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Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver adds updated firmware in addition to spangly exterior (hands-on)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver adds updated firmware in addition to spangly exterior (hands-on)

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Olympus held off from releasing any major products at Photokina 2014, but did unveil the OM-D E-M1 in a rather lovely silver finish.The E-M1 is exactly what it sounds like: a silver-colour version of the original black model, but one that also delivers... >>

Hands-on: Leica M Edition 60 is the digital rangefinder camera with no LCD screen. No, really

Hands-on: Leica M Edition 60 is the digital rangefinder camera with no LCD screen. No, really

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Want all the benefits of digital with all the "is it, isn't it?" fun of film? If you have a healthy bank account and a penchant for camera oddities then the Leica M Edition 60 may be just right for you then.Because this gorgeous slice of German engineering,... >>

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition: Matte finish somehow looks flat and plasticky (hands-on)

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition: Matte finish somehow looks flat and plasticky (hands-on)

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When we first heard about the Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition we were enthusiastic. After all, the X-T1 was one of our favourite cameras of the year, so when a manufacturer starts talking about a "luxury multilayer coating" what's not to like?Indeed,... >>

Eyefi launches own cloud service to store pictures taken on Mobi SD cards

Eyefi launches own cloud service to store pictures taken on Mobi SD cards

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Eyefi has announced that it will be offering users of its Wi-Fi-enabled SD cards a dedicated photo-centric cloud service where they can instantly store pictures taken on their cameras.Eyefi Cloud is available for smartphone and tablet users who download the... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix CM1 review: Is it a camera, is it a phone? It's a bit of both

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix CM1 review: Is it a camera, is it a phone? It's a bit of both

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When we first heard the rumour that Panasonic was going back into the phone business we didn't think it could be true. But, sure enough, at Photokina 2014 the Panasonic Lumix CM1 appeared.Thing is, the CM1 isn't a phone. The clues are in the above sentence:... >>

Canon Cross Media station teased as a new way to transfer, save, and share photos wirelessly

Canon Cross Media station teased as a new way to transfer, save, and share photos wirelessly

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Canon is working on something that it described as a "new-concept photo-storage device".Tentatively called the Cross Media Station, the device will chiefly let you save photos and videos captured by cameras. It acts sort of like a hard drive, but it has... >>

Canon EOS 7D Mark II unveiled, new 65-point focus system has a lot to shout about

Canon EOS 7D Mark II unveiled, new 65-point focus system has a lot to shout about

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One of the biggest deals in Canon's DSLR lineup just got a re-work: the EOS 7D Mark II is official, as announced on stage at Canon's Photokina 2014 press conference. This is the DSLR to revamp the already excellent original 7D model with a host of new... >>

Canon PowerShot G7 X debuts company's move into 1-inch sensor compact market

Canon PowerShot G7 X debuts company's move into 1-inch sensor compact market

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Say hello to Canon's 1-inch punch, the newly announced PowerShot G7 X. Representing a shift in the company's use of sensor sizes, it's the first compact camera in the Canon lineup to feature a large 1-inch sensor, putting it in direct contention with... >>

Panasonic Lumix LX100: The first compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor is here

Panasonic Lumix LX100: The first compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor is here

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It was only a matter of time before a compact camera with a large Micro Four Thirds sensor appeared. At Photokina 2014 Panasonic lifted the lid on its Lumix LX100 camera.As the high-end compact camera market continues to grow the competition has been... >>

Panasonic Lumix GM5 adds viewfinder and hotshoe to small-scale compact system camera

Panasonic Lumix GM5 adds viewfinder and hotshoe to small-scale compact system camera

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Panasonic has updated its small-scale compact system camera with the announcement of the Lumix GM5. Unlike the original Lumix GM1 model, the slightly larger GM5 also features a built-in electronic viewfinder and hotshoe for adding accessories to this... >>

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GM5 review

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GM5 review

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Last year we were treated by the Lumix GM1, an interchangeable lens camera that, in many respects, was small enough and packed with all the goodies to be considered an alternative to a compact camera. One year on and the small-scale compact system camera... >>

Samsung NX1 is a compact system camera for aspiring pros, 28MP sensor, new phase detection AF onboard

Samsung NX1 is a compact system camera for aspiring pros, 28MP sensor, new phase detection AF onboard

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Samsung has taken an even more pro turn with its NX-series compact system camera line, unveiling the new NX1 model at Photokina 2014.The NX1 is all about speed. Its brand new 28-megapixel sensor has 205 phase-detection autofocus points paired with 209... >>

Canon and Stella McCartney team up on £1200 limited edition Linda camera bag

Canon and Stella McCartney team up on £1200 limited edition Linda camera bag

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Canon and Stella McCartney have teamed up to create a limited edition camera bag called Linda, named after Stella's mother. The bag has been designed to bring a little chic to carrying your camera and in the case of the Linda bag, stays true to its namesakes... >>

HTC to launch rugged camera accessory at October event?

