ON1, an Oregon-based photography software developer, has announced a combination non-destructive photo editor and Raw processor: ON1 Photo RAW. The application has been built from the ground up to work with modern computers and high-resolution camera systems. Learn more
German camera manufacturer Leica has announced a new M digital rangefinder that has no LCD panel. The Leica M-D (Typ 262) will be almost exactly the same as the existing M (Typ 262) but without a rear screen for reviewing images and working the menu. Read more
Newly released firmware updates for the Sony a7R II and a7S II enable XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards. Previously, XAVC S format video could only be recorded to an SDXC card. Read more
The Canon EOS 80D is Canon's latest enthusiast-focused DSLR, and one of the company's most innovative cameras yet. A new 24MP sensor offers greatly improved dynamic range and enables a highly capable Dual Pixel AF system, which transforms performance in live view and video. Is Canon catching up? Read on
Despite a 17.5% year-over-year drop in net income in the first quarter of 2016, Canon Inc. says that interchangeable lens camera sales are steady. Compact camera sales continue to plunge, though there is strength in a few areas. Read more
The Magnum Photos agency has announced $18,000 worth of prize money for its first photography competition that will be open to anyone 18 or older. The awards are launched in part to celebrate the agency's 70 years since it was established. Read more
The Helium Core iPhone chassis offers an abundance of mounting and attachment options.
At long last, a Nikon D500 has found its way into our office (thank you LensRentals!). We put the camera straight into our studio to find out what the long-awaited successor to the D300 can do. Learn more
A pocket-sized motorized camera dolly that runs on an AAA batteries is in the works from US company Rollocam. Hercules consists of a three-wheeled body with a tripod screw and a single press-button controller. Read more
Tinkerers and DIY-ers can now add an 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor to their Raspberry Pi projects. Updating the previously available 5MP OmniVision chip, the Sony sensor accessory costs just $25. Learn more
With over 100,000 attendees, the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) is a great place to see what tools and technologies are on the horizon for filmmakers, videographers, and even still photographers. We take a look at a few trends and products that caught our eye last week at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas. Read more
An Iranian photographer has won the top prize in the Sony World Photography Awards with a collection of portraits highlighting the horrors of acid throwing and the plight of its victims. Asghar Khamseh was given the title L’Iris D’or Photographer of the Year. See winners
Reportage photographer Giulio Magnifico wants to take people on a journey with him when they look at his photos. He captures street scenes and card nights in local osterias in his hometown of Udine, Italy, but over the past few years the focus of his work has been reporting on the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. Read more
What dark secrets lurk beneath the Fujifilm X30's cool, retro exterior? Lots and lots of ribbon cables, it turns out. iFixit guides us through a full disassembly from a safe distance. See more
SanDisk has refreshed its iXpand Flash Drive design with a flexible Lightning connector, USB 3.0 and a revamped app for iOS. Read more
The Inmacus Wide Angle HD kit offers a good quality wide-angle lens, polarizer and macro filter in one package.
Among the features introduced in Nikon's new D5 and D500 DSLRs, we're very excited by automated AF Fine Tune. This feature allows users to quickly fine-tune their specific camera bodies and lenses, maximising the chanes of a sharp shot and avoiding the lengthy process of trial-and-error tuning that was previously necessary. Watch our video and read our in-depth analysis
Production studio and early VR adopter Condition One has created a rugged VR camera rig for internal use called 'Bison.' Using 16 cameras, it produces 360-degree 3D videos with 3D positional audio. Read more
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 / GX80 manages to take most of what we like about the GX8 and pack it into a smaller, lighter body. We've taken a pre-production model for a spin around Puget Sound to see how it measures up. Read more
In their latest blog post, the crew at LensRentals tears apart a series of linear drive lenses and discuss the various designs they've encountered – some are robust, others, not so much. Read more
Lytro debuted its Cinema prototype, and footage shot with the system, to a packed showroom at NAB 2016. To say we're impressed would be an understatement. Cinema is massive, but the high resolution, low noise capture paired with depth-screening, simulation of F0.3 apertures, and perspective shifts in post mean that Lytro may just be poised to change the face of cinema forever. Read more
Nikon has announced delays of some recently announced compacts, including the DL-series compacts, the Coolpix A300/A900, B500/B700 and the KeyMission 360. Read more
The major earthquakes that struck Japan on April 14th and 15th have closed Sony's Kumamoto factory, which primarily manufacturers sensors for digital cameras. Read more
After some confusion around Leica's involvement in the P9 camera development Huawei has today issued a statement.
