Photography

Sigma sd Quattro camera launches next month for $799

Sigma sd Quattro camera launches next month for $799

Sigma introduced the sd Quattro cameras in February, but did not detail pricing or availability. That changed today, with the company (finally) dropping both details: you’ll be able to purchase the sd Quattro next month for $799 USD, a price that jumps to $999 USD if you purchase the camera bundled with the Sigma 30mm 1.4 DC HSM Art lens. The company will also be launching the new Sigma EF-630 flash next month for $379 USD, and a USB docking station for $79 USD.

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Instagram ‘Picked for You’ channels find videos you (probably) want to watch

Instagram ‘Picked for You’ channels find videos you (probably) want to watch

Instagram has announced a new feature called “Picked for You” that groups videos by each user's favorite interests and topics, making it easier to find new video content rapidly. These new "Picked for You" channels will be found under Explore, and will include everything from comedians to musicians and more. According to the company, it has seen users increase their video watch time on Instagram 150-percent over the past half year.

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Bentley Gigapixel image shows Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase on Goldengate

Bentley Gigapixel image shows Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase on Goldengate

Bentley has published what it claims to be the world's most extraordinary car photograph. While it may not be the MOST extraordinary photo of a car ever taken, it is very cool. The photo is a shot of the new Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase cruising across the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. The image was taken using a massive zoom lens from 700 meters away.

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Hasselblad X1D crams medium format sensor into mirrorless camera body

Hasselblad X1D crams medium format sensor into mirrorless camera body

Just as was predicted, Hasselblad has announced its new X1D camera today, billed as the world's first medium format mirrorless camera. That means they've managed to fit a 50-megapixel medium format sensor into a small, compact interchangeable lens body. And because it's the same sensor Hasselblad uses in their high-end H6D camera, the X1D easily outpaces full-frame mirrorless camera models.

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Hasselblad X1D leak reveals medium format mirrorless camera

Hasselblad X1D leak reveals medium format mirrorless camera

Sweden's Hasselblad, the makers of some of the most high-end, professional-level cameras on the market, has an event coming up, and a few leaked images have given us an idea of what we can expect to be announced. Along with the Moto Mod for Motorola's Moto Z smartphone that was teased a few days ago, it also looks like the company is about to debut the X1D-50c, said to be the world's first medium format mirrorless camera.

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Instagram celebrates 500m users with some surprising trends

Instagram celebrates 500m users with some surprising trends

Selfies, food photos, gratuitous humble-brags... Instagram has them all, and it also has, as of today, 500 million members active every month. The new user milestone comes on the heels of the photo sharing service's big brand revamp which left many members spitting over the pared-back icon and more minimalistic app, but that controversy doesn't appear to have had a negative impact on how many actually use it.

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LG G5 gets a solid 86 from DxOMark, lands in 5th spot

LG G5 gets a solid 86 from DxOMark, lands in 5th spot

Unlike the previous two flagships, the LG G5 focused more on modularity than on digital photography. That, however, doesn't mean that the somewhat modular smartphone is in any way a flop when it comes to its camera. In fact, DxOMark gives it a rather high score of 86, for its reliable performance in still photography and a more or less balanced video recording ability. Placed 5th in the overall smartphone ranking, the LG G5's camera prowess very well makes the CAM Plus module a worthwhile purchase.

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Eye Eye is a remote smartphone camera for tight, perilous spaces

Eye Eye is a remote smartphone camera for tight, perilous spaces

All sorts of neat places exist that are too perilous for your phone — under the surface of a lake, for example, or down some dark hole in a cave. For those moments comes a new remote camera designed for use with smartphones, plugging into one via a curly cable to record footage straight to the device. The Eye Eye camera is small, can be mounted to a monopod or tripod, and can be used underwater.

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Facebook flips the switch on 360-degree photos

Facebook flips the switch on 360-degree photos

Facebook’s previously announced 360-degree photos support has gone live. Starting today, users can upload 360-degree panoramas to their Facebook account for their friends to see on desktop or mobile. When browsing Facebook, you’ll know if you’ve come across a 360-degree photo due to a small compass icon that’ll be placed on its right side. That aside, uploading 360-degree photos isn't any harder than uploading an ordinary photo.

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Facebook is deleting your synced photos, here’s how to keep them

Facebook is deleting your synced photos, here’s how to keep them

Today the folks at Facebook responsible for photo syncing within their system have announced that Moments will be taking over. What on earth is Moments, you might wonder. Moments is an app which organizes and "privately shares" your photos from your smartphone. What if you don't want Moments, but want to keep your synced photos? There's only one option - save and exit. The desktop viewing segment of Facebook's photo sync is about to go away forever.

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PENTAX K-70 DSLR can weather the elements better than you

PENTAX K-70 DSLR can weather the elements better than you

People today are more than ever more conscious of taking photos to capture fleeting moments into memories. Smartphones are, understandably, the immediate recourse but they aren't necessarily the best. There will always be room for more sophisticated DSLR camera, except for one problem. Not all of them can be taken wherever you go. Ricoh's latest PENTAX K-70, however, was designed specifically to address that problem. Combining a rugged design with features found only in high-end PENTAX models, the PENTAX K-70 was made to take photos and record videos even in conditions you yourself might not survive.

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This is why your Instagram photos suck (and how to fix it)

This is why your Instagram photos suck (and how to fix it)

Instagram is full of beautiful photographs. If you've been on the service long enough, you've probably found a bunch of accounts that regularly post mind-blowing images. Each one is beautiful in its own way; you imagine taking photos like it, carefully cultivating your own Instagram account into a trove of skilled, captivating pictures. Reality, though, hasn't worked out this way. Your pictures aren't so great and maybe you're feeling discouraged, but don't fret. Anyone can take great Instagram photos with the right steps.

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