The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500/FZ2000 is now the company's top superzoom, offering the majority of features from the company's GH-series of video-centric cameras. We've put the FZ2500 through its paces to see if it's the B-camera you're looking for. Read review
Photokina 2016 Full Coverage
Every two years Cologne, Germany becomes the center of the photography world. Here you'll find all of the products announced before and during the show, as well as interviews and videos from the show floor.
The EOS M5 is Canon's most ambitious mirrorless camera yet, combining enthusiast-friendly controls with Dual Pixel autofocus and a well polished touchscreen interface - but how does it fare in a crowded market segment? Find out in our full review. Read more
Photokina 2016 gave us a chance to speak to Nikon about the models it's showing, where the market is going and the challenges it faces. Read more
Sony has announced that its a99 ll full-frame camera will go on sale on November 25th as expected, but it will not be able to supply nearly enough to meet demand right away. Read more
We're taking a look back at Photokina 2016 and reflecting on what came out of the show – and whether we saw everything we really, really wanted. Read more
Hasselblad's stand at Photokina included a range of interesting products, from the mirrorless medium-format X1D to the V1D concept camera. Product manager Ove Bengtsson spoke to us these and about mistakes the company has made along with way. Read more
'Visual Revolution' is the concept that links Ricoh’s Theta 360 degree camera to its Pentax K-1 DSLR, the company says. And the arrival of competition only serves to grow the markets on which it's focusing. Read more
After the dust settled in Cologne, we asked our readers: What's been the most exciting announcement of Photokina? Now, the results are in! Read more
The new M.Zuiko Digital Ed 12‑100mm F4 IS PRO is a 24-200mm equivalent zoom for the Micro Four Thirds system. On paper, it's the ideal travel lens. So how does it stack up? See gallery
The Kúla Bebe converts any smartphone into a 3D camera and comes with a 3D viewer in the box. Read more
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a much more significant update than the name might suggest. It's built for speed, and has been totally overhauled on the inside while remaining compact on the outside. Find out more in our overview video, featuring Olympus' Eric Gensel. Read more
With almost all of the functionality of an EOS 80D but at a fraction of the size and weight, the EOS M5 is Canon's most significant Photokina announcement, and is a camera we can't help but like. We've stopped by the Canon booth for a closer look. Read more
We dropped in on indie/pro video camera and grading software maker, Blackmagic Design and were impressed by their Video Assist monitor/recorders. Read more
Fujifilm's GFX 50S is getting a lot of attention at this year's Photokina tradeshow. We sat down with Toshihisa Iida, of Fujifilm to learn more about the new camera. Read more
Venus Optics is showing off two brand new lenses at Photokina - the Laowa 15mm F2 FE for Sony E-mount and 7.5mm F2 MFT for Micro Four Thirds. Take a look
Tamron's new SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 might look like a refined version of its previous 150-600mm, but the new version has actually be redesigned considerably. Learn more
The Actioncam 430 is Rollei's latest high-end action camera, capable of recording HD footage at 200 frames per second. Read more
Palette is a system of physical buttons, dials and sliders that connect to your computer and can be used to control any software package. Read more
The second generation of Lumulab's smartphone light meter has added flash and color temperature measurements to its list of features. Read more
The Unleashed DSLR remote allows you to control camera parameters and capture from your smartphone via a Bluetooth LE connection. Read more
MIOPS Mobile uses your smartphone's sensors, camera and microphones to trigger a DSLR by vibration, sound, motion and more. Read more
The Vuze VR is currently the only consumer 360 degree camera that can record 4K footage in 3D. Read more
The updated Polaroid Snap Touch camera merges instant printing with digital camera technology and a 3.5" touch screen. Read more
The VideoMic Me is a lightweight and compact directional microphone that is designed for recording videos with the the iPhone or other smartphones. Read more
Alongside the announcement of the new E-M1 II at Photokina, Olympus introduced three new lenses. We got our hands on the latest zoom: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro. Read more
Olympus used this year's Photokina tradeshow as a platform to announce the development of a new flagship camera - the OM-D E-M1 II. And we just got our hands on it. Read more
Visitors to Photokina will find Sigma's latest lenses trapped behind glass but we managed to get our hands on them – and they are something to behold. Read more
Phase One is showing off two new 'Blue Ring' lenses at this year's Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany. We visited the Phase One booth earlier and got our hands on them. Take a look
The Kodak PixPro 4KVR360 can easily switch between capturing standard 16:9 4K video or full 360-degree footage and comes with a splash-proof housing. Read more
The new Fujifilm GFX 50S might just be the star of this year's Photokina tradeshow. We're in Cologne and we just got our hands on a prototype of the new medium-format camera. Take a look
Phase One has announced a lower-cost version of its 100MP digital back, as well as a pair of new Blue Ring lenses for the XF camera. Read more
Forget full-frame, Fujifilm is diving head first into the world of digital medium format, and frankly we’re pretty excited. Here's what you need to know about the 51.4MP GFX 50S. Read more
Fujifilm is working on a square format instant film and camera to be launched in spring 2017. Read more
Sigma has announced three full-frame lenses for its Global Vision Line: the long-rumored and long-awaited 85mm F1.4 Art, the 12-24mm F4 Art, and the 500 F4 DG OS HSM Sport. Read more
