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Dan Havlik  |  Oct 12, 2015  |  0 comments

Sony’s A-series cameras have gotten a lot of coverage in the photo press in the last few years with the recently introduced Sony A7R II receiving the kind of the pre-release hype not seen since the launch of the Canon 5D Mark II back in 2008. While this would seem to be good news for Sony, it’s tough to gauge what kind of impact it’s had.

The Editors  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  0 comments

The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that 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  |  Sep 18, 2015  |  0 comments

The 20.3-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the follow-up to the GX7, which was the top model of the viewfinder style G series mirrorless cameras. Like the GX7, the Panasonic GX8 looks like a classic rangefinder camera, but has a tiltable electronic viewfinder that uses a high resolution OLED display with 2.36 million RGB dots.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2015  |  0 comments

There are few things that can get a man’s heart pumping like a new camera and a legendary car race to test it out at. Or at least that’s how I felt when I got a chance to take the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 for a spin at the Indianapolis 500 in May.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 15, 2015  |  0 comments

We told you about Sony's new low-light shooting A7S II last week -- aka the Master of the Dark Arts -- but there's one feature of this mirrorless camera we weren't aware of. Sony annouced today that the A7S II, which hits stores in October, will give photographers the option of shooting compressed or uncompressed 14-Bit Raw images.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus just announced a series of firmware upgrades designed to enhance the performance of its OM-D mirrorless camera line for pro and enthusiast photographers. The firmware updates include Version 4.0 for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera, Version 2.0 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera, and updates to M.ZUIKO lenses as well as Advanced Olympus Capture Version 1.1 and OI.Share Version 2.6.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 11, 2015  |  0 comments

DJI has introduced two new Mircro Four Thirds-sensor-based cameras for its DJI Inspire 1 pro aerial camera drones.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2015  |  0 comments

Sony further updated its mirrorless camera lineup this morning by adding the Sony A7S II, which is designed for low-light shooting thanks to its high sensitivity full-frame CMOS sensor.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 26, 2015  |  0 comments

It took them a while but Canon is finally bringing its EOS M3 mirrorless camera system to the U.S. in October 2015. The 24.2-megapixel M3, which uses the same APS-C CMOS sensor as in the Canon Rebel T6 and T6i DSLRs, was launched globally last February but the company held off bringing it here for undisclosed reasons.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 25, 2015  |  0 comments

Olympus took the wraps off a new entry-level mirrorless camera this morning: the small and retro-styled Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. Like several of Olympus’ models in its mirrorless camera lineup, the E-M10 Mark II uses a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor in the Micro Four Thirds Format.

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 21, 2015  |  0 comments

I didn’t realize how much I could appreciate a mirrorless CSC (Compact System Camera) till, after working with the Samsung NX500 for several days, I picked up my Nikon D610 DSLR and realized I was carrying a brick in my hands. Don’t get me wrong, though. I still love my D610 and wouldn’t trade it in for anything (not just yet), but the new NX500 felt like a feather around my neck and in my hands. Even when I added the relatively heavy 50-150mm S-series lens, the combo still left me feeling as if I were working with a lyre, not a harp. Admittedly, like the lyre, it’s not as full-bodied an instrument, but the NX500 still plays a sweet tune.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 14, 2015  |  0 comments

Want a pro-level mirrorless camera but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it? Have we got a deal for you! A few online retailers are offering a massive price drop on the Fuji X-Pro1 when purchased with XF lens set-ups.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 03, 2015  |  0 comments

Fujifilm announced today it will be offering an IR (Infrared) version of its pro-level X-T1 mirrorless camera. Called, appropriately, the Fujifilm XT-1 IR (Infrared), the camera is aimed at law enforcement, medical research and scientific communities, which use IR photography as part of their work, Fuji said. Applications include crime scene investigation, healthcare diagnostics and observation, and other scientific and technical applications.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Jul 21, 2015  |  0 comments

The new Sony A7 II is a mirrorless system camera with a 24MP full-frame sensor. It is the follow-up to the A7, Sony’s successful and first full-frame CSC (Compact System Camera), which debuted in 2013. The new A7 II has a somewhat different body design: the grip on the right-hand side became a little larger and now fits better into the photographer’s hand. The body overall became 100 grams heavier. The larger grip and the heavier body allow the photographer to hold the camera in a very stable and steady fashion. Handling is even better with the optional Sony handgrip: VGC2EM.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 17, 2015  |  0 comments

A new start-up company called Z Camera has just unveiled the E1, a GoPro-style camera that uses a Micro Four Thirds sensor, takes interchangeable lenses, and is capable of shooting 4K video. We got some hands-on time with the E1 last week during a meeting with Z Camera’s founder, Jason Zhang. Images of the camera in this story are from that meeting.

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