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Pentax Pays Homage to Star Trek with Flashy, Futuristic-Looking K-S1 DSLR

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If you’re sick of retro, love cameras, and used to dream of installing ‘underglow’ on your souped up Honda Civic, then Pentax has a DSLR you will absolutely adore.

Jokes aside, the new Pentax K-S1 from Ricoh combines portability and powerful imaging capabilities with a status quo-shattering flashy design and simple UI that will undoubtedly appeal to a lot of first-time DSLR buyers. Read more…

Olympus’ Selfie Friendly E-PL7 Wants to Woo Smartphone Photographers Away from Their Phones

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There’s only so much you can do with a smartphone, and as more and more people begin exploring photography through the little device in their pockets, they inevitably bump up against those boundaries.

These are the people Olympus built the new PEN E-PL7 for, with its social sharing capabilities and selfie-friendly features, hoping to lure a few of the smartphone faithful over to the world of interchangeable lenses and sensor size wars. Read more…

First Public High Res Satellite Struts Its Stuff, Releases Sample Images of Madrid

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Cue privacy overreaction in three… two… one…

Remember DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3, the first high-res public imaging satellite we told you about earlier this month? Well, it’s up in orbit, and the company wants to show off just how capable the WorldView-3 really is. Read more…

Journalist Blames Photographer’s Reckless Behavior for the Kidnapping of Freelancer Steven Sotloff

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It’s unlikely that pointing fingers and placing blame will do anything to help freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped in 2013 and is currently being held by ISIS, the same militant group who executed photojournalist James Foley on video.

But blame is being placed, and there’s a lesson to be learned from the supposed actions of one Canadian photographer initially identified only as “Alex.” Read more…

Italian Film Company Ferrania to Start Making 35mm and 120 Film Again in Mid-September

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Film photographers are used to options slowly fading away, but today we have news of the opposite variety: a film company making a dramatic return to the game. Originally announced via blog post in July of last year, Italian film company FILM Ferrania is finally preparing to start making film again in mid-September. Read more…

The New Dropbox Pro Offers 1TB for Only $10/mo, Adds a Ton of New Functionality

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Dropbox is a Go-To for many photographers. Whether they’re storing their photography, sharing albums with clients or, ahem, sending files to the press, more often than not it’s Dropbox they use. And starting today, anybody not using Dropbox’s Pro offering has a whole lot more reason to do so thanks to a steep drop in price, a big jump in storage space, and a bunch of new features and functionality. Read more…

GoPro Debuts Its First Dedicated Dog Mount

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GoPro has just launched its first ever dedicated dog mount. Called the ‘Fetch’ mount, this unique harness system allows you to officially and easily attach up to two GoPros to your pooch and capture the playtime shenanigans from their point of view. Read more…

Instagram’s ‘Hyperlapse’ App Lets Anybody Create Super-Smooth, Cinematic Time-Lapses

Instagram is shaking up the mobile photography/videography sphere in a big way today with the release of Hyperlapse, a brand new app that transforms shaky videos up to 45 minutes long into super-smooth, stable and cinematic feeling hyperlapses/time-lapses at the press of a button. Read more…

P. Diddy Becomes Latest Rap Star to Post a Photographer’s Image Without Credit or Permission

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First it was Ludacris, who decided to convey the impression that he was on a beach by stealing and posting a photographer’s beautiful sunset photo on his Instagram account. Now, it seems famed rapper Shawn “Diddy” Combs is following in his copyright infringement footsteps. Read more…

Fujifilm Packs EVF, Tilting Screen, WiFi and a Whole Lot More Into New X30 Compact

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After many a rumor and photo leak, Fujifilm has officially released the followup to its popular X20 premium compact. Appropriately dubbed the X30, this is no meager update, sporting an EVF, build-in WiFi, a better LCD, better battery and more. Read more…