Photography

Olympus super telephoto zoom lens, 2x teleconverter now in development

Olympus super telephoto zoom lens, 2x teleconverter now in development

It’s a big day for Olympus, having announced no less than five new products going on sale soon. But that isn’t all that it has. It even has word on things that are yet to come. Capitalizing on the attention it’s Micro Four Thirds cameras are getting, Olympus has revealed two new lenses that are coming within the next year or two. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens and the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 together make short work of any close-up shot you pros might need.

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Olympus FL-700WR flash, FC-WR Commander, FR-WR Receiver add wireless capabilities

Olympus FL-700WR flash, FC-WR Commander, FR-WR Receiver add wireless capabilities

Professional photography has changed quite a lot in the past years. More than just powerful cameras, photographers need just as capable accessories like flashes. More than that, however, they also need ones that they can use in whatever situation. That’s why Olympus has come out with new weather resistant, wireless attachments for its OM-D mirrorless cameras. The Electronic Flash FL-700WR, Wireless Commander FC-WR, and Wireless Receiver FR-WR can communicate with each other to provide the lighting assistance you need in whatever condition you might find yourself in.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver limited edition celebrates 100 years of cameras

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Silver limited edition celebrates 100 years of cameras

Despite the onslaught of smartphones, camera makers like Olympus continue to thrive, providing professional equipment for those who need more than just extremely portable shooters. In fact, Olympus is celebrating 100 years of business this year. And what’s the best way for a centenarian to celebrate its continued existence? Why by putting out a special limited edition color for its popular OM-D E-M1 Mark II, of course!

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X hands-on: A Pro-ready portable powerhouse

Olympus OM-D E-M1X hands-on: A Pro-ready portable powerhouse

There are just some things that seem to be mutually exclusive. Night and day, power and portability, complexity and reliability. So when someone comes up with a way to bring opposites together, it’s almost always regarded as nothing short of genius. It may not be aiming for something quite as lofty as that, but Olympus may have just checked off just the right boxes to make it so. With the new OM-D E-M1X, Olympus is offering a highly portable yet powerful camera that professionals can rely on all the time, no matter the conditions.

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Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 top new DxOMark selfie benchmarks

Pixel 3, Galaxy Note 9 top new DxOMark selfie benchmarks

DxOMark has always prided itself for being the benchmarking experts not just for digital cameras in general but even more for smartphones. They have become so popular that OEMs have even started using them in their marketing. But throughout the years, DxOMark has avoided testing one of the most important uses of a smartphone. That has finally changed and it is now benchmarking how front cameras perform for selfies, bokehs, and even video recording.

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Acer’s newest Chromebook has a camera on its bottom

Acer’s newest Chromebook has a camera on its bottom

Today's most 2019 story is that the newest Acer Chromebook has a camera under its bottom. This camera is not below the display, and it's not hidden under a key in the keyboard. This is one of two cameras, the other of which sits above the display in the body of the machine, where a webcam usually sits. It's the one under the bum we're looking at right now.

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Acer Chromebook 512, Spin, made for rugged students

Acer Chromebook 512, Spin, made for rugged students

This week at BETT, Acer revealed a pair of hardcore chromebooks for education customers. These devices are the first two 12-inch Chromebooks offered by Acer. One goes by the name Chromebook 512, the other goes by the name Chromebook Spin 512. Both devices are called "sturdy" and "safe for young students at school and home." Also one has a camera on its bottom.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro ties with P20 Pro for top DxOMark spot

Huawei Mate 20 Pro ties with P20 Pro for top DxOMark spot

If you take DxOMark’s word for it, there is no doubt who is the most consistent smartphone manufacturer in terms of camera performance. Ever since the Mate 10 Pro in late 2017, and perhaps even starting with the P10 Plus, Huawei has topped DxOMark’s charts model after model. It late 2018 flagship is no different because, as it turns out, the Mate 20 Pro gets the same scare as its predecessor, the P20 Pro, and ranks as the highest-rating phone in that list. That despite dropping the monochrome sensor that Huawei itself popularized.

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Olympus third and final teaser shows off a rugged camera

Olympus third and final teaser shows off a rugged camera

Camera maker Olympus really knows how to tease its fans. It has scheduled three separate and extremely short teasers a week apart to prepare the road for its still to be announced OM-D DSLR. And while Olympus is naturally careful not to reveal any specs, it does at least confirm one property the camera will have: its ability to withstand the elements.

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Nikon COOLPIX A1000, B600 make the case for dedicated cameras

Nikon COOLPIX A1000, B600 make the case for dedicated cameras

They say that the best tool is the one that you have with you. In terms of photography, that might mean your smartphone’s camera. With mobile image sensors becoming more and more capable, some might even wonder if there’s a future for entry-level compact cameras at all. Unsurprisingly, camera maker Nikon says there is and its new COOLPIX A1000 and COOLPIX B600 compacts try to prove why.

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Sony Alpha a6400 compact mirrorless camera is designed for vloggers

Sony Alpha a6400 compact mirrorless camera is designed for vloggers

Sony has unveiled its new Alpha a6400, a mirrorless camera targeted at creators and vloggers who need something more substantial than their phone, but who may not be ready for a large, complicated camera. The new a6400 caters to its target customers with the inclusion of a 180-degree rotating LCD, making it possible for users to record themselves manually while also viewing the built-in display.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review: Behold the Display Beast

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Review: Behold the Display Beast

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review you're about to read is centered on battery life, real-world use, and long-term viability. Some of this will need to be estimated based on the amount of time we've had the device thus far - we've not yet had the Mi Mix 3 for a long term. As we continue to use the Mi Mix 3, we'll continue to update the review.

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