The Canon EOS 700D (called the Canon EOS Rebel T5i in North America) is a new DSLR camera that boasts 18 megapixels, full 1080p high-definition videos with continuous auto-focusing, and a touch-screen interface. Other key features of the 700D / T5i include burst shooting at 5fps, a vari-angle 3-inch LCD screen with 1,040k dot resolution, ISO range of 100-25,600, 14-bit image processing and Canon’s Digic 5 processor. Is the Canon EOS 700D / T5i the best mid-range digital SLR camera on the market? Read our expert review to find out… Read the review
Winners and runners-up from the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) and RHS Photographer of the Year competitions will be exhibited together for the first time at the RHS’s flagship garden Wisley in Surrey. Read more and comment
InFocus is a new native iPad photography magazine, published by Custom Made Media Australia. Read more and comment
While taxidermy itself is fascinating as a morbid half-resurrection, a bridge between the living and the dead, it’s the necromancers themselves that are the subject of photographer Mike McGregor’s series Preserve .
Just Posted: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D studio samples and good light samples. We’ve just got hold of a production version of Canon’s miniaturized DSLR and, as part of the process of reviewing it, have shot our standard studio scene. We’ve also taken it out to see how it performs away from the studio lighting and have put together a series of daylight samples. Click through to see how it fares.
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Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D studio samples and good light samples gallery
The Plugin Site has created the MetaRaw plugin for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements that allows the conversion of Raw files not supported by the associated version of Adobe Camera Raw. The MetaRaw plugin offers access to three Raw conversion methods – ACR, DNG Converter or its own, dcraw-based converter. It also allows Elements 10 and 11 users to access ACR’s lens correction and chromatic aberration tools.
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MetaRaw plugin offers Photoshop and Elements users broader Raw support
At first glance the Ricoh GR looks like a street photographer’s dream camera. With a fixed focal length 28mm wide-angle lens, 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, high-res 3 inch LCD screen, flash hotshoe, wealth of customisable controls and a fast auto-focus system, does the pocketable Ricoh GR live up to its promise? Read our in-depth Ricoh GR review complete with full-size image samples to find out… Read the review
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The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM has garnered a huge amount of interest from our readers,
Manfrotto Lighting has launched the new Lastolite Ezybox II Fabric Grids. Read more and comment
Digital Film Tools have released version 1.5 of Film Stocks, a film simulation plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture and Final Cut Pro. Read more and comment
Fujifilm’s X100S is a compact, retro-styled camera with a large APS-C sized sensor, fixed 35mm f2 equivalent lens and the choice of screen or viewfinder for composition. It’s the successor to the X100, a model that revitalized the market for fixed-lens cameras aimed at enthusiasts. The X100 proved there was demand for such a camera but suffered from a number of issues. The X100S attempts to resolve those issues and deliver excellent performance without losing the retro charm of its predecessor. Has it succeeded? Without giving too much away, I’d say so! Check out our in-depth Fujifilm X100S review to find out how it compares to Nikon’s COOLPIX A and Sony’s Cyber-shot RX1, and why it could be the high-end compact for you!
Fujifilm X100S review – the best compact for enthusiasts?
We’ve updated our review of the Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i with lens data and analysis of the camera’s 18-55mm STM F/3.5-5.6 IS
Week in Review: From our full reviews of the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z cameras, to a do-it-yourself smartphone
We’ve been fans of Aaron Johnson’s comic strip ‘What the Duck’ for years. ‘WTD’ is one of the best satirical comic strips in the world, and it’s published here every week, as well as being included in our weekly newsletter. Barbed, topical and always amusing, we hope you enjoy WTD as much as we do. Click through for this week’s strip.
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What The Duck #1404
The GigaPan EPIC Pro is an affordable motorized panorama head for DSLRs, built to create high-resolution images from multiple frames. In this article, Ireland-based landscape photographer Carsten Krieger takes the device out into the field to put it through its paces. Click through for a link to the full review.
We’ve just posted the first in what we hope will be an ongoing series of short videos aimed at the novice photographer. In this first segment our hosts Jordan and Mark compare the results from a smartphone and an entry-level digital SLR in everyday shooting conditions such as low light, moving subjects and the challenge of capturing a flattering informal portrait. In future spots we’ll be covering more practical shooting advice and diving into creative techniques in an effort to help beginners choose the right gear. Click on the thumbnail to watch the video.
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Video Guide: Smartphone vs Digital SLR
Exposure 5 is now available to purchase. Read more and comment
Nikon has posted firmware updates for all Nikon 1 system cameras plus the GP-N100 GPS unit and the FT1 lens adapter. Read more and comment
Paul Octavious is trying to find a real-world match for all the 100 colors from the Pantone postcard set. When he finds one, he holds the card up, snaps a picture with his iPhone and uploads it to Instagram under …