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Nikon nudges photographers toward DSLRs with new app

Nikon nudges photographers toward DSLRs with new app

Mobile photography has done many things: opened up a photography hobby to the masses, ushered in a glut of filtered images, and further divided the professionals (and aspiring professionals) from the amateurs. Many still turn to professional-grade cameras to meet their needs, DSLRs standing chief among them, but getting started is tricky -- there are numerous lenses and accessories available for digital SLR cameras, and pining down exactly what you need is hard. Nikon has taken a step, however, to simplify the process.

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Details of Pentax K-3 II leak out ahead of April 23 debut

Details of Pentax K-3 II leak out ahead of April 23 debut

The first Pentax K-3 was made public in 2013, so it's not an understatement to say that a second generation is long overdue. Indeed, if the tips are accurate, the Pentax K-3 II might be unveiled as soon as tomorrow. But if you've actually been holding out for this DSLR, it might be time to stop holding your breath just for a bit. Based on these unofficial specs, the K-3 II could turn out to be a mixed bag, bearing some improvements over its predecessor, but not by much.

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Apple buys LinX for DSLR-quality iPhone & iPad pics

Apple buys LinX for DSLR-quality iPhone & iPad pics

Apple’s iSight camera is already some of (if not the) best camera hardware on a smartphone or tablet. It’s one thing Apple routinely pays attention to, and improves at just about every hardware turn. Now, it seems Apple has purchased an Israeli startup named LinX to further enhance their stock camera hardware, and it could mean big things for your favorite camera or photo editing app. The deal is worth a reported $20 million, though Apple hasn’t exactly announced the deal.

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Manfrotto Digital Director turns iPad Air into DSLR command center

Manfrotto Digital Director turns iPad Air into DSLR command center

At NAB this week, Manfrotto is announcing their new Digital Director system, which wants to bring your camera interface and shooting experience to a new level. In pairing your Canon or Nikon camera to your iPad Air, Manfrotto’s goal is to help you control the shot without squinting at the small screen on your camera. Digital Director controls key components of your camera, like exposure and focus point as well as aperture and shutter speed. It’s hardwired, too, so you won’t have to wait for (or have a camera with) Bluetooth.

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Hack lets you run Linux kernel on Canon EOS DSLRs

Hack lets you run Linux kernel on Canon EOS DSLRs

Of the well known operating systems in the world, Linux has had the distinct reputation of being installed almost anywhere there is a processor to be found. Of course, just because you can, doesn't mean you should, but running Linux on any computer possible has always been an exercise in skill and a cause for bragging. While Canon's digital cameras are not exactly as esoteric as refrigerators and washing machines, getting Linux to run on these more often than not very closed devices can open up a world of possibilities.

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Pentax K-S2 is a small but rugged DSLR with built-in WiFi

Pentax K-S2 is a small but rugged DSLR with built-in WiFi

Ricoh has come out with the successor to last year's Pentax K-S1 and this time it is doing things a bit differently. For one, the Pentax K-S2 got rid of that odd line of flashing LED lights. Ricoh is also selling this camera to be its smallest DSLR yet but still rugged enough to withstand rain and dust. And, for the first time in its Pentax K series, the camera features its own built-in wireless LAN connectivity, making it easy to remotely control the camera as well as share them with the Internet.

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Canon 5DS / SR official with 50-megapixel sensor

Canon 5DS / SR official with 50-megapixel sensor

One of the most powerful Digital SLR cameras in the world has been revealed this week by Canon in two editions, the Canon 5DS and 5DS SR. This machine family works with the world's highest resolution among 35mm-format Digital SLRs (as of January 6th, 2015, and likely for a while to come) at a whopping 50.6-megapixels. This camera also works with Canon's latest image processor, the Dual DiGiC 6.

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Nikon’s entry-level D5500 DSLR is ready to shoot and share

Nikon’s entry-level D5500 DSLR is ready to shoot and share

Digital cameras nowadays are a dime a dozen and sometimes they have to be that number in order to accommodate the growing number of digital photographers of all levels of experience. Nikon's latest DSLR offering is positioned to be the perfect companion for a budding photographer. Combining a blend of topnotch camera features and a small, lightweight body design, the DX-format D5500 DSLR to make everything quick and painless, from taking that once in a lifetime shot to immediately sharing it with the world.

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Ricoh to launch DSLR with APS-C sensor this Spring

Ricoh to launch DSLR with APS-C sensor this Spring

Ricoh plans to show off a modest array of new photography products at CES 2015 this week, and among them will be a new DSLR camera which is yet to be named. The camera will be a lens-interchangeable K-mount DSLR, according to the maker, with a APS-C-size CMOS sensor and an estimated launch date some time this upcoming spring. The camera will be joined by some photography accessories, as well, rounding out its early 2015 offerings with a nice array of new products for brand faithfuls.

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