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Gary Pageau  |  Sep 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Instant photography is enjoying a resurgence among both young snapshooters and even some pros, with several makers — from established brands to startups — offering cameras and films to scratch that instant itch. Most photo buffs know the Polaroid story; how the company went bankrupt and is now operating as essentially a brand licensing company putting the Polaroid name on everything from TVs to Blu-Ray players to tablets to, yes, cameras and film. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Leica turned some heads today with the unveiling of their new Sofort instant camera—a compact, stylish model with an array of both automatic and manual features and a choice of color and black-and-white instant film.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Photokina, the world’s largest imaging show, will open its doors in Cologne, Germany in a week and an array of new cameras, lenses, and assorted photo accessories are set to make their debuts at this massive event.

Seth Shostak  |  Sep 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Remember when Paul Simon crooned, “Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away”? That classic film may have given you nice bright colors, but only on sunny days. In its early incarnations, Kodachrome’s film speed—its sensitivity—was 10, or slower than Homer Simpson.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Ever since its introduction in mid-2015, the DXO One miniaturized camera for iPhone and iPad has enjoyed a small but loyal following for its compact form factor, sharp 32mm-equivalent lens, 1-inch/20.2-megapixel sensor, and impressive image quality. Today DXO announced what they call a “major update” for the device that’s sure to expand its popularity.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2016  |  0 comments

OK, we admit it: We’re so enthralled by the insane 83X focal range of Nikon’s Coolpix P900 superzoom camera that every so often we have to post a demo video, just because. With its amazing built-in 24-2000mm lens, the P900 is impossible to beat if you want to travel light and have compositional options galore.

DL Byron  |  Aug 04, 2016  |  0 comments

The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III has an impressive 25x built-in lens that’s equivalent to 24–600mm lens 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. (Offering an f/4 aperture at the 600mm telephoto end in a “bridge” camera has definitely turned quite a few photographers’ heads toward this “serious” superzoom model.)

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.

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