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February 23rd, 2016

Ricoh Imaging Introduces Its Smallest WG-Series Camera

Posted By Staff
Ricoh
DENVER, Colo. February 22, 2016 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the Ricoh WG-M2, a compact, shockproof and fully waterproof action camera with an ultra-wide 204-degree lens that captures stunningly sharp 4K Ultra-HD video. Approximately 40 percent smaller and more lightweight than previous models in Ricoh’s acclaimed WG series, the new WG-M2 allows you …
 
November 20th, 2015

Meet The New Leica M (Typ 262)

Posted By Staff
Leica M_Typ 262_01
Streamlined to focus on still image functionality only, the 24 megapixel Leica M (Typ 262) lacks Live View and video capture but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it results in a more affordable M model. At $5,195, it’s the least expensive in the M line. Slight physical changes include a dedicated white …
 
July 16th, 2015

Panasonic Announces Four New Imaging Products

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
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Panasonic has announced four new imaging products: the LUMIX DMC-FZ300 features a splash/dust-proof rugged design, 24x powerful optical zoom with full range F2.8 aperture, and 4K photo and 4K video recording; the LUMIX DMC-GX8 with Dual I.S. (image stabilizer) and unprecedented picture quality and 4K video/photo capabilities; and LEICA DG 200-800mm (35mm Equiv.) Zoom Lens …
 
January 27th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Zabriskie Point. Death Valley. July 5, 2011′ by Bill Leigh Brewer – Death Valley National Park, California

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Black and white image of Zabriskie Point from overhead in Death Valley National Park California landscape
This is one of those shots where I almost feel that I don’t deserve credit for the image. After all, Zabriskie Point is one of the most photographed places in the world. In fact, on this day, I almost skipped it in my drive through Death Valley National Park. I had already shot there on …
 
January 16th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Blue hill, Catharpin, Virginia, 2012′ by David Kressler

Posted By David Alexander Willis
From a series called Interface from David Kressler on urban and wild areas in contemporary landscape environmental photography
This image is part of a series called Interface that examines the intersection of urban and wild areas in our contemporary landscape. It was taken in an area of Northern Virginia that has seen an incredible amount of development in the last few years, with new housing going up everywhere. I am interested in the …
 
January 2nd, 2014

Samsung releases NX30 Mirrorless and GALAXY Camera 2 Compact

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Samsung NX30 and 16-50mm
Update 2/20/14: The Galaxy NX30 is available today for $999 and the Galaxy Camera 2 will be available mid-March for $449. Samsung has announced the launch of two new cameras – the mirrorless NX30 and GALAXY Camera 2 compact camera. Continually improving upon the NX series, the NX30 includes the DRIMeIV Image Processor, providing Full …
 
December 19th, 2013

Sony Announces Software/Firmware updates for QX Lens-Style Cameras

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
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Sony has announced a Version 4.0 of the PlayMemories Mobile App with improved speed and connectivity as well as a new Quick Viewer for easier navigation between shooting and viewing. Additionally, Sony has made major firmware updates for the QX cameras. With the update, both cameras will now have Full HD Movie Recording functionality. The …
 
September 18th, 2013

‘Flying Eagle Point of View’ video captured with GoPro near the Chamonix Valley’s Mer de Glace glacier

Posted By David Alexander Willis
‘Flying Eagle Point of View’ video captured with GoPro near the Chamonix Valley’s Mer de Glace glacier
Remarkable for the tech as much as the POV, YouTube user Srachi has uploaded this short video of an eagle in flight over France with a GoPro action camcorder mounted to its back. The GoPro HERO3 cameras weigh only 2.6 ounces. There are several POV base jumping videos from Srachi on his YouTube channel, including …
 
September 9th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘The Earth as photographed from the stratosphere with a Holga’ by Dirk Fletcher and students – Earth’s atmosphere

Posted By David Alexander Willis
View of Earth from the Stratosphere with Holga plactic 'toy' camera space hot air balloon
This project and the image specifically was the combined efforts of a small Modern Alternative Practices class that I teach in the summers at Harrington College of Design, where I am the Chairman of the Photography Programs. The class began with the idea of sending something up to the stratosphere to photograph the earth, but …
 
June 27th, 2012

The Nikon D800: Nikon’s Medium Format Killer

Posted By Michael Clark
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When Nikon first announced the D800, and its genre-busting 36 MP resolution, I think the entire photo industry was surprised—myself included. I didn’t really feel like I needed 36 MP resolution. Before it was announced, I was sure the D800 would be a 24 MP version of the Nikon D700. But it wasn’t, and thank …