. The added benefit here is an extended ISO range all the way up to ISO 25,600.The G7 also boasts a speedy Contrast AF (AutoFocus) system that uses DFD (Depth from Defocus) Technology to accurately adjust focal distances in up to 0.07-seconds. But wait, there’s more! The G7’s AutoFocus system also includes Low Light and Starlight AF allowing your camera to still find focus under moonlight or of actual stars. Face Recognition AF automatically sets focus to a human eye, while Pinpoint AF allows you to “magnify a target area” to set your focus. Lastly, AF Tracking locks onto subjects so that even if they move (or you move the camera), they stay sharp and clear.Let’s talk 4K. 4K is the newest standard for cinema projectors as well as next gen Ultra High Definition TVs. The DMC-G7 shoots video in high-resolution QFHD 4K video (3840×2160) at 30p or 24p in MP4 in addition to the Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p video in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264). Shooting 1080p in 60fps allows you to create slow-motion videos when played back at 30p or 24p. But when Panasonic says the G7 is a Read More…

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This post was written by Henry on May 18, 2015

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Fujifilm X-T10 Preview

Fujifilm X-T10 Preview

Fujifilm’s latest ILC has been christened the X-T10. With a 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II image sensor, EXR Processor II, and 77-point AutoFocus System capable of 8fps High Speed Burst shooting and Full 1080p HD video capture at up 60 fps, the X-T10 seems ready to take on (and best) many entry-level DSLRS.Diving into the advanced AF system… New Zone and Wide/Tracking modes have been added to compliment that already-proficient single-point AutoFocus. Zone mode offers users the choices of a 3×3, 3×5 or 5×5 focal zones within the 77 AF points, which are enhanced by phase detection pixels in the 3×3 and 3×5 center zones as well as the optional AF-C, or AutoFocus Continuous, which tracks objects. Similarly, Wide/Tracking mode tracks moving subjects horizontally, vertically, and back n’ forth through the entire 77-point AF area.The X-T10’s native ISO range is ISO200 – 6400, but can be extended to ISO100 – 51200. Fujifilm claims a noise-free image at 51200 with strong black levels, but we’ll have to see when we test it ourselves. It’s possible, giving the larger APS-C image sensor, but our experience says to expect some noise.Full HD Video is a must for ILC cameras, but it’s nice to be able to select multiple frame rates, including 24, 25, 30, 50 and 60fps. This helps out not only in matching cinematic as well as US and international TV frame rates, but also gives you the option to do in-camera slow motion video.For those nostalgic about shooting on film, the Read More…

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This post was written by Samuel on May 18, 2015

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HTC One M9 Hands On Preview

HTC One M9 Hands On Preview

The world learned of the HTC One M9 in a little over a month ago. Last week, Steve’s Digicams was one of the first media outlets to get our hands on an actual production model. We’ve still got some testing to do in terms of sensor performance and overall smartphone functionality, but we wanted to first give you a Preview to wet your appetite and, for those already considering a One M9, a Hands On Mini Review based on early impressions.HTC One M9 PreviewThe HTC One M9 marks the company’s third evolution in designing an elegant smartphone worthy of the Flagship moniker. Available in Gunmetal Grey or dual-tone Gold / Silver, this smartphone is attractive, well designed, and perfectly hand-sized. I’m one of those that holds onto phones until they are about to die, so when comparing the One M9 to my aging iPhone 4S, the One is simply a better fit despite being much wider and taller (they’re about the same thickness).The bright 5.0-inch Full 1080p HD screen is great for emails, web browsing, composing shots for photo/video, or watching streaming content. Further, when the phone’s horizontal, dual front-facing speakers give you a nice stereo sound experience enhanced by HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio. Basically, you get to choose between Audio and Theater Modes, Theater Mode delivering the sensation of 5.1 surround sound kinda like sound bars. I’ll get to the mini review in a moment, but simply put, these are the best sounding external phone speakers I’ve ever heard. Read More…

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This post was written by Alexander on April 16, 2015

