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Simon Crisp

Simon Crisp
Simon is a journalist and photographer who has spent the last ten years working for national UK newspapers - but has never hacked a mobile phone - and specializes in writing about weird products and photography technology. When not writing for Gizmag, Simon is often found playing with LEGO and drinking far too much coffee.
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The Olympus PEN E-PL7 boasts a number of features to make shooting selfies easier

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is the latest camera to target the selfie-shooting crowd, though this time (thankfully) not by mimicking a perfume bottle like the Sony KW1. Instead the stylish mirrorless camera simply boasts features to make shooting and sharing selfies easier. As such, it includes a dedicated Selfie Mode, a 180-degree downward flip LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi.  Read More

The Pentax K-S1 features an illumination interface with LEDs built into the camera body

The Pentax K-S1 does not look like your typical DSLR. Not just because the 20 megapixel camera is available in the sort of variety of colors we've come to expect from Pentax. But because it also features an intriguing illumination interface with LEDs built into the camera body to indicate its current status of operation, count down for a self-timer or show the number of faces identified in a shot.  Read More

The Fujifilm X30 is a retro-styled enthusiast-focused compact zoom camera

Fujifilm has revealed its latest retro-styled X-series camera, the enthusiast-focused compact zoom X30. The new shooter improves on last year's X20 with the addition of features including a built-in EVF, a larger tilting LCD monitor, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Fujifilm is also promising a considerably better battery life from the new model.  Read More

The Sony KW1 looks like a perfume bottle, but acts like a camera

The newly announced Sony KW1 is about as quirky as cameras get. Not only is the selfie-centric shooter designed to look like a perfume bottle, but it also comes loaded with features to make its users look more attractive in their photographs. There's also a 180 degree rotating lens and built-in Wi-Fi for the instant sharing of those digitally enhanced selfies.  Read More

The Leica M-P a discreet variation of the M camera which lacks the iconic red dot

Leica has announced the launch of the M-P rangefinder camera. The new model improves on the original Leica M by featuring a bigger buffer, a sapphire glass display-cover, and a frame selection lever for subject framing. The German firm has also opted to make the M-P more discreet by omitting the iconic red dot.  Read More

The Sony Alpha A5100 features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and a super-fast autofocus sys...

Sony has added to its line-up of mirrorless cameras with the A5100, a small but seemingly very capable shooter which fits in between the entry-level A5000 and the more enthusiast-focused A6000. The new camera features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, a super-fast autofocus system, a tilting touchscreen monitor, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.  Read More

Canon has added two new super-zoom bridge cameras to its PowerShot line-up, the SX520 HS a...

Canon has revealed a pair of new PowerShot bridge cameras for people who want big zooms, on a budget. The DSLR-styled SX520 HS boasts a massive 24-1,008-mm equivalent zoom lens, and the SX400 IS isn't far behind with its 30x 24-720-mm equivalent. Both cameras also feature optical image stabilization to help tame those monster zooms.  Read More

Gizmag helps you choose the best camera for your next vacation

What camera will you take on your next vacation? Maybe it needs to be small enough to carry as you trek to Machu Picchu, or survive underwater when you go scuba-diving in the Bahamas. It might need enough zoom to get up close with animals on a safari in the Maasai Mara, or the low-light image quality to capture the streets of Paris at night. Let Gizmag help you choose the best camera for your next vacation.  Read More

The Hasselblad CFV-50c features a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor

Hasselblad has revealed that its iconic V System is set to get new lease of life, with the release of a new CMOS sensor-based digital back. The new digital back, which will work with almost every V camera made since 1957, is said to offer the same functionality and performance as the recent H5D-50c camera.  Read More

Onni Smart Care is an enhanced baby monitoring system

Onni Smart Care is a new baby monitoring system which promises to do more than allow parents to see and listen to their (hopefully sleeping) little one. In addition to streaming HD video and audio to a smart device or computer, the Onni Baby Pro monitor features a room temperature sensor, a remote controlled nightlight, and the ability to play soothing MP3s to your child via a built-in speaker.  Read More

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