Digital Camera

Canon EOS M sequel with Dual-Pixel CMOS AF tipped for Q4

Canon EOS M sequel with Dual-Pixel CMOS AF tipped for Q4

Canon's EOS M interchangeable lens camera is tipped for an imminent refresh, with stocks of the existing model running short at retailers, though a significant upgrade isn't expected until September at the earliest. The EOS M, which Canon billed as its gateway drug to mainstream DSLRs, was first launched back in October though user-feedback has been mixed. Now, with supplies dwindling after as much as 50-percent price cuts, a tweaked model is supposedly just around the corner.

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Nikon developing game-changer camera to fight smartphone challenge

Nikon developing game-changer camera to fight smartphone challenge

Nikon has created a new division to develop cameras competitive with the rise in smartphone photography, as the company watches its compact camera sales shrink in the face of the ubiquitous cellphone. The team - which is working with Nikon's existing imaging division, president Makoto Kimura told Bloomberg - is hoping to "create a product that will change the concept of cameras" Kimura teased.

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Samsung WB110 unveiled with 26x optical zoom and ultra wide angle lens

Samsung WB110 unveiled with 26x optical zoom and ultra wide angle lens

On this Independence Day, Samsung has unveiled a new long zoom camera, the WB110. In addition to its super optical zoom, this digital camera also offers an ultra-wide angle lens for taking expansive images in settings that benefit from it. There's no word yet on how much this super-zoom shooter will cost or when we'll see it hit shelves, but we've got a gallery for you after the jump.

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Sony Cyber-shot RX1R hands-on and samples

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R hands-on and samples

Photographers still go wide-eyed when you tell them the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R has a full-frame sensor. The party-trick of 2012's RX1 is just as impressive in its new sibling; approached by a curious "enthusiast" while we were out in London this week testing out the updated version, we saw once again how disbelief quickly gave way to amazement and then lust when we explained the camera's 24-megapixel prowess (swiftly followed by horror at the $2,800 price tag). This time around, you're actually getting less with the RX1R: the anti-aliasing filter from the CMOS has been removed, for what Sony claims is an increase of detail. Read on for our first-impressions and some sample shots.

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II hands-on (you want this camera)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II hands-on (you want this camera)

There's a sense that, for all the usual launch hyperbole, Sony didn't quite realize what a hit it would have with the original Cyber-shot RX100; that's not a mistake it's making second time around. The new Cyber-shot RX100 II builds on the same winning formula as before - fit a compact-scale body with a relatively large, 1-inch sensor for DSLR-style images in something eminently more portable - but improves the sensor and throws in more convenience features like an adjustable LCD, WiFi, and NFC. We took the Cyber-shot RX100 II to the streets of London to see what it could do, and whether this is the camera to make you leave your DSLR at home.

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Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel CMOS AF “revolutionary” system detailed

Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel CMOS AF “revolutionary” system detailed

Canon's "game changing" autofocus system on the new EOS 70D has been detailed, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, promising the smoothness of a dedicated camcorder with the image quality and lens flexibility of a DSLR. Billed as "revolutionary" by the company, the Dual Pixel system marks Canon's concession to the increasing number of photographers wanting to frame using the LCD rather than the traditional viewfinder, with a new CMOS that can simultaneously capture images and perform phase-detection AF.

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Sony CyberShot RX100 II boasts “DSLR” images from a point-and-shoot setup

Sony CyberShot RX100 II boasts “DSLR” images from a point-and-shoot setup

Alongside the CyberShot RX1R, Sony has unveiled a second addition to the RX-series: the RX100 II, which is a more powerful version of the RX100. Sony hails this camera as offering photographers DSRL-quality images from a compact camera setup, managing to pull this off in part due to the device's 1.0-type Exmor R backlit CMOS sensor, which offers 20.2-megapixels. We've got a gallery available after the jump.

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Sony unveils Cybershot RX1R point-and-shoot with 24.3MP full-frame sensor

Sony unveils Cybershot RX1R point-and-shoot with 24.3MP full-frame sensor

Sony has announced one of its latest additions to the RX-series of CyberShot cameras: the RX1R. This compact point-and-shoot features, among other things, a full-frame 35mm 24.3-megapixel sensor, the same that was offered in the previously-released RX1 camera. Rather than replacing the RX1, this latest iteration complements the series with additional features and image quality that Sony says offers the "sharpest detail ever."

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