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Touchscreen LCDs Coming to Nikon DSLRs Starting with the D5500 in January 2015

Canon and Nikon DSLRs have traditionally been neck and neck in terms of feature sets, but one thing that Canon has offered since the T4i in 2012 is a full-fledged touchscreen interface.

There's good news for Nikon shooters, though: the gap is set to close in the very near future. Nikon's new D5500 will reportedly be announced in January 2015, and the camera will feature a touchscreen LCD.

Adobe Video Imagines an Impressive Future for Touchscreen Photo Editing

During the Max conference, as he was preparing to demonstrate some of the touch functionality baked into Photoshop CC on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Adobe's Josh Ulm said, "when we started to explore touch, we knew that we would have to radically shift the user interface."

What we didn't know at the time is just what he meant by "radically," but the ad above gives us a sneak peek at just how touch-capable Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe applications will eventually be.

Take Control of Lightroom Using Touch Gestures with ‘The Touch’ App

The Touch is a Mac app created by Arctic Whiteness that allows photographers and videographers to get a better handle on Lightroom and Final Cut Pro X by adding extensive touch gesture functionality.

Using The Touch and either a magic trackpad or the company's free iPad app, you never have to take your eyes off your work in order to tweak it. You can adjust sliders, move through photos, and even set star ratings without ever glancing down at the keyboard or digging through side panels.

New Gel Makes Any Gloves Play Nice with Your Camera’s Touchscreen

More and more cameras are being launched with touchscreen interfaces these days, especially as mobile operating systems are starting to appear in point-and-shoots and turn them into smartphone look-alikes. For those of you who live in a colder environment and often find yourself wearing gloves that aren't compatible with touchscreen cameras, there's now a way to make those gloves touchscreen compatible that doesn't involve sewing conductive thread into them.

It's called AnyGlove, and is a special capacitive gel that can be applied to -- as the name implies -- any glove or clothing item.

Metz 52 AF-1: The World’s First Hot-Shoe Flash with a Touchscreen Interface

The world of camera gear is getting really into this whole touchscreen thing. Touchscreen interfaces appeared on a bevy of cameras at Photokina this month (especially when paired with Android OS) and even on a new light meter, the Sekonic L-478D. The latest guest to crash the party? The flash.

The new Metz 52 AF-1 is the world's first hot-shoe mounted flash unit to offer a touchscreen interface. Granted, the screen isn't as flashy as the touchscreens found on the devices mentioned above -- it won't be winning any beauty contests anytime soon -- but it gets the job done.

Sekonic Announces the World’s First Touchscreen Light Meters

Cell phones have already gone the way of the touchscreen, so why not light meters? Perhaps they will, starting today. Sekonic has just announced a two new light meters that are the world's first to offer a touchscreen interface. The L-478D and L-478DR both feature a 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen through which settings are changed by tapping or sliding your finger.

Canon’s Mirrorless May Sport an APS-C Sensor and Articulating Touchscreen

Up until now, all rumors regarding Canon's upcoming mirrorless offering (which is expected to be announced officially at a special July 23rd event) have pointed towards it housing the same sensor found in the company's capable G1 X compact. This was said to be the case because another, more capable mirrorless offering has been in the works for Photokina. New rumors, however, seem to indicate that, while there is a prototype out there of a Canon mirrorless with a G1 X sensor, the official product might actually be sporting an 18MP APS-C sensor ala Canon's recent Rebel T4i.

Canon Rebel T4i/650D Touchscreen in Action

Here are a few videos showing the new Canon Rebel T4i/650D's touchscreen LCD in action. The navigation options (e.g. pinch to zoom and swipe to change) are very similar to controls found on smartphones.

How to Make Your Gloves Compatible with Touchscreen Cameras

We've featured special gloves and mittens designed for photographers before, but what if your camera uses a touchscreen instead of physical controls? Here's a video by Make's Becky Stern showing how you can sew some conductive thread into your glove to make it compatible with capacitive touchscreens.