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14, September, 2014 - Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep - Sun, 14 Sep 2014

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We have published a few articles on medium format lately. So, today we take it down a notch and share an article by Olaf Willoughby. He re-visits the Leica T and his experiences as a user. You can read test reports and reviews but using a camera is the bottom line. Olaf digs right down to the heart of it in “Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep - Thoughts On The Leica T”.

It’s Photokina time and I am publishing this article from the Delta Lounge at the Atlanta Airport. The show opens Tuesday and Michael and I will be there covering all the new announcements and possibly a few new surprises. We’ll be providing daily updates on what we see. We also have some appointments for interviews and these should be interesting. So, check back on a regular basis as we bring you the 2014 Photokina Report.

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11 September, 2014 - Upgrading To The Leaf Credo 80 - Thu, 11 Sep 2014

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This is date I hope many of us take a moment to reflect on as it is the anniversary of 9/11. This was a most tragic day and one I'll never forget. Please remember those that have fallen and those that serve. I have two sons in the military (Navy and Army) as well as a daughter in law serving in the Army. Like all their brothers in arms they serve with dedication so we can live the lives we do. I am very proud of them. Also, don't forget all of those victims of that day, and those that served and have not come home. Let's hope we can get through the challenges ahead. As the FDNY says "Never Forget"

Continuing with our articles on Medium Format we share a story by Robb Williamson today, Upgrading To The Leaf Credo 80. Not only is Robb a great photographer, but he is a detailed writer. He shares with us his decision and process of making an upgrade to the Leaf Credo 80. He also gives good insight into using technical cameras with medium format digital backs.

Michael and Kevin leave for Cologne, Germany on Sunday and they will be covering Photokina. This is the largest photo show in the world and happens only every other year. Unlike in the past when most manufacturers actually announced products at the show, mostly everything that is new has already been announced. As usual though, there will be surprises. Michael and Kevin have a number of interviews set-up with some of the big wigs of the industry. They will be making regular and daily reports on what they see and hear. So, check in regularly next week to keep up on the latest.

LuLa also has a number of soon to be released videos as well as a large number of interesting articles and reviews. We’ll be working hard during the next few months to give you more content and informative articles as well as announcing some new workshops for the next two years. Plus we’ll have a few surprises too.

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10 September, 2014 - Beta Testers Needed - Wed, 10 Sep 2014

Once in a while a new and different program comes along in the photography field that gets our attention. One in particular is Mylio. Previously in the post we were helping them get 100 Beta Testers. Mission Acomplished.

It only took a few hours but the 100 Beta Testers have been signed up. Watch here for an announcement when the next wave of Bata Testers will be announced.


Michael's Phlog was updated on September 10th


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7 September, 2014 - Why Medium Format - Sun, 7 Sep 2014

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Having been a medium format shooter for the last 13 years I don’t need a lot of arm twisting when it comes to medium format digital. It’s always good to hear though from someones as they tell their story about making the switch to medium format. Today we share Andy Biggs’s article Why Medium Format. Andy, a well respected wildlife and landscape shooter takes us through his journey of adopting the medium format digital Phase One system. Read about the ins and outs of making the switch and what he learned along the way. Enjoy!

Have you wanted to travel to the bottom of the world and experience one of the most incredible photographic environments there is? Well you can this January and February with theFly Over The Drake - Antarctica Workshop.Don’t hesitate register today.

The Ultimate Iceland Workshop. See the Iceland others don’t.


Michael's Phlog was updated on September 9th


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6 September, 2014 - Join Michael In Antarctica - Sat, 6 Sep 2014

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This January and February Luminous-Landscape is once again traveling to Antarctica. This is a trip of a lifetime. If you are a passionate photographer of nature and landscapes then this is a once in a lifetime trip. This is a fly over the Drake Passage which avoids 5 days of sailing in some of the roughest seas in the world. We have assembled without a doubt one of the best line-ups of instructors for a workshop – ever. Now we are adding Michael Reichmann to the list. Michael, the founder of Luminous-Landscape and the Luminous-Endowment will be joining us for both trips.

I’m thrilled thatMichael can join us. If you have ever wanted to be part of one of Michael’s workshop then this is the one. With Michael’s involvement withThe Endowmentnow it is hard for him to find the time to do workshops like this. We have only a few spots left on each trip. It’s not too late to be part of an amazing adventure with some amazing photographers and world class instructors.

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Kevin Raber, CEO & Publisher of Luminous-Landscape will be having a one man show at the Tarkington Gallery in Indianapolis opening on Friday, September 12, 2014. The Gallery is located at 4000 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. If you are in the area please joint Kevin for an opening reception from 5:30 - 7:30 PM on the evening of the 12th. Kevin will be displaying a selection of large prints he has made from around the globe. Any questions please EMAIL Kevin.

