Photography

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344 in Leo Minor: Valentine’s Day majesty

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344 in Leo Minor: Valentine’s Day majesty

A new massive image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344 in Leo Minor was revealed this week by the folks at the Hubble European Space Agency. This is a multi-filter image that depicts a spiral galaxy sitting at around 20-million light-years from our Earth. We've got a set of coordinates for you to map this galaxy in your night sky and individual filter and color band information too.

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Cheaper RED 8K cameras teased in reported Foxconn deal

Cheaper RED 8K cameras teased in reported Foxconn deal

Foxconn and cult camera company RED are reportedly teaming up to make 8K more affordable, bringing the professional equipment to a new audience of videographers. RED, set up in 1999 by former Oakley founder Jim Jannard, has made a reputation for itself with high-end video equipment that has proved wildly popular among both those shooting motion pictures and YouTube alike.

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Skydio R1 drone is a flying camera with big AI promises

Skydio R1 drone is a flying camera with big AI promises

When is a drone not a drone? When it's an "autonomous flying camera," at least according to Skydio and its first product, the R1 camera drone. Aiming to bring drone photography to non-professional pilots, it promises to go beyond just the shot presets and basic following skills of models from DJI and others on the market today, borrowing liberally from AI and robotics tech in the process.

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Panasonic ZS200 packs 15x optical zoom and 4K in travel camera

Panasonic ZS200 packs 15x optical zoom and 4K in travel camera

Panasonic has outed the LUMIX DMC-ZS200, squeezing a hefty 15x optical zoom into a camera designed with headache-free travel in mind. And, while all eyes may be on Panasonic's luscious, monochrome-pushing LUMIX GX9 today, there's plenty to like about this more pocket-friendly shooter.

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Panasonic LUMIX GX9 brings the monochrome we’ve been waiting for

Panasonic LUMIX GX9 brings the monochrome we’ve been waiting for

Panasonic today announced a new camera in its G9 lineup, introducing the world to the LUMIX GX9. Utilizing a a 20.9-megapixel sensor and Panasonic's Venus Engine, at first blush this sounds like the little brother of the flagship G9. While that's true in some regards, this camera boasts some features that should make it feel more than just a budget-minded G-series model.

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Leica Q Snow limited edition camera is made for the Olympics

Leica Q Snow limited edition camera is made for the Olympics

Leica has announced the Leica Q "Snow," a white version of the model made for the Olympics, sort of. The camera is a limited edition model designed in collaboration with the Swiss Olympics gold medallist snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov, and its name refers to its snowy white color. Only 300 units are being made this time around, making it a very limited edition model.

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Google image searches to make copyright credits more apparent

Google image searches to make copyright credits more apparent

If you're a frequent Google images user, you'll likely soon notice a change when it comes to searches featuring professional, copyrighted photos. Google has reached an agreement with Getty Images that sees the search giant getting a "multi-year" license for Getty imagery, in turn ending the photo company's legal complaint with the European Commission over copyrights and attribution.

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Instagram Regram feature makes it easy to share public content

Instagram Regram feature makes it easy to share public content

Instagram users have long had to jump through hoops to share other users' content on their own accounts. Whereas the current workaround to the lack of a share button is taking a screenshot, a new Instagram test available to some users changes that. With the new "Regram" feature being tested, Instagram users are able to directly share another user's content in their own Stories.

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Galaxy S9 super slow-mo details hint at a sophisticated feature

Galaxy S9 super slow-mo details hint at a sophisticated feature

There isn't much that is expected to change in the Galaxy S9 and S9+. So instead of focusing on what's new (or not) across the board, it seems that Samsung is homing in on how its early 2018 flagships will reimagine mobile photography. One part of the reimagination is expected to be its super slow-mo feature and a recent leak describes how this feature will try to be the next big thing in mobile photography.

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 appeals to smartphone photography graduates

Olympus PEN E-PL9 appeals to smartphone photography graduates

It’s pretty much a fact that smartphones have cannibalized the point-and-shoot camera market, but after a period of panicking, camera makers seemed to have calmed down and started taking things in stride. That’s partly because they know that there will always be those, even from the selfie-loving crowd, that will eventually want to go beyond what even the most talented smartphone camera and software can offer. And they’re very well prepared to welcome these aspiring photographers with cameras like the new Olympus PEN E-PL9, designed specifically for people who are just now discovering the joys of photography.

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Samsung ISOCELL Dual brings bokeh to mid-range, budget phones

Samsung ISOCELL Dual brings bokeh to mid-range, budget phones

Dual cameras, mostly on the back and sometimes even on the front, are all the rage these days. Almost anyone and everyone, including makers of mid-range to entry-level phones have them. But adding those features isn’t as straightforward nor as cost-efficient, especially for smaller companies. To help these companies, and corner the dual camera sensor market in the process, Samsung is offering what it bills as the industry’s first total dual camera solution. Which is just marketing speak for bundling its ISOCELL Dual image sensors with the software necessary to pull off features like bokeh and low-light photography.

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The Pixel 2’s custom image chip is going live for all apps

The Pixel 2’s custom image chip is going live for all apps

Google has fired up the Pixel Visual Core, activating the custom imaging chip that was the surprise hidden in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. News of the company's very first homegrown picture-processing silicon broke a month after the smartphones themselves hit shelves, a secret addition to the Android handsets' logic boards. However, at first they weren't actually available to use.

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