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Samsung NX500 Review – the TARDIS of cameras

Samsung NX500 Review – the TARDIS of cameras

Is a bigger camera necessarily better? Or, put a different way, does a big sensor need to have a big body wrapped around it? Samsung would argue no, and the NX500 is its evidence. Distilling much of the NX1 into a form-factor only slightly larger than a point-and-shoot, it’s 28.2-megapixels of interchangeable lens camera with a 4K video recording bonus. Samsung can’t work miracles, mind, especially for $799 with a lens thrown in, and so there are some compromises to consider along the way.

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Fujifilm announces X-T10 with new AF system, high speed EVF

Fujifilm announces X-T10 with new AF system, high speed EVF

As expected, Fujifilm has finally revealed the latest member in its long line of X-series interchangeable lens cameras. And as expected, the new X-T10 is pretty much a minor upgrade from last year's X-T1. That said, if you're a digital photography enthusiast who's still in the market for a lightweight companion, Fujifilm wants you to direct your gaze to the X-T10 host of features, which include a new 77-point AF system and an electronic real time view finder with an almost unnoticeable small 0.005 second lag.

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Panasonic G7, Fujifilm X-T10 leaked ahead of Monday reveal

Panasonic G7, Fujifilm X-T10 leaked ahead of Monday reveal

Next Monday, May 18, we may or may not be hearing two camera makers unveil their latest entries into the digital photography market. Panasonic and Fujifilm have been rumored to be preparing the successors to their G and X lines, respectively, and we may be privy to some of the details surrounding these. What is, however, interesting about the Panasonic Lumix G7 and the Fujifilm X-T10 is not just their features and design, but how they actually don't resemble their predecessors that much,. especially at first glance.

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Leica Monochrom (Typ 246) DNGs can “destroy” Apple Photos library

Leica Monochrom (Typ 246) DNGs can “destroy” Apple Photos library

Remember that new Leica Monochrom camera? If you’re an OS X user, beware: a new advisory warns that a serious bug could result in your entire Apple Photos library being destroyed. In the advisory, Leica Camera says that the new Monochrom’s DNG files are not compatible with Apple Photos, and the result is that trying to open them will cause the Photos library to crash and, maybe if you’re super unlucky, it’ll destroy all the photo files that already exist.

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Canon warns EOS 5D DSLR main mirror could detach

Canon warns EOS 5D DSLR main mirror could detach

Canon has issued a service advisory warning EOS 5D users that a problem with adhesive could result in the main mirror detaching. The camera's available servicing period comes to an end this upcoming September, making it important that users get the problem fixed soon if it has occurred. The issue itself stems from the adhesive potentially deteriorating over time, causing the mirror to possibly come loose and obviously making the camera essentially useless (if you like to the use the viewfinder, that is). There are pics showing the potential issue after the jump.

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Olympus rains down new lenses, updates, titanium E-M5 Mark II

Olympus rains down new lenses, updates, titanium E-M5 Mark II

Olympus must be having a blast. Today it is announcing not one, not even two new things. Actually, it's better if we don't count. At the top of their list, of course, comes its two new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL PRO lenses that add wide angle shots to your digital photography arsenal. It is also announcing an upcoming firmware update to both its OD-M E-M1 Micro Four Thirds System camera as well as its still new E-M5 Mark II that improve on their underwater powers. And finally, that last camera is also getting a tinge of class with a limited edition Titanium-armored version.

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Fujifilm X-T1 firmware update to bring a host of AF goodies

Fujifilm X-T1 firmware update to bring a host of AF goodies

Fujifilm's weather hardy X-T1 is more than a year old, but that doesn't mean it has gone out of fashion. Especially not after this promised update coming in late June that will bring the digital camera forward to 2015. While it promises improvements across the board, Fujifilm is making it no secret that the bulk of the update will revolve around a new autofocus system that adds two new modes, Zone and Wide/Tracking, that will let the X-T1 easily catch up even with fast moving subjects.

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Flex Cam PIC: a bendy, flexible camera with personality

Flex Cam PIC: a bendy, flexible camera with personality

Sometimes it feels as if all cameras look alike, even if the makers go to an effort to stand out. Many of them are business-chic, and the most playful ones you’re likely to find are of the rugged outdoorsy sort with that typical “rugged” design scheme. It’s this common, nearly bland reality that makes the Flex Cam PIC camera stand out so drastically: it’s a long bendy camera with personality. Literally. There are a few different kinds, each with the camera serving as a single eye in what is perhaps best described as a troll-doll camera.

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Tiny camera can power itself and other devices

Tiny camera can power itself and other devices

To innovators envisioning the Internet of Things, wherein everyday devices operate on a wireless, interconnected network, component size and battery life are incredibly important. This self-powered camera was created by a team of scientists from Columbia University, and the prototype may pave the way for future cameras to charge themselves as they capture images, negating the need to a battery pack or charger at all. They claim their discovery is the first self-powered camera that can harvest energy as it takes pictures.

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