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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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MindShift creates bag range for action cameras and accessories

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:19pm

US bag manufacturer MindShift Gear has introduced a new range of bags and pouches aimed at the GoPro and action cam market. The GP series is made up of 10 individual cases that can be purchased individually or in three bundles of differing sizes. Read more

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GoPro announces Kolor acquisition

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:08pm

GoPro has announced its acquisition of Kolor, makers of stitching software used for spherical 360-degree videos and panoramas. Demonstrating exactly what we can expect when the two companies combine forces, the above 360-degree video has been released today, recorded with three GoPro Heros and stitched together with Kolor software. Read more

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Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:57pm

If $180,000 seems a bit steep for the Canon 1200mm f/5.6L lens B&H is currently offering in its used department, then perhaps this $33,500 NASA 2540mm f/8 lens on eBay sounds a bit more reasonable. That's twice the focal length for a fifth of the price! Read more

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US photographer takes top prize in World Photography Awards

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 9:00am

American photographer John Moore has won the L'Iris d'Or Photographer of the Year prize in the World Photography Organization's annual competition. The Getty Images photographer submitted a dramatic and emotional series of pictures telling the story of the Ebola crisis in Liberia's capital Monrovia – a series that was credited with being the first to expose the scale of the problem that country faced and the severity of the epidemic. Read more

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DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge tops rankings

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:48pm

DxOMark has just released test results for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge and, by extension, the Galaxy S6. Both phones share the same hardware and specifications, including a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, F1.9 lens and optical image stabilization. The S6 Edge's camera performance puts it at the top of DxOMark's mobile rankings - find out why. Read more

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DxOMark Mobile report added to our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:48pm

DxOMark has just released its test results for the Galaxy Note 4, putting it just behind Samsung's Galaxy S6 but above Apple's flagship iPhone 6 Plus. Our comprehensive review of the Note 4 and its 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.2 lens and optical image stabilization has been updated with DxOMark's findings. See how it stacks up against the competition. Read more

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What's that noise? Shedding some light on the sources of noise

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:00pm

How would you react if you were told that the aperture and shutter speed you choose make more difference to image noise than the ISO setting? You might be surprised to discover that a lot of the noise in your images doesn't come from your camera at all: it comes from the light you're capturing. Our own Richard Butler explains. Read more

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Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 8:00am

There are more people taking pictures now than ever before, and as a consequence, some of the world's most beautiful views have been photographed to death. In this article, nature and landscape photographer Erez Marom explains the value of shooting 'changing' landscapes, which offer different perspectives every time you visit - or even from day to day, or minute to minute. Click through to read his article

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Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:00am

Janne Voutilainen is a man of relatively few words. In that context, the minimalism of some of his photos makes perfect sense. He's based in Finland and finds himself drawn to landscape photography, as well as astrophotography, which is how we discovered his work. He offered a few insights into his images in our Q&A. His otherworldly images speak volumes too - take a look. See gallery

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Sony introduces touchless shutter app and we go hands-on (off?)

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:00am

Sony has released a beta version of its Touchless Shutter app, immediately available for download through the PlayMemories app store. The app makes use of the eyepiece sensor as a shutter release mechanism and brings all the advantages of a traditional cable release without needing any extra camera gear. All that is needed is a hand wave near the eyepiece and the shutter will release. Read more

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 real-world sample gallery posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:16pm

Panasonic's Lumix CM1 has the potential to break new ground in the territory between smartphones and cameras. It offers a 1-inch 20MP sensor, much larger than the typical smartphone camera chip. It also provides an F2.8 Leica-branded lens encircled by a control ring that can be used to adjust various exposure settings. We got out and about with it to see what its images look like. See gallery 

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Manfrotto adds compact and lightweight 190Go! to the 190 tripod series

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:00am

Italian accessories brand Manfrotto has announced a new model in the 190 range of tripods that is lighter and more compact than others in the series. The Manfrotto 190Go! is designed for traveling photographers and those working on location who require an eye-height tripod that packs away to take up as little space as possible. Read more

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Free Download: VSCO Film Pack 00 includes Tri-X and Kodak Gold Film presets

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:55pm

Who doesn't love free stuff? Visual Supply Co has been churning out Photoshop and Lightroom-compatible film presets for some time now. To date, they've released seven different 'Film Packs' each containing presets that mimic both classic and contemporary film stocks. Now, they're offering one for free. Read more

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Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:39pm

Hong Kong manufacturer Yongnuo has produced what looks like a near-clone of Canon's well-liked EF 35mm f/2, a lens that dates back to 1990. With a couple of minor exceptions (one of which being the brand name on the front of the lens) the Yongnuo lens looks very similar to Canon's 25-year-old prime, but at an attractive price of ~$115. Read more

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Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:26pm

DPReview attended the NAB 2015 show in Las Vegas recently, where we had an opportunity to sit down with Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor for Canon U.S.A.'s Professional Engineering and Solutions Division. The main topic of conversation was Canon's new XC10 hybrid video/stills camera, which made its first public appearance at the show. Read more

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