digital photography

Instagram rolls out account switching to iOS and Android

Instagram rolls out account switching to iOS and Android

Users have been asking, and Instagram is finally making it happen: the service has just announced upcoming support for switching between accounts, a feature that just recently cropped up in testing again after having surfaced briefly last year. The feature is rolling out as of this week, though many users aren’t seeing the option to add another account yet, and it is coming to both the iOS and Android apps. Once available, users will simply need to add their accounts in the app, then tap to toggle.

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What makes Olympus’ PEN-F worth $1,200

What makes Olympus’ PEN-F worth $1,200

Olympus' PEN-F gives street photographers, rangefinder fans, and devoted tinkerers with an aversion to Photoshop the camera of their dreams. Key to its appeal - and, frankly, to justifying its not-inconsiderable price - is the Creative Dial, a dedicated front-panel control (paired with a new spring-loaded lever on the back) which unlocks the PEN-F's secret weapon in the retro camera wars.

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Olympus PEN-F hands-on: Retro Reloaded

Olympus PEN-F hands-on: Retro Reloaded

It's the impeccable retro charm you see when you first hold the Olympus PEN-F, but it's the addictive creative potential locked inside that lingers. Latest in the company's PEN line of rangefinders, it arrives to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Olympus' first consumer camera but, thankfully, is more than just a special edition.

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Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica X-U (Typ 113) is maker’s first rugged waterproof camera

Leica has announced its new Leica X-U (Typ 113) camera designed for tough outdoors conditions. The camera was designed for adventure, according to Leica, while still providing high-end quality. This is the company’s first camera designed specifically for underwater and outdoor use — it is completely waterproof to depths down to 15 meters. The camera is available as of today.

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Olympus TG-870 rugged camera is waterproof to 50-feet

Olympus TG-870 rugged camera is waterproof to 50-feet

Olympus has a new camera that will be right at home with outdoor enthusiasts who need a camera that can survive water, drops, and life in the great outdoors. The camera is called the TG-870 and it can survive diving in water up to 50-feet with no case needed to keep it safe. An accessory case is offered to protect the camera to 175-feet depth.

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Nikon D500 is first camera with SnapBridge

Nikon D500 is first camera with SnapBridge

Nikon has announced the D500 DSLR, a hotly anticipated camera sporting a 20.9MP sensor and the same 153 auto focus points as the D5. As well, the D500 features Nikon’s new Expeed 5 image processing engine (likewise found in the D5) and Ultra HD video recording. The Nikon D500 is particularly notable, however, for being the first among Nikon’s products to offer SnapBridge, a constant connection to mobile devices over Bluetooth.

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Nikon D5 unveiled with new AF system, 4K UHD video

Nikon D5 unveiled with new AF system, 4K UHD video

Nikon has unveiled the Nikon D5, its' highly anticipated new DSLR camera. This camera is built for speed and accuracy, says Nikon, using its' most advanced and all-new auto focus system. The D5 brings several new features and promises, including high-quality images at very high ISO levels, 4K UHD video recording, and a new 20.8-megapixel FX format image sensor.

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Sigma protective lens made of clear ceramic debuts

Sigma protective lens made of clear ceramic debuts

Sigma has been making lenses and cameras for a long time and the company has rolled out a new product that it claims to be a world's first. That new product is a sigma Water Repellent WR Ceramic Protector Lens filter. That lens filter is made of a Clear Glass Ceramic material that promises enhanced protective qualities for the lens.

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X-Steady Electro: a video stabilizer for GoPros, smartphones

X-Steady Electro: a video stabilizer for GoPros, smartphones

Xsories recently introduced its new X-Steady Electro, the first electronic video stabilizer from the company. It is designed for use with small cameras — action cameras like the GoPros and smartphones, for example. It works by keeping the horizon line perfectly flat while recording, and to reduce the amount of shaking that makes it way into the final product. It is ultra-light at 220 grams, making it suitable for portable, extensive use.

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Hobie turns any smartphone into a time lapse camera

Hobie turns any smartphone into a time lapse camera

Overlab Designs has introduced its time lapse tool for mobile photographers, Hobie. This device holds a smartphone that measures less than 8cm wide, and can be affixed to a tripod. Hobie can be adjusted to aim the phone in different directions, and either rotate or remain stationary while time lapse photos are taken. The device is mechanical, eliminating the need for batteries. The device is being funded in a campaign that ends on September 26.

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Camera Restricta concept speculates about future of censorship

Camera Restricta concept speculates about future of censorship

A designer has used a 3D printer and other technology to create a camera concept he calls “Camera Restricta”, a name that is derived from camera obscura. The concept has an interesting take on unique photography, but also hints at a way photography in the future may be censored -- by blocking certain locations from being photographed at the software level, leaving photographers -- or anyone with a smartphone -- with a useless camera.

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iPhone 6s: 12MP iSight camera, Retina Flash, 4k video recording

iPhone 6s: 12MP iSight camera, Retina Flash, 4k video recording

Apple's new iPhone 6s features a new 12MP iSight camera, something that the company says its customers will love to use. The camera features the iSight camera sensor, which brings auto focus, more pixels, and more. Sensors suffer from artifact issues, incorrect colors, and more. Apple has targeted these issues with its iSight tech, bringing "very accurate and precise color", among other things.

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