Digital Camera

Sony a7 II full frame camera gains RAW support and Phase Detect AF

Sony a7 II full frame camera gains RAW support and Phase Detect AF

Sony announced its a7 II digital mirrorless camera back in November 2014 making it available for almost a year now. Because the camera has been around for a while now doesn't mean Sony has stopped upgrading the camera. A new firmware update is available and it adds in features that owners of the a7 II will love including RAW support and Phase Detect AF.

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Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

While Sony has been busy lately releasing powerful mirrorless and full-frame sensor cameras, its latest edition to the Alpha lineup proves they haven't completely forgotten about entry-level DSLRs. The new Alpha A68 camera features a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, accepts A-mount lenses, and has a hybrid electronic OLED viewfinder. The real surprise feature, however, is what Sony has dubbed "4D focus," which offers fast, accurate tracking autofocus with 79 AF points.

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Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera ships next month

Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera ships next month

Leica has launched its new Leica SL (Typ 601) full frame mirrorless camera alongside a new 24 - 90mm f/1.8-4 lens. The camera is hailed as a superior option among the mirrorless camera offerings out there, bringing with it a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and lack of low-pass filter, as well as the maker’s Maestro II processor and up to 4k-resolution video recording. The camera is up for pre-order now, and will ship starting November 21.

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AEE S60 Plus action cam shoots FHD video, 16MP stills

AEE S60 Plus action cam shoots FHD video, 16MP stills

The action camera market is dominated by a few big-name companies, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t options beyond them. A number of other makers offer their own miniature adventure-ready cameras, one of which is AEE. Joining its existing action cams is the S60 Plus, a new camera AEE introduced in recent days. It has the same small body we’ve come to expect from action cameras, as well as a number of other features, including Full HD video recording, 16 megapixel still images, and support for various accessories.

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Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony has updated its RX1R camera with the aptly named RX1R II, a portable camera with high-end features. Among its offerings is a back-illuminated full-frame sensor, a 35mm F2 ZEISS Sonnar T sensor, and a high 42.4 megapixels resolution. Sony boasts that this new model brings with it the highest image quality it has ever offered from a compact model. In addition, the company says the RX1R II features an adjustable optical variable low pass filter, a first in the world of digital cameras.

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Sony Alpha 7s II arrives with 4K video, ultra-high ISO

Sony Alpha 7s II arrives with 4K video, ultra-high ISO

Sony has just announced its latest camera, the Alpha A7s II. As a follow-up to the original Alpha A7s, the new full-frame mirrorless shooter maintains the same 409,600 ISO setting, but adds support for internal 4K video recording. The first model relied on an external recorder for 4K, making it the camera's biggest weakness. Those who passed on the original A7s may find themselves tempted to upgrade, as the new model includes several other refinements in addition to better video features.

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Polaroid Snap hands-on: a digital camera with instant prints

Polaroid Snap hands-on: a digital camera with instant prints

Among the tablets, phones, laptops and more filling IFA are some cameras, and among those cameras is Polaroid's newest instant shooter: the Polaroid Snap. This is a minimalist and arguably basic digital camera, but with a big twist over low-budget photography hardware. Using ZINK Zero Ink technology, the printer spits out small instant prints without using ink.

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Ricoh Theta S camera captures 360-degree scenes

Ricoh Theta S camera captures 360-degree scenes

Ricoh has unveiled its newest Theta camera, the Theta S. This camera is styled similarly to the maker’s other Theta cameras, and is able to record 360-degree content. The camera maker introduced the new model at IFA 2015 in Berlin today, and offers what Ricoh says is “extra-high resolution”, live previews of content, completely spherical content, and more. In addition, Ricoh says this camera has increased compatibility with social networks.

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Polaroid Snap instant digital camera unveiled at IFA

Polaroid Snap instant digital camera unveiled at IFA

Polaroid has introduced a new digital camera offering at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The camera, unlike the maker’s Cube, has a more traditional compact camera shape, though with the same smooth minimalist design marking Polaroid’s modern lineups. This digital camera uses Zero Ink printing to print small photos instantly, and also saves the images as a digital file for sharing online and digital storing. The camera won’t be arriving until Q4 2015; it’ll be priced at a budget-friendly $99 USD.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II unveiled: 16MP, 5-axis stabilization

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II unveiled: 16MP, 5-axis stabilization

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II camera has been officially unveiled after months of speculation and leaks. This is the successor to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, a popular model in its own right. The camera maker hails the new OM-D E-M10 Mark II as an entry-level camera body joined by 5-axis image stabilization. Olympus promises its newest OM-D model is both small and more ergonomic than previous models. The most notable feature with the camera is 5-Axis Voice Coil Motor (VCM) Image Stabilization, but that’s hardly all it has to offer, with other features including everything from integrated photo filters to advanced low-light shooting.

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Nikon P900, S6700 camera updates fix trio of bugs

Nikon P900, S6700 camera updates fix trio of bugs

If you have either the Nikon S6700 or the Nikon P900 cameras, you may have experienced one of a few different problems that make photography very difficult and at times impossible. Both Coolpix models have experienced issues, but the Coolpix P900 arguably was the worse as there were a pair of issues revolving around the remote control. The Coolpix S6700 model, meanwhile, could occasionally freeze without retracting the lens when powered on. Nikon has pushed out updates to fix both of those problems.

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Graava action cam auto-creates highlight reels

Graava action cam auto-creates highlight reels

Action cameras can, when put to proper use, produce incredible videos. That assumes the footage is edited with an element of skill, which is the sticking point for some users — as clear as a video may be, poor editing detracts from the subject. Enter Graava’s new action cam, a small camera that somewhat resembles Sony’s own Action Cam, but with a related app that does the heavy lifting (editing) itself. On the most simple end of the spectrum, Graava’s app allows the user to select how long they want their video, and it does the rest on its own.

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