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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 25, 2014  |  0 comments

Based on the same sleek, stylish design as the existing RX100 and RX100 II models, the new RX100 III features a specially developed ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens and adds a built-in OLED viewfinder with ZEISS T* coating. The camera utilizes the same high-resolution 20.1 MP 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS image sensor as the existing RX100II model, and adds the powerful BIONZ X processor featured in several high-end Sony cameras including the full-frame 7, 7R and 7S models.

Joe Farace  |  Nov 26, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII ($1298), to give it its full name, is the latest in the company’s series of pocketable premium fixed lens cameras. The Sony RX100 VII is the follow-up to what has become a long line of Sony RX100 cameras, preceded by the RX100 VI, the RX100 V, the RX100 IV and so on.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Mar 22, 2016  |  0 comments

The Sony RX1R II is a high-end compact camera with an integral lens that features a full-frame sensor with a very high resolution of 42MP, comparable in some ways to a classic rangefinder camera or the Leica Q system. The original Sony RX1 was one of the first cameras that offered a full-frame sensor in a compact camera and was sold in two versions: as a “standard” that used a low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter and, as the RX1R, one that was built without a low-pass filter.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony extended the reach of its super zoom camera line this morning by unveiling the 20.1-megapixel RX10 III, which boasts a 25x built-in lens that’s equivalent to a 24-600mm zoom 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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony just launched the latest addition to its premium RX100 compact camera line: the RX100 VII, which Sony says offers similar speed capabilities to its full frame A9. (The Sony A9 is a pro-level mirrorless camera designed for shooting sports.) The Sony RX100 VII also features a newly developed 1.0-type stacked 20.1 MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and latest generation BIONZ X image processor.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 14, 2015  |  0 comments

Sony just unveiled a compact camera it hopes will put the power of a full-frame DSLR in the palm of your hand. Called the RX1R II (full model name is the DSC-RX1RM2), the pocket-sized camera squeezes a 42.4-megapixel, back-illuminated full-frame sensor compact black camera body.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony just dropped the curtain on the RX100 V, a new flagship model in their powerful Cyber-shot RX line of 1-inch sensor compact digital cameras. Sony says their latest model has the fastest AF speed, most AF points, and fastest continuous shooting speed of any compact camera.

Joe Farace  |  Feb 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Here are some tips I discovered when researching this month’s column. One was from my wife who uses this technique all the time—smile! And you know what, people smile back, making you appear friendly and non-threatening. The other was from Michael Archambault, who suggests you “acknowledge that street photography is not perfect.” Or as my grandfather once told me, “If you spend your whole life looking for happiness, it’ll make you miserable.”

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 06, 2014  |  0 comments

Edwin Land introduced his first instant camera 66 years ago. Now Supersense presents their 66/6, a new pinhole instant camera (limited to 500 handcrafted pieces) dedicated to the Polaroid founder. Just six years after Polaroid closed down its last film factory, Supersense unveiled this new instant camera that uses Polaroid’s classic White Frame Instant Film format, currently produced by The Impossible Project.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year again, when our friends at TheCameraStoreTV knock back a few drinks and reveal what they consider the “Best & Worst Photo/Video Gear of the Year.” If you saw our post from 2016, you know that these annual “awards” are informative and hilarious.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 01, 2010  |  0 comments

Many in the digital imaging industry have commented that the line between the features offered on digital cameras and camcorders is blurring. Camcorders still have their value for shooting event-driven occasions, like sports games or recitals, and have zoom ranges that can reach an impressive 78x zoom. However, for more spur-of-the-moment video opportunities, Panasonic offers several...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the world to select the winners in the annual TIPA World Awards for the best photo products of 2018 in 40 different categories.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments

The Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA), which includes over two dozen imaging member magazines from around the world, has announced its choices for the best photo products of 2019 in 40 different categories. Editors from TIPA's member magazines recently met in Bangkok, Thailand to pick the just announced winners. We've included 23 of the 2019 photo gear award winners below, with write-ups and product images provided by TIPA.

Ron Eggers  |  Oct 01, 2009  |  0 comments

Some of the most interesting new cameras are extended zoom models, lightweight units that have extremely long-range zoom lenses that make it possible to use a small camera to capture a distant subject. Extended zooms fall into two broad categories: compact models with 10- to 12-megapixel sensors and zoom ranges around 10-12x, which can fit into a pocket or purse, and slightly larger cameras...

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jan 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Less than a month after Acme marketed what they unofficially considered their finest camera ever, I was having lunch with a particularly accomplished professional photographer. “I just got the camera,” he said. “I love it! It’s amazing! I can’t wait to see what Acme’ll do next!”

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