Photography

These magazine covers were shot with the iPhone 7 Plus

These magazine covers were shot with the iPhone 7 Plus

News of the camera industry's troubles is everywhere you look, and some companies have buckled under the weight. Mobile photography, on the other hand, is thriving as mobile cameras increase in quality and more consumers upgrade their handsets to better models. Chief among the best of the mobile camera offerings is the iPhone, and we've seen it put to the test more than a few times.

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You can now find all of NASA’s photos on a single, searchable site

You can now find all of NASA’s photos on a single, searchable site

NASA, as wonderful as it is, has never made finding content on its website simple. The space agency, which is spread across many centers and entities like the JPL and Johnson Space Center, has made its public photos and videos available across many different parts of its overall website. If you didn't have a list of all the possible places in which the photo may be published, it could be very difficult to find a particular bit of content. All of that, thankfully, has just changed.

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Light 16-lens camera revealed with final production design

Light 16-lens camera revealed with final production design

Those following the digital camera industry may remember hearing about a unique little device from a company called Light: the L16, a single camera with a whopping 16 lenses. Designed to take photos with DSLR-level quality but with the form-factor of a point-and-shoot, the L16 began life as a crowd-funded project in 2015 and is currently in final production. While shipping is still a few months away, Light has revealed what customers will soon be getting their hands on.

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miniRIG is a portable video stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras

miniRIG is a portable video stabilizer for smartphones and action cameras

Smoovie has introduced a new portable stabilizer device designed for smartphones and action cameras: the miniRIG. This new model aims to combine the best of both worlds -- portability and stabilized shots -- into a single device, which collapses into a small unit when not in use. In addition to holding the smartphone or GoPro, miniRIG also features interchangeable support with accessories, a microphone, and lights.

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Ricoh may follow Samsung’s lead and ditch its camera business

Ricoh may follow Samsung’s lead and ditch its camera business

Following on the heels of a report claiming Samsung has fully abandoned its dedicated digital camera efforts comes a new report saying Ricoh may do the same. According to sources speaking about the matter, Ricoh is considering getting out of the camera business, at least as far as personal digital cameras are concerned. This would mean an end to its Pentax and GR product lines, marking the latest instance of smartphones trampling over the camera industry.

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Nikon D7500 DSLR offers D500 features at a lower price tag

Nikon D7500 DSLR offers D500 features at a lower price tag

Nikon just recently made a throwback to celebrate its 100th year in the camera business, but that doesn't mean looking back is all that it's going to do this month. It just announced the availability details of its new D7500, its latest DX-format digital SLR. While it isn't meant to be a flagship model, the D7500 boasts of flagship features nonetheless. Specifically, it shares the same image sensor and processor of Nikon's DX flagship, the D500 from 2016.

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edelkrone SliderPLUS X and Motion Kit is made for midsize cameras

edelkrone SliderPLUS X and Motion Kit is made for midsize cameras

Edelkrone has taken the wraps off its new SliderPLUS X and Motion Control system for mid-weight cameras, giving photographers and videographers a relatively simple way to get cinematic, smooth motion shots. According to the company, this is the smallest and 'most portable' 4-axis motion control system available, and it works in conjunction with a convenient mobile app. Through that app, operators can adjust focus, set film targets, manually slide the camera, and more.

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Xiaomi Mi Panoramic Camera has two sensors for 360-degree content

Xiaomi Mi Panoramic Camera has two sensors for 360-degree content

Chinese company Xiaomi has introduced its new Mi Panoramic Camera, a slim square-shaped camera with two image sensors for capturing 360-degree content. Xiaomi designed the camera to function as something like a multi-purpose camera -- it can be used traditionally when panoramic content isn't needed, and that is joined by three other camera modes. Joining the camera is a tiny included tripod.

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20MP digital camera has 40x optical zoom

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS 20MP digital camera has 40x optical zoom

Those in the market for a dedicated digital camera have a new option: the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS. This compact camera brings with it some advanced features, such as hinged, tilting LCD display and 40x optical zoom, as well as 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and WiFi connectivity. Canon plans to release the camera this upcoming summer, and it'll be priced at a decent $399.99 USD.

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Adobe’s AI selfie tech will make you look better, no skill necessary

Adobe’s AI selfie tech will make you look better, no skill necessary

Proper portrait photography takes skill: you have to know how to frame the subject, the proper lens to use, how to set up the lighting, and more. Taking a selfie, by contrast, doesn't require much skill at all, and that is generally reflected in the average selfie's quality. Compounding issues with taking good-looking selfies is the lens limitation, one of multiple things Adobe Research addresses with its latest mobile photography technology.

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Microsoft Sprinkles camera app is fun and not at all depressing

Microsoft Sprinkles camera app is fun and not at all depressing

The developers at Microsoft have successfully created another distraction to our everyday massacre of a modern life with an app called Sprinkles. With the app, users will be able to see how old the machine thinks they are - though that's not a strictly new trick from Microsoft, it's still wonderful to be able to do, if you look young. Another feature is matching your face with the celebrity that looks most like you.

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Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative editions

Nikon celebrates 100 years with commemorative editions

Not many businesses can boast of a century of uninterrupted existence. Some that have lasted that long only managed to survive by turning away from their paths. So when Nikon announces its 100th anniversary, which happens in July, there is definitely reason for rejoicing among the camera makers' fans. And to mark its first century in the business, Nikon will be releasing not just commemorative trinkets but also special 100th Anniversary editions of its cameras, lenses, and even its binoculars.

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