GoPro's Karma drone has been designed with beginner pilots and easy transport in mind. The detachable stabilizer can be mounted onto an included hand grip. Read more
Olympus has announced the development of the E-M1 Mark II flagship OM-D product. The 20MP camera is able to shoot at up to 18 fps with autofocus or 60 fps at full resolution without AF. It will come later this year, the company says. Read more
The E-PL8 valiantly takes place at the bottom of Olympus' Micro Four Thirds lineup, but don't assume that makes it low-end. We take a closer look at this refreshed entry-level shooter to see if the changes are only skin deep. Read more
The new Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 is a ground-up design where Olympus engineers aimed to build the perfect lens. Quick autofocus and new coatings are certainly a plus, but how good is 'perfect'? We took the new prime out to try and find out. See gallery
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro is a new design that claims to provide good performance, has as short as a 14mm working distance (subject to lens), and 1.25x magnification without too much price. We took it out for a little shooting and found, even handheld, it produces some pleasing results. See gallery
Olympus has announced the PEN E-PL8, an entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 16MP sensor and in-body image stabilization. Read more
Olympus has announced three new lenses: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm F1.2 Pro, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4 IS Pro, and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro. Read more
Fujifilm is getting (back) into medium-format. A major player in the days of film, Fujifilm has announced its first medium format digital camera, the GFX 50S. Read more
The KeyMission 170 is a 4K-capable rugged water/shock/freezeproof action camera with a 170° field-of-view. The KeyMision 80 is 1080p-capable lifestyle/wearable camera. Both ship this October along with the long-awaited KeyMission 360. Read more
Sony has announced the a99 II, a 42MP A-mount SLT camera to mark the tenth anniversary of the alpha series. It features 5-axis image stabilization and 4K video capture with no pixel binning. It will cost $3200/€3600 body only. Read more
Panasonic has announced the development of a new flagship G-series camera, the Lumix DMC-GH5. It's on display at Photokina and we snapped some pictures. Take a look
Panasonic has released firmware for its Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 adding the Focus Stacking feature that debuted on the cameras announced at Photokina. Read more
Panasonic is working on the Lumix GH5 which will include 4K/60p video and a 6K Photo mode. Read more
The Panasonic Lumix G85 is here and though it looks almost identical to its predecessor, the G7, it gains weather-sealing, updated in-body IS and a larger EVF. Read more
The Panasonic DMC-LX10 (LX15 in some regions) brings a 1"-type sensor to its LX-range of enthusiast compacts. The 20MP camera features a 24-72mm equivalent, F1.4-2.8 zoom lens and a range of direct controls, as well as a touchscreen interface. Read more
Panasonic has upgraded its FZ1000 in a big way with the release of the FZ2500/FZ2000. While it gains a larger EVF and a longer lens with an internal zoom structure and a variable ND filter, the big story are its impressive video capabilities. Read more
Hasselblad has released details of a concept camera based on the legacy V film system that features a 75MP square image and allows users to customize it with a series of modular accessories. Read more
Hasselblad has formally announced details of the XCD 30mm F3.5 lens that was mentioned at X1D launch as well as an all-black limited edition X1D camera. Read more
PocketWizard is bringing its FlexTT5 TTL radio flash control system to Panasonic. At launch only the GH4 and DMW-FL360L and DMW-FL580L flashes will be TTL compatible; future firmware updates will add support for other models. Read more
Zeiss has just added an 85mm F2.4 to its Loxia range for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. Read more
Leica's Sofort instant camera is official. It'll be available in three colors and will shoot to Leica or Fujifilm instant film. Read more
The Canon EOS M5 takes the company's mirrorless line a big step forward with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor using Dual Pixel technology, a DIGIC 7 image processor and a built-in 2.36M-dot EVF. Read more
Canon's updated EF 70-300 tele-zoom has an LCD information panel and offers 4 stops of shake reduction, while the EF-M 18-150mm expands Canon's mirrorless lens lineup. Read more
German company Metz has teased a new generation of flash products ahead of Photokina, where it plans to launch the first flash model in this new product line. Read more
Want to learn about the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV in 138 seconds? We certainly thought so, and put together a video that tells you everything you need to know. See video
Canon has officially announced the EOS 5D Mark IV, the fourth generation of its full-frame DSLR for enthusiast and professional photographers. Built around a 30MP Dual Pixel AF sensor, it significantly extends the stills and video capabilities the series has become known for. Read more
Coinciding with the announcement of the 5D Mark IV, Canon has introduced updates to the EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM and EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM. Read more
Canon will bring a new Wi-Fi connectivity option to the EOS 7D II, 5DS and 5DS R by way of an adapter that fits into the camera's SD card slot. Read more
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Ricoh has introduced a new rugged compact camera with a 16MP CMOS sensor, 28-140mm lens, 2.7" LCD and built-in LED macro lights. Read more
This compact drone can shoot HD video using a 2-axis stabilized 12MP camera. Read more
The new Prynt Pocket can print a photo directly from their iPhone simply by inserting the phone into the printer, then snapping a photo. Each print will cost about 50 cents. Read more
Updates for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom CC bring support for the Sony A9 and Panasonic ZS70/TZ90, along with bug fixes.