HTC to launch rugged camera accessory at October event?

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HTC could be preparing to launch a camera accessory for smartphones to be revealed at an event in early October, new information has revealed.The details that from Tim Culpan, a Taipai-based tech journalist for Bloomberg, don't reveal much, but talk of... >>

Nikon D750 joins full-frame lineup with tilt-angle screen, 24.3-megapixel sensor

Nikon D750 joins full-frame lineup with tilt-angle screen, 24.3-megapixel sensor

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Just days ahead of the Photokina camera show next week, Nikon has revealed its first full-frame DSLR camera with a tilt-angle LCD screen: the Nikon D750.Slotting into the range between the D610 and D810, the D750 is a balance of both their features, featuring... >>

Nikon launches its selfie camera, the Nikon Coolpix S6900

Nikon launches its selfie camera, the Nikon Coolpix S6900

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Nikon has announced a new compact camera with a penchant for selfies, the Nikon Coolpix S6900.Selfies have been hitting the headlines since the famous Oscar selfie and Nikon isn't going to let the smartphones take all the face-on glory.The new Coolpix... >>

Ricoh G800 is resistant to chemicals, dust, impact and water

Ricoh G800 is resistant to chemicals, dust, impact and water

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Ricoh has announced the G800, a camera designed for working in tough conditions, thanks to its military spec protection. The Ricoh G800 is the successor to 2010's G700 and offers protection from the usual water, dust and impact damage that a tough camera... >>

OMG Life Autographer review
4.0 stars

OMG Life Autographer review

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Pocket-lint first got a glimpse of Autographer when was in its beta test phase back at the end of 2012 and the idea and concept fascinated us. Now it's ready for launch, so as part of a larger test we spent a few hours in London Zoo wearing one and we... >>

Canon 7D Mark II leaks before Photokina next week

Canon 7D Mark II leaks before Photokina next week

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Next week Photokina will kick off with plenty of camera announcements, one of which has leaked early. The Canon 7D Mark II should be unveiled at the event judging from the leaked photo and details.The leak of Canon's new DSLR comes from website Digitcame-info... >>

Ricoh adds WG-M1 action camera to WG series, is both rugged and waterproof

Ricoh adds WG-M1 action camera to WG series, is both rugged and waterproof

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Ricoh has introduced a new outdoor camera to its rugged, waterproof, and shock-resistant WG series. It's called WG-M1.Featuring a wide-angle lens and a CMOS image sensor, the WG-M1 lets you capture a range of both underwater and outdoor shots with approximately... >>

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition adds a lick of premium paint to top compact system camera, due November

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition adds a lick of premium paint to top compact system camera, due November

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The Fujifilm X-T1 was one of our favourite compact system cameras this year, and as of November it will be available in a special Graphite Silver Edition format.As the name suggests, the camera is the same well-made, water-resistant interchangeable lens... >>

Fujifilm X100T: third generation camera heralds world's first electronic rangefinder

Fujifilm X100T: third generation camera heralds world's first electronic rangefinder

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When the Fujifilm X100 series launched in 2011 it changed the face of high-end compact cameras. Now in its forthcoming third generation, the Fujifilm X100T continues the fixed 23mm f/2.0 lens but introduces a hybrid viewfinder with electronic rangefinder... >>

Sony QX1 and QX30: Bringing real and interchangeable lenses to your smartphone (hands-on)

Sony QX1 and QX30: Bringing real and interchangeable lenses to your smartphone (hands-on)

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Sony has added two new lens-style cameras to the QX range at IFA 2014, the QX1 and QX30.Just like the QX10 and QX100 - launched at last year's IFA - the new lenses will connect to your smartphone. The idea is to give you a high quality sensor with... >>

Sony Action Cam Mini AZ1 dreams big for such a tiny camera (hands-on)

Sony Action Cam Mini AZ1 dreams big for such a tiny camera (hands-on)

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Sony has defied the laws of physics with its new all-action camera. There is so much tech crammed into a seemingly impossible size that it must be pixie magic or something.Of course, it isn't, but we have to say that on first impressions the Action Cam... >>

Once again: What are Sony's lens-style cameras?

Once again: What are Sony's lens-style cameras?

