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Nikon’s D810 Beats Out Its Predecessors to Become DxOMark’s Top Sensor

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The verdict is in, again. After giving Nikon’s D810 a spin, DxOMark has officially declared the D800 successor the king of sensors. While the improvements to the mid-term update may seem marginally small, DxOMark reports these minor tweaks provide “an excellent result” in improvements.

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Fuji Releases Bokehlicious Updated Lens Roadmap for 2015

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Late last night, Fuji released an updated version of its lens roadmap, switching some things around, adding a lens to the lineup, naming the ‘ultra-wide angle lens’ from the previous roadmap, and otherwise letting X-Mount shooters know what they’re in for glass-wise through the end of 2015.

And what they’re in for, by the looks of it, is lots and lots of bokeh. Read more…

Ricoh’s Gunmetal-Gray Limited-Edition Pentax K-3 Looks Like it Could Beat Up Your DSLR

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Leica and Hasselblad should take a page out of Ricoh’s book: when you release a limited-edition camera, you don’t slap a hello kitty sticker or some fancy wood on it. You do what Ricoh did with the limited-edition Pentax K-3 ‘Prestige’ and cover the thing in gunmetal.

Make no mistake, this K-3 can beat up your K-3… or pretty much any other DSLR you own. Read more…

Canon Mentions Rumored High-Megapixel EOS Camera in Recent Interview

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In what we would call a semi-confirmation, Canon recently made mention of the high megapixel EOS camera that we had been hearing so much about the past couple of years before 7D Mark II rumors swept talk of any other Canon camera out of the public eye. Read more…

Hoya EVO Antistatic Filters Help Keep Dust Off Your Glass and Out of Your Shots

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Sick of wiping and blowing dust off your lens filter? Check out Hoya’s new line of EVO Antistatic lens filters, which actively repel dust particles to keep them from sticking to the glass.
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Video: Capture Slo-Mo Footage on the Cheap with the Casio EX-F1

Who said you have to drop big bucks to have some high-speed fun? Well, it definitely wasn’t Joey Shanks, who recently decided to show the Phantom users out there that they’re not the only ones who can do it.

To do this, Shanks rented a Casio EX-F1 high speed camera for a week. Costing him only $100, he combined its high frame-rate with a healthy dose of water and gunpowder to create some interesting high-speed footage with minimal investment. Read more…

external Will Light Field Photography Replace DSLRs? —The Next Web

At this point in the evolution of the technology there are still things that traditional cameras are great for and we think that people will keep using them. Over time we believe that in the same way that digital replaced film we feel that light field will replace digital because you’ll be able to get better pictures at a lower cost more easily.

 
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Bullet Time BTS: Using Nearly Half a Million Dollars of Canon Gear to Freeze Time

Bullet time isn’t anything new, but where most of the recent examples show how you can use relatively inexpensive phones or GoPros to create the effect, this BTS video shows how Canon helped put together a crazy bullet time photo shoots that went radically in the other direction.

By linking together 50 Canon 1D X cameras and 24-70mm F/2.8L II Lenses, Swiss Radio and TV broadcaster SRF put nearly half a million dollars of gear to work freezing time in the highest quality possible. Read more…

Canon Patents Impressive 45x Zoom Lens for an Underwater Camera

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The consumer end of underwater photography is tricky. The pros have expensive underwater housings for their expensive DSLRs, but consumers are stuck with semi-affordable compacts that suffer from some glaring limitations, among them the ability to zoom.

Canon, it seems, is keen to fix this limitation with a newly-patented zoom lens for an underwater camera that will offer an impressive 45x optical zoom. Read more…

Specs for Sony’s 2/3-inch Curved Sensor and Super-Thin Accompanying f/1.2 Lens Leaked

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We’ve heard a lot about Sony’s ready-for-production curved sensors — which will supposedly come in 2/3-inch and full-frame variants — but no concrete specs had made their way online… until now.

Reported initially by CNbeta, the site has obtained a copy of specs for the 2/3-inch variant of the exciting sensor and the accompanying lens, which is itself an impressive piece of hardware by the looks of it. Read more…