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Samsung Galaxy S6 units found to be using different image sensors

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:06pm

When the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were launched earlier this year there was no talk of the ISOCELL technology previously used by the Galaxy S5's and Note 4's in-house image sensors, so it was believed the 16MP 1/2.6 CMOS chip in the S6 was provided by Sony. However, rumors have emerged that in some units Samsung sensors are used instead of the Sony variant, and a company spokesperson has confirmed that different sensors are used. Read more

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS real-world sample gallery posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 2:06pm

Canon's flagship superzoom is its PowerShot SX60 HS, which sports a 21-1365mm equivalent lens - not quite Coolpix P900 territory but still very impressive. It also features a fully articulating LCD, Wi-Fi with NFC, and 1080/60p video. We've spent some time shooting with the SX60 and have put together a gallery of rusting trucks, sunsets, snowy owls and even snowier mountains. See gallery

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Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 8:00am

Ever since Canon announced its 50MP EOS 5DS R, we've been eager to get it into our studio and in front of our test scene. The wait is over and the 5DS R has been added to our studio scene comparison tool alongside the likes of the Nikon D810 and Pentax 645Z. Read more

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QromaScan uses your smartphone to digitize prints

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 8:11pm

Though digital photography has been around for quite some time now, most of us still have a few boxes of prints from the pre-digital era lying around. Digitizing them can be expensive if you use a professional service, or time-consuming if you decide to go the DIY way. QromaScan wants to solve this dilemma, by utilizing your smartphone camera and a foldable lightbox. Read more

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Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples

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

Nikon's Coolpix P900 offers a 16MP sensor and a mind-blowing F2.8-6.5 24-2000mm equivalent zoom. It features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, 7 fps burst shooting, built-in EVF and a fully articulated LCD. The P900 also uses a new Dual Detect optical image stabilization system, claiming up to 5 stops of shake compensation. We've been shooting with it for a few days. See gallery

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Ice Light 2 on the way with brighter LEDs and new battery system

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 5:56pm

Westcott has announced the second incarnation of its Ice Light LED lighting wand. Ice Light 2 promises to be 50% brighter than the previous model and comes equipped with Bluetooth for remote control and an interchangeable, rechargeable lithium ion battery. The light has a color temperature of 5500K, Color Rendering Index of 96 and a beam angle of 72.6 degrees. Read more

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CyPhy's LVL 1 camera drone features six rotors for stability

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 5:19pm

CyPhy Works, a company helmed by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner, has introduced a camera drone with a few unique features. Called the CyPhy LVL 1, its six-rotor design promotes better stability over common quadcopters and its camera is integrated into the body of the drone. Read more

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And Now For Something Different: Voigtländer 40mm f/2.8 Heliar samples and impressions

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 2:40pm

Voigtländer is one of the oldest names in photography, with a long history of making cameras and lenses. Recently, the company has turned its focus from affordable M-mount lenses to lenses with digital cameras in mind. We recently got our hands on the 40mm VM f/2.8 Heliar, made specifically for full-frame and APS-C Sony E-mount cameras. Read more

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Apple Digital Camera Raw 6.04 extends support to Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R and Panasonic CM1

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:02pm

Apple has extended system-wide Raw support for 14 additional cameras, including Canon's newest flagship DSLRs. Digital Camera Raw 6.04 also brings Raw support to OS X Yosemite for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone, Nikon D7200 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II among others. Read more

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Sony owns an estimated 40.2 percent share of the image sensor market

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:13pm

According to market research estimates, in 2014 Sony made 40.2 percent of all image sensors, leaving its rivals in the sector far behind. There's no doubt that a lucrative Apple contract has helped put Sony ahead of the competition, as it earns approximately $20 for each iPhone sold. Read more

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Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 8:00am

DPR regular Steve Badger says that there's 'no excuse to be bored' when there's a camera at hand. His love of photography began when he borrowed a friend's superzoom, and eventually invested in a DSLR system. His home on the east coast of Australia provides plenty of spectacular scenery, but he's eager to travel and grow as a photographer. See gallery

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Let me try to address that...

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 3:26am

A quick look at the effect of sensor size and pixel size on noise.

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Artists create imaginary-friend Selfie Arm for lone travelers

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 10:00am

US artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee have created a selfie stick designed to enable lone travelers to shoot selfies that appear to have been taken by a traveling companion. The Selfie Arm is a false arm and hand with a smartphone bracket attached just beyond the elbow. Read more

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Lomography's LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens f/2.8 32mm lens available for pre-order

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:15pm

Lomography has introduced the LC-A Minitar-1 f/2.8 32mm to its 'Art' line of lenses. Like that of the original Lomo LC-A 35mm camera (and more recent LC-A+) the lens features a pancake design and Russian optics, aiming to preserve the 'unique character of its vintage' origins. The lens will be sold in a Leica M-mount, and is available for pre-order. Read more

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LensRentals reports Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i sensor issue

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 10:18pm

LensRentals received its first Canon EOS Rebel T6s/760D and T6i/750D units and has identified a sensor problem with a number of those cameras. Out of about 20 units (around 10 of each model), 4 T6s and 2 T6i units contained sensors with noticeable defects in their sensor stacks. These layers of glass on top of the sensor contain a pattern of dust-like spots or particles that are visible when studied under angled light. Read more

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Nikon D7200 First Impressions updated

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:24pm

Our Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review gets a significant update today with dynamic range test results, studio scene analysis and a detailed breakdown of the camera's controls and menus. The D7200 is Nikon's flagship crop-sensor DSLR, with a 24MP sensor, updated 51-point AF system and much-improved continuous shooting buffer depth. We're hard at work on the full review - take a look at how the D7200 has performed so far in our testing. Read more

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Leica M Monochrom Type 246 offers live view and boosted ISO range

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:38pm

Leica has introduced an updated version of its black-and-white-only digital rangefinder. The M-Monochrom Typ 246 uses a full frame 24MP CMOS sensor that, like its predecessor, has no color filter array. The model that came before it used an 18MP CCD sensor, so the upgrade to a CMOS chip provides several improvements such as live view and video recording capabilities. Read more

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Epson International Pano Awards open for panoramic photographers

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:02pm

Entries are now being accepted for the Epson International Pano Awards competition that celebrates and rewards outstanding panoramic photography. In its sixth year, the contest which is sponsored by Epson Australia, has a prize fund of $50,000, including a single prize of $5,000 for the Jeff Mitchum Fine Art category. Read more

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LG G4 puts focus on the camera

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 7:35pm

LG's new flasgship smartphone, the LG G4, takes over some of the G3's design details, but from a hardware point of view it's an all-around new device. Specifically, it puts a lot of emphasis on camera specifications. Its 16MP 1/2.6-inch CMOS sensor is larger than the 1/3-inch sensors in many other phones, and the F1.8 aperture is the fastest among the current crop of high-end mobile devices. Read more

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Ansix introduces LensPacks: Rear lens caps with Velcro for bags

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:29pm

Ansix Engineering has taken to Kickstarter with its LensPacks, a rear lens cap backed with Velcro that can be attached to the inside of a camera bag. It's designed to speed up lens changes - when a lens swap is necessary, the photographer can twist the current lens into the fixed lens cap, then twist a different lens off of another cap. Read more

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