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Nikon D7200 Camera Review

Nikon D7200 Camera Review

A weatherproof DSLR perfect for nature photography Read More…

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This post was written by Irsi on April 15, 2015

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Review

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Review

Review posted 04/14/2015 Quick Take Pros Smart Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situationsDedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to recordBright 2.7-inch LCD is easy to see in most shooting situationsGood Battery LifeVery Affordable ConsHigh levels of noise at all ISO settingsLacking shooting performanceWeak built-in flashNo Full 1080p HD video captureNo HDMI output for HD movies on an HDTVNo Optical image stabilizationNo sharing features Bottom Line The Canon ELPH 160 is an ultra-compact, affordable digicam. A 20-Megapixel imaging sensor and lack of OIS leave the camera capturing noisy images all the time. A perfect example of “you get what you pay for”. Read more in our Full Conclusion. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 is an affordable new point-and-shoot digicam with a sub $120 MSRP. It is replacing the 135 model from last year. While it features the same 20MP CCD image sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor from its pricier S170 IS sibling, it has a shorter 8x optical zoom lens (28-224mm) and only offers “digital” IS (image stabilization) rather than optical. The 160 also boasts 720p HD video recording with a dedicated movie recording button, and a 2.7-inch LCD display. Smart AUTO mode allows the camera to optimize itself for almost any shooting condition. And, finally, ECO mode helps extend batter life.Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 IS Features:8x optical zoom lens28-224mm20MP CCD image sensorDIGIC 4+ image processor720p HD video recording @ 25fps2.7″ LCD displayDigital IS (image stabilization)Smart AUTOECO ModeThe Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 is available in black, white, silver, Read More…

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This post was written by Jack on April 14, 2015

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Preview

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Preview

Sony has just launched two new powerful Cyber-shot models, the DSC-HX90V and DSC-WX500, which both share the label of the world’s “smallest 30x optical zoom compact camera” (as of 4/13/2015). Offering nearly identical specifications, these two new cameras boast a great deal of versatility, thanks to their impressive Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lenses, 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensors, tilting 3.0-inch LCD screens, SteadyShot image stabilization, BIONZ X processors, et cetera . These features and more are packed into sleek black bodies, which measure just 2 x 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches. So, what makes them different? Other than the model numbers, the HX90V adds several features over its WX sibling. These include a slightly enlarged hand grip, a retractable OLED viewfinder (more on that in a second), and built-in GPS functionality. These additional features will cost you about $100 over the WX500. The retractable OLED viewfinder offers 638K dots of resolution, 100% frame coverage, 5 levels of brightness adjustment, and a built-in eye sensor. It retracts neatly inside the camera on the left hand side (as you’re holding the camera), much like a small built-in flash. Both models also sport Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, which allows you to easily share photos and video via their free PlayMemories camera apps, as well as control the cameras remotely with your smart device. For you video buffs, Sony has included their “broadcaster’s quality” XAVC S video format in both of these new models, which offers full HD video capture Read More…

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This post was written by Michael on April 14, 2015

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Preview

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Preview

Sony has just launched two new powerful Cyber-shot models, the DSC-WX500 and DSC-HX90V, which both share the label of the world’s “smallest 30x optical zoom compact camera” (as of 4/13/2015). Offering nearly identical specifications, these two new cameras boast a great deal of versatility, thanks to their impressive Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lenses, 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensors, tilting 3.0-inch LCD screens, SteadyShot image stabilization, BIONZ X processors, et cetera . These features and more are packed into sleek black bodies, which measure just 2 x 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches. So, what makes them different? Other than the model numbers, the WX500 offers a slimmer hand grip and lacks the retractable OLED viewfinder and built-in GPS functionality found on its HX-series sibling. Not including these features saves you about $100 when compared to the HX90V. Both models also sport Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, which allows you to easily share photos and video via their free PlayMemories camera apps, as well as control the cameras remotely with your smart device. For you video enthusiasts, Sony has included their “broadcaster’s quality” XAVC S video format in both of these new models, which offers full HD video capture at 60fps or 24fps, at a bit rate of 50Mbps. You can also choose to shoot MP4 format video at 60 or 30fps. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Features; 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor (1/2.3″)30x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, covering 24-270mm (in 4:3 aspect)BIONZ X processing engineSteadyShot image stabilization Read More…

