photography

Canon Rebel T6 brings mild upgrade to entry-level DSLR

Canon Rebel T6 brings mild upgrade to entry-level DSLR

Canon continues to work its way through its camera lineup with refreshes and new models, recently announcing the G7 X Mark II point-and-shoot and the EOS 80D at the mid-range of DSLRs. Now the company has come to its cheapest, entry-level DSLR with the new EOS Rebel T6. While the spec remain modest, they're plenty decent enough for beginner photographers, plus there's a wide range of features offered by the camera.

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Samsung reveals its own 12MP Dual Pixel image sensor

Samsung reveals its own 12MP Dual Pixel image sensor

By now, the Galaxy S7's main camera story has already been narrated to death. It went from 16 megapixels in the Galaxy S6 down to 12 megapixels. In exchange, however, it gained twice the number of photodiodes for phase detection autofocus and larger pixels to boot, earning it abilities in the focus and low light department. Recent teardowns have revealed that camera sensor to be from Sony, but now Samsung is revealing its own similar image sensor, but with an additional talent you curiously won't find in the Galaxy S7.

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Sony announces an even smaller 30x zoom camera, the HX80

Sony announces an even smaller 30x zoom camera, the HX80

Everyone carries around a camera in their pocket these days. The latest smartphones all have pretty good cameras in them, but they're not great for every situation. Sometimes you want a camera that takes a bit higher quality shots, or maybe you want some serious zoom that a fixed lens just won't give you. Well, today Sony just announced a new point-and-shoot that should satisfy your need for extra zoom, without taking up too much space in your pocket.

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5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

5 “Friends” the LG G5 is missing: Plug-in Accessory Madness!

Last month LG revealed their new flagship smartphone, the LG G5, and a series of plug-and-play accessories they call "Friends of G5." Today we're having a brief run-down reminder of what those accessories are, then we're going through the five accessories we'd love LG to add to this family as soon as possible. LG gives us inspiration for oddity with their "Friends of G5" logo, which is a cat with glasses - so we're about to get weird with it.

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DxO ONE cam can now work standalone, gets price cut

DxO ONE cam can now work standalone, gets price cut

DxO, the people behind the popular DxOMark benchmarking site, announced a major software update to their almost odd DxO ONE camera. Most software updates usually add minor features and bug fixes but, while that is partly true here, the update introduces a new feature that practically changes the way you can use the camera. Starting version 1.3 of the firmware, the DxO ONE can be used standalone, meaning you won't need to first connect it to an iPhone or iPad before taking a shot.

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DJI Phantom 4 release detailed for super-smart future

DJI Phantom 4 release detailed for super-smart future

The next generation in what DJI describes as "intelligent flying cameras" has been initiated with the DJI Phantom 4. This drone - as we otherwise know it - is coming to the public with a stack of technology never before offered in a consumer edition drone. This includes advanced computer vision and sensing technology, made to roll with new features like its Obstacle Sensing System, ActiveTrack and TapFly functionality.

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DIY Centriphone whips iPhone around your head on a string

DIY Centriphone whips iPhone around your head on a string

Possibly the most insane iPhone accessory ever made for the accident-prone is this: the Centriphone. We saw the results of this contraption in action not too long ago - it creates a sort of bullet-time video using the slow-motion capabilities of the iPhone or GoPro camera being flung around in a circle. Super slow motion and movement of the camera create a fantastic result - and one that's now entirely DIY and open source. Today we have the making-of video and instructions.

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Ricoh Theta S Review: the true VR camera trailblazer

Ricoh Theta S Review: the true VR camera trailblazer

In a few years from now, cameras like the Ricoh Theta S will be standard. Maybe not even a few years. Maybe this year. Samsung just released their VR camera, the [Gear 360], and LG just released a VR camera called [LG 360 CAM] as well. LG's camera is, shall we say, very INSPIRED by Ricoh's design. But the Ricoh Theta was first. By a mile. By several years and a whole new iteration, in fact.

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Huawei and Leica to partner up for smartphone cameras

Huawei and Leica to partner up for smartphone cameras

At the CP+ camera event in Japan this week, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei and German camera company Leica announced that they were forming a long-term partnership to work on mobile photography together. It's a bit of a unique pairing: a high-end luxury camera maker that's shown no interest in mobile working with China's dominant smartphone producer. Then again, maybe that lack of overlap is exactly why they're working together.

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Xiaomi shows off the Mi 5’s 4-axis image stabilization

Xiaomi shows off the Mi 5’s 4-axis image stabilization

These days, cameras have become just as important in smartphones as CPUs and displays. Just look at the smartphone marketing materials from the past year or so and you'll see how smartphone camera descriptions have started too match those of digital compacts and DSLRs. Case in point is this year's MWC, where we're seeing too Chinese manufacturers boast about impressive Optical Image Stabilization features that you'd only find in dedicated cameras camera. Unsurprisingly, Xiaomi won't be caught dead in last, so it has a video showing just how smooth the Mi 5's camera is, even with the shakiest hand.

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OPPO SmartSensor: first sensor-based, smallest smartphone OIS

OPPO SmartSensor: first sensor-based, smallest smartphone OIS

Chinese OEM OPPO might not have a new smartphone to show off at MWC 2016 but it is definitely not lacking in things to boast about. For one, it just revealed its Super VOOC fast charging technology that, OPPO claims, can charge a smartphone in just 15 minutes. Now it is making a similarly huge claim but this time in the area of photography. Calling it the SmartSensor, it is claimed to be the world's first sensor-based stabilization technology for smartphones and also the smallest OIS for any device, smartphone or not.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 hands-on [How to VR]

Samsung Galaxy S7 hands-on [How to VR]

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is important to the VR-loving public for several reasons. First - it's a device that's made with VR in mind. The first wave is being released with a free Gear VR headset. Second - because it's ushering in a new age in the virtual reality market. An age in which virtual reality isn't just something that's on the horizon. An age when VR isn't only here, ready to experience - VR is here for you to capture and share, as well.

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