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At IFA 2013, Sony launched the lens-style camera, a quirky photography device that's incredibly forward-looking.The lens-style camera makes perfect sense if you think about it. In the pursuit of portability, it makes sense to strip the camera down to... >>

Sony Action Cam Mini crams tough specs into a tiny body

Sony Action Cam Mini crams tough specs into a tiny body

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Sony has announced its latest Action Cam Mini which, it says, is less than half the size of previous models.Despite taking a master class in dieting the camera should still manage to deliver high quality images thanks to the Zeiss Tessar lens and Exmor... >>

Sony announces QX1 and QX30 lens-style cameras, updates PlayMemories Mobile

Sony announces QX1 and QX30 lens-style cameras, updates PlayMemories Mobile

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Sony has announced two new updates to its lens-style cameras at IFA 2014 with the QX1 and QX30. Sony's lens-style cameras connect to your smartphone with the aim of giving you proper optics as well as a higher quality sensor so you can take better... >>

BlackBerry ‘See The Bigger Picture’ event set for 24 September, possibly for Passport?

BlackBerry ‘See The Bigger Picture’ event set for 24 September, possibly for Passport?

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BlackBerry has announced three invite-only press events scheduled for 24 September.The company didn't reveal what exactly it planned to unveil at the press events located in Toronto, London, and Dubai, but it offered any anxious fans and consumers the... >>

Sony QX1 smartphone mount leak hints at interchangeable lenses, and is that an Xperia Z3 in shot?

Sony QX1 smartphone mount leak hints at interchangeable lenses, and is that an Xperia Z3 in shot?

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Ahead of Sony's myriad expected announcements at IFA tomorrow a new QX1 E-mount lens system has leaked. And it looks like the Xperia Z3 is in the photos.The Sony ILCE-QX1 E-mount, unlike its QX10 and QX100 predecessors from last year, should be able to... >>

Samsung NX1 detailed specs leak claims 4K video recording and 28MP sensor

Samsung NX1 detailed specs leak claims 4K video recording and 28MP sensor

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Samsung has previously hinted at the launch of a new compact system camera during its Photokina press conference next week and it is widely reported that this will be the Samsung NX1.The company has already sent out invites to the event it is holding... >>

Olympus PEN E-PL7 CSC offers iPhone connectivity and reversable screen for the ultimate selfie

Olympus PEN E-PL7 CSC offers iPhone connectivity and reversable screen for the ultimate selfie

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Olympus has announced a compact system camera that is primarily designed for "fashion bloggers" and selfie fans. The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is compatible with the brand's interchangeable lenses, yet, like Samsung's NX Mini, retains the fun factor found on... >>

Ricoh's Pentax K-S1 SLR to launch in September, and you can get it in fabric colour options

Ricoh's Pentax K-S1 SLR to launch in September, and you can get it in fabric colour options

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Ricoh Imaging UK has introduced another SLR camera: the Pentax K-S1.Featuring what Rocho described as a "lightweight, compact and portable" body, the K-S1 uniquely comes in 12 different colour variations ranging from black, blue, and white as standard... >>

GoPro Fetch is a new harness that lets you capture what your dog sees

GoPro Fetch is a new harness that lets you capture what your dog sees

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If you own a GoPro and also have a dog, you're in luck: GoPro has announced a harness that enables you to record the world from your dog’s point of view.Called GoPro Fetch, naturally, it is a washable harness that features a padded construction and... >>

Smartphone photography: Here's six tips for snapping great pics

Smartphone photography: Here's six tips for snapping great pics

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Thanks to the modern age, snapping a photograph has never been so easy or effortless.That's because everyone has a powerful camera in their pocket: a smartphone. But some say it is putting nails in the coffin for beautiful photography. It doesn't have... >>

Leica M-P rangefinder camera packs full-frame pro specs into a small body

Leica M-P rangefinder camera packs full-frame pro specs into a small body

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Leica Camera AG has announced that its new Leica M-P will join its rangefinder models from today.This new compact, multi-lens camera offers photographers the ability to capture moments quickly but unlike the Leica M this new M-P model has a larger 2GB... >>

How do you get women to take selfies with cameras instead of phones? Behold Sony's perfume bottle cam

How do you get women to take selfies with cameras instead of phones? Behold Sony's perfume bottle cam

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To be filed in the "how to solve a problem that doesn't exist" category, Sony is about to launch a "selfie" camera that looks like a perfume bottle, presumably directly aimed at fashion concious women or teenage girls who don't own smartphones. That's... >>

Tom Oldham: After 22 years of using Canon professionally I've switched to Nikon, here's why

Tom Oldham: After 22 years of using Canon professionally I've switched to Nikon, here's why

