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It's been a year since Sony launched its range of lens cameras, WiFi-enabled zoom lenses that connect to your smartphone and offer far better pictures than your built-in snapper. For its second generation hardware, the company went one further and built the QX1, which enabled you to swap in any E-...

September 17th 2014 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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The highlight for Fujifilm at this year's Photokina is undoubtedly the X100T and its brilliant hybrid viewfinder, but the X30 point-and-shoot is also not to be missed. Internally, the $599 compact is nearly identical to its predecessor, the X20, with the same 12-megapixel, 2/3-inch CMOS sensor and...

September 17th 2014 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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Leica cameras are not without their critics, especially when it comes to pricing (which admittedly can be absolutely absurd at times), but the company's point-and-shoots are more affordable. Of course you'll still pay a significant premium for the Leica name, but if you have the cash to spare, the...

September 16th 2014 at 5:06pm 0 Comments
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"It would be really hard to make a trashy photo." That's the actual tagline for a company called Relonch, which just launched (correct spelling) a camera case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 at Photokina today. Normally we'd dismiss such a product as vaporware, but this could end up being a pretty nifty...

September 16th 2014 at 3:43pm 0 Comments
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The Lomographic society is committed to the preservation of analog photography in all of its forms. That's what has prompted the outfit to launch a high-end medium-format camera that'll sit alongside its similarly-priced 35mm offerings. The LC-A 120 takes 120 film, and packs a Minigon XL multi-coa...

September 16th 2014 at 2:48pm 0 Comments
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Both Fujifilm's X-T1 mirrorless and X100 compact cameras were widely lauded, so how could the company improve them without messing up a good thing? We'll talk about the X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition shortly, but in the case of the new X100T, Fujifilm's answer was to address its lone Achilles' heel:...

September 16th 2014 at 1:54pm 0 Comments
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Leica's ready to jump on the professional video bandwagon, releasing its 4K-capable S here at Photokina in Cologne, Germany. The 37.5-megapixel camera sports a medium-format sensor that's just a hair larger than full-frame, giving you a crop factor of 0.8x. It can snap 3.5 frames per second in a c...

September 16th 2014 at 1:04pm 0 Comments
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Of all the new Leica models at Photokina, the M-P represents the slightest of tweaks. It's essentially a Leica M, but with a new 2GB buffer, double the size of the original. It's also missing the familiar red dot on the front, which the company says makes the cam "particularly discreet" (note: you...

September 16th 2014 at 11:58am 0 Comments
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Leica just released an update to its X2 point-and-shoot camera here at Photokina. The X-E has a look and feel that's very similar to its predecessor, with comparable specs as well. There's a 16.5-megapixel APS-C sensor that, like the X model also announced today, can capture images with a level of...

September 16th 2014 at 10:41am 0 Comments
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When we first saw Polaroid's Socialmatic camera, the obvious conclusion to make was that the company had simply decided to turn the Instagram logo into a device. Of course, given that the social network's logo was based on Polaroid's device designs, it's a surreal case of pop culture eating itself...

September 16th 2014 at 8:31am 0 Comments
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As of this writing, 15,000 Euro is the equivalent of $19,400 -- a very reasonable exchange rate indeed, and a fair price to pay for a mid-range car or a year of college. Only a select few can justify handing over that sum for a digital camera, however, regardless of the exclusivity that comes in t...

September 16th 2014 at 7:08am 0 Comments