Photography

Canon 470EX-AI Flash automatically moves for the best bounce

Canon 470EX-AI Flash automatically moves for the best bounce

MWC 2018 may still be ongoing, but camera makers are wasting no time to introduce new products to shutterbugs. In fact, they seem to be timing it well to offer refuge for those who want to graduate from smartphone cameras. To help such newcomers, Canon is launching an interesting new flash, one with a different kind of “AI”. No, not artificial intelligence but Auto Intelligent Bounce, a flash technology that automatically moves and rotates the flash head for the best bounce angle for any kind of indoor shot.

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Sony a7 III full-frame mirrorless camera: 4K, BIONZ X, record battery life

Sony a7 III full-frame mirrorless camera: 4K, BIONZ X, record battery life

Sony has just introduced its anticipated Alpha 7 (a7) III full-frame mirrorless camera. This model sports the maker's BIONZ X engine alongside a full-frame 24.2-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. This camera improves upon the already excellent previous a7 model, adding things like the longest battery life of any mirrorless camera, new functionality and operations, and more.

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Canon EOS M50 gives M-Series mirrorless its first 4K camera

Canon EOS M50 gives M-Series mirrorless its first 4K camera

With the rise of smartphones, we've seen a lot of people spark an interest in photography, which has been a nice side effect of putting a halfway decent camera in the pocket of pretty much everyone. What happens when you're ready to graduate to something a little more advanced? Taking the plunge into the world of DSLR cameras can be a little intimidating, but Canon is hoping to make that transition smoother for a lot of people with its new EOS M50.

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These are the first photos of an exploding star

These are the first photos of an exploding star

Amateur astronomer Victor Buso took a photo of an exploding star at a moment never before captured. In the history of humanity, no known photo has ever captured the burst of light from a supernova, and Buso did it, basically on accident. The chances of this photo capturing this moment are one in hundreds of millions.

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Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR improves low-light performance

Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR improves low-light performance

Ricoh has introduced the Pentax K-1 Mark II, the newest flagship in its K-Series lineup. This model offers the same 35mm Full Frame sensor as the first generation, but improves certain features including low-light performance. The Mark II model is rugged and weather-resistant, sporting a compact body, a 36.4-megapixel sensor, high-grade dust removal, and more.

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Adobe Creative Cloud: 2 years later, I begrudgingly submit

Adobe Creative Cloud: 2 years later, I begrudgingly submit

I use Photoshop almost every day of my life, and for the past two years, I've used Adobe Creative Cloud. When the cloud services for the whole Adobe app suite were first announced, I had reservations. Partially because I'd been using my very very old copy of Photoshop from a half-decade ago and it hadn't caused me any major trouble until then. Partially because I didn't realize how much I'd use Adobe apps if they were available in the way the company made them available with Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Fujifilm X-H1 revealed with top-level performance

Fujifilm X-H1 revealed with top-level performance

The Fujifilm X Series has a new top performer in the just-announced X-H1. This is the newest camera in the X Series and the first (in the series) to include 5-axis 5.5 stops in-body image stabilization (IBIS). This is also the first time the X Series will gain access to the ETERNA Film Simulation feature right out the box.

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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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