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During the Virgin Media V Festival last year Pocket-lint shadowed official photographer Tom Oldham from stage to stage, trying our own hand at gig photography and finding out it's not as easy as you might think. And the year before we interviewed him... >>

Sony a5100 is the ‘world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera’

Sony a5100 is the ‘world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera’

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Sony has just unveiled its a5100 as "the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera".The Sony a5100 comes with a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor. The ISO tops out at 25,600 so it should be versatile enough to work... >>

This super-fast camera snaps 4.4 trillion frames per second

This super-fast camera snaps 4.4 trillion frames per second

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A camera has been developed that can shoot 4.4 trillion frames per second.According to The Wall Street Journal, Japanese researchers have used a technique known as Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography (also called STAMP) to develop a super-fast... >>

Gesture control anything in your home using your current smartphone or webcam

Gesture control anything in your home using your current smartphone or webcam

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A smarthome crammed with gadgets that can talk to each other is great. But without Jedi-like gestures to control it all, you're really missing a trick. Not for long though.Microsoft Research has managed to create a modification to normal smartphone cameras... >>

Polaroid Cube is a tiny camera that records 1080p video and is ultra rugged

Polaroid Cube is a tiny camera that records 1080p video and is ultra rugged

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Polaroid has launched a new camera that can fit into your pocket and shoot full 1080p HD video. It can even withstand a tumble and some water.Originally unveiled at CES 2014, the new Polaroid Cube measures less than 2 inches square and is equipped with... >>

Lomography DIY Konstruktor F 35mm SLR camera and flash bundle now available for low price

Lomography DIY Konstruktor F 35mm SLR camera and flash bundle now available for low price

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Lomography has launched a do-it-yourself camera bundle. It is a 35mm SLR that enables analog photography lovers to build their own film camera.More than a year ago, Lomography introduced its own colourful SLR camera called the Konstruktor F. It is perfectly... >>

Drone aerial photography explained: Here's what it is and how to do it

Drone aerial photography explained: Here's what it is and how to do it

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If you want to become a drone aerial photographer, you've come to the right place.Have you ever watched a film scene where the camera pans over the mountains, stunning vistas, or some other wide-sweeping landscape? Drone aerial photography allows you... >>

Ricoh Pentax Q-S1 in many colours and HD Pentax-DA645 ultra wide-angle zoom lens introduced

Ricoh Pentax Q-S1 in many colours and HD Pentax-DA645 ultra wide-angle zoom lens introduced

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Tokyo-based Ricoh Imaging has announced a new Pentax camera alongside a new Pentax lens, and they're called Pentax Q-S1 and HD Pentax-DA645. The Q-S1 will target those of you who prefer ease-of-use and customisation in your camera equipment, while the... >>

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS super-zoom bridge cameras announced

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS and SX400 IS super-zoom bridge cameras announced

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Canon has announced two new bridge cameras for super-zooming while staying lightweight. The PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS each come with compact bodies cramming in plenty of Canon tech.The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS comes with a 42x optical... >>

Nikon D810 review
5.0 stars

Nikon D810 review

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Landmark cameras come along every once in a while. In 2012 it was the super-high-resolution Nikon D800 that astounded us. We couldn't quite believe how much this 36.3-megapixel full-frame beast defied our initially doubtful expectations.Two years on and... >>

Panasonic HX-A500 action camera review
4.0 stars

Panasonic HX-A500 action camera review

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Panasonic is tackling the action camera and wearable trend in one go, with its HX-A500 action camera - the follow-up to 2013's HX-A100. This time around the headline is that it's ready for the future, offering 4K video capture from the off, as well as... >>

Futurama intro rendered in gorgeous 3D video, we want a movie

Futurama intro rendered in gorgeous 3D video, we want a movie

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Fans of Futurama and even non-fans, this video intro from the cartoon series is stunning. Rendered in 3D with mind-melting detail this has left us gagging for a high-resolution movie of the comedy cartoon show.Russian animator Alexey Zakharov has uploaded... >>

Amazon says the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 printer will fly off shelves this Christmas, here's why

Amazon says the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 printer will fly off shelves this Christmas, here's why

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Although the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 printer has been available for a couple of months, Amazon is predicting it will be a huge success for Christmas.During the retailer's annual Christmas in July event in London, a company spokesman told Pocket-lint... >>

MIT researchers get drones to work as intelligent moving photography lights

MIT researchers get drones to work as intelligent moving photography lights

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Researchers at MIT have come up with a solution to rim lighting issues by putting the lights on drones. This means moving lights every time the subject changes position is far easier.Rim lighting is a technique that requires the subject to be lit from... >>