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Chris Gampat Digital Camera Review Nikon D7100 product photos (1 of 7)ISO 5001-200 sec at f - 5.0

New early reports on Nikon Rumors suggest that the Nikon D7200 will inherit many features from the Nikon D750 including a similarly styled body complete with a rotating screen. Supposedly the high-end APS-C body will also include built-in Wi-Fi, which suggests it will also be made with a carbon composite front plate like the D750 rather than a fully magnesium build like the two previous models. For what it’s worth, my time with Nikon’s recent full-frame DSLR proved this plastic front was tough enough to stand up to all my roughhousing.

As for the underlying tech, the D7200 will purportedly feature a 24MP sensor paired with Nikon’s latest Expeed 4 processor. The autofocus system will also supposedly be similar to that of the D750, except remodeled into a DX variant labeled the MultiCAM 3500DX2 autofocus system but still keep to 51 AF points.

Burst shooting is rumored to keep to a moderate 6fps while the buffer will be able to handle 16 RAW+JPG files consecutively. This leaves plenty of room for a new D300s level professional sports shooting camera to compete with the likes of the recently updated Canon 7D Mk II.

There’s no word on a possible release or announcement window, but with CES coming in a few weeks we’re hoping to see it first in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more and check past the break for more rumored Nikon D7200 specifications.

Via Nikon Rumors

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Fujifilm xt1

In the year 2014, it’s become very clear that the mirrorless camera industry is the future and that the DSLR is steadily being phased out. We’re not going to say that it’s dead because many people still purchase DSLRs in droves. But after the jump, you will see a major round up of mirrorless cameras released vs DSLRs.

One number is more than double the other.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Battle of the 35mm lenses for Canon (1 of 2)ISO 1601-50 sec at f - 2.8

Updated with new deals

Hey folks,

We’ve got the massive and essential Cheap Photo list for you that we’ve been curating the entire month. Here you’ll find loads and loads of deals that you’ll want to hit as soon as you possibly can. Hit the jump for more.

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While some photographers will tell you to take the flash out of your camera’s hot shoe, others love using it in that position. No matter what you’re doing, the only thing that matters is making sure that the light looks beautiful. This can be done with the flash on the camera or off ot it and the way to do it is usually with a flash modifier of some sort. But there are also a couple of tips and tricks that you can use to make it look even better.

Here are some of the best flash modifiers for your speedlights (speedlites) along with some tips on how to use them.

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Review: Nikon D750

by Kevin Lee on 11/07/2014

Kevin-Lee The Phoblographer Nikon D750 Product Images (11 of 14)

The full frame camera world is getting a little bit bigger every year. Nikon and Canon introduced their respective entry level full frame cameras two years ago and now Nikon is at it again with a prosumer level DSLR labeled the D750.

The new camera fits snugly between the the entry level D610 without showing up the D810 made for professionals. As such it’s inherited a few features like the Nikon 810’s image processor and metering system. And yet it has Nikon’s newest autofocus system plus a faster 6.5 frame per second burst rate, which should make it the most viable camera for shooting sports outside of the Nikon D4s. Additionally the Nikon D750 also has a few new tricks of its own including a newly designed 24.3MP sensor, tilting screen, as well as being the first Nikon full frame camera to sport built-in Wi-Fi transmission.

On paper Nikon D750 looks like one of the most interesting DSLRs to come out in years—but is this camera all glitz and no substantive image quality? Find out in our review.

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Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on a Canon Rebel XT

Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on a Canon Rebel XT

While DSLR battery is overall still ahead of mirrorless camera battery life, there are tweaks that you can do to make it last even longer. But this time around, we’re not talking about tweaking the LCD screen settings or anything like that. Photographer Chris Winter came up with a cool hack involving an external battery that mounts into the hot shoe and fools the camera completely.

In the video below, he explains how he used a DC coupler to trick the camera into thinking that it was plugged into a battery or power source of some sort. With that in mind, he hooked the camera up to an external battery that provided power via that type of terminal. What he found in real life use is significantly extended battery life.

Granted, at the same time he put a giant battery around the size of a portable hard drive on top of the camera. Another option would be to get a battery grip (many third parties make them) that stores two batteries. If you don’t mind having a giant battery on top of your camera though, then this shouldn’t be a major problem at all. Just remember to get arms for the camera to allow you to mount other accessories.

A solution like this is best for DSLR videographers over photographers unless you’re using the Live View LCD screen. Overall, it’s an excellent solution for photographers shooting a timelapse.

Chris’s video on How to Increase Your DSLR Battery Life is after the jump.

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