Cameras

ZTE claims first under-screen camera phone release

ZTE claims first under-screen camera phone release

This week the folks at ZTE revealed that they'd be the first company to release a smartphone with an under-screen camera. That'll be the sort of front-facing camera on a smartphone that you cannot see with the naked eye! Or at least not without a very, very analytical eye and a thirst for looking very, very close.

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Nikon cameras can now be used as webcams with new official tool

Nikon cameras can now be used as webcams with new official tool

Nikon is the latest camera company to release software that enables it cameras to function as webcams, a necessity in our new remote-working world. Camera companies began releasing this new functionality several weeks ago as retailers experienced a shortage of high-quality webcams and many people were forced to find alternatives while working remotely.

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Wyze Cam Plus subscription launches with people detection and price boost

Wyze Cam Plus subscription launches with people detection and price boost

Wyze, the company best known for its inexpensive security cameras, has announced a new subscription called Wyze Cam Plus that replaces its previous Complete Motion Capture plan. With this optional subscription, customers can gain access to enhanced features over what is included with the cameras, the most notable being the return of Wyze's people detection feature...and a price boost to match.

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Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lens zooms in on what’s important

Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lens zooms in on what’s important

One of the advantages of an interchangeable lens camera is not being stuck with the capabilities the camera came with, presuming you bought one bundled with some lens in the first place. If you need to take a closer look at wildlife without disturbing dangerous animals or need to get up close and personal with critters, you can swap out your normal lens for a zoom lens instead. Fortunately for photographers, Olympus has a new compact and lightweight M.Zuiko Digital ED super-telephoto zoom lens exactly for that purpose.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV puts the focus on portability, reliability

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV puts the focus on portability, reliability

Photography, especially digital photography, has become an important part of the modern lifestyle, in no small part thanks to smartphones. These mobile devices haven't completely displaced dedicated and more powerful cameras, however, and there are many who come looking to sharpen their skills with more advanced tools. Fortunately, camera makers like Olympus are welcoming them with open arms, and its newest entry-level mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera, the E-M10 Mark IV, is ready to not only meet beginners at their level but even grow with them when they text the next big step up.

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Wyze Cam Outdoor security camera now available to pre-order

Wyze Cam Outdoor security camera now available to pre-order

Budget smart home security company Wyze has launched pre-orders for its newly introduced Wyze Cam Outdoor security camera, one that is designed for wireless use outdoors. The Wyze Cam Outdoor looks like a more rugged version of the cube-shaped Wyze Cam models, offering a variety of features that make it suitable for exposure to the elements, including wire-free operation and IP65 weather resistance.

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Sony A7S III official: New sensor & world-first EVF tech but no 8K

Sony A7S III official: New sensor & world-first EVF tech but no 8K

Sony has revealed the eagerly-awaited Alpha 7S III, its latest mirrorless camera, though some of the company's decisions about its capabilities may leave photographers torn. The latest in the A7 series, the camera has a new 12.1-megapixel full-frame sensor along with Sony's new BIONZ XR image processor, but videographers may be frustrated to find that 8K video recording is absent.

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Beetle camera research shows turning tiny head better than whole body

Beetle camera research shows turning tiny head better than whole body

Researchers from the University of Washington have revealed a new "wireless steerable vision" system for live insects and teeny tiny robots. Solutions presented in this research were created to investigate insect vision, and the study the trade-offs made by insects between small retinal regions and the movement of said retinal regions independent of an insect's body through head motion.

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Future iPhone tipped to get a periscope telephoto lens

Future iPhone tipped to get a periscope telephoto lens

At this point, we've heard a lot of rumors about 2020's iPhones, along with a few about 2021's batch. Today, however, we're looking even further into the future with an analyst prediction about 2022's iPhones. More specifically, a noted Apple analyst is making some big predictions about the rear-facing cameras on the back of 2022's devices.

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Nikon Z5 is your gateway to full-frame addiction

Nikon Z5 is your gateway to full-frame addiction

Nikon is offering a new gateway into full-frame ownership - or should that be obsession? - with the new Nikon Z5, promising a big sensor with a relatively small price. Based around a 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, the Z5 gets the same EXPEED 6 image processor as its more expensive Z-series siblings, but starts out at under $1,400.

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Sony a7s III camera release event set for late July

Sony a7s III camera release event set for late July

Today Sony Alpha revealed their next big camera event for the new Sony a7s III. This event will be virtual, as most events these days tend to be, and will take place near the end of July 2020. This event's tagline is Imagination in Motion, and the rumors are flying. This camera will be rather powerful, as all new cameras should be, with such features as a new 12MP sensor with fast readout and the ability to record 4K video at 120fps in both 10bit 4:2:2 and raw over HDMI.

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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K is a resolution powerhouse

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K is a resolution powerhouse

Blackmagic Design has revealed its latest camera, and if you've been waiting for 12K to come within reach - or just about, anyway - then the URSA Mini Pro 12K could fit the bill. Latest of the company's high-end video cameras, it also promises up to 8K at 110 fps, or 4K at 220 fps, all for under $10,000.

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