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Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on 4k-capable full frame BSI CMOS sensor

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 1:12pm

Sony has announced the a7R II, a 42.4MP mirrorless camera with an image-stabilized full frame BSI CMOS sensor. Unlike its predecessor, the camera includes on-sensor phase detection elements for faster autofocus. The camera also has a revised shutter mechanism, rated to 500,000 actuations but also promising less vibration than the one on its predecessor. The sensor is by far the largest backside illuminated CMOS chip to be released, allowing the maximum expanded ISO to rise two stops to 102,400. The camera will cost around $3,200.

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Wait for the Q: Leica Q First Impressions Review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 9:00am

Despite the naming similarity with Pentax's tiny mirrorless cameras, the Leica Q, with a 24MP full-frame sensor and fixed 28mm F1.7 stabilized lens it's not quite like anything we've seen before. It has all the good looks of an M-series rangefinder, adding modern features like a 3" 1.04M dot touchscreen and built-in Wi-Fi. Our first impressions review takes an in-depth look Leica's new enthusiast compact. Read more

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Das ist Güt: Hands-on with the Leica Q

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 9:00am

The Leica Q has everyone in the DPReview office drooling and anxiously checking our bank statements. Boasting a 24MP full-frame sensor, ultra high-resolution electronic viewfinder and pin-sharp 28mm F1.7 lens, the Q has some serious enthusiast credentials. Add full manual control and a well-implemented touchscreen into the mix and it is very attractive indeed. Take a tour of the Leica Q

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Leica Q unveiled with 24MP full-frame sensor and fixed 28mm F1.7 lens

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 9:00am

Leica has just introduced the Q (Typ 116), a full-frame compact camera with a fixed, stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux lens. It offers a 24MP CMOS sensor and a 3" 1.04M dot touch-sensitive LCD. A built-in LCoS EVF offers an equivalent resolution of 3.68MP, and the Q skips a built-in flash but provides a standard hot shoe. Video recording at 1080/60p and built-in Wi-Fi are also offered. Read more

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Magnum offers signed square prints for $100 in limited edition sale

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 1:00am

Photo agency Magnum is offering prints from 50 of its photographers in a limited edition sale with each print costing $100. In a similar event to the one it ran last year, the agency challenged a collection of its photographers to find 'an image that changes everything' from their archive. The images will be made into 6x6" prints, most of which will be signed by the photographer. Read more

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NCTech announces single-shot 360 camera for Google Street View applications

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:56pm

UK imaging systems firm NCTech is to introduce a four-sensor, single-shot camera that it says can create a 360 degree image of a street scene or an interior in less than two minutes. The iris360 uses four lens units in front of four 10MP sensors arranged at 90 degree intervals, and images can be uploaded directly to Google Street View. The lenses are triggered simultaneously and the resultant images are stitched together automatically in-camera. Read more

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Samsung launches rugged Galaxy S6 Active

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:26pm

Samsung has launched a rugged version of its flagship Galaxy S6, the S6 Active. The device is exclusively available from AT&T in the US and has a similar specification to the standard S6. In the camera department the S6 Active comes with the same 16MP resolution on the back and 5MP at the front as the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but there is no talk of an optical image stabilization system. Read more

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 sample gallery updated

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:00am

Our first foray out and about with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 took us to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We've followed up with an update to that gallery featuring some low light samples and stills from the camera's 4K Photo Mode. Take another look at the G7's capabilities. See gallery

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Super Zoom? Tamron SP 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 Di VC USD Field Test

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 3:00am

Tamron announced the SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD at the end of 2013, and as one of the cheapest ways to reach past a 400mm focal length, it quickly became popular with amateur wildlife and sports photographers. We've previously published a lab test for this lens, but in order to get the complete impression, we wanted to spend some time with it out in the field. Read more

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Metabones introduces Speed Booster XL 0.64x for Panasonic GH4

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 5:43pm

Metabones has announced a new Speed Booster designed for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4. The Speed Booster XL 0.64x is designed to reduce the camera's 2x crop factor by 0.64x, meaning that in 4K video mode the GH4's 2.34x crop factor becomes 1.50x - Super 35 cine format. Read more

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Tric is a wireless flash trigger for the iPhone

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:52pm

The LED flash units in smartphones are usually poor performers compared to the Xenon flashes in dedicated cameras or even external flashguns. If you feel your iPhone photography has been held back by your Apple device's underpowered LED light, Tric's new Kickstarter project might just be what you've been waiting for. The team behind Tric is looking to fund the final development and mass production of a wireless trigger unit for the iPhone. Read more

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TTRobotix introduces TTR-SB Seawolf submarine for GoPro cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:16pm

Swedish company TTRobotix has introduced the TTR-SB Seawolf, a remote controlled submarine that includes a forward-facing mount for the GoPro HERO3 and HERO4 cameras. Seawolf allows video footage and still images to be captured underwater in depths up to 8m/26ft while an operator remotely controls the vessel; live streaming is also available. Read more

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Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:00am

We've just added a pair of compact mirrorless cameras to our studio test scene - the Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500. The J5 brings a 1"-type 20.8MP BSI-CMOS sensor to Nikon's entry-level mirrorless lineup. The NX500 is Samsung's scaled down version of its flagship NX1, using the same 28MP APS-C BSI-CMOS sensor. See how each camera performs in our studio scene. Read more

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Readers' Showcase: Alexander Jikharev

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 06/07/2015 - 8:00am

DPReview regular Alexander Jikharev counts Henri Cartier-Bresson among his photography heroes. When asked why, he quotes his understanding of photography as 'recognition, in real life, of a rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values.' That rhythm is alive and well in Jikharev's photography. Take a look at a few of his images here and find out more about him in our Q&A. See gallery

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Get your photos featured in an upcoming Readers' Showcase

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

We see the work of our talented readers every day when they post their images to our galleries, forums and challenges. Lately we've been showing off some of our favorite reader portfolios in a weekly showcase. If you'd like your photos to be considered for a future Readers' Showcase, just drop us a line. Read more

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Photographer creates picture of 100-man orchestra… with the same person playing each instrument

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:49pm

An Oslo musician and photographer has created a photo stitched together using 400 images, showing an entire orchestra with every instrument played by the same person. Violinist Alexander Light created the 200MP picture by shooting percussionist Heming ValebjØrg in every seat on a stage while he played the appropriate instrument for that position. Read more

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Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest now accepting entries

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 2:02pm

The sixth Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now accepting entries. This is an annual contest open to wildlife photographers residing in the UK, with a top prize that includes an eight day photography trip in Estonia via Wildlife Worldwide (valued at £1,795/$2,740). Read more

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Nikon D3200 firmware C 1.04 available

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 2:00pm

Nikon has released firmware 1.04 for the D3200. This update addresses an issue with the camera's memory card slot, causing the access lamp to light for too long or the camera to give an error while accessing the memory card. Read more

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