Digital Camera

Ricoh PENTAX XG-1 is a compact for advancing beginners

Ricoh PENTAX XG-1 is a compact for advancing beginners

These days, it isn't enough for mass consumer digital cameras to boast megapixel counts or lens measurements. To fend off the smartphone invasion, they also need to be as portable as these mobile devices, but also more powerful in their chosen field. Ricoh has just announced the PENTAX XG-1, a digital camera that sings to beginners who want a bit more out of a camera than what compacts and high-end smartphones can provide.

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Sigma dp2 Quattro availability slated for August

Sigma dp2 Quattro availability slated for August

Sigma Corporation of America, makers of such fine cameras and lenses, has just revealed that the dp2 Quattro compact will be available for purchase starting August. The dp2 will the first to launch among three cameras that bear the company's new Flaveon "Quattro" Direct Image sensor.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 totes 1-inch image sensor, 4K

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 totes 1-inch image sensor, 4K

Panasonic has introduced a new digital camera, the Lumix FZ1000. This latest entrant falls into the compact camera category, and as such holds the distinction as first of its kind with the ability to record Ultra HD 4k videos. This is complemented by a large 1-inch image sensor.

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GoPro’s new president unveiled: Tony Bates

GoPro’s new president unveiled: Tony Bates

In Early March, word surfaced that Microsoft Executive Vice President of Business Development and Evangelism Tony Bates would be departing the company, something rumored to result from a spat revolving around the appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO. At the time, it was said Bates was being sought as CEO of GoPro, something that has become official today.

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Lomo’Instant camera prints out mini photos

Lomo’Instant camera prints out mini photos

As content sharing goes increasingly digital, showing off photos to friends and family usually involves pulling out one's phone or tablet to swipe through a gallery or uploading albums to mutual social websites. Lomography doesn't believe the printed photo is dead, however, and aims to show it with the Lomo'Instant photo-printing camera.

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Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera specs leak

Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera specs leak

Olympus' upcoming camera, the PEN E-PL7, leaked earlier this month by way of manual page snippets showing illustrations of the camera and hinting at features. Additional pages from this manual leaked yesterday, and with them comes a long list of the camera's specifications.

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Sony RX100 III gets official, pop-up EVF included

Sony RX100 III gets official, pop-up EVF included

Following quite a few leaks, including a couple that surfaced over the past two days, Sony's Cybershot RX100 III is now official. The camera maker is showing off the same camera we saw in the press images that cropped up yesterday, and yes, the pop-up viewfinder is included.

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Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera manual leaks

Olympus PEN E-PL7 camera manual leaks

Amidst all the camera news that has popped up this week is a leak of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 -- specifically, of the camera's manual. We see a handful of camera illustrations in the manual, all of which hint at the upcoming shooter.

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Leica M Monochrom Silver Anniversary Edition unveiled

Leica M Monochrom Silver Anniversary Edition unveiled

Leica, which just recently took the wraps off the Leica T camera in commemoration of its 100th birthday, has partnered with Nordisk Foto Import to launch a Silver Anniversary Edition of its Leica M Monochrom camera. The camera marks Nordisk Foto Import's 25th anniversary.

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Sony hacks open A7 camera to expose full-frame guts

Sony hacks open A7 camera to expose full-frame guts

Sony has taken a scalpel to the a7, chopping open its full-frame mirrorless camera to show off what's going on inside the unusual shooter. The video - which also shows the results of cutting a Vario-Tessar FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens in half like a sub - gives an inkling of just how crammed the camera's internals are.

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Samsung NX3000 SMART Camera slots 20.3MP into retro body

Samsung NX3000 SMART Camera slots 20.3MP into retro body

Samsung has outed its latest mirrorless camera, the NX3000 SMART Camera, packing a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, WiFi, and NFC into a retro-styled body. The compact NX3000 also supports Samsung's Wink Shot feature, which effectively replaces the self-timer with wink recognition.

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“NOT-A-CAMERA” digital shooter wears 2D cloak

“NOT-A-CAMERA” digital shooter wears 2D cloak

Ushering out the week this Friday evening is a homemade digital photography oddity, the NOT-A-CAMERA. Unlike what its name suggests, the NOT-A-CAMERA is, in fact, a digital camera, only one that hides within a 2D etched wood block that, we're guessing, would get you more than a couple side glances when out and about.

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