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Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:11pm

It appears we can expect an increased interchange of technologies between imaging giant Canon and software maker Microsoft in the near future, thanks to to a patent agreement that was signed by the two parties on Wednesday. Though the brief statement issued by Microsoft doesn't reveal much, it appears that Canon imaging technology may be used in future Lumia smartphones made by Nokia. Learn more

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Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:11pm

It appears we can expect an increased interchange of technologies between imaging giant Canon and software maker Microsoft in the near future, thanks to to a patent agreement that was signed by the two parties on Wednesday. Though the brief statement issued by Microsoft doesn't reveal much, it appears that Canon imaging technology may be used in future Lumia smartphones made by Nokia. Learn more

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Peak Design Kickstarter offers 'hassle-free' Slide and Clutch straps

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 1:13pm

San Francisco-based Peak Design will release a couple of new camera straps, the Slide and Clutch, in October following a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter. The Slide is a quick-connecting shoulder strap for cameras of any size, while the Clutch is a smaller hand strap designed for use regardless of whether the camera has a battery grip. Read more

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Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:00am

With the popularity of drone photography ever increasing, curious hobbyists may be looking for a way to try it out without spending a lot. It's not the most expensive hobby you could pick, but $1000 for a DJI Phantom II and a GoPro Hero3+ is about the same cost as a mid-range camera and lens. Low-cost drones with built-in cameras seem like a great option for the curious. But do the price benefits outweigh the inevitable image quality and usability tradeoffs that come with a cheaper quad? Read more

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Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:43pm

Sony has lowered the price of its Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 premium superzoom. The MSRP in the US is now $998, down from $1299, and prices in Europe have dropped as well (though it's unclear if they're official). It's not known if this was a planned price reduction, or a reaction to the Panasonic FZ1000 which is about to hit store shelves at a list price of $899. Read more

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A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:00am

Lomography isn't a company we've historically talked about much on DPReview; with its emphasis on low-fi, 'shoot from the hip' photography using plastic film cameras, it's a long way from the typical interests of our readers. But last year the company came up with an interesting idea: to recreate a classic 19th century portrait lens for modern SLRs. The result is the Petzval 85mm F2.2, which is available now to fit Canon or Nikon SLRs. So what's it like?

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Android L to feature Raw shooting and added manual camera controls

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:01pm

Details were thin from Google I/O last week about Android's plans for camera updates in its next OS release. Now with a developer preview of the new OS available, more information has emerged about what we can expect from Android's camera capabilities. Raw image capture is on the way, along with additional manual exposure controls. Read more

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Android L to feature Raw shooting and added manual camera controls

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:01pm

Details were thin from Google I/O last week about Android's plans for camera updates in its next OS release. Now with a developer preview of the new OS available, more information has emerged about what we can expect from Android's camera capabilities. Raw image capture is on the way, along with additional manual exposure controls. Read more

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Lee introduces filter system for GoPro cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:22pm

Camera filter and lighting gel manufacturer Lee Filters has introduced a range of filters and filter holders aimed at extreme sports fans using GoPro action cams. The Lee Bug is available in two forms - the Lee Bug 3 and the Lee Bug 3+ - which are compatible with GoPro Hero 3 and Hero 3+ cameras. Read more

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Sigma offers 'Try before you buy' program for DP2 Quattro

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:35pm

Photographers looking to try out a Sigma dp2 Quattro compact digital camera before making a purchase (and given its radical design, that's a really good idea) can now take advantage of the Sigma 'Try Before You Buy' loaner program, launched today. Under the new program, photographers are invited to test the new camera before it begins shipping. Learn more

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 compared to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:00am

When it was introduced last year, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 was peerless. It was the first superzoom to offer a 1"-type sensor, much larger than the 1/2.3"-type chips commonly found in that class. It paired that with an impressive F2.8 constant 24-200mm equivalent zoom. Now the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has joined the RX10 in this newly-minted category, boasting almost certainly the same sensor and a 25-400mm equivalent F2.8-4 lens. They line up nicely for a head-to-head comparison - and that's exactly what we've done. Read more

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DPReview Reader Showcase: The beautiful game

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:00am

In honor of one of the World Cup, underway in Brazil right now, we asked DPReview forum members to share their best football shots (or soccer, as it's known in this corner of the world). We suspect more than a few devoted fans are spending time at the pub and not in front of their computers, but a faithful few submitted some of their favorite photos. They capture the spirit of the sport beautifully, from youth games to pros going toe-to-toe. Take a look at some of their work. See gallery

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Metz flash units now available for Sony Multi Interface Shoe

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:18pm

Owners of Sony SLT, NEX and R-series cameras with Multi Interface Shoes now have a couple more flash options. Two flash units offered by Metz, the mecablitz 44 AF-1 digital and 52 AF-1 digital, are now available for the Sony Multi Interface shoe. Read more

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Leica M firmware 2.0.1.5 released

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:14pm

Leica has released a firmware update for its M Typ 240 camera with a huge list of improvements and bug fixes. Firmware 2.0.1.5 adds a few new interesting features such as expanded Auto ISO options and the ability to use live view with any lens. The new firmware is available now. Read more

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One of a kind? Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:00pm

The Nikon 1 V3 offers an 18.4 megapixel 1"-type CMOS sensor, a significant gain in resolution over its 14.2 megapixel V2 predecessor. Since its introduction the 1 system has offered impressive auto focus and burst shooting capabilities so it's no surprise that the V3 excels in these areas - it offers 20 fps burst shooting with continuous AF and a Hybrid AF system using 171 contrast-detect and 105 phase-detect points. It's the most promising mirrorless camera Nikon has offered enthusiasts yet, and our full review is underway. In the meantime, take a look at our first impressions and shooting experience. 

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Nikon 1 V3

DPReview.com - Latest Reviews / Previews - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:00pm
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Nikon 1 V3

DPReview.com - Latest Reviews / Previews - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:00pm
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Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 5:00am

Anyone who has attempted surfing can testify to the amazing force generated by even small-seeming ocean waves. That's part of what makes Clark Little's photography so impressive. Formerly a surfer himself, Little specializes in capturing shorebreaks - large waves that break on the shoreline. It requires impeccable timing and the dangers are real, but the payoff is evident in his breathtaking photos. Take a look at some of Little's work. See gallery

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Making a splash: Photos capture colorful liquids frozen in time

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 3:00am

Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner are the husband-and-wife duo behind Floto+Warner, a New York-based photo studio. Their aptly titled 'Colourant' series features Western and Midwestern US landscapes with - literally - a splash of color. Fast shutter speeds freeze the action and give them the appearance of sculptures, suspended in time for only a moment. They answered some questions about the series - see more of their work and find out how it came together. See gallery

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What The Duck #1464

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:09pm

We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. You can find it published here (and in our newsletter) every week; we hope you enjoy it, and your weekend.

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