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In an era where many camera makers seem focused on driving more sales directly to their own online stores rather than through dealers, Sony has announced that at 1pm PST on August 28th, its online US store will no longer take orders. Instead of selling products directly, Sony will instead have a ‘new' and ‘exciting' product website that will direct consumers to authorized retailers, where you can then purchase your gear. In an email sent to customers and announcement on its site Sony gave zero reason for the closure. Instead, they simply warned consumers to... [...]
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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Do you have a vacation trip planned, with an opportunity to go snorkeling or scuba diving? You don't have to be an accomplished diver; if you're a decent swimmer, a lot of resorts offer on-the-spot classes that will having you diving in no time. And you can have a blast snorkeling, even without extensive training: The gear is very affordable (and can often be rented locally for even less), and online tips, tutorials and beginners guides abound. (Note - if you're in the tropics, with warm water, you don't need a wetsuit, as one of... [...]
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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When we spoke to Ricoh about its nascent K-S DSLR lineup at the CP+ show earlier this year, the company told us that it was all about innovation. The all-weather Pentax K-S2 is true to its word, sporting all the latest must-have tech. Features we've never seen before in a Pentax DSLR are to be found in the K-S2. There's a retractable kit-lens, a tilt/swivel screen, clever controls which rearrange themselves when shooting selfies... Ricoh has even foregone its Flucard Wi-Fi solution in favor of that 2015 must-have: In-camera... (read more) [...]
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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Yesterday, photography start-up Light, whom we've introduced and interviewed in the past, announced it had secured $25 million in Series B funding, putting their allegedly SLR-killing smartphone camera tech a big step closer to reality. We talked with with Light CEO Dave Grannan and CTO Rajiv Laroia to learn what this means for the company, and the prospect that their next-gen camera tech will be in consumers hands sooner than later. We spoke for about 20 minutes, here's a quick digest of what we learned. Light going forward: A Q&A with CTO Dr. Rajiv... [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
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While it may be a beta sample, we've gotten our hands on a brand-new Panasonic GX8 and shot some test photos with it. We've published our standard First Shots set of lab sample images, and they're now ready for your perusal -- with the provision that due to the prototype nature of this unit, image quality might be slightly different once the final production ones hit store shelves. The Panasonic GX8 sports an all-new 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS imaging sensor, which is the highest resolution 4/3" sensor offered to date for a... [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
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An alpenhorn performance in Switzerland, a portrait of Vladimir Putin made of spent ammunition from Ukraine, fireworks in North Korea, Prince Charles surprised by an eagle, wildfire in California, protests in the Philippines and Turkey, a sunset in Crimea, and much more. [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
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Our favorite Maine-based landscape and nature photographer Jeremy Gray is back once again with another in-depth Field Test, this time taking the brand-new Fuji X-T10 out for a spin. Spending some quality time with the much-lauded Fuji X-T1's little brother, Jeremy dives in to discuss both the good and bad for this modern-yet-retro mirrorless camera. The new X-T10 is aimed more at mid-range, intermediate-level photographers and sports a smaller, lighter body design, a quick one-touch switch for a fully automatic shooting mode, as... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jul 30, 2015
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Canon today announces the launch of the ME20F-SH, a professional multi-purpose video camera capable of capturing full colour images in extremely low-light environments. Boasting an industry leading unrivalled maximum ISO in excess of 4 million (+75dB), the ME20F-SH is designed... [...]
Thu, Jul 30, 2015
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Canon today announces the launch of the ME20F-SH, a professional multi-purpose video camera capable of capturing full colour images in extremely low-light environments. Boasting an industry leading unrivalled maximum ISO in excess of 4 million (+75dB), the ME20F-SH is designed... [...]
Thu, Jul 30, 2015
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Get your night vision goggles ready. Canon has unveiled a brand new multi-purpose camera, the ME20F-SH. The first of its kind for Canon, the ME20F-SH features a cube-like design and is capable of capturing Full HD video up to an equivalent ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000 with its full-frame 35mm CMOS sensor. Yes, ISO 4 million. In the press release Canon particularly notes the specialized camera's applications for nighttime surveillance, cinematic production, reality television and nature/wildlife documentaries, but its... (read more) [...]
Thu, Jul 30, 2015
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Nikon has enjoyed great success with their 5000-series, mid-level DSLR's dating back to the D5000, which debuted in 2009, to the D5300 which was honored with a well-deserved Camera of Distinction honor here on our site in our 2013 COTY awards. Here in 2015, we've very much enjoyed our time with the fifth and latest member of the line, the Nikon D5500, and we're now ready to unveil our full D5500 review and final conclusion. As is the case with every camera we've ever tested, no camera is perfect, but some manage to find a real... [...]
Wed, Jul 29, 2015
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Over the past two months, on three separate occasions, drones have delayed firefighting efforts in California's San Bernardino County, where wildfires have been a weekly occurrence as of late. In response, San Bernardino County Supervisors have announced they are offering $75,000 in total rewards to anyone who comes forward with information on the drones or operators in these three instances – $25,000 for each fire. The three instances occurred on June 12th, July 12th and July 17th. In every instance, low-flying aircraft were severely delayed or grounded... (read more) [...]
Wed, Jul 29, 2015
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In iOS 8, Apple finally opened up third party access to the keyboard, giving developers and users means to customize their keyboards however they see fit. Naturally, many developers created customized tools that can change the font, color, and style of keyboards, but a few have gone above and beyond, providing unique keyboards to add an even more unique touch to how users communicate with one another. Of all the keyboards I've come across thus far, a new one called KeyFeed is without a doubt the most innovative use of the keyboard interface. Deemed... [...]
Wed, Jul 29, 2015
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On Shengshan Island, east of Shanghai, China, only a handful of people still live in a village that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen. Every day hundreds of tourists visit Houtouwan, making their way on narrow footpaths past crumbling houses overtaken by vegetation. The remote village, on one of more than 400 islands in the Shengsi archipelago, was abandoned in the early 1990s as residents moved away, aiming to leave problems with education and food delivery behind them. Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj recently paid a visit to Houtouwan, returning with these images. [...]
Wed, Jul 29, 2015
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One of the most underrated aspects of digital photography is the ability to capture metadata with every single snap of the shutter. Not only does the metadata capture the shutter speed, aperture and ISO used, it also captures what lens you were using, what the focal length was and even where it was taken if your camera has GPS capabilities. Sure, on a day-to day level, a ‘micro' level if you will, metadata is hardly more than a means to sort through images based on the attributes mentioned above. It's on the wider, ‘macro' level that metadata can be used to... [...]
Wed, Jul 29, 2015
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