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Photokina 2014: Canon stand report

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:34am

Canon's Photokina stand is popular as always. The company is eager to show off its EOS 7D Mark II to Photokina attendees, and the public in turn turned out to give the camera a try judging by the crowds at the booth. We took our turn handling the 7D II and checked out the booth.

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Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:18am

Fujifilm's giant green stand in Hall 4 at Koelnmesse is a place to get your hands on cameras, look at printer and film output and, of course, take pictures of models standing in front of expensive cars. Our stand report has a look at what's new with Fujifilm and has some fun photos, as well.

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Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:38am

One camera many people were eager to get their hands on was the the new Fujifilm X100T. As part of our tour of the company's stand (more like a ballroom), we got our mitts on Fujifilm's latest ultra-premium compact.

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Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:00am

Phase One has announced the release of Capture One Pro 8, the latest version of its Raw conversion and photo editing software. Capture One Pro 8 highlights include new adjustment tools such as local white balance, clone and heal repair layers to remove unwanted objects, and a film grain tool to mimic film stocks and add realistic grain to images.

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Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:49am

Zeiss has announced its new Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM portrait lens for Leica M-mount bodies. 

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DPReview in Cologne: We're at Photokina!

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:31am

The DPReview team (well, some of it) is in Cologne Germany for this year's Photokina trade show. Photokina is the biggest show in our industry, and happens every two years. This year we've seen a number of major products released from all of the biggest names including Canon, Nikon and Sony. The show opens in a few minutes, and we'll be here, reporting from the show floor and getting our hands on the new gear. Click through for a link to our full show coverage.

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Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone with 1-inch sensor

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:19pm

Panasonic has announced a smartphone with a 1 inch sensor. The Lumix DMC-CM1 comes with the largest imaging sensor we have seen on a smartphone - its 1-inch 20MP chip matching the sensors in premium compact cameras such as Sony's RX100 and Nikon's 1 series, being multiple times larger than the 1/3-inch sensors that are common on more conventional smartphones. The large sensor is coupled with an F2.8 Leica lens that offers an equivalent focal length of 28mm. Click through for more details

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Sony rolls out Zeiss FE 16-35mm F4 wide angle zoom and HVL-F32M flash

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:45am

Sony has announced the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS for its E-mount interchangeable lens cameras, as well as the HVL-F32M flash and XLR-K2M XLR audio adaptor kit. The 16-35mm is the fifth full-frame zoom for Sony's Alpha 7 series. Read more

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Panasonic announces work on 30mm f2.8 stabilized macro lens for Micro Four Thirds

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

Panasonic has announced it is developing a 30mm f/2.8 Macro lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. The lens will be compatible with the latest generation 240 frame-per-second autofocus and will include image stabilization. No further details of specification, price or time-scale have yet been provided.

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The wait is over: Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

Enthusiast photographers have been waiting in agony for a replacement to the Canon EOS 7D for five years. Their wishes have finally been granted - and in a big way - with the arrival of the EOS 7D Mark II. With a new sensor, improved AF system, faster image processor, and Full HD video, we think that it was worth the wait. For a lot more on the 7D II, read our detailed First Impressions Review.

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Upsizing: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

Panasonic's LX-series of compact cameras have been favorites of both customers and reviewers alike for many years. Photographers who have been waiting for a more enthusiast-slanted LX can finally get out their wallets, because the Lumix DMC-LX100 is here. Find out what we thought about what sounds like the ultimate enthusiast compact camera in our First Impressions Review. Read on.

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Bring on the competition: Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

For the last two years, the only enthusiast compact with a large sensor you could buy says 'Sony' on the front. Finally, at Photokina 2014, we get some competition from Canon. The PowerShot G7 X uses what is likely the same 20MP sensor as the Sony RX100 III but offers a longer lens, flip-up touchscreen LCD, and arguably better controls. For all the details on this exciting new camera, head on over to our First Impressions Review.

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Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 borrows the styling of the fashion conscious GM1, but adds enough additional control to give it broader appeal. So while it's still a smart, diminutive thing, Panasonic has found room for a viewfinder, control dial and hotshoe. We look at the two cameras side by side and examine the changes that've been made at the petite end of the Micro Four Thirds range.

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Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

Canon has made the EOS 7D Mark II official, headlining its Photokina announcements. The 7D II features a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, increased from the 7D's 18MP. It also presents an upgrade over its predecessor in autofocus specification with next-generation Dual Pixel AF, 65 all cross-type points, as well as a faster 10 fps burst shooting rate. Read more

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Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

Canon has announced the PowerShot G7 X, the company's first compact to feature a 1"-type sensor. It boasts a seemingly familiar 20.2MP BSI CMOS chip, coupled with a DIGIC 6 processor and a 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. The G7 X is also equipped with a touchscreen, a 31-point AF system, 6.5 fps continuous shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Read more

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Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-LX100 with Four Thirds sensor

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

Panasonic has announced the latest member of its enthusiast compact LX-series, the Lumix DMC-LX100. Where its LX7 predecessor used a 1/1.7" sensor, the LX100 leapfrogs into the Four Thirds sensor class, with 16MP chip and a 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8 lens. It supports 4K video recording at 30p, and also provides Wi-Fi with NFC for faster pairing with a mobile device. Read more

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Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

Panasonic introduces the second member of its diminutive GM-series: the Lumix DMC-GM5. The GM5 offers a 16MP Four Thirds sensor in a point-and-shoot sized camera body equipped with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Following on the consumer-focused Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, the GM5 provides some enthusiast touches like a built-in 1.2m dot equivalent EVF and hot shoe. Read more

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Canon introduces EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 lenses

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

In addition to its compact camera and EOS 7D Mark II launch at Photokina, Canon unveils three new lenses. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM announced today target different types of photographers.

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Panasonic introduces GM-sized Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 and 14mm F2.5 II

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

Topping off its Photokina 2014 announcements, Panasonic announces two lenses designed to fit the dimensions and style of its GM-series cameras. The Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S. is a truly compact telephoto zoom covering a range equivalent to 70-200mm. Also announced is the 14mm F2.5 II ASPH, a version of an existing lens but with revised graphics (equivalent to 28mm). Read more

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 firmware brings tethering and 4K Photo mode

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am

Panasonic has announced a firmware update for the Lumix DMC-GH4, adding tethered shooting and modes to make it easier to take still images from 4K video. The update introduces 4K Photo Mode, which automatically sets shooting parameters optimized for stills. Read more

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