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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  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Apropos of the old adage that, “The best camera is the one you have with you,” the video below explores a question a lot of photographers have been asking; namely, do you really need a high-end compact camera if you own a state-of-the-art camera phone?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in 2005, before Sony launched their Alpha line of interchangeable-lens digital cameras, they introduced the very unusual DSC-R1 “bridge” camera, which offered a highly regarded zoom lens, a wide ISO range of 160-3200, and an APS-C 10.3 MP CMOS sensor. The camera even featured a two-inch swiveling and rotating LCD, which was a pretty big deal in 2005.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 16, 2014  |  0 comments

After unveiling its controversial M Edition 60 digital rangefinder with no LCD screen on back, Leica went further back in time this morning while debuting the M-A, a new, mechanical rangefinder that uses film.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  3 comments

Designed to appeal to serious photographers and informal snapshooters alike, the family-friendly Leica C-Lux takes its place in the highly acclaimed Leica lineup.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 15, 2014  |  0 comments

Leica has introduced a chic-looking new compact camera: the limited Leica X “Edition Moncler,” which goes on sale this month for an as-yet undisclosed price.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Leica Camera just introduced its first underwater camera: the Leica X-U (Typ 113). Designed to be durable, rugged and easy to use, the Leica X-U is waterproof, shock-resistant, winterized and dust-sealed. The camera is designed for outdoor and underwater photo adventures, travel and landscape photography (even in full HD video)..

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Leica just launched the Leica Q2, a 47.3MP compact camera that's the successor to the popular full-frame Leica Q. The Leica Q2, which has an attached (i.e. non-interchangeable) prime lens, features splash/dustproof construction, 4K video, an all-new OLED viewfinder and an improved Maestro image signal processor that has a base of ISO 50.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Leica just announced the full frame Leica Q2 Monochrom, a black-and-white-only version of the popular Leica Q2. Shutterbug was able to borrow an early sample before the announcement and we put her through the paces. Sporting the same sharp Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH non-interchangeable lens and a modified version of the 47.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, the new Leica Q2 Monochrom wears covert dress without the famous red Leica circle logo and has a new maximum ISO 100,000.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 10, 2015  |  0 comments

Leica just unveiled a slick, new compact camera this morning: the 24-megapixel, full frame Leica Q. The Leica Q camera features a Leica Summilux 28mm f /1.7 ASPH integrated lens and a host of features, making it Leica’s premium compact camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 16, 2014  |  0 comments

Leica turned back the clock (again) on its digital rangefinders today, announcing the M Edition 60 model that has no LCD screen on back, just a dial to adjust ISO. The limited edition camera (there will only be 600 made), which celebrates the 60th anniversary of Leica’s M series rangefinders, was unveiled by Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Leica’s chairman, at a press conference at the photokina show in Germany this morning.

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.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 22, 2014  |  0 comments

Built for fun, the new compact Lomo’Instant Sanremo camera is designed to offer maximum creativity on the go.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2018  |  0 comments

We knew it was only a matter of time before more videos surfaced showing the insane zooming capabilities of the new Nikon Coolpix P1000. We shared one of the P1000’s 125x (24-3000mm) zoom lens capturing the surface of the moon and now here’s one in more prosaic surroundings.

The Editors  |  Oct 25, 2015  |  0 comments

We met up with Wasim Ahmad from Canon at the PhotoPlus Expo 2015 show in New York City this week to get a look at the stylish and pocket-friendly 20-megapixel Canon PowerShot G9 X digital camera. Check out this short take video on the camera.

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