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Video Feature: Josh Trujillo and the Canon PowerShot G7 X in New Mexico

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 6:24pm

Josh Trujillo's 'day job' as a photojournalist for the Seattle PI involves him shooting across the Seattle area with a heavy DSLR outfit. For a trip back to his hometown of Santa Fe New Mexico, we equipped him with something significantly lighter: the Canon PowerShot G7 X. Santa Fe and its surrounding landscapes are incredibly photogenic; take a look as Josh explores his hometown with the G7 X. See video

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Shutterfly's new TripPix app lets iPhone users order albums

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 2:04pm

Shutterfly has introduced TripPix, an app that turns photos snapped with an iPhone into physical albums. The app assembles 15 to 30 photos from a trip into a single album, which can be styled to reflect the kind of adventure they depict. Read more

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Panasonic 4K Photo reaches to grab stills-from-video dream

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 8:00am

Using a video feed to capture stills isn't a new idea - Nikon's first electronic camera, the QV-1000C, did it in the late 1980s - but the resolution of 4K makes it more useful. Panasonic has recognized this way of working and has introduced 4K Photo mode to its 4K cameras, to make things easier for the user. We took the feature for a test drive. Read more

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200th birthday of Julia Margaret Cameron to be celebrated with major exhibition

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 6:20pm

London's Victoria and Albert museum is to hold a major exhibition of the work of Julia Margaret Cameron to mark the bicentenary of her birth. One of the most important female photographers in the form's history, Cameron would have been 200 years old this year, and the exhibition will be part of a series of exhibitions around the UK to celebrate her work. Read more

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Canon GPS receiver GP-E2 firmware 2.0 adds T6i/T6s (760D/750D) and 5DS/5DS R support

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 3:19pm

Canon's external GPS receiver GP-E2 gets an update today to firmware 2.0, adding support for the Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i (760D/750D) and EOS 5DS/5DS R. The firmware update also fixes a couple of bugs related to the signal acquisition indicator light and the unit's built-in memory. Read more

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Editorial: Why I want a Leica Q (in which I mostly don't talk about the Leica Q)

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:28am

The Leica Q offers classic M-series styling in combination with a thoroughly modern feature set including a full-frame 24MP sensor and a 28mm F1.7 lens. After a bruising experience with previous digital Leicas, DPReview's Editor Barnaby Britton has been very impressed by the Q. Click through to read why

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Fully stacked: Hands-on with Sony's RX100 IV and RX10 II

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 7:01pm

Sony has released updates to its popular RX-series compact cameras, leaving the externals pretty much unchanged, but with a major update to their sensors. Both the RX100 IV and RX10 II feature a newly-developed 1inch 20MP stacked CMOS sensor, which allows them to capture 4K video and a whole lot more besides. We've had our hands on pre-production samples and you can see (and read) more after the jump

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Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 2:59pm

42 is a good number - as well as being the answer to life, the universe and everything, it's also the number of millions of photodiodes that Sony has packed onto the sensor of its new a7R II. And it's not just any old sensor too - the a7R II features the world's first full-frame backside illuminated CMOS, in a body which incorporates all of the major ergonomic changes made in the a7 II, released last year. Click through for a closer look at Sony's new flagship

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Sony RX100 IV compact records 4K video, uses a stacked sensor

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 1:34pm

The Sony RX100 series of compacts has gained quite a positive reputation in the somewhat short time it's been around, for squeezing a relatively large sensor into a small compact. The RX100 IV continues that tradition and uses Sony’s next generation sensor, a stacked 20.1MP 1"-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor, coupled with an attached DRAM memory chip for speedy processing. Read more

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Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II with stacked 20MP sensor and 4K video

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 1:26pm

Sony has announced the Cyber-shot RX10 II, offering a 1" type stacked 20MP CMOS sensor, 4K video recording (up to 29 minutes) and improved readout speed thanks to a new DRAM chip. The body design and lens specs remain in line with the RX10, including a Zeiss-branded 24-200mm equivalent F2.8 lens. Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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