About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of PhotographyREVIEW.com and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

New Nikon 1 V3 Flagship Mirrorless Camera – Smaller, Faster & Now With Wi-Fi

Featured Mirrorless News Nikon

Nikon has updated their Series 1 mirrorless line with the new 18.4-megapixel V3 flagship camera. It’s smaller, it can shoot at up to 20 FPS, and it’s the first Nikon 1 camera with built-in Wi-Fi.

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New Nikon D4S Flagship DSLR With ISO 409,600 Sensitivity

DSLR Featured News Nikon

Step aside and make way for the new DSLR king – the Nikon D4S. Nikon tipped their hand about the new flagship camera at CES, in Las Vegas, last month. Hard facts were scarce but they stoked the rumor mill by showing off a camera behind glass. Tonight, they went public with the final D4S […]

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Sony Alpha A6000 Sets New Auto Focus Performance Standard

Featured Mirrorless News Sony

Sony claims their latest mirrorless camera, the 24-megapixel A6000, has the fastest auto focus of any APS-C sensor camera. Could it be the first mirrorless camera to outperform a DSLR?

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Nikon Adds Wi-Fi to Coolpix P340 Premium Pocket Camera

Featured News Nikon Point and Shoot

Nikon updates their high-end f/2.8 lens pocket camera by adding Wi-Fi so you can upload all your sweet food photos straight to Instagram!

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Rugged, Waterproof Nikon Coolpix AW120 Camera Adds Faster, f/2.8 Lens

Featured News Nikon Point and Shoot Underwater

Nikon just announced their third rugged, waterproof Coolpix AW point-and-shoot camera. Perfect for people who like to play rough in the great outdoors, the new Nikon Coolpix AW120 has an improved 5x 28-140mm (equivalent) lens with a brighter f/2.8-4.9 aperture for better low light and action photos. The Coolpix AW120 also has Nikon’s new Hybrid […]

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Ricoh WG-4 GPS Rugged Camera With New POV Mounting System & Manual Control

Featured News Pentax Point and Shoot Underwater

The Pentax WG rugged camera line is rebranded with the Ricoh name and gets a new mount system for POV shooting.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 – Smaller, Affordable OM-D

Featured Mirrorless News Olympus

Olympus announces a new smaller, affordable OM-D mirrorless camera for well under US $1000.

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS Waterproof P&S Adds Flip-Up LCD & 21mm Wide-Angle Lens

Featured News Olympus Point and Shoot Underwater

Olympus’s latest Tough camera hits the sweet spot in terms of rugged waterproof point-and-shoot price and performance. The $250 Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS has a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, Olympus’s most up-to-date True-Pic VII processor and it records full HD video at 60 frames per second. It also offers a couple of cool new […]

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Fujifilm X-T1 Mirrorless Camera With Weatherproof Body & Large OLED Viewfinder

Featured Fujifilm Mirrorless News

Fujifilm is taking their X-Series mirrorless line to the next level with a professionally-spec’d DSLR-style camera. The new Fujifilm X-T1 uses the same 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II from their X-E2 and X100S cameras, for what is arguably the best available image quality from an APS-C sensor camera. To that […]

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Panasonic Lumix ZS40 – 30x Pocket Superzoom With A Viewfinder and RAW Shooting

2014 CES Featured News Panasonic Point and Shoot

Panasonic takes the pocket superzoom to a new level with a 30x optical zoom lens, an electronic viewfinder, and RAW capability.

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The Nikon D3300 Offers AA-Free Sensor In An Affordable Entry-Level DSLR

2014 CES DSLR Featured News Nikon

Smaller, lighter, sharper – Nikon’s new D3300 digital SLR puts a 24-megapixel sensor with no anti-aliasing filter in an affordable entry-level DSLR.

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Sony Alpha A5000 – Compact Mirrorless Camera With Built-In Wi-Fi

2014 CES Featured Mirrorless News Sony

Introducing Sony’s latest entry-level mirrorless camera, the 20-megapixel APS-C sensor Alpha A5000, which Sony says is the “World’s Lightest Interchangeable Lens Camera with Wi-Fi.”

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Canon PowerShot N100 Adds Rear-Facing Camera & Enhanced Wi-Fi

2014 CES Canon Featured News Point and Shoot

New Canon PowerShot N100 updates Wi-Fi features, adds wider f/1.8 zoom lens, and offers new Dual Capture mode with second rear-facing camera.

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New Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 Portrait Lens For X-Series Cameras

2014 CES Featured Fujifilm Lenses Mirrorless News

Fujifilm has a new a new fast-aperture portrait lens for X-Series mirrorless camera owners, the XF 56mm f/1.2 R prime.

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Fujifilm FinePix S1 50x Superzoom – World’s First Weather-Resistant Bridge Camera

Featured Fujifilm News Point and Shoot

Fujifilm just announced the world’s first weather-resistant superzoom camera, the 16-megapixel FinePix S1. It has a 50x 24-1200mm (equivalent) zoom lens, full HD video and built-in Wi-Fi for easy photo and video sharing.

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New Fujifilm Wi-Fi Instax Printer Makes Instant Prints From Smart Phone Photos

2014 CES Accessories Featured Fujifilm iPhoneography News Point and Shoot Printers & Printing

Use your Smart Phone to make fun, credit card-sized prints with the new Fujifilm Instax portable instant printer.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 – Android-Powered Superzoom

2014 CES Featured News Point and Shoot Samsung

The second generation of Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Camera is here – this time without the 4G mobile capabilities.

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Samsung NX30 With Expanded Wi-Fi Features & Tilting EVF

Featured Mirrorless News Samsung

We should all pay more attention to the Samsung NX mirrorless cameras. Check out their new NX30 camera and 16-50mm f/2-2.8 zoom lens to find out why.

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Top Ten Most Interesting & Important Cameras of 2013

Buying Guides Featured

There were some and interesting new cameras this year. Check out Photo-John’s picks for the most interesting and important cameras of 2013. Happy New Years!

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Video: Custom SLR’s Tripod Christmas Tree

Accessories Featured Tripods Videos

Merry Christmas, photo nerds! Here’s a fun time lapse video of the Custom SLR crew building a Christmas tree out of tripods.

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Nikon 1 AW1 Studio Sample Photos

Camera Reviews Featured Mirrorless Nikon Samples Underwater

Is the world’s only waterproof, interchangeable lens digital camera any better than a rugged point-and-shoot? Check out our Nikon 1 AW1 studio tests to find out.

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“Fastest Lens In the World” – The Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85

Featured Lenses Mirrorless News

Almost a stop faster than Leica’s f/1.0 Noctilux, the new Handevision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 mirrorless lens claims the spot of world’s fastest production lens.

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide – Affordable Gifts For Photographers

Accessories Buying Guides Featured

Looking for affordable, last minute gifts for the photographer in your life? We’ve got your back. Here are ten great gift ideas for photographers, starting at just $10.

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New Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 OIS Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Featured Fujifilm Lenses Mirrorless News

Fujifilm announces the 11th lens for their X-Series mirrorless cameras – a 10-24mm f/4 OIS super-wide zoom.

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Redrock & Monochrome – Featured Member Photos – December 17th, 2013

Featured Photographers Photos

Southern Utah redrock cliffs and monochrome are the unintentional themes in this round of Featured Member Photos by ksbryan0, EOSThree, Old Timer and photogkellyrae.

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