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Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 7:59pm

Introduced at Photokina 2014, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 Android smartphone boasts a 20MP 1-inch type sensor with an f/2.8 lens. Originally only available in France and Germany, it has been announced at CES 2015 that Panasonic's smartphone creation will be making it to American shores later this year. Read more

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Nikon acknowledges 'issue' with flare in some D750 bodies

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 6:54pm

Nikon has released a statement to reassure users of the D750 that it is 'working on measures to address' an issue some models have with unusual flare patterns that can occur when bright light sources are just outside the frame. Although the effect seems to occur only in certain units, and comes about only when the light source is at a particular angle, it appears as flare at the top of the image with a darker band closer to the top of the frame. Learn more

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Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:45pm

Panasonic also announced a trio of compact superzoom cameras, covering all price ranges. The base model is the Lumix DMC-SZ10, which has a 16MP CCD, 24-228 mm equiv. lens, and flip-up 2.7" LCD. Stepping up to the DMC-ZS45 (TZ57 outside of US) gives you a 16MP CMOS sensor, 24-480mm lens, 1080p video, Wi-Fi with NFC, and a larger/sharper LCD. The top model is the ZS50 (TZ70) that has a 12MP sensor, 24-720mm lens, 60p video, and a 1.2M dot EVF. More details

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Panasonic offers up pair of slightly updated rugged cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:45pm

Panasonic has released a pair of rugged cameras that have very small changes compared to their predecessors. The top-end model is the Lumix DMC-TS6 (FT6 outside of the US), which offers minor cosmetic changes versus the TS5. The budget-friendly DMC-TS30 (FT30) can dive a meter deeper than the TS20 that came before it and also has more onboard memory. Dive in for more

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Ricoh announces it will launch Pentax DSLR in spring and lenses later

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:09pm

Pentax owner Ricoh has released very limited details of a DSLR and a collection of three lenses that it says it will launch in the future. Reference images that accompany the announcement appear to show a high-end APS-C DSLR that the company says will feature a CMOS sensor. This may arrive in stores in Spring this year. The camera is shown with a new 18-50mm collapsible zoom lens attached - which will be available at about the same time. Read more

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Canon wants to make Connect Station your photo and video hub

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:00am

While it's been quietly shown behind glass on several occasions, Canon has made its Connect Station CS100 official. This compact box houses a 1TB hard drive which can store thousands of photos and videos. Photos can be transferred by tapping an NFC-equipped 2015 Canon camera to its top plate, or via USB or memory card. Users can then view their media on their HDTV using an included remote control. The CS100 can also share photos to social networking services via Canon's Image Gateway service. If you still have a spare HDMI port on your TV, you can pick up the CS100 in April for $299.

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Canon announces five PowerShot compacts

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:00am

Canon has introduced five PowerShot models, ranging from budget to midrange. The SX610 HS has a 25-450mm equiv. lens, 20.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor, 3" LCD, Wi-Fi with NFC, 1080/30p video. Stepping up to the SX710 HS adds a 25-750mm lens, DIGIC 6 processor (the only model with this), and 60p video. The SX530 HS pairs a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor with a whopping 24-1000mm lens. On the budget end there's the ELPH 170 that has a 20MP CCD, 25-300mm lens, and 720p video. A cheaper ELPH 160 has a 28-224mm lens and no image stabilization. More details

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Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 8:00am

Concentrating on landscapes, waterways and exotic locations, Garret Suhrie's fascination with nighttime photography was sparked as a creative outlet for a demanding day job. Now as a full-time photographer, Suhrie has been traveling the world to capture nature-by-night for more than ten years now. Take a look at his work and find out more about his process. See gallery

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Show us your best shot of 2014

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 3:27pm

The end of the year is a time for retrospection. It's also a great time to take a look back at your photo library and revisit the images you created over the past year. Whether it included a personal project, a memorable trip or snapshots from the year's activities, chances are there's a photo in your collection that you're particularly proud of. Share it in a DPReview gallery with the tag 'my-best-shot-2014' and it may be featured on our homepage. Learn more

