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Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:30am

Samsung has announced the NX500, which borrows many features from the NX1 starting with a 28MP APS-C-size BSI-CMOS sensor. It too provides 4K and UHD video recording, a sophisticated hybrid NX AF system III, tilting Super AMOLED display, and (naturally) built-in Wi-Fi. Read more

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review posted

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:00am

At a glance the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II appears relatively unchanged from its predecessor, so you have to look a little closer to see how much work Olympus has put into the new model. The E-M5 II uses a redesigned 16MP Four Thirds sensor and offers a 40MP high-resolution shot mode powered by its 5-axis image stabilization. See its high-resolution mode in action and learn more about the subtle improvements included in the E-M5 II in our First Impressions Review. Read more

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Olympus announces OM-D E-M5 II with 40MP high resolution mode

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:00am

Olympus has unveiled the OM-D E-M5 II. Picking up where its successor left off, the E-M5 II continues to offer weather sealing and 5-axis IS while adding a redesigned 16MP Four Thirds sensor and 5-axis image stabilization. The E-M5 II also boasts a 40MP high resolution shot mode, achieved by shifting the sensor in half-pixel steps and capturing eight images over a period of one second. Read more

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Olympus 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II offers cosmetic improvements and optical coatings

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:00am

Olympus has announced a revamped, second generation of its 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 zoom. Resistant to dust and moisture, it uses a new ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating to protect against scratches and minimize flare. Read more

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Olympus announces OM-D E-M1 firmware version 3.0

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:00am

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is about to get an update with the release of firmware version 3.0 later this month. The update's primary function is to boost maximum framerate from 6.5 fps to 9 when shooting in continuous AF mode, thanks to enhancements for the camera's 37-point phase-detect algorithm. Read more

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Olympus 'Air' clip-on camera for smartphones coming to Japan

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:00am

Olympus Japan has announced the 'Air' - a new camera module which clips onto smartphones in much the same way as Sony's QX-series products. The Air features a 16MP Four Thirds sensor behind a Micro Four Thirds lens mount, a physical shutter release button and tripod mount. Uniquely, the camera will be released with an open-source API, allowing developers to come up with different applications and explore the potential of the new platform. Read more

 

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Olympus 8mm F1.8 'pro' fisheye in development

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:00am

Olympus has revealed plans for an 8mm F1.8 fisheye lens with its 'Pro' designation. The super-wide lens will offer a 16mm equivalent angle on a Micro Four Thirds body. Keeping with the trend in the Pro line, the lens will boast a splash and dustproof design. Read more

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 updates rugged series

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:00am

Olympus has refreshed its rugged compact series with the Stylus Tough TG-860. It offers a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor and is capable of diving to greater depths than its predecessor, the TG-850 iHS, as it's waterproof to 15m/50 ft (compared to 10m/33ft). Other new features include Wi-Fi and a pair of customizable buttons. Read more

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Ricoh announces development of long-awaited full-frame Pentax DSLR

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:00pm

And so it was written that since the beginning of recorded time, Pentax shooters have predicted the release of a full-frame K-mount DSLR. Today, their prayers have been answered, as Ricoh has announced the development of exactly that. The company didn't share a whole lot of detail, other than to say that it will be compatible with DA lenses via a crop function and that it will be available by the end of 2015. Click through for (very little) additional information

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Ricoh introduces HD Pentax D FA * 70-200mm F2.8 and HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 zooms

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:00pm

Ricoh has announced two new zoom lenses for Pentax K-mount DSLRs, the HD Pentax-D FA * 70-200mm F2.8ED DC AW and HD Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AW. Both are designed to cover a full-frame sensor and are built to withstand exposure to dust and moisture. Read more

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Wundershine smart frame prints, displays and stores your favorite images

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:51pm

Dutch startup Wundershine has re-imagined the photo frame with Makerframe, a wooden frame that can print and display your images thanks to a built-in inkless thermal printer. Still in the development phase, the system is controlled via Android or iOS app. A simpler model called Reframe that doesn't include the printer is also in the works. Read more

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Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:58pm

After tens of thousands of votes over two rounds, the results are in. Late last year we asked you to vote for your favorite gear of 2014 in several categories, and last month we put the winners of those categories to an overall vote to find the best product of last year in your - our readers' - opinion. The voting was extremely tight, but we've counted up the votes and we're ready to announce the winners. Click through to see the results

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3,200 megapixel LSST camera gets construction approval

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 8:30pm

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, more commonly referred to as the LSST, will take ultra-high-resolution images of the universe around us in the relatively near future thanks to recent construction approval from the US Department of Energy. This will pave the way for the telescope's completion for its anticipated 2022 launch date. Read more

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Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review updated with shooting experience

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:20pm

Samsung's NX1 looks and feels like a DSLR in many ways, but don't be fooled - it's an ambitious 28.2MP APS-C mirrorless camera, the first to use a backside-illuminated CMOS chip of that size. It also provides hybrid AF with 205 phase-detect points, 15 fps burst shooting with continuous AF and 4K video recording. We've updated our first impressions of the camera with a shooting experience. Read more

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Royal Photographic Society announces medals touring exhibition for International Members' Biennial competition

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 8:00am

The results of the Royal Photographic Society's International Member's competition have been announced after judges selected 100 images for a touring exhibition from almost 3300 entries. The competition, which is held every other year, attracted RPS members from 16 countries, and was won by UK photographer Steve Jones for his shot, Joie de Vivre, of a young and prancing Lustitano stallion on a French stud farm. See winners

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Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 8:00am

New pricing for the Canon EOS-1D C will go into effect in North America February 1st, taking the retail price from $11,999 down to $7,999. The camera is coming up on its third birthday, introduced in April 2012. The 18MP full-frame sensor is capable of 4K video. Read more

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Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:16pm

The Slow Mo Guys do just what their name implies - record slow motion videos. In a new episode they use a Phantom Flex to capture the Canon 7D's mirror box and shutter mechanism being triggered at a variety of shutter speeds. The results are pretty darn cool. See video

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