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Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Ricoh Imaging Americas just unveiled the Ricoh GR II Silver Edition compact camera to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Ricoh Company, Ltd. This exclusive package consists of a silver-color edition of the GR II premium digital compact camera (launched in July 2015) and an exclusively designed camera case.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Feb 10, 2016  |  0 comments

While it may seem hard to believe at first, this adorable little book is actually a working pop-up pinhole style camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 27, 2016  |  1 comments

Phew, what a busy month it’s been for new photo gear! While the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has not, traditionally, been a major event to debut high-end photography equipment, CES 2016 was definitely an exception with dozens of interesting imaging releases. (And hopefully this is a trend that continues at future CES events, which, in recent years have been rather ho-hum for photography gear.)

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Canon PowerShot N2: The PowerShot N2 camera is a Wi-Fi (and NFC-enabled) high-spec model that can capture high-quality images to post to your social networking websites. The N2 even allows users to shoot remotely from a smartphone or tablet. The Self Portrait mode takes advantage of the camera's selfie-ready, multi-angle touch panel LCD, showing you in a flattering light. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Leica Camera just introduced its first underwater camera: the Leica X-U (Typ 113). Designed to be durable, rugged and easy to use, the Leica X-U is waterproof, shock-resistant, winterized and dust-sealed. The camera is designed for outdoor and underwater photo adventures, travel and landscape photography (even in full HD video)..

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Canon held its once-every-five-years Canon Expo 2015 show in New York City last September where the Tokyo-based company pulled back the curtain on some potentially groundbreaking imaging technology. Part science lab and part marketing showcase, the event drew tens of thousands of buyers, dealers, and distributors of Canon products (along with a large group of journalists) eager to see what the company had up its sleeve.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jan 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Less than a month after Acme marketed what they unofficially considered their finest camera ever, I was having lunch with a particularly accomplished professional photographer. “I just got the camera,” he said. “I love it! It’s amazing! I can’t wait to see what Acme’ll do next!”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Olympus just introduced the new Stylus Tough TG-870, a premium rugged compact camera built to capture quality photos and video in challenging shooting situations. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 is filled with features, including a class-leading ultra wide-angle 21mm (equivalent) lens with 5x optical zoom, allowing users the ability to frame everything from dramatic landscapes to group shots.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

In something of a surprise, Nikon announced at the CES 2016 show today in Las Vegas that it’s entering the competitive action camera market with several forthcoming products. The first in Nikon’s new action camera lineup will be the oddly named Nikon KeyMission 360, a rugged camera capable of “recording true 360-degree video in 4K UHD allowing users to share new perspectives and explore imagery like never before,” Nikon said in a press statement.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Panasonic just unveiled the new 20-megapixel Lumix DMC-ZS100 premium compact camera at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Panasonic squeezes quite a few features into this  pocket-sized Lumix ZS100 including a 10x zoom, the Venus processor and a 1-inch MOS sensor. We had some hands-on time with the Panasonic Lumix ZS100 ahead of the launch and have included the image of the camera at the top of this story.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Designed to capture high-quality images and HD video with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity for wireless sharing, Canon just annouced two new cameras to its super-zoom PowerShot SX lineup: the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS digital cameras. Canon also introduced three new compact additions to the PowerShot ELPH series: the ELPH 360 HS, ELPH 190 IS digital cameras and the ELPH 180.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Dec 18, 2015  |  0 comments

The new PowerShot G5 X is based on the same sensor system as the G7 X. It uses a 1-inch sensor (BSI technology) with 20MP and a professional 3:2 aspect ratio. Compared to the G7 X, the G5 X has a lot of new and additional features, including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million RGB dots that is based on OLED technology. By default, the viewfinder offers a frame rate of 30 frames per second, being the most efficient power-saving mode.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 01, 2015  |  0 comments

When I first heard about the Canon PowerShot G3 X ($999), I fully expected that I was going to hate it. Could there really be a good reason for someone to buy a compact camera stuffed with a 25x (24-600mm equivalent) zoom lens? After all, how often does the average photographer go from wide angle to superzoom to warrant the size and weight that a lens like that requires?

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 20, 2015  |  0 comments

Panasonic announced today it will soon start offering an innovative new photographic function called “Post Focus” in some of its Lumix cameras. The feature allows photographers to capture multiple photos with multiple in-focus points through a single release of the shutter.

Steve Meltzer  |  Nov 11, 2015  |  0 comments

After 140 years of photography, camera design has reached something of a pinnacle with today’s DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. But along the way to our digital era there were lots of false starts and dead ends. These were unusual cameras that had their brief moment and then simply disappeared.

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