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Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014)

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:14pm

As a keen enthusiast photographer, which mirrorless camera should I buy?

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2014 Mid-range Mirrorless Roundup

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:10pm

2014 saw the addition of numerous consumer-oriented mirrorless cameras, many borrowing high-end features from their enthusiast-level counterparts. These cameras make for excellent second cameras to a DSLR and great standalone cameras for anyone craving controls, good image quality and a compact size. Find out which we recommend in our 2014 Mid-level mirrorless roundup

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Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:13pm

As often as we can, we like to put the cameras that we test into the hands of working photographers to find out what they think. Recently we gave the Samsung NX1 to Jordan Stead, staff photographer at SeattlePI.com, and ventured out to nearby Carkeek Park to photograph the salmon run. A seasoned shooter accustomed to pro camera bodies, Jordan gave the NX1's hybrid AF system and 28.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor a try. See the video

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Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:27pm

Sony announced the Alpha 7 II last week relatively quietly, introducing a new member to its full-frame mirrorless family. The a7 II brings 5-axis in-body stabilization to a full-frame camera for the first time, claiming 4.5 stops in shake reduction. Other updates include improved ergonomics - you can see these for yourself in our hands-on overview of the a7 II. Here's what you need to know about Sony's newest Alpha camera. Read more

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Small change: Samsung NX mini review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:31pm

The Samsung NX mini is truly tiny, offering a 20MP 1" sensor inside a highly compact body which features a 180-degree tilting LCD and extensive connectivity features. The mini's touch-sensitive display is the camera's primary interface for changing shooting settings, and an interchangeable lens mount should make this the ideal combination of versatility and point-and-shoot simplicity. Read our review to find out how it compares

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Updated: Consumer DSLR roundup

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:05pm

Despite the emergence of the mirrorless class, the market is still dominated by conventional DSLRs. Large sensors, optical viewfinders, and sizable grips make them comfortable choices for many aspiring photographers. We cover seven consumer and mid-level models in this roundup. Find out which we recommend. Read more

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Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:00am

Sony Electronics has announced US pricing and availability for its recently announced Alpha 7 II camera. The a7 II is the world's first full-frame camera with in-body image stabilization (5-axis, no less), and also offers improved controls, focusing performance, and video specs. It will be available on December 9th for $1700 body only and $2000 with the 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 FE lens. We'll be getting our hands on a beta version shortly and will post samples as soon as possible. Read more

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Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:00am

Among all of the excitement around the a7 II, Sony quietly announced a new A-mount lens last week. The 70-300mm F4.5 – F5.6 G SSM II lens for A-mount offers faster AF tracking, a new Nano AR coating, and weatherproofing, and will be available in February for $1150. The company also announced the development of Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II A-mount lenses, which will arrive next Spring with similar improvements. Read more

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Updated: Enthusiast compact camera roundup

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:37pm

We're updating our 'What to buy and why' camera roundups to include new models introduced in 2014, and first up is the enthusiast compact camera class. These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems. Read more

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Samsung NX mini

DPReview.com - Latest Reviews / Previews - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:00pm
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Hasselblad introduces Stellar II luxury enthusiast compact

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 3:03pm

Hasselblad has announced the Stellar II, an enthusiast compact which the company says has been 'conceived and crafted exclusively for aficionados, collectors, and connoisseurs'. Like other recent Hasselblads, the Stellar II is a rebadged Sony camera - which in this case is the RX100 III. Available grip finishes include olive, walnut, padouk, and carbon fiber. You can pick one up for yourself at a price of $2395/€1650.

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Nikon D750 shooting experience published

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:33pm

The Nikon D750 is a full-frame DSLR that mates features from the D810 with a 24MP sensor, providing a faster frame-rate than any non-pro full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700. Its comprehensive still and video photography specifications are aimed directly at enthusiasts and full-frame upgraders. We've made a significant update to our D750 first impressions review including a shooting experience and studio scene analysis. Read more

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Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:58pm

Panasonic has announced that its DMC-CM1 'compact camera with smartphone technology' will be sold in the UK. Originally the company had marked out France and Germany as the only countries to get the device, but citing 'high demand' it has included a limited number of UK stores to stock it. Read more

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Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 12:00pm

DPReview members are a talented group and we've been highlighting their photography in a series of readers' showcases. Recently we asked the Portrait & People Photography forum to share their favorite shots. They responded with excellent work both in and out of the studio, and we've picked a few of our favorites to share. See gallery

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