Photokina 2014 highlights

Simon Crisp

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 fits a Micro Four Thirds sensor in a tiny body which is smalle...

Over the past couple of years we've seen camera manufacturers trying to strike the right balance between image quality and camera size, by fitting ever larger sensors in ever smaller cameras. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera which continues this trend, by somehow squeezing a Micro Four Thirds sensor into a body which is smaller than many compact cameras.  Read More

The Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount aims to diffuse and soften light while the Speed S...

Gary Fong has revealed its latest flash lighting modifier, the Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount. Now in its fifth generation, the divisive, but much-emulated, photography accessory has gained a new mounting system which not only fits bulkier flashes, but also allows it to be attached and removed easier and faster.  Read More

Jony Ive and Marc Newson created the one-of-a-kind Leica digital camera which will be sold...

This special edition Leica M digital camera has been designed by Apple's design guru, Jony Ive, and industrial designer, Marc Newson, for the (RED) charity. The one-of-a-kind camera features a laser machined aluminum body, an anodized aluminum outer shell, and looks like the love-child of a Lecia M, a MacBook and the Instagram logo. It will be sold at auction to raise money for the charity.  Read More

The D610 is the latest entry-level full-frame camera from Nikon

Nikon has updated its entry-level full-frame camera with the introduction of the D610. Sharing a great deal with its predecessor, the D600, the new camera is a rather modest update. The main changes include an updated shutter mechanism, a new quiet continuous shutter mode, and an increased continuous shooting speed which now reaches 6 frames per second.  Read More

The Edgertronic high speed video camera has reached its funding target on Kickstarter

Whether it's a bursting water balloon or the flapping wings of a bird, super slow-motion video can reveal the incredible nature of seemingly mundane events. But this footage doesn't come cheap. With typical set-ups costing in excess of US$30,000, its use is often limited to those with mega-budgets. The Edgertronic high speed video camera aims to to change that, by offering pro specs with a (relatively) affordable price-tag.  Read More

Choosing which lens to buy for your DSLR or interchangeable lens camera can be a daunting ...

Despite buying cameras which have been specifically designed to take and make use of different lenses, a large number of photographers only ever use the kit lens that their DSLR or interchangeable lens camera came with. It's really not that surprising, as picking the right next lens can be a daunting task. That's why we're going to try to help, with our guide to life after the kit lens.  Read More

Triggertrap Mobile 2 features 14 smart ways to trigger the shutter of a DSLR or advanced c...

The Triggertrap camera trigger has come a long way since we first saw it in its sensor-packed-box form. First, it moved to being a smartphone app, then it gained wireless capabilities. Now, with the release of the Triggertrap Mobile 2 app, it's been rebuilt from the ground up with a simplified interface to offer photographers a more intuitive experience.  Read More

The Nikon 1 AW1 is the world's first digital compact system camera which is waterproof, sh...

Photographers who want to shoot while snorkeling, rafting, skiing, or just splashing about in the water, are normally limited to using a tough compact camera, or shelling out for an expensive underwater-housing for their DSLR. The Nikon 1 AW1 has been designed to change that. It's claimed to be the world's first commercially available digital interchangeable lens camera which is waterproof and shockproof.  Read More

The Leica C is the the first Leica to come with Wi-Fi and NFC

Leica has introduced a new line of compact cameras with the unveiling of the Audi-designed Leica C. The new camera has been created to combine a sophisticated feature package with a small form factor. As such, it's the first Leica to come with Wi-Fi and NFC. And yes, the pocketable 12 megapixel shooter does bear more than a passing resemblance to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 it's based on.  Read More

The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 could be the end of the DSLR, at least as far as Olympus is conc...

Olympus has revealed its new flagship camera, the OM-D E-M1. While the mirrorless camera builds on the success of the E-M5, it's actually been designed as the successor to the last DSLR the firm produced, the E-5. As such, the camera boasts a chunky grip and manual controls galore. There's also a 16 megapixel sensor with no optical low-pass filter, a speedy autofocus system and built-in Wi-Fi.  Read More

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