Ryze Tello: Best Entry-Level Drone 2

Ryze Tello: Best Entry-Level Drone

It’s fun to fly drones and generally they aren’t educational, but the Ryze Tello is designed to be both. It allows you to fly the drone with an app or a Bluetooth remote. This drone is also programmable using Scratch, which is an open-source programming language developed at MIT. You can simply write the programs

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How to Choose the Best Compact Camera in 2019

It may seem that smartphones have eaten up the compact camera market in recent years. However, a compact camera still has many advantages over the smart phone, especially if you want to step up in image quality. The compact camera still fits into the niche of those who want good image quality, but don’t want

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An Up-Close Look at the New Canon 400mm F2.8L IS III

Canon has released new and improved versions of their 400mm f/2.8L and 600mm f/4L super-telephoto lenses, with the emphasis on 25 percent less weight or 2.2lbs in real money. The new 400mm now weighs in at 6.25 pounds total. The weight saving is definitely significant, especially since Sony has released their own FE 400mm f/2.8 lightweight version at 6.4 pounds. Canon

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Flickr Users Given an Extra Month to Save Their Photos

Flickr announced during the final quarter of 2018 that they would be limiting free accounts on their platform. While users had significant storage in the past, users who sign up for a free account will now only be able to store a maximum of 1,000 files, including videos and photos, at a time. The platform

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Sony AX700 4K HDR Camcorder First Look

While it may seem that the consumer camcorder market has been taken over with the advances in smart phones and DSLRs, there’s never been a better time to dive into the advances made in video quality from this section of the market. 4K video has been around in smart phones for a few years, which

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Kodak Puts Film Business Up for Sale

Kodak Alaris may be looking to sell all its businesses. It has recently put up its film business for sale. The Hertfordshire-based company that handles the manufacturing of Kodak’s photographic suppliers is reportedly up for sale. The company said that it is expecting a deal very soon as negotiations with potential buyers have reached advanced

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The XMT500 Strobe Light Expected to Bring Bowens Back on the Map

After almost a century of being in business, Bowens, a company that specializes in the production of lightning products primarily for photography, announced its decision to go into liquidation in July 2017. After more than a year, the company has now come back to the market with a brand new product, the XMT500 Strobe Light,

Canon EOS RP Is Expected to Be Announced This Valentine's Day 10

Canon EOS RP Is Expected to Be Announced This Valentine’s Day

The Canon EOS R launched in October last year was the first mirrorless full-frame camera by Canon that proved to be a formidable competitor for cameras of similar range and features from Sony and Olympus. Since then, expectations have been high among Canon loyalists for another EOS camera from Canon that would have more updated

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Snappr, The Uber of Photography, Launched on Monday

Snappr, an online photography service app, announced that they would be launching a new on-demand service for customers in need of a professional photographer on Monday. Media publications are associating this new on-demand service with apps such as Uber, providing a way for people to quickly gain access to photographers for any type of event

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Sony Xperia XZ4 Leak Reveals Important Details

Sony Xperia XZ4 isn’t even released it, but there are all sorts of speculations surrounding this smartphone. Tech enthusiasts have been debating about the phone for quite some time, and the new leak is bound to add more fuel to the fire. The leak reveals some important, and we dare to say amazing, things about

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Camera Battery Life Hacks

Battery life, and how much performance we can get out of our devices, is front of mind for everybody these days. Especially important for us photographers is the battery life on our cameras. We’re not quite there yet with battery technology which will allow us to take images all day long, with everything switched on

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Digital Camera Market to Plummet by 50%, Canon Estimates

Digital cameras made it easier for us to capture important moments or to engage in photography. The convenient price made digital cameras accessible to a larger group of people which benefited brands like Canon. However, that’s changing now, and according to Canon, we can expect the market of digital cameras to make a significant plunge

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Insta360 Partners Up with Matterport: Would You Scan Your Home?

Insta360 is the world leader in 360-degree cameras thanks to the ease of use and quality of content it provides. The China-based company is all about innovation and expansion, so it comes as no wonder they constantly update their offers and partner up with different brands to provide their customers with more options and a

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Tips for Buying an Old Film Camera

In 2019 it seems counter intuitive to be considering using film cameras for your imaging needs. Almost like your next car being one with a carburetor and leaf spring suspension. However, with brands such as Kodak producing classic film stock which gives a distinctive look to the images replicated by many smart phone filters to

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A Closer Look at the Fun Nikon Coolpix P1000

The introduction of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 reminds me of the early days of digital cameras, with an all in one body and lens and a huge zoom range. We have moved on quite a bit since then, but there’s still room in the market for an all in one camera with a ridiculously big

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L: Is It Worth the Asking Price?

The new series of RF lens feels like we are in the new next-generation of glass coming from Canon. When EF lenses were first introduced all those years ago it was a big jump forward and the release of the RF lens feels the same. One of the latest model lenses to fit the new

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The Best 3 Lenses You Will Ever Own

Photography can become in time a collector’s sport. This meaning, like any endeavor you start acquiring more and more gear over time and start to thinking you need to use it all the time as well. This is especially true when you’ve paid a king’s ransom for a few high-end prime lenses and you must

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Everything We Know About Samsung Galaxy S10 So Far

Samsung is about to launch the next successor of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S10. A lot of buzzes and rumors are up in the light of this upcoming launch. Although no official statement has been released by the manufacturer so far in regards to the specs, release date and price of

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What ISO Really Means on a Digital Camera

