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DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3 ties for first

Digital Photography Review - So, 21/09/2014 - 13:00

The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's latest waterproof flagship smartphone, picking up where the Z2 left off. Like that phone it's 4K capable and also offers an atypically-large 1/2.3"-type sensor. Just like the Z2, that's a 20.7MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor nestling behind a 27mm equivalent F2.0 lens. All this has encouraged Sony to offer ISO 12,800, which it says is the highest of any smartphone. Learn more about how it performs

Kategorien: Fotografie

Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark

Digital Photography Review - So, 21/09/2014 - 08:29

Nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his image 'Spot the Shark', taken at Breiðamerkursandur - 'the ice beach' in Iceland. In this article he explains how he set up and took the picture, and the post-processing steps required to get to the final result. Click through for the full story.

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Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Digital Photography Review - Sa, 20/09/2014 - 16:00

When Panasonic came to see us recently in our Seattle offices we were expecting the much-rumored LX8. That didn't happen, but what we saw was quite a surprise. The LX100 is one of Panasonic's most ambitious cameras yet, marrying a Four Thirds sensor with a 24-75mm (equivalent) F1.7-2.8 lens, in a body not much bigger than that of the LX7. Full manual control, a built-in EVF and 4K video round-out the specification sheet nicely. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera.

Kategorien: Fotografie

Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents

Digital Photography Review - Sa, 20/09/2014 - 13:00

One swallow does not a summer make, said Aristotle, suggesting the dangers of looking for trends based on single examples. Even with this in mind, I'm pleased to see two manufacturers introduce 70-200mm equivalent zooms for APS-C cameras at this year's Photokina. First Fujifilm introduced its 50-140mm F2.8 R, and then Samsung followed suit with its 50-150mm F2.8 S. I think these lenses make more sense than actual 70-200mms; let me explain why...

Kategorien: Fotografie

Firmware Friday: Olympus E-M1 update lands ahead of schedule, Leica updates S-system cameras

Imaging Resource - Fr, 19/09/2014 - 23:18
    The last few weeks or so might have been a bit manic, thanks to the biennial Photokina tradeshow that's been underway in Germany, but that doesn't mean things have been quiet on the firmware front. The very opposite, in fact! A few days ago, we told you about a new firmware update for the Olympus E-M1 digital SLR, currently under development and promised for delivery from September 24th. Well, as it turns out that firmware has arrived already, so if you're an E-M1 shooter, it's time to start updating. New features on offer...
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Canon’s venerable fast-shooting APS-C gets a major upgrade: We compare the 7D vs. 7D Mark II

Imaging Resource - Fr, 19/09/2014 - 21:35
    When Canon introduced the 7D Mark II early Monday morning it quickly shot to the top of our charts in traffic. Given it's been 5 years since the release of the original 7D (a veritable eternity in the digital photography space), we expected it to handily surpass its older brother in every way. But we didn't expect the new camera to give Canon's full-frame DSLR lineup a run for its money. Yes, dynamic range and low-light suffer from the smaller sensor, but this camera eats the more expensive 5D Mark III (5D Mark III vs. 7D Mark II...
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Considering an iPhone 6 Plus? This is the most beautiful camera(phone) review we’ve ever seen.

Imaging Resource - Fr, 19/09/2014 - 19:20
    The high-end cameraphone market is thriving, with plenty of strong options, from the Nokia Lumia 1020, to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Heck, Panasonic just announced development of their CM1, featuring a monstrous 1" image sensor with 6 times the area of recent iPhone sensors. It's not clear how the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will fare against such stiff competition, but a recent review suggests the battle will be fierce. Photographer and videographer Austin Mann recently took off to Iceland with an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6...
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Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X

Digital Photography Review - Fr, 19/09/2014 - 11:59

One of the exciting new cameras here at Photokina is the Canon Powershot G7 X, a pocketable compact camera with a large 1"-type sensor. We caught up with Canon's Chuck Westfall who gave us an overview of the G7 X and let us know when it should be available. See video

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Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1

Digital Photography Review - Fr, 19/09/2014 - 10:15

With the introduction of the NX1 mirrorless camera, Samsung has put a stake in the ground of the photography market. We stop by the Samsung booth to learn more about the NX1, a new 50-150mm F2.8 image stabilized lens, and also get a peek at the company's "technology demonstration" 300mm F2.8 lens. See video

Kategorien: Fotografie

Opinion: Why the death of the point and shoot benefits photographers

Digital Photography Review - Fr, 19/09/2014 - 02:48

The death of the point-and-shoot compact has been disastrous for all the major camera manufacturers, but it's not all bad news. Manufacturers  are clambering over themselves to offer the most attractive features to the last group of people willing to pay for a good camera, spurring the kind of innovation we've not seen in a long time. Find out why we think photographers are reaping the greatest benefits from the decline of the point-and-shoot. Read more

