Photography

Olympus ‘Capture the Action’ social contest seeks adventure shots

Olympus ‘Capture the Action’ social contest seeks adventure shots

Olympus has announced the launch of a new social contest called ‘Capture the Action,’ and it seeks action sports photography that, for a lucky person, will result in a three-day trip to Whistler, British Columbia. The contest is open to professional photographers and enthusiasts alike, and allows photographers to submit up to five images taken with Olympus gear. These images are to be uploaded to either Instagram or Facebook.

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Meitu T8 boasts of a 12MP Dual Pixel selfie camera

Meitu T8 boasts of a 12MP Dual Pixel selfie camera

Chinese manufacturers have always been quicker to jump on the latest fads, unlike the larger companies that are more wary of missing earnings forecasts. So when the smartphone world decided that selfies are the next big thing, many of these OEMs came out flashy gimmicks and features. The newly unveiled Meitu T8, however, probably takes the cake. Sure, it might not have the highest megapixel count around, but it boasts of having the first, and probably only, smartphone with a front camera with Dual Pixel technology.

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OPPO’s MWC 2017 show to focus on 5x optical zoom for phones

OPPO’s MWC 2017 show to focus on 5x optical zoom for phones

There’s still a lot that can be done for cameras on smartphones. You can make them smaller to get rid of that dastardly bump. You can improve their low-light performance. And you can improve their overall quality. At MWC 2017, OPPO will reveal one more area of improvement: zooming. It may not have a smartphone to show off next week. Instead, it will be revealing a smartphone camera technology that will allow these mobile devices to achieve 5x optical zoom.

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i, 77D put the focus on the Autofocus

Canon EOS Rebel T7i, 77D put the focus on the Autofocus

Earlier than expected, Canon is now unveiling two new members of its EOS DSLR family. While the DSLR camera category has always been marketed for professionals, the camera maker hasn’t forgotten that every expert, at one point, started out as a newbie. That is why its is offering the EOS Rebel T7i for amateurs that want to graduate from entry-level DSLR cameras and their program modes. The EOS 77D, on the other hand, is geared towards “advanced amateurs” trying to level up their skill levels.

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Canon EOS M6 digital release date, pricing, and hands-on

Canon EOS M6 digital release date, pricing, and hands-on

This week the folks at Canon have shown the EOS M6 digital for the first time officially, along with release and pricing details. This camera rolls with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and a DIGIC 7 image processor with ISO 100-25600 capabilities. Inside is combination IS with five-axis image stabilization and the ability to capture video at 60p with Full HD resolution. This camera is also able to capture photos with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second (fps) or up to 9 frames per second with AF Lock.

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Forget Lightroom: 3 Must-Try Professional Photo Editing Alternatives (2017)

Forget Lightroom: 3 Must-Try Professional Photo Editing Alternatives (2017)

Ask anyone for photo editing software recommendations, and you’re likely to hear “Adobe Lightroom” as the first suggestion. That’s because the app is, by and large, a great piece of software, though it’s not without its downsides. Competing companies have made great strides in developing their own Lightroom alternatives, though, and there are several options on the market that are absolutely worth giving a try. Some of them, arguably, have outpaced Lightroom in both usability and features.

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Canon EOS 77D, EOS 800D/Rebel T7i details leak out

Canon EOS 77D, EOS 800D/Rebel T7i details leak out

While tech enthusiasts are on the edge of their seats for the Mobile World Congress later this month, photographers, both professional and amateur, are eagerly awaiting CP+, which will happen at the same time almost half way around the world. And with one of the most biggest photography events in the world comes a parade of new cameras. And, naturally, a series of leaks for those new products, like the specs and images for Canon’s expected EOS 77D and EOS 800D DSLRs.

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Canon EOS M6 leak hints at odd change

Canon EOS M6 leak hints at odd change

It hasn't been that long since Canon launched the EOS M5, its latest mirrorless camera that boasts of a few firsts for the line. While it's not yet certain exactly when it will happen, it seems that Canon is already close to unveiling its successor. Japanese site Nokishita has even been able to grab some PR photos of the so-called Canon EOS M6, but it's the specs, or the lack of them, that's particularly intriguing.

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MediaTek Helio P25 brings dual camera support to mid-range

MediaTek Helio P25 brings dual camera support to mid-range

Dual cameras are the big thing in smartphones these days, to the point that even less expensive, less premium smartphones are starting to flaunt such digital photography features. But simply having two main cameras doesn't exactly mean the rest of the phone is well-equipped to handle the task. That is why MediaTek is launching its new Helio P25 mobile processor to specifically address that need among more "power efficient" smartphones.

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Sony’s latest G Master lens does it all for the bokeh

Sony’s latest G Master lens does it all for the bokeh

Sony has taken the wraps off its latest G Master Series lens, and it's not messing around with the praise, billing it capable of its best ever bokeh. The Sony FE 100mm F2.81 STF GM OSS mid-telephoto prime lens (SEL100F28GM) may not have the most easily-recalled name, but the company is promising memorable image quality for full-prime fans. At its heart, that's down to its 11-bladed aperture design.

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Huawei Mate 9 Review [International Edition]

Huawei Mate 9 Review [International Edition]

The Huawei Mate 9 represents a real maturation of Huawei in a number of areas - most importantly in the company's dedication to a solid final product. What we've seen from Huawei in the past is a set of fairly good or really great components mixed with questionable execution. Here in the year 2017, Huawei has a smartphone that's ready to compete with the biggest brands in the United States, as well as the rest of the world.

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Sony’s new smartphone CMOS image sensor has its own DRAM

Sony’s new smartphone CMOS image sensor has its own DRAM

Engineering and manufacturing today has gotten so good that it has become possible to cram as many things in such a small space. Take, for example, our smartphones that have enough processing power to handle many of the things that low-end laptops are able to do in such a small space. That combination of small size and big power is what made smartphones such a huge threat to digital cameras, especially the point-and-click variety. Now Sony is taking that game to the next level by revealing a 3-layer BSI CMOS sensor for smartphones that, thanks to modern technology, packs its own DRAM inside.

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