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This post was written by Alexander on April 14, 2015

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Hands On Preview

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Hands On Preview

The PreviewOlympus’ Tough Series of Life Proof cameras has a new flagship for 2015. The Stylus TG-4 takes the baton from the TG-3 with the same 50-foot waterproof, 220-pound crushproof, 7-foot shockproof, 14°F (-10℃) freezeproof, and dustproof ratings as before. The TG-4 also carries over the 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor, TruePic VII image processor, and 4x optical zoom lens with a bright F/2.0 maximum aperture, all of which allow for better low-light performance.The TG-4 also boasts Full 1080p HD video recording at 30 frames-per-second as well as 720p HD video and 120 or 240FPS “HS” video that creates authentic slow-motion movies at sub-HD resolutions. iAuto Mode is on board for first-time shutterbugs and technophobes, while the built-in Art Filters add some dramatic, classic, or (de)saturated looks to stills and videos. Interval Shooting allows users to capture up to 99 still images space between 1-second and 24-hours apart. After your 99 shots are captured, you can either create your own time-lapse using external software, or the camera will create its own .avi Time-Lapse Movie for you (not full HD). Lastly, built-in Wi-Fi is a must for modern Tough Series cameras. Simply download the Olympus Image Share (O.I. Share) App for iOS or Android devices, and you can easily backup and share on social media. You can also turn your smartphone or tablet into a wireless external display with the ability to remotely control the camera.At this point, you may be asking yourself, “hey, what’s the big difference between the TG-4 Read More…

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This post was written by Evan on April 13, 2015

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Olympus Stylus 1s Preview

Olympus Stylus 1s Preview

Released towards the end of 2013, the Olympus Stylus 1 was an enthusiast all-in-one camera boasting a 12MP high-sensitivity CMOS image sensor, the TruePic VI image processor, and a 10.7x i.Zuiko zoom lens. While its price tag rivaled some entry-level DSLRs and Micro Four Thirds ILCs, the Stylus 1 offered a 28-300mm 35mm equivalent zoom range with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. And you definitely aren’t getting an entry-level ILC kit with a constant f/2.8 for $700.Olympus has upgraded the Stylus 1 for 2015, dubbing it the Stylus 1s, and signifying that this is a new generation, but one not significant enough for current gen owners to think about buying another one. In fact, most of the new model features — Small Target AF, Focus Peaking, Interval Shooting with Time Lapse Movie, Easy Step Zoom, and Switchable Zoom Factor Display — will be included in a free firmware update for all current gen Stylus 1 cameras. That said, the Stylus 1s is getting a larger capacity capacity BLS-50 Li-on battery capable of taking about 40 more shots, the grip has been redesigned in “pebbled synthetic leather”, and the Hybrid Control ring now sports a spiffy blue line. Like I said, not really worth it for current Stylus 1 owners. But if you’re in the market for a high end all-in-one because you don’t always want to lug the full DSLR kit, then read on, my friends.First released in Japan last October, this all-in-one features classic OM-D styling stuffed with current Read More…

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This post was written by Jack on April 13, 2015