Kategorien: Fotografie

Firmware updates will bring 4K photo mode to Panasonic GH4, FZ1000

Imaging Resource - Do, 18/09/2014 - 21:42
    If you're the owner of a Panasonic GH4 compact system camera or the large-sensor, long-zoom Panasonic FZ1000, we have good news for you. Both cameras have offered 4K video capture since launch, something that can prove handy not just for shooting movies, but also if you want to catch a high-quality still image but are faced with an unpredictable subject that's too much of a test for your reflexes. With each 4K video frame having a resolution around 8.3 megapixels, simply shooting a video and then extracting the best frame...
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Canon 7D Mark II First Shots: Let the image quality comparisons begin!

Imaging Resource - Do, 18/09/2014 - 20:30
    The Canon 7D Mark II, announced earlier this week at the start of the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, has been turning our servers into liquid hot magma ever since Monday's big announcement. It seems there are more than a few of you out there in camera-land interested in seeing just how good this successor to the popular 7D really is... and it's been 5 years! Canon was kind enough to send us a "beta" unit for an early start at lab testing. They've informed us that this sample is both shootable and testable, and it...
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This week's sponsor: Asana

A List Apart - Do, 18/09/2014 - 19:28

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Panasonic launches 35-100mm zoom, 14mm prime lenses for Micro Four Thirds

Imaging Resource - Do, 18/09/2014 - 18:11
    Alongside its new Panasonic GM5 compact system camera, there are a couple of other Micro Four Thirds announcements from Panasonic at the 2014 Photokina tradeshow. Both are lenses -- the LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100) zoom, and the LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH (H-H014A) prime. Both lenses are set to ship from mid-November 2014, and pricing hasn't been disclosed for either. The LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH will be offered in black or silver variants to match your camera body, and has a...
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Photokina 2014 Video: The Fujifilm X100T

Digital Photography Review - Do, 18/09/2014 - 18:10

In our latest from-the-show-floor video, we visit the Fujifilm booth at Photokina 2014 to learn more about the Fujifilm X100T, the newest member of the company's ultra-premium compact camera family. See video

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Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report

Digital Photography Review - Do, 18/09/2014 - 16:02

Behind Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand is the Ricoh booth, the most colorful we've seen thus far. It's not the design of the booth that's colorful. Rather, it's the dozens of color combinations available for the company's DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The waterfall in front was pretty cool, too. Take the tour.

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Photokina 2014: Hands on with new Tamron lenses - including 15-30mm F2.8

Digital Photography Review - Do, 18/09/2014 - 15:57

We caught up with Tamron at Photokina 2014 to get a peek at the new 15-30mm F2.8 ultra-wide angle zoom. It's designed to cover a full frame sensor and was shown to us in a late prototype form, though its official launch date is unconfirmed. We also got some hands-on time with the manufacturer's latest all-in-one zoom lenses as well as the always-impressively-huge 150-600mm F5-6.3. Read more

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Hands-on with the Leica M Edition 60: An $18,500 way to cure your chimping habit

Imaging Resource - Do, 18/09/2014 - 15:30
    Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first Leica M rangefinder -- the M3 was introduced back in 1954 -- the German camera manufacturer introduced a special edition of their venerable M-series digital rangefinder at this year's Photokina trade show. While that fact is not all that striking, as Leica's introduced numerous special limited edition cameras over the years, the M Edition 60, however, is rather unique compared to other digital cameras, and not for the vast array of features, bells and whistles, but rather the lack...
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Photokina 2014: Hands on with Sigma's new 150-600mm telezooms

Digital Photography Review - Do, 18/09/2014 - 14:52

The stars of Sigma's booth at this years Photokina were two new telezoom lenses - 'C' and 'S' versions of a 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM aimed at enthusiasts and sports / wildlife professionals, respectively. The company was also showing off its new 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' for APS-C DSLRs. We headed to the company's stand on our final day at the show, and got our hands on the new gear (except the stuff behind glass). Click through to see more.

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Photokina 2014: Polaroid Socialmatic combines camera, printer and Android OS

Digital Photography Review - Do, 18/09/2014 - 14:12

The Polaroid Socialmatic was first announced a while ago but is still in development and expected to ship sometime later this year. However, at the Polaroid stand in Hall 5.2 Photokina visitors can already get their hands on a few prototypes and play with the unique device. The Socialmatic combines a 14MP camera, an Android smart device and a Polaroid Zero Ink technology printer. Click through to read more.

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