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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 is James Woodend

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has revealed the winners of the “Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014” photo contest. The grand prize winner is UK-based photographer James Woodend, who has submitted a spectacular image of Aurora Borealis dancing above Iceland’s Vatnajokull Glacier.

Fujifilm EF-42 shoe mount flash

New Fujifilm flash guns expected to drop in the near future

Fujifilm is preparing to become a little more attractive to professional photographers. The talk of the town is suggesting that two new Fujifilm flash guns are reportedly in the works and that they will be unveiled in the near future. One model is said to support high-speed sync and to be announced sometime by the end of 2014.

Mamiya 7II medium format rangefinder

Sony medium format camera set to be released within 12 months

Zeiss and Sony are rumored to expand their partnership into other areas of the digital imaging industry. According to the rumor mill, a Sony medium format camera is in the works and Zeiss is giving a helping hand. The shooter will be introduced in 2015, when it is said to be joined by a Mamiya medium format rangefinder as well.

Samsung NX Achromatic rumor

Samsung NX Achromatic mirrorless camera coming in 2015

The Leica Monochrom is rumored to get a competitor towards the beginning of 2015. It appears that Samsung will modify its NX300M mirrorless camera in order to capture only black-and-white photos. The result will be called Samsung NX Achromatic and will feature a 20.3-megapixel sensor without a Bayer array and anti-aliasing filter.

Canon 1D X replacement rumor

Canon 1D X successor now rumored to be announced in 2015

A Canon representative has revealed that the company’s fans will hear more news about big-megapixel and mirrorless cameras in the near future. On the other hand, the rumor mill is claiming that the Canon 1D X successor will not be announced by the end of the year, as the DSLR camera will actually be revealed sometime in 2015.

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New GoPro series

GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver unveiled along with low-end Hero

After the recent rumors and speculation, the GoPro Hero4 action cameras have been announced officially. The Black Edition is here with a proper 4K video recording mode, while the Silver Edition comes packed with a touchscreen. The announcement has been topped with an entry-level Hero that will retail for a low price.

Sony A7R full frame camera

Sony 54-megapixel camera could be launched early next year

Canon is not the only company which is working on high-resolution cameras. According to the rumor mill, Sony is also planning to launch such shooters. It is said that a Sony 54-megapixel camera is coming at the beginning of 2015, while a 46-megapixel model could be released around the same timeframe.

Low-end GoPro Hero

Entry-level GoPro Hero camera coming alongside Hero4 series

GoPro is rumored to announce the new Hero4 action cameras in the near future. However, the company has more plans for its upcoming launch event. Inside sources have leaked the photos and specs of an entry-level GoPro Hero camera, which will not record 4K videos and will not have WiFi, but will be available at a low price.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony RX20 specs and price leaked ahead of mid-October launch

Sony will allegedly introduce a replacement for the RX10 in mid-October 2014. Ahead of the purported launch event, the rumor mill has managed to leak some of the Sony RX20 specs as well as the price that consumers will have to pay for this bridge camera. One of the biggest improvements will consist of 4K video recording.

Nomads in Mongolia

The lives of nomads in Mongolia as documented by Brian Hodges

Photographer Brian Hodges has traveled to more than 50 countries. He has captured lots of photos during his travels and today we are looking at his series depicting nomads in Mongolia. Brian Hodges has decided to document the lives of people who need to be on the move throughout the year in order to avoid extreme conditions.

Mick Jagger by David Bailey

Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters by Sandro Miller

John Malkovich is a famous actor who starred in some amazing features. Sandro Miller is one of the most popular contemporary photographers with a keen eye for portraits. The two have teamed up in order to recreate famous portrait photos in the “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters” project.

GoPro Hero4 Black front leaked

GoPro Hero4 photos, specs, and details leaked ahead of launch

GoPro is preparing to announce the successors to the Hero3+ series. The brand new GoPro Hero4 Black and Silver cameras have been leaked on the web. The photos are showing some new details about the shooters, while the rumor mill has managed to leak more specifications as well as the purported date for the launch event.

Girl reading a magic book in a magic forest

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Canon EOS 6D Back

Canon 6D Mark II rumored to feature Dual Pixel technology

After having announced the EOS 7D Mark II at Photokina 2014, Canon is already working on its next cameras. According to the rumor mill, the list includes the Canon 6D Mark II and the 5D Mark IV. Both of them are said to employ Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, while the former is also said to feature a tilting display.

ACDSee Pro 8

ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 announced with new tools

Want an affordable and easy solution to manage your photo collection? Well, ACD Systems has just launched the ACDSee Pro 8 and ACDSee 18 programs. These tools will allow photographers to sort, adjust, and share their images with ease and at an affordable price. Both are available for purchase right now!

Adobe Elements 13

Adobe releases Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13

Adobe has introduced the latest versions of the Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements programs. Your photos and videos will now look better thanks to Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13, two programs which are providing quick and easy editing tools. Both programs have already been released on the market.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus E-M5 replacement is “ready”, says company’s president

Ogawa Haruo is the President of the Imaging Division at Olympus. The company’s representative has made some interesting claims during an interview at the Photokina 2014 event. When asked about the Olympus E-M5 replacement, he said that the mirrorless camera is “ready” and that it is the next in line for an official announcement.

Masaya Maeda Photokina 2014

Canon full frame mirrorless camera could be in the works

Masaya Maeda, Canon’s Managing Director and Chief Executive of Image Communication Products Operation, has revealed that the company is researching and developing a new lens mount other than EF, EF-S, and EF-M. His words have sparked a wave of rumors related to the possibility of a Canon full frame mirrorless camera launch.

Nikon professional mirrorless camera

Nikon professional mirrorless camera might happen one day

Dirk Jasper, Product Manager of Professional Products Planning Division at Nikon Europe, has defended the company’s policy of launching 1-inch-type MILCs because the devices are company and this is how they should be. However, the company’s representative has hinted that a Nikon professional mirrorless camera could happen one day.

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