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By Stan HoraczekPosted 01.09.2012 at 4:49 pm 0 Comments
Details about Fujifilm's intriguing new camera have been leaking out for weeks now, but they took all of the wraps off at CES and the result is a camera that's both gorgeous and powerful, adding interchangeable lenses to its popular X-series compact digitals.
The PowerShot G1 X has a larger sensor and an attached 4X zoom lens
By Stan HoraczekPosted 01.09.2012 at 10:37 am 0 Comments
It doesn't look all that different from the G-series cameras that came before it, but the G1 X is an entirely new animal in the Canon stable. The G12 will still live on in the line-up -- similar to the way the S95 and S100 co-exist -- but the G1 X is clearly the new top dog in town.
Sony rewrites the rules with an extremely capable interchangeable lens compact
By Pop Photo StaffPosted 12.12.2011 at 12:11 pm 0 Comments
Popular Photography, our sister publication, has just named its 2011 Camera of the Year -- the model that best refined or redefined photography this year. And the winner is: Sony's NEX-7, a rangefinder-style interchangeable-lens camera with a beautiful OLED electronic viewfinder.
We know how amazing Sony's tiny new 24.3-megapixel interchangeable-lens camera, the NEX-7, is--it's our camera of choice when we're taking photos for reviews. But if you need more evidence than that, check out the detailed test review our sister site, Popular Photography, just posted. They found, through much more precise means, that the NEX-7 is just about the best camera of its kind on the market.
What happens when you hit a hard-boiled egg with a racquetball racquet? The tireless minds at PopSci set out to investigate, with a Phantom super-slow-motion HD camera and the intrepid (and, we found out, remarkably graceful) Stan Horaczek.
Our friends at Popular Photography just posted their review of what might well be the very best point-and-shoot camera on the market: the Canon S100, the followup to the similarly amazing S90 and S95 (what will the next one be called? Who knows!). The S100 has a serious overhaul internally, capable of shooting at a higher ISO, with a higher megapixel count and greater optical zoom, and now also has GPS for geotagging your shots. Read the full review at PopPhoto.
This year, for the first time, a camera has been awarded PopSci's Innovation of the Year. The Lytro Light-Field Camera, a $400 gadget that allows photographers to re-focus pictures after they're taken, is the product of a decade of work from Ren Ng. As a computer-science grad student at Stanford University, Ng saw potential for a consumer camera in a light-field setup, which then necessitated a room-filling array of lenses--already the product of a century of light-based physics research. About 10 years later, his company has introduced a personal shooter that could be the biggest change in photography since the digital-image sensor.
Our sister site Popular Photography just released their annual Pop Awards list, in which the best, most influential, and flat-out coolest photography gear gets rounded up for your perusal. This year looks like a great crop, ranging from cameras of all sizes to bags, studio strobes to software, and lenses to tripods. If you're thinking about buying anything image-related, check out this list before you make a decision. Read more at PopPhoto.
Our good friends over at Popular Photography headed to the PhotoPlus expo yesterday to check out the best new camera gear first-hand. This year's crop is a good one, including a photographer's jacket reinforced with Kevlar, the awesome 3-D Sony binoculars we wrote about this summer, and this brand-new Zeiss lens, a manual-focus, wide-angle job that looks amazing. Check out the gallery over at PopPhoto.