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Steve Meltzer  |  Jul 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Like the Olympus Pen, the Panasonic GX8 and the Fujifilm X-T10, the Df’s clean lines, sharp edges and large controls are reminiscent of the finest cameras of film’s glory days in the 1980s and 1990s. They are part of the “retro style” trend that, in the words of the inimitable Yogi Berra, is “déjà vu all over again.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2016  |  0 comments

When Light first debuted the revolutionary L16 “computational camera” last October they created quite a buzz. Now the company has issued a progress report and announced some important upgrades to the original specs.

Staff  |  Jul 05, 2016  |  0 comments

The Goods spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there. If you have a product you’d like considered for The Goods, e-mail images and info to editorial@shutterbug.com.

Dan Havlik  |  May 24, 2016  |  0 comments

Olympus introduced an unusual new durable compact camera this morning: the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker. Olympus is billing the Stylus Tough TG-Tracker as the company’s “first rugged experiential camera,” which combines a 204-degree ultra-wide-angle f/2.0 lens with Ultra HD 4K 30p video capture and an “advanced Field Sensor System” to shoot action video while recording related activity data.

Jason Schneider  |  May 02, 2016  |  0 comments

Active lifestyle cameras are aimed at photographers who don’t want to worry about their equipment during their adventures, but do want to capture images they can be proud of—even under challenging conditions. All seven cameras on this list are virtually indestructible, high-performance compacts that are perfect for skiing, surfing, taking to the beach, boating, hiking or any other activity where an unprotected DSLR or mirrorless camera could be damaged. 

Edited by George Schaub  |  Apr 22, 2016  |  0 comments

The DxO One is a pocket-sized camera module for the Apple iPhone or iPad that offers a one-inch sensor with 20MP resolution and a fixed focal length of 32mm (35mm film equivalent). The camera uses the iPhone and an app as both the control center and electronic viewfinder.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Nikon has announced a delay in the release of several recently introduced compact digital cameras as a result of the series of earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture that began on April 14. The delay includes three premium models in the new DL series, as well as four COOLPIX models and a new action camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony extended the reach of its super zoom camera line this morning by unveiling the 20.1-megapixel RX10 III, which boasts a 25x built-in lens that’s equivalent to a 24-600mm zoom in the 35mm format. The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar super zoom lens in the Sony RX10 III also features a surprisingly fast aperture range of f/2.4 to f/4.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Mar 22, 2016  |  0 comments

The Sony RX1R II is a high-end compact camera with an integral lens that features a full-frame sensor with a very high resolution of 42MP, comparable in some ways to a classic rangefinder camera or the Leica Q system. The original Sony RX1 was one of the first cameras that offered a full-frame sensor in a compact camera and was sold in two versions: as a “standard” that used a low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter and, as the RX1R, one that was built without a low-pass filter.

Joe Farace  |  Feb 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Here are some tips I discovered when researching this month’s column. One was from my wife who uses this technique all the time—smile! And you know what, people smile back, making you appear friendly and non-threatening. The other was from Michael Archambault, who suggests you “acknowledge that street photography is not perfect.” Or as my grandfather once told me, “If you spend your whole life looking for happiness, it’ll make you miserable.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced a brand new palm-sized, premium camera line with some classic Nikkor lens features. Called the DL series, the cameras include the DL24-85, DL18-50 and DL24-500 models, which combine Nikkor optics with large 20.8-megapixel (CX-format) 1-inch BSI CMOS sensors.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 17, 2016  |  0 comments

Want to put a high quality Canon in your pocket? The company just announced two new “pocket rockets”: the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SX720 HS digital cameras.

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.)

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