November 7
Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery

Just Posted: Our Canon EOS M preview samples gallery. We've had a chance to shoot with the Canon EOS M, the company's first mirrorless camera, over a weekend on Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shooting exclusively with the 22mm F2 prime lens, we prepared a gallery of real-world images shot in a variety of situations and under a range of lighting conditions. In addition to camera JPEGs, we've processed a series of images at different ISO settings through the latest version of Adobe Camera Raw.

November 6
Facebook adds photo filters too

Facebook's latest iOS app update includes filters for photos.

NBC creates a map of Instagram’s election photos

Electiongrams maps American voters' Instagram photos.

From Slashgear: Nokia Lumia 920 vs. iPhone 5 in a photo shoot out

Nokia's Lumia 920 promises great photos. Will it deliver?

Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi

Nikon has announced the D5200 - an upper entry-level DSLR that improves on the D5100 by offering a 24MP CMOS sensor, 1080i60 movie capability, a side-articulated 921K dot 3.0" tilt/swivel LCD and new processing filters. Interestingly, the D5200 is equipped with a significantly upgraded AF system, based around the same Multi-Cam 4800DX AF sensor that is used in the D7000, and the same 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The D5200 is also compatible with Nikon's optional WU-1a WiFi module. Pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed, and Nikon has yet to officially announce the D5200 in the US. 

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview

We've had our hands on Canon's latest zoom, the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM, for a couple of hours and prepared a quick preview. It's clearly designed primarily as a 'kit' lens for the EOS 6D, but of course will work just as well on Canon's other full frame bodies such as the EOS 5D Mark III, as well as APS-C cameras on which it will offer a 38-112mm-equivalent range. In our preview you can read more about the lens and its features, including its unusual macro function, and see how it compares in size to Canon's other L series standard zooms. 

Canon announces 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and 35mm f/2 IS USM EF lenses

Canon has announced two lenses for its EOS system. The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM is designed as a relatively compact image-stabilized standard zoom for full frame SLRs, and will be offered as a kit with the EOS 6D. It  includes a Macro setting offering an impressive 0.7x magnification, backed up by Canon's Hybrid IS that promises increased effectiveness at close distances. It's also weather-sealed, and will be available from mid-December at an RRP of $1499 / £1499.99 / €1459. Meanwhile the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM features an all-new optical design, and includes image stabilization and an ultrasonic focus motor. It will be in on sale early December for $849.99  / £799.99 / €849. Both lenses will work on full frame and APS-C cameras.

ProCamera founder shares app's story

Meet Jens Daemgen, founder and chief developer of ProCamera, a pioneer in the iOS photo app scene.

November 5
Poynter.org goes behind the scenes of magazine's post-Sandy cover picture

Poynter.org has published an interesting article examining how photographer Iwan Baan took his striking post-Sandy picture of Manhattan, which is currently gracing the cover of New York Magazine. According to the article, Baan took his photograph of Manhattan - which is half blacked-out due to the destructive effects of Hurricane Sandy - from the open door of a helicopter hovering at 5000 feet above New York. He went up on the night of Wednesday 31st October, when limited air traffic made it possible to hover for longer - and higher - than would normally be allowed over a major city. Click through to see the resulting image, and for more details of how Baan got the shot. 

Instagram adds Facebook-style web profiles

Your favorite social photo-sharing app adds web profiles, akin to Facebook. 

Unified Color releases HDR Express 2 for Windows & Mac

HDR software maker Unified Color Technologies has announced version 2 of its HDR Express high dynamic range merge and editing software for Windows and Mac. New features include Image Stacking that automatically groups bracketed exposures and a browser with thumbnail previews. Along with improved de-ghosting algorithms, the software also includes single-click presets and a new slideshow feature. Its native .BEF format can be opened in Adobe Photoshop and Apple Aperture via a plug-in for further editing. HDR Express 2 is available for an introductory price of $84.00 or $59 for current Unified Color users.

