The Sony RX0 Creating a New Category for Cameras

When the launch of the Sony RX0 dropped, the camera industry was shaken up. Sony has been known for creating incredible, high-quality cameras but this small and compact camera was different. As a company that has been making its presence known in the camera world, many were wondering if Sony could be a leading brand.

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Panasonic HC-VX1: 4K Video and More…

For those wanting a dedicated 4K video machine with a huge zoom range, optical image stabilization, and good lowlight performance, the Panasonic HC-VX1 seems to tick all the boxes. However, it does come with some caveats which we will check out below and see if everything in this all-in-one dedicated box fits well into this

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The 6 Best Drones for Beginners

The drone market is a great example of how quick advancements in technology can bring down prices and increase functionality. In the early days of drones, it felt like you needed years of RC piloting experience, but not anymore. Even at the cheaper end of the market, drones are easier than ever to fly and

Everything You Need to Know About Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei just made the headlines by announcing its latest flagship phone – the P30 Pro. However, more than the phone, what’s catching people’s eyes is the outstanding camera. Consisting of a new four-camera array, it has pretty much combined all major smartphone camera trends into a single package. Equipped with a gorgeous ombre design and

SeaLife DC2000: The Tough Camera You Never Knew You Needed

SeaLife is probably a company you never heard of in the camera industry. And when it comes to buying a rugged, waterproof camera – the DC2000 might not be the first camera to think of. But if you are looking for a compact camera that can go quite a few feet underwater, the DC2000 could

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More Time Outside: Getting More from Landscapes

I always say that landscape photographers and fishermen have a lot in common. Apart from carrying a healthy supply of sandwiches and a flask of tea, the game is the same in the respects of potentially waiting all day for those ideal moments or even the perfect time of year to get the ideal catch.

Photo Mechanic Plus Public Beta to Be Released on April 22

The developers behind the popular Photo Mechanic software announced that they would soon be releasing a public beta version of an upcoming add-on that will be accompanying their popular application. The new public beta is restricted to only some of the existing Photo Mechanic users and will offer a catalog feature that enables a significant

Sony A9 Gets a Firmware Update with Newly Added Features

Sony rarely releases firmware for their cameras that brings about new features. On March 25, 2019, the company announced the release of a new firmware update for the popular Sony A9 camera. The update introduces a range of new features to the camera, helping customers take even better photos than before. Sony made the announcement

Canon EOS 6D Mark II: A Practical​ Full-Frame Model

When Canon released the original EOS 6D, it started the movement of having a beginner’s camera with a full-frame system. Nikon was also following the same concept with the D600. Of course, the value of the camera was all due to the size of the sensor. But once Canon launched the EOS 6D Mark II,

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Should You Swap Your Nikon D750 for a Z6?

The upgrade process for us DSLR users in the past was quite straightforward. We usually stuck to our known brand and we had the options of one of two models to do a sideways or step upgrade. Now we have mirrorless cameras thrown into the mix with tempting features such as lighter weight, cutting-edge functionality,

Canon’s Trinity & Two Other RF Lenses Make European Debut at TPS

Five Canon RF lenses, including the ‘trinity’ lenses, make European debut at the recently concluded The Photography Show 2019. Canon showed off five full-frame lenses it plans to add to its RF mirrorless ecosystem. Four of the lenses are new L-series lenses plus the 24-240mm which is also ultra-compact superzoom lens. The development of these

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LG V40 ThinQ: Now with 5 Cameras

Remember the good old days when our smartphones had just one rear camera? Nowadays you’re a dinosaur if you don’t have at least two or more cameras with multiple functions. The LG V40 ThinQ has pushed this a bit further with five in total, wrapped around a lot of functionality and a cool design. But

Alien Bees B400 – Perfectly Adequate Studio Strobes

Studio strobes from the Paul C. Buff, Inc. of Nashville Tennessee have been popular among professional and other serious photographers mainly due to one reason — they are good! Besides being great studio strobes, they are also very reasonably priced. The Alien Bees model line up is pretty much the cornerstone of the great reputation

Loupedeck+ Announces Compatibility with Adobe Audition and Final Cut Pro

Loupedeck+ developers recently announced that they are focusing on enhancing the overall productivity of their control console. The first step for this is to allow compatibility with a larger range of applications. In a recent update, the Loupedeck+ physical console will support two additional software applications, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Audition. Loupedeck+ is a

New Foldable Camera Launched by Insta360

Less than a year ago, Insta360 introduced the Insta360 ONE X, which offered a significant upgrade over previous models and gave many of the latest cameras on the market a run for their money. Now, the company has announced a very unique product that, once again, puts its competitors to the test. The Insta360 EVO

New Imaging Technique Gives Traditional Cameras Super-Fast Imaging Speeds

Some researchers from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Canada have developed a new imaging technique. The method which is called Compressed Optical-Streaking Ultra-high-speed Photography (COSUP), pushes the limits of standard imaging sensors. Typical imaging sensors have image capturing speed limit of 100 frames per second. But with this new technology, one

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III: A Camera for Everyone

Olympus launched the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III as a way to incorporate all consumers to the OM-D series. This mirrorless camera is an entry-level camera that allows people to get familiar with the manual system of a camera. Since it was designed to be an entry-level camera, the E-M10 is easier to use but

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Is the Latest Thing Still Leica?

