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The great outdoors awaits the 24.3-MP Pentax KP DSLR

Create: 01/25/2017 - 23:42
Pentax KP

While there are many digital SLRs that are made to operate in all kinds of conditions, Ricoh Imaging is marketing the Pentax KP as a camera for all seasons.

The Pentax KP has a 24.3-MP APS-C CMOS sensor that is linked to the Prime IV image-processing system. There is no low-pass filter, which is being seen increasingly these days. The ISO range is 100 to an astounding 819,200. Whether the top of the range is a usable ISO will remain to be seen.

Fujifilm looks to the X-T2 to create the X-T20

Create: 01/22/2017 - 21:25
Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm’s successor to its X-10 seems to have a lot in common with another of its newer bodies, the X-T2.

The X-T20 uses the same 24.3-MP X-Trans III CMOS sensor. Like Fujifilm’s other X-series cameras, this is an APS-C sensor. Its ISO range is 200 to 12,800, which can be extended to 100 to 51,200.

Coinciding with the announcement of the X-T20 is a new f/2.0 50mm lens.

Fujifilm GFX mirrorless medium-format digital system ready for its February debut

Create: 01/22/2017 - 18:36
Fujifilm GFX system

For those who have been waiting anxiously for the Fujifilm mirrorless digital medium-format system, the wait is nearly over.

The Fujifilm GFX 50S and three of six lenses should begin shipping February 2017 and will be priced competitively with similar offerings.

The highly anticipated camera comes at a good time for Fujfilm, which has built a solid following with its X-series cameras and lenses.

Fujifilm stays the course with the rangefinder-style X100F

Create: 01/21/2017 - 23:03
Fujifilm X100F

It was nearly five years ago in 2011 that Fujifilm reinvigorated its digital camera lineup with the X100.

What made the X100 so popular was its retro styling and a rangefinder style optical-electronic viewfinder that the camera-buying public loved.

Up to that point, Fujiflm had produced quite a few digital point and shoots and several DSLRs that were based on Nikon bodies fittied with a Fujifilm sensor.

Leica M10 edges closer to the film experience

Create: 01/19/2017 - 22:27
Leica M10

As time goes on, Leica continues its effort to make its full-frame digital M rangefinder series more like its film cameras.

In annoucing its latest camera, the Leica M10 (Typ 3656), Leica spends time discussing how it is similar to its traditional film cameras.

For example, the body from back to front is 33.7mm – identical to a film M body. Leica says it’s the slimmest digital M to date.

Harvard University offers free online digital photography course

Create: 01/15/2017 - 16:57
Free photogrpahy class

UPDATE: This course was withdrawn from Alison's site at the request of Harvard University. Those viewing the program were given until Feb. 15, 2017, to complete the course.

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Harvard University is offering inexperienced photographers the chance to take one of its courses at no cost.

Harvard is working with Alison, a world-wide online learning site, in offering “Digital Photography.”

Video features get even more powerful for Panasonic's new flagship Lumix GH5

Create: 01/13/2017 - 23:10
Panasonic Lumix GH5

Let’s get right to the point.

While the Panasonic Lumix GH4 is one heck of a good camera for still photography, many bought it for shooting video, and that was always noticed by Panasonic.

In the digital camera space, the Lumix GH4 is considered one of the best cameras for professional video.

Panasonic releases new versions of four Lumix Micro Four Thirds zooms, including two 'professional' optics

Create: 01/10/2017 - 22:16
Panasonic Lumix lenses

Panasonic was very busy at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. In addition to announcing three cameras, including the GH5, the company also announced four lenses for the Micro Four Thirds mount.

All four lenses are zooms, with two of them being marked as “Professional.” Here’s what was announced:

Panasonic Lumix GX850 packs 16-MP, high-speed capture, 4K video into diminutive body

Create: 01/09/2017 - 23:10
Panasonic Lumix GX850

The Micro Four Thirds format allows for smaller bodies and lenses, and Panasonic has done just that with the Lumix GX850.

The interchangeable-lens GX850 body houses a 16-MP Live MOS sensor. The ISO range is 200-25,600, which can be extended downward to 100.

Panasonic Lumix FZ80 has plenty of reach with 60X superzoom

Create: 01/08/2017 - 22:48
Panasonic Lumx FZ80

As smartphones become every more powerful, the lure of digital point and shoots and so-called bridge cameras has lessened.

The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 might have enough features to make amateur take notice, particularly those who have reached the limits of a smartphone and want to take their photography to the next level.

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