The Triggertrap remote camera control system is no longer sold due to the company folding, but now users will be able to build their own. Read more
The Magic Format Converter comes with internal optics that expand the image circle of full-frame DSLR lenses for use on the Fuji medium format camera. Read more
The usually Apple-exclusive MacPhun software developer has announced that it will introduce PC versions of two of its most popular applications. Both Aurora HDR and Luminar should be available for the Windows operating system by the autumn of this year. Read more
Sony's newest G Master telephoto zoom, announced alongside the a9, is the first of the company's FE lenses to reach 400mm natively. We had one in California and photographed horses, portraits, and landscapes - check out how it did. Read more
Garmin has entered the 360-camera market with the VIRB, which captures 5.7K video at 30p as well as 15MP stills. Read more
German media reports that the founders of the company behind the Panono 360-degree ball camera have filed for bankruptcy at a court in Berlin. Read more
With a claimed 800 new custom parts, Microsoft's updated Surface Pro comes with the latest Kaby Lake processors, better battery life, a new hinge, plus the Surface Pen is updated as well. Read more
DW Photo is attempting to resurrect the Hy6 medium format camera, though the legal tangles of its development may stop it being branded Rolleiflex.
The Kodak EKTRA, the company's 'camera first' smartphone, is now available to purchase in the United States. Read more
Apple and Nokia have settled their years-old patent dispute. Apple will make an undisclosed payment to Nokia and sign a licensing agreement related to digital health products with the Finnish company.
David Gibson, one of Britain's best known street shooters, shares all.
Photographers from the SKYGLOW project travelled 150k miles and took 3 million photos in increasingly rare locations: those without light pollution.
The world's fastest 200mm was produced for 16 years. In that time, only 8000 were made.
Photokina, the biennial photo industry trade show in Cologne, Germany, has announced that it will become an annual event beginning in 2018, and expand its focus to additional areas of imaging technology. Read more
No mic socket? No problem. In this video, Daniel Peters at Photo Gear News shows you how to make a lapel microphone using just a smartphone and a pair of earbuds.
How does the iPhone 7 Plus stack up against the Arri Alexa cinema camera? Watch this short video to find out.
Canon Australia's video series "The Lab" is designed to make photographers experiment and think outside the box. In the latest video a group of photographers create images based on their sense of taste.
The GH5 is expected to get a firmware update this summer to support 400Mbps internal recording. NewsShooter explores what memory cards you'll need to make it work.
Microsoft's new Surface Pro offers Intel's latest processor generation and improved battery life.
Riding a mountain bike downhill is dangerous enough in daylight, but potentially lethal at night. Which is where drones come in.
Rumors abound that Canon (and maybe Nikon) may produce a mirrorless camera based using their existing DSLR mount. Does this guarantee immediate great lens choice or a perpetually second-rate experience? Read more
According to rumors, the next camera from Nest will be able to capture 4K video, though that resolution will be only used for 'virtual' pan and tilt functions.
Boundary's Prima 'fully modular' backpack is expandable to 30L and has a removable camera case and tablet sleeve. Early Kickstarter backers can get one for $189.
Stanley Greene captured 'brutally honest' photographs in the war zones of the Middle East, Chechnya and Georgia. He was also one of the few African-American photographers working internationally.
Owners of Leica M cameras that suffer from peeling CCDs will be able to claim a free repair in the future so long as the camera was purchased within five years of the fault becoming apparent, the company has announced. Read more