Ricoh R Development Kit

Spherical, 360-degree, 24-hour live streaming is here
Ricoh R Development Kit
Immersive virtual and augmented reality are gaining in popularity, and now the first camera to deliver up to 24 hours of fully spherical, 360-degree live streaming video has arrived, the Ricoh R Development Kit. Images are captured through two fish-eye lenses in 2K at 30 frames per second, recording to a microSD card. Ricoh demonstrated the sleek, lightweight... Read more

Panasonic Reveals Details Of Lumix DC-GH5, Sets Launch Date

Camera teased by Panasonic finally makes official debut
Panasonic Lumix GH5
In September 2016, we covered the “launch” of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 while covering the Photokina trade show. Launch is in quotation marks, because Panasonic teased the camera more than it launched it. At the CES trade show today, Panasonic released the specifications of the intriguing camera, as well as the ship date and price. Inside the compact... Read more

Panasonic Adds 12-60mm Leica Lens, Updates Four More Lenses

Panasonic introduces the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F2.8-4 ASPH lens and updates four lenses in the LUMIX G line
Panasonic Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4
Panasonic officially launched a lens we saw first at the Photokina trade show in September, the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F2.8-4 ASPH, which functions like a 24-120mm in the 35mm format. The lens uses weather-sealed construction and can be used well below freezing. Smooth bokeh is a goal of this lens, with a nine-blade aperture design, while the... Read more

Panasonic Launches Tiny New Lumix DMC GX850/GX800/GF9 Mirrorless Camera

Mirrorless camera designed for selfies lands at CES
A front view of the new Panasonic Lumix GM850
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Panasonic launches the tiny new Lumix DMC GX850, which will be called the GX800 and GF9 in some markets. Panasonic has described the GX850 as the “ultimate high-performance compact mirrorless camera for selfie-takers.” The tiny bodies feature a flip-up rear screen and a 3-inch 1040K dot touch... Read more

Fujifilm Introduces New Cameras

A new FinePix is designed for outdoor adventures, plus two Graphite editions join the flagship X Series
Fujifilm FinePix XP120
Fujifilm has introduced the new compact FinePix XP120, which features a 16.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and 3.0-inch, 920K-dot LCD monitor. The camera—the latest addition to the rugged point-and-shoot line—incorporates a FUJINON 5x optical zoom lens, with a 28mm wide-angle setting ideal for shooting landscapes. The optical zoom range... Read more

Nikon Announces D5600 DSLR, Coolpix Cameras At CES

The D5600 is a high-performance compact DSLR with connective capabilities
Nikon D5600
Nikon has announced the compact, lightweight D5600 DSLR, which will be showcased at CES with two new COOLPIX cameras. The D5600 features a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor for impressive image quality, with an intuitive 3.2-inch, 1.037k-dot touch-screen Vari-angle LCD monitor and connective capabilities. Nikon SnapBridge allows photographers to transfer images... Read more

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

A lot of power and advanced features in a small package
Canon G9 X Mark II
Ahead of CES, Canon is releasing new “travel-friendly” imaging products, and among them is the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, the latest addition to Canon’s premium compact line. Photographers looking for a feature-rich point-and-shoot will appreciate the camera’s 1.0-inch, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon’s latest image processor, DIGIC 7, which... Read more

Rokinon Digital Photo 20mm F1.8 Full-Frame Lens

Super-wide-angle fills the gap between 14mm and 24mm focal lengths in Rokinon’s Digital Photo lens system
Rokinon Digital Photo 20mm F1.8
Designed to capture unique angles of the world, the full-frame Rokinon Digital Photo 20mm F1.8 super-wide-angle features a fast aperture (to F22) to handle challenging lighting conditions, with a super-wide 94.8° angle of view. From landscape to architectural photography, the night skies to city streets, the 20mm F1.8 allows photographers to capture... Read more

Canon PIXMA G-Series Printers With New Ink Tank System

The first PIXMA units to feature a built-in, front-facing refillable ink tank system
Canon PIXMA G4200 printer
All of the printers in Canon’s newly launched PIXMA G series feature a front-facing, built-in refillable ink tank system designed to make monitoring of ink levels and refills easier. The line includes the PIXMA G1200 MegaTank Single Function Printer, the PIXMA G2200 MegaTank All-In-One Printer, the PIXMA G3200 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer,... Read more

Luminar Pluto Update Is Now Live

The update introduces cool new features and enhances others for more creative photography
Luminar Pluto Update
MacPhun, the makers of the HDR tool Aurora, released the all-in-one editing tool Luminar in October, and the new update is available now. The Luminar Pluto update introduces some cool new features and retools others for more creative photography. Among them are: Golden Hour, the most impressive new feature, lets you add a warm-toned sunlight effect... Read more

Adobe Lightroom Update Adds New Mode, Cameras

Modest upgrade brings a new comparison tool
While Adobe’s Creative Suite made a large announcement a few weeks ago, bringing 2017 versions of most of the company’s image editing, video and design tools, Adobe Lightroom didn’t receive an update. This week Adobe updated Lightroom to Lightroom CC 2015.8, bringing with it a new Reference View. A component of the Develop module, Reference View... Read more

Sony World Photography Awards

It’s not too late to enter the world’s largest photography contest, a partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organisation
There are four competitions within the Sony World Photography Awards, and it’s not too late to enter. Professional: 10 categories, which are judge on a body of work. Open: 10 categories, rewarding the best single images. Entries submitted to the Open competition are automatically entered into the National Awards based on nationality. You can check... Read more