Apple boasts iPad sales while Android tablets gain traction

Apple sells 3 million iPads over the weekend, as Android tablets increase market share.

Android’s latest update includes panoramic Photo Sphere feature

Jelly Bean 4.2 takes and maps 360-degree panoramas.

App Review: Camera Awesome for iPad

Camera Awesome was recently updated to fit the iPad; our reviewer takes a look.

For £399, customers in the UK can buy a Galaxy Camera on November 8th.

Microstock photography gets mobile

New services get mobile photographers into the stock photography game.

November 4
Book Review: 'Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers' by Martin Evening

'Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers' is the latest in Martin Evening's popular series of books, which aim to provide a complete guide to this industry-standard image manipulation software. In this book, Evening explains the techniques and tools that photographers will need within the program, making sure to cover CS6’s new features. Adam Koplan takes a look. 

November 3
New York Times reports Twitter to add photo filters

Twitter may be trying to squeeze out Instagram competition by adding photo filters.

November 2
Sony RX100 one of 50 'best inventions' of 2012 says TIME Magazine

TIME Magazine has included the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 in its list of the 50 'best inventions' of 2012. TIME's Techlands blog called the RX100 a 'huge leap' in the trend towards smaller and more capable digital cameras, thanks to its 'innovative design and 1-in sensor'. The list of 50 inventions is organized by cost, from 'priceless' up to '2.5 billion' and also includes self-inflating tires, the Curiosity Mars rover, and LiquiGlide, a microscopic non-slip coating.  

Microsoft testing its own smartphone, says WSJ

Is the software giant going to make its own Windows Phone 8 model? 

Curiosity rover takes high-resolution self-portrait on Mars

While we're stuck down here on earth, NASA's Curiosity rover is currently trundling around on the surface of Mars, mapping the terrain and analyzing rocks. This week, Curiosity took time out from its busy schedule to snap an arms-length self-portrait, showing the rover in situ, in Gale Crater - 140 million miles from home. The composite image is made up of 55 high-resolution images, taken using its MAHLI camera, which is mounted on the end of a robotic arm. Click through for more details and a link to the full-resolution image.

Accessory Review: Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Carbon fiber is recognizable by its distinctive 'woven' appearance and useful because of its impressive strength-to-weight ratio. This makes it a great choice for structures and products that need to be light and portable, but capable of supporting a lot of weight. For this reason, carbon fiber is all the rage in the high-performance world of motorcycles, cars, boats and also photography. Manfrotto's 290 Series is aimed at photographers on a budget. Should the Manfrotto 294 CF be on your shopping list? Find out in our review.

Instagram love at first 'like'

How Instagram users are hooking up and falling in love.

iPad 4 teardown reveals larger front-facing camera

iFixit finds 1.2MP Facetime HD camera inside the newest iPad -- a significant improvement over the .3MP Facetime camera in the iPad 3. 

#JJ hashtag encourages Instagram photographers

A mobile photography community finds each other with a two-letter hashtag.

November 1
3 of every 4 smartphones are Android

136 million Android smartphones shipped worldwide in Q3, most were made by Samsung.  

Which smartphone is best? Try asking your device.

Google Search app will tell you to decide, unlike Siri. 

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the latest incarnation of Samsung’s hugely successful Galaxy S smartphone line and Samsung’s best-selling smartphone to date. Read our in-depth full review of its 8MP camera here.

TheAtlantic.com sorts the real Sandy photos from the fakes

Hurricane Sandy has left a swath of destruction across the Caribbean and eastern United States. Thousands of images have been circulating around the web, showing flooded streets, destroyed homes and submerged Subway stations. Some of the images that have popped up around the Internet are truly unbelievable  but how do you know which ones are fake and which ones are real? The Atlantic has posted an exhaustive article, sorting out the genuine images from the fake. Click through for a link to the story.   

