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Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery

Our Nikon D500 studio tests have produced encouraging results, so we were eager to follow them up with some real-world shooting – by land and by sea. See gallery

May 3
Peak Design launches smaller 'Everyday Messenger 13' bag

Peak Design has launched a lighter and more compact version of its Everyday Messenger bag designed to hold a 13" laptop. Read more

2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras

While most of new 1" sensor enthusiast cameras have been on the shorter end of the focal length spectrum, there are now quite a few long zoom models. Whether you want 4K video or a lens reaching 600mm (or both), you'll find one in our roundup of enthusiast long zoom cameras. Read more

May 2
Sony posts significant imaging division income gains in 2015 financial year-end report

It's not all bad news from camera manufacturers – despite a downward trend in sales, Sony's imaging division finished the 2015 financial year strong, with a healthy uptick in operating income. Read more

Fujifilm facilities resume some production following Kumamoto earthquakes

Fujifilm is slowly but surely bringing a key subsidiary's production facilities back online after earthquakes forced a shut down, and expects to be back at full production by the end of May. Learn more

Friendly Rebel: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D samples

Canon's latest entry-level Rebel wraps up an 18MP sensor, a 9-point AF system, built-in Wi-Fi and 1080p video in a beginner- and budget-friendly DSLR. We took it out for a spin. See gallery

May 1
Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap

Peak Design takes a fresh approach to the camera strap with its Slide Sling. Well-considered details and a comfortable strap help justify its steep price, but there's a potentially deal-breaking flaw in the strap's design. Read more

April 30
Let's take a look: Canon PowerShot G16 iFixit disassembly guide

The good people at iFixit publish product-specific disassembly guides, written to help common folk make simple repairs to their own electronic devices. They're also a great way to peek inside a digital camera without voiding your warranty. This week we look inside the Canon PowerShot G16. Read more

April 29
MacPhun launches Filters for Photos free app for Mac users

Software developer MacPhun has announced a free app for Mac OS X users that adds 30 filter effects to Apple's Photos program. Read more

Getty accuses Google of anti-competition practices, files complaint in EU

Google makes high resolution photos freely available through its Images search engine, and Getty Images has had enough of it. Read more

Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter

Sony has patented a contact lens that comes with an integrated miniature camera module and all its components, such as image sensor, lens, processor, storage and even a wireless module to transfer images to a smartphone or other connected device. Read more

2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras

Over the last couple of years, the enthusiast zoom camera market has exploded. Most cameras in the group have 1"-type sensors and fast lenses, though not a lot of zoom power. Our updated roundup gives an overview of the class and highlights our top picks. Read more

Camera Raw 9.5.1, Lightroom updates add Pentax K-1 support

Adobe has released updates for ACR as well as standalone and CC versions of Lightroom, providing Raw support for the Pentax K-1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III as well as minor bug fixes. Read more

April 28
ON1 Photo RAW, a new non-destructive Raw processor, launches this fall

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

Leica launches M-D (Typ 262) digital rangefinder with no rear screen

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

Video: Meet the Nikon D500

It's really here. The wait for the D300's successor has been a long one, but the Nikon D500 has officially arrived. Take a look at what's new and notable in Nikon's freshly-revived flagship APS-C line. See video

April 27
Sony enables XAVC S recording to SDHC card with a7R II and a7S II firmware update

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 that can: Canon EOS 80D Review

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

April 26
Interchangeable lens camera sales steady as Canon profits plunge

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

Magnum launches Photography Awards competition to celebrate its 70th birthday

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

Helium Core turns iPhone into fully-fledged imaging rig

A sleek iPhone case with plenty of room for mobile photography and videography attachments is seeking crowd-funding on Kickstarter. Read more

Nikon D7200 firmware 1.01 now available

Nikon has released firmware version 1.01 for the D7200, fixing a few issues including a problem applying negative exposure compensation with in-camera Raw processing. Learn more

Front-runner: Nikon D500 leads class in studio and dynamic range tests

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

April 25
Hero shot: Rollocam introduces Hercules pocket motorized dolly

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

Raspberry Pi updates camera board with 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor

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

Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016

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

Winners of 2016 Sony World Photography Awards announced

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

April 24
Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico

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

April 23
Down to the wire: iFixit Fujifilm X30 disassembly guide

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

Purple Reign: Photographer Brian Ach shares his experiences of working with Prince

Photographer Brian Ach was Prince's European tour photographer during his 2011 'Welcome 2' tour. Brian shared some tour stories with us in his PIX 2015 closing talk, and chatted with us again today about his experience photographing and working with Prince. Read more

April 22
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad updated with flexible design

SanDisk has refreshed its iXpand Flash Drive design with a flexible Lightning connector, USB 3.0 and a revamped app for iOS. Read more

Surprisingly sharp: Inmacus 18mm HD Wide Angle Kit lens review

Don't write off smartphone camera accessories just yet – a three-lens bundle from Singapore-based Inmacus produces surprisingly good results. Read more

April 21
DxOMark Mobile report: Nextbit Robin

The Nextbit Robin looks like your standard smartphone, but its cool blue exterior houses the first real cloud-based phone. It's an innovative device, but unfortunately its camera falls short of the best in its class. Read more

Maximum sharpness: Nikon's automated AF Fine Tune explained

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

Condition One unveils rugged 'Bison' rig for outdoor VR documentaries

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

Super stable: Panasonic GX85 pre-production sample gallery

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

Learning curve: LensRentals examines the workings of linear focus motors

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

April 20
Lytro poised to forever change filmmaking: debuts Cinema prototype and short film at NAB

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 announces delays for DL-series and other compacts

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

Kumamoto earthquake keeps Sony sensor factory shuttered

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

Huawei clarifies Leica involvement in P9 camera design

Huawei has released a statement clarifying Leica's involvement in creating its P9 and P9 Plus camera module. Read more

Prime time: Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN | C full-production sample gallery

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

Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip

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

April 19
Nikon SnapBridge now available for Android, iOS to follow this summer

Nikon's SnapBridge app is now available for Android. First announced as a feature on the Nikon D500, SnapBridge allows photographers with a compatible Nikon digital camera to maintain a connection to a mobile device using Bluetooth low energy. Read more

Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 DI Macro VC USD real-world sample gallery

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

April 18
Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical

The Huawei P9's camera may bear Leica's name, but the innovative dual-cam module comes from Sunny Optical Technology of China. Read more

Phottix launches Cerberus adapter for using hotshoe flashes in Bowens and Elinchrom studio head modifiers

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 offers microSD dongle with an Apple Lightning connector

Lexar has launched a microSD-to-Apple Lightning reader for transferring files from a media card directly to an iPhone or iPad. Read more

Fujifilm X70 Review
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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

In the thick of the action: Nikon D5 real world samples gallery

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

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