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The Nikon D7100 has a specially designed DX-format 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor

Nikon has revealed a new enthusiast-level flagship DX-format camera, the 24.1-megapixel Nikon D7100. The much-awaited update to the aging D7000 has a professional-level 51-point AF system, and continuous full resolution shooting at 6 fps. Notably, the camera also does away with the optical low pass filter – meaning it should be able to capture sharper detail than cameras with a similar resolution.  Read More

A typical smartphone flash with its existing capacitor (silver cylinder), and the new poly...

While stand-alone compact cameras are increasingly at risk of being made obsolete by smartphone cameras, they do still have their advantages. One of those advantages is the fact that, in most cases, their flashes are considerably more powerful. Smartphones may soon be catching up in that area, however, thanks to a new small-but-mighty capacitor paired with a dedicated xenon flash.  Read More

Scientists at MIT have created a chip that is said to enhance digital snapshots more quick...

Snapshots banged off on a smartphone, tablet or point-and-shoot camera could soon be getting a lot better looking thanks to a new processor chip. Developed by researchers at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratory, the new chip enhances images within milliseconds, and reportedly uses much less power than the image processing software installed on some devices.  Read More

The Rollei iSY Photo Printers are claimed to make it easy for smartphone users to produce ...

What do you do with the photos from your smartphone – upload them to social media sites, maybe copy them to your computer or tablet to show to friends and family? Well, Rollei seems to think you should print them more. It's just announced two photo printers which connect to iOS or Android devices, and are specifically designed for releasing your smartphone images from their digital confines.  Read More

Micro Color Splitters work by separating colors at a microscopic scale using diffraction, ...

Panasonic has developed a new technology which could replace the color filters used in most digital cameras. Its new Micro Color Splitters work by separating colors at a microscopic scale using diffraction, rather than filtration. This means the technology has the potential to vastly improve low-light photography, and double a camera's color sensitivity.  Read More

A control ring around the lens of the Olympus XZ-10 can be used to adjust settings such as...

The pockets of photography enthusiasts have become something of a fresh battleground for camera manufacturers. Increasingly, impressive compacts try to combine performance and manual controls, while remaining svelte enough to be slipped in a pocket and carried everywhere. Olympus aims to achieve this with its latest high-end compact camera – the XZ-10 – by borrowing features and styling from its PEN range of mirrorless cameras.  Read More

The AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR will ship with a 1.25X teleconverter.

Nikon has revealed a pair of new lenses which sit at opposite ends of the focal length spectrum. The NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED zoom offers an ultra-wide angle on FX cameras and is suited to large group shots and architecture; while the NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E is designed to cater to any super-telephoto needs you might have … if you've got the US$17,900 budget to buy one.  Read More

The Canon IXUS 255 HS (ELPH 330 HS) will be available in black, silver and pink

Canon has revealed a selection of new compact cameras ranging from the simple to the Wi-Fi-toting feature-filled. The PowerShot A2500 pairs a 16-megapixel sensor with Face Detection and minimal controls, while the IXUS 255 HS (or ELPH 330 HS depending on where in the world you live) boasts Wi-Fi sharing and GPS via your smartphone.  Read More

The Nikon COOLPIX AW110 is shockproof up to 2 meters (6.6 ft)

Nikon has revealed a pair of cameras which have been designed to withstand anything your action-loving lifestyle, or your children, can throw at them. The family-friendly COOLPIX S31 can survive being dropped on the floor (or in a swimming pool) by your accident-prone children, while the even tougher COOLPIX AW110 is waterproof to an impressive 59 feet and shockproof to 6.6 feet.  Read More

A photographer recently composed a stunning 360 degree panorama image from on top of the B...

Until the Sky City One tower is completed in China, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai can lay claim to being the tallest building in the world. Standing at a whopping 828 meters (2,717 ft), it's a must-visit destination for those traveling to the UAE. But now anyone can enjoy the building's stunning views from the comfort of their own home thanks to a photographer who recently composed a stunning 360-degree panorama image taken from on top of the Burj Khalifa.  Read More

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