Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Art of Capturing Aurora: An interview with photographer Jeremy Gray

When the sun unleashes a certain type of solar flare out into the surrounding cosmos in our general direction, the result is often an impacting plasma cloud bombarding our magnetosphere. The result to us down here on Earth is generally … Continue reading

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Canon SX60 HS First Shots posted: Does the new 65x king of superzooms have the IQ to back that range?

    Superzoom cameras are a popular lot, and more people seem to be flocking to them these days, at least here at IR. The race for longer range continues, heating up this year with the farthest achievable focal length … Continue reading

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Canon G7 X First Shots: the Sony RX100-series rival hits our test lab

    The Canon G7 X, the “Big C's” answer to the powerful and popular Sony RX100-series of premium, large-sensor compact cameras, was recently introduced at this year's Photokina trade show. Now, our review sample unit has arrived and is … Continue reading

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4K video enters the world of action cams with the new GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

GoPro had already built a 4K video mode into its Hero3+ Black Edition, but at only 15 frames per seconds users were understandably asking for 'proper' 4K to find its way into the tiny action cams sooner rather than later. … Continue reading

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Avoid storage woes with G-Technology’s new speedy 8-bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID system

For the working photographer, storage is a very important concern. With ever-rising megapixel numbers and bit-depths, storage solutions need to offer a lot of space for current as well as older projects. On top of that, the ideal storage solution … Continue reading

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Photokina Q&A: Can the Samsung NX1 redefine pro performance with a quantum leap in technology?

  Jay Kelbley, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Imaging, Samsung Electronics 6.7 Billion pixels per second image readout? Check. 240fps hardware-based object-recognition and tracking? Check. Without question, the Samsung NX1 was truly one of the standout products at the Photokina 2014 tradeshow in … Continue reading

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Firmware Friday: Pentax 645Z gets tethering; Nikon Coolpix A bug squashed; Canon fixes PIXMA exploit

    Friday means firmware, and this week, there's quite a lot of it on which to report. Predominantly, our Firmware Friday roundup this week includes printers, but there are also two camera models in the mix. We'll start with … Continue reading

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