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Ferrania to restart film production in still and movie formats

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:11pm

Italian film and camera brand Ferrania is set to come back to life after a Kickstarter fundraising project reached its target with over two weeks left to run. A company called FILM Ferrania will use the money raised to re-commission and redesign existing machinery from closed sections of the Ferrania factory to begin the manufacture of film. Initial production will be for 35mm and 120 roll formats for stills, and Super 8 and 16mm movie film. Learn more

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Around the world by bicycle with photographer Nicolas Marino

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 6:00am

Nicolas Marino has been to 56 countries in his lifetime and has his sights set on the other 140. He's traveling around the world with his camera and he's not taking the easy way, crossing deserts, jungles and everything in between by bicycle. Why? In his words, 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture.' See gallery

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year releases images from winners shortlist

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:00am

Britain's Natural History Museum has disclosed four of the winning images from the shortlist of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. With a judging panel chaired by Jim Brandenburg, the competition attracted almost 42000 entries from 96 countries this year, and 100 of the best images will form a touring exhibition that the museum says will visit six continents. See gallery

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Hipstamatic updates Cinamatic with manual video controls

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:01pm

Cinamatic, Hipstamatic's iOS app for capturing short video clips, has been updated to implement manual control over focus, exposure, white balance, shutter speed and ISO. This has been made possible by changes to the camera API in iOS 8. After the launch of the new OS manual control had been implemented in several still photography apps very quickly but Cinamatic is now the first video app to come with the additional controls. Read more

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HTC introduces the RE digital camera

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:56pm

Smartphone maker HTC has introduced its first stand-alone camera in the shape of the HTC RE. With no viewfinder, screen or controls other than a shutter release button, the RE is designed to be used either as an independent still and video camera, or as a connected device controlled via a smartphone. Housing a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor that features 16 million pixels, the RE uses a fixed-focus f/2.8 lens that HTC says has a 146 degree angle of view - equivalent to a 6.5mm focal length on a full frame body. Read more

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Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 6:00am

Graham Rowan of Hertfordshire, UK has created a small camera dubbed the "fps1000", and as its name suggests, it is designed solely to record high-frame-rate videos. The goal is to open up high-speed shooting to a wider market by offering a relatively inexpensive product that is highly portable. Learn more

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Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:01pm

Ricoh has announced the WG-30W and WG-30, expanding its rugged compact camera lineup. The WG-30W provides Wi-Fi connectivity while the WG-30 doesn't, but outside of that the two cameras are identical. Offering a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, the WG-30W is waterproof to a depth of 40ft / 12m, shockproof to 5ft / 1.5m, crushproof to 220lbf/100kgf and coldproof down to +14F/-10C. Read more

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Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:29pm

Nikon's newest full frame camera, the D750, made its debut at Photokina this year. It borrows features from the D810 and combines them with a 24MP sensor, boasting a comprehensive video and still photo feature set. We've had access to a full production unit long enough to put together a gallery of real world sample images. See gallery

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Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:09pm

This Thursday and Friday October 11-12th, DPReview is teaming up once again with CreativeLive on a live streaming broadcast. We'll be talking with industry experts and pros about current technological advancements and what they mean to photographers. Additionally, we'll have on hand plenty of new gear announced at Photokina and DPReview editorial staff will discuss the highlights and trends seen at the show. Learn more

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Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:46am

There's a lot of excitement surrounding Canon's recently announced PowerShot G7 X. This compact camera features a 1" BSI-CMOS sensor and fast 24-100mm F1.8-2.8 lens. We've been using a production G7 X for a few days and ahead of our usual round of studio tests and hands-on assessment, we've created a quick gallery of real-world photos. See gallery

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Drobo launches Mini with 8TB pre-loaded

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:00pm

Digital storage company Connected Data has introduced a version of its Drobo Mini that will come kitted with 8TB worth of hard drives. Small enough to be portable and used by photographers and videographers on location, the Drobo Mini 8TB Bundle will be packaged with four Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB drives for the four 2.5-inch memory bays of the device. Read more

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Adobe rolls out CC update with new desktop and mobile tools

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:00am

Adobe has announced updates to several of its mobile and desktop software applications, just in time to kick off the company's Adobe Max conference. While Photoshop itself only receives a couple of minor updates, such as more 3D printing profiles, there are some interesting new features added to the Adobe ecosystem. Among them is a new Libraries feature, making it possible to save layers and graphic elements for use across apps and platforms. Read more

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'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something.

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:08am

Canon is counting down to something, offering by way of a clue a 1990s-era Apple-style series of veiled half-references to 'excuses, distractions, procrastination, inertia, critics, cynics, realists, pessimists, resistance, conventional wisdom [...] the easy way out, the snooze button, the panic button, and to that little voice in the back of your head that says, “It can't be done.”'. What the company is referring to is entirely unclear, but Canon's obscurometer runs down tomorrow October 7th, 6am Eastern time. Click through for (very little) more

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