Lightroom 6 Box Art and New Features Leak Out


The launch of Lightroom 6 appears to be just around the corner with March 9, 2015 being the suspected release date. Photo Rumors uncovered a leak at a French retailer of the new Lightroom 6 box art (seen above) and some of the key new features, which look very impressive.

The big new features include:

  • Face recognition without metadata tagging
  • Merge to HDR for combining multiple photos with different exposures into a single HDR image
  • Fusion panoramas for merging multiple files (including RAW files) to create panoramas in Lightroom
  • GPU acceleration for image editing
  • Sophisticated video slideshows that allow you to combine images, movies and music, along with adding Ken Burns effect to images
  • Optimized web galleries with HTML5 compatible galleries

These are all great additions if this leak turns out to be legit. Based on other info in the leak, there appears to be a retail prices for Lightroom 6, which would negate some rumors that have been floating around suggesting that Lightroom 6 would make the exclusive move to Creative Cloud. Of course, you still need Creative Cloud to take advantage of some of the great features inside of Lightroom mobile.

As noted previously, Lightroom 6 will be a 64-bit only application and will require Windows 7 or higher; or OS X 10.8 or higher to run.


Panasonic GF7 Leaks Out

Panasonic GF7

Here is the first image of the upcoming Panasonic GF7 that leaked out on Digicame-info. The new camera is the successor the Panasonic GF6 and is believed to sport a 16MP sensor, ISO 200-25,600 sensitivity and a 180º tilting LCD.

That’s the 12-32mm lens on the front that ships as a kit lens for the GM1 and GM5, which suggests that this camera will be very compact. Below is a photo of the GM1 next to the Canon G12 compact camera for sense of scale.  [Read more…]

GoPro HERO 4 Leaked; Features 4K Video at 30fps and Touchscreen LCD

GoPro HERO4 Black

GoPro HERO4 Black

There has been a huge leak of the heavily-rumored GoPro HERO4. The biggest rumors of the 4K video feature in the HERO4 are confirmed in the leak with 30fps available at 4K. (And overall matches closely with previous rumors.)


Another new and much-requested feature in the HERO4 is a built-in display, which will be available on at least one of the new models.

The HERO4 will continue the split of the model line, as was the case with the HERO3+, with a Black and Silver version. [Read more…]

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Coming Soon

Sigma 150-600mm Lens

It looks like Sigma is about to announce a new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens in its Sports line.

Tamron recently introduced a new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC lens, which bests the range of Sigma’s current 150-500mm lens. With the wave that Sigma is riding now that it has produced hit after hit, look for the new Sigma 150-600mm model to be a solid performer.  [Read more…]