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Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)
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Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II 26 Nov 2014 at 9:00am

Sony Electronics has announced US pricing and availability for its recently announced Alpha 7 II camera. The a7 II is the world's first full-frame camera with in-body image stabilization (5-axis, no less), and also offers improved controls, focusing performance, and video specs. It will be available on December 9th for $1700 body only and $2000 with the 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 FE lens. We'll be getting our hands on a beta version shortly and will post samples as soon as possible. Read more

Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses 26 Nov 2014 at 9:00am

Among all of the excitement around the a7 II, Sony quietly announced a new A-mount lens last week. The 70-300mm F4.5 – F5.6 G SSM II lens for A-mount offers faster AF tracking, a new Nano AR coating, and weatherproofing, and will be available in February for $1150. The company also announced the development of Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II and 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II A-mount lenses, which will arrive next Spring with similar improvements. Read more

Updated: Enthusiast compact camera roundup 25 Nov 2014 at 6:37pm

We're updating our 'What to buy and why' camera roundups to include new models introduced in 2014, and first up is the enthusiast compact camera class. These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems. Read more

Hasselblad introduces Stellar II luxury enthusiast compact 25 Nov 2014 at 2:03pm

Hasselblad has announced the Stellar II, an enthusiast compact 'not intended to be judged against other cameras'. According to Hasselbad. the Stellar II has been 'conceived and crafted exclusively for aficionados, collectors, and connoisseurs'. Like other recent Hasselblads, the Stellar II is essentially a rebadged Sony camera - the Cyber-shot RX100 II in this case. Available grip finishes include olive, walnut, padouk, and carbon fiber. You can pick one up for yourself at an MSRP of $2395/€1650. Click through to feast your eyes (just don't judge)

Nikon D750 shooting experience published 25 Nov 2014 at 12:33pm

The Nikon D750 is a full-frame DSLR that mates features from the D810 with a 24MP sensor, providing a faster frame-rate than any non-pro full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700. Its comprehensive still and video photography specifications are aimed directly at enthusiasts and full-frame upgraders. We've made a significant update to our D750 first impressions review including a shooting experience and studio scene analysis. Read more

Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK 24 Nov 2014 at 11:58am

Panasonic has announced that its DMC-CM1 'compact camera with smartphone technology' will be sold in the UK. Originally the company had marked out France and Germany as the only countries to get the device, but citing 'high demand' it has included a limited number of UK stores to stock it. Read more

Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People 23 Nov 2014 at 11:00am

DPReview members are a talented group and we've been highlighting their photography in a series of readers' showcases. Recently we asked the Portrait & People Photography forum to share their favorite shots. They responded with excellent work both in and out of the studio, and we've picked a few of our favorites to share. See gallery

Flickr Wall Art expands to include Creative Commons images 22 Nov 2014 at 2:32pm

Flickr Wall Art now allows users to order prints from more than 50 million photographs, the service has announced. This follows Wall Art's arrival in October, and moves to include all applicable freely-licensed Creative Commons images, licensed artists images, and a curated selection of content from NASA. Read more

Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden 22 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

In this article, nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his panoramic shot 'Clouds over Skagsanden', taken earlier this year in the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway. His article covers everything from preparing to shoot at the location, to the shoot itself through to final post-processing of the resulting image. Click through to read Erez Marom's article 'Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden'

Google Nexus 6 DxOMark Mobile Report 21 Nov 2014 at 3:35pm

The Nexus 6 is Google's showcase phone for Android 5.0 'Lollipop' and the first Nexus device made by Motorola. It comes with a dual-LED ring flash, a 13MP sensor with a fast F2.0 aperture, optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. DxOMark Mobile put the Nexus 6 through its image quality tests and has just published the results. Read more

Canon EOS 7D Mark II shooting experience added to first impressions review 20 Nov 2014 at 7:34pm

Canon's successor to the EOS 7D was a long time coming, but the 7D Mark II appears to have all the makings of a DSLR worth the wait. Offering a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel AF with 65 phase-detect points and more robust weather-resistance, the 7D II is a formidable follow-up indeed. Our full review is well underway and we've just updated our first impressions with a detailed shooting experience. Read more

Lighting equipment manufacturer Metz files for insolvency 20 Nov 2014 at 1:31pm

German television and photographic equipment maker Metz has filed for insolvency according to German media. Metz is known for producing high-end lighting equipment including flash units, studio flashes, and video lights. Approximately 600 jobs will be affected by the company's financial situation. Read more

Sony announces Alpha 7 II full-frame mirrorless camera with 5-axis IS 19 Nov 2014 at 11:49pm

Sony has announced its Alpha 7 II, which the company has managed to keep very close to its vest. The big story on this 24MP full-frame mirrorless is its 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization - the first that we've seen in a full-frame camera. Sony claims that this IS system can reduce shake by 4.5 stops using the CIPA standard. The Hybrid AF system has also been improved upon, offering 30% faster speeds and a 1.5X improvement in tracking. The a7 II also sports a larger grip, new front dial, and sensibly relocated shutter release. Read more

Fujifilm announces macro tubes, tethering software and X-series firmware avai... 19 Nov 2014 at 11:00pm

Fujifilm has unveiled two macro extension tubes for its X-series interchangeable lens cameras, as well as a launch date for the previously-promised Fujifilm X-T1 firmware. More firmware updates are also announced for the X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1 and X-30, as well as the introduction of tethering software for PC. Read more

Lume Cube is a high-power external lightsource for your smartphone or GoPro 19 Nov 2014 at 7:02pm

Just announced by a company of the same name, the Lume Cube is an off-camera lighting option that can be used with a smartphone or GoPro Hero action camera. Thanks to its silicone shell it is water resistant and a 1/4-inch thread makes it mountable on a tripod or other camera support. Additionally, it can be attached to most surfaces magnetically or using a suction-cup. Lume Cube is controlled via an Android or iOS smartphone app. Read more

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