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Ever since the Nikon 1-series launched back in late 2011 with the V1 and J1, it has divided opinions. 1-series cameras are smaller than most rivals, and they offer some truly impressive performance, but while they've done quite well with consumer photographers in some markets, enthusiasts have been a tougher sell for Nikon. With the Nikon V3, the company hopes to persuade these more experienced photographers to take another look. This new flagship for the 1-series line couples the best of its forebears with some of the best... (read more) [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
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When the sun unleashes a certain type of solar flare out into the surrounding cosmos in our general direction, the result is often an impacting plasma cloud bombarding our magnetosphere. OK - so that's a mouthful, but the result to us down here on Earth is generally twofold, as havoc can be wreaked on our power grids and electrical systems, while incredibly beautiful skies often result from the aurora that are created from the powerful collisions. These breathtaking phenomena generally occur at or near the poles due to their high magnetic charge, and can generally be seen as far as ~20°... [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
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On Saturday, Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupted without warning, surprising several hundred nearby hikers. Plumes of volcanic gas and ash overtook the fleeing hikers and buried nearby lodges and outbuildings. Though most of the people on Mount Ontake that day were able to escape. 40 suffered significant injuries and at least 36 bodies have been found so far, according to Japanese authorities. More than 24 bodies remain at the summit, and recovery crews have been unable to return, wary of more activity from Ontake as tremors continue to shake the region. [19 photos] Climbers descend Mount Ontake as the volcano [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
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The Canon G7 X, the "Big C's" answer to the powerful and popular Sony RX100-series of premium, large-sensor compact cameras, was recently introduced at this year's Photokina trade show. Now, our review sample unit has arrived and is already undergoing rigorous testing in our laboratory. With a large, 20.2MP 1-inch type sensor coupled with and a fast f/1.8-2.8 aperture and a versatile 24-100mm-equivalent focal length range, all packed into a sleek, solid body, the G7 X is undoubtedly going to give the Sony RX100 III -- it's... (read more) [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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Superzoom cameras are a popular lot, and more people seem to be flocking to them these days, at least here at IR. The race for longer range continues, heating up this year with the farthest achievable focal length to date for an all-in-one superzoom, namely the Nikon P600 which goes to a record-setting 1,440mm equivalent (at 60x). The Canon SX60 HS comes close at 1,365mm, but sports a first for the category by extending 65x given that it's wider at the wide end (21mm vs 24mm eq.). And it far outclasses its predecessor the popular... [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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GoPro had already built a 4K video mode into its Hero3+ Black Edition, but at only 15 frames per seconds users were understandably asking for 'proper' 4K to find its way into the tiny action cams sooner rather than later. And now, a year after the introduction of the Hero3+, GoPro finally announces its first fully 4K-capable action cam, the Hero4 Black Edition. As its name suggests, the Hero4 will also come with a Silver Edition counterpart that offers different functionality than its more expensive cousin. While the Hero4 Black Edition supports 4K video at... [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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For the working photographer, storage is a very important concern. With ever-rising megapixel numbers and bit-depths, storage solutions need to offer a lot of space for current as well as older projects. On top of that, the ideal storage solution also includes an option to back-up important data. G-Technology has been creating storage solutions for professionals for several years now, and with every new generation their products are getting more powerful. The company's latest device is no exception to that trend. Called the G-Speed Studio XL, it's a... (read more) [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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Since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, the semi-autonomous city has operated under a "one country, two systems" formula, allowing a limited democracy. In August, the Chinese government announced plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections, virtually assuring only pro-Beijing politicians would be on the ballots. Student groups and pro-democracy supporters have taken to the streets in recent days to protest the limitations and to demand universal suffrage. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have occupied Hong Kong's Central District, bringing parts of the city to a standstill. The protests are one of the largest political challenges [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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Ă‚ GoPro has introduced three new Hero action cameras with supped up 4K recording and more. [...]
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
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Jay Kelbley, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics 6.7 Billion pixels per second image readout? Check. 240fps hardware-based object-recognition and tracking? Check. Without question, the Samsung NX1 was truly one of the standout products at the Photokina 2014 tradeshow in Cologne, Germany, with top-notch performance, a sophisticated hybrid autofocus system, and an amazing "auto-shot" mode that can capture a baseball in flight at the exact moment it's coming off the bat. With its amazing speed and rugged... (read more) [...]
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
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Friday means firmware, and this week, there's quite a lot of it on which to report. Predominantly, our Firmware Friday roundup this week includes printers, but there are also two camera models in the mix. We'll start with those two models, from Pentax and Nikon respectively. First up, we have the medium-format Pentax 645Z DSLR. Brand owner Ricoh Imaging has just announced Pentax 645Z firmware version 1.10, and there's one significant change -- the addition of support for tethered shooting. You'll need to obtain the... (read more) [...]
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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The exchange of camera parts was frequently done back in the day when cameras were all-manual and mechanical. Especially in the Leica world, it's not uncommon to find cameras that contain parts of different models, such as the body from camera A and the viewfinder of camera B, for example. With digital cameras, things are a bit more complicated, but apparently not impossible. After turning an old Konica fixed-lens rangefinder into a fully functioning digital camera, a young amateur hacker from Brighton, UK now aims to do the same with a Leica M3 -- and the... [...]
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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This week, images of a storm cloud over Sydney, synchronized swimmers at the Asian Games, multiple scenes from in and around Syria, a city in Sierra Leone locked down to fight ebola, effigies of demon king Ravana in India, and much more. [35 photos] Feifei, 21, undergoes breast implant surgery at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province, China. Feifei, who is a third-year university student and a part-time model, received a free breast implant surgery which costs about 300,000 yuan ($48,881), in return for advertising for the hospital. Around 10 days after the operation, she won a prize at [...]
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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If there's a definitive authority on travel, landscape and wildlife photography, it's National Geographic. With decades of experience in these areas, it's safe to assume that the Society's editors and photographers have a pretty good idea about what kind of photographic gear works best for taking pictures of wild animals, foreign countries or simply the green hills behind your hometown. In order to share some of that expertise, National Geographic Travel's Director of Photography Dan Westergren recently published an article that lists the top ten compact... (read more) [...]
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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iPhoneographers: If you're using an iPhone 4S or later and you've been putting of updating to iOS 8 while the inevitable kinks are worked out, now might be the time to reevaluate your decision. A new third-party camera app is here that takes advantage of the new features in Apple's latest, greatest mobile OS, and it promises to completely change the way you think about shooting photos with your smartphone. For years now, shooters on the two main mobile platforms have been kept on a very short leash, photographically... (read more) [...]
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
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