Photography

DJI Spark camera update adds gesture-controlled video

DJI Spark camera update adds gesture-controlled video

DJI's Spark drone has gained a host of new camera abilities, with the "flying camera" getting a fresh firmware update today. The Spark, launched back in May 2017, is DJI's most affordable and compact model, but also promises to be the company's most easily controlled. That's courtesy of many of the drone's features being gesture controlled, something DJI has built upon with this new firmware.

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How to shoot the solar eclipse without frying your phone’s camera

How to shoot the solar eclipse without frying your phone’s camera

A major solar eclipse is set to take place on August 21, and it will be visible across a major portion of the U.S. People from all over are planning to see it in person, and no doubt many will be hoping to capture it on camera for those sweet, sweet Instagram hearts. If you're among them, take heed: photographing a solar eclipse can be damaging to both your eyes and your phone's camera if you're not careful.

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Galaxy Note 8 dual camera: here are the features to expect

Galaxy Note 8 dual camera: here are the features to expect

While the Galaxy Note 8 might not be as visually revolutionary as the Galaxy S8, it will be making up for it with one special feature. And, no, that won’t be the S Pen. The Galaxy Note 8 also happens to be the first Samsung smartphone to wield two cameras on its back. And while Samsung itself has been light on the teasers, more information about this new camera is now made available, thanks to information coming from the camera sensor maker, which is Samsung itself.

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LG V30 camera aperture is massive

LG V30 camera aperture is massive

All signs point to the LG V30 being "simply" an improved LG G6, but that would be a bit of a disservice to the still to be announced flagship. Especially considering the new details we just got. Sources close to LG has just told us that, while the LG V30 will indeed continue the company’s dual camera strategy, it will be taking it up quite a notch by giving it a lens aperture that is not only the biggest in the smartphone market so far, it is also a rare one even among regular cameras.

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Vic Gundotra, former Google SVP, praises the iPhone camera

Vic Gundotra, former Google SVP, praises the iPhone camera

Everyone is entitled to their opinions and everyone has the right to change them at any time. But some opinions, when publicly expressed, can be so damning if they come from certain people. That seems to be the case when Vic Gundotra, who held the position of Senior Veep for Social at Google until 2014, posted on Facebook his new profound admiration for the DSLR-like output, not of a Google Pixel phone or even an Android phone, but of the iPhone 7.

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Essential Phone camera tech explained, phone still missing

Essential Phone camera tech explained, phone still missing

Smartphone makers these days seem to have two goals in mind. One is to banish (almost) all bezels. The other is to be the best camera there is. Some do it with two cameras, others with just one. The Essential PH-1, the much delayed smartphone from Android creator Andy Rubin, has gone with two and is now explaining the process that went into crafting what it naturally claims will be the best smartphone camera in town.

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Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Before we go any further, Star Wars fans, I recommend you turn back - this is the sort of leaked set of images that change the movie. This is an image - and a set of images - that make the way you see the film different, especially if you'd planned on going to the theater this December with a completely blank slate idea of what Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be like.

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Sony A7s II shoots in outer space from outside ISS

Sony A7s II shoots in outer space from outside ISS

It came from outer space! Actually, it went to outer space. We’re talking about Sony’s nearly two-year old full-frame mirrorless camera, the (alpha) A7s II. In addition to its boasted top of the line (as of 2015) features, the camera can now boast of being the first commercial camera to have the honor of staying outside the International Space Station to capture 4K video of the Earth, of space, and of everything in between.

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Nikon D850 full-frame DSLR camera is official

Nikon D850 full-frame DSLR camera is official

It's official: Nikon is developing the model D850, a DSLR camera it says will be a full-frame offering with other high-end features. The camera is targeted solely at professional, serious photographers (it will, no doubt, be priced in the thousands of dollars, lenses not included), and it'll be the successor of the current Nikon D810 model. We don't know the release date yet, but Nikon has revealed some of the camera details.

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Lightroom’s ‘Android native’ interface goes live in version 3.0

Lightroom’s ‘Android native’ interface goes live in version 3.0

If you fancy yourself a photographer and want something more powerful than Instagram, there's a good chance you use Adobe's mobile version of Lightroom. The app has been steadily improved for mobile for years, offering some of Lightroom's best features for smartphone and tablet users. A fairly significant update for Android users was just pushed out, and it overhauls the interface.

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iPhone selfies may look better in the future thanks to this patent

iPhone selfies may look better in the future thanks to this patent

Imagine taking selfies using an iPhone, only to notice one day that your self-portraits are consistently higher quality than they used to be. Perhaps you won't know why, assuming your skills have improved. Per a newly published patent, it may in fact be Apple's own software improving your selfies by subtly forcing you to take better shots.

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olloclip Incase Filmer’s Kit launched, only 2,000 available

olloclip Incase Filmer’s Kit launched, only 2,000 available

In the past, you needed a rolling suit case or at least a backpack to carry some professional photography equipment. And that didn’t even include the camera yet. These days, however, you can get nearly the same results from just a smartphone and a few accessories. Especially if said accessories come from this photography kit for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. olloclip, makers of the most popular lenses for iPhones, and laptop and camera bag maker Incase have joined forces to offer a very limited edition Filmer’s Kit to help you carry your iPhone 7 studio with you wherever you go.

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