digital cameras

GoPro slashes jobs and axes divisions amid growing HERO5 sales

GoPro slashes jobs and axes divisions amid growing HERO5 sales

Solid sales of GoPro's newest action cameras may be warming the hearts of company execs this holiday season, but it's not enough to save the workforce from sizable job cuts. The GoPro HERO5, announced back in September as the camera firm's flagship model, has succeeded in turning around the slump in demand, the company said today. In fact, sales over the week including Black Friday suggest a 35-percent rise year-on-year in the US.

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Canon EOS Rebel T6 with gray design quietly launched in U.S.

Canon EOS Rebel T6 with gray design quietly launched in U.S.

Canon has quietly launched a new EOS Rebel T6 camera with a gray body and a brown textured grip. Rumors of the camera first surfaced days ago followed by some leaked photos showing the model. Though Canon hasn't made any big formal announcements about it, the new option is officially available from the maker's website for $549.99 USD, marking a somewhat inexpensive option for those serious about getting into photography.

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Digital Cameras Worth Buying In The Age of Smartphones

Digital Cameras Worth Buying In The Age of Smartphones

For many, a smartphone is the most camera they'll ever need. For others, though, a smartphone isn't capable of meeting every demand, especially when it comes to things like time lapses, nighttime photography, situations that demand very capable auto focus, and more. Thankfully, smartphones haven't managed to kill off the digital camera, though they have had a big impact on that market, and you can find options in just about every price range.

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Phase One IQ1 100MP digital back and new blue ring lenses debut

Phase One IQ1 100MP digital back and new blue ring lenses debut

Phase One has announced some new lenses and a new digital back that are aimed at demanding photographers. The new products include the IQ1 100MP Digital Back and a new wide-angle and fast telephoto blue ring lenses. The new digital camera back has mounting options for the XF and H cameras and supports a range of technical systems.

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Hasselblad X1D “4116 edition” and V1D 4116 concept celebrate brand’s 75th anniversary

Hasselblad X1D “4116 edition” and V1D 4116 concept celebrate brand’s 75th anniversary

As part of the celebration of its 75th anniversary, Hasselblad has rolled out a new medium format digital camera called the X1D "4116 edition" that is described as the next phase of the world's first compact mirrorless medium format camera. This X1D camera first launched in June and is less than half the weight of a normal digital medium format camera and the 4116 edition is a new spin on that original camera.

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Fujifilm X-A3 is a mirrorless camera for selfies

Fujifilm X-A3 is a mirrorless camera for selfies

A few days back a leak gave up some images of a new Fujifilm X-A3 digital camera. We didn’t have any specifications to go along with that leak and all we could tell is that it looked like a mirrorless camera with a retro design. Fujifilm has now gone official with the camera and says that it is a lightweight and compact selfie-optimized mirrorless camera. To facilitate taking selfies, the camera has an LCD screen that can tilt 180-degrees without being blocked by the camera.

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Samsung Gear 360 Review

Samsung Gear 360 Review

Samsung hasn't just made a bet on virtual reality being the future of entertainment, with the Gear 360 camera it wants VR content creation to be accessible to the masses, too. Hot on the heels of the Gear VR headset comes the perfect camera companion to actually shoot your own 360-degree photos and videos, though it finds itself in the early stages of what may well be a significant learning curve for users.

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BMW just made GoPro a must-have for track days

BMW just made GoPro a must-have for track days

For most, GoPro is the consummate track-day camera, but along comes BMW with an even more polished integration between action-cam and "The Ultimate Driving Machine." The German automaker has cooked up a new version of its BMW M Laptimer app complete with full support for GoPro cameras, courtesy of the GoPro Developer Program announced this morning.

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Sennheiser has a fix for bad GoPro audio

Sennheiser has a fix for bad GoPro audio

GoPro's action cameras might be the go-anywhere video recording option for racing, biking, and other extreme sports, but the audio they capture has always been the ugly sibling. Sennheiser, though, believes it may have the answer with its new, microphone-toting GoPro camera case, one of the first products to launch under the GoPro Developer Program.

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Sony UMC-S3C compact high-sensitivity 4K camera arrives in August

Sony UMC-S3C compact high-sensitivity 4K camera arrives in August

Sony has introduced its new UMC-S3C, a compact 4K camera promised to offer high-sensitivity in a lightweight body. According to the company, the UMC-S3C has the highest sensitivity of any camera in its class, and enables users to record Ultra HD video in dim and dark conditions. In addition to recording 4k video, the camera can also snap 12-megapixel still images. Sony plans to launch the camera this upcoming August, but has given all the details on it today.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Review Part 1: The Camera

Sony Xperia Z5 Review Part 1: The Camera

Some people couldn’t care less about the camera on their smartphone; if you’re interested in Sony’s new Xperia Z5, there’s a good chance you’re not one of them. The handset sports an image sensor the same size as ones you’ll find in many ordinary budget-tier compact digital cameras, trumping the sensors found in some competing handsets. As well, it greatly outpaces many phones' resolutions at 23-megapixels, making it all the more attractive. At the end of the day, though, it's the quality that matters. How does it hold up? Find out in the first part of our Xperia Z5 review!

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Sigma sd Quattro cameras pack major features into a tiny body

Sigma sd Quattro cameras pack major features into a tiny body

Sigma has introduced two new compact cameras, the Sigma sd Quattro and sd Quattro H. Both models feature a Foveon X3 image sensor and are promised to offer high image quality, doing so while retaining a travel-friendly size (sans the lens, that is). These interchangeable lens cameras provide a bit of the best of both worlds, keeping the weight burden low while enabling photographers to switch lenses as situations demand.

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