Out for Android: Amazon Cloud Drive Photos

App offers offers mobile cloud-based photo storage management.

iFixit tears down the iPad Mini: See what's inside Apple's latest offering, and why it got a 2 out of 10 repairability score.

A mobile photography time warp

How long is a long time in the world of mobile photography, a medium of various states of “now”?

Tap into Mobile Photography: It all clicked for Chris Ozer

A jazz pianist changes his tune with a newfound love for photography.

Short film made with 7,500 iPhone images

Photographer uses stop motion to show off a year's worth of mobile images snapped around the world.

October 31
From PetaPixel: Documentary compares Instagramer to pro photographer

Film explores the question, "In the age of Instagram, what sets a professional photographer apart?"

Just Posted: Olympus Stylus XZ-2 real-world sample images

Just Posted: Our real-world sample images from the Olympus Stylus XZ-2. The XZ-2 builds on the features of one of our favorite compact cameras - the Olympus XZ-1 - adding an improved 12MP CMOS sensor, flip-out touch-screen and innovative dual-mode lens control ring. We've been shooting a range of subjects in a variety of lighting conditions, using various apertures and processing settings on the XZ-2. Click through to see the gallery.

Five apps for the reluctant iPhone photographer

DSLR 4 life? Even diehards might by swayed by these apps that combine old-school technique with new-school technology.

Writer and mobile photographer Misho Baranovic turned to Instagram to watch the weather story unfold.

October 30
Lens reviews return: results and methodology explained

We're delighted to be able to announce the re-introduction of lens reviews. In partnership with DxO Labs, we've re-developed the way the data is collected and how it's presented, so we've prepared an extensive guide to our testing methodology and the revised lens widget. The collaboration with DxO means we'll be able to provide data for more lenses than previously possible, so have a read to see what those results mean and how they were achieved.

Just Posted: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens review

Just posted: Our review of Nikon's latest superzoom for its DX format SLRs, the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. In the first of our series of lens reviews produced in partnership with DxOMark, we take a look at the longest-range zoom currently made for any interchangeable lens camera system. By current standards it's large and heavy for its class, and expensive too, but does its imaging performance make this all worthwhile? Read our review to find out.

What could your smartphone do with a 48-core Intel chip?

Computerworld reports that Intel is working on a 48-core chip for smartphones and tablets.

Sony announces PMW-F55 4K pro camcorder with global shutter, F5 without

Sony has introduced two 4K-capable modular cameras, including the PMW-F55 which has a Super 35-sized sensor with a global shutter. The specifications of the two cameras are pretty overwhelming - 16-bit Raw recording, parallel 2K and 4K recording, but the biggest news is the global shutter - the ability to capture all pixels simultaneously, rather than one line at a time - totally eliminating rolling shutter effect. (via EOS HD)

Photographer Chiun-Kai Shih makes mobile fashionable

Fashion photographer is hip to mobile photography.

New sensor brings better-quality imaging at a lower cost.

Hands on with the Nexus 4, from TechCrunch

TechCrunch shares initial impressions of Google's new Nexus 4. 

The white balance presets in your Android camera app offer an easy way to alter the look and feel of your photographs.

In case you missed it: L.A. Mobile Arts Festival recap video

The 'world's largest' mobile arts festival, summed up in video.

October 29
Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review

Just Posted: Our review of the Pentax K-30 16MP DSLR. The K-30 continues a Pentax tradition of building cameras around a strong photographer-friendly feature set. It may be less expensive than the much-loved K-5 but it gives up very little in terms of specification - it has a 100% viewfinder and a level of weather sealing unique at this point in the market. Nor does it skimp on software features, including intervalometer, distortion correction and image processing filters. So do these features add up to the perfect mid-level DSLR? Read our review to find out.

Microsoft celebrates Windows Phone 8 official launch

Microsoft offers insight into its Windows Phone 8 OS at press event.

Hurricane can't stop Google announcements

Nexus 4, 7 and 10  revealed despite press conference cancellation.