We had our first opportunity to shoot with the Sigma 30mm F1.4 Contemporary at CP+. With a full-production lens in hand and good weather in the air, we've put the lens through its paces a little closer to home. Read more
Accessory manufacturer miggo has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new iPhone grip that it says brings DSLR-style controls to Apple's smartphone. Read more
Nikon's SnapBridge utilizes BLE connectivity between compatible cameras and mobile devices.
Tamron's venerable 90mm F2.8 Macro is re-born. This iteration, announced in February of this year, offers stabilization, 1:1 magnification and focusing as close as 13.9cm/5.5in. With springtime springing in Seattle, we put it through its paces. See more
The manufacturer of the Huawei P9 camera module has been revealed.
Flash manufacturer Phottix has launched a new adapter that is designed to allow hotshoe flash units to be used with standard studio accessories, such as softboxes, umbrellas and snoots. Read more
Lexar has launched a microSD-to-Apple Lightning reader for transferring files from a media card directly to an iPhone or iPad. Read more
The Fujifilm X70 may look like a shrunken X100-series camera with lens specs lifted from a Ricoh GR II, but in practice it handles and shoots very differently than either of those cameras. This is due in no small part to a Fujifilm first: a touchscreen that also happens to tilt. Is the X70 the ultimate coat-pocketable APS-C compact? Read more
From the mountains to Puget Sound and weddings to contact sports, we've been toting the Nikon D5 all over the state of Washington. Were the results from Nikon's new flagship worth the weight in our bags and on our backs? Click through to see for yourself. Read more
As far as small cameras go, the Samsung NX Mini is one of the most impressively small we've come across. iFixit has published a disassembly guide that shows just what makes the little camera tick. Read more
Peak Design's 're-think the basics' approach is evident in its Everyday Messenger bag, in obvious and more subtle ways. Propelled into existence by an enormously successful crowdfunding campaign, is the Everyday Messenger the one bag to rule them all? Read more
A seasoned travel photographer knows that there's hard work involved in getting the best photos from a trip. So when Ken Koskela arrived in China on a 17-day trip, he wasn't exactly planning on a relaxing vacation. Read more
Pelican cases have a reputation for sturdiness and reliability, making them a go-to for pros who want to guarantee their gear makes it to the shoot and back intact. Today Pelican has introduced the Air series of cases, boasting the same level of protection without all of the weight. Read more
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams posted a video detailing some of the equipment he uses to capture Earth from the ISS. So what kind of specialized gear does one use in space? Turns out the crew uses 'regular photography equipment' like the Nikon D4. Read more
Leica has introduced firmware version 2.0 for its SL (Typ 601) camera that brings a major change to the camera’s focusing as well as a new top shutter speed of 1/16,000sec. The firmware takes the number of AF points available in single point mode from 49 to 529. Read more
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has begun a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce a modern 50mm F2.9 version of its Trioplan lens. The design is known for its exaggerated circular bokeh which earned it the nickname 'Soap Bubble Lens' in its original version. Read more
Researchers at Columbia University are working to produce a flexible sheet camera with stretchable lenses. The program aims to create very thin, high resolution cameras that can be wrapped around surfaces like car panels. Read more
Ahead of next week's NAB Show, Adobe has announced new features to its Creative Cloud software applications for video and audio editing, including Premiere Pro CC. Highlights include the ability to edit files during ingest, proxy workflows, and VR editing capabilities. Read more
With a 5.2-inch screen the PRO 6 is one of the more compact offerings in the Meizu high-end line-up.