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4 September, 2014 - The Pentax 645Z - In Depth Review - Thu, 4 Sep 2014

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There has been a lot of talk about major camera companies possibly taking steps into the medium format digital marketplace. Till now these have just been rumors. But this is a market segment that is not going away,regardless of what some people say. One of the relative newcomers to this market is Pentax. Over the last few years the Pentax line has evolved, and recently Pentax introduced the Pentax 645Z as a major upgrade to their previous 645D. Did they get it right:?The Pentax 645Z - In Depth Reviewby Michael will try and answer these questions for you.

Have you wanted to travel to the bottom of the world and experience one of the most incredible photographic environments there is? Well you can this January and February with theFly Over The Drake - Antarctica Workshop.Don’t hesitate register today.

The Ultimate Iceland Workshop. See the Iceland others don’t.


Michael's Phlog was updated on September 5th


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1 September, 2014 - Sigma DP2 Quattro - Not Ready For Prime Time - Mon, 1 Sep 2014

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As the digital photography age matures we are all waiting for the newest big thing. So far this year there hasn’t been anything really big. Many camera makers are upgrading their present camera models without showing any real new innovation. However, there is one company that is bold to say the least and not only introduced a radically different looking camera but also put a Foveon chip inside it. Sigma, recently introduced the Sigma DP2 Quattro. We had the chance to try this camera out. Our review Not Ready For Prime Time will show where we think Sigma and Foveon missed the mark. Some may not agree, read on and see what you think.

You have to love a Photokina year. The next few weeks are going to be crazy with a large number of anticipated announcements as well as hopefully some big surprises. Both Michael and Kevin will be at Photokina this year and you can expect daily updates on the latest from the show floor. More on this over the next two weeks.


Michael's Phlog was just updated on September 3rd


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27 August, 2014 - The Mirrorless Revolution - Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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There is no question times are a changing and in the photographic world we are witnessing these changing times with the migration to mirrorless camera systems. A recent report by CIPA and summarized by Mirrorlessrumors shows that DSLR shipments are falling and mirrorless camera shipments are steadily climbing.

Recently Michael and I sat down and made a video The Mirrorless Revolution. We discuss the move to mirrorless and why both of us have adopted it and why we enjoy it and what we think of the present offerings in this market. Plus, Michael sends a message to Nikon and Canon.

Have you wanted to travel to the bottom of the world and experience one of the most incredible photographic environments there is? Well you can this January and February with the Fly Over The Drake - Antarctica Workshop. Don’t hesitate register today

The Ultimate Iceland Workshop. See the Iceland others don’t.


Michael's Phlog was just updated on August 30


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25 August, 2014 - Announcing Michael's Phlog - Mon, 25 Aug 2014

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We are pleased to announce a major new feature that links togetherThe Luminous LandscapeandThe Luminous Endowmentweb site. It is calledMichael's Phlog.Michaels Phlog will regularly feature a new image or two taken by Michael, and then analysed by Michael, with discussions about the locations and situation as well as shooting technique used, and post processing.

We have also set up a newForumfor discussion of each image featured on Michael Phlog.

The Phlogis located onThe Luminous Endowmentweb sitebecause we want to draw your attention to this newnot-for-profit. It is a place for photographers to make donations which will benefit other photographers around the world – and where you receive a copy of Michael's new 400 page retrospective book as a gift for your generous donation. The Endowment site is also where photographers can find out about and apply for grants to fund their photographic dreams.

Why is it called a "Phlog"? Well, though a strange word, it simply means aPhotographic Blog.

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19 August, 2014 - Tribute To Uwe Steinmueller & Digital Zone System - Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Today Alain Briot shares a tribute to recently departed friend and fellow website master that many of have known for years Uwe Steinmueller. We are deeply saddened by Uwe passing and thank Alain for helping us remember the good times and contributions made by Uwe.

We also share today and article by Christopher Schneiter - The Digital Zone System. Christopher writes on the concept of how the analog idea of a zone system can be equated to digital photography today.


Rockhopper Workshops, the exclusive provider of photography workshops for Luminous-Landscape is presently running a workshop in the Palouse. This is beautiful area of southeast Washington state. The harvest is happening right now. Check the Rockhopper Site’s blog over the next few days for updates. The workshop officially kicked off Monday afternoon.


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The Luminous Endowment for Photographers announced today the availability of a new grant...The Nicholas Kitto GrantFor Emerging Photographers In Greater China.

