Leica M: Is This the Craziest Full-Frame, HD Video, Interchangeable…

The new Leica M is German camerasmith's latest photo-slaying, digital full-frame camera in the tradition of its M-series rangefinders. It's the long rumored follow-up/upgrade to the fabulous (and fabulously expensive) M9 from a few years ago. Behold the bonkers camera you'll be drooling over for the next couple of… » 9/17/12 3:46pm 9/17/12 3:46pm

Panasonic Lumix GH3: The Hacker's HD Video Camera Gets Its Bits Juiced

A whole community of filmmakers—amateur and pros alike—turned the Panasonic GH2 into a surprisingly successful camera. It turned out, that with a simple to execute hack, you could use the camera to record ultra-sharp 100-Mbps+, 1080p HD video. The results were spectacular. With the new GH3, Panasonic has beefed up its… » 9/17/12 7:00am 9/17/12 7:00am

Olympus PEN E-PL5: Touchscreens Make Micro Four Thirds Better and…

Last year's Olympus micro four thirds cameras were very good. Well, now Olympus is bringing touchscreens to two of the cameras from the line that should make them easier to use than ever. » 9/17/12 5:00am 9/17/12 5:00am

Canon EOS 6D: The Cheapest Full-Frame HD Video DSLR Ever

At just $2100 for the body, the Canon EOS 6D it's the cheapest full-frame camera you can buy new. It's got one hell of a lineage, but how will it measure up to Nikon's crazy new D600, which the same price for body alone? » 9/17/12 4:00am 9/17/12 4:00am

Canon PowerShot S110: A Hot Touchscreen Is Exactly What Canon's Best…

For years we've bee ranting about Canon's S-series PowerShot cameras. They're fantastic, versatile pocket cameras. Well the PowerShot S110 is the upgrade to last year's pretty darn great S100—now it's got new capacitive touchscreen controls and Wi-Fi connectivity. » 9/17/12 4:00am 9/17/12 4:00am

FujiFilm XF1: Another Very Small, Very Powerful Point-and-Shoot Wants…

When the excellent Sony RX100 came out from hiding, we fawned over its huge one inch sensor, f/1.8 aperture, and positively tiny point-and-shoot frame. Now another has arrived in the form of the FujiFilm XF1, and while it only has a 2/3-inch sensor, it too has a f/1.8 aperture and a diminutive figure draped in… » 9/17/12 1:00am 9/17/12 1:00am

Nikon D600: A Professional Camera This Loaded Cannot Possibly Be This…

For a lot of people a professional DSLR like the Nikon D800 is something you dream about but can't afford. The new full-frame Nikon D600 is $800 cheaper than the D800 and packs many of its big brother's features. Yes, you, the non-professional should be very excited. » 9/13/12 12:00am 9/13/12 12:00am

Sony A99: This Badass Pro DSLR Is Designed Like a Sports Car Instead…

Most haggard old pros gave their souls up to Nikon and Canon long ago. Too bad for them because the Sony a99 is the kind of DSLR the pros of the future might be looking for: Small, fast, and furious. » 9/12/12 12:00am 9/12/12 12:00am

Sony NEX-6: Inexpensive, Compact, Slick Handling—The Perfect DSLR…

Sony's been grinding on compact, interchangeable-lens cameras: It's got three different lines (NEX 3, 5, 7) going at different price points, and they're all spectacular. The Sony NEX 6 is the latest for everyone who loves using the high-end NEX-7 but hates the price. » 9/12/12 12:00am 9/12/12 12:00am

Leica's D-LUX 5 Has Faster Lens and Presumably Even Larger Price-Tag

While the whole camera industry seems to be going nuts for the retro, pared-down beauty of the micro four thirds (and similar) models around, if you want true "original" design you must look for that (pricey) red dot. » 9/21/10 4:42am 9/21/10 4:42am

Ball-And-Socket Lensbaby Composer Adds to Distorting Bendy-Lens Line

Lensbaby has just revamped its line of creative bendable "distorting" lenses at Photokina, and added a new type. This new Composer disposes with the bellows bend/focus system of earlier Lensbabies and has ball-and socket twisting with a focusing ring at the front to let you select the in-focus sweet-spot in your photos.… » 9/23/08 4:18am 9/23/08 4:18am

Pretec's Stumps Up 64GB Compact Flash Card, and 100GB: World's Largest

100GB CF cards.... holy moly that's huge. Pretec's saying it's the world's largest capacity CF, and I'm not going to argue. It's a 233x speed card, capable of access rates at 35MB/s and it, along with its smaller 64GB sibling, is being shown at Photokina this week. Not satisfied with that though, Pretec's also… » 9/23/08 3:58am 9/23/08 3:58am

Leica Leaks Out New High-End S System With 37MP, Almost-Medium-Format…

Leica's been busy lately, on the fetishistic high-end as always; their ultra-fast f/0.95 Noctilux lens wowed us » 9/22/08 1:20pm 9/22/08 1:20pm a few weeks back, the new and also hit, and now they've expanded their digital range to include the S-series ultra high-res DSLR. Aimed at studio pros who would have been medium-format shooters in the film …

Fujifilm's SuperCCD EXR Unveiled: Sensor Promises High Res, High…

Fujifilm's "super ccd" technology's been about for quite » 9/22/08 11:15am 9/22/08 11:15am , but with the new Super CCD EXR it looks like the main focus is on improved image quality. It's not going to signal an end to the stupid megapixel race, but the EXR sensor has a new mosaic color filter arrangement, new pixel-binning method and totally new…

Olympus Signals Micro-Four Thirds Camera On The Way, Plus 'Creative'…

Since Olympus and Panasonic together developed » 9/22/08 4:47am 9/22/08 4:47am the micro four thirds camera format, and Panasonic's is already on the way, it shouldn't be a surprise to hear Olympus is working on one too. Olympus is currently making noises about the camera, saying it'll "bring dramatic reductions in size and weight to the Olympus…