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Dan Havlik  |  Oct 15, 2014  |  0 comments

Leica has introduced a chic-looking new compact camera: the limited Leica X “Edition Moncler,” which goes on sale this month for an as-yet undisclosed price.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 08, 2014  |  0 comments

Ricoh Imaging has just unveiled the new rugged and waterproof WG-30W compact camera. The latest addition to the well-known WG series of tough cameras – which used to carry the Pentax brand that’s now owned by Ricoh – the 16-megapixel WG-30W features built-in WiFi connectivity and a snazzy, rough-and-tumble build.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 26, 2014  |  0 comments

Polaroid’s latest imaging device takes the form of an colorful little box that measures slightly over one cubic inch. Called, appropriately, the Cube, the tiny Polaroid camera/camcorder just started shipping this week.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 22, 2014  |  0 comments

Built for fun, the new compact Lomo’Instant Sanremo camera is designed to offer maximum creativity on the go.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 19, 2014  |  0 comments

Yes, as we predicted, there’s been a ton of new photo gear announced for the photokina 2014 show in Cologne, Germany. We’re still in Cologne covering the show and there’s been so much photo gear news this past week, it’s actually hard for even us to remember some of what’s been announced.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm was showing off its new toys at photokina today and we got some hands-on time with these latest X-series cameras and lenses. Initially announced on September 10th, the Fujifilm X100T and XT-1 Graphite Silver cameras, and Fujinon XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF56mm F1.2 R APD lenses continue to build on Fuji’s compact and retro-style (Fuji would say “classic" style) X-Series line.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 16, 2014  |  0 comments

After unveiling its controversial M Edition 60 digital rangefinder with no LCD screen on back, Leica went further back in time this morning while debuting the M-A, a new, mechanical rangefinder that uses film.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 16, 2014  |  0 comments

Leica turned back the clock (again) on its digital rangefinders today, announcing the M Edition 60 model that has no LCD screen on back, just a dial to adjust ISO. The limited edition camera (there will only be 600 made), which celebrates the 60th anniversary of Leica’s M series rangefinders, was unveiled by Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Leica’s chairman, at a press conference at the photokina show in Germany this morning.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments

Panasonic introduced the 12.8-megapixel DMC-LX100 compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds-sized sensor at photokina today. This pocket-friendly shooter features a newly developed, Leica-branded DC Vario-Summilux lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24-75mm, and an F/1.7-F/2.8 aperture range.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments

Canon unveiled a premium portable camera at photokina this morning: the 20MP PowerShot G7 X, which uses a large (for a compact model) 1-inch CMOS image sensor and features a multi-angle (up to 180°), flip-up, 3-inch touch capacitive, rear LCD panel with 1,040K dots of resolution.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 11, 2014  |  0 comments

Your photographic journey may lead you from snow-covered mountaintops to lonely forests and the dark depths of the ocean. No matter where you find yourself, the RICOH WG-M1 was designed to be the ideal companion for any rugged outdoor adventure. This lightweight digital camera is easy to use (featuring large control buttons) and was built to function in a variety of extreme environments. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  1 comments

Fujifilm just announced the latest additions to their popular INSTAX line of instant film cameras. Debuting today are the new INSTAX Wide 300; two new color versions of the INSTAX Mini 8 (raspberry and grape); and the INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic model in a stylish shade of brown. 

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled a new, premium compact camera this morning, the X100T, which is designed to look like a stealthy, digital rangefinder model. The 16.3MP Fuji X100T uses an APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor and has a Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed lens.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments

Due to its wonderfully quirky nature, photographers love experimenting with Lomo film-based toy cameras. Unlike the images produced by its more high tech digital and film cousins, a quirky Lomo produces shots with a certain style and character.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Sony just expanded its lens-style camera line with the new 30x zooming DSC-QX30 and the E-mount interchangeable lens ILCE-QX1 models. The odd-looking devices combine compact lenses and image sensors into one hybrid unit and are designed to be clipped over your smart phone for better image quality when snapping mobile photos.

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