Photography

Fujifilm X-T100 mirrorless digital camera is designed for newbies

Fujifilm X-T100 mirrorless digital camera is designed for newbies

Fujifilm has officially launched its new X-T100, an entry-level mirrorless camera with a reasonable price and features simple enough for beginners to figure out. The X-T100 is the latest addition to Fuji's X Series of mirrorless digital cameras, one packing things like a phase detection AF system, a 24.2MP sensor, and a retro design.

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HTC U12+ on DxOMark: HTC gets a chance to woo photographers

HTC U12+ on DxOMark: HTC gets a chance to woo photographers

HTC clearly pulled out all the stops with the HTC U12+, both in features and in buzzwords. While it is a bit more modest about its camera chops compared to Samsung's "reimagined" slogan for the Galaxy S9, HTC is letting numbers speak for itself. As seems to be customary these days, new flagship smartphones immediately get a DxOMark review on the day they are announced, even before anyone else gets their hands on one. And while last year's HTC U11 was no slouch compared to its contemporaries, the HTC U12+ blows the competition out of the water, save for one.

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OnePlus 6 camera: Our first Photos and Videos

OnePlus 6 camera: Our first Photos and Videos

The OnePlus 6 features a pair of cameras at its back that roll with top-notch Sony Exmor IMX image sensors. Because of the way the OnePlus 6 processes photos here in 2018, we're getting results very similar to those of the Galaxy S9 and the Google Pixel/Pixel 2. The following is a very basic look at our first results with backside camera photo and video capture on the OnePlus 6.

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This RED 8K 4V camera uses Hydrogen One as its 3D viewfinder

This RED 8K 4V camera uses Hydrogen One as its 3D viewfinder

If when RED said its Hydrogen One smartphone would have interchangeable cameras, you were thinking simple lenses, think again. One of the first of the modular camera accessories for the upcoming smartphone has been revealed, courtesy of 3D specialist Lucid, and it's big enough to dwarf the upcoming Android handset.

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ASUS ZenFone 5 on DxOMark: surprising mid-range contender

ASUS ZenFone 5 on DxOMark: surprising mid-range contender

If there's one thing ASUS might be known for in the smartphone market is its confusing branding strategy. Each new ZenFone generation has countless variants and it's difficult to know offhand which is which. The ZenFone 5, for example, may be the standard-bearer for this year's ASUS lineup but it is actually the "premium mid-range" model. It also happens to be the first ASUS smartphone to be reviewed under DxOMark's revamped tests. And fortunately for ASUS, the odds seem to be in its favor.

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MoviePass just added a step

MoviePass just added a step

This morning MoviePass sent out a "beta test" announcement to users - not all users, but some. According to the message, MoviePass is "implementing a few systems to protect our service from fraudulent activity to ensure that MoviePass is sustainable for the entire community." Apparently some people were... going to movies for free... fraudulently? So you're gonna have to take photos of your tickets.

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The future of smartphone cameras is AI

The future of smartphone cameras is AI

Even before Google demonstrated its frighteningly believable and controversial Duplex AI, artificial intelligence and machine learning was already a big topic on smartphones. But with very few exceptions AI on smartphones have so far been limited to one common use case: photography. You might be tired of hearing about it every new phone launch event but, sooner than later, it's going to cease being just a buzzword. Pretty soon, "camera AI" will be something that all but the cheapest entry-level smartphone will have as a basic feature. Just like dual cameras.

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Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6 is an analog camera in a digital world

Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6 is an analog camera in a digital world

We live in a digital age but analog, paper, and mechanical tools not only still exist but also prevail. CDs and Vinyl have surpassed digital sales (but not streaming), paper notebooks have never been hotter, and instant print cameras and Polaroid-type pictures have long made a comeback. It may not exactly be the most profitable market, but these nostalgia products are arguably selling well. That might have sparked Fujifilm's latest and perhaps boldest new instax camera, the SQUARE SQ6. It's like last month's SQUARE SQ10 with one crucial difference: it's completely non-digital.

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Panasonic Lumix FT7: Rugged in orange, blue, and black

Panasonic Lumix FT7: Rugged in orange, blue, and black

Panasonic has announced the Lumix FT7, a new compact camera aimed at the more adventurous among us. This is a rugged camera, meant to be used outdoors and perhaps in turbulent situations. At the same time, Panasonic doesn't want its rugged nature to mean that it has to compromise on resolution, granting the FT7 4K capabilities.

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Facebook RED Camera: Will we be able to afford it?

Facebook RED Camera: Will we be able to afford it?

Facebook announced they'd be collaborating with RED Digital Cinema to create a 6DoF camera. That's 6 degrees of freedom, a term which encapsulates the essence of the current must-have features for believable, usable virtual reality experiences. "Over the past year, we’ve worked to realize the next phase of our x6 and x24 6DoF capture prototypes and set out to find a camera hardware partner with uncompromising image quality and cinematographic acumen," said a Facebook/Oculus representative. "Today, we’re pleased to announce our partnership with RED Digital Cinema."

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olloclip system for iPhone X ushers in a new look for mobile photography

olloclip system for iPhone X ushers in a new look for mobile photography

Back when smartphone cameras weren't as sophisticated as they are today, the only way for you to get more professional looking photos was through clip-on lenses. But even with smartphone cameras that can do wide-angle or telephoto shots, you can only do so much without outside help. olloclip has pioneered that clip-on lens system and continues to perfect its craft even in the face of increasingly capable smartphones. In time for the new iPhone X, olloclip has not only taken on a new branding but also a new design that offers a fresh new and easier way to capture precious memories in the best way possible.

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Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 VS 1.0, new vs old

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 VS 1.0, new vs old

Snapchat Spectacles v2 are out - that's Snapchat Spectacles 2.0, according to Snap. Today we're having a look at the differences between the new Snapchat photo and video-recording glasses and their predecessor. At first glance, you might not be able to tell the difference - but once you're behind the lenses, you'll be running with heat.

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