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CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:23pm

We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan, where Nikon is showing off its new D810a - a specialist version of the D810 which has been modified specifically for astrophotography. The world's first full-frame camera of its type, the D810a is essentially a Nikon D810 with a modified IR-cut filter to ensure the camera can capture light emitted by nebulae and additional features to support long exposure photography. The new camera is being shown under glass at the show, but we managed to get a few shots. Click through to take a look

 

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Sigma announces pricing for 24mm Art and 150-600mm Comtemporary lenses

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:36pm

Sigma has attached prices to its very recently announced 24mm F1.4 Art lens, as well as the 150-600mm F5-6.3 super telephoto that appeared at Photokina. The full frame 24mm lens, which supports Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts, will be available next month at a price of $849. The 150-600mm - also designed for full frame bodies - will be priced at $1089 and will ship next month for Canon and Nikon mounts. Read more

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Opinion: Does the arrival of the EOS M3 mean Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously?

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 8:00am

The Canon EOS M3 has 24 million pixels, an APS-C sensor, DSLR features and it looks like a camera. So, does this mean Canon is now taking the mirrorless market seriously? Senior DPR contributor Damien Demolder weighs in. Read more

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Drone maker DJI announces support for Micro Four Thirds standard

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:53pm

Three companies joined the Micro Four Thirds system standard group this morning, including DJI, maker of both consumer and professional-level drones. JDC (GuangZhou) Optical Co., a small Chinese optics manufacturer, and Flovel Co., a Japanese optical company, both also announced support. Read more

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Serif launches Affinity Photo, a Photoshop alternative for Mac

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:19pm

Serif has launched Affinity Photo software, an alternative to Adobe Photoshop for Mac users. The company touches on a couple different notable selling points: its software is considerably cheaper than Photoshop, but no less robust, and comes with the added benefit of silky-smooth operation, at least according to its maker. Additionally, because it is newly created for the latest hardware, Serif says Affinity Photo offers performance that Photoshop struggles to match. Read more

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Fujifilm adds new lenses and teleconverter to official X-Series roadmap

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 1:25pm

A new macro lens, a miniature standard prime and a teleconverter have been added to the Fujifilm X-Series roadmap, while a previously hinted-at lens has been given a definite focal length range in an announcement from the company’s headquarters. The chart released indicates that a 1.4x teleconverter will be the first of the new products to become available in the second half of this year. Learn more

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Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:00am

Sigma has announced its fourth compact in its unique Quattro series. The dp0 features a fixed 14mm F4 lens (21mm equivalent) along with the unconventional styling of its peers. Its Foveon X3 CMOS sensor is divided into three layers to record red, green and blue wavelengths separately, and the top layer captures 19.6MP of information. Read more

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Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:00am

With the CP+ tradeshow in Japan about to kick off, Sigma has unveiled a 24mm F1.4 DG HSM wide angle prime lens, joining its 'Art' series of premium glass. Designed to cover a full-frame sensor, it will be offered in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts with availability and pricing yet to be announced. Read more

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Nikon aims for the stars with the D810A, world’s first full-frame astrophotography camera

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:00pm

Nikon has announced the D810A: the first full-frame astrophotography-specific camera. This is the largest sensor to appear in a consumer astrophotography camera, bringing improved light capture capabilities to the discipline. It's essentially a Nikon D810 with a modified IR-cut filter to ensure the camera can capture light emitted by nebulae and additional features to support long exposure photography. Read more

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Nikon announces Coolpix P610, L840, S9900, S7000 and S6900 compacts with emphasis on zoom

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:00pm

The pre-CP+ announcements keep on rolling in, and with them, new cameras from Nikon, including six zoom-centric, stabilized compacts that all sport 16MP CMOS sensors and built-in Wi-Fi/NFC. The P610 offers the greatest reach of the bunch, a 24-1440mm equivalent range. Read more

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Nikon announces Coolpix AW130 and S33 rugged compacts

