photography

Nikon D810A DSLR is designed for astrophotographers

Nikon D810A DSLR is designed for astrophotographers

Nikon has introduced a new DSLR camera that has been optimized specifically for astrophotographers. The new D810A is akin to the D810 DSLR, but features a hydrogen alpha wavelength infrared cut filter, which the camera maker says allows photographers to capture quality photos of space in particular. Joining that filter are some features that are likewise tailored to astrophotography; the camera, however, isn't meant for general photography, and so is reserved for those who need a camera for snapping images of the universe.

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Imgur drops ‘Pro’ subscription service, gives tools to all users

Imgur drops ‘Pro’ subscription service, gives tools to all users

A recently announced GIF making tool was pretty neat; handy if you’ve ever wanted to get a looping snippet from publicly available YouTube or Vimeo video (or any other publicly hosted video, really). While Imgur could have stopped there and still found favor with users, they’ve instead gone ahead and made everything free to use. The paid tier to Imgur, Imgur Pro, is going away, and all the goodies in the Pro version will be wrapped up in Imgur proper.

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Google buys offline photo-sharing app Odysee

Google buys offline photo-sharing app Odysee

Detractors of Google’s social layer, Google+, can agree that its one redeeming quality is photo storage and sharing, where Google has done an incredibly good job of making sure your media looks good, and is easily accessible. To that point, Google has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that has some interesting features for private photo sharing. The team at Odysee, in announcing the acquisition, also say they’re joining the Google+ team.

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Canon unveils 2015 camera lineup: 5DS, Rebel T6s, ELPH, SX410

Canon unveils 2015 camera lineup: 5DS, Rebel T6s, ELPH, SX410

This week we've got one whole heck of a lot of Canon photography equipment being revealed, with cameras popping up from the very inexpensive to the top of the line in personal shooters. The SX410 IS comes as the successor to the SX400 HS, the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS comes as the successor to the ELPH 340 HS, and the EOS Rebel T6i comes as the latest edition of the "classic" Rebel. Then there's the EOS Rebel T6s, designed to deliver the best possible photos with an EOS APS-C format sensor, and the Canon 5DS SR, delivering the world's highest resolution among 35mm-format Digital SLRs.

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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens official

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens official

The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens is an amalgamation of glass and metal that's made to capture super high quality images with an ultra-wide angle. This lens was of the most awe-inspiring pieces of equipment we got to have a peek at earlier this year at CES but it wasn't something we were able to talk about until now. Everyone in the room that had the opportunity to see this lens had an audible response - and several were words I can't reproduce here. This lens creates an experience that's not easily describable, needless to say.

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Canon G3 X detailed but under development

Canon G3 X detailed but under development

This week the folks at Canon have revealed details on the PowerShot G3 X officially. Not in full, that is to say, and not in a way that's similar to that of the announcements they've made of other cameras this week. Instead, the follow-up to the PowerShot G1 X Mark II and the compact-body PowerShot G7 X, the Canon PowerShot G3 X will work with a 1-inch sensor, a 24–600mm (35mm film equivalent) 25x optical zoom lens, and a compact overall size. Not much else is being made official by the company today.

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Canon 5DS / SR official with 50-megapixel sensor

Canon 5DS / SR official with 50-megapixel sensor

One of the most powerful Digital SLR cameras in the world has been revealed this week by Canon in two editions, the Canon 5DS and 5DS SR. This machine family works with the world's highest resolution among 35mm-format Digital SLRs (as of January 6th, 2015, and likely for a while to come) at a whopping 50.6-megapixels. This camera also works with Canon's latest image processor, the Dual DiGiC 6.

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Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i head up the new Rebel line

Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i head up the new Rebel line

The 2015 Canon EOS Rebel lineup has a new flagship - the Canon EOS Rebel T6s. Canon has also announced the EOS Rebel T6i, the latest edition of the classic Rebel. The EOS Rebel T5i, SL1, and T5 will remain in Canon's market lineup as well. Both the T6s and the T6i work with 24.2-megapixel Canon CMOS (APS-C) image sensors, the highest resolution for Canon cameras amongst EOS models with APS-C format sensors. Both models also make use of the DiGiC 6, the newest in Canon image processors.

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Hubble captures 3x Jupiter moon transit

Hubble captures 3x Jupiter moon transit

The event that the Hubble space telescope captured this week only happens once or twice every ten years. What we're seeing here is three of the four Galilean satellites - moons, that is - moving around Jupiter's gaseous surface, all within the same frame at the same time. Their shadows are all in the frame at the same time, at least. Here you'll see the moons "Io", "Callisto", and our good friend "Europa." That last one we'll be visiting in the next 9 years if we're lucky.

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Samsung NX500 tops NX1 with 4K release

Samsung NX500 tops NX1 with 4K release

Today Samsung returns to the high-powered camera arena for 2015 with their NX500, a new-age successor to last year's NX1. This year the NX500 comes with upgraded processor - a brand new DRIMeV - on top of the 4K recording ability brought on with the NX1. This camera works with a 28MP BSI APS-C image sensor, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity. This device works with Samsung's NX AF system III, Samsung Auto Shot technology, and a 3-inch touchscreen on its backside to capture images and video with a wide variety of ways and means - this screen also flips out, down, and up.

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