Leica is one of those camera companies where their reputation invariably precedes them. No wonder when they have been around since 1914 (the name Leica comes from the founder’s Ernst Leitz last name and the first two letters of the word camera). Arguably, some of the most groundbreaking cameras and lenses Leica produced were in

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2019 ON1 Photo RAW: A Viable Alternative to Photoshop & Lightroom?

RAW file converter, photo editor and photo library duties usually fall to the most popular software products like Adobe Lightroom, but there are alternatives on the market providing a different workflow and results. On1 Photo RAW is one such product, which aims to integrate the most used features from Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop in one

Fitbit Versa: A Budget-Friendly Alternative to Apple Watch

Fitbit Versa is very different from its predecessor, the Ionic. Its amazing design and great battery life put it in a position to compete against pricier smartwatches like the Apple Watch 3, but lack of GPS is disappointing. The Versa helps you track a variety of activities, such as swimming, running and cycling. Another big

Benro RedDog R1 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer Just Released

Benro recently announced plans to produce a line of new gimbals to provide photographers the ability to significantly enhance the overall stability of their photographs. The very first product that has already made an appearance, part of the new line from Benro, would be the Benro RedDog R1, which was officially released last week.  The

New Leica Q2 Revealed with 95% Higher Resolution

After the success of the Leica Q, the company recently announced the release of an updated version, the Leica Q2. This new camera features a significant number of upgrades compared to the original Q model, including a much better resolution, the ability to capture photographs in rainy conditions, and even an improvement in the lens.

New $500 4K Camera from Yongnuo Features Android, 4G and More

Last year, a number of rumors circulated regarding a possible new camera from the Yongnuo brand. Last week, the company made an official announcement that the camera is real and will hit the market very soon. The new camera is said to be powered by the popular Android operating system and offer features like internet

Camera Bits Announces Photo Mechanic 6

After almost seven years, Camera Bits have announced that their popular Photo Mechanics software is finally getting a much deserved major update. The new version will be Photo Mechanics 6, being the successor of the previously released Photo Mechanics 5. This major update is said to provide users with a significant update on existing features

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Does the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D Still Measure Up?

The Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D is one of those lenses that has stuck around for a reason. It’s a fast standard focal length prime lens, which was first released in 1995 and can still deliver the goods. Accurate images with great resolution, a very usable f/1.4 aperture and is happy to produce accurate images even

The Leica X-U (Typ 113) Taking the Crown but at What Cost?

The Leica X-U (Typ 113) is the second and upgraded version of the X (Typ 113), which was released back in 2014. The X (Typ 113) is a quality camera that captures top-notch images but there were a few downfalls to it like its slow focus and operational quirks. With the X-U (Typ 113), Leica

Oppo F11 Pro to Feature No-Notch Screen and 48MP Pop-Up Camera

Oppo is all set to lure its customers with amazing designs, and its mid-range and premium smartphones are in no mood of compromising with their looks. On the same lines, Oppo recently unveiled F11 Pro which exhibits a rather sleek design without a notch and a popup selfie camera that provides a flawless uninterrupted screen.

Taking a Look at the Matchbox-Sized GoPro Hero 4 Black

Many companies are expanding their market by making more than just point-and-shoot cameras or DSLR. Action cameras are becoming pivotal as photographers are going through all types of environments to capture incredible moments and imagery. But this is more than just for professionals. Consumers want something they can take on the go without worrying if

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A Look at the Camera in the Apple iPad Pro 11

It almost feels strange reviewing the camera capabilities on a tablet device. Coming from traditional photography, a tablet is the equivalent of holding up a picture frame to take stills or video which can seem weird at first, but in the right scenarios can be a fantastic tool. As camera kit goes, you’re not suddenly

Is the iPhone 8 Just as Good as the New Models?

With all the new iPhones that have come out within the last year, where does the iPhone 8 stand amongst all of them? Even though there are three newer models, the iPhone 8 is still relevant. Especially if you are someone not looking to spend about a grand on a new phone. The smartphone has

Samsung Galaxy S8 Still Shines with Its Features

Samsung outdid themselves when they launched the Samsung Galaxy S8. After two years of its release date, the smartphone still remains as one of the best phones on the market. And now with its lower price point, the Galaxy S8 is definitely a phone you would want to look into if you are looking for

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM: Still a Classic

The EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS is one of the go to lenses for medium telephoto focal lengths, with a huge range of applications. The second iteration of the lens came in 2010 as the IS II which brought updates to all areas such as optics, image stabilization and design. Although the lens now has

NASA Astronaut Captures Race Tracks from Space with a Nikon DSLR

Growing up in Detroit, Drew Feustel, a NASA astronaut, became an avid car and racing fan. Feustel is so enthusiastic about car racing that he photographed race tracks from space while leading the International Space Station in 2018. He also watched the various car racing series in his free time. As a long time racing

Getting Your Money’s Worth with the iPhone XR

In 2018, Apple was on the ball when it came to releasing new models. Within one year, the company released three new phones – the iPhone X, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS. But just by the look of the prices, it could have been an immediate turn off as each went for about

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Best Waterproof Cameras for 2019

In many ways the terms ‘waterproof’ and ‘camera’ are completely opposite in application. The majority of the time a camera and its owner will react to water like the Wicked witch of the West, but it doesn’t have to be this way with the right equipment (unless your into that green make-up thing.) Today’s waterproof