Photography

Square launches Photo Studio service to improve your Etsy images

Square launches Photo Studio service to improve your Etsy images

If you're one of the millions of people operating a website, selling items online, or curating Pinterest boards, you'll likely appreciate the need for high-quality product images. In the absence of a high-end camera, a proper lighting setup, and suitable skills, however, many online sellers are left with lackluster images, potentially impacting sales and follower numbers. Here to help solve that problem is mobile payment company Square.

Continue Reading

Kodak’s new cardboard scanner makes it easy to digitize old film

Kodak’s new cardboard scanner makes it easy to digitize old film

Kodak has launched a cardboard film scanning device that enables anyone who owns an Android phone or iPhone to scan their boxes of old film negatives. The scanner, when not in use, looks like an ordinary yellow and black cardboard box. When opened, however, the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner expands into a full film negative and color slide digitizing system.

Continue Reading

Pixel 3a on DxOMark rating could give Pixel fans pause for thought

Pixel 3a on DxOMark rating could give Pixel fans pause for thought

When Google started making its own phones, fans of its old Nexus line may have been partly disappointed by the price tag. With the Pixel, the Android platform maker jumped into the premium flagship race and seemed to refuse to look back. Almost three years later, however, it launched the Pixel 3a to target more budget-constrained buyers with not a few compromises all around. According to DxOMark, however, it at least doesn't compromise on one critical thing: the camera.

Continue Reading

Apollo 11 Hasselblad camera celebrates those literally left on the moon

Apollo 11 Hasselblad camera celebrates those literally left on the moon

Back on July 20, 1969, when the Eagle landed on our moon, it was a Hasselblad camera that was chosen to take photographs. Now that we're here 50 years later, Hasselblad isn't about to let that fact be forgotten. As such, they've delivered all the important facts on their participation with the mission, including a full gear readout for the cameras used on each major photograph. ALSO there's a newly-minted special edition moon landing camera ready to roll for consumers this week.

Continue Reading

DJI Ronin-SC gimbal packed with features for mirrorless cameras at $440

DJI Ronin-SC gimbal packed with features for mirrorless cameras at $440

Today DJI introduced a new $440 gimbal that allows mirrorless camera users to take command of stabilization in videos of all sorts. This machine is simple-to-use, relatively small, and right on the high end of all the pro points. DJI suggests on their site that "due to limited new product availability," they'll only sell two units to each prospective customer.

Continue Reading

Intel RealSense Depth Camera SR305 cuts costs for 3D scanning

Intel RealSense Depth Camera SR305 cuts costs for 3D scanning

Intel has a new standalone camera module made for 3D sensing and mapping, and they want to get it into the hands of developers, academics and device prototypers as fast as possible. They've cut down on all the non-essential elements in previous models of similar devices, and here brought JUST the basics for several key 3D-sensing and mapping applications.

Continue Reading

Galaxy Note 10 primary feature further confirmed: Aimed at new iPhone 11 war

Galaxy Note 10 primary feature further confirmed: Aimed at new iPhone 11 war

This morning one of the most important features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was confirmed. Or rather, the fact that we've predicted its existence and specificity in feature details was confirmed, as was pretty much expected. We're talking about the primary camera module, and the fact that it'll almost certainly be more than just comparable to that of the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Continue Reading

Sigma fp packs a full-frame mirrorless camera in a tiny footprint

Sigma fp packs a full-frame mirrorless camera in a tiny footprint

Camera maker Sigma has revealed its latest mirrorless digital shooter, and it sounds like quite the device. Dubbed the Sigma fp, the company says that this new camera is "the world's smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera with a full-frame image sensor." That a pretty big, if not very specific, boast.

Continue Reading

Leica V-Lux 5 camera is rolls with 25-400 mm lens

Leica V-Lux 5 camera is rolls with 25-400 mm lens

The Leica company revealed today their newest handheld camera, the Leica V-Lux 5. This camera has a relatively giant lens up front with 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor inside. It has a fold-out and flip OLED viewfinder screen on its back. And it's connected, able to use both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect with the Leica FOTOS app.

Continue Reading

Sirui anamorphic mobile lens lets anyone shoot retro cinematic videos

Sirui anamorphic mobile lens lets anyone shoot retro cinematic videos

If you love the classic look of old ultra-wide movies but don't want to invest in an expensive camera to shoot your own versions, Sirui's new anamorphic mobile lens gives you a solid, relatively cheap alternative. The new lens offers a premium build that includes aircraft-grade aluminum and it attaches to any phone camera using a simple clip. Sirui says a special coating enables users to shoot anamorphic videos that have a 'retro' appearance.

Continue Reading

Canon PowerShot G7 X III and G5 X aim to appeal to visual storytellers

Canon PowerShot G7 X III and G5 X aim to appeal to visual storytellers

When you talk about recording videos these days, most people will probably presume you'll be using a smartphone. That's especially true when it comes to live streaming, since it's the most direct way to capture and send to the Internet anyway. Canon, however, is suggesting that you don't have to sacrifice quality and power just for convenience. With the new PowerShot G7 X III and the PowerShot G5 X II, the camera maker is trying to appeal to "visual storytellers", a.k.a. YouTubers who want to level up their live streaming with a semi-professional camera.

Continue Reading

Google Pixel 4 camera with telephoto lens, or red herring?

Google Pixel 4 camera with telephoto lens, or red herring?

Today we're taking a peek at some code from the latest version of the Google Camera app for Pixel devices. This app delivers some of the most interesting and powerful photography abilities to the mobile smartphone world - and not just for the devices for which these powers were intended. The Google Pixel 1, 2, and 3 took on the entire rest of the smartphone world with one single camera lens - now it looks two will roll with Pixel 4.

Continue Reading