Dan Havlik

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 18, 2015  |  0 comments

DxO, the Paris, France-based company known mostly for software, introduced an intriguing new piece of imaging hardware this morning: a 20.2-megapixel camera with a 1-inch sensor and an f/1.8 lens that fits in your pocket and attaches to an iPhone. Called the DxO One, the 3.8-ounce, 2.65-inch tall camera, connects to an iPhone via the phone’s Lightning port, creating what the company hopes will be a photographic one-two punch to conquer the smartphone conundrum: that is, how do you shoot DSLR-quality images from a slender, inherently limited phone.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 17, 2015  |  0 comments

Canon just took the wraps off of a very cool new camera: the PowerShot G3 X, which boasts a 25x optical lens with image stabilization and a one-inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor. For those keeping score at home that means this relatively compact camera has a zoom lens equivalent to 24-600mm with an aperture range of f/2.8-f/5.6.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Adobe overhauled its Creative Cloud service this morning with updates to its suite of software products including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC, along with new mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 15, 2015  |  0 comments

It was the talk of the photokina show last year but it wasn’t available in the United States…until now. Panasonic has just announced that the Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone with its photography-friendly, 20-megapixel, 1-inch image sensor and 4K video capabilities is coming to the U.S.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 11, 2015  |  1 comments

No, this is not for photographers who are faint of heart. And yes, you’ll probably have very mixed feelings (to say the least) about what videographer and YouTube personality Casey Neistat decides to do to his malfunctioning Canon DSLR.

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  |  Jun 09, 2015  |  0 comments

We’ve seen some strange-looking cameras before but this could be the strangest one yet. Called the New York Leica Gun Rifle, this prototype, sniper-style camera is expected to fetch up to $400,000 (€350,000) at the WestLicht photography auction later this month.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 05, 2015  |  0 comments
For many people, travel photographer must sound like a dream job. Get hired by a fancy magazine (National Geographic?) to go shoot in an exotic locale; spend your days photographing beautiful beaches and idyllic sunsets in paradise and your nights wining and dining with the locals; see your photos printed in gorgeous two-page spreads that will be seen by millions of people around the world; collect your paycheck and do it all over again.
Dan Havlik  |  Jun 02, 2015  |  0 comments

Phase One just unveiled a major overhaul of its medium format camera system. Called the Phase One XF Camera System, the new medium format platform features several key upgrades, revamps, and additions including “robust, aerial-grade mechanics, advanced electronics, a new autofocus platform, new modularity options, new software and customizable touch controls,” according to Phase One.

Dan Havlik  |  May 27, 2015  |  0 comments

I got a lot of feedback – mostly positive but with a few spirited rejoiners – to last month’s editorial “Smartphones (Still) Can’t Compete with Great Camera Gear,” that I feel I should “double down.” Again, this isn’t a knock against using smartphones for shooting images. As I mentioned last month, I do it all the time with some pretty decent results. And many serious photographers are constantly turning to that little phone in their pockets and have produced many spectacular photos.

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