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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The curious case of the Star Wars family portrait

The curious case of the Star Wars family portrait

What you're about to see is a family portrait that includes Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and a third family member. We will not tell you who the third member of the family is here, for that would be a spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We know that basically every person in the world that wanted to see The Force Awakens has already seen it, but we're still not going to take any chances. Maybe 30 years down the line when The Simpsons have already done so.

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Phase One A-series IQ3 100MP medium format camera system now shipping

Phase One A-series IQ3 100MP medium format camera system now shipping

A new super high-end camera for professional photographers has debuted. The camera is called the Phase One A-series IQ3 100MP medium format camera system. It was developed in cooperation with ALPA and slips into the line along with the existing A-series models. The new camera works with the ALPA platform and Phase One XF camera system.

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GoPro cutting lineup to 3 models in effort to boost revenue

GoPro cutting lineup to 3 models in effort to boost revenue

Following the disclosure of severe revenue losses during their latest quarterly results report, action camera maker GoPro has made the drastic decision to reduce its model lineup by nearly half in order to reduce costs. Starting in April, GoPro will continue offering just three cameras: the Hero 4 Black, the Hero 4 Silver, and the Hero 4 Session. Any remaining models are being discontinued.

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Sony A6300 camera boasts 24MP and 4K video in a mirrorless body

Sony A6300 camera boasts 24MP and 4K video in a mirrorless body

Sony has just announced its latest mirrorless digital camera model, the A6300. Fans of Sony's cameras will recognize this as the long-awaited follow-up to the A6000 from 2014, and this replacement is arriving with a number of impressive features. Chief among them are a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, the ability to shoot 4K video footage, and a new ultra-fast autofocus system. The A6300 will be arriving in March at $1,000 for the body only, or $1,150 for the kit with a 16-50mm lens.

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Foldio360 is a turntable for interactive photos

Foldio360 is a turntable for interactive photos

This week we've come across a strange device by the name of Foldio360 - a turntable with a light that's made for taking photos of tiny objects. What's radical about this device isn't that it, regardless of its name, does not play vinyl records. What's radical about it is its intended use: taking not just photos, but 360-degree images (moving images, that is) for the internet. There'd be far less use for this device in the past, that's for certain.

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Battling Postpartum Depression with an iPhone

Battling Postpartum Depression with an iPhone

This week begins Apple's latest "World Gallery of photography", an ad campaign that, amongst others, will spotlight entrepreneur and mother Erin Brooks' photographs on a public stage. Brooks' story is as much about battling one's way out of the difficulties of two pregnancies as it is about experiencing and capturing the world through high-quality photographs. As we've learned this week, Brooks' trials and tribulations, (along with a bit of help from her iPhone), have molded her into the skilled photographer she is today.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II flaunts dual image processors, 4K vids

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II flaunts dual image processors, 4K vids

Canon is setting out to set a new standard for professional DSLRs, and it might have just the contender in the new EOS-1D X Mark II. Giving justice to the phrase "two heads are better than one", the new EOS sports dual pairs of some features, like a dual DIGIC6+ Image Processor and a Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The digital camera also boasts of some firsts for the series, like a new 20.2 megapixel 35 mm full frame CMOS sensor, 4K video recording, and a 61-point AF that supports even an aperture of f/8.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release tipped with Gear 360 spherical cam

Samsung Galaxy S7 release tipped with Gear 360 spherical cam

Samsung is reported to be revealing not only their Samsung Galaxy S7 hero phone, but a spherical, VR-friendly camera called Gear 360. This device, the Samsung Gear 360, has been teased as quite akin to what we've reported under a different name late last year: DUO PIXEL. That device, we'd gathered, would work somewhat like the Ricoh Theta camera, capturing two photos or two videos at once, combining them to create one spherical piece of media.

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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 M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica M-P “Panda Edition” limited run camera unveiled

Leica has introduced a new limited edition camera called the Leica M-P “Panda Edition.” This camera features the same German construction expected from Leica alongside a design inspired by the panda. The black camera body is contrasted by white elements, something that “echoes past Oriental artistry.” Two versions of the camera are offered, both in very limited quantities.

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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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