Photography

Why the iPhone 7 Plus camera is worth the upgrade

Why the iPhone 7 Plus camera is worth the upgrade

The improvements Apple has made to the iPhone 7's camera are hitting me where it hurts: in my pocket. Although on paper the new handset's 12-megapixels may look pretty much the same as the 12-megapixels the iPhone 6s offered before it, in reality it's all-change in the iPhone 7's top left corner. And, as I discovered while reviewing both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, that has an unexpectedly big impact on the photos you can capture, not to mention which version of Apple's smartphone that I'd recommend.

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Rollei Actioncam 430 is a small 4K adventure camera

Rollei Actioncam 430 is a small 4K adventure camera

A tiny action camera was recently shown off at Photokina, and though it doesn't have the same household name status as GoPro, it does come in a similar form factor. The Rollei Actioncam 430 is small and rectangular in shape with a small display, rugged body, and protruding lens. Like other action cameras, the Actioncam 430 is designed to record your various adventures, including ones involving water (thanks to a waterproof case).

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Amazon rolls out photo printing service for Prime and Drive customers

Amazon rolls out photo printing service for Prime and Drive customers

As if you needed another reason to use Amazon, the company has rolled out a brand new photo printing service for Amazon Prime and Drive customers. Dubbed Amazon Prints, this service was rolled out rather quietly last week, and it signals a move to tackle an industry dominated by services like Shutterfly. Amazon isn't pulling any punches either, pricing its prints rather low in an effort to undercut its competition.

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Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 camera launches next month

Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 camera launches next month

Fujifilm has teamed up with Michael Kors to offer a limited edition Instax Mini 70 camera. Instant cameras are a hot item right now — we’ve seen new ones announced this month from both Leica and Polaroid — and no doubt someone out there would like to get their hands on a classy model. This limited edition Mini 70 is designed to be stylish with a gold color and the Michael Kors signature printed on the camera’s back.

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Polaroid Snap Touch instant camera boasts touchscreen

Polaroid Snap Touch instant camera boasts touchscreen

Leica recently introduced its “Sofort” instant camera, an offering that in some ways pales in comparison to Polaroid’s new Snap Touch instant camera. Unlike most instant cameras, the Snap Touch features a large 3.5-inch touchscreen on the back, blending the best elements of instant and digital cameras to make the process of near-analog photography all the more fun and convenient. The camera also supports recording video, offers Bluetooth, and more.

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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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Sony A99 II brings modern technologies to a familiar name

Sony A99 II brings modern technologies to a familiar name

Almost exactly four years ago, Sony introduced what became the flagship model for its line of interchangeable lense cameras, the A99. But for years is too long a time for a flagship to stay at the top and the A99 was eventually overtaken by newer models. At Photokina this year, Sony is attempting to reclaim the throne with an updated camera but still a familiar name. The Sony A99 II obviously takes its lead from 2012’s forefrunner, but boasts of the technologies befitting a 2016 flagship.

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Fujifilm GFX puts a large 51MP sensor in a mirrorless camera

Fujifilm GFX puts a large 51MP sensor in a mirrorless camera

Those who believe that the camera market has run out of tricks against the onslaught of smartphones may have been proven wrong by Fujifilm’s latest announcement. At Photokina, the camera maker unveiled the Fujifilm GFX 50S, the first of its brand new GFX camera system and G frame sensor line. Perhaps more than the camera itself, the focus is being lavished on the new GFX system that aims to redefine medium format cameras, fitting a large-sized 51.4 megapixel sensor inside the light and compact body of a mirrorless camera.

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Olympus reveals OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina 2016

Olympus reveals OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina 2016

Olympus has announced the latest entry in its OM-D series of cameras, today introducing the world to its OM-D E-M1 Mark II at Photokina 2016. While the camera is currently in development, Olympus already has a slew of details to share about the new camera, boasting that it will be a compact system camera that can nonetheless compete with pro-level DSLRs.

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GoPro Karma drone price and release specs fold, connect, and collaborate

GoPro Karma drone price and release specs fold, connect, and collaborate

The GoPro Karma drone has been revealed with Hero 5 capabilities and the ability to fold down into a neat little package. This drone is made to fold down, fitting in a backpack with relative ease, and comes with its own unique open-shell controller. It's like an original NVIDIA SHIELD Portable but slightly less ergonomic. This drone comes with the controller and with or without a new Hero 5 camera. Users can get packages if they want, or skip the packages if they've already got a camera on-hand.

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GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

This week the folks at GoPro have revealed the GoPro Hero 5 (or Hero5), the most advanced in a line of action cameras that've all but dominated the market for the past several years. This newest version of the GoPro works with voice commands, too. Just in case GoPro users wanted to yell at their devices. This newest in the top-level line of action cameras comes around a year and a half after its predecessor - an eternity in tech device refresh time.

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Nikon KeyMission line of action cameras launches in October with three models

Nikon KeyMission line of action cameras launches in October with three models

Nikon is looking to make a splash in the action camera space with its new KeyMission line. Announced today, the line is set to go on sale in October and will feature three different cameras, ranging from options that are good for those who are looking for a more entry-level device to one that's aimed at those who want a fully-featured action camera.

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