The grant is sponsored by Nicholas Kitto, a long-time resident of Hong Kong, who after 35 years as a professional accountant is now enjoying full-time commitment to his life-long passion for photography.

The grant is valued at US $5,000 and is awarded twice yearly. It is open to photographers of all ages who are moving to the next level in their art and craft. The applicant may be of any nationality but must be resident in Greater China, which for these purposes is defined as being Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

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Photography Blog @ Photokina 2014 - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Photography Blog’s coverage of the Photokina 2014 photography show.

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Canon 400mm f/4 Hands-on Photos - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens.

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Canon 24-105mm STM Hands-on Photos - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

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Canon EF-S 24mm STM Hands-on Photos - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens.

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Ricoh WG-M1 Hands-on Photos - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Ricoh WG-M1 action camera.

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Panasonic Lumix CM1 Hands-on Photos - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Panasonic LUMIX CM1 Smart Camera.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver Hands-on Photos - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver compact system camera.

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Olympus 40-150mm Hands-on Photos - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO lens.

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Sony 24-240mm Hands-on Photos - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens.

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Sony Distagon T* 35mm Hands-on Photos - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

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Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA lens.

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Latest photo industry jobs on PAN - Mon, 15 Sep 2014
• Italian Sales Agent – Gallery Stock – London • Video Journalist, Caters News Agency – Birmingham Details on the Jobs page

Photogrammar: 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 across America – mapped - Fri, 12 Sep 2014
click it ↑ and use the history slider to find the Photographers and Photographs They say: ‘Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security … Continue reading

Go See: W. W. Winter photo studio lands Lottery Funding – Open this weekend - Fri, 12 Sep 2014
• Heritage Open Days: W.W. Winter Photographers Winter House, 45 Midland Road, Derby, Derbyshire. • Thursday 11 September – Saturday 13 September ‘There has been a photography studio in Midland Road, Derby since at least 1857. This was owned by … Continue reading

Q&A video: Get to know the Magazine Editor – Anna Wintour at Vogue - Fri, 12 Sep 2014
↑ A great interview format here from fashion master publisher Vogue – a 73 question video interview with Anna Wintour. …one more from PAN Anna, Which is your favourite photo agency? ! ‘From her least favorite word in fashion to … Continue reading

Press Photo History Project – mapping press photography - Fri, 12 Sep 2014
We are currently working on content and research over at our Press Photo History Project

Werner Forman Archive - Thu, 11 Sep 2014
WERNER FORMAN ARCHIVE STRIKING IMAGES OF THE MONUMENTS, ART AND ARTEFACT OF THE WORLD’S MANY CULTURES Werner Forman’s life work was devoted to documenting in photographs the history, art, religion, material culture and customs of the great civilizations and tribal … Continue reading

Last Chance: Shutterstock event for London designers – 10 Sept starts 7PM - Tue, 09 Sep 2014
UPDATED Thurs 11 Sept: looks like the event was well attended Steve! Tues 9 Sept PhotoArchiveNews.com reader and Shutterstock UK Biz Dev chap Steve West dropped us an email yesterday to say there are a few tickets left for the … Continue reading

Getty Images boing Bing = controversial Image Widget now removed - Mon, 08 Sep 2014
Getty Images sent Microsoft a legal note last week about the launch of ‘Image Widget’ on Microsoft’s search platform Bing. The Beta widget allowed users to download and embed any image on the search engine. They appear to have taken … Continue reading

Event: 18th September, PICTAnight – ‘Legally compliant image licensing on social networks’ - Thu, 04 Sep 2014
A useful evening of legal learning here from the The Federal Association of Professional Image provider (BVPA) in Germany – their latest PICTAnight social evening event on the 18th September will feature keynote speaker Tilo Dinter lawyer from the law … Continue reading

Launched: Getty Images Prestige – a curated collection across major stock photo subject categories - Wed, 03 Sep 2014
Getty Images has launched Getty Images Prestige – ‘a new selection of our highest-quality imagery, distinguished by a unique aesthetic approach, exceptional craftsmanship and uncompromising quality.’ The edit for this new collection (just under five thousand images) has been hand-selected … Continue reading

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Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone with 1-inch sensor - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Panasonic has announced a smartphone with a 1 inch sensor. TheLumix DMC-CM1 comes with the largest imaging sensor we have seen on a smartphone-its 1-inch 20MP chipmatchingthe sensors in premium compact cameras such as Sony's RX100 andNikon's 1 series,beingmultiple times larger than the 1/3-inch sensors that are common on more conventional smartphones. The large sensor is coupled with an F2.8 Leica lens that offers an equivalent focal length of 28mm. Click through for more details.

