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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 15, 2015 0 comments

Panasonic has introduced the HX-A1, a wearable, ultra-compact, POV action camcorder that weighs just 1.6 ounces. The small, portable design allows for longer periods of recording scenes in Full HD while the HX-A1’s rugged structure keeps water and dust out and protects against impact and cold temperatures.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 15, 2015 0 comments

Manfrotto unveiled an intriguing new device at the NAB show in Las Vegas this week: Digital Director, which is the only Apple Certified interface that lets you operate, adjust and shoot photos via a live feed on a tethered iPad.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 14, 2015 0 comments

In the market for a new Canon lens? Now could be a good time to buy. Canon announced yesterday it has slashed the prices on 33 of its high-end EF L series lenses.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 13, 2015 0 comments

Epson just took the wraps off its newest professional photo printer: the 17-inch-wide, SureColor P800. The Epson P800 uses a new UltraChrome HD eight-color pigment ink set and revamped Epson MicroPiezo AMC printhead technology.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 13, 2015 0 comments

Olympus announced its latest waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, freezeproof compact digital camera this morning: the 16-megapixel Stylus Tough TG-4.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 13, 2015 0 comments

Olympus launched a new compact camera this morning, the 12-megapixel Stylus 1s. The Olympus Stylus 1s offers new features and other improvements over the previous model but in a similar compact, lightweight design.

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 10, 2015 0 comments

Some photo assignments require you to bring out the big guns. And when it comes to digital photography, there are few bigger guns than medium format systems. More digital SLR users have been making the jump to medium format now that several new models are equipped with CMOS sensors that can capture relatively low-noise images at high ISOs, shoot photos more quickly, and capture HD and even 4K video. Combine these handy features with the massive amount of resolution and extremely high image quality you get from the huge imaging chips in medium format camera systems, and there’s no better time to go big. Here’s a look at the latest cameras and lenses from five major medium format brands.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 09, 2015 0 comments

Datacolor has released a brand new color management tool for photographers: the Spyder5 monitor calibration device. Datacolor’s new line of color management devices now includes Spyder5EXPRESS, Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE, at varying pricepoints and feature sets.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 09, 2015 0 comments

DJI launched its new Phantom 3 drone to much fanfare yesterday with potential pilots most jazzed about the surprisingly reasonable price ($1,259 for the Pro model, and $999 for the Advanced) and the new features (4K video and live streaming) of this UAV.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 08, 2015 0 comments

DJI just launched a brand new camera drone: the Phantom 3 quadcopter, which features an improved video and still camera along with several new tools to make shooting and sharing aerial video and photos with this UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) easier.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 08, 2015 0 comments

Lensbaby recently introduced the latest addition to its unique line of creative lenses. The new Velvet 56 is a 56mm f/1.6 lens for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. It's a classic portrait lens with 1:2 macro capabilities designed to deliver "a velvety, glowing, ethereal look at brighter apertures," according Lensbaby, and sharp (but subtly unique) images as you stop down.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 08, 2015 0 comments

Canon just announced the new EOS C300 Mark II digital cinema camera, which is designed for serious filmmaking including documentaries, event, and commercial videography. The Canon C300 Mark II is the follow-up to the C300, which was released in 2011 and was the company’s first cinema-level camera.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 08, 2015 0 comments

Canon just unveiled the XC10, an intriguing new lightweight, hybrid video camera that can shoot 4K video and capture 12-megapixel still photos. This new Canon 4K camcorder will also let you pull out 8MP still images from the 4K video on the fly, letting you capture both motion footage and photos in one shoot.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 07, 2015 0 comments

By now, drone assisted cinematography (and photography) is really noting new but the people at the Brain Farm have just taken it to an entirely new and very exciting level. The idea behind this innovative experiment was to move beyond the usual “GoPro-style” set up by equipping a large pro quality drone (an Aerigon UAV model) with a massive Phantom Flex4K slow motion camera, at a total price tag of about a quarter of a million dollars worth of airborne gear.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 06, 2015 0 comments

The oceans are vast and mysterious and experienced divers know that the ever-shifting sands hide (or reveal) treasures all the time. In March, one of the Scuba Monster (based in Hong Kong) divers made a remarkable discovery.

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