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Rumored Olympus OM-D E-M5 successor may offer resolution-boosting 'sensor shift'

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:29pm

Rumors are circulating about a possible successor to the Olympus OM-D E-M5. According to rumor site 4/3rumors.com, the camera is likely to be called the Olympus E-M5II or the Olympus E-M5 Mark II and is said to feature a 16MP sensor but with a sensor shift function allowing users to boost resolution up to an equivalent 40MP. Read more (albeit not all that much more)

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DxO OpticsPro update adds Canon 7D II, GoPro Hero4 Black Edition support

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:12pm

DxO's latest update to its Optics Pro software, version 10.1, brings compatibility with several new camera models including the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot G7 X and GoPro Hero4. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are also included, and this update also makes OpticsPro 10 compatible with star rating systems used by Lightroom and other programs using XMP data. Read more

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Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:25pm

A production-ready Sony Alpha 7 II just landed in our office and we wasted no time getting together some real-world samples. Sony's follow-up to the a7 comes with a 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor with 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization. Its Hybrid AF system claims to be 30% faster and 1.5x better at tracking compared to its predecessor, and boasts a number of design refinements. See gallery

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Casio launches EX-MR1 selfie camera with lens behind a mirror

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:01pm

Casio has taken the selfie camera a logical step forward with a new design. The Casio Exilim EX-MR1 uses a lens behind a large mirror so that shooters can check their appearance as they take a picture. The camera, which the company seems to be targeting at women, is a 14MP compact camera with an extra wide angle 4x zoom that starts at 21mm equivalent - a focal length Casio says is optimal for taking self-portraits. Read more

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New photo filters added to Twitter iOS and Android apps

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 7:07pm

Twitter has launched an update to its mobile apps for iOS and Android bringing a range of new photo filters. In addition to new filter options, filter strength can now be adjusted via a slider, providing more control over the final result. Read more

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F-Stop Gear’s Kashmir camera bag is designed for women

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 7:06pm

F-Stop Gear has introduced Kashmir, a camera backpack designed specifically for women. Kashmir is billed as an ultra-light camera pack with a harness system and torso height adjusted to complement a woman's body, something accomplished through the use of an Ultra Lite EVA-padded hip belt and what the maker says are 'female specific S-shoulder straps'. The bag is being funded through Kickstarter. Read more

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review-in-progress posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:22pm

The Lumix DMC-GM5 is the newest minuscule ILC from Panasonic. It joins its sibling (the Lumix GM1) by offering nearly all of the same imaging features, including a 16MP Four Thirds sensor, while adding enthusiast-friendly features like an EVF and additional controls. We've been looking at how it handles in the field compared to its predecessor. Take a look at our review-in-progress, complete with studio analysis and shooting experience. Read more

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Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 5:28pm

The D750 is Nikon's enthusiast-oriented full-frame DSLR, featuring a 24MP sensor and a raft of high-end features borrowed from the D810 and D4S. These include a tweaked version of their highly capable 51-point AF system and a very solid HD video specification. We're working on a full review of the D750 right now, and as part of that process we made a short video, highlighting some of the camera's key features in real-world use. Click through to watch.

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Documentary photographer turns to video for 'The Long Night'

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 1:30pm

A multimedia journalist by trade, Tim Matsui's still photography projects have taken him from native Alaskan villages to Brazilian Air Force training facilities. Matsui shares with us his journey in creating his latest documentary work, from its beginnings in still photography to the adaptations he made to turn it into a video production. Learn more about his work on 'The Long Night,' a documentary debuting this week that looks into human trafficking in Seattle. Read our Q&A

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creativeLIVE presents 'The Art of Wildlife Photography' with Tom Mangelsen

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:45am

creativeLIVE is hosting a two day live workshop with nature photographer Tom Mangelsen. The class will be broadcast live from 9am today, December 2nd (Pacific time) and will cover everything from gear and location scouting advice to wildlife etiquette. It also includes a critique and portfolio review of viewers' images. The class is free to watch live and costs $99 for the rebroadcast. Click through for a link

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DPReview Recommends: Best Compact Cameras for Enthusiasts

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:07pm

There's a long tradition of high-quality compact cameras and today there are some incredibly capable compact cameras on the market. Top-notch lenses, great sensors and plenty of control are the hallmarks of every one of our top five recommended compact cameras for enthusiasts.

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DPReview Recommends: Best Cameras for Beginners

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:06pm

Choosing a first camera is extremely important. You want to make sure that the beginner has room to grow as they learn more, but you don't want to put them off with a lot of options that they might not understand. We've prepared some recommendations for you.

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DPReview Recommends: Best Compact Cameras for Travel

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:06pm

There's a big world out there, just waiting for you to explore it. In our opinion, a camera is one of the best traveling companions you can have. Here are our top five recommendations.

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DPReview Recommends: Best Cameras for Social Photography

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:06pm

Social photography didn't always mean snapshot selfies taken on a smartphone. For this list we've selected five of our top recommendations for cameras that you should consider taking out socially, to informal or special occasions.

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DPReview Recommends: Best Waterproof Cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:06pm

Most cameras are delicate objects, and the last thing you want to do is drop them or subject them to wet or freezing conditions. But there are cameras which are specifically designed to handle rough treatment. In this list, we've chosen our top five recommendations for waterproof cameras.

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DPReview Recommends: Best Interchangeable Lens Cameras for Under $1000

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:06pm

A few years ago, the idea of a DSLR under $1000 was just a distant dream, but these days the financial bar to entry is much lower than it was in the past. Here's our list of the top five interchangeable lens cameras that we'd currently recommend for under $1000 - including a kit zoom lens.

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Cactus V6 update adds Micro Four Thirds and Metz flashguns to wireless control list

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:26pm

Flash manufacturer Cactus has updated firmware for its V6 wireless flash transceiver to include profiles for top end guns from Olympus and Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds systems. Firmware 1.1.004 makes the V6 transmitter/receiver units compatible specifically with Olympus FL-50R, FL-36R and Panasonic FL-500R and FL-360R. Read more

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Vela One LED promises 1/2,000,000 flash duration for the price of a normal hotshoe gun

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:26pm

An inventor from Bristol in the UK is developing an LED-based light source for high speed photography, promising to produce a burst of flash with a duration short enough to freeze a bullet. The Vela One, which will be priced at a similar level to standard hotshoe flashguns, uses nine LEDs arranged in a bank that generates a million lumens and is powered by just four AA cells that the inventor claims will last a full day’s shooting. Learn more

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II added to studio comparison database

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 1:02pm

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the long-awaited replacement to the 7D, which was launched in 2009. It features a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6 image processors. It has a new 65-point, all cross-type autofocus system as well as an updated version of Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that provides continuous phase detect focusing during video recording. We've just added it to our database of studio comparison images. See how it compares

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