If you remember the days of film or not, the link between ISO and old school film speed always comes up. It’s an easy way to explain what ISO or how the US standard equivalent ASA works in the digital realm or a simple way to explain digital ISO. However, a direct comparison between the

Adobe Unveils New Customizable Behance Profile and Project Pages 20

Adobe Unveils New Customizable Behance Profile and Project Pages

Adobe is starting the year with updates to its online portfolio platform Behance. The update announcement covers a redesign of users’ profile page, an update to the project page and the addition of customizable banners. Over the years, Behance has served as a source of creative inspiration and artistic discovery. However, with the proliferation of

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Huawei P20 Pro: A Smartphone with an Impressive Camera

Huawei have definitely been making a fuss over the camera side of their smart phones. With every new model there have been slight improvements and having Leica emblazoned on the phone is a good way to attract the photography crowd. The Huawei P20 Pro is out to compete with the flagship models from the competitors,

Fitbit Aria 2 Review: More Than Just a Weight Scale 22

Fitbit Aria 2 Review: More Than Just a Weight Scale

Scales have been around a long time, and anyone who has attempted weight loss has probably been addicted to weighing themselves every possible moment of the day. Some people obsess over the number on the scale, not considering their own personal results or other metrics. We know now that your actual weight on a scale

Samsung Brings Ultra-Slim 20MP Image Sensor to Smartphones 25

Samsung Brings Ultra-Slim 20MP Image Sensor to Smartphones

Samsung Electronics, a semiconductor technology industry leader, has launched a new ISOCELL Slim 3T2 sensor for smartphones. The compact 20-megapixel resolution image sensor measures only 1/3.4 inches, which is the smallest ever in the industry. This new sensor makes it possible for mid-range smartphones to deliver excellent optical performance on both their front and rear

5 Ways to Transport Camera Batteries Safely When Flying 27

5 Ways to Transport Camera Batteries Safely When Flying

Keeping all your camera kit secured and safe when traveling is one concern, but the transportation of high-powered lithium-ion batteries is another thing we now have to contend with. We require more power from the same size batteries, which means lithium-ions which we have to power the majority of our cameras also has the potential

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Nikon Announces Major Updates at CES 2019

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas from January 8 to January 11, and it was, unsurprisingly, a major success. CES is the gathering place for all technology enthusiasts, brands, tech business, and so much more. Over the years, CES has become a hub where new, innovative ideas are presented or

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100MP Canon EOS R with IBIS Coming Soon?

Canon is one of the biggest names in the photography world and thinking outside the box is expected from a company of their caliber. We expect them to dictate and set new trends that will make it easier for photographers to make wonderful photos. The most recent news involving Canon is just a rumor at

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A Photographer’s Look at the Huawei P10 Smartphone

The Huawei P10 is an update to their flagship P9 which had an emphasis on the camera side of things. Having a ‘designed by Leica’ dual camera is definitely going to spark interest in the photography crowd, along with hardware and design upgrades could start to challenge the rivals in quality of imagery. It’s a

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Review

A kit lens is not only a great starter lens, especially when you get one bundled with your camera, but it’s also a great backup lens. The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is an upgrade from the 18-55mm IS kit lens with a nice wide focal range, lightweight, has Image Stabilization and comes

Jawbone UP3: Looking into Its Fitness Tracking Capabilities 33

Jawbone UP3: Looking into Its Fitness Tracking Capabilities

The Jawbone UP3 might be one of the most attractive fitness trackers on the market right now, even after many years since its launch. It’s lightweight, thin, and looks more like a piece of jewelry than anything. It’s something that most other fitness trackers can’t say for themselves. But we all know looks aren’t everything,

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8K Video and R System Roadmap from Canon?

The news of 8K video in mirrorless cameras is exciting on one hand, but also the feeling that you have to do another upgrade just as you’ve paid off your last lot of kit. The Canon R series will be the recipient of the 8K jump as stated in an interview over at Imaging Resource

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Huawei P20: Setting a New Benchmark

The Huawei P20 is a more affordable counterpart of the Huawei P20 Pro. The Pro version has received much praise for having an excellent camera and gaining high benchmark scores. The younger sibling may not be able to compete with an older counterpart. However, it certainly has found a blend of quality and performance for

Nikon’s Z6 Camera to Come with a Filmmaker Kit 41

Nikon’s Z6 Camera to Come with a Filmmaker Kit

Nikon is known for releasing the best products on the market when it comes to capturing videos. And this latest addition is no less. Welcome Nikon Z6 to the world of DSLR cameras. Based on its features and offerings, this device is sure to stand out among its competitors! Essentially, this device is known for

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Why the iPhone/Android Camera Focal Length Matters

When it comes to smartphone cameras, the majority usually use them like point and shoot devices. Nothing wrong with that, but the phones themselves they are becoming ever more sophisticated, so it doesn’t harm to expand your knowledge a little, especially when it comes to knowing the camera’s focal length. All the principles below can

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Next Generation of iPhones to ‘Revolutionize’ Photography

Apple sets out to transform their iPhone cameras by using the 3D sensors and advanced facial recognition of Sony in 2019.  Satoshi Yoshihara, the head of the sensor development team of Sony Corporation said in an interview, “Sure, we are going to transform how people take photos using their phone.” The aim includes the advanced

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2/200D: A Great Entry-Level DSLR

The EOS Rebel SL2/200D is a compact DSLR with many of the latest bits of functionality, not quite entry-level, but the next step up. The new features make it feel more current than the EOS Rebel T6/1300D or Rebel T7/2000D with the SL2 having features such as Dual Pixel autofocus and the DIGIC 7 processor.