Photography

Canon EOS R5 packs 8K into full-frame mirrorless camera

Canon EOS R5 packs 8K into full-frame mirrorless camera

Canon has unveiled its new full-frame mirrorless cameras, with the Canon EOS R5 and R6 promising up to 45-megapixel photos and uncropped 8K recording. Billed as the company's answer to years of photographer requests, the two new cameras target pro users with the EOS R5 and advanced amateurs with the EOS R6.

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Olympus details its updated M.Zuiko digital lens roadmap

Olympus details its updated M.Zuiko digital lens roadmap

Olympus has made an announcement that talks about its roadmap for new digital lenses in the future. The updated M.Zuiko Digital lens roadmap outlines plans to expand the lens lineup. The roadmap also includes an update on the anticipated availability for the previously announced M.Zukio Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super-telephoto zoom lens with an integrated 1.25x tele-converter. The development of that lens was announced in January 2019 and is currently estimated to launch this winter.

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Fujifilm GFX firmware upgrade try to make old cameras feel new

Fujifilm GFX firmware upgrade try to make old cameras feel new

The smartphone market is notorious for a high "turnover" rate, where smartphones are quickly made obsolete by newer models or by the lack of software updates just after two years. In contrast, camera makers are trying to sell the image of a company that cares for your four-digit investment, pushing updates that bring new capabilities on models older than your smartphone. That's the message that Fujifilm is trying to convey with what it bills as the biggest firmware upgrade in the history of its three GFX cameras, the oldest of which is now more than three years old.

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The Sony a7S II replacement is coming and it’s going to be big

The Sony a7S II replacement is coming and it’s going to be big

Sony is starting from scratch with the Alpha 7S Mark II replacement, promising that the hotly-anticipated camera will be a ground-up reinvention. The a7S II was a hit among video professionals, among others, but the failure of a successor to arrive alongside the a7 III and a7R IV led some to fear that Sony had decided the series had run its course.

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Olympus is done trying to make cameras profitable

Olympus is done trying to make cameras profitable

Olympus is selling off its camera business, blaming the rise in smartphone photography and the impact of COVID-19 for its decision. The company has inked a deal with Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), which bought Sony's VAIO computing division back in 2014.

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Panasonic Lumix G100 promises spatial audio for vloggers

Panasonic Lumix G100 promises spatial audio for vloggers

Panasonic has revealed its latest mirrorless camera, with the Lumix G100 tagging vloggers and other creatives who need great audio along with their stabilized 4K. Taking on the recently-announced Sony ZV-1, the Lumix G100 pairs a micro four-thirds sensor with five-axis OIS and sound tech supplied by OZO Audio by Nokia.

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Adobe Photoshop Camera app released for phone photo magic

Adobe Photoshop Camera app released for phone photo magic

This morning Adobe released the Adobe Photoshop Camera app for both iOS and Android. This app utilizes the most advanced in lenses and filters for the smartphones on which it functions - before a photo is captured. This system is made for sharing - users can utilize lenses and effects in-view, live, or after-the-fact.

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Ricoh GR III Street Edition debuts limited-edition style and new feature

Ricoh GR III Street Edition debuts limited-edition style and new feature

Ricoh's popular compact camera is getting a limited edition, with the GR III Street Edition promising exclusivity along with a splash of extra style. Based on the same GR III that proved a hit with reviewers last year, the Street Edition swaps the sober black styling of the original for a metallic gray finish instead, and then throws in an orange-yellow lens barrel ring accent.

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DxOMark’s best smartphone is one you might want to skip

DxOMark’s best smartphone is one you might want to skip

Smartphones have become pretty impressive especially in performance and photography. It's quite telling when even the likes of Xiaomi and OPPO find their way to the top of DxOMark's list. Of course, there will still be the best of the best in any list and DxOMark has one, too. Unfortunately, that praise might be lost on many consumers who might not be able to even get their hands on the site's top-rated smartphone camera.

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Fujifilm turns X and GFX cameras into webcams, Canon version adds Macs

Fujifilm turns X and GFX cameras into webcams, Canon version adds Macs

Web-based video conferencing has become part of the "new normal" these days but that's not the only time you might want to use a webcam. Whether it's for video chatting, live streaming at home, or making instructional videos, sometimes you'll want a more capable camera other than your laptop's USB webcam or even your smartphone. If you have a Fujifilm X or GFX series camera, you're in luck because the company just released software that will do exactly that.

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Sony ZV-1 puts vloggers in focus

Sony ZV-1 puts vloggers in focus

Sony has revealed its latest digital camera, the hotly-anticipated Sony ZV-1, laser-focused on vloggers and content creators. Pairing a 20.1-megapixel 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor with 4K video recording and a highly-flexible LDC display, the ZV-1 also throws in a better quality microphone and some onboard faux-bokeh effects.

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Galaxy Note 9 update delivering newest S20 features

Galaxy Note 9 update delivering newest S20 features

A series of features that first appeared on the Samsung Galaxy S20 series smartphones will soon see release on the Galaxy Note 9. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 continues to roll as one of the most reliable, solid workhorses on the market as released by Samsung in the last few years. Now, with the One UI 2.1 update, we'll see features like Single Take, a new zoom interface, and both Music Share and Quick Share.

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