Photokina highlights: More megapixels to hit camera market

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Fujifilm caps off a big year with the GFX 50S digital medium format camera.
Fujifilm caps off a big year with the GFX 50S digital medium format camera.
Photo: Fujifilm

The iPhone 7 Plus may be the only camera you need, but it’s not the only camera that’s making news this week.

Some of the very brands affected by the iPhone’s popularity showcased new gear at Photokina 2016 in Cologne, Germany, this week. They demonstrated innovation and an ability to adapt to the parts of the photography market that demand more than a smartphone.

What to expect from Apple’s September 7th event

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The new iPhone is nearly here.
The new iPhone is nearly here.
Photo: Miroslav Majdak

Apple is set to take the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in less than a day, but some of the biggest surprises of the iPhone 7 keynote have already been revealed.

While Apple usually comes out with a generational leap for the iPhone every two years, this year’s update is expected to have some of the most boring and controversial changes ever made. Get ready to get your dongle on, because the iPhone 7 is ready to rock.

Here’s what Apple will reveal:

Everything we think we know about the iPhone 7

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blue iPhone 7 Plus
The iPhone 7 is getting some big upgrades.
Photo: PConline

The grand unveiling of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is still weeks away, but this year you don’t need to wait for Tim Cook to take the stage to find out all the new features.

Months of leaks have already given us a sneak peek at a lot of the big changes coming to the iPhone. And contrary to early reports that this year’s device will be boring, there’s actually a whole lot to get excited about.

Here’s what to expect from the iPhone 7, based on Cult of Mac’s analysis of everything we’ve seen from reliable leakers and the Apple rumor mill.

Learn how to actually use your fancy new DSLR [Deals]

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Digital SLR Photography course
The Digital SLR Photography for Dummies course will make you a better photographer.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Did you buy a DSLR camera without knowing what any of those letters stand for? The modern digital single lens reflex (you’re welcome) camera is a marvelous tool for creative expression, but without a proper introduction you might just find yourself asking, “What’s this button do?”

The Digital SLR Photography for Dummies course is perfect for anybody who wants to really make use of their camera, and right now you can sign up for $35 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Best deals of the week: VR for your iPhone, aluminum earbuds and more [Deals]

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This sleek box turns your smartphone into a full-fledged VR headset.
This sleek box turns your smartphone into a full-fledged VR headset.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

This week’s we saw some great deals on top-shelf gear and gadgets. First up, there’s a box that turns your smartphone into a VR headset. And you can grab a four-port USB charger for the car, a sleek aluminum Bluetooth earbuds, and comprehensive photography lessons.

Whether you like to consume content or create it, don’t miss out on these massive deals.

Photographers rejoice! iOS 10 lets you snap RAW images

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The iPhone's camera is getting a big update.
The iPhone's camera is getting a big update.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Pictures snapped from an iPhone are about to take a huge step closer to pro status this year and you won’t even need to buy the iPhone 7 Plus’ rumored dual lens to get them.

For the first time ever, Apple is finally bringing RAW image files to the Camera app in iOS 10 thanks to a new AVCaptureOutput that will also allow third-party apps to snap Live Photos along with RAW.

Pay what you want for invaluable photo tools, tips and training [Deals]

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Pay what you want for this bundle of photo courses and top quality assets from some of the world's top shooters.
Pay what you want for this bundle of photo courses and top quality assets from some of the world's top shooters.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

We live in an image-driven culture, and as a result photography is undergoing a new renaissance. If you work in any form of media, you can benefit from having resources and experience in photography, which is exactly what this bundle offers, from massive photo asset libraries to comprehensive lessons. The best part, you can pay what you want for the whole thing and support the work of Save the Children in the process.

It’s never been easier to get in on the light-field photography revolution [Deals]

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The Illum is Lytro's latest generation of light field camera, packed with new and familiar features.
The Illum is Lytro's latest generation of light field camera, packed with new and familiar features.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

It’s been nearly four years since Lytro started shipping their first pocket-sized light field camera. The technology has advanced since then, and the Lytro Illum represents its cutting edge. It still takes the stunning ‘living pictures’ of its predecessor — images based on the full light field that can be refocused and subtly repositioned after they’ve been shot — but right now you can get it for nearly half off the normal price, $699.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

CamRanger Turns Your iOS Device Into A Full-On DSLR Remote [Review]

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I just took a picture with my DSLR... from my iPad
I just took a picture with my DSLR... from my iPad

“Wow, this is cool.” That was my first thought when I saw CamRanger controlling a full-size DSLR for the first time, then wirelessly beaming picture previews to an iPad 15 feet away.

CamRanger
Category: iOS/photography accessories
Works With: iPhone, iPad, Mac
Price: $300

From ISO, to shutter, to aperture, white balance—-even live view and touch-to-focus—-the CamRanger gives you amazing control of any compatible DSLR from your iPad or iPhone. All it takes to get the magic going, is the tiny CamRanger unit and their free iOS app.