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At Canon's press launch for the Canon 7D Mark II at photokina today, I had the opportunity to shoot with Canon's new high-speed APS-C flagship camera. Presented with an action sports demonstration of trampoline acrobats, the most obvious thing to experiment with first was the new 10fps continuous burst shooting. While on paper a jump from the 8fps of the original 7D to 10fps doesn't seem all that impressive, when you're shooting with it the 7D Mark II feels strikingly fast. Using the bundled 18-135mm kit lens, the camera... (read more) [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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Panasonic is today launching the Lumix DMC-LX100, its new flagship premium compact camera which sets a new standard for fixed lens photography and videography. Combining Panasonic's state-of-the-art digital and optical technologies with advanced manual controls, the camera has been engineered... [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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Panasonic today unveils the Lumix DMC-GM5, the latest addition to its pioneering range of Lumix G interchangeable lens cameras. The new addition to the GM series packs superior image quality and a host of creative features into the most sleek... [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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It appears that our friends in the Olympus lens design department have been very busy lately, creating a product that has us rather wowed here at IR, at least on paper. The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro, as it is officially called, brings some rather serious innovation to the table in terms of optical performance as well as a design that allows for a more compact form factor than traditionally required for this zoom range and speed. Design Offering a 35mm equivalent range of 80-300mm, the Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 Pro employs a newly designed inner zoom mechanism that allows it to... [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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More than a decade ago, the European Space Agency launched an orbiter named Rosetta, bound on a circuitous voyage to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In the years since, Rosetta has been drawn in and flung along by multiple gravity assist maneuvers, visiting the Earth three times and making observations of the Moon, Mars, and several asteroids and comets. In January of this year, after 31 months of hibernation, Rosetta re-awoke, nearing comet 67P. Recently, it approached to within 100 km of the comet, entering orbit and preparing send a lander to the surface. The lander, named Philae, will be deployed in November, [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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The new Canon 7D Mark II is here, and at long last, as many Canon users would likely agree. Five years after the original flagship APS-C camera was released, Canon's made some significant strides in image quality and performance for both stills and video in a variety of areas. They've taken a lot of the technology and processing performance of the 5D Mark III and 1D X cameras, as well as innovations from the 70D and combined them into a new rugged, high-performance APS-C flagship HD-DSLR. At the heart of the camera is a newly... [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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Back in the spring of 2012, Canon's PowerShot G1 X large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera got us incredibly excited. Six months later, Sony stole its thunder with the RX100, which shrank the formula to pocket-size, yet still offered clear advantages over existing enthusiast compacts -- not to mention the ever-present smartphone. Now, Canon once more lays claim once more to the category it created with the brand-new Canon G7X, and Sony has a battle on its hands. It's perhaps a rather different battle than Canon was anticipating,... (read more) [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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Mark today's date in your calendar: The day the large-sensor, fixed-zoom camera market caught fire. Two years after the segment debuted with the Canon G1X and Sony RX100, we suddenly have two new entrants on the scene. We've covered the brand-new Canon G7X separately, and at the very same moment, the Panasonic LX100 launches with an entirely different solution to photographers' needs. The Canon G1X and Sony RX100 were both incredibly exciting, but each had its shortcomings that were in large part a factor of their sensor... (read more) [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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Panasonic won over most of us at IRHQ when they introduced their GM1. The camera took fantastic photos and was easily pocketable (albeit in a jacket pocket). Finally, a truly micro Micro Four Thirds camera! And so the GM1 never left the hands of our founder and Editor-in-Chief, Dave Etchells. Panasonic visited IRHQ again almost a year later to give us a sneak preview of the GM5, the second camera in the GM line. There's a lot new in the camera, but the headline features include a hot-shoe, electronic viewfinder, and 1080/60p... [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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The Canon SX50 HS, released in late 2012, boasted an already impressive 50x zoom range and received not only a coveted Dave's Pick from us, but an even rarer 5.0 overall rating. The Canon SX60 HS, debuting almost a full two years later, leapfrogs a few 60x offerings from some other manufacturers this year, including the Nikon P600, and brings to the table the world's first 65x fixed lens optical zoom camera. With an equivalent focal length range of a generous 21mm at wide angle to a whopping 1,365mm at the tele end, and boasting... [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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Samsung fires a shot across the bow of more entrenched manufacturers with the introduction of the Samsung NX1, the company's first truly pro-level NX body. Manufactured of thixotropic magnesium alloy, the NX1's body is tough, weather-sealed, and offers plenty of the controls and features pros expect, such as an LCD status display on the top panel, dual control dials for quick setting changes, and an optional battery grip, just to name a few. Its new XGA OLED electronic viewfinder boasts 1.04x magnification with 100% coverage,... (read more) [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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With the announcement of the 4K-capable A7S full-frame mirrorless camera, Sony proved two things: first of all, that the company is serious about its full-frame mirrorless offerings. And secondly, that it's serious about the serious video crowd. With the announcement of a new powerzoom lens, things just got even more serious. The Sony SELP28135G is a motorized zoom lens with a constant f/4 aperture for professional video use. It is designed specifically to work with full-frame E-mount cameras such as Sony's mirrorless A7-series, but also with Sony's E-mount... (read more) [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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The capacities of SD memory cards have been constantly rising in the past years, but due to their form factor one could've been led to assume that there is a limit to how much information they can carry. That appears not to be the case, as SanDisk has just introduced the world's highest-capacity SDXC memory card, and it holds a whopping 512 GB. That's right -- eleven years after introducing its first 512 MB memory card, SanDisk has upped the maximum capacity an SD card can hold by a thousandfold. Thanks to new manufacturing standards and SDXC technology,... [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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High resolution, reportedly 30% higher than their previous Foveon sensor, created to "produce works of art"... this is what Sigma promises with the dp2 Quattro, the first model released in the all new Quattro series of fixed lens cameras. They further report improved speed in both processing and autofocusing, as well as better high ISO performance. We at IR exist to unveil the truth about camera claims for you and separate out the hype, and we do this by taking the cameras down two roads. One is to put it through its paces in... [...]
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
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A few weeks ago we posted a news piece about an interesting statistic regarding our Photo of the Day contest - namely that 57 out of the past 60 winners and placers were shot with either Canon or Nikon DSLRs. That trend continues this month with two Canon and two Nikon DSLRs taking home placements, but there's one notable exception: Bob Jensen's first place image was taken with a Fujifilm X100S. This is the first time that a mirrorless model was used to capture our top honor over the past few years, and therefore marks an interesting breakthrough. Adding to the [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014
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