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Nikon 1 J5 Preview

Nikon 1 J5 Preview

Nikon has announced its latest J-series camera. The Nikon 1 J5 is a compact, yet powerful ILC (Interchangeable Lens Camera) bursting with the latest technologies and DSLR-rivaling performance specs. The heart of the J5 is a one-inch CX-format 20.8-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor mated to the EXPEED 5A image-processing engine capable of incredible speed and noise reduction. More on that in a moment. The J5’s exterior – available in silver/black, silver/white, or all black – is nicely designed with a 3.0-inch tilting touch screen LCD, full manual controls, and a Command Dial to access Exposure Modes, Scene Modes, and Creative Modes & Effects.Let’s talk still photography performance and features. The J5 features a Hybrid AutoFocus (AF) system with 171 Contrast-Detect and 105 Phase-Detect AF points, and boasts an astounding 20fps high speed shooting capability, made all the more impressive because it does 20fps at full resolution AND with AF engaged. Toggle AF to “lock on the first frame” and the J5 will capture 60 20.8MP resolution images per second. As Keanu Reeves once said, “whoa.”The J5 also offers a Sports Mode to help with the split-second focal needs of sporting events, as well as a number of Scene Modes and Creative Modes to customize the look of your stills. In fact, Nikon has added seven new effects for this year. Nostalgic Sepia, Pop, Retro, High-contrast Monochrome, and Fisheye are available for both stills and video. Skin Softening and Cross Screen are available only for still images.In addition to snapping quick Read More…

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This post was written by Eden on April 2, 2015

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Olympus Stylus SH-2 Preview

Olympus Stylus SH-2 Preview

The Stylus SH-2 is classic Olympus — reflecting design elements from its past cameras (particularly the silver & black models), yet stuffed with the latest technologies. This point-and-shoot digicam boasts a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor, 24x optical zoom lens (25mm-600mm equivalent), the 5-Axis Image Stabilization system out of the OM-D E-M1, RAW image capture capability, and built-in Wi-Fi for connecting compatible iOS and Android devices to transfer images, share them on social media, or even remotely control the camera.Advanced Movie Modes not only shoot Full HD 1080p videos at 60fps, but High-Speed Movie also allows users to shoot super slow motion video at 120 or 240fps. Time-Lapse Movie compresses up to five hours of action into a 20-second video. And Photo in Movie enables users to capture still images (including RAW!) while shooting 1080p video so you don’t have to change modes mid-shoot.Nightscape Modes are another great feature, allowing users to creatively capture images and video in all sorts of low lighting conditions. Let’s break them down. Nightscape Mode is a video mode with “gradation optimized for night scenes”. Night + Portrait uses the camera’s built-in flash to illuminate subjects while leaving backgrounds dark. Night Scene extends shutter speed to “capture additional light from low-light scenes for bright, vivid images, without the use of a tripod”. Fireworks is not only great for shooting, wait for it, fireworks, but also for any high-contrast subjects in a dark sky. Live Composite (as seen in the OM-D EM-5 Mark II) allows you to Read More…

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This post was written by Logan on March 11, 2015

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Nikon D7200 DSLR Preview

Nikon D7200 DSLR Preview

The Nikon D7200 is a new mid-level, DX-format (APS-C sized image sensor) DSLR that boasts a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the EXPEED 4 image processing system. With a wide 100-25,600 ISO range, you can shoot stills or Full 1080p HD videos with minimal noise, even in marginal lighting conditions. The D7200 also includes two new Picture Controls (Flat and Clarity) as well as built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies which – using Nikon’s Snapbridge experience – connect the D7200 to compatible smartphones and tablets where you an do everything from transfer images, share them online, or even remotely control the camera; effectively making your smartphone an external display.Thanks to 30% faster image processing than the Nikon D7100, the D7200’s increased buffer capacity allows this DSLR to shoot “18 consecutive RAW 14-bit lossless compressed images, 27 12-bit compressed shots or 100 JPEG frames.”. Additionally, this powerful DX-format DSLR offers users the versatility to shoot at 6 frames-per-second (fps) continuously or up to 7 fps in 1.3x crop mode, a popular shooting mode for both sports and wildlife photographers.” (1.3x crop mode extends the optical zoom range.)Full 1080p HD Videos can be recorded at 30, 25, or 24 fps, while you can extend that to 60 or 50 fps in 1.3x crop mode. The D7200 is also capable of recording stereo sound (with 20 step adjustments), and offers Auto ISO for smoother transitions between lighting conditions, Zebra Stripes to avoid over exposing video, and Read More…

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This post was written by Iris on March 2, 2015

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