Sony rolls out Zeiss FE 16-35mm F4 wide angle zoom and HVL-F32M flash - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Sony has announced the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS for its E-mount interchangeable lens cameras, as well as the HVL-F32M flash and XLR-K2M XLR audio adaptor kit. The 16-35mm is the fifth full-frame zoom for Sony's Alpha 7 series.Read more

The wait is over: Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Enthusiast photographers have been waiting in agony for a replacement to the Canon EOS 7D for five years. Their wishes have finally been granted - and in a big way - with the arrival of the EOS 7D Mark II. With a new sensor, improved AF system, faster image processor, and Full HD video, we think that it was worth the wait. For a lot more on the 7D II, read our detailed First Impressions Review.

Upsizing: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Panasonic's LX-series of compact cameras have been favorites of both customers and reviewers alike for many years. Photographers who have been waiting for amore enthusiast-slanted LX can finally get out their wallets, because the Lumix DMC-LX100 is here. Find out what we thought aboutwhat sounds like the ultimate enthusiast compact camera in our First Impressions Review. Read on.

Bring on the competition: Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

For the last two years, the only enthusiast compact with a large sensor you could buy says 'Sony' on the front.Finally, at Photokina 2014, we get some competition from Canon. The PowerShot G7 X uses what is likely the same 20MP sensor as the Sony RX100 III but offers a longer lens, flip-up touchscreen LCD, and arguably better controls.For all the details on this exciting new camera, head on over to our First Impressions Review.

Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 borrows the styling of the fashion conscious GM1, but adds enough additional control to give it broader appeal. So while it's still a smart, diminutive thing, Panasonic has found room for a viewfinder, control dial and hotshoe. We look at the two cameras side by side and examine the changes that've been made at the petite end of the Micro Four Thirds range.

Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Canon has made the EOS 7D Mark II official, headlining its Photokina announcements. The 7D II features a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, increased from the 7D's 18MP. It also presents an upgrade over its predecessor in autofocus specification with next-generation Dual Pixel AF, 65 all cross-type points, as well as a faster 10 fps burst shooting rate.Read more

Canon unveils PowerShot G7 X with 1"-type sensor - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Canon has announced the PowerShot G7 X, the company's first compact to feature a 1"-type sensor. It boasts a seemingly familiar20.2MP BSI CMOS chip, coupled with a DIGIC 6 processor and a 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. The G7 X is also equipped with a touchscreen, a 31-point AF system, 6.5 fps continuous shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.Read more

Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-LX100 with Four Thirds sensor - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Panasonic has announced the latest member of its enthusiast compact LX-series, the Lumix DMC-LX100. Where its LX7 predecessor used a 1/1.7" sensor, the LX100 leapfrogs into the Four Thirds sensor class, with 16MP chip and a 24-75mm equiv. F1.7-2.8 lens. It supports 4K video recording at 30p, and also provides Wi-Fi with NFC for faster pairing with a mobile device.Read more

Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Panasonic introduces the second member of its diminutive GM-series: the Lumix DMC-GM5. The GM5 offers a 16MP Four Thirds sensor in a point-and-shoot sized camera body equipped with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Following on the consumer-focused Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, the GM5 provides some enthusiast touches like a built-in 1.2m dot equivalent EVF and hot shoe.Read more

Canon introduces EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 lenses - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

In addition to its compact camera and EOS 7D Mark II launch at Photokina, Canon unveils three new lenses. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM announced today target different types of photographers.

Panasonic introduces GM-sized Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 and 14mm F2.5 II - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Topping off its Photokina 2014 announcements, Panasonic announces two lenses designed to fit the dimensions and style of its GM-series cameras. The Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S. is a truly compact telephoto zoom covering a range equivalent to 70-200mm. Also announced is the 14mm F2.5 II ASPH, a version of an existing lens but with revised graphics (equivalent to 28mm).Read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 firmware brings tethering and 4K Photo mode - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Panasonic has announced a firmware update for the Lumix DMC-GH4, adding tethered shooting and modes to make it easier to take still images from 4K video. The update introduces 4K Photo Mode, which automatically sets shooting parameters optimized for stills.Read more

Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Canon has announced the 65xsuperzoom PowerShot SX60 HS, offering a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and a lens covering a21-1365mm equivalent range. It's equipped with Wi-Fi and NFC, 1080/60p HD video and an articulated 3" LCD with 922k-dot resolution.Read more

Canon introduces social-oriented PowerShot N2 - Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Canon has introduced the latest in its uniquely-shaped series of socially inclined PowerShots. The square-shaped PowerShot N2 is equipped with a 16.1MP CMOS sensor, 28-224mm equiv lens, and Wi-Fi with NFC, and wireless sharing is facilitated by Mobile Device Connect button.Read more