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:00pm

Nikon has just refreshed its rugged camera lineup with the Coolpix AW130 and budget-friendly S33. The AW130 sports a 16MP CMOS sensor, 24-120mm equivalent zoom range, a 3” 920k dot OLED, 1080/30p video capture, Wi-Fi/NFC and built-in GPS. It can be submerged down to 30m/100 ft, is shockproof up to 2.1m/7 ft and freeze proof down to -10C/14F. Read more

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Ricoh announces Pentax K-S2 with Wi-Fi, no blinking lights

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:00pm

Ricoh has announced the Pentax K-S2 DSLR, offering a 20MP APS-C sensor, fully articulated LCD, weather-resistant construction and Wi-Fi with NFC. Where the K-S1 took an unconventional approach, the K-S2 is more traditional with a mode dial on the top panel, dual control dials and a standard grip without the preceding model's flashing LED lights. Read more

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Ricoh WG-5 GPS updates rugged series

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:00pm

Ricoh has introduced the WG-5 GPS, the latest in its line of rugged compacts. It exceeds its predecessor's shockproof rating of 2m to 2.2m, and maintains its other rugged specs including -10C/+14F degree freezeproof rating, 14m/45 ft waterproof capability and 100kgf/220lbf crushproof rating. The WG-5 uses a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, a 25-100mm equivalent zoom lens and as its name suggests, built-in GPS. Read more

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Collapsible Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE claims title of world's shortest zoom

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:00pm

Ricoh has just announced a new collapsible standard zoom lens. The HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE is the world's shortest zoom when its stored position, and is to be sold as a kit with the just-launched Pentax K-S2 DSLR. The lens offers weather-resistant construction for shooting in rain or mist, and uses Pentax's multi-layer HD coatings to reduce flare and improve light transmittance. Read more

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Ricoh releases inexpensive all-weather AF201FG external flash

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:00pm

Ricoh has announced the AF201FG external flash for Pentax interchangeable lens cameras. The AF201FG is weather-resistant, can tilt down ten degrees and up ninety, and has a  guide number of 20 meters at ISO 100. It also weighs just 141g (5oz). The AF201FG will be available in March for $149/£129. Read more 

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Microsoft Image Composite Editor 2.0 offers new panorama features and improved interface

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 7:00pm

Microsoft's Research's Interactive Visual Media Group has announced the release of Image Composite Editor 2.0. The software's latest update, taking advantage of the company's Photosynth technology, can seamlessly stitch together 'gigapixel images', create panoramas from video, and automatically fill in areas of missing photographs. Read more

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Apple reveals Photos beta for developers

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 8:00am

Last year Apple announced that it would replace both its desktop image management and editing applications, iPhoto and Aperture with one single app called Photos. Now the company has released a preview of the new software with a beta version of OS X 10.10.3 which has been made available to developers. As expected, Photos is much more consumer-geared than pro, and emphasizes iCloud Photo integration. Read more

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Nifty Fifty: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R First Impressions Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:11pm

Canon's two newest professional DSLRs, the 50 megapixel EOS 5DS and 5DS R, share the distinction of offering the highest resolution available in the full-frame class. We've had our hands on the new cameras - take a look at what's new and find out our initial impressions. Read more

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Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the EOS 5DS and 5DS R

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:00pm

Canon's Chuck Westfall has seen the company introduce a lot of new technology, but it's safe to say he hasn't seen anything quite like the launch of the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Our own Richard Butler sat down with Chuck to talk about the new 50MP sensor, what sort of noise performance and dynamic range we can expect to see from it and the cameras' intended audience. See video

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Rebels with a cause: Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i First Impressions Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:00pm

Canon has just refreshed the top part of its entry-level Rebel series and it's looking more serious than ever before. The Canon EOS Rebel T6s and its Rebel T6i sibling use the same 24.2MP APS-C sensor and offer a new Hybrid CMOS AF III system with sensor-based phase detection for improved live view focusing. We've spent some time with both models - take a look at a comparison between the models and our impressions on handling them. Read more

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