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Why I used this DSLR for the Microsoft event, not a smartphone

Why I used this DSLR for the Microsoft event, not a smartphone

I traveled to New York this week to cover the Microsoft Surface event. Over the past couple of years, tech journalists turned to smartphones to capture the news, from all perspectives and in all situations. I'm guilty of using a smartphone for major event coverage - there's nothing really wrong with doing it. Especially when devices like the Galaxy Note 9 provide such top-notch photo and video options. But for this event I wanted to remind myself what it was like to use a real big, professional camera. For this event I used a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Canon provided a couple of lenses to make the most of my situation from my most likely vantage point.

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Zeiss ZX1 full-frame camera has Adobe Lightroom CC built-in

Zeiss ZX1 full-frame camera has Adobe Lightroom CC built-in

Zeiss has introduced a new fixed-lens full-frame camera featuring Adobe Lightroom CC built-in. It's a surprising choice for the company, which boasts a "unique" UI that gives users access to the most commonly used functions directly on the camera display. The camera itself sports a very minimalist design and is targeted at photographers who don't want to spend too much time tinkering with settings.

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Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R are the full-frame revolution we’ve been waiting for

Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R are the full-frame revolution we’ve been waiting for

10 years on from the launch of the LUMIX G1, which was Panasonic's first digital single-lens mirrorless camera, the company is teasing two new mirrorless cameras in the LUMIX S line. Today, Panasonic announced the LUMIX S1 and S1R, which will be the company's first full-frame mirrorless cameras. Unfortunately, these cameras won't be here until sometime next year, despite the fact that they're being revealed today.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R 51.4MP rangefinder joins new X-T3

Fujifilm GFX 50R 51.4MP rangefinder joins new X-T3

Fujifilm has brought a pair of new cameras at Photokina 2018, the GFX 50R medium format rangefinder, and the Fujifilm X-T3, the latest in the X Series with 4K/60P 10-bit video support. The cameras each promise more functionality and ease-of-use than their predecessors, though of the two the GFX 50R is definitely the most interesting with its huge sensor.

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Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 makes instant prints from video clips

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 makes instant prints from video clips

Fujifilm has revealed a new camera for those who just can't wait for their photos, with the Instax Square SQ20 delivering not only instant prints but video support, too. Latest in the company's Hybrid Instant Camera line, the squared-off shooter may not be able to print out videos - this isn't Harry Potter, after all - but it can convert them into a variety of more engaging stills.

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GoPro HERO7 revealed: Three models, all simple, social

GoPro HERO7 revealed: Three models, all simple, social

Three GoPro HERO7 cameras were revealed this morning by the go-anywhere action camera brand. There's the GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White to choose from, each of these coming with their own set of specifications, features, and price levels. GoPro upgraded the lot, but their emphasis this round or releases is on simplicity. They're trying to do what works and make what works simple to understand - and subsequently buy.

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iPhone Xs fancy new HDR camera tech detailed

iPhone Xs fancy new HDR camera tech detailed

Today we're having a peek at cameras in the brand new iPhone Xs at Apple's official reveal event. The newest model iPhone has a pair of 12-megapixel cameras on its back with an "improved True Tone flash." One 12MP shooter is a wide-angle camera and the other is a telephoto camera.

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Canon EOS R details in a nutshell

Canon EOS R details in a nutshell

The Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera is official now, and mirrorless is officially trending. The EOS R is officially rolling with a 30.3-megapixel full-frame sensor with ISO range of 100-40,000. Inside you'll find Canon's DIGIC 8 image processor with a dual-pixel autofocus setup up front. Around the back is a big touchscreen, and there's an OLED electronic viewfinder up top.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX99, HX95 super-zoom 4K cameras are ultra-slim

Sony Cyber-shot HX99, HX95 super-zoom 4K cameras are ultra-slim

Sony has updated its high-zoom camera lineup with the new Cyber-shot HX99 and HX95 models. Both of these cameras feature a slim, highly portable form factor joined by high zoom magnification levels, optical image stabilization, 4K video recording support, and more. Chief among the models is the HX99, which adds features like Touch Shutter and Touch Focus.

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Polaroid Originals OneStep+ instant camera packs Bluetooth and two lenses

Polaroid Originals OneStep+ instant camera packs Bluetooth and two lenses

Polaroid Originals has launched an update to its existing OneStep 2 camera with the new OneStep+. The upcoming model features a retro Polaroid camera design, but improves upon the OneStep 2 with several new features: Bluetooth, multiple lenses, and more. This isn't a digital camera, instead printing instant photos like the older, more iconic camera models.

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Panasonic LUMIX LX100 II promises better bokeh: Price, specs, release date

Panasonic LUMIX LX100 II promises better bokeh: Price, specs, release date

It's clearly rangefinder season, and Panasonic is joining the party with the new LUMIX LX100 II, a 21.77-megapixel compact camera. Ushering in the seventh-generation of LX cameras, the LX100 II fronts a Leica DC Vario-Summilux f1.7-2.8 lens, with a nine-blade aperture diaphragm for what Panasonic says will be creamy smooth, circular bokeh.

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Leica M10-P turns luxe rangefinder into a stealth shooter

Leica M10-P turns luxe rangefinder into a stealth shooter

Leica has added another sleek rangefinder to its line-up, with the Leica M10-P promising discretion along with its heady price tag. The German camera company has gone the debadged route with its latest shooter, stripping away the familiar Leica red dot logo lest that spoil a candid moment.

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