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Less is more? Fujifilm X-T10 review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 1:05pm

The Fujifilm X-T10 puts many of the X-T1's capabilities into a smaller, less expensive body. It uses the same 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor and EXR Processor II and, despite a more compact body, offers an additional custom function button and even squeezes in a pop-up flash. Is the X-T10 capable of holding its own against APS-C competitors? Read our full analysis. Read more

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Nikon introduces 24-70mm F2.8 VR, 24mm F1.8 and 200-500 F5.6 FX lenses

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:00am

Nikon has released three new full-frame lenses, including a prime and both standard zoom and super telephoto zooms. The one that will likely garner the most attention is the replacement for the venerable 24-70mm F2.8. The latest version adds Vibration Reduction, electromagnetic aperture control, a new optical construction and more. Also introduced is a 24mm F1.8 prime and a 200-500mm F5.6 super telephoto. More details

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Olympus patent points at sensors with built-in polarizing filter

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:44pm

Olympus has patented a technology that records polarization information on the sensor itself, giving the effect of a polarizing filter but without the light cost. The patent is for a two-layer sensor that records color and brightness information on the top layer, just like a conventional sensor, but then has a second layer that captures information about the polarization of the light arriving at the camera. Read more

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Hot Shots: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II real-world samples

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:31pm

Sony's Cyber-shot RX10 II looks a lot like its predecessor, with a similar form factor and the same 24-200mm equivalent F2.8 lens. However, it adds some interesting new technology in the form of a 20MP stacked CMOS sensor, enabling 4K video, 14 fps burst shooting and slow-motion video recording. We recently got our hands on a full-production model - take a look at some initial real-world samples. See gallery

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Updated Kodak Moments app lets you share, edit and print your images

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:20pm

An update to Kodak's Moments app makes it a one-stop-shop for editing, sharing and printing, eliminating the need for a separate app to send images to Kodak's Picture Kiosks. Read more

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Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:01pm

Sony is planning to heavily target the full-frame camera market, according to a report from The Korea Times. At a press conference, Sony Korea's Digital Imaging & Alpha Marketing Department head Bae Ji-hoon said that Sony plans to first target current full-frame camera users, then shift toward attracting new customers who currently use 'entry and mid-class models.' Read more

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Sensor sales help Sony triple net profit in second quarter

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:11pm

Sales of image sensors helped push Sony to triple its net profit after the second quarter this year, up to 82.4 billion Yen. Sales of Devices, the category containing Sony's sensor business, rose 35% year-on-year, which Sony attributes to higher demand of mobile products containing its sensors. Read more

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Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 08/03/2015 - 9:00am

Fujifilm has introduced the X-T1 IR, a version of its flagship rangefinder-style mirrorless camera designed specifically for infrared photography. The camera captures light from UV, visible, and infrared portions of the spectrum, from approximately 380-1000nm. Aside from that, everything else is identical to the standard X-T1. Read more

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Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 08/02/2015 - 8:00am

Fujifilm announced the XF 90mm F2 in May, adding a 137mm equiv. focal length to its X-system's arsenal. We've been spending some quality time outdoors with the 90mm, take a look at how it performs against real-world subjects. Read more

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Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 08/01/2015 - 8:00am

Born and raised in New Zealand, DPR reader Sarnim Dean has been surrounded his whole life by wildlife and landscapes many of us only dream of visiting. He explores the country on his mountain bike and with his camera. Take a look at some of his images and find out more about him in our Q&A. See gallery

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On the fly: SeattlePI.com photographer captures Blue Angels from the air

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:02pm

The Blue Angels announced their arrival in Seattle this week as they usually do - suddenly, and with a lot of noise. While we've been able to catch glimpses of them flying over from our office windows, as they prepare for a local maritime festival. But our view is nothing like the view Seattle Post-Intelligencer photographer Josh Trujillo had during their flyby yesterday afternoon. Read more

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Quick Review: PhotoKeeper

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:00am

PhotoKeeper aims to provide photographers with safe cloud storage and easy access to their images from anywhere. While there's no shortage of websites providing free storage for photos, PhotoKeeper goes beyond the standard offerings and tailors its product to photographers. Are its features worth the price? Read review

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Samsung starts mass-production of thinner 16MP sensor with 1.0μm Pixels

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:54pm

Samsung has announced the start of mass-production of its S5K3P3 image sensor for mobile devices. The new chip is 20 percent thinner than previous generations. At under 5mm thickness, the new sensor can be used in ultra-thin smartphones without creating the protruding camera modules we've seen on some of the latest Samsung Galaxy models. Read more

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Olympus Tough TG-4 studio and real-world samples posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:23pm

Olympus' TG-series Tough cameras have been a popular choice among enthusiasts looking for a rugged compact. The TG-4 is waterproof to 15m/50ft, as well as shockproof and crushproof, and includes Raw support. See how it performs out and about and in our studio compared to other rugged compacts. Read more

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What's in a name? Zeiss provides details on lens partnerships and production

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 8:00am

Lens maker Zeiss has written a blog post about its relationships with other manufacturers - specifically its partnership with Sony. The post sheds some light on exactly what that little blue logo on your lens can mean. The blog post itself appears to have been written by the marketing department, but reading between the lines gives us a better idea of how its relationship with Sony works. Read more

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Canon's multi-purpose ME20F-SH camera reaches ISO 4 million

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:00am

Canon has introduced its ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera - a black cube with an EF mount and the ability to capture video in near-darkness. With the ability to capture Full HD color video in light levels as low as 0.0005 lux and a top ISO of over 4 million, the ME20F-SH is well suited for surveillance and security as well as wildlife applications. Learn more

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Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 now available

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 4:08pm

Adobe has released Camera Raw version 9.1.1, adding Raw support for the Canon PowerShot G3 X, Leica Q (Typ 119) and Sony A7R II among others. Per a separate announcement yesterday, this will be the last update for CS6 users. Read more

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LumoPro LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case doubles as light modifier

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:08pm

LumoPro has announced the LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case and Modifier. The case is made from padded ballistic nylon and is able to accommodate most speedlights on the market. LightSwitch can also be transformed into three types of light modifiers: a reflector, bounce card, and flag. The case features a double-zipper design and a velcro strap on the back. Read more

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Intel and Micron create 3D XPoint: a smaller, faster, more secure memory technology

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 6:00am

Chip makers Micron and Intel have announced a new form of computer memory that promises faster, more reliable storage than current technologies, in a smaller space and at similar prices. The technology could reduce the distinction between memory and storage within computers and provide a faster, more stable way of storing large Raw and video files. Read more

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