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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 20, 2017 0 comments

Panasonic just unveiled the tiny Lumix DC-TZ90 super zoom camera that delivers plenty of power in a remarkably small package. Ideal as a do-everything travel camera, the tiny TZ90 boasts a 30X optical zoom equivalent to 24-720mm in the 35mm format.

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 06, 2017 0 comments

Canon announced some new photo goodies this morning: the PowerShot SX730 Compact Camera with a 40x zoom (24-960mm equivalent), and the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM lens, which has built-in Macro Lites on the sides of the lens.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 22, 2017 0 comments

Most photographers think of “golden hour” as prime time for capturing stunning sunrises and sunsets, and know it’s important to get there early to set up their shot. But as you’ll see in the video below, the sweet early morning and late day light also provides a great opportunity for portraits.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Mar 21, 2017 0 comments

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V is a very compact and stylish camera with loads of power “under the hood.” It features a 13.2x8.8mm (aka 1-inch type) sensor with an image resolution of 20 megapixels. The camera’s high-speed lens system (f/1.8-f/2.8) has a zoom factor of nearly 3x (24-70mm, 35mm film equivalent). The sensor system and lens have not changed from the forerunner RX100 IV, but the new RX100 V has a remarkably faster and new AF system with 315 AF areas that cover 65 percent of the image.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 27, 2017 0 comments

Ever since Nikon recently announced an “extraordinary” financial loss and cancelled the long-awaited DL Series of premium compact cameras there have been concerns about the health and future direction of the legendary company. In an attempt to ease concerns, Nikon executives have revealed the company’s strategy for the future in an interview just published by several Japanese news outlets.

Joe Farace Posted: Feb 21, 2017 0 comments

Capturing “the decisive moment” is more than just clicking the shutter at the right time and it’s more than luck, too. It’s an artful combination of experience, talent, and preparation. Being prepared for the unexpected is just as important to photojournalists and documentary photographers as it is to a Scout and that includes selecting and using gear that can be deployed at that right time, even if preparing for a single shot or two takes several hours. Some of these tools may be obvious while others not so much.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 18, 2017 0 comments

It’s late at night, but Fujifilm just unveiled two new X-Series cameras and a sweet, compact 50mm f/2.0 lens and we didn’t want to wait until morning to share the news. Included in the late-night introductions are the cutting edge X100F rangefinder-style mirrorless camera, an X-T20 interchangeable-lens camera targeted at enthusiasts, and the compact Fujinon XF 50mm f/2.0 R WR lens.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 06, 2017 0 comments

Almost lost midst the buzz over this week’s unveiling of Panasonic’s new flagship Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera is the introduction of the company’s Lumix FZ80, a remarkably affordable superzoom camera with an effective range of 20-1200mm and 4K capability.

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 06, 2017 0 comments

Some trends just won’t go away: Billboard magazine notes that U.S. vinyl album sales are up 53 percent, generating $416 million in sales. Stereophile, our sister publication, reviews new analog audio equipment and you can purchase new Nikon F6 or Leica M-A film cameras from Shutterbug advertisers. Ferrania is back making film and the Japan Camera Hunter website is making their own film, a discontinued Agfa emulsion they’re calling JCH StreetPan 400. Amazon’s top-selling photo item is Fuji’s Instax Mini Instant Film. There’s even a new twin-lens instant camera, Mint’s InstantFlex TL70, and yes, I gotta get me one of those.

Scott Kelby Posted: Jan 06, 2017 0 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.

The Editors Posted: Jan 05, 2017 1 comments

Now that 2016 is done and dusted, we’ve had a chance to look back at all the cameras and lenses we reviewed this past year and have chosen ten of our absolute favorites. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 04, 2017 0 comments

Canon just unveiled the G9 X Mark II compact camera at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The follow-up to the popular G9 X camera from 2015, the Mark II version is designed to be faster with added Bluetooth wireless capability.

Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2017 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.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Dec 13, 2016 0 comments

When it comes to Bridge cameras, Panasonic has established itself as one of the major players. The new Panasonic FZ2500 has a new 20x lens system (a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit) that covers a focal length range of 24 to 480mm (35mm film equivalent in 3:2 mode). The lens speed is f/2.8 in wide angle and f/4.5 at maximum focal length. Those very long tele settings require powerful image stabilization and the FZ2500 delivers with an optical and electronic hybrid stabilizer system which is able to level out up to 5 axis movements. We do note that when recording 4K videos only the optical stabilizer is available. The 13.2x8.8mm sensor has 20MP resolution.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Dec 02, 2016 0 comments

In 2015, Sony presented their second version of a high-end compact camera with a one-inch-type sensor and an 8.3x zoom that offered a lot of professional functions. This year the company announced an equivalent camera, but with an ultra-zoom lens. The new Sony RX10 III uses a one-inch-type sensor (13.2x8.8mm) with 20MP resolution. The large integral lens has a focal length of 24-600mm (35mm film equivalent). The new camera has an SLR-style body, but uses an electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million RGB dots. An LCD on the back with 1.3 million RGB dots can be flipped up- and downward.

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