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Video Product Overviews

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 5:44pm

Over the past few months we've been busily updating various areas of DPReview - not least our portfolio of product roundups and buying guides. But we've also been adding to our catalog of video product overviews. These short pieces are intended to offer a high-level introduction to the key features and performance of several current cameras and lenses. Click through to check them out

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DPReview login problems - normal service will resume shortly

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 1:26pm

We are aware that a bug has caused login problems for many users. The problem has been identified and a fix is being rolled-out across our servers right now. As the fix is deployed the likelihood of being able to log in will improve. You shouldn't experience any problems if you are already logged-in. We apologise for the inconvenience to those people who have been affected.

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Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:53pm

A lot happened in 2014, both in the camera industry as a whole, and on DPReview. 2014 was the year of 180-degree 'selfie screens', 4K video, affordable (almost) full-frame, and also the year when - perhaps - mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras first started to seriously compete against DSLRs in terms of autofocus. In this article, Editor Barnaby Britton takes a look back at the year, and at some of the major themes and highlights of 2014. Click through for a look back into the recent past...

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Winter Wonderland: Don Komarechka's snowflakes

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 9:00am

Photographer Don Komarechka likes to explore the world that we cannot see with our own eyes. Every winter he produces an incredibly detailed photo series on snowflakes, using a pair of black mittens as the backdrop and a high quality macro lens to reveal the unique crystalline structures in incredible detail. Read our Q&A and take a look at his photos. See gallery

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Phase One updates tethering and Raw conversion with Capture One 8.1

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 1:11pm

Camera and software manufacturer Phase One has released a new version of its Capture One Raw file converter that includes new tools, added flexibility and options, as well as support for additional cameras. Updating the version 8 that was made available in September 2014, Capture One 8.1 allows users to edit files in other applications, such as Photoshop, from inside the program and it now allows up to 16 adjustment layers to be used at one time. Read more

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Weird Science: Olympus BioScapes 2014 winners

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 9:00am

Each year Olympus hosts an international competition for images captured through light microscopes. Entries come in from around 70 countries and number in the thousands, revealing the weird and wonderful microscopic world otherwise hidden from the human eye. See this year's winning entries

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My Favorite Year: A Sony shooter's inspiring 365 day project

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 12/28/2014 - 9:00am

With start of a new year, many photographers will take up a '365 challenge', creating and sharing a photo every day of the year. If you're looking for inspiration to start your own, Toni Ahvenainen's 'Year of the Alpha' project is the perfect place to start. He's a DPR reader, an enthusiast photographer and, of course, a Sony shooter. In our Q&A he tells us how the project started, how it evolved and what he learned along the way. See gallery

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Happy Holidays from dpreview

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:35pm

The entire team at DPReview would like to wish all our readers Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas or whatever you say in your part of the world. It's been a productive - and at times challenging - year here at DPReview, and we're really excited about our plans for 2015. Wherever you are, and whatever you're doing today, enjoy yourselves and thank you for being a part of dpreview.com!

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Shooting for the moon: Photo tips from a NASA astronaut

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:00am

Many of us have dabbled in astrophotography, but it's a fair bet that none of us have captured star trails quite like Don Pettit has. A NASA astronaut and photographer, part of his job aboard the International Space Station has included photographing Earth from space, capturing aurora and vast glowing cities. Want to learn how to shoot like an astronaut? Read his eight tips for shooting in space. Learn more

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Studio update: Cameras added to our comparison tool that you may have missed

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:30am

It's been a busy few weeks around the DPReview office. Alongside full-length reviews, we've been busy making sure our camera roundups are up to date as well as preparing seasonal content like our holiday gift guides. We know you've been busy too, and you might have missed some of the most recent additions to our studio test scene. Read more

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Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 8:00am

Photographer Adam Woodworth has been taking photos in one way or another for as long as he can remember. Over the past few years one of his many areas of focus has been landscape astrophotography, specifically imagery that captures perfect alignments of the galactic center of our Milky Way Galaxy over haunting New England locations. Take a look at his work and read our Q&A. See gallery

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