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2018.12.26

Neocamera just published a review of the Think Tank Photo StoryTeller 10 shoulder bag. This is one of a handful of shoulder bags that maximizes efficiency by providing a main compartment cover that opens away from the photographer.

The StoryTeller 10 and its two smaller siblings, the StoryTeller 8 and StoryTeller 5, follow the same design and can accommodate an entry-level or mid-size DSLR with lens, plus one or two extra lenses. Their small sizes works best for a modern mirrorless system.

Read the review to find out all about it.

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2018.12.12

The ultimate Premium Compact Digital Camera from Panasonic is a followup to the unique LX100 launched 4 years ago. The winning formula remains the same with an updated imaging pipeline comprised for a 21 MP Four-Thirds sensor, cropped to 16 MP at multiple aspect-ratios and new color science engine to produce state-of-the-art images.

This compact digital camera not only sports a relatively large sensor, it also boasts an ultra-wide 24mm ultra-bright F/1.8 lens with optical image stabilization than reaches 70mm-equivalent and F/2.8 at the longer end. The lens keeps its wide field-of-view at 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 aspect-ratio, while also allowing 1:1 square images. The LX100 II is designed for photographers wit plenty of dedicated controls and customizable interface, plus a nice relatively large EVF.

An in-depth-review of the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II has been published at Neocamera. Read it to see how this new camera performs and be sure to check the gallery of images that spans 3 countries.

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2018.12.04

Nikon entered the Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera market with a pair of mirrorless cameras based on a new Z-mount platform: The high end Z7 reviewed here and the Z6. The Z7 is built around a 46 megapixels BSI-CMOS sensor with built-in 493-Point Phase-Detection F system and a state-of-the-art 5-axis image-stabilization system. The sensor, revised from the D850, offers a ISO 64-25600 range, expandable to 32-102040. It is capable of 9 FPS continuous shooting and full-width 4K Ultra-HD video.

This completely new mirrorless digital camera just got an in-depth review published at Neocamera. Read it to get a detailed analysis of the capabilities, ergonomics and performance of the Nikon Z7.

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2018.11.15

Kwilt just released two new personal cloud products. The new Kwilt 2 and Kwilt 3 are second generation hubs that serve as personal clouds. These innovative products reuse existing USB storage and make it accessible as private online storage. Each device offers multiple USB ports, Ethernet and WiFi connectivity plus a built-in SD card reader. The Kwilt 3 models brings the USB speed to 3.0 and is powered by a faster processor.

Kwilt

Both new Kwilt units accept up to 3 USB storage devices which are exposed in a platform agnostic way to provide a local cloud for computers, laptops, tablets and phones. A built-in SD card reader allows the copying of data directly into one of the attached storage devices to store files much more quickly. It is unclear if the SD reader accepts SDHC or SDXC card or if it supports UHS-II type cards. This will be checked once we have a unit for testing.

Users of Kwilt devices get most benefits of cloud storage – other than backup and replication – with complete privacy and flexibility of providing your own storage. Multiple storage and online services such as Instagram, Facebook, Google Photos and Drop Box are aggregated into a single stream which contain the full-resolution images and videos uploaded directly to the local Kwilt device. Once a Kwilt device is owned, user do not have to pay monthly fees to keep access since Kwilt is relying on completely local storage.

Kwilt 3

Kwilt2 and Kwilt3 are available for purchase immediately in the US for $79 and $149 respectively on MyKwilt.com and Indiegogo, and past customers are eligible for a 50% discount when upgrading to the new Kwilt devices. The Kwilt 4.0 apps are available for free on the Android and iTunes app stores, and the Mac and Windows apps are available at MyKwilt.com/downloads.

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2018.10.30

While most digital camera and lens manufacturers announced their new products for Photokina last month, Ricoh saved one announcement for Photo Plus Expo 2018 in New York City last week.

The Ricoh WG-60 is a highly rugged compact digital camera which follows the WG-50 with a nearly identical feature-set safe for support of Toshiba Flash Air cards. This strictly point-and-shoot model keeps the same basic 16 MP 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor paired with an internal 5X optical zoom lens. This is one of the few modern fixed-lens cameras to be built without image-stabilization.

This new digital camera is waterproof down to 14 meters for up to 2 hours, shockproof to 1.6m drops, crushproof to 100kg of pressure and freezeproof to -10C. It is built with close focusing macro capabilities and an infrared remote sensor.

While this is a rugged camera, it has been built to be highly affordable with a suggested retail price of $280 USD. This comes at a cost of no image-stabilization, a dim F/3.5-5.5 maximum aperture, just 9 AF-points and low-resolution 2.7″ LCD.

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