Over the years, we've seen more than a few celebrity camera endorsements: In the last decade, there was a long tradition of celebs signing deals to promote digital cameras, some more successful than others. Now, Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has signed a deal of its own with Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, looking to promote its impressive flagship Samsung NX1 compact system camera through a crowd-sourced short film project that could land one of five Samsung NX1 kits in your hands.
Celebs and digicams…
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The Fuji X30 has been a popular camera on our site since its announcement back in August. And why not?!
Its predecessor the Fuji X20 was a super solid premium compact, and the X30 shares much in common with that model. So much in common, in fact, that we weren't expecting an image quality boost since they both share the same lens, sensor and processor.
We're pleased to announce that it does indeed offer users slightly better performance in the image quality arena, especially as ISO begins to rise. Below are 1:1 comparison crops…
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After a few weeks with few camera updates, Firmware Friday is rather busier this week, with news of four newly-updated camera models — although in one case, the new firmware is thus far only available at retail. This week, we have news of new firmware from Nikon, Samsung, and Sigma to discuss.
We'll start with Sigma, since its update seems the most significant. (And it also adds new features, something we always love to see in a firmware update.) The Sigma dp2 Quattro firmware version 1.03 update, shipped yesterday, fixes…
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If you're shopping for a deal on a new DSLR kit or large-sensor compact, Nikon has some new offers that may picque your interest. The company's impressive, recently-launched Nikon D750 full-frame DSLR can be picked up alongside a variety of FX-format and DX-format lenses for a combined savings of up to US$900, while the APS-C sensor-shod Nikon Coolpix A compact is now selling at some 45% below its original launch price.
For the Nikon D750, a selection of instant rebates ranging from US$100 to US$200 per lens purchased along…
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1D X: 600mm, f/7.1, 1/1250s, ISO 640, +1/3EV
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For outdoor sports and wildlife photographers, a versatile, high-powered super-telephoto zoom lens is an essential piece of the kit that lets you get shots from far away…and even farther away. Just prior to Photokina last month, Sigma announced not one, but two new super-tele zoom lenses that have undoubtedly caught the eye of long-lens enthusiasts. The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport and 150-600mm F/5-6.3…
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Third-party lens maker Tamron is celebrating this month, after total shipments of its high-power zoom lenses passed an important milestone. Some 22 years after it shipped its first long-zoom model — the AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D) — all the way back in 1992, the company says sales of high-power zooms have passed a total of five million units worldwide.
That might not sound like a huge number, but it's worth noting that unlike Nikon's recent announcement that it had sold 85 million Nikkor lenses, or Canon's…
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Movie shooters, take note: Canon has just overhauled its entry-level interchangeable-lens digital video camera, the EOS C100. The new Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II brings with it quite a few useful upgrades, while the original C100 gets an instant rebate that makes it more affordable than before.
Of course, “more affordable” and “entry-level” are relative terms here — the market for dedicated ILC movie cameras is relatively small and made up predominantly by pros, so prices